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TEAM TURNER RACING PR: SPRING SIZZLER STARTS SEASON

by Tommy Goudge (April 24, 2015) - Caistor Centre, Ontario - Team Turner Racing is ready to open their 2015 racing season this Saturday, April 25 when the Patriot Sprint Tour visits Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ontario for the Spring Sizzler.

Jamie Turner and sons Cory and Ryan are all set to compete in the event with their 360 Sprint Cars. Jamie will be starting his 6th Sprint Car season, while Cory is entering his sophomore Sprint Car season, and Ryan is embarking on his rookie season in a Sprint Car. Cory and Ryan both tested out their cars and the new Merrittville surface last Saturday, while the team put the finishing touches on Jamie's car this week.

"We were pretty happy with how practice went," Cory said. "We will make a few adjustments this week, and we should be good to go!"

Following the Merrittville event, the team will focus on Ohsweken Speedway, where they will race weekly on Friday nights beginning May 15. Ryan will attempt to follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Cory this season, as both are previous winners of the 360 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year award at Ohsweken. The team will have a busy 2015 season, with plans to compete in many of the Southern Ontario Sprints tour races, and other area Sprint Car events.

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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 Matress 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.

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Taylor Ferns Back at Atomic Speedway this Weekend

By Ferns Racing PR

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — April 24, 2015 — In motorsports a fast car is of the utmost importance to contend for wins, but having “racing luck” is also a key component of this equation. Taylor Ferns has been fast for most of this season, as evident by her charge from the back of the field last weekend in a MOWA Series event at Tri-City Speedway in Illinois, but when it comes to the luck department, she has been battling that for the last few weeks. She looks to turn things around this weekend at Atomic Speedway where she had a good amount of success in 2014.

Ferns will take to the track on Saturday, April 25 in the Eco-Mend/Jimmy’s Towing Maxim for “Graphic Creations Night” at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, featuring the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA). A full night of racing is on tap, with a 30-lap main event capping the evening.

Last weekend at Tri-City Speedway in Illinois, in her first-ever start with the Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Series, Ferns finished 14th. She ran seventh in the second heat race after a spin. She lined up 22nd for the 25-lap main event and worked her way forward to finish 14th on what would become a very challenging surface to pass on.

“I had a mishap in the heat race and with the MOWA passing points that put us back in the feature, but we rolled with it,” said Ferns. “I think I was one of the first drivers to find the rubber, so on the restarts, I was flying by people in the middle of the race track. I was able to pass quite a few cars like that until everyone else found the rubber. I feel like if I would have started further to the front, I would have had a strong finish. It was a learning experience and we’ll pick up our losses and move on.”

At Atomic Speedway last Saturday night, Ferns finished fifth in the first heat race to earn a spot in the main event. In the A-Feature, she got into the wall on the eighth lap, which ended her night. She would be scored in the 22nd position.

“We just kind of struggled all night at Atomic,” she explained. “Normally, I qualify pretty well there and this time it was one of my poorer qualifying efforts. There was a driver error in the feature that prevented us from finishing the race. I feel like I just need a confidence-booster and once we get all of our ducks in a row everything will just kind of line up.”

The 19-year-old made eight trips to Atomic Speedway in 2014. During the annual Night the Stars Come Out” event with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, she was fastest in time trials of the 30 drivers in attendance. Ferns also raced with the All Stars at Atomic during Ohio Sprint Speedweek, earning a spot in the dash, after timing in sixth-fastest of the 62 entrants.

The Michigan native, who now calls the Indianapolis are home, also raced in the season-ending Open Wheel Championships at Atomic in 2014, finishing fifth in the Charlie McCann Memorial, which was contested by the 20-fastest drivers from time trials that did not transfer to the Open Wheel Championships main event.

Thus far in 2015, Ferns has made seven starts. She opened the season with a trio of races in Florida in February with the All Stars, finishing eighth on opening night at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala and following that up with a pair of 11th-place efforts. She also has made one start each at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway in Ohio.

“Every place we’ve been to this year is different in their own way, but also have similarities, that you can relate to another track,” said Ferns. “Right now we are still learning and going to places we’ve been to and had success at is important. Going to Atomic this weekend, I hope to build on the solid runs there I’ve had in the past and build some confidence, so we can go to the other tracks and have good runs at those places.”

Ferns is scheduled to race in a variety of winged sprint car events with various series this year across the Midwest.

Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing would like to thank their valued partners: Eco-Mend, Jimmy’s Towing Recovery & Transport, Indy Race Parts, Motor City Auto Transport Inc., National Auto Placement, Project Podium, Women’s Sports Foundation, Lyn St. James Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation, FK Rod Ends, Lucas Oil, K&N Filters, Lansing Sanitary Supply (LSS), Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt, Allstar Performance, Stanton Racing Engines, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Race4Girls and Racing2Cure.

 

 

Bill Balog and B2 Motorsports: Two Season Openers, One Win!!!
Bristol, WI – April 23, 2015. Bill Balog and the B2 Motorsports Team embarked on a new challenge two weeks ago as they kicked off their 2015 season with the newly formed National Sprint League in which Bill and the B2 Motorsports team will compete for a championship title. They traveled to West Burlington, IA to the 34 Raceway for Round #1 of the championship season. Their last visit to the three-eighths mile oval was last June with the World of Outlaws where he charged late in the feature from 11th to finish in the 3rd position. This night started off with an early pill draw which ultimately was not good thing as the track would get faster as each qualifier went, timing Bill in 15th out of the forty cars in attendance. Lining up in the 3rd starting position for the heat race, Bill would lose a couple spots falling to 5th after three attempts to go green and finish there in the lightning fast heat race. After driver introductions on the front stretch, Bill would line the 17B sprinter up in the 14th starting position for the feature. He quickly made his way up to the 11th position before an early caution would fly. When the green came out again, Bill picked off several more cars before the car began to lose its handle and slip backwards. A late caution would come out bunching the field back up giving Bill another shot to move forward. When the green flew again, Bill once again made his way forward, but after a few laps lost the handle on the car and lost all the positions he gained finishing in the 11th position. After inspection by the team, they found that they had a bleeder issue had been the root of the problem to losing the handle of the car.
Last weekend was the season opener for the Interstate Racing Association at the LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, IL. Bill was looking to keep his win streak alive as he has won the last three events at the LaSalle Speedway in IRA competition. Forty cars were in attendance for the second straight week. With the high winds and warm temperature, the track faded quickly which did not bode well for Bill’s late pill draw. After two laps of qualifying, Bill would lay down the 8th fastest lap setting him up with a 5th place starting position in the fourth heat race. Bill would fall into line running in the 5th position when racing got underway in the heat race, tip toeing his way around the tricky surface. Three laps in, two cars would tangle in front of Bill moving Bill into the 3rd position. Two laps in the next green flag run, Bill would move into 2nd place, but lost the position back as he drove under the checkered flag finishing in the 3rd position. With the quick timer drawing a “3” pill, Bill lined the 17B sprinter up on the pole of the feature. Once the green flag dropped, Bill would stay out front for the thirty laps driving flawlessly through lapped traffic and collect his first victory of 2015.
This weekend, Sunday April 26th, Bill will debut the Lein Acres #2 sprinter at the Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI with the IRA. Bill’s last visit to the third-mile facility was last June when the World of Outlaws were in town. After winning the Dash, Bill led a good portion of the feature before falling to finish in the 9th position. He also finished a respectable 4th and 3rd earlier in the year with the IRA.
Bill and the B2 Motorsports Team would also like to thank our continuedsupporters for the 2015 season including Buesser Concrete, Lein Acres, Rocky Rococco’s Pizza and Pasta located at 8330 Brown Deer Road in Milwaukee, WI, Xtreme Stainless, JR’s Contraptions, Mid-State Equipment, Advance Machine, Maxim Chassis, XYZ Machining, Hepfner Racing Products, Stumble Inn Bar and Grill, Astro Titanium, AllstarPerfromance, Weld Wheels, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vaportrail Clothing, BLZ, Competition Driveline Service, and Outerwears.
Stay up to date with what is going on with Bill and the B2 Motorsports team by checking out the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/bsquaredmotorsports.Schedule changes, rain outs, and race updates are posted on the Facebook page as they happen. Also remember to check out Bill Balog and the B2 Motorsports Team by visiting www.billbalog.com for driver and crew bios, our schedule, pictures, videos, and to sign our guestbook if you’d like to.

 

Tracy Hines Hits the Heartland for a Trio of Sprint Car Races

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—April 23, 2015— A trip to the Heartland is quickly becoming a tradition for the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series. What began in 2011 as a pair of races at Dodge City Raceway Park in Kansas has expanded into a three-race swing in both Kansas and Nebraska. Tracy Hines has been in attendance for each of the last four trips to the Heartland and will make the journey again this year as three races are on tap this weekend, with two in Nebraska and one in Kansas.

The trio of races begins for Hines, aboard The Carolina Nut Company DRC, on Friday, April 24 at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., as Hoosier Tire & Froggy 98 presents Rumble in the Bull Ring. Action shifts to Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on Saturday, April 25 for the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Cars brought to you by the Nebraska Corn Growers Association. The weekend concludes on Sunday, April 26 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with the running of the Weld Racing Spring Classic. All three nights of racing will be co-sanctioned with the Wingless Auto Racing (WAR) Series.

“Three races in three nights is what we enjoy the most,” said Hines. “That makes the long drive out there worth it. All three tracks are pretty racy and I’ve run pretty well at them all as well. For the fans out there, it’s neat because they don’t get to see us very and our style of racing very often.”

Hines has made two starts with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series at Eagle Raceway. He finished seventh in the series inaugural event at the high-banked, third-mile in 2012. Last year at Eagle Raceway, Hines finished fourth, after starting sixth.

“Eagle has a lot of banking to it,” he noted. “Coming from two smaller, banked tracks last weekend here in Indiana is probably an advantage. We seem to have a good set-up this season for the smaller tracks, which we have been working on perfecting the last couple of years.”

In the first-ever Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series event at Junction Motor Speedway in 2014, Hines found himself on the podium in third, following the A-Feature event. He lined up fifth for that 30-lapper.

“Facility-wise, Junction (Motor Speedway) is definitely one of the nicest places we go all year,” Hines said. “It seems like a pretty racy track as well. We were fast there last year and were able to advance a couple spots in the feature. This year we just need to move two more spots forward.”

Hines has three podium finishes in USAC competition at Lakeside Speedway in his career. A pair of those came with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series in 2001, when he finished second and third. The other was in a 1995 Honda USAC National Midget Series event, in which he finished second, when the track was still paved.

“There are only a few of us left that raced on the pavement at Lakeside as well as the dirt that followed,” said Hines. “It’s been a while since we’ve been there, so I imagine it has changed a little bit, and hot laps will be important to try and get dialed in. Lakeside has a ton of history and hopefully we can make a little more this weekend.”

Last weekend, Hines finished fourth with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series at Bloomington Speedway in Indiana. He followed that up with a sixth-place showing at Tri-State Speedway. Hines has five top-10 finishes in eight sprint car starts this season and is currently eighth in points heading into this weekend.

As he has done for most of his career, Hines will contest all three USAC national series in 2015.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank Primary Sponsor: The Carolina Nut Company. Associate Sponsors for 2015 include: Elliott's Custom Trailers and Carts, Hansen’s Welding Inc, MPHG Promotions Inc., Turbines Inc., Parker Machinery and Hughs Brothers. Product Sponsors that are part of Tracy Hines Racing in 2015 include: Afco Racing Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, Indy Race Parts, Schoenfeld Headers, Shadow Graphix, Bell Racing, Earl's Performance Products, Autonet Mobile, ProSource Professional Resources, Race Bumpers, Driven Racing Oil, Sander Engineering and Kenny’s Components.

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.

 

 

World of Outlaws at Salina Highbanks Speedway: By the Numbers

SALINA, Okla. — April 23, 2015 — The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series visits Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., for the fourth time in five years on Friday, May 1. The event will mark the series only visit of the season to Oklahoma, marking the 33rd different year that the series has visited the state, dating back to 1978. Joey Saldana is the defending race winner at Salina. The first two races at Salina Highbanks Speedway were won by Craig Dollansky in 2011 and 2013. As one of the most competitive seasons in series history continues, here are a few numbers to ponder leading up to the race.

Salina Highbanks Speedway: By the Numbers

0.375- Miles around Salina Highbanks Speedway

1- World of Outlaws champion who hails from Oklahoma- Daryn Pittman

2- Drivers from Oklahoma competing full-time with the series in 2015- Pittman and Shane Stewart

3- Previous races contested by the series at three-eighths-mile

6- Tracks in Oklahoma that the World of Outlaws have raced at over the years

9- Different winners thus far in 2015 with the series; Former Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winners competing with the series in 2015

11.177- Track record at Salina Highbanks Speedway, established by Joey Saldana in 2013

14- Drivers competing full-time with the series in 2015

22- Drivers that have won an A-Feature event with the series in Oklahoma over the last 37 years

30- Laps tentatively scheduled for the main event on May 1

33- Different years that the World of Outlaws have raced in Oklahoma, including this year

69- Main events contested by the World of Outlaws in Oklahoma since 1978

284- Miles from Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Texas, where the World of Outlaws race on April 24–25 to Salina Highbanks Speedway in Oklahoma

1978- Year the World of Outlaws first races in Oklahoma, the same year the series was founded

2011- Year of inaugural World of Outlaws event at Salina Highbanks Speedway

10,000- Dollars that awaits the winner of the A-Feature event on May 1

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Salina Highbanks Speedway on Friday, May 1 can be purchased online at: http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/salina2015

or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and are also for sale at participating local O’Reilly Auto Parts stores.

Fans can also take advantage of the “O’Reilly Auto Parts $5 OFF Special” and get $5 OFF when purchasing a General Admission ticket at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores. The ticket buyer will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for a ticket at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

For more information on tickets, visit http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

 

 

The Fast Break at Dodge City

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 23, 2015) – Getting off to the fast start, it’s what every racer hopes for.

And several drivers did exactly that in the recent Dodge City Raceway Park season opener on April 11, with Ty Williams, Jeremy Sigler, Michael Pepper and Cody Davis breaking out the best with feature wins.

It remains to be seen who breaks out the quickest in the IMCA Modified ranks, with the opening feature pushed back by weather to this Saturday’s card that will now include double Modified features along with a full slate of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

The question is, does topping the season opening event translate to ultimately capturing the track championship?

Based on recent results, it wouldn’t necessarily appear so as only four of 15 opening night winners over the past three years have gone on to capture the season’s track championship. Only Perry Misner and Jarett Lunow have pulled off the feat, with Misner taking the IMCA Stock Car title after winning season openers in 2012 and 2014 and Lunow taking now defunct Hornet honors after opening night wins in 2013 and 2014.

Still it’s Williams, Sigler, Pepper and Davis with early advantages in their respective divisions, and it’s an advantage each will look to build upon with Saturday night’s action that goes green at 7:30 p.m.

A quick look at the DCRP championship point chases with one round of action in the books….

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

The inaugural DCRP Sprint Car event was a resounding success with Liberal, KS, native Ty Williams emerging from a heated multi-car battle to take the win over a field of 29.

Feature Winners: Ty Williams 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Ty Williams (Liberal, KS) 150, 2. Brian Herbert (Dodge City, KS) 145, 3. Luke Cranston (Ness City, KS) 141, 4. C.J. Johnson (Quinter, KS) 138, 5. Raymond Seemann (Jetmore, KS) 135, 6. Connor Atkinson (Hutchinson, KS) 132, 7. Koby Walters (Liberal, KS) 129, 8. Zach Blurton (Great Bend, KS) 126, 9. Cody Lampe (Jetmore, KS) 123, 10. Keefe Hemel (Dodge City, KS) 120.

IMCA Modifieds:

Double features are on tap for the Mods after rain cut the April 11 opener short by just one race. Joel Lane and reigning track champion Austin Allen, both of whom picked off one DCRP feature win last year, will lead the 23-car makeup feature to the green flag before a full card follows.

Feature Winners: None.

Current Top Ten in Points: Yet to be determined.

Last year’s Final Top Ten: 1. Austin Allen (Wichita, KS) 1,419, 2. Ryan Heger (Hugoton, KS) 1,409, 3. Cole Traugott (Woodward, OK) 1,377, 4. Mike Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 1,336, 5. Nick Link (Rolla, KS) 1,328, 6. Jesse Smith (Dodge City, KS) 1,309, 7. Kale Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 1,286, 8. Joel Lane (Ulysses, KS) 1,148, 9. Tracy Link (Hugoton, KS) 1,139, 10. Jack Kirchoff (Garden City, KS) 1,135.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Great Bend’s Jeremy Sigler kicked off the 2015 season in style with his first career Sport Mod win, denying an early bid from Jason Lunow to take top honors.

Feature Winners: Jeremy Sigler 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jeremy Sigler (Great Bend, KS) 150, 2. Jason Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 145, 3. Jared Baird (Woodward, OK) 141, 4. Mike Appel (Dodge City, KS) 138, 5. Bart Baker (Dodge City, KS) 135, 6. Michael Pepper (Lakin, KS) 132, 7. Kevin Tabor (Dodge City, KS) 129, 8. Toby Witthuhn (Garden City, KS) 126, 9. Kamren Gruber (Great Bend, KS) 123, 10. Tim Loomis (Woodward, OK) 120.

IMCA Stock Cars:

An opening night win for Michael Pepper could bode well with the Stock Car title going to the opening night winner over two of the past three years. Pulling double duty each night with a Sport Mod in addition to the Stock Car, Pepper’s opening night win was his first DCRP score since a July 26, 2013, Stock Car triumph.

Feature Winners: Michael Pepper 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Michael Pepper (Lakin, KS) 150, 2. Dusty Witthuhn (Bazine, KS) 145, 3. Ron Hartman (Ulysses, KS) 141, 4. Randy Dowell (Ulysses, KS) 138, 5. Karson Love (Rosston, OK) 135, 6. Brett Copeland (Fowler, KS) 132, 7. Kyle Tillery (Beaver, OK) 129, 8. Chris Oliver (Garden City, KS) 126, 9. Marlin Hogie (Ulysses, KS) 123.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Cody Davis christened DCRP’s new IMCA Hobby Stock division by picking off opening night honors for the third time in the last four years after taking Thunder Car wins in 2012 and 2014. Davis topped four of ten Thunder Car feature last year with opening night third-place finisher Matt O’Hair capturing the title.

Feature Winners: Cody Davis 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Cody Davis (Bucklin, KS) 150, 2. Reagan Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 145, 3. Matt O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 141, 4. Tommy Fose (Salina, KS) 138, 5. Cody Williams 135, 6. Michael Penrod (Moscow, KS) 132, 7. Tom Reed (Kalvesta, KS) 129, 8. Clint Long 126, 9. Zach McLemore 123, 10. Tobby Schield (Sublette, KS) 120.

General admission tickets to Saturday’s championship chase card that also includes the April 11 IMCA Modified feature are just $10, 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, highlighted by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Boothill Showdown on July 3-4.

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.

 

 

Reutzel Ready for World of Outlaws Debut

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (April 23, 2015) – The World of Outlaws. Without question, it’s the best of the best in Sprint Car racing.

It’s a challenge Aaron Reutzel looks forward to, as the Clute, TX, racer makes his World of Outlaws debut at this weekend’s Texas Outlaw Nationals slated for Friday and Saturday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX.

“I just hope we get to race and they give us something good to race on,” the driver of the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car commented after another weekend wash out last week.

Atop the $60,000 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship chase in the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine, inclement weather has denied Reutzel any on-track action since an April 3-4 weekend sweep that ran his early season win total to six victories in 18 starts.

“If this keeps up, I may have to get a job,” Reutzel quipped of the recent spate of rainouts.

He will get plenty of work this weekend atop the storied half-mile of Devil’s Bowl Speedway clay, weather permitting, as he takes on the Outlaws for the first time.

While Reutzel is excelling among the ASCS 360-ci ranks, he has shown early success in 410-ci competition that should bode well for his first World of Outlaws outing.

Reutzel showed consistent speed in the Dissolvealloy Frac Ball Revolution mount during Cocopah Speedway’s Winter Heat series at Yuma, AZ, this January, earning several front row feature starting positions before finishing off the series with his first 410-ci feature triumph.

The young speedster backed it up by posting a runner-up finish aboard the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt entry in the All Star Circuit of Champions Florida opener at Ocala in February.

Both events featured a number of World of Outlaws regulars.

“It feels good knowing that we are able to race with these guys and be competitive,” Reutzel said. “We weren’t sure going in, we were just hoping to make the features and then we were up front racing for wins.”

It’s something that Reutzel looks to carry over to this weekend in the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics machine. And it comes at a track that Reutzel has plenty of laps upon in ASCS action.

“I’m pumped for it, no question about it,” Reutzel wraps up.

Reutzel’s most recent outing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway resulted in a podium finish of third in last October’s Winter Nationals after a tenth-to-fourth run in the preliminary event.

It’s a podium that Reutzel will once again be looking for this weekend, with an eye on the top step.

2015 Quick Stats: 18 races, 6 wins, 13 top-fives, 13 top-tens.

Up Next: World of Outlaws “Texas Outlaw Nationals” at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX, on Friday and Saturday.

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

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

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

 

 

SHANE STEWART RETURNING TO "HOME TRACK"

HOME TRACK: Growing up in Bixby, Okla., driver Shane Stewart considers Devil's Bowl Speedway a home track. Stewart won the preliminary night of the 2001 Winter Nationals at the half-mile oval in the Holbrook-owned 8H. He's also won several American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) events at Devil's Bowl.

WEST COAST RUN: The Larson Marks Racing team concluded the World of Outlaws West Coast swing by scoring its second win of the 2015 season at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford. The following night, the team earned its ninth top-five finish this year at Perris Auto Speedway. In 14 total West Coast races, the team earned two wins, seven runner-up finishes and 11 top-10 finishes.

POINTS BATTLE: Stewart's finishes last weekend in California were enough to slightly close the points gap between himself and defending champion Donny Schatz. Stewart made up seven points and now trails Schatz by 23.

IMPROVING THE FINISH: In 15 World of Outlaws races thus far in 2015, the Larson Marks Racing team has held or improved its finishing position in all but two races.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Larson and entrepreneur Justin Marks. Marks owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. and is co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, a five-car NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team. Larson will be competing for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win this weekend at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: Veteran crew chief Steve Suchy, 40, continues to oversee the No. 2 Larson Marks Racing team with crew members Andrew Seamans and Scotty Martin.

NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will next compete at Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway on Friday May 1, followed by Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. on Saturday and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. on Sunday.

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: 18 FAST TIME: 2
WINS: 2 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 9
TOP-10 FINISHES: 13
SOCIAL UPDATE:
Andrew Seamans, @SprintJunkie36 on Twitter:
"Win #2 tonight! Great job @shanestewart_2 @SuchyMoto @Scotty__21x and thanks @JMarksDE@KyleLarsonRacin@LarsonMarks."

 

 

Three Races On Tap for 'Super' Alan Krimes! Earned Back-To-Back Top Fives During Recent Weekend

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Denver, PA (April 23rd, 2015) - ‘Super’ Alan Krimes will participate in his first three-race weekend of the 2015 season this Friday through Sunday, aiming to continue his recent streak of top-five finishes and earn his first win of 2015. Krimes, who earned top-five finishes at the Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on April 17th & 18th, will visit three different venues over a three day period on April 24th - 26th; kicking things off with UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competition at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday, April 24th. The Denver, Pennsylvania native is a former All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner, and hopes to launch the upcoming weekend back in All Star victory lane.

“We’ve been pretty good” said Alan Krimes, “We still have some things to work on but we’ll get there...big weekend ahead with three races; two with big purses...hopefully we can keep things going and get that first win this weekend.”

Alan Krimes will return to the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, April 25th for York County Racing Club Night. Krimes finds himself third in the ‘410’ track championship standings heading into this weekend’s program. The defending Lincoln Speedway ‘410’ track champion has two top-five and four top-ten finishes in the Pigeon Hills as he works towards a second consecutive title.

The ‘Super 87’ team will end their upcoming three-race weekend at the Path Valley Speedway Park near Spring Run, Pennsylvania on Sunday, April 26th. The ‘410’ sprint cars will be the headline division at the quarter-mile bullring on Sunday evening; all vying for the $5,000 top prize up for grabs.

More information regarding the Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway can be found online at www.williamsgrove.com and www.lincolnspeedway.com. Those seeking event information on Path Valley Speedway Park can visit www.fredrahmerpromotions.com.

Those interested in keeping up with Alan Krimes during his entire 2015 campaign can do so by following along all season at www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to visit the official online home of Alan Krimes at www.ak87racing.com

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Recent Highlights: Earned top-five finishes on April 17th and April 18th; 4th at Williams Grove Speedway and 5th at Lincoln Speedway

2015 Wins: 0

GoPro action featuring Alan Krimes can be found here: ‘Super’ Alan Krimes

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Alan Krimes would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines and VRP Shocks.

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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.

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Vern Wheeler Jr. Enters WST Spring Showdown With Momentum

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Byron Rayburn) Cottage Grove, Oregon- This Friday, April 24th, and Saturday, the 25th, Cottage Grove Speedway will be hosting the first two races in the history of the Western Sprint Tour. The Spring Showdown, as it's being called, will feature some of the best drivers in the Pacific Northwest region. A driver that has showed up on the radar as a threat to win in the last few years is Central Point's Vern Wheeler Jr.

Wheeler started the year in California at the annual Silver Cup in Chico. But where he really has been making a splash is in his home state of Oregon with two consecutive top five finishes. In fact he would finish second last Saturday at Southern Oregon Speedway.

“We were definitely gassed up and we had a good vibe going,” Wheeler would say, “we're really knocking on the door at Cottage Grove and we've gotten close in the last five races we've been there.”

The last visit to CGS for Vern was a third place finish on Saturday April 4th. With this hot start he very well could be a contender for the inaugural Western Sprint Tour title. In a series two day show at CGS back in 2014 Wheeler worked the hardest when it came to passing cars by coming from eleventh to second on Friday June 13th and the next night finished third after starting deep on Saturday the 14th.

“We started off in 2015 with more speed then we have in the past and even though we haven't found the win yet with speed like we have the wins are sure to come.”

Over the course of the offseason Vern acquired some new sponsors to help fund the team. He pilots the Alliance Trucking/In & Out Gardens/Richie Rich & Tin Pimps Customs/Augie's Fiberglass & Boat Repair/Rodgers Racing Engines/Wheeler Racing/Matt Moberly Motorsports/Hi Tech Transmissions/Kanopy Kountry/Greg Lyles Logging #21W Maxim. Wheeler is very appreciative of his sponsors and realizes that without them there is no way he could race.

“It enables us to go to the race tracks and get stuff for the team so we're very happy for every single one of them to be on board.”

Look out for Vern Wheeler Jr. in 2015 as they are on the fast track to the winner's circle. They plan to run the entire season with the WST so with Vern's great runs already mentioned above it will be a treat to watch him and all of the other drivers battle one another.

Admission prices for the WST events on Friday and Saturday are Adults $15.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $13.00, Youths (Ages 6-12) $8.00, and Children 5 & Under FREE. Both nights the Pit Gates will open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, Qualifying 5:30, and Racing begins right around 6:45.

Support classes for the Friday night program will be Late Models and Street Stocks while Saturday will feature IMCA Modifieds and the Quality RV Repair Hornets. For the latest news and information regarding the Western Sprint Tour log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com.

 

 

Dwarf Cars join in the action for second points race of season

PLACERVILLE, CA (4-18-15) – This Saturday night the action resumes at Placerville Speedway with the second event of the 50th Anniversary Red Hawk Casino Championship Season presented by Thompson’s Auto Group. Four divisions are expected to pack the evening roster once again as the quarter-mile bullring on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds continues its most lucrative season.

Saturday’s event will feature the Domco Plumbing 360 Winged Sprint Cars and Limited Late Models together with the Jay’s Mobile Welding Pure Stocks. The three track regulars will be joined by the colorful coupes of the Nor Cal Dwarf Cars. Saturday’s event will be the second point race of the season for the stock car divisions and will be the first points race for the Sprint Car division, all of which are competing for a $2000 champion’s bonus this season.

While the Sprint Cars will make their maiden voyage to earn points towards the season title, the early season point standings for the Limited Late Models have Olivehurst’s Ryan McDaniel topping the roster after his $750 win last Saturday night. Jeff Olshowka of Marysville and Dominic Stone of Folsom are tied for the second and third positions followed by Duane Cleveland of Paradise and Wayne Trimble of Auburn.

In the Pure Stock division, an abundance of entries this year required a semi feature on Saturday night. Dan Jinkerson of Diamond Springs led the 20-lap main event from start to finish to post his first win of the season. Jinkerson leads the early season standings by a single digit over Elk Grove’s Lonnie Leonard. Defending champion Scott Grunert of Woodland is third followed by Matt Tilford of Citrus Heights, Justin Silviera of Rancho Cordova and Rick Grunert are all tired for positions fourth through fifth.

In the Sprint Car division, Colby Wiesz of Colfax won the non-regular points opener last week worth $2000 to the winner. Wiesz is expected to make numerous appearances at Placerville this season. This Saturday look for defending Champion Greg DeCaires to begin defense of the most recent title. DeCaires finished in second last week. Steven Tiner finished third in the feature event followed by Jake Morgan of Fair Oaks, Wilton’s Matt Peterson and Placerville’s Jimmy Trulli.

The grandstands will open at 5 p.m on Saturday with qualifying starting at 6:30 followed by heat races for all four divisions. Adult tickets are $15, Juniors and Seniors are $13, Children are $6 and those under six are free. For additional information on this event check out www.placervillespeedway.com or join the local racing community on Facebook and Twitter and interact with over 5000 fans, drivers and track staff.

Placerville Speedway Fast Facts:

Next Event:

Saturday, April 18. Red Hawk Casino Championship Point Race #2. 360 Sprints, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars Gates open 5 p.m. Qualifying at 6:30. Racing at 7 p.m.

Our 50th Anniversary Season Corporate Partners:

• Placerville Speedway is sponsored by the Red Hawk Casino. Located off Highway 50 just west of Placerville Speedway, Red Hawk Casino is the Sacramento area’s premier gambling destination and has been voted Northern California’s Best Casino four years in a row. For information on upcoming entertainment and promotions visit them at www.redhawkcasino.com

• Thompsons Auto and Truck Centers of El Dorado County is the presenting sponsor of the 2015 racing season at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Thompsons, a name, family and a tradition of excellence to provide all your automotive sales and service needs at Thompsons Toyota, Thompsons Buick GMC and the new Thompson’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Placerville.

• Domco Plumbing and Septic is the proud sponsor of Placerville Speedway’s Sprint Car and Late Model Divisions. Serving El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento County, Domco Plumbing the areas full service plumbing and septic service for all your needs both residential and commercial.

• Jay’s Mobile Welding of Folsom is the 2015 Pure Stock Division sponsor at Placerville Speedway. Jay’s Mobile Welding provides all types of welding fabrication and repairs throughout the Sacramento Valley and El Dorado County.

• ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust is Placerville Speedway’s official Fast Time Sponsor for the 2015 Racing Season. ADCO Driveline is celebrating 40 years of service in El Dorado County and is a longtime supporter of local racing in the form of track and driver sponsorship.

• Riebes Auto Parts is a proud partner of Placerville Speedway. Riebes Auto Parts sponsors the Placerville Posse series throughout 2015 as well as the Kid’s Dash events and additional bonus winnings throughout the season to come including the Tribute to Donnie Tilford and the Tribute Al Hinds events.

Further Information:

Web: For additional information and complete results and information visit www.placervillespeedway.com

Social:

Like Placerville Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/placervillespeedway

Follow Placerville Speedway on Twitter for event updates @pvllspeedway

Results:

Weekly Live Timing: www.race-monitor.com

 

 

 

Inside Line Promotions Drivers Capture Top 10s from Coast to Coast

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (April 23, 2015) - While Mother Nature ruined most racer's plans last weekend, Trey Starks led the contingent of Inside Line Promotions competitors by earning a top five.

Starks powered to a fifth-place result on Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., during his season debut at the 3/10-mile oval.

Other Team ILP drivers with a top-10 finish include:

Austen Wheatley garnered his best result of the season by ending sixth at Skagit Speedway on Saturday after setting quick time in qualifying and winning a heat race.

Zach Blurton maneuvered from 11th to sixth on Saturday at Liberal Fairgrounds Speedway in Liberal, Kan., during the URSS season opener.

Dominic Scelzi placed eighth at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on Saturday.

Caleb Helms rallied from 16th to a ninth-place result on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio.

Logan Schuchart finished 10th at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series last Friday.

Jason Sides posted a 10th-place finish on Saturday with the World of Outlaws at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif.

As a reminder, here are the new Inside Line Promotions PR specials for drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers:

Purchase 10 Press Releases, Receive 1 Free Press Release

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 Info@InsideLinePromotions.com or call 541-510-3663.

TEAM ILP WINS IN 2015 -

Seth Bergman - 2 (Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., on March 7 and Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, on April 11); Alex Bright - 2 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 20 and Feb. 21); Cody Freeman - 2 (Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on March 14 and Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, on March 28); Danny Lasoski - 2 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 9 and 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 28); Travis Rilat - 1 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, Glenburnie, South Australia, on Feb. 7); Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on Jan. 3); Jason Sides - 1 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 20); Ryan Smith - 1 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 4); 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

 

 

Drivers Using Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Wins to Springboard into Early Success

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (April 23, 2015) - The five drivers who scored a victory during the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown last January have used the offseason event at Cocopah Speedway to springboard themselves into the 2015 season.

Event champion Danny Lasoski, Paul McMahan, Aaron Reutzel, Steve Kinser and Kyle Larson have since combined to earn seven feature wins during the rain-plagued first part of the year.

Reutzel has captured five triumphs since making his first career start and recording his first win with a 410ci engine during the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. He currently leads the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings.

"It definitely gave us a lot of confidence going down there and running that good," he said. "Confidence is everything in racing. Everyone's stuff is so equal it comes down to confidence and a little luck.

"Being at such a phenomenal race track like (Cocopah Speedway) makes it pretty awesome. I'm definitely looking forward to going back."

While Reutzel wrapped up the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown by garnering a monumental win, veteran Paul McMahan opened the event by dominating the first race. He has since powered to one win and nine top fives in 17 races on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series circuit.

NASCAR star Kyle Larson, who claimed Night 2 of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown in thrilling fashion, has recorded a trio of top 10s in NASCAR Sprint Cup competition while Steve Kinser, who won the midweek Winter Heat race, has earned a World of Outlaws podium result and a top 10 during the inaugural National Sprint League race.

Lasoski, who used a last-lap pass to pick up the victory during the fourth Winter Heat race, has also produced great results following the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. He won an NCRA race, has three top-five finishes in six World of Outlaws races, placed sixth during the National Sprint League opener and maneuvered to four runner-up results.

"The Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown gave me the opportunity to stay sharp throughout the offseason," he said. "It definitely bridged the gap between the end of the 2014 season and 2015. I think the event was a huge success and will continue to grow each year."

The second edition of the 410ci sprint car event will be held at Cocopah Speedway on Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016, and will feature the same purse of approximately $250,000. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start with the midweek race providing $5,000 to the winner.

For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

2016 WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 1-2, 8-9); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 5); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weeks of January in 2016. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment and motor sports industries. The company, which is located in Concord, Ohio, was created in 1989 and ships out more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies , which is located in Mentor, Ohio, has many years in the field of designing, engineering and manufacturing connecting rods and crankshafts. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

TSR Driver Leads Outlaws Back to Where it All Started

INDIANAPOLIS (April 23, 2015) – In the heat of battle, most competitors don’t consider the historic significance of what they are accomplishing. During the last 19 seasons of competing with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s Donny Schatz has surpassed a number of milestones racing at dirt tracks all across the United States. When he reaches one, the focus instantly turns to the next one, the same way the six-time and reigning WoO champion shifts his attention to the next race seemingly as soon as he walks out the gate after a night of competing with “The Greatest Show on Dirt.”

Last April, Schatz led the Outlaws back to historic Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the first time since the 2003 WoO season. The famed track was the site of the Outlaws’ first-ever A-Feature back in March 1978 and one where he had yet to visit victory lane. Schatz made a triumphant return to the iconic half-mile dirt oval by racing to victory in the 25-lap A-Feature. The result not only was his first win at the track, but also the 150th WoO A-Feature triumph of his career.

This weekend, the driver of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J returns to Devil’s Bowl for the two-night Texas Outlaw Showdown with plenty of momentum. Schatz and his Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team are coming off a successful 11-race tour of California that included four victories. They closed the California Outlaw Spring Tour by racing from 16th to fourth last Friday night at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford and taking third Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway.

The Fargo, North Dakota driver has a great deal of appreciation and respect for the history of the Outlaws and those who paved the way for him to follow in their footsteps. One aspect Schatz quickly acknowledged following his Devil's Bowl victory last April was the presence of National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Kenny Woodruff, the crew chief on the car Jimmy Boyd drove to score that inaugural Outlaw main win back in 1978. Woodruff later served the same role at Schatz Motorsports and the combination was extremely successful on the Outlaw Tour for a couple of seasons. The Schatz-Woodruff relationship provided many experiences that helped lay the foundation for Schatz's ascent to one of the best in the sport.

Through 17 of the 88 scheduled 2015 races completed, Schatz leads the championship standings by 23 points over Shane Stewart. With his victory on April 12 at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway, Schatz reached five WoO A-Feature wins in just 15 races — the quickest he’s earned his fifth triumph in any previous WoO season. No other driver has more than two wins this season and Schatz also leads all drivers with 11 top-fives, 15 top-10s and 93 laps led.

For Friday and Saturday’s races, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. CDT while the grandstands open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.devilsbowl.com or call 972-222-2421.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen live as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Sprint Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to www.DIRTVision.com for more information on all the site features, including updated results from each night of racing, as well as a chat room to interact with other race fans.

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J:

You’ve raced at dirt tracks all across the country and a number that have been an integral part of the World of Outlaws. How special was it for you to come back and race at Devil’s Bowl last year?

“Places like Devil’s Bowl Speedway are what made me want to be out on the road racing with the Outlaws. I grew up in North Dakota and the Outlaws came to Red River Valley Speedway every summer. That was my one time to get to see my heroes Doug Wolfgang, Sammy Swindell and Steve Kinser. You only got to hear about places like Knoxville, Williams Grove, Devil’s Bowl and all the tracks the Outlaws traveled to. Everybody starts out here with a dream and you live that dream by going to all of these historic places. We raced at Devil’s Bowl a lot early in my career, but it was one of the places that was absent from the schedule for a long time. It was great to see it back on the schedule last year. Going down there and seeing all the guys who were there for the very Outlaws race was really special. I worked with Kenny Woodruff early in my career and he was a tremendous mentor. It meant a lot to win that night and it means a lot for the sport to keep racing at tracks with that kind of tradition.”

Navigating through the early part of the WoO schedule is always a challenge. How would you rate the first two and half months of the 2015 season?

“We certainly aren’t satisfied with where we are. This team wants to win every night. Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman want to win just as badly as I do. We’ve had some good nights and some that keep us striving to get better. The mindset has been to continue getting better in situations where we haven’t traditionally been. In the past, we probably didn’t have the best runs through California in the spring and we wanted to change that this year. We made some progress. Now, we’re coming back toward the Midwest and the goal is still the same every night. We have to continue to be better in qualifying. That starts your night and sets up what you have to do from there. We’re always looking at getting better every time we race. There’s still a lot of work to be done and we’ll keep working at it this weekend at Devil’s Bowl.”

About Bad Boy Buggies®

Bad Boy Buggies® is a leader in off-road utility vehicles for hunting and outdoor lifestyles. Bad Boy Buggies pioneered the category of electrically powered four-wheel-drive vehicles, ideal for hunting and outdoor recreation due to their silent, odorless operation and environmentally friendly, emissions-free drivetrains.

Today, the Bad Boy Buggies product line ranges from four-wheel-drive electric hunting machines such as the Recoil®, a fully electric, four-wheel-drive vehicle with an innovative, highly efficient 72-volt AC electric drivetrain, to the Work Series of diesel- and gas-powered utility vehicles, including the Bad Boy Buggies XD, a versatile four-wheel-drive, diesel-powered utility vehicle with a total capacity of 1,600 pounds.

About Chevrolet Performance®

Driven by more than 100 years of motorsports heritage, Chevrolet Performance fuels the passions of automotive enthusiasts through high-performance vehicles, parts and racing. Performance cars include Camaro SS, SS 1LE, ZL1, Z/28 and the COPO Camaro. Chevrolet Performance parts include crate engines, transmissions, controllers and street-level components. Chevrolet competes in NASCAR, NHRA, IMSA, IndyCar and a variety of circle track racing series.

More information can be found at: www.chevrolet.com/performance

 

 

ESPN 92.3’S “THE INSIDE LANE” ANNOUNCES THURSDAY, APRIL 23, LINEUP: STEVIE SMITH, KEVIN NOUSE, NATHAN LONG

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, April 23, featuring interviews with Stevie Smith, Kevin Nouse, and Nathan Long.

410 sprint car driver Smith, of Broken Arrow, Okla., scored his first win of the season Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in the Tommy Hinnershitz Spring Classic. Smith will talk about his second season driving for car owner Fred Rahmer.

Open wheel ace Nouse, of Mechanicsburg, will discuss his 2015 season plans to compete in both the 358 sprint car and super sportsman divisions.

Long, of Selinsgrove, is a college sophomore who won his first race of the season with a last-lap, last-turn pass in Saturday's pro stock feature at Selinsgrove Speedway.

“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.

 

 

 

Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 Presented by MyRacePass has Developed into Marquee ASCS National Tour Event at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (April 22, 2015) - The Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 Presented by MyRacePass is one of the premier sprint car events across the country.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, which features Budweiser as the Victory Lane sponsor, invades Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark, on Saturday, May 2.

"The Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 Presented by MyRacePass was one of our first events and we've worked extremely hard to build it year after year," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "We always know that racing at Riverside International Speedway for 50 laps will produce some of the best side-by-side competition in the nation."

That was the case last year as Arkansas natives Derek Hagar and Tim Crawley diced for the lead throughout the longest race on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour schedule. The duo passed each other at least a half-dozen times before Hagar ended on top of the podium, which marked his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph.

"You have to be there for the whole 50 laps," he said. "You can't do anything stupid and take yourself out. It was pretty awesome to get the first ASCS win at the Rock 'n Roll 50 and get the guitar as a trophy."

Besides the mark on a driver's win list and the $4,000 payday that comes with it, the Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 Presented by MyRacePass presents a custom guitar - sponsored by Budweiser this year - as the unique trophy.

Crawley is the winningest driver in the history of the event. He's scored one preliminary win and two finale victories to garner a pair of guitars.

"That race in general, from Day 1 when Tony first announced the format and the guitar as the trophy, that deal just sparked my interest," he said. "It gave me some extra motivation. I'm not a huge guitarist, but I played a little."

Bruce Jr. and Bergman have also captured wins during the Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 Presented by MyRacePass.

"There's a lot of history at Riverside and a lot of history in Memphis with rock and roll music," Hagar said. "Tony has come up with a good deal to bring that rock and roll deal to Riverside. It's combining two histories into one to make a big race."

Visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com for the latest news and information. Discounted event tickets can also be purchased via the website.

EAGLE MOTORSPORTS ROCK 'N ROLL 50 PRESENTED BY MYRACEPASS -

Date: Saturday, May 2

Track: Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

Series: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

Times: Front gates open at 5:30 p.m. with races starting at 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase discounted tickets by visiting http://www.tbjpromotions.com/shopping/productDetails.aspx?i=749748&c=7686 .

EAGLE MOTORSPORTS -

Established in 1997, Eagle Motorsports has developed into a premier sprint car chassis and parts company. Based in Lincoln, Neb., Eagle Motorsports puts an emphasis on quality and safety. The company has also been a part of three Knoxville Nationals titles, a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship and hundreds of feature victories across the country. For more information, visit http://www.EagleMotorsports.com.

MYRACEPASS PRO -

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."

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

In its seventh year, TBJ Promotions will bring fans the Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 Presented by MyRacePass on May 2 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; the McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic on May 7 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.; and the Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals on May 30 at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

 

 

KSE Racing Products Continue To Assist In Wins

PETERSEN MEDIA: KSE Racing Products are continuing to help drivers rack up wins in 2015, as various drivers used KSE Racing Products to rack up wins over the course of the week.

The World of Outlaws saw their Spring Break in California come to a close over the weekend with a pair of wins by teams utilizing KSE Racing Products. Shane Stewart won in dominating fashion in Hanford, CA on Friday night, before Paul McMahan won a thriller at the Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night, marking his first World of Outlaws win of the season.

One week after picking up his first career 410ci Winged Sprint Car Win, ‘The Law Firm’, Parker Price-Miller came right back with another victory, as he used his KSE Racing Products to pick up his first career All Star Circuit Of Champions win at the Wayne County Speedway.

Brady Bacon is continuing to flex his muscles with Hoffman Racing, as the defending USAC National Sprint Car Champion picking up the USAC/MSCS Sprint Classic at the Tri-State Speedway.

In FAST action, a familiar face found victory lane with the help of his KSE Racing Products, as Dean Jacobs took home the hardware at the Attica Raceway Park.

At the famed Williams Grove Speedway, Stevie Smith and his Rahmer Racing team continue to show their strength, as ‘The Black Bandit’ used his KSE Racing products to pocket the Hinnerschitz Memorial!

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Stornetta and Slack Lead Wingless Series Into Petaluma Speedway Saturday Night

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA)- Coming off of a very talked about race at the Calistoga Speedway on April 12th, the Wingless Series Presented By Joe Hunt Magnetos returns to action this Saturday night as they take to the Petaluma Speedway in their second full points show, and third overall show, of the 2015 season.

Early in the 2015 campaign, fans have been treated to some great non-wing sprint car racing, as Joe Stornetta, and Colton Slack have flexed their muscle early. During the season’s opening event at the Silver Dollar Speedway, current series point leader, Joe Stornetta survived a wild race to capture the win.

In the series’ most recent race Colton Slack put on a strong showing as he chased down, and passed, Terry Schank, Jr and then fended off a late surge by Stornetta to grab the win in the series’ first ever stop at the historic Calistoga Speedway in the first of two stops there in 2015.

Saturday night, the scene is set for the Petaluma Speedway in what will be the first of two stops at the bay area speed plant.

As mentioned Joe Stornetta leads the series into action as the current point leader, with Nick Larson, Colton Slack, Gary Nelson, Jr., and Shane Myhre in a very tight point battle.

Other drivers that are expected to make the trip to the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night include, Shanyna Sylvia, Terry Schank, Jr, Klint Simpson, Bradley Clark, Bryan Grier, Zack Kavert, Angerlique Bell, and many others.

The Petaluma Speedway kicks their program off earlier than other tracks with the drivers meeting scheduled for 430pm, as well as the main grandstands opening at 4pm. Qualifying is slated to hit the track at roughly 5pm with racing to follow.

Tickets are available on Saturday night with adult tickets $16, juniors and seniors $12, and children 5 and under free.

ON TAP: The Wingless Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos will fire back up on April 25th as they invade the Petaluma Speedway.

WINNERS: Joe Stornetta (Silver Dollar Speedway on March 7th), Colton Slack (Calistoga Speedway on April 12th)

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with the series by clicking over to www.racepmg.com.

JOE HUNT MAGNETOS SPRINT CAR SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleason brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. In 2015, the series will operate under the direction of the Prentice Motorsports Group competing in 12 races scattered at six different tracks.

 

 

ROARING BACK: McMahan & CJB Team Finish Strong Out West

Win & quick time highlight stops at Keller Auto Speedway & Perris Auto Speedway

TELFORD, PA. - April 22, 2015 - What a difference a week can make.

After suffering through one of their most trying stretches over the past few years, Paul McMahan and the CJB Motorsports team served notice that the Pennsylvania based organization wouldn't be down for long.

"Last weekend was tough," said McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service, Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete and All Star Performance sponsored machine. "We had two DNF's all last year and matched that total in one weekend this year. To come back this week and run as well as we did is a testament to how strong this team truly is. I am exceptionally proud of everyone. It's awesome to see how much fight and determination we came back with."

Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. presented the first opportunity for McMahan & co. to regain their swagger. In time trials, it was clear that the #51 had found some speed.

"We drew an early number at Hanford," said McMahan. "I initially thought that was going to work against us because the track looked greasy but we cut an amazing lap and raced well all night. The track slicked off during the feature and we settled for a third place finish. It was a great night to bounce back with."

The following night, Perris Auto Speedway was the site of the final race on the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series first west coast swing of 2015. The track, normally known for non-wing action, provided thrills and excitement for fans of the winged variety.

"We cut another good lap in time trials," said McMahan. "From there, we went back and forth and tried new things all night. We went back to our base for the feature and it worked well. Joey was blistering us all but got held up in traffic, and coming to the white flag, I slid up under him and made it stick. We led the most important lap, which is the last one. It was such a relief to get that first Outlaw win of the season. Barry and the guys work so hard and they really deserve it. It was a great way to come back from Calistoga (Speedway) last weekend."

With more than a month and a half spent on the west cast, the series now begins a march across the country. First stop? The place where the series was born: Devils Bowl Speedway near Mesquite, Texas. McMahan notched a pair of top-5's in last years return to the famed half-mile.

"This event is cool because of the history that place holds for our series," said McMahan, of the Texas Outlaw Nationals. "The Outlaws were born there and the track is really cool since the backstretch is elevated higher than the front. We are looking forward to it because we ran really well there last year. We continue to just get stronger and this team doesn't quit. As we head back east, I'm excited about what's in store. I'm confident that this team will be right there as the schedule begins to pick up."

CJB MOTORSPORTS 2015 STATS:

Events: 23

Quick Times: 2

Wins: 2

Top-5's: 13

Top-10's: 16

Heat Race Wins: 4

Dash Wins: 3

Average Time Trial: 6.6

Average A-main finish: 7.8

Total Laps Led: 49

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws begin their barnstorming tour of the Midwest with the two-day Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devils Bowl Speedway near Mesquite on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25.

BOX SCORE:

Keller Auto Speedway: 1st/4th (3rd)/ 6th (3rd)/ 3rd (3rd) - Winner: Shane Stewart

Perris Auto Speedway: 3rd/ 4th (3rd)/ 4th (4th)/ 4th (1st) - Winner: Paul McMahan

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STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:

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

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

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

 

 

Civil War Series Makes First Ever Appearance at Thunderbowl Raceway During First Double Down Challenge Opportunity

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA)- The Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA is known for being a high speed facility that keeps fans on the edge of their seats. After hosting one of the nation’s premier 360 events for the last 21 years, the Trophy Cup, the region’s premier 360ci series will make their first ever appearance at the track on Saturday night.

Marking the series’ fourth stop of the 2015 schedule, the 1/3 mile oval will host the series in what will be the lone 360ci event leading up to October’s famed Trophy Cup. With the chance to hit the Thunderbowl Raceway early in the season, the star-studded series expects to have a very talented field of drivers on hand for the event.

Over the years, the Civil War Series has been very competitive and as of late, it has featured a ton of parody. After seeing only one repeat winner during the 2014 season, the series has seen three different winners in three races to kick off the 2015 season, including wins by the last two series champions, and the series’ current point leader.

In the series’ most recent race at the Calistoga Speedway on April 11th, it was Sean Becker going toe-to-toe with reigning series champion, Shane Golobic. In the series’ first visit to the ½ mile facility since 2012, the race led up to the hype, as Becker used a late race move to grab his first Civil War win since the 2013 season.

Current point leader, Sebastopol, CA driver, Bradley Terrell, leads the series into the Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday night on the heels of picking up the series’ second round win at the Petaluma Speedway, as well as grabbing a weekly win at the track this past Saturday night. Terrell has been a consistent front runner thus far in 2015, and looks to add to his lead on Saturday night.

Justin Sanders and his F&W Racing team have had a strong start to the season. Following a Top-10 run at the Calistoga Speedway, Sanders too grabbed a win last weekend at the Marysville Raceway, as he looks to grab a pair of Championships in 2015. Yet to find Civil War Series victory lane in 2015, Sanders’ hard charging style will be exciting to watch at the Thunderbowl Raceway.

16-year-old Robbie Price makes his way back into the Golden State on Saturday night as he sits third in the series standings. Like the Top-Two, Price too comes in to this weekend’s race fresh off a victory last weekend. Price was in action at the Skagit Speedway, and picked up his first career winged sprint car win. Price has been a fun driver to watch as he competes in his first season aboard a winged 360ci sprint car.

This weekend’s race also has some extra money on the line. As part of the Prentice Motrsports Group Double Down Challenge, if a driver can win on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway, and return to victory lane on Saturday night at the Thunderbowl Raceway, they will take home an additional $3,000 making their total winning’s $6,500 if they can pull it off.

Other drivers that are expected to be in attendance for the Civil War Series’ debut at the Thunderbowl Raceway are Kyle and Koen Shaw, Shane Golobic, Andy Forsberg, Dominic Scelzi, Cody Lamar, Brett Rollag, Matt Peterson, Mason Moore, Ryan Bernal, Chase Johnson, amongst many others.

Saturday night, the front gates will open at 4pm, with cars on the track by 5pm. Adult reserved grandstand tickets can be purchased for just $15, while adult bleacher seats available for $13. Children 6-12 are ½ price, while fans 5 and under are free.

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster will return to action on April 25th as the series makes it’s first ever appearance at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

WINNERS: Shane Golobic (March 20th, Marysville Raceway), Bradley Terrell (March 28th, Petaluma Speedway), Sean Becker (April 11th, Calistoga Speedway)

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints.

CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360ci Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2015, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 14 events at 8 different tracks around California.

 

 

JASON JOHNSON RACING (JJR) ANNOUNCES THAT JAMIE VEAL WILL PILOT THE #41 WHILE THE RAGIN’ CAJUN RECUPERATES FROM INJURIES

GREENVILLE, TEXAS (April 22, 2015) – Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) is pleased to announce that Jamie Veal will be piloting the #41 Maxim while Jason recovers from injuries sustained at Placerville Speedway on April 8th.

“We are excited that Jamie Veal will be driving our car on the World of Outlaw tour while I recuperate from these injuries,” Jason explained. “When I got hurt and was laying in that hospital bed out in California, I was scared. During that time, I reflected on my life and one of the things I will always remember and cherish is my time in Australia and the opportunity to drive for the Disbury Family and Alan Haynes’ HM Racing.” He continued, “The memories, friends, and fans we met and got to know during our many trips to Australia are very special to me and my family and this is our opportunity to give back in a small way by partnering with one of their own young, ambitious and talented drivers to race on American soil.”

Jamie Veal is a 26 year old racer from Warrnambool, Australia. He has had a fantastic 2014/15 season aboard the SWI Engineering Team #V35 winning races and becoming the first driver in history to break the ten second barrier at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway in Warrnambool with a recorded lap of 9.936 seconds. Jamie will buckle into the seat of the Priority Aviation Services #41 for the first time this weekend at Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the Texas Outlaw Nationals.

Following the accident at Placerville, the JJR team of Philip Dietz, Cole Freeser and Jerry Meents, along with our sponsorship partners, made the decision to fulfill our commitment and move forward on the World of Outlaw tour. We would like to say a special thank you to Priority Aviation Services, Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT), Fischer Body Shop, Waco Metal, Dissolvalloy Frac Ball Revolution, Saich Family, E&K of Phoenix, Valvoline, Maxim, Jonestown KOA, Pro Powder Coating (PPC), Momentum Racing Suspensions, FK Rod Ends, Kenny’s Components, Schoenfeld Headers, Wilwood, ISC Racers Tape, www.racediecast.com, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions (BMRS), Hepfner Racing Products (HRP), Shell Shock, Weld Racing, Winters Performance Products, Crow Enterprizes, MSD Performance, KSE Racing Products, and Arai Helmet for standing behind us with all of their support of this team in 2015!

Jason pointed out, “After thinking through everything and speaking with Jamie, we were confident he would represent our team and all of our sponsorship partners well both on and off the track.” He continued, “He has very high standards and expectations and is a really good driver and person.” Jason concluded by stating, “It feels really good to be able to give someone like Jamie Veal an opportunity to race against the best night in and night out. I will always be thankful to everyone in my racing life who gave me a chance. Giving back feels really good.”

For quick race-by-race news stories and information about our team, race results or to check out our online store, feel free to connect with us on our website at www.jasonjohnsonracing.com! Jason Johnson and the entire JJR Racing organization, along with our valued sponsorship partners, look to continue our success every time we take the track throughout the 2015 season. A sincere “thank you” for being a special part of our success on and off the track! We appreciate each of your contributions to the #41 team’s success formula.

Sincerely, Jason Johnson

 

 

MSCS DRIVERS WILL PICK UP THE CHASE AT THE ACTION TRACK

Haubstadt, IN - April 21 - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will conclude a busy April schedule with an appearance Sunday at the Terre Haute Action Track. The annual “Spring Fling” that evening will not only feature the MSCS competitors but include the addition of the most competitive drivers from the Hoosier state’s other special event and weekly tracks.

The “Spring Fling” will be the first of seven King of Indiana Sprint Series Races to be held at different tracks over a short, intensified two month period. These drivers will be competing in other events prior to and after a KISS show is held at their regular track. Combine that influx of drivers with the MSCS touring drivers and the race will be on. Two sets of points will be affected by the outcome!

The pit gate will open around three o’clock. Race teams are once again reminded to use the back gate to the fairgrounds to relieve some of the traffic congestion coming into the main gate. Drivers will need to arrive as early as possible to register and draw a pill for starting positions. The KISS race format will be used so passing points will not be a factor. Time trials will not be held.

Hot laps will get underway at 5 P.M. local time. Racing begins at 6:30! The earlier start time was set to get the Sunday race completed as early as possible. Monday is a back to work and school day for everyone.

Andy Hillenburg joins with Bob Sargent this season as the two team up to promote the racing at the Terre Haute fairgrounds facility. Racing has been a happening on the half mile there since 1952. The UMP Modifieds will also be on this program.

The last KISS and MSCS sanctioned event to be held at the Action Track was won by Robert Ballou in 2012. During the last two years rainy weather proved to be a culprit in preventing the racing from occurring.

MSCS features held at the track have enjoyed talented fields of drivers with very competitive rides. Some were already at the top of their game while others were adding to their racing reputations with an opportunity to race at Terre Haute a big step in the process. It is the only half mile track that MSCS will appear at this season and also the only half mile on the KISS tour.

The defending KISS Champion is Shane Cottle. Brady Short won the KISS title the year before for a second time. Kyle Cummins is the defending MSCS Champion. Chase Stockon currently leads the pack in MSCS Points. A KISS points leader will emerge as the racing activity unfolds Sunday. Of immediate concern Sunday night will be sizing up the competition, using that right foot, and winning the feature and the top prize of $2,500

Released as News and Information for MSCS.

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series 2015 Points Standings Through April 18, 2015 _______________________________

1) 32 Chase Stockon 197 2) 12 Robert Ballou 186 3) 81 Jon Stanbrough 173 4) 21 Carson Short 166 5) 3R Kyle Cummins 165 6) 15F Aaron Farney 153 7) 66 Shane Cockrum 152 8) 11p Brady Short 149 9) 4B Donny Brackett 139 10) 11 James Lyerla 130

11) 04 Jeff Bland Jr. 116 12) 30 C.J. Leary 113 13) 17 Max McGhee 104 14) 98 Brandon Morin ® 95 15) 2E Daron Clayton 86 16) 38 Chet Williams 79 17) 35x Chris Babcock 77 18) 28 Brandon Mattox 71 19) 44 Dickie Gaines 51 20) 14h A. J. Hopkins 45

21) 1 Mitch Wissmiller 41 22) 22v Shelby Van Gilder ® 37 23) 27 Brian Wallace 37 24) 24 Nate McMillin 36

 

 

Back To Work at Attica and Fremont for T.J. Michael Texan Finished Third at Fremont Speedway on April 18th.

Fremont, Ohio (April 22nd, 2015) - The 2015 season will continue for Texas native T.J. Michael this Friday and Saturday, April 24th & 25th at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. Michael, who has been splitting his time between ‘410’ and ‘305’ sprint car competition, will focus solely on ‘305’ action this Friday and Saturday while his team rebuilds a ‘410’ sprinter for upcoming events. The Plano, Texas native was involved in a red flag incident during the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) ‘410’ main event last Saturday evening at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, resulting in a heavily damaged race car, forcing the team to basically ‘start from scratch.’

“We are going to build a new car for our ‘410’ program” said T.J. Michael, “It was pretty much damaged beyond repair at Fremont, so we’ll get another car put together as soon as we can...we’ve been good in our ‘305’...we’ll work for another win this weekend...I can’t thank this team enough for the work that they do...Scott and Dennis; they bust their butts and I greatly appreciate it. ”

T.J. Michael’s weekend will kick-off on Friday evening, April 24th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, followed by a visit to the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, April 25th. Michael, who pilots the Tim Michael owned, Fremont Fence, B&L, Kear’s Speed Shop, no. 18 ‘305’ sprinter, is a recent winner at Attica Raceway Park; earning a victory on Saturday, April 4th during the HD Supply Spring Nationals. His most recent start in a ‘305’ resulted in a third place performance at the Fremont Speedway during F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series action on Saturday, April 18th.

Those interested in learning more about Attica Raceway Park or Fremont Speedway, please take the time to visit each facility live on the web at www.atticaracewaypark.com and www.fremontohspeedway.com.

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire 2015 campaign; right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow T.J. on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8

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Recent Highlights: Earns second (305ci) win of the 2015 season on Saturday, April 4th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. 2015 Wins: 2 (Gator - Texas; Attica - 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.

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LYNCH, KEKICH, AND RYAN J&J WINNERS

McKENZIE, TN - Ed Lynch, Jr., Adam Kekich and Jordan Ryan all raced to victory lane last weekend behind the wheel of J&J Auto Racing Sprint cars. Lynch took the opening night victory at Lernerville Speedway while Kekich came out on top at Mercer Raceway Park Saturday night. Ryan made it two straight wins at Attica Raceway Park.

LERNERVILLE

Ed Lynch, Jr., the all-time leading feature winner at Lernerville Speedway, scored the 2015 season opener Friday night behind the wheel of his familiar No. 2L J&J. Lynch made an early charge forward and raced patiently in second until the race reached lap 20. He put the pressure on leader AJ Flick as they worked lapped traffic. When Flick bobbled on lap 22, Lynch took advantage and raced away to score the victory.

Several other J&J drivers finished in the top-10 including Brandon Spithaler (No. 22 J&J) third, Eric WIlliams (No. 7 J&J) fourth, Lee Jacobs (No. 81 J&J) sixth and Sye Lynch in Bob McMillan's No. 5 J&J finished 10th.

ATTICA RACEWAY PARK

Jordan Ryan made it consecutive wins Friday night at Attica Raceway Park behind the wheel of his No. 5 J&J. Ryan delivered his second solid performance in as many weeks and came out on top. It was the seventh career win at the track for the defending track champion.

MERCER RACEWAY PARK

Adam Kekich was all smiles after taking the $4000 triumph at Mercer Raceway Park Saturday night aboard his family-owned No. 5k Bonnell's Rod Shop backed J&J. Kekich raced with Brandon Spithaler early in the 30-lap race and pulled away late to score the popular victory.

“It was pretty cool racing with Spithaler like that again," said Kekich. "We started in karts the same year, and it seemed like either he was winning, or I was winning. Through traffic, we were a little bit better but Brandon was pretty good in the open air. We were trying some new stuff and it was just coming on as the race went on, it just got better and better.”

 

 

Hoserville continues support of Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Heat Races at Silver Dollar Speedway on Saturday May 2

By Gary Thomas

Chico, CA – April 22, 2015...We’re happy to announce that the fan group known as Hoserville will once again partner with the heat races at the 25th annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial on Saturday May 2.

This is the 13th consecutive season that Hoserville will be a part of the heat races during the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series event at Silver Dollar Speedway. Each 10-lap heat race winner on Saturday May 2 will receive a free Hoosier Right Rear Tire plus Five Sleeves of Tear Offs.

Hoserville has been involved with the heat races at the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial since 2003 and it has grown to be a major part of the event each year.

The Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial pays tribute to fallen race car driver Dave Bradway Jr., who lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Skagit Speedway's Dirt Cup in 1987. Bradway was a driver destined for stardom in Sprint Car racing and the event held in his memory has become a cornerstone for the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series each season.

It’s also become a tradition at the start of the night to hand out the Carwash Mike Fast Time Award at the Bradway. The winner of the award will take home a custom one of a kind Jagermeister Trophy & a Coors Light Cowboy Hat, in honor of super fan Carwash Mike Avilla, who passed away in 2011.

If anyone would like to add to the fast time award, hard charger award, purchase a lap or add anything to the night, please contact Dave and Dianne Durica at Durica1414@sbcglobal.net or 916-988-5958. The Carwash Mike Fast Time Award has been captured the last three years by Rico Abreu, Tim Kaeding & Roger Crockett respectively.

Commemorative 25th anniversary event shirts will also be on sale during the weekend at Silver Dollar Speedway.

The Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial features a 40-lap main event to conclude the night. Information and updates on the event will be found in the coming week at www.racepmg.com & http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com along with both the KWS and Silver Dollar Speedway Facebook pages.

The Silver Dollar Speedway is located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, a half-mile west of SR 99 on Park Ave in Chico, California.

Past winners of the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Hoserville Heats

2014 Willie Croft Craig Stidham Brent Kaeding Shane Golobic

2013 Shane Stewart Willie Croft Jonathan Allard Dominic Scelzi

2012 Tim Kaeding Jonathan Allard Peter Murphy Willie Croft

2011 Mason Moore Ian Madsen Rico Abreu Tim Kaeding

2010 Andy Gregg Brett Miller Jason York Kyle Larson

2009 Andy Forsberg Sean Becker Robert Stice Kyle Hirst

2008 Brent Kaeding Roger Crockett Tyler Walker Evan Suggs

2007 Sean Becker Brad Sweet Colby Wiesz Evan Suggs

2006 Willie Croft Brett Rollag Ronnie Day Peter Murphy

2005 Stephen Allard Lawrence Edlund David Robinson Jr. Mike Benson

2004 Sean Becker Mike Henry Roger Crockett Craig Stidham

2003 Brent Kaeding Wayne Williams Craig Stidham Jimmy Carter

 

 

World of Outlaws tickets on sale for Granite City Speedway on June 16

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. — April 22, 2015 — Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota on Tuesday, June 16 and can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/GraniteCitySpeedway15 or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Granite City Speedway will mark the eighth track in Minnesota that the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has competed at dating back to 1979, the sophomore season of the series. The three-eighths-mile has received numerous facility upgrades over the last few years.

Last season, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series raced three times in Minnesota, with veterans Paul McMahan and Joey Saldana picking up wins, as well as first-time winner Roger Crockett.

