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Cory Haas Ends Williams Grove Speedway Season with ‘Fall Fest’ Victory ‘Fall Fest’ Win was First of 2014 for Haas/Barshinger Duo

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

York, PA (October 19th, 2014) - Cory Haas ended his 2014 Williams Grove Speedway campaign with a bang; earning the ‘Fall Fest’ victory on Saturday evening, October 18th. Haas, who pilots the Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Tailgaters Grill & Drafthouse, Classic Rock Custom Stone, no. 11C ‘410’ sprint car weekly in central Pennsylvania, held off Ryan Smith and Danny Dietrich for the 25-lap victory, after starting the season finale on the front row. The win was the first of 2014 for the York, Pennsylvania native, as he ends his Williams Grove Speedway season 11th in the final track championship standings.

“It was a pretty good night...feels great to end the season that way” explained Cory Haas, “We were pretty good...its been a pretty up and down season for us...spent a lot of time getting things figured out...we talked about maybe racing at Susquehanna (November 15th) but I think we may just end our season this way.”

Despite finishing just outside of the top-ten in the final Williams Grove Speedway track championship chase, Cory Haas wrapped up his 2014 Lincoln Speedway campaign fourth in the final track title hunt. The former multi-time Lincoln Speedway ‘358’ sprint car track champion ended his 2014 Lincoln season with five top-five finishes and twelve top-ten finishes. Haas finished third in the final Lincoln Speedway ‘410’ sprint car main event on Saturday evening, October 11th.

News and information regarding future plans will be posted when available.

Keep up with everything related to 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 ‘Fall Fest’ victory at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 18th

2014 Wins: 1

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Cory Haas would like to thank all of his current marketing partners including: Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Tailgaters Grill & Drafthouse, Classic Rock Custom Stone, J Henry Plumbing & Heating, Darrah’s Automotive, Trone Outdoor, Tool Shed of America, and ‘FullyInjected.com.’

 

 

Jared Zimbardi Takes Home Record $15,000 Cash as Patriot Sprint Tour Champion

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (October 18, 2014)- Jared Zimbardi had known for months now that he had secured both 2014 Patriot Sprint Tour Titles, but on Saturday he and his team were able to appropriately celebrate his amazing season.

Zimbardi, 27, who resides in Bradford, PA, collected $15,000 at the 2014 Patriot Sprint Tour Awards Banquet Saturday Night at the Barnard Exempt Party House in Rochester, NY. After winning the PST America Championship in 2013 for the second time, “The Juice” had his best season this year dominating both the PST America and PST Canada Series to secure each title and earn a $5,000 bonus for becoming the first driver to win both.

“I love being a dirt sprint car driver,” declared Zimbardi upon accepting his big check, championship trophy, jackets and prize pack. “For me, it is not about the destination but the journey. What a journey our team has been on.”

Zimbardi scored seven wins on the Patriot Sprint Tour in 2014, including winning four of the five PST Canada events. He completed every regular season lap and never finished a race outside of the top 10. Tony DiFonzo, Zimbardi’s Crew Chief, was a big reason for this consistency and was named Mechanic of the Year for the second straight season.

A host of other drivers were honored on the night as over $32,000 cash was distributed. Teenager Dane Lorenc was crowned the Insinger Performance Fuels Rookie of the Year. With his win at McKean County in August, Lorenc becomes the first PST Rookie of the Year to win a feature race with the series in his first season of competition.

Former Rookie of the Year Steve Collins also had a great season, placing second in PST America Points, a career-best. Not only did Collins receive a healthy chunk of the point fund, he also was the lucky recipient of a new set of Brodix Cylinder Heads.

Dave Just placed third in the standings in his sophomore season and was also crowned the Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash Series Champion. Just behind Just in both standings was Brad Knab, who completed a solid season in fourth. 2013 Rookie of the Year Scott Just completed the top five in the standings and joined his dad Dave in receiving the honor of the Patriots of the year.

2012 series champion Scott Kreutter picked up the Hard Charger of the Season Award, while Derek Jonathan was recognized for his sportsmanship and best appearing car. Parker Evans was named the outstanding newcomer while Tyler Graves, the driver who won that award last year, was declared as the hard luck recipient.

To conclude the evening, PST Director Mike Emhof looked ahead to what should be a thrilling 2015 season. Emhof declared that the PST America Champion will once again be vying for at least a $5,000 cash payout and that many of the track of 2014 will return.

For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Top 11 (Special Awards in Parentheses)

1. Jared Zimbardi ($15,000)

2. Steve Collins

3. Dave Just (Dash Series Champion, Patriots of the Year)

4. Brad Knab

5. Scott Just (Patriots of the Year)

6. Scott Kreutter (Hard Charger of the Season)

7. Dane Lorenc (Insinger Rookie of the Year)

8. Derek Jonathan (Sportsmanship, Best Appearing Car)

9. Tyler Graves (Hard Luck)

10. Bryan Howland

11. Parker Evans (Outstanding Newcomer)

Other Special Awards

- Mechanic of the Year: Tony DiFonzo

- Dedication to Motors: Jeff Dudden

 

 

Bruce Jr. Scores Fourth Win of Season During 41st annual Winter Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (Oct. 19, 2014) - Tony Bruce Jr. continued his success at Devil's Bowl Speedway last weekend when he captured his fourth victory of the season.

Bruce Jr. led the final four laps on Friday night to secure the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph during the opening night of the 41st annual Winter Nationals.

"All in all it was a great night for us," he said. "We had great speed in the car. We had a lot of luck on our side. Any more in sprint car racing if you don't have a little bit of luck throughout a night you might not win."

Bruce Jr. opened the night by maneuvering from fourth to second place in his heat race. That earned him a spot in the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 5 in the random draw to line up on the inside of the third row for the 25-lap feature.

However, a driver in front of him was unable to start the main event, which moved Bruce Jr. up one row prior to the green flag.

"We got to second a couple of laps into it," he said. "We were right there on Jason (Johnson) pretty much the entire race. The only problem was the race track was one lane around the top. I was content with taking a second and getting locked into Saturday's feature, but I didn't have to do that and we were able to steal a win."

Bruce Jr. inherited the lead with four laps remaining when Johnson's sprint car had mechanical troubles. Bruce Jr. then maintained the top spot for the closing laps to notch his third Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win of the season and his third career victory with the series at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

"Unfortunately for Jason he had some issues and we were there to capitalize," he said. "You never want to win a race because of somebody's misfortune, but the name of the game is to put yourself in position to win. We did and we came out with the victory."

That also locked Bruce Jr. into Saturday's feature redraw. However, after pulling the highest number - eight - in the random draw, Bruce Jr. lined up on the outside of the fourth row for the 30-lap main event.

"Unfortunately that was the worst time to draw a bad number," he said. "The race track was weird all night. It was really hard to pass, but it never went away. I had a decent start and was able to get to fifth. I rode around in fifth most of the race. I got a little tight on one of the late-race restarts and washed up the track."

That cost Bruce Jr. a position and he finished sixth, which marked his 33rd top 10 of the season.

He also competed in the RaceSaver 305ci class for Kurt Summers. Bruce Jr. advanced from sixth to fourth place in his heat race, won the B Main and rallied from 18th to 12th in the main event.

Bruce Jr. will return to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition this Wednesday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 27 th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Presented by Hoosier Tires. He won the title in 2008 and 2009.

"I haven't had that much success at the Short Track Nationals the last couple of years," he said. "The first two years I won it nobody had me on their radar. I think a lot of people assume that right now. We're flying under the radar and that's the way I like it. I know how fast our cars have been all year. I know how fast we can be at I-30 Speedway."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (5).

Oct. 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Feature: 6 (8).

Oct. 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas (305 class) - Heat race: 4 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 12 (18).

SEASON STATS -

58 races, 4 wins, 16 top fives, 33 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 54 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 27th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Presented by Hoosier Tires with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hinchman Racewear

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"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.

 

 

DIFFICULT NIGHT FOR THE MOTTER TEAM AT FREMONT

FREMONT, Ohio (Oct. 18, 2014) – Despite a brisk day with cool temperatures in Ohio, 45 winged sprint car drivers and a great crowd gathered for tonight’s World of Outlaws event at Fremont Speedway.

Although he was the 41st driver on the track for time trials, Joey Saldana made a strong qualifying run on a track with little grip, clocking a best lap of 13.151 seconds, placing the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M 14th in the qualifying order and on the outside of the front row for the start of heat four.

When the green flag flew on the fourth heat, Saldana got the advantage and took the early lead, followed by polesitter Byron Reed. Prior to the halfway mark, Reed was able to pass Saldana to take command of the field. Saldana, running second, held off a hard-charging Shane Stewart to cross the finish line behind winner Reed, earning a spot in the 40-lap A Main.

Saldana’s 18th starting position for the A Main positioned him deep in the grid. He maintained that position for the first few laps of the race but then began to fall back. There were only two yellows to briefly slow racing action. The lead swapped between Shane Stewart and Chris Andrews before Donny Schatz topped the leaderboard on lap 35. Schatz took his 26th victory of the season, Stewart was second and Andrews represented the Ohio contingent in third place.

Saldana finished 25th.

As the season winds down, the Outlaws will race next Saturday, Oct. 25, at Port Royal, Pa., before the finale at the Dirt Track at Charlotte November 6-8.

 

 

Short Track Nationals Entries Unveiled at 65 & Counting!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 17, 2014) – The clay will be flying in furious fashion by this time next week as nearly 100 of the nation’s top Sprint Car drivers battle it out for the $15,000 winner’s share at I-30 Speedway’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

With entries still arriving at a feverish rate, 65 drivers from 17 states as well as the Canadian province of Ontario have already submitted entries for the crown jewel event that takes place October 23-25 after Wednesday night’s $2,000-to-win Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open.

A handful of past STN champions are among the current entries including Tony Bruce, Jr., who went back-to-back in 2008 and 2009, along with Jason Johnson, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson and Terry Gray.

The entry list is filled with numerous top contenders looking for a first STN title next weekend including the likes of Christopher Bell (STN runner-up each of the past two years), Kevin Swindell (taking the wheel of the Donnie Cooper No. 01 entry that has reached victory lane on three occasions) and numerous series and track champions from across the land.

And with entries still coming in by the hour, here is your first look at this year’s Short Track Nationals entry list….

#0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, ONT)

#0m Jake Martens (Fairview, OK)

#00 Dane Lorenc (Bowmansville, NY)

#01 Kevin Swindell (Germantown, TN)

#03 Joe Wood, Jr. (Oklahoma City, OK)

#1m Sean McClelland (Tulsa, OK)

#2 A.J. Bruns (Lincoln, IL)

#3a A.G. Rains (West Memphis, AR)

#3h Brandon Hanks (Burlison, TN)

#4J Gary Taylor (Snohomish, WA)

#5 Eric Lutz (Sioux Falls, SD)

#5r Jerod Roller (Olive Branch, MS)

#7m Chance Morton (Coweta, OK)

#8 Alex Sewell (Broken Arrow, OK)

#8m Kade Morton (Coweta, OK)

#9jr Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

#9p Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN)

#9$ Kyle Clark (Tulsa, OK)

#10b Mitch Brown (Brantford, ONT)

#10g Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN)

#10m Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN)

#12w Dale Wester (Ovilla, TX)

#14k Kyle Bellm (Nixa, MO)

#14m Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR)

#15h Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX)

#15J Jeremy Middleton (N. Little Rock, AR)

#16 Anthony Nicholson (Bartlett, TN)

#17 Josh Baughman (Odessa, TX)

#17b Ryan Bickett (Ramona, SD)

#17g Cody Gardner (Benton, AR)

#17T Channin Tankersley (Highlands, TX)

#18 Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS)

#19 Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA)

#21 Kevin Hinkle (Cabot, AR)

#21b Brian Brown (Grain Valley, MO)

#21bx Brandon Hinkle (Cabot, AR)

#21T Ray Allen Kulhanek (Conroe, TX)

#23 Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA)

#23m Lance Moss (Cherryville, NC)

#26m Marshall Skinner (West Memphis, AR)

#28 Jason Keith (Fredericktown, MO)

#31b Christopher Bell (Norman, OK)

#32b Taylor Tidmore (Hernando, MS)

#33h Mark Huddleston (Genoa, AR)

#38 Rick Pringle (Benton, AR)

#40 Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)

#41 Jason Johnson (Eunice, LA)

#43 Matthew Bauldwin (Little Rock, AR)

#45x Johnny Herrera (Albuquerque, NM)

#47 Eric Riggins, Jr. (Charlotte, NC)

#49 Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH)

#52 Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)

#74e Claud Estes (Godley, TX)

#77x Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK)

#82z Dusty Zomer (Brandon, SD)

#87b Jason Barney (Brewerton, NY)

#87r Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX)

#88 Tim Crawley (Benton, AR)

#91a Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN)

#94 Jeff Swindell (Bartlett, TN)

#95 Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)

#99j Jerrod Hull (Sikeston, MO)

#99J Blake Jenkins (Alexander, AR)

#199 Ryan Bowers (Ham Lake, MN)

#X Charlie Louden (Camden, AR)

The pre-entry discount of $150 expired with entries filed or postmarked by October 14, with post-entries for the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires filed for $250 by calling the track at 501-455-4567 or at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/stn2014.pdf.

Fans can purchase advance tickets by calling 501-455-4567. Advance tickets are just $51 for all three nights of STN action of $61 for all four nights that also includes Wednesday night’s Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open. And, those unable to make the trip to Little Rock can still catch every lap of action as it happens live on Pay-Per-View. PPV details and pricing are available at www.shorttracknationals.com.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 23-25, 2014. $15,000 to win the STN finale on October 25 with $2,500 to start the STN championship feature. Race time is 7:30 p.m. each night. Rain date is October 30, October 31 & November 1. The $2,000 to win and $200 to start Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open kicks off all the action on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m.

The Format: Approximately half the field will take to the track in the Thursday night qualifying event, with the other half in Friday’s qualifying event. The popular format of heats and qualifying races will once again be in place on the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights. The top 14 in cumulative points from heats and qualifiers will be locked into that night’s main event, with two or three “B” Mains, depending upon car count, contested to fill out the qualifying night feature field.

The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event.

The balance of the field will redraw on Saturday to set lineups for eight (8) “Saturday Night STN Showdowns”. With passing points in effect, points will be added to qualifying night point totals (heats, qualifying races and features) with the top eight (8) in total points advancing to STN feature starting positions 7-14.

The next 36 in total points will go to three “B” Mains with the remainder of the field to three “C” Mains. Top finishers from “C” Mains will move on to “B” Main action, with the top two from each “B” Main moving on to the STN finale.

Wednesday’s Short Track Nationals Open will have no impact upon Thursday, Friday or Saturday lineups, with the exception that the top finisher among Wednesday’s top four that is unable to qualify for Saturday night’s STN finale will be offered a provisional.

Wednesday’s STN Open will include heat races lined up by pill draw with passing points in effect that will set lineups for the “B” Main(s) (multiple “B” Mains if necessary depending upon car count) and “A” Main.

The Past Winners: Sammy Swindell (2013, 2011 and 1990), Paul McMahan (2012 and 2002), Brad Sweet (2010), Tony Bruce, Jr. (2009 and 2008), Jason Meyers (2007), Jason Johnson (2006), Tim Montgomery (2005), Gary Wright (2004, 2003, 1999 and 1995), Jason Sides (2001), Mike Ward (2000), Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson (1997), Pete Butler (1996), Terry Gray (1994), John Gerloff (1993), Steve Kinser (1991, ’89 and ‘88). 1992 finale was rained out.

The Tickets: Advance tickets for either three or four nights are on sale through Monday, October 20, no advance sales after that. Single night tickets are not available in advance. Tickets ordered in advance are just $61 for all four nights (Wednesday through Saturday) or $51 for three nights (Thursday through Saturday) with $1 off if paying cash.

Day of show prices are $15 on Wednesday, $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday.

Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $3 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and then $6 on Saturday with a $1 cash discount per ticket.

To order tickets in advance or for more information, call the track at 501-455-4567 or e-mail orders to raceytlc@sbcglobal.net.

Pit passes are $25 on Wednesday, $30 on both Thursday and Friday and $35 on Saturday.

The PPV: Can’t make your way to Little Rock, AR, for this prestigious event? Once again you can still catch every lap of the action on your computer via live Pay-Per-View. Just check out www.shorttracknationals.com for pricing and ordering information. Orders are being taken now.

The Trade Show & Midway: This year’s rendition of the Short Track Nationals will also include the Tenth Annual Short Track Nationals Trade Show & Midway. Fans, drivers & crews will have the opportunity to visit vendor displays, which opens at noon on Wednesday and then at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The deadline for guaranteed vendor space is Monday, October 20. Inquiries regarding vendor space should be directed to dssm93@msn.com.

For more information regarding the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, contact I-30 Speedway at 501-455-4567 or check online at http://www.i-30speedway.com/shorttracknationals.html.

 

 

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

It’s a Halloween Party. . . . .

FIVE FEATURES, FIVE DIVISIONS PLANNED FOR GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 18 6 PM

The NASCAR 358 Modifieds, URC Sprint Cars, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman and Legends cars will each compete in a 25 lap feature event as part of the Grandview Thunder 5-25’s & House of Thunder Halloween Party Saturday night, October 18 on the Hill at Grandview Speedway. Also on the program will be the Blast from the Past Vintage Stock cars leading up to the MONSTER SMASH Demolition Derby that will close out the spooky night of tricks and treats. Gates Open at 4 PM, the first of five features will take the green at 6 PM. All this is presented by NAPA Auto Parts.

The Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets and Sportsman will utilize timed warm-ups and an inversion draw to determine the starting order for each feature event, while the Legends cars will use their current points standing with an invert to make up their feature line-up.

All this action coupled with Thunder on the Hill mainstays: FREE Pit Tours and the Inside/Out Experience – available for you to sign-up directly inside the main gate. The Low Down and Dirty Radio Show will be hosting their pre-race Meet and Greet. JOE THE PIZZA DUDE and the Thunder Girls will be available along with give-a-ways, games and prizes. Also, Jay Dugan from the Radical Design Group will be there to “trick or treat” the race fans as he leads the social media interaction for Thunder on the Hill.

Fans are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween treats. All children are invited to take part in the Halloween Parade with special prizes.

On Saturday, October 18th for House of Thunder Halloween Party, Gates Open at 4PM with a 6PM Race Time. Adult General Admission tickets are $25, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids under 6 are always FREE! Pit Admission is $30 with a license and $35 without a license.

5-25 Feature Entries:

358 Modifieds: Jeff Strunk #4, Duane Howard #66, Frank Cozze #19, Ryan Grim #17, Nate Christman #37, Kevin Hirhler #117, Ray Swinehart #33, Jon Kellner Sr. #41, Chris Esposito #31, Tim Buckwalter #22, Kyle Borror #B4, Todd Smith #39, Eric Biehn #87, MeMe DeSantis #88d, Brian Houseknecht #323, Mike Kellner #A1, Andy Ressler #10, Kyle Weiss #21, Mike Gular #53, Mike Laise #33x, Don Norris #976, Mike Mahaney #357, Billy Pauch Jr, Ryan Watt #14

Sportsman: Brett Kressley #19K, Ken Gilmore #7, Brian Hirthler #4*, Ryan Beltz #221, Joe Funk #14J, Craig Whitmoyer #99, Ryan Lilick 142, Ken Eckert #29, Brandon Whitmoyer #99B, Guy Germano #542, Brett Gilmore #00, Paul Kline #1, Jared Umbenhauer #5, Jason Neidlinger #88X, Ron Krex #9K, Kevin Dries #573, Lex Shive #5K, Kevin Beach #17X, Brad Roberts #14, Brad Grimm #611, Charles Webber #10, Mark Behm #134, Tom Miller #77

ARDC Wingless Midgets: Steven Drevicki #19, Brenden Bright #92, Trevor Kobylarz #1, Alex Bright #27, Brett Arndt #46, Bruce Buckwalter Jr. #83, Nick Wean #78m Ryan Greth #4, Austin Burke #54, PB Gargiulo #5, Tony DiMattia #50, Kyle Lick #8, Brett Wanner #44, Tommy Kunsman Jr. #21, Tim Buckwalter #52, Jim Radney #95, Billy Pauch Jr. #28, Shawn Jackson #7, Danny Stratton #33, Tyler Brehm #97, Steve Buckwalter #0, Billy Courtwright #75, Drew Heistand #12, Carey Becker #20

URC Sprints: Randy West #56, Larry Kelleher #76, Chuck Hebing #45, Troy Betts #22, Andy Best #88, Davie Franek #28F, Brian Carber #8c, Jeff Fithian #54, Scott Lutz #33, Kevin Darling #9d, Jordan Thomas #79, Curt Michael #5G, Ed Aikin #7, Robbie Stillwaggon #89, Josh Weller #25, Jonathan Swanson #17J, Brad Franks #12B, Jason Clauss #08, Cameron Darling #9, Mike Kostic #40.

Legends: Chris Spidle #09, Chris Transeau #18, Robert Stough #07, Mason Chaney 8CR, Jacob Feltch #13, Chad Earnst #85, Bill Foster #6, Keith Haring #35, Scott Gobrecht #44, Rick Hartwig #9, John Hall #70, Andy Whaling #45, Vernon Houseman #20, Scott Spidle #90, Tim Bauer #890, Jason Fuhrman #11, Scott Deaner Sr #521, Clint Penkauskas #12J, Ron Harring Jr. #35H, Joe Fanelli #45H.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING TRAVELS TO FREMONT SPEEDWAY FOR WoO ACTION

RETURN TO FREMONT: Larson Marks Racing will roll into the fairgrounds of Fremont (Ohio) Speedway for the fourth time this season. In the team's three previous appearances at the track, driver Shane Stewart posted one top-five finish, 4th, in May.

FREMONT WINNER: Stewart is a two-time All-Star Circuit of Champion winner at Fremont Speedway. Stewart has posted wins there in both the No. 8h owned by Junior Holbrook and the No. 3G Gaerte machine.

MOST RECENT RACE: Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team most recently finished sixth in the prestigious Williams Grove National Open on Saturday, Oct. 4th.

2014 WINS: In its debut season, Larson Marks Racing has earned three feature victories. The first occurred at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio in May. The team then won their preliminary night feature event in the 2014 FVP Knoxville Nationals. On September 2, Stewart ended Donny Schatz's win streak by taking the checkers at Willamette (Ore.) Speedway.

CONSISTENCY IS KEY: In its 46 starts thus far in its debut season, Larson Marks Racing has posted 30 top-10 finishes.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by Kyle Larson and Justin Marks. Larson, a former winged sprint car driver, is now battling for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie of the year honors and will be competing for his first Sprint Cup Series win this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. Marks also competes in a limited NASCAR scheduleand is a successful entrepreneur and owner of GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C.

CREW CHIEF: Veteran crew chief Steve Suchy oversees the No. 2 Larson Marks Racing team. Suchy, 39, has previously worked with notable drivers Larson, Cody Darrah, Stevie Smith and Greg Hodnett. A Pennsylvania native, Suchy relocated to North Carolina last winter to lead the formation of the new Larson Marks Racing team.

LARSON MARKS IN 2014: Larson Marks Racing has just four races left in its rookie season. The 50-race schedule allowed Suchy and the team to build a notebook and fully prepare for a full World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season in 2015.

NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will next race with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Port Royal (Penn.) Speedway on Saturday, October 25th.

CONNECT WITH LMR: More information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, can be found on the team's website www.larsonmarksracing.com, on its twitter account @LarsonMarks and on its Facebook page www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing.

SEASON STATS:

STARTS: 46 WINS: 3

TOP-FIVES: 15 TOP-10s: 30

QUOTES:

Shane Stewart, Driver, No.2 GoPro Sprint Car: "Racing in Ohio has become just about as competitive as running Central Pennsylvania. It's going to be a tough night of racing, but we're all really excited to get the car back on the track and get after it.

"We have four races left in this race season and we're out to make the most of them. It would be really nice to get another win or two before we close out this first year."

 

 

STEVE KINSER & DONNY SCHATZ Tony Stewart Racing Teammates To Make Final Midwest Appearance of 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 16, 2014) – The numbers associated with Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) teammates Steve Kinser and Donny Schatz in the World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series record books are quite staggering. The tandem has combined to earn 25 championships and almost 750 career WoO A-Feature victories. This weekend, the TSR drivers will be vying for more as they lead the rest of the Outlaws to Fremont (Ohio) Speedway for the final Midwest race of the 2014 campaign being billed as the World of Outlaws “Salute to the King Tour.”

With the big numbers both drivers have put up, it’s surprising they have combined for only one WoO win at the 3/8-mile, dirt oval located in northern Ohio. That one win did come last September for Schatz, who comes in on an incredible roll this weekend, having won five of the previous eight WoO A-Features behind the wheel of the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J. Kinser, the “King of the Outlaws,” will make his final start close to home as a fulltime Outlaw in the familiar TSR No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim.

Schatz is the midst of the best season of his 18-year WoO career. The Fargo, North Dakota driver won last Saturday’s 25-lap WoO A-Feature at Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge, New York to give him 25 on the season. That’s two more than last year’s total of 23 wins, which was a career-best. The five-time WoO STP Sprint Car Series champion is on his way to a sixth title and carries a 289-point lead into Saturday’s Joe Steltar Memorial. As the defending event winner at Fremont, Schatz is one of only five WoO winners at the track, which has hosted six events since the series’ inaugural appearance in 1990. With his thrilling win from the sixth starting spot in last year’s 40-lap A-Feature, he joined previous Fremont winners Doug Wolfgang (1990), Frankie Kerr (1991, 1992), Stevie Smith (1993) and Jason Meyers (2011).

Kinser would certainly like to join that list and make Fremont the 143rd different track where he’s claimed a WoO A-Feature victory. The 20-time WoO champion has four races remaining in his final season chasing the entire WoO schedule. He would certainly like to close the campaign in similar fashion to how it began. Kinser won the third race of the season in Florida and had the fans on their feet as he raced to his 577th career A-Feature triumph. The Bloomington, Indiana native has won 56 of those races in the Buckeye State and could move Ohio into a tie for second with California for his wins in a single state, trailing only Pennsylvania with 65 career victories.

Schatz and Kinser will have a tough local contingent at Fremont to deal with. Earlier this season, Ohio drivers swept the podium at nearby Attica Raceway Park. Last September, Schatz outdueled a pair of Fremont regulars to score his 21st victory of the season. By reaching the 20-win mark for the second consecutive season, he became the first driver since Kinser to post back-to-back 20 win seasons. Consistency has been the key for Schatz this season, as well, and with his victory last Saturday, he’s finished inside the top-10 in 31 consecutive races.

After 85 nights of action in the 2014 WoO STP Sprint Car Series campaign and with only four nights of racing remaining, Schatz has a stranglehold on the championship standings and his 25 wins, 60 top-fives and 77 top-10s lead all drivers. Kinser ranks eighth in the championship standings with 10,394 points and his run last Saturday gave him 40 top-10s this season.

For Saturday’s race at Fremont Speedway, the gates will open at 4 p.m. EDT. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. More details are available by visiting www.fremontohspeedway.com .

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s events can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen live as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO STP Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to www.DIRTVision.com for more information on all the site features, including live results from the track.

Steve Kinser, Driver of the No. 11 TSR/Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim:

This weekend marks your final Midwest race of the season and the last one of the ‘Salute to the King Tour.’ Have you thought much about that and what Saturday means?

“I haven’t thought too much about it. We’ve had so many great events and sendoffs this year. It’s truly been humbling with all the fans coming out to every race and talking with them. Spending time with people who tell me that who aren’t even Kinser fans, but they appreciate all that I’ve done. It’s the time of the year when you know the season is winding down, and I’m sure it’ll keep hitting me as we get close to Charlotte. I’ve have had so many great nights in Ohio. We’ve won a lot of races, met some incredible people and it’s going to be a fun night.”

Expectations are for a large field of cars. Is that one of the biggest challenges when you go to a place where there are so many cars competing?

“You still have to be good enough to get the A-Feature. No matter if there are 25 cars, 35 cars or 45 cars. You have to get qualified and transfer through your heat. Fremont is a different place where the local guys may have a little advantage because of track time, but that’s what we do as Outlaws. We come in and try to beat everyone there. The Bad Boy Buggies guys (Scott Gerkin, Gary DuBois, Mark Angerett Jr.) and everyone at the shop this week have been focused on getting me a good car that rolls out of the trailer ready to go. We’ve been more consistent of late but just haven’t been close enough to the front. We’re hoping things go our way Saturday and we’ve got a good shot at it.”

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR/STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J:

The numbers you and the STP team are putting up this season are pretty incredible. Have you had time to comprehend what you guys are in the midst of?

“No one starts racing thinking about records or numbers. You just hope to be competitive and one day have a chance to win. We’ve worked really hard all year and it’s a testament to the STP crew (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson, Eric Prutzman) and everyone in the organization that’s behind us. We started the year with the goal of winning the most races and an eye on getting that championship. Winning 23 races last year was something we weren’t sure we would be able to match, but we just tried to do our thing and win as many as we could. It’s been so much fun driving this car all year. It just keeps getting better and better. We’ve only got four more chances to win this year and we’re going to do all we can to keep winning. Maybe in December we’ll look back and kind of put in perspective, but right now we’ve still got work to do.”

You have won races all over the map this year on tracks of varying size, shape and speed. What’s the biggest challenge you’ll face this weekend in Fremont?

“I’m excited to get there. It’s one of those places where we haven’t raced much, but one that really seems to come down to car control and being able to maneuver traffic. They’ll have a lot of cars, so one of the challenges is getting a good qualifying lap. Track conditions sometimes make that difficult, but it’s the same for everyone. Once you get timing out of the way, then it’s just about racing and that’s when the fun starts. They have some good drivers who race there every week and even some guys regionally who have that place figured out. We’re always up for a challenge and I know me and my guys can’t wait to get there and see what we can do.”

 

 

Over $20,000 Raised in 8th annual Steve King Golf Tournament

ROCKWALL, Texas (October 16, 2014) - Drivers, teams, and fans of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real and the Devil's Bowl Speedway met at the Buffalo Creek Golf Club on Thursday for the 8th annual Steve King Charity Golf Tournament.

Eighteen holes of Golf, followed by a charity auction, the day's events brought in $20,263 for the Steve King Foundation. Bringing a score of 55 to the judges table, the four man team of David Hatfield, Mark Moore, Josh Ryan, and Mike Jones claimed the win in this year's tournament.

The high bid item of the night was a custom 50cc Yamaha Scooter, which fetched $5,500 thanks to Tom Lorenz. As the auction came to a close, Tony Bruce, Sr. donated $500 with the challenge for everyone to simply donate what they could before leaving. His donation was quickly matched three times over.

Addressing the room, Danette King highlighted recent works of the Steve King Foundation with 13 families helped over the past 12 months.

Since its inception, the Steve King Foundation has reached out to over 120 families in the United States, Canada, and Australia. With the monies collected at this year's event, the total money raised by the foundation to assist injured drivers and their families now stands at $209,093.

For more information on the Steve King Foundation, and to donate, log onto http://www.stevekingfoundation.org.

The weekend for drivers and fans continues with the 41st annual Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18. Races both nights begin at 8:00 P.M. (CT). For more information, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Steel City Stampede: The last weekend to play is just a week away!

Sarver, PA (October 16, 2014) While some teams have already parked their cars for the season and others will continue on to the World Finals in Charlotte, for all intents and purposes, the 6th Annual DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede is the final race of the season in Western Pennsylvania. And if the first five Stampedes are any indication, this is an event that you will not want to miss. Yes, you will need to bring a hoodie and maybe even full winter garb, but it will be six long months until we meet again at the Action Track!

With nine divisions in action during the three-day weekend, we fully expect to have over 200 cars in competition and pit cars in the infield again this year. As always, our Fab Four Racing divisions will anchor the event and the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints, Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models and Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds will all be racing for a $3,000 bookend to the 2014 season. The ultra-competitive Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman/Stocks will be racing for a $1,000 payday in an �Open Rules� format.

In addition to our Fab Four Racing Divisions, five other divisions will be in action for the season ending event. The RUSH Late Models and Sportsman Modifieds, (both crate engine divisions), will return to the Action Track as will the Renegade/UMP Modifieds. 4-Cylinders will also be in action all three nights and some of those cars will actually move on to the Enduro 100 that will be the final race of the season after all other features are completed on Saturday Night. The RUSH Dirt Late Models will be racing for $2,000-to-win, the Renegade/UMP Modifieds and Enduro 100 are $1,000-to-win races, while the RUSH Sportsman Mods and 4-Cylinders will race for $500-to-win.

Before the features are contested on Saturday Night, October 25, all divisions will take part in rotating hot laps of Thursday, October 23 and qualify via heat races on Friday, October 24. This three-day race weekend is the perfect venue to set up camp for one last weekend at the race track and camping opens at noon on Thursday on a first come, first serve basis. Pit gates, registration and �Early Bird� tech inspection all open/start at 3:00 on Thursday. Hot laps on Thursday and heat races on Friday both begin at 7:00, with B-Mains starting at 6:00 Saturday followed by all nine feature races. A complete schedule of events can be downloaded by clicking here: Steel City Stampede Schedule of Events.

You can save some time on race day by downloading and completing your registration form in advance by clicking here: Steel City Stampede Forms.

Fab Four Racing/DIRTcar rules will be in effect for the 410 Sprints, Super Late Models and Big Block Modifieds, (358s can weigh 2,500 lbs. for this event), RUSH rules will be in effect for the Crate Late Models and Sportsman Modifieds and Renegade rules will be in effect for the UMP-style Modifieds. Open/�Home Track� rules will be in effect for the Sportsman/Stocks and 4-Cylinders. For a break down on tire rules and other procedures for the weekend, download the rules here: Steel City Stampede Rules.

With three days of racing going on, there are a variety of ticket and pit pass options. Thursday Night�s rotating hot lap sessions are FREE to attend in the grand stands and kids 10 & under are admitted FREE all weekend long! And while single day tickets and pit passes are available, the best offers are the Two Day Adult General Admission passes for $40 or $30 for students (11-17 years old) and the Three Day pit passes for $55 for DIRTcar members or $65 for non-members. To see all the different ticket and pit pass options, click here: Steel City Stampede Ticket Prices.

2013 Steel City Stampede feature winners were Danny Holtgraver (Peoples TWP Sprints), Alex Ferree (Precise

Lates), Brian Swartzlander (Diehl Mods), Chris Schneider (Pic-A-Part Sportsman/Stock), Steve Dixon (UMP/UEMS Mods), Dennis Lunger (Rush Lates), Ralph Engle Jr. (305 Sprints), Alan Knepper (Mod Lites), Andrew Smith (4 Cylinders) and Adam Noland (Enduro). To see the entire event history of winners, click here: Steel City Stampede Event History.

For all the information you need about the 6th Annual DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede, you can download the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) by clicking here: Steel City Stampede FAQs.

 

 

DAYTON AUTO RACE FANS

P.O. Box 641 Dayton, OH 45401

Contact: Cheryl Dalhamer at Cheryl_dalhamer@yahoo.com or 937-631-0845

DAYTON, OH (Feb.5, 2014) – Tuesday October 28, 2014 the Dayton Auto Race Fan (DARF) Club Wally Scherer/Injured Drivers and Benevolent Fund Auction will be held at Celebrations Banquet Center, 3119 Stop Eight Road, Dayton, OH. This event provides the funds that allow the Club to help injured drivers, track officials, and crew members in their time of need. While several thousand dollars have been paid out this season, 2014 unfolded much more safely than the 2013 racing season when DARF distributed over $5,800 from the fund.

The fund provides monetary assistance to any driver, crew, or official who is injured at a DARF track (those tracks who provide one or more dates for the Club), or any driver, crew, or official who is a member of the Club injured at any track (regardless if it is a DARF track or not).

The unparalleled generosity of the racing community provides an abundance of autographed and race-used items, as well as one-of-a-kind collector items, t-shirts, die cast cars, books, photographs and much, much more.

Doors open at 7:00 PM. There will be a cash bar available. Event is open to the public.

Please contact Cheryl Dalhamer at cheryl_dalhamer@yahoo.com or 937-631-0845 with questions.

 

 

An Action-Packed Night at Fremont Awaits Kraig Kinser & World of Outlaws

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — October 16, 2014 — Fremont Speedway in Ohio is a third-mile bullring that is dubbed “The track that action built.” Combine that with the best sprint car drivers in the world, who compete with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, and the always tough Ohio contingent, and a thrilling racing event is on tap for the series this weekend at the northern Ohio oval. Kraig Kinser has raced at Fremont a few times in his career, including twice with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and will visit the track for the second consecutive year as the 2014 season winds down.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event at Fremont Speedway is set for Saturday, October 18. A full racing program is in store, with a 40-lap, $10,000-to-win feature capping the evening.

“Fremont always has a strong field of cars and this weekend shouldn’t be any different,” said Kinser. “We face a lot of tough locals throughout the year and the drivers from Fremont and Attica are right up there with the rest. Qualifying well and putting yourself in a good position for the heat race is the first objective at Fremont, followed by trying to get into the dash. Having a 40-lap feature a lot can happen, as we saw there last year, so keeping your nose clean for the end of the race is very, very important.”

The third-generation driver finished 15th in the 40-lap A-Feature at Fremont Speedway last year in the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim. Kinser began the night as the 19th-fastest driver in time trials of the 46 entries at the semi-banked track. He finished second in the fourth heat race, which earned him a spot in the dash. Kinser started 10th and came home seventh in the dash and started on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

Kinser raced for the first time Fremont Speedway in 2001, during Ohio Sprint Speed Week for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, turning the 10th fastest lap in time trials that night. He returned to Fremont in 2003 for another race with the All Stars, recording the 11th- fastest lap in qualifying with a very strong 52-car field in attendance.

Last weekend at Rolling Wheels Raceway in New York, Kinser finished 10th, in a race that was part of NAPA Auto Parts Super Dirt Week XXXLIII. The 2005 winner of the Knoxville Nationals was third-fastest in time trials of the 30 entrants and finished fifth in the third heat race to earn a spot in the dash by way of his qualifying time. In the dash, Kinser started fourth and finished third.

Kinser, who won earlier this season with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Clay County Fair Speedway in Iowa, is currently 10th in points with the series. He has 27 top-10 finishes, with seven of those being top-five showings entering this weekend. Only four point-paying events remain on the 2014 calendar.

“In one sense it's kind of hard to believe that the season is just about over, but with more races this year, we have definitely been full-throttle since February,” Kinser said. “It was nice to get a few days in the shop this week and some time to relax as well. This is the time of the year when you begin getting things in order for next year, so having some extra time definitely helps.”

Kraig Kinser Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, Mesilla Valley Transportation, King Racing Products, Maxim, Aerodine Composites, Sander Engineering, Integra Shocks, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bell, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Schoenfeld Headers, Donovan Engineering, Fel-Pro, Brodix, Wilwood, Dyer’s, Barnes Systems, Ringer Gloves, Jakes Custom Golf Carts, and Ben Cook Racing Limited for their continued support.

Kraig Kinser By the Numbers: Fremont Speedway: 0.33- Miles around Fremont Speedway 1- Win this season 4- Tracks in Ohio that the World of Outlaws will compete at in 2014 7- Top-five finishes this season 8- Nights of racing for the World of Outlaws in Ohio this season 9- Heat race wins this season 11.732- Track record at Fremont Speedway 25- Laps led in feature races thus far in 2014 27- Top-10 finishes this season 84- Main events completed by the World of Outlaws through Oct. 8 402- Miles from Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, New York, where the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competed on Oct. 11 to Fremont Speedway in Ohio 1990- Year the Outlaws first competed at Fremont Speedway 2001- Year of first start at Fremont Speedway for Kinser, which came in an event with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions 10,105- Points earned this season through Oct. 11

Keep up with all the action For the latest news on Kraig Kinser, visit http://www.kraigkinser.com, and follow Kraig on Twitter at http://twitter.com/kraigkinser11k and receive live updates from the track each and every race night.

Tune in Listen live to each and every World of Outlaws event on DIRTVision.com with “The Voice of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series” Johnny Gibson on the call. Visit www.DIRTVision.com for live audio of each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event.

 

 

Danny Lasoski and Mark Burch Motorsports Drive to Victory for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Oct. 16, 2014) - Danny Lasoski scored the lone victory for Inside Line Promotions last weekend.

Lasoski powered the Mark Burch Motorsports entry from eighth to capture the Nebraska 360 Sprints win at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. It was his fourth triumph of the season and second at the track.

Other Team ILP drivers with a podium finish include:

Andrew Felker rallied from 10th to place third on Saturday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series. He also finished third in the series championship standings.

Chase Johnson recorded a third-place result on Saturday during the season finale at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif.

VICTORIES -

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

ON THE INTERNET -

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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Carolina Sprint Car Flea Market

On Saturday, November 15th, McLain Motorsports will be hosting their Third Annual Carolina Sprint Car Flea Market in Indian Trail, NC.

With each year growing bigger and better, this year looks to be no different. After a successful season of sprint car racing in the Carolinas with rising car counts and standing room only grandstands, there is no reason our flea market shouldn’t experience the same type of success.

Last year’s event included the STP Outlaw show car and rig, Tony Grams’ Carolina Sprint Car, World of Outlaw CEO Brian Carter, RaceSaver Founder French Grimes, and Pete Walton of the United Sprint Car Series. Local crew chief legend, Jeff McCall gave a two hour seminar on chassis setup and sprint car maintenance. That was followed by each promoter giving a series review and preview for the up and coming season.

This year’s event will kick off around 6AM and should follow the same format of last year’s success along with a few exciting additions to be named later on. As always, it is free to sell. We can provide electricity and you also have the option of setting up indoors or outdoors. If you choose the former, get there early as space is limited!

For more information, Brandon can be contacted by email at BMcLain2121@yahoo.com or call him on his cell at (704) 661-9007. Indian Trail is located 15 miles East of Charlotte just two miles off of I-485.

The McLain’s look forward to seeing everyone there. It’s a great time and you’ll be glad you came…

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Winternationals This Weekend!

(Bill W) October 15, 2014 – It’s again time for the Winternationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, and the Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team is ready. The event sanctioned by the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series will commence this Friday and Saturday night. The Knoxville, Iowa driver made a charge in the feature in Miles Hill’s #77x at last Saturday’s World of Outlaws event at Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge, New York.

A 22nd quick effort is tough with the Outlaws, but that’s how Wayne’s night started at Rolling Wheels. “It’s hard going into a one-race deal like that,” he says. “Everything is new. The cars are different. We’ve been really good, though. We just struggled a little early. When you struggle qualifying with the Outlaws, you’re left behind. You have to be on your game from the get-go.”

He would finish seventh in the heat, before heading to the B. “We missed the transfer spot by one in the heat,” says Wayne. “We were just way too tight in the B, but we were able to get through there (finishing fifth).”

Starting 23rd, he would move up to 17th in the main event. “We got the car a lot better, and got going there come feature-time,” says Wayne. “We passed quite a few cars. It’s a hard place to pass, so that was good.”

Wayne gained speed as the night went on. “Lap time-wise, we weren’t up to the leaders standards, but we were right there with sixth on back,” he says. “The car was really good by the end of the night.”

The team hopes the momentum they’ve had lately, carries to one of the Oklahoma transplant’s home away from home, the Devil’s Bowl Speedway near Mesquite, Texas. “We’re looking forward to Devil’s Bowl on Friday and Saturday night,” says Wayne. “We feel like that’s one of our home tracks, so hopefully, we can get another win or two this weekend.”

End of the Year T-shirt Sales

Wayne Johnson Racing 2013 t-shirts are only $5 apiece. You can also buy a 2014 shirt and get a 2013 shirt for just $20. See Wayne at the hauler while supplies last!

Follow Updates on Facebook!

Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link…

http://www.facebook.com/#!/WayneJohnsonRacing

Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

Check out the new “recessed rivet” design put out by Outlaw Wings. Talk to Wayne about purchasing Outlaw Wings for your car! Outlaw Wings – "The Wing with an Attitude"!

Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne’s last win with the ASCS National series at the Devil’s Bowl came on June 15, 2012. In that event, he defeated Danny Lasoski, Johnny Herrera, Jason Johnson and Aaron Reutzel.

Partner of the Week – Kustom Sprint Car Supplies

Whether you need new or used sprint car parts, contact Kustom Sprint Car Supplies. Visit them on the web at www.KustomSprint.com or call them in Newton, Iowa at 515 864-6551!

"Wednesday's with Wayne"

"Wednesday's With Wayne" is an up close look at the past, present and future of colorful and talented sprint car driver Wayne Johnson. You'll never know what to expect next with Wayne, so don't miss us on Wednesdays! To receive "Wednesday's with Wayne", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with"Wayne" in the subject line.

Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Vern Rengen, Miles with Townline Variety, Russell with Outlaw Wings, Ray with City Vending, Scott with Stone Mountain Access Systems and product sponsors Bill with The Oil Medics, Byron with Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Shawna and Kaleb with Triple X Race Components, Bob with Rod End Supply, Dave with Astro Titanium, Mark and Doug with Schoenfeld Headers, Desiree at Simpson, Jeannie at Butlerbuilt, Tom at Xtreme Accu-Tach, Carl with Kustom Sprint Car, Brad with Momentum, Charlie with Fisher Racing Engines, Team Achieve and Tim with Canyon Apparel.

 

 

Defending Champion Kaeding and Trey Starks First Americans For 2015 Classic!

When the book is written on the history of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, the post race celebrations of 2014 winner Tim Kaeding will command an entire chapter of their very own!

Those that witnessed it live marvelled at the jaw dropping antics of the native from San Jose, California as he took to the massive Lucas Oil logo and other various parts of Sungold Stadium post race to share his joy with those on hand.

Those that missed the wild ‘expression session’ inundated social media to watch it and even news services around the country showed the footage!

Well guess what, the winning team of Tim Kaeding and Sydney based car owner Sean Dyson are teaming up again and they are coming back to Warrnambool to defend their title as the Classic Champions.

Dyson who proved in 2014 that he provides equipment of the highest order will again supply a fast race car for Kaeding with the support of Complete Parts and Equipment Soultions, Roberts Meats, Entire Concrete, Lancaster Motor Group, Hunter 4x4 and Off Road as a part of his Dyson Motorsports team.

“Whenever TK races it is exciting, espeically on the smaller bull ring type tracks that are akin to a number of the shorter tracks as found in his native California, we sure are please to have the defending Classic Champion locked in for battle come January”, Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills said.

Joining Kaeding in the latest list of nominations for is another American – Trey Starks.

Starks who contested the 2014 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic for Victorian Andy Caruana will return for an increased schedule for first time car owner Jarrod Woolstencroft.

Starks will have at his disposal Schnee Chassis’ with some significant horsepower being provided by a Cappetta powerplant that will be bolted in for his Australian campaign.

Adding some familiarity to the trip will be the fact that Starks will be joined by his father John and Grandfather Arnie, who were both fine racers in their own right.

The team will garnish support from Cabwork Kitchens, Jarrod Woolstencroft Building and Starks Timber Processing.

At this early stage, it is hoped that Starks will be able to contest some if not all of World Series Sprintcars Speedweek thus getting some crucical seat time ahead of the Classic campaign.

Joining this pair of talented Americans in the Classic line up will be a race hardened veteran and a talented rookie with Darren Hickman and Luke Walker also committing to contesting the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic from January 23 to 25, 2015.

Hickman will be aboard his familiar V40 Mobil, Jackal Fencing, Beeps Auto Parts, Tasco Petroleum, Hickman’s Tree Maintenance machine.

The likable Victorian always turns out immaculate race equipment and with his hard working family based crew twisting the spanners Hickman always performs to a high standard come Classic time.

Walker, who hails from Timboon, is another of the local South West Victorian contingent with strong family ties to his racing.

Having chosen Sprintcar racing after a long and successful apprenticeship in Go-Kart Racing followed by a brief flirtation with Wingless Sprints, Walker is one of the next generation of stars beginning to find his feet.

With strong support from Total Dairy Service, GJ Gardner Homes and Rob Hamilton Bearings Walker is another to have committed early to accepting the challenge of the gruelling Classic weekend.

All intending competitors are reminded that nomination forms for the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic are available via the Premier Speedway website or by contacting the office on (03) 5565 1789.

The 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 23, 24 & 25, 2015.

 

 

Atomic Open Wheel Championships Oct. 23, 24, 25

OWC 410 SPRINT CAR ENTRIES GROWING

Over 100 cars already entered!

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-The countdown is on for what looks to be perhaps the biggest 3-day open wheel event this side of the Mississippi River. The historic Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio--Ohio's Fastest 3/8 mile high-banked oval—will host a mega event for three classes of open wheel cars next weekend.

“If you build it, they will come!” was the famous line from the Kevin Costner movie “Field of Dreams”. For open wheel racers, Atomic Speedway ‘is’ the “Field of Dreams”. Owner Brad McCown has posted one of the biggest purses nationwide for open wheel race cars and the racers indeed are coming.

“Now, we need the fans to come out in numbers like the racers are,” smiled McCown. “If the fans come out to support this show, they won’t be disappointed in the quality of racing and the quality of drivers that next weekend will bring. If we can pack this place, the 2nd annual Open Wheel Championship will be even bigger.”

In the world of 'Open Wheel' racing all eyes are focused on the October 23-24-25 Open Wheel Championships, an event that will pay out over $115,000 in overall prize money for 410 Outlaw winged sprint cars, non-winged sprints, and AMRA Open Wheel Modifieds.

Already, 64 winged entries have rolled into the Atomic Speedway office for the 410 winged sprint cars along with phone calls indicating numerous other drivers will be on-hand for the weekend. Over 100 entries are registered in the three divisions collectively. 100 entries are expected for the Renegade Sprint Series winged spectacular.

The "Dash-for-Cash" alone--in all divisions-- pays $1,000 to win, $500, $400, $300, $200, $150 and $100 through tenth. In the winged outlaw sprints, the winner's share is $15,000 to win and $1000 to start for a 22-car field. Non-qualifiers will furn for $2,065 in the Charlie McCann Memorial and $200 to start. The #65 in the winner's share stands for McCann's longtime car number. Forty-two cars and drivers will go home with at least $200. The non-winged sprints and modifieds run for $5,000 to win and $500 to start.

Below is a driver roster and race schedule for the weekend!

The Open Wheel Championship flaunts a $115,000 guaranteed purse! There is no entry fee and primitive camping is available at the track or full hook-ups at Trackside Camping. Once again we reiterate that the winged 410 Outlaw sprints pay $15,000 to win and $1,000 to start; the non-wing sprints pay $5,000 to win and the AMRA Modifieds pay $5,000 to win. Both pay $500 to start. Pits open at 12 noon and general admission gates at 4 p.m.

VIP seating is available for the OWC for just $25 per night. Fans can upgrade general admission tickets to the VIP Tower for only $25. Enjoy the climate controlled atmosphere at a great price.

Ervco Sanitation has put up $1000 for the fast-car dash in each class, while Bobst Auto Parts has put up $500 fast time for Modifieds, and Callies Performance Products has posted $500 for the Renegade Sprints Fast Time.

Fine and Dandy Cotton Candy has posted $500 fast time for Non Wing Sprints. Bobst Auto Parts will continue to sponsor cautions and will provide the Wreckers for the weekend. Bobst will have wreckers on duty all weekend, while Accords Pizza and Subs will be supporting the entire three-day weekend.

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

Upcoming Schedule

October 18-No Racing

3 DAY OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

410 Renegade Sprints, Non Wing Sprints Unsanctioned, with AMRA Modifieds

October 23- Sprint Practice, Non Wing Qualifying & Heats, Modified Qualifying & Heats

October 24- Sprint Qualifying & Heats, Non Wing B-Mains, Modified B-Mains, DASH FOR CASH in ALL 3 CLASSES $1,000 TO WIN

October 25- Sprint B-Mains & Feature $15,000 TO WIN, Non Wing Feature $5,000 TO WIN, Modified Feature $5,000 TO WIN, “Charlie McCann Winged Sprint Memorial” Non-Qualifiers $2,065 to win

November 1- Topless Weekend- DAN RENO MEMORIAL WEEKEND $2,222 TO WIN for Modifieds, plus Late Models, Street Stocks, Sport Mods, plus Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

You can check out the info at:

http://atomicspeedwayowc.webs.com/

Open Wheel Championships schedule

October 23 , 24 & 25

Modifieds - $5,000 to win!

Non - Wing Sprints - $5,000 to win!

Renegade Sprint Cars - $15,000 to win!

www.atomicspeedway.net

2535 Blain Highway

Waverly, Ohio 45690

Schedule of events:

Thursday Oct. 23 - 12:00 - Pits Open

4:00 - Grandstands Open

6:30 - Modified/NW Sprint Hot Laps

7:30 - Modified/NW Sprint Qualifying

8:30 - Modified Heats

9:00 - NW Sprint Heats

9:30 - Modified C Mains

10:00 - NW Sprint C Main

Friday October 24 - 12:00 - Pits Open

4:00 - Grandstands Open

6:30 - Sprint Car Hot Laps

7:30 - Sprint Car Qualifying

8:30 - Sprint Car Heats

9:30 - NW Sprint Bmain Hot Laps

9:45 - Modified Bmain Hot Laps

10:00 - Sprint Car C Mains

10:30 - NW Sprint Bmains

11:00 - Modified Bmains

11:30 - Sprint Car Bmains

Saturday Oct 25 12:00 - Pits Open

4:00 - Grandstands Open

4:30 - Mandatory Autograph Session

6:00 - Hot Laps

7:00 - Sprint Charlie McCan Memorial

7:30 - Mod/Sprint/NW Dash

8:30 - Modified A-Main

9:30 - Sprint Car A-Main

10:30 - NW Sprint Car A-Main

Atomic Open Wheel Championships

OWC 410 SPRINT CAR ENTRIES

RICO ABREU

CHRIS ANDREWS

BRADY BACON

RONNIE BLAIR

DALE BLANEY

BRANDY BOWER

STEWART BREWBAKER

RYAN BROUGHTON

ROB CHANEY

MARK COLEMAN

BRANDON CONKEL

JEFF CONRAD

TYLER COURTNEY

KORY CRABTREE

JOSH DAVIS

CRAIG DOLLANSKY

COLE DUNCAN

TAYLOR FERNS

RANDY FINK

DJ FOOS

RICK FRALEY

CODY GARDNER

RANDY HANNAGAN

JORDAN HARBLE

MITCH HARBLE

JAC HAUDENSCHILD

SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD

CALEB HELMS

AARON HIGGINS

DANNY HOLTGRAVER

MARK IMLER

DEAN JACOBS

KIRK JEFFRIES

TODD KANE

CHAD KEMENAH

DEAN KESTER

IAN MADSEN

TERRY MCCARL

JESSE MCCREARY

JAMIE MILLER OWNED #6 - DRIVER TBA

JAMIE MILLER OWNED #9 - DRIVER TBA

CRAIG MINTZ

CHRIS MYERS

JAMIE MYERS

RYAN MYERS

JIM NIER

BRYAN NUCKLES

ED NUMEISTER

ANDREW PAULKER

PHOENIX RACING #59 - DRIVER TBA

TRAVIS PHILO

BRYAN SEBETTO

TIM SHAFFER

JOHN SHEWBROOKS OWNED #A79 - DRIVER TBA

NATHAN SKAGGS

EDDIE SLONE

DANNY SMITH

DAVID SMITH

JIMMY STINSON

ADAM STRAUSSER

KODY SWANSON

NATE REESER

GREG WILSON

BRANDON WIMMER

 

 

Hagar Piloting Famed No. e85 Sprint Car During Winter Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (Oct. 15, 2014) - Derek Hagar has a new opportunity this weekend.

Hagar will drive the famed No. e85 sprint car owned by Danny King during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's 41st annual Winter Nationals this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

"I don't know exactly what that car is like so there will be a little bit of a learning curve," Hagar said. "We want to go out there and win. We'll take it as we get it, but hopefully we go up there and get a couple of wins."

Hagar, who has picked up a career-high 15 feature wins this season, was victorious in his most recent Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event. However, he is coming off a pair of frustrating outings last weekend in Ohio.

Hagar piloted a sprint car for Destiny Motorsports on Friday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield for the 2nd annual Harvest of Sprints.

"We started out in hot laps and the valve cover came off and oil went everywhere and ruined my suit," he said. "Then in the heat race it just died. The MSD box went out I think."

Hagar, who was running third late in his heat race, was unable to restart. That relegated him to line up on the outside of the 11th row for the 25-lap feature.

"They had a wreck on the first lap," he said. "By the time that happened the engine died again. We pulled in and noticed the fuel pump fell off."

The team tightened everything back up and Hagar was able to restart the race last.

"I had to go out there and run as hard as I could," he said. "We didn't have very long to get to the front. We got up there slowly but surely. If we didn't have all those issues I think we would have been a contender for the win."

Hagar rallied from 22nd to a sixth-place finish.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Eldora Speedway during the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions season finale.

"Saturday started off the same way," he said. "We went to go push off to put heat in the motor and it wouldn't crank. The fuel pump fell out of it."

Following the issue Hagar then qualified 10th quickest and he finished fifth in a heat race to lock himself into the main event, which he started on the outside of the fifth row.

"The car just kept getting worse and worse," he said. "They were trying out some things and had a different shock package."

Hagar battled the handling of the car throughout the main event before he posted a 17th-place result.

"I want to thank Destiny Motorsports for the opportunity," he said. "It was a good experience and I learned a lot."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 11 - Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio - Heat race: DNF (3); Feature: 6 (22).

Oct. 12 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 17 (10).

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 15 wins, 22 top fives, 27 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

VIDEO -

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

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Xtreme Race Graphics

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

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

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

 

 

Thursday Thunder All Star Rookie of the Year

Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series have secured a fantastic prize for the 2014-2015 Rookie of the Year. Thursday Thunder Apparel has offered to supply sublimated crew shirts & jackets to the lucky winner of the award. Thursday Thunder Apparel was created through a desire to meet race team needs for high quality apparel at cost effective pricing without compromising quality both in Australia and worldwide. With Darren & Tricia Disbury behind the business you could guarantee this venture would be successful. The apparel side was an offshoot from Thursday Thunder TV and both ventures have grown enormously since their conception. Thursday Thunder on line TV show has now joined forces with Dirt Dog TV in the USA. Dirt Dog has over one million hits per months and 50,000 members and anyone who has been to the States has heard had heard of it. “This is a brilliant prize for our Rookie to win and we are so pleased to have Thursday Thunder involved again with the Series. Darren is certainly proactive with promotion and has been one of our greatest supporters since the series commenced.” Promoter Searle tells us. Check out the website www.thursdaythunderapparel.com.au and when thinking of new team shirts remember to support the company’s that support us.

 

SALDANA LOOKING TO SERVE UP A STRONG PERFORMANCE

AT FREMONT SPEEDWAY

FREMONT, Ohio (Oct. 15, 2014) – And then there were four. As the World Of Outlaws STP Sprint Car series continues to wind down, there is only one event on the calendar this weekend. Saturday, Oct. 18 will find the Outlaws ‘slinging dirt’ at Fremont Speedway in Ohio.

The one-third semi-banked Fremont Speedway oval is one of the few dirt tracks that has softwalls. Installed in 2002, Fremont was one of the first dirt track facilities to install these safety enhancements.

This Saturday will mark the seventh time the Outlaws have competed at Fremont. The inaugural event was held in 1990 and racing continued through 1993. There was one WoO event in 2011 and the winged sprint car drivers took to Fremont Speedway again last year.

“This will be our last Midwest race of the season,” said Joey Saldana, driver of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M, “and this race always draws a strong contingent of Ohio-based drivers.

“Last year although we qualified fifth, we got caught up in a multi-car incident in our heat which set off issues ultimately causing us to use a provisional to start the A Main.

“We had a top five finish last week at Rolling Wheels in New York and we would like to finish out the season with consistency.”

With seven victories to his credit this year, Saldana has a few more chances to increase his season total.

 

 

Brad Loyet – Land of Lincoln!

(Bill W) October 15, 2014 – Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global/Miller Truck Lines #o5 tested the MOWA series in Illinois last weekend. On Friday night, the Sunset Hills, Missouri driver checkered second at the Lincoln Speedway. Saturday, the series moved on to Jacksonville Speedway, where Brad tangled with leader Jerrod Hull, ending his night. This weekend finds the Lucas Oil ASCS Nationals Series point leader at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway near Mesquite, Texas for this weekend’s Winternationals.

Brad made the most of MOWA’s passing point system. “I did my usual pill draw and started dead-last in the heat race,” he says. “Fortunately, we got a good start and got by six cars on the first lap. We were up to fourth by then, and we were able to get to second.”

That qualified him for a Dash starting spot outside of row one. “We had an issue in the heat,” says Brad. “We thought it was a brake problem. They got hot and we changed the caliper for the Dash. We had the same problem though. It turned out the return spring had come loose and the throttle was hanging up a little bit. We ended up third in the Dash.”

A starting spot inside row two for the feature became the pole. “Christopher Bell spun out, and we were given the pole for the second restart,” says Brad. “Rico (Abreu) was able to get around us on the outside. We had a really strong car. We were able to run him down. I got outside of him once in lapped traffic. When he got underneath, I think it scared the lapped car, and he got on the brakes. He got in my way enough, and we lost the nose on the front wing.”

Still, he finished strong. “We ended up second, but I felt we had the car to win,” says Brad. “We needed a couple more laps. We were trying to work a line a little higher than him, it just didn’t pan out.”

The draw went much better on Saturday at Jacksonville. Brad won his heat from outside row one. Again, he found himself in the Dash…this time starting in row three. “I knew I wanted to start on the outside for the feature,” he says. “I was content kind of rolling around in the back there. A guy spun out and the yellow came out. I was fifth, and then I figured I needed to pass a guy. A guy threw the block on us there and (Zach) Daum got back by us.”

In the end, he would finish fifth and start inside row three for the main event. “I knew all night I had a strong car,” says Brad. “We’ve been really good at Jacksonville. They reworked the track, and it was a little too good at the beginning. Once it blew off, I think we had the best car in the race. We could run the cushion and the car wouldn’t get upset.”

Brad would put on a charge and challenge for the lead. “We slowly worked our way up to second,” he says. “Once we were in lapped traffic, I was on (Jerrod) Hull’s bumper. It was one of those deals where I got in there a little hot, and he jumped the cushion enough that I had nowhere to go. I got into him and got upside down. I was pretty upset, because I felt we should have won had I not made that mistake.”

All eyes are on Texas this weekend. The heat draw is usually imperative at Devil’s Bowl. “We want to draw well, but if everything works out like it has been with ASCS, I should draw the last row,” jokes Brad. “We’ve done well there, and we’re hoping for the best.”

Brad’s Weekly Releases

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

 

 

Can locals defend home turf against Outlaws at Fremont?

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio (Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014) – Donny Schatz is having the best season of his career. That’s hard to believe considering he is a five time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion. But, the driver of the Tony Stewart Racing machine recently recorded his 25th series win of 2014 and has won five of the last eight Outlaw events as the touring group heads to Fremont Speedway Saturday, Oct. 18.

The World of Outlaws only have four more events – including Fremont – on the 2014 schedule. The Joe Stelter Memorial – honoring the man who began Fremont Speedway in 1951 as the first promoter – will pay $10,000 to win and is the season finale for the track. The show is also part of the Salute to the King, as the series bids farewell to 20 time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser. Fremont Speedway and its Hall of Fame plan a special tribute to Kinser.

Schatz defeated Fremont weekly drivers Caleb Griffith and Bryan Sebetto at “The Track that Action Built” last year. It was Schatz first career win at Fremont and the 21st World of Outlaws victory of 2013. It was the first appearance of the World of Outlaws at Fremont since 2011 when Jason Meyers scored the win. Prior to the 2011 race, the last time the Outlaws had been at Fremont was in 1993 with Stevie Smith taking the win. Frank Kerr won Outlaw events at Fremont in 1991 and 1992 with Doug Wolfgang winning the only other series event at the track in 1990.

In a related note, Kerr will be on hand Saturday at Fremont to sign autographs.

Fremont boasts of one of the strongest and most talented weekly 410 racing fields in the country so it’s no surprise the World of Outlaw drivers know they have their hands full. In fact, when the Outlaws visited nearby Attica earlier this year, it was the Ohio contingent of Dale Blaney, Craig Mintz and Dean Jacobs swept the podium and local fans feel that could happen again at Fremont.

Many feel Blaney, who recently wrapped up his fifth University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions title and has 20 overall wins in 2014 – his best season ever – could defeat the World of Outlaws again at Fremont where he has won five times this year. Blaney has 24 career wins at Fremont.

Don’t count out 2014 Fremont champion Byron Reed. Reed, who now has five titles at Fremont, has 26 career wins at the track, though winless in 2014. Also, Brian Lay, Griffith and Mintz each have two wins at Fremont this season. Other winners include Chris Andrews, Jacobs, Rob Chaney, Cole Duncan, James McFadden, Christopher Bell and Jamie Veal.

Schatz had a 289 point lead in the World of Outlaw standings with 2013 champion Daryn Pittman second with 13 series wins. Paul McMahan is third in the series points with 5 wins with Kerry Madsen fourth with 6 wins. Joey Saldana sits fifth in the World of Outlaw points with 7 series wins. Among the series top five in points, only Schatz has a career win at Fremont Speedway.

Brad Sweet has five Outlaw wins in 2014 and is 6th in the points with Cody Darrah having 2 wins and sits 7th. Kinser has one series win in 2014 and sits 8th in points and has two career wins at Fremont. David Gravel has five series wins and is 9th in the points with Kraig Kinser 10th in the standings with a win.

Other contenders who are expected at Fremont include Greg Wilson who has 10 career wins at Fremont; Shane Stewart, who has 2 Outlaw wins this season and has 2 career wins at Fremont; Jac Haudenschild who has three career wins at Fremont; and a host of other regional stars.

Gates will open Saturday at 4 p.m. with racing underway at 7 p.m. Reserved seats are $40 and can be obtained by going to www.woosprint.com/fremont-speedway. Adult general admission is $35 with teen tickets at $20. Pit passes are $40.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

 

 

LATEST ENTRY LIST FOR 19TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS!

(Perris, CA, October 15, 2014) Latest entry list for the 410 portion of the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 7th and 8th. An entry form for the prestigious race is at the end of this release.