Donny Schatz, the six-time and defending series champion and current series point leader, also is a past winner in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” with the World of Outlaws, as is Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series titlist, who has a pair of wins thus far in 2015. David Gravel, one of the young guns on the circuit, won in Minnesota in 2013. Kraig Kinser has also been victorious in Minnesota with the series.

Also in action at Granite City Speedway will be Shane Stewart, who drives for Larson Marks Racing, co-owned by rising NASCAR star Kyle Larson, veterans Jason Sides, Paul McMahan, Brad Sweet, Kerry Madsen, second-year drivers Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Granite City Speedway on Tuesday, June 16 can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/GraniteCitySpeedway15 or by phone at 815-344-2023.

For more information on tickets, visit http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Brent Marks Will Join All Stars for Back-to-Back Events in ‘Posse Country’ Three Races in Three Days for Brent Marks Racing

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Myerstown, PA (April 22nd, 2015) - The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will trek to central Pennsylvania for the first time in 2015 this Friday and Saturday, April 24th & 25th; visiting the Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway during their two-day swing through the ‘Keystone State.’ Brent Marks will follow the All Star Circuit of Champions through central Pennsylvania; beginning with a $5,000-to-win All Star/Posse showdown at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday, April 24th.

“Big weekend ahead and we are excited for it” said Brent Marks, “Anytime a series comes to central Pennsylvania, you can’t help but get excited...the atmosphere is always intense and the stands are always packed...this team has been working hard and it is definitely showing...besides a few bumps in the road, we’ve been really consistent...we’ll head into the weekend with a similar frame of mind as always, and work to get this ‘19M’ up front.”

After his Friday night visit to Williams Grove Speedway, Brent Marks will follow the All Star Circuit of Champions trail to the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The annual ‘Bob Weikert Memorial’ will headline the Saturday evening program at the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile; complete with a 40-lap main event, awarding $15,000 to the main event winner. Brent Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing, BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, no. 19M ‘410’ sprint car, has displayed success at ‘The Speed Palace’ on multiple occasions throughout his career, and hopes to continue that trend this weekend. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania native finished third during the 2014 edition of the ‘Bob Weikert Memorial,’ and is a former ‘Living Legends Dream Race’ winner at the facility worth over $11,000.

“Port Royal has always been pretty good to us” said Brent Marks, “It’s a track that requires a lot of momentum and a lot of speed...hopefully we can get things to go our way right from the start on Saturday night and put ourselves in a position to win.”

The upcoming weekend will come to a close for Brent Marks Racing on Sunday, April 26th with a visit to the Path Valley Speedway Park near Spring Run, Pennsylvania. The ‘Fred Rahmer Promotions’ team will host the ‘The Party at the Path’ on Sunday evening; featuring sprint car teams from all across the region battling on the quarter-mile for a shot at $5,000.

“There is a lot on the line this weekend and that is really motivating” said Brent Marks, “I can’t thank all of our supporters and sponsors enough...we have a lot of great people behind this team...mix that with a great group of guys who work on this race car day in and day out, and you create a great combination...hopefully we can get that first win of the year this weekend...this team deserves it.”

To learn more information regarding all three upcoming events for Brent Marks Racing, please visit www.williamsgrove.com, www.portroyalspeedway.com and www.fredrahmerpromotions.com.

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: Finished fifth at Port Royal Speedway during the ‘Bob Weikert Memorial’ tune-up on Saturday, April 18th

2015 Wins: 0

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

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DCRP Round Two this Saturday!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 21, 2015) – The Dodge City Raceway Park 2015 championship battles will further take shape with this Saturday night’s second round of action atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.

Saturday’s tilt will include a full card of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

And, before that full slate of events gets under way, the night will open with some bonus action with the IMCA Modified main event that was postponed by rain from the April 11 season opener, making for perhaps the best value of the season with a general admission price of just $10.

Saturday’s racing action will get under way at 7:30 p.m.

The Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars debuted at the April 11 opener with a strong field of 29 entries. The action on track didn’t disappoint either, with Ty Williams ultimately emerging from a multi-car duel for the lead in the closing rounds.

With the win, Williams is out to the early lead in the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars championship points chase ahead of Dodge City’s Brian Herbert, Luke Cranston, C.J. Johnson and Ray Seemann.

Williams was one of four opening night winners along with Jeremy Sigler in the IMCA Sport Modifieds, Michael Pepper in IMCA Stock Cars and Cody Davis in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

With 23 entries on hand for the IMCA Modified opener, Joel Lane and two-time and defending track champion Austin Allen are slated to start on the front row of Saturday’s make-up feature before moving on to the night’s scheduled action.

General admission tickets to Saturday’s championship chase card that also includes the April 11 IMCA Modified feature are just $10, 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, highlighted by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Boothill Showdown on July 3-4.

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.

 

 

RoC Modifieds Add Excitement to Oswego Speedway’s Opening Night, Ray Graham to Pull Double Duty

OSWEGO, NY (April 21, 2015) – When Oswego Speedway goes green flag racing for the 65th consecutive season on Saturday, May 9, the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS will be joined by the Race of Champions Asphalt Modifies Series Richie Evans Memorial.

The tripleheader will serve as a blockbuster opener for the ‘Steel Palace’ with 155-laps of green flag feature action taking place, presented by Planet Fitness and Mitchell’s Speedway Press.

The annual Richie Evans Memorial, won last season by Matt Hirschman, will be the second event of the Race of Champions Modified season and will feature two-time $10,000 Mr. Novelis Supermodified champion Ray Graham within the line-up.

With a brand new LFR Modified chassis on order out of Mooresville, NC, Graham is excited to join a long list of Supermodified drivers to pull Modified double duty, while fulfilling a lifelong dream.

“I grew up going to Fulton Speedway when it was asphalt,” said Graham. “We watched guys like Evans, Maynard Troyer, and other great’s race. Ever since then it has always been something I wanted to try.”

Graham will field two weekly Supermodifieds at Oswego for himself and his son Kody, also a former Mr. Supermodified champion, while making plans to contend in all three RoC Modified shows at Oswego.

“We want to run all the shows at Oswego and perhaps some races at Lancaster or Shangri La at the end of the season with the Modified,” said Graham. “Our main focus is weekly Supermodified racing at Oswego, but we want to learn and have fun on the Modified side of things too.”

LFR Chassis Inc. has been on a tear as of late, earning their first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory just last weekend at the Thompson International Speedway Icebreaker, with Doug Coby at the wheel. Graham is excited at the prospect of working and learning with the LFR group.

“They build a great piece and have proven results,” said Graham. “Doug (Coby) recently dominated at Thompson, and as a two-time champion you may expect that. The Meyers boys have also had a lot of success with the cars down south. It will be a great base for us to get started with, and for our crew to learn as we go through the season.”

Fans can see Graham contend in RoC Modified action beginning on May 9, but also when the series returns on Budweiser International Classic Weekend on September 4, and of course during the SUNOCO Race of Champions Modified 200 on September 19.

Returning to Oswego Supermodified action full-time in 2015, Graham will join the likes of Geoff Bodine, Jim Shampine, Guy Chartrand, Mike McLaughlin, Doug Heveron, Eddie Bellinger, Joe Gosek, and recently Otto Sitterly – as drivers to attack the 5/8 mile in both a Supermodified and Modified.

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

Pit gates will open on May 9 at 11:30 a.m. with practice getting underway at 1:30 p.m. Time trials for Supermodifieds and SBS will be held at 4 p.m., with the first heat race of the season going green at 5 p.m.

General admission for the 65th annual opening night celebration will be $25, reserved seating $35, and pit admission $40.

Kids 16 and under with paid adult and active military with I.D. are free.

The Speedway will also hold an open practice session on Saturday, May 2 from 1-5 p.m. The practice is open to all cars competing at Oswego in 2015, with admission to the grandstands being free.

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

 

 

J.J. Hickle To Make Trip South To WST Spring Showdown At CGS

By Ben Deatherage Cottage Grove, Oregon- The Western Sprint Tour opening weekend at Cottage Grove Speedway will be having a strong presence of Washington drivers this Friday April 24th and Saturday the 25th. Among the drivers coming from the north include J.J. Hickle of Quilcene, Washington. Hickle will be piloting the family owned Meyer Electric/Hedge Carter/Bekkevar Logging & Trucking/Poverty Bay Bumper/Don Ott Racing Engines/Highline Performance #3 XXX. It should make for an exciting couple of nights for the Spring Showdown at the historic 1/4-mile clay oval.

“We're really excited to come back to Cottage Grove,” said Hickle, “it's always fun to go down there and race.”

The two nights of action will be the first two races ever for the history of the newly created Western Sprint Tour. Last season J.J. would finish second in points to Colin Baker for the Northwest title with his best performance of the whole year the win on Friday June 13th event at CGS marking the first time he had won an event with a touring series. He would also win two ASCS-Frontier Region events in Montana in 2014.

“Cottage Grove is definitely a special place especially getting that win there even though it was on Friday the 13th,” Hickle would say.

In 2015 Hickle has a one-hundred percent winning average as he achieved one victory in one start this year. That triumph would occur at the Central Washington State Fairgrounds in Yakima, Washington on Saturday April 4th. Will Hickle go down in history as the first main event winner in WST history?

“I'm really excited to have a good competitive series to race with. It should be a really fun year.”

Admission prices for the WST events on Friday and Saturday are Adults $15.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $13.00, Youths (Ages 6-12) $8.00, and Children 5 & Under FREE. Both nights the Pit Gates will open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, Qualifying 5:30, and Racing begins right around 6:45.

Support classes for the Friday night program will be Late Models and Street Stocks while Saturday will feature IMCA Modifieds and the Quality RV Repair Hornets. For the latest news and information regarding the Western Sprint Tour log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com.

 

 

Lucas Oil ESS Season 2015 Kicks off This Weekend!

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – It’s time to put the all the off season work to the track this weekend as the quest for the 2015 Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Tour Champion begins this weekend! Friday night (Apr. 24) will see the stars and cars to the familiar Can-Am Motorsports Park and then the next day off to Mohawk International Raceway for the Atomic Sprint Clash.

Can-Am has been the traditional start to the point season and this year is no different with a $2,000 to win 25 lap A-Main. Not only will points be awarded for the overall Lucas Oil Championship but also for the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour 2015 and also the SUNY Canton Series. We like to thank RT. 37 Building Supply for sponsoring the Cobra Coaches Dash.

The next afternoon, the winged warriors will help kick off the special, two day Atomic Spring Clash with a Sprint Clash paying a nice $2,500 to the winner with $1,500 going for second and $1,000 for third. Go Nuclear Late Models and DirtCar Sportsman will also be on the big card. Former ESS star Brain McDonald and WestFront Construction will back the dash on this date.

What also make Mohawk a vital stop on the tour is that all major points series will be awarding points which is the overall Lucas Oil title, the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour 2015, the Canada Tour 2015 and also the SUNY Canton Series.

Steve Poirier comes in a five-time and defending ESS champion and his 2015 quest will be for another title and hopes to closing in on the records set by Mike Woodring. But, the competition will be stout with Jason Barney, Jeff Cook, Matt Tanner, Paul Kinney, Tommy Wickham, Shawn Donath, Dave Axton, Etienne Girard and Parker Evans looking to see if they can take the season long hardware home.

The list that is looking to be at one or both events will be a who’s who in 360 racing. Probably the hottest 360 driver in the country is Pa.’s Mark Smith and he will be coming North to pilot Patrick Vigneault’s #55, he will be joined by Chuck Hebing, Stewart Friesen, Cory Sparks, Dylan Swiernik, Joe Trenca, James Hanson, Mike Stelter, Gordy Button, Yan Bilodeau, Sammy Reakes IV, Paul Habeck, Lee Ladouceur, Alain Bergeron, Paul Pekkonen, Chris Jones, Dan Douville with new comers Paulie Colagiovanni Jr. and Keith Granholm also looking to be in the field.

It’s opening weekend 2015! Can-Am, Mohawk Int’l….and it will be excitement guaranteed!!

Can-Am Motorsports Park – Apr. 24 – Racing at 7:30

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Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/canammotorsports

Twitter - @CanSpeedway

Mohawk International Raceway – Apr. 25 – Racing at 3:00

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, 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!!

 

 

Shane Scott Presents the 8th Annual Bill Brownell Memorial
(Chico, CA 4-21-15)…The most decorated and popular champion in the history of sprint car racing at Silver Dollar Speedway continues to lend a helping hand to the sport and track he loves so dearly. Chico’s Shane Scott has been at the forefront of increasing the yearly purse at the Bill Brownell Memorial sprint car race. This year Scott, with help from Withrow’s Motorsports and Cycleland Speedway, is helping the Speedway offer $3300 to the sprint car main event winner. This year’s race will also feature a 33-lap main event. “That was Bill’s number (33) and I wanted to tie that into the purse and main event laps this year,” said Scott.
This Friday night, April 24th, the pit gate for the competitors will open at 4 PM. The front gate for the fans will open at 6 PM. Racing is slated to start at 7 PM. Adult general admission is $13.00, juniors and seniors are $11.00, kids $6.00 and under five are free. The yearly Bill Brownell event usually attracts a stout field of sprint car drivers.
Point race #4 is presented by Chuck Patterson Dodge of Chico. Other divisions during this night will include economy sprints, street stocks and dwarf cars.
Roseville’s Colby Copeland is set to repeat as this weekend’s winner. Copeland won his first career sprint car race at Chico last Friday and with help from VanLare Steering Repair and Kyle Larson Racing, he is excited about his chances again. “We have the car rolling real good,” said Copeland. “I am excited about the direction my team is headed and we hope more wins are in our near future.”
It was revealed on Monday that current NASCAR K&N East driver and dirt track champion Rico Abreu is set to attend this Friday night races in Chico. Abreu already has a Chico win this season back on March 27th. “We made a change of plans once we saw that this weekend was the Brownell race and it was offering more money to win,” said Abreu.
Chico’s Jonathan Allard, Grass Valley’s Jason Statler and Sacramento’s Justyn Cox are other drivers vying for the big pay day at the Brownell this Friday night.
Former winners of the Brownell will also be in the mix including Mason Moore, Sean Becker, Willie Croft and last year’s winner Keith Bloom Jr.
The following night a rare 410 sprint car race is scheduled at Marysville Raceway. The race will pay $2,000 to win. Many drivers who race at Chico on Friday night are smart enough to see the opportunity to try and win a combined $5300 in a two night span and only travel 45 miles between the two tracks. With this knowledge, a good car count is expected at Marysville on Saturday night April 25th.
As always, visit our website www.silverdollarspeedway.com for more information.
Former Winners of the Bill Brownell Memorial:
2008 - Mason Moore
2009 - Kyle Hirst
2010 - Sean Becker
2011 - Dan Menne
2012 - Tyler Wolf
2013 - Willie Croft
2014 – Keith Bloom Jr.

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: DISCOUNTED HOTEL ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR MAJOR RACING EVENTS

by Tommy Goudge (April 21, 2015) - Ohsweken, Ontario - A limited number of discounted hotel rooms are available for booking at the Best Western Plus Brant Park Inn & Conference Centre for Ohsweken Speedway's major events in 2015.

Special events at Ohsweken in 2015 include the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown on Tuesday, June 30, the Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 27, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 28, the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 18, and the 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 19. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to see the full 2015 schedule, and a detailed list of racing divisions and series competing at Ohsweken this season.

Rooms are $99.99 per night, with two double beds in each room. The Best Western Plus Brant Park Inn & Conference Centre is located at 19 Holiday Drive in Brantford, Ontario. Call them toll free at 1-877-341-1234, or email reservations@bestwesternbrantford.com, and make sure to mention Ohsweken Speedway! Early booking for these events is recommended as a limited number of rooms are available.

2015 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing begins on Friday, May 15 with Opening Night 2015. The weekly Friday night racing program will include Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more news about Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th anniversary season.

2015 ROSTERS Drivers rosters for the 2015 season are already taking shape, and the 2015 roster page is regularly updated on the track website. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to keep an eye on your favourite driver’s plans for the 2015 season.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown on Tuesday, June 30, the Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 27, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 28, the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 18, and the 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 19. 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 Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

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

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

 

 

Helms Wrangles First Top 10 of Season at Attica Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - ORRVILLE, Ohio (April 21, 2015) - Caleb Helms captured his first top 10 of the season last Friday at Attica Raceway Park.

Helms opened the night at the third-mile oval in Attica, Ohio, by qualifying sixth quickest. He then placed fourth in a heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the eighth row for the main event.

"We were rolling pretty good at least the last half of the race," he said. "I started out running the high side because everybody was running the bottom. I was keeping up, but everybody was pretty even. I moved to the bottom and started reeling in a bunch of cars toward the end."

Helms maneuvered from 16th to a ninth-place result.

"It was a great night, especially because it was a slick track and sometimes those are the toughest to get dialed in on," he said. "The cars we were passing and closing in on were good."

His team ventured to Wayne County Speedway on Saturday for a UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event.

Helms qualified fifth quickest in his group, which lined him up on the inside of the third row of a heat race. He then advanced to a third-place result, which was one spot out of making the feature redraw.

"We went the wrong way with the setup in the main event," he said. "We were too loose. It was pretty rough around the outside and we thought we'd have to be loose to run it. I was reeling in cars at the end, but I got passed by too many before I started to pass cars."

Helms ended with a 14th-place finish.

Sunday's All Star race at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., was cancelled because of weather.

Helms will tackle a pair of All Star events in Pennsylvania this weekend as he invades Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday and Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal on Saturday. Helms will also make his career debut at Path Valley Speedway Park in Spring Run, Pa., on Sunday.

"I love going to Williams Grove and Port Royal," he said. "The fans are awesome and they are historic tracks. Plus, it's some of the toughest local competition in the country."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 17 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 9 (16).

April 18 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 14 (9).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions and Sunday at Path Valley Speedway Park in Spring Run, Pa.

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 Engines and Kistler Racing Products 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.

 

 

SALDANA FIRED UP FOR DEVIL’S BOWL DOUBLEHEADER

MESQUITE, Texas (April 21, 2015)—Following his second place finish at Perris, Calif., Joey Saldana, along with all the members of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team, spent the next two days in San Diego with Workshops for Warriors personnel, along with HEMsaw’s Bob Foster.

“We were very impressed by the skills and the level of machining and welding precision taught at Workshops for Warriors,” said Saldana. “It was a great learning experience for all of us. We salute the vision and initiatives of founder Hernan Luis y Prado. He provides valuable education for veterans and active duty personnel and then facilitates job placement for each graduate.”

The team left San Diego Tuesday morning, April 21, Texas bound as the World of Outlaws returns to its roots for a doubleheader Friday and Saturday, April 24-25.

In March of 1978 Ted Johnson gathered a group of racers from around the country and got them to buy into a vision he had. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series was born that weekend. The Outlaws raced at Devil’s Bowl through 2003 and then more than a decade later, 2014, returned to their birthplace.

Saldana, a two-time winner at Devil’s Bowl (2001, 2002), had a good showing last year, but wants to take some of the momentum from his strong run at Perris into Mesquite and parlay that into a victory. Last year on Friday, Saldana drove the Motter 71M to the No. 1 qualifying position and finished fourth in the feature. The next night he led nine laps and finished second.

“I enjoy the two-night shows,” said Saldana. “Devil’s Bowl was a fixture on the Outlaws schedule forever. Then we didn’t go there for a decade, but we had a huge crowd last year when we returned.

“There’s a difference in the California and Texas dirt. Every track has its own characteristics. The trick is trying to find grip on the track and it’s always moving. It could be on the top one lap, in the middle the next, or on the bottom.

“The Devil’s Bowl half-mile races like a short track. You have to move around on the track a lot, but I enjoy it.

“Right now we are fifth in point standings and that’s respectable, but I know I have to get better and I will. I’m going for the victory this weekend to redeem my second place finish at Perris after leading 26 laps. We’ll have the game face on.”

 

 

Sides Closes World of Outlaws West Coast Spring Swing with Top 10 at Perris

Inside Line Promotions - PERRIS, Calif. (April 21, 2015) - Jason Sides wrapped up the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series spring swing along the West Coast last weekend.

"We had a solid West Coast swing, but we're excited to head to the Midwest and East Coast in the near future," he said. "California is a long way from home so it'll be nice to be within driving distance throughout a lot of the spring."

Sides kicked off last weekend on Friday by qualifying 14th quickest at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., which missed a spot in the heat race inversion by only two positions. He then finished sixth in a heat race to lock into the main event, where he started on the outside of the seventh row.

"They ended up watering the pits more than the race track," he said. "It was a dusty mess. Everybody was beating and banging on the top. We tried going somewhere they weren't. We'd get a few cars and then miss our mark and they'd get back by."

Sides ended with a 12th-place finish.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway, where he timed in 13th quickest during SoCal Showdown qualifying before tackling the World of Outlaws new format when the car count is less than 20. Sides advanced from seventh to sixth place in a heat race and from fourth to third place in a qualifier to garner the 13th starting position for the main event.

"The first three or four cars were battling pretty good and back where I was, myself, Kraig (Kinser) and (David) Gravel were in a bundle fighting it out amongst ourselves," he said. "I've never really had any success there so a top 10 was good for us."

Sides capped the event with a 10th-place result.

He resumes competition this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws. Sides finished 10th and 13th, respectively, during the event last year.

"We were pretty good and I look forward to getting back there," he said. "I've never had any wins at Devil's Bowl, but have had some good runs. It should be a good weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 17 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 12 (14).

April 18 - Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (7); Qualifier: 3 (4); Feature: 10 (13).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 11 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals 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 - Jim Schuhknecht

"Jim started helping out a couple of years ago," Sides said. "He's a really good guy and has helped me when I've needed it the most."

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

 

 

Trenca Finally Gets Season Rolling with Debut at Selinsgrove

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (April 21, 2015) - Although Joe Trenca didn't produce the result he wanted during his season opener last Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway, he's happy to have the 2015 season underway.

Following two straight weeks of delaying his first race of the year, Trenca kicked off the season by drawing a high number in the pill draw. That lined up the Mucci Motorsports sprint car seventh in a heat race on the tough track.

"The track was really narrow," he said. "There was no passing in the heat races."

Trenca finished where he started in the heat race, which lined him up 19th for the main event.

"The track was kind of hard to pass on," he said. "Starting in the back you're in dirty air and the track slicked off pretty bad. There were a lot of guys fast on the bottom and a lot of guys fast on the top. If you weren't extremely better than them it was hard to get by them.

"We were up to 14th or 15th and with about five laps to go we had to come in because we were running out of fuel. As soon as I pulled in there was a caution so we were able to get back out there and pass a couple of cars."

Trenca ended with an 18th-place result.

He is set to make his Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints season debut this weekend during a New York doubleheader. Trenca will compete on Friday at Can-Am Motorsports Park in LaFargeville and on Saturday at Mohawk International Raceway in Akwesasne.

"We've ran good at Can-Am," he said. "The last couple of times we've had speed and been consistent. We haven't been to Mohawk since probably 2012. It's one of my favorite tracks so I'm looking forward to getting back there as well."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 18 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Heat race: 7 (7); Feature: 18 (19).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Friday at Can-Am Motorsports Park in LaFargeville, N.Y., and Saturday at Mohawk International Raceway in Akwesasne, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Weld Wheels

Founded in 1967, Weld Wheels is the undisputed leader in maximum performance wheels. Whether it's hard core off road, on the track, or on the street, Weld Wheels has unleashed the performance potential of all types of machines for nearly 50 years. For more information, visit http://www.WeldWheels.com.

"We're excited to team up with Weld Wheels, which is a proven leader in premier wheels," Trenca said.

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Fast Axle, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Outdoor Factory Outlet, National Parts Peddler, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Schoenfeld Headers, Shute's Water Systems, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Brakes, Seals-It, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Ken's Auto Body, Slade Shock Technology, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, 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.

 

 

Blurton Extends Top-10 Streak with Sixth-Place Result During URSS Opener

Inside Line Promotions - LIBERAL, Kan. (April 21, 2015) - Zach Blurton continued his top-10 streak last Saturday during the United Rebel Sprint Series season opener at Liberal Fairgrounds Speedway.

Blurton overcame a stacked heat race and heavy track conditions early in the night to close with a sixth-place result during the feature. That gives him four top 10s in as many races this season.

"I was happy that we moved forward," he said. "I'll take it for the first night and it's something to build off."

The event opened with Blurton advancing from fifth to fourth place in his heat race, which was one spot out of locking into the main event on the unique track.

"The track was pretty wet and we had a lot of good drivers in it," he said. "Liberal is a d-shaped track so there's only one straightaway. Through turn two and into three is one big curve. It was built around a baseball field. And turn four is where home plate was. It's pretty unique."

The heat race result relegated Blurton to the B Main, which he won after starting on the pole. That lined him up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.

"Everybody was around the bottom," he said. "I started running the top about a quarter of the way through it. If I would have found that a little faster and stuck to it a little harder than I did I could have got a couple more cars."

Blurton rallied from 11th to the sixth-place finish. Sunday's race at the track was cancelled because of weather.

He is slated to return to Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., this Saturday. Blurton finished eighth at the track earlier this month.

"Last time we missed the redraw by one spot," he said. "This time it's about getting in that redraw and seeing if we could start up front in the main event."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 18 - Liberal Fairgrounds Speedway in Liberal, Kan. - Heat race: 4 (5); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (11).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZachBlurton.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZachBlurton

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

APPAREL -

Blurton is currently ordering select sizes of t-shirts and hoodies. Visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ZachBlurtonRacing for more information.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Midwest Ag Professionals Inc.

Midwest Ag Professionals Inc., also known as MAP Inc., provides crop insurance in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Colorado and Missouri. For more information, visit http://www.MidwestAgProfessionals.com.

"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, Park Liquor, Phillips Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Center, Ti22 Performance, Rod End Supply and Outlaw Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Roth Motorsports To Hit Road With Kyle Hirst

PETERSEN MEDIA- Roth Motorsports is excited to announce they have named Kyle Hirst the driver of their traveling team effective immediately, as Hirst joins the team in Mesquite, TX for the Texas Outlaw Nationals at the Devil’s Bowl Raceway this Friday and Saturday night.

“David Gravel gave us a great effort for the last year, but we felt it was time to go in a different direction for our team,” Dennis Roth said. “We are excited to give Kyle Hirst to opportunity to hit the road and represent our team on the track. As I said at the start of the season, we were very pleased with what Kyle did for us in California over the last few seasons, and hope he can do well for us in the National spotlight.”

After piloting the Roth Motorpsorts No. 83jr on Friday night in Hanford, CA with the World of Outlaws, Kyle Hirst will now pack his bags and meet up with the National team as they continue their season in Texas, and he takes over the driving duties of the Roth Motorsports No. 83 machine.

Hirst, who is no stranger to Roth Motorsports, gets the nod after picking up two consecutive KWS Championships outright, as well as helping the team earn the owner’s title in 2012 as he took the reigns from Tim Kaeding.

“I am so thankful that Dennis and Teresa Roth are giving me the opportunity of a lifetime, to hit the road and race,” Kyle Hirst said. “We had a great run together the last few seasons and I am hoping we can keep it going on this next adventure. I hate to leave the Main Motorsports team with our season in California just getting started, but they have been very supportive over the last few days.”

“There are some huge races across the country I have always wanted to compete in, and it is awesome to have the chance,” Hirst added. “Roth Motorsports is a great organization, and I am very excited to get back to work with them.”

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-0, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0.

ON TAP: Hirst and Roth Motorsports will be in action this Friday and Saturday night at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

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

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.

 

 

Destiny Motorsports Proudly Announces David Gravel Will Take Over Driving Duties on World of Outlaws Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the California swing in the books, Destiny Motorsports is excited to announce that David Gravel has been hired to take over the driving duties on the World of Outlaws tour starting this weekend in Texas.

“It just did not work out with Craig Dollansky and us, and we both felt it was best to part ways,” Destiny Motorsports owner, Rick Rogers said. “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome a young talent like David Gravel to our team, as he takes over the driving duties for us.”

Watertown, CT driver, David Gravel, comes to Destiny Motorsports after a very strong 2014 season with the World of Outlaws, one that saw him win five World of Outlaws races, including the National Open.

“First and foremost, I am thankful for the opportunity that Roth Motorsports gave me for the last season,” Gravel said. “With that being said, I am very excited to team up with Rick and Barb Rogers, and drive the Destiny Motorsports machine.”

Though the start of the 2015 season has not been quite what David Gravel had in mind, he looks forward to jumping into the Destiny Motorsports machine, and continuing his World of Outlaws season, where he currently sits ninth in the standings with nine Top-10 finishes and two Top-Five finishes.

“This team wants to win a World of Outlaws race very bad, and we are going to work very hard and hopefully win a couple of them as the season goes on,” Gravel added.

Gravel and the Destiny Motorsports team will make their debut together when the World of Outlaws series takes to the Devil’s Bowl Speedway this Friday and Saturday night.

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

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports and David Gravel make their debut together this Friday and Saturday night at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

2015 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-24, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-6

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

 

 

Tarlton Puts On Huge Charge At Keller Auto Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Tommy Tarlton made his first start with the World of Outlaws on Friday night, and he made it exciting as he charged from his 19th starting position to pick up a ninth place finish in Hanford, CA.

“It took us a little while to get our new engine dialed in, but once Paul Baines and the boys got it figured out, we had a really fast racecar,” Tarlton said.

27 cars checked into the Keller Auto Speedway to take on ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’, and Tarlton’s night did not get off to the start he was hoping for as he timed his Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino backed entry in 21st fastest.

Finding himself in the fourth row of his heat race, the Easton, CA driver had his elbows up as he worked his Executive Auto Sales/Pabco Gypsum/WFO Apparel machine into the fifth and final transfer position.

Lining up in the 10th row for the 35-lap feature event, Tarlton was extremely patient on the slicked off surface, as he carved his way forward on the track he has had so much success at over the years.

Taking advantage of an early red, Tarlton would gain a couple of positions, as he used restarts to his advantage en route to his charge forward. Getting by Jason Sides and Dominic Scelzi late in the race, Tarlton would crack the Top-10, before he made quick work of Logan Schuchart to take the ninth position, where he would go onto finish.

“It was great to come through the field like that, I only wish we could have started a little better in the main event,” Tarlton said. “Overall I am pleased with how our first night with the World of Outlaws went, and am happy to score a Top-10, and move forward. We have some great partners on board this year, and we want to keep this car up front as much as we can.”

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

ON TAP: Tarlton will be back in action on Friday night as he returns to the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tommy by visiting www.tommytarlton.com, follow @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or become a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21.

 

 

Crash Inside The Top-10 Ends Netto’s Hanford Run

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking on the World of Outlaws in his hometown of Hanford, CA, DJ Netto got caught up in a wreck while running inside the Top-10, which ultimately ended his night.

“We had a pretty solid night going, but on a restart there was some contact, and we got some damage to our car, and our night was over,” DJ Netto said.

With 27 cars checked into the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Friday night, Netto timed his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Bogies Auto Parts backed No. 88n entry in 11th fastest during qualifications.

Starting on the front row of his heat race, Netto would lose the drag race to World of Outlaw regular, Brad Sweet, and end up in the second spot, where he went on to finish. By way of his finish, Netto would transfer directly to the night’s feature event where he lined up in the 12th spot.

On the very slick track, Netto got off to a nice start as he quickly worked his way up into the ninth spot before the caution flag waived on the fifth lap. The ensuing restart would spell disaster for the Hanford, CA driver, as contact with a competitor would cause suspension damage to his machine, and force him to retire for the rest of the night.

“I thought we had a pretty good restart, and as we got under another car, some contact ensued and the damage that we received ended our night,” he added. “It was a tough stint with the World of Outlaws while they were in California, but my team never gave up. We are excited to get our regular season out here going, and hopefully we can improve.”

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 return to the Keller Auto Speedway on Friday night before heading to the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA on Saturday night for a night of action with the Civil War Series.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-16, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

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

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.

 

 

Dewease and Team Have Smooth Weekend

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The season seems to be turning around for LD and the Dietz Motorsports #14 team. After working hard all week to get the car ready, the team headed to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday in hopes of pulling a decent pill and having a good night.

They drew the number one pill putting LD first out for time trials. When all was said and done, the Dietz Motorsports #14 had timed in tenth. LD started and finished third in the first heat, allowing him to regain his time and start tenth in the feature. LD was sitting in sixth by a caution on lap 21, and after the restart he continued to run strong in that spot for the rest of the feature.

Saturday night was spent at Lincoln Speedway. LD started on the front row of his heat, and after a red flag on the first lap, he held strong and finished second putting him into the handicap. Since the team claimed their first win of 2015 last week at Lincoln, LD was set to start 12th.

LD was one of the few cars making moves on a non-passing track. He had worked his way up to seventh when caution flags waved on the last lap. On the green-checkered restart, he took sixth away from Monteith, claiming the weekend's second top-ten finish.

Even though the team planned to head to Bedford Speedway on Sunday, the possibility of storms looming caused the All Star show to be postponed with a possible rain date to be announced in the future.

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 #14 will be getting ready to battle it out this coming weekend against the All Star Circuit of Champions. They will be headed to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, and Path Valley Speedway on Sunday night. LIVE race updates will be posted each night on Twitter.

SO FAR IN 2015: Starts - 8, Wins - 1, Top 5's - 0, Top 10's - 4.

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.

 

 

‘The Big Guy’ Sixth at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Shaking down a new car, and getting some laps in Chico, CA leading up to the 25th Annual Dave Bradway Jr Memorial, Jason Statler and his DF Rios Motorsports team picked up a sixth place finish on Friday night.

“We put a new car together, and were in the hunt all night from time trials to the feature event,” Statler said.

With a light car count on hand Friday night, Statler got off to a nice start as he timed his DF Rios Motorsports/Amerikote/Riley Collins Auto Body No. 00 machine in fourth fastest before finishing fourth in his heat race.

By way of the redraw, the Grass Valley, CA wheelman lined up in the fifth spot for the 25-lap feature event, and instantly found himself in a dogfight for the fourth spot with rookie driver, Tanner Thorson.

Battling with Thorson, Statler was able to get the spot, as he then set his sights on Jonathan Allard and Colby Copeland who were running just ahead of him. Working on the razor thin cushion all the way around the speedway, Statler was able to reel the two drivers in, until he got his machine in the crumbs atop turns one and two, and lost a few positions.

Gathering his machine back up, and getting back on to the racing surface, Statler was able to get a few positions backs during the closing laps of the race, as he brought his SCI/Kaeding Performance/Kister Racing Engines powered machine home with a sixth place finish.

“We got exactly what we wanted out of Friday night,” Statler said “We came out of the night with more positives in 25 laps than we have in our first five races of the season, so hopefully we can put another strong night together this weekend. My guys worked hard, and I thank them for sticking with me.”

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 return to action Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.

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

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

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.

 

 

Dover Aiming for First Victory at Valley Speedway on Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (April 21, 2015) - Jack Dover heads into this Saturday's ASCS Warrior Region season-opening event seeking his first victory of the season.

Dover is slated to race at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., where he is also aiming for his first career triumph.

"Valley Speedway is a tight, high-banked bullring where you have to be elbows up from the drop of the green flag until the checkered flag is waved," he said. "A lot can happen in a short amount of time there so you have to be cautiously aggressive and hope things fall the right way for you."

Dover finished 11th and 22nd, respectively, at the bullring in 2013 and he rallied from 19th to 12th in 2012.

While Dover has yet to win at Valley Speedway, he enters this weekend looking to secure an ASCS Warrior Region feature victory for the fifth straight season. Dover has recorded five wins in limited races with the region since it joined with ASCS.

"We are confident that we can go into this weekend's race and be a contender," he said. "We need to get that first mark in the win column and hopefully that will happen on Saturday."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, 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 - Home Pride Companies, Inc.

Home Pride Companies, Inc., is a leader in vinyl siding, window replacement, roofing and guttering. Based in Omaha, Neb., Home Pride Companies, Inc., also specializes in storm damage repair and has served Nebraska and Iowa for more than 25 years. For more information, visit http://www.HomePrideCompanies.com.

"Luke Cochran has become a family friend the last few years and he's been instrumental in keeping our program going," Dover said. "He also has a great company, which we've seen firsthand when Home Pride Companies, Inc., roofed my parent's house."

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

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.

 

 

Hagar Targeting Third Straight Season with Win at Tennessee National Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (April 21, 2015) - Derek Hagar is seeking his third consecutive year with a USCS victory at Tennessee National Raceway this Saturday.

Hagar has visited Victory Lane during two of his three races at the third-mile oval in Hohenwald, Tenn., the past two seasons and he is itching to record his first triumph of this year.

"We haven't raced much," he said. "By this time last year we'd already won four. It's kind of aggravating because when you get out there you're driving over your head for that win. We haven't raced as much this year as last year because of the weather and that's got us out of rhythm. But it's out of our hands. We can't do anything unless Mother Nature lets us."

Hagar has only been able to race six times this season, but he has top 10s during two of his last three events.

This Saturday's race is also at a track that is conducive to Hagar's driving style.

"The track starts off with a little bit of moisture and as the night goes on it gets real slick," he said. "It has long straightaways and tight corners. You have to be patient. You have to finesse it a little bit. I think that's played in our hands the last couple of years."

Hagar was slated to compete with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last Saturday in Missouri, but the event was cancelled because of the weather. It marked the eighth race on Hagar's schedule that has been rained out so far this season.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn., with the USCS

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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

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

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

 

 

Colin Baker Looks To Defend Northwest Title In 2015

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Dirt Monkey Productions) Cottage Grove, Oregon- In just a few days the Western Sprint Tour will be hosting the first two races in their history at Cottage Grove Speedway. On Friday April 24th and Saturday the 25th the clay will fly and the engines will roar at the historical 1/4-mile clay oval. And to begin his Northwest title defense Colin Baker will look to have the same success he had last year.

“Nowadays in the Northwest you're lucky enough just to drive for someone, let alone win a championship,” commented Baker, “I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to drive for the Thistle family and pursue another title this year.”

Baker, who is from Cottage Grove and is the defending 360 Sprint champion at the facility, changed rides over the 2014-15 offseason. He now sits in the cockpit of the Jesse and Jessica Thistle owned Steelhouse Metal Roofing Supply/Cobalt Computer Services/RCV Custom Coach Service/William & Mathis Accounting/Commonwealth Financial Network/All Around Printing #4 XXX machine. They have competed in a handful events this year already including the Cottage Grove Season Opener as well as the Silver Cup in Chico, California.

“The first couple of races we've been plagued by mechanical gremlins but that's apart of racing,” he would continue, “we'll recover from it and get a handle on it. We'll come back swinging for the first two races of the WST at Cottage Grove”

Colin Baker will be up against the best drivers in Pacific Northwest region. 360 Sprint pilots from Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia will invade CGS for two nights of breathtaking action. Be sure and don't miss a lap of the action.

Admission prices for the WST events on Friday and Saturday are Adults $15.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $13.00, Youths (Ages 6-12) $8.00, and Children 5 & Under FREE. Both nights the Pit Gates will open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, Qualifying 5:30, and Racing begins right around 6:45.

Support classes for the Friday night program will be Late Models and Street Stocks while Saturday will feature IMCA Modifieds and the Quality RV Repair Hornets. For the latest news and information regarding the Western Sprint Tour log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com.

 

 

 

Byron Reed In Control of F.A.S.T. Standings After Opening Weekend
F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Action Continues on May 1st & 2nd


 

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 (April 21st 2015) - Defending Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service champion Byron Reed finds himself in control of the current F.A.S.T. standings after the opening weekend of competition. Reed used a pair of runner-up finishes during the first two rounds of F.A.S.T. action on April 17th & 18th to propel himself to the top of the rankings; leading Dean Jacobs by eleven markers heading into round #3 on Friday, May 1st. Cap Henry, Chris Andrews and Craig Mintz round out the top-five in the current championship standings.


 

The F.A.S.T. season officially kicked-off on Friday evening, April 17th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio where it was Ohio veteran Dean Jacobs earning the victory. Jacobs led the entire distance on Friday night; controlling the entire caution-free thirty-lap feature for his first win of the season. Byron Reed, who nearly got by Jacobs on the final circuit, would finish in the runner-up position, followed by UNOH All Star regular Chad Kemenah, Cap Henry, and D.J. Foos.


 

The F.A.S.T. ‘410’ schedule continued on Saturday evening, April 18th at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. It was Chris Andrews earning his first F.A.S.T. feature victory of the 2015 season on Saturday night; holding off defending series champion Byron Reed and former series champion Craig Mintz. Cap Henry and Brian Smith completed the top-five finishers. Andrews won the 30-lap main event from the pole position; surviving multiple cautions and a red flag to secure his appearance in victory lane. The F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series sprint cars will continue their 2015 campaign on Friday and Saturday, May 1st & 2nd back at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.


 

The JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro launched its 2015 season on Friday and Saturday, April 17th & 18th as well; hosting events at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. Bobby Clark finds himself in control of the current F.A.S.T. ‘305’ standings after earning a runner-up finish and a victory during opening weekend; leading fellow F.A.S.T. opening weekend winner Jordan Ryan by sixteen markers. Rounding out the top-five in the current F.A.S.T. ‘305’ championship standings are Steve Rando, Alvin Roepke, and Jamie Miller.


 

Jordan Ryan opened his 2015 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ campaign with a win at the Attica Raceway Park on Friday evening, April 17th; holding off sixth starting Bobby Clark and fifth starting Jamie Miller for the victory during a dramatic simultaneous green/white flag restart. Alvin Roepke charged from tenth to fourth during opening night; Steve Rando would complete the top-five.


 

Current point leader Bobby Clark earned his first F.A.S.T. ‘305’ victory of 2015 on Saturday evening, April 18th at the Fremont Speedway; taking advantage of Steve Rando’s issues with lapped traffic with less than five laps remaining. For Clark, it was a perfect evening at ‘The Track That Action Built;’ sweeping heat race and main event action. Steve Rando would hang on for second; followed by Texas native T.J. Michael, hard charger Alvin Roepke, and Ricky Peterson. JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro action will continue on Friday and Saturday, May 15th & 16th at ‘ARP’ and Fremont Speedway.


 

There are currently 18 dates on the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series schedule in 2015; stretching from mid-April until early August. The F.A.S.T. ‘305’ sprinters will headline 11 events in 2015, with an inaugural visit to the Waynesfield Raceway Park scheduled for Saturday, July 4th. The 2015 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ title will once again be worth $10,000 to the series champion. $2,000 will be awarded to the 2015 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ series champion.



 

Upcoming Event Details:

Friday, May 1st - Attica Raceway Park - Attica, Ohio - Gates @ 5PM / Racing @ 7:45PM / Adults: $15; Seniors: $13; 11-15: $10; 10 & Under: Free; Pit Pass: $30

Saturday, May 2nd - Fremont Speedway - Fremont, Ohio - Gates @ 4PM / Racing @ 7PM / Adults: $14; Seniors: $12; Students: $8; 10 & Under: Free; Pit Pass: $30


 

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

 

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


 

Looking Ahead:


 

Future F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Events:
Round 3 - Friday, May 1st - Attica Raceway Park
Round 4 - Saturday, May 2nd - Fremont Speedway
Round 5 - Friday, May 15th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 6 - Saturday, May 16th - Fremont Speedway


 

Future F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Events:
Round 3 - Friday, May 15th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 4 - Saturday, May 16th - Fremont Speedway


 

Point Standings (As of Tuesday, April 21st)

 

Kistler Racing F.A.S.T 410 Points


 

 

 

 

 

 

Pl.

Car #

Driver

Wins

Total

Pts.

Pts.

Back

1

5

Byron Reed

0

290

0

2

97

Dean Jacobs

1

279

-11

3

53

Cap Henry

0

272

-18

4

19

Chris Andrews

1

268

-22

5

09

Craig Mintz

0

263

-27

6

16

Stuart Brubaker

0

247

-43

7

45L

Brian Lay

0

236

-54

8

9Z

Duane Zablocki

0

234

-56

9

40DD

Nate Dussel

0

222

-68

10

83M

Broc Martin

0

219

-71

11

68G

Tyler Gunn

0

201

-89

12

60

Jody Keegan

0

191

-99



 

JLH F.A.S.T 305 Points


 

Pl.

Car #

Driver

Wins

Total

Pts.

Pts.

Back

1

8

Bobby Clark

1

295

0

2

5R

Jordan Ryan

1

279

-16

3

19R

Steve Rando

0

277

-18

4

99

Alvin Roepke

0

276

-19

5

39

Jamie Miller

0

260

-35

6

2

Ricky Peterson

0

255

-40

7

77I

John Ivy

0

252

-43

8

12

Kyle Capodice

0

247

-48

9

3J

Trey Jacobs

0

235

-60

10

36

Seth Schneider

0

228

-67

11

25

Jason Keckler

0

222

-73

12

75

Jerry Dahms

0

195

-100

13

22M

Dan McCarron

0

168

-127

14

20I

Kelsey Ivy

0

154

-141


 

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Questions:

 

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2015 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2015 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at; www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com.


 

 

 

 

Brad Loyet – Two More Podium Finishes in Illinois!

(Bill W) April 21, 2015 – Brad Loyet and the Loyet Motorsports/Vacuworx Global #o5 team scored a pair of podium finishes in Illinois last weekend. The team started with a Friday second place run with the MOWA series at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City. On Saturday, he posted quick time and finished third amongst forty competitors in MOWA/IRA action at LaSalle Speedway. Tentative plans have the team racing the two-night World of Outlaws event at Devil’s Bowl Speedway near Mesquite, Texas this weekend.

The Sunset Hills, Missouri driver drew the pole of his heat in Granite City. “MOWA has a deal with their starts where you have to be side by side,” says Brad. “They kind of let one go, and the guy on the outside of me got the jump. The racetrack, that time of evening…once you got the jump, it was a wing speed momentum deal. We finished second and knew we had a good car. We just missed the Dash by finishing second.”

Brad would start seventh in the main event. “As soon as the green flag flew, I knew we had a good racecar,” he says. “We were picking some guys off early on the top. About five laps in, there was about four yellows in a row. As soon as we really got racing again, the track was laying rubber.”

At that point, Brad had to bide his time. “We were able to get up to fourth pretty easy,” he says. “The rubber was so thick, that you had to wait for someone to mess up. Jerrod Hull had an issue in front of us, and another guy made a mistake. I was able to get both of them at the same time and get into second. We ran down (Hunter) Schuerenberg for the lead. We had plenty of tire left, so I wish we had a few more laps. We finished second again, and you can’t complain too much about that.”

At LaSalle on Saturday, he would smoke them in qualifying. “It felt good to go out and set quick time,” says Brad. “We set it by a fairly good margin (over three-tenths of a second over second quick) too.”

Brad would start sixth in both his heat and the feature. “IRA’s format is really different,” he says. “The invert the heats just like everyone else does, and we went from sixth to second in that. As the quick timer, I drew the invert for the feature for the heat winners and the next six fastest qualifiers. I drew the three which inverted six.”

Unfortunately, the racing surface yielded to rubber for the second night in a row. “The same deal happened as Granite City,” says Brad. “We got to third pretty quickly, but then it started taking rubber. We were still really good. We were running them down in lapped traffic, and with about seven laps to go, I could feel my right rear chattering. It was coming out of balance from the rubber. It just wasn’t pulling as hard. The yellow came out with three to go and I figured out we had lost a cylinder.”

Fortunately, it was a minor issue. “We finished the race in third on seven cylinders,” says Brad. “Luckily, we got the motor back today, and it wasn’t anything major. It was an easy fix, and we’ll be good to go this weekend.”

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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.

 

 

Sean Becker Second In Hard Fought Fight at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the seat of the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch Hay Inc. No. 75 machine on Friday night, Sean Becker hooked up in a hard fought fight that ultimately saw him take the checkered flag with a second place finish.

“We have really been struggling, but still managed to put ourselves in position to win the race, and I cannot take Dan, Tom, and Brian enough for how hard they worked on the car all night,” Sean Becker said.

Checking into the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, Becker would time the Astro Titanium/Ponybracket.com/Shaver Racing Engines powered machine in sixth fastest during qualifying time trials.

Following a third place effort in heat race action, the Orville, CA native turned Roseville, CA resident would find himself on the front row of the 25-lap feature event, with Jonathan Allard next to him.

At the waiving of the green flag, it was Becker jumping out into the early lead, with Colby Copeland hot on his tail, and in pursuit of the early leader. Taking a liking to the top side of the speedway, Becker would run very hard, and consistent laps, as he kept Copeland at bay on the low side of the speedway.

With the two racing side by side at numerous times of the race, Becker continued to keep the top spot, as the laps clicked down. On the 20th lap, Becker got into the cushion in turns one and tow, and gave Copeland the opportunity to take the top spot, and as Copeland slid up in front of Becker, he was able to turn down, and keep the top spot down the back stretch.

Out of four, Becker would slip to the second spot again, as he then began his pursuit to get the top spot back. In the closing laps, Becker would stalk Copeland, but would be unable to get back by, and settled for second at the stripe.

“We led most of the race, and had a great battle with Colby Copeland, and I just got beat,” Becker added. “As bummed as I am for not closing out the win for this team, I am really proud of the progress we have made throughout the year.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 8, Wins- 1, Top 5’s- 5, Top 10’s- 5

ON TAP: Becker will return to action on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway as he climbs back aboard the Menne Motorsports No. 75 machine before rejoining the Friends and Family Racing No. x1 machine on Saturday night in Tulare, CA.

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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Allard Snares Pair of Podiums

PETERSEN MEDIA- Racing close to home over the weekend, Chico, CA pilot, Jonathan Allard, picked up a third place finish on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway before grabbing a second place finish on Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway.

“We are getting closer to that first win, and with the Bradway Memorial coming up in a couple of weeks, I sure hope we can put ourselves in position to win that race,” Allard said.

Competing in 410ci action at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, Allard kicked his night off in fine fashion, as he was the quickest qualifier of the night aboard his Tri-C Manufacturing/K&N/ButlerBuilt No. 3c machine.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Allard would work into the second spot, as he chased after Andy Forsberg, only to finish second, putting himself on the front row of the feature event.

With the green flag in the air, Allard put his machine on the high, scary side of the speedway, as he would slip to the third spot, and spend much of the race chasing after Colby Copeland and Sean Becker. Sitting in the catbird’s seat of the battle up front, Allard kept the lead duo in striking distance as he raced right behind them.

Trying both the top and bottom of the speedway to find what he needed to get by the lead duo, Allard just did not have what he needed, as he crossed the finish line in the third spot.

Saturday night, Allard and company bolted their 360ci engine inside the frame rails of the Amerikote/King Racing Products/BR Motorsports backed machine and headed to the Marysville Raceway.

After timing in second fastest in time trials, ‘JA’ would finish second in his heat race, and find himself starting in the third for the feature event. As the action came to life, Allard was able to work his way into the third position as he found himself chasing after Heath Hall and Justin Sanders.

Staying right with the lead duo, Allard was able to work into the second spot on the 18th lap, as he then stalked Sanders for the top spot. With passing being tough on this night, Allard went for every opportunity he was given to get by the leader, but on this night he would come up just short as he closed his weekend out with a second place finish.

“It was nice to get a couple of strong finishes this weekend, and this team is hopeful we can get over the hump and grab a win very soon,” Allard said. “I really want to thank all of the people who help on this car, as well as Clyde and Marion Lamar, and all of our sponsors for everything they do.”

Allard would like to thank Tri-C Manufacturing, K&N, ButlerBuilt, Amerikote, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, Weld Wheels, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, RCM Design, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment and Hoosier Tire for their support.

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

ON TAP: Allard the Tri-C Motorsports team will return to action this Friday and Saturday again at the Silver Dollar Speedway and at the Marysville Raceway.

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.

 

 

Mason Moore 7th at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending his Friday night in action at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Princeton, CA pilot, Mason Moore, overcame an early spin to score a seventh place finish at the track he calls home.

“The track was in perfect shape, but unfortunately I lost the handle, and spun, forcing us to the back of the pack,” Moore said. “We had a really good car, and we were able to fight forward and finish in the seventh spot.”

After timing the Coors Light/ITC Service Group/LRB Racing Products No. 22 machine in eighth fastest, the driver known as ‘Primetime’ would win his heat race from his front row starting spot, and put himself in the fourth row of the feature event.

When the race went green, Moore worked into the seventh spot, as he took a liking to the bottom of the speedway in his pursuit of Tanner Thorson, who ran ahead of him in the sixth position.

As he battled inside the Top-10, Moore would lose the handle on his machine, and be forced to the tail end of the field. On an extremely racy Silver Dollar Speedway, Moore would patiently work his way back through the field.

Hitting his marks, and keeping his composure, Moore would claw his way back to a seventh place finish when the dust settled on the race.

“I made a mistake, which hurt us pretty bad, but we had a car that was able to get through traffic, and we were able to work our way back forward,” he said. “It has been a frustrating start to our season, but everyone is continuing to work hard, and hopefully we can get some luck on our side very soon.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-20, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: Moore will be back at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night before he heads south to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for Civil War Series Round No. 4 on Saturday night.

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

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Winged 360 Sprint Cars Return To Antioch Speedway

By Don Martin II

Antioch, CA...When Ricky Brophy sat behind the wheel of his #3 Sprint Car last week at Antioch Speedway, he was hoping to have more of the bugs worked out of his car. A few weeks earlier, he was at Petaluma struggling to make laps. Before that, he and friend and fellow competitor Shawn Arriaga were sorting through a myriad of problems. To say the least, its been a struggle.

Ricky is the son of respected chiropractor and long time racer Rick "Doc" Brophy. Not surprisingly, the older Brophy has a car of his own that he'll debut at some point this season. Rick has raced dragsters and was a Sportsman competitor at Antioch Speedway in 1979-80. When Wingless Spec Sprints started at Antioch in 1999, he built a car and shared the driving duties with his son. Rick won two Main Events that season.

For all intents and purposes, this is the younger Brophy's rookie season in the faster Winged Sprint Cars, and he wants it to go just right. It's been a struggle making sure everything is situated, but he hopes that when the division runs their second of eight scheduled races this Saturday night, everything will be ready. He is eager show what he can do against the competition.

Meanwhile, Dan Gonderman was in the pits working with young Marcus Smith, the son of his longtime friend Mark Smith. Marcus has a Spec Sprint with a Gonderman motor in it. Gonderman is a two time champion in that division, but he wanted to bring his Winged 360 Sprinter for some hot laps last week. Regardless, the orange #8 car will be on hand Saturday night as he resumes his quest to win a Main Event.

What's interesting is that in addition to Gonderman and the Brophy's, the division has three other Spec Sprint graduates in Chris Magoon, Zack Lynsky and Roy Fisher. Fisher was Top 5 in 360 Sprint points last year and hopes to make his season debut soon, possibly this week. Antioch has had the wingless class since 1999, but promoter John Soares Jr. also wants something a little faster.

Over the past decade, Soares has been working to establish his own Winged 360 Sprint Car division. There have been locally based racers urging him to do this through the years, and the expansion of the track back in 2009 was made with Sprint Cars and more Late Model races in mind. From that time, there have been 15 races, and the last ten have not had a repeat winner.

This year, Soares booked a more ambitious eight race schedule and saw nine cars make the opener. There are more cars on the way, such as Brophy and Fisher, but it's a nice start. At the head of the pack so far are two champions. It was 2007 champion Art McCarthy winning the season opener in March ahead of defending champion Chris Magoon.

McCarthy is no stranger to winning races. He was a front runner at Petaluma Speedway back in the late 1980's and early 1990's and raced at Baylands before that. He figures to be a contender again this year. Magoon, meanwhile, is a past Marysville Wingless Spec Sprint champion before leading the pack in 360 Sprint Cars at Antioch last season.

Anthony Espinoza, Shawn Arriaga and Brandon Powell were also in the mix last time out. Arriaga is a third generation racer and one of the drivers who has won a feature at Antioch in the last ten races. Shawn has also had much success at Petaluma. His father Fred raced Super Modifieds at San Jose, and his mother Sheri raced Supers and Sprint Cars, winning a Main Event at Antioch in the 1990's. Grandfather Gil Richardson was a Hardtop star at Vallejo Speedway in the 1960's and 1970's.

For Saturday night, Soares is hoping to see a slight bump in car count as a few more cars debut. In the long haul, he's hoping to establish Antioch Speedway as a track with it's own, very competitive Winged 360 Sprint Car program. This weekend's race marks the next step in the process. For more information, check www.ovalmotorsports.com

Antioch Winged 360 Northern Allstar Position Driver Car# Points Behind 1 Art McCarthy 19 54 Leader 1 Chris Magoon 77 54 -0 3 Anthony Espinoza 51 48 -6 4 Shawn Arriaga 56 46 -8 5 Brandon Powell 15 44 -10 6 Darrell Taylor 34 40 -14 - Zack Lynskey 24B 40 -14 8 Dan Gonderman 8 38 -16 - Jake Haullet 7 38 -16

Last 15 Feature Winners

April 7, 2014: Art McCarthy August 2, 2014 Zack Lynskey June 21 2014: Bradley Terrell June 10, 2014: Chris Magoon April 5, 2014: Kurt Nelson May 4, 2013: Shawn Arriaga April 13, 2014: Chris Martin September 17, 2011: Billy Aton July 30, 2011: Craig Smith September 15, 2010 Jeremy Burt August 25, 2010: Craig Smith April 24, 2010: Craig Smith March 3, 2010: Craig Smith September 26, 2009: Jeremy Burt August 29, 2009: Jeremy Burt

Northern All Stars Winged 360 Sprint Car Schedule April 25 May 16 June 6 June 20 July 11 August 8 August 29

360 Sprint Cars Champions

1998-Gary Geving 2003* 2007-Art McCarthy 2010-Craig Smith 2013-Chris Magoon 2014-Chris Magoon

*No Points, Randy Lathrop won twice, David Lindt Jr, Adam McCarthy won once

 

 

Jacksonville Speedway & Macon Speedway - Friday, April 24th & Saturday, April 25th April 20, 2015

Millstadt, IL - As the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget series gears up for five straight weekends of racing, a test of endurance for even the most experienced teams, the 2015 championship battle has already begun.

With 830 points, defending POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Champion (2013,2014) Zach Daum sits atop the charts with a comfortable 110 point margin heading into the double header weekend for Jacksonville Speedway and Macon Speedway. Darren Hagen holds 720 points in second and Andrew Felker rounds out the top three, currently with 690 points. With all three competitors extremely strong at both the ¼ mile Jacksonville Speedway and the high-banked 1/5th mile bullring "Mighty" Macon Speedway, spectators will be sure to view excellent shows.

With only the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series season opener at Belle-Clair Speedway in the books, the 2015 championship is still up for grabs. Currently in the lead with 300 points after winning the Belle-Clair event, Dereck King carries his wealth of experience, including 3 POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series Championships (2007,2008,2009) and being the all-time win leader with 25 victories, into this weekend driving the Josh Kilgore-owned, FTZ-powered BOSS Chassis. Sitting in second place with 290 points after coming up a few feet short at Belle-Clair, Aaron Andruskevitch couldn't feel more comfortable as the series invades the Riverton, IL native's home tracks. Currently in third place, Ayrton Gennetten holds 280 points in the Ozark Barge & Docking Service, Suzuki-powered Pace Chassis. Be on the lookout for the defending POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series Champion (2013,2014), Nathan Benson who looks to rebound after suffering a devastating engine failure while leading the season opener at Belle-Clair.

Both the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets and the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros are scheduled to run at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, IL on Friday, April 24th. The ¼ mile high-banked oval hosted two POWRi events in 2014. Bryan Clauson and Christopher Bell each took midget feature wins while Aaron Andruskevitch and Joe B. Miller brought home micro feature wins at Jacksonville Speedway last year. The April 24th event will be the first of four times that POWRi will visit the Jacksonville, IL track during the 2015 season.

Following Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway, both the midgets and micros will visit Macon Speedway in Macon, IL on Saturday, April 25th. Macon Speedway will host 6 events throughout the 2015 season dishing spectators a full plate of open wheel racing with slide jobs galore. In midget competition, Zach Daum and Bryan Clauson each came out on top in 2014. In the micros, Devin Feger and Nathan Benson claimed feature wins at the track in 2014.

Current 2015 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Point Standings (Top 10): 1. Zach Daum (830) 2. Darren Hagen (720) 3. Andrew Felker (690) 4. Austin Brown (610) 5. Christopher Bell (600) 6. Spencer Bayston (570) 7. Kyle Schuett (570) 8. Daniel Robinson (520) 9. Tanner Thorson (510) 10. Kevin Thomas Jr. (500)

Current 2015 POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Point Standings (Top 10): 1. Dereck King (300) 2. Aaron Andruskevitch (290) 3. Ayrton Gennetten (280) 4. Kurt Westerfield (270) 5. Shelby Bosie (240) 6. Chad Elliott (230) 7. Jeremy Camp (210) 8. Joey Wirth (200) 9. Slater Helt (190) 10. Carlee Gress (180)

Information on pit gate, driver sign in, and drivers meeting can be found under SCHEDULE - MORE INFO for your division (Midgets / Micros). Printable schedules, rules, contingencies, and payouts can be found under the DOWNLOADS link located at the top of POWRi web site. If you are going to be late for pill draw, please contact Lindsey Schuett at 618-975-8554 to have a pill drawn for your starting position.

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Season Starts Saturday at Merrittville

Spring Sizzler Kicks off 4th PST Canada Season

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (April 20, 2015)- It was a dreadful winter for much of Patriot Sprint Tour landscape but heading in to the season opener it is all systems go for an invasion at one of the most anticipated tour stops.

For the third consecutive year, the season lid-lifter for the Fine Touch Collision Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series gets underway on the final Saturday in April at Merrittville Speedway in Southern Ontario. Last year’s event was lost to a rain shower the morning of the race, but two years ago Steve Poirier held off a wild late-race challenge from Justin Barger to score the win and eventually go on to the 2013 PST Canada Championship. A host of drivers are looking to pull a similar feat at the 3/8-mile this year to go wire-to-wire to score the prize that is up for grabs for the 2015 Championship.

Three time and defending PST Champion Jared Zimbardi has four career top 10 finishes in five starts in Thorold. But it is fellow past PST Champions Scott Kreutter and Bryan Howland who each have won at the Bicknell/Williamson-Owned Facility, with Howland doing it on two occasions.

PST America regulars that will be traveling north include Don Adamczyk, Steve Collins and Todd Hoddick. PST Canada regulars Glenn Styres, Alain Bergeron and Mitch Brown are also names that should be on hand.

Of course a race at Merrittville would not be complete without the groundswell of local teams that circled this date on their schedule early on. Chris Steele, Stan Zanchin, Jim Huppunen, Shawn Sliter, Jamie and Cory Turner are just some of the names that should be ready to make the short trip.

Saturday’s event will also be the first race where a Hoosier rear tire will be handed out to the highest-finishing driver that was in the top 20 of the 2014 PST Canada Standings.

Pit gates for this special event will swing open at 3:00 P.M., with heat racing getting underway at 7:00 P.M. Stay up-to-speed with all that his happening this Saturday by following the Patriot Sprint Tour on Twitter or liking the Patriots Tour on Facebook. For additional information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour History at Merrittville

Races: 4

June 24, 2006- Bryan Howland

August 1, 2009- Scott Kreutter

June 18, 2011- Bryan Howland

April 27, 2013- Steve Poirier

 

 

Tickets on Sale as O’Reilly Auto Parts Presents the World of Outlaws at Lakeside

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — April 20, 2015 — Tickets are now on sale as O’Reilly Auto Parts Presents the World of Outlaws at Lakeside, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Saturday, June 6 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Tickets can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/lakeside2015 or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-844-2023.

Starting May 7th, fans can take advantage of the O’Reilly Auto Parts $5 OFF special, when purchasing a General Admission ticket at participating O’Reilly Auto Part stores. The ticket buyer will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for a General Admission ticket at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

Kerry Madsen, who hails from St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia, won at Lakeside Speedway last season. Craig Dollansky, who returned to the series full-time this season, was victorious at the track in 2013. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws champion, who drives for Kasey Kahne Racing, won at Lakeside in 2003. This season’s event will mark the sixth straight season that the series has competed at the four-tenths-mile and 16th time overall, dating back to 1980.

Also in action on Saturday, June 6 as O’Reilly Auto Parts Presents the World of Outlaws at Lakeside will be six-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, as well as veterans Shane Stewart, Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan, Jason Sides, Kraig Kinser and young guns Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen.

Tickets for O’Reilly Auto Parts Presents the World of Outlaws at Lakeside Speedway on June 6 can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=80 or by calling 815-344-2023. Participating O'Reilly Auto Parts stores will also have tickets for sale with the special $5 OFF, beginning on May 7.

For more information on tickets, visit http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

 

 

Scelzi Runs 11th with World of Outlaws, Caps Weekend with Top 10 at Placerville

Inside Line Promotions - PLACERVILLE, Calif. (April 20, 2015) - Dominic Scelzi is coming off a strong weekend.

Scelzi kicked off last weekend on Friday by wrapping up the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series spring swing through the West Coast in his Roth Motorsports backed, family owned No. 41.

He qualified 18th quickest, which lined him up on the outside of the third row of a heat race at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. Scelzi then maneuvered from sixth to a fourth-place result to lock himself into the main event.

"We had a strong heat race and we were every bit as fast as Joey Saldana (who finished third)," he said. "That was a good note for our team."

After starting on the inside of the ninth row for the main event, Scelzi methodically worked his way toward the top 10.

"I'd say we were a top-10 car," he said. "We just got stuck behind a guy and got racing with Jason Meyers pretty hard. By the time I got by him ninth and 10th place got away from us."

Scelzi ended with an 11th-place result.

"I was thrilled with an 11th-place run and I'm glad I was able to end the swing with that finish," he said. "All in all I'm happy with it. We changed some stuff around and it worked well."

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Placerville Speedway, where Scelzi qualified 12th quickest in the Dan Monhoff owned sprint car. That lined him up on the pole of a heat race.

"The car on the outside front row pinched me on the start and they threw the yellow and said I jumped the start," he said. "For some reason we got sent back."

Scelzi then scored a fourth-place result in the heat race to lock himself into the main event, which he started 12th.

"The top was really slick and the bottom was really hooked up," he said. "It was pretty much single file around the bottom. I got most of my positions in the first five laps."

Scelzi advanced from 12th to place eighth, marking his seventh top-10 finish of the season.

"I can't thank Dan enough for the opportunity and I'm happy with the way we're running," he said. "We've been very consistent this season."

Scelzi is set to compete this Friday at Keller Auto Speedway and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the Civil War Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 17 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 11 (17).

April 18 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 4 (1); Feature: 8 (12).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., and Saturday in Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the Civil War Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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"FK Rod Ends makes the best rod ends in the business," Scelzi said. "They help us out with the sprint cars and the micros. We really appreciate the support and we wouldn't run anything else."

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

 

 

Price-Miller Goes Back-To-Back

PETERSEN MEDIA- One week after picking up his first career 410ci winged sprint car win, Parker Price-Miller proved it was no fluke as he bested the All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday night at the Wayne County Speedway.

“What a great weekend,” Price-Miller said. “After winning last weekend, it was awesome to come out and get another one, this time with the All Stars.”

After losing an engine early in the night on Friday, Price-Miller and his team set their sights on the All Star event on Saturday night.

31 cars checked into the event, and Price-Miller got his night off to a great start as he timed the PPM Titanium Products/Indy Race Parts/Keizer Wheels No. 9p machine in third quickest.

With his time being second fastest in his group, the Kokomo, IN driver would line up third in a very strong heat race, before a second place finish would take him directly to both the Dash, and the feature event.

Following the Dash grudge draw, Price-Miller found himself with the three-pill, and went on to put on a dominating performance, as he picked up the win in convicning fashion, and earned the right to start on the pole.

“I was pretty happy with the three-pill after the draw, and to be honest, I was just hoping we could maintain, and line up in at least the second row,” Price-Miller added.

Picking up where he left off at the dash when the 30-lap feature came to life, Price-Miller was hard on the throttle, and quickly opened up a very sizeable lead. Opening his lead up to nearly two-seconds on the extremely slick surface, Price-Miller was very strong as lapped traffic became a factor.

In traffic, Price-Miller saw his large lead evaporate, as Rob Chaney pulled up to his rear bumper, and pressured for the lead. In the race’s closing laps, Chaney made a move for the top spot, but Price-Miller was able to make a counter move, as he went on to score his first career All Star Circuit of Champions win.

“I can’t thank my entire team enough for all of their hard work and support,” Price-Miller added. “Rick Ferkel and I have something working, and I can’t wait to see how we continue to progress.”

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- 16, Wins- 2, Top 5’s- 4, Top 10’s- 6

ON TAP: Price-Miller will hit the famed Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, Port Royal on Saturday, and will close his weekend out during the “Party at the Path” at Path Valley on Sunday.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

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Big Game Motorsports and Lasoski Headed to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (April 20, 2015) - Knoxville Raceway: Take Two.

Big Game Motorsports and Danny Lasoski will attempt to compete at the famed half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, this Saturday for the second straight week after last Saturday's season opener was cancelled because of inclement weather.

"We're all very excited to get to Knoxville and get some laps around that place," he said. "We expect to drive the Muddy car to Victory Lane not only this Saturday, but every time we go there."

Lasoski is the winningest driver in the history of Knoxville Raceway, where he has scored 101 victories - 41 more than second place in the standings - in the 410ci class. Additionally, Lasoski has garnered a track-best nine championships.

"I just seem to run better on those big, fast, wide-open race tracks," he said. "I don't know what the reasoning is. The faster the better for me."

Lasoski said he can easily remember his first feature victory at the track, which came in 1984.

"I won with a last-lap pass coming to the checkered flag," he said. "I passed Randy Smith. It took two or three days to sink in what was accomplished. Then I was like, 'Wow. I can't wait to get back there.'"

Lasoski even recalls his first time attending an event at Knoxville Raceway - the Knoxville Nationals in 1980 when his uncle was competing.

"My dad wouldn't let me go there until I was ready for it so I spent four years watching before I raced there," he said. "To win that many races and be that successful is a dream come true."

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

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Cox Captures Placerville Speedway Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA: The Placerville Speedway hasn’t been one of Justyn Cox’s strong venues over the course of his career, and on Saturday night, Cox returned to the high-banked ¼ mile to continue to try and figure the place out, and came out of the weekend with a ninth place finish.

“We are getting closer at Placerville, and I can’t wait to get back up there this weekend, and try again,” Justyn Cox said.

In qualifying time trials on Saturday night, the Clarksburg, CA driver timed his Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex No. 31c machine in second quickest, before running third in his heat race.

Making himself eligible for the redraw by way of his heat race finish and his qualifying efforts, Cox would find himself with the seven pill, and in the fourth row for the 25-lap main event.

When the race went live, Cox felt his car out, and could tell they were on the free side, and opted to try and work the bottom of the speedway, as he worked into the sixth spot.

Trying to keep his machine glued to the bottom of the speedway, Cox would bounce off the berm wrong, and his PM Truck Repair/LRB/JRI Shocks backed entry would get out of shape, and he would slip back to the ninth spot., where he would ultimately go on to finish.

“My goal for Placerville is to get to the point where we are a contender on a nightly basis,” Cox said. “I think we are defiantly headed in the right direction, and I have to thank my crew, my grandfather, and my dad for their continued support, and hard work.”

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

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-13, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Cox will be back racing Saturday night as his team heads to the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA.

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DeCaires Drives to Second Consecutive Podium Finish

PETERSEN MEDIA- Hitting the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Greg DeCaires and his Dale Miller Motorsports team had another strong night of racing as ‘The Catfish” charged from his 11th starting spot to finish in the third spot.

“We drew a late pill for qualifying, but were able to put ourselves in the inversion,” DeCaires said. “Unfortunately I couldn’t take care of business from the front row of my heat race, but the guys worked hard, and we turned it into a nice night.”

25 cars packed the Placerville Speedway pits for what was the championship point opener for the sprint cars, and going out last in time trials, the Elk Grove, CA driver timed the Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Foothill 7 TV/Redhawk Casino No. 4SA machine in 11th fastest.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, DeCaires started alongside Jake Morgan. In what was a very entertaining heat race, DeCaires and Morgan would have a hard fought battle with DeCaires crossing the stripe in the second position to move himself into the 25-lap feature event.

By way of his 11th quick qualifying efforts, DeCaires would line the Halk Equipment Rentals/NAAKE Suspension/A.R.T. Speed Equipment backed machine up in the sixth row on the ¼ mile bullring. Still in championship form from his 2014 campaign, DeCaires wasted no time working his machine to the front of the pack, as he flawlessly carved his way around the speedway through traffic.

By the time the race reached the halfway point, DeCaires had worked into the top-five and was battling with the lead pack as the caution flag flew. When the action resumed, DeCaires was able to work into the third spot as he began stalking Andy Gregg for the second position.

The two Placerville veteran drivers would duke it out for the second spot over the final few laps, but as the checkered flag flew, DeCaires was unable to grab the spot, but still landed on the podium for the second consecutive week at the track he calls home.

“I drove my tail off for this team in the feature,” DeCaires said. “Bill McClaren and Dale miller give me so much confidence, and are a great crew. We have some really good car speed, and good things are for sure to come.”

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- 2, Wins- 0, Top-5’s-2, Top-10’s-2

ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will be back at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the second installment of the Placerville Posse series.

 

 

Peterson Pockets Second Consecutive Fifth Place Finish at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Matt Peterson put together another strong night of racing as he stayed consistent and recorded his second consecutive fifth place finish at the famed speedway.

“Overall it was really a solid night for us,” Peterson said. “I am really liking the direction we are headed at Placerville, and hopefully we can be even better the next time we race there.”

After timing in third fastest against the 25 cars that we checked into the pit area, Peterson would finish third in his heat race aboard the Miller Lite/V&H Fresh/Inventory Sales Company no. p37 entry.

Moving into the feature event, and making himself redraw eligible by way of his time trial effort, Peterson would line his Bear Trucking/Future Energy Savers/Transportation Services backed machine up fifth in the 25-lap feature event.

When the race got underway, Peterson got off to a slow start, as he would slip back as far as the eighth spot, before he was able to settle down, and find a groove. Patiently working his way back forward, Peterson would go wheel to wheel with Dominic Scelzi and Colby Wiesz as he worked his way back up to sixth.

Late in the race, the Wilton, CA product chased after Jimmy Trulli as he looked to take over the fifth position. Hounding Trulli, Peterson would grab the fifth spot, and set his sights on Jake Morgan for fourth as the race drew to a close. Running out of laps, Peterson was unable to do anything with Morgan, and would take the checkered flag in the fifth spot for the second week in a row.

“I made a couple of mistakes that hurt us, but Brian Cannon and my guys gave me a really good car for the second weekend in a row at Placerville, and we were able to move forward,” he added. “We are starting to come around and get faster, so hopefully we can have a nice showing with the Civil War Series this Saturday night.

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-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Peterson will be back in action on Saturday night as he travels to Tulare, CA to take to the Thunderbowl Raceway with the Civil War Series.

 

 

Shawn Wright 18th With World of Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA- Friday night, Shawn Wright and his Wright Motorsports team checked in at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA to take on the World of Outlaws. After being involved in an early wreck in the B Main, Wright would end up in the feature event and score an 18th place finish with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt”.

“The first lap of the B we got into a wreck, and got taken out,” Wright said. “We were the first alternate and another car didn’t make the call, and we ended up tagging the rear at the last minute.”

Focused on fixing their car and moving along to the next race, Wright and his team thrashed to get ready for the nights’ feature event after learning they had a spot if they wanted it.

With little time to make adjustments, Wright was able to make the call, as he lined up in the 12th row for the 35-lap race on an extremely slick surface. Doing what he could aboard his Wright Process Systems/A.R.T./Wilwood backed No. 99 machine, Wright was able to slowly work his way forward and pick up positions.

The end of the race saw Wright racing with Kraig Kinser and Scott Parker, and with the checkered flag in the air, the Lodi, CA native turned Tulare, CA resident crossed the finish line with an 18th place finish.

“After the B, we were getting the car loaded up, and the officials came over and let us know we had a spot in the show as the first alternate, so we quickly began making repairs that we could, and were unable to make adjustments to the car,” he said. “Starting at the tail end of the field, we just made laps, and were able to pick up some spots.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-9, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Wright will be in action on Friday night back at the Keller Auto Speedway before heading to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for Civil War Series action.

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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Jerrod Hull – Fourth Time No Charm!

(Bill W) April 20, 2015 – The first three races went win, win, second. The fourth was looking like another runner-up finish until motor ills sidelined Jerrod Hull last Saturday night at the Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. The Sikeston, Missouri driver was running second with a few laps to go when he broke a rocker arm in the power plant. Jerrod will be taking this week off of his racing while son Jett competes.

One streak that did continue was Jerrod’s undefeated streak in heat races. This time, he started fourth. “Things started out well,” he says. “We were really nice in the heat race. We were able to get the lead coming out of turn four on the first lap. We felt really good with that.”

He would draw a starting spot outside of row one for the Dash. “The bottom was the place to be,” says Jerrod. “There was some moisture down there and (Hunter) Schuerenberg was on the pole. He did a good job getting the jump and getting to the top about eight or ten car lengths ahead of me right away. The car was nice and we ended up second.”

That would mean another starting spot outside row one for the main event. “We made a few changes for the feature,” says Jerrod. “It was the same situation on the start. Hunter got the jump. He settled in there about two-thirds of the way up the track. It was gut-slick all the way to the top. We knew it was going to take rubber, it was just a matter of when.”

Jerrod was able to search the track. “We were actually able to find the rubber first,” he says. “Running second, I was able to move around the track a little more and we found it. We got close to him and had a shot. That’s when the caution came out. I’m sure his crew told him about (the rubber) there during the yellow. He moved down there on the restart, and it was pretty much follow the leader.”

It looked like a second place finish at that point. “There were about four laps to go and we were in heavy lapped traffic,” says Jerrod. “He was going to have to mess up for me to do anything with him. Coming out of turn two, the motor went flat. We ended up breaking a rocker arm. We had to pull it in. That’s the way it goes!”

Jerrod is hoping the damage isn’t too severe. “That being our good 410, we didn’t want to hurt it,” he says. “It was the first night on it since being freshened. We took it back to the motor builder, and we’re hoping the lifters are still moving. We’ll find out the extent of it in the next two or three days. Fortunately, there isn’t much going on with our racing this weekend, so we have a little time to get things straightened out.”

Jerrod and the #12 team would like to thank: Midland Performance, Super Shox, Sebastian Sand Blasting & Powder Coating, Inc., Chuck’s Small Engines, Don Hamilton, HRP, Lighthouse Christian Center, Rockstar Graphics, King Racing Products, DMI, KSE Performance Products, Hoosier Tire, Simpson, Weld, Automotive Machine, Maxim and Heartland Trailer Manufacturing.

 

 

World of Outlaws Tickets on Sale for NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway on June 5

GREENWOOD, Neb. — April 20, 2015 — Tickets are now on sale for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series plus the Malvern Bank SLMR Late Model Series on Friday, June 5 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. Tickets can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/i80speedway or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Fans can also take advantage of the NAPA Auto Parts $5 OFF Special on General Admission tickets when purchasing from a participating NAPA Auto Parts store. The ticket buyer needs to bring the receipt on race day and exchange for a ticket at the ticket booth.

Joey Saldana, who has family members from Nebraska, is the defending World of Outlaws race winner at I-80 Speedway. Craig Dollansky, who returned to the tour full-time this season, won at I-80 Speedway back in 2002.

Also in action at I-80 Speedway will be six-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, who drives for Tony Stewart Racing, Shane Stewart, who drives for Larson Marks Racing, 2013 series titlist Daryn Pittman, who pilots a car for Kasey Kahne Racing, his teammate Brad Sweet, Paul McMahan, Kerry Madsen, third-generation driver Kraig Kinser, young gun David Gravel, veteran Jason Sides, sophomore drivers Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen.

Tickets for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series plus the Malvern Bank SLMR Late Model Series at I-80 Speedway on Friday, June 5 can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/i80speedway or by calling: 815-344-2023.

Also, fans can receive the NAPA Auto Parts $5 OFF Special when purchasing General Admission tickets at participating NAPA Auto Parts stores. The ticket buyer will exchange their receipt on race day for a ticket at the ticket booth.

For more information on tickets, visit http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Closes California Out With Pair of Sixth Place Finishes

PETERSEN MEDIA- The daunting California spring tour came to a close over the weekend, and Kerry Madsen ended his stay in the Golden State by posting a pair of sixth place finishes, and getting off the West Coast sitting fourth in the 2015 championship point standings.

“It was a nice weekend for our team,” Madsen said. “I think we had a better car than a sixth place finish on Saturday night, but we will take a couple of Top-10’s and look forward to Devil’s Bowl.”

The Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA opened the weekend of racing up on Friday night, as Madsen timed the Keneric Racing/American Racing/Morrison Racing Engines powered No. 29 machine in second fastest amongst the 27 cars entered in the event.

Following a fifth place finish in heat race action, ‘The Mad Man’ would move into the night’s dash, where he would finish in the sixth position, putting him in the third row for the 35 lap main event.

Running in the sixth spot as the race got underway, Madsen would chase after Paul McMahan and Kyle Hirst as he worked around the extremely slick 3/8 mile track. Madsen would then find himself in a battle with Daryn Pittman and Donny Schatz as the action picked up. Continuing to battle in the lead pack, Madsen would battle with Bud Kaeding late in the race as he closed the night with a sixth place finish.

Saturday night saw the Spring Swing come to a close as they series took to the Perris Auto Speedway in Southern California. With a light car count on hand, Madsen would time in sixth fastest.

The light car count saw a new format unveiled by the World of Outlaws, and after finishing second in his heat race, Madsen would then go on to win the qualifier, and earn a spot in the dash.

Finishing second in the dash, Madsen would line up on the front row of the main event alongside Donny Schatz, and as the race got underway, the action heated up in a hurry, and ‘The Mad Man’ would lead the first lap of the race.

A four-car battle for the lead saw Madsen, Saldana, McMahan, and Schatz all go toe-to-toe for the top spot, as the Perris Auto Speedway was primed for an exciting race.

Running in the third spot, lapped traffic would come into play late in the race, and traffic was not kind to Madsen. Weaving in through traffic, Madsen would battle with Shane Stewart and Schatz, and as they navigated slower cars, Madsen would take the checkered flag with a sixth place finish.

“Saturday night I feel we underachieved a little,” Madsen said. “We had a way better car than we finished, but traffic did not work out for us. We got into traffic, and lost some spots late in the race. All-in-all I think it was a successful trip to California, and hopefully we can back in the Midwest and keep running well.”

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-32, Wins-6, Top-5’s-19, Top 10’s-27

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Smith Soaks up Lessons During Debut at Wayne County Speedway with All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - ORRVILLE, Ohio (April 20, 2015) - Ryan Smith knew there'd be ups and downs when he ventured to Ohio for UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

The first race was an up - a huge up as he won the first All Star points race of the year. However, last Saturday at Wayne County Speedway was a learning experience.

"Dale Blaney and a bunch of guys came over and talked to me about it," he said. "Dale said a place like this takes two or three times of running to get it. The next time we go back there we'll know what to expect."

Smith kicked off his first career race at Wayne County Speedway by qualifying eighth quickest of his group.

"On the first lap I entered a car width and a half too low and I slid up to it," he said. "I knew that lap was slow. The second lap I entered a lot closer, but it wasn't on the cushion."

Smith then rallied from eighth to fifth place in a heat race to lock himself into the main event, which he started 15th.

"It was definitely a learning experience," he said. "The track was a type I've never been on. It was dusty and dark. Where you had to run was tough. There was a curb on the fence and that's what I need to work on. I got better as the night went on."

Smith picked up a couple of positions before he was spun midway through the main event. He kept the car going, but lost several spots before ending with a 17th-place result.

Sunday's All Star event at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., was rained out.

Smith, who ranks seventh in the championship standings, welcomes the series to a pair of tracks he is more familiar with this weekend. He will race with the All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 18 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 17 (15).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing

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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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CnB Chubby

"Chubby is a great guy and is great for the sport," Smith said. "He helps out a bunch of guys and I'm glad to be one of them. The sport needs more people like him."

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

 

 

Wheatley Claims Best Result of Season During Debut at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (April 20, 2015) - Austen Wheatley earned his best finish of the season last Saturday at Skagit Speedway despite ending the night with a mechanical issue.

The event opened with Wheatley setting quick time during qualifying, which lined him up on the outside of the second row of a heat race during his season debut at the 3/10-mile oval.

"I got a really good start," he said. "I was second coming to the line. Trey (Starks) was leading it and I don't think I would have passed him without him having a problem, but I only needed a top four to lock into the feature inversion."

Wheatley won his heat race to advance into the main event, where he lined up on the outside of the second row following the four-car inversion.

After powering into third place on the opening lap, Wheatley spent several laps tracking down the runner-up position. He maneuvered into second place around Lap 5 and used the majority of the race to chase down the leader.

"The track was really, really rough," he said. "It got rougher as the night went on. The holes were in weird spots. It was hard to get around, but I figured it out toward the end."

Unfortunately, Wheatley was also battling a mechanical issue that continued to worsen throughout the main event. He pulled off the track with a handful of laps remaining while running second.

"If we were leading I would have tried to finish the race, but I didn't have a shot to win with how bad it was getting so I decided to play it safe," he said.

Wheatley was credited with a sixth-place finish.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 18 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 6 (4).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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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.

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"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.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Competing with World of Outlaws for First Time This Season

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (April 20, 2015) - Tony Bruce Jr. has high expectations entering this weekend's Texas Outlaw Nationals.

Bruce Jr. will put a 410ci engine into his sprint car to compete for the first time this season with the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the $20,000-to-win event.

"Realistically if we could put it in the top 10 each night that'd be a successful weekend for us," he said. "We want to try to go out to win every race, but those guys are definitely tough. However, I have a lot of laps around that track and feel really comfortable there."

Bruce Jr. drove into the World of Outlaws main event each night last year at the half-mile track, where he placed 17th and 18th, respectively.

"The thing I remember about last year was the double-file restarts were the only thing that held me back from getting a top-10 finish each night," he said. "It seemed like on the double-file restarts I got it handed to me. I just was not mentally prepared for what to expect. A lot of times on the initial start of the race people aren't as aggressive. With the double-file restarts those guys are definitely on it and they get after it. I learned from it and hopefully I'll do a lot better job at it this year."

While Bruce Jr. doesn't have a lot of laps in a 410 at Devil's Bowl Speedway, he has earned multiple top 10s during each of the past five seasons there. He won a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races at the track last season.

"Devil's Bowl is a track that I took to from the time I first started racing there," he said. "It's very unique and challenging, which slows the learning curve for a lot of people. You have to race the corners different from one side of the track to the other. That's part of the fun about racing there. You have to earn your success."

Bruce Jr. was slated to compete last Saturday in Missouri with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, but the race was cancelled because of the weather.

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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"It's an honor to be associated with Scott Brown and Lubbock Wrecker Service," Bruce Jr. said. "They have been involved with racing for a long time and we are fortunate to have them on our team for the 2015 season."

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

 

 

Price Breaks Through

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to have a very strong, and impressive, rookie season, Robbie Price broke through on Saturday night and picked up his first career 360ci winged sprint car win, while also making his debut aboard a 410ci winged sprint car and finishing third while in action at the Skagit Speedway.

“It was a really great weekend overall, and I have to thank everyone who has been so supportive since we started,” Price said.

In 360 action on Saturday night, Price timed his Raylle Auto Sales/Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal/Tiger Towing No. 21 machine in second fastest, before he carved his way forward from his fourth starting spot in his heat race to pick up the win.

Lining up in the second row of the feature event, Price was hard on the throttle as he worked his way forward in exciting fashion as he ripped around the Skagit Speedway. Quickly finding himself in a battle for the top spot, Price would flex his muscle and jump into the lead on the third lap.

Once in front, Price was very strong, as he worked around the speedway he has the most laps on in his brief career, and went on to pick up his first career win in exciting fashion.

The notable night also saw the Cobble Hill, BC driver make his debut aboard a 410ci sprint car. After mechanical issues in hot laps kept him from getting a time in qualifications, Price would line up eighth in his heat race and work his way to the sixth spot.

Continuing to get comfortable with the added horsepower, Price would line the Tiger Towing/Rod End Supply/Northwest School of Martial Arts No. 21 up in the fifth row.

As the race went on, Price continued to get comfortable, as he worked his way forward. By the end of the race, the 16-year-old had worked his way up into the lead pack, as he closed his night out with a third place finish.

“A great effort by our whole team helped us grab a win and a third place finish,” he added. “Mark Huson really had these cars dialed in, and I really thank him for all of his help. It’s been fun getting more comfortable over the last few weeks, and we are all looking forward to getting back to the track.”

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-10, Wins-1, Top-5’s-3, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: Robbie Price will take to either the Silver Dollar Speedway or Ocean Speedway on Friday night before heading to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Saturday night with the Civil War Series.

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Brady Bacon – Big Win at Haubstadt Sets up Trip West!

(Bill W) April 20, 2015 – Brady Bacon scored a big victory aboard the Hoffman Racing #69 Saturday night at the USAC/MSCS “Spring Showdown” at Tri-State Speedway near Haubstadt, Indiana. The defending USAC champion grabbed the lead early and held off Robert Ballou to take home $5,000 for his win. Friday night saw the team pick up a top five finish at the Bloomington Speedway in Indiana.

Friday started with quick time at Bloomington. “We seem to qualify well at Bloomington most of the time,” says Brady. “We drew towards the start of time trials. The car was really good though.”

Brady was able to surge forward and win his heat race. “It’s always a good feeling when you can go from sixth and win the heat,” he says. “The car was really operating well.”

He would line up sixth in the main event. “We started out really well,” says Brady. “The first eight laps, I felt we had a chance at the win. We were able to get to third pretty quickly. At that point, the groove kind of got single-file around the top. The yellow came out, and we just didn’t seem to have it after that. The tire was kind of shiny when we came in. We may have sealed it up a little.”

The tire situation saw Brady lose a few spots. “We’re trying some different things on the short tracks to get better,” he says. “We got really close at Bloomington, we just had a little tire problem. We fell back to sixth, but we were able to get back by Carson Short for fifth there at the end.”

Saturday night at Haubstadt, Brady timed in third quick. Again, he shot from sixth to win his heat. “We had a really good start in the heat,” he says. “We were looking forward to going to Haubstadt and trying some new things. It really whipped us there last year. We thought we had it figured out and it changed on us. We threw some things at it Saturday and stayed aggressive. We were good all night.”

Starting fourth in the feature, it took only a few laps for Brady to get to the front. “We were almost a little too tight in the feature,” he says. “We’ve never had that happen to us at Haubstadt, so that was kind of a good feeling. We got out to the lead early. I saw Robert there towards the middle of the race. He was pressuring us pretty good and actually got by us once.”

The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver was able to seal his fifth win of the season. “Luckily, I was able to go the top in the next corner and a lapped car got kind of sideways in front of Robert,” says Brady. “I was able to get around him and get the lead back. There was a yellow shortly after that, and we were able to hold on. We had a really good car there compared to what we have had. Rob (Hoffman) and I were able to put our heads together to get this short track deal dialed in before we hit Indiana Sprint Week (in July).”

This weekend USAC National Sprint Car Series travels west. On Friday, the series heads to Eagle Raceway in Nebraska. On Saturday, they will visit the Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska, before ending their weekend at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas on Sunday. “These three tracks fit our style pretty well,” says Brady. “We’ve been able to win at all three of these tracks in some form of dirt car.”

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Justin Sanders Snags Second Win at Marysville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Marysville Raceway seems to suit Justin Sanders, and on Saturday night the Watsonville, CA driver continued a very strong string of finishes at the track as he picked up his second win of the season on Saturday night.

26 cars checked in for the second point race of the season at the Marysville Raceway, and Sanders got things started off by timing the F&W Racing No. 18 machine in third fastest in qualifying time trials.

Working his way up to second in the heat race, Sanders would find himself on the front row of the feature event, as he started alongside Heath Hall. When the action came to life, Hall would get the jump, as Sanders raced in his wake, looking for an opening to take over the top spot.

Relentless in his pursuit, Sanders took his time working the bottom of the speedway, as it looked as if that would be his way into the lead. As the laps clicked off, Sanders began to get stronger, and strong on the low-side of the speedway, and was able to make his move on the 18th lap.

Carrying a ton of speed, Sanders was able to slide up in front of Hall to take command of the race, and would not look back, as he raced his way to his second win of the season, and managed to take command of the track championship point standings.

“Coming into the season Marysville Raceway was not one of my stronger tracks, but this team sure has this car dialed in here,” Sanders said. “We have been a contender every night we have checked in to this place, and I am looking forward to getting back here in a few weeks.”

ON TAP: Sanders will be in action at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night before heading to the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA on Saturday night with the Civil War Series.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-11, Wins-2, Top-5’s-8, Top-10’s-10

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

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Andy Gregg Second at Placerville Speedway Championship Kick Off

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking advantage of a couple of non-point shows at the Placerville Speedway to open their season, Andy Gregg and his Russell Motorsports team seemed to leave the bad luck behind them as Gregg picked up a second place finish on Saturday night during the Championship Kick Off.

“We had some tough luck at the World of Outlaws race and during the PA Posse race, but it was a really good way to open the point season at Placerville Speedway,” Gregg said.

Gregg got his night started off very well as he timed the Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Toyota/New Gen Landscape Management No. 14r machine in with the fastest lap of the night amongst the 25 cars that checked into the pit area.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, the Placerville, CA pilot had his elbows up as he worked his way forward to score a second place finish, and safely transfer into the 25-lap main event.

By way of the night’s redraw, Gregg would find himself with the two-pill and start on the front row alongside Jake Morgan. When the green lights flashed, Gregg battled with Morgan before slipping back to the second spot, as he then felt pressure from third running, Steven Tiner.

In a tight battle up front, Gregg would find himself in the third spot, as he went to work on both Tiner and Morgan.

On the seventh lap, Gregg would work his way into the second spot, to the crowd’s delight, as he chased after Steven Tiner, who had broke away from the field, until the caution waived at the half way point.

The restart saw Gregg begin to be pressured by Greg DeCaires, and the two Placerville Speedway fan favorites would hook up in an entertaining battle over the race’s final laps.

Able to fend off DeCaries, Gregg would close the point season opener out as he took the checkered flag with a second place finish.

“You hate to talk about points after the first night, but it was a great start to the season for us,” Gregg said. “We would have loved to have been one spot better, but we will take this, and look forward to next week. I really want to thank Scott and Kami Russell for letting me drive for them again, as well as all of the great people who support this deal.”

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 will be back at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for more PA Posse action.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-3, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

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

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Tiner Tops Placerville Field

PETERSEN MEDIA: Debuting his Steven Tiner Racing No. 94 machine for the first time in 2015, Steven Tiner raced his way to the lead early in the Saturday night feature as he recorded his first win of the season at the famed Placerville Speedway.

“It was a great night for this entire Steven Tiner Racing team,” Tiner said. “I have to thank everyone who worked so hard all winter to help get us ready, and to come out and win in what was the cars first night out is pretty special.”

With 25 cars checking into the Placerville Speedway for what kicked off the 50th season of championship action at the speedway, Tiner timed his Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Elma Lanes backed No. 94 machine in ninth fastest, before racing his way to a heat race win to earn a spot in the night’s redraw.

Finding himself with the four pill, Tiner would like the Fisher Racing Engines/Harvest Supply/Powder Coat-it backed No. 94 up in the second row of the 25-lap main event. When the green flag dropped, Tiner worked into the third spot, as he would then drive around Andy Gregg on the second lap to take over the second spot.

Chasing down early leader, Jake Morgan, Tiner was very fast on the ¼ mile bullring. Reeling in the leader, Tiner would use the top-shelf in turns three and four and power him machine into the lead on the seventh lap.

Out in front, the Visalia, CA pilot would slowly distance himself from the field as they battled for position in his wake. Getting in lapped traffic, Tiner remained flawless as he was able to power his machine to his first victory of the 2015 season.

“It has been a great start to the season, and hopefully I can keep it going with both the SDR No. 10 machine, and the STR No. 94 car,” he said. “Again, I really want to thank all of the people who support my team, and all of the guys who work their tails off for me.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, Elma Lanes, 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-3, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Tiner will return to action on Friday night at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA before taking to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA with the Civil War Series on Saturday night.

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Hafertepe Jr. Ready for Redemption at World of Outlaws Texas Outlaw Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - SUNNYVALE, Texas (April 20, 2015) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. was extremely fast throughout the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series return to Devil's Bowl Speedway last season.

Unfortunately, Hafertepe Jr. was undone by bad lack during the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals at the half-mile track in Mesquite, Texas, where he ventures to this Friday and Saturday for a shot at redemption.

"We had good starting positions only to run into problems on the opening lap of both features last year," he said. "If we can have the same type of speed and have a little luck this year I know we'll be contenders."

Hafertepe Jr. won a heat race both nights to advance into the dash, in which he finished second and third, respectively, to start the main events within striking distance of a win. However, a parts failure the opening night and a mechanical problem the second night derailed a chance for victory.

"The first thing you need is a fast car," he said. "We definitely had one of the fastest, if not the fastest, last year. Then it boils down to putting yourself in the right position and not having any bad luck or failures. It didn't work out in our favor last year so I'm excited for another chance this weekend."

Hafertepe Jr. has earned a 360ci sprint car victory at the track each of the past two years and during three of the last four seasons. In fact, he has six podium finishes and nine top 10s in his last 13 360ci sprint car races at the track.

"Devil's Bowl is a unique track," he said. "The corners are drastically different from one another and we've been able to build a solid setup to put ourselves in a good position whenever we show up there."

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

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

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lone Star Speedway

A high-banked, 3/8-mile oval located in Kilgore, Texas, Lone Star Speedway was reopened in 2009 by the Hafertepe family. For more information, visit http://www.LoneStarSpeedway.com.

"Lone Star Speedway is owned by a racing family who wants to make it into a premier facility in the country," Hafertepe Jr. said.

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

 

 

Rilat Tackling Texas Outlaw Nationals This Weekend with World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (April 20, 2015) - Travis Rilat will make the short trek to Devil's Bowl Speedway this weekend for the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals.

Rilat is slated to compete at the half-mile track in Mesquite, Texas, which is approximately 10 miles from his shop, on Friday and Saturday with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for the second straight season.

"We didn't get the results we were aiming for last year," he said. "We've ran well there in a 360ci a lot throughout the years so hopefully this weekend we can produce similar results."

Rilat made one of the two World of Outlaws main events at Devil's Bowl Speedway last year and he finished 21st. However, his track record in a 360 sprint car is stellar.

Rilat has earned at least one top 10 during each of the past 10 years at Devil's Bowl Speedway. He scored three top 10s in 2013 and was victorious with three top fives in 2012 at the track.

"Devil's Bowl is very unique and is a track that helps to have run a lot over the years," he said. "We have a lot of laps there and have a pretty good idea about how the track transitions throughout the night."

Rilat has also recorded feature victories in 2011 and 2006 at the high-speed track. Additionally, he drove to three top fives in 2009, five top 10s in 2008 and three top fives in 2007.

Rilat was scheduled to compete last weekend with the ASCS Gulf South Region, but the doubleheader was cancelled because of the weather.

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to watch highlights of Rilat's victory at the Tyson Perez Memorial in Australia on Feb. 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPYKg2nfSNw

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Triple X Race Components

Based in Burlington, Wash., Triple X Race Components offers top-of-the-line sprint car, midget and micro sprint parts and chassis. For more information, visit http://www.xxxraceco.com.

"Triple X has been a great partner for the last few years," Rilat said. "I always feel very comfortable and very safe racing a Triple X chassis."

Rilat would also like to thank MDS Boring & Drilling, Shark Racing Engines, Shop The BOSS, 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.

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.

 

 

Starks Secures Second Top Five of the Season During Debut at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (April 20, 2015) - Trey Starks scored his second top five of the season last Saturday at Skagit Speedway.

However, Starks, who competed in his family car in the 410ci class and who drove for Doug Rutz in the 360ci division, battled bad luck and tough track conditions throughout his season debut at the semi-banked track.

"It was wild," he said. "It was really rough. They had modifieds with us and that track is so soft so they completely rutted it up."

Starks kicked off the event by qualifying third quickest in the 410 class. He was leading a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row when mechanical issues derailed him on Lap 3. If he would have finished the heat race in the top four Starks would have lined up on the outside of the front row for the main event. Unfortunately, the DNF relegated him to the sixth starting position for the feature.

"That track was so rough I couldn't get the car to do anything and we were off in the main," he said. "The track really took a turn and we didn't prepare for it. I just kind of rode around in that main trying to keep my nose clean. I didn't really want to play games with that track so we were a bit conservative."

Starks ended with a fifth-place result.

He had similar misfortune in the 360 class after starting the night on the right foot. Starks, who set quick time during qualifying, had a wing panel blow off the car and faced throttle and brake problems while running third in a heat race. That dropped him to a seventh-place result, which lined him up on the outside of the eighth row for the main event.

"There wasn't anything good that was going to come from it so we start and parked it," he said. "We took our lap and pulled off and rolled it into the trailer in one piece."

Starks was credited with a 21st-place finish.

He will make his season debut at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., this Friday and Saturday during the inaugural Western Sprint Tour event.

"Cottage Grove is always racy," he said. "It's one of my favorite tracks. This car works really well at Cottage Grove. Last year we had some really good runs there and found some areas of success where other people couldn't run."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 18 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. (410 sprint) - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: DNF (2); Feature: 5 (6).

April 18 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. (360 sprint) - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 7 (4); Feature: 21 (16).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., with the Western Sprint Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

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

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

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

 

 

XXX Wins All Star, USAC National Mains

4/20/15

Another weekend in the books and another weekend with major race wins for drivers using XXX chassis. Triple X Race Components congratulates all of our winners, including Brady Bacon who beat the USAC National Tour in Indiana, Parker Price-Miller who scored his first All Star Circuit of Champions win in Ohio, Stevie Smith who collected $6k in PA, Danny Stratton who beat the ARDC, Mike Vollbrecht who beat the NW Focus Midge Series, Creek County Speedway winner Fred Mattox and Deming Speedway winner Riley Watkins. XXX Chassis and Components are available through our huge network of dealers at www.xxxraceco.com. Triple X Race Components – Race Hard!

In a thrilling USAC National Tour main event, Brady Bacon grabbed his second national tour victory of the year with Hoffman Auto Racing and third overall at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN on Saturday night. Bacon took the lead for the first time on lap four, with both Robert Ballou and Kyle Cummins chasing him down through heavy traffic. Ballou managed to pass him for the lead on the 23 lap, but Bacon had his XXX ready to reclaim the crown, getting back by Ballou on lap 24 on his way to the win. Congratulations Brady, Xia Xianna, Big Dan and the Hoffman crew on the win.

16 year old Parker Price-Miller is on quite the roll, having won on back to back weekends in 410 action, this time taking down the All Star Circuit of Champions in a wire-to-wire effort on Saturday night. From the pole, PPM led from the outset, but not without challenge as Andrew Palker briefly had the lead through the first set of turns. Price-Miller stayed calm, cool and collected, driving back underneath Palker to take the lead and began stretching his advantage. Parker was challenged later in the race by Rob Chaney as the pair moved through traffic, but PPM’s #9p XXX was up to the challenge as he collected his second 410 win on his second straight weekend and his first over the All Stars.

How potent is the combination of Stevie Smith driving for Fred Rahmer? How about 8 wins in 24 starts in their XXX chassis, including aa $6,000 win on Friday night at the Tommy Hinnershitz Spring Classic at Williams Grove. It was fellow Team XXX driver Brent Marks who held serve for most of the race while Smith stalked him through lapped cars. Slower traffic proved to be Mark’s undoing, as with nine to go, he made contact trying to get around a slower car, ending his chase. Smith would take over the lead and cruise on to win, followed by an all XXX chassis top three including Greg Hodnett and Aaron Ott.

The Mike Heffner Racing XXX Midget will have a number of big name drivers piloting the car in 2015, and the first of them to park it in victory lane was Danny Stratton on Friday night over the ARDC at Linda’s Speedway. Stratton took the lead near the halfway point of the 25 lap A Main, and finding the high groove to his liking, rode the cushion for the rest of the race, turning away a last lap challenge from Trevor Kobylarz to take the victory.

Michael Vollbrecht has been trying to score a Deming Speedway win for about 8 seasons, and on Friday night, the Shoreline, WA driver led all 18 laps of the new NW Focus Midget Series main event to grab that coveted win. Vollbrecht was smooth and fast around the inside of the track in his XXX Midget in taking the victory ahead of Tristin Thomas, also in a XXX.

Fred Mattox visited victory lane for the first time in 2015 on Saturday night at Creek County Speedway. Mattox quickly worked forward from sixth to grab the lead under threatening weather conditions, then held off fellow Team XXX driver Kyle Clark to create the XXX chassis 1-2 finish.

Everything fell into place for Riley Watkins at Deming Speedway on Friday night. Watkins took over the lead from Jesse Schlotfeldt when the leader tangled with a slower car coming out of turn four just beyond halfway through the main event to score the win on opening night at Deming Speedway in the 600 restricted class. Congrats to Riley and Ian on the win!

 

 

Round three of the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo on deck at Ocean Speedway this Friday April 24 Marks first PMG Double Down Bonus weekend

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – April 20, 2015…The busiest stretch of the season for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will kick-off this Friday night with round number three in the battle for the title at the quarter-mile bullring.

The night of racing will also be part of the first Prentice Motorsports Group “Double Down Bonus” weekend. If a driver can win the Friday event at Ocean Speedway with the Ocean Sprints, and then win at Thunderbowl Raceway this Saturday with the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster in Tulare, they’ll go home with a $3000 bonus. If they do so, they’ll walk away with $6500 total for the weekend. This is the first of nine Double Down Bonus weekends in 2015.

The event on Friday begins a stretch of four consecutive weeks of the racing for the Ocean Sprints and during it Easton’s Tommy Tarlton will look to keep up his hot streak. The two-time Taco Bravo champion has won the first two races of the season and goes into this weekend sitting atop the standings by 18-markers. Tarlton would have to be considered a favorite to challenge for the Double Down Bonus this weekend, having also been a two-time track titlist at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Laton’s Heath Duinkerken & Watsonville’s Justin Sanders come into Friday tied for second in the points. Duinkerken has brought home finishes of fifth & fourth in the two events respectively, while Sanders has run fourth & second. After finishing third in the standings last season Sanders is poised to challenge for the title this year and a win on Friday would certainly be a step in that direction.

Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson had a great outing during the most recent event, finishing fifth in the feature, which has placed him fourth in the standings. Nelson was the Hive 5 Pizza Hard Charger after starting 16th. Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema has been solid the first two races and rounds out the top-five. Completing the top-10 going into Friday’s round three is past champion Brad Furr of Stockton, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal, Salinas brothers Jason Chisum, Jeremy Chisum and rookie contender Tony Gualda of Hollister.

More possibilities for Friday night will include two-time & reigning Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo champion Shane Golobic of Fremont, along with his younger brother Dustin Golobic, Foresthill’s Ryan Robinson, Gilroy’s Ken Fredenburg, San Jose’s Darrell Taylor, Morgan Hill’s Nicholas Ringo, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, San Jose’s Nick Ringo Jr. and others.

The front gate at Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this Friday night with hot laps at 5:15pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. The pit gate will open at 2pm this season. All seating will be general admission with adult tickets costing $17, seniors 65 & older $16, children 6-12 $13 and kids five and under free. A family pack featuring two adults and two kids is available for $55.

The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076.

Ocean Speedway & the Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West and Kaeding Performance for their support.

For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto http://www.oceansprints.com and for more on the Ocean Speedway check out www.racepmg.com

Upcoming Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo events

Friday April 24 (Double Down weekend) Friday May 1 (Double Down weekend) Friday May 8 (Double Down weekend) Friday May 15

 

 

Three Race Weekend Ahead for ‘11C’ Team Haas Continues Consistency in Central Pennsylvania

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

York, PA (April 20th, 2015) - After back-to-back top-ten finishes in central Pennsylvania during the recent weekend, Cory Haas is set to challenge the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions this Friday night, as well as take part in his first three-race weekend of the 2015 season. Haas, driver of the Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Tailgaters Grill & Drafthouse, Classic Rock Custom Stone, no. 11C ‘410’ sprint car, will enter competition at the Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Path Valley Speedway Park this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 24th, 25th & 26th, with potential paydays reaching $5,000 on Friday and Sunday. The York, Pennsylvania native will enter the weekend eighth in current central Pennsylvania sprint car standings.

“We had a pretty good weekend” said Cory Haas, “We were pretty pleased with our results, but I still need to work on getting better in the later part of races...we’ve been consistent and that is motivating for us...the weekend ahead is going to be busy and a test for our team...we’ll be at The Grove will the All Stars on Friday, followed trips to Lincoln on Saturday and Path Valley on Sunday...hopefully we can get the weekend started on a good note Friday night and use that momentum clear through Sunday.”

Cory Haas will join the All Star Circuit of Champions this Friday evening, April 24th at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The All Star program will feature a 30-lap main event, awarding $5,000 to the main event winner. Haas, who finished seventh during the ‘Tommy Spring Classic’ at the world-famous half-mile last Friday evening, April 17th, currently sits third in the track championship standings, and will be a local favorite during the All Star invasion.

The Barshinger/Haas ‘11C’ team will venture to the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, April 25th; continuing his trek towards a career-first Lincoln Speedway ‘410’ track championship. Haas finished ninth in the Pigeon Hills last Saturday evening, April 18th, and finds himself well inside the top-five of the current track championship chase.

Cory Haas will conclude his upcoming weekend at the Path Valley Speedway Park near Spring Run, Pennsylvania on Sunday evening, April 26th. The ‘Party at the Path’ sprint car program, put together by Fred Rahmer Promotions, will be highlighted with a $5,000-to-win main event for the ‘410’ sprint cars, and will welcome some of Pennsylvania’s top sprint car teams, as well as teams from around the region. The sprint cars will be an attraction at the Path Valley quarter-mile on multiple occasions in 2015, with Cory Haas planning to be present for each.

Those interested in learning more about the upcoming weekend, please visit each facility live on the web at www.williamsgrove.com, www.lincolnspeedway.com, and www.fredrahmerpromotions.com

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

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Cory Haas on Youtube: Here!

Recent Highlights: Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes on April 17th & 18th; 7th at Williams Grove Speedway and 9th at Lincoln Speedway

2015 Wins: 0

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

Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Tailgaters Grill & Drafthouse, Classic Rock Custom Stone, Keizer Wheels, Darrah’s Automotive, Trone Outdoor, Tool Shed of America, and Fully Injected Motorsports

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About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

'Mad Max' Stambaugh Opens NRA Season with Top-Five Back to Work at Limaland on Friday, April 24th

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Elida, Ohio (April 20th, 2015) - ‘Mad Max’ Stambaugh kicked-off his 2015 K&L Ready Mix NRA ‘360’ Sprint Invaders season on a solid note during the recent weekend; opening the 2015 NRA campaign with a top-five finish at the Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio. Stambaugh, who will follow the entire NRA schedule in 2015, started fourth and finished fourth on Friday evening, April 17th at the Lima bullring; surviving the 25-lap main event with a ‘sour’ engine. The Elida, Ohio native will rejoin the NRA ‘360’ Sprint Invaders on Friday evening, April 24th back at the Limaland Motorsports Complex.

“Despite some engine issues, we had a pretty good night on Friday at Limaland” said Max Stambaugh, “Started the night with a heat race win so that helped us build a little bit of momentum...we were running second in the main but our motor went sour...I was able to hang on to finish fourth...we’ll be back with the NRA this Friday at Limaland...I just want to thank Jody Long, Trey Bowman, Derrik Long, and everyone else that is a part of this team...these guys work hard and I appreciate it.”

Stambaugh visited the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday evening, April 18th; joining the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) ‘410’ Championship Series for their first Fremont appearance of 2015. ‘Mad Max’ qualified for the F.A.S.T. main event after winning his respective heat race; he would not finish and would be scored 20th.

“Just a rough night at Fremont” said Stambaugh, “We qualified bad but won our heat race so that put us in the show...just struggled and didn’t finish...I’m not real sure of the plan yet for this Saturday...we have a few ideas in mind but we’ll get that figured out soon.”

Saturday night plans for the upcoming weekend will be determined soon. Stambaugh and the ‘6M’ team discussed Fremont Speedway and Atomic Speedway as possibilities for the upcoming weekend.

Max Stambaugh’s 2015 NRA campaign consists of twenty-five dates between April 17th and October 10th. ‘Mad Max’ finished second in the series championship in 2014.

To learn more about the K&L Ready Mix NRA '360' Sprint Invaders, please visit the series live on the web at www.nrainvaders.com.

Fans can keep up with Max Stambaugh during his entire 2015 campaign, right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Follow ‘Mad Max’ on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @MaxStambaugh5 and Facebook: Here!

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2015 Highlights: Opened 2015 NRA season with fourth place finish at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, April 17th

2015 Wins: 0

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Max Stambaugh would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Specialized Therapy, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Tim Hogan's Carpet, Texas Roadhouse, Dales Concrete, K & L Ready Mix, Robb Avenue Body Shop, Radio Hospital

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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.

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Wooster Motorsports 2015 Season Kicks Off with the All Stars at Wayne County

Wooster, Ohio – April 20, 2015 – We shook the cobwebs off and started our 2015 campaign with the All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) this weekend at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. Steady improvements all night made the car great until the very end when an infield tire ended our night.

There were 31 sprints pit side, we had a few mechanical gremlins that arose right from the onset. The Wooster Motorsports crew worked diligently and got the car ready for the first hot lap session. Once group hot laps and qualifying was completed Jimmy Pooler put the #787 in the 27th position.

Three heat races were held and we started 9th out of the 10 car field in the 2nd Heat. At the drop of the green, the 5T of Travis Philo went on a flyer and brought out the red flag in turn 1. On the restart, Jimmy moved the #787 into 7th falling one spot short of the final transfer relegating him to the B-Main.

The crew tightened the car up going into the B-Main. The car was pretty hooked up from the drop of the green. At the start of the feature, the #5 of Jordan Harble couldn’t get up to speed and pulled in the infield. The race continued and Pooler quickly passed the 91x of Aaron Middough. As the race went on, he was closing in on the #23 of Nick Patterson and the #11 of Shawn Hubler. With 2 laps to go making his move to pass of the final transfer position, the #787 clipped and infield tire bending the front axle knocking us out of competition and ultimately finishing in 8th position.

Our tentative schedule will put us back at the track in two weeks. Special thanks to our family of sponsors VIB-ISO, Allstar Performance, Astro Titanium and Wooster Motorsports. To get updates throughout the season, “like” us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/woostermotorsports or following us on Twitter @WMS_787.

About VIB-ISO:

VIB-ISO is a United States based company founded by engineers dedicated to developing industry leading vibration isolation and seismic restraint systems that exceed their customers’ expectations and demands. To learn more about VIB-ISO please visit www.vibiso.com

 

 

Boespflug Gets 1st WIN in the BBR 5
Plainfield, IN - Sunday April 19th, 2015 - Saturday Night April, 18th at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Indiana proved that determination and teamwork do pay off. Chad was able to score his first win of the 2015 Season as well as his first win in the Kenny and Margo Baldwin owned, #5 Baldwin Brothers Racing Sprint Car.
The new Team merged together at the latter part of the 2014 Season and have competed in a dozen events so far together. Struggling to get the night started off on the right foot has had them playing catch up on multiple occasions resulting in starting deep in the feature fields. That wasn't the case Saturday as Chad and Crew Chief, Fred Click meshed the moment the car hit the track.
Winning the heat race event after starting 3rd put Chad in a position to start within the top 6 positions for the 25 lap A-Main and inside the redraw inversion. Chad lined up 5th behind some tough local competition. He quickly found his way to top side of the racetrack before anyone else moved off the bottom gaining ground quickly on the leader Casey Shuman. Chad took the lead from Shuman passing him on the top just under halfway. Chad then was faced to try different parts of the track as lap traffic was and always is an obstacle at LPS. Holding on to the top spot and conquering lap traffic with Shuman not far behind he was able to park the Baldwin Brothers Racing #5 in Victory Lane.
Special Thanks to All Supporters of Chad Boespflug and Baldwin Brothers Racing:
Amsoil, Baldwin Brothers Racing, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, Claxton Engines, Fox Paving, Hinchman Racewear, Indy Race Parts, Manvel Motorsports, Midwest Shades, Revved Up Industries, and Stida.

 

Holtgraver Will Join All Stars in Central Pennsylvania Phoenix Racing Earns Top Five with All Stars at Wayne County

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Pittsburgh, PA (April 19th, 2015) - The 2015 season will continue for Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing this Friday and Saturday, April 24th & 25th in central Pennsylvania; once again joining the All Star Circuit of Champions. Holtgraver, who recently earned a top-five finish with ‘America’s Series’ at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will travel east to the Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway this Friday and Saturday with intentions to upset the ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ and earn his first All Star win of the 2015 season.

“I always look forward to getting back to central Pennsylvania” explained Holtgraver, “The atmosphere out there is second to none and the fans are awesome...we’ll head out there and work as hard as we can to get the ‘59’ up front...the competition out there is top notch so we know what we are up against...it all starts with qualifying...I just want to thank Tom and Sherry Leidig for this opportunity...they allow me to do this every weekend.”

Danny Holtgraver and the Phoenix Racing, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DKW Transport, Auto Electric of Jupiter, Florida, Southern Pacific Farms, ‘59’ team will visit the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania this Friday evening, April 24th. ‘The Grove’ trip will be highlighted with a 30-lap All Star Circuit of Champions main event, awarding $5,000 to the winner on Friday evening. Danny Holtgraver will enter the Williams Grove Speedway gates currently second in the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions point standings.

Phoenix Racing will resume weekend action on Saturday evening, April 25th at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania; taking part in the annual ‘Bob Weikert Memorial’ worth $15,000 to the main event winner. Danny Holtgraver, a three-time UNOH All Star winner in 2014 and former Lernerville Speedway champion, has had a lot of success at the Port Royal Speedway half-mile, and finished fifth during the 2014 edition of the ‘Bob Weikert Memorial.’

Although the trip is still tentative, the potential plan for Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing is to visit the Path Valley Speedway Park near Spring Run, Pennsylvania on Sunday, April 26th. The Fred Rahmer Promotions event will feature a $5,000-to-win program for the ‘410’ sprints.

Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing recently joined the All Star Circuit of Champions at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. Holtgraver finished fourth during main event action; his second top-ten finish with the All Stars since the point championship officially launched. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native started his 2015 All Star campaign with a 7th place finish at the Attica Raceway Park in early April.

“It wasn’t a bad night at Wayne County” said Holtgraver, “We hurt ourselves a little bit during qualifying...I made a few mistakes in the dash and feature, but the car was great all night...we are definitely making improvements.”

To learn more about the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, please visit the series live on the web at www.allstarsprint.com.

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

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Recent Highlights - Finished fourth with the All Star Circuit of Champions at the Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, April 18th

2015 Wins: 0

Danny Holtgraver on YouTube: Here!

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

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

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All Star Weekend Ahead for Brock Zearfoss Weikert Memorial Worth $15,000 on Saturday

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Jonestown, PA (April 19th, 2015) - After taking a weekend off to regroup, Brock Zearfoss will return to ‘410’ sprint car competition this Friday and Saturday, April 24th & 25th in the heart of central Pennsylvania. Zearfoss will join the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions for back-to-back events in ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ country; including the annual ‘Bob Weikert Memorial’ at the Port Royal Speedway. ‘The Jonestown Jet’ looks forward to returning to action after a recent ‘rough patch’ resulting from back-to-back incidents at Port Royal Speedway.

“We are ready to get back at it...took a weekend off to regroup and clear our heads” said Brock Zearfoss, “We had some bad luck at Port Royal...got upside-down two weekends ago and that really took a toll on us...we have a big weekend ahead with the All Stars so hopefully we can get things turned around...this Moose’s LZ, Central Builders Supply, Leach’s Automotive team works hard...our goal is to earn some solid finishes this weekend and build some momentum.”

Brock Zearfoss will kick things off with the ‘New’ All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday evening, April 24th at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. ‘America’s Series’ will bring along a star-studded roster of ‘410’ sprint car teams, all battling for a $5,000 top prize after 30 laps of racing on Friday evening. Zearfoss has been a regular competitor at the Mechanicsburg half-mile in 2015, and looks forward to joining the ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ in defending ‘home dirt.’

Zearfoss will continue his upcoming weekend with the All Stars on Saturday evening, April 25th at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The annual ‘Bob Weikert Memorial’ will headline the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile on Saturday evening; featuring a 40-lap main event awarding $15,000 to the winner. Brock Zearfoss will hunt for his first top-five finish of the current season this weekend during the All Star invasion.

“We are due for some solid finishes” said Brock Zearfoss, “We are more than capable of doing it this weekend, we just need to be on our game...I just want to thank everyone involved with this race team...their help and dedication allows us to be at the track each and every weekend.”

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

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

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

2015 Wins: N/A

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

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About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: CASE IH/O'NEIL'S FARM EQUIPMENT RETURNS AS OFFICIAL TRACK MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT PROVIDER

by Tommy Goudge (April 20, 2015) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce the return of Case IH/O'Neil's Farm Equipment as the official track maintenance equipment provider in 2015.

O'Neil's takes pride in being a family-owned business serving their community since 1918. A lot of things have changed over the years, but the principles of their dealership have stayed the same - They believe in serving their customers with honesty and integrity. Their roots were founded in the agriculture business, selling and servicing IH, Case IH, and Case equipment. As their dealership has grown, they have expanded by taking on quality lawn and garden products, and offering a hardware store. Visit the Case IH/O'Neil's Farm Equipment website at www.ONeils.ca or visit the O'Neil's Lawn & Garden store at 2461 Hwy 56 in Binbrook, just 20 miles from Ohsweken Speedway.

2015 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing begins on Friday, May 15 with Opening Night 2015. The weekly Friday night racing program will include Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more news about Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th anniversary season.

2015 ROSTERS Drivers rosters for the 2015 season are already taking shape, and the 2015 roster page is regularly updated on the track website. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to keep an eye on your favourite driver’s plans for the 2015 season.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown on Tuesday, June 30, the Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 27, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 28, the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 18, and the 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 19. 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 Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

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

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

 

 

2015 National Speedway Directory Will Be Arriving Soon at Race Tracks The Trusted Source For Motorsports Continues The Tradition By Releasing Its 36th Edition

Wilmette, IL – April 8, 2015 -- The highly anticipated source for race tracks will be on shelves in early April. The 2015 National Speedway Directory lists a total of over 1,300 auto racing facilities. It is the most comprehensive publication of active tracks in the United States and Canada available anywhere. This book lists detailed information on oval tracks, dragstrips and road courses. The phone numbers, addresses, exact directions, nights of operation and type of racing are included in this handy 592-page paper-back book.

Listings for approximately 300 sanctions, 60 racing publications, and 70 racing related museums, pushes the total to over 1,730 motorsports related listings. The 2015 schedules for over 175 racing series with 3,000 events are also included.

The new edition is essential for planning vacations, track days and race outings. Race fans and industry professionals can depend on the National Speedway Directory for the most accurate and updated directory of race tracks in North America.

The price for one copy is $15.00 (includes postage) or two copies for $25.00. Orders can be placed online at www.speedwaysonline.com or emailing orders@speedwaysonline.com . Checks or money orders can be sent to: National Speedway Directory - 909 Seneca Road - Wilmette, IL - 60091.

About National Speedway Directory and Track Guide

National Speedway Directory (www.speedwaysonline.com) is the trusted information source for the motorsports industry. It prints listings of oval tracks, dragstrips, road courses, sanctions, publications, museums and race schedules. National Speedway Directory has been published annually since 1975. The book is also available as a digital edition for iPhone and Android devices.

Track Guide (www.trackguide.com) is the new iPhone and Android app, which puts race track and event information and directions right in the palm of your hand. Users can locate their favorite tracks or events, anywhere, anytime.

For Additional Information, please contact:

Timothy W. Frost, Publisher National Speedway Directory 909 Seneca Road Wilmette, IL 60091 (847) 853-0294 (w) (847) 778-9475 (c) (847) 853-8763 (f) twfrost@speedwaysonline.com www.speedwaysonline.com


 

Scotty Thiel    Quick Facts: LaSalle Speedway – 4/18/2015

40 Cars

Qualifying: 29th

Heat: Started 8th, Finished 5th

A-Main: Started 21st, Finished 12th

Scotty Thiel – Lucked Out at LaSalle

The 2015 Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series opened up at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois this past Saturday night. Scotty and the entire Scott Thiel Motorsports crew headed south to make their first ever appearance at the speedway. After having a decent hot lap session to learn the track, the team discovered a brake issue which caused them to have to go to work and caused an early night struggle but they overcame adversity and made it into the A-main event and drove up to the 12th position on a rubber down race track after starting out in 21st.

Scotty and the crew prepared the car for their hot lap session and the car felt pretty good overall for Thiel after he came into the pits after but when the crew went to double check stagger, they discovered an inboard brake issue that needed to get fixed immediately. Qualifying for the IRA 410 sprints was up next in the order and the crew scrambled to get a new brake system changed out on the car. A few other issues came in the factor while working on the brakes and they missed their spot in the qualifying order. The IRA allows the driver one lap for qualifying if you fail to make your spot in the lineup. The crew tightened everything up and pushed Scotty to the grid for his one lap. After laying down a 12.556 lap time that would be good enough for 29th quick out of the 40 cars in attendance.

With a struggling qualifying effort, it placed Thiel to start eighth in the first heat race event. Ten laps was the distance and only the top five cars would transfer into the nights 30 lap A-main event. The field stormed out of turn four to take the green flag. Scotty charged to the high side of the track and was gaining momentum to pass a few cars but had check up on the throttle going into turn three as a few cars made contact and slid up in front of Scotty. He regained his ground and made a couple passes and was in the sixth position with five laps to go. After working the high side for the next couple laps Thiel slid into the fifth and final transfer spot with two laps to go and charged his way forward but came up short at the line for the fourth spot. Fifth place was still good enough to transfer into the nights 30 lap A-main event.

After the winners of each B-main event received their qualifying time back to move them up in the running order, Scotty would start out the A-main event in the 21st position. The crew went to work to prepare the car as everyone knew it would be difficult to move forward on the extremely slick track conditions and the possibility of rubber getting put down on the racing surface. The field pushed off and began to line up for the first A-main event of the 2015 IRA season. The green flag few as the field charged out of turn four. Scotty worked the bottom sided of the track for the first few laps then moved to the middle and started to make his way forward. A caution came out on lap four and bunched the field back up. The green flag came back out and Scotty worked the top side in turn one where he moved forward a couple spots yet again. The halfway signal flew and the track started to take rubber and Scotty knew that things would get a little more difficult in regards to passing. He moved down on the track and found the rubber early on and used it to his advantage to move forward several more spots. Coming off of turn four with only ten laps to go, Thiel smacked the wall pretty hard with the right rear of the car. The car felt okay for a few laps but Scotty noticed something happened as the car leaned on the right rear pretty hard as the race continued on. He held his ground in the 14th position as a caution came out with only two laps to go. A green, white, checkered finish would be next as the field got lined back up and took the green on the restart. Scotty worked the middle groove in turn one and went side by side with a couple of cars. He gained ground off of turn four as the white flag flew and slid into the 13th spot going down the backstretch. Coming into turn four he made the move into 12th and held on to it as he crossed the finish line. The crew looked over the car after the main event and discovered that when Scotty hit the wall down the front stretch it broke the Jacobs Ladder on the rear end. “We had a decent run after starting out bad early on tonight. The car was working really well in the main. I could go wherever I wanted to on the track and the car stuck. I got into the wall a little bit there on the front stretch and I didn’t know if I had a flat or broke something but I just kept digging and we ended up 12th. Can’t really complain about that since the track took rubber pretty good towards the end. We’ll get things figured out and hopefully be better for Beaver Dam” expressed Thiel after the main.

Next week the crew will head to Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI for the second round of IRA Sprint Car action on Saturday April 25. Keep up to date with Scott Thiel Motorsports all season long on Facebook and get updates on each event.

Scott Thiel Motorsports would like to thank all of their great marketing partners for the 2015 racing season.

Professional Plating Inc:

Professional Plating Inc., specializes in multiple types of metal coating and plating projects. They also offer custom powder coating, ceramic coating and internal engine coating. Have a metal coating or plating project you need done? Check out Professional Plating Inc. at www.proplating.com!

Scott Thiel Builders:

Since 1985, Sheboygan, Wisconsin based Scott Thiel Builders has been in the new home building and remodeling industry serving clients all over the central lakeshore 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!

Complete Water Inc:

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.

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

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING GETS WIN NO. 2 OF 2015 SEASON WEST COAST SWING ENDS WITH TWO TOP-5 FINISHES

Mooresville, N.C. (April 20, 2014) -- Shane Stewart and Larson Marks Racing ended the World of Outlaws six-week West Coast swing with a win at Keller Auto Speedway Friday and a top-five finish at Perris Auto Speedway. The two top-five finishes brought the team closer to the series points lead.

"The West Coast swing was really good for us," said Stewart. "We got two wins out here to start the season and we've stayed right there with (Donny) Schatz in the point standings. Steve, Scotty and Andrew work so hard and I'm looking forward to many more victory lane visits with them this year."

On Friday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., Stewart qualified fifth and finished third in his heat race. He started and finished second in the dash to line up outside the front row for the 35-lap feature. Stewart dominated the event, leading all 35 laps to get the team's second win of the season. (View video highlights at https://youtu.be/Y3mOKig7o1Q)

"It was such a really slow paced race, it's so hard to judge how fast you need to push yourself," Stewart said in victory lane. "It was just a really, really tricky track. These races are so hard to win and to get two wins already before we get off the west coast swing is just a true testament to this team."

The following night, Stewart earned his second quick time of the 2015 season at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. He finished third in his heat race and advanced one position in the dash to finish fifth. Stewart climbed one position in the feature event to finish fourth and score the team's ninth top-five finish of the season.

The World of Outlaws will next compete in a two-day show at Devil's Bowl Speedway, the site of the first-ever World of Outlaws event, in Mesquite, Texas on Friday and Saturday. QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Keller Auto Speedway DATE: April 17, 2015 SERIES: World of Outlaws QUALIFIED: 5th HEAT FINISH: 3rd DASH FINISH: 2nd STARTING POSITION: 2nd FEATURE FINISH: 1st

TRACK: Perris Auto Speedway DATE: April 18, 2015 SERIES: World of Outlaws QUALIFIED: 1st HEAT FINISH: 3rd DASH FINISH: 5th STARTING POSITION: 5th FEATURE FINISH: 4th SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 18 WINS: 2 TOP-FIVES: 9 TOP-10s: 13 FAST TIME: 2 NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will next compete at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas on Friday and Saturday, April 24-25. SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing Twitter: @LarsonMarks

 

VALVOLINE RACEWAY ANNOUNCES MAY 16 EVENT CONFIRMATION

 Official release: Valvoline Raceway

 April 20, 2015

 
 Valvoline Raceway management today announced that the Carline Automotive & Exhaust Speedcar 50-lapper and Caravan, Boat and Dunny Derby will be conducted on Saturday night, May 16.
 Last Saturday night’s event (April 18) was officially deemed ‘a meeting’ after rain intervened with forty laps remaining in the Speedcar main event.
 
 “We understand how disappointed many fans were that the rain came before the Speedcar 50 lapper was completed and the Caravan Derby had come out,” explains Valvoline Raceway Managing Director Steven Green, “and believe me we were just as disappointed. Ordinarily a race night is deemed to be an ‘event’ after just five races but in this case we completed over 20.”
 
 Regardless of the fact that the race night was deemed to be an event however Valvoline Raceway wish to offer fans who attended on the night $10 off their entry ticket on May 16.
 
 “We understand people would be disappointed that the rain came and they didn’t get to see the Speedcar main completed and the Caravan Derby but that was certainly out of our control. We did everything we could to get through. We are however offering spectators a discounted entry on May 16 if they bring along their admission ticket from April 18,” Green explains.
 The full competitor category list for May 16 will be confirmed shortly.
 The entire night’s format for the Carline Automotive & Exhaust Speedcar 50-lapper, including the heats, B-Main and A-Main will be re-run on May 16.

 

 

Pole Position Raceway Named Title Sponsor of Patriot Sprint Tour Pole Redraw in 2015

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (April 19, 2015)- For many years, the Patriot Sprint Tour has conducted a redraw in front of the crowd at each track to determine the top eight starting spots in the feature event. Over time, many drivers have informally paired themselves with youngsters to draw their starting position, a gesture that will become a formal practice in 2015 thanks to Pole Position Raceway.

Pole Position Raceway, has signed on to become the Title Sponsor of the Pole Redraw at each Patriot Sprint Tour event in 2015. As part of this marketing partnership, the top eight drivers in passing points from the heat races will be matched up with a fan between 8 to 18 years old who will select a t-shirt and Pole Position Raceway coupon that will indicate where their driver will start the feature.

As an added bonus, the young fans who are lucky enough to draw the pole position will get a special opportunity to participate in a year-end event at a select Pole Position Raceway where they will race against the driver they selected the top spot for, along with other pole winners in and their fans. This will be a great way to put a wrap on the 2015 season.

“This is a terrific announcement for the Patriot Sprint Tour and all of our drivers, teams and fans,” stated PST President Mike Emhof. “It is the type of marketing partnership that you know will see great cross promotion for both entities.