Entries

0 - Alex Malycke - Purceville, VA

02 - Matt Rossi - South Central, AZ

2 - Austin Williams - Yorba Linda, CA

2F - Danny Faria Jr. - Tipton, CA

4 - Damion Gardner - Concord, CA

4G - Chris Gansen - San Bernardino, CA

4X - Tracy Hines - Wilkinson, IN

5 - Logan Williams - Yorba Linda, CA

5 - Chad Boespflug - Plainfield, IN

5V - Colby Copeland - Roseville, CA

5X - Max Adams - Loomis, CA

7 - Garrett Hansen - Manhattan Beach, CA

10 - Richard Vander Weerd - Visalia, CA

12 - Josh Pelkey - Peoria, AZ

12X - Robert Ballou - Westfield, IN

16 - Mike Martin - Yuma, AZ

18 - Jarett Andretti - Mooresville, NC

20 - Bryan Clauson - Noblesville, IN

21 - A.J. Bender - Ramona, CA

30 - C.J. Leary - Greenfield, IN

32 - Chase Stockon - Elizabethtown, IN

34 - Corey Ballard - Orange, CA

36 - Mikey Lovas - Menifee, CA

37 - Matt Mitchell - Orange, CA

37F - Nic Faas - Huntington Beach, CA

37RW - Jon Stanbrough - Avon, IN

37X - David Bezio - El Cajon, CA

39E - Kyle Edwards - Fountain Valley, CA

40 - Justin Grant - Indianapolis, IN

44 - Cody Williams - Corona, CA

50 - Mike Spencer - Temecula, CA

51 - R.J. Johnson - Laveen, AZ

56 - Ryan Bernal - Hollister, CA

64- Parker Colston - Lake Elsinore, CA

69 - Brady Bacon - Broken Arrow, OK

71P - Dave Darland - Lincoln, IN

72 - Greg Alexander - San Pedro, CA

73 - Kevin Thomas Jr. - Cullman, IN

73X - TBA 88 - Jace Vander Weerd - Visalia, CA

91R - Brody Roa - Buena Park, Ca

92 - Jake Swanson - Anaheim, CA

92M - TBA

98 - Verne Sweeney - Lomita, CA

98A - Verne Sweeney - Lomita, CA

98X - Jeremy Ellertson - Lawndale, CA

Yorba Linda’s Logan Williams, the leading rookie in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series is among the latest entries in the Oval Nationals. Media feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia, one of only two drivers other than Damion Gardner to win a USAC/CRA main event at The PAS this year, is among the latest entries. Media feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Advance tickets for the Oval Nationals are on sale 24 hours a day by calling 1-800 595-4849 or by clicking on the following link to purchase tickets online: Order Oval Nationals Tickets

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

Camping for all events at The PAS is available for $25.00 per night. The campground will open at noon on Friday. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

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

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The Nineteenth Annual

Budweiser Oval Nationals

"Presented by All Coast Construction"

at Perris Auto Speedway November 7 & 8, 2014

$20,000 to WIN - $1,000 to START 40 LAP “A” MAIN

Total Purse Over $91,000

This is a USAC National Competition for Non Wing Sprint Cars. Amsoil USAC/CRA and USAC National points will be awarded both nights.

Tires: Hoosier 105/16-15 Medium is the only approved right rear tire with the following exception - Emergency Tire 105/18-15 Hard. (Emergency Tire may only be introduced at the discretion of USAC Officials). All other corners are open.

Weight: 1325 lbs with driver and equipment.

Mufflers: Mufflers are mandatory. Mufflers must not exceed 95 DBA at 100’ radius.

Safety: One way radios are MANDATORY. Rock Screens and USAC approved head and neck restraint devices are recommended.

All other rules will be governed by the USAC National rulebook.

For further information call the PAS office at 951-940-0134 or email Kim Kazarian at openwhchic.kim@aol.com entries can be sent to:

Perris Auto Speedway - 18700 Lake Perris Dr., Perris, CA 92571 (951) 940-0134 CAMPING AVAILABLE ON THE LAKE PERRIS FAIRGROUNDS PLEASE CALL (951)-940-0134

ENTRY FORM

I hereby make the following entry for the Oval Nationals at the Perris Auto Speedway on November 7 & 8, 2014 subject to the rules and regulations of Perris Auto Speedway and the Lake Perris Fairgrounds. Entry is subject to final approval from Perris Auto Speedway. Perris Auto Speedway reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone or car for the Oval Nationals. All entries will compete both nights. USAC National and USAC/CRA Rules Apply. Provisional starts will be awarded for both National and CRA series.

Pre Entry Fee with entry form before October 12, 2014 - $100.00. Entries at the gate $250.00.

Pit passes will be $50.00 for each night. NO REFUNDS.

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE RACE FORMAT AND PURSE MONEY PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.PERRISAUTOSPEEDWAY.COM OR EMAIL Kim Kazarian AT openwhchic.kim@aol.com.

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SCHATZ, ELY SCORE WINS FOR J&J

McKENZIE, TN - J&J Auto Racing teams are winning races all across the globe in 2014. Five-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz continued his remarkable season in Tony Stewart Racing's STP J&J, and on the other side of the world, Chad Ely began his season with a victory in South Australia in his No. A1 J&J.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS

Donny Schatz recored his 25th World of Outlaws A-Feature victory Saturday night at Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge, N.Y. Schatz qualified the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J 11th overall before winning the second heat and racing from eighth to fifth in the dash. In the 25-lap A-Feature, he started fifth and worked his way into second before the race reached the midpoint. He took the lead from David Gravel on lap 16 and led the final nine laps to pick up his 171st career WoO A-Feature win.

"We've worked hard at it all year," said Schatz following the victory. "These STP guys (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman) are definitely on their game. They've won a lot of races this year and it's just an honor to drive this car. They just keep making things better. It's an awesome machine to drive for sure."

IRON TRIANGLE 360 SPRINTCAR GOLD CUP

Chad Ely came out victorious in Saturday's Iron Triangle 360 Sprintcar Gold Cup at Westline Speedway in Whyalla, South Australia. Ely began his night in the Maxwill Motors/Butlerbuilt/Car Mechanical & Detailing No. A1 J&J by winning heat two, racing to third in heat four, and was second in heat six before winning the dash. Ely capped the evening by racing to victory in the main event.

Other recent winners…. Jerry Hammock won the Sprint Series of Texas feature event at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas a few weeks ago driving his No. 4 J&J. Hammock won his heat, the dash, and lapped up to second in the feature event.

 

 

UNITED RACING CLUB 2015 OPENER SET FOR BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY

The United Racing CLUB is busy prepping for its return in 2015 and has announced its season opener for the 360 Sprint car group. Bridgeport Speedway, the 5/8 mile track, billed as the fastest dirt track in the east, will host the Club on Sunday, April 12, 2015. “Everyone involved in bringing the club back is really looking forward to our opener at Bridgeport Speedway,” according to a club spokesperson. “United Racing Club used to begin its season at Bridgeport years ago so we’re excited to be going back and we’re hoping for a successful opener for the track and the club. We’d obviously like to get back to Bridgeport more throughout the season.” Bridgeport Speedway is located in Swedesboro, NJ and has been racing since 1972. The club is in the process of working with other speedways, working on confirming more race dates in 2015 and those will be announced shortly. The United Racing Club is also busy securing sponsors and product sponsors for the 2015 season. Fans can follow all of the news and announcements concerning the comeback of the club via its Facebook page under United Racing Club or on twitter @URCClub. A website is also in the works and will be online soon.

 

 

GRANDVIEW THUNDER 5-25’S TO CLOSE OUT THUNDER SERIES 2014 SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 18 6 PM

The season finale of the NAPA AUTO PARTS Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will take place at the Grandview Speedway on Saturday night with the popular Grandview Thunder 5-25s features only event and House of Thunder Halloween Party. The Saturday night, October 18 will see the first green flag fall at 6 PM. Gates open at 4 PM. It’s a five feature racing program show-casing five of the most popular divisions of dirt track racing.

The NASCAR 358 Modifieds, URC Sprint Cars, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman and Legends cars will each compete in a 25 lap feature event – along with the Blast from the Past Vintage Stock cars leading up to the MONSTER SMASH Demolition Derby that will close out the spooky night of tricks and treats.

The Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets and Sportsman will utilize timed warm-ups and an inversion draw to determine the starting order for each feature event, while the Legends cars will use their current points standing with an invert to make up their feature line-up.

All this action coupled with Thunder on the Hill mainstays: FREE Pit Tours and the Inside/Out Experience – available for you to sign-up directly inside the main gate. The Low Down and Dirty Radio Show will be hosting their pre-race Meet and Greet. JOE THE PIZZA DUDE and the Thunder Girls will be available along with give-a-ways, games and prizes. Also, Jay Dugan from the Radical Design Group will be there to “trick or treat” the race fans as he leads the social media interaction for Thunder on the Hill.

Fans are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween treats. All children are invited to take part in the Halloween Parade with special prizes.

On Saturday, October 18th for House of Thunder Halloween Party, Gates Open at 4PM with a 6PM Race Time. Adult General Admission tickets are $25, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids under 6 are always FREE! Pit Admission is $30 with a license and $35 without a license.

Series sponsors joining NAPA Auto Parts include: Window World of Lehigh Valley, Pioneer Pole Buildings, MACH1 Sprint Car Chassis and GALCO Business Communications.

5-25 Feature Entries:

358 Modifieds: Jeff Strunk #4, Duane Howard #66, Frank Cozze #19, Ryan Grim #17, Nate Christman #37, Kevin Hirhler #117, Ray Swinehart #33, Jon Kellner Sr. #41, Chris Esposito #31, Tim Buckwalter #22, Kyle Borror #B4, Todd Smith #39, Eric Biehn #87, MeMe DeSantis #88d, Brian Houseknecht #323, Mike Kellner #A1, Andy Ressler #10, Kyle Weiss #21, Mike Gular #53, Mike Laise #33x, Don Norris #976, Mike Mahaney #357, Billy Pauch Jr, Ryan Watt #14

Sportsman: Brett Kressley #19K, Ken Gilmore #7, Brian Hirthler #4*, Ryan Beltz #221, Joe Funk #14J, Craig Whitmoyer #99, Ryan Lilick 142, Ken Eckert #29, Brandon Whitmoyer #99B, Guy Germano #542, Brett Gilmore #00, Paul Kline #1, Jared Umbenhauer #5, Jason Neidlinger #88X, Ron Krex #9K, Kevin Dries #573, Lex Shive #5K, Kevin Beach #17X, Brad Roberts #14, Brad Grimm #611, Charles Webber #10, Mark Behm #134, Tom Miller #77

ARDC Wingless Midgets: Steven Drevicki #19, Brenden Bright #92, Trevor Kobylarz #1, Alex Bright #27, Brett Arndt #46, Bruce Buckwalter Jr. #83, Nick Wean #78m Ryan Greth #4, Austin Burke #54, PB Gargiulo #5, Tony DiMattia #50, Kyle Lick #8, Brett Wanner #44, Tommy Kunsman Jr. #21, Tim Buckwalter #52, Jim Radney #95, Billy Pauch Jr. #28, Shawn Jackson #7, Danny Stratton #33, Tyler Brehm #97, Steve Buckwalter #0, Billy Courtwright #75, Drew Heistand #12, Carey Becker #20

URC Sprints: Randy West #56, Larry Kelleher #76, Chuck Hebing #45, Troy Betts #22, Andy Best #88, Davie Franek #28F, Brian Carber #8c, Jeff Fithian #54, Scott Lutz #33, Kevin Darling #9d, Jordan Thomas #79, Curt Michael #5G, Ed Aikin #7, Robbie Stillwaggon #89, Josh Weller #25, Jonathan Swanson #17J, Brad Franks #12B, Jason Clauss #08, Cameron Darling #9, Mike Kostic #40.

Legends: Chris Spidle #09, Chris Transeau #18, Robert Stough #07, Mason Chaney 8CR, Jacob Feltch #13, Chad Earnst #85, Bill Foster #6, Keith Haring #35, Scott Gobrecht #44, Rick Hartwig #9, John Hall #70, Andy Whaling #45, Vernon Houseman #20, Scott Spidle #90, Tim Bauer #890, Jason Fuhrman #11, Scott Deaner Sr #521, Clint Penkauskas #12J, Ron Harring Jr. #35H, Joe Fanelli #45H.

Grandview Speedway Route 100 Ten mile north of Pottstown, PA GPS Users: 43 Passmore Road Bechtelsville, PA 19505 Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688 Thunder on the Hill Information: 443 513 4456 Websites: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com or www.grandviewspeedway.com

Thunder on the Hill fans are encouraged to engage on social media platforms using the hashtag #TOTHRacing before, after and during racing events. #TOTHRacing content will be promoted across the Thunder on the Hill official social media platforms on

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

Twitter: @TOTHRacing and Instagram: @TOTHRacing.

2014 Thunder Series Race Dates: Saturday, Oct 18 6 PM House of Thunder Halloween Party- - Features Only Modifieds, Sprints, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, Legends, Monster Smash Demo Derby, Blast from the Past Vintage Cars. Rain Date: Sunday, October 19 4 PM Admission: Grandstands $25 Adults, $10 Children 6-11, Children 5 and under are FREE Pit Fee: $30 with a license, $35 without a license.

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 52nd Anniversary season in 2014. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

 

 

Hanks Returning to Devil's Bowl Speedway This Weekend for Winter Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2014) - This weekend marks the third trip of the season to Devil's Bowl Speedway for Brandon Hanks.

The half-mile oval in Mesquite, Texas, hosts the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, which is an event that Hanks brings high hopes into.

"The goal isn't going to change," he said. "I know we can beat these guys. Everything is going to line up one of these days and we're going to enjoy it when we do win a race."

Hanks finished 17th during his debut at Devil's Bowl Speedway in March and he improved to a 13th-place result at the track in June.

"For whatever reason it takes me a lap or two to get going, to get my bearings right and to get my mind to not want to jerk on the wheel like I'm at a short track," he said. "It's hard when you're going at a high rate of speed to barely move the wheel going into the corners. Practice will make you better though."

Hanks is entering this weekend aiming for a top 10 both nights in addition to gaining valuable experience each lap at the tricky track.

"I like the big, fast race tracks," he said. "The car wings over and you have to be real smooth on the wheel. We get better every time we go there. We get more things figured out. I look forward to going back to see if we can top last time."

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 15 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - D&B Farms

Located in Burlison, Tenn., D&B Farms is a corn and beans farm owned by the Hanks family.

"It's a family business so I need to thank my dad, Brad Jones, Ricky Huffman and my granddad," Hanks said. "We all work on the farm together. Without them not only would we not be able to race, but we couldn't make a living."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Tankersley Aiming for First Career ASCS National Tour Win This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Oct. 15, 2014) - Channin Tankersley is searching for his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory and this weekend could provide the perfect opportunity.

Tankersley will pilot a sprint car owned by Bruce Griffith during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour 41st annual Winter Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

"I've always ran strong there, but haven't caught the right breaks," Tankersley said. "I've been in contention to win races and had weird things happen. Whether it's been a mechanical failure or getting in a crash, we've been derailed from a few opportunities to win. Hopefully this weekend everything will go smooth and I'll have a shot at a victory or two."

Tankersley is in the middle of one of his best seasons. He is fresh off his first career ASCS Gulf South Region championship and he's already recorded three feature victories.

"I feel like I've had a consistent season," he said. "That's what won the ASCS Gulf South championship. However, I'm not just aiming to earn consistent top fives or top 10s. I'm shooting to win races."

Tankersley finished seventh at the Winter Nationals last year and he earned a seventh-place result during his most-recent race at the half-mile track in August.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Accu-Fab

Accu-Fab is a machine shop located in Topeka, Kan.

"Calvin, who owns Accu-Fab, has been a big supporter for the past couple of years," Tankersley said. "I can't thank him enough for helping me out."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Scelzi Seeking Fresh Start Entering 21st annual Trophy Cup This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2014) - Dominic Scelzi is aiming for a fresh start this weekend when he tackles the 21st annual Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway.

"I called it quits on 2014 and this weekend will start 2015," he said. "We're going to consider this the first race of next year. The year 2014 was not good to us by any means."

That was evident last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway during the 29th annual Cotton Classic with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

"We never had any luck," he said. "We unloaded and went out for hot laps. I got on the gas down the backstretch and it didn't sound right so I pulled off. We changed the ignition box and then we went out for one lap to check everything. It still didn't fix the problem and we didn't have enough time to change the engine before qualifying."

Scelzi timed in 25th quickest, which started him on the inside of the fourth row for his heat race.

"We changed the magneto before the heat race and that was the problem," he said. "The motor ran fine in the heat race, but we had a bleeder break in the right rear tire. I passed for fifth place on the second lap, but I never felt any good. Once I came into the pits after the race I had like three pounds of air in the right rear."

Scelzi finished fifth in his heat race, which was one position out of locking his Roth Motorsports backed team into the main event. That started Scelzi on the inside of the fifth row for the B Main.

"On the first lap two cars got together in front of me and flipped," he said. "I had nowhere to go."

The team replaced the top wing, nose wing, steering arm and a drag link to allow Scelzi to restart the race at the back following the opening-lap crash. However, he was caught up in another wreck several laps later, which ended his night early.

Scelzi will return to Thunderbowl Raceway this Thursday through Saturday for the 21st annual Trophy Cup - a premier event he nearly won two years ago when he maintained the lead for a majority of the 50-lap race.

"I really want to thank the Finley family, who really helped us out by lending us an engine on late notice," he said. "We really appreciate them and wouldn't be able to race this weekend without their help."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 11 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: DNF (9).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Carlucci Transport

Formed in 2001, Carlucci Transport has grown into a leader in the transport business, ranging from agricultural commodities to freight. With more than 200 power units servicing California, Carlucci Transport not only continues to meet, but stay ahead of the State of California's CARB (California Air Resource Board) compliance laws. For more information, visit http://www.CarlucciTransport.com.

"I really would like to thank everyone at Carlucci Transport, especially Nick and his wife for all of the support the past few years," Scelzi said. "I really enjoy having them as friends as well as sponsors."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Reutzel Set for Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (October 15, 2014) – Aaron Reutzel set the bar pretty high for the Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals with a third-place finish last October. It’s a finish he’ll try to improve upon at this weekend’s 41st Annual Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals in Mesquite, TX, on Friday and Saturday.

This weekend’s double dip atop the storied half-mile near Dallas is the first competition for the BC Fundz/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple-X Chassis team since the Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway on September 26.

Coming off a pair of idle weekends, Reutzel and the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt team are refreshed and ready for action.

“It was some much needed time off, so maybe it’ll be worth it,” the Clute, TX, driver commented.

Devil’s Bowl in 2014 has been feast or famine for Reutzel with an 18th to ninth charge in the opening night of the Spring Nationals in March and a strong fourth-place run in June’s Speedweek action sandwiching a pair of DNF’s.

“The draw is so important there, it can make or break your whole night,” Reutzel says.

Reutzel will be hoping for something similar to the Winter Nationals of 2013 where he posted a career-best Devil’s Bowl finish of third in ASCS National Tour action.

Following this weekend’s double, Reutzel and the Basic One Services/Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics team travel up Interstate 30 to Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway for the Short Track Nationals.

“I can’t wait to get to Short Track, we’re really looking forward to that one,” Reutzel says of the prestigious event that is also the site of his first career ASCS National Tour win earlier this year.

Ranked tenth in ASCS National points entering the weekend, a second ASCS National win at Outlaw Motorsports Park near Muskogee, OK, in May is among his six features wins this year. He’ll look to add to the win column over the next several weekends.

2014 Quick Stats: 52 races, 6 “A” Main wins, 22 top-fives, 32 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS action at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway Winter Nationals in Mesquite, TX, this Friday and Saturday, October 17-18.

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 racinboys.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Zitterich and Wright on Board with New National Sprint League!

Windom, MN (October 15, 2014) – The new 410 sprint car series founded by Tod Quiring of Big Game Treestands now has a name…the National Sprint League. The series would also like to announce two new employees. Chuck Zitterich of Sioux Falls, South Dakota will serve as Competition Director, while Bill Wright of Monroe, Iowa will be Public Relations Director.

The National Sprint League recently announced four dates at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa (May 9, June 27, July 4, August 29), as well as one at the Eagle Raceway near Eagle, Nebraska (Friday, May 8). The May 8 and 9 Eagle/Knoxville weekend will offer a $20,000 bonus for a sweep of the features, thanks to Phil and Ryan Durst of Durst Motorplex in Lincoln, Nebraska. The point fund for the series will be $350,000, while drivers will still be able to vie for the Knoxville Championship Cup Series which pays out more than $250,000 in cash and contingencies.

Zitterich brings a wealth of experience, and presently serves as an official with the Knoxville Raceway. He most recently was the competition director with the ASCS-Midwest series. He also has been active in the past at the Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota and with the NMRA series among others.

“Honestly, I was ready to spend more time at home next year, but I’m really excited about the National Sprint League,” says Zitterich. “There are a lot of possibilities for growth. I’m really looking forward to getting going with this. I really want to thank Tod for the opportunity, and I’m ready to get to work!”

Wright has been a freelance journalist, announcer and public relations representative in sprint car racing for the last twenty years. He has been employed at the Knoxville Raceway in several different capacities over the last ten years, including website maintenance, public relations and as co-track historian. His announcing experience includes shows sanctioned by the Sprint Invaders, MOWA, IRA, ASCS and audio broadcasts from the Knoxville Raceway.

“First and foremost, I am a sprint car fan,” says Wright. “It’s a blessing to be able to work in a field you are passionate about. What Tod has created here is really exciting, and I thank him for the chance to be involved. The sprint car fans throughout the Midwest should be on the edge of their seats already! The excitement from tracks and sponsors wanting to be a part of this is energizing. Also, it will be the first traveling series I’ve worked for that has included Knoxville, which is essential for the series. It’s also huge for me on a personal level, because it’s home. I think I can speak for Chuck in saying that we are proud to work for the greatest track in the world on Saturday nights. We’re excited about the future of sprint car racing! There are a lot of logistics involved getting a series of this magnitude rolling, and we’re already working hard to meet the challenge!”

“We’re all excited about the National Sprint League,” says Tod Quiring. “We’re really happy to have Chuck and Bill on board as our Competition Director and PR Director. They bring a wealth of experience. It’s really overwhelming the response we’ve had from the fans, promoters, tracks and major businesses. We have a lot of exciting news we’ll be announcing in the coming weeks!”

Stay tuned for updates from the National Sprint League in the days to come!

 

 

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EMPIRE STATE FINALE: CJB Gains Positions at Rolling Wheels Raceway

2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season down to four more events

TELFORD, PA. - October 15, 2014 - With only four more attempts to get to victory lane in the 2014 season, the pressure is beginning to mount for Paul McMahan and the #51 CJB Motorsports team.

"One of goals is to close out the season with a win or two," said Paul McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sponsored machine. "It gives you something to build off of heading into the off season. There are a few tracks coming up where we feel like we will do really well."

Rolling Wheels Raceway was the site of the finale event of the Outlaws schedule in the state of New York. Through three events in the Empire State this season, McMahan and the team came into the event with three top-10's and an average finish of 6.7.

"We timed in 8th which put on the outside pole of our heat race," explained McMahan. "We needed to win to make the dash and we didn't. For the feature, we had to start tenth and we tried out some stuff we've been curious about. We picked up a four spots to finish sixth so it wasn't a bad night. We learned a few things that I think will help us out for the rest of this year and even into next year as we head to tracks for the final time this season."

Speaking of final trips, the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' returns to Ohio for the last time in 2014 as the series tackles Fremont Speedway on Saturday, October 18th.

"Fremont is a tough place to go race," said McMahan. "The locals there are very good and always a threat. The pill draw is very important there. This late in the year, it's not as crucial but still a big factor. However, if you can make it through your heat race and into the feature, you stand a fighting chance. It's a very racy surface and you can make up positions on it. On the flip side, they don't call it the 'Action Track' for night. It's going to be a fun yet demanding race."

EVENT BOX SCORE (Time Trials/Heat Start & Finish/Dash Start & Finish/Feature Start & Finish):

Rolling Wheels Raceway Park: 8th/ 2nd (2nd)/ N/A (N/A)/ 10th (6th) - Winner: Donny Schatz

CJB MOTORSPORTS 2014 STATS:

Starts: 85

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 43

Top-10's: 74

Average Time Trial: 7.0

Average A-main finish: 6.4

Total Laps Led: 135

UP NEXT: The CJB team competes in the Buckeye State one final time as the Outlaws invade Fremont (OH) Speedway on Saturday, October 18th.

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:

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

ABOUT R&R MEDIA GROUP: Armed with state-of-the-art technology and savvy multimedia experts, R&R Media Group represents an opportunity to push your organization to the next level. >From well-crafted press releases to eye-catching videos, attention grabbing audio and outstanding service, our St. Louis based company can create custom media solutions for any need. Follow R&R Media Group online on Facebook and Twitter.

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

 

 

Racing Fans Direct

Coming up October 25 TH , RFD will be at Port Royal Speedway for the World Of Outlaws VS.. the Pa Posse . At this historic race will be the King Steve Kinser , in his last race as a member of the Outlaws at Port Royal .

During the night Racing Fans Direct will make available Steve Kinser Posters that benefit the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame for a great value of just $3.00 each . This poster was a hot item during the Knoxville Nationals which sold out and is the second reorder of this fabulous poster . I have a limited number available for fans .

Also during the night MS RACING FANS DIRECT , Chelsey Jamieson will make her first official appearance meeting and greeting fans , giving out some prizes, The Racing Fans Direct Hot Seat award to some lucky fans , and other Port Royal activities . She will be running for MS Motorsports 2015 in January at the Area Auto Racing News Annual Motorsports Show sponsored by Pioneer Pole Buildings . Previously this year MS Jamieson was Miss Ransomville Speedway and her weekly appearances certainly made an impression in all feature winning photos .

Available on request is RFD information of our 2015 Knoxville Nationals Fan Tour and other information forthcoming of our events now and into the year . Our goal is to bring New Excitement to Racing but directly to fans who are always the most exciting ingredient to any racing Program . To learn and find out more about Racing Fans Direct contact me Robert Altman by e-mail racingfansdirect@outlook.com or by cell phone 443-974-7027 . “ Racing Fans Direct --The New Excitement in Racing “

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Trophy Cup Week!

(Bill W) October 14, 2014 – Terry McCarl and the Country Builders Construction #88 team are preparing for this week’s Trophy Cup at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. The Altoona, Iowa driver is ready for one of the crown jewels of 360 racing. Last Friday night, he was aboard the Jimmy Davies #99 in MOWA action at the Lincoln Speedway in Illinois.

TMAC drove from eighth to fourth in his heat on Friday. “We were a little bit off in the heat race,” he says. “There’s been a little bit of a learning curve with the different shocks and things, but we were good.”

The team prepared for a feature in which they started tenth. “We knew it was probably going to lay rubber,” says TMAC. “It was unfortunate for the fans, with the midgets and all and it was a great event. I knew we didn’t have much time to get up front starting where we were.”

TMAC escaped disaster, not once, but twice. “On the first start, Christopher Bell spun in front of everyone, and by an act of God…more that than driving ability, we just missed it by an inch,” he says. “No matter what happened after that, I knew we were money ahead.”

That wasn’t all. “Then on the next start, Parker Price-Miller spun and there was nowhere to go but three feet between him and the fence,” says TMAC. “At Huset’s, I’ve driven up on the fence a few times, and we were able to save it. It was funny how your mind works and it takes you back to where you’ve been. It took me back to Huset’s and I drove two wheels up on the fence. That had me laughing in my helmet, because I definitely should have torn it up there.”

TMAC would work his way to fourth. “At the end we were starting sixth and I got a great start,” he says. “I was all over the guys in front of me, but I couldn’t do much. It laid rubber after three or four laps in three and four and it took a little longer in one and two.”

The team felt good about their efforts. “I really felt we had a car to contend,” says TMAC. “That’s always nice when you’re driving someone else’s car. Jimmy and I really put our heads together and had a good racecar. We ended up fourth. We were all over Jerrod Hull, who was third the whole race.”

Unfortunately, a motor issue kept the team out of action on Saturday at Jacksonville Speedway. “We were really looking forward to Jacksonville and hoping to pick up a win,” says TMAC. “I had a lot of fans coming to watch that night. Unfortunately, Jimmy called me Saturday morning and we had burnt a spark plug off. There was no sense risking it, so we had to call it a weekend.”

The misfortune gave him the opportunity to head west a little early. “We left for California Sunday morning,” says TMAC. “We’re out here to run the Country Builders Construction #88 for the Offill family. Taco Bravo Racing is joining forces with us this year. Dennis Woullett is helping us out. I was able to win the last feature at San Jose Speedway driving for him. He’s a great supporter of sprint car racing and helps out Craig ‘Cowboy’ Smith too. His name will be on the front wing, and part of his sponsorship is a five gallon bucket of salsa. I’m pretty excited about that.”

In addition, it gives TMAC an opportunity to celebrate a special occasion. “We enjoy San Francisco,” he says. “We’re out here enjoying the city for our 25th Anniversary. We try to get out here at this time every year. It’s just a lot of fun. The Offill’s are like a second family to me. It’s fun to come out with the Outlaws in the spring and the Trophy Cup in the fall.”

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

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This Month in TMAC History!

In October of 2006, TMAC finished third in WoO action at the United Sports Arizona raceway in Tucson. He trailed Donny Schatz and Brooke Tatnell at the finish. He won three features with the WoO in 2006, and eleven overall. His WoO triumphs came at Huset’s Speedway (SD), Williams Grove Speedway (PA) and at the Nodak Speedway (ND). He also recorded $10,000 paydays at East Bay Raceway Park (FL) and Volusia Speedway (FL) that season. Though missing much of that season with a broken leg, he still managed a 9th place season standing with the WoO.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

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

TMAC Motorsports would like to thank sponsors Country Builders Construction, Rossie Feed and Grain, Bosma Poultry, SnowPlow Snow Pushers – www.TheSnowPlow.com, DeBerg Concrete, Colin Bulmer, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Berryhill Racing, Phil and Vivian, Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises, Ryan Yager Trucking, Vortex Racing, Hoosier Tire, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, 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, 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.

 

 

Bell Adds 21st Win of the Year – Back on Asphalt this Weekend!

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (October 14, 2014) – Twenty-one main event wins on the year is the latest count for 19-year-old Christopher Bell after picking off another POWRi Midget win over the weekend.

The victory at Illinois’ Lincoln Speedway highlighted a weekend that included what could have been another win in the Sprint Car portion of the Friday double header and then a sixth-place run in Saturday’s All Star Circuit of Champions season finale at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway.

The Norman, OK, native will take in another weekend of asphalt aboard a Kyle Busch Motorsports entry at North Carolina’s Hickory Motor Speedway before returning to the dirt for next week’s Short Track Nationals at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway aboard Brandon Berryman’s No. 31b.

Friday’s double-dip at Lincoln Speedway started out in strong form with Bell racing from third to win his Midget heat and then charging from tenth to win the Sprint Car heat race as well, earning the pole position for both feature events.

Bell jumped into the lead at the outset of the POWRi Midget feature aboard the Keith Kunz Motorsports Toyota No. 71 and led all the way for his 15th Midget win of the year and 21st overall feature triumph.

“It was rubbered down from the start, so we just rolled around and stayed out of trouble,” Bell explained of the victory drive.

“It’s pretty awesome to get to 21 wins for the year, hopefully we can add at least a couple more before it’s over,” Bell said.

He nearly added one immediately after, starting from the pole position of the MOWA Sprint Car feature aboard the Fox Brothers No. 53 machine. But an opening lap incident nixed any hopes of adding win number 22 on Friday night.

“We had that Sprint Car race, but then spun in the first corner,” Bell said. “It was mostly just bolt-on stuff, but four of the guys pulled an all-nighter to get the car repaired and ready for Eldora on Saturday.”

With the repairs made, Bell timed in fourth-quick among the 36 competitors signed in for the All Star Circuit of Champions winged 410 Sprint Car portion of Eldora’s Sprintacular before ultimately posting a strong sixth-place finish in the feature to run his season top-ten total to 61.

“We qualified good and were fast all night, just had a couple of little problems that kept us from moving forward in any of the races,” Bell commented. “It was still a pretty good night though.”

Bell is back in Charlotte prepping for this weekend’s late model action at Hickory Motor Speedway where he took in a pair of weekends in early September.

“It will be some more good experience, it’s definitely quite a bit different than what I’m accustomed to,” Bell says of the upcoming weekend. “I’m looking forward to it.”

2014 Quick Stats: 92 races, 21 wins, 48 top-fives, 61 top-tens.

Next Up:

Saturday, Hickory Motor Speedway (Hickory, NC) – Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 51 asphalt late model

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

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

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

 

 

USAC Southwest Set for Hank Arnold Memorial at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (October 14, 2014) – It’s “welcome back” time for the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars as the series makes its first Canyon Speedway Park appearance in nearly three months at this Saturday night’s Hank Arnold Memorial.

Following an open practice session on Wednesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars headline Saturday night’s Hank Arnold Memorial that also includes Micro Sprints, Pure Stocks and Dwarf Cars.

Saturday’s racing action at the event named for the Sprint Car Hall-of-Famer goes green at 7:00 p.m.

The USAC Southwest Sprint Cars last took to the CSP clay on July 26 with R.J. Johnson reeling off his third consecutive series score at the track near the Phoenix metro area.

Johnson, the reigning series champion, had a four-race win streak snapped on September 20 at Casa Grande by Charles Davis, Jr., with Josh Pelkey topping the most recent event at Prescott Valley this past weekend.

While Johnson holds a healthy 123 points lead in the series championship chase, the battle for second is a close one with Pelkey just eight points ahead of Davis, Jr.

Matt Rossi and Shon Deskins round out the current top five in USAC Southwest points with the rest of the top ten including Mike Martin, Tye Mihocko, Andrew Reinbold, Nick Aiuto and Michael Curtis.

Saturday’s card also mark the return of Micro Sprints after an extended absence as well, with Jarrett Martin the most recent winner on July 26.

Ty Warner and Steve Bitting split Pure Stock honors in most recent action on September 19-20 with Tim Cotherman and Pat Hennessey taking Dwarf Car wins the same weekend.