Pole Position Raceway features high-intensity indoor kart racing for racers and mall shoppers alike. As long as someone is 48” or taller, they can strap on a helmet and compete. Since its inception in Corona, CA in 2005, Pole Position Raceway has created a network of 14 locations nationwide with the goal of having as much as 50 locations. The locations in the heart of Patriot Sprint Tour country include tracks at Galleria Mall in Buffalo, Marketplace Mall in Rochester, and Destiny USA in Syracuse.

Pole Position Raceway not only will be supporting the Patriot Sprint Tour this season, they will also sponsor the two-car team of Bruce DeWick and 2012 PST America Champion Scott Kreutter. You can often find “The Straight Shooter” at the Buffalo location.

For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

 

 

Swindell Seeking Fifth Straight Decade With World of Outlaws Win at Devil's Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (April 19, 2015) - Nobody has been as dominant during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races at Devil's Bowl Speedway than Sammy Swindell, who returns to the half-mile track this weekend for the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals.

Swindell will drive for Donnie Cooper on Friday and Saturday at the unique track, where the veteran has won at least one World of Outlaws feature in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. A win this weekend would give him triumphs in each of the last five decades.

"That'd be pretty good," he said. "I think the biggest reason (for success) is it's not an oval. The turns are quite a bit different. You have to drive the car. You can't get your car set up to go around the corners on both ends perfectly. It's more in the driver's hands."

Swindell has earned a World of Outlaws leading 12 feature victories, including a win during five of the first eight Outlaws main events at the track.

"It's definitely easier going to all the places I've won multiple times," he said. "You never know how it's going to turn out. Qualifying can put you at an advantage or disadvantage. I'll be confident knowing we'll have a good car and I think I can drive the race track as good as anyone."

Swindell finished third and ninth, respectively, during the World of Outlaws return to Devil's Bowl Speedway last year following a 10-year hiatus.

After winning the second-ever Outlaws race at the track on Sept. 16, 1978, Swindell also recorded a win in 1979, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1994, 1999 and 2000. He won three of four World of Outlaws races at Devil's Bowl Speedway in 1980.

Additionally, Swindell claimed a 360ci sprint car feature win at the track in 2010 to give him five decades with at least one feature win.

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - John Christner Trucking

Established in 1986, John Christner Trucking has grown into a giant in the trucking industry. For more information, visit http://www.JohnChristner.com.

"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 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, Simpson Race Products, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers and High Performance Lubricants for their continued support.

 

 

Kevin Swindell Facing Texas Outlaw Nationals This Weekend With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (April 19, 2015) - Kevin Swindell will return to one of the first tracks where he raced a sprint car this weekend.

Swindell is set to drive for Brandon Berryman for the first time this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. One of Swindell's first career winged sprint car starts came at the half-mile oval in 2004.

"It's a different kind of track," he said. "Turns three and four are really sweeping and turns one and two are almost a u-turn. It's definitely a place you have to do stuff out of the ordinary."

Swindell has only competed at Devil's Bowl Speedway a handful of times in the past decade, including his 410ci sprint car debut there last year with the World of Outlaws. He finished 15th the first night and advanced from 19th to 12th during the finale.

Swindell has earned one top 10, when he rallied from 25th to place 10th at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., in two World of Outlaws races this season.

This weekend will also mark the third different sprint car he has piloted this year.

"The first thing is just trying to get acquainted and on the same page," he said. "Those guys have been there a bunch of times in a 360. I want to win every time I go to the race track, but I think if we can run inside the top 10 on Friday and come back on Saturday and improve it'd be a good weekend."

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mike Curb and Curb Records

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

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

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

 

 

SALDANA EPITOMIZES HIS BROWNSBURG BULLET NICKNAME

AT PERRIS; LEADS 26 LAPS

PERRIS, Calif. (April 18, 2015) – Joey Saldana and the members of the Motter Motorsports team entertained the Workshops for Warriors veterans and their guests at Perris Auto Speedway tonight prior to shoving off for hot laps and qualifying.

Motter Motorsports’ sponsor HE&M Saw supports Workshops for Warriors, a San Diego-based 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to training, certifying, and placing veterans of the U.S. Armed Services in manufacturing careers. HEMsaw has donated metal cutting band saws to the vocational training program. HEMsaw executives and the veterans were here with Saldana last year when he won

at Perris and all were hoping for an encore performance.

In preliminary action tonight, Saldana wheeled the Motter Equipment Workshops for Warriors HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop sprint car to the No. 4 qualifying position with a 14.663-second lap.

The World of Outlaws used a different format tonight. Drivers participated in two heat races or qualifiers. The No. 1 and No. 2 in tonight’s qualifying order did not run the second set of heat races nor did the first two heat winners. The remainder of the field ran a second set of heat races, or qualifiers. The heat winners went to the dash along with the No. 3 and No. 4 in the qualifying order to make the traditional elite eight dash.

In his heat, Saldana was seeded third on the grid. When the track went green, Kerry Madsen took the lead followed by David Gravel and Brad Sweet. Gravel passed Madsen for the lead. Saldana and Jason Meyers engaged in a battle for fourth spot and after trading positions, it was the Brownsburg Bullet who ultimately strong-armed the position.

In the qualifier, Saldana started on the outside of the front row. When the green dropped, the Bullet made a strong bid for the lead, diving for the inside line. He grabbed the lead, but Madsen had more momentum driving high and was able to gain the lead. Saldana was second and Jason Meyers was third. The top three maintained their positions to the checkered flag. Saldana transferred to the dash.

In the inversion draw, a ‘six’ ping pong ball was pulled, placing Saldana third in the dash starting order. Front row starter Donny Schatz led the dash from wire to wire. Madsen was second and Saldana was third from green to checkered flag and started third in the feature.

After the four-wide salute to the fans, the drivers aligned in side-by-side formation to come to the starting line for the beginning of the 30-lap SoCal Showdown. Initially polesitter Schatz took the lead followed by Kerry Madsen. Saldana was riding in fourth position but not for long. The Bullet lived up to his name when he found the sweet spot on the racetrack and rocketed from fourth to take the lead on lap three. It was if he was shot out of a cannon and he checked out on the field. By the sixth lap on the half-mile oval he was lapping cars. Paul McMahan was running a distant second. Lap after lap Saldana clearly had solid footing and the 71M was untouchable. Then on lap 28, Saldana slowed in lapped traffic and McMahan caught up. The two drivers battled side by side before McMahan was able to steal the lead. McMahan won the event,

Saldana was second and Schatz was third.

“We wanted to get the win for HEMsaw and the Workshops for Warriors,” said Saldana.

“Just one hesitation in lapped traffic gave Paul the opening he needed. The car was great tonight and we want to give a tip of the helmet to Randy (Wolfe, crew chief), Sean

(Strausbaugh), and Derek (Miller). We want to carry this momentum into Devil’s Bowl

this coming Friday and Saturday.”

Another of Motter’s sponsors, DKW Transport, pledged to donate $2000 to Workshops for Warriors if Saldana finished in the top three.

“That was a very nice gesture on behalf of Shawn Loken at DKW Transport,” said team owner Dan Motter. “We are happy that Workshops for Warriors will be the recipient of that bonus.”

 

 

ALL COAST CHALLENGE UPDATE: FREE ENTRY FOR EARLY REGISTRATION - EXPANDED BOUNTY - UP TO DATE ENTRY LIST!

(Ventura, CA, April 18, 2015) With the May 9th “All Coast Challenge” at the Ventura Raceway only three weeks away, Mike Grosswendt continues to work hard to make this one of the most prestigious races in all of traditional sprint car racing. On Friday Grosswendt made several more exciting announcements regarding the all sprint car show that will feature the Amsoil USAC/CRA Series!

First on the agenda, Grosswendt announced that All Coast will pay the USAC entry fee for any team that pre-enters the race by May 1st. Entering is simple. All one has to do is call or E-mail stating intention to race at the event on the picturesque track that is adjacent to Pacific Ocean on the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Teams can phone or E-mail Scott Daloisio at: (909) 226-7768 or mailto:sdaloisiosports@aol.com

Damion Gardner of Concord is the defending All Coast Challenge champion. Please give photo credit to Surf N’ Sprint.

The race will pay $5,000.00 to win, $2,500 for second and $1,250.00 for third. It will also pay $500.00 to start the main event. Longtime Southern California sprint car mechanic Jimbo McCloskey, who has worked for stars such as “Showtime” Danny Sheridan, the Vander Weerds and Bruce Douglass, wanted in on the action and he is putting up $500.00 for the main event “Hard Charger.”

“Jimbo got me to thinking about Danny Sheridan,” Grosswendt said after talking with McCloskey. “So, All Coast is putting up a $500.00 bounty to any car owner who puts him (Sheridan) in a car for the race. The same with David Cardey. All Coast will put up $500.00 to any car owner who puts that “Hell Raiser” into a car for the race as well.”

In addition to local stars Sheridan and Cardey, All Coast still has $500.00 for any owner who puts Nic Faas, Jon Stanbrough, Shane Golobic, Bud Kaeding, Jonathon Henry, Dave Darland or Gary Taylor in a car. Mike Phulps already accepted the challenge and will receive $500.00 for entering Ryan Bernal in the race.

Thanks to Harold Osmer from HO publishing, the driver “swag bags” got even better this week. Each entered driver was already receiving a bag that will contain the event poster, All Coast Construction t-shirt, In N’ Out Burger gift card, surf stickers, Surf N’ Sprint stickers, Ventura Raceway stickers and other surprises. Now Osmer’s spectacular hardcover book “Saugus Speedway Scrapbook” will also be included in each bag.

As earlier announced, any past VRA (Ventura Racing Association) champion or any locals who normally runs with VRA (who have started two VRA races prior to May 9th) will receive a free Hoosier right rear tire from All Coast. The first two VRA drivers to jump in were Troy Rutherford and Tom Hendricks. Also, Arizona teams will receive $500.00 in tow money (if two teams travel together in one hauler, the $500.00 will be paid to the team that owns the hauler). The first driver to enter from Arizona is Shon Deskins.

As stated above, teams are urged to pre-enter the event by May 1st to help get the word out on who will be at the prestigious race and to get the following benefits when they arrive at the track on race night.

TOW MONEY checks ready on arrival for AZ drivers

DRIVER GIFT BAGS on arrival

HOOSIER TIRES on arrival for VRA Regulars and Champions

BOUNTY MONEY for select driver checks ready on arrival

Teams that do not pre-enter will still receive all of the perks, but they will be mailed after the race.

Not to be forgotten, the fans will be included in the giveaways, too. There will be a dance contest for the kids to the Beatle’s “Twist and Shout.” The top dancer is going to pick up a great prize to be announced in upcoming weeks. T-shirts will also be given away to some lucky fans. Nostalgic Beatles music will rock the house all night long on a special P.A. system being brought in for the race.

Current entry list

2 - Wally Pankratz - Orange, CA

2 - Austin Williams - Yorba Linda, CA

4 - Damion Gardner - Concord, CA

4G - Chris Gansen - Verdemont Heights, CA

5 - Logan Williams - Yorba Linda, CA

10 - Richard Vander Weerd - Visalia, CA

11 - Troy Rutherford - Ojai, CA

12B - TBA

14 - Tom Hendricks - Simi Valley

20 - Shon Deskins - Waddell, AZ

37 - Matt Mitchell - Yorba Linda, CA

44 - Cody Williams - Corona, CA

50 - Mike Spencer - Temecula, CA

56 - Ryan Bernal - Hollister, CA

88 - Jace Vander Weerd - Visalia, CA

92 - Jake Swanson - Anaheim, CA

91R - Brody Roa - Huntington Beach, CA

96 - Ronnie Gardner - Norco, CA

98 - Jeremy Ellertson - Lawndale, CA

Adult tickets for the race are $25.00. For seniors 60 & older, active military with id and students with id it is $15.00. Kids age 7-12 are $10.00 and children 6 and under are free. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 PM with qualifying at 5:30.

Media, for more information on this historic race, please contact Scott Daloisio at sdaloisiosports@aol.com or call 909 226-7768.

 

 

GREMLINS PLAGUE SALDANA AT HANFORD

HANFORD, Calif. (April 17, 2015) – The World of Outlaws made their 31st appearance tonight at Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds in Hanford, Calif. Joey Saldana, the 2000 winner at this track and current track record holder, was looking to go one better than his runner-up finish last year.

In preliminary action, Saldana wheeled the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop sprint car to the No. 3 qualifying position with a 13.577-second lap.

Saldana was assigned the fourth starting position in the third heat. When the green flag waved, polesitter Daryn Pittman surged to the lead followed by David Gravel and Saldana. The top three did not change position for the duration of the eight-lap heat.

The Brownsburg Bullet earned a spot in the dash.

The inversion draw yielded a ‘six’ ping pong ball which was pretty much a wash for Saldana. Instead of starting the dash in the third position as he would have for a straight up start, he rolled to the starting line in the fourth position on the grid. When the track went green, the Brownsburg Bullet wrestled with the race car and as a result, dropped positions. The dash was won by Bud Kaeding. Saldana finished seventh and would start in the fourth row of the A Main.

After the four-wide salute to the fans, the field of 24 assembled in side-by-side formation for the start of the 35-lap $10,000-to-win feature. Shane Stewart led the first lap followed by Bud Kaeding and Brad Sweet. Saldana was eighth. With five laps complete the first caution of the event was displayed. On the restart, David Gravel got together with DJ Netto and flipped, bringing out the red. Both drivers were okay but damaged race cars put both back on the trailer.

A single file restart saw Stewart, Kaeding and Sweet, with Saldana eighth. But once again, the yellow came out before another lap could be completed. Saldana spun to a stop entering turn three and Bud Kaeding and Kyle Hirst made contact though both were able to continue. Saldana sustained a flat right front tire which was hastily changed in the work area by the Motter team. Saldana joined the rear of the field.

Back to green with Stewart leading the pack. Sweet was running second and McMahan was third. With 11 laps complete another yellow was displayed. On the restart, the first three remained the same, while Saldana, trying to work his way forward, was 16th.

At the checkered flag, it was Shane Stewart with a flag to flag victory, Sweet second and McMahan third. Saldana finished 13th.

The teams packed up and headed to Southern California for tomorrow night’s race at Perris Auto Speedway, the last of the Spring West Coast Swing.

 

 

NAPA Auto Parts to Sponsor US Tour 2015.

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – In a major sponsorship announcement, NAPA Auto Parts has become the title sponsor of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) US events point fund. Each full point show run in the US will carry separate points and the top 15 in the final tally will share from the lucrative point fund by NAPA.

NAPA has over 6100 stores nationwide with hundreds here in the home of ESS, NY State. The NAPA name has been recognized as the title sponsor of Super DIRT Week which enters its fourth year of backing in 2015.

“Having the NAPA brand and logo joining ESS is a huge boost for our organization.” Noted ESS President Chuck Miller. “NAPA has been a trusted name and motorsports backer for decades and we can not be more thrilled that they have chose to help us out in a big way.”

More than 85 years ago, the National Automotive Parts Association ("NAPA") was created to meet America’s growing need for an effective auto parts distribution system. Today, 91% of do-it-yourself customers recognize the NAPA brand name. Please log on to www.napaonline.com for your NAPA Know How!

You can also find a full line of Lucas Oil Products at your local NAPA Auto Parts Store!

Not only will NAPA be the US point fund sponsor, but look for many exciting promotions during the season for ESS teams and fans. The NAPA Store of the race will also be announced where racing fans, crews and teams can stop on their way to a particular ESS event.

The Lucas Oil ESS season is right upon us, the 32nd Anniversary Tour will be the most lucrative in the history of the 360 organization. It promises also to be one of the most competitive as well with the tradition of excitement guaranteed continuing!

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Panther Frameworx, Camara Slate, Engler Machine and Tool, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Beard Sewer and Drain, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Taylor Ferns Tentatively Scheduled to Race in Illinois and Ohio this Weekend

By Ferns Racing PR

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — April 17, 2015 — Spring weather can wreak havoc when trying to plan out a racing schedule, especially in the Midwest. After weighing several options for this weekend, Taylor Ferns is tentatively scheduled for a two-race weekend in two states at two very different tracks. As long as Mother Nature cooperates, she will compete for the first time with the Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) on Friday at the semi-banked Tri-City Speedway in Illinois, before heading to Ohio on Saturday for an Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) event at the high-banked Atomic Speedway. If weather becomes a factor, those plans could change at the last minute.

A complete night of racing for MOWA is set for Friday, April 17 at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Illinois. The OVSCA event at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio this weekend, will take the green flag on Saturday, April 18.

“The more seat time I can get, the better,” said Ferns, who drives the Eco-Mend/Jimmy’s Towing Maxim. “Only racing once a week had been tough, because the last time I was in a race car for more than one night was in Florida way back in February and before that I hadn’t raced since October. With school winding down for the year and racing picking up, I think we’ll continue to get better and our finishes will show that.”

The race at Tri-City Speedway will mark the first time that Ferns has raced a sprint car at the track in the St. Louis area. She competed three straight seasons (2011-2013) with the Honda USAC National Midget Series at the track, in the annual Gold Crown Midget Nationals. She finished 16th in the opener of that event in 2011, which was her first start with the Honda USAC National Midget Series, at the then-age of 15. Ferns returned the next two seasons as well to compete in the multi-day midget event.

“It will definitely be a big change going to Granite City (Tri-City Speedway) in a winged car,” she explained. “They have a lot more horsepower than a midget and obviously having the wing changes how you drive it. Having been there will help, though, because I will have an idea of how the track will be and what it does throughout the night.”

Ferns made eight appearances at Atomic Speedway last season, including two with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. She was fastest in time trials with the series on July 3 during the annual “Night the Stars Come Out” event. Also, during Ohio Sprint Speedweek, Ferns was sixth-fastest in time trials with a 62-car field in attendance. She raced her way into the dash that night. Ferns also raced in the season-ending Open Wheel Championships at Atomic last season, finishing fifth in the Charlie McCann Memorial, which was contested by the 20-fastest drivers from time trials that did not transfer to the Open Wheel Championships main event.

“We had some solid runs at Atomic (Speedway) last year, especially when we ran with the All Stars,” said Ferns. “We time trialed well there last year as well, which always is a plus. I always feel like I have confidence going to Atomic, and I kind of need a confidence-booster right now.”

Last weekend, Ferns competed in the opening race of the year for Fremont Speedway in Ohio. She opened the night 21st in time trials of the 29 drivers in attendance. She crossed the line sixth in the third heat race, coming up one spot short of transferring to the A-Feature. In the B-Main, the 19-year-old finished eighth, with just the top-five moving on to the feature.

Thus far in 2015, Ferns has raced five times, with four of those coming in events sanctioned by the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. She opened the season with an eighth-place run with the series at Bubba Raceway Park in Florida in February, and followed that up with a pair of 11th-place showings on the final two nights of the three-night lid lifter. She also raced with the series earlier this month at Attica Raceway Park in Ohio.

“Everyone at the shop is working very hard, so I really want to have a good weekend for them,” Ferns said. “We’ve had a bit of a rough patch early this season and really want to pick it up as we get to racing more. A couple of solid runs are what we are after right now to get back on track.”

Ferns will compete in a number of winged sprint car races this year, with the majority of in the Ohio/Michigan/Indiana/Illinois area.

Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing would like to thank their valued partners: Eco-Mend, Jimmy’s Towing Recovery & Transport, Indy Race Parts, Motor City Auto Transport Inc., National Auto Placement, Project Podium, Women’s Sports Foundation, Lyn St. James Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation, FK Rod Ends, Lucas Oil, K&N Filters, Lansing Sanitary Supply (LSS), Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt, Allstar Performance, Stanton Racing Engines, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Race4Girls and Racing2Cure.

Keep up to date For the latest news, results and information on Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing and to view a full 2015 schedule, visit TaylorFerns.com. Follow Taylor on Twitter at @TaylorFerns and like her on Facebook.

 

 

Kyle Hirst To Saddle Back Up With Roth Motorsports For Hanford World of Outlaws Show

PETERSEN MEDIA- The Roth Motorsports team is excited to announce that two-time and defending King of the West Champion, Kyle Hirst, will climb back aboard the Roth Motorsports No. 83JR entry when the World of Outlaws take to the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Friday night.

“We had a great run with Kyle Hirst over the last few seasons, and Teresa, myself, and our entire team are very excited to have Kyle back in our car with the World of Outlaws in Hanford, CA,” Dennis Roth said.

Coming off of two King of the West Championships, Hirst and Roth Motorsports have been a successful combination in California over the last few seasons, and like Roth Motorsports, Hirst too is very excited to team up for this event.

“I can’t thank Dennis and Teresa Roth enough for asking me to drive for them and take on the World of Outlaws,” Kyle Hirst said. “We had a lot of success together, and I am looking forward to working with all of the guys again.”

The Roth Motorsports No. 83jr machine has been solid with the World of Outlaws during their California tour as Tim Kaeding picked up a win in Tulare, CA back in March, and Kevin Swindell earned KSE Hard Charger honors on Saturday night at the Calistoga Speedway by way of his 25th to 10th effort.

After flirting with his first career World of Outlaws win a little over a week ago in Placerville, CA, Hirst will look to keep the potent No. 83jr machine up front on Friday night.

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-10, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: Kyle Hirst will climb aboard the Roth Motorsports No. 83jr machine on Friday night as the World of Outlaws take to the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA.

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

 

 

Kaley Gharst – Knocking Off the Rust!

 (Bill W) April 16, 2015 – Kaley Gharst and Mike Sandvig’s #7 team raced in their first event of the season last Saturday night at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Though they would have liked to have had a better showing than their 19th place finish, it was no small task with 40 good cars in the pit area at the inaugural event for the FVP National Sprint League. The series next event will be on Friday, May 8 at the Eagle Raceway near Eagle, Nebraska.

Coming out 23rd in the order for time trials, the defending JSTS champion qualified 22nd quick. “We struggled a bit in qualifying there,” he says. “I felt like I left a little bit on the table out there. We could have used more points to start the night with, that’s for sure.”

The Decatur, Illinois driver started up front in his heat and came home second to lock himself into the main event. “We let Terry (McCarl) by us there and ran second,” says Kaley. “Obviously, it wasn’t too bad, but we’d have liked to have qualified a little better and start a little deeper in the heat race. With the point system, that’s what you need to make the top eight.”

He would start outside of row ten in the feature. “I think the car was really good,” says Kaley. “It was just the driver that was rusty. I passed several cars there, but I would make a mistake and let them back by.”

Kaley would checker 19th. “It was just a lot of back and forth, and in the end, we didn’t make up a whole lot of ground,” he says. “We ended up moving up one spot. We’re looking for a little better results, and we’re hoping to find them before we go to Eagle.”

Keep an eye on Kaley's progress this week and beyond at www.KaleyGharst.com!

If you would like to receive Kaley's weekly releases, send an e-mail with the subject line "Kaley" to sprntcar@hotmail.com.

Kaley and the Sandvig #7 team would like to thank: A+ Power Washing, Hinchman Racewear, Butlerbuilt, DeBerg Concrete and DeBerg Floors.

 

 

Reutzel Takes Lucas Oil ASCS Points Lead to Moberly

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (April 16, 2015) – After an idle weekend, Aaron Reutzel takes his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points lead to Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, MO, this Saturday night.

Saturday’s card at Randolph County Speedway is the first time for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour atop the high-banked, ½-mile clay oval and is Reutzel’s first visit to the Moberly facility as well.

That could bode well for the Clute, TX, racer and the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car team that has developed a habit of putting together strong performances at new venues.

Already this year, Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team have visited a pair of tracks in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition for the first time and come away with triumphs at East Bay Raceway and Bubba Raceway Park in Florida.

It’s a trend Reutzel and the Dissolvealloy Frac Ball Revolution crew began last season with an ASCS National score in his first visit to Outlaw Motor Speedway and an NCRA triumph in his 81 Speedway debut in Wichita.

“We’ve got a good little trend going with going to tracks for the first time, hopefully it’s something we can continue this weekend,” the driver of the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt entry said.

If a little bit of pre-race investigation proves accurate, the Randolph County Raceway oval could just prove to be to Reutzel’s liking.

“I talked to a couple of guys that have done well there and they both told me pretty much the same thing, it sounds like it usually gets pretty wide for the feature so I’m really looking forward to racing there,” Reutzel said.

Reutzel and the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics team come off an idle weekend after going for two-for-two the previous weekend to run the early season win total to six.

“It was a good weekend to get caught up on things and get a lot of work done that you’re sometimes pressed to get done later, things really start to pick up from here,” Reutzel explained.

Indeed they do, with Aaron Reutzel’s World of Outlaws debut at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX, next weekend and then two more weekends of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action on tap after Saturday’s ASCS card at Moberly.

Reutzel’s bid for the $60,000 Lucas Oil National championship has started in the strongest of forms with a pair of wins in the opening four events to open up an early advantage over his top competitors.

2015 Quick Stats: 18 races, 6 wins, 13 top-fives, 13 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, MO, this 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.

 

 

Bergman Leads Team ILP During Strong Weekend Across the Country

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (April 16, 2015) - Inside Line Promotions visited Victory Lane last Saturday with Team ILP driver Seth Bergman.

Bergman charged from 11th to earn the ASCS Red River Region triumph at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas. It was his second win of the season.

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

Jason Sides earned a podium result during all three World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events last week. Sides placed third on Saturday and second on Sunday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., after finishing third a week ago Wednesday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.

Ryan Smith led several laps before ending second on Sunday at Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa.

Tony Bruce Jr. finished third after leading a majority of the ASCS Red River Region race at Superbowl Speedway last Saturday.

Brandon Hanks garnered his third podium in the past four races last Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., where he ended third during the ASCS Red River Region event.

Dominic Scelzi scored a fifth-place result on Saturday at Calistoga Speedway with the Civil War Sprint Car Series.

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Inside Line Promotions also offers a pay-per-press release option and a yearly package that includes multiple free press releases.

 

 

“NATIONAL SPRINT CAR MUSEUM MADNESS 1” TO TAKE PLACE

ON FRIDAY, MAY 15, AT JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS, NSL/MOWA RACE

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (April 16, 2015) – “National Sprint Car Museum Madness 1” will take place on Friday, May 15, at the National Sprint League (NSL)/Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) co-sanctioned event at the Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois. On-hand representing the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, will be NSCHoF inductee Chuck Merrill, founder of Maxim. Chuck will be meeting and greeting fans alongside Steve Kinser’s restored Quaker State-sponsored Maxim chassis sprint car.

Said museum executive director Bob Baker today, “We are thrilled to be debuting our 2015 Museum Madness program at the Jacksonville Speedway. It is a terrific track with a great history of sprint car racing. We want to help make this co-sanctioned race become a special event for the fans in attendance by providing a value-added promotion at no additional cost. We will be giving away hundreds of museum souvenirs on Friday, May 15. If you are a sprint car fan in Illinois, you will want to attend this $5,000-to-win event and come by the museum booth to meet Chuck Merrill and see the Quaker State Maxim.”

The “National Sprint Car Museum Madness” promotional program will take place at the following NSL races:

May 15 – Jacksonville, Illinois (with Midwest Open Wheel Association),

May 29 – Moberly, Missouri,

July 24 – Denison, Iowa,

August 30 – Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (with Interstate Racing Association),

September 4 – Jackson, Minnesota,

September 6 – Brandon, South Dakota, and

October 2 – Greenwood, Nebraska.

Those individuals interested in learning more about the “National Sprint Car Museum Madness” special events are urged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com, while those interested in the National Sprint League should visit www.nationalsprintleague.com.

 

 

Shane Golobic and Ryan Bernal for WoO and USAC CRA in Perris on Saturday!!

April 18, 2015 So-Cal Showdown World of Outlaws & USAC CRA Perris Auto Speedway Perris, CA

We will have a rare treat with having both World of Outlaws and USAC CRA 410 Sprint Car Series together in one event. And JFM will have two of the best open wheel drivers on the track with Golobic and Bernal!

We are happy to have the skills of Shane Golobic out of Fremont, CA wheeling the King Racing Products / Berry Pack / Jimmy May and Mikey Evans tuned JFM winged #73. Shane having yet another impressive year running primarily winged 360 and 410 sprints. In 2015 Golobic has 8 top ten finishes, a win in the Marysville Civil War on March 20, a 2nd last week at the Calistoga Civil War and with us on our first Outlaw race in March Shane took 12th! Shane has 30 total feature wins, 20 winged feature wins to his credit as well as 10 other open wheel wins in his professional driving career!

Ryan Bernal has won a lot of races, has had a lot of success running in a JFM #73. Bernal, another local out of Hollister, CA is tearing it up this year! Bernal has ran most of the WCSC Series races this year, winning 5 out of 6, last three in a row, and the race he did not win, he finished 2nd!! Bernal has also competed in some winged sprint races this year, just last weekend claiming a 3rd and 10th. Bernal will race his first USAC CRA race of 2015 in the JFM CRA Sprint #73.

Spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM with racing at 7:00.

We will follow the racing throughout the night bringing live updates for all the happenings on the track from Perris Auto Speedway.

 

 

A Sprint Car Double for Tracy Hines this Weekend in Indiana

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—April 16, 2015— Two-race weekends in his home state of Indiana, especially in a sprint car, provide Tracy Hines some extra motivation and excitement. With the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series season about to hit its stride, Hines will visit a pair of legendary Hoosier State quarter-miles this weekend with The Carolina Nut Company DRC, beginning at Bloomington Speedway, followed by Tri-State Speedway.

The Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series event at Bloomington Speedway that will be co-sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS) is set for Friday, April 17, with the visit to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, rolling off on Saturday, April 18. Each event will serve as the 2015 season kick off at their respective track.

“Racing at a track on their opening night of the season is always pretty neat,” said Hines. “They have been doing quite a bit to the facility at Bloomington (Speedway) the last few years. With new lights this year, it should be even better for both the drivers on the track and the fans in the stands. Haubstadt (Tri-State Speedway) is always a great show as well, with amazing fan turnout.”

Hines raced twice at Bloomington Speedway in 2014, once with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series and once with the Honda USAC National Midget Series. He finished 22nd in the Indiana Sprint Week event for the series at the track. Engine problems early in the night forced him to a back-up car and he wound up using a provisional to start the main event. During Indiana Midget Week, Hines finished 10th at the quarter-mile bullring. The veteran driver won with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series at Bloomington in 2005.

“We don’t get to race at Bloomington all that much anymore, so it’s a good thing we have raced there a lot in the past and have some good notes for that place,” he shared. “In the sprint car we had a tough go of it there last year and had an okay run in the midget. That’s another place that’s it’s been a while since I’ve won at, and we would really check another one off the win list there.”

The native of New Castle, Indiana made three starts at Tri-State Speedway last year. Hines earned a best finish of ninth in the fall at Haubstadt with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series. He was 14th in the spring event for the sprint cars at the track and was 19th during the Indiana Midget Week show for the Honda USAC National Midget Series. Hines was victorious with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series at Tri-State Speedway in his championship winning season of 2002.

“Haubstadt (Tri-State Speedway) is a unique place with a lot of character,” said Hines. “When you go there, you know you’ll always have multiple grooves to race on. You can come from the back there, but it’s always better to start up front, especially on the tighter tracks where you are in lapped traffic in just a few laps.”

Thus far in 2015, Hines has made six starts with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series. He finished a season-best fifth in the opener of the two-night event at East Bay Raceway Park in Florida in February. He finished eighth a couple of weeks ago in the traditional “Northern” opener at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana, after using a provisional and charging from the back of the field. Hines is currently 10th in the standings, just three points out of ninth.

Hines made his first Honda USAC National Midget Series start of 2015 last weekend in the Kokomo Grand Prix at Kokomo Speedway in Indiana and finished second in the 30-lap main event. The originally scheduled two-night event was cut to a single-night show due to inclement weather. Hines opened the night as the seventh-fastest driver in time trials of the 30 entries and followed that up with a second-place effort in the second heat race to lock himself into the main event. He is currently second in points, just eight markers out of the top spot as he chases his first Honda USAC National Midget Series title.

Hines is contesting all three USAC national series again in 2015, as well as making occassional winged sprint car starts when the schedule allows.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank Primary Sponsor: The Carolina Nut Company. Associate Sponsors for 2015 include: Elliott's Custom Trailers and Carts, Hansen’s Welding Inc, MPHG Promotions Inc., Turbines Inc., Parker Machinery and Hughs Brothers. Product Sponsors that are part of Tracy Hines Racing in 2015 include: Afco Racing Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, Indy Race Parts, Schoenfeld Headers, Shadow Graphix, Bell Racing, Earl's Performance Products, Autonet Mobile, ProSource Professional Resources, Race Bumpers, Driven Racing Oil, Sander Engineering and Kenny’s Components.

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.

 

 

Reigning Outlaw Champion Seeking More California Swing Wins

INDIANAPOLIS (April 16, 2015) – Reaching the pinnacle of any profession is a journey of extreme twists and turns. Many that have attained any kind of lofty status will admit staying there is just as hard, but the challenges are different. Last November, both Kevin Harvick in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Donny Schatz in the World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series were crowned champions and, early in 2015, their results show they are poised to remain on top.

For six of his 19 seasons as a WoO regular, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s Schatz has begun the season with the target on his back as the reigning WoO champion and driver to beat. The 2015 WoO season is the first in which Schatz, driver of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J, carries the title of the winningest active full-time WoO driver following his TSR teammate and 20-time WoO champion Steve Kinser’s reduced racing schedule. And so far, he’s carrying on the winning tradition at a faster rate than any of his previous seasons as a member of the “The Greatest Show on Dirt.”

This week, Schatz and his Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team conclude an 11-race California tour that has already been an incredible success. They will look to continue their winning ways with races Friday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford and Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway.

Coming out of the gate fast has not been something Schatz has experienced during his Outlaw career, but this season, just like Harvick, who has two wins, four seconds and an eighth-place run in the first seven races, the North Dakota driver is in the midst of the best start of his career. With four victories in the first nine starts in the Golden State, Schatz has reached the five-win mark in just 15 races. His victory Sunday at Calistoga Speedway gave him five wins on April 12. In 2009, he earned his fifth win on May 9 at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The previous two seasons, which both have ended with Schatz establishing a career high in wins, took until May 27 in 2013 and May 31 in 2014.

Both Schatz and Harvick drive for three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and are associated with Bad Boy Buggies, a leader in off-road utility vehicles for hunting and outdoor lifestyles. While Schatz looks to score his sixth win of the 2015 season and 108th driving for TSR just 85 miles north of Harvick’s hometown of Bakersfield, Harvick will look to win his third of 2015 and first as a Stewart-Haas Racing driver on the high-banks of Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, a track where Schatz won a WoO race back in 2001.

Schatz has made 14 previous starts at Keller Auto Speedway, a 3/8-mile dirt oval. He won the 35-lap A-Feature at the track in April 2013 and, last year, he charged from 18th to finish fifth. He has made 15 starts at Perris Auto Speedway, the half-mile semi-banked dirt oval located in Southern California. Perris is one of the few tracks where Schatz has more than 10 starts without a victory. His best finish of third came in 2013. Last April, he raced from 12th to sixth.

With his strong start, Schatz has a 30-point advantage in the WoO championship standings with 15 of the 88 scheduled nights of racing in the books. His nine top-fives, 13 top-10s and 100 laps led all lead the series.

For Friday’s race at Keller Auto Speedway, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. PDT while the grandstands open at 4 p.m. Qualifying is scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or call 877-395-8606.

Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway, the pit gates will open at 1 p.m. while the grandstands open at 3 p.m. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or call 877-395-8606.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen live as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Sprint Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to www.DIRTVision.com for more information on all the site features, including updated results from each night of racing, as well as a chat room to interact with other race fans.

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J:

With two wins in three starts last week, you are now up to four wins on the Outlaws California Tour. Are you surprised with the success you are having in California?

“Nothing the guys on this Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance race team does surprises. Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman are the best in the business. They work to find ways to for us to get better. California hasn’t been a strong suit for us early in season’s past and, when you aren’t good at something, you have to put in the time and effort to get better. We spent time fine-tuning things to the point where we felt like we were gaining on it. We made big strides and won in Stockton. We had a really good night in Chico and won the Mini Gold Cup. Going to Placerville for the first time and driving up through to win, and being really good at Calistoga – the only big track we’ve raced on out here — that was a result of everyone on this team pushing to get better. No one is satisfied. There is still so much work to be done. It’s rewarding for everyone associated with this team, from Tony to our marketing partners, to be able to have such a good start and put five wins on the board so far. ”

What are your thoughts of the last two tracks on the 11-race California Tour — Keller Auto Speedway and Perris Auto Speedway?

“I enjoy racing at both of them. We’ve been going to both since early in my career. We finally won at Hanford a couple years back and we’re still trying to get one at Perris. Hanford is a track that can be tricky because it slows down and gets slicker. I like those kind of tracks. I’ve always wanted to put a complete night together and win at Perris. Our engine builder Ron Shaver and his guys are from Los Angeles and that’s the closest we race to his shop. We’ve been decent there, but not quite good enough, yet. I know with the people we’ve got surrounding this team we’re going to have a great shot to get the job done Saturday night.”

About Bad Boy Buggies®

Bad Boy Buggies® is a leader in off-road utility vehicles for hunting and outdoor lifestyles. Bad Boy Buggies pioneered the category of electrically powered four-wheel-drive vehicles, ideal for hunting and outdoor recreation due to their silent, odorless operation and environmentally friendly, emissions-free drivetrains.

Today, the Bad Boy Buggies product line ranges from four-wheel-drive electric hunting machines such as the Recoil®, a fully electric, four-wheel-drive vehicle with an innovative, highly efficient 72-volt AC electric drivetrain, to the Work Series of diesel- and gas-powered utility vehicles, including the Bad Boy Buggies XD, a versatile four-wheel-drive, diesel-powered utility vehicle with a total capacity of 1,600 pounds.

In 2010, the Bad Boy Buggies brand and product line were acquired by E-Z-GO®, a business unit of Textron Inc. Information on Bad Boy Buggies models can be found at: www.BadBoyBuggies.com.

About Chevrolet Performance®

Driven by more than 100 years of motorsports heritage, Chevrolet Performance fuels the passions of automotive enthusiasts through high-performance vehicles, parts and racing. Performance cars include Camaro SS, SS 1LE, ZL1, Z/28 and the COPO Camaro. Chevrolet Performance parts include crate engines, transmissions, controllers and street-level components. Chevrolet competes in NASCAR, NHRA, IMSA, IndyCar and a variety of circle track racing series.

More information can be found at: www.chevrolet.com/performance

 

 

TheCushion.Com Set For LIVE Stream of AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car Triple Header Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car schedule ramping up this month, TheCushion.Com has reached an agreement to stream all three races of a triple header weekend April 24-26th LIVE.

“We were fortunate to broadcast the series’ opening event in Florida, and we are really excited to bring fans from around the world three more action packed USAC National Sprint Car races,” T2 Digital Co Founder, and CEO Ian Marvuglio said. “We are very excited, and thankful, for the opportunity that the Eagle Raceway, Junction Motor Speedway, and Lakeside Speedway have provided us.”

The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car series invades Nebraska, and Kansas later this month, as the series invades three tracks that are known for action packed, wheel-to-wheel races.

April 24th will have LIVE coverage from the high-banked Eagle Raceway in Eagle, NE. In 2014, Dave Darland won a thriller over Justin Grant and eventual series champion Brady Bacon. The following night the action will be at the Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, NE. The 2014 edition saw Hunter Schurenberg fend off charges from Brady Bacon and Tray Hines to score the win.

The three-day finale will see the series return to the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS. In what has been over a 10-year absence from the track, the series will invade the 4/10-mile, banked oval, on what is a highly anticipated race, that will be streamed LIVE on TheCushion.Com.

“These are three great race tracks paired with a series that always puts on a great show,” Marvuglio added. “We are all excited for this big weekend, and hope fans who can’t make it to the track tune in from the mobile device of their choice.”

For start times and price for each race, make sure you click over to www.thecushion.com.

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

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

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

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

 

 

Wright Ready For Return to Hanford, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking the last weekend off, Shawn Wright is eager to get back to the newly named, Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Friday night as he once again takes on ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’, the World of Outlaws.

“We did run Placerville last week, and the track stayed pretty fast early in the night, and it did not make for the best racing I thought,” Wright said. “This weekend we head to Hanford, CA, and I am excited to get down there as it is one of my favorite tracks, and one I have the most laps around.”

After timing the Wright Process Systems/A.R.T./Wilwood backed No. 99 machine in 25th fastest on Wednesday, Wright would end up 10th in his heat race before taking a trip to the B main, where he would finish in the 11th spot, and his night would come to a close.

“It was not the night we were looking for, but we have already put it behind us,” he said.

As the World of Outlaws wrap up there California tour this weekend, Wright will strap in against them one final time this Spring as they invade Hanford, CA on Friday night.

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Wright will return to action Friday night in Hanford, CA as he takes on the World of Outlaws.

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.

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

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_media.

 

 

Western Sprint Tour Anticipates First Races Of 2015 On April 24th And 25th

By Ben Deatherage

Cottage Grove, Oregon- The wait is almost complete as the newly formed Western Sprint Tour will have it's inaugural debut at the Cottage Grove Speedway on Friday April 24th and Saturday the 25th. These two events will no doubt thrill fans with electrifying action by the best 360 Sprint Car drivers in the Pacific Northwest. Several teams from all over the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada plan on making the haul to CGS for the first two races of the WST.

“Everyone is looking forward to these races,” commented Brian Crockett, Western Sprint Tour Series Director, “we are expecting a very good car count and you can guarantee that the racing will be phenomenal.”

Cottage Grove is worldwide famous for producing some of the best action on the planet and there will no doubt be some thrills and excitement come next Friday and Saturday. Be sure and don't miss out on a piece of Sprint Car history and come on down to CGS for the first ever two races of this new and exciting series.

Cottage Grove already has hosted one 360 Sprint event and California youngster Michael Kofoid captured the victory. If you're in the Cottage Grove area this weekend be sure and check out Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday April 17th as the future of the WST will be in action that being the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints.

Admission prices for the WST events on Friday April 24th and Saturday the 25th are Adults $15.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $13.00, Youths (Ages 6-12) $8.00, and Children 5 & Under FREE. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, Qualifying 5:30, and Racing begins right around 6:45.

Support classes for the Friday night program will be Late Models and Street Stocks while Saturday will feature IMCA Modifieds and the Quality RV Repair Hornets. For the latest news and information regarding the Western Sprint Tour log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com.

 

 

Oswego Speedway’s Annual Spring Spruce-Up Day Slated for April 25

OSWEGO, NY (April 16, 2015) – As the countdown continues toward Oswego Speedway’s 65th consecutive season of green flag racing, fans have the opportunity to assist in getting the ‘Steel Palace’ ready for action on Saturday, April 25 with the 12th annual Pizza Villa Spring Spruce-Up Day.

The annual Spruce-Up Day will again begin at 10 a.m. in 2015, a two hour change from the previous 8 a.m. start in year’s passed.

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

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

Any and all fans and community members are welcome to help kick-off the beginning of the 65th anniversary Oswego Speedway racing season and enjoy a great lunch provided by the folks at Pizza Villa of Oswego.

On track activity at Oswego Speedway begins Saturday, May 2 with the annual open test session running from 1-5pm. Spectators can watch team testing from the grandstands for free.

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

Oswego Kartway will also conduct a Spruce-Up Day on April 25, behind the Speedway’s rear grandstand. The Kartway’s Spruce-Up program will follow the same schedule as the Speedway.

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

 

 

Schedule Change: Brent Marks Will Visit Port Royal on Saturday Bedford Still A ‘Go’ for Sunday, April 19th

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Myerstown, PA (April 16th, 2015) - A late schedule change will see Brent Marks Racing visit the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 18th instead of the previously scheduled plan to visit Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. Port Royal Speedway will host the ‘Bob Weikert Memorial’ tune-up this Saturday evening; complete with a $3,500-to-win program including qualifying time trials. The tune-up will give teams an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming $15,000-to-win ‘Bob Weikert Memorial’ on Saturday, April 25th.

“We had some conflicts come up this weekend so we’ll head to Port Royal Speedway instead of Wayne County” said Brent Marks, “We still plan to be at Bedford Speedway on Sunday…racing at Port Royal will give us a chance to time trial before the ‘Bob Weikert Memorial’ next weekend...hopefully we can get the ‘19M’ dialed in.”

Brent Marks will join the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions on Sunday evening, April 19th at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania. The upcoming weekend will kick-off on Friday night, April 17th at the Williams Grove Speedway.

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: Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in Central Pennsylvania; 3rd at Port Royal on April 11th and 4th at Susquehanna Speedway Park on April 12th.

2015 Wins: 0

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

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: STYRES FAMILY, SOS, & GIBERSON HEADLINE INAUGURAL "WALL OF FAME" CLASS

by Tommy Goudge (April 16, 2015) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce the inaugural class of inductees for the Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame.

The Styres Family, the Southern Ontario Sprints club, and Mike "Pinball" Giberson will be honoured on Wall of Fame Night on Friday, June 12 as Ohsweken Speedway celebrates the past, and looks forward to the future during the track's 20th season of racing.

Led by brothers Glenn and Curt, the Styres family founded and built Ohsweken Speedway, officially opening it for business on June 16, 1996. Along with Glenn, Tina, Curt, and Trish, many other members of the Styres family have contributed various resources to the success of the speedway, including their time, money, and land use - Anyone who has visited Ohsweken Speedway as a spectator has been greeted by the warm smile of Vera Styres on nearly every race night since the track opened.

The Southern Ontario Sprints club was also founded in 1996, with the second event in SOS history held on Ohsweken's opening day. Including that first event, the club has sanctioned a total of 92 events at Ohsweken over the last 19 seasons, and played an integral role in the growth of Sprint Car racing at the track and all over Ontario. SOS sanctioned events at Ohsweken include all 10 previous editions of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and the 92 total SOS events at the track have produced 43 different winners.

There is perhaps no better example of the spirit of local short track racing than Mike "Pinball" Giberson, who competed at Ohsweken on opening day in 1996, and hasn't missed a race since. His dedication to preserving that iron-man streak would be reason enough to be considered for the Wall of Fame, but Giberson is also the 1996 Ohsweken Speedway Mini Stock division champion, and a three time winner of the Art Hill Memorial Award. He is the only repeat winner of that award, dedicated to the memory of the late Art Hill, and given to the Mini-Stock competitor who demonstrates sportsmanship, both on and off the track, strives to maintain the highest level of competition, and acts as an ambassador for Ohsweken Speedway.

About the Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame: The Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame is dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions of those who have helped Ohsweken Speedway to become a premiere racing facility, and inspired generations to come. Selections will be made annually by the Wall of Fame committee, with potential honourees including (but not limited to) drivers, car owners, manufacturers, car builders, mechanics, sponsors, promoters, officials, sanctioning organizations, and media members.

The community is invited to submit nominations for induction to the Wall of Fame, and all nominations are given due consideration. The number of inductees in any given year shall be at the discretion of the Wall of Fame committee. The names of inductees for any given year will be announced in early spring, and the official induction ceremony will be held at Ohsweken Speedway on a selected race night during the subsequent season.

The 2015 Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame Selection Committee included Clinton Geoffrey, Tommy Goudge and Adam Ross, with consultation from Greg Calnan and Doug Leonard. Nominations were accepted until February 28, 2015. To nominate a candidate for consideration for the 2016 Wall of Fame class, please contact media@ohswekenspeedway.com, or utilize the nomination form on the Ohsweken Speedway website at http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=3279

2015 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing begins on Friday, May 15 with Opening Night 2015. The weekly Friday night racing program will include Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more news about Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th anniversary season.

2015 ROSTERS Drivers rosters for the 2015 season are already taking shape, and the 2015 roster page is regularly updated on the track website. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to keep an eye on your favourite driver’s plans for the 2015 season.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown on Tuesday, June 30, the Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 27, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 28, the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 18, and the 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 19. 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 Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

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

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

 

 

2015 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced for Calistoga Speedway

by: Troy Hennig Contributing: Tom Motter and Gary Thomas

ROSEVILLE, CA – (April 15, 2015)…The Louie Vermeil Classic sprint car and midget race at the historic half-mile Calistoga Speedway has always been about showcasing the present but remembering the past. While many of the auto racing fans plan there Labor Day weekend around visiting the picturesque Napa Valley and enjoying some traditional dirt track racing, on Friday night, September 4th, the 4th Annual Hall of Fame Induction will kick things off with an evening dedicated to the introduction of seven new members into the Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame.

On behalf of HMC-Promotions it is with great pleasure that we now reveal the seven newest members of the Calistoga Hall of Fame; Gary Patterson, Jimmy Sills, Norm Rapp, Art Shanoin, Bob Neilson, Sam and Fred Bailey.

The Preacher Gary Patterson was a certified Calistoga legend. He ranks seventh on the all-time Calistoga Speedway win list with 10 victories to his credit. His first triumph at the famed half-mile came while driving for Don Snow on July 4, 1971. His greatest success at the track however, came aboard the well know Ross 56 Sprinter, in which he drove to seven wins throughout the years. Patterson once amazingly held the track record for 10-seasons during a span from 1975-1985. No matter how far he traveled GP always considered Calistoga to be his favorite track. Patterson unfortunately paid the ultimate price at Calistoga when he lost his life in an accident on Memorial Day weekend in 1983.

Jimmy Sills was a three-time United States Auto Club Silver Crown champion and a winner of five sprint car main events at the Calistoga Speedway. His first came in 1983 aboard the famed Bailey Bros #01 machine. Sills also won the Calistoga Classic in 1986 for car owner Eddie Chinnen and captured the ’87 Tribute to Gary Patterson aboard the Owen & Smith No. 14. He then claimed another Tribute to GP victory in 1990 driving the familiar Danell & Dehardt No. 5 mount and earned his final Calistoga win in 1995 driving the Berry Bros No. 7 during a NARC Speedweek event.

Norm Rapp scored over 40 wins as a midget and sprint car driver over his 19-year career, but he is probably recognized more as the man who supplied parts, tires and fuel since for race cars since 1953. In fact, to this day, he still answers the business phone the same way he always has, “Zoom-Zoom, Norm Rapp Racing Equipment.” Norm’s love of auto racing comes from his father Gene, who was a fixture at the local tracks. While Rapp had a solid driving career, he found his true calling as a parts dealer. Norm Rapp Racing Equipment has been at its present location since 1963. Nestled in the heart of San Francisco the building has an old school feel. Sprint car driver Andy Forsberg said, “Walking through Norm’s shop is like going back in time. He has stuff from the 70’s still in the original packaging.” Rapp is one of the few racing legends who have supported local racing as a driver and businessman.

In sprint car racing there are cars that you can associate fond memories with just by the way they look. The famous Bailey Bros. #01 is one of those cars. Fred and Sam Bailey have always been associated with their sprint cars trademark yellow frame, black paint and yellow vinyl numbers. The car has 10 career main event wins at Calistoga, placing the brothers at fifth on the all-times wins list as owners. Drivers like Jimmy Sills, current inductee, Lealand McSpadden, and LeRoy Van Connet, have all driven the famed Bailey Bros. #01. In fact, their love for sprint car racing and distaste for broken engines encouraged the brothers into starting their racing engine–building business, which attracts buyers from all over the world. Bailey Brothers Performance is located alongside Highway 29 in what is now the city’s industrial district of American Canyon. Fred and Sam Bailey said it’s their perfectionism that has them beginning their fourth decade in business.

Art Shanoian, one of the pioneers in post-WWII sprint car racing, brought out his first sprint car (the famous, pre-war, many-time-rebuilt), Atlas Chrome Special during A.R.A.’s (American Racing Association) 1946 racing season. From 1946 through the 1969 season, Art provided an excellently groomed sprinter for the likes of Northern California favorites Eli Vukovich, Leroy VanConnett, Johnny Baldwin, Mike McGreevey and Bob Burbridge. In 1963, the Shanoian sprinter won N.A.R.C.’s (Northern Auto Racing Club) Car-Owner Championship. In 1970 Art switched from sprint racing to midget racing. Between 1970 and 1993, Art’s cars had won over 100 midget main-events running with BCRA, USRC, USAC, VMRA and WMRA. In 1973, with Chuck Gurney driving the Shanoian midget, Art won the BCRA midget owner Championship. The list of midget drivers running Shanoian cars is long indeed, and includes a number of relatives: Ken Nichols (son-in-law), Jimmy Screeton (grandson), and Chad Nichols (grandson). Even today, it’s possible to see Art’s sons, Doug Shanoian, driving the vintage, Shanoian Offy at Vintage Exhibition races held in Northern California.

Ukiah’s Bob Neilson was a well-known and respected sprint car owner. On May 24, 1981, Neilson’s #2 sprint car won for the first time at Calistoga Speedway. The driver was Hank Butcher. Throughout his career as an owner, Neilson’s car won a total of eight main events at Calistoga Speedway ranking him tied for tenth place on the all-time owner wins list. In 1983 he won the Northern Auto Racing Club owner champion with LeRoy Van Conett at the helm. In 1984, Neilson teamed back up with the legendary Van Conett to win another NARC owners championship. For Van Conett, it was his 8th and final driving championship with NARC. Neilson and Van Conett won seven main events in 1984. Neilson’s final win as a car owner at Calistoga took place on August 8, 1987.

The 4th Annual Hall of Fame Induction will take place inside the Tubbs Building located at the Calistoga Speedway. Doors will open at 5 PM and dinner is scheduled to be served at 6:30 PM. Veteran television auto racing reporter Bobby Gerould will once again be the master of ceremonies. Dinner will include Tri-Tip, salad, potatoes, veggies, and pasta along with dessert. Refreshments will include Wine, Beer, Water, Lemonade or Coffee. Price for this night is $40.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased through HMC-Promotions by calling (916) 773-7225 Monday thru Friday 9 AM to 5 PM or Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM. No dinner tickets sold at the door.

The 8th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic is scheduled to take place September 5th and 6th at the Napa Valley Fairgrounds in Calistoga. Front gate will open up at 5 pm with racing scheduled to start at 6:30 PM each night. Tickets for the Louie Vermeil Classic can be purchased by calling 916-773-7223. The traditional racing format will feature both non-wing sprint cars and midgets with entrants from all over the United States.

 

 

McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic Invades Lakeside Speedway on May 7

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (April 15, 2015) - The McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic is invading Lakeside Speedway on May 7.

This year marks the second straight season TBJ Promotions and RacinBoys will promote the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at the 4/10-mile oval in Kansas City, Kan., during the Thursday of NASCAR's spring weekend in area.

"We're really looking forward to having the race and possibly introducing sprint car racing to NASCAR fans," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "Last year the McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic rained out so hopefully this year Mother Nature cooperates with us and we'll be able to showcase the great racing that happens at Lakeside Speedway."

Lakeside Speedway has a storied history that dates back decades. RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor grew up in the area and has attended races at the facility as a fan, driver - he raced at the track from the late 1980s to the early 2000s - and now promoter.

"A lot of great drivers came out of the Kansas City area and many of them cut their teeth at Lakeside Speedway," he said. "I went to my first race there in 1966. I've watched a lot of great races at Lakeside throughout the years. The McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic is a special event that brings the best drivers in the country to Kansas City for one special night that kicks off NASCAR weekend."

Additionally, the Steve King Foundation will be at the track to raise awareness about its impact on the dirt racing community. Cole Whitt, driver for the No. 35 NASCAR Sprint Cup team, will be signing autographs at the foundation merchandise trailer from approximately 7:30 to 8 p.m.

Visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com for the latest news and information. Discounted event tickets can also be purchased via the website or by visiting http://www.RacinBoys.com.

McCARTHY AUTO GROUP KC KLASSIC -

Date: Thursday, May 7

Track: Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

Series: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

Times: Front gates open at 4 p.m. with races starting at 8 p.m.

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase discounted tickets by visiting http://www.tbjpromotions.com/shopping/productDetails.aspx?i=749751&c=7686 .

McCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its 10th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past six seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

In its seventh year, TBJ Promotions will bring fans the Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 Presented by MyRacePass on May 2 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; the McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic on May 7 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.; and the Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals on May 30 at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

 

 

Starks Making Season Debut at Skagit Speedway on Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (April 15, 2015) - Trey Starks will return home to race in Washington this weekend following a six-week West Coast swing with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

Starks is set to compete in both the 410ci and 360ci classes on Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., where he will drive a brand new car in the 410 class following a violent crash last weekend. Starks will also pilot a 360 sprint car for Doug Rutz.

"We've got some things figured out," Starks said. "Our goal is to win both classes this weekend. We're looking for an early win to pick this team up and if we could get two the same night that'd be twice as good."

Starks showed a lot of speed throughout last weekend. Unfortunately, he lacked luck throughout a trio of races in California.

The weekend began last Friday with the Ocean Sprints at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, where Starks qualified second quickest and advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race. He then lined up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"That track is so close to the ocean that when the tide rolls in all the moisture comes into the track," he said. "We had a really good track for qualifying and the heat races. As the moisture rolled in the track got narrow and rough. It ended up being tough to pass on. I was trying to go around the outside of a guy and he wasn't looking. I got pinched between him and the wall. It ended a good run."

Starks was battling for a top five when he crashed around Lap 7. He was credited with a 16th-place result.

The team ventured to Calistoga Speedway on Saturday for the first night of a World of Outlaws doubleheader.

"We qualified fifth, which was really good, and we made it through our heat," he said.

Starks timed in fifth quickest and finished fourth in a heat race to lock himself into the main event. He was only one spot out of making the dash via qualifying so he lined up on the inside of the fifth row for the main event.

"We were just off," he said. "I ran the bottom the first couple of laps and had cars go by me on the top. I moved to the top and had cars pass me on the bottom. We weren't very good."

Starks ended with a 14th-place finish, which marked his best result of the season with the World of Outlaws.

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Calistoga Speedway, where Starks went out late for qualifying and it showed with a 21st-place qualifying result.

"We drew a late number and it hurt us pretty bad," he said. "The track dropped off a couple of seconds. I'd say we were right there for the way the track was though."

Starks lined up on the outside of third row in a heat race and he quickly advanced into fourth place on the opening lap. Unfortunately, another car crashed into him in turn two on the second lap. Starks flipped into the wall, ending his night early.

"We got a really good start," he said. "I knew he was going to try to slide me. I was ready for it. It was one of those deals where the slider didn't work. He didn't have enough speed. Usually when that happens you back out and pull in behind the guy. He decided to drive into us. That junked our car and ended our weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 10 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 16 (6).

April 11 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 14 (9).

April 12 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: DNF (6); B Main: DNS (3).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, 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 - Blue Dot Fabrications

Blue Dot Fabrications is owned by Trey's uncle, Dean Starks, who fabricates various types of vehicles, including vintage cars and road race cars. Blue Dot Fabrications even built quarter midgets when Trey began racing. For more information, visit http://www.BlueDotFab.com.

"Blue Dot Fabrications is another business that has been around my family my entire life," Starks said. "My uncle, Dean, has always been around ready to fix anything that gets dinged up at the track."

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

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING HOPING TO END WEST COAST SWING WITH A WIN

WEST COAST RUN: The Larson Marks Racing team will conclude its six-week West Coast swing with the World of Outlaws this weekend. In 12 West Coast races thus far, the team has earned one win, five runner-up finishes and nine top-10 finishes.

POINTS BATTLE: Stewart enters his sixth week of the 2015 World of Outlaws season second in the series point standings. Stewart, in his first full-season of WoO competition with Larson Marks Racing, trails defending champion Donny Schatz by 30 points.

SEARCHING FOR THE FIRST: Although having previously competed at both Kings and Perris Auto Speedways, Stewart has yet to visit Victory Lane at either track. He's posted top-five finishes at both tracks.

IMPROVING THE FINISH: In 15 World of Outlaws races thus far in 2015, the Larson Marks Racing team has held or improved its finishing position in all but two races.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Larson and entrepreneur Justin Marks, both with California roots. Marks, a former student at California State University in Chico, also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. and is co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, a five-car NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team. Larson will be competing for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win this weekend at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: Veteran crew chief Steve Suchy, 40, continues to oversee the No. 2 Larson Marks Racing team with crew members Andrew Seamans and Scotty Martin.

NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will next compete at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas on April 24 and 25.

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: 16 FAST TIME: 1 WINS: 1 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 7 TOP-10 FINISHES: 11 SOCIAL UPDATE: Larson Marks Racing Team, @LarsonMarks on Twitter: "Happy Birthday to our crew chief @SuchyMoto! Hope we get another picture like this for your present!"

 

 

MSCS AND USAC DRIVERS PREPARE FOR TWO CO-SANCTIONED EVENTS TO BE HELD AT BLOOMINGTON AND TRI-STATE SPEEDWAYS

Haubstadt, IN - April 14, 2015. The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series drivers will be back in action this weekend with appearances at Bloomington Speedway on Friday evening April 17th and at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday evening April 18th. Both events will be co-sanctioned with the United States Auto Club. Racing will be conducted using the USAC format which includes qualifications for all the 410 non-wing sprint cars entered.

This is not the first time the two organizations have competed together, but the first time they have participated together in co-sanctioned shows back to back on the same weekend. Both features will pay $5,000 to win and $500 to start. The races also serve as the season opener at both tracks. Fans who are anxious to see that first race of the season at their local track will be seeing the best drivers in the sport at the very outset of the season. There is a minimum amount of highway travel from location to location for fans and participants.

The MSCS licensed drivers will be receiving full points even though it is a co-sanctioned event. The series has competed just once so far this season. Chase Stockon won that event. He captured the $4,000 feature prize at Lincoln Park Speedway on April 11th. The feature victory combined with a win in his heat produced a clean sweep of the program that included the maximum total of 70 points and the MSCS Points lead!

The next five drivers in the current 2015 MSCS standings are Daron Clayton, Jon Stanbrough, Max McGhee, Robert Ballou, and Aaron Farney. Eight different drivers currently rank in the Top Twenty for both organizations. These two races could be double rewarding in points for this active group of competitors.

It is interesting to note that Stockon is also the AMSOIL USAC Sprints points leader as both series head to Bloomington Speedway Friday night. The top five USAC drivers at this point in the season includes Robert Ballou, Dave Darland, Brady Bacon, and Kevin Thomas Jr. All time MSCS wins leader Jon Stanbrough is sixth in USAC points. The standings could change prior to Saturday’s “Spring Shootout” at Tri-State Speedway.

The feature events will be for a 30 lap distance. Robert Ballou is the only driver to post more than one victory during the seven races that USAC has already held. Ballou was the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race in MSCS competition at Lincoln Park. Logan Jarrett won USAC’s most recent feature at Lawrenceburg Speedway. Heat races are set to start at 7:30 each evening.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

 

 

Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway hosts the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster for the first time next week

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – April 15, 2015…After opening the season with a World of Outlaws two-step the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway kicks back into action on Saturday April 25, with the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster invading the Tulare, CA based one-third mile clay oval.

It will be the lone Winged 360 Sprint Car event held at the Thunderbowl prior to the three-night Trophy Cup in October and marks round four in the battle for the Civil War Series title. It will also be the very first appearance at the track for the series, which started back in 1991 as the North/South Series. It then morphed into the present Civil War tour in 1993 and has been the premier series for Winged 360 Sprint Cars in California ever since.

The night of racing will also be part of the first Prentice Motorsports Group “Double Down Bonus” weekend. If a driver can win the Friday April 24 event at Ocean Speedway with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, and then win at Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday with Civil War, they’ll go home with a $3000 bonus. If they do so, they’ll walk away with $6500 total for the weekend. This is the first of nine Double Down Bonus weekends in 2015.

“We’re excited about bringing the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster to the Thunderbowl Raceway next week,” said series manager John Prentice. “Tulare has been one of the top tracks out west for a long time and it’s definitely a place that the Civil War Series belongs at. It’s the only chance for many of these teams to get some track time there before the Trophy Cup as well. With it being the first PMG Double Down weekend that also adds another level of anticipation.”

After winning the World of Outlaws finale in March for the second year in a row Rutherford, CA’s Rico Abreu is set to be on hand next week. The 23-year-old last season was the lone driver to earn multiple victories with the Civil War Series and will be considered the one to beat next week. The win earlier this year was Abreu’s fifth career Thunderbowl Raceway triumph aboard his familiar Abreu Vineyards No. 24 mount. His two Civil War wins last year came at the Johnny Key Classic in Watsonville and the Tribute to Gary Patterson in Stockton.

So far this season there has been three winners in the three Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster events held thus far. Those drivers have included reigning series champion Shane Golobic of Fremont, current point leader Bradley Terrell of Sebastopol and most recently former series titlist Sean Becker from Roseville.

“This series featured a lot of parody last season and we’ve started off with much of the same in 2015,” commented Civil War media relations director PJ Petersen. “Finally having Civil War compete in Tulare is a great thing and we’re certainly looking forward to April 25. We’re expecting a great field of cars to be on hand with drivers from all over California. The Thunderbowl never seems to disappoint, so we hope everyone comes out to support the show next week.”

More drivers looking to take on the Thunderbowl April 25 will include Watsonville’s Justin Sanders, Chico’s Jonathan Allard, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding, Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi, Lemoore’s Carson Macedo, Sacramento’s Willie Croft, Easton’s Tommy Tarlton, Fresno’s Cory Eliason, Hanford’s DJ Netto, Fresno’s Craig Stidham, Wilton’s Matt Peterson, Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal, British Columbia’s Robbie Price, Fresno brothers' Koen & Kyler Shaw, Visalia’s Steven Tiner and many more.

The front gate at Thunderbowl Raceway will open at 4pm on Saturday April 25, with cars on track shortly after 5pm and heat races expected to get underway around 7pm. Adult reserved grandstand tickets cost $15, with general admission bleachers $13. Children 6-12 are half price, while five & under are free. To pre-order tickets contact (559) 688-0909. A seating chart & more is available at www.thunderbowlraceway.com

Also on hand during the night will be the Western RaceSaver Sprints & Vintage Cars. Be sure to like Thunderbowl Raceway on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tulare-Thunderbowl-Raceway

Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, California. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the fairgrounds. Camping is also available at the fairgrounds for a price of $40 per night and is located off turns three and four. To learn more about the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster log onto www.racepmg.com

Following the Civil War Series event on April 25, Thunderbowl Raceway will then return to action on Saturday May 2 for J.D. Heiskell & Co. Race Night, featuring the USAC Western Midgets, Western RaceSaver Sprints & Vintage Cars. On Saturday May 16 the annual Chris & Brian Faria Memorial will be presented at the one-third mile clay oval, which showcases the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Car Series & Western RaceSaver Sprints.

Upcoming events at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway

Saturday April 25: Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, Western RaceSaver Sprints, Vintage Cars

Saturday May 2: J.D. Heiskell & Co. Race Night - USAC Western Midgets, Western RaceSaver Sprints, Vintage Cars

Saturday May 16: Chris & Brian Faria Memorial- King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Cars, Western RaceSaver Sprints

Saturday May 30: USAC West Coast 360 Sprints, USAC Western Midgets, Western RaceSaver Sprints, Vintage Cars

 

 

Sides Earns Three Straight Podiums with World of Outlaws Last Week

Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (April 15, 2015) - Jason Sides entered last week seeking his first podium finish of the season with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

A week later Sides has three straight podiums as he heads into the final weekend in California during the World of Outlaws spring swing. He will compete on Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford before wrapping up the weekend on Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris for the SoCal Showdown.