Tickets to Saturday’s Hank Arnold Memorial are just $15 with a $2 discount for Military, Seniors and Students. Children ages 7-12 are $6, with children 6 and under admitted free. VIP passes are available for $20 each night.

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

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

The entire 2014 Canyon Schedule can be previewed online at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

STN Early Entry Deadline!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 14, 2014) – With the anticipation level climbing as each day clicks off, the pre-entry discount deadline for I-30 Speedway’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires is today, October 14.

Those entering the prestigious event by the end of the day today, Tuesday, October 14, can save $100 on the entry fee. The entry fee for those entering by the deadline is $150. Those entering after that date will be $250. Entry forms are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/stn2014.pdf or by calling 501-455-4567.

Set for October 23-25 after Wednesday night’s (October 22) $2,000-to-win Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open, more than $100,000 in purse money will be distributed over the weekend with the winner of Saturday night, October 25, 40-lap STN Championship finale pocketing $15,000. All those making the cut for the STN Championship finale will earn a minimum of $2,500.

Last October, Sammy Swindell bested a field of 105 competitors for his third STN crown, racing to the checkered flag ahead of up-and-coming Christopher Bell, Anthony Nicholson, Johnny Herrera and Shane Stewart.

Swindell is one of a handful of drivers that have claimed multiple STN honors along with four-time champion Gary Wright (1995, 1999, 2003, 2004), Steve Kinser (1988, 1989, 1991), Tony Bruce, Jr. (2008, 2009) and Paul McMahan (2012 and 2002).

Other past Short Track Nationals winners include Brad Sweet (2010), Jason Meyers (2007), Jason Johnson (2006), Tim Montgomery (2005), Jason Sides (2001), Mike Ward (2000), Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson (1997), Pete Butler (1996), Terry Gray (1994) and John Gerloff (1993). The 1992 edition fell victim to rain.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 23-25, 2014. $15,000 to win the STN finale on October 25 with $2,500 to start the STN championship feature. Race time is 7:30 p.m. each night. Rain date is October 30, October 31 & November 1. The $2,000 to win and $200 to start Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open kicks off all the action on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m.

The Format: Approximately half the field will take to the track in the Thursday night qualifying event, with the other half in Friday’s qualifying event. The popular format of heats and qualifying races will once again be in place on the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights. The top 14 in cumulative points from heats and qualifiers will be locked into that night’s main event, with two or three “B” Mains, depending upon car count, contested to fill out the qualifying night feature field.

The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event.

The balance of the field will redraw on Saturday to set lineups for eight (8) “Saturday Night STN Showdowns”. With passing points in effect, points will be added to qualifying night point totals (heats, qualifying races and features) with the top eight (8) in total points advancing to STN feature starting positions 7-14.

The next 36 in total points will go to three “B” Mains with the remainder of the field to three “C” Mains. Top finishers from “C” Mains will move on to “B” Main action, with the top two from each “B” Main moving on to the STN finale.

Wednesday’s Short Track Nationals Open will have no impact upon Thursday, Friday or Saturday lineups, with the exception that the top finisher among Wednesday’s top four that is unable to qualify for Saturday night’s STN finale will be offered a provisional.

Wednesday’s STN Open will include heat races lined up by pill draw with passing points in effect that will set lineups for the “B” Main(s) (multiple “B” Mains if necessary depending upon car count) and “A” Main.

The Past Winners: Sammy Swindell (2013, 2011 and 1990), Paul McMahan (2012 and 2002), Brad Sweet (2010), Tony Bruce, Jr. (2009 and 2008), Jason Meyers (2007), Jason Johnson (2006), Tim Montgomery (2005), Gary Wright (2004, 2003, 1999 and 1995), Jason Sides (2001), Mike Ward (2000), Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson (1997), Pete Butler (1996), Terry Gray (1994), John Gerloff (1993), Steve Kinser (1991, ’89 and ‘88). 1992 finale was rained out.

The Tickets: Advance tickets for either three or four nights are on sale through Monday, October 20, no advance sales after that. Single night tickets are not available in advance. Tickets ordered in advance are just $61 for all four nights (Wednesday through Saturday) or $51 for three nights (Thursday through Saturday) with $1 off if paying cash.

Day of show prices are $15 on Wednesday, $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday.

Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $3 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and then $6 on Saturday with a $1 cash discount per ticket.

To order tickets in advance or for more information, call the track at 501-455-4567 or e-mail orders to raceytlc@sbcglobal.net.

Pit passes are $25 on Wednesday, $30 on both Thursday and Friday and $35 on Saturday.

The PPV: Can’t make your way to Little Rock, AR, for this prestigious event? Once again you can still catch every lap of the action on your computer via live Pay-Per-View. Just check out www.shorttracknationals.com for pricing and ordering information. Orders are being taken now.

The Trade Show & Midway: This year’s rendition of the Short Track Nationals will also include the Tenth Annual Short Track Nationals Trade Show & Midway. Fans, drivers & crews will have the opportunity to visit vendor displays, which opens at noon on Wednesday and then at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The deadline for guaranteed vendor space is Monday, October 20. Inquiries regarding vendor space should be directed to dssm93@msn.com.

For more information regarding the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, contact I-30 Speedway at 501-455-4567 or check online at http://www.i-30speedway.com/shorttracknationals.html.

 

 

T-Mac’s Track Record Speaks For Itself – He Now Needs A Classic Ride!

With the first American drivers who will be in attendance at the 2015 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic set to be announced very soon, one driver with an impeccable record in the race is looking for a ride.

Having previously contested six Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, predominantly for Victorian car owners Rod Matthews and Colin Bulmer, Altoona Iowa’s “T-Mac” Terry McCarl is yet to miss contesting the Classic final. That’s right six Classic entries for six A-main starts!

Add to that already impressive resume a World Series Sprintcars win on January 26, 2010, where T-Mac led home a trio of his countrymen in Wayne Johnson, Danny Smith and Jason Johnson and you can see that the charismatic McCarl knows his way around Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool!

McCarl has a best Classic finish of second, while his 2014 performance yielded a ninth place run on his qualifying night before finishing 14th in the 24 car field on the final night of the first three night edition of the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

So if there is a car owner contemplating contesting the Classic with a view to entrusting an American behind the wheel then just maybe a fair chunk of the $200,000.00 plus in prize money that is on offer may come your way courtesy of Terry McCarl!

Great with sponsors, great with the race fans, especially the kids and one heck of a race car driver that about sums up the seven time Knoxville Raceway Track Champion!

“T-Mac contacted me late last week and indicated that he was looking for a ride for the Classic, which is a sign he is deadly serious about being here”, Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills said.

“I have been fortunate to have dealt with Terry on a number of fronts over the past few seasons and can highly recommend him to any prospective car owners that may wish to engage his services” , Mills added.

Anyone who may be seriously considering importing a driver for January’s Big Shows should contact David Mills at Premier Speedway for more information.

The 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 23, 24 & 25, 2015.

 

 

Brian Brown – Second at I-80!

(Bill W) October 14, 2014 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team find themselves with a week off in anticipation of next week’s Short Track Nationals at the I-30 Speedway near Little Rock, Arkansas. Last weekend, the Grain Valley, Missouri drover checkered second in the Bobby Parker Memorial at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska.

I know you like competing at I-80 Speedway.

It was great to go to the Bobby Parker Memorial. It’s a great paying race to finish off the year for I-80 Speedway as part of the Cornhusker Classic. It was a whale of an event.

You were able to win your heat after drawing a starting spot in the second row.

We got a good start and we were able to get to the lead. It was the best I’ve felt getting around I-80 in a while. We haven’t been at our best there lately.

You were starting fourth in the feature. What was the team thinking heading in?

We knew it would probably going to lay rubber in the feature. We thought it would be sooner in three and four than one and two. We were able to get to third pretty quickly.

You were able to get to second behind Don Droud Jr.

I think we found the rubber a little bit before (second place) Billy Alley in three and four. We were able to sneak by him with a good run, and then the yellow came out. Droud’s guy told him where the rubber was in three and four and he moved down.

You reeled in the leader at that point.

I found some rubber on the exit of turn two. As a driver you’re thinking it’s a matter of time before the track lays rubber (down low). As you’re catching him, you don’t want to do something stupid though, and there’s no rubber down there, and you get beat that way.

As it turns out, someone behind you found the preferred line before you did.

I think (Danny Lasoski) saw Billy down low in one and two and found some rubber. He found it before us and got by Droud and me at the same time. I was able to get by Droud in the next corner and that was all she wrote.

It’s tough to get beat that way.

Sometimes, it’s better to be second or third. I ran the leader down, and thought I had a shot at him, so I didn’t want to go searching around. As it played out, Danny got us.

What’s the team up to this week?

We’re getting things prepared for the Short Track Nationals next week. That’s a big event for us, and we’re going to try to be prepared the best we can for that and the World Finals at Charlotte in November to finish up the year.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

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

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

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

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

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

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

Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brown’s Bits

Brian won the Winternationals at Devil’s Bowl a year ago. The $4,000 win on October 19, 2013 (his birthday) came ahead of Tony Bruce Jr., Aaron Reutzel, Seth Bergman and Jack Dover. He started eighth in the field and took the lead for good on a lap two restart.

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About Casey’s General Stores

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

About FVP

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

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Brian says, “Don Long is an avid sprint car fan, and has been a part of the team for a few years now. We’re just really happy to have him here.”

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

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Welcomes Danny Lasoski for Remainder of Season

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Oct. 14, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports has joined forces with veteran sprint car driver Danny Lasoski for the remainder of the 2014 season.

Lasoski will drive a Big Game Treestands car during the $15,000-to-win Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Oct. 24-25 and at the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series World Finals Nov. 6-8 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

"We're looking forward to having Danny in our car for the Open Wheel Championships and the World Finals," Big Game Treestands Founder Tod Quiring said. "We're excited to have Danny back with (crew chief) Guy Forbrook. They have a storied history together. It should be a seamless transition. Danny's career speaks for itself."

Lasoski is a former World of Outlaws champion and he is the winningest driver in the history of the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. He also teamed up with Forbrook to capture five of his record nine track championships at Knoxville Raceway.

"I want to thank Tod and everyone at Big Game for this opportunity," Lasoski said. "It will also be great to work with Guy again. I know the car will be good and the crew will be good so I'm looking forward to driving the Big Game Treestands car into Victory Lane."

Lasoski has recorded numerous top fives during the World Finals and he won a World of Outlaws race at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in 2001. He has also been victorious at Atomic Speedway.

UP NEXT -

Oct. 24-25 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for the Open Wheel Championships

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

Established in 1977 in Windom, Minn., Big Game Treestands® has grown to be a leading company in the outdoor industry. Big Game Treestands® offers a Rock Solid™ line of field tested, safety certified above TMA requirements, welded steel stands & free standing elevated platforms that gives you not only a safe and extremely sturdy vantage point, but also reliable all-day comfort at a great value. Large, non-slip standing platforms, top-notch fastening systems, and our innovative pinned, sleeved ladder sections provide the Rock Solid™ stance, twist free climbing, and all around silence that Big Game Treestands® is known for. Non-glare, powder coat finish keeps our products hidden from nature's wary eye.

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

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

TRAIL CAMERAS -

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

 

 

Mark Burch Motorsports and Lasoski Rally for Triumph at I-80 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (Oct. 14, 2014) - Mark Burch Motorsports and Danny Lasoski partnered for their third triumph of the season last Saturday.

The veteran team took advantage of its experience to maneuver from eighth to win on the rubber-down track at I-80 Speedway during the Nebraska 360 Sprints main event.

"With eight classes and all those cars there wasn't much the track could do to preserve the race track," Lasoski said. "When it was time for our feature it was already rubber down in turns three and four and really cleaned off in turns one and two."

Unfortunately, Lasoski pulled the highest pill during the feature redraw following his heat race win. That lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the 25-lap feature.

"You weigh your percentages," he said. "You try to strategize your game plan. You have to have a thought process before you start attacking. I knew I didn't want to spin the tires. If you killed your tires you eliminated any chance of winning. I charged the first lap and then I watched the scoreboard. I never spun my tires until way past halfway."

Lasoski picked up a handful of positions on the opening lap before he cruised in the top five for most of the race.

"We had a caution and then I really started running hard," he said. "I found a place in turns one and two and passed the two cars in front of me in the same corner."

Lasoski took the lead with several laps remaining en route to the victory for Mark Burch Motorsports. It marked the team's second win, fourth top-two finish and sixth top-seven result this season at I-80 Speedway.

"It's really gratifying," Lasoski said. "Mark builds the engines himself. He always gives me a great car to drive. He's got such a busy schedule and races when he can so it was great to get the win for him at one of his home tracks."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 11 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (8).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 3 wins, 10 top fives, 14 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 16 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbmotorspt

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Engler Machine & Tool, Inc.

Established in 1980, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., builds fuel injection systems, custom made pulling chassis, gears, shafts, specialty CNC products, racing engines and some custom machining. For more information, visit http://www.EnglerMachine.com.

"We really want to thank everyone at Tim Engler's shop for all of their R&D work over the winter," Burch said. "Their new stuff is really, really good and not just in 360s. Tim's injectors have been seeing their share of checkered flags with the World of Outlaws this season as well."

Mark Burch Motorsports would also like to thank Wolfweld Chassis, AFCO Gas Shocks by Speedway Motors, Speedway Motors, Speedway Shock Service, Weld Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, King Racing Products, Joe Gibbs Driven Race Oil, Gessford Machine, Hot Dot, Inc., Dyer's Top Rods, Total Seal Piston Rings, Wireless Amber Alerts, Hoosier Tire, Arrow Truck Sales, Donovan Blocks, Rod End Supply, Diamond Pistons, Saldana Racing Products, MSD Ignition, Vortex Wings, S & S Welding, Inc., Sweet Manufacturing, DMI Bulldog Rears, Wulff Pumps, Red Devil Brakes, Huggins Cams, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, Harris Decals, Lincoln Auto Auction and DUDE. be nice for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Dover Venturing to Texas for First Time This Season for Winter Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Oct. 14, 2014) - Jack Dover will make his only trip of the season to Texas this weekend for the 41st annual Winter Nationals.

Dover is slated to compete on Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour during a premier event he won in 2010.

"It's getting bigger each year," he said. "Winning in 2010 was awesome. It's going to be hard to win this weekend, but I know we have a good car and a good motor. I feel like we have a good chance of winning it."

Dover has earned at least one top 10 during the Winter Nationals doubleheader every season since his victory at the half-mile track in 2010.

"It's a hard track to run because you're going uphill in turns one and two and downhill in turns three and four," he said. "It's all about how you set up your car."

Dover has recorded 14 victories this season, but he is still looking for his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph of the year. He scored at least one ASCS National Tour win in each of the past six seasons entering this year.

"There wouldn't be a better time to pick up that win than this weekend," he said. "There will be a lot of talented teams at Devil's Bowl, but we're right in the mix with the best of them."

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 14 wins, 25 top fives, 33 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to video by XSAN of Dover's Bill Smith Memorial Race of Champions victory at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on Aug. 30: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=690556044355835&fref=nf

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Eagle Motorsports

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

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

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. The only variable missing is a reliable truck and trailer. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail teamdover@gmail.com.

 

 

Rilat Ready to Make Debut at 21st annual Trophy Cup This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (Oct. 14, 2014) - Travis Rilat will make his debut this weekend at one of the premier events on the West Coast.

Rilat will return to the cockpit of Richard Saumure's sprint car for the 21st annual Trophy Cup this Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. It also marks his first time at the unique track.

"I've heard a lot about the Trophy Cup and Thunderbowl Raceway so I've always wanted to race there," Rilat said. "I'm excited to get the chance this weekend. Hopefully we can put together a strong couple of nights and be in contention."

Rilat and Saumure have teamed up to record a pair of victories this season, but this marks their first trip to Thunderbowl Raceway together. The duo finished second in 2012 during their only race in California.

"We've raced quite a bit in the Northwest the past couple of years and have had some success up there," Rilat said. "I'd like to continue that down the West Coast."

Rilat has earned multiple wins and podium finishes throughout Washington and Oregon throughout the past three seasons.

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 3 wins, 9 top fives, 15 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Xtreme Oilfield Technology

Located in St. Paul, Alberta, Canada, Xtreme Oilfield Technology began in 2000 by providing general and specialized tank cleaning (door pulls), fluid transfers, well loads and rig work. Xtreme Oilfield Technology has expanded to include body vac units, flushby units, combinations units (vacuum/steamer), water trucks and hydro vac units, and offers equipment rental. For more information, visit http://www.XtremeOilfield.ca.

"The people with Xtreme Oilfield Technology are very cool people to hang out with and we really appreciate their partnership," Rilat said.

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Baughman Entering Winter Nationals Ready to Compete for a Victory

Inside Line Promotions - ODESSA, Texas (Oct. 14, 2014) - Josh Baughman's next test comes at a technical track this weekend.

Baughman and his Jason Johnson Racing team will head to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Friday and Saturday.

"That place is tricky," he said. "It's one of a kind. The only way you're going to get good there is to make laps and laps."

Baughman is coming off a victory during his last appearance at the half-mile oval. He will rely on that momentum along with the experience and knowledge of veteran crew chief Wayne Priddy.

"Wayne has had a lot of laps around there and has helped me from the fence," Baughman said. "We work well together. I'm looking forward to going there this weekend."

With a few dozen of the top drivers in the country set to tackle the doubleheader, Baughman said he is aiming for a trip to Victory Lane.

"My goal is to win," he said. "I feel like even though we're there with the ASCS National Tour guys we can go in there, shock people and get a win."

Baughman has earned two victories this season and both were recorded in Texas.

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 14 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

VIDEO -

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Beard Equipment

Beard Equipment was founded in 2006 in Midland, Texas, on the belief that a need existed for a supplier of quality equipment with knowledgeable sales people and customer service. Beard Equipment originally serviced Texas exclusively, but expanded its reach in 2007 to surrounding states and nationwide in early 2011. For more information, visit http://www.BeardEquipCo.com.

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

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

 

 

Danny Holtgraver Will Pilot Tom and Sherry Leidig's 59 for Remainder of 2014 and Beyond Holtgraver Will Begin Phoenix Racing Campaign at Fremont Speedway this Saturday!

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

Pittsburgh, PA (October 14th, 2014) - Danny Holtgraver of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is officially the new pilot of the Tom and Sherry Leidig owned, Phoenix Racing no. 59 ‘410’ sprint car; beginning this Saturday evening, October 18th at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. Holtgraver, who recently parted ways with Rob Hunter and the Hunter Racing ‘10H’ team after their recent trip to Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, is excited to begin his new journey, and is scheduled to compete in three events during the remaining portion of the 2014 racing season, as well as kick-off the 2015 season behind the wheel of the ‘59.’ The familiar Phoenix Racing ‘59’ operation, fueled by Auto Electric of Jupiter, Southern Pacific Farms, Momentum Shocks, Work Room to the Trade, will be led by veteran crew chief Bonzai Bruns.

“This is a great opportunity and I am more than excited to get started” explained Danny Holtgraver, “This team is led by great people and a great crew chief...this will be my first time working with Bonzai Bruns so hopefully we can click right away and earn some great results...I just want to thank Rob Hunter for what he has done for me that last few seasons...we decided to part ways recently and go different directions...all I can do now is look forward to this opportunity given to me by Tom Leidig...I can’t wait to get started!”

Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing will compete with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series this Saturday evening, October 18th at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. The new partnership will then visit the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio during the October 24th/25th weekend for the Open Wheel Championships. Holtgraver will round-out his 2014 campaign at the ‘World Finals’ near Charlotte, North Carolina on November 6th, 7th & 8th. The new Holtgraver/Phoenix Racing combination will then kick-off the upcoming 2015 season with a trip to Florida.

“We are a new team but we have a lot to look forward to” said Holtgraver, “We have some big races lined up together, and we are definitely anxious...I just want to thank Tom and Sherry Leidig again for this opportunity...hopefully we get this ‘59’ up front in a hurry.”

During recent sprint car competition, Danny Holtgraver finished 13th at the Rolling Wheels Raceway Park near Weedsport, New York on Saturday evening, October 11th. The former Lernerville Speedway track champion started the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series main event from the 18th position; rallying five spots during the 25-lap program to finish 13th.

News and information relating to Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during the entire 2014 season. Be sure to check out the official online home of Danny Holtgraver at www.dannyholtgraver.com; as well as keep up with the Pittsburgh native via social networking including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

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Recent Highlights: Finished 13th (A-Main) at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on Saturday, October 11th

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

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

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

 

 

Century 21 Galloway Realty First to Renew 2015 Oswego Speedway Event Sponsorship

OSWEGO, NY (October 14, 2014) – Oswego Speedway’s 2014 racing season has been checkered flagged for just over a month, but the wheels are already turning toward 2015, with Century 21 Galloway Realty being the first race night partner to renew their event sponsorship for next season.

Century 21 Galloway Realty has been a longtime Speedway partner, recently presenting the Speedway’s driver autograph night on June 14 of last year, which saw Michael Barnes and Jason Simmons drive to Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane.

With over 40 years of service to the Oswego County and Central New York community, Century 21 Galloway Realty has been setting the standard.

With agents covering a wide area, from Eastern Wayne County to the furthest parts of Oswego County and South into Syracuse, Century 21 Galloway Realty is ready at all times to provide great service.

Take the opportunity to visit Century 21 Galloway Realty online at www.century21galloway.com to view some of their featured properties and to start your property search.

For more information on Century 21 Galloway Realty you can visit their award winning office located at 7 Bridie Square in Oswego or call (315) 342-2111.

Oswego Speedway’s 2015 event schedule is already in the planning stages, with outstanding Steel Palace action on tap from May through September.

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

 

 

EnvSystem Prices Slashed

PETERSEN MEDIA: One of the most innovative and durable GoPro mounts on the market is pleased to announce to filming enthusiasts that the prices have been slashed heading towards the holiday season.

The Env 2.0, which is compatible with both the GoPro Hero and GoPro Hero 2 has been dropped from it’s regular price of 199.95 to 109.99 effective immediately.

The Env 4.0 which is compatible with the GoPro Hero 3, Hero 3+, and the new GoPro Hero 4 is now selling for 199.95, cut from it’s original price of $279.95. With the GoPro Hero 3+ and 4 coming with a very thin housing, we do want consumers to know that an original GoPro Hero 3 housing or a new GoPro Dive Housing Case is needed for the cameras to work in our cradle system.

EnvSystem is happy to announce that users with GoPro Hero 3+ and GoPro Hero 4 cameras can also opt for the package that includes the GoPro Dive Housing as part of the kit fo $259.95.

“We are really excited to be able to get our cost down for our consumers,” Ian Marvuglio said. “We have a really awesome product and continue to get rave reviews from our customers, so we are pleased that we can hopefully get these units in more peoples hands as the popularity of GoPro’s continues to rise.”

For those interested in picking up the very popular, and durable, EnvSystem, please click over to www.envsystem.com today!

ENVSYSTEM- The one downside to GoPro’s has been the amount of cameras broken, destroyed or lost due to our occasional accidents while filming ourselves doing these great action sports/adventures.

The EnvSystem solves that problem by providing a sleek, super functional, 100% billet aluminum way to cradle your camera as well as mount it during your most extreme activities.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of the EnvSystem products by visiting store.envystem.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/envsystem or you can ‘like’ us on facebook at www.facebook.com/envsystem.

 

 

Star-Studded Trophy Cup Set To Go LIVE On TheCushion.Com Thursday

PETERSEN MEDIA: For the first time in the event’s 21 year history, The Trophy Cup is set for LIVE PPV stream for all three nights of action on TheCushion.Com.

Pitting some of the nations top drivers against each other on the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA, The Trophy Cup has morphed into one of the nations premier events, and for the first time ever, the uniqueness of the event will be streamed LIVE, giving fans around the world a chance to watch this event unfold.

The Trophy Cup is one of the most unique events in the country with a very innovative format, as well as being a fundraiser for the Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation. Fans that do purchase this event will not only be able to enjoy great racing, but a portion of the fee will also act as a charitable donation.

Kicking off on Thursday night, the entire field will be in action for a complete night of racing with the drivers being split into the two groups, giving two sets of time trials, and two sets of heat races, leading up to main events. Each time a driver is on the track they accumulate points that will ultimately line them up on Saturday night.

Friday night offers the same format, and a wrinkle that is new to the Trophy Cup this year is the third day of racing, as well as only using the drivers best point total for Saturday night, essentially giving teams a mulligan.

Saturday night’s program is lined up completely by points as drivers look to make their way into the 50-lap feature event. The Trophy Cup however inverts the field fully by points, putting the high point earners at the tail end of the field, with the B Main Transfers taking the first four spots.

The feature event ultimately gives fans two races, as one, they watch the actual race, and two, they track the top point earners from the back, as Trophy Cup pays the overall champion very handsomely.

Many of the top drivers across the country and Australia including, Rico Abreu, David Gravel, James McFadden, Jonathan Cornell, Terry McCarl, Randy Hannagan, Kyle Hirst, Jonathan Allard, Jason Meyers, and many more will be on hand for what proves to be one of the most anticipated races of the season.

To purchase any of the broadcasts, simply click over to www.thecushion.com and sign up for a FREE membership. The three-day package is available for 85$ or you can purchase each night individually for $30 a night.

As always, those customers who are Premium members, or would like to become Premium members to get access to our Video On Demand Vault also receive 10% off of all PPV broadcasts.

THECUSHION.COM- Launched in 2013, TheCushion.com strives to become Open Wheel racing’s destination website for On-Demand Video, and Live Pay-Per-View race broadcasts. In 2014, the website strives to provide over 30 live broadcasts, and over 300 On-Demand videos.

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

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

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

 

 

Ian Madsen 5th With the All Stars

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team were in action with the MOWA on Friday night, where he had some bad luck, before putting together a nice fifth place run with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at the Eldora Speedway on Saturday night.

“We had some tough luck on Friday night, but everyone worked hard, and we came back on Saturday night at had a pretty good showing,” Madsen said.

Timing in seventh fastest at the high-banked 1/2 mile speedway, the St. Marys, NSW pilot lined the Nehring Construction/Team Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply No. 18 machine up in the third row of his heat race, before he raced his way to a third place finish, transferring directly into the feature event.

Lining up in the seventh spot of the feature, Madsen got off to a slow start as he faded back to the 10th spot when the race came to life.

By the sixth lap, Madsen had worked his way up to the seventh spot as the red flag flew for a very scary accident. When the action resumed, Madsen worked the bottom of the speedway as he began battling with Christopher Bell as he raced for the fifth spot, with Madsen eventually winning battle.

Once in fifth, Madsen chased after Greg Willson as he looked to move into the fourth spot, but Christopher Bell had now begun challenging Madsen, and the duo initiated their battle for the second time during the race.

After exchanging slide-jobs, Madsen again was able to clear Bell, and at that time the white flag flew, and Madsen was able to cross the stripe with a fifth place finish.

Friday night with the MOWA, Madsen was involved in a heat race wreck, and after a valiant effort by the crew, Madsen put on a charge in the B main, but came up just short of a transfer spot into the feature event.

“My team had a strong weekend, and they all worked very hard,” Madsen said. “It is tough to tear up equipment in a heat race, but the boys all got dirty and got us back on track, just as they have done all year. It was great to run well at Eldora, and now hopefully we can run well with the World of Outlaws this weekend.”

Ian and his KCP acing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply, Royal Flooring, Greenland Homes of Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Factory Kahne, Rider Racing Engines, JRS Excavating, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, The Stone Shop, Aspen Aire Inc. Heating and Cooling, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Kent Performance, Revolution Race Gear, Lucas Oil, Wings Unlimited, and Kustom Concrete Pumping for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-85, Wins-11, Top-5’s- 36, Top 10’s-48

ON TAP: The KCP Racing team will travel to the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, OH on Saturday night to take on the World of Outlaws.

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

 

 

McFadden Storms To First California Victory With Factory Kahne

PETERSEN MEDIA: James McFadden teamed up with Factory Kahne and Kaeding Performance over the weekend, and it proved to be a good fit, as McFadden picked up the win during the Cotton Classic in what was his first visit to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

Piloting the Factory Kahne/Kaeding Performance No. 4 machine, McFadden quickly adapted as he used his FK Zero Gas Shocks to time in fifth fastest.

After running second in the B Main, the Brisbane, QLD driver lined up ninth for the 30-lap feature event, and quickly began surging his way forward on the tricky Thuderbowl Raceway surface.

Getting a feel for the bottom of the speedway in the early laps, McFadden searched around the speedway, as he took a liking the to the cushion, as he had a full head of steam around Shane Golobic and Evan Suggs.

Getting into the sixth spot, McFadden then set his sights on Jonathan Allard, as he inched closer to the Top-Five.

A restart on the 16th lap, saw McFadden make a huge move out of turn four that saw him get around Bud Kaeding and Sean Becker as he took over the third spot, and chased after DJ Netto and Kyle Hirst.

A lap 21 restart, saw McFadden power into the lead, which he would never relinquish, as he was brilliant in the closing laps, as he parked the Factory Kahne/Kaeding Performance machine in victory lane.

“I am pretty pumped to get a win in California, and can’t wait to get back to work during the Trophy Cup,’ McFadden added. “I also have to thank Factory Kahne and Kaeding Performance for this opportunity. It is great to drive a great car.”

With McFadden scoring the Cotton Classic win the FK Zero Gas Shocks, other drivers utilizing FK Shocks also did well, as second finishing Willie Croft, third finishing Bud Kaeding, and fourth finishing Brent Kaeding all had Factory Kahne shocks bolted on their machines.

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Shaw 9th at Cotton Classic With USAC

PETERSEN MEDIA- Shedding his wings on Saturday night, Kyler Shaw picked up a ninth place finish with the USAC West Coast 360 Series at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA during the Cotton Classic.

“Our night got off to a rough start, but we were able to make good changes all night, and I was able to earn the Hard Charger award,” Kyler Shaw said.

Missing the set up in time trials, the Fresno, CA driver timed in at the tail end of the field, but with the car count and the inversion, he found himself on the front row of his heat race.

Getting off to the early lead, Shaw still did not have a good handle on his car as he slipped back to a fourth place finish, putting him at the tail end of the field for the main event.

When the race went green, Shaw spent the first two laps working around the bottom of the speedway, until a caution flag flew. When the race restarted, Shaw elected to try the Thunderbowl cushion, and began making up some ground on some seasoned non-wing veterans.

In what was an extended green flag run, Shaw was able to work his way up to the 10th spot ebfore a late race red flew, and admittedly got Shaw out of his rhythym.

As the green flag dropped back over the speedway, Shaw dropped back a few spots, but was able to work his way back into the ninth spot when the checkered flag flew.

“I continue to have a blast racing without the wings, and hopefully I can do more of it next year,” he added. “My family worked hard all night long, and its nice to get out of here with a Top-10 finish!”

Kyler would like to thank Shaw Structures Unlimited, PM$ Investments, Stan Yockey Motorsports, Pro Signs, 4FourGraphics, F4st Four Media, Borrelo Racing Engines, Uncle Dave’s Ranch, and Sid’s Smokehouse for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-28, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-12.

ON TAP: Kyler will be back in action this Thursday-Saturday night as he takes part in the 21st Annual Trophy Cup at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

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Wigzell Battle Kicks Off Sprintcar Shootout

Phil Michell

This Saturday night the 410ci Sprintcars will make their official South Australian season debut as thirty of the best Sprintcar drivers in Southern Australia contest the Bill Wigzell Battle of the Bridge at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway.

Currently the star studded line-up includes four drivers who captured major 410ci Sprintcar Series victories last summer, which will guarantee some high quality and intense racing on the tight quarter mile dirt oval.

Over the last six years the “Wigzell Race” has become the traditional South Australian Sprintcar season opener and it has become one of the most prestigious races on the calendar and it is always an emotional evening as we pay tribute to one of, if not the best, speedway competitors this State has ever produced.

Leading the entry list for the event, which also doubles as the opening round of the newly inaugural Queensland Speedway Spares SA Shootout Series, are Mount Gambier’s Steven Lines (2013/14 World Series Champion), Tasmanian Shaun Dobson (2013/14 SRA Victorian Champion), Brad Keller (2013/14 Speedway City Track Champion) and Luke Dillon, who has returned to race domestically in 2014/15 after winning the AHG Series in Western Australia last season.

Unfortunately for Dillon, his return to local racing didn’t go to plan at the official Sprintcar practice two weeks ago after rolling the Downing Brothers #97 Cool twice therefore he will front for action in a new car this weekend.

Along with the drivers mentioned above there will be several other contenders to keep an eye on including local Murray Bridge ace Ryan Jones, Strathalbyn’s Daniel Pestka, who will be driving for Victorian Car Owner Matt Eastham, current State Champion Matt Egel, Dylan Jenkin, Jamie Cobby, Mark Reuter and Victorian standout Darren Mollenoyux. With such an impressive line-up expected it is without doubt the best field assembled for a season opener in several years.

The format for the event will include two rounds of heats, a top six dash, a last chance qualifier and the 30 lap Championship final.

In addition to the Sprintcars the event will also feature a high quality support program with Speedcars, Wingless Sprints, Super Sedans, AMCA Nationals and the debut of the new Junior Formula 500 class.

After a strong start to the season two weeks ago the Wingless Sprints will once again see a high car count with twenty three cars entered. Murray Bridge’s Jarman Dalitz will be looking to back up his season opening win but he will have plenty of opposition including Joel Chadwick, Chris Ferrall, Brett Ireland, Robert Heard and Matthew Kennedy.

The Speedcars will once again produce some exciting racing with the likes of Brock Hallett, Jamie Crouch and Todd Bennett expected to compete while in the Super Sedans Dave Gartner will return after remaining undefeated at the opening meeting a fortnight ago.

Due to the fact that Saturday night’s event is one of the biggest events on the season calendar make sure you get to the track early to reserve you favorite vantage point.

Gates open at 3.30pm with early racing from 5pm, and the main program from 6.30pm

Adults: $25

Concession: $20

12 to 15 yrs: $15

11 yrs & under FREE

 

 

Veal makes it two from two

Sprintcar Association of NSW October 14 , 2014. It was a race that had a bit of everything as Victorian Jamie Veal swept to his second win in - a - row at Valvoline Raceway for the second meeting of the season for the Sprintcar Association of NSW. Veal made every post a winner after occupying the pole position, thanks to his win in the dash, and led all 30 laps to record a record breaking win. Second to the line was Ben Atkinson who bettered his result from last week and fellow Northern Territorian, Danny Reidy claimed the third spot. Rounding out the top ten was Max Dumesny, Robbi e Farr, Matt Dumesny, James Thompson, Jeremy Cross, Marty Perovich and Trevor Green. Casualties in the A - Main Roddy Bellbowen (motor) on lap 4, Warren Ferguson, Jordyn Brazier who came into heavy contact with the main straight tyre wall on lap 16 and Max Johnston retired on lap 25. It certainly was an entertaining race with plenty of passing on the wide, slick surface. The win now puts Veal into a clear leading spot in the points at this early stage, however, behind him, it is very congested. The next e vent on the SANSW calendar will be Saturday, October 25 for round 3 of the Sprintcar Track Championship . October 11 Notebook - 50 cars were present for the second night of the season. - Jamie Veal led all 30 laps of the main event. - This season, there has only been two lap leaders in the 2 A - Mains contested so far – Jamie Veal and Toby Bellbowen. - Jamie Veal set quick time in the Network Industry Qualifying with a 12.381 - Heat wins went to Robbie Farr, Max Johnston, James Thompson and Ben Atkinson. - C - Main was won by Jackson Delamont - B - Main was won by Gary Rooke - Dash 1 was a win for Jamie Veal and Dash 2 went the way of Jordyn Brazier - Andrew Wright was the A - Main big mover – advancing 11 positions. - 29 different drivers have now competed in an A - Main this season. Of the 24 from Saturday night’s A - Main, 19 drivers raced in the first A - Main of the season on October 4. Track Championship Top 10 (After 2 Rounds) Jamie Veal – 508 Danny Reidy – 486 Ben Atkinson – 482 Max Dumesny – 472

 

Jackson just wants to race!

Jackson Delamont October 14, 2014 If Jackson Delamont could have Saturday night all over again, he would be hoping for one thing – an earlier time trial marble draw. Jackson was one of the last cars to hit the track in qualifying and by then, the track had dried out dramatically , thus putting the young throttle stomper on the back foot right from the outset. From there, Jackson was playing catch - up all night, missing the transfer from his heat, relegating him t o a C - Main start, which he won and that transferred him to the B - Main. “ Qualifying hurt us a lot after we drew that late marble , ” Jackson said today. “ From that point, it was going to be a struggle all night. “ We star ted at the front of the C - Main an d won that, putting us out of seventeen in the B - Main. We came through to ninth and the car had good pace at the end of the B - Main, but unfortunately , it was too little too late for us. ” Jackson will now spend the week off doing general maintenance on the car, but h e would definitely rather be racing. “ I would race every night of the week if I could, ” Jackson enthu sed, “ but we will put the week off to good use. We wil l be ready and raring to go for the next show on October 25. ” A reminder that Jackson’s team page www.facebook.com/JacksonDealmont48 gives regular updates throughout the night of racing plus there is plenty of merchandise on sale at each meeting. Jackson would like to thank his sponsors for their support this season: Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supp lie

 

Bellbowen has a consistent run in round 2

Toby Bellbowen Motorsport October 14, 2015 Toby Bellbowen kept his strong run at the beginning of the season with an eleventh place finish in a frantic A - Main at Valvoline Raceway. Another strong run through qualifying (3 rd quick) and a direct transfer through his heat saw Toby make the all - important dash which sets the gri d for the main event. A fourth place finish in the dash placed Toby from position seven in the 30 lap final. By the race end, Toby managed to bring the Hogs Br eath #70 Maxim home in eleventh, scoring valuable points in the track championship. “ Our night started off well, ” Toby said, “ we struggled in time tri als with t he feeling of the car, but we were still third quick which was great. “ We managed to scrape into the dash through our heat, but we weren ’ t good enough from there. “ I wasn ’ t comfortable in the dash and I felt we really lost our way. It wasn ’ t through lack of tryin g by my guys, but that ’ s what the end result was. The entire feature race to me was about making up t he lost ground from the dash, but we never got into a rhythm. ” Toby was fortunate at the start of the A - Main after co ntact with another competito r. “ We suffered n o damage after hitting him, but it hurt our start. My starts weren't good enough in the feature, and that plagued us for the entire race. We were a lot better than where we finishe d, but it was a patience track and I lacked that on Saturday night. It's disappointing knowing we can be better, but it's also a positive, so we'll focus on that. ” There is a week ’ s break now be fore Toby hits the track again. “ I was hoping we would be able to run at Brisbane next week, but it seems as though that won't happen. It's a tough deal when we are racing with well - qualified driv ers with no shortage of experience, and for us to have a week off only hinders us more. But we will try to use the time wisely in whatever way we can to make our preparation even better to tackl e Valvoline Raceway for Round three. ” The regular Facebook updates once again proved to be very popular as did the new range of merchandise that is now on sale. If you haven’t already, make sure you like www.facebook.com/tobybellbowen70 to be kept up - to - date each week.

 

The Mad Man 4th at Rolling Wheels Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- As the schedule begins to slow down with the World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car Series, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing team were in action on Saturday night in frigid New York where the Mad Man set quick time and finished fourth in the feature event.

“It was a pretty good weekend overall,” Madsen said. “We were awesome in time trials, and raced very well in the feature event.”

Setting the standard in time trials, the St Marys, NSW native finished fourth in his heat race before a seventh place finish in the dash placed him in the fourth row for the 25-lap feature event.

When the race got underway, Madsen got off to a very nice start, as he worked his way forward and into the top-five.

“We were really good early, but cautions seemed to hurt us because of how cold it was,” Madsen explained.

Battling with Joey Saldana and Daryn Pittman, Madsen would lose ground on restarts, and none were worse than the race’s final restart with nine laps to go.

With everything cooling off, Madsen wasn’t able to get the jump he had hoped for during the race’s final stretch, and lost a few spots before battling back up to a fourth place finish.

“I think we had a better car than fourth,” he added, “but that is the way it goes sometimes. I have to thank my guys for their hard work, and working through a pretty tough night, and still making sure we had a good car.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-92, Wins-9, Top-5’s-47, Top 10’s-71

ON TAP: Madsen his team will be in action at the Fremont Speedway on Saturday night as the World of Outlaw season quickly starts to wrap up.

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David Gravel Second at Rolling Wheels

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of his National Open triumph, David Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team were back in action on Saturday night at the Rolling Wheels Raceway Park where they stayed hot and picked up a second place finish.

“The track was tricky tonight, and we changed a ton of stuff,” Gravel said. “My hat is off to Donny Schatz and that team, they were really good.”

After timing in fifth fastest, Gravel finished fourth in his heat race, putting his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83 machine in the dash, where he would ultimately finish in the second spot.

Leading the field to the green alongside Justin Barger, Gravel slipped back to third as Brad Sweet found something on the top, and was able to get around the Watertown, CT driver.

With Barger slipping to second, Gravel stayed on his rear bumper though the duo soon felt pressure from Donny Schatz. Now sitting back in fourth, Gravel was able to get around Barger at the halfway point to take over the third spot, before inheriting the second spot on the 16th lap when Brad Sweet got sideways, and came to a stop.

The ensuing restart saw Gravel jump into the lead as Schatz hung behind him, but a lap later, Schatz was able to get by Gravel to take the top spot, as Gravel kept Schatz in shouting distance.

On this night though, Schatz was simply the better car, and Gravel was unable to get back around him for the top spot, but was pleased with his second place finish.

“We have been really clicking the last few weeks, and I am looking forward to ending the year strong, and hopefully starting 2015 off strong too,” Gravel added. “I can’t thank this entire team and organization enough for their support and hard work.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2014.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-87, Wins-4, Top 5’s-27, Top 10’s-57.

ON TAP: Gravel will now head to California and compete in the 21st Annual Trophy Cup at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA this Thursday-Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and by following David on Twitter @davidgravel89g.

 

 

Sanders 2nd at Taco Bravo Season Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA: Spending his Friday night at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA, Justin Sanders closed out his 2014 Taco Bravo campaign with a second place finish, and ended up third in the championship standings.

“We had a really good car, and had a shot to cotend for the win late, but with the race going non-stop, I think a caution would have benefitted us,” Justin Sanders said.

Sanders opened his night up by timing the North County Plastering/G&N Construction/STS Trucking No. 17 machine in seventh fastest, before going on to pick up the heat race win.

Earning a spot in the redraw, Sanders again found himself drawing the seven pill, and he lined up for the 30-lap feature event in the fourth row.

Following a caution on the initial start, the remained of the 30-lap race would go without stoppage, and the lead pack would find themselves in dense traffic for a majority of the race.

Working his way into the third spot, Sanders set his sights on Shane Golobic and Andy Forsberg and the race drew to a close.

With five laps to go, Sanders was able to get around Golobic in very thick traffic, and closed in on Forsberg, as he looked to pick up his second win of the season at the Ocean Speedway.

On this night, however, Forsberg was too good, and Sanders would cross the stripe with a second place finish.

“(Andy) Forsberg did a great job and I congratulate him on the win,’ Sanders said. “I think we raced very well, and sometimes when races go non-stop you wish you would have got a caution, but Andy might have been even better in open track. Hopefully we can put a strong run together this week during the Trophy Cup.”

Justin Sanders would like to thank North County Plastering, G&N Construction, STS Trucking, Lancaster Locksmith, Village Glass. Lufos Kustom Designs, Taco Bravo, LRB Race Products, Petersen Media, Fire Protection Management, Dirt Solution, Bob Tweedy, Ron Gravelle. Keener Auto Body, and Dave Haver Racing Engines for their continued support.

ON TAP: Sanders will be in action for the 21st Annual Trophy Cup this Thursday-Saturday at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-43, Wins-6, Top-5’s-18, Top-10’s-26

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

 

 

Anderson’s Two States of Mind

Being based on the NSW-Victoria border regional city of Albury for Grant Anderson and his team has its advantages, and in the 2014-15 season, it will see them spend their time racing between both states.

This season Anderson will compete in excess of 20 race meetings, and Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway in NSW and Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway in Victoria are going to make up the majority of the calendar.

Anderson for this season is armed with a brand-new Maxim that is coupled with a brand-new KRE Race Engines built 410 power plant. It is the first time Anderson is going to campaign the Maxim brand. With the new equipment at his disposal, it is hoped that it will help him stay at the pointy end of the field on a consistent basis.

“We haven’t raced a full schedule for a couple of seasons due to my work commitments in Western Australia, and although a lack laps have been a disadvantage we’ve also struggled with consistency equipment wise to help give us that edge,” explained the Vic # 37 Fuchs Lubricants / Latrobe Valley Bandag supported Maxim driver.

“I’m really looking forward to this season, especially with our new equipment, and being able to compete on a regular basis at my two favourite tracks, Valvoline Raceway and Premier Speedway, is an exciting prospect.”

Apart from Valvoline Raceway and Premier Speedway, Anderson’s season calendar will also see him run a handful of race meetings at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway (Vic), Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway (SA) and Moama’s Heartland Raceway (NSW).

For Anderson, the 2014-15 season is one where he is going to have his eyes fixated on success – and nothing less.

Anderson’s first race meeting of the season is scheduled to be the $10,000 to Win Invitational Jackpot at Avalon Raceway on the Saturday night of November 8.

Grant Anderson is proudly supported during the 2014-15 season by: • Fuchs Lubricants • Latrobe Valley Bandag • D&F Racing Products • Bockman Batteries • Townsend Service Centre

To find out more about Grant Anderson, visit www.grantanderson.com.au

 

 

Atomic to Host Open Wheel Championships

Inside Line Promotions – FINDLAY, Ohio (Oct. 13, 2014) – Atomic Speedway and the Renegade Sprints will partner for approximately five races next season.

The high-banked track in Chillicothe, Ohio, hosted the inaugural Renegade Sprints event in August and will wrap up this season with the $15,000-to-win Open Wheel Championships on Oct. 24-25.

“One of the biggest things is the promotional side of it and them acting like a first-class organization,” Atomic Speedway Owner and Promoter Brad McCown said about working with the Renegade Sprints. “They are all banded together.”

Atomic Speedway showcased nearly 40 sprint car drivers during the first-ever Renegade Sprints event and McCown anticipates that number to go up for the Open Wheel Championships, which will be moved to a different weekend next season.

McCown said he supports the series and would encourage other track promoters to give the Renegade Sprints an opportunity.

“I’d tell them to trust in this group of drivers,” he said. “I talked to these drivers and they are together for the better of the sport. The more tracks who come on board will reap the benefits of this.”

NEXT EVENT –

Oct. 24-25 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for the Open Wheel Championships

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.Renegade410Sprints.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RenegadeSprints

RENEGADE SPRINTS –

The Renegade Sprints is a 410ci sprint car series that was created in 2014. The series will aim for approximately 50 races throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan each season. The Renegade Sprints also anticipates building a points fund for eligible drivers and for every race to pay at least $5,000 to win.

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SUMMER SCHLAM 2014 IS READY!

On the eve of an enormous summer of Sprintcar Racing in a bold new alliance has emerged between West Aussie car owner Ryan Schlam and South Australian hard charger Ryan Jones. Schlam has prepared an ultra slick two car and two motor program for multiple Australian 360ci champion Jones who will enter the summer with his most professional assault ever. “I’m so grateful for Ryan (Schlam) giving me this opportunity,” explains Jones, “I can tell you now I’ll be grabbing it with both hands and plan on rewarding him and our teams sponsors for their faith in me.” Ryan Schlam raced a limited schedule of 360ci Sprintcars last year with a brief foray into the 410ci ranks before the reality of running a very progressive business (Schlam Engineering) reared its head. “I’d love nothing more than to drive my own racecar but my priority must be on the business first and the racecar second,” he concedes, “the mental and man-hour commitment it takes to run a Sprintcar at an elite level is enormous. I want to give our sponsors and our team the best chance at a strong showing this year and so I made the decision to put some in who can focus 100% on driving it.” Jones and SRT crew chief Josh Agrizzi already have an excellent bond and so the chemistry between driver and crew that is such a critical element in the sport is complete. “With the Australian title in our backyard this year we’re going all out for a good showing,” Schlam explains, “we have a pair of J&J chassis and a pair of KRE engines that will give Ryan everything he needs this summer.” The schedule for SRT will see appearances on the following dates and venues: Thursday, November 6 QUIT Bunbury Speedway Practice Saturday, November 8 QUIT Bunbury SpeedwaySouthern Thunder Series Wednesday, November 19 Perth Motorplex Practice Saturday, November 22 Perth Motorplex King of the Wings Saturday, November 29 QUIT Bunbury Speedway Southern Thunder Series Saturday, February 7 QUIT Bunbury Speedway WSS Wednesday, February 11 QUIT Bunbury Speedway USA v AUS Showdown Friday, February 13 QUIT Bunbury Speedway Australian Title Saturday, February 14 QUIT Bunbury Speedway Australian Title Saturday, February 21 Perth Motorplex WSS Grand Final Saturday, February 28 QUIT Bunbury Speedway Krikke Boys Shootout Sunday, March 1 QUIT Bunbury Speedway Krikke Boys Shootout More dates may be revealed soon upon confirmation.

 

 

Johnson Garners Podium Finish During Petaluma Speedway Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2014) - Chase Johnson scored a podium finish during his final race of the season in his family owned sprint car on Saturday at Petaluma Speedway.

"It was good," he said. "It was what I hoped for, but at the same time it was tough because I really, really wanted that win."

Johnson kicked off the Adobe Cup by qualifying second quickest.

"In qualifying we went out and broke the track record and then ended up getting our track record broken by two thousandths of a second," he said. "That was a little tough, but I was still more than happy with starting out qualifying that way. That was by far our best qualifying effort all year. It feels like the first night in a long time we've started out the night good. That helped us a lot."

Johnson then powered from fourth to a second-place finish in his heat race, which locked him into the feature inversion.

"The guy who started on the front row outside and I got a good start in the heat race," he said. "We got the preferred line in turns one and two and drove around everyone. We set sail from there."

The top qualifier then pulled the No. 6 for the feature inversion, which started Johnson on the inside of the third row for the 25-lap main event.

"At the beginning I struggled," he said. "I think I played it a little too safe on the start. The car was great the entire race, but I struggled getting around some cars."

Johnson battled for a top five throughout the main event and he reached third place with five laps remaining.

"By that time everyone was so spread out and I didn't have anything to get by anyone else," he said. "I definitely felt like we could have had a second-place finish if not a win. It's great momentum and great confidence going into Trophy Cup."

Johnson finished third, which marked his seventh top five of the season.

He will return to competition this Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., where he will drive for Harley Van Dyke during the 21st annual Trophy Cup.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 11 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 3 (5).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

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

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"We've been partnered together for the last three years and it's great to have their continued support," Johnson said. "All that they do really helps out and we couldn't do what we do without them. Make sure to check out their website and give them a call today. They have great products at great prices. Everyone at PitStopUSA is great and I couldn't be happier to represent such an amazing company."

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

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Shooting for Winter Nationals Wins During Final Weekend in Home State

Inside Line Promotions - SUNNYVALE, Texas (Oct. 13, 2014) - There's a little bit of added energy when Sam Hafertepe Jr. competes in his home state.

"It's always great to be able to race in front of your family and friends," he said. "I think it builds more pressure because you have that added incentive. That can be a positive thing and it's something we're looking forward to this weekend."

Hafertepe Jr. is set to race for the final time in Texas this weekend when he tackles the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite on Friday and Saturday.

"That's a pretty fun track," he said. "We have a lot of laps around there and have wins there, so I'm excited that it's next on the schedule."

Hafertepe Jr. has picked up a victory at the half-mile oval in three of the past four seasons, including once earlier this season.

"Our expectation is to be in contention for the win on both Friday and Saturday," he said. "We've had a fast car all season. As long as we don't get caught up in any crashes or have any bad luck, I think we will be one of the cars to beat."

Hafertepe Jr., who has earned a series-leading four feature victories, ranks fourth in the championship standings. He is only two points out of third place, 12 out of second and 74 from the lead.

SEASON STATS -

60 races, 6 wins, 24 top fives, 34 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

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

VIDEO -

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

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"They are really good friends of ours who have been around for quite a while," Hafertepe Jr. said. "We've always really appreciated their support."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Atomic Speedway to Host Renegade Sprints for Five Races in 2015

Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (Oct. 13, 2014) - Atomic Speedway and the Renegade Sprints will partner for approximately five races next season.

The high-banked track in Chillicothe, Ohio, hosted the inaugural Renegade Sprints event in August and will wrap up this season with the $15,000-to-win Open Wheel Championships on Oct. 24-25.

"One of the biggest things is the promotional side of it and them acting like a first-class organization," Atomic Speedway Owner and Promoter Brad McCown said about working with the Renegade Sprints. "They are all banded together."

Atomic Speedway showcased nearly 40 sprint car drivers during the first-ever Renegade Sprints event and McCown anticipates that number to go up for the Open Wheel Championships, which will be moved to a different weekend next season.

McCown said he supports the series and would encourage other track promoters to give the Renegade Sprints an opportunity.

"I'd tell them to trust in this group of drivers," he said. "I talked to these drivers and they are together for the better of the sport. The more tracks who come on board will reap the benefits of this."

NEXT EVENT -

Oct. 24-25 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for the Open Wheel Championships

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Renegade410Sprints.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RenegadeSprints

RENEGADE SPRINTS -

The Renegade Sprints is a 410ci sprint car series that was created in 2014. The series will aim for approximately 50 races throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan each season. The Renegade Sprints also anticipates building a points fund for eligible drivers and for every race to pay at least $5,000 to win.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Wheatley Tackling Trophy Cup Debut This Weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (Oct. 13, 2014) - Austen Wheatley will make his Trophy Cup debut this weekend.

In fact, Wheatley will compete in his first career 360ci event at Thunderbowl Raceway this Thursday through Saturday during the 21st edition of the premier event.

"I've raced in Tulare the past few years with the World of Outlaws, but this will be my first time with a 360," he said. "Hopefully I can adapt quickly because I know the field is stacked with great drivers."

Wheatley has raced at Thunderbowl Raceway with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in each of the past three seasons. His best result was in 2012 when he finished eighth during a main event.

"That track is very technical and you can't be afraid to race up against the wall," he said. "Hopefully my 410 experience will help me adapt quickly in the 360."

Wheatley has recorded four top fives and five top 10s in six 360 races this season.

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 9 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

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 - Astro Titanium

Established in 1999, Astro Titanium manufactures quality titanium fasteners for sprint cars and midgets. Based out of Noti, Ore., owner Dave Sims has developed his business into a titanium leader on a national scale. For more information, visit http://www.AstroTitanium.com.

"Astro Titanium and Dave Sims have been with me since the beginning of my career," Wheatley said. "Anytime we have a problem, we call Dave up and he helps. He's a really personable guy and his products work great."

Wheatley would also like to thank Redlined Welding & Construction, Downforce Designs, The Oil Medics, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, Bell and King Racing Products for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Macedo Fourth at Ocean Before Huge Wreck At Thunderbowl

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending his weekend wrapping up a second place run in the Taco Bravo Series Standings, and competing with the King of the West Series, Carson Macedo put on quite a charge at the Ocean Speedway before his night came to an early end after a big-time wreck at the Thunderbowl on Saturday night.

“Paul Baines gave me a great car on Friday night, and on Saturday we were pretty good too, but I got up into the wall and went flipping pretty good,” Carson Macedo added.

23 cars checked into the Ocean Speedway on Friday night for the season finale, and a 13th quick effort in time trials, put Macedo behind the inversion for the night.

Finishing fifth in his heat race, the Lemoore, CA driver lined up 13th for the 30-lap feature event.

Following a caution on the initial start, the 30-laps would click off with no stoppages, which Macedo admitted would hurt him a little, but he was still able to make some moves.

Under extended green flag run, Macedo was able to put his Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./WFO Apparel backed No. 21x machine all over the speedway, as he had some great car speed in his charge to the front.

Needing a caution to bunch the field back up, Macedo would get into the fourth spot, but simply ran out of time, as he chased after the lead trio, and ended up with a fourth place finish, putting him second in the final Taco Bravo Series standings.

“Overall we had a really strong Taco Bravo campaign,” Macedo said. “We were really fast, and in contention every night. I have to thank this entire team for all of their help, and congratulate Shane Golobic and his team on their championship.”

Saturday night saw Macedo and company check in at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA for the Cotton Classic.

Lining up 16th in the feature event, Macedo again began working his way forward in the early stages, until trouble broke out at the halfway point.

With a car spinning in Turn one in front of Macedo, Macedo got into the corner a little too hot, and the end result was his machine flipping down the fence line, ultimately ending his night.

“We got okay in the feature event, and then there was a car spinning in one, and I got out of shape, and flipped, and ended our night,” he added. “I’m okay. Just feel bad for tearing up some equipment, but I know Paul Baines and everyone will work hard and have us ready to go for the Trophy Cup.”

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., WFO Apparel, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2014 season.

ON TAP: Macedo and his Tarlton Racing team will stay close to home the new few weekends, as they will be at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA this Saturday night in what kicks off three consecutive weekends of racing at the Thunderbowl.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-28, Wins-1, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-22

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Racing by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

 

 

Jerrod Hull – Four-time MOWA Champ!

(Bill W) October 13, 2014 – Jerrod Hull topped off another championship season with the Midwest Open Wheel Association Saturday at the Jacksonville Speedway with a win. It was Jerrod’s fourth title with MOWA and a series’ best sixteenth career feature win. The Rockwell American #12 team’s win came at Jacksonville’s “Ron Milton Race of Champions”. The Sikeston, Missouri driver will next be in action at the Short Track Nationals at the I-30 Speedway near Little Rock, Arkansas, October 22-25.

The two-race weekend for MOWA began at the Lincoln Speedway in Illinois on Friday. Jerrod won his heat from the pole. “We were able to get out front early, and we were able to win it,” he says. “That worked out really well. We were sixth in overall points, and that’s where we started the Dash. We were able to run fourth in that.”

The fourth place Dash finish put Jerrod outside row two for the feature. “We could see the track laying rubber already in the B main,” he says. “We were kind of prepared for that. We were able to get to third right away. From there, it was just about staying in the rubber on the bottom and not missing it. The only hope we had is for the leaders (Christopher Bell and Brad Loyet) to miss it or crash each other.”

Neither happened, and he settled for the show position at the checkers. “We were happy with the third, considering it had taken that rubber,” says Jerrod. “The car has been running really well. We were excited to get to Jacksonville.”

Jerrod was fortunate enough to draw the front row for his heat at Jacksonville on Saturday as well. He would go on to win it. “The car felt really good in the heat,” he says. “We started fourth in the Dash, and ran second. We wanted to win it badly, because it paid $800. Jimmy (Hurley) did a good job and won it though.”

The team assessed the racy Ľ-mile bullring before the main event. “We pretty much knew we were going to run the top,” says Jerrod. “They reworked the track, which was great. The bottom was good the first few laps. Jimmy was running down there.”

Jerrod would head to a treacherous cushion to gain momentum. “I moved to the top,” he says. “I thought the bottom might slick off a little bit. On a restart, he ran the bottom and we were able to get a run on the top and do a slidejob.”

Now in the lead, he would be pressured by Brad Loyet. “Lapped traffic was really tough there for a minute,” says Jerrod. “Loyet was able to close up on us. I don’t know what he did, but he got into the back of us and we spun out and kept it going. Unfortunately, he got upside down.”

In the end, Jerrod conquered the tricky racetrack and picked up his fifth MOWA win of the year. “It was just an exciting race altogether,” he says. “The cushion in three was pretty rough. I told (crew chief) Scott (Bonar) after the Dash that I didn’t want to have to run that way for 25 laps. It was hard to judge it. If you entered a certain way, it would turn the front end towards the fence. You almost had to slide and miss it in three and hit the cushion in the middle of three and four. It made some great racing for not only the sprints, but the midgets. I think the fans got their money’s worth.”

The team was proud of their fourth MOWA championship as well. “It felt good the whole weekend not to be so worried about points,” says Jerrod. “Sometimes you get wrapped up in the point race and you are sitting in third and fourth and you’re content. At Jacksonville, the cushion was treacherous and we could have crashed easy. It was nice to go for the win and not worry about that stuff.”

Jerrod will have this weekend off before heading for “Hammer Hill”. “We’re going to Little Rock and drive for Jimmy Davies,” he says. “We’re excited about that. Terry (McCarl) has been running really well in that car lately.”

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

 

 

Strong Night Goes South For DJ Netto

PETERSEN MEDIA: DJ Netto had a very strong night going during the Cotton Classic on Saturday night, but a late race mistake saw some contact force him into the work area, and as a result, Netto finished in the ninth spot.

“I feel like I gave one away,” a disappointed Netto said. “We had a really good car, and I let my guys down.”

Lining up fifth in the feature event, Netto hung around the Top-Five in the early goings of the feature event, as he had a front row seat to a torrid battle between Sean Beker and Jonathan Allard.

As the duo exchanged slide-jobs just ahead of Netto, he took advantage and worked his way into the fourth spot, as he began to make his move forward.

As Netto worked all over the speedway, he found something to his liking as he got by Becker to take over the third spot, and then was able to work into the second spot, as he got around Bud Kaeding.

When the red flag flew on the 16th lap, Netto found himself on the front row alongside race leader, Kyle Hirst for the double file restart.

When the green flag waived, Netto got the jump, and took the lead, as he began pulling away from Kyle Hirst, though Hirst was trying everything he could to get back in the top spot.

The caution flew on the 21st lap, and on this restart, Netto spun his tires and James McFadden was able to get the jump, and as Netto got back up to speed, Netto and Kaeding made contact, and with the contact, Netto got up into the wall, and as he came down the track, he collect Jonathan Allard, ultimately causing damage to his left rear.

Making the changes in the work area, Netto would restart, as he was able to score a ninth place finish.

“I just made a couple of crucial mistakes, but we did have really fast car, and I have to thank my guys for working their butts of for me,” he added.”

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

ON TAP: Netto and his team now set their sights on the Trophy Cup taking place in Tulare, CA this Thursday-Saturday night.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-47, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-17

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

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JA 8th at Cotton Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though it reads as an eighth place finish on the race rundown, Jonathan Allard had a strong night going at the Cotton Classic until he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time late in the race on Saturday night, resulting in him getting in getting upside down.

“We ran insdie the top-five all night, but late in the race there was a tangle and we had nowhere to go, and got upside down,” Allard said. “We got it fixed and were able to finish, but we were much better than what our result shows.”

With 29 cars on hand on Saturday night for the King of the West Series’ penultimate event, Allard got the night started off in style as he timed in with the fastest time in qualifications.

Lining up in the second row for the feature event, Allard found himself in an early battle with Bud and Tim Kaeding as the trio sliced and diced around the tricky Thunderbowl.

Moving into the third spot as the race moved along, Allard began battling with Sean Becker, as the duo exchanged slide-jobs on various occasions, with Becker winning the battle momentarily, though Allard would not go away, as he continued to run the cushion.

As Allard and Becker battled, DJ Netto was able to also get by Allard, as JA slipped back into the fifth spot in what was an action packed feature event.

Continuing to run in the fifth spot, things went south for Allard with nine laps to go, as cars got crossed up in front of him, and with nowhere to go, Allard made minor contact with another competitor, and got his Tri-C Manufacturing/ButlerBuilt/Platinum Powdercoating machine upside down.

With his team able to make repairs, Allard was able to restart and pick up a few positions as he was able to crack the Top-10 and finish in the eighth spot.

“We have been pretty strong the last few weeks, and I think we will be okay for the Trophy Cup this weekend,” he added. “I have been able to win it in the past, and would love nothing more than to end my 2014 season with the Tri-C Motorsports team with a Trophy Cup win.”

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

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-59, Wins-12, Top 5’s-29, Top 10’s-41.

ON TAP: Allard and the Tri-C Motorsports team will be back at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA this Thursday-Saturday for the 21st Annual Trophy Cup.

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.

 

 

Hirst Rebounds For Fifth at Cotton Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kyle Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team were back in action with the King of the West Series on Saturday night as they were again in action at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the Cotton Classic.

“We had a really fast racecar, and should have been better than fifth,” Hirst explained.

Leading the field to the green flag after picking up the dash win, Hirst was very strong, as he rocketed away from the field, as he took a liking to the high side of the speedway.

With Bud Kaeding challenging him early in the race using the low line, Hirst was able to keep his momentum up, as he held Kaeding at bay, and continued to lead the field.

Making up his time in three and four, Hirst was able to find grip and speed, lap after lap, as he flexed his muscles and began checking out from the competition aboard his the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83JR.

With the red flag waiving on the 15th lap, the field was bunched back up into double file formation, and went the action came back to life, DJ Netto was able to get the jump on Hirst, and Hirst found himself in the second spot for the first time all night.

Continuing to ride the rim in pursuit of Netto, Hirst got into the wall a little too hard, causing damage to his right rear, bringing out the caution.

Restarting from the tail end of the field with just nine-laps to go, Hirst was able to show the same speed he showed all night as he put on quite a show as he worked his way back up to a fifth place finish at the stripe.

“I was just relentlessly going after DJ (Netto) and got up in the wall a little too hard,” Hirst said. “We were so fast all night, and it shows how strong this team is. I have to thank all the guys for their hard work, and hopefully we can be as fast as we have been here at Tulare this weekend for the Trophy Cup.

Kyle and his Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2013.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-34, Wins-5, Top 5’s-21, Top 10’s-27

ON TAP: Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team will be back at the Thunderbowl this Thursday-Saturday for the 21st Annual Trophy Cup.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Kyle by following him on Twitter, @kylehirstracing, or by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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Croft Stays Hot; Second Again At Tulare

PETERSEN MEDIA- For the last month, Willie Croft has been on fire, and on Saturday night he continued to stay hot as he recorded his fourth consecutive second place finish, this time with the King of the West Series as they invaded the Thunderbowl Raceway.

“I am tired of finishing second,” Croft joked. “But really, I have to thank everyone that helps me. We have to plug people in sometimes, but it has worked out. Hopefully with Trophy Cup coming up, we an be one spot better with the Rudeen Racing guys.”

With 29 cars on hand at the Thunderbowl, Croft kicked things off with the sixth fastest lap of the night, putting himself in the second row of his heat race.

Slipping back to the fifth spot in his heat, Croft was forced into the night’s B Main, where he would take advantage of his front row starting spot, and pick up the B Main win, earning a spot in the feature event.

Lining up 10th in the 30-lap feature event, the driver known as ‘Double Down’ got off to a nice start as he methodically worked his way forward on a track that was tough on a few competitors.

With double file restarts working to his advantage, Croft was able to work his way up into the second spot late in the race, as he chased after James McFadden in the closing laps.

When Willie Williams’ checkered flag flew, Croft crossed under in the second spot, marking his fourth straight runner-up finish.

“It is great to be on the podium, and put four good races together, after the summer we had,” Croft said. “Again, I can’t thank everyone who helps me enough, and I am feeling really good about going into the Trophy Cup this weekend.”

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

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

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-26, Wins-1, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-12.