"We've had some good runs the last couple of weeks and you carry that momentum from race track to race track," he said. "The hard work has been paying off and we're looking to continue this momentum for as long as possible."

Sides kicked off his standout week last Wednesday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, where he qualified 11th quickest, won a heat race and claimed the dash to start on the pole of the main event.

"The outside was the preferred lane on the start of the feature so we lost a couple of spots on the opening lap," he said. "We stayed within striking distance the whole race, but couldn't find the right opportunity to make a bid for the lead. Any time you can run up front and get a podium with the World of Outlaws it's a good night."

Sides ended with a third-place result to garner his first podium finish of the season with the premier sprint car series.

Momentum followed Sides into Calistoga Speedway on Saturday for the first of a doubleheader at the scenic half-mile oval. Sides timed in 11th quickest during qualifying, won his heat and placed fifth in the dash. That lined him up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"The cushion was pretty treacherous, but guys could get a real good run up there if they hit it right," he said. "We stayed on the bottom most of the race and picked up a couple of positions when we had the chance."

Sides competed for a podium throughout the main event before holding off Donny Schatz for third place.

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Calistoga Speedway with Sides qualifying fourth quickest. He placed third in a heat race to lock himself into the dash for the third straight night. Sides finished where he started - third - in the dash to line up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"We just kept plugging away on the bottom," he said. "On some of the cautions it felt like I had a right rear flat and it'd take three or four laps to get back going. The longer we went the better it was and we'd get back in a rhythm."

Sides spent the entire race in a close battle with several drivers for the lead. He then made a last-lap pass to score a runner-up result, which marked his best finish of the season with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 8 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 3 (1).

April 11 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: 3 (5).

April 12 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 3 (3); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 10 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., and Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif., for the SoCal Showdown with the World of Outlaws 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 - 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 does a lot for us and we really appreciate their support," Sides said. "Chris and everybody over there are just as good of friends as they are partners."

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

 

 

Budweiser Presenting Custom Guitar to Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 Presented by MyRacePass Feature Winner at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (April 15, 2015) - TBJ Promotions is excited to announce that Budweiser has become a partner of the Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 Presented by MyRacePass.

Budweiser will be the Victory Lane sponsor for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event on Saturday, May 2, at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

"It's pretty exciting any time you get a company like Budweiser that wants to get involved with what we've got going on," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "It shows that things are going in the right direction. We're glad to have them on board."

The winner of the race will receive a custom Budweiser guitar.

"We've always had a unique guitar as a trophy for the Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 Presented by MyRacePass," Bruce Jr. said. "It pays homage to the amazing history of music around the Memphis area. We're thrilled that Budweiser wanted to help out by offering a custom guitar to the race winner."

Arkansas native Derek Hagar earned a custom guitar last year when he recorded his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory during the event. Fellow Arkansas resident Tim Crawley has won three combined preliminary and finale features with Bruce Jr. and Seth Bergman also capturing wins during the marquee event.

Visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com for the latest news and information. Discounted event tickets can also be purchased via the website.

EAGLE MOTORSPORTS ROCK 'N ROLL 50 PRESENTED BY MYRACEPASS -

Date: Saturday, May 2

Track: Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

Series: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

Times: Front gates open at 5:30 p.m. with races starting at 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase discounted tickets by visiting http://www.tbjpromotions.com/shopping/productDetails.aspx?i=749748&c=7686 .

EAGLE MOTORSPORTS -

Established in 1997, Eagle Motorsports has developed into a premier sprint car chassis and parts company. Based in Lincoln, Neb., Eagle Motorsports puts an emphasis on quality and safety. The company has also been a part of three Knoxville Nationals titles, a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship and hundreds of feature victories across the country. For more information, visit http://www.EagleMotorsports.com.

MYRACEPASS PRO -

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."

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

In its seventh year, TBJ Promotions will bring fans the Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 Presented by MyRacePass on May 2 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; the McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic on May 7 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.; and the Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals on May 30 at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

 

 

Petaluma Speedway announces the inaugural $2000 to win Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout

For immediate release

April 14, 2015, Petaluma, CA. - The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series and Petaluma Speedway are pleased to announce the inaugural “Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout” for Winged 360 Sprint Cars.

The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout will consist of four events with the winner of each main event taking home $2000. The driver with the most points over the four Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout events will receive $1000 for the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout Championship. All Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout events will also award regular Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series 2015 championship points.

In addition, all competitors who compete in all four Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout events will receive an automatic starting spot in the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout “Dash for Cash” to be held at the Adobe Cup at Petaluma Speedway on October 18th. The lineup for the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout “Dash for Cash” will be determined by a blind draw on the front straightaway and the 10 lap race will pay $500 to win.

The dates for the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout at Petaluma Speedway are as follows:

June 6th

July 25th

August 15th

September 12th

“We are very excited to announce the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout at Petaluma Speedway,” commented Ed Coughenour, President/CEO of PitStopUSA.com. “We want to continue to develop events like the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout that create added excitement for the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series competitors and fans alike!”

“I’d like to thank Ed Coughenour for his and Pit Stop USA’s continued involvement and commitment to making Petaluma Speedway a destination track for winged 360 racing in Northern California,” said track promoter Rick Faeth. “The 4-race Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout series as well as the point fund and Adobe Cup Dash for Cash significantly adds to what our venue offers to our drivers and patrons.”

The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series features the best in 360 Winged Sprint Car and Non-Wing Sprint Car racing action at Petaluma Speedway. The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout is sponsored by PitStopUSA.com, a division of Performance Sales and Marketing Inc. located in Petaluma, California.

For more information visit the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/PitStopUsaSprintCarSeries

 

 

 

Mother Nature Sets Up Bonus Racing Action Next Saturday at DCRP

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 15, 2015) – Mother Nature threatened throughout Saturday night’s entire season opening tilt at Dodge City Raceway Park.

With threatening dark skies to the west as the green flag flew on the night’s first Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car heat race to kick off then night, the night was in jeopardy throughout.

Dodging the inclement weather most of the night, it wasn’t until the night’s final feature race was set to roll out that Mother Nature finally unleased her wrath with storms hitting the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.

The upside is that four of five divisions were able to complete their opening night festivities.

Now, the upside for the fans is that there will be some bonus action when round two of championship chase action takes place at Dodge City Raceway Park next Saturday night, April 25.

In addition to a full card of DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks, the night will begin with the IMCA Modified “A” Main postponed from this past Saturday night, thus making for twin Modified main events on April 25.

Twenty-three IMCA Modifieds were set to battle it out in Saturday’s nightcap with Joel Allen and reigning track champion Austin Allen slated to lead the way to the green flag from the front row. Only those 23 will be permitted to take part in the makeup feature on April 25 that kicks off the evening. Everyone, including all newcomers, will be eligible to take part in the rest of the evening’s events.

While the suspense continues to build to determine the outcome of the season-opening IMCA Modified feature event, other season-opening winners reached checkered flags on Saturday night.

Ty Williams made a late move around Brian Herbert to win the inaugural Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature event, besting a strong field of 29 entries.

While Williams took Sprint Car honors, Jeremy Sigler knocked down his first IMCA Sport Modified win, Michael Pepper bested the IMCA Stock Cars and Cody Davis topped the IMCA Hobby Stocks. Trophy presentations for each of those four winners will take place during the April 25 card.

General admission tickets to the Saturday, April 25, championship chase card that also includes the April 11 IMCA Modified feature are just $10, 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, highlighted by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Boothill Showdown on July 3-4.

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.

 

 

Helms Racing with All Stars at Wayne County and Bedford This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (April 15, 2015) - Caleb Helms resumes the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions schedule with a doubleheader this weekend.

Helms will compete on Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, before wrapping up the weekend on Sunday at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa.

"I'm excited to make my season debut at both tracks this weekend," he said. "We've been consistent at Wayne County Speedway the past few years. I haven't raced at Bedford so I'm looking forward to the opportunity to try a new track."

Helms has earned a top-five finish at Wayne County Speedway during each of the past four years, including results of fifth and 10th last year. He also won at the track in 2012.

"Wayne County is a racy 3/8-mile track," he said. "It usually opens up to a couple of lanes of racing and that's all you can ask for as a driver. We feel very confident going into Saturday's race."

Sunday will mark his debut at Bedford Speedway, which is a 5/8-mile oval.

"Bedford Speedway is one of the most historic race tracks in the country," he said. "It's also one of the biggest tracks we'll race on all year long so that presents a great challenge."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, and Sunday at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., 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

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"Shelves.com has been a big part of the team for about a year and a half and we look forward to taking them to Victory Lane this season," Helms said.

Helms would also like to thank Helms Construction Inc., Helms and Sons Excavating, Schoenfeld Headers, Kistler Engines and Kistler Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Hall Invading Texas Bullrings with ASCS Gulf South Region This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - GREENVILLE, Texas (April 15, 2015) - Tyson Hall resumes ASCS Gulf South Region competition this weekend with a Texas doubleheader.

Hall will compete on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco and on Saturday at Gator Motorplex in Willis.

"Both Heart O' Texas and Gator are small bullrings," he said. "Both tracks have some banking to them as well so it makes it pretty fun. You always have to have your guard up and be ready to make a split-second decision."

Hall posted a career-best third-place result at Heart O' Texas Speedway last year in addition to results of 14th and 18th. During his highlighted finish, Hall won the B Main before charging from 15th to score the podium result.

"It's always a lot of fun when you have a good car on a racy track," he said. "We could maneuver around the track and we were able to take advantage of situations to end the night with a podium."

Hall's top finish at Gator Motorplex last year was a fourth-place result.

"We battled for a podium throughout the main event before ending fourth," he said. "Any time you can get a top five it's a good night. Hopefully we can have a solid weekend that ends with similar results this Friday and Saturday."

Hall is coming off a 19th-place result with the ASCS Red River Region last Saturday at Superbowl Speedway. He finished sixth in a heat race before rallying from ninth to fifth place in the B Main to transfer into the back of the main event. Although Hall was unable to finish the main event he earned his third top 20 of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas - Heat race: 6 (2); B Main: 5 (9); Feature: 19 (19).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 1 top 15, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TysonHall5x

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Pine Tree Motors

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

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

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

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Historic Run!

(Bill W) April 15, 2015 – Wayne Johnson has had a knack for making history on the racetrack in the past, and he struck in again in big fashion last Saturday night at the inaugural FVP National Sprint League event at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. This weekend, the Knoxville, Iowa driver plans to drop the 360 in and compete at the Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri with the ASCS series.

With a stout field of 40 competitors pitside, Wayne cruised to third quick in qualifying. “I think we were ninth quick or something there with the Outlaws last year,” he says. “That’s one of my favorite racetracks. I really like racing there. It fits what I do. You have to get up on the wheel and race there. We were sixth or seventh overall in hot laps. I knew the first lap was decent, because I was on the board…so I pushed the issue on the second one and made it quicker.”

That put him outside of row three for a heat race that took the top five to the feature. “Charlie (Fisher) has really changed this motor around and it drives nice,” says Wayne. “It was the first time I’d run it since he did that. We got to fourth in the heat and just kind of rode there. The way the format is, if you’re third quick, you just need to get through the heat. We were able to finish fourth there. Actually, the car was way too tight.”

The redraw saw Wayne line up outside row one for the feature. “We actually freed the car up for the feature,” he says. “At first, I thought we were going to be way too free. I knew it was going to be treacherous on the curb. At the start, I knew I needed to get to the lead. The second lap, I ran the bottom of three and four, because the cushion was so treacherous. That’s when Terry (McCarl) blew our doors off.”

That put him in second. “I got to racing with (Bryan) Clauson a little bit there, and that let Terry get away,” says Wayne. “He had a way superior car to us. I think looking at Race Monitor later that he was ahead of us by three seconds at one time. That caution came out, and that put us on his bumper. I was able to stay with him and pressure there for a few laps. I tried the bottom in four, and lost about ten car lengths on him. I knew I had to get back on the top.”

He did that, and disaster would strike McCarl on lap 18 when he did a 360 spin. “I saw him looping it in turn two,” says Wayne. “We were able to get the lead back at that point. I saw Clauson underneath me a couple of times, but I knew the top was the place for me to be anyway. I wasn’t going to move from up there. When we had the restart with seven to go, I saw Terry was back in third. I knew I needed to step it up at that point. Actually, I think the 21st lap was our fastest of the race.”

Wayne was able to lead the last seven laps and put his name in the history books. “It just worked out,” he says. “It’s better to be lucky than good every day of the week, and that was really a big win for us. Terry definitely had a better car. There in the middle after the restart, I thought we were close. I was stuck to the curb though, and he could search and move around in traffic.”

Wayne is looking forward to the entertaining Moberly oval. “We ran there for the first time there last August,” he says. “I really like the track. It fits my style. I think we ran second both nights.”

Follow Updates on Facebook!

Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link…

http://www.facebook.com/#!/WayneJohnsonRacing

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Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne raced last year for the first time at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly. He finished second after a late pass by Danny Lasoski in the opener on August 30, and had the same finish the following night behind Brian Brown.

Partner of the Week – Weld Wheels

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"Wednesday's with Wayne"

"Wednesday's With Wayne" is an up close look at the past, present and future of colorful and talented sprint car driver Wayne Johnson. You'll never know what to expect next with Wayne, so don't miss us on Wednesdays!

To receive "Wednesday's with Wayne", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with"Wayne" in the subject line. Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Townline Variety, Outlaw Wings, City Vending, Stone Mountain Access Systems and product sponsors The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Slade Shocks, Kustom Sprint Car, Fisher Racing Engines, Team Achieve and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

Strong Week Sees Dollansky Land on World of Outlaws Podium

PETERSEN MEDIA: Craig Dollansky and his Destiny Motorsports team came back refreshed after having a week off, as Dollansky was able to tally three Top-10 finishes, including a third place run on Sunday night.

The busy three-race week kicked off last Wednesday night as Dollansky made his first ever start at the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA in what was the series’ first appearance at the track in 23 years.

37 cars took to the high-banked ¼ mile bullring, and Dollansky got his night started off by timing in 13th quickest, before winning his heat race in convincing fashion. Moving into the dash, the Elk River, MN driver would finish in the sixth position, putting the MonDak Portables/Aggressive Hydraulics/Benic Enterprises No. 7 machine in the third row for the 35-lap feature event.

The feature event saw Dollansky hook up in a very hard fought battle with California driver, Jonathan Allard, as they raced for position inside the Top-10. A racy track saw multiple grooves develop, and Dollansky stayed in the hunt through the duration of the night. A couple of attempts at a green-white-checkered finish shook things up, and Dollansky would cross the stripe with a ninth place finish.

“I enjoyed going to Placerville Speedway for the first time, it was a great little track,” Dollansky said. “It had a couple of grooves, which is what you want in order to put on a good show for the fans. We were able to get a Top-10 out of it. We weren’t quite where we wanted to be with our car, and I ran a conservative race as we continue to work on getting our cars comfortable for me.”

Saturday and Sunday saw the series invade the Calistoga Speedway for a pair of events. Timing in 16th fastest, Dollansky would make the heat race inversion, and go on to win his second heat race of the week, and put the Rick Rogers Construction/Maxim Chassis/Boss Signs and Graphics No. 7 machine in the Dash.

Following an eighth place run in the Dash, Dollansky would line up in the fourth row for the 25-lap man event, and as the laps clicked off, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ seemed to get better and better and he worked his way forward.

Late in the race, Dollansky battled with Kerry Madsen for the fifth spot, and would take the position until the red flew on the 22nd lap. The ensuing restart did not go Dollansky’s way, but he was able to finish in the seventh spot.

The Sunday night program was a very strong night for the Destiny Motorsports team, and Dollansky, and it started out with a 10th quick effort in time trials.

Grabbing his third heat race win of the week, Dollansky would run second in the dash to six time series champion, Donny Schatz, and start on the front row for the final race of the week.

Beating Schatz in a drag race into turn one, Dollansky rode the Calistoga Speedway cushion into the lead, and began opening it up, as he pulled away from the field. Looking very strong up front, Schatz and Jason Sides would begin to erase Dollansky’s lead as the cushion became difficult to maneuver on.

Exiting turn two on the 13th lap, Schatz would grab the lead as Dollansky drifted up the track. Falling back to the third spot, Dollansky would gather his machine up and go back after Schatz and Sides.

A late restart saw Dollansky power by Sides, and pull along Schatz as the battle for the lead intensified with Dollansky all over Schatz’s rear bumper. With Schatz able to break away in the closing laps, Sides would sneak by Dollansky for the second spot at the finish line.

“Calistoga was as nice as I have ever seen it after the improvements they made since the last time I was there in 2013,” Dollansky noted. “The first night we would have finished in the Top-5 somewhere had it not have been for the last red flag. We lost some air pressure, and had to hang on at the end to get a seventh place finish out of it. Sunday night we had a car in the game, and a car I feel was good enough to win with. We led early running the top, but the cushion started coming apart and developing ruts, and became more challenging to make speed, and at that point we started to struggle some. The bottom became to preferred line half way through the main event after they reworked it following the B Main. I felt like we were better off running the cushion. I am very proud of my entire team, and the hard work and effort each week that they put in to help us get stronger. We have made some big gains, and as much as we all would have liked to win this past weekend, if we keep working hard together as a team we will get to winning some races.”

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

ON TAP: Craig Dollansky and his Destiny Motorsports team will be in action this Friday night in Hanford, CA before closing out their extended stay in California on Saturday night at the Perris Auto Speedway.

2015 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-22, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-6

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

 

 

SCHATZ, RIGGINS DOUBLE UP IN J&J'S

McKENZIE, TN - Donny Schatz and Eric Riggins, Jr. each won a pair of Sprint car races last weekend in J&J Auto Racing machines. Schatz won two of three World of Outlaws events in California in Tony Stewart's No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J, while Riggins swept the USCS weekend of action in his family-owned No. 47 J&J.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS

PLACERVILLE SPEEDWAY

The World of Outlaws made their debut at Placerville Speedway last week and six-time WoO champion Donny Schatz drove to an impressive victory. Schatz started the 35-lap A-Feature fifth behind the wheel of the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J and patiently worked his way forward. He took the lead on lap 27 and led the final eight circuits to score the victory.

"These California guys are tough and to come out here and get a win like we did tonight is really good," Schatz said. "In the past, we haven't been that good out here and when you aren't good at something you just have to keep working on it and get better. My team did a great job. The car just kept getting better and better. It was a lot of fun to drive."

CALISTOGA SPEEDWAY

Donny Schatz picked up his fifth World of Outlaws victory of the season Sunday at the picturesque Calistoga Speedway. After qualifying ninth, Schatz raced the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J to wins in the opening heat, the dash and the 25-lap A-Feature. Schatz led the final 13 laps en route to winning his third career WoO A-Feature at Calistoga and 177th WoO A-Feature of his career.

"This one goes to my crew," Schatz said. "I haven't been feeling well today and they put a great car underneath me. We felt good all night and they just kept making all the right adjustments. I was searching around early and found a good line and was able to catch Craig (Dollansky) and take the lead. It's been a good California tour for us so far. We're going to keep working and see if we can keep this momentum going next week."

Schatz continues to lead the WoO championship standings through 15 races.

USCS

CAROLINA SPEEDWAY

Eric Riggins, Jr. continued to be the driver to beat at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina last Friday by racing his family's No. 47 J&J to victory in Friday night's 30-lap North/South Shootout opener. It was his fourth United Sprint Car Series (USCS) feature victory at the track and first of 2015. Riggins raced past fellow J&J driver and 11-time USCS champion Terry Gray (No. 10 J&J) six laps into the main event and then the Charlotte resident drove away to score his ninth career USCS triumph.

“This is what we needed here [tonight],” Riggins said. “I’ve been a little unsure of the track changes, and I was so accustomed to the old track that I wasn’t sure what we were going to be able to do tonight. But this Carolina Speedway crew did a great job. Hats off to them, they did what they could here tonight and I think this track surface is going to be even better later in the year. I’m so thankful, it always means a lot to win here in front of the home crowd.” Morgan Turpen (No. 10m J&J) chased Riggins to the finish and was followed by Gray and Johnny Bridges (No. 07 J&J) to give J&J a top-four sweep. LANCASTER SPEEDWAY Eric Riggins, Jr., made it a USCS North/South Challenge sweep Saturday at Lancaster Speedway by leading all 25 laps of the Thunder in the Carolinas feature aboard his family's No. 47 J&J. The 19-year-old driver was smooth all night and extremely happy with the outcome. "This feels great," Riggins said, following his 10th career USCS victory. "I know last year one slipped away from us there, but tonight the car was so good it made me look good. I’m really proud of this win; this is awesome.” Lance Moss (No. 23 J&J) finished second to give J&J another one-two finish and 11-time USCS champion Terry Gray (No. 10 J&J) came home fourth.

 

 

F.A.S.T. Action on Tap for T.J. Michael Double-Duty On Saturday at Fremont

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Fremont, Ohio (April 15th, 2015) - The 2015 season continued for T.J. Michael last Friday and Saturday evening, April 10th & 11th at the Attica (OH) Raceway Park and Fremont (OH) Speedway; entering ‘305’ sprint car action at the Attica bullring, as well as ‘410’ and ‘305’ competition at Fremont Speedway. Michael, a Plano, Texas native who calls northwestern Ohio home during the busy summer months of his racing schedule, earned two top-five finishes during the recent weekend; including a fifth place finish during the ‘410’ sprint main event at the Fremont Speedway season opener last Saturday, April 11th. The two-time ‘305’ winner already in 2015 landed on the podium last Friday night, April 10th at Attica Raceway Park; finishing third during the 25-lap, ‘305’ sprint feature.

“We had a pretty good weekend again so I can’t complain about that” said T.J. Michael, “We’ve been building some momentum and that’s really important to us as a team...we have a ton of racing left this year, and having momentum and confidence behind us will take away a lot of the pressure...I can’t thank my guys enough for what they do for me...My Dad, Scott, Dennis, Blake...our results and consistency wouldn’t be possible without them...we have another busy weekend ahead...I can’t wait.”

T.J. Michael will return to action this Friday and Saturday at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway; participating in back-to-back Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) events to help open the 2015 F.A.S.T. season. The pilot of the Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, no. 8M ‘410’ sprinter, and the Fremont Fence Company, Kear's Speed Shop, no. 18 ‘305’ sprint car, will kick-off the upcoming weekend on Friday evening, April 17th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. T.J. Michael will participate in the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series opener on Friday night in Attica, Ohio.

“The F.A.S.T. deal is really nice...gives teams an extra incentive to race close to home here in the upper part of Ohio” said Michael, “We got a F.A.S.T. win last year in the ‘305’ at Fremont...hopefully we can get a few more of those this year.”

The Texan will return to ‘double-duty’ on Saturday evening, April 18th at Fremont Speedway. Michael will join the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ and F.A.S.T. ‘305’ sprints at the Fremont oval, and will search for his first Fremont Speedway victory of the 2015 season. T.J. owns victories at Gator Motorplex (TX) and Attica Raceway Park (OH) thus far in 2015.

Those interested in learning more about Attica Raceway Park or Fremont Speedway, please take the time to visit each facility live on the web at www.atticaracewaypark.com and www.fremontohspeedway.com.

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire 2015 campaign; right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow T.J. on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8

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Recent Highlights: Earns second (305ci) win of the 2015 season on Saturday, April 4th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. 2015 Wins: 2 (Gator - Texas; Attica - 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.

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STUMBLES AT CALISTOGA: CJB Motorsports Experiences Setbacks

McMahan and #51 team rally to battle challenges at scenic half mile oval

TELFORD, PA. - April 15, 2015 - Sometimes, lady luck just isn't smiling on you.

During a recent three-race stretch out in his home state of California, Paul McMahan and his CJB Motorsports team faced adversity unlike any other other so far in 2015.

"We had two DNF's all last year," said McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service, Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete and All Star Performance sponsored machine. "In one weekend this year, we matched that total. You'll have those stretches, though, when you race as much as what we do. We began this particular stretch at Placerville by making contact with someone during our heat race. That broke the left rear shock mount, which sent us to the back of the pack. We had to win the Last Chance Showdown to make it into the A. From there we gained four spots to finish sixth. It was a nice recovery for us."

From Placerville, the series moved onto the scenic Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway for a two-night show in wine country.

"We weren't too bad the first night at Calistoga," said McMahan. "We timed in decently and made our way into the feature. We were moving forward when I ran over someone's brake caliper. It struck the bottom of the floor pan and bent it up to the point where I couldn't press the brake pedal down. We ended up stuck in the work area for awhile after Barry and the crew got it pounded back down. When we did make it back out, we ended up having engine issues so we were done for the night. On the second night, we were trying to make up for pulling a bad number in the pill draw. The good news was we had a fast racecar and we made several spots from the get go in the feature. The bad news was we were right behind Rico (Abreu) when he lost a U-joint. He slowed down very fast and I didn't have anywhere to go. My car climbed up and over his, we wrecked and were just done. Kind of capped off our week."

With a trying weekend in the rearview mirror, McMahan and the #51 team will look to rebound as the series makes its final two visits of the first west coast swing.

"I have some pretty good memories of Kings," said McMahan, referring to the recently named Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. "My first paying ride was there early on in my career. It's a fun place that still produces great racing when it slicks off. It's up first on Friday night. We head to a big track the next night. Perris (Auto Speedway) is a track with a lot of history and it's amazing to watch the non-wingers run there. We'll have as much fun watching that as we will racing ourselves."

CJB MOTORSPORTS 2015 STATS:

Events: 21

Quick Times: 1

Wins: 1

Top-5's: 11

Top-10's: 14

Heat Race Wins: 4

Dash Wins: 3

Average Time Trial: 7.2

Average A-main finish: 8.4

Total Laps Led: 47

UP NEXT:

The Outlaws wrap up their west coast swing with stops at Keller Auto Speedway (formerly Kings Speedway) in Hanford, Calif. and Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway on Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th.

BOX SCORE:

Placerville Speedway: 6th/3rd (8th)/ N/A (N/A)/ 10th (6th) - Winner: Donny Schatz

Calistoga Speedway: 8th/3rd (2nd)/ N/A (N/A)/ 12th (25th) - Winner: Brad Sweet

Calistoga Speedway: 18th/5th (5th)/ N/A (N/A)/ 17th (22nd) - Winner: Donny Schatz

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Big Gains Yield Solid Finishes of Three Top-Tens

Following a rare weekend off for the Destiny Motorsports #7 team, Craig Dollansky and the rest of the World of Outlaws roared back into action with a trio of events beginning at Placerville Speedway for the first time ever for ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’.

After getting a feel for the bullring in hotlaps, Dollansky timed in 13th fastest in qualifying and capitalized on a front row start spot for heat action going on to take the victory in the 10-lap event. Gaining a spot in the dash to earn a third row starting spot for the main event, the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim ran sixth primarily running the bottom. When an accident on lap 21 prompted a lengthy red flag, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ battled with Paul McMahan when the feature resumed but dropped a couple positions finishing in 9th.

“I enjoyed going to Placerville for the first time, it was a great little track and had a couple grooves which is what you always want in order to put on a good show for the fans,” commented Dollansky. “We were able to get a top-ten out of it but weren’t quite where we wanted to be with our car and I ran a conservative race as we continue to work on getting our cars more comfortable.”

Making the short trip to the west side of Sacramento, up next was the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga for the Destiny Motorsports #7 team beginning on Friday.

Making the sixteen car inversion once again to start the night in qualifying, the Rick Rogers Construction backed entry led heat four field to the green and set the pace on all laps to secure a spot in the all-important dash. Finishing eighth in the dash meant the Elk River, Minnesota native would start the main event from outside row four. Racing inside the top-ten in the early stages of the A-Main, Dollansky claimed sixth by lap 17. With just eight laps remaining and a caution on lap 22 set up a three lap dash to the checkers, Dollansky battled with Donny Schatz and Kerry Madsen before taking the checkered flag in 7th.

“Calistoga was as nice as I’ve ever seen it after the improvements they made since I was last there in 2013,” explained the pilot of the #7. “The first night we would have finished in the top-five had it not been for the last red flag where we lost some air pressure and had to hang on at the end with a seventh place finish.”

Looking to build on their solid finish from Friday, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ signed into picturesque Calistoga Speedway and began the night strong turning the 10th fastest lap around the ½-mile among the 35 drivers competing. Scoring his third straight heat victory, the MonDak Portables Maxim found some luck of the draw for the dash as the six-pill put Dollansky on the pole and finished 2nd.

Starting outside pole for the 25-lap A-Main, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ shot into the lead through turn two and led the charge down the backstretch. Opening up a sizable three second lead in the opening circuits running the cushion, the preferred line quickly shifted to the bottom as the lead diminished until lap 12 when Donny Schatz and Jason Sides battled with the Aggressive Hydraulics #7. After a caution with just eight laps remaining, a great restart saw Dollansky power into turn one on the cushion and steal the lead back momentarily before losing it out of turns 3 & 4 where the topside had slowed down. Not backing down easily, the Elk River, Minnesota driver raced hard to the checkered with a podium finish in 3rd.

“Saturday we had a car in the game and a car I feel was good enough to win,” commented the driver of the MonDak Portables #7. “We led early running the top but the cushion started coming apart and developing ruts and more challenging to make speed to the point we started to struggle.

“We had a solid finish and I’m very proud of the entire team and hard work and effort each week they put in to help us get stronger. As much as we all would have liked to win this past weekend, we made some big gains and if we keep working hard together as a team we will get those checkered flags.”

The Destiny Motorsports #7 team will conclude the West Coast early season swing this coming weekend with visits to Keller Auto Speedway at King’s Fairground in Hanford followed by Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, CA on Saturday.

 

 

Insinger Performance Back as Lucas Oil ESS Hard Charger Sponsor.

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – Insinger Performance Racing Fuels is back as the sponsor of the Hard Charger bonus and point fund for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) in 2015. This marks the second consecutive season the Dushore, Pa. based company has backed this popular program.

The driver that passes the most cars in the 25 Lap A-Main at each full point ESS event will receive a cash bonus from Insinger. Then at seasons end, the top five drivers that passed the most cars during the season will also cash in from the point fund provided.

Last year, Lucas Oil ESS Champion Steve Poirier took home the largest chunk from the Hard Charger Point Fund with Jason Barney, Tommy Wickham, Dave Axton and Jeff Cook also collecting point fund cash.

Insinger Performance Racing Alcohol is 99.9 clear alcohol. This is the highest quality alcohol on the market, Insinger Performance has been supplying alcohol to racers for over 25 years and is the #1 choice by the racers. A special price of $150 per barrel has been set up to sell at all ESS events. For more information on all of Insinger’s products please log on to www.insingerperformance.com

The drop of the green flag is just a short time away with the opening weekend of April 24 and 25 with a $2,000 to win event at Can-Am Motorsports Park and the $2,500 to win Atomic Sprint Clash held at the Mohawk Int’l Raceway.

Insinger Performance and the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints…Poirier, Barney, Cook, Tanner, Kinney, Hebing, Donath, Axton, Wickham and many, many more will be coming to a dirt track near you and as tradition continues it will be excitement guaranteed!!

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Panther Frameworx, Camara Slate, Engler Machine and Tool, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Beard Sewer and Drain, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

DREVICKI PREPARES TO DEFEND TITLE

2014 American Racing Drivers Club Champion (ARDC), Steven Drevicki expected to begin the defense of his title at the beginning of April. But Mother Nature had other ideas.

A heavy shower over Jonestown, PA late on Friday afternoon April 3rd, forced the cancellation of the night's scheduled events at Linda's Speedway and that included the 2015 season opener for ARDC. The season opener for ARDC has now been postponed until Friday night, April 17th when the wingless midgets will give it another go at Linda's and then move on to Path Valley the next day for race number two on the 2015 schedule.

On his way to the 2014 Championship, Drevicki picked up three wins and an unbelievable twelve top five finishes in twelve races. Drevicki finished in the top ten in every event. His record was the direct result of a lot of hard work and dedication by Drevicki and his team, led by his dad, Dave Drevicki. After a very disappointing 2012 season - plagued with engine problems and electrical issues - an Esslinger power plant was purchased for the 2013 season. With a dependable power plant under the hood of the #19, attention could now be devoted to set-ups. The 2013 season laid the groundwork for Drevicki's championship season.

But after his performance last season, how does a champion prepare for the next season? "By doing the same thing we did last winter," Drevicki responded. "By spending the time to go over everything and check everything again - just like we did last year. You're always going to have those things that you can't prevent but the idea is to keep those things to a minimum." Drevicki hopes to become ARDC's first repeat champion since Andy Martin in 2006-07.

Drevicki headed to Tulsa, OK for the 2015 Chili Bowl but the trip was a disappointment for the championship team. A poor run in his qualifying heat found Drevicki deep in the alphabet soup of Saturday's competition. "The Chili Bowl is the Chili Bowl," Drevicki said at the time. "It's eight laps against about eight or ten other cars." There isn't anything like it. And while the DeGre Engineering team returned home disappointed, "it's just made us that much more determined for this season," Drevicki added. And anxious to get started!

So when the rain forced the postponement of the season opener, Drevicki was more than happy to travel to Lanco the next day to participate in a practice session. With a special ARDC show scheduled at Lanco on July 4th, the track's practice session was opened to the ARDC competitors. Several of the current ARDC drivers are "graduates" of Lanco's Micro Sprint ranks - including Drevicki. "I was really looking forward to going there," Drevicki explained. "After racing there all those years, I know a lot of people there and I was just looking forward to going back." And the practice session would serve as somewhat of a test.

Any question about Lanco and the feasibility of the wingless midgets racing there were quickly answered with positive results during the Saturday evening practice session. Seven ARDC drivers - Drevicki, Ryan Greth, Trevor Kobylarz, Jim Radney, Danny Stratton, Brett Wanner and rookie, Jared Esh - put on quite a show! Not only were doubts erased but a lot of enthusiasm was created for the July 4th event.

"The track will only be better when we go there to race," Drevicki explained. With snow still on the ground a little more that a week earlier, track prep had to be kept to a minimum in order for the track to open for practice this weekend. The midgets found the high line around the top of the track to their liking. "And you get a run on the inside," Drevicki explained, "but it the inside was there coming off. If we can run the inside, we will really be able to put on a good show."

ARDC is know for its side by side and three wide racing and it will becoming to Lanco on the Fourth of July!

 

 

Bloomington Speedway Ready for 92nd Season Opener Featuring USAC/MSCS Co-Sanction

Bloomington, IN- April 14, 2015- After six months of sitting idle, the high banked red clay of the Bloomington Speedway will roar back to life in a big way. A co-sanctioned event featuring the USAC Sprints and the Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS) will kick off the 92nd season of racing at the famed ¼ mile with a huge $5,000 to win/$500 to start main event.

The USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars have six completed events in the books, with one rainout at East Bay Raceway Park. Chase Stockon of Elizabethtown, IN currently leads the Amsoil National standings by a scant 11 point margin over two time winner in 2015 Robert Ballou of Rocklin, CA. 54-time USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car winner Dave Darland of Lincoln, IN sits third in the point standings ahead of a tie for 4th. Nine time feature winner and current, reigning, and defending USAC Amsoil Sprint Car Champion Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, OK and fellow nine time winner Kevin Thomas, Jr. of Cullman, AL both sit tied for the fourth position. The USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars most recent event on April 4th at the Lawrenceburg Speedway saw Logan Jarrett of Kokomo, IN score his first ever USAC victory.

The Midwest Sprint Car Series will also be in action in the co-sanctioned event, coming off of their opening event at the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN on April 11th. Just like in the USAC point standings, Stockon currently leads the MSCS points standings. Casey Shuman of Rattlesnake Bend, AZ sits second in points over Ballou, Brent Beauchamp, and Daron Clayton. Stockon won the $4,000 to win opener at Putnamville, continuing his streak of consistency in 2015.

The Ricks Automotive & Towing UMP Modifieds will be itching to start their 2015 season on Friday night under the bright lights of the new Speedway lighting system. Defending track champion Chad Combs of Bloomington is ready to get his Combs Custom Carvings, Zatkoff Seals & Packagings, Spec powered, Factory Elite Chassis back on the red clay to attempt a back to back championship run. The UMP Modifieds should be out in numbers to get accustomed to the speedway before next Friday nights $2,000 to win 2nd Annual J.B. Robinson Memorial featuring the American Modified Series.

Making their first ever appearance at the track will be the brand new KinserAirFilter.com RaceSaver 305 Sprint Cars. This division poses the biggest question mark as to who will be competing. So far some confirmed names are Ethan Fleetwood, Eric Smith, and defending Chad’s LLC Hornet champion Luke Bland has the new cars ready to go. Who will join them this Friday night in the historic opener for this new series? We are hearing some drivers from out of state will be joining in the opening night festivities.

Activities for the season opener on Friday night April 17th will see the pit gates opening at 4:00 PM with the General Admission area opening at 5:30PM. Hot laps will begin promptly at 6:40 PM followed by time trial qualifications for the USAC/MSCS Sprint Cars. Racing will follow directly after. General admission for this $5,000 to win event will be $20, with pit passes $30

Bloomington Speedway is a ¼ mile semi high banked, red clay oval racetrack in existence since 1923. The track is located in Bloomington, IN at the corner of Fairfax Road and Walnut Street Pike. Bloomington Speedway presents dirt track sports entertainment in its finest form on Friday nights from April to September. For more information on the Bloomington Speedway visit us on one of our many web portals.

WEBSITE: www.bloomingtonspeedway.com

TWITTER: @BloomSpeedway

INSTAGRAM: BloomSpeedway

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bloomington-Speedway/113715311996377

 

 

URSS Ready to Kick Off Season 10 At Liberal

2015 marks the 10th Anniversary Season of the United Rebel Sprint Series and The Rebels will be kicking it off in style with a two-day show at the Liberal Fairgrounds Speedway called the “Duel at the D”. The lightning fast 3/8’s mile oval will host the event with drivers from multiple states making the pull to crown the first race winners of 2015.

The Five State Fairgrounds Speedway has hosted the URSS Rebels several times and the fans have been treated to some all-out duels. Defending URSS National Champion Jake Bubak will be back to defend his title. Bubak is only one of two drivers to win the Championship multiple times, winning back to back in 2013 and 2014. Dodge City Kansas’s Brian Herbert is the only other URSS driver to lay claim to the Championship in its nine year history.

Other drivers slated to attend are Zac Taylor, Ty Williams, Austin McLane, Steven Richardson, Brian Herbert, Luke Cranston, Jeremy Huish, Jed Werner and many other of your URSS Favorite drivers as they kick off the 2015 URSS Season. In its nine year existence the URSS Series has had seven different Champions, proving that parity is alive and well in the Series.

Racing action will kick off 7:00 pm on Saturday night with The URSS Rebels hitting the track along with supporting classes including Modifieds, Stocks, Sport Mods and Hobbys of racing action at the Fairgrounds.

Racing will resume again Sunday afternoon with another full show starting at 2:00pm with the URSS Rebels, as well as the same support classes hitting the 3/8’s mile oval.

If you can’t make the trip to Liberal this weekend you can catch all of the racing action by joining the URSS on Racingboys.com http://www.racinboys.com with Kyler Fetters bringing you all of the exciting racing action from the Five State Fairgrounds Speedway both days.

So join us as the United Rebel Sprint Series kicks off their Tenth Season of the most exciting 305 Sprint Car racing in the Country in Liberal, Kansas Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the Five State Speedway located at the Stevens County Fairgrounds in Liberal, Kansas.

 

 

Midgets To Kickoff Montpelier Motor Speedway Season Opener This Saturday, April 18th

After Mother Nature claimed the first two opening events, the Montpelier Motor Speedway will look to make the third attempt the charm. The Montpelier Motor Speedway will celebrate 112 years of racing tradition at the Montpelier Motor Speedway with its season opening Saturday, April 18 program featuring the Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget Series Presented By Leaders Edge (Indianapolis, Indiana – 317-273-0655), UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, Thunder Cars, and FWD Compacts. The program will mark not only the 29th Annual Season Opener for the quarter mile clay oval, but will also begin the points chase for the 2015 MMS Track Championships and Rookie of the Year honors.

The Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget Series will be entering its fourth season. Shane Hollingsworth remains the all-time series win leader with 4 wins while Justin Peck, Davey Ray, Shane Cottle, and Lynsey Liguori have all won 2 career Midget features at MMS. The 2015 campaign will look to add to its 4th different series championship with Tate Martz (2014), Blake Edwards (2013), and Lynsey Ligouri (2012) all serving as former series champions. A very strong 2015 rookie class is expected and will compete for the coveted Rookie of the Year award. Previous MMS Midget series Rookies of the Year include Gary Gipson (2014) and Blake Edwards (2013).

Following the April 18th Season Opener, will be the always popular 5th Annual Early Season Shootout, rescheduled from a rain cancellation, on Saturday, April 25th offering a special payout and event for the MMS weekly divisions (UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, Thunder Cars, FWD, and Mod Lites).

The Midwest Sprint Car Series will make its lone 2015 appearance with the popular 410 Non-Wing Sprint Cars at the Montpelier Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 2 paying $2000 To Win and $200 To Start. The event will be a part of an action packed three race slate in central Indiana with KISS events at the Gas City I69 Speedway on Friday, May 1 and the Kokomo Speedway on Sunday, May 3 bookending the May 2 Sprint race at the Montpelier Motor Speedway. The program will also feature the always competitive UMP Modifeds, Super Streets, and Thunder Cars. Non Wing Sprint Cars will return again on September 12th with the BOSS – Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series.

The Montpelier Motor Speedway, which began racing in 1903 and hosted its first automobile race in 1915, is one of America’s oldest remaining racing facilities. While the east central Indiana ¼ mile clay oval has a historic past, the facility has seen many major modern upgrades the past four seasons including new restrooms and bleachers along with the addition of many safety features such as a new catch fence system along with a new front stretch wall, lighting system, transponder scoring, and corner runoff areas. 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.

Full Event Information and Complete 2015 Schedule can be found on our website at: www.MontpelierMotorSpeedway.com

Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget – All-Time Winners 85 Shane Hollingsworth 5 6RR Lynsey Liguori 2 5X Justin Peck 2 86 Shane Cottle 2 2 Davey Ray 2 21 Nick Speidel 1 7 Critter Malone 1 10 Brandon Matus 1 17 Michael Koontz 1 3 Darren Hagen 1 10 Billy Wease 1 52 Isaac Chapple 1 9P Parker Price-MIller 1 2 Tate Martz 1 17E Blake Edwards 1

Montpelier Motor Speedway – April Schedule April 18, Saturday – Midgets | UMP Modifieds | Super Streets | Thunder Cars | FWD

April 25, Saturday * – 5th Annual Early Season Shootout (RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 11th RAIN OUT) UMP Modifieds – $1000 To Win | $100 To Start Super Streets – $500 To Win | $75 To Start Thunder Cars – $400 To Win | $50 To Start FWD Compacts – $160 To Win | $40 To Start Mod Lites – $160 To Win | $40 To Start

May 2, Saturday ** – MSCS – 410 Non Wing Sprint Cars | UMP Modifieds | Super Streets | Thunder Cars

Sprint Car Events:

May 2, Saturday **– MSCS – Midwest Sprint Car Series – 410 Non-Wing Sprint Cars

June 6, Saturday **- NRA VS SOD – Winged Sprint Cars

August 1, Saturday ** – NRA VS SOD – Winged Sprint Cars

September 12, Saturday ** – BOSS – Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series – 410 Non Wing Sprint Cars

Sprint Car Programs Feature Sprint Cars | UMP Modifieds | Super Streets | Thunder Cars

Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget Series Dates: April 18 May 9 May 23 June 20 June 27 (with Fireworks!) July 25 August 15 September 5 September 19

Other Special Events

July 18th, Saturday * – IGNITE High Performance Ethanol & Lubricants 40 UMP Modifieds – $3000 To Win | $300 To Start UMP Modifieds (for Modifieds 21st-40th)- $600 To Win | $75 To Start Super Streets – $500 To Win | $50 To Start Thunder Cars – $400 To Win | $50 To Start

Location East Central Indiana Montpelier Motor Speedway 700 South Jefferson Street Montpelier, Indiana 47359 I69 Exit 264 Via Indiana Highway 18

Event Pricing (Regular Event) General Admission – $12 Kids (12 and Under) – FREE (with paid adult) Pit Pass – $25 * -denotes special pit pass pricing | ** – denotes special general admission and pit pass pricing

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – What Next?!

(Bill W) April 15, 2015 – Everything that could go wrong for Josh Schneiderman on Saturday night at 34 Raceway did go wrong! The inaugural event for the FVP National Sprint League was the perfect opportunity for the West Burlington, Iowa driver to make a splash in his hometown. Unfortunately, starting in the heat race, a series of events led him to a DNF at race’s end and the night’s Bell Helmets “Hard Luck Award”. This weekend the Deuce Motorsports #49 team is looking forward to the season opener at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa.

Things started very well for Josh when he timed in seventh quick. “Over the last few years, that has been our Achilles’ heel,” he says. “Drawing as late as we did (38th out of 40), I was nervous. It worked out well. To be honest, we didn’t really make that great a lap. I made some mistakes. I think the homework we did in the offseason really showed.”

He would line up fifth in his heat, but that’s when the trouble started. “We were really fine in the heat race,” says Josh. “On the original start, we were fourth coming out of turn two before the yellow came out. The second start, I hit the cushion so hard in turn one that it bent a panel in and locked throttle pedal to the floorboard. When I turned back across the racetrack to try and diamond the corner, I could get off the throttle to feather the tires. It just spun into the implement tire from there.”

There was too much damage for Josh to continue. “I couldn’t get the throttle off the floor that quickly,” he says. “When we hit the implement tire, it also bent a right front radius rod. That was kind of lucky actually, because we hit that cushion so hard, that it bent the phalange on the header. It wasn’t making contact with the headers, so that wouldn’t have been good on the motor. It was unfortunate, because we had a great racecar and a good shot at the redraw (top eight).”

Still, he had a shot at starting in row five of the feature if he could finish first or second in the B. “We were decent in the B main car-wise,” says Josh. “The car was smoking early and then caught fire. I knew exactly what it was, because I was watching the gauges. I knew that the oil temperature wasn’t at the appropriate level, so it was spitting oil out at the header. Then the flames came. Usually, that’s a ball of fire, and it quits. But it didn’t. It continued for several laps.”

About the time the fire subsided, another issue arose. “The nose wing collapsed,” says Josh. “I don’t know if that was a result from the heat or something from the B. I just figured we’ve made it this far, we might as well keep going! I was slowly losing spots though. Somehow we made the last transfer spot though. I told the guys when I got in that the top wing might as well have collapsed to.”

After limping home fourth in the B and earning the Speedway Graphics “From the Tail Award”, Josh started 24th in the feature. “We were fairly good in the feature while we were out there,” he says. “The track was really good, and as good as the competition was, it was extremely hard to pass. We decided to fight another day. We’re really excited for Knoxville this Saturday. If we can keep our motor program qualifying like it did last week, we could be a force to be reckoned with. Hopefully, we’ve gotten rid of the bad luck. It was unfortunate, but that’s life.”

World of Wheels

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Universal Therapy Group

Universal Therapy Group offers comprehensive therapeutic care and support service. They offer a variety of services including; pre and post-surgery rehab, work-related injury prevention and rehab, sports enhancement, and personal training. With locations in Burlington, IA; Chesterfield, MO; Fort Madison, IA; and a new location coming to North Liberty, IA, they are here to help you with your health care needs. Universal Therapy Group has also recently added a new fitness facility, Universal Fitness located in Burlington, IA. Universal Fitness features state of the art training equipment, along with a knowledge staff to help you train properly and efficiently. Visit them today and let them show you how they can assist you with your health care goals. Visit their website at www.universaltherapygroup.com.

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Twitter: @JSRACING49

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Deuce Motorsports would like to extend thanks to all of their partners for the 2015 Season: World of Wheels, Universal Therapy Group, Universal Fitness, MD Orthopedics, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Kubota, Gear Heads for God, Trinity Archery, Ideal Ready Mix, Ted's Body Shop, Norm's Koestner Electric, Automotive Machine, J&J Auto Racing, Engler Injection, Hoosier Tire, Grand Strand Salon, Haircrafters, Matteson Marine, SignTec, Weld Wheels, Hepfner Race Products, and Mountain Dew Kick Start.

 

 

Green flag is ready to fly on Fab4 Fueled by Turner�s Opening Night 2015

Sarver, PA (April 14, 2015) The green flag is in the air and ready to drop on the 2015 season of Fab Four Racing Fueled by Turner�s Premium Iced Teas which starts with Opening Night this Friday, April 17. Budweiser Points will be on line right from the start, which means that Carl Bowser, Alex Ferree, Rex King Jr. and Jim Fosnaught will have to bring their A-Game from the start if they intend on standing victorious in Victory Lane on Championship Night in August.

2014 runners up Brandon Matus, John Garvin Jr. and Rob Shook still seek to add their names to the illustrious list of Lernerville Speedway Track Champions, while Brian Swartzlander looks to add to his Hall of Fame resume with an unprecedented eighth Track Championship in a single division. Inaugural Class Hall of Famers Bob Wearing Sr. and Lou Blaney each have nine total; split between two divisions.

In the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints, Carl Bowser enters 2015 having scored his second Track Championship and five feature wins. The Peoples TWP Sprint division is chock-full of third generation stars with last year�s runner up Brandon Matus leading the way, while AJ Flick and Sye Lynch each have big shoes to fill following in the footsteps of their fathers and grandfathers. Lynch carries high hopes for 2015 National 410 Sprint Rookie of the Year consideration, just as Flick did last season. Eric Williams, Brandon Spithaler and Jack Sodeman Jr. each had off years in 2014 for different reasons, but could all challenge Bowser for the crown.

The Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Model division boasts a strong trio of drivers poised to steal the crown from Alex Ferree, (now a five-time Track Champion), coming off back-to-back titles. John Garvin Jr., Russell King and Mike Pegher Jr. are all title contenders, while young gun Michael Norris looks to shake off the dark clouds that that found him in 2014 and add to his two feature wins that provided the silver lining.

Rex King Jr. was a pleasant surprise in the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds last season with five feature wins and his first Lernerville Track Championship. To do so, he had to hold off former Track Champions Brian Swartzlander and Dave Murdick, as well as his father Rex King Sr. Jeremiah Shingledecker and Mat Williamson will also be back in the title hunt for 2015, but the wild card of the division will be Garrett Krummert who returns to his Modified roots after trying his hand in the Late Models ranks the past few seasons.

Jim Fosnaught dominated the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman division with a total of seven feature wins en route to an emotional first championship for the Fosnaught family; brother Jason was a title contender a few years back before moving up to the Late Model and E-Mod ranks. Rob Shook and Corey McPherson chased Fosnaught the whole way to final checkered flag. As mentioned above, Shook seeks his first title, while McPherson pursues his third crown in four seasons. Former Track Champions Joe Kelley and Mike Miller will be in the hunt, as will rising stars Aaron Easler and Joey Zambotti. As always, the Sportsman division promises to be wide open with 8-10 cars capable of winning on any given night!

The new and improved infield scored debuted to rave reviews last Saturday during the annual Test & Tune practice session. The scoreboard displays the top ten positions on the track; is updated in real time by MyLaps Timing and Scoring; and has green, yellow and red lights to replicate track conditions.

Drivers can save time on Opening Night by downloading and filling out registration paperwork from our website www.Lernerville.com by clicking the �DOWNLOADS� tab and printing the Registration Packet and W-9 form.

With weather always tenuous this time of year, now is a great time to renew your FREE subscription to RainedOut.com for text alerts in the event that we have to cancel a race. There is also a link on our homepage to sign up for the RainedOut text alerts.

To view the entire 2015 Lernerville Speedway schedule log on to www.Lernerville.com and follow us on Twitter, if you don�t already, @Lernerville.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – 360 Degrees of Disappointment!

(Bill W) April 14, 2015 – For Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team, it was 360 degrees of disappointment at the FVP NSL opener Saturday night at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. After building a commanding lead, the Altoona, Iowa driver did a 360 spin to avoid a lapped marker. Fortunately, he kept it going and came home second. This Saturday night is the opener in the Knoxville Championship Cup Series at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa.

With forty cars timing in Saturday night, TMAC’s early pill was a bit of a detriment as the track go better throughout qualifying. He would end up tenth quick. “It was pretty greasy…down the back straightaway especially,” he says. “It made for a great track later. I tried my normal line the first lap and the car was loose all the way through three and four. I had to slow down a little bit and keep the car under me the second lap. Everyone from third and fourth to twelfth was within a tenth of a second. That shows people how close these cars are.”

He would start fourth in his heat race and charge to the win. “We were able to pick up a few points there by winning the heat and that got us in the redraw,” says TMAC. “All the heats were tough. The car was really good. There wasn’t a whole lot Doug (Rankin) or Carson (McCarl) could have done better to the car for qualifying, so we felt good going in. We were able to get by Kaley (Gharst) for the lead early there on the bottom to the middle, so I knew we were good.”

The redraw had TMAC starting outside row two of the 25-lap feature. By lap two, he circled around Bryan Clauson and Wayne Johnson and pulled away to a large advantage. “Burlington is one of my favorites,” he says. “We are always good there, and if anything, sometimes I get a little too aggressive there. I’m too comfortable. My car would go anywhere on Saturday. I made some moves around some lapped cars that were shooting up off the bottom in turn two. I had to go over the cushion and I just stayed in it. That was working, so it was building my confidence.”

Disaster stuck on lap 18. “I came up on one lapped car,” says TMAC. “It didn’t matter if it went either high or low, just one or the other. I could go either way. Unfortunately, the car just kept changing directions. I don’t know if it wasn’t working properly, or if he was trying to change his line, but he was all over. I’m a little ahead of some of these guys in seat-time, because we have been running with the Outlaws for a couple of months. I got in too hot behind him and almost got into him. That sent us into the spin.”

The green light stayed on and TMAC emerged in third. “I have never done a 360 and kept going,” he says. “Usually, it piles up the innocent victims behind you. I got halfway through and there wasn’t hardly anyone around. I stayed on it. Fortunately, Doug Clark was on the flagstand. He’s the best in the business, and he was smart enough to survey the situation, deciding not to throw the yellow.”

A lap later, the caution flew one last time, and TMAC lined up behind Johnson and Clauson with seven laps to go. “We got back going,” he says. “I thought we may have a shot at Wayne, but Bryan was really fast on that restart. He was really running the bottom where I needed to be if I was going to pass Wayne. Bryan was doing a good job. Once we cleared him, we just couldn’t make it happen.”

The second place finish was still a solid one. “It was disappointing, because you want to win any race, but especially the first NSL race,” says TMAC. “We had excellent weather, an excellent crowd and an excellent car count. Although we didn’t win it, I thought the race was very good. I know it had to be pretty exciting for the fans. With my promoter hat on, I think it was a great first event for the NSL and I think the rest will be too.”

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

Websites for the McCarl Gang!

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

This Month in TMAC History!

In this month in 2001, TMAC claimed the Danny Young Memorial at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. The win came ahead of Tony Norem, Dennis Moore Jr., Randy Martin and Don Droud Jr. The win was the first of 22 that TMAC would win that season including the 360 Nationals and the Shaheen’s Blast from the Past at the Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

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

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

 

 

2015 FAST Campaign Ignites Friday at Attica Raceway Park! Opening FAST Weekend Features ‘305’ and ‘410’ Competition

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 (April 14th, 2015) - The 2015 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) championship season will officially kick-off this Friday evening, April 17th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The Kistler Racing Products F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service and the JLH General Contractors F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will each ignite their 2015 campaigns on Friday evening at the Attica bullring; launching a new season of highly competitive open wheel racing in northwestern Ohio. Each series will sanction two events during the upcoming weekend, with F.A.S.T. action continuing on Saturday, April 18th at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

“Its been a busy off-season but we are ready to go” said F.A.S.T. series promoter, Rich Farmer, “We are more than excited to promote another season of F.A.S.T. action in our area...we have some of the most talented local ‘305’ and ‘410’ sprint car teams in the country and having something like F.A.S.T. to reward them is really special...we want to give our local teams an extra incentive to race with us weekly...hopefully the weather cooperates and we can get our opening weekend in the books trouble free.”

It was the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer earning the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series opening night victory in 2014 at the Attica Raceway Park. The former Knoxville Nationals champion was a one-time winner with the F.A.S.T. series in 2014; along with Christopher Bell, Dean Jacobs, Cap Henry, Rob Chaney, Jamie Veal and Dale Blaney. Brian Lay, Chris Andrews, Craig Mintz, and Caleb Griffith were all two-time winners with the series last season, with no driver earning more than two victories. Despite not earning a win during F.A.S.T. competition, Byron Reed would go on to secure the 2015 series title worth $10,000.

John Ivy earned last year’s F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series opening night win at Attica Raceway Park after starting on the pole. Ivy was a one-time winner with the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ sprinters in 2014. Jimmy Colvin, Jason Keckler, T.J. Michael, Alvin Roepke, Bobby Clark and Paul Weaver were all winners during F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series competition in 2014. Nate Dussel, who has sinced moved into the ‘410’ ranks full-time for 2015, earned two F.A.S.T. ‘305’ victories in 2014, and the $2,000 championship.

There are currently 18 dates on the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series schedule in 2015; stretching from mid-April until early August. The F.A.S.T. ‘305’ sprinters will headline 11 events in 2015, with an inaugural visit to the Waynesfield Raceway Park scheduled for Saturday, July 4th. The 2015 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ title will once again be worth $10,000 to the series champion. $2,000 will be awarded to the 2015 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ series champion.

Upcoming Event Details:

Friday, April 17th - Attica Raceway Park - Attica, Ohio - Gates @ 5PM / Racing @ 7:45PM / Adults: $15; Seniors: $13; 11-15: $10; 10 & Under: Free; Pit Pass: $30

Saturday, April 18th - Fremont Speedway - Fremont, Ohio - Gates @ 4PM / Racing @ 7PM / Adults: $14; Seniors: $12; Students: $8; 10 & Under: Free; Pit Pass: $30

2015 Winners:

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Winners: TBD

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Winners:

TBD

Looking Ahead:

Future F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Events: Friday, April 17th at Attica Raceway Park Saturday, April 18th at Fremont Speedway

Future F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Events: Friday, April 17th at Attica Raceway Park Saturday, April 18th at Fremont Speedway

Social Media:

Be sure to stay updated with everything F.A.S.T. related and ‘Like’ F.A.S.T. on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow F.A.S.T. on Twitter at @FASTseries.

Questions:

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2015 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2015 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at; www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com.

 

 

Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Announces 2015 Championship Awards

April 14, 2015, Petaluma, CA - The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is pleased to announce the series 2015 Championship Awards.

"We are very proud to offer our Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series 2015 Champions with a wide variety of outstanding awards," commented Ed Coughenour, President/CEO of PitStopUSA.com. "We are so grateful to our valued vendor partners who make this program possible. The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Championship Awards for 2015 are simply the best ever for our series!"

2015 Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Championship Awards

2015 Winged 360 Sprint Car Division Champion will receive:

Sparco Victory RS-4 Boot Cut Suite ($875 value)

Bell GTX.2 Helmet ($599.95 value)

ATL Fuel Cells $300 Product Certificate

QuickCar Pro Sprint Gauge Panel ($174.95 value)

Alpinestars Tech 1-Z Gloves ($129.95 value)

Crow Sprint Car Restraints ($129.95 value)

DMI $100 Product Certificate (1st-5th in points)

2015 Spec Sprint Division Champion will receive:

Sparco Pro-Cup X.2 Suit ($650 value)

Bell GTX.2 Helmet ($599.95 value)

ATL Fuel Cells $300 Product Certificate

QuickCar Pro Sprint Gauge Panel ($174.95 value)

Alpinestars Tech 1-Z Gloves ($129.95 value)

Crow Sprint Car Restraints ($129.95 value)

DMI $100 Product Certificate (1st-5th in points)

The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series features the best in 360 Winged Sprint Car and Non-Wing Sprint Car racing action at Petaluma Speedway.

For more information find us on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/PitStopUsaSprintCarSeries

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE ADDS TO "TOP GUN" AWARD PROGRAM

by Tommy Goudge (April 14, 2015) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Adding to the "Top Gun" award program already in place for the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division, Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce that Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance will also sponsor a weekly $50 "Top Gun" award for the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car division in 2015.

Nathan Ackland has served the Brantford area for more than a decade. His agency offers many products, including car, home, life, and business insurance. He specializes in moves to the Brantford area and is a proud supporter of local racing, sports, and charities. Nathan's mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. Visit the Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance office at 206 King George Road in Brantford, call him at 519 754-8700, or toll free at 877 754-8707, and visit www.BrantfordInsurance.ca for more information.

2015 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing begins on Friday, May 15 with Opening Night 2015. The weekly Friday night racing program will include Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more news about Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th anniversary season.

2015 ROSTERS Drivers rosters for the 2015 season are already taking shape, and the 2015 roster page is regularly updated on the track website. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to keep an eye on your favourite driver’s plans for the 2015 season.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown on Tuesday, June 30, the Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 27, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 28, the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 18, and the 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 19. 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 Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

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

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

 

 

WORLD OF OUTLAWS ALL-TIME WINNERS LIST AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!

(Perris, CA, April 14, 2015) With the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series headed to Perris Auto Speedway for the only time in 2015, it is time to check up on the all-time winners list at the track. Since the first time the Outlaws rolled into town during The PAS inaugural season in 1996, the legendary sprint car series has made 15 visits to the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval. Eight different World of Outlaws drivers have stood on the PAS victory podium.

The all-time leading winner in World of Outlaws main events at The PAS is Mark Kinser. The Oolitic, Indiana resident and 2014 inductee into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame won the first five WoO main events at the track with his famous father, Karl, turning the wrenches. In February of 1999, Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Johnny Herrera became the first driver other than Kinser to win a WoO main at The PAS.

Since Kinser’s PAS victory streak ended, seven different drivers have won the past 10 WoO races at the track. Only Dover, Missouri’s Danny “The Dude” Lasoski, Daryn Pittman of Owasso, Oklahoma and Brownsburg, Indiana’s Joey Saldana have been able to score more than one win and each of them has two victories. Saldana, who is the defending race champion, scored his other PAS win in 2012.

November 1, 1996 - Mark Kinser

February 15, 1997 - Mark Kinser

October 26, 1997 - Mark Kinser

October 31, 1998 - Mark Kinser

October 31, 1998 - Mark Kinser

February 20, 1999 - Johnny Herrera

October 30, 1999 - Craig Dollansky

February 26, 2000 - Danny Lasoski

February 23, 2002 - Daryn Pittman

February 23, 2003 - Danny Lasoski

February 24, 2004 - Jason Meyers

October 20, 2007 - Kerry Madsen

March 10 - 2012 - Joey Saldana

April 13, 2013 - Daryn Pittman

April 12, 2014 - Joey Saldana

A pair of two-time Perris Auto Speedway World of Outlaw winners. Brownsburg, Indiana’s Joey Saldana in the #71 and Daryn Pittman of Owasso, Oklahoma. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

In addition to the World of Outlaws, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and PAS Senior Sprints will also be part of the show. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM with racing at 7:00.

Fans who order advance reserved tickets for the rarely seen show will receive a free “World of Outlaws Fan Pit Pass.” Those tickets can be ordered via phone or online at 1-877-395-8606 or http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=558&backurl=default.asp

As well as advance tickets, there will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the track on race night.

World of Outlaws Points

1. Donny Schatz - Minot, ND - 2093

2. Shane Stewart - Bixby, OK - 2063

3. Brad Sweet - Grass Valley, CA - 2040

4. Kerry Madsen - St. Marys, NSW, Australia - 2018

5. Joey Saldana - Brownsburg, IN - 2008

6. Paul McMahan - Elk Grove, CA - 1979

7. David Gravel - Watertown, CN - 1929

8. Jason Sides - Bartlett, TN - 1926

9. Daryn Pittman - Owasso, OK - 1900

10. Kraig Kinser - Bloomington, IN - 1802

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

Camping is available for $25.00 per night for all PAS events. The campground opens at noon the day before each event. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Continues FREE Promotions for Kids 16 & Under, Active Military, Non-Electric Camping in 2015

OSWEGO, NY (April 14, 2015) – Oswego Speedway will once again open its gates for free to kids 16 & under, with a paid adult, as well as active military with I.D for all events during 2015 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and SUNOCO Race of Champions Weekend to end the season.

This free promotion is good for 13 events this season including blockbuster shows such as the May 23 Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’, the seventh annual ISMA Supermodified King of Wings on July 11, the 29th annual Mr. Novelis Supermodified August 1, as well as the 65th anniversary celebration set for August 8.

More details will also be announced soon on the continuation of the popular Kids on Track program for 2015.

Non-electric camping will once again be free for fans through the regular season in the designated camping lot at the bottom of the Albany St. hill. Fans are encouraged to spend the weekend at the ‘Steel Palace,’ as nearly every Friday night at the Speedway features either a Fast Friday test session or action packed racing at the Oswego Kartway.

All Fast Friday test sessions at the Speedway are also free for fans.

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

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

 

 

Wayne County and Bedford On Deck for Phoenix Racing Holtgraver Looks to Rebound After ‘Rumble In The Hills’

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Pittsburgh, PA (April 14th, 2015) - The 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions schedule will continue this Saturday and Sunday with a pair of $5,000-to-win events in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing will join the UNOH All Stars for both events during the upcoming weekend; beginning with action at the Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio on Saturday, April 18th. The Phoenix Racing, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DKW Transport, Auto Electric of Jupiter, Florida, Southern Pacific Farms, ‘59’ team is coming off of a thirteenth place finish during the ‘Rumble In The Hills’ at the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio.

“It was a tough night at Atomic last Saturday” said Holtgraver, “We missed it completely on Saturday...had some problems getting the car where it needed to be, but we’ll rebound and try again this weekend...I’m pretty anxious to get back to Wayne County...I got an All Star win there not long ago so I always have a lot of confidence heading into that place...Bedford is big and it requires a lot of momentum...it will be fun for sure...can’t thank Tom and Sherry Leidig enough for what they do for me...we’ll see what we can do this weekend.”

After visiting the Wayne County Speedway on Saturday evening, Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing will venture to the Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania for the All Star sanctioned ‘Coffee Pot Classic’ on Sunday, April 19th. Holtgraver, a three-time All Star main event winner in 2014, will enter the upcoming weekend seventh in the current All Star championship standings. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native’s most recent finish with the regional touring series was a seventh place performance at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Saturday, April 4th.

To learn more about the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, please visit the series live on the web at www.allstarsprint.com.

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

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Recent Highlights - Finished seventh with the All Star Circuit of Champions at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, April 4th.

2015 Wins: 0

Danny Holtgraver on YouTube: Here!

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

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

 

 

Kevin Swindell Earns World of Outlaws Hard Charger Award at Calistoga

Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (April 14, 2015) - Kevin Swindell highlighted last weekend by charging from 25th to a 10th -place result during a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Calistoga Speedway.

Swindell, who was driving for Roth Motorsports, opened the weekend doubleheader at the scenic half-mile oval on Saturday by qualifying 25th quickest.

"We were okay in hot laps and we tried to work with it for qualifying," he said. "I probably didn't make as good of a lap as I should have to get us in the heat race inversion. Then in the heat race we kind of missed it."

Swindell advanced from seventh to sixth place, which was only spot out of locking into the main event, in a heat race. That relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown, where he spent most of the race battling for the fourth-and-final transfer position before ending sixth.

Roth Motorsports then took a provisional to start last in the main event.

"We got it a little better for the feature," Swindell said. "It was a tricky race track. There wasn't a lot of grip so it was whether you could carry speed and I found a way to do that. Most of the cars I passed were within a lap of a restart. It was about being in the right spot. I think I was definitely braver earlier. Nobody jumped up there (to the cushion) in the beginning. I think most guys were timid of it and I was able to get up there and carry speed."

Swindell picked up 15 positions during the main event to garner the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

He returned to Calistoga Speedway on Sunday, but was quickly behind the eight ball because of a high pill draw that determined the qualifying order.

"We drew awful," he said. "We were five cars from the end. Nobody back that far made the inversion."

Swindell timed in 28th quickest. However, he advanced from seventh to fifth place in a heat race to lock himself into the main event, which he started 23rd.

"We took a big swing at the setup to try to make some difference for the feature," he said. "We just didn't have it. We were maybe ok by the end of it, but initially didn't get going enough to stay up there. It's always disappointing to run like that. I feel like I should have been better. We just never could find a balance to make it easy to drive all weekend, but those things happen with a new team. I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as Todd for the opportunity."

Swindell is scheduled to race for Brandon Berryman on April 24-25 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 6 (7); Feature: 10 (25).

April 12 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 19 (23).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

April 24-25 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.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, Racing Optics and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

 

 

Series Champions To Be Decided This Saturday Night At Premier Speedway

The final meeting of the 2014-15 Premier Speedway season will be held this Saturday night at Sungold Stadium as three feature events for Speedcars, Wingless Sprints and Junior Sedans go on the line.

The Wingless Sprint Super Six Series is sure to go right down to the wire with Luke Weel the current points leader, a mere ten points ahead of Daniel Storer who sits second, with Sam Wren also poised to strike, being only 24 points in arrears of Weel.

With Weel having amassed 848 points so far in the series and with 300 on offer to Saturday night’s feature winner there most definitely is plenty to race for come the A-Main this weekend.

With 50 cars nominated for the Grand Final of the Super Six Series, any of the drivers in mathematical contention, will have to be at the top of their game. The format for Saturday is two heat races per car, a C-Main, a B-Main, a top six Dash and the all important A-Main.

As it sits currently, the top six dash, which will also include an inversion which will be determined by a marble draw, may just be the most important six laps of the season!

Also set to invade Premier Speedway for their Series Grand Final are the Speedcars, who will battle it out for overall honors in the Aussie Jay Campers Southern Speedcar Tour as presented by Lucas Oil.

The current points leader and the man to catch is Paul Farrell who has been ultra consistent in amassing 501 points to date.

Of those in pursuit of Farrell, Travis Mills (482 points) and Troy Jordan (432 points) seem to be the men most likely should Farrell stumble at the final hurdle.

So far in 2014-15 the Speedcars have proven to be enjoying somewhat of an exciting re-emergence at Premier Speedway and no doubt the action will again be exciting on Saturday night.

The A Grade Juniors Sedans will be also on track for the Neville Pike Cup. This event carries extra significance in 2015 as it is the first Neville Pike Cup to be contested at Premier Speedway since Neville’s untimely passing back in November.

‘Pikey’ as he was affectionately known was a long time volunteer and committee person at Premier Speedway with the introduction of the Junior Sedan division in Victoria being one of his greatest passions.

No doubt the talented entry list of Junior A Grade competitors will be throwing everything at it on the weekend as they look to claim this prestigious event.

A strong field of Junior B Grade competitors will also contest a full program of racing on the night.

Entry to Sungold Stadium is via the Allansford side of the venue only, with the public gates opening at 4.00pm. The pit gates will open at 1.00pm.

Please see the Premier Speedway website for on-line tickets and further information.

Wingless Sprint Super Six Series Points:

1. V23 Luke Weel 848 points 2. V43 Daniel Storer 838 points 3. V19 Sam Wren 824 points 4. V81 Rhys Baxter 765 points 5. V36 David Cook 750 points 6. V73 Wayne Hurford 747 points 7. V45 James Wren 727 points 8. V32 Adrian Densley 686 points 9. V27 Leigh Balcombe 682 points =11. V147 David Alford 669 points =11. V54 Kane Newcombe 669 points 12. V6 Mark Balcombe 642 points 13. V7 Daniel Beard 627 points 14. V95 Phil Micallef 563 points 15. V105 John Agosta 558 points 16. V89 Ebony Hobson 377 points 17. V14 Mick Uebergang 365 points 18. V93 Travis Millar 364 points 19. V122 Leigh Mugavin 323 points =21. V72 Marlin Walsh 289 points =21. V62 Peter Logue 289 points

Note: The Wingless Sprint Super Six Series allocates 300 points to each round winner and as many as 90 points for a DNF in the final tonight! This means the points battle is sure to go down to the wire!

The Aussie Jay Campers Southern Speedcar Tour as Supported by Lucas Oil Points:

1. V2 Paul Farrell 501 points 2. V10 Travis Mills 482 points 3. V11 Troy Jordan 432 points 4. V18 Braeden Palmer 314 points 5. V22 Joe Lostitch 267 points 6. V15 Andy Pearce 149 points 7. V25 Matthew Papa 120 points 8. V23 Johnny Kyriacou 114 points 9. V5 Glen Wiles 100 points 10. V0 Stewart Grant-Campbell 84 points.

 

 

Dover Excited to Return to Action Following Frustrating Start to Season

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (April 14, 2015) - Jack Dover will be off this weekend for the second straight week after his scheduled event for Saturday was postponed.

Unfortunately, that gives him extra time to think about rebounding from a rough start to his season.

"I'd much rather be out there racing, but there isn't a close option this weekend," he said. "We've had speed the first couple of races this season and have just ran into bad luck."

Dover won his heat race during each of his first two races of the season. Unfortunately, mechanical problems have derailed him while battling inside the top 10 during both main events.

"It's good to at least have the speed there," he said. "It has boiled down to luck the first two races so if we can get through a night without problems we know we'll be in contention for wins and top fives."

Dover's next scheduled race is April 25 at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

April 25 at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo.

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

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Trenca Making Third Attempt at Season Opener Saturday at Selinsgrove

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (April 14, 2015) - Joe Trenca hopes the third time is the charm.

Trenca is scheduled to compete at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., this Saturday for the third straight weekend. Weather has kept the Mucci Motorsports team from racing at the half-mile oval the past two weekends.

"The weather looks a little better this weekend," he said. "It's supposed to be about 70 degrees. It definitely stinks not being able to race yet. You try to make sure everything is ready for the first race and then that happens two times in a row. You're even more excited now because you know you should have been racing by now."

Trenca's goal for the opener is to improve on his last two results at Selinsgrove Speedway, where he powered to a pair of top 10s last season.

"My mindset for everything this year is to aim for wins and be happy with top fives," he said. "Last year we had speed and it didn't show in the results. I'm more excited and more determined than I've ever been."

Trenca finished 17th during last year's season opener at Selinsgrove Speedway.

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

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"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, Outdoor Factory Outlet, National Parts Peddler, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Schoenfeld Headers, Shute's Water Systems, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Brakes, Weld Wheels, Seals-It, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Ken's Auto Body, Slade Shock Technology, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

 

 

Tankersley Tackling ASCS Gulf South Region Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (April 14, 2015) - Channin Tankersley's defense of his first career ASCS Gulf South Region championship got off to a rocky start last month.

After a couple weeks of waiting since his season-opening weekend, Tankersley will return to action this Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas.

"We certainly didn't end up with the results we wanted the first two races and it's been tough to be patient the last couple of weeks, but we're excited to get back to the track this weekend," he said. "I don't think the first weekend of the season will make or break the rest of the season, but it has me fired up for this weekend."

Tankersley, who was caught up in a crash during each main event of that opening weekend, has a good track record at both places he is racing this weekend.

He's earned four runner-up finishes in his last five races at Heart O' Texas Speedway, including his two most recent at the quarter-mile track.

"It's always a positive when you earn podium finishes, but on the other hand I would have liked to turn some of those seconds into wins," he said. "We do have confidence going into this weekend knowing that we've had a car in contention the past several races there."

Tankersley recorded a pair of top 10s last year at Gator Motorplex, where he has only raced three times since winning in 2012.

"We haven't raced at Gator very often the past few years," he said. "It's another high-banked, small track where you get your elbows up. It presents an exciting challenge for Saturday."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

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

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"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, King Construction, G3 Boats, Yamaha and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Wampler Opens Season with New Opportunity at Lawton Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LAWTON, Okla. (April 14, 2015) - Cody Wampler is more than excited about his racing opportunity this season.

Wampler has teamed up with car owner Randall Buzbee to compete for the champ sprints track championship at Lawton Speedway this season.

"He's been around for a while and is fun to race with," Wampler said. "I'm really thankful for the opportunity and the partnership with Randall."

Wampler kicked off the year last Saturday at the quarter-mile track after missing the season opener the first weekend of April.

"Last Friday at noon I still had one rod out of the motor and I had to get it resized," he said. "We were thrashing to get it together. We had fuel pressure issues on the practice night (in late March) and we made some adjustments, but in the heat race on Saturday we were still battling it."

Wampler, who started his heat race on the inside of the fourth row, pulled off the track after a couple of laps because of the fuel pressure problem.

That lined him up on the outside of the eighth row for the main event.

"We made it about 10 laps in and had gotten inside the top 10 and had some overheating issues," he said. "The motor got hot so we pulled off from that. As far as the race went up to that point we were getting used to the setup. It's a whole new way of a setup from what I've been doing. In the first five laps I made a couple of mistakes getting used to it. The last three or four laps we passed a few cars and I was making some headway. We got a caution and I looked down and the motor was hot so I decided to play it safe."

Wampler ended with a 15th-place result.

"We could have finished in the top five if we would have been able to finish the race," he said. "I think we'll be really good when we get things lined out."

Wampler is scheduled to return to Lawton Speedway this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: DNF (7); Feature: 15 (16).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.WamplerMotorsports.com

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

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"I want to thank Monty and Wendy for their support and coming back on board for the 2015 season," Wampler said. "If you have any air conditioning needs this summer, they service Lawton, Duncan, Walters and the surrounding areas."

Wampler would also like to thank Buzbee Trucking, Cotton County Drug, Wampler Transmission, Eagle Creek Escape, Farm Bureau (Jeff Baumann Insurance), Thriller Productions, Parks Land & Cattle, Walters Hometown Grocery, Mac's Body Shop, Bedrock Nursery, 5th Avenue Processing & Retail and On Another Level Designs for their continued support.

 

 

Bernal Third at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to make the adjustment to winged sprint car racing, Ryan Bernal and his Mike Phulps Motorsports team were in action over the weekend as they took to the Ocean Speedway where Bernal finished third, as well as the Calistoga Speedway where he would finish 10th.

“I feel like I am starting to get the hang of this winged stuff,” Bernal said. “Ocean was tough, and I ran third to some guys with a ton of laps on the track, and Calistoga is tricky in itself, but my team is pretty happy with the weekend.”

Friday night saw Bernal make his third career Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo start, and with 21 cars in the pit area, Bernal got his Mike Phulps Motorsports No. 56 machine timed in seventh fastest before picking up a third place finish in heat race action.

As the feature event got underway, Bernal found himself in quite a battle with Justin Sanders, as the duo battled for the runner up spot, with race leader Tommy Tarlton, breaking away.

Getting the spot at one time, Bernal would slip back to the third spot, as Sanders was able to get by following a restart late in the race. Working around the ‘Cowboy Up’ track, Bernal was able to hang on and land on the podium to close out the night.

Saturday night saw Bernal and his team head to the Calistoga Speedway, as Bernal battled the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster.

Making his first ever appearance at the track with a wing attached to his car, Bernal would kick start his night by timing in 11th quickest.

Form the third row of his heat race, Bernal would take some time adapting to the track, and would finish in the fifth spot, putting him in the fifth row for the 25-lap feature event.

On the extremely slick surface, Bernal would lose the handle on his mount early in the feature event, but would settle down after restarting at the tail end of the field, and work his way back to a 10th place finish at the stripe.

“It was good to get in the winged car for a couple of races, and continue to get comfortable,” Bernal added. “I still have some work to do, but my guys gave done a great job helping me along the way.”

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-12, Wins-5, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-8.

ON TAP: Bernal and the MPM team to action on Friday April 24th at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA as their winged 360ci series kicks off.

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

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MWR/Bryan Clauson – New Start Yields Great Results with FVP NSL!

(Bill W) April 14, 2015 – Bryan Clauson and the Matt Wood Racing #17w team had a new look, a new car, and a new crew chief when they pulled into the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa for the FVP National Sprint League opener last Saturday night. At night’s end, they had a new respect from everyone in attendance. The Noblesville, Indiana driver checkered a fourth place finish amongst the stout 40-car field. This weekend the team plans on MOWA action at the Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois before heading north for the season opener at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa.

Bryan and the team spent several events on the west coast with the World of Outlaws in March. “(Running with the Outlaws) helped us a little bit, but at 34 Raceway we had a totally different car (GF1 chassis), a different shock package and a new crew chief in Shane Bowers,” he says. “We had a totally new team, but getting laps early in the year didn’t hurt either.”

The qualifying draw saw the #17w hit the track 25th in the order. “You always worry about the qualifying order, but I felt like in hot laps, the track was getting faster and faster,” says Bryan. “Looking at times from when the Outlaws were there, it seemed like the track wasn’t quite where it would be. I felt like we were alright out there. It was respectable. I may have left a little out there on the table, but overall, it was a good lap.”

The good lap was good enough for fifth quick, and slotted BC fifth in his heat race. “We had a little bit of luck on our side in the heat race,” he says. “We made a little mistake when we were running fourth and let Danny (Lasoski) get by. Fortunately, we were able to get by (Paul) Nienhiser on the last lap. That was obviously important, because it put us in the redraw.”

Bryan drew the pole for the feature event. “That gave us a little more pressure than we had going into the night,” he says. “Going in, our goal was to run in the top ten. Obviously, it was a stacked group of cars. Coming off a trip to California where we struggled, we felt running in the top ten it would be a successful night. Obviously, when you draw the pole, your goals shift a little bit.”

The added pressure didn’t faze him a bit. “We fell back a little bit early on,” says Bryan. “I was struggling finding the rhythm on my end. About six or eight laps in, we got rolling there. We were working the bottom a little bit. We were moving forward at that time, and in heavy traffic, Terry (McCarl) had his issues. That kind of set us up with Wayne (Johnson).”

Bryan appeared to be gaining on the new leader on the low side, when the caution was displayed on lap 18. “I feel we didn’t need that last yellow,” he says. “It took away that traffic, and gave Wayne some clean air. After the restart, we tried to make something happen on the bottom, and that let Terry get around us there for second. Brad Loyet was able to get by us there on the last lap and we ended up fourth.”

Still, it was a solid run. “Overall, it was a great start to the year for us,” says Bryan. “I was semi-disappointed, because I felt we were better than the fourth place finish, but we’ll take the positives and move on. We definitely have some momentum heading into this weekend.”

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

To follow the team’s progress online, visit www.ColeWoodRacing.com!

 

 

Brad Loyet – Impressive Debut with FVP NSL!

 (Bill W) April 14, 2015 – Brad Loyet and the Loyet Motorsports/Vacuworx Global #o5 charged to a third place finish in the FVP National Sprint League opener at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa Saturday night. The impressive podium run came from the fifth row, making it all the more impressive. Plan A for the team this weekend is to race with the MOWA series Friday at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and at LaSalle (IL) Speedway with the IRA on Saturday.

It was the Sunset Hills, Missouri driver’s first ever trip to 34 Raceway on Saturday. “We struggled getting a good lap in hot-lapping,” says Brad. “There was a guy in front of us doing a chicane line. We went out for qualifying and that went pretty well.”

Well indeed. Coming out 22nd in the 40-car field, Brad timed in sixth quick. “Last year, we struggled qualifying with the 410,” he says. “We just haven’t done it too often. We did a lot of work over the winter to get our 410 program where it is. Our motors spent quite a few days at the dyno, and we tried a lot of different things. The reason our motors are hitting so hard, is because of that.”

Starting inside of row three in the heat race, Brad locked himself into the main event with a fifth place finish. “The heat races were tough,” he says. “Even though you invert 24, the guys up front are still tough. You just need to make sure you get yourself locked in. That was a real key to transfer out of the heat race. It was a bit of a bummer to be one spot out of the redraw though.”

He would move forward from the ninth starting spot immediately in the 25-lapper. “I had a really good car in the feature,” says Brad. “We were plugging away the whole race. I pretty much ran the bottom the whole time. I was able to get by (Bryan) Clauson early down there. It seemed at the time like I needed to go up top and get the momentum going. All I did up there was waste five laps.”

Soon he was fourth with a shot at the leaders. Then the caution came out on lap 18. “When the last yellow came out, I didn’t need it at all,” says Brad. “(Terry) McCarl had spun, and Wayne (Johnson) and Bryan were racing side by side. I was running them down fast. I think if that caution didn’t come out, we would have had a shot at it. Still, it was a great feeling to finish third. It was a lot of fun.”

Friday night was spent at the Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois with the MOWA series. The heat result saw a fifth place finish. “The track was really dry when we got there, so we kind of prepared for that in the heat,” says Brad. “They came out and watered the track right before it though, so it was pretty one-lane and you couldn’t really pass.”

Brad would start 12th in the feature. “I thought the track would be wide enough to move at that point, but the only place to race was really the cushion,” he says. “It was a momentum deal. The only way to pass was with big sliders. We were able to get to seventh. We feel we had a much better car than that, but it was one of those deals where that’s the best we could get. That was seventh. That was our worst finish all year, so if your worst finish is seventh, you are doing alright.”

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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.

 

 

Hagar Debuting at Randolph County Raceway on Saturday with ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (April 14, 2015) - Derek Hagar will make his debut at Randolph County Raceway this Saturday during the inaugural Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at the half-mile track.

"We're usually pretty fast when we go to a new race track," he said. "I guess it's because you don't know what works and what won't so you'll try anything. Sometimes when you go to a new race track you might hit on something that nobody else finds and you can use it to your advantage."

Hagar has faced as many rainouts as races this season, which has made it difficult to get into a rhythm.

"Whenever we've started racing in February in the past we've had a lot more races by this time of the year," he said. "The weather has canceled quite a few races so far. Hopefully the weather will turn around and we can start racing every week."

Hagar is coming off his first top five of the season in his most recent race, when he advanced from 12th to fifth at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 4.

While another top five would mean a good night, Hagar is aiming for a victory this Saturday.

"I'm going out there to win the race," he said. "We've had a real slow start to the season. It doesn't feel near as good as the last couple of years. We have to go out there with a good mindset and click off some good laps. Hopefully the track gets slick and we can do some slide jobs and have some good racing."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

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

 

 

Croft Charges From 21st to 11th at ‘Stoga

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking on the World of Outlaws last week, Willie Croft had a very strong showing in Calistoga, CA as he charged from 21st to finish 11th on Saturday night.

“We had a slow start to the night, but ultimately we worked hard, and put a strong piece on the track for the feature event on Saturday night,” Croft said.

With 35 cars checked into the pit area on Saturday, Croft timed his Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 machine in 21st fastest.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race, the Roseville, CA driver was able to move into the fifth and final transfer position, and move directly into the 25-lap feature event.

Lining up in the 11th row of the A Main, Croft was strong as he picked his way through traffic. As the race wore on, Croft seemed to get better as he was able to make some strong passes as he inched towards the Top-10.

Battling with Justyn Cox and Kevin Swindell for the final few laps after a late red, Croft would end his night with a very strong charge to the 11th position.

“We got better and better as the night went on, and it was a good feeling to come out and charge like we did,” Croft added. “My guys worked hard, and kept chasing it, and I am happy with how we ended up.”

Croft was also in action on Wednesday and Sunday in Placerville, CA and at Calistoga, but did not have nights that he had hoped.

“We just got caught in the wrong place on Wednesday night in Placerville, CA, and got moved off the speedway, and on Sunday night we just were not very good,” he added. “

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-13, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2.

ON TAP: Croft will take this weekend off before hitting the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on the 25th of April with the Civil War Series.

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

 

 

Scelzi Records Top Five While Doing Double Duty at Calistoga Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (April 14, 2015) - Dominic Scelzi registered his fourth top-five finish of the season last Saturday at Calistoga Speedway, where he competed in both sprint car classes at the half-mile oval.

Scelzi's best result came in the Dan Monhoff owned sprint car with the Civil War Sprint Car Series. He qualified eighth quickest, won a heat race and finished second in the dash to line up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"In the 360 we seemed pretty strong," he said. "Doing double duty we didn't have a lot of time to give feedback because I was jumping from car to car. We were a little free in the main event. I ran third for most of the race and on a restart I slipped off the bottom a little and got passed by Rico (Abreu) and Andy Forsberg."

His fifth-place result was his third top five with Monhoff this season.

Scelzi also piloted his family owned, Roth Motorsports backed sprint car on Saturday and Sunday at the scenic half-mile track during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series doubleheader.

"We struggled with qualifying on Saturday," he said. "We were a little snug. That put us behind the eight ball. In the heat race we were tight again."

Scelzi qualified 24th quickest and he finished where he started - sixth - in a heat race to miss locking into the feature by only one position. He was set to line up sixth in the Last Chance Showdown, but was unable to start the race because of a mechanical problem.

The team returned to Calistoga Speedway on Sunday. Scelzi started the event by qualifying 19th quickest to narrowly miss a spot in the heat race inversion.

"We went out late and the track was slick so we were happy with the time," he said. "In the heat race we had a big time battle for the final transfer with Kyle Hirst."

Scelzi won the battle as he finished fifth in the heat race to lock himself into the main event, which he started 18th.

"We thought the track was going to be a little bit slicker and we got the car a little tight," he said. "We battled between 15th and 18 th for most of the race. On a restart we got really tight and over the cushion so we decided to pull it in a few laps early."

Scelzi was credited with a 20th-place result, which ties his season-best finish with the World of Outlaws.

He will compete this Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., with the series before wrapping up the weekend on Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., where he will drive for Monhoff.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: DNS (6).

April 11 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. (360 Sprint) - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 5 (2).

April 12 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 20 (18).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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"I'd like to thank the entire Schoenfeld family for helping my brother and I throughout our entire career," Scelzi said. "They have the best headers in the business."

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

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Hanks Posts Third Podium Finish in Last Four Races with ASCS Red River Region

Inside Line Promotions - GREENVILLE, Texas (April 14, 2015) - Brandon Hanks registered his third podium finish in his last four races on Friday with the ASCS Red River Region.

Hanks maintained a top three throughout the feature at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., which gave him his third top-five finish of the season - surpassing last year's total.

"Friday night was fun," he said. "I've always had a lot of confidence going into Creek County. It's a fun place to go. We were able to draw the front row and that got us off on a good note."

Hanks won his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That gave him a spot in the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 4 to line up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"We had a good car all night long," he said. "Come feature-time we took third right off the bat. We had a red and made an adjustment on the car. I think my car was better than the top two. I could really close up on them whenever we got to lapped traffic. I could run anywhere I wanted to. I just ran out of laps to get the opportunity."

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Superbowl Speedway, where the track was narrow throughout the ASCS Red River Region event.

Hanks rebounded to finish fifth in a heat race after surviving an early scare in front of him. He then posted a third-place finish in the B Main to transfer into the main event as the 17th starter.

"The car wasn't as good as Friday," he said. "We messed with it all night until the A Feature. We were definitely a lot better in the A. We went from 17 th to 11th right off the bat. The car was really, really good on the bottom. About halfway through the race I had a bad vibration. It felt like a flat tire. I kept watching my oil pressure gauge and my temperature. It wasn't getting worse, but it wasn't getting better so I just kept running."

Hanks ended with a 13th-place finish. The team found a mechanical issue upon returning home.

"It was a good weekend," he said. "It's always a positive to run in the top five let alone get a podium. One of these days soon we're going to capitalize and pick up a win."

Hanks is slated to compete with the ASCS Gulf South Region this Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 10 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 3 (4).

April 11 - Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas - Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 13 (17).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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"My family owns Performance Powder Coating," Hanks said. "Without this business and my family I wouldn't be able to race sprint cars and I wouldn't know all of the great friends that I have met through racing."

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

 

 

Stornetta Second During Calistoga Debut

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PETERSEN MEDIA- Joe Stornetta took on the Wingless Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos on Saturday night as the series made their debut at the Calistoga Speedway. After a hard fought battle with Colton Slack and Terry Schank, Stornetta would cross the stripe with a second place finish.

“That was a race I wanted very badly,” Stornetta said. “Being from nearby, I have always wanted to race at Calistoga Speedway, and we had a blast on Sunday night.”

With 18 cars checked in for the second series stop of the 2015 season, the current point leader, Stornetta, would timed his machine in fifth fastest in qualifying, before thrilling the crowd with a heat race win.

Lining up in the third row of the feature event, Stornetta would jump into the fourth position as he chased after third running, Geoff Ensign. With Ensign retiring on the fourth lap, Stornetta would take over the third spot as he then focused on Colton Slack, as the race leader, Terry Schank, had a sizeable lead.

By the 10th lap, Stornetta had caught Slack, and was all over him for the second spot, as the duo had caught the leader in heavy lapped traffic. With an opening on the bottom of turns three and four on the 12th lap Stornetta looked to make a move on Slack, but contact would ensue, and Stornetta would spin his machine out, but was able to race away, and still run in the third position.

Two laps later, Stornetta was once again in a three car battle for the lead, and move into the second spot on the on the 15th lap before the caution flew on 16th circuit.

With a little bit of suspension damage to his machine, Stornetta could not get the restart he was looking for, and Slack was able to get away, as Stornetta crossed the stripe in the second spot, to much of the crowd’s pleasure.

“We ended up breaking a right-rear shock, and it made it tough towards the end of the race,’ he added. “Huge thanks to everyone for all of the support and the help on this deal, and I am really looking forward to getting back to Calistoga later this Summer.”

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 take this weekend off before he heads to the Petaluma Speedway with the Wingless Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos on April 25th.

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

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Kevin Swindell Earns World of Outlaws Hard Charger Award at Calistoga

Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (April 14, 2015) - Kevin Swindell highlighted last weekend by charging from 25th to a 10th -place result during a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Calistoga Speedway.

Swindell, who was driving for Roth Motorsports, opened the weekend doubleheader at the scenic half-mile oval on Saturday by qualifying 25th quickest.

"We were okay in hot laps and we tried to work with it for qualifying," he said. "I probably didn't make as good of a lap as I should have to get us in the heat race inversion. Then in the heat race we kind of missed it."

Swindell advanced from seventh to sixth place, which was only spot out of locking into the main event, in a heat race. That relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown, where he spent most of the race battling for the fourth-and-final transfer position before ending sixth.

Roth Motorsports then took a provisional to start last in the main event.

"We got it a little better for the feature," Swindell said. "It was a tricky race track. There wasn't a lot of grip so it was whether you could carry speed and I found a way to do that. Most of the cars I passed were within a lap of a restart. It was about being in the right spot. I think I was definitely braver earlier. Nobody jumped up there (to the cushion) in the beginning. I think most guys were timid of it and I was able to get up there and carry speed."

Swindell picked up 15 positions during the main event to garner the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

He returned to Calistoga Speedway on Sunday, but was quickly behind the eight ball because of a high pill draw that determined the qualifying order.

"We drew awful," he said. "We were five cars from the end. Nobody back that far made the inversion."

Swindell timed in 28th quickest. However, he advanced from seventh to fifth place in a heat race to lock himself into the main event, which he started 23rd.

"We took a big swing at the setup to try to make some difference for the feature," he said. "We just didn't have it. We were maybe ok by the end of it, but initially didn't get going enough to stay up there. It's always disappointing to run like that. I feel like I should have been better. We just never could find a balance to make it easy to drive all weekend, but those things happen with a new team. I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as Todd for the opportunity."

Swindell is scheduled to race for Brandon Berryman on April 24-25 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 6 (7); Feature: 10 (25).

April 12 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 19 (23).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

April 24-25 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

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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, Racing Optics and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

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Harli White Fifth at Super Bowl Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Back in action with the ASCS Red River Region, Harli White posted a fifth place finish on Saturday night during the series’ stop at the Super Bowl Speedway.

“It was great to finally have a strong finish, and hopefully we can start stringing more Top-Five’s together,” White said.

Lining up sixth in her heat race on Saturday night, White had a strong car, and had her elbows up, as she raced her Mesilla Valley Transportation/Jerry Tucker Roustabout/Lucas Oil backed No. 17w machine to a third place finish, putting her in the night’s redraw.

Finding herself with the five pill, the Lindsay, OK driver would line up in the third row of the feature event. When the race came to life, she had a very strong Charlie’s Trucking/PXP Racewear/All Star Café entry as she worked her way up as high as the third position.

As the laps clicked off, White’s machine started to tighten up on her, and as she worked to find a line that would work for her, she would ultimately slip back to finish fifth when the race came to a close.

“It was a bummer to lose positions like that at the end of the race, but in the big picture, it was a strong night for us, “ she noted.

Friday night, White was also in action with the series as they invaded the Creek County Speedway, but it was an early night for white, as she took a big tumble in her heat race, and caused severe damage to her machine, thus ending her night.

“I just want to thank everyone for their help to get us ready to go on Saturday night after our crash on Friday,” she added. “It was not the way we wanted to start our weekend, but I am sure glad we finished it well.”

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

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

ON TAP: White is hoping to hit Waco, TX and Willis, TX this weekend but with rain in the forecast, she is unsure of her exact plan at this time.

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PETERSEN MEDIA- Jonathan Allard and his Tri-C Motorsports team continue to make gains, and that was apparent over the last week with the World of Outlaws as the Chico, CA driver finished fifth with the series at the Placerville Speedway before a late restart on Sunday night in Calistoga, CA saw him cross the stripe in 11th.

“My guys have been working very hard, and we are getting better,” Allard said. “We still have work to do, but we are making progress.”

Wednesday night at the Placerville Speedway saw the 2014 Gold Cup Champion set the standard in time trials, as he earned fast time honors. Following a third place finish in his heat race, Allard would finish eighth in the dash after getting pushed off the racing surface, putting him in the fourth row for the 35-lap feature event.

With the track staying tight in the early part of the feature event, Allard carefully picked his spots as he worked his way forward. A couple of late cautions allowed Allard to grab a few more positions, as he was able to finish in the fifth spot when the race came to a close.

The Calistoga Speedway was the scene for Saturday and Sunday night races, and after a disappointing qualifying run, Allard would move from eighth to fourth in his heat race, and transfer directly into the feature event.

Gridding the field from the 24th starting position, Allard continued to move forward, as he flirted with a charge into the Top-10, until a caution on the 22nd lap saw him pull in to the pit area with a part failure.

Sunday night the three-race week came to a close as JA timed in 13th fastest before finishing third in his heat race.

Lining up 13th in the feature event, Allard went to work on the bottom of the Calistoga Speedway as he quietly gained numerous positions, and ran in the seventh spot with just eight laps to go.

The final restart of the night saw a competitor shove their nose under Allard’s machine and as it forced him off the bottom, Allard lost a few spots, and wound up finishing in the 11th position.

“We had really good speed all week long, now we have to continue to be strong from hot laps through the A Main,’ Allard said. “We have shuffled some people around over the last few weeks, and I truly feel we have put a solid team together.”

Allard would like to thank Tri-C Manufacturing, K&N, ButlerBuilt, Amerikote, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, Weld Wheels, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, RCM Design, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment and Hoosier Tire for their support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-17, Wins-2, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-9.

ON TAP: Allard the Tri-C Motorsports team will head south to the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Saturday night before potentially following the World of Outlaws to the Perris Auto Speedway in Lake Perris, CA on Saturday night.

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.

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Fourth and Sixth Place Finishes Highlight Gravel’s Week

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking to the Placerville Speedway and the Calistoga Speedway over the last week with the World of Outlaws, David Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team had some very good runs that were highlighted by fourth and sixth place finishes.

“Overall we had some really good speed, and raced very well at both tracks,” Gravel said. “We were able to put ourselves in good position, and capitalize.”

Kicking his week off on Wednesday night at his first ever appearance at the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA, Gravel would go out late for time trials, but was able to make the inversion as he timed in 12th quickest.

Grabbing a win in the heat race, Gravel would move the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83 machine into the Dash, where he would find himself on the front row.

Not getting the start he would have liked, Gravel would ultimately finish in the third spot, putting him in the second row for the 35-lap feature event.

In the feature event, Gravel would bide his time, as he chased after the lead duo of Kyle Hirst and Andy Forsberg, before he felt pressure from Donny Schatz. A couple of restarts would shuffle things around, and Gravel would cross the stripe with a fourth place finish.

“We went out late, and did better than most who did as well, and put ourselves in a great position,” he said. “We won our heat, made the dash, and battled for a podium.”

Heading to the Calistoga Speedway over the weekend, Gravel would get things started off on Saturday night by timing his entry in 22nd quickest.

Failing to get out of his heat race, Gravel would go to the Last Chance Showdown, and in that race the Roth Motorsports team would take advantage of the extra track time, and get him dialed in for the feature after his fourth place run in the LCS.

Lining up 20th in the feature, Gravel got off to a great start, as he charged his way forward towards the Top-10.

On the fifth lap, Gravel had made his way to the 11th spot, but as he got into turn one, his right-rear would give way, and his machine would take a nasty tumble.

A valiant effort by the Roth Motorsports team amongst many others saw repairs get made to the machine, but he wouldn’t be able to make the call to restart until a lap was completed. Though he would restart a lap down, Gravel showed great speed through the race, and was pleased with his team’s efforts.

“The B main really helped us get this car really good,” Gravel added. “We were really fast and unfortunately we lost a tire and got upside down. My guys did a great job of getting us back out, and we still had really good speed.”

Sunday night saw Gravel set the standard in time trials, as he earned quick time honors before working his way from fourth to second in his heat race.

Following a seventh place finish in the Dash, the Watertown, CT driver would hang inside the Top-10 during the duration of the feature event. With some restarts shuffling him around, Gravel worked into the fifth spot, only to see Kerry Madsen nip him at the line as he closed his weekend with a sixth place finish.

“This entire team worked hard all week long, and I have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for putting me in this great position,” Gravel said. “We were able to time in well, and take advantage of heat race starting position and put ourselves in the dash a couple of times. We are getting better and better, and are getting closer to grabbing that first win of the season.”

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-22, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-12.

ON TAP: Gravel and the Roth Motorsports team close out the California swing this weekend as they invade the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Friday night before hitting the Perris Auto Speedway in Lake Perris, CA on Saturday night.

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Brady Bacon – Lawrenceburg Win Sets up Big USAC Weekend!

 (Bill W) April 14, 2015 – Last week, in USAC National Sprint Car competition, Brady Bacon finished seventh at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana. Last Saturday night, he conquered the high banks in weekly competition aboard the Hoffman Racing #69. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver added a second place finish in his own #99 in MOWA competition Friday night in Jacksonville, Illinois. This weekend finds USAC battling in Indiana with the MSCS series at Bloomington Speedway Friday night and Tri-State Speedway near Haubstadt on Saturday.

The team had a reason for racing locally at Lawrenceburg Saturday. “We have a new XXX (chassis),” says Brady. “It’s a new design they’re working on. We wanted to run it before we took it to a USAC race to make sure it worked for us and everything. We wanted to get a little better than we were the week before there.”

Starting third in his heat race, Brady would quickly take the lead and the checkers. “The car was really good in the heat,” he says. “Everything we did to the car made it better. We made progress all night and we should be better the next time we go there.”

The main event went just as smoothly. “We were able to start on the pole and lead every lap,” says Brady. “The car was really smooth. We’re looking forward to getting to Bloomington and Haubstadt this weekend with USAC and see where we’re at.”

Friday saw the Brady Bacon Racing #99 at Jacksonville Speedway. After drawing a heat starting spot outside row two, Brady would go on to finish second, earning a spot in the Dash. “We had a really good car at Jacksonville,” he says. “We were able to go from fourth to second in the heat. There just wasn’t much passing in the heats.”

He would line up outside row two for the feature, after finishing fourth in the Dash. “Jerrod (Hull) got out to a lead,” says Brady. “I had to work a few laps to get into second. We were able to run him down, but the last half of the race I didn’t have power-steering. I may have had a shot at a slide job with power-steering, but I was a little less willing to take risks without it.”

It was still a solid finish. “We settled for second,” says Brady. “Hopefully, we got our issues out of the way on the first race. We may run with the All Stars in Bedford, Pennsylvania this Sunday (with the wing car).”

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Tiner Third at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: After taking a couple weekends off, Steven Tiner was back aboard the Duppman Racing/Hansen Machine Works No. 10 on Saturday night as the team invaded the Placerville Speedway for the first Placerville Posse event of the year. After a torrid three car battle for the lead, Tiner would ultimately cross the stripe in the third spot.

“It was our second night out together, and we were really good, again,” Tiner said. “These have really worked hard on this program, and I am thankful they have asked me to drive it.”

With 21 cars on hand, Tiner timed in second fastest in qualifying time trials, before he finished third in his heat race. Qualifying for the redraw, the Visalia, CA driver would start on the front row, alongside Colby Wiesz.

With Wiesz getting the jump, Tiner chased after him, as he looked for an opening to grab command of the race. Following a pair of red flags, the action resumed, and the top three broke away from the pack, as they quickly reached lapped traffic. Take evasive action in traffic, Tiner would make contact with a slowing car, and allow Greg DeCaires to get by him, as he slipped to the third spot.

As he gathered his machine back up, he reeled the lead duo back in, and they continued to dogfight at the front of the field. Battling for the top-two positions, Tiner would poke his nose under DeCaires and Wiesz on a pair of occasions, but was unable to make anything stick as he settled for a third place finish at the stripe.

“We had a good night a couple of weeks ago in Marysville, and after a couple of weeks off, we had speed again,” he said. “I am looking forward to racing with these guys through the year, and hopefully we can land in victory lane soon.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Tiner will be back in action on Saturday night as he returns to the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA.

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The Mad Man Posts Pair of Top Five Finishes in Wine Country

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to work after a weekend off to enjoy the Easter Holiday, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing/American Racing team picked up a pair of Top-Five finishes at the Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, CA over the weekend after earning Hard Charger honors at the Placerville Speedway on Wednesday night.

“I am really pleased with how things went over the weekend in Calistoga, CA,” Madsen said. “We were unable to put ourselves in the Dash each night, but the guys gave me a great car, and we were able to work our way into the Top-Five each night.”

The two day event in beautiful Calistoga, CA got underway on Saturday night, and with 35 cars checked into the pit area, Madsen timed his entry in seventh fastest before finishing third in heat race action.

Lining up in the 11th spot for the 25-lap feature event, Madsen was able to carve his way around the ½ mile facility getting by drivers like Craig Dollansky, Cody Darrah, and Donny Schatz.

Hooking up in an exciting duel with Donny Schatz following a restart with two to go, Madsen would look to fend off the reigning series champion, but as the duo came to the checkered flag, a slowing Joey Saldana allowed Schatz to get by, as Madsen was able to avoid Saldana and finish in the fifth spot.

Back in action on Sunday, an early start time saw the track slick off very early in the night’s program, and after timing the KPC/Morrison Racing Engines powered No. 29 machine in sixth fastest, Madsen worked his way into the second spot in his heat race, and challenged for the top spot, only to have a lapped car check up, and let the leader get away as he settled for a second place finish.

Again, finding himself behind the Dash cars in the feature event, Madsen lined up in the fifth row, as he got off to a slow start. Slipping back to as far as the 12th spot in the feature event, Madsen would find himself back in 10th when the race’s final caution flew on the 17th lap.

Over the final eight circuits, Madsen came alive on the bottom of the speedway, as he was able to get by Gravel and Allard on the restart, before getting by Sweet and Meyers in the finals laps to secure a fifth place finish.

“Sunday night I just did not get to the bottom in time, but once we did, we were really strong,” Madsen said. “After a frustrating night on Wednesday night, it was great to close the week out like this. I have to thank everyone at American Racing for their support, and the Gavranich family back home in Australia.”

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-30, Wins-6, Top-5’s-19, Top 10’s-25

ON TAP: Madsen will get this weekend off before returning to action on Wednesday, April 8th at the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA.

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

American Racing

Web- www.americanracing.com

Facebook- www.facebook.com/amercanracingwheels

Instagram- @AmericanRacing

Twitter- @AmericanRacing

Keneric Racing

Web- www.kenericracing.com

Facebook- www.facebook.com/KenericRacing

Twitter- @KenericRacing

Kerry Madsen

Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Official-Fan-Page-for-Kerry-Madsen/101145169933686

Twitter- @KMR29

 

 

Robbie Price Hits Two More New Tracks Over Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA- Robbie Price’s rookie year continues to take him to new tracks, and over the weekend the Cobble Hill, BC driver saw the ¼ mile Ocean Speedway, as well as the ½ mile Calistoga Speedway for the first time in his young career.

“It was a learning kind of weekend,” Price said. “The Ocean Speedway is a whole different world than what I am used to, and Calistoga is the first half-mile I have been too, so I tried to learn as much as I could, as fast as I could.”

21 cars checked into the Ocean Speedway on Friday night for the tracks second night of points racing, and Price kicked things off by setting the standard in time trials, as he was the fast time qualifier.

Picking up a heat race win, Price would continue to impress during his debut at the speedway as he lined up in the second row behind Tommy Tarlton and Heath Duinkerken.

Things in the feature however, did not go as the early portion of the night had gone, as Price had some struggles as he worked around the Ocean Speedway. Going against some veteran drivers at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds facility, Price would ultimately slip back to a sixth place finish when the checkered flag flew.

“I had some struggles in the feature, and started missing my marks, but we did have speed, so we have something to build off of the next time we run there,” he added.

Saturday night, the scene shifted to the Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, CA as he returned to action with the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster.

Timing in fourth fastest, Price would go on to finish fourth in his heat race and move into the Dash, which would set the first four rows of the 25-lap feature event. In the Dash, Price would admittedly struggle as he would finish in the eighth spot, and line up for the feature event in the fourth row.

The start of the race went much like the Dash, and Price could not seem to get going, as he struggled to keep his track position. As the laps clicked off, Price seemingly got more comfortable on the high speed facility, and began moving the right direction.

Over the course of the final 10-laps, Price was able to work his way back inside the Top-10 as he earned a ninth place finish.

“I don’t know what happened, but in the Dash, and in the first part of the feature event, I felt like I had never driven a car before,” Price admitted. “As the laps clicked off, I seem to have found a bit of a groove and was able to move forward. I really have to thank Rod Tiner for his hard work, and being so patient with me.”

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-8, Wins-0, Top-5’s-1, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: Robbie Price will hang out in the Northwest this week as he hopes to hit the Skagit Speedway this weekend.

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

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Netto Rebounds to 17th Place Finish at Calistoga With World of Outlaws

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PETERSEN MEDIA: After some suspension issues hampered him on Saturday night, DJ Netto battled back from a last lap heat race flat tire, while in a transfer spot, to finish 17th in Calistoga, CA with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’.

“Saturday night was frustrating with a part failure really setting us back,” Netto said. “Sunday night we had a good start to the night, but some bad luck forced us into the B, but we were able to rebound.”

Sunday night at the Calistoga Speedway, 35 cars checked into the pit area, and Netto would time his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Bogies Auto Parts No. 88n machine in 24th quickest in time trials on a very slicked off racing surface.

Lining up sixth in his heat race, the Hanford, CA driver was able to work his way into the fourth spot, as he drove away from Kevin Swindell and Logan Schuchart. Going into turn three on the last lap, Netto would lose a right-rear tire, and end up having to make a stop in the night’s Last Chance Showdown.

Starting sixth in the LCS, Netto got into the fifth spot, as he then chased after Jojo Helberg, and Kraig Kinser who were racing side by side in front of him. Getting by Helberg, Netto took over the fourth and final transfer position, and moved his way into the night’s 25-lap feature event.

Lining up in the 22nd position for the feature event, Netto was able to continue to move forward as he did much of Sunday night, as he was able to get by the likes of Kevin Swindell and Austen Wheatley on his way to a 17th place finish.

“I have to thank everyone on this team for their continued hard work,” Netto said. “It has not been the start to the season that we were hoping for, but nobody has given up yet.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Netto will now take on the World of Outlaws in his hometown of Hanford, CA on Friday night.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

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

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The Shark Takes Bite Out of Calistoga, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night in Calistoga, CA Three-Time Civil War Series Champion, Sean Becker, climbed aboard the potent Friends and Family Racing No. x1 machine, and picked up his second career Calistoga Speedway in the series’ first visit at the speedway since 2012.

“I just can’t believe how fortunate I am to join such a great group of guys, and be so fast right out of the box,” Becker said.

With a light count of 15 cars on hand for the return of the Calistoga Cup, Becker timed the FnF Racing No. x1 machine in second quick to Rico Abreu, before picking up a third place finish in heat race action.

Moving into the night’s dash, the Roseville, CA driver would start third, and finish in the fourth spot, putting him in the second row for the 25-lap A Main event. When the race came to life, Becker moved to the high side of the speedway, as he got by Dominc Scelzi exiting turn two, and began his race long pursuit of Shane Golobic.

With a lap five caution the lone stoppage in the race, Becker was on the prowl, as Golobic’s large lead found him in lapped traffic. Closing in on the leader, Becker stalked Golobic and waited for his chance to pounce, and that came with five to go as they headed down the front stretch.

Jumping into the lead, Becker would never look back as he would hit his marks around the big, slick speedway as he picked up his second career win at the famed ½ mile.

“To win at a historical track like Calistoga is beyond emotional for me,” Becker added. “To gel, and show so much speed so quickly makes me even more proud to be a part of this Friends and Family racing team.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 7, Wins- 1, Top 5’s- 4, Top 10’s- 34

ON TAP: Becker will return to action on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway as he climbs back aboard the Menne Motorsports No. 75 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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Dewease Claims First Victory of 2015

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After issues with the rig put a stop to any hopes of racing on Friday night, LD and the Dietz Motorsports team were greeted by a welcomed breath of fresh air on Saturday.

"We were far from the best car, starting position was everything tonight," LD told the fans from victory lane at Lincoln Speedway this past Saturday night.

Thanks to handicapping and the last few rough Saturdays at Lincoln, LD started alongside Billy Dietrich on the front row of that night's 25-lap feature. After a rough start, he followed Dietrich for the first 17 laps in hopes of finding his chance to take the lead away. During the caution on lap 17, he put his wing back and decided that wherever Dietrich went after the green, he was going the opposite. And it worked. LD slid underneath Dietrich to claim the top spot on lap 18 and continued his lead, while holding off Adam Wilt, until the checkered flag waved!

On Sunday, the Dietz Motorsports #14 pulled into Susquehanna Speedway looking for another good night. LD drew well and started on the front row of the last heat, where he took an early lead but finished second. Thanks to the inversion, LD was set to start on the pole for the feature. He held second for the first few laps before ultimately holding strong the rest of the race in fourth, which is where he would have finished had the kill switch not malfunctioned on the second to last lap causing two cars to finally catch him. He spent the last lap holding the switch "on" until he crossed under the flag stand in sixth.

The Dietz Motorsports team refuses to let bad luck get the best of them and will be right back at it this coming weekend for another three race spread.

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 #14 will be back for another full weekend of racing. They will be headed to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night, and Bedford Speedway on Sunday night. LIVE race updates will be posted each night on Twitter.

SO FAR IN 2015: Starts - 6, Wins - 1, Top 5's - 0, Top 10's - 2.

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.

 

 

Chase Dietz Continues to Battle Through Tough Start to 2015 Back to Lincoln Speedway on April 18th

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

York, PA (April 14th, 2015) - “Just another tough weekend” said Chase Dietz, “It was disappointing.”

Tough luck continues to follow Chase Dietz as his 2015 campaign moves into the second half of April. Unfortunately, the York, Pennsylvania native would suffer from back-to-back ‘DNF’ finishes last Friday and Saturday, April 10th & 11th at the Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway; the result of mechanical failure and ‘tough luck.’ Dietz, who pilots the Troy Godfrey owned no. 5 ‘358’ sprint car during select shows at Williams Grove Speedway, and the Scott Gobrecht owned no. 44 ‘410’ sprint car at Lincoln Speedway, hopes to turn his luck around this Saturday night when he returns to Lincoln Speedway for another regular program.

“We’ll battle through it...it’s a part of the game” said Chase Dietz, “We had our power steering pump fail in the ‘358’ at Williams Grove Speedway last Friday and that parked us for the rest of the night...on Saturday in the ‘410,’ we started tenth in our heat and raced hard to sixth which put us in the show...we started sixteenth but ended up getting into the wall on lap four...I had to pull in after that and couldn’t finish the race...it was a disappointing weekend but we’ll keep our heads up and move forward...I’ll be back in the Gobrecht owned ‘44’ this Saturday at Lincoln...he gave me a great opportunity this year...its been tough building momentum...we’ll get it going soon.”

On a positive note, Brenneman Painting of Hanover, Pennsylvania was last Friday’s charity sponsor on the Troy Godfrey owned ‘358’ sprint car at Williams Grove Speedway; putting forth a donation towards the Central PA Food Bank. During every ‘358’ event that Chase Dietz and Troy Godfrey enter in 2015 at Williams Grove Speedway, they will donate a portion of their earnings towards a local charity, while inviting a sponsor to match their donation. In exchange for their donation, their company logo will be placed on the car. Dietz will donate during his entire 2015 campaign.

“I want to thank Brenneman Painting of Hanover” said Dietz, “They came on board last Friday at Williams Grove Speedway and helped us donate money towards the Central PA Food Bank...we hope to do this every time we race the ‘358’...anyone who would like to be a part of this and match our donations, please contact me at any time.”

Up next on the schedule, Chase Dietz and the Scott Gobrecht ‘44’ team will enter competition at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania this Saturday evening, April 18th.

Those interested in learning more about the Lincoln Speedway or Williams Grove Speedway can do so by logging on to www.lincolnspeedway.com or www.williamsgrove.com . News and information regarding schedule and start times can be found on the web.

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: Finished 11th during the ‘Sprint Spring Championship’ at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 4th

2015 Wins: 0

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Chase Dietz would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Golf Cart Services, Bad Boy Buggies, Service Master Clean Janitorial Service of York and Lancaster, Gettysburg Rental Company, Baker Door Company, Gardy Enterprises, Miller Fabrication Inc., Pancho's Racing Products, Moose Blocks, Cheryl Rohrbaugh's Cleaning Service Inc., Case Beer & Beverage, Godfrey Racing Engines

 

 

FANS GET THE BEST OF TWO SPRINT CAR WORLDS WITH WORLD OF OUTLAWS AND USAC SATURDAY AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!

(Perris, CA, April 14, 2015) Fans attending this Saturday’s “So Cal Showdown” at Perris Auto Speedway will have a rare chance to see two of North America’s premiere sprint car series and many of the top stars in the nation racing on the same racetrack on the same night. The legendary World of Outlaws, who will be making their only Southern California appearance of 2015, and the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will be racing together for only the second time ever. Fans who order advance reserved tickets for the rarely seen doubleheader will receive a free “World of Outlaws Fan Pit Pass.” Those tickets can be ordered via phone or online at 1-877-395-8606 or http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=558&backurl=default.asp In addition to advance tickets, there will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the track on race night.

The two series first appeared together last year at Perris Auto Speedway. The success of the show made it a no brainer to do it again. Both the World of Outlaw’s and the USAC/CRA Series are comprised of cars with 410 cubic inch engines. The chassis’ and most of the components on the cars are virtually the same with the exception of the large wings the World of Outlaws cars have on top of the roll cage and on the nose of the car. The result is two different racing styles.

“We ran the two groups together last year for the first time the fans loved it,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “They were able to see the back em’ in, side by side style of the traditional USAC sprint cars and the amazing drive it in hard speed of the World of Outlaws. The fans thought it was incredible and they let us know they wanted to see that show again so we are giving them their chance on Saturday. It will be the only time fans can see these two special groups racing together all season long.”

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Brownsburg, Indiana’s Joey Saldana won the 2014 World of Outlaws main event at Perris Auto Speedway. Please give photo credit to Robert Hargraves.

In addition to it being the one and only time to see the World of Outlaws race with USASC/CRA this year, it will be the last time to see the Outlaws in Southern California for the year as well. After Saturday’s event, they head east to Mesquite, Texas for a race the following weekend and they will not be back in Southern California until 2016.

“Fans will get to see some of the all-time greats of the sport in each series this weekend,” Kazarian said on Monday. “Guys like multi-time champions Donny Schatz (6-time Outlaw champ), Mike Spencer (5-time USAC/CRA champ), Damion Gardner (3-time USAC/CRA champion) and Jason Meyers (2-time and the only World of Outlaws champ from California). Then you throw in stars like Brad Sweet, Matt Mitchell, last year’s PAS winner Joey Saldana, Jake Swanson, Brody Roa, Shane Stewart, Kerry Madsen, the Williams brothers and more. Great opportunity to see two groups of great drivers and cars all in one night.”

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Five-time champion and current USAC/CRA point leader Mike Spencer of Temecula. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

In addition to the Outlaws and USAC/CRA, The PAS Senior Sprints will be in action. The fifth year series is comprised of drivers 45-years-old and older. The drivers who won the first four championships in the series, Bill Badger (2011), Bruce Douglass (2012 & 2014) and Rick Hendrix (2013), will all be in action on Saturday.

Spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM with racing at 7:00. Fans who have a “World of Outlaws Fan Pit Pass” will be admitted to the World of Outlaws pits where they can see the cars up close, meet the drivers, get autographs and buy team merchandise all night long.

World of Outlaws Points 1. Donny Schatz - Minot, ND - 2093 2. Shane Stewart - Bixby, OK - 2063 3. Brad Sweet - Grass Valley, CA - 2040 4. Kerry Madsen - St. Marys, NSW, Australia - 2018 5. Joey Saldana - Brownsburg, IN - 2008 6. Paul McMahan - Elk Grove, CA - 1979 7. David Gravel - Watertown, CN - 1929 8. Jason Sides - Bartlett, TN - 1926 9. Daryn Pittman - Owasso, OK - 1900 10. Kraig Kinser - Bloomington, IN - 1802

Amsoil USAC/CRA Points 1. Mike Spencer - Temecula, CA - 194 2. Damion Gardner - Concord, CA - 190 3. Matt Mitchell - Yorba Linda, CA - 167 4. Jake Swanson - Anaheim, CA - 149 5. Brady Bacon - Broken Arrow, OK - 136 6. Austin Williams - Yorba Linda, CA - 116 7. R.J. Johnson - Laveen, AZ - 114 8. Cody Williams - Corona, CA - 112 9. Dave Darland - Lincoln, IN - 110 10. Mike Martin - Yuma, AZ - 92

PAS Senior Sprints Points 1. Bruce Douglass - Ventura, CA - 60 2. Chris Wakim - Simi Valley, CA - 57 3. Richard McCormick - Canyon Country, CA - 54 4. Royal Adderson - Calgary, AB, Canada - 51 5. Danny Parrish - Fairbanks, AK - 48 6. Joe Boman - Jupiter Beach, FL - 45 7. Steve Robinette - Vista, CA - 42 8. Jerry Welton - Monrovia, CA - 39 9. Steve Brown - Corona, CA - 36 10. Mike Collins - Lake Forest, CA - 33

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

Camping is available for $25.00 per night for all PAS events. The campground opens at noon the day before each event. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2015 season. AA Lynco Painting, All Coast Construction, All Seasons Tree Repair, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Perris Com Ecco, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Drop Zone, Edelbrock, Engine Pro, Harry’s Café, HD Industries, Horizon Solar, K&N Engineering, Livingwaters Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moon Nursery, P.I.P.E., Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pizza Factory, Red Lion Inns and Suites, Robert Dempster, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Stassines Cross, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town & Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, US Foods and Valley News.

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

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

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

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

2015 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

April 18

WORLD OF OUTLAWS, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and PAS Senior Sprints. "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society April 25

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and Spectator Racing May 2

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns May 16

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks May 23

"SALUTE TO INDY" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars (40 Lap Main Event), PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints. "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society June 6

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Spectator Race and a Block Party June 13

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns June 27

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks July 4

"FIRECRACKER 40 & SKY CONCERT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society. July 18

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, and CDCRA Dwarf Cars 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

 

 

Press Release 04/13/15 Southern Outlaw Sporinters

Hello all of you Race Fans and Supporters of the SOS Outlaws.. Friday night April 24th the Winged Warriors of the High banks are invading Hattiesburg Speedway, in Hattiesburg, MS.. Hattiesburg is always a don’t miss show, due to how smooth, fast, and racy Donald Parker always has that track prepared.. This is our 2nd show here and if the 1st one was any indication, you better not miss this one!!! Regular classes will also be running with us this night.. Then, Saturday night, April 25th., as if that was not enough, The SOS Superstars will be visiting the “Home of the Highbanks”, YES, reopening for the 2015 Season, Deep South Speedway, in Loxley AL.. I visited the track last weekend and I must say Angel and Anthony Helveston, have done a mighty fine job on getting the track back in shape.. It was like it never had been closed.. The track looks as big, fat, and nasty as it ever was!!! If you have never seen the SOS Outlaws on this venue, you have never seen Sprintcar racing at it’s finest.. The Superstars will be hitting speeds upwards of 130 MPH at the end of these never ending straights.. I asked Michael Miller, driver of the 4M car one time to describe the adrenaline rush at the end of the straight at DSS.. He simply replied “there is no words to describe it, you just have to live it” Miller should know, as he has a few Feature wins at DSS.. But, the real news this weekend can anybody stop the Points Leader, and wily veteran, Terry Gray in that Black on Black #10 out of Bartlett TN.. Gray has won both of the previous SOS feature events.. Also, something shaping up is our Points race for the Rookie of the Year.. Fast Freddie Mccall in his #1 rocket, took the lead over from Rockin’ Ronnie Roberts in his #33 missile, last week at Southern Raceway, in Milton, FL. I am predicting that this will be a great math up for Rookie this season.. Remember to visit the Souvenir trailer at any of the SOS events you might attend this year.. Check our website at www.SOSOutlaws.com for track directions and info..

Some of the Super stars already registered are:

SOS Superstars

Terry Gray #10 “SOS Points Leader” Michael Miller #4M “ 2013 Points Champion” Morgan Turpin #10M “Fastest Female in the Southeast” Shane Morgan #01 “ 2014 Points Champion” Brandon Blendon #88 “ 2014 Rookie of the Year” Freddie McCall #1 “ 2015 Rookie Points Leader” Jeff Willingham #29 Todd Fayard #13 \ Flyin’ Ryan Moore #36 Lane Whittington #9 Chris Hoyt #14H Timmy Thrash #09 Ed Lee #00 Ray Steveson #99 Rockin’ Ronnie Roberts # 33 Lance Hester #F16 Lee Moore #1A Frank Beck #2 Clint Weiss #0X Brandon Olsen #01X Mike Ward #98 Good luck always, and we will see you at the races !!!!! Mike & William

 

Justin Sanders Scores Another Podium Finish

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PETERSEN MEDIA: Justin Sanders continues to have a red hot start to the season as he scored yet another podium finish by way of his second place run on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway before tallying a Top-10 finish with the Civil War Series on Saturday night at the Calistoga Speedway.

“I am fortunate enough to drive two cars weekly, and both have been really good so far,” Sanders said. “I have to thank everyone who helps me, because their hard work is paying off.”

The Watsonville, CA pilot kicked his weekend off on Friday night as he took to his home track, the Ocean Speedway, aboard his JSR No. 17 entry.

21 cars were in action for the second round of Taco Bravo sprints action, and Sanders kicked his night off by timing in sixth fastest before scoring the heat race win, and earning a spot in the night’s redraw.

Finding himself with the eight after the draw, Sanders would line up in the fourth row for the 30-lap feature event, on a cowboy up type of a racetrack. When the action came to life, Sanders was able to make some magic happen as he worked his way towards the top three.

Sitting in the third spot on a late restart, Sanders was able to get by Ryan Bernal on the restart to take over the second spot, where he would go on to finish.

Saturday night saw Sanders climb back aboard the F&W Racing No. 18 machine as the team headed to the Calistoga Speedway ½ mile for the third round of Civil War Series action.

With 15 cars checked in on Saturday, Sanders would time his entry in seventh fastest before finishing fourth in his heat race. Earning a spot in the dash, Sanders would finish sixth, putting himself in the third row for the 25-lap main event.

The start of the race saw Sanders crack the Top-Five, but after a lap five yellow, Sanders slipped back, and would never work his way back forward, as his night ended with a Top-10 finish.

“We were okay at the start of the race, but after the restart, we faded a little, and could never seem to get moving back forward.”

ON TAP: Sanders and the F&W Racing team will be at the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-10, Wins-1, Top-5’s-7, Top-10’s-9

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

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media specializes in motorsports media constructing news releases, both pre and post race, as well as constructing email lists to keep sponsors, and fans up to date. Petersen Media also utilizes today's Social Media networks to provide trackside updates to fans and sponsors, and can customize packages to fit your team's needs.

 

 

ESPN 92.3’S “THE INSIDE LANE” ANNOUNCES THURSDAY, APRIL 16, LINEUP: RODNEY WESTHAFER, ERIC RIGGINS JR, MIKE LUPFER

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, April 16, featuring interviews with Rodney Westhafer, Eric Riggins Jr., and Mike Lupfer.

410 sprint car driver Westhafer, of Mechanicsburg, scored his first win of the season Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Westhafer will also discuss his new race team partnership with Hall of Famer Don Kreitz Jr. for the 2015 season.

19-year-old Riggins, the “Carolina Kid” of Charlotte, N.C., swept the USCS 360 sprint car “Thunder in the Carolinas” North/South Challenge races at Carolina and Lancaster Speedways over the weekend. Riggins will also talk about his plans to return to Selinsgrove Speedway this season to compete in 360 sprint car events.

Defending Port Royal Speedway champion Lupfer, of Shermansdale, is now two-for-two in super late model competition following his second straight victory Saturday in Juniata County.

“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.

 

 

Justyn Cox Scores Pair of Top-15 Finishes With the World of Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though Top-15’s are not a big stat most strive for, Justyn Cox was very pleased with the weekend he had with the World of Outlaws in Calistoga, CA as he picked up a pair of Top 15 finishes.

“It was the best weekend we have had with the World of Outlaws so far, and it’s pretty cool that it happened at the half-mile,” Cox said.

Timing in 20th fastest on Saturday night at the scenic Calistoga Speedway, Cox was able to pick up a fifth place finish in heat race action, and successfully move his Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/PM Truck Repair backed No. 31c machine into the feature event.

Lining up for the feature event in the 10th row, Cox did not get the jump he was looking for to start the race, and slipped back to 25th in the running order. Settling in, Cox was able to get into a grove, and begin working his way forward, as he worked his way toward the Top-10.

With a couple of double-file restarts shuffling things up at times, Cox would use the low side of the speedway to his advantage as he picked off drivers like Carson Macedo, Jason Meyers, and Kraig Kinser as he rallied to finish in the 12th spot.

“Saturday night was a huge confidence boost for me,” Cox said. “I really enjoy ½ mile tracks, and with our car being really good, it felt like everything came together.”

An early start time saw a very dry track early in the night, and Cox took advantage of a low pill draw, as he would time his machine in 11th quick.

Starting second in his heat race, Cox would slip back to the fourth spot as Joey Saldana and Rico Abreu were able to get past him, but he would again move into the feature event.

Lining up 12th in the feature event, Cox and his team were planning on rubber playing a factor in the race, so made adjustments accordingly. With the track staying pretty good during the feature, Cox would slip back to the 15th spot over the course of the race, as he then would battle with Cody Darrah for the 14th position.

Getting into 14th, Cox would slip back to 15th on the last lap, as he closed his weekend with a 15th place finish.

“Sunday night, we though it was going to take rubber, so we geared up for that, and it just did not happen, and our finish suffered because of it,” Cox said. “Overall a really good weekend for us. I have to thank Little Rod, Dan, Eric, Kyle, and grandfather, and my dad for all of their support and hardwork.”

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

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-12, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Cox will be back racing Saturday night as his team heads to the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA.

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Miller Time Matt Works His Way To Fifth at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Opting to use his Civil War Series mulligan on Saturday night, Matt Peterson checked in at the Placerville Speedway for their Placerville Posse event, and went on to work his way forward to a fifth place finish.

“Placerville has never really been a strong track for me, so it was nice to go up there and get our car working well there, and get a good finish,” Matt Peterson said.

21 cars checked into the exciting bullring speedway on Saturday night, and Peterson got off to a mediocre start, as he timed the Miller Lite/V&H Fresh/Inventory Sales Company No. p37 machine in 13th fastest.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race, the driver known as Miller Time, was up on the wheel as he carved his way forward to score a second place finish as he and his team tried some new things on this night.

The 25-lap feature event put the Wilton, CA pilot in the sixth row for the 25-lap feature event, and he would go on to work his way forward, as he clicked off some strong laps on the tricky ¼ mile speedway.

Patienly working his way forward, Peterson would battle with the likes of Andy Gregg, Steven Tiner, and Greg DeCaires at times, as lapped traffic came into play often on this night.

When the checkered flag flew on the race, Peterson had worked his way forward to secure a fifth place finish at the stripe.

“Our night did not start off great, but there was a lot of moving forward, and that is a good feeling,” he added. “I have to thank Brian Cannon and my family for all of their hard work, and hopefully we can get even better this coming Saturday night.”

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-6, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: Peterson will be back in action on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA.

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

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TK Surges To 5th in Lunstra Motorsports Debut at NSL Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- After closing out his West Coast swing on Wednesday night in Placerville, CA, Tim Kaeding headed to South Dakota to meet up with his Lunstra Motorsports team, and he would have a nice showing in his debut as he charged to a fifth palce finish during the National Sprint League opener, earning KSE Hard Charger honors.

“It was a really strong opening night for this team,” Kaeding said. “We got better each time we hit the track, and got out of the opener with a Top-5.”

With 40 cars at the 34 Raceway in Burlingotn, IA for the series’ first ever event, Kaeding timed the Dammer Trucking/Folkens Bros. Trucking/Sioux Falls Ford No. 3 machine in 16th fastest.