ON TAP: Croft will climb aboard the Rudeen Racing No. 26 machine this weekend as he is set for the 21st Annual Trophy Cup back in Tulare, CA.

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

 

 

Schank Wins Hunt Series Season Finale; Laliberte Claims Championship

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Petaluma, CA)- Saturday night at the Petaluma Speedway, Terry Schank won a thrilling race over Joe Stornetta and Gary Nelson, Jr as Tommy Laliberte was able to capture the Joe Hunt Series Championship in what the series’ final even of 2014.

With Terry Schank and Shayna Sylvia leading to field to green for the 30-lap season finale, it was Sylvia jumping out to the early lead, though she had the veteran, Terry Schank, on her tail.

As Sylvia led the first lap, Schank would jump into the lead on the second lap, as he blasted around the Petaluma Speedway, slowly opening his lead, though behind him, Stornetta and Nelson were working their way forward.

Schank stayed in command during a majority of the race, but as the laps clicked off things got very exciting as the battle up front got very heated up as a three-car fight in lapped traffic got a huge roar from the crowd.

With Nelson all over Schank’s rear bumper, he was able to get a run heading into the first set of turns to take the lead, but Schank returned the favor and slid him in turns three and four to re assume the lead with 10-laps to-go.

As Nelson looked to rebound, Joe Stornetta was able to also slide up in front of him as he took the second spot, and began his pursuit at Schank, as he looked for any opening giving him a challenge at the top-spot.

Stornetta was able to reel Schank in, and with five laps to go, was all over the race leader. With lapped cars also in the fray, Stornetta made slight contact with one, getting himself just slightly out of shape, but that was all Schank needed, as he was able to get some breathing room, and race his way to the win aboard the Scott DuPont owned No. 3X machine.

Stornetta would hold to second with Nelson crossing the stripe third, Trevor Schmid finishing fourth, and Shany Myhre rounding out the Top-Five.

Tommy Laliberte finished the feature event in the sixth spot, and it was good enough to give himself the 2014 series Championship.

In prelimonary action, Rowdy McLennon started the night off by setting a new track record at the speedway, as he stopped the clocks with a lap of 13.711 seconds.

Heat race wins went to Myhre, and Laliberte, while Sylvia won the dash, giving her the right to start the feature event on the pole.

ON TAP: The Prentice Motorsports Group has one final night of action left on the schedule and it feature both the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster, and the King of the West Series in what will be a Championship Spectacular at the Stockton Dirt Track on November 1st.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with all the happenings with the Prentice Motorsports Group by clicking over to www.racepmg.com or ‘liking’ www.facebook.com./racepmg.

PRENTICE MOTORSPORTS GROUP- The Prentice Motorsports Group current promotes the Ocean Speedway, Ocean Sprints Presented by Taco Bravo, Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster, and the King of the West Series.

After a successful 2014 season, the group is excited to expand and add the Wingless Shotout Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos.

 

 

Racing Fans Direct

October 12,2014 Contact Info : Robert Altman e-mail racingfansdirect@outlook.com or Cell #443-974-7027

As of today I’m proud to announce here at Racing Fans Direct we have a new MS. Racing Fans Direct 2014-2015 that we feel will represent RFD with her knowledge , love of racing , the fans that support our great sport , with much passion .

She is Miss Chelsey Jamieson of Lockport , NY she was Miss Ransomville Speedway 2014 . At a young age she became interested in auto racing at Ransomville and other surrounding tracks in the New York area . Being a fan , promoting the speedway , her family interest in racing and personal interaction with other fans has been part of the highlights of her involvement in racing .

When not at racing events Chelsey has a very active schedule which involves working as a nursing assistant , studying nursing to become a registered RN . Then when not working she is a reservist for the US NAVY and participates on a regular weekend duty when called upon . Her personality , iconic smile , knowledge of racing , actual fan interaction are just some of the reasons , RFD selected Miss Jamieson for this position . Chelsey ‘s plans also call for her to enter the 2015 MS. MOTORSPORTS contest during the “ Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show on Saturday evening January 24th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center .

You can meet MS .RACING FANS DIRECT at the upcoming Port Royal , World Of Outlaw event on Saturday ,October 25th she will be participating in various activities during the course of the day and night of this exciting program . Again this upcoming event is just a small way to bring more excitement to you our loyal fans who support racing on a continual basis . And please don’t forget to follow Racing Fans Direct , for RFD is “ The New Direction in Racing , Just for You .”

 

 

Bruce Jr. Aiming for Weekend Sweep During ASCS National Tour Winter Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Oct. 12, 2014) - Tony Bruce Jr. returns to a familiar track this weekend.

Bruce Jr. will venture to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, this Friday and Saturday with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the 41st annual Winter Nationals.

"We always have confidence going into Devil's Bowl," he said. "I've always ran up front there and have wins there. Any time we go to Devil's Bowl I'm pretty excited because I know we unload with a fast car."

Bruce Jr. captured the victory during the first ASCS National Tour event this season at the half-mile oval, where he has scored at least one top five in each of the past five seasons.

"It's a track that fits my style," he said. "Basically from the first time I went there we've been fast. I'm not for sure exactly what it is, but we've always been fast at Devil's Bowl."

In addition to his win at the track earlier this season, Bruce Jr. has earned finishes of fifth and sixth as well as a pair of top 10s in 305ci action. That gives him added confidence heading into this weekend.

"We want to finish the year strong and win as many races as possible," he said. "We've had so many DNFs this year the points thing hasn't been our focus. If we can go down there and sweep the weekend it'd be a big boost of confidence to finish the year strong."

Bruce Jr. scored a second-place finish during the Winter Nationals last season.

SEASON STATS -

55 races, 3 wins, 14 top fives, 30 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Oil Medics

Located in Fort Worth, Texas, The Oil Medics services diesel trucks and distributes racing oil for sprint car engines and rear ends. For more information, visit http://www.TheOilMedics.com.

"Bill and the entire Jewell family have been more than just a great sponsor, but also great friends," Bruce Jr. said. "They specialize in truck maintenance and fuel economy, which has saved us hundreds of dollars the past couple of years in diesel fuel."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Wampler Wraps Up Season With Top 10 During Red River Open Wheel Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - WICHITA FALLS, Texas (Oct. 12, 2014) - Cody Wampler endured a long night as he capped his return to sprint car racing on Saturday during the Red River Open Wheel Nationals at Red River Speedway.

"I got home at 5:30 in the morning and I live 45 minutes from there," he said. "It was crazy."

The two-day event was condensed into a one-day show following Friday's rainout, which made for an extremely long night on Saturday.

Wampler kicked off the competition by advancing from fourth to third place during his champ sprints heat race, which relegated him to a B Main since he wasn't in the top eight in heat race points.

"I was all over the guy for second, but I couldn't get by him," he said. "That didn't give me enough passing points to make it in the top eight."

Wampler finished second in the consolation race to transfer into the 25-lap main event, which he started on the outside of the sixth row.

"We were pretty good," he said. "It was kind of a bottom-groove deal. I could run the bottom pretty well and was able to pick off some cars."

Wampler rallied from 12th to a seventh-place finish, which marked his 10th top 10 of the season. It also locked him into a unique feature as the top 10 champ sprints battled the top-10 finishers in the 305ci main event.

The fans redrew for the lineup and Wampler started on the outside of the eighth row for the 25-lap feature.

"I was going forward and we were probably up to 11th about eight laps in," he said. "We had a caution. I got a pretty good run on the restart and was on the outside. Two guys got bottled up on the inside line and some guy jumped to the outside. I jumped over his right rear and I don't know how we didn't turn over or get into the wall. We slammed down and I came to a stop going into turn one."

Wampler restarted at the back, but mechanical issues a lap or two later forced him to pull off the track early.

Wampler ended his season with three top fives and 10 top 10s in 16 races following eight years away from sprint car racing.

"Overall it wasn't bad for our first year back following an eight-year layoff," he said. "I was pretty pleased with how we were able to run in our last couple of races. I really want to thank Charlie and Michael Brown for the chance to race again."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 11 - Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas - Heat race: 3 (4); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 7 (12); Challenge Feature: DNF (16).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 14 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.WamplerMotorsports.com

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

APPAREL -

Wampler's t-shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts and hoodies are discounted online at http://www.WamplerMotorsports.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lawton Auto Parts

Lawton Auto Parts is a salvage business located in Lawton, Okla. It is owned by Charlie and Michael Brown, who also own the sprint cars Wampler drives.

"I want to thank Charlie and Michael Brown for the opportunity and I encourage everyone to support their business," Wampler said. "If it wasn't for them I wouldn't be able to race."

Wampler would also like to thank Cotton County Drug, Powers Heating and Air Conditioning, Indian Territory Durable Medical Equipment, Wampler Transmission, Eagle Creek Escape, Shur Shot Guns, Cotton Ag Inc., Farm Bureau (Jeff Baumann Insurance), Thriller Productions, Aspire Home Care & Hospice, Al's Pump, Walters Well Service, Parks Land & Cattle, Walters Hometown Grocery and On Another Level Designs for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

ARDC 75TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE Final 2014 ARDC Event in Saturday's Thunder on the Hill

The 75th Anniversary Season of the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) will come to a close at the Thunder on the Hill Halloween Party at the Grandview Speedway this Saturday night when ARDC is just one of the divisions to be featured in this fun filled annual event.

Steven Drevicki of Reading, PA has already sealed the 2014 Championship for his DeGre Engineering team and car owner, Greg Fitzpatrick. In addition to his two feature wins, Drevicki has been able to complete every race on the 2014 ARDC schedule and has amassed a long string of top five finishes. In spite of his outstanding record, Drevicki would like nothing better than to add a Grandview Speedway win to his list of accomplishments for the 2014 season. Many of the ARDC teams consider Grandview to be their home track and of course, want to perform well in front of family, friends and sponsors!

Even thought Drevicki has clinched the title, there is still plenty of action left to determine who the top ten will be at season's end. Currently, Brenden Bright is second in the points chase - a position that he has held for most of the season. 2013 ARDC Champion, Trevor Kobylarz, sits in third, followed by Alex Bright and Brett Arndt. Alex Bright leads all competitors with five wins. Bright has one win at Grandview this season that still has many talking. Bright came from 21st to win the twenty-five lap feature during the first Thunder on the Hill program back in May.

Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. Nick Wean, Ryan Greth, rookie, Austin Burke and PJ Gargiulo round out the top ten in points going into the final event but Tony DiMattia, Kyle Lick and Brett Wanner are well within striking distance. This is a very important race for many ARDC teams.

With the 2014 winding down, plans are well underway for 2015. Many tracks do not begin to work on their new schedules until after their last race of the season however, ARDC has already scheduled several dates for 2015. The 2015 schedule will include a return of ARDC to the tracks of Dixieland and Countyline in North Carolina as well as Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway and the Bedford Fairgrounds. Stay tuned for more upcoming news in the months to come!

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

Darland, Hannagan, and Daughrtey Take Harvest of Sprints

October 10, 2014

The month of October in the state of Ohio marks harvest time for many area farmers and the transition into cooler weather. Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio sits deep in Ohio’s farming country and held its final event of the 2014 season Friday night. In honor of the harvest season, the 1/3rd mile dirt oval held a sprint car fans dream with the 2nd Annual Harvest Sprints. Despite the chilly temperatures, fans flocked to see full fields of nothing but the best sprint cars drivers in the Midwest. The rain received during the course of the week watered down the racing surface creating a wicked fast track with drivers running just under the Waynesfield track record.

The K&L Ready Mix Non Wing sprint cars started the night of racing off on a rough note. With just two laps in the books of heat number one, Jarret Andretti, son of NASCAR driver John Andretti, took a wicked tumble up and over the turn three catch fence. The car came to a stop upside down in the pit area. Andretti climbed out from behind the wheel under his own power. Dave Darland, Cooper Clouse, Mike Miller, Dustin Ingle, and Thomas Meserawll toke home the five heat race victories. With 44 cars signing in to compete, two B-mains followed with three transferring out of each of the two B-mains. With such a strong field of cars on hand, several of the big name drivers had to race their way into the 25 lap A-main. Justin Grant started shotgun in B-main number one and took the victory. Travis Berryhill and Scotty Weir, an always-challenging driver, took the final two transfer spots. In B-main number two, Logan Jarret surged from his third starting spot to take the victory. Steve Irwin and Toby Alfrey also claimed spots in the Harvest of Sprints A-main.

With the field set, cars began to push off for the 25 lap A-main. Waynesfield regular Luke Hall and Indiana native Chris Gurley led the field to the opening green flag. Half the field would cross the line until a nerf bar slid down the front stretch and the 0 of Steve Irwin coming to a stop entering turn one. Justin Grant in the 40 also received some damage on the start and went pit side for repairs to be made to his machine. After the debris was removed, the field was restacked for trial number two. Hall and Gurley led the field in with Hall taking the early lead into turn two. Gurley would settle for second with Westfall and Meserawll, two fierce competitors, directly behind him. Mike Miller began to shuffle his way to the front from his outside row three starting spot when the field came to a halt with three laps in the books. Cooper Clouse and Justin Grant got together entering turn one resulting in both of them taking a tumble up the banking into turn two. Both climbed out uninjured. After cars were pushed back off, Hall led the field to the restart. Mike Miller, who was on a move before the red flag flew, got a great restart as he began to challenge the lead pack. Miller rode the cushion into turn three overtaking Gurley and ready to challenge Hall with twenty laps to go. Meserawll did the same making it Hall and Meserawll holding down second and third. Miller gained some more momentum and made a run on Hall. Miller would take the lead out of turn four and finish the deal sliding up the banking into turn two. Hall began to fade back allowing Meserawll to take over the runner-up spot. What Meserawll did not see coming was a fast Matt Westfall coming from the fourth spot. Westfall took over third from Hall and second from Meserawll in a short four-lap period placing him in the second spot. As the field crossed the line with ten laps to go, Miller held the top spot. Westfall was second, Meserawll third, and Hall shuffled back to forth. A final caution flag flew for the 21 of Travis Hery when he went up and over the banking in turn two. Hery remained on all four wheels during his off-road adventure toward the cornfield. On the restart, Dave Darland, who was highly talked about upon rolling into the pit area, turned on the jets. Darland took Hall into turn one and began to set his sights on the top spot. With just five laps to go, Darland worked his 11D on the topside passing both Meserawll and Westfall in a three-way battle down the backstretch. Coming to the line for the final time, Darland managed to get around Miller and take the win. Mike Miller finished in a very close runner-up spot. Matt Westfall finished in third. Lap times during the A-main were clocking in the high eleven-second bracket, some cracking into the ten-second time frame. In victory lane, Dave Darland was very passionate about the win thanking the fans for coming out on such a cold night. Travis Berryhill in the 401K finished just outside the top five picking up the hard charger award.

Twenty-five K&K Ready Mix 360 sprint cars signed in to compete in the 25 lap A-main. Mitch Brown, the sole Canadian in the field, and Nick Roberts, local Ohio driver, led the field to the opening green flag. The first attempt was not successful as the cars broke away before the starting line on the turn four wall. Trial number two was a success with Brown jumping out to the early lead. One lap ticked off the board when the first red flag flew for the 55F of Taylor Ferns. Ferns’ car flipped over the turn two banking as she made a run for the eighth spot. Ferns climbed out uninjured posting a twenty-fifth place finish. Former World of Outlaw, Randy Hannagan, used the restart to his advantage as he worked the cushion claiming the second spot from Roberts. The 4 of John Agan rode Hannagan’s coattail gaining another spot around the 6S of Greg Wilson. With Hannagan fully in second, he began to turn his attention to leader Mitch Brown. A three-car collision would halt the move for the second time. Devon Dobie, Dustin Daggett, and Tim Allison connected in turn one sending Dobie upside down. Dobie and Allison would retire for the night. Another caution followed two laps later for the 22R of Kevin Roberts and the 4K of Kris Davis. Both drivers spun on the bottom side of turn number one. On the restart, Randy Hannagan moved himself into the top spot as Nick Roberts began to drop back in the field. Roberts dropped all the way back to twelfth where he was scored in the finishing order. Hannagan enjoyed the top spot for just under a lap when the yellow flew for Beau Stewart making contact with the outside wall. Stewart went high on the cushion exiting three and finally came to a stop just past the pit exit. Another yellow flag flew with just eleven laps to go for the 11R of Chase Ridenhour. Tyler Moore and Shawn Dancer were also collected in the incident between turns one and two. Nick Roberts came to a stop on the front stretch as laps ticked down bringing out the final caution. Greg Wilson managed to make his way up into the second spot ready to challenge Hannagan for the lead. The 22H was just too fast for Wilson to catch giving the Harvest of Sprints victory to Randy Hannagan. Greg Wilson finished in second with Mitch Brown finishing in third. Hannagan, just as Darland did, sincerely thanked the fans for coming to the races. Hannagan also commented on how much he enjoys coming to Waynesfield Raceway Park and the great program the track puts together each season. Derek Hager finished sixth picking up the hard charger award for advancing sixteen spots during the A-main.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints were next on the program for their 20 lap A-main. Twenty-one of the weekly Waynesfield competitors were on hand running for an increased payout. Nick Daughrtey and Gunnar Lucius led the field to the green flag to get the A-main underway. The infamous caution flag flew on the start when a parking lot of cars connecting blocking off the racing surface. Jake Hesson, Ty Tilton, Cole Roberson, and Gary Campbell were all involved in the turn one incident. Once the race got back underway, Daughrtey led the opening lap until the field was brought to a crawl for the 44 of Ron Coleman. Coleman’s car went upside down and walked away from the scene. Racing resumed after the cleanup with the starting front row battling for the top spot. Daughrtey and Lucius went at it for the first half of the race until Lucius’ car lost power forcing him to pull off the racing surface. Daughrtey now found himself in the lead with minimal laps left in the A-main. With the five to go signal being displayed to the field, the IVO of Andrew Heitkamp went over on his side in turn four. He ended up ninth in the finishing order. On the final restart, Michael Helterbran made his way to second pushing “Hot Rod” Henning, track champion, back to the third spot. Helterbran had nothing for Daughrtey giving him the win in his family owner and operated 14G. Helterbran scored a second place finish. Rod Henning took home third. The Daughrtey pit cleared at the sight of his victory as friends and family filled victory lane. Bradley Ashford, in his Waynesfield Raceway Park debut, took home the hard charger award coming home in eighth.

With the 2014 racing season coming to a close, the staff and management want to thank all crews, drivers, and fans for supporting Waynesfield Raceway Park this season. The 2015 racing season is already in the works. Everyone is invited to the end of year banquet on Saturday, November 1 at the Wapakoneta Grand Plaza. Tickets are $25 per plate and open to the public. Reservations must be made by October 27 and mailed to 15595 Waynesfield Road, Waynesfield, Ohio 45896. No tickets will be available the day of the event. Social hour begins at 5:30PM with dinner being served at 6:30PM.

Get all the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park offseason news and notes online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

RACE RESULTS

K+L Ready Mix 360 Sprint Cars (25 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 2. B20-Butch Schroeder[2] ; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan[5] ; 4. 10-Mitch Brown[4] ; 5. 4S-Danny Smith[8] ; 6. 2M-Dustin Daggett[7] ; 7. 35-Ron Blair[6] ; 8. 9W-Derek Hagar[3]

Heat 2 - Biggies Coast 2 Coast (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 11-Tim Allison[1] ; 2. 6S-Greg Willson[4] ; 3. 83-Kyle Sauder[2] ; 4. 12J-Tyler Moore[3] ; 5. 23-Devon Dobie[8] ; 6. 28H-Hud Horton[5] ; 7. 5W-Jeff Williams[7] ; 8. 4K-Kris Davis[6]

Heat 3 - Texas Roadhouse (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 55F-Taylor Ferns[1] ; 2. 4-John Agan[4] ; 3. 12-Nick Roberts[2] ; 4. 33M-Beau Stewart[5] ; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer[6] ; 6. 11R-Chase Ridenhour[8] ; 7. 17-Jared Horstman[7] ; 8. 38-Dennis Wagner[9] ; 9. 22R-Kevin Roberts[3]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[4]; 2. 6S-Greg Willson[6]; 3. 10-Mitch Brown[1]; 4. 4-John Agan[5]; 5. 83-Kyle Sauder[3]; 6. 9W-Derek Hagar[22]; 7. B20-Butch Schroeder[7]; 8. 28H-Hud Horton[17]; 9. 17-Jared Horstman[21]; 10. 35-Ron Blair[19]; 11. 6M-Max Stambaugh[10]; 12. 12-Nick Roberts[2]; 13. 12J-Tyler Moore[11]; 14. 49-Shawn Dancer[15]; 15. 4S-Danny Smith[13]; 16. 11R-Chase Ridenhour[18]; 17. 33M-Beau Stewart[12]; 18. 2M-Dustin Daggett[16]; 19. 22R-Kevin Roberts[25]; 20. 4K-Kris Davis[23]; 21. 11-Tim Allison[9]; 22. 23-Devon Dobie[14]; 23. 5W-Jeff Williams[20]; 24. 38-Dennis Wagner[24]; 25. 55F-Taylor Ferns[8]

Hard Charger: 9W-Derek Hagar[+16]

K+L Ready Mix Non Wing Sprint Cars (44 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Thirsty's Beaverdam + Kalida (8 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 11D-Dave Darland[2] ; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[3] ; 3. 2B-Mike Dunlap[4] ; 4. 4P-Scotty Weir[6] ; 5. 29-Logan Jarret[9] ; 6. 14W-Chad Wilson[8] ; 7. 77-Austin Prock[5] ; 8. 96-Riley VanHise[1] ; 9. 18A-Jarret Andretti[7]

Heat 2 - Eagle Chassis (8 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 14-Cooper Clouse[4] ; 2. 12G-Chris Gurley[8] ; 3. 5S-Mark Silva[2] ; 4. 69R-Brian Gross[9] ; 5. 12-Kent Wolters[1] ; 6. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[3] ; 7. 68-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 8. 53-Steve Little[6]

Heat 3 - Maxim Chassis (8 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 82-Mike Miller[1] ; 2. 9N-Luke Hall[2] ; 3. 24-Landon Simon[3] ; 4. 40-Justin Grant[6] ; 5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[7] ; 6. 31-Chuck Wilson[4] ; 7. 63-Huston Hewitt[9] ; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 9. O1-Derrek Hammond[5]

Heat 4 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2I-Dustin Ingle[1] ; 2. 30-CJ Leary[5] ; 3. 21-Travis Hery[4] ; 4. O-Steve Irwin[7] ; 5. 401K-Travis Berryhill[8] ; 6. 87-Paul Dues[2] ; 7. 32M-Derek Hastings[9] ; 8. 25B-Mark Blausey[6] ; 9. 17-Kevin Myers[3]

Heat 5 - Lima Powder Coating (8 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 18X-Thomas Meserawll[3] ; 2. 2M-Max McGhee[2] ; 3. 18TK-Todd Keen[5] ; 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[8] ; 5. 14C-Andy Conley[6] ; 6. 23S-Kyle Simon[7] ; 7. 1M-Mike Moore[1] ; 8. 42-Conner Donelson[4]

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40-Justin Grant[2] ; 2. 401K-Travis Berryhill[5] ; 3. 4P-Scotty Weir[1] ; 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[3] ; 5. 14W-Chad Wilson[6] ; 6. 23S-Kyle Simon[8] ; 7. 68-Tyler Gunn[9] ; 8. 42-Conner Donelson[13] ; 9. 32M-Derek Hastings[10] ; 10. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[15] ; 11. 31-Chuck Wilson[7] ; 12. 7M-Brandon Moore[12] ; 13. O1-Derrek Hammond[14] ; 14. 96-Riley VanHise[11] ; 15. 12-Kent Wolters[4]

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 29-Logan Jarret[3] ; 2. O-Steve Irwin[2] ; 3. 5A-Toby Alfrey[4] ; 4. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[6] ; 5. 87-Paul Dues[7] ; 6. 77-Austin Prock[8] ; 7. 1M-Mike Moore[10] ; 8. 25B-Mark Blausey[12] ; 9. 63-Huston Hewitt[9] ; 10. 69R-Brian Gross[1] ; 11. 14C-Andy Conley[5] ; 12. 53-Steve Little[11]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 11D-Dave Darland[8]; 2. 82-Mike Miller[6]; 3. 54-Matt Westfall[3]; 4. 18X-Thomas Meserawll[4]; 5. 2B-Mike Dunlap[11]; 6. 401K-Travis Berryhill[18]; 7. 9N-Luke Hall[1]; 8. 12G-Chris Gurley[2]; 9. 30-CJ Leary[9]; 10. 2M-Max McGhee[10]; 11. 2I-Dustin Ingle[5]; 12. 24-Landon Simon[13]; 13. 4P-Scotty Weir[20]; 14. O-Steve Irwin[19]; 15. 29-Logan Jarret[17]; 16. 5S-Mark Silva[12]; 17. 21-Travis Hery[14]; 18. 5A-Toby Alfrey[21]; 19. 18TK-Todd Keen[15]; 20. 14-Cooper Clouse[7]; 21. 40-Justin Grant[16]

Hard Charger: 401K-Travis Berryhill[+12]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (21 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Dales Concrete (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. OO-Michael Helterbran[2] ; 2. 5J-Jake Hesson[3] ; 3. 17-Darin Collin[1] ; 4. 28K-Ron Kimmel[4] ; 5. 39-Cole Roberson[6] ; 6. 65-Chris Bounds[7] ; 7. 28J-Jody Martin[5]

Heat 2 - Valvoline Inst Oil Change (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 44-Ron Coleman[4] ; 2. 81H-Anthony Haas[2] ; 3. 22-Gunnar Lucius[3] ; 4. 55-Rob Winks[5] ; 5. 42-Ty Tilton[7] ; 6. 50-Craig Stower[1] ; 7. 63-Rick Irwin[6]

Heat 3 - Hoosier tires (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 28H-Rod Henning[2] ; 2. 66-Chase Dunham[1] ; 3. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[4] ; 4. 14-Gary Campbell[3] ; 5. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[6] ; 6. 11-Corey Bedwell[5] ; 7. 4X-Bradley Ashford[7]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[1]; 2. OO-Michael Helterbran[9]; 3. 28H-Rod Henning[7]; 4. 81H-Anthony Haas[5]; 5. 28K-Ron Kimmel[10]; 6. 11-Corey Bedwell[18]; 7. 28J-Jody Martin[19]; 8. 4X-Bradley Ashford[21]; 9. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[15]; 10. 66-Chase Dunham[4]; 11. 63-Rick Irwin[20]; 12. 22-Gunnar Lucius[2]; 13. 17-Darin Collin[3]; 14. 44-Ron Coleman[8]; 15. 5J-Jake Hesson[6]; 16. 14-Gary Campbell[12]; 17. 39-Cole Roberson[13]; 18. 42-Ty Tilton[14]; DNS. 55-Rob Winks; DNS. 65-Chris Bounds; DNS. 50-Craig Stower

Hard Charger: 4X-Bradley Ashford[+13]

©2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Starks Invading 21st annual Trophy Cup This Weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (Oct. 12, 2014) - Trey Starks is heading to one of his favorite events this weekend.

Starks will tackle the 21st annual Trophy Cup Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

"It's definitely the race that sticks out the most in the year," he said. "It's the most interesting and the most exciting. It's one you look forward to. You know the track is going to be in perfect racing condition."

Frustrating finishes last season during the Trophy Cup has added motivation for Starks as he races against approximately 75 other top-notch drivers during the premier event.

"You have to be on the ball and know what you're doing," he said. "You definitely have to have luck as well."

Starks has advanced into the prestigious main event in the past and he said not only is that a goal this year, he is aiming to beat his career-best Trophy Cup result of seventh place.

"There are definitely a lot of great drivers there and it's a tough event, but I think we can compete for my first top five," he said. "If we put everything together and catch a break or two I think we can go after a win as well."

Starks was in contention for a top five with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Thunderbowl Raceway earlier this season before he was forced into the infield early with a mechanical problem.

SEASON STATS -

61 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 23 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

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 any race he attends as well as on http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Starks Timber Processing

Starks Timber Processing is a logging business owned by Trey's father, John, who is a third-generation logger. It has been based out of Washington for more than 15 years.

"Starks Timber Processing is what provides me the opportunity to race," Trey said. "It has played a huge role in my life, both on the track and away from it."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

 

 

Neal Tire and Auto Service Named Title Sponsor of Midwest Open Wheel Association 2015 Season

By MOWA Media (media@ciltrak.com)

Springfield, Ill. (October 12, 2014) – Officials with the Midwest Open Wheel Association have announced a partnership with Neal Tire and Auto Service that will make Neal Tire the title sponsor of the Midwest-based sprint car series for the 2015 season and beyond. Founded in 1925, Neal Tire has 25 retail locations in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky and is also a leading tire distributor in the Midwest through its sister company Ben Tire Distributors.

In addition to providing direct financial support for the series, Neal has made a significant commitment to enhancing fan experience and engagement at series events.

“Neal Tire is an incredibly great fit for MOWA. When you combine a strong regional racing brand like MOWA with a leading regional automotive service brand like Neal, the possibilities are endless”, said Ken Dobson of CILTRAK which manages the MOWA series. This relationship will help MOWA continue to grow into the future and will provide great benefits to our teams, fans and host tracks. The support of Neal with along with our other major partners, Casey’s General Stores and Hoosier Racing Tires ensures a strong foundation for our points fund and driver rewards.”

Jeremy Standridge, President of the Midwest Open Wheel Association, believes that the relationship will enhance the experience for fans at MOWA events, “I feel like MOWA has always been a leader in getting fans involved. Neal Tire will help us do things that make for an even better show and hopefully draw even more fans. When you leave one of our shows, we hope fans feel like you haven’t just been to a race, but to an event. We think this relationship will help us be even bigger and better in 2015 and beyond.”

The series will be known as The Neal Tire Sprint Car Series, presented by Casey’s General Stores. 2015 will mark the fifth year of the series and the third straight year of adding a major partner. Hoosier Racing Tires began a multi-year relationship with the MOWA in 2013, and the 2014 season saw the addition of Casey’s General Stores.

 

 

Prentice Motorsports Group Acquires Joe Hunt Wingless Series

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA)- After taking control of both the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster and the King of the West Series in 2014, the Prentice Motorsports Group is pleased to announce that they will assume the leadership role for the Wingless Shootout Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos starting in 2015.

“We are very pleased to add the Wingless Shootout Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos to our team,” John Prentice said. “It is a great class, and we look forward to having them on hand at a few Civil War and KWS shows in 2015, and I really thank Roger Gleeson for making this all possible.”

With the ownership of the WSS moving over to PMG, the rules package will stay the same as it was in 2013, and races will still be $1000 to win, and $130 to start.

“I have taken the series as far as I can, and I think the Prentice Motorsports Group can really help it grow,” former series director, Roger Gleeson said. “John and his staff have shown they have a great system in place, and when he approached me about this I knew it was best for the series, the racers, and our fans.”

The series will remain a traveling series with a 10-race schedule, though in 2015 most races will be ran with either the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster or the King of the West Series. Joe Hunt Magnetos has also signed on to remain the title sponsor for the Wingless Shootout Series through the 2016 season.

“We think this is a great addition to our group, and are really excited to have them run with the Civil War Series and the KWS in 2015,” Prentice added. “We think fans will enjoy even more sprint car racing at these shows, and we hope the WSS drivers enjoy sharing the stage with our winged classes, and we are excited about working with Joe Hunt Magnetos.”

For more information on the WSS, we encourage all to visit the current website, www.joehuntmagnetoswingless.com.

ON TAP: The Prentice Motorsports Group has one final night of action left on the schedule and it feature both the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster, and the King of the West Series in what will be a Championship Spectacular at the Stockton Dirt Track on November 1st.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with all the happenings with the Prentice Motorsports Group by clicking over to www.racepmg.com or ‘liking’ www.facebook.com./racepmg.

PRENTICE MOTORSPORTS GROUP- The Prentice Motorsports Group current promotes the Ocean Speedway, Ocean Sprints Presented by Taco Bravo, Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster, and the King of the West Series.

After a successful 2014 season, the group is excited to expand and add the Wingless Shotout Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos.

 

 

TOP FIVE FOR SALDANA AT ROLLING WHEELS

ELBRIDGE, N.Y. (Oct. 11, 2014) – The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars made their only weekend stop tonight at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park.

In preliminary action, veteran shoe Joey Saldana qualified the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M sixth in a field of 30 cars with a best lap of 16.680 seconds around the 5/8-mile oval.

Saldana’s sixth place qualifying effort translated to the third starting position in the third heat. When the green flag flew, pole sitter Cody Darrah took command of the field with Ryan Smith second, Saldana third and Jessica Zemken fourth. There was no change in top four position for the first five circuits. With five laps complete, the caution was displayed for Paige Polyak who had a flat tire. When racing resumed, Smith drove around the outside of Darrah to take the lead. Saldana and Zemken battled side by side for third position, Saldana high and Zemken low. Zemken was able to wrestle the spot away from Saldana. At the finish line it was Smith who captured the heat win and Saldana crossed the stripe in fourth position. The Brownsburg Bullet just missed the cut for the dash by one qualifying position, but he gained the ninth starting berth in the A Main.