Lining up third in his heat race, the San Jose, CA pilot would do everything he could to hold his spot, and transfer into the feature event, but in the end he would slip back to finish sixth, and make a stop in the evening’s 12-lap semi.

With the Yager Agriculture Supply/Matt’s Repair/Trac2Trail Arctic Cat backed No. 3 on the front row, Kaeding would never look back, as he powered to the lead, and won the race, putting the Lunstra Motorsports machine in the feature event, where he gridded the field in the 15th starting position.

From the eighth row, TK did what TK does, and that is taking a liking to the high, scary side of the raceway, as the 34 Raceway curb was to his liking. Slicing his way through the field, Kaeding would pick up positions rapidly.

As the laps clicked off, Kaeding would get by Steve Kinser, Brian Brown, and Danny Lasoski to score a fifth place finish and earn KSE Hard Charger honors.

“It was a great result considering how our night got started,” Kaeding said. “It was the first night together, so we knew there would be an adjustment period, and I am glad we made it work so quickly. I have to thank Dave Lunstra and all of his guys for their hard work, and this great opportunity.”

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

ON TAP: TK and the Lunstra Motorsports team will be at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night for the 2015 season opening event.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-9, Wins-1, Top-5’s-3, Top-10’s-6

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.

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.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_meida.

 

 

Jerrod Hull – Second Win Comes at Jacksonville!

(Bill W) April 13, 2015 – Jerrod Hull made it two for two by winning his second race of the year at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois with the MOWA series last Friday night. He added a second place finish Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington, Missouri on Saturday. The Sikeston, Missouri driver has some serious momentum heading into action with MOWA at the Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on Friday, and with ASCS at the Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri on Saturday.

At Jacksonville, Jerrod drew a spot outside of row one for the heat race. “We were able to get the jump from the start and led it every lap,” he says. “Everything just went great. We were lucky enough to draw the pole for the Dash after that.”

He would finish second in the Dash. “Cory Bruns got the jump on us and won the Dash,” says Jerrod. “That was kind of alright with us, because it put us on the front row outside for the feature.”

Jerrod would lead every lap of the main event, though it wasn’t easy. “The car was great,” he says. “It was rolling around there really well. Lapped traffic was super-tough though. You had to ride around the top on the cushion. There was a little hole in turn one and it was kind of choppy. The bottom was so slick that you couldn’t run down there. The only way to pass anyone was to do a big slide job. For the most part, it was a good night.”

Brady Bacon was breathing down his neck at the checkers. “He was running second there the whole way,” says Jerrod. “I knew he was there. I saw him go low with a couple laps to go. He wasn’t able to clear us. I had to be on it, or else he would have been able to pass us. It was fast. I’m sure it was a fun race for the fans.”

The team traveled to Farmington on Saturday. “We drew outside the front row of the heat race again and won it,” says Jerrod. “That’s the third time in three races that’s happened for us.”

Jerrod would draw a four for the Dash. “We really weren’t that good in the Dash,” he says. “We felt a little loose and finished fourth. I wasn’t that worried. I knew Scott (Bonar) could make some changes for the feature and we’d be a lot better.”

Starting fourth in the feature, he would work his way to the front. “We were able to get into second,” says Jerrod. “Eventually, we were able to get in the lead and we had some cautions. We had put a tire on from last year that was used. It ended up sealing over on us. We got looser and looser as the feature went on, and Tommy Worley got better. He drove around us and did a good job.”

It has been a good beginning to 2015. “Two firsts and a second to start the year are great,” says Jerrod. “We’ll use that momentum to keep things going. We’ll be running Granite City with the MOWA on Friday, and then we’ll go to Moberly, Missouri and run with ASCS on Saturday. It’s going to be fun. We’re looking forward to it.”

Jerrod and the #12 team would like to thank: Midland Performance, Super Shox, Sebastian Sand Blasting & Powder Coating, Inc., Chuck’s Small Engines, Don Hamilton, HRP, Lighthouse Christian Center, Rockstar Graphics, King Racing Products, DMI, KSE Performance Products, Hoosier Tire, Simpson, Weld, Automotive Machine, Maxim and Heartland Trailer Manufacturing.

 

 

Parker Price-Miller’s Big Weekend Sees Him Score First 410 Win

PETERSEN MEDIA- The first win is one you will remember forever, and Parker Price-Miller is sure to remember Saturday night at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, OH, as the Kokomo, IN product picked up his first career 410ci winged sprint car win.

“I really had to stay calm at the end of the race, and hit my marks, but it was definitely exciting,” Parker Price-Miller said. “They say Fremont is tricky, and it definitely was, but my team gave me a great car.”

With 29 cars in attendance on Saturday night, Price-Miller timed his PPM Titanium Products/Indy Race Parts/Keizer Wheels backed No. 9p machine in sixth fastest, before finishing fifth in heat race action.

Lining up third in the six lap dash, Price-Miller would finish in the third spot, which would put him in the second row for the 30-lap feature event. As the action got underway, Price-Miller would jump into the second spot, as he chased after early leader, Byron Reed.

Taking his time figuring out the track, Price-Miller would reel Reed in, and pull up to his back bumper, before the red flag flew, and negated his progress.

The ensuing restart would see Price-Miller bicycle his machine, allowing Reed to pull away, but as they found lapped traffic again, Price-Miller would again track him down and pressure him for the lead.

With Reed making a mistake in lapped traffic with nine laps to go, Price-Miller was in position to captalize, and he did just that as he took command of the race lead. A caution with just five laps to go bunched the field back up, but the 16-year-old wheelman, was flawless to close the race, as he picked up the win, and became the 407th different driver to score a win at the speedway.

“The track threw me early in the feature, but luckily I had 30-laps to figure it out, and I was able to do just that,” he added. “What also makes this really cool, is my crew chief, Rick Ferkel, won his first race at Fremont too. He does everything for us, and I can’t thank him enough for all of his help.

On Friday night, Price-Miller and his team were at the Jacksonville Speedway, and after starting seventh in his heat race, Price-Miller would work his way to a fourth place finish, ultimately putting him in the fourth row for the feature event.

With the top groove staying very fast, the track was tough to pass on, but Price-Miller had a very strong machine, and was able to throw some slide-jobs on a few competitors to move forward.

Running a very smart race, Price-Miller would work his way up to a third place finish, when the race came to a close.

“We had a really good car on Friday night, but it was just tough to make up much ground,” he added. “I think we had a good enough car to win, but we are all certainly happy with how Friday night went. Overall it was a really good weekend for us.”

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- 14, Wins- 1, Top 5’s- 3, Top 10’s- 5

ON TAP: Price-Miller will focus on ASCS racing this coming weekend as he takes to the Heart O Texas Speedway and the Gator Motorplex.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

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.

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DeCaires Kicks off 25th Anniversary Season With Second Place Finish

PETERSEN MEDIA- Greg DeCaires kicked his 25th Anniversary season off on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway as he picked up a second place finish aboard the Dale Miller Motorsports No. 4SA machine.

With 21 360ci sprint cars checked in for the first of four Placerville Posse special events, DeCaires timed the Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/RedHawk Casino/Halk Equipment Rentals No. 4SA machine in third fastest.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the 2014 Placerville Speedway Champion, surged his way forward as he picked up the heat-race win, and made himself eligible for the redraw.

Finding himself with the six pill, DeCaires would line the Frank’s Auto Body Shop/Hangtown Sheet Metal/Wesmar powered entry up in the third row for the 25-lap Main Event.

As the action came to life, DeCaires moved into the fourth spot as he chased after third running Andy Gregg, before taking over the position on the seventh laps.

Moving into the top-three, DeCaires began relentlessly pressuring second running, Steven Tiner, and the top three raced hard with heavy traffic mixed in the fray.

Following a pair of stoppages for accident’s, DeCaires was able to move the Foothill 7 TV/A.R.T./NAKKE backed No. 4SA machine into the second spot, as he thrilled the crowd in his pursuit of the race leader, Colby Wiesz.

In the closing stages of the race, DeCaires would get alongside Wiesz for the top spot, and looked to take the lead, and steal the win, but Wiesz would answer his challenge, and DeCaires would end his season opener with a second place finish.

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- 1, Wins- 0, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-1

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

 

 

KSE Racing Products Has MONSTER Week

PETERSEN MEDIA: During the past week, teams opting to use KSE Racing Products found victory lane all over the country, as KSE Racing Products aided numerous victories.

The World of Outlaws were in action in California for three more races, and it was three more drivers using KSE Racing Products to find victory lane as Donny Schatz tamed the bullring in Placerville, CA before scoring a win on Sunday night at the ½ mile Calistoga Speedway, while Brad Sweet also found victory lane at the Calistoga Speedway on Saturday night.

Wayne Johnson made a little history over the weekend as his KSE Racing Products help him become the National Sprint League’s first ever feature event winner, while Parker Price-Miller, Brady Bacon, and Dale Blaney also picked up wins.

Greg Hodnett had a big night at the Port Royal Speedway as he charged from 12th to win the help of KSE Racing Prodcuts, while Seth Bergman had another big night with the ASCS Red River Region, as did Johnny Herrera.

Tommy Tarlton backed up his season opening win at the Ocean Speedway by returning to victory lane on Friday night at the track to take a commanding lead in the track championship standings, while Lace Dewease, Curt Michael, and Darren Hagan also used to KSE Racing Products to take home hardware over the weekend.

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BADGER MIDGET SERIES PRESS RELEASE

“J.R. Smith & Bill Earnest Badger Midget notables pass away last week”

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., Apr. 13---Officials of the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association (BMARA) extends their sympathies to Smith & Earnest Families. J.R. Smith Jerome Robert "Jerry" “J.R.” Smith, died at Madison’s St. Mary's Hospital on April 7 at the age of 72 years old. While attending college at UW-Whitewater Jerry worked at Fordem Co., a paper converting business. In 1966, he and his brother Jay joined forces and purchased the business, creating unique processes to produce the various paper packaging products. They sold the company in 1983. Jerry also founded American Walker Inc. which designed, built, and distributed mobility solutions for the elderly. Jerry holds a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the core product of this company. His passion for racing followed him to Fitchburg Racing, where he teamed with Jim Fiscus, claiming the four Badger Midget Auto Racing Association titles with three drivers: Dan Boorse, (1984-85), Kevin Olson (’89), and Dean Erfurth (’90). The J.R. Smith Enterprises colors also captured several best appearing car awards during the period. Jerry is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kathy, son, Sean, grandchildren, Madeleine and Ian; one sisters, two borthers and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Jerry's life is planned for May 5, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Nakoma Country Club, 4145 Country Club Road, Madison. In lieu of flowers or gifts, memorials may be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank. Bill Earnest William "Bill" Earnest died on April 6 , four days shy of his 90th birthday, in Orange, CA. He served in the Marine Corps, during World War II. Earnest built and operated several automotive parts & service business’ in the greater Rockford, IL area. On the racing side he is remembered for being co-owner of Rockford Speedway with Hugh Deery when the track was first constructed. He also organized and promoted races at Chicago’s Soldier Field. His expertise and reputation led him to purchase the Dodge dealership in Rockford, where relocated it to the New Dodge City location. Earnest moved out west to Arizona and then to California where he owed and ran Sunnyvale Datsun in Northern California and then settled in beautiful Orange County, California, owning and running Earnest Ford. Earnest also sponsored several midget racing teams and drivers in the Midwest over the years, and regularly attended events at Angell Park Speedway. Living in Orange, CA, Earnest began hosting a legendary “Thanksgiving Dinner” for his many Midwestern & West Coast racing friends, on Wednesday, preceding the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ascot Park. He was a veteran lifetime member of the USAC and lifetime member of the Indianapolis Old-timers Club.

 

 

WORKSHOPS FOR WARRIORS VETERANS WILL RETURN TO PERRIS WITH DEFENDING SOCAL SHOWDOWN WINNING MOTTER MOTORSPORTS TEAM

PERRIS, Calif. (April 13, 2014) –Joey Saldana is looking to defend last year’s World of Outlaws SoCal Showdown victory at Perris Motor Speedway, Saturday, April 18. Joining him last year in the winner’s circle celebration and set to return again are veterans from Workshops for Warriors.

Workshops for Warriors is a San Diego-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to training, certifying, and placing veterans of the U.S. Armed Services in manufacturing careers. Motter Motorsports’ sponsor HE&M Saw supports Workshops for Warriors and has donated HEMSAW metal cutting band saws to the vocational training program.

Saldana has driven to victory circle at Perris twice in the past three years; 2012 and 2014. Last year Saldana was the No. 1 qualifier and led 26 of 30 laps, scoring his first of seven victories for the 2014 season. The Workshops for Warriors veterans hurried down to the track to share the victory celebration with Saldana, the Motter team, and HE&M Saw executives.

“Workshops for Warriors has been very successful in their mission to train and place veterans and we are privileged to help support our vets,” said Bob Foster, HE&M Saw’s service manager. “These Americans have served their country and it is rewarding to be involved with a program that helps those who have served our country learn a trade and give them an opportunity to find employment and contribute to the community.

“Last year the Warriors were treated to a tour of the Motter Motorsports trailer and were able to spend some time with Joey and the team before they got down to business.

“The Warriors were thrilled when Joey won and they were able to join the victory celebration.”

To date 171 veterans have graduated from Workshops for Warriors with 100 percent job placement. You can visit their website at www.wfwusa.org for more information.

“To help draw attention to this worthwhile program and to honor the vets that will be joining us at Perris, we will be displaying the Workshops for Warriors logo on our car and will give them name entitlement,” said team owner Dan Motter. “Our car will be known as the Motter Equipment Workshops for Warriors HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M .”

One U.S. Marine Corps and two U.S. Navy veterans will have the opportunity to visit with the Motter team and driver Joey Saldana prior to the Perris race.

Lyle Palm, 55, United States Navy Retired, is Dean of welding and fabrication at Workshops for Warriors. Paul Filler, 25 is an instructor at the San Diego organization as is Tim Palm, 52, former member of the U.S. Navy.

“These hard working men will have a backstage pass to watch our team in the heat of our sprint car battle,” said driver Joey Saldana. “We want to make them proud and we will pour every ounce of effort into our performance in Perris to help honor them for their contributions to our country. After all, they fought for our freedom, and because of the men and women in the U.S. Armed Services, we are able to enjoy doing the things we love to do.”

“It was a perfect Hollywood ending last year to win the race and have the vets celebrate with us in victory circle,” said a determined Saldana. “I’m going for an encore performance for the Hollywood ending.”

Prior to Perris, the Outlaws will be competing Friday, April 17 at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. Saldana won on the 4/10-mile oval in 2000 and came close last year, qualifying No. 1 and finishing second after leading 15 laps.

Saldana is currently fifth in World of Outlaws point standings and has 91 career victories which is sixth on the all-time win list.

On Monday April 20, the Motter team, along with HEMsaw executives, will tour the Workshops for Warriors facility in San Diego to watch the veterans in action.

 

 

Brent Marks Will Join All Star Trail This Saturday and Sunday! ‘BMR’ Earns Two Top-Fives and One Top-Ten During Recent Three Race Weekend

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Myerstown, PA (April 13th, 2015) - Brent Marks ended the recent weekend with three more top-ten finishes in central Pennsylvania; including back-to-back top-five performances on Saturday and Sunday. Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing, BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, no. 19M ‘410’ sprint car, kicked-off his three-race weekend with a seventh place finish at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday evening, April 10th; followed by a third place performance during his first appearance of the season at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 11th. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania native ended his three-race ‘Posse’ swing with a fourth place finish at the Susquehanna Speedway Park near York Haven, PA on Sunday, April 12th.

“I’m really proud of my crew...couldn’t do it without them” said Brent Marks regarding his recent weekend, “We had a good weekend and consistently found ourselves in the hunt for wins...we are really excited to venture out this weekend and hit a couple new tracks...we’ll kick things off at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday before heading to Ohio on Saturday, and back to PA on Sunday...we’ve been super close so we’ll work towards that first win this weekend.”

Brent Marks Racing will take part in a second consecutive three-race swing during the upcoming weekend; beginning with action at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday evening, April 17th. The ‘Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial Spring Classic’ will be on the evening card at ‘The Grove’ on Friday night, with $6,000 being awarded to the 30-lap main event winner.

After a Friday night visit to Williams Grove Speedway, ‘BMR’ will venture nearly five hours west to the Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio on Saturday, April 18th. Marks will join the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday night at Wayne County; looking to snag the $5,000 winner’s share during his first-ever appearance at the Orrville venue.

The upcoming three-race weekend will come to a close for Brent Marks on Sunday evening, April 19th at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania. The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will sanction the Sunday night ‘Coffee Pot Classic’ program, awarding $5,000 to the main event winner. For a second night in a row, Marks will battle the best that the UNOH All Stars have to offer, as well as a talented group of local teams looking forward to defend home dirt.

Brent Marks Racing will be a part of the UNOH All Star schedule for the next few weeks, continuing next Friday and Saturday when ‘America’s Series’ visits central Pennsylvania at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 24th & 25th.

“We are going to be busy but we are ready for it” said Brent Marks, “I just want to thank everyone involved...BAPS, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller...there are so many great people to thank...their support and dedication to our team make a schedule like this possible.”

Those interested in learning more about the upcoming weekend can do so by checking out each facility live on the web: www.williamsgrove.com, www.waynecountyspeedway.com. and www.bedfordspeedway.com.

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: Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in Central Pennsylvania; 3rd at Port Royal on April 11th and 4th at Susquehanna Speedway Park on April 12th.

2015 Wins: 0

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

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About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

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Wheatley Scores World of Outlaws Season-Best Results at Calistoga

Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (April 13, 2015) - Austen Wheatley earned his best finish of the season with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series twice last weekend.

Wheatley recorded a pair of 18th-place finishes with the premier sprint car series at Calistoga Speedway, which also marked his first two top 20s at the scenic half-mile oval.

"I didn't feel that great all weekend," he said. "We were really tight the whole weekend."

The action began last Saturday as Wheatley qualified 18th quickest - only two spots out of the heat race inversion.

"The first night in qualifying it felt good enough to get in the inversion, but it was a couple of tenths off," he said.

Wheatley was able to maintain his fifth starting position during a heat race to lock himself into the main event, which he started on the outside of the ninth row.

"I think restarts helped me both nights," he said. "We had a short-run car both nights. On the first night we got up to 12th or 13th at one point and then we backed up to 18th because we were so tight."

Wheatley returned to Calistoga Speedway on Sunday. He qualified 33rd quickest before rallying from ninth to fifth place in a heat race to advance into the main event. Wheatley then maneuvered from 24th to an 18th-place result.

"The car was so stuck on the right rear and the curb was gnarly," he said. "The track was pretty racy. There were two grooves, but the curb would eat you alive if you weren't free enough."

Wheatley also competed at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., last Wednesday with the World of Outlaws. He timed in 28th quickest during qualifying and finished where he started - seventh - in a heat race. Wheatley maneuvered toward a transfer after starting ninth in the Last Chance Showdown, but he was caught up in a crash. He ended seventh in the consolation race.

Wheatley is scheduled to compete at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., this Saturday. He recorded his first career 410ci feature victory in the United States at the track last season.

"I feel very good about going to Skagit," he said. "I think we led every local race we went to but one at Skagit last year."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 8 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 7 (9).

April 11 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 18 (18).

April 12 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 33; Heat race: 5 (9); Feature: 18 (24).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Redlined Welding & Construction

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

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

Wheatley would also like to thank Downforce Designs, Astro Titanium, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, Bell and King Racing Products for their continued support.

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Johnson Wins First Career World of Outlaws Heat Race at Calistoga Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (April 13, 2015) - Chase Johnson accomplished a dream last Saturday at Calistoga Speedway.

Johnson won his first career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series heat race, which locked him into his first career World of Outlaws main event.

"We put together solid laps and the car was a rocket," he said. "I felt like I wanted to do a wing dance after that. It was so cool. It goes to show you how much hard work this entire team has put into this operation."

Johnson, who also competed in his family owned 360ci sprint car during the Civil War Sprint Car Series race that night, kicked off the event by qualifying 13th quickest in the Shawn and Cyndi Thomas owned sprint car. It marked the first time he qualified inside the heat race inversion at a World of Outlaws race.

"We qualified really well," he said. "I think doing double duty and getting extra seat time helped us in qualifying. I had a feeling about what the track was going to do. The entire crew made some great adjustments on the car. That's the best qualifying effort we've had all year with the Outlaws. Once you get a good qualifying run you feel a little more confident the rest of the night."

Johnson then led all eight laps of his heat race to advance into the World of Outlaws dash. After finishing seventh in the dash, he lined up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We lost brakes around Lap 5," he said. "It was really tough to venture out anywhere beside the bottom line with no brakes. We weren't as fast as we were in the beginning of the night and were slowly going back. I was holding on, conserving the car and trying to make all the laps. I think around Lap 10 or so I got a really bad vibration in the car. That went on for a couple of laps. Then going into turns one and two it got a lot worse and coming out of turn two the driveline shattered between my legs and that ended our night."

Johnson was running 13th when he stopped with approximately 10 laps remaining. He was credited with a 24th-place result.

Unfortunately that wasn't the only bad luck of the weekend for Johnson, who didn't fare any better in the Civil War Sprint Car Series event.

"The car felt great in hot laps and qualifying," he said. "I was expecting the team to tell me I was quick time and actually I was 14th quickest out of 15 cars. We had some major issues, but we're not too sure why we were that far off. The crew made more adjustments throughout the night, but we didn't have a lot of speed. When you go to Calistoga you need a lot of speed."

Johnson, who finished sixth in his heat race, started on the last row of the main event. However, he was forced to pull into the infield on Lap 2 because of mechanical issues. He ended 14th.

Last week had started with a sour note as Johnson was collected in a crash during the World of Outlaws Last Chance Showdown at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on Wednesday. After qualifying 30th quickest and advancing from eighth to sixth place in a heat race - only one spot out of locking into the main event - Johnson ended with a 12th-place result in the consolation race.

"It was kind of a disappointment, especially the ending," he said. "We were a victim of someone else's not so smart driving. There's nothing you can really do about it. We shouldn't have been in the B Main and you have to expect those things to happen when you're in the B Main. I didn't do too hot in qualifying. It's just so hard to have a good night when you don't qualify well with the Outlaws."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 8 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 30; Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 12 (11).

April 11 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 7 (6); Feature: 24 (7).

April 11 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. (360 Sprint) - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 14 (13).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

May 2 at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the 25th annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial 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 - 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 Newman Freeman Racing, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, Shifty Illusions, Napa Auto Parts, Flowmaster, Don's Truck Repair, VSR, Fast Lube Plus, K&N Filters, Oroville Cycle, I-Wear Graphix, Driven Raceway, Nor-Cal Transmission, Justin Henry Racing and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Tommy Tarlton makes it back-to-back victories with the Ocean Sprints presented by Tacoo Bravo by dominating round two

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – April 11, 2015…Starting from the pole on Friday night at Ocean Speedway former two-time Ocean Sprints champion Tommy Tarlton jumped to the lead and was never seriously challenged en route to his second straight win at the quarter-mile.

The victory marked Tarlton’s and crew chief Paul Baines 50th career triumph as a combination. The veteran driver showed once again why he is one of the very best at Ocean Speedway whenever he is on hand, with the win coming aboard his Executive Auto Sales/ Tarlton & Son Inc. No. 21 mount.

“I love coming to this place and it’s great to start the year with back-to-back wins,” Tarlton commented in victory lane. “I just seem to have fun when I come here and I think that’s a big reason to our success. This my 50th win with Paul Baines so I can’t think him enough for being such a huge part of this team. We had a great car tonight and I want to thank all the fans for coming out and supporting us.”

The front row for the 30-lapper was comprised of Tarlton and Laton’s Heath Duinkerken, who drew one and two in the top-eight redraw. Once the green flag waved Tarlton shot into the lead and had his way of things up front. Rain during the week made for a very fast surface in the feature and a few rough spots to make things interesting.

Row four starters Justin Sanders of Watsonville and Ryan Bernal of Hollister made their way forward to battle for the runner up spot. Bernal, making his just his third career Taco Bravo start, was able to make his way into second at one point, before Sanders sliced by during a double file restart. The hometown driver would maintain the spot at the checkered, finishing three and a half seconds behind Tarlton.

“These heavy and fast tracks usually aren’t my favorite so I’m happy to get a second tonight,” Sanders commented. “I want to thank my whole team for all their support and all of our sponsors as well. It’s been a solid start to the season for us and we’ll be back in two weeks looking for a win.”

Bernal crossed the line in third to score his career best Winged Sprint Car finish. “I feel like I’m getting a hang of this Winged Sprint Car stuff,” he commented. “It was a tough track tonight though, but to finish on the podium with Tommy and Justin is a nice accomplishment for us.”

Duinkerken had a great night to come home in fourth, as did Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, who earned the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award coming from 16th to fifth in the main event. The night’s Ray Scheidts Electric fast qualifier Robbie Price from British Columbia came home sixth to cap a solid Taco Bravo debut. Veteran Jerry Bonnema of Corralitos finished seventh, Stockton’s Brad Furr was eighth, Salinas’ Jason Chisum was ninth and Fremont’s Anthony Espinosa rounded out the top-10.

Coarsegold’s Scott Parker earned the Beer Optics Hard Luck Award following a hard crash during qualifying. He was okay, but done for the night.

Ocean Sprints A-main finish...#21 Tommy Tarlton #17 Justin Sanders #56 Ryan Bernal #79 Heath Duinkerken #72W Kurt Nelson #21P Robby Price #58 Jerry Bonnema #2 Brad Furr #25Z Jason Chisum #51 Anthony Espinoza #7 Nick Ringo Jr #34 Darrell Taylor #83SA Ryan Robinson #55 Danny Malfatti #99 Tony Gualda #55X Trey Starks #8 Jermey Chisum #23 Ken Fredenburg #9J Dustin Golobic

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will return to action on Friday April 24 with round number three on the season. Results can be found at www.racepmg.com

 

 

New Oswego Speedway Merchandise Now Available for 2015 Season

OSWEGO, NY (April 13, 2015) – A new line of Oswego Speedway merchandise is now available leading up to the 65th annual season opener at the Steel Palace on Saturday, May 9 presented by Planet Fitness and Mitchell’s Speedway Press.

Three new t-shirts are currently available including a limited edition Novelis Supermodified/ISMA Supermodified ‘Super Spectacle’ shirt, featuring the Jim Shampine and Jack Murphy Memorials which will take place at the Speedway on May 23.

The limited edition shirt comes in navy blue, and is $25.

The second of the three shirts available is a new Oswego Speedway, Home of the Supermodifieds, tee. The shirt, which features the Oswego Speedway logo on front and a Novelis Supermodified on back, utilizes a gray livery and will be on sale for $22.

Each of the shirts mentioned come in an array of sizes, leading up to 5-XL.

The final of the new shirts during this early portion of the season is a gray scale digital camo Oswego Speedway tee. These shirts come in sizes up to 4-XL and will be available for $20.

Along with new t-shirts, remaining flex fit hats from 2014 are also on sale for only $18.

All of the merchandise mentioned can be purchased at the Oswego Speedway box office, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Merchandise can also be ordered on the phone for pick-up or to be shipped, by calling (315) 342-0646. Additional shipping fees would apply.

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

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

 

 

Tommy Tarlton Lands In Victory Lane For Second Consecutive Week

(Photo- Serena Dalhamer) PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his second start of the season on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway, Tommy Tarlton ended his night just as he did during his first start; in victory lane.

“I can’t say enough about my team,” Tarlton said. “We had another great car, and were able to grab another win.”

21 cars would check in for the second round of 2015 Ocean Sprints Presented by Taco Bravo season, and Tarlton would get his night started off by timing the Elite Landscape Construciton/Tarlton and Son Inc./Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino No. 21 machine in fifth fastest during the night’s qualifying time trial.

Picking up a fourth place finish during heat race action, ‘The Night Rider’ would find his Executive Auto Sales/Pabco Gypsum/WFO Apparel entry on the front row of the feature event after the night’s redraw.

Always tough at the Ocean Speedway, Tarlton was hard on the loud pedal when the green light flashed, and raced his way to an early lead as he worked around the ‘cowboy up’ Ocean Speedway.

Hooking a rut on a pair of occasions, Tarlton flirted with disaster, but was able to keep his machine on all fours, and out in front, as he was simply dominant on this night.

Just as he did a week ago, Tarlton would not be denied, as he celebrated with his team in victory lane, as the win marked his 50th career win with crew chief, Paul Baines.

“Friday night was my 50th win with Paul Baines, and that shows how strong we are together,” he added. “This was a total team effort, and I am already looking forward to taking on the World of Outlaws in Hanford, CA on Friday night.

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

ON TAP: Tarlton will return to action on Friday night as he makes his first World of Outlaws start of the season in Hanford, CA.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tommy by visiting www.tommytarlton.com, follow @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or become a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21.

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Huge Weekend of Wins Again for XXX

4/13/15

Momentum keeps building for Team XXX drivers, as XXX chassis continue to find victory lane all over the country. XXX went 3 out of 4 in Central PA over the weekend, with Rodney Westhafer, Greg Hodnett and Lance Dewease putting XXX in victory lane at The Grove, Port Royal and Lincoln. Brady Bacon took the Hoffman Auto Racing XXX to a non wing win at Lawrenceburg Speedway. Parker Price-Miller won his first 410 feature at Fremont Speedway in Ohio and Curt Michael won the first race for the newly reformed United Racing Club at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey. Robert Sellers also went wire to wire in beating the OCRS in Oklahoma. Triple X Race Components wants you to ask yourself – are you tired of losing races because your chassis just isn’t up to the challenge? The drivers above enjoy the benefit of the best car on the market, and you can too. Visit www.xxxraceco.com and find your local dealer today or call us at 866.632.9925. Triple X Race Components – Race Hard!

The first victory of 2015 came on Friday night for Rodney Westhafer at Williams Grove Speedway. Westhafer started on the outside pole of the main event in his XXX and led every lap of the feature. Westhafer was challenged by Lucas Wolfe as he reached traffic, but kept the veteran at bay and thanks to a caution with seven laps remaining, enjoyed a large margin of victory at the end as he was untouchable in clean air.

It’s been a long while since we’ve seen a win from 13th in Central PA, but that’s exactly what Greg Hodnett did on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway. By lap eight, Hodnett had already moved the Mike Heffner owned #27 XXX to sixth and by lap 10 he was up to fourth, as he dissected the field in surgical fashion. By lap 19, Hodnett was in the runner up position and began working on race leader Lucas Wolfe. The pair traded sliders in turn one over the next few laps, with Hodnett using his superior traction and speed to gain the upper hand. Wolfe fired a slider back in turn three of lap 21, but a caution came out, giving Hodnett the lead back and clean air on the restart, which he took full advantage of in winning his third race of the 2015 campaign.

Lance Dewease is in the winner column in 2015 following his victory Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. Dewease ran second in the early going while looking for a place to get by race leader Billy Dietrich. After a restart, Dewease pulled his wing back to adjust the handling on his XXX chassis, and found the low grove open on the bottom of turn two on the 18th lap. Dewease powered through the low groove, then slid up in front of Dietrich to take his line away and completed the race winning pass. Congratulations Lance, Dev, Scott, Chris and the entire Dietz Racing team on the victory.

The Hoffman Auto Racing #69 XXX made a rare appearance at a local show at their home track of Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday night. The team debuted a new XXX chassis with the idea to test and try some things. The decision ended up being a good one, as Brady Bacon picked up a victory by nearly half a track. After being the quickest car in hot laps, the pill draw format set Brady to the inside of row two in his heat race. Bacon quickly disposed of the front row and raced away to the win in the heat. Earning position one for the feature, Bacon easily led every lap of the main to score the victory, lapping almost half the field in the process.

Parker Price-Miller now has a 410 feature win to his credit. The up and coming young hotshoe out of Indiana took home the 410 feature win at historic Fremont Speedway on Saturday night. Price-Miller started in third and was up to second after the opening lap. On a track that he described as “Fast, Slow, Dusty, Tack, Rough and Smooth at the same time”, Parker stalked race leader Byron Reed amongst heavy traffic, waiting for his opportunity to arrive. Reed would open the door on lap twenty, driving off the edge of the track, allowing Price-Miller to blow by him in his XXX into the lead. Parker made the right decisions over the next five laps in heavy traffic till a caution flew, giving him open track over the last five circuits as he claimed the win.

An offseason of turmoil was put to rest for the newly reformed United Racing Club with a familiar face picking up his 50th career win. Curt Michael has been instrumental in getting the club back up and running, and the Ocean View, DE driver parked the Bill Gallagher owned #5g XXX in victory lane on Sunday at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey to become the first winner for the new club. Michael started on the outside pole position for the main event and led every lap of the feature to score the victory. Curt also won his heat race.

The Oil Capital Racing Series visited Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oklahoma on Saturday, and it was Robert Seller in his XXX leading every lap of the main event. Sellers got out to an early advantage and never wavered from his rim riding ways, running consistently around the cushion to secure the win while never being challenged.

 

 

Colton Slack Makes History; Becomes Wingless Series’ First Calistoga Winner

(Photo- Tim Aylwin)

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA)- Sunday night at the Calistoga Speedway, the Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos made their first ever appearance at the historic Calistoga Speedway, and when the dust settled from a very entertaining feature event, it was Colton Slack celebrating the historic victory.

With three-time series champion, Terry Schank, Jr, and Klint Simpson leading the field to green, it was the veteran driver, Schank, pulling out to an early lead, as he began to set sail on the rest of the field.

Behind Schank, Colton Slack also had a good start, and moved into the second spot, as Geoff Ensign settled into third, until mechanical woes would see him pull off the racing surface on the fourth lap.

Taking advantage of Ensign’s misfortune, series point leader, Joe Stornetta, took over the third spot, and began pressuring Slack for the second position as the race neared the halfway point.

Out in front, Schank looked very strong as he got into traffic, and as traffic became a factor, Slack and Stornetta were able to erase a huge gap, as it became an entertaining three car battle for the top spot.

In traffic, Stornetta and Slack would make contact getting both cars out of shape, and even with Stornetta doing a 360, both drivers would gather their machines up without losing a spot, though it allowed Schank to pull away.

Reeling Schank back in, Slack was able find some forward drive out of turn two as he rocked into the lead on the 14th lap, with Stornetta following into the second spot on the 15th lap, before the race’s lone caution waived on the 16th lap.

With just a four lap shootout standing between Slack and a historic victory, he was very strong in the closing laps, as he was able to fend of Stornetta who finished second, Klint Simpson who got third at the line, Schank who would finish fourth, as Gary Nelson would surge forward to round out the Top-Five.

“It is so cool to become the series’ first winner at such an historic track,” Slack said in victory lane. “It was a really exciting race with some hard racing between Terry Schank, Joe Stornetta and myself, and I am just happy we came out on top. We have some great people behind this team, and it is awesome to win this for all of them as well.”

With 18 cars checking into the pit area for the series’ debut at the speedway, Colton Slack set the standard in time trials as his lap of 23.045 seconds will go down as a series track record. During heat race action, wins went to Stornetta and Shane Myhre.

ON TAP: The Wingless Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos will fire back up on April 25th as they invade the Petaluma Speedway.

WINNERS: Joe Stornetta (Silver Dollar Speedway on March 7th), Colton Slack (Calistoga Speedway on April 12th)

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with the series by clicking over to www.racepmg.com.

JOE HUNT MAGNETOS SPRINT CAR SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleason brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. In 2015, the series will operate under the direction of the Prentice Motorsports Group competing in 12 races scattered at six different tracks.

 

 

Brian Brown – The FVP NSL Debuts!

(Bill W) April 13, 2015 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 opened the FVP National Sprint League season at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa last Saturday. The result at the end of the night saw a seventh place finish. The team is preparing for another opener this weekend at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa.

How did qualifying go?

We were kind of nervous about going out late (33rd out of 40), but it didn’t seem to hurt us. We were a bit tighter than we wanted to be. I couldn’t run four like I wanted. We were still fourth quick, and it was a good start. With the way the NSL lineup points work, it puts you in a good place.

The NSL format has the quick timer in the last heat, so with you being fourth quick, you were in the first.

It’s definitely a little different than what everyone’s accustomed to. I think it gives quick time a little advantage coming out in the last heat and maybe the track isn’t quite as narrow. The only thing I would change is the quick timer is always in the heat with fifth quick. I would rather see quick time and eighth quick in the same heat, and fourth quick and fifth quick in the same heat (‘snaking’ the qualifiers).

You were able to go from sixth to fourth in the heat.

These heats are tough. You have to hustle to make the top eight for the feature redraw. Every spot is crucial. We were able to get up to fourth and get in a transfer spot. From there, we were really concentrating on the car and seeing what it was doing with the track.

You redrew inside of row three for the feature. What were your thoughts heading in?

Our goal going in was to stay in contention for the first several laps. We were able to get to fourth there at the beginning. On the early restart we were able to get to third. We were right there with Terry (McCarl) and Wayne (Johnson).

At that point, you had to be feeling good about your chances.

I don’t know if we had enough to run with Terry. It seemed like he was better than both of us. On lap ten or eleven I went into turn three and went to use the brakes and they were gone. More than anything, not having brakes messes with your head. Things get out of whack and you start running the racetrack different.

Still you came home with a solid finish in a strong group of cars.

We ended up seventh. We’re not making excuses. We had maybe a second or third place car. We just need to get better. We’ll get ready for the next NSL race at Eagle.

How did you assess the first night out for the FVP NSL?

I think things went really well for the NSL. From Chuck (Zitterich), Bill (Wright) and Natalie (Sather) to Tod (Quiring) and all of his volunteers, it was a great success. Amy and Jeff (Laue of 34 Raceway) had a great crowd. It was good quality racing, and we were done by 10:45 or 11. You can’t do much better than that.

It has to be a source of pride to have FVP be the title sponsor for the NSL.

We’re extremely proud to have the opportunity to represent FVP with our race team. I think them being the title sponsor for the NSL just shows you their commitment to sprint car racing, and the levels they will go for their great employees and customers.

This Saturday night, is the opener at the Knoxville Raceway.

I don’t think we could be any more excited. We’ve been counting down the days for the opener. It’s no secret that it’s my favorite track and the best facility for the fans. It’s kind of like opening day for baseball. There’s only one opening day!

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 six times at Knoxville Raceway. His four 410 wins included three in a row, and his prelim at the Knoxville Nationals. His two 360 wins included winning his first 360 Nationals.

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 – Maxim Racing

Brian says, “Chuck and Karen Merrill are not only great people, but they put everything into putting the best car out on the market. I’ve always been a supporter of theirs, and with Brian Brown Racing, you’ll always see their chassis.”

Brian has been partnering with Maxim since 2003. After years of success as a car owner, Chuck Merrill started his chassis business in a rented three-bay garage in November of 1988. The first car was driven by Johnny Herrera at the Florida All Stars Sprint Week in February of 1989. By June of that year, Maxim moved into a 7,000 square foot facility. By 2001, Maxim had grown substantially producing 304 chassis that year. In 2002, Maxim moved to its present 12,500 square foot location in Springfield, Illinois. Maxim continues to offer their customers unmatched service and support, and currently has 17 quality employees, and builds over 400 chassis on an annual basis. Their world-famous “K-car” was designed for Steve Kinser, and has won ten Knoxville Nationals titles and fourteen World of Outlaws championships! To top it all, Maxim offers a warranty if you are not completely satisfied with your car. For more information on Maxim, visit www.racemaxims.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Fuel-Safe Tanks

Brian says, “Since day one, we’ve run Fuel-Safe Tanks. They build the lightest, most durable, safest tanks on the market. That’s why we choose them.”

From the high banks of Daytona to the low groove at Knoxville, Laguna Seca’s corkscrew to Baja’s torturing elements Fuel Safe has provided the safest, most dependable fuel cells and accessories for championship winning teams and drivers around the world. Fuel Safe’s ongoing commitment to quality and service is number one. Our ongoing research and development pays off as we discover new and improved ways to make our products stronger, lighter and safer. At Fuel Safe we are continually striving to compliment our product line with courteous and knowledgeable customer service personnel to better serve your racing needs. Regardless of your type of racing, whether it is road, circle, off road, vintage, dirt or drag we will provide you with the best fuel cell for your application. Fuel Safe is the official fuel cell of PRI; American Sprint Car Series NW Region; O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions. Visit them on the web at www.FuelSafe.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!

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING POSTS TWO TOP-FIVE FINISHES IN CALISTOGA
DRIVER SHANE STEWART REMAINS SECOND IN SERIES STANDINGS

Mooresville, N.C. (April 13, 2014) -- Shane Stewart and Larson Marks Racing posted two top-five finishes in three races in Northern California last week. The back-to-back top-10 finishes at Calistoga Speedway kept the team second in the World of Outlaws series point standings.

"We definitely didn't get the finish we wanted at Placerville on Wednesday," said Stewart. "But, the two nights at Calistoga were solid. When you consistently get top-five finishes, then you're putting yourself in the position to win. Those top-fives will become more wins for us and we're all pretty excited about that."

On Wednesday at Placerville Speedway, Stewart qualified 10th and finished third in his heat race. After starting 14th in the feature event, he gained three positions to finish 11th.

Saturday at Calistoga Speedway, the LMR 2 qualified 14th and won the heat race to transfer into the night's dash. Stewart finished sixth in the dash which set up his starting position for the 25-lap feature. He gained four positions to finish second, his fifth runner-up finish this season.

The following night, Stewart qualified second and finished fourth in his heat race. He started and finished fourth in the dash and eventually finished fourth in the feature event as well.

Stewart and the LMR 2 team remain second in the series standings, 30 points behind defending champion Donny Schatz.

The World of Outlaws will next compete at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. on Friday and Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday to wrap up its six-week West Coast tour.
QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: Placerville Speedway DATE: April 8, 2015
SERIES: World of Outlaws QUALIFIED: 10th
HEAT FINISH: 3rd DASH FINISH: NA
STARTING POSITION: 14th FEATURE FINISH: 11th

TRACK: Calistoga Speedway DATE: April 11, 2015
SERIES: World of Outlaws QUALIFIED: 14th
HEAT FINISH: 1st DASH FINISH: 6th
STARTING POSITION: 6th FEATURE FINISH: 2nd
TRACK: Calistoga Speedway DATE: April 12, 2015
SERIES: World of Outlaws QUALIFIED: 2nd
HEAT FINISH: 4th DASH FINISH: 4th
STARTING POSITION: 4th FEATURE FINISH: 4th
SEASON STATISTICS:
STARTS: 16
WINS: 1
TOP-FIVES: 7
TOP-10s: 11
FAST TIME: 1
NEXT RACE:
Larson Marks Racing will next compete at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. on Friday, April 17. The following night the team will compete at Perris Auto Speedway.
SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing
Twitter: @LarsonMarks

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – NSL Opener a Success!

(Bill W) April 13, 2014 – The FVP National Sprint League opener was a success for Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Motorsports #13 team. The Grand Forks, North Dakota driver took a top ten finish at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday night in his first trip to the 3/8-mile oval. This Saturday night marks another opener. This time, it’s the lid-lifter for Knoxville Raceway in Iowa.

Mark was happy about the way the inaugural show for the FVP NSL. “It was impressive,” he says. “Whenever you put together something new like that it takes a lot of people to organize it. It was pretty smooth all night long. Overall, it was an excellent first showing.”

After timing in 14th quick amongst the 40 cars assembled, he would start third in his heat race. “We kind of got stuck in the heat a little bit,” says Mark. “We had to be patient with some cars there, and once we got going, I felt we had a really good car. Once I got out on my own, we were in third, and we were able to run down Kaley Gharst, who had a pretty good gap built up on us in second. We were able to take a stab at the end. We were neck and neck at the line.”

The heat finish locked Mark inside row seven for the feature. “We were decent,” he says. “We just had the car a little tight at the beginning of the race. I was shuffled back to 16th there at the beginning. We got the charge going, and got back up to ninth.”

For a time, he was in the mix with several drivers, but settled for tenth at the checkers. “On the last restart, Sammy (Swindell) snuck by me and we ended up in the tenth position,” says Mark. “Overall, I was really happy with it. We still have a new team and a new car. We had a decent car and we were happy about that. Before that late yellow, we were right there right behind (Brian) Brown, (Danny) Lasoski and (Steve) Kinser. We were definitely alright, and we’re in the fine-tuning stage.”

Mark was also impressed with the 34 Raceway in general. “They did a great job with the track all night long,” he says. “I was really impressed with that. For us, things weren’t perfect, but it was a nice solid run. We’re looking forward to Knoxville’s opener.”

Jimco Motorsports would like to thank Senske & Son Transfer, Big Trucks by Jimco, Right Choice Electric, Acme Tools, X-treme Polishing, Interstate Towing & Recovery, B/L Strong Box, Steffes, Dahlstrom Motors, GLB Transport, Tireboss, Forx Radiator, Anderson Auto Body, Gary Gruhot Farms, Willow Ridge, Rose Creek, Great Plains Plumbing & Heating, Ironman Welding, DAV, Rendevous Region Construction, High Mark Snowmobile Rentals, Boss Signs & Graphics and Dobmeier Bonding for all their help!

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Lasoski Place Sixth During National Sprint League Opener

Inside Line Promotions - WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (April 13, 2015) - Big Game Motorsports driver Danny Lasoski continues to rave about the inaugural National Sprint League event last Saturday at 34 Raceway.

"The NSL debut as a series was a total success," he said. "With Tod (Quiring) putting forward the effort and having the vision and FVP coming on board, it was a huge success. And without the support of the fans it never would have happened. You probably couldn't have asked for a better debut for a series."

Lasoski opened the night by setting quick time in his Muddy sponsored sprint car during qualifying out of the 40 competitors.

"Guy (Forbrook) has done his homework," he said. "He and the guys really put a good piece together. We had a brand new Al Parker engine in it and it has some thunder. Setting quick time was a tribute to the guys and how hard they've worked."

That lined Lasoski up on the outside of the third row of a heat race, which locked the top five finishers into the main event.

"The race track was against the cushion," he said. "Usually 34 Raceway is way more competitive to race on. The only way to go was to rail the top. In the last few laps I got by a couple of cars to get locked in, but you had to wait for their mistake to be able to pass."

Lasoski drove the Muddy car to a fourth-place result, which advanced him into the feature redraw. However, he pulled the highest number - eight - during the random redraw to line up on the outside of the fourth row for the 25-lap main event.

"We tightened it up too much," he said. "When I was behind a car I had no air to my wing. We were really tight and rolled up."

Lasoski battled just outside the top five throughout most of the race before ending with a sixth-place finish.

Big Game Motorsports is scheduled to compete this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, during the half-mile track's season opener. Lasoski is the winningest driver at the facility.

"Knoxville is the very best race track and has the best race crew anywhere," he said. "They put the cushion on the fence and give you a bottom where you can race. That's all you ask for."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 6 (8).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

MUDDY -

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.

XECUTE -

Xecute is the best way to control odor and human scent. The company has created the best odor control product on the market without using harsh metals and chemicals. It helps hunters remain odor free without skin irritation. For more information, visit http://www.XecuteScent.com.

BAD-AZZ -

Bad-Azz blinds are designed by hunters for hunters. Its new therma-tek technology helps keep outdoorsmen comfortable and undetectable to wild game. The blinds are comfortable, stable and crafted with premier expertize. For more information, visit http://www.Bad-Azz.com .

MC POWER COMPANIES -

MC Power Companies has been a long-time provider of general construction and electric services along with solar power solutions and high efficiency lighting services. With Missouri offices in Kansas City and Sedalia, MC Power Companies is capable of comprehensive, customized projects for commercial, municipal and industrial clients across the Midwest. For more information, visit http://www.MCPower.com.

TRAIL CAMERAS -

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

 

 

Rilat Joining ASCS Gulf South Region at Pair of Bullrings This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (April 13, 2015) - Travis Rilat is eager to tackle the ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader this weekend when he will compete on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas.

"We haven't raced at either track very often throughout the years so it will be good to get back to both," he said. "We're going after a couple of wins so hopefully we can draw well, race well and be in contention at the end of both nights."

Rilat's best result at Heart O' Texas Speedway in the last decade, which encompasses only a half-dozen races, is a third-place result in 2011.

"That's a high-banked, small track where you can flirt with disaster if you're running the high side," he said. "You're going to be around a lot of cars all night so you have to make the right decision and put yourself in a good spot lap after lap."

Meanwhile, Rilat has only raced at Gator Motorplex twice since a win at the end of the 2005 season. He finished second in both 2008 and 2009 at the quarter-mile oval.

"I enjoy racing on the little bullring tracks where it's elbows up," he said. "We haven't been there in more than five years, but I don't see any reason why we can't go in there and be as competitive as we were the last few times."

Rilat scored a second-place finish in his most recent ASCS Gulf South Region event this season.

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to watch highlights of Rilat's victory at the Tyson Perez Memorial in Australia on Feb. 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPYKg2nfSNw

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shark Racing Engines

Located in Sedro-Woolley, Wash., Shark Racing Engines has been building high-performance racing engines for more than two decades. For more information, visit http://www.SharkRacingEngines.com.

"It's kind of funny how I met (Shark owner) Marc Huson when I went up there to Washington for an ASCS National Tour race and Triple X Race Co. was next door," Rilat said. "I was wandering around talking on my cell phone and saw a sprint car next door. I walked over, looked around and introduced myself.

"He's been a great friend. He was instrumental with a support group for me and my family when I was in the hospital up there. He and his wife helped us out in a hard time. As far as his engine skills go, he's one of the best in the country. There's only a handful of great engine builders across the country and I consider him one of the best."

Rilat would also like to thank MDS Boring & Drilling, Triple X Race Components, Shop The BOSS, 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.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Smith Seeking Marketing Partners to Continue Chasing All Star Championship

Inside Line Promotions - KUNKLETOWN, Pa. (April 13, 2015) - One of the hottest drivers in the country throughout the last six months is currently seeking marketing partners.

Ryan Smith, who has recently won with the two most historic 410ci sprint car series in the country, needs to add partners to his team in order to chase his first career UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions championship.

"Our goal is to run the full All Stars season and go for the title, but we need some help to get up and down the road each week," he said. "We've proven we can win with the top series in the country. We just need the opportunity to do it consistently."

Smith captured his first career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature win last October when he passed Donny Schatz during the main event at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

Smith continued that momentum when he traveled across the country to compete in the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., during the first two weekends of 2015. He highlighted the trip by maneuvering from 19th to a sixth-place result to garner the Hard Charger Award during a main event that NASCAR star Kyle Larson won.

"To get better as a driver you have to race against the best competition and race at different tracks," Smith said. "We learned a lot by racing in Arizona just like we did last weekend in Ohio."

Smith, who scored a runner-up result last weekend in Pennsylvania, recorded his first-ever UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory on April 4 during his debut at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. He leads the championship standings entering this weekend's All Star doubleheader.

"We're committed to racing with the All Stars during the next couple of weeks while they are close to my home, but we need a sponsor or two to come on board to give us the opportunity to chase the championship," he said. "I feel confident that given the opportunity we will be a contender."

Email Speed55@ptd.net to learn about marketing options with Ryan Smith Racing.

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, and Sunday at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., 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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Warko Group

Warko Group, which is based in Reading, Pa., focuses on general contracting including plumbing, electrical and HVAC.

"This is the second year that Rob Warko of Rainbow Roofing and Warko Group and I have been partnered for our race team," Smith said. "He puts as much focus and energy in his business as he does the race team, which leads to success on and off the track."

Smith would also like to thank S&S Speedways, Quality Roofing Supply, 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.

 

 

McQueen continues to persevere through tough times in sprint car action
Dupo, IL (April 13, 2015) When you are a feature winning and multi-time champion driver, struggling to make and finish features in a race car can be more frustrating than imaginable. Right now, Shannon McQueen is experiencing those frustrations, but not giving up. Shannon and her V & M Motorsports team are determined to push through these tough times and get Shannon running back up front, where she is accustomed to being. The most recent V & M Motorsports effort was this past weekend when the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars invaded the Santa Maria Raceway for the first time in 2015.
Santa Maria is a difficult track to figure out at times. Unlike most race tracks that start off wet and tacky and move to dry slick, Santa Maria is the opposite. Because of its close location to water, Santa Maria actually starts off dry slick and as the tide comes in, the moisture in the track comes back to the surface. Shannon began the night by putting down a tenth place qualifying effort. This resulted in her starting on the outside front row of heat race number two. She felt pretty good in the heat race and was able to get her best finish of the season by crossing the stripe in fourth place. As a result of her qualifying run, Shannon lined up tenth in the A-main. The team made some set up changes based on what the track was doing, but unfortunately it didn’t work out to McQueen’s benefit. Shannon raced each lap of the A-main feeling like she was on the verge of a big crash. Rather than tear up the team’s equipment, Shannon decided to pull off the track and ended the night with a 14th place finish. Although she didn’t finish the feature, this finishing position does mark her first top 15 finish of the 2015 sprint car season.
McQueen Racing and V & M Motorsports will now have two much needed weekends off before they head to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA multiple times in the month of May. The team is focused on continuing its efforts at improvement and Shannon is focused on returning to the front of the field. Continue following Shannon McQueen Racing on Facebook and Twitter for season long updates.
Shannon would like to thank all the sponsors of the # 7 McQueen Racing midget and the #87 V & M Motorsports sprint car - Lucas Oil Products, Simpson Race Products, DMI, Rod End Supply, K&N Filters, MPD, Jet-Hot High Performance Coatings, Butler Built Seating Systems, Schoenfeld Headers, American Fabrication, West Evans Motorsports, Advanced Racing Suspension, MurfDogg Racing, Eibach Springs, Esslinger Racing Engines by Duane McQueen, Hoosier Tire, Mud-X, and Twin Arrow Transportation, Inc.
www.shannonmcqueen.com
Facebook – Shannon McQueen Racing
Twitter - @S_McQueenRacing

Four in the Fluff Motorsports Marketing & Promotions

 

 

Bruce Jr. Finishes Third After Nearly Capturing First Victory of Season

Inside Line Promotions - GREENVILLE, Texas (April 12, 2015) - Tony Bruce Jr. was so close to earning his first victory of the season last weekend he could taste it.

Bruce Jr. led the first 19 laps of the ASCS Red River Region main event on Saturday at Superbowl Speedway before he ended with a third-place result.

"It was disappointing to lead most of the race and give it away at the end," he said. "We led almost the entire race except for the last few laps."

Bruce Jr. opened the night by winning his heat race after lining up on the outside of the front row. That earned him a spot in the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 1 to garner the pole position for the main event.

"We got into lapped traffic and I was running the bottom the entire race," he said. "I never heard anybody or seen anybody coming. You had to be right on the bottom of turns one and two no matter what. In turns three and four you could move around a little bit. It was one of those things where it was a disadvantage being the leader."

Bruce Jr. maintained the bottom groove until eventual race winner Seth Bergman took the lead on the high line.

"Seth ended up going to the top in turns three and four and getting around us," he said. "If I get off the bottom and somebody passes me on the bottom I'm the biggest idiot. As soon as he passed us for the lead I followed him up to the top and a lapped car slid up in front of me, which let Blake Hahn get by us."

However, the third-place result marked the first sprint car podium of the season for Bruce Jr, who kicked off the weekend on Friday with the ASCS Red River Region at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. He advanced from seventh to fifth place in a heat race, which locked him into the 11th starting position for the main event.

"The track was pretty wet the entire night," he said. "We started at the back of the first heat and were able to get a couple of cars to make it into the show. Unfortunately two cars in front of me got together at the start of the main event. I had to check up in turns one and two and we lost a bunch of spots. The track was narrow and hard to pass on so we had to really work our way up to 10th."

Bruce Jr. rebounded from the early scare to post a 10th-place finish.

He is slated to compete with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this Saturday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., where he earned a seventh-place result in 2013 during his last appearance there.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 10 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 10 (11).

April 11 - Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 3 (1).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hinchman Racewear

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

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

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

 

 

SALDANA SEVENTH SUNDAY AT CALISTOGA;

MOVES UP TO FIFTH IN WORLD OF OUTLAWS POINT STANDINGS

CALISTOGA, Calif. (April 12, 2015) – The Wine Country Showdown finale tonight at picturesque Calistoga Speedway brought out another field of 35 marquee sprint car teams and drivers.

Joey Saldana, last night’s fast qualifier and the Calistoga track record holder, clocked a 16.999-second lap tonight good for the No. 3 qualifying spot.

In the third heat, Saldana rolled to the green flag with his Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop sprint car from the fourth position. When the track went green, polesitter Bud Kaeding assumed the lead. Rico Abreu was second and Saldana mastered a slide job that bought him third place. The top three did not change position for the remainder of the event. Saldana solidified a spot in the dash as well as the feature.

The ‘six’ ping pong ball was pulled during the inversion draw, which moved Saldana to the outside of the second row for the start of the dash. A straight up start would have put him on the inside of the second row. When the elite eight took the green, Schatz vaulted to the lead while Saldana was a participant in a three-car battle for second. As the cars started to settle in and spread out, Saldana was fourth. The Brownsburg Bullet was then challenged by Shane Stewart and the two drivers changed position with a series of slide jobs. At the checkered flag it was Schatz with the dash win and the pole of the feature. Saldana finished fifth in the dash and would occupy the fifth place on the A Main starting grid.

When the field was unleashed to begin the 25-lap feature, outside front row starter Craig Dollansky surged to the lead with Donny Schatz in pursuit. Shane Stewart was third and Saldana fourth. In two laps Saldana had moved to third. With nine laps complete, Sides passed Saldana. The yellow flew on lap 13 and the restart order was Schatz, Sides, Dollansky and Saldana. Back to green and back to yellow before a lap could be completed due to contact between Rico Abreu and Paul McMahan.

Back to racing with a single file restart. Schatz continued to lead. One more yellow slowed competition with 17 laps complete. When racing resumed, Schatz still showed the way. Saldana was fighting for position but had shuffled back to seventh place while battling with Shane Stewart, David Gravel and Kerry Madsen. Schatz won the event while Sides and Dollansky dueled to the finish line. Sides finished second and Dollansky third. Saldana was seventh and moved up to fifth in World of Outlaws point standings.

The Outlaws will be in Hanford, Calif., Friday, April 17 and will make their only Southern California appearance Saturday, April 18 at Perris Auto Speedway to wrap the West Coast Swing.

 

 

Swindell Records Top 10 During Inaugural National Sprint League Event

Inside Line Promotions - WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (April 12, 2015) - Sammy Swindell posted a top-10 result during his first 410ci sprint car race since last August.

Swindell guided the Donnie Cooper owned No. 1 to a ninth-place finish on Saturday during the inaugural National Sprint League event at 34 Raceway.

"It was a good night," he said. "We started out in practice and the car was pretty loose. We made some changes for qualifying. My second lap was going to be better than my first, but I got into the cushion too much going into turn three and had to get out of the gas."

Swindell qualified 11th quickest out of the 40 competitors. That lined him up on the outside of the second row for a heat race.

"We made some changes for that and the car was a lot better," he said. "I played with moving the wing a little bit and I got the car too tight. I was trying to be too aggressive at the top. I settled down and changed my line and picked up a lot of time."

Swindell, who quickly maneuvered into second place, erased more than a one-second deficit during the final three laps before he made a last-lap pass for the heat race win.

"The way the format was with the points for the heat race I knew it was a bonus to get that last spot," he said. "I was able to get it right at the end. We were pretty happy. We made a couple of little changes for the feature."

Swindell ranked sixth in overall points following the heat races to advance into the feature redraw. Unfortunately, he drew the second-highest number - seven - to line up on the inside of the fourth row for the feature.

"It would have made life a lot easier if we had started on the front since it was a little hard to pass, but you just take whatever you can get," he said. "The car wasn't bad, but we had a little brake issue for most of the race after about six laps in. To run the bottom you really needed to have good brakes."

Swindell battled just outside the top five for most of the feature before ending with a ninth-place result.

"I think if we'd have had the brakes we would have been in the top five," he said. "You'd have to lift early. It made it hard to pick up the ground to go forward. But for it being our first 410 race of the season and against most people who raced a bunch this year or knew their race package from the past, it was a good night."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 11 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 9 (7).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions is a leader in lightweight hoses and fittings within the motor sports industry. For more information, visit http://www.BMRS.net.

"I've run Brown & Miller Racing Solutions products for quite a few years and they've always been first class," Swindell said. "They are always innovating and trying to make their products better."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, Energy Release, Simpson Race Products, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers and High Performance Lubricants for their continued support.

 

 

Reidy’s Pleasing Night

The twin feature-race format at the Archerfield Speedway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship Grand Final last Saturday night saw Danny Reidy finish with a fifth and a win, and it rewarded him a second-place finish overall.

Only a single point separated Reidy and winner Bryan Mann in the overall twin feature race points, but despite missing out on the overall win, he was pleased with how his night panned out.

“We had a pleasing night and it was good to finish with a win in the second feature race,” commented Reidy, who had won the opening feature race of last season’s corresponding race meeting.

“The night didn’t start too well, as we struggled to get good time trial lap in, but it was encouraging to be able to fight through the rest of the night and finish on a high.”

The NQ # 5 Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs supported Maxim driver started the night by posting the ninth fastest lap in qualifying and then went on to finish both of his heat races in fourth and sixth place respectively. For the opening 20-lap feature race, he had started from position seven and was then able to move forward and finish in fifth. The second feature race saw the top-eight finishers from the opening feature race inverted, so he started from position four. In that feature race, he managed to move into the lead early on, but later lost the lead a lap later when he was passed by James McFadden. When McFadden retired from the race around the middles stages of the 20-lap event, Reidy inherited the lead and then went on to lead the remainder of the distance and claim the win.

Reidy’s next appearance is scheduled for this Saturday night (April 18) back at Archerfield Speedway.

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

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

 

 

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY’S 50th SEASON READY FOR THE RUMBLE OF ENGINES

Orrville ,Ohio Sunday, April 12, 2015 By Mike Swanger

The Tony Stewart owned UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Tour and the brand new class of Harriger Towing Rush Crate Late Models will start the 50th season of racing at Wayne County Speedway this Saturday, April 18th. Gates will open at 3 pm with Hot laps at 6 pm and racing starts at 7 pm. Opening night winner for the All Stars, Ryan Smith will lead expected drivers Dave Blaney, the defending series champion, Tim Shaffer, Greg Wilson, Danny Holtgraver, Danny Smith and two time WCS Champion, Chad Kemenah to name just a few of the All Star regulars . Another two time WCS champion and second place finisher on opening night for the All Stars will be track record holder Andrew Palker. Dean and Lee Jacobs along with Jac and Sheldon Haudenschild are home track favorites as Lee and Sheldon posted wins last season at the Orrville speedplant while Dean and Jac used the track to learn their driving skills All four of them will spend most of their season on the All Star Circuit which has four stops scheduled at WCS. Then you add in last years WCS track champ, Brad Haudenschild along with the weekly drivers of Danny Mumaw, Nick Patterson, Mitch and Jordan Harble and Troy Kingan, all who have already raced or practiced this season, it should be interesting night of racing for the All Stars at Wayne County Speedway. The Harriger Towing Rush Crate Late Models will make their debut on Saturday Night with a big local favor of drivers committing to the new class. Defending Super Late Model champ Ryan Markham along with Charlie Duncan, Brandon Gardner, Justin Chance, who was running a crate motor the last part of last season, Hiriam Bachman and Paul Harriger all are ready to go for opening night. Throw in Jeremy Wrightsman from Cortland, Ohio and a group of Northeast Ohio and Western PA drivers who were at meetings during the off season saying they will be racing this season at WCS. Not only will they be racing for points at WCS but will compete for the Rush Sweeney Chevrolet Weekly Series that will have the drivers taking their best 15 finishes for the season, 2 per weekend from March to September that will pay the winner $5,000. The Rush Sweeney Chevrolet Touring Series will invade WCS on Monday, June 22 ( Sprint Speedweek), Saturday, July 4th and Sunday, September 6th. For more info on the Crate Late Models, go to www.rushlatemodels.com Regular race action for the Fisher Performance Sprints, the Lias Tire Super Late Models, the Aamco Transmission Super Stocks, the Harriger Towing Crate Late Models, the WQKT Mini Stocks, the Mini Wedges and the Flat Track Carts will begin on Saturday, April 25th. For the latest news about the track, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com

 

 

Strong Start to 2015 for PNR

2015 started off near perfect for Paul Nienhiser and his winged sprint car team, racing at 34 Raceway in Burlington, IA with the 360 Sprint Invaders April 4th. Drawing a late pill with a 30 car field, with a non-qualifying format, Paul started on the rear of the field in 8th in his heat race. Making some quick passes in the early stages of the heat, he was able to grab 2nd at the line, locking him into the night's dash event. After starting and finishing 4th in the dash, the team looked for adjustments to get the car a little better to get to Victory Lane. Rolling out 4th on the grid in the feature, Paul quickly found the best line around the track, using the bottom to get by the 2nd and 3rd place cars early, and running down the leader by lap 4. He managed to open up a sizable straightaway lead, but a caution on lap 18 of 25 saw his lead disappear. On the restart, fellow MOWA competitor Jerrod Hull slipped by, and Paul was unable to regain the lead and had to settle for 2nd.

PNR then opened the 410 racing season at Jacksonville Speedway on April 10th. Getting a better draw in a passing points format, Paul managed to advance to 3rd after starting 5th on a rough and narrow track early in the night. He was again locked into the dash, and after finishing 6th, the team again went to look for adjustments to get the car just a little bit better. As the feature went green, Paul showed very good speed, faster than the cars in front of him, but difficult to pass with the track being so top-dominant. After riding around in 6th for much of the race, he decided it was time to try something else to move forward. Using all of the racetrack, he tried multiple lines, finally losing grip with 5 laps remaining and doing a 360, but held on for a top 10 with a 9th place finish.

April 11th marked the start of another season, this time the inaugural season for the National Sprint League, the new 410 series in the Midwest. A field of 40 cars was on hand, this time back at 34 Raceway. In a qualifying format, Paul managed to get a solid run, despite going out early. With a 13th fastest qualifying run, he lined up inside row 2 for his heat race, amongst one of the most stout fields we'll see all year. Paul had locked himself into the feature, as it looked like he would finish the heat race in 4th, but a fuel nozzle came off with 2 laps to go. Still hanging on for 6th, that put him starting front row outside for the B Main, the top 4 cars would transfer. After running 2nd early, Paul made a great pass to take the lead and run with it before getting stuck in traffic, ultimately finishing 2nd, still locking into the feature. Again, a difficult track to pass on, Paul peeked around the top 10 and was as low as 15th, having a great race with such tough competitors. When the checkered flag flew, the now white and red number 9 crossed in 13th position.

This weekend, April 17th PNR will be seen at Tri-City Raceway in Granite City, IL and April 18th at Lasalle Speedway in Lasalle, IL.