Tonight’s 25-lap feature marked Saldana’s 17th Rolling Wheels Raceway start. After the four-wide salute to the fans the 24 starters settled in for the green flag. Pole sitter Justin Barger showed the way after the track went green, with Brad Sweet second and David Gravel third. Saldana was tenth and then gained a position to hold down the ninth spot. On lap nine, Sweet got a run on the low side of the track to power by Barger for the lead. Donny Schatz was also on the move and was second by lap 10. With 15 laps complete, race leader Sweet brought out the caution. Sweet and Schatz were racing side by side and while trying to negotiate slower traffic, Sweet dodged too low and caught the infield tire barrier and spun. The restart order was Schatz, Gravel, and Pittman with Saldana coming back for the green in the eighth position. The green flag brought out some surprise moves. Gravel got the advantage on the restart and took the lead from Schatz. Saldana advanced to sixth. Schatz drove by Gravel to regain the lead. Pittman was third. On the white flag lap, Saldana passed Paul McMahan to finish a very respectable fifth.

Schatz was the victor, Gravel was second and Pittman rounded out the podium.

A week from tonight the Outlaws will be at Fremont Speedway in Ohio for another round of hammer down racing.

 

 

Perris Auto Speedway

LATEST ENTRY LIST FOR 19TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS!

(Perris, CA, October 10, 2014) Latest entry list for the 410 portion of the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 7th and 8th is fast approaching on October 14th. As of Friday, October 10th, the following drivers have already submitted entries. Included in the drivers already entered are three-time winner Dave Darland of Lincoln, Indiana, Concord, California’s Damion Gardner who has won the race two times and 2012 race champion Mike Spencer of Temecula. An entry form for the prestigious race is at the end of this release.

Entries

0 - Alex Malycke - Purceville, VA

2F - Danny Faria Jr. - Tipton, CA

4 - Damion Gardner - Concord, CA

4G - Chris Gansen - San Bernardino, CA

4X - Tracy Hines - Wilkinson, IN

5 - Chad Boespflug - Plainfield, IN

5V - Colby Copeland - Roseville, CA

7 - Garrett Hansen - Manhattan Beach, CA

16 - Mike Martin - Yuma, AZ

20 - Bryan Clauson - Noblesville, IN

32 - Chase Stockon - Elizabethtown, IN

37RW - Jon Stanbrough - Avon, IN

37 - Matt Mitchell - Orange, CA

37F - Nic Faas - Huntington Beach, CA

39E - Kyle Edwards - Fountain Valley, CA

50 - Mike Spencer - Temecula, CA

51 - R.J. Johnson - Laveen, AZ

56 - Ryan Bernal - Hollister, CA

64- Parker Colston - Lake Elsinore, CA

69 - Brady Bacon - Broken Arrow, OK

71P - Dave Darland - Lincoln, IN

72 - Greg Alexander - San Pedro, CA

73 - Kevin Thomas Jr. - Cullman, IN

73X - TBA 86 - Chris Ennis - Bakersfield, CA

91R - Brody Roa - Buena Park, Ca

92 - Jake Swanson - Anaheim, CA

98 - Verne Sweeney - Lomita, CA

98A - Verne Sweeney - Lomita, CA

98X - Jeremy Ellertson - Lawndale, CA

 

 

Cancelled October 11-- Atomic Speedway Cancer Awareness Night

Chillicothe, Ohio--Due to heavy overnight rainstorms, flooded pits and wet grounds will again cancel racing at Atomic Speedway for Saturday, October 11, 2014. The next racing event will be the nationally recognized Open Wheel Championships Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Oct. 23-24-25.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located

12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

Upcoming Schedule

3 DAY OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Sprints, Non Wing Sprints Unsanctioned with Modifieds October 23- Sprint Practice, Non Wing Qualifying & Heats, Modified Qualifying & Heats October

24- Sprint Qualifying & Heats, Non Wing B-Mains, Modified B-Mains, DASH FOR CASH in ALL 3 CLASSES $1,000 TO WIN

October 25- Sprint B-Mains & Feature

$15,000 TO WIN, Non Wing Feature $5,000 TO WIN, Modified Feature $5,000 TO WIN, “Charlie McCann Winged Sprint Memorial” Non-Qualifiers $2,065 to win

November 1- Topless Weekend- DAN RENO MEMORIAL WEEKEND $2,222 TO WIN for Modifieds, plus Late Models, Street Stocks, Sport Mods, plus Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

 

 

Christopher Bell Among Latest Short Track Nationals Entries!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 10, 2014) – He has been just one position short of the $15,000 winner’s share over each of the past two years. Now he is ready to take another swing at the big money in two weeks at I-30 Speedway’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell is among the latest batch of entries for the $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start event set for October 23-25 after the blockbuster week gets under way with the $2,000-to-win Short Track Nationals Open on Wednesday night, October 22.

Now 19 years old, Bell virtually introduced himself to the Sprint Car racing world with an eye-opening runner-up finish to Paul McMahan atop the high-banked, Ľ-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval in 2012.

Then last year, Bell backed up his maiden STN performance by racing from tenth to take runner-up honors once again, this time behind Sammy Swindell among a loaded field of 105 entries.

The reigning USAC Midget champion, Bell is at 20 wins and counting in 2014 in a variety of action that includes Midgets, Winged 410 Sprint Cars, Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Non-Wing 410 Sprint Cars. Bell will drive Brandon Berryman’s All Pro Auto Reconditioning No. 31b for the second year in a row in Little Rock.

Bell is one of several notable new entries as the pre-entry deadline of October 14 draws ever closer. Some other notables include…

#10g Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN) – Well on his way to another USCS National championship, the 1994 STN champion has raced into 15 career STN championship feature events.

#17T Channin Tankersley (Highlands, TX) – The newly-crowned ASCS Gulf South champ tries for his second straight STN feature start after a 16th place finish last year. Tankersley is one of eight drivers among the current entries that started last year’s finale along with Bell, Johnny Herrera, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Brandon Hanks, A.G. Rains, Derek Hagar and Seth Bergman.

#10m Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN) – Currently second to teammate Terry Gray in USCS points, the young lady racer is set for her first STN after posting three feature wins thus far in 2014. She joins a rookie crop that also includes Canada’s Mitch Brown, Farmington’s Jason Keith and Little Rock’s Matthew Bauldwin so far.

Another pair of the latest entries have past STN championship feature experience including Missouri’s Jerrod Hull, who has raced into the big show on four occasions, and 2003 top-ten finisher Claud Estes of Godley, TX.

Some other strong STN experience comes in the form of Nixa, Missouri’s Kyle Bellm with other recent entries including Mississippi’s Jerod Roller and Kokomo shoe Parker Price-Miller, who narrowly missed the main in his first STN outing last year.

Entry forms for the Short Track Nationals are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/stn2014.pdf or by calling 501-455-4567. Entries submitted by October 14 are just $150 with entries after that date at $250.

Last October, Sammy Swindell bested a field of 105 competitors for his third STN crown, racing to the checkered flag ahead of up-and-coming Christopher Bell, Anthony Nicholson, Johnny Herrera and Shane Stewart.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 23-25, 2014. $15,000 to win the STN finale on October 25 with $2,500 to start the STN championship feature. Race time is 7:30 p.m. each night. Rain date is October 30, October 31 & November 1. The $2,000 to win and $200 to start Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open kicks off all the action on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m.

The Format: Approximately half the field will take to the track in the Thursday night qualifying event, with the other half in Friday’s qualifying event. The popular format of heats and qualifying races will once again be in place on the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights. The top 14 in cumulative points from heats and qualifiers will be locked into that night’s main event, with two or three “B” Mains, depending upon car count, contested to fill out the qualifying night feature field.

The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event.

The balance of the field will redraw on Saturday to set lineups for eight (8) “Saturday Night STN Showdowns”. With passing points in effect, points will be added to qualifying night point totals (heats, qualifying races and features) with the top eight (8) in total points advancing to STN feature starting positions 7-14.

The next 36 in total points will go to three “B” Mains with the remainder of the field to three “C” Mains. Top finishers from “C” Mains will move on to “B” Main action, with the top two from each “B” Main moving on to the STN finale.

Wednesday’s Short Track Nationals Open will have no impact upon Thursday, Friday or Saturday lineups, with the exception that the top finisher among Wednesday’s top four that is unable to qualify for Saturday night’s STN finale will be offered a provisional.

Wednesday’s STN Open will include heat races lined up by pill draw with passing points in effect that will set lineups for the “B” Main(s) (multiple “B” Mains if necessary depending upon car count) and “A” Main.

The Past Winners: Sammy Swindell (2013, 2011 and 1990), Paul McMahan (2012 and 2002), Brad Sweet (2010), Tony Bruce, Jr. (2009 and 2008), Jason Meyers (2007), Jason Johnson (2006), Tim Montgomery (2005), Gary Wright (2004, 2003, 1999 and 1995), Jason Sides (2001), Mike Ward (2000), Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson (1997), Pete Butler (1996), Terry Gray (1994), John Gerloff (1993), Steve Kinser (1991, ’89 and ‘88). 1992 finale was rained out.

The Tickets: Advance tickets for either three or four nights are on sale through Monday, October 20, no advance sales after that. Single night tickets are not available in advance. Tickets ordered in advance are just $61 for all four nights (Wednesday through Saturday) or $51 for three nights (Thursday through Saturday) with $1 off if paying cash.

Day of show prices are $15 on Wednesday, $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday.

Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $3 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and then $6 on Saturday with a $1 cash discount per ticket.

To order tickets in advance or for more information, call the track at 501-455-4567 or e-mail orders to raceytlc@sbcglobal.net.

Pit passes are $25 on Wednesday, $30 on both Thursday and Friday and $35 on Saturday.

The PPV: Can’t make your way to Little Rock, AR, for this prestigious event? Once again you can still catch every lap of the action on your computer via live Pay-Per-View. Just check out www.shorttracknationals.com for pricing and ordering information. Orders are being taken now.

The Trade Show & Midway: This year’s rendition of the Short Track Nationals will also include the Tenth Annual Short Track Nationals Trade Show & Midway. Fans, drivers & crews will have the opportunity to visit vendor displays, which opens at noon on Wednesday and then at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The deadline for guaranteed vendor space is Monday, October 20. Inquiries regarding vendor space should be directed to dssm93@msn.com.

For more information regarding the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, contact I-30 Speedway at 501-455-4567 or check online at http://www.i-30speedway.com/shorttracknationals.html.

 

 

Official Announcement: Dyson Motorsports

The 2013/14 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Champion Tim "TK" Kaeding is confirmed to return to Australia aboard the Dyson Motorsports #99 KPC Sprintcar.

The Californian Live Wire will be back to wow the crowds from December 26th at Sydney's Valvoline Raceway, before heading South to defend his Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Title.

'We can't wait to have Tim back in the hot seat this coming race season and are looking forward to catching up and having a relaxing Christmas together before we head back to the track for an action packed race schedule' says Dyson

We are privileged to also announce that Davey Jones will also be back turning spanners on the #99 machine for the majority of Tim's visit.

Dyson Motorsports would like to thank our loyal sponsors, Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions Pty Ltd, Lancaster Motor Group, Hunter 4x4 and Off Road, Entire Concrete and Roberts Meats.

Stay tuned for more upcoming details.... Look forward to seeing you all at the track

 

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Tough Break at Plymouth Speedway Scotty Thiel

Scotty Thiel on Oct 10, 2014 Article Date: 10/10/2014 by SixFour Promotions

Views: 34 0 0 Scotty Thiel – Tough Break at Plymouth Speedway

A cold and rainy Saturday night of racing led the Scott Thiel Motorsports team to the Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana with the Sprint on Dirt 360 series. This was the first visit to the speedway for the team and driver Scotty Thiel. That did not leave any setbacks as Scotty stormed to a huge lead in the heat race and would capture the victory. The main was going great until a late race tangle up happened between Scotty and a lap car as he was battling for the lead.

The rains stopped around 5:30PM and the track crew at Plymouth Speedway worked hard to prepare a great track for the SOD sprint series. Scotty started on the outside front row of the heat race event and as soon as the green flag dropped he did not hesitate on bit. After grabbing the lead coming off of turn two, he checked out and never looked back. After the invert was drawn, Scotty would start out in the sixth position for the nights 25 lap A-main event. The crew prepared the car for Scotty as they all knew they were quick enough to get to the front. The cars were pushed off and began to line up for the main event. After coming out of turn four when the green flag dropped, Scotty did not waste any time and made it three wide up the middle going into turn one. He stuck the nose further than the other two cars and launched into the fourth spot coming out of turn two. He continued to charge but wasn’t able to gain more ground after a few laps of action. An early caution set the field up for a restart. Scotty took advantage of that and capitalized another position going into turn one. He was now in the third position and began to charge for second. He managed to get a great run off of turn four and passed for second before another caution would come out as the leader was caught up in a wreck. This advanced Thiel to the second spot but knew he was quicker than the car he just passed, now the current leader. After going back to green flag action, Thiel didn’t hesitate and battled for the lead coming out of turn two. He dove down low and made the move for the lead. He began to set his momentum and pulled away from the field. A caution came out on lap 15 which took away from the huge lead Thiel had built up. They went back to green and Scotty continued to do what he was doing all race long. A quick caution came out again a few laps later and bunched the field back up. After returning to green flag action, Thiel pulled out to the lead again but got into lap traffic really quick which slowed down his lead. With five laps left, the battle for the lead began to occur. Scotty got shuffled up the track due to going around a lap car and gave the lead up but quickly capitalized and got back to the lead the next lap. He lost the lead with only three laps to go going into turn one. He crossed the leader back over and it was a drag race down the backstretch. The leader went high around a lap car and Scotty shot down low, under the lapper. At the last second the lap car that was in the middle of the track turned down when Scotty was entering the corner on the low side and the two tangled up, ultimately ending Thiel’s chances of capturing the victory. He would end up finishing in the 15th position after a green white checkered race finished. “The night was looking to be really good. We had a quick car all race long. Rico (Abreu) got under me after that one restart when we got into lap traffic. It was a good battle. He was quicker in one but I feel that we had him covered in four. Not sure what happed exactly in turn three but I thought I was going to be clear but the lapper turned left once Rico got to him and that cost us the night. It was really disappointing for my guys as they worked hard all night in this cold to give me the best car possible. This isn’t the way I wanted to end the season out but never know what can happen out there…” Scotty mentioned after the disappointing finish.

That race would conclude the 2014 Scott Thiel Motorsports racing season. The team battled 34 races this year with 2 wins, 11 top 5’s and 20 top 10 finishes. Engine issued haunted the team all year long with the IRA series and dampened the results as they had to rely on their 360 engine to do the job.

Scott Thiel Motorsports would like to thank all of their 2014 marketing partners and encourages everyone to check out these fine companies!

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Ti22 Performance: Ti22 Performance is the leading manufacturer of high-performance titanium race parts. Focused on the Sprint car and Motorsports industry, Ti22 offers drivers a superior line of products that outlast and outperform the competition. Check them out at www.ti22performance.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.

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.

Velocity Wings: Velocity Wings and Race Products is a locally owned Sprint Car wing manufacture based out of Elkhart Lake, WI. For all of your sprint car wings and accessories, please contact Velocity Wings at 920-876-2953

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

 

 

 

Knoxville Raceway Award Banquet and Dinner Reservation Deadline Approaching!

(Bill W) The 2014 Knoxville Raceway Award Banquet and Dinner will be held at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino on Saturday, November 15, 2014. The reservation deadline of Wednesday, October 15 is quickly approaching. Join us for Awards, Food, Fun and Entertainment!

The registration form is located under the "Entry Forms" section at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com. The "Entry Forms" section can be found under "Driver Info" on the homepage. Payment information is included on the form. You can also use this direct link: http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com/helper_pages/FileGet.aspx?id=321

You may also order tickets by calling 641 842-5431.

Entrees this year include a choice of Beef Tenderloin, Chicken Marsala and Pork Loin.

In addition, there will be a Driver/Owner meeting held at noon the same day at Prairie Meadows.

 

 

McQueen Racing Changes Gears for 2015 – to Compete in Sprint Car Action

By Robert Haugh

Changing gears for the 2015 season, McQueen Racing is please to announce a partnership with VanMeter Racing for the 2015 season.

As part of the team, McQueen will be piloting the VanMeter owned #87 USAC-West Coast 360 Series Sprint Car. Current plans are for McQueen to compete in all West Coast 360 Series points races, while McQueen will pilot her Midget with BCRA and USAC as the schedule permits.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to run for Bobby and Toni VanMeter. I have been interested in running a Sprint Car and this partnership has allowed me that opportunity and the opportunity to still run the Midget as permitted,” stated McQueen, who has know the VanMeter family for many years.

Further details are being put together regarding the new look of the car for 2015. The team field Maxim chassis, with engines built by Bobby VanMeter with assistance, as needed, from Shannon’s father Duane McQueen, who has built and maintained the McQueen Racing Midget engines for the past 10 years.

Current 2015 sponsors include: Simpson Race Products, Lucas Oil, K&N Filters, Butler Built Seats, DMI, Schoenfeld Headers, Jet Hot High Performance Coatings, American Fabrication, Finishline Signs and Design, Rod End Supply, MPD, and West Evans Motorsports.

The team is currently looking for additional marketing sponsors for 2015. Contact Shannon McQueen at racechic37@yahoo.com or via her website at www.shannonmcqueen.com for information on becoming a marketing partner for the 2015 season.

McQueen became the first woman to win a BCRA Midget championship in 2011 when she claimed the BCRA Dirt Midget crown, then claimed the 2012 USAC-Western States Midget championship, amassing four Heat race wins, nine Top 5 runs, three fast time awards and 13 Top 10s in 2012. McQueen also holds track records at Silver Dollar Speedway and Orange Show Speedway. McQueen also became the first female driver to win feature events with BCRA and USAC Western States. McQueen was also the 2012 recipient of the Kara Hendrix Spirit Award.

McQueen is also the first female owner to boast a win with a female driver when Oklahoma’s Michelle Decker won a USAC Western States Midget Feature in April 2012 at McQueen’s home track of Bakersfield Speedway at the helm of one of McQueen’s potent Spike/Esslinger entries.

McQueen Racing would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors: Lucas Oil Products, Simpson Race Products, Eibach Springs, DMI, Rod End Supply, K&N Filters, Advanced Racing Suspensions, MPD, Ruth Engineering, Jet-Hot Performance Coatings, Butler Built Seating Systems, Schoenfeld Headers, American Fabrication, West Evans Motorsports and Esslinger Racing Engines by Duane McQueen.

Visit www.shannonmcqueen.com for more information on McQueen Racing.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Heads to Rolling Wheels as Part of Super Dirt Week XLIII Festivities

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — October 10, 2014 — Kraig Kinser has had the great fortune to be a part of some of the biggest events in short track racing during his career with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. One of these is Super Dirt Week, which is based at the New York State Fairgrounds, but features satellite events at other local tracks throughout the week. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series annual visit to Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge, New York, serves as one such race.

The Budweiser Salute to the King Outlaw Showdown, which will honor 20-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion, Steve Kinser, is set for Saturday, October 11 at Rolling Wheels Raceway. A full night of racing beginning with hot laps and time trials will be followed by heat races, a dash, Last Chance Showdown and a 25-lap, $10,000-to-win A-Feature.

“The atmosphere at Rolling Wheels is always amazing,” said K. Kinser. “A lot of the fans come over from Syracuse and it’s great to have sprint cars be a part of Super Dirt Week. We only race in New York a couple times each year, so the fans always seem to be pretty enthusiastic to see us. A track like Rolling Wheels really shows the true speed of these cars and that’s definitely something the fans enjoy.”

The younger Kinser, who pilots the Messila Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim, made two starts at Rolling Wheels in 2013. During the Super Dirt Week event, he finished fifth. He opened the night as the fourth-fastest driver in time trials. Kinser ran third in the first heat and earned a spot in the dash by way of his time trials time. He would finish third in the dash, which put him on the inside of the second row to start the 25-lap main event. The series also visited the sprawling five-eighths-mile last year in July, and Kinser came home 20th in that event.

“Track position is always important at Rolling Wheels,” Kinser noted. “More times than not the track gets pretty slick. Starting near the front is a key and you have to get in the dash to do that. There for a while we were getting in the dash just about every night when we were out west and recently we haven’t been getting into the dash, so we need to change that to give ourselves a chance.”

Kinser has raced in 10 A-Feature events with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Rolling Wheels Raceway in his career, with a fourth-place finish in 2010, the best of the lot. The native of Bloomington, Indiana, made his Rolling Wheels debut in 2004, finishing 10th. He has five career top-10 finishes at the track, with three of those being top-fives.

Last weekend, Kinser competed in the National Open at the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania. Following a rainout on the opening night of the originally scheduled two-night event, Kinser finished 23rd in the 40-lap A-Feature. He timed in 21st-fastest of the 55 entries, just missing the heat race inversion by a single spot. Kinser finished sixth in the first heat race, which put him in the B-main. He ran second in the “B” to earn a spot in the A-Feature.

Entering competition this weekend, Kinser is 10th in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series standings. He has one victory on the season, along with 29 top-10 finishes, of which seven are top-five performances.

Kraig Kinser Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, Mesilla Valley Transportation, King Racing Products, Maxim, Aerodine Composites, Sander Engineering, Integra Shocks, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bell, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Schoenfeld Headers, Donovan Engineering, Fel-Pro, Brodix, Wilwood, Dyer’s, Barnes Systems, Ringer Gloves, Jakes Custom Golf Carts, and Ben Cook Racing Limited for their continued support.

Kraig Kinser By the Numbers: Rolling Wheels Raceway 0.625- Miles around Rolling Wheels Raceway 1- Win this season 2- Races on five-eighths-mile tracks this season for the World of Outlaws 3- Tracks in the state of New York that the series races at this year 5- Career top-10 finishes at Rolling Wheels 9- Number of seasons competing in races at Rolling Wheels, including this year 10- Career main event starts at the five-eighths-mile 10.8- Average finish in 10 career main events starts at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park 15.592- Track record at Rolling Wheels 29- Different seasons in which the series has raced at Rolling Wheels 283- Miles from Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, where the World of Outlaws raced on Oct. 4 to Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, New York 1980- Year of inaugural World of Outlaws event at Rolling Wheels 2004- Year of first start at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park 9972- Points earned this season through October 4

Keep up with all the action For the latest news on Kraig Kinser, visit http://www.kraigkinser.com, and follow Kraig on Twitter at http://twitter.com/kraigkinser11k and receive live updates from the track each and every race night.

Tune in Listen live to each and every World of Outlaws event on DIRTVision.com with “The Voice of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series” Johnny Gibson on the call. Visit www.DIRTVision.com for live audio of each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event.

 

 

Inaugural Ron Milton Race of Champions This Saturday

MOWA Sprint Car Series Championship POWRi National Midget Championship POWRi Outlaw Micro Championship DIRTcar Modified Track Championship DIRTcar Street Stock Track Championship

PLUS: Nostalgia Night With Numerous Vintage Cars and Memorabilia

Jacksonville Speedway will host the inaugural Ron Milton Race of Champions this Saturday Night October 11th. The race, which pays tribute to the late Ron Milton, features both the MOWA Sprint Car Series and POWRi Midget and MIcro Series season championships. Milton who enjoyed a storied career as a racer also served as co-promoter of the Speedway during some of its most successful years. Also racing will be DIRTcar Modifieds and Street Stocks racing for Jacksonville Speedway Season Championship Honors.

As a part of the day-long event, numerous vintage race cars and memorabilia will be on display as a part of Nostalgia Night. The day kicks off with a special 100 lap hornet enduro race at noon. Admission to the hornet enduro is free.

Gates open for the night's racing action at 4:00 with hot laps at 5:15. Racing starts at 6:00. Admission for this special championship event featuring the Midwest's two premier race series is $25 for adults, ages 7-18 $7 and kids 10 and under Free.

Special Throw-back Event T-Shirts

Deb Casson has these special Ron Milton Race of Champions T-Shirts available for purchase prior to the event by visiting Barney's Pub and Pizza in Jacksonville. They will also be available for purchase at the track this Saturday. Prices are $20 for short-sleeve, $22 for long-sleeve. Add an extra $1 for 2XL or 3XL.

Nostalgia Night Displays

Track historian Wayne Stearns has put together what promises to be a very interesting collection of vintage cars and memorabilia for Saturday afternoon and evening. Catch up with some of your favorite old-time drivers and take a walk down memory lane with some fascinating artifacts and pictures.

Special Guest

To commemorate the start of the Inaugural Ron Milton Race of Champions, Ronnie's long-time partner as co-promoter of Jacksonville Speedway, Butch Wood, will throw the green flag to start the sprint car feature. Come out and visit with Butch and thank him for his years of dedication to the Speedway.

 

 

Vortex Racing Product’s Altitude Award

Paul & Lynton Jeffrey of Vortex Racing Products has again offered to supply the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series with an Outlaw Top wing for their End of Season Pointfund. The “Vo rtex Altitude Award” is presented to the driver with the most roll over’s for the All Star season. “How cool is it to have a company lik e Vortex back on board”, a thrilled Mandy Searle tells us. “ Top D riv ers throughout Australia and the USA know that Vortex make a fantastic product. Since the company started back in 1995 the growth and popularity they have achieved is amazing. I’m so pleased that they have decided to support us again this season.” It i s a n unfortunate way to win an award – bu t on the positive side the series can give somethi ng back to a competitor that really deserves it. Last season Jimmy Gardiner won this award and will commence the season with a very much needed and appreciated Vortex Outlaw Top wing. The name Vortex still leads the way in wing concept, design and manufacturing. Check out their web site www.vortexracingproducts.com.au for ful l information on their products or email Paul Jeffrey at pauljeffrey1@bigpond.com V23 Jimmy Gardiner winner of the Vortex Altitude Award last season

 

The Best of Both Worlds: Taylor Ferns to Race 360 & 410 Sprint Cars this Weekend

 Ferns Racing PR

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — October 9, 2014 —Taylor Ferns has expanded her horizons quite a bit this season, venturing full-on into the world of 410-winged sprint car racing. She will add another item to her resume this weekend as she makes her first-career 360-winged sprint car start, along with also competing in her familiar 410-winged machine. Ferns will begin the weekend in her 360-winged sprint car at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Ohio, before hopping in her 410-car for a visit on Saturday night to the famed Eldora Speedway, also in Ohio. Both races will mark her debut with Eco-Mend adorning the top wing as the primary sponsor on her No. 55F.

On Friday, October 10, Ferns will compete in the Second Annual Harvest of Sprints, a non-sanctioned 360-sprint car race, at Waynesfield Raceway Park. She will then race in the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions portion of the Sprintacular at Eldora on Saturday, October 11.

Ferns has made one appearance at Waynesfield Raceway Park this season, with that coming during Ohio Sprint Speedweek. She timed in 27th-quickest of the 45 entries in that event, while battling fueling issues. Ferns would finish 10th in her heat race, which put her in the B-main. The native of Shelby Township, Michigan, who now calls the Indianapolis area home, would finish her night in the eighth position in the B-main.

“It’s kind of ironic that we are running our first 360 race at Waynesfield, because that is where we shook down our 410 cars before the season,” said Ferns. “Obviously a 360-sprint car does not have as much power as a 410, so it will take a little getting used to, because you are going a little bit slower. The main goal for Friday is to make sure the car is put together well and try to have a solid finish. It will also be our first race with the Eco-Mend colors on the car, so we want to have a great weekend for them.”

The 18-year-old made her first-career 410-winged sprint car start at Eldora last month during the Four-Crown Nationals. The event also marked her debut with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. Ferns began the night by clocking in 29th-fastest at the high-banked half-mile oval. She finished eighth in a star-studded heat race that included five-time series champion and current series point leader Donny Schatz, as well as 20-time series kingpin Steve Kinser, along with Shane Stewart, Brad Sweet and Rico Abreu. Ferns finished 10th in the B-main to wrap up the evening.

“Going back to Eldora, I know what I have to work on there as a driver,” she noted. “Racing against the Outlaws at a place like that teaches you a lot and I feel like I should be better this time around. We’ve raced with the All Stars a number of times this year, so we know how tough the competition is with them and we’ll have to be on our game.”

Ferns was scheduled to compete at Atomic Speedway in Ohio, last weekend, but that event was rained out. In her most recent start at Fremont Speedway in Ohio, on September 27, she charged from the 16th starting spot to finish eighth.

“Being at the race shop every day, helps me stay focused and I don’t really have any outside distractions,” said Ferns, when asked about how she deals with rainouts. “Watching my GoPro in-car videos and keeping up with what is going helps me keep my head in the game as well. After no races last weekend, it will be a plus to have two this weekend.”

Ferns has one win this season, with that coming in an Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association race at Southern Ohio Speedway in June. She has eight top-10 finishes in a limited number of starts.

Following this weekend, Ferns will compete in a pair of multi-night events to wrap up her 2014 season, first at Atomic Speedway in the inaugural Open Wheel Championships for the Renegade Sprint Series, and then with World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in the World Finals in Charlotte.

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.

 

 

LET’S GO FOR ROUND 2 Sprintcar Association of NSW

Official Release Friday, October 10, 2014 The second meeting for the Sprintcar Association of NSW is scheduled for this Saturday night and if the racing from las t week was anything to go by, it will be a great show. A field of 50 cars have nominated for the event, led by first week victor, Jamie Veal. Track Championship contenders, Max Dumesny, Trevor Green, the Bellbowen brothers, Grant Tunks and a host of others will be eager to score important points in the season long title race. The SANSW also welcomes all interst ate competitors who are travelling far and wide to race at Valvoline Raceway. Time trials will once again seed the field for the heat racing followed by a C - Main, B - Main and the all - important 30 lap A - Main. For nominations, please see the ‘nominations’ p age on the SANSW website, www.sprintcarsnsw.com . Regular Facebook updates are also provided throughout the night. Where: Valvoline Raceway When: Saturday, October 11 What: Round 2 Sprintcar Track Championship N ominations: 50 Track Championship points after 1 round (Top 1 0): Jamie Veal – 254 Roddy Bellbowen – 246 Toby Bellbowen – 244 Danny Reidy – 242 Jack Lee – 240 Max Johnston – 238 Ben Atkinson – 236 Matt Dumesny – 234 Robbie Farr – 232 Max Dumesny - 230

 

TOBY IS HUNGRY FOR VICTORY

Toby Bellbowen Motorsport Official Release Friday, October 10, 2014 After scoring a great, hard fought third place in last week’s main event at Valvoline Raceway, Toby Bellbowen would love nothing more than to go two positions further on the podium this Saturday night. As he and the team prepare for the second round of the Sprintcar Track Championship, Toby has taken last week as a big positive in his preparations – both physically and mentally. “This week’s preparation as gone really well,” Toby enthused. “In the past few weeks, I hadn’t been well, but now I have been able to get back to the gym, physically I feel great. Mentally, we are upbeat about our opportunities for this weekend and probably hungrier than ever.” Toby is keen to also put into practice what he learn t last weekend. “ We learnt a lot last Saturday night. We had engine troubles early on and fixed them just in time for qualifying. We ended up making adjustments to help improve our speed all night and looking a t our lap times, we were a top three car all night long. “ I'd say the biggest thing we learnt was that we had good pace, but we need to be more consistent o ver a longer distance. My team and I personally have been working extra hard over the last few days to make sure we are a couple of spots further up the field com e chequered flag time. ” Don’t forget about the regular Facebook updates, the merchandise for sale and make sure you head to the pits at the completion of the meeting for a photo and autograph. The October and November schedule is as follows: Saturday, O ctober 11 – Valvoline Raceway Track Championship – Round 2 Saturday, October 25 – Valvoline Raceway Track Championship – Round 3 Saturday, November 8 – Valvoline Raceway Track Championship – Round 4 Saturday, November 22 – Valvoline Raceway Track Champions hip – Round 5 Toby would like to thank the following sponsors for their support during the 2014/2015 racing season: Hog’s Breath Cafe Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire Lander Toyota Vortex Race Products Duncan & Foster Engine Reconditioning B & B Graphics Murrell Distribution

 

JACKSON PUTS HIS PROBLEMS BEHIND HIM

 Jackson Delamont Friday, October 9, 2014 As the second event of the new season nears, Jackson Delamont is hoping for a better showing this time around. The talented racer was caught up in an opening lap crash that saw four cars retire from the race and on top of that, battled engine dramas most of the night. Ultimately the problem was put down do a fuel pick - up issue and Jackson is confident the issue is sorted. He is also looking forward to hitting the track this weekend. “We are pretty confident of a go od showing tomorrow night,” Jackson said today. “We have made a couple of changes during the week and we are pretty sure we have the problem sorted that plagued us last week.” Jackson also had the problem of his Dad, who is also his crew chief , injuring his leg in the lead up to the season opener. “Dad’s leg seems to be a bit better now, he is not on crutches, so he is moving around a lot better, which is good.” Jackson will be seen in action tomorrow night at Valvoline Raceway for the second round of t he Sprintcar Track Championship. He currently sits in 20 th position in the season long series. Jackson would like to thank his sponsors for their support this season: Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines

 

Hanks Headed Toward Winter Nationals and Short Track Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (Oct. 9, 2014) - There are only a handful of races remaining this season for Brandon Hanks.

After taking this weekend off, Hanks will return to action with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals.

"That will be a pretty big event," he said. "Devil's Bowl is a tough track to get a handle on. We don't have a lot of laps there so hopefully we can get good draws and capitalize with a solid performance during our heat races both nights."

Hanks will then wrap up the month of October with the 27th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Presented by Hoosier Tires Oct. 22-25 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

"That event is closer to home and we always look forward to it," he said. "We had a strong run last season so we feel more confident going into the Short Track Nationals this year."

Hanks maneuvered from 12th to sixth during a B Main on the final night of the $15,000-to-win event before he advanced from 17th to 10 th in the main event.

He also earned a top 10 in his most recent race at the bullring this season.

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 15 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Performance Powder Coating

Performance Powder Coating is a powder coating business owned by the Hanks family. Located in Burlison, Tenn., Performance Powder Coating works on everything from race cars to street vehicles.

"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, Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics, J&J Auto Racing, Wesmar Racing Engines, Walls Paint and Body Shop, R.E. Enterprises, Hinchman Racewear and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

 

 

 

21st annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup

In one week the 21st annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup will kick off at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. Here’s a look at the past winners of the prestigious event, which has been held at four different tracks over the years, including San Jose Speedway from 1994-‘99, Ocean Speedway in 2000, Kings Speedway from ’01-’04 & Thunderbowl Raceway from ’05 to present.

Brent Kaeding leads all drivers with four Trophy Cup victories to his credit, but son Tim Kaeding will be looking to match that next week aboard the Rod Tiner Racing 83 Sprinter. TK picked up the 2006 Trophy Cup while driving for Tiner and also had the veteran crew chief wrenching on the Terry Cowen 7t during his initial win in 2002.

Past Trophy Cup champions

2013 – Kyle Larson 2012 - Jason Meyers 2011 - Jac Haudenschild 2010 - Jonathan Allard 2009 - Tim Kaeding 2008 - Brad Sweet 2007 - Jason Meyers 2006 - Tim Kaeding 2005 - Brent Kaeding 2004 - Jac Haudenschild 2003 - Steve Kent 2002 - Tim Kaeding 2001 - Craig Stidham 2000 - Tommy Tarlton 1999 - Brent Kaeding 1998 - Brent Kaeding 1997 - Mark Kinser 1996 - Brent Kaeding 1995 - Kevin Pylant 1994 - Ronnie Day

Don’t forget all seating is reserved for the Trophy Cup. If you haven’t purchased your seats yet, be sure and do so by contacting the Thunderbowl Raceway box office at 559-688-0909. A seating chart is available at www.thunderbowlraceway.com

With its unique format the Trophy Cup regularly produces some of the best racing seen all season. Each time a driver hits the raceway for competitive racing there are points awarded, with it all being a lead-up to the 50-lap feature on Saturday night that is completely inverted based on points accumulated up to that part of the event.

Adding to the lure this season is that fact that it will feature Winged 360 Sprint Cars all three-nights to make it an all out battle for the Cup. All cars that start the Saturday A-main are guaranteed $2,000 in total winnings, with the overall champion guaranteed $20,000 in winnings. There are currently over 100 entries for the prestigious event.

Returning to the Trophy Cup once again will be the “Taco Bravo Fiesta Night” on Friday and then the Saturday afternoon spaghetti feed. The fiesta night will run from 11pm to 1:30am after the races on Friday and the spaghetti feed will run from noon to 2:30pm on Saturday.

On Thursday night from 11pm to 1:30am after the races there will also be a post-race party featuring hot dogs & chili dogs. Fans and teams are encouraged to attend all the special events. Live music will be performed at all of the eating events by the Midnight Wine Band. As always the Trophy Cup benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation like it has since the very beginning.

This Saturday night the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway will also host the 29th annual Cotton Classic featuring the King of the West Winged 410 Sprint Cars & the Wingless USAC West Coast 360 Sprinters.

The 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.

 

 

Eco-Mend Joins Taylor Ferns Racing as Primary Sponsor

By Ferns Racing PR

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — October 9, 2014 —When Taylor Ferns hits the track this weekend, for a pair of races in Ohio, she will have a new look to her car as Eco-Mend has come on-board as the primary sponsor of her No. 55F winged sprint car. The sponsorship of Ferns will be Eco-Mend’s first involvement in the world of motorsports. Eco-Mend is a Michigan-based, small business that specializes in environmentally conscious remediation.

“I’ve known Taylor's dad for a number of years and he has helped me out with some business ideas during that time,” said Bob Doll, President of Eco-Mend. “I really want to get Eco-Mend added exposure, and thought what better way than to get involved with Taylor Ferns Racing. I can’t wait to see the cars and the hauler all lettered up with the Eco-Mend logo and colors. I’m looking forward to seeing the car hit the race track. I’ve been following Taylor’s racing career for a few years, and I’m ecstatic to be a part of her racing and for Eco-Mend to receive the exposure that comes from being a partner with a racing team.”

“It’s really special to have a company like Eco-Mend come on board for the remainder of the season and hopefully for more seasons to come,” said Ferns. “They have an awesome product and I’m just humbled to be representing their company. Hopefully we can get them in victory lane soon.”

Ferns, who returned to 410-winged sprint car racing this season, after spending the last three-plus seasons driving a variety of race cars, was victorious earlier this year with the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association at Southern Ohio Speedway. The winningest female driver in USAC history made her World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series debut at the famed Eldora Speedway last month and also raced with the series at Bloomington Speedway in Indiana. In addition, Ferns has raced with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions and the newly-formed Renegade Sprint Series.

The 2011 USAC D1 Midget Series champion will be in action this weekend at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Ohio, in the Second Annual Harvest of Sprints 360-winged sprint car race, followed by a visit to the famed Eldora Speedway for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions season finale.

The 18-year-old will then wrap up her 2014 campaign by competing in the inaugural Open Wheel Championships for the Renegade Sprint Series, October 23-25 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. She will also take part in the World Finals for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at the Dirt Track at Charlotte next month.

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.

 

 

ROBBIE RACES BACK TO SYDNEY

 official release: ECP Racing October 9, 2014

Robbie Farr and the ECP Racing Team head back to Sydney Speedway this Saturday night with the pilot keen to atone for the disappointment in last week’s season opener.

Farr qualified on the front row for the 30 lap Brian Healey Cup A-Main after convincingly winning his heat and dash, but things went askew for the Hi-Tec Oils #7 Maxim only one corner into the race.

“I made a rookie mistake,” Robbie concedes, “I ran across the middle of the track coming out of turn one into turn two and spun. I should never been in that track position to begin with but I made a mistake. Unfortunately when I spun there were serious consequences for a number of my rivals.”

With the #7 spun across the track there was minimal escape options for the cars behind him and as a result several drivers rolled over, crashed out or received damage.

“I’m genuinely sorry for all those guys who got caught up. I understand how disappointing that must have been,” Farr laments, “I’ll be working towards a positive result this Saturday night to atone for that.”

Remarkably Farr was able to restart at the rear of the field without too much damage at the restart where he raced back to an eventual 9th place when the chequers fell.

“We had a really fast racecar all night. I can’t wait to get back in there this Saturday because I’m feeling really good about our package. The Garrett motor is super strong and Nick and Sean have really got a handle on the set-up. I love racing in Sydney, the track is such a pleasure to race on.”

Following this Saturday night’s Sydney visit the ECP Racing team head to the following locations in the next four weeks ahead:

Oct 18 – Supercheap Autos Archerfield Speedway QLD Oct 25 – Valvoline Raceway Sydney NSW Nov 1 – Sprintcar Masters – Speedway City, Adelaide SA Nov 8 – Avalon Raceway $10,000 Jackpot, Avalon VIC

Keep up to date with all the last minute information on East Coast Pipeline Racing at www.ecpracing.com as well as the team’s official Facebook page at East Coast Pipeline Racing plus Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

October 11 Atomic Speedway

Cancer Awareness Night

SUPPORT THE CAUSE

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO - This Saturday night, October 11 Atomic Speedway celebrates "Cancer Awareness Night". Speedway management urges all fans to come out and support the cause by wearing pink. On the race card are 410 Sprint Cars, AMRA Late models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods and Enduros. It will be the season championships for Street Stocks and Sport mods.

Gates open at 3 p.m. as race event times are moved up one hour to promote early exit times in the wake of possible cooler temperatures. Pit gates open at 1 p.m. and hot laps are at 5 p.m. with racing at 6:30. General Admission is $12 with 12-and-under free. Pit Admission is $30 for adults and $15 for 12-and-under in the pits.

October is "The Month of Money" for Atomic Speedway. Plans are being finalized for one of the biggest events in open wheel racing nationwide–The Open Wheel Championships (OWC) on October 23-24-25. That event will pay $15,000 to the winner of the 410 sprint main, plus $5,000 to the non-wing sprint winner, and $5,000 to the AMRA Modified winner. Additionally, non-qualifiers will race for $2,065 to win in the Charlie McCann Memorial for winged sprints.

Just a couple weeks away, this event has touted an ever-growing roster of drivers from across the nation. Early reports this week have the list at 54 drivers.

The Open Wheel Championship flaunts a $115,000 guaranteed purse! There is no entry fee and primitive camping is available at the track or full hook-ups at Trackside Camping. Once again we reiterate that the winged 410 Outlaw sprints pay $15,000 to win and $1,000 to start; the non-wing sprints pay $5,000 to win and the AMRA Modifieds pay $5,000 to win. Both pay $500 to start. Pits open at 12 noon and general admission gates at 4 p.m.

VIP seating is available for the OWC for just $25 per night. Fans can upgrade general admission tickets to the VIP Tower for only $25. Enjoy the climate controlled atmosphere at a great price.

Ervco Sanitation has put up $1000 for the fast-car dash in each class, while Bobst Auto Parts has put up $500 fast time for Modifieds, and Callies Performance Products has posted $500 for the Renegade Sprints Fast Time.

Fine and Dandy Cotton Candy has posted $500 fast time for Non Wing Sprints. Bobst Auto Parts will continue to sponsor cautions and will provide the Wreckers for the weekend. Bobst will have wreckers on duty all weekend, while Accords Pizza and Subs will be supporting the entire three-day weekend.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located

12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

Upcoming Schedule

October 11- Cancer Awareness Night: Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods, Enduro October 18-No Racing

3 DAY OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Sprints, Non Wing Sprints Unsanctioned with Modifieds October 23- Sprint Practice, Non Wing Qualifying & Heats, Modified Qualifying & Heats October

24- Sprint Qualifying & Heats, Non Wing B-Mains, Modified B-Mains, DASH FOR CASH in ALL 3 CLASSES $1,000 TO WIN October 25- Sprint B-Mains & Feature

$15,000 TO WIN, Non Wing Feature $5,000 TO WIN, Modified Feature $5,000 TO WIN, “Charlie McCann Winged Sprint Memorial” Non-Qualifiers $2,065 to win November 1- Topless Weekend- DAN RENO MEMORIAL WEEKEND $2,222 TO WIN for Modifieds, plus Late Models, Street Stocks, Sport Mods, plus Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

 

 

Strong Debut for Clarke and JBR

 The debut outing for Adam Clarke and the Jack Berry Racing team last Saturday night at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway was a promising one. Despite the Speedcar feature race being cut short due to an accident late in the 20-lap journey, Clarke, who is the current and three-time Australian Speedcar Champion, was locked in a battle for the lead with Nathan Smee, but due to the premature end to the feature race, he was classified as a second-place finisher. Clarke, aboard the Aus # 1 Polar Ice supported Hawk powered Spike, had topped the point standings heading into the feature race after he managed to dominate both of his heat races (he had started both of his heat races from the back of the field), and then started from towards the back of the feature race field: position 12. He may have started at the back of the field, but he was able to quickly cut his way through the field and grab the lead by lap eight. He was joined at the pointy end of the field by Smee in the closing stages, where they battled for the lead up until the red lights were brought out and consequently the race declared. It might not have ended with a feature-race win, but the JBR team were happy with their debut performance with Clarke as their driver, and they are both looking forward to more success as the 2014-15 season progresses. The team was battling overheating issues throughout their first night, but they are confident of overcoming these teething issues sooner rather than later. The next appearance for Clarke and the JBR team will be at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway on the Saturday night of October 18 for the second round of the Polar Ice Series. The JBR team is proudly supported in the 2014-15 season by Polar Ice, Berry’s Refrigeration, Jack Berry Signs, American Tire & Racing Services, and Atlantic Oil.

 

The GoPro No. 2 Finishes Sixth in Williams Grove National Open October 6, 2014 The GoPro No. 2 Finishes Sixth in Williams Grove National Open

Mooresville, N.C. (October 6, 2014) -- Larson Marks Racing and driver Shane Stewart finished sixth in Saturday's prestigious National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania. The top-10 finish was the team's 29th of its debut season.

"I'm really proud of what this GoPro team has accomplished this season," Stewart said. "Competing with the World of Outlaws at a Central Pennsylvania track has to be the toughest competition, aside from Knoxville, all year long. To come in here and get another top-10 shows we're heading in the right direction. Steve (Suchy, crew chief), Bob (Turner, mechanic) and Andrew (Seamans, mechanic) have worked so hard to get us consistent and competitive and what they're doing is working."

Friday's preliminary race was canceled due to rain, leaving just one night of competition for the $50,000 prize. Stewart qualified 11th which placed him on the front row for the first heat. Winning the heat was pivotal as that transferred Stewart and the GoPro No. 2 into the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series dash. Stewart started sixth and gained one spot to finish fifth.

After starting fifth in the 40-lap A-Main, Stewart fell back as far as eighth before rebounding and climbing into the top-five. In the closing two laps of the race, he relinquished one position to finish sixth. The top-10 finish was his fifth in seven starts at Williams Grove Speedway this season.

As the season winds down, the Larson Marks Racing team is looking closely at various racing schedules to possibly add more races to its schedule. The team's next scheduled event will be with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway. Stay tuned to @LarsonMarks on Twitter or Facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing for updates.

 

 

Entries Coming from Far & Wide for STN!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 8, 2014) – Just two weeks away and the entries are pouring into the I-30 Speedway track office for the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The latest batch of entries for the $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start event set for October 23-25 after the $2,000-to-win Short Track Nationals Open on October 22 come from as far away as New York state and Ontario, Canada, to Washington state and a variety of points in between, with one past race winner among those throwing his hat into the ring.

Entry forms for the Short Track Nationals are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/stn2014.pdf or by calling 501-455-4567. Entries submitted by October 14 are just $150 with entries after that date at $250.

A few notables among the latest entries include the following:

#41 Jason Johnson (Eunice, LA) – The 2006 STN king and four-time ASCS National champ, currently ranked second in ASCS National points and atop the Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings, vies for another STN crown after missing last year’s feature cut. “The Ragin’ Cajun” has seven career STN championship feature starts, tops amongst those entered so far.

#23 Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA) – Second in Rod End Supply Winged 360 Power Rankings on the strength of ten feature wins this year, the sixth-ranked ASCS National Tour contender has raced into three consecutive STN championship feature events.

#9jr Derek Hagar (Marion, AR) – Racking up 15 overall feature wins thus far in 2014, “The Guy” has three career STN champion feature starts to his credit including 14th place runs over each of the past two years.

#21t Ray Allen Kulhanek (Conroe, TX) – The five-time ASCS Gulf South champ has raced into two of the past three STN championship finales including a strong seventh-place finish last year.

#1m Sean McClelland (Tulsa, OK) and #87r Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX) both have one career STN championship feature start to their credit, while #91a Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN) guns for a fourth career STN feature start in his first STN try since 2011.

#87b Jason Barney (Brewerton, NY) – The Empire Super Sprints points runner-up makes the 1,200 mile trek from Upper New York for the second year in a row after narrowly missing the feature cut in his maiden STN voyage last year.

#10 Mitch Brown (Brantford, ONT) – Second in both Southern Ontario Sprints and Ohsweken Speedway points, the Canadian will be a strong STN Rookie of the Year contender after a season that included five feature wins.

A few others among the latest entries include Blake Hahn (ninth in ASCS National points), Odessa, TX, shoe Josh Baughman (winner of two ASCS Regional features in 2014), South Dakota’s Ryan Bickett (making his eighth STN start), Taylor Tidmore and Farmington contender Jason Keith, who readies for his first STN.

They join an early group of entries that included the likes of Johnny Herrera, Brandon Hanks, A.G. Rains, Matt Covington, Alex Sewell, Klint Angelette, Howard Moore and many more.

Last October, Sammy Swindell bested a field of 105 competitors for his third STN crown, racing to the checkered flag ahead of up-and-coming Christopher Bell, Anthony Nicholson, Johnny Herrera and Shane Stewart.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 23-25, 2014. $15,000 to win the STN finale on October 25 with $2,500 to start the STN championship feature. Race time is 7:30 p.m. each night. Rain date is October 30, October 31 & November 1. The $2,000 to win and $200 to start Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open kicks off all the action on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m.

The Format: Approximately half the field will take to the track in the Thursday night qualifying event, with the other half in Friday’s qualifying event. The popular format of heats and qualifying races will once again be in place on the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights. The top 14 in cumulative points from heats and qualifiers will be locked into that night’s main event, with two or three “B” Mains, depending upon car count, contested to fill out the qualifying night feature field.

The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event.

The balance of the field will redraw on Saturday to set lineups for eight (8) “Saturday Night STN Showdowns”. With passing points in effect, points will be added to qualifying night point totals (heats, qualifying races and features) with the top eight (8) in total points advancing to STN feature starting positions 7-14.

The next 36 in total points will go to three “B” Mains with the remainder of the field to three “C” Mains. Top finishers from “C” Mains will move on to “B” Main action, with the top two from each “B” Main moving on to the STN finale.

Wednesday’s Short Track Nationals Open will have no impact upon Thursday, Friday or Saturday lineups, with the exception that the top finisher among Wednesday’s top four that is unable to qualify for Saturday night’s STN finale will be offered a provisional.

Wednesday’s STN Open will include heat races lined up by pill draw with passing points in effect that will set lineups for the “B” Main(s) (multiple “B” Mains if necessary depending upon car count) and “A” Main.

The Past Winners: Sammy Swindell (2013, 2011 and 1990), Paul McMahan (2012 and 2002), Brad Sweet (2010), Tony Bruce, Jr. (2009 and 2008), Jason Meyers (2007), Jason Johnson (2006), Tim Montgomery (2005), Gary Wright (2004, 2003, 1999 and 1995), Jason Sides (2001), Mike Ward (2000), Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson (1997), Pete Butler (1996), Terry Gray (1994), John Gerloff (1993), Steve Kinser (1991, ’89 and ‘88). 1992 finale was rained out.

The Tickets: Advance tickets for either three or four nights are on sale through Monday, October 20, no advance sales after that. Single night tickets are not available in advance. Tickets ordered in advance are just $61 for all four nights (Wednesday through Saturday) or $51 for three nights (Thursday through Saturday) with $1 off if paying cash.

Day of show prices are $15 on Wednesday, $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday.

Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $3 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and then $6 on Saturday with a $1 cash discount per ticket.

To order tickets in advance or for more information, call the track at 501-455-4567 or e-mail orders to raceytlc@sbcglobal.net.

Pit passes are $25 on Wednesday, $30 on both Thursday and Friday and $35 on Saturday.

The PPV: Can’t make your way to Little Rock, AR, for this prestigious event? Once again you can still catch every lap of the action on your computer via live Pay-Per-View. Just check out www.shorttracknationals.com for pricing and ordering information. Orders are being taken now.

The Trade Show & Midway: This year’s rendition of the Short Track Nationals will also include the Tenth Annual Short Track Nationals Trade Show & Midway. Fans, drivers & crews will have the opportunity to visit vendor displays, which opens at noon on Wednesday and then at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The deadline for guaranteed vendor space is Monday, October 20. Inquiries regarding vendor space should be directed to dssm93@msn.com.

For more information regarding the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, contact I-30 Speedway at 501-455-4567 or check online at http://www.i-30speedway.com/shorttracknationals.html.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: RULES MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 16, 2014

by Tommy Goudge (October 8, 2014) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway will be holding rules and registration meetings for all five of the track’s weekly Friday night racing divisions on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the Best Western Brant Park Inn located at 19 Holiday Drive in Brantford, Ontario.

Memberships for the 2015 Ohsweken Speedway season will be available for purchase at the meetings. The membership fee is $60, and payable by cash, cheque, debit card, or credit card. Registration forms for drivers and crew are available at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=1803

The schedule for the meetings is as follows:

12:00pm to 1:00pm - Registration 1:00pm to 2:00pm - Mini Stocks and Bombers 2:15pm to 3:15pm - Thunder Stocks 3:30pm to 4:30pm - 360 Sprint Cars and Crate Sprint Cars

Schedules and other plans for the 2015 Ohsweken Speedway season are well underway, with the 2015 schedule slated to be officially released early in the new year.

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

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

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

 

 

SALDANA AND MOTTER TEAM LOOKING FOR SOME GOOD FORTUNE

AT ROLLING WHEELS RACEWAY

ELBRIDGE, N.Y. (Oct. 7, 2014) – The World of Outlaws season is winding down. With only five races left on the racing calendar this year, the Outlaws make just one stop this weekend Saturday, Oct. 11 at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park during the NAPA Auto Parts Super Dirt Week XLIII.

Rolling Wheels Raceway Park is a fast, semi-banked 5/8-mile oval.

With seven victories to their credit this year, Joey Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team are looking to increase their season tally.

“Admittedly, lately, it’s been feast or famine for our team,” said owner Dan Motter. “We celebrated great back-to-back victories at Eldora and Lernerville Sept. 19 and 20, and then our performance fell off a bit. We hope to be able to rally back and end the season on the strong note we are capable of.”

Last year at Rolling Wheels in the first of two events contested at the track, Saldana captured the No. 1 qualifying spot. He was running fourth early in the event when a flat tire sent him to the work area and subsequently the rear of the field. He was able to work his way back up to a 10th place finish. In the second event, the 71M team fought bizarre circumstances all night beginning with a broken rear end in hot laps.

“This is a track where we need to bring our lucky horseshoe,” said Motter. “We have the combination to race well here if we can sidestep mechanical misfortune.”

With 83 events in the 2014 record books, Saldana has been the leading World of Outlaws qualifier, tallying 23 quick times. He has set two track records (Stockton, Calif., Calistoga, Calif.) and has led 336 feature laps (third in laps led this season).

The team has been battling for fourth place in Outlaws point standings with Kerry Madsen. Saldana sits fifth currently, trailing Madsen by 34 points.

 

 

O’Neill Seals It with a Win

Jamie O’Neill won the battle and the war last Saturday night at Darwin’s Northline Speedway, after he clinched the 410 Sprintcar feature race spoils that resulted in him claiming the 2014 season Northline Speedway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship.

Despite the late start to the season, O’Neill managed to reclaim points as the season progressed aboard the NT # 24 Xtreme Garden Care supported Maxim, and he went into the season finale only a handful of points off the Northline Speedway Track Championship lead. With it all to gain and nothing to lose, he managed to keep his cool and go on to finish the night as track champion.

O’Neill performed strongly in his two heat races earlier in the night by finishing with a third and a win. By virtue of being the top point scorer heading into the 15-lap feature race, he started from pole position. At the drop of the green flag, he managed to power to the lead and then went on to score a comfortable win.

“It’s a big thrill to win the local track championship, and to seal it with a feature-race win made it all that more special,” O’Neill commented.

“We started the season late, so it was all about doing the best I can on a consistent basis, and it all worked out by winning the track championship.”

After spending a dozen shows last season competing on the east coast, O’Neill is planning to return to Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway later in the season.

“I gained so much experience running on the east coast last season, and it certainly helped me when I returned to local racing,” he enthused.

“There are a lot of good things going on at Valvoline Raceway since the new management took over, so I’m really looking forward to getting back there.”

The Xtreme Motorsport team would like to thank their 2014 season supporters: Xtreme Garden Care, Mercure Parramatta, Sam Eyles Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Repco, Highway Smash Repairs, Grizzly Dyno Shocks, Bens Tree Services, System Homes, Savannah Powdercoaters, and Sign City.

To find out more about the Xtreme Motorsport team, visit their website www.xtrememotorsport.com.au or FOLLOW them on Facebook by searching Xtreme Motorsport.

 

 

DCRP Awards Banquet Set for November 1

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (October 8, 2014) – Dodge City Raceway Park brought the curtains down on the 2014 racing season in spectacular fashion with the Second Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial on Saturday night, September 27.

Now, all that remains is to recognize each of the track’s top competitors with the distribution of the hardware and point fund money at the track’s annual awards banquet.

The Dodge City Raceway Park Awards Banquet will take place Saturday night, November 1, at the Knights of Columbus building at 800 West Frontview Street in Dodge City, KS. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., with dinner served at 7:00 p.m. and the awards ceremony to follow.

Tickets to the event are just $25 per person and must be ordered no later than October 27 to determine an accurate headcount. Tickets may be ordered by calling the Dodge City Raceway Park office at 620-225-3277, Gina Wilson at 620-339-9873 or Tommie Estes, Jr., at 405-238-8485.

The top ten in points in all five divisions (IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Thunder Cars and Hornets) will all receive trophies, with top ten in Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars and Thunder Cars receiving point fund money as well.

The 2014 season at Dodge City Raceway Park consisted of 14 nights of racing action with Austin Allen (IMCA Modifieds), Jeff Kaup (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Perry Misner (IMCA Stock Cars), Matt O’Hair (Thunder Cars) and Jarett Lunow (Hornets) coming away with the track championships.

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.

 

 

Bell Rings Up Double Duty after Weekend Washout!

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (October 8, 2014) – Five races. That was the plan last weekend for Christopher Bell.

The result was a weekend sweep. For Mother Nature, that is, as the Gold Crown Midget Nationals at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL, fell victim to rain all three nights with a pair of MOWA Winged Sprint Car outings doused in the process too.

“I was really looking forward to getting in five races in one weekend, it was disappointing to lose the entire weekend to weather,” said the 19-year-old racer from Norman, OK, that has already racked up 20 feature wins in 2014.

He’ll get a shot at some more this weekend with double duty at Illinois’ Lincoln Speedway on Friday night and then at least one division, if not two, on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway.

Friday night’s action at Lincoln Speedway will find Bell behind the wheel of the Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71 Midget for some POWRi action while also buckling into the Fox Brothers No. 53 winged Sprint Car for some 410-ci MOWA competition.

From there, Bell and the Fox Brothers No. 53 will make the five hour journey to Ohio’s Eldora Speedway for the All Star Circuit of Champions season finale with Bell also hoping to find a seat to fill in the NRA Sprint Invaders 360-ci portion of the UNOH Sprintacular.

“I’d really like to find a 360 ride for Saturday at Eldora, that way I could do double duty both nights this weekend and get in four more races,” Bell said.

A defending winner of Friday night’s POWRi Midget event at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL, Bell scored a runner-up finish in his only previous Lincoln appearance of the year on August 15.

Bell has enjoyed some strong runs at Eldora too this season including a drive that netted Hard Charger efforts at the prestigious Kings Royal event in July.

“They’re both tracks that we’ve been good at, hopefully we can add another win or two along the way,” Bell concluded.

2014 Quick Stats: 89 races, 20 wins, 47 top-fives, 59 top-tens.

Next Up:

Friday, Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, IL) – Kunz No. 71 Midget (POWRi) and Fox Brothers No. 53 410-ci winged Sprint Car (MOWA)

Saturday, Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH) – Fox Brothers No. 53 410-ci winged Sprint Car (All Star Circuit of Champions) and available for an NRA Sprint Invaders winged 360-ci ride

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

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

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

 

 

Champion Brands, LLC to be Awarded U.S. Department of Commerce Export Achievement Certificate

(October 9th, 2014 - Clinton, MO) Champion Brands LLC, a worldwide recognized industry leader in lubricants, additives, chemicals and motor oils for over 58 years, will be presented the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Export Achievement Certificate by the U.S. Commerce Department Under Secretary Chandra Brown, the U.S. Commercial International Trade Administration’s Sally Pacheco, and the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s Director of International and Government Relations Linda Spencer.

The Export Achievement Certificate recognizes medium-size U.S.-based companies that have successfully entered the International marketplace. The presentation will be held at an International reception at the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s trade show in Las Vegas on November 5th 2014.

“We are greatly honored to be recognized with this prestigious award,” said Karl Dedolph, Director of International Sales. “Champion’s top-tier products are only the starting point. The recognition really belongs to our management team that supported our global goals and provided outstanding contributions to our export programs. Logistics, marketing, technical, and manufacturing were also on board and devoted a lot of time and energy in providing changes to procedures, artwork, formulations, and assignments that had to be created for the business nuances specific to export.”

In order to qualify for the Export Achievement Certificate, the nominee must be a U.S. company or institution that demonstrates success in export—either exporting for the first time or entering a new market.

Dedolph added, “Our International trade and exporting initiative has to first identify potential partners that understand our product offerings and have the ability to provide their customers first class service, support and distribution. Our partner in China, Guangzhou Aisheng Trading Co. Ltd, is a good example of a Master Warehouse Distributor that clearly fits the stringent criteria we have identified to disseminate our motor oil, chemical, additive and lubricant line in numerous provinces, demographics, applications, and strategic markets.”

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 58 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Tracy Hines Returns to the Syracuse Mile for Silver Crown Race

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—October 8, 2014 — It has been over a decade since Tracy Hines has raced at the historic one-mile dirt oval at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. The last time he competed at the track was during the 2002 edition of Super DIRT Week. The Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series will return to the New York State Fairgrounds for the first time in 11 years this week, as part of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIII. Hines will be battling for his second Silver Crown championship as well in what serves as the season finale.

The Salt City 78 for the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series is set for Saturday, October 11 at the New York State Fairgrounds. Practice and time trials are scheduled for Friday, October 10. The 78-lap race will take the green flag on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Eastern.

“A one-race shootout to decide it all, is what we have this week,” said Hines, who drive the Hughs Brothers/Midwest Sheet Metal Beast. “We were able to gain some points at Eldora and give ourselves a chance at Syracuse. A lot can happen on the mile tracks, especially during a day race. The main thing is to conserve your tires and make sure you are there at the end.”

Hines has made one start in his career at the one-mile oval in Syracuse. He finished 20th in the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series race at the track in 2002, after having driveline trouble on the 84th lap of the 100-lapper. Hines qualified 12th for that event, with a field of 30 cars assembled.

“The race this time at Syracuse will be 22 laps shorter, so that plays a lot into strategy as well,” explained Hines. “Fuel should not be an issue, unless there are a lot of cautions. Syracuse is a bit different than the other mile tracks we run on, plus there is a ton of cars that will be on the track throughout the week, so keeping up with what the surface is doing and what the track crew does to the track will be very important.”

In his most recent start with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series, Hines finished third at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio, during the Four-Crown Nationals. In nine Silver Crown starts this season, the native of New Castle, Indiana, has eight top-five showings, with six being podium finishes. Hines has been fastest in time trials at three Silver Crown races this season and has timed in sixth or better in eight of nine starts.

The Salt City 78 is the final race of the season for the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series and Hines enters the event second in points, 12 markers behind leader Kody Swanson as he chases his second series title.

Last weekend, Hines was scheduled to compete with the Honda USAC National Midget Series in the Gold Crown Midget Nationals at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Illinois, but the three-night event was rained out and will not be rescheduled.

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

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

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Driver Craig Dollansky Places 11th at National Open

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 8, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports pilot Craig Dollansky nearly captured a top 10 during the 52nd annual National Open last Saturday.

Dollansky put together a consistent performance on Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway following Friday's rainout on the opening night of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series doubleheader.

"It was a pretty solid night all the way through," he said. "We got qualified pretty decent for when we went out to qualify."

The Big Game Treestands team timed in 14th quickest, which started Dollansky on the outside of the front row of a heat race. He took the lead midway through the race en route to the win, which locked him into the dash.

"It took us a little bit in our heat race to get the lead," he said. "We were able to win our heat race and get ourselves into the dash. The dash draw didn't go our way and we didn't gain anything in the dash."

Dollansky finished ninth in the dash, which lined him up on the inside of the fifth row for the 40-lap, $50,000-to-win main event.

The Big Game Treestands team maintained a top 10 throughout the majority of the feature and Dollansky was running seventh when there was a red flag for a fuel stop with 13 laps remaining.

"We didn't make a whole lot of changes (during the red flag)," he said. "We put fuel in. But on the restart we couldn't get going. We lost quite a few positions. It seemed our car was better on the long run. We weren't able to get ourselves back in the top 10. It was pretty costly on that last restart."

Dollansky ended with an 11th-place result at the half-mile track.

"I think it was probably one of the best (racing surfaces) I've seen there," he said. "It was a great race track. It had a top and a bottom. It was very racy."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 4 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 9 (8); Feature: 11 (9).

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 5 wins, 16 top fives, 25 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 33 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

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

MobileStar: http://www.MobileStar.us/mobilestarwebsite

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

Established in 1977 in Windom, Minn., Big Game Treestands® has grown to be a leading company in the outdoor industry. Big Game Treestands® offers a Rock Solid™ line of field tested, safety certified above TMA requirements, welded steel stands & free standing elevated platforms that gives you not only a safe and extremely sturdy vantage point, but also reliable all-day comfort at a great value. Large, non-slip standing platforms, top-notch fastening systems, and our innovative pinned, sleeved ladder sections provide the Rock Solid™ stance, twist free climbing, and all around silence that Big Game Treestands® is known for. Non-glare, powder coat finish keeps our products hidden from nature's wary eye.

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

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

TRAIL CAMERAS -

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Destiny Motorsports and Craig Dollansky Team-Up With No.7

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though there are still a few weekends of racing left in 2014, Destiny Motorsports already has the wheels in motion for the 2015 season, and it is with great pleasure that the team can announce that they will chase the 2015 World Of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Series Championship, with Elk River, MN driver, Craig Dollansky taking over the driving duties, as he returns to the series.

“I am excited to join Destiny Motorsports,” Dollansky commented. “Rick and Barb Rogers have a lot of passion for their race team, and are committed to building a championship caliber team. I am also very excited that we will utilize the No. 7 on the car, and Aggressive Hydraulics, a long time supporter of mine since 2008, will be joining us.”

After taking a year off from touring the country with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’, Dollansky teams up with Destiny Motorsports refreshed, and rejuvenated, to go after the series championship that has eluded him over the course of his career.

Running full time with the tour from 2001-2013, Dollansky sits 10th all time on the series wins list, with 59 wins