Paul and the entire team thank the following partners and friends for their continued support: Cam2 Blue Blood Racing Motor Oil, Mason Sound, Fierce Herbicide, Wessler Bros. Agency, Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Byers International, Arends-Awe John Deere, Engler Machine & Tool, Factory Kahne Indy, Bob Hawks Autobody, Kaeding Performance, Steve Thomas Racing, and Butlerbuilt seats!

If you are interested in becoming a part of the team will Paul and the rest of PNR, for marketing/sponsorship opportunities contact Paul at paul@nienhiser.com or John at john.a@nienhiser.com

 

 

Cobra Coaches Dash Series Returns in 2015 with a Twist!

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – One of the long standing traditions that spans well over two decades at an Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint (ESS) event has been the four lap dash for cash. We are happy to announce that Chuck Hebing and Cobra Coaches from Ontario, NY is back as the series and point fund sponsor…but with a twist!

Ever since it’s inception, the top two or top finishers in the qualifying heat events were rewarded by going to the dash and racing for a little extra money. For 2015, the man known as the “Cobra” wanted to make a change.

“Each year guys like myself, Steve (Poirier), Jason (Barney), Jeff (Cook) and others went to the dash and the money for the points also went to them.” Said Hebing on his new idea.” I just wanted to switch it up so others could share in the money and maybe get a victory lane where they might not have the chance as often.”

In each full point show, when three heats are usually run the drivers that qualify 5th and 6th will now go to the dash. These are the drivers that missed the redraw and will start 13th on back. Then, the lineup will be heads-up from the heat finishes but the dash finish will now determine the starting spots 13-18 in the A-Main. With four heats, it will be adjusted some.

“When Chuck came up with the idea, we loved it.” ESS President Chuck Miller noted. “ESS is a ban of some 20 teams and we need to keep all of them on the road. Here’s a chance for some to get a little extra cash and also some extra track time to help with their setups for the A-Main.”

The Cobra Coaches Dash Series awards points for each dash held, the top ten in the final points will collect from the point fund that will be handed out at the annual awards banquet. Nightly sponsorships for several dashes are still available and info can be obtained by contacting ESS Headquarters.

Cobra Coaches designs and builds custom motor homes and trailers. Their vehicle creations are specifically designed to meet our customer needs. Cobra has been setting the standard in vehicle design, luxury, utility, and functionality since 1994. For more information please log on to www.cobracoaches.net

The full point season and the quest for the 2015 Lucas Oil ESS championship begins Apr. 24 and 25 at Can-Am Motorsports Park and Mohawk Int’l Raceway. The Can-Am event will pay $2,000 to win with Mohawk awarding the winner $2,500.

It’s the 32nd Anniversary Tour and the its tradition continued of excitement guaranteed!!

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Panther Frameworx, Camara Slate, Engler Machine and Tool, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Beard Sewer and Drain, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

ALL COAST CHALLENGE ADDS $500.00 BOUNTY ON STAR DRIVERS AND FREE TIRES FOR VRA DRIVERS!

(Ventura, CA, April 10, 2015) Just when you thought it could not get any better, race organizer Mike Grosswendt goes back to work and offers more incentives to insure that the May 9th “All Coast Challenge” at the Ventura Raceway will be a race to remember. He is determined to make the USAC/CRA race, which will pay $5,000.00 to win and $500.00 to start, one of the biggest events west of the Mississippi in 2015. Among his latest incentives is a bounty for any car owner who can put a selected star driver in their car for the event and a tire incentive to local VRA drivers.

Simply put Grosswendt wants the night, which will feature nostalgic Beatles music on a special PA system all night long, to not only be a race, but a fun, go to event. Part of the fun is hosting one of the toughest race fields of 2015. All of the stars and cars from the Amsoil USAC/CRA Series will be in the race, but there are several other drivers Grosswendt wants in the event. He is offering a bounty to any owner who puts one of those drivers in a car and has them race ready on the big night.

“It is important to race sponsor All Coast to attract some of the most talented drivers, especially from Northern California,” Grosswendt said on Friday. “For that reason we are offering $500 bounties to team owners that can produce the following drivers at the track ready to race! Nic Faas, Jon Stanbrough, Shane Golobic, Ryan Bernal, Bud Kaeding, Jonathon Henry, Dave Darland and Gary Taylor.”

Damion Gardner of Concord is the defending All Coast Challenge champion. Please give photo credit to Surf N’ Sprint.

To induce the locals who normally run with VRA (Ventura Racing Association), Grosswendt is offering any past VRA champion or any current regular VRA driver (who has started two VRA races prior to May 9th) a free Hoosier right rear tire.

In addition to those incentives, every driver who enters the race will receive a swag bag that contains an event poster, All Coast Construction t-shirt, In N’ Out Burger gift card, surf stickers, Surf N’ Sprint stickers, Ventura Raceway stickers and other surprises.

As previously announced, teams that tow over from Arizona will receive $500.00 in tow money (if two teams travel together in one hauler, the $500.00 will be paid to the team that owns the hauler).

Teams are urged to pre-enter the event by May 1st to help get the word out on who will be at the prestigious race and to get the following benefits when they arrive at the track on race night.

TOW MONEY checks ready on arrival for AZ drivers

DRIVER GIFT BAGS on arrival

HOOSIER TIRES on arrival for VRA Regulars and Champions

BOUNTY MONEY for select driver checks ready on arrival

Teams can pre-enter starting today by calling or E-mailing Scott Daloisio at (909) 226-7768 or mailto:sdaloisiosports@aol.com.

Teams that do not pre-enter will still receive all of the perks, but they will be mailed after the race.

There will be special incentives on the spectator side of the catch fence as well with a dance contest for the kids to the Beatle’s “Twist and Shout.” The top dancer is going to pick up a great prize to be announced in upcoming weeks.

“I am determined to make this a shining moment for Ventura fans,” Grosswendt said with a smile. “It is about a sprint cars only race, family fun and fans on their way back home by 10:00 PM. This is going to be good.”

Adult tickets for the race are $25.00. For seniors 60 & older, active military with id and students with id it is $15.00. Kids age 7-12 are $10.00 and children 6 and under are free. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 PM with qualifying at 5:30.

Media, to contact any of the principals in this endeavor, please contact Scott Daloisio at sdaloisiosports@aol.com or call 909 226-7768.

 

 

ADDITIONS AND ALTERATIONS TO REMAINDER OF VALVOLINE RACEWAY SCHEDULE

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

April 10, 2015

There are several additions and alterations to the remaining dates of the 2014/2015 Valvoline Raceway season.

VR Managing Director Steven Green today announced a number of changes to the original schedule that will include amongst other things the addition of a Demolition Derby to the Late Model Easternapolis on Saturday night, May 2.

“Demolition Derby competitors called me earlier in the week explaining that a number of competitors had cars available due to a recent Derby cancellation at another venue. They asked if we were interested in running a Demolition Derby at our last event on May the 2nd and after working through our event schedule for the night we have decided a Demolition Derby will complement that nights schedule perfectly”.

Before the event on May 2 however will be the addition of the celebrated Bryan Foyle Memorial Street Stock Classic on Saturday night, April 18 – the date of which is significant for the Foyle family given that (a) Bryan’s widow Jo celebrates her birthday on that date and (b) Bryan’s son Corey makes his Street Stock debut at the circuit and in the category his Dad loved so much.

“We understand that by adding the Bryan Foyle Memorial to April 18 it does bring about a geographical double-up for the Greta Smith Memorial up near the Hunter Valley on the same weekend and we apologise for that,” says Green, “we’re very respectful of Greta’s event but the sentimental value of the 18th for Bryan’s event is also significant.”

That night (April 18) will see the headlining act of the Speedcar 50 lapper with American superstar and POWRi Series winner Zach Daum driving for Steve Graham at GRD and New Zealand superstar Michael Pickens driving for Sydney’s Brett Morris in addition to the huge field of NSW cars.

Also on the night is the crowd pleasing Caravan, Boat and Dunny Derby plus Legend Cars, Fender Benders and of course Street Stocks.

Saturday May 2 will feature the originally rained out from January Late Model Easternapolis plus Legend Cars, Wingless Sprints, Street Stocks and the Demolition Derby.

An additional date in May will be Saturday night May 16 which comes into the schedule initially as a possible rain-date but if it’s not required in that form will become a “come and try” and “corporate rides and or practice” night format.

The regulations and pricing for the May 16 date should it be classified as the practice / come and try night will be:

All sections are welcome. All competitors on the night must have either a full licence or a one-day licence that will need to be purchased from Speedway Australia prior to the event. Note: Don’t leave the purchase of your one-day licence too late as there are extra fees for processing licences on the Tuesday-Friday prior to the event.

Ticket Prices for the Practice/Come and try day
General Admission

Adult, Pension and 13-15years = $15

Children 12years and under = Free (with a paying adult)

Pit Gate Entrance

Pit Paid - $40 with licence (Speedway Australia)

Pit Paid - $60 without (need to complete One Day Licence form which allows persons to walk around, crew in the pits etc., but not on the track)

Driver Armbands

Each driver needs to register to be able to go out onto the track – cost is $50 per person

Please register with the raceway office staff between 2.30pm and 4.30pm at the Sprintcar Box, located in the pits.

No driver armbands will be issued after 4.30pm.

LICENCE INFORMATION (Fenders and Street Stocks are the only categories that can go on the track, with a One Day Licence). (All other categories must present with a FULL licence from Speedway Australia).

Each driver must show either a FULL Speedway Australia licence, or a pre-purchased ONE-DAY LICENCE prior to coming to the raceway.

You can apply for all Licences online via Speedway Australia website.

ONE DAY LICENCES PRICING:

If you pay by the Monday prior to event date – the price is $35.

If you pay between Tuesday – Friday prior to event date - the price is $50.

No One Day Licences are available at the track on the day of Practice event.

Sunday, May 31 will be the date for the Valvoline Raceway Annual Swap-meet whilst Saturday, May 30 is yet to be decided.

So, in summary, the residual of the 2014/2015 season will be:

Saturday, April 11

Speedcar Super Series Finale, NSW Legend Car Championship, Litre Sprint Gold Cup and Street Stocks

Saturday, April 18:

Speedcar 50 lapper, Bryan Foyle Memorial for Street Stockers, Legend Cars and Fender Benders.

Saturday, April 25

No Speedway.

Saturday, May 2

Late Model Easternapolis, Demolition Derby, Wingless Sprints, Street Stocks and Legend Cars

Saturday, May 16

Rain-out date or practice / come and try night

Saturday, May 30

To be determined

Sunday, May 31

Valvoline Raceway Annual Swap meet. Details for this event to be announced in the next two weeks!

 

 

Driver Websites Builds New Website for Badger Midget Auto Racing Association

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (April 10, 2015) - Driver Websites has created a new website for the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association.

The custom series package website - http://www.BMARA.com - includes both the BMARA midgets and the Badger 600 Micro Series. The website will showcase the latest news as well as an updated schedule and results page for both series. Track information, driver profiles, rules and points as well as pictures and videos are also highlighted pages on the website.

Additionally, the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association, which races throughout Wisconsin and Illinois, will use the all-new MyRacePass Pit Board, which can notify drivers who sign up with the latest news and updates via text messages.

More information about the service is available below in the "Tracks" section.

WHY DO YOU NEED A WEBSITE -

DRIVERS - There are so many aspects of running a successful race team outside of what you do on the track. It's what you do off the track that draws the attention you need to help with your team's recognition throughout the sport. A website is a very useful tool to keep your sponsors and marketing partners up to date with your racing. With our website packages, you have the ability to track the impressions and clicks your sponsor logos receive while being on your website. You can use that as a tool to show your current marketing partners the benefits of being involved with your race team - solely on the website. You can also use those same tools to help generate new, long-lasting marketing partnerships. On top of that, a website is a great database for your career and with the power of 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 .

 

 

TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY OPENS FOR 2015 WITH USAC AND MSCS IT WILL BE THE FOURTH ANNUAL SPRING SHOWDOWN

Haubstadt, IN - April 10, 2015. This season the opening event at Tri-State Speedway is scheduled for Saturday night April 18th. The first race has all the added ingredients to make this event one of the major productions at the Haubstadt oval again this season. The race will feature the combined efforts and the talented drivers of two sprint car sanctioning bodies - USAC and MSCS.

In participating together the United States Auto Club and the Midwest Sprint Car Series will compete in a full program which will include qualifications, heat races, a semi, and a 30 lap feature. These non-wing sprint car drivers will be running for a purse paying $5,000 to win and $500 to start. Hot laps are at six o’clock.

The MSCS appearance at Haubstadt is scheduled to be only the third race this season anywhere for the series. MSCS is set to compete at Lincoln Park Speedway on April 11th. MSCS will also do a co-sanctioned race with USAC at Bloomington Speedway on April 17th. That is the night before the event at Tri-State Speedway.

The “Spring Showdown” at Tri-State Speedway will follow the 2015 USAC official rules of competition. Qualifications will be held to start the program. Twenty-two cars will earn starting positions in preliminary events. Heat racing will begin at 7:30 C.D.T. Provisional programs will be in effect for both series which could increase the field!

USAC’s schedule provided eight opportunities to race before heading into Haubstadt. Robert Ballou is the only repeat winner so far in the 2015 season. Other feature winners, when racing could be held, include Brady Bacon, Dave Darland, Kevin Thomas Jr., and Logan Jarrett. Chase Stockon is at the top of the AMSOIL USAC National Points standings.

Previous “Spring Showdown” winners include Missouri’s Daron Clayton last year, Alabama’s Kevin Thomas Jr. in 2013, and Missouri’s Hunter Schuerenberg in 2012. This race is the first of three appearances by USAC at the track in 2015. They will return for Indiana Sprint Week on July 18th and again for the Haubstadt Hustler on September 19th. The Hustler will also be co-sanctioned with the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series. Daron Clayton also won the Haubstadt Hustler last fall. Kyle Cummins is the defending MSCS Series Champion!

The UMP Modifieds will also be racing at the season opener. It is their first of eleven appearances at the quarter mile oval this season. Six different drivers won feature events last season. Levi Kissinger led all competitors with five victories. Their 25 lap feature will provide additional open wheel action to close out the racing program.

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway

 

 

Jacksonville Speedway

We Made It Through The Rain! Barney's Pub and Pizza presents the 2015 Season Opener Tonight.

Classes: Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Car Series Presented by Casey's General Stores DIRTcar Modifieds DIRTcar Stock Cars DIRTcar Hornets BAM Midget Series Grandstands Open at 5:00. Hot laps 6:15. Racing at 7:00 Adult Admission $20. Ages 11-18 $7. Kids 10 and Under FREE.

Jacksonville Speedway gears up to open another exciting season this Friday April 10th as the track hosts the Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Car Series. The track has plans for a very aggressive season as it returns to nearly weekly racing - including winged sprint cars on most Fridays.

"We have come a long ways in the past few years", remarked Ken Dobson of CILTRAK, the group that operates the Speedway. "We took the track over just to keep it open about four years ago and had a very limited schedule of special events. Year-by-year we have increased the schedule to where it is now back to where we can again feature nearly weekly racing. This shapes up to be a very exiting season."

Highlights of the 2015 campaign at Jacksonville Speedway include several appearances by the Neal Tire MOWA Sprints, along with POWRi National Midgets, the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and the 2nd Annual Ron Milton Race of Champions in October. The major event of the season is the May 15th Sprints Gone Wild event featuring both the National Sprint League and MOWA Sprints. The field anticipated for the event includes 'King of the Outlaws' Steve Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Terry McCarl, Danny Smith, Bryan Clauson, Rico Abreu and many more.

"The Outlaws wanted to take a year or two off to keep the Jacksonville event special", said Dobson. "So we went out and put together a show that will rival any sprint car race in America with the field we have lined-up for Sprints Gone Wild. It's hard to say any event can be bigger than our World of Outlaws event, but this one is arguably at least equal to it in terms of the big names that will be here."

The track is also working hard to become a Friday night destination for families with many special promotions. Early season promotions include FFA/Salute to Ag night on April 24, Youth Sports and Organizations Night on May 1st, and Kenny Wallace Autism Awareness Night on May 8th, when NASCAR star and Fox Sports personality Kenny Wallace will be racing at the speedway.

This Friday's opener also includes the Modified, Stock Car and Hornet division as those classes begin their season-long battles for a track Championship. Grandstands open at 5:00 with racing at 7:00.

"It's going to be a fun summer on Friday nights at Jacksonville Speedway", Dobson concluded. If you haven't been to your local race track in a number of years, find a Friday to give us a try. We promise you will have a blast."


 

 

Extra Loot for All Classes Next Week at Mercer Raceway Park
Mercer, PA (April 9, 2015): "Let's go Racing!" is a chant heard throughout Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio, as weekly rains have frustrated racers, fans, and the staff of Mercer Raceway Park. Every program attempted so far in 2015 had to be postponed due to poor weather conditions. All will try again this coming Saturday, April 18, And, if the thrill of victory were not incentive enough for the racers to let it all hang out, there will be extra money on the line for all divisions, courtesy of Bonnell's Rod Shop.
This special event will also be a full point program for all six divisions: the 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels 410 Sprint Cars, the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, the Rock Concrete Modified Lites, and the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks. Gates will open at the regular time, 4 p.m, with a customary 7 p.m. green flag for racing.
Ticket pricing will be as follows: adults $17, seniors (60+) $15, and students (9-15) $7. Children (8 and under) will be free as always. The Family Pass will be $35, and that will be good for up to two adults and up to four minors of any age. The Pit Passes will be $35 as well.
The oft-postponed Jack Frost Enduro and Snowflake 25 will be rescheduled, and track management is searching for a suitable date.
Remember that you can get alerts regarding any postponement of racing action at Mercer Raceway Park through Rainedout.com. You can sign up for this free service by clicking on the icon at the track's website and following the simple steps.
About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

 

Test & Tune this Saturday, Opening Night next Friday The Infield Scoreboard is back and better than ever! FlyBy Fueled by Turners and other rules updates for 2015

Sarver, PA (April 9, 2015) After a long and often brutal winter, Lernerville Speedway is ready to put the action back into the track! And after two car shows last month, the cars and stars of Fab Four Racing Fueled by Turner�s Premium Iced Teas will resume on-track activities this Saturday, April 11 with our annual Test & Tune Practice Session and Tech Day from 12:00-4:00PM.

In addition to rotating hot lap sessions for all divisions, drivers can complete their 2015 paperwork and pass their cars through tech inspection in advance of Opening Night. The driver registration packet can be printed from our website (Lernerville.com) by clicking the �DOWNLOAD� tab on the top right-hand side of our homepage. Gates open at 11:00AM and pit passes are $20 for DIRTcar members and $30 for non-members, but General Admission is still FREE for fans of all ages!

Fab Four Racing Fueled by Turner�s Premium Iced Teas Opening Night 2015 is scheduled for next Friday, April 17 with Budweiser Points and the $1,000 Fueled by Turner�s Feature Wins Leader bonus program on the line from the drop of the first green flag. A leaderboard for the driver bonus program will be on display near the pit board and in the midway near the concession stand.

If you don�t follow us on social networking, first and foremost shame on you and second, the infield scoreboard is back and better than ever; now showing 10 positions instead of five and is now linked to MyLaps timing and scoring. We�d like to thank everyone for their patience with the lengthy replacement process, but good things come to those who wait!

Updated rules for all Fab Four divisions are also posted on the DOWNLOADS page at Lernerville.com. The only changes to divisional rules are the addition of a Hoosier H-R 15 tire and King Pin Tethers for the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints; 2015 will be the final year for the Hoosier LM10 tire in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models and Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman; and any 358 cubic inch Small Block pumping less than 364 cubic inch must weigh 2500 pounds after the race with driver in the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds.

There are also a few updates to General Track Procedures, Line-Ups and Scoring. Starting on Opening Night, all lapped cars will be sent to the tail on all feature restarts; an update from the existing rule of doing so in the final five laps of the feature. With this change, Lernerville Speedway will be debuting the �FlyBy Fueled by Turner�s� that will allow the first car one lap down to get his/her lap back on the restart. Following the feature, only the top five cars in the Sprints, Late Models and Modifieds need to scale before returning to the pits; while the full field of the Sportsman feature will continue to scale. Finally, in an update from the existing rule, any driver that exits his/her car on the track during a race while be disqualified from the event.

With weather always tenuous this time of year, now is a great time to renew your FREE subscription to RainedOut.com for text alerts in the event that we have to cancel a race. There is also a link on our homepage to sign up for the RainedOut text alerts.

For more information about Turner Dairy Farms and Turner�s Premium Iced Teas, log onto their website www.TurnerDairy.net and definitely follow them on Twitter @TurnersPremiumT for chances to win box seat tickets, tee shirts and more!

To view the entire and fast approaching 2015 Lernerville Speedway schedule log on to www.Lernerville.com and follow us on Twitter, if you don�t already, @Lernerville.

 

 

Defending champion Hull leads MOWA to Jacksonville opener

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – When the 2015 season begins on Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway, Jerrod Hull will feel right at home as he begins his quest for a 4th consecutive Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey's General Stores Championship.

He’s been winning races at Jacksonville long before the series formed in 2011, so his car set ups and experience already helped fill his racing notebook. As MOWA heads into its fifth season, Hull is the only driver to win the MOWA series title, and maybe he becomes Mr. Five Time this season.

“We’ll have to see what happens,’’ said Hull, a 39-year-old from Sikeston, Mo. The 25-race MOWA season begins Friday, April 10 at Jacksonville Speedway and concludes in October after holding races in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri.

MOWA – or Midwest Open Wheel Association – formed to provide quality sprint car racing primarily in Illinois, and Hull became a dynasty by winning the first four championships. Coupled with long-time crew chief Scott Bonar of Burlington, Iowa, Hull is known for his consistency. Hull’s championship drives have come from building wins and solid finishes while avoiding the mistakes that crippled other title contenders.

“All the tracks MOWA runs, I really love,’’ Hull said. “Scott and I have been together so long, we don’t have to discuss a lot. He takes care of the car. He knows what I like, and he hits it right on the nail most nights. We work really well together. That’s the big key to it.’’

Hull and Bonar first teamed up in 2001. After working together sporadically for a few years, they went full-time as a team in 2006. They’ve been racing – and winning – ever since.

The biggest competition to Hull’s dynasty could be his son Jett, a 7-year-old who started racing quarter-midgets two years ago. Jett is the up-and-comer in the Hull family. When he starts winning and climbing the ladder, it might be time for his dad to hang it up and let his son take it to another level.

“When he catches on, it won’t bother me near as bad to quit,’’ Hull said. “I want to push him to where he needs to be. He’s only run 25 races in two years. We have to find races in between my races.’’

By placing third out of 20 drivers at a big indoor show in Springfield, Ill., in late March, perhaps Jett is showing his dad he can handle this racing stuff, too.

For now, Hull will continue to race his car, sponsored by Heartland Trailers, Chuck’s Small Engines and Midland Performance. Hull owns the trailer company in his hometown in Sikeston.

“We’ve got everything ready to roll. The cars are ready,’’ he said.

The rest of the MOWA field know who is the man to beat for the title. To be the best, you have to beat the best from the last four seasons.

The 2015 racing season begins Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway. In addition to the MOWA Sprints, Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hornets and Midgets will also be in action. Racing beings at 7:00.

 

 

Smith Highlights Solid Weekend of Racing for Inside Line Promotions Clients

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (April 9, 2015) - Inside Line Promotions client Ryan Smith earned the lone victory for Team ILP last weekend.

Smith led all 40 laps at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Saturday to capture his first career All Star Circuit of Champions triumph during his debut at the 3/8-mile track.

Other Team ILP drivers with at least one top-five result include:

Danny Lasoski recorded a pair of runner-up finishes during the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints doubleheader at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., last weekend, including a charge from 18th to second on Friday.

Jason Sides garnered his first podium of the season with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series by placing third on Wednesday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.

Dominic Scelzi maneuvered from 11th to fourth on Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

Derek Hagar advanced from 12th to fifth at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Saturday.

Trey Starks finished fifth at Yakima Dirt Track in Yakima, Wash., on Saturday with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series.

As a reminder, here are the new Inside Line Promotions PR specials for drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers:

· Purchase 10 Press Releases, Receive 1 Free Press Release

· 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 Info@InsideLinePromotions.com or call 541-510-3663.

 

 

Kevin Swindell Piloting Sprint Car for Roth Motorsports This Weekend in Calistoga

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (April 9, 2015) - Kevin Swindell will return to Calistoga Speedway this weekend for the first time in a half-dozen years.

Swindell will drive for Roth Motorsports this Saturday and Sunday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

"Tim (Kaeding) already won a race this year in the car," he said. "Their stuff is definitely good and the big tracks seem to suit me. I haven't qualified much the last few years so that'll be something I might have to overcome. It's just about getting used to ripping a good lap off. I don't think I'm bad at it, but it makes me nervous because it's such a big piece of your night."

Swindell was victorious during his last appearance at the scenic half-mile oval, where he won Night 1 of the Louie Vermeil Classic in 2009.

"This weekend should be good," he said. "I think we can definitely go in there and compete. It'll be determined by how quickly we can get the car suited to the way I like it. You never know close or how far away Tim and me are about feeling comfortable. Sometimes it clicks right away and sometimes it takes a night or two. I'm just very thankful to Dennis and Teresa Roth for the opportunity."

Swindell opened the year on dirt by rallying to record a runner-up result at the Chili Bowl Nationals. It marked his sixth straight season with a top-two finish during the premier midget race.

He finished 11th after being involved in a last-lap incident during his winged sprint car season debut on March 28 at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday and Sunday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Racing Optics

Racing Optics is the world's largest manufacturer of laminated tearoffs for auto racing helmets, motorcycle racing helmets and helmet shield protectors. For more information, visit http://www.RacingOptics.com.

"I really appreciate all of the support from everyone at Racing Optics," Swindell said.

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

 

 

Blurton Opens Title Chase at Dodge City Raceway Park This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - GREAT BEND, Kan. (April 9, 2015) - Zach Blurton is aiming for a track championship at Dodge City Raceway Park this season.

Blurton will be an immediate contender within the DCRP sprint cars, which is a 305ci division that mirrors the United Rebel Sprint Series rules. This will be the first year for the class and its first of seven races is set for this Saturday at the 3/8-mile oval in Dodge City, Kan.

"I think we can win," he said. "That's my goal for this weekend. I think we have everything aligned this year to be a contender for the championship."

Blurton has earned a top-seven result at Dodge City Raceway Park during his last six 305 races at the track dating back to 2012. He earned two podium finishes last year in addition to a seventh-place result.

"I led probably three quarters of the laps in both of the races I finished on the podium and just got passed with a few laps remaining both times," he said. "We're always fast when we go to Dodge."

Blurton, whose lone victory at the track came in 2013, said he prefers the high groove there.

"I like getting up by the wall and that's usually where it goes," he said. "That separates the men from the boys and you can see who can drive at Dodge."

Blurton participated at the practice last weekend at Dodge City Raceway Park and he has a pair of races under his belt this season, including one top-five result.

"We've raced a couple of times this season and a lot of drivers will be making their season debut this Saturday so I feel like we have an advantage there," he said. "Hopefully we have a good, clean night and we will be in contention for the win at the end of the race."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZachBlurton.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZachBlurton

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

APPAREL -

Blurton has select sizes of t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his race trailer. Visit http://www.ZachBlurton.com for his 2015 race dates.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Phillips Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Center

Phillips Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Center, which is located in Dodge City, Kan., provides patients with the finest quality healthcare by utilizing the most modern technologies. The business strives to provide all of its patients with excellent customer service in a warm, friendly environment dedicated to delivering optimal health and wellness. For more information, visit http://www.PhillipsTherapy.net.

"James Phillips has been with me since 2011," Blurton said. "He's always supported us and I can't thank him enough. He's a big help and without him it'd be pretty hard to do it."

Blurton would also like to thank Midwest Ag Professionals Inc., Tornado Racing Engines, Park Liquor, HandleBar & Grill, Ti22 Performance, Rod End Supply and Outlaw Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Downforce Designs Continues Designing and Printing Winning Apparel

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (April 9, 2015) - Downforce Designs was thoroughly busy throughout the first quarter of 2015.

The apparel company with a focus on motor sports designed and printed attire for drivers across the country, including one of the winningest racers this year - Aaron Reutzel.

"We've had a great time working with Aaron, who has gotten off to a really strong start to his season, as well as all of our clients," Downforce Designs Founder Austen Wheatley said. "It's always great to partner with winners and we look forward to all of our clients earning numerous trips to Victory Lane this season."

Downforce Designs has also worked with Payton Pierce, Max Stambaugh, Ryan Godown and Stuart Snyder to name a few drivers. The apparel company produced apparel for Evergreen Speedway in Washington as well.

"Downforce Designs is getting more diversified within the racing community," Wheatley said. "We enjoy working with tracks, series, manufacturers and other aspects in racing in addition to drivers."

Now is the time of the year when almost every driver, track and series begins the racing season so for anyone seeking more information about a unique and affordable apparel option, visit http://www.DownforceDesigns.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DownforceDesigns.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DownforceInc

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

DOWNFORCE DESIGNS -

Downforce Designs is an apparel company established and operated by sprint car driver Austen Wheatley. For information on apparel options, prices, clientele and more, visit http://www.DownforceDesigns.com.

 

 

World of Outlaws Tradition of Racing in Oklahoma Continues on May 1 at Salina Highbanks Speedway

SALINA, Okla. — April 9, 2015 — The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series was born in 1978. That same year, the series raced for the first time in the state of Oklahoma. The best sprint car drivers in the world have returned to the “Sooner State” in 32 different seasons since, and the list of winners with the World of Outlaws in Oklahoma over that span is a venerable “Who’s Who” of the sport, including Hall of Famers Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Doug Wolfgang, Jac Haudenschild, Brad Doty, Ron Shuman and Dave Blaney. In total, 22 drivers have earned A-Feature wins with the series in Oklahoma.

The series has visited six different tracks in Oklahoma over the years, varying from sprawling half-miles to a tight quarter-mile bullring and a few in between. One of those is the high-banked three-eighths-mile Salina Highbanks Speedway, which will host the World of Outlaws on Friday, May 1 and marks the series only visit of the season to Oklahoma.

Tickets for the event at Salina Highbanks Speedway are available online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/salina2015 or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and can also be purchased at participating local O’Reilly Auto Parts stores, which offer a $5 OFF Special on General Admission tickets.

Joey Saldana, who has been racing with the World of Outlaws since the mid-1990s, was victorious last season at Salina Highbanks Speedway, which marked his first win with the series in Oklahoma. Craig Dollansky, who returned to the series full-time this season, was victorious in the inaugural World of Outlaws event at Salina in 2011 and repeated in 2013.

Leading the way to Salina is six-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, who also is the current point leader. The North Dakota native, who drives for Tony Stewart Racing, has one-career World of Outlaws A-Feature win in Oklahoma, with that coming in 2003. Schatz leads the series with three wins already in 2015 through the first 13 races.

A pair of Oklahomans, Shane Stewart and Daryn Pittman, are both looking for their first home state win with the series. Stewart, who was born and raised in Bixby and drives for Larson Marks Racing, a team co-owned by rising NASCAR star Kyle Larson, has visited victory lane once already this season and is second in points. Pittman, who hails from Owasso, is the 2013 series champion and has won twice thus far in 2015 and is currently seventh in points.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Salina Highbanks Speedway on Friday, May 1 can be purchased online at: http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/salina2015 or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Fans can also take advantage of the O’Reilly Auto Parts $5 OFF Special and receive $5 OFF when purchasing a General Admission ticket at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores. The ticket buyer will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for a ticket at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

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

 

 

Defending Lincoln Champ Third During Spring Championship ‘Super 87’ Will Return to Williams Grove and Lincoln this Weekend

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Denver, PA (April 9th, 2015) - ‘Super’ Alan Krimes returned to his normal ways at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway during the recent weekend; recording a podium finish during the ‘Sprint Spring Championship’ on Saturday, April 4th. Krimes, the defending Lincoln Speedway ‘410’ track champion, finished third during the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win ‘Sprint Spring Championship’ main event. The Denver, Pennsylvania native now has one top-five and two top-ten finishes at the Abbottstown facility thus far in 2015, and despite the recent ‘DNF,’ currently sits seventh in the track championship standings. Krimes will return to competition

this weekend in the heart of Pennsylvania; making his usual visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway. The Friday, April 3rd event at Williams Grove Speedway was canceled due to weather.

“We’ll just be at Williams Grove and Lincoln this weekend” said Krimes, “The weather already looks ‘iffy’ for tomorrow night at The Grove so hopefully that changes...we had a good run at Lincoln last Saturday...we are in a hole right now in the points championship, but we’ll keep working to get out of it…there is a long season ahead yet.”

Alan Krimes will visit the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania tomorrow evening, April 10th for a regular program, followed by a visit to the Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown on Saturday, April 11th.

More information regarding the Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway can be found online at www.williamsgrove.com and www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Those interested in keeping up with Alan Krimes during his entire 2015 campaign can do so by following along all season at www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to visit the official online home of Alan Krimes at www.ak87racing.com

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Recent Highlights: Finished 3rd during Lincoln ‘Sprint Spring Championship’ on Saturday, April 4th. 2015 Wins: 0

GoPro action featuring Alan Krimes can be found here: ‘Super’ Alan Krimes

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Alan Krimes would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines and VRP Shocks.

 

Covington Ends Easter Weekend With Sixth Place Finish At I-30

Covington Motorsports- GLENPOOL, Ok. (April 7th, 2015) After a missed setup on Friday in Wichita Falls, Matt Covington rebounded with a 6th place at I-30 Speedway on Saturday this past weekend.

“Friday night didn’t go as planned but at least we came back with a solid finish on Saturday,” stated Covington.

On Friday Matt started the night off with the 3rd place heat finish after a deep starting spot on a fast race track. The end result landed Matt in the night’s redraw.

After the redraw Matt would start the feature from the 7th starting spot.

As the green flag waived Matt worked to advance forward. The track got extremely slick and took rubber soon after. Covington would battle the tight race car before finally surrendering and pulling off late in the feature due to the missed setup and ill handling car.

Matt and the team loaded up after Friday’s feature and got some rest before waking up early Saturday morning and service the car for a trip to Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway.

After a good draw, Covington would start up front in the heat. Matt would take advantage of the rare starting position and win the heat going away by a full straightaway.

The heat race win would start Matt fifth for the night A-Main. As the feature got underway Matt would do what he could to gain spots and move forward. The task proved to be difficult as the track became very rough with the racing grove right around the top. Covington battled inside the top-5 most of the race with the leaders before surrendering a few spots late when he caught a rut trying to pass for third. After saving the car and falling back in line, Matt would ultimately cross the checkers in 6th place.

"On Friday we just missed the setup for the feature to be honest,” quoted Covington. “The track got slick in a hurry and took rubber quicker than we expected and was just way too tight. On Saturday we were good early and decent late just the track was rough and I caught a couple big ruts at bad times during the feature. We did learn a few things and are gaining on the setup. My goal right now is just to get everything ready and go to these next few races and do our best to rebound and consistently be in the top-5 where we should be and need to be.”

Matt and his Covington Motorsports team would like to thank all partners who have helped make the 2015 season possible and look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year: T&L Foundry, Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, Winters, Brodix, C.G. Martin Company, Factor 1 Racing, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, Pro Shocks, DMI Components, Keizer Wheels, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, GME Steering, Wesmar Racing Engines, Bob Hurley RV, Eaton Industrial, Maxwell Oil, and Schoenfeld Headers

Featured Sponsor Of The Week: A-Rock Materials

A-Rock Materials provides ready-mix concrete, rock, soil and other landscaping materials to the Lubbock, TX area. Locally owned and operated, we have a wide variety of materials perfect for commercial, residential or individual projects.

“I want to thank Donna and Jerry Graves for all their help, friendship and support”, stated Matt. “We would not be able to do what we are doing now without their help over the last year or so.”

2015 STATS: Starts-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: 4/10/15 Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK 4/11/15 Superbowl Speedway - Greenville, TX

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio (Select Pay-Per-View video) during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: 2015 Shirts Available now on the website or in the trailer! There are a few 2014 shirts left and on sale also and can be picked up at the track or shipped from our website www.mattcovingtonracing.com.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2015 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter,

 

Champion Brands Looks Ahead With SAE 0W-16

(Clinton, MO 04.09.15) Champion Brands LLC, a globally recognized industry leader in the blending and packaging of lubricants, additives and chemicals for over 59 years, announced today the availability of a new ultra-low viscosity SAE 0W-16 passenger car motor oil.

Champion, an ISO 9001-2008 registered company, is one of the first independent lube manufacturers to offer this new API SN licensable product designed primarily for fuel economy and performance. The SAE 0W-16 complies with the latest global regulations driving lower vehicle emission targets and subsequent vehicle efficiency.

OEMs such as Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi are developing new engine technologies and looking for a lubricant solution as an enabler and a direct contributor to fuel economy. One way to achieve this is through the use of lower viscosity fluids lighter than the viscosity grade 0W-20.

“Engine oil development occurs hand in hand with engine testing and design”, states Karl Dedolph, Director of Sales & Marketing at Champion. “The oil viscosity is determined by the engine function and tolerances. Key considerations are wear resistance, hydraulic actuation, oil consumption, additive retention, catalyst protection, durability, sludge & deposit control and fuel economy.”

“Champion’s SAE 0W-16 motor oil, available to private label customers, exceeds API SN,” added Dedolph. “It is formulated with a rich combination of proprietary chemistries to deliver a superior performance.”

About Champion:

Located in Clinton, Missouri, just 75 miles southeast of Kansas City, Champion’s 450,000 square foot plant accommodates more than 1.4 million gallons of bulk storage with convenient rail siding. The plant has 10 filling lines and two in-house blow molding assembly lines to produce HDPE and PVC bottles. The facility also contains state of the art volumetric and net-weight filling capabilities.

Champion has thirty-three blending tanks, ranging from 5,000 to 34,000 gallons, feeding an elaborate pigging system designed to prevent cross product contamination. Champion’s blow molding operation has the capabilities to produce HDPE and PVC bottles in sizes ranging from 4 oz. to 2.5 gallons in a wide range of colors. Champion’s bottle production utilizes 10% regrind material, essentially reusing and recycling otherwise unusable plastic.

Seven lubricant filling lines package numerous types of engine motor oils, hydraulic fluids, diesel motor oils, fuel additives, and specialty automotive fluids including power steering fluid, brake fluid, and tire sealant. Each line has specific types of products that it can package.

Champion has a state of the art research and testing laboratory. While the lab’s primary function is to test the performance of products before they are packaged, the lab also has the tools and test equipment to perform complex analysis of fluid composition.

Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, commercial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion private label capabilities contact Karl Dedolph, Director of Sales & Marketing. 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Racing roars back to Fremont Speedway Saturday

FREMONT, Ohio – The roar of racing engines returns to Fremont Speedway as “The Track That Action Built” kicks off it’s 65th season of racing Saturday, April 11 on Tank’s Meats of Elmore Night.

To encourage the next generation of race fans to come out and see and feel the fun and excitement of dirt track racing, Fremont Speedway will allow any college student with a valid student ID to get in for only $10. Also, Fremont Speedway will continue its “Fan Zone” promotion where one fan’s ticket will be drawn from random and that person’s ticket will be upgraded to a pit pass, they will receive a meal from the track and a ride in the Baumann Auto Group Pace Tahoe.

The fire-breathing Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, wheel-standing Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints, ground-pounding AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks and the new McCullough Industries 602 Late Models will be in action.

“The weather forecast for Saturday looks good and despite all the rain throughout the week we plan to race. A lot of thanks goes to our dedicated team of employees and long-time race track supporter John Adkins. John called me early this week and told me he would send a crew out to make sure the drains were all clear,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter.

The 2015 season looks to be very exciting as many rookies have indicated they plan to be in action in all the divisions. In the 410 sprints the young guns will challenge five time and defending champion Byron Reed. Several team changes in the off-season could mean big thrills for the fans. Chris Andrews has moved to the Mintz family #19 while former 305 sprint champion Stuart Brubaker takes over the Burmeister #16. Former 305 champion Nate Dussel will compete in his rookie season in the 410 sprints aboard the Davis Brothers #40DD. Also expected to return to the cockpit is former track champion Bryan Sebetto as he wheels the Miles Hill #77 on opening night. Other rookies moving into the 410 division include Tyler Gunn and Jimmy Colvin. Several out-of-state drivers have indicated they will be at Fremont on opening night and throughout the season including Canada’s Kyle Patrick.

In the 305 sprint division it looks like there will be a handful of rookies including former pavement runner Brian Gibbs, Jerry Dahms, Frank Neill, Tyler Street and female drivers Kelsey Ivy and Alex Hill. They will have to unseat defending champion Jordan Ryan and deal with other veterans such as Paul Weaver, Bobby Clark and more. The sophomore class of drivers will be tough as well including Luke Griffith, Kyle Capodice, Trey Jacobs and more.

The new 602 late model division looks like it will start strong as several former drivers have put cars together to compete in 2015 such as former dirt truck champion Steve Sabo, Chester Fitch, Tim Herner, Dustin Keegan, Dustin Sautter and others.

Every year there are several new dirt truck teams and this year looks to be no different. Defending track champion Shawn Valenti has moved to the modified ranks which opens the door for a new champion in 2015.

Fans are encouraged to take some time and visit the new displays and renovations at the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame.

Gates swing open for the season opener Saturday at 4 p.m. with racing scheduled for 7 p.m.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter @FremontSpeedway or like Fremont Speedway on Facebook.

 

 

Kokomo Grand Prix Awaits Tracy Hines and USAC Midgets

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—April 9, 2015— A Honda USAC National Midget Series title is all that Tracy Hines is missing to complete a career USAC “Triple Crown” of championships. The quest for that elusive midget title will begin for the veteran driver this weekend as the 2015 Honda USAC National Midget Series campaign kicks off at Kokomo Speedway in his home state of Indiana.

The 2015 edition of the Kokomo Grand Prix for the Honda USAC National Midget Series is set for Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11. A full racing program is set for each night.

“Two nights at Kokomo is a great way to start off the midget season,” said Hines, who drives the Parker Machinery/Powered by Toyota Spike. “The track usually has a few grooves and puts on a great show with the midgets. It’s been a long time since I’ve won a USAC midget race at Kokomo. We were strong there last year in the midget and should stack up pretty well again this year.”

Hines made three starts with the Honda USAC National Midget Series at Kokomo Speedway last year. He finished fifth in the opener of the Kokomo Grand Prix and bettered that by a spot the next night, coming home fourth in the finale of the two-night event. Hines finished second during Indiana Midget Week at Kokomo. He also competed in four nights of racing at the quarter-mile with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series in 2014. Hines won at Kokomo in 2000 with the Honda USAC National Midget Series.

The native of New Castle, Indiana, opens the season with 35 career Honda USAC National Midget Series wins, which is seventh-best all-time. Last season, Hines was victorious with the series at Canyon Speedway Park in the fall. He finished in the top-10 in all 16 dirt races, with 11 of those being top-five performances. Hines also won on the pavement with the Honda USAC National Midget Series at Lucas Oil Raceway in the Night Before the 500.

“We’ve been pretty consistent the last few years in the midget,” said Hines. “We’ve been close in points as well and we really want to get that midget championship. The focus is on winning races and when you do that, the points take care of themselves. We were in the top-five at just about every dirt race last year and if we can convert those to top-threes, the wins will then come.”

Hines has already won in 2015 in a midget, with that coming on January 5 in New Zealand. He opened his stateside season at the annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Oklahoma, where he just missed transferring from the B-main into the 55-lap A-Feature. Hines finished eighth in the Race of Champions earlier that week and was 17th in the preliminary feature on the third qualifying night.

Last weekend, Hines raced at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana, with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series. After getting caught up in a heat race accident that forced him to a back-up car, Hines used a provisional and stormed through the field to finish eighth, after lining up 23rd. He is currently 10th in points with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series.

“With spring finally here, we are at the point where we’ll be racing just about every weekend until the fall, as long as the weather cooperates,” said Hines. “Last weekend was definitely a challenging one for us, but we persevered and were able to come out of there with a decent finish and were able to get a few points, which is what it takes over the course of a long season.”

As he has done for most of his career, Hines will compete full-time in all three USAC national series in 2015. He will also mix in a few winged sprint car starts when his schedule allows.

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.

 

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015

24 cars nominate for Grand Final round

VICTORIAN Jamie Veal heads up a strong field that will contest the final round of the AHG Triple Crown at the Perth Motorplex on April 18.

Veal, who took third in the first round of the mini series late last month, will be back in the Krikke Motorsport entry for the Merger Contracting Gold Cup Grand Final that will be contested by 24 teams.

A surprise omission is that of Cameron Gessner in the Cowara Motorsport 41 that after he crashed out hard in the feature race at the Motorplex last weekend.

Wormall Motorsport will be busy on the night with regular drivers Lee Nash and Daryl Clayden being joined by youngster Mitchell Wormall in a three-car attack.

Wormall steps up to winged racing after being a regular in Wingless Sprints.

Jason Pryde makes a welcome return to AHG competition after missing recent WA rounds.

Mandurah youngster Corey Hunter, who contested the first round of the Triple Crown, also returns in the 86.

Veteran racer Rod Howe also hasn’t been seen in action for a while and makes a return.

AHG Triple Crown field: 2 Jamie Veal, 7 Jason Priolo, 8 David Priolo, 9 Terry Cutts, 12 Daniel Harding, 26 Ryan Farrell, 32 Jake Beard-Miller, 35 Mitchell Wormall, 45 Daryl Clayden, 46 Lee Nash, 50 Ken Sartori, 51 Jason Pryde, 57 Shaun Bradford, 66 Robert Watson junior, 73 Callum Williamson, 77 Brad Maiolo, 86 Corey Hunter, 87 Carl Dowling, 89 Kye Scroop, 91 Troy Lawson, 92 Jason Kendrick, 94 Aldo DePaoli, 96 Rod Howe and 99 Jamie Maiolo.


 

GRIPPING AND UNPREDICTABLE NIGHT OF WORLD OF OUTLAWS RACING

AT PLACERVILLE

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (April 8, 2015) -- For the first time in 23 years, the World of Outlaws returned to Placerville Speedway for an event promoted by Outlaws campaigner Brad Sweet at his hometown track.

On a track where Joey Saldana had never turned a wheel, he drove the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to an 11.008-second lap, qualifying in the No. 9 position. California drivers occupied the top eight qualifying positions, putting Saldana in the top slot for “out of state” drivers.

The Brownsburg Bullet started on the outside of the front row in the first heat race of the night. When the green flag dropped, polesitter Craig Dollansky assumed the lead. Saldana drove over the banking between turns one and two and slid back to seventh place. Tim Kaeding was second and Jonathan Allard was third. Saldana went to work on sixth place competitor Mason Moore, diving high and low, finally passing Moore at the end of the race, finishing sixth, just outside the top five transfer positions. The Bullet would have to compete in the Last Chance Showdown in order to earn a starting berth in the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown.

Saldana rolled to the green in the Last Chance Showdown from the third position. When the 12-lap race began, polesitter Paul McMahan grabbed the lead followed by Cory Eliason and Saldana. After two cautions in the first three laps, the top three remained the same. With eight laps complete, the red flag waved for a four-car fender bender. Back to green in a single file restart due to narrow track conditions. The top three maintained their positions to the checkered flag. McMahan, Eliason, Saldana and James Sweeney earned transfer positions to the A Main.

The distinctive yellow 71M with Saldana at the wheel started the 35-lap feature in the 13th position. At the green Kyle Hirst led the pack followed by Andy Forsberg, Jason Sides and Schatz. Saldana was 15th. The race was halted for a red flag with five laps complete. Saldana restarted 14th by virtue of Tanner Thorson’s wild ride. Thorson, who was physically okay, was running 10th at the time of the accident that side-lined him for the evening.

Three laps later the caution flag waved, once again disrupting racing action. Back to green and Hirst continued to show the way with Forsberg, Sides, Schatz and Gravel following. Saldana moved up to 12th and Schatz moved to third before an accident involving Jason Johnson and Daryn Pittman, who was upside down and on fire, brought out the red. Kraig Kinser stopped to help Pittman out of his car and Pittman was able to walk away. It took some time for safety crews to extricate Johnson from his car. He was alert and communicating with safety personnel and was transported to a local hospital for observation. An open red flag during this time allowed the crews to move to their cars and make adjustments.

Racing resumed with Hirst leading the pack, but Schatz moved to second place, passing Forsberg. Saldana advanced to 11th place. On lap 28, Schatz took the lead.

With two to go, the yellow came out signaling a green, white, checkered finish, but only one lap was completed before another caution was displayed. World of Outlaws rules

specify a green, white, checkered finish, so technically the race would go 36 laps. Back to green, but on the white flag lap, Rico Abreu clipped the wall and flipped down the front straight. He was out of the car quickly and okay.

The restart order was Schatz, Hirst, Forsberg, Sides and Gravel. Saldana was 10th.

On the final green, Schatz paced the field, followed by Hirst. Forsberg jumped the cushion twice and lost positions. After a very long night of racing, Schatz won the race, Hirst was second, and Jason Sides was third. Saldana finished 10th.

The Outlaws head to Calistoga for a doubleheader this Saturday and Sunday.

 

Weekend Doubleheader on Tap at Mercer Raceway Park
April 8, 2015: "Let's play two," was a favorite phrase of Chicago Cubs first baseman Ernie Banks. Well, Mercer Raceway Park will present its version of a racing doubleheader this Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12. A Saturday Night Live! program will be held on Saturday and the rescheduled Jack Frost Enduro and Snowflake 25 will be conducted on Sunday.
Both events are contingent on favorable weather. "We just can't catch a break," said track manager Frank Benic. "I have never seen a season get off to such a slow start," he added. Yet, Benic and company will be ready and able to swing open the gates and throw the first green flag of the Western Pennsylvania racing season.
Saturday will be a full point program for all six divisions that fans can enjoy most weekends at the Park. The 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels 410 Sprint Cars, the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, the Rock Concrete Modified Lites, and the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks will be gunning for valuable points that will count towards the season championships. Gates will open at the regular time, 4 p.m, with a customary 7 p.m. green flag for racing.
Come out and see your favorite 410 Sprint Car pilots, such as Eric "Turkey" Williams defend his track title against the likes of the "Kittanning Comet" Rod George, Brent and Brandon Matus, Adam Kekich, Brandon Spithaler, and many more. Making his first start of 2015 will be popular Jack Sodeman, Jr., who saw his bid for a championship end when he was injured at another area speedway.
Jimmy "the Jet" Holden will be out to protect his 358 Modified crown, but he will have to deal with strong threats from Frank "on the Gas" Guidace, the "Tugboat" Lonny Riggs, Kyle Fink, most improved driver Shawn Fleeger, and a host of others. Returning to the fray will be "Rapid" Rob Curtis who was the high point man in his last full season of action at the Park.
The Outlaw Sprint Warrior division offers much promise. Gone is last year's champ, Jimmy Morris, who will be a top contender in the more powerful 410 Sprints, but there are plenty of newcomers ready to fill that void, including Mod Lite champs George Englert and Darren Gallagher.
The Stock Car, Modified Lite and Mini Stock ranks will include some of the best competitors in the region.
The next day, everyone will reconvene for the Jack Frost 150 Enduro and the Snowflake 25. See a mix of amateur and experienced drivers race street legal cars modified only for safety purposes in the region's most prestigious race of its kind. And, the popular Mini Stocks will kick off that program, giving the racer in that class tow chances to grab the gold and the glory. Gates will open that day at 10 a.m., with the Snowflake 25 going green at 1 p.m.
Admission prices will be the same for both events, but no combination packages will be available. Adults will be admitted for $13, seniors (60+) for $11, and students (9-15) for $5. Children (8 and under) will come in for free, as always. The economical Family Pass will cost $28, which is good for up to two adults and four minors of any age. Pit Passes will be $30.
Remember that you can get alerts regarding any postponement of racing action at Mercer Raceway Park through Rainedout.com. You can sign up for this free service by clicking on the icon at the track's website and following the simple steps.
About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

 

Rack Up Two More Wins for Reutzel

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (April 8, 2015) – Victory lane visits. It’s a good habit to get into.

And it’s something that Aaron Reutzel is getting into, with another pair of triumphs this past weekend aboard the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car already running his early season win total to six.

“It was a good weekend, can’t complain at all,” the Clute, TX, racer said.

Reutzel opened the weekend with a triumph aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine in the season-opening ASCS Red River Region event in Wichita Falls, TX, on Friday and then posted win number six the next night closer to home at Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, TX.

With six triumphs overall and a string of 11 consecutive top-five finishes, Reutzel and the Dissolvealloy Frac Ball Revolution team will take a weekend off before returning to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action in Moberly, MO, on April 18 and then World of Outlaws competition at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX, the following weekend.

This past weekend began with Reutzel’s first visit to Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, TX. The track obviously made a good first impression on the driver of the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt entry.

“The track started off awesome, it was racy in the heats and racy in the B’s,” Reutzel said after winning his heat race from fifth.

“It did start to take some rubber though with just a few laps to go in the B Main,” Reutzel explained.

This is where strategy kicked in for the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics team that was scheduled to start third in the feature.

“While everyone else was loosening their car up, we tightened up like we normally would for a slick track,” Reutzel explained. “We were hoping to get out front early and then hold them off.”

Reutzel got out early in front indeed, sliding into the lead in the opening pair of corners and then wading through several cautions along the way to notch his fifth win of the year, adding the early ASCS Red River Region points lead to his current Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points lead.

“We were fortunate to have an open red with just a few laps to go, our left rear was going down and I’m not sure we would have made it,” Reutzel said.

With Saturday’s ASCS Red River action falling by the wayside, Reutzel made his way closer to home for Saturday’s card at Bronco Raceway Park.

While Reutzel ultimately came away with his second triumph in as many Bronco Raceway Park visits and sixth overall of the year, it wasn’t without a challenge from track ace Scottie McDonald.

“We were two-tenths off Scottie’s times most of the night, we did finally get going in the A though,” Reutzel said. “We didn’t go in there and just take the money, Scottie made us work for it.”

With another pair of wins in the books, Reutzel and crew will take a weekend off to prep for some upcoming big weekends.

“We’re just gonna regroup and get everything ready for Moberly and then our first World of Outlaws race at Devil’s Bowl the weekend after that,” Reutzel concluded.

2015 Quick Stats: 18 races, 6 wins, 13 top-fives, 13 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, MO, on Saturday, April 18.

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.

 

 

Canale Insurance Returns as Primary Sponsor of Oswego Speedway’s 2-Seat Supermodified

OSWEGO, NY (April 8, 2015) – Long-time Oswego Speedway partner Canale Insurance is set to once again return as the primary sponsor of the Canale Insurance 2-Seat Supermodified this season at the ‘Steel Palace.’

With offices in Oswego and Fulton, Canale Insurance specializes in providing personalized insurance coverage that meets the needs of their individual clients. Whether they need homeowner's, auto, Recreational Vehicle or business insurance, Canale Insurance Agency has a plan for everyone.

Custom and upgrade insurance plans are also available.

Canale Insurance represents numerous insurance companies and offers a variety of policies to help their clients recover from the occurrence of unexpected events.

For more information or to contact Canale Insurance, visit www.canaleinsurance.com or call (315) 343-4456.

Oswego Speedway’s Canale Insurance 2-Seat Supermodified ride schedule has been set for 2015, with former Supermodified pilots Dave Trytek and Dan Kapuscinski announced as drivers of the most exciting ride along in motorsports.

Intermission and start the feature rides are available for all regular season race events in 2015, with the exception of July 18. The start the feature ride for that evening has already been sold.

Those interested in booking an intermission or start the feature ride for the season are to call the Oswego Speedway offices at (315) 342-0646, to select a regular season race night for your ride.

Race night intermission rides in the Canale Insurance 2-Seat Supermodified are set at $200, with start the feature rides set at $300.

Limited dates have been selected for pre-race rides including ‘Super Spectacle’ weekend on May 23, June 6, Twin 30 night on June 20, King of Wings VII weekend on July 11, the Summer Championship on July 18, the 65th anniversary weekend set for August 8, and Small Block Super Twin 20 night on August 22.

Pre-race rides are set at $150, with rides beginning at 11 a.m. on all dates listed, with the exception of May 23. Rides on Memorial Day weekend will begin at 9:30 a.m.

To schedule a pre-race ride in 2015, please call the Speedway box office.

The popular Ride with the Legends program will return in 2015 as a part of Budweiser International Classic Weekend. Drivers for the program this year are still being finalized, with rides available for $275.

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

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

Intermission and Start the Feature Rides ($200, $300): Available on all regular season race nights (May 9 – August 22)

Saturday Morning Pre-Race Rides ($150, 11 a.m. start-time): May 23 (9:30 a.m. start)

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DCRP Season Opener on Saturday

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 8, 2015) – It all begins on Saturday night. The chase for the 2015 Dodge City Raceway Park track championships kicks off with this Saturday’s season opening card atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.

The inaugural event for the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars headlines a full night of action that also includes the first round of championship chase action for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Saturday’s action goes green at 7:30 p.m.

A stout field of cars is expected for the initial round of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car competition that features a rules package identical to the United Rebel Sprint Series with the exception that the 5x5 top wing and Racesaver right rear tire will be permitted for the three stand-alone DCRP Sprint Car events on April 11, April 25 and June 13.

Saturday’s opener marks the first of seven rounds of competition for the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars including four URSS events along the way.

While the initial Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car title is up for grabs, several drivers will begin title defenses with Saturday’s opener including Austin Allen, Jeff Kaup, Perry Misner and Matt O’Hair.

Wichita’s Austin Allen captured his second consecutive IMCA Modified championship last year, taking the title by a mere 10-point margin over Ryan Heger with Cole Traugott, Mike Lunow and Nick Link also among the final top five.

In the IMCA Sport Modified ranks, Woodward, Oklahoma’s Jeff Kaup snared his second straight title as well by an 84-point margin over Josh Appel with Austin Walker, Toby Witthuhn and Tristan Barton rounding out the top five.

Perry Misner picked off his second IMCA Stock Car title over the past three years, taking the top spot by 72 points over Michael Pepper with Dusty Witthuhn, Reagan Sellard and Randy Dowell also in the top five

Saturday’s card will mark the first round of action for IMCA Hobby Stocks at Dodge City Raceway Park, with the Hobby Stocks replacing the former Thunder Car division that was topped by Matt O’Hair last year.

General admission tickets to Saturday’s action are just $10, with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit admission is $30.

Saturday’s season opener will mark the first of 15 nights of competition at Dodge City Raceway Park with a number of special events along the way, highlighted by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Boothill Showdown on July 3-4.

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.

 

 

Forsberg and Schank Jr. Score Opening Night Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Victories

By Rick Faeth, Petaluma Speedway

April 4, 2015 – Petaluma, CA.: A blustery wind swept night greeted patrons and competitors for the beginning of the 2015 Petaluma Speedway points season Saturday Night.

Twenty-two winged 360’s signed in for the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series with Jake Haulot out-qualifying the field with a rapid 12.689 lap. The three heat race format saw Alissa Geving, Bradley Terrell, and Billy Aton claim the 8-lappers.

The 25 lap feature saw a brilliant display of two groove, top and bottom racing. Andy Forsberg set the early pace with Terrell moving from fifth to second in the first lap. A couple of early single car spins kept the field tight and on a lap 8 restart Terrell timed his acceleration smartly to grab the lead from Forsberg.

Lap 12 saw Terrell hiccup slightly and back in front went Forsberg. The top two were able to put some distance over a rim-riding Geving in third. A final caution with three to go set up the final run to the checkers, however Forsberg was not to be outdone as he claimed the victory over Terrell, Brett Rollag, Mike Benson, and defending track champion Herman Klein.

The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Spec Sprints saw a nice seventeen car field tackle the 3/8th’s oval. Rapidly improving sophomore driver Shane Myhre netted quick time with a 14.216 effort. Brently Maggi and Klint Simpson were victorious in the pair of heat races.

Myhre paced the field to the Scott Erwin green flag and quickly found the middle of the track to his liking. On the move were Simpson, Joe Stornetta, and Terry Schank Jr. Myhre led though lap 10 and then yielded to Simpson who dusted off an extremely high groove for himself.

Laps 12 thru 18 saw Schank and Stornetta stage an epic battle mere inches apart with both displacing Myhre by the 20th circuit. A lap 23 restart found Simpson stick to his guns and blast around the top in turn 1.

Schank threw a well timed slide job to steal the lead away from Simpson and capture his first feature event of the young season. A dejected Simpson held off Stornetta for second, Myhre was an impressive fourth, with veteran Jason McIntosh fifth.

Petaluma Speedway returns to action Saturday Night, April 18th with Petaluma Auto Parts NAPA Night featuring both Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Divisions, the Larsen Racing Products Modifieds & Dwarf Classes, and the Jake’s Performance Hobbies Mini Stocks. For more information please go to:

http://www.petaluma-speedway.com

 

 

EASTER’S MIXED BAG Official release: Jackson Delamont Motorsport April 9, 2015

Jackson Delamont completed his 2014/15 season campaign on the Easter weekend with a successful trip to Victoria and South Australia for the annual Easter Sprintcar Trail.

In what was a hotly contested weekend, Jackson performed admirably, scoring direct main even transfer at both Avalon and Mount Gambier before having to park the car after steering issues at Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

“It was a brilliant weekend on a whole,” Jackson said, “we kept our good run going at Avalon and Mount Gambier was good too. Obviously Warrnambool didn’t turn out like we expected to but that’s racing. We came away happy and with no damage, so that all we can ask for.”

Jackson timed quickest in his heat race group at Avalon and second quick in his heat race group at Mount Gambier. The time trial format used certainly played into his hands.

“I like the time trial format used on the weekend. It seems a lot fairer time trialling against just your group.

“Mount Gambier was a highlight for me. I got to race Steven lines for about three laps side by side. That was fun. We did seem to struggle in the second round of heats though. Against so many cars, it was imperative that you passed cars and we tended to struggle a little. Still, it was a great weekend.

“I also have to thank Lachlan Abbott who gave me a hand all weekend and the Veal family for letting us do our maintenance at their shop. It is greatly appreciated. Then there is dad and pop who, without them, I couldn’t do what I do.”

The team will now begin preparation for season 2015/16, which is expected to commence in October. A season schedule will be released for Jackson Delamont Motorsport in due course.

Stay connected to the Jackson Delamont Motorsport Facebook page for all announcements over the winter break.

Jackson Delamont Motorsport would like to thank the following for their support of the 2014/15 season;

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Two Big Nights of Race Action This Weekend at the Outlaw!

Midgets, sprints and more galore

FOR IMMEDAITE RELEASE – Okatha-, Oklahoma – April 8, 2015 - It will be a huge weekend double header of dirt track racing action this coming Friday and Saturday night (April 10-11) as Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha will have a little something for every type of race fan.

It all begins this Friday night as regular weekly racing action takes place for the outlaw modifieds, IMCA modifieds, late models, intermediate sport mods, and I- stocks will take to the newly transformed three-eighths mile oval, now under the direction of long-time racing official Chris Smith. Gates will open at 5:00 PM with racing to start at 8:00 PM.

Then it will be a special Saturday night edition of “Open Wheel Saturday Night” as winged sprints, non-wing sprints and midgets are all on the racing card.

The Tulsa based Oil Capital Racing Series (OCRS) will bring their popular brand of winged sprinters to town for their second point race of the young 2015 race season. Nigel Calvert picked up the season opening victory for the series back on March 28 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore.

The Wingless Oklahoma Warriors (WOW) will make their first ever appearance at the speedway, giving fans a chance at seeing non-wing sprint car action. The series is in their second season of competition and kicked off their 2015 campaign on March 28 at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas. Veteran Gil White picked up the victory on that night.

The mighty-midgets will also be in competition as the Power I Lucas Oil West Midget series will make their first and only 2015 appearance at the speedway. Drivers from throughout Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri are expected. Back in March the tour opened the season at Port City Speedway in Catoosa and it was Christopher Bell sweeping both nights of the program.

General admission tickets are just $12; seniors and military just $8; ages 6-12 are just $5 and ages 5 and under will be admitted into the grandstands for free. Gates open at 4:00 PM with racing slated for a 7:30 PM start time.

Outlaw Motor Speedway is located off of Hwy 69, seven miles south of Muskogee and eleven miles north of I-40. For more race information contact promoter Chris Smith (918) 625-6200 or call the track (918) 687-7077.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – The Long Haul!

(Bill W) April 8, 2015 – Wayne Johnson can say with confidence that he’s the only driver that competed in Wichita Falls, Texas on Friday night and at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday. 788 miles separate the tracks, and Wayne managed just a wink of sleep, but he made both. This Saturday he will compete in the opener for the National Sprint League at 34 Raceway.

The event at the Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas was sanctioned by the ASCS-Red River region. The Knoxville, Iowa driver would start fifth in his heat. “The car was o.k.,” says Wayne. “The track was wet in the heat races, and it was tough to pass. It’s a small track and it’s narrow. We were able to get up to third.”

He would post inside row six for the main event. “Everyone was running the bottom,” says Wayne. “Like I often do, I tried to make something happen! I was making it work a little bit up top, but it ended up laying rubber on the bottom. By that time, I was back in 14th before I got back to the bottom.”

Wayne was able to pick his way through the field despite the one-lane groove. “We started working our way through there,” he says. “We got back to seventh. That’s about all I can say about the night. Joe Wood did flip over us. He hit the wall hard coming out of four. I was ready for the top wing to get shredded, but he went right over us.”

With the original plan of racing in Meeker, Oklahoma canceled the team headed to 34 Raceway for the Sprint Invades opener. “It’s a long ways from Wichita Falls, Texas to Burlington, let me tell you!” shares Wayne. “I was able to get about three hours sleep at the most. But we made it.”

The welcome mat was not out. Wayne was penalized twice for jumping, and after being scheduled to start outside row one, he had to come from the tail to grab the fourth and final feature transfer spot. “It was just frustrating you know,” he says. “They told us to wait until the orange line to start in the driver’s meeting. I waited on the first start, and Jon Agan didn’t. They called him back for jumping that one. Then the guy who moved up beside me didn’t take off and I did. That moved me back a row. The third time I went at the right time and they sent me to the back. After I went and questioned them, they said we start at the first line they had out there. That’s not what was said in the driver’s meeting, so it was frustrating.”

Wayne would start 14th in the main event, and quickly moved forward. “Having had what happened in the heat race happen, we still were really good in the feature,” he says. “I feel like we had a car to win the race. We were moving up there in the top five and we got squeezed by a lapped car. There wasn’t anything we could do there. It was just a bad night.”

This Saturday night marks the opener for the National Sprint League at 34 Raceway. “I’m looking forward to it,” says Wayne. “There’s definitely been a big fuss about this race. We’ll go and do the best we can.”

Follow Updates on Facebook!

Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link…

http://www.facebook.com/#!/WayneJohnsonRacing

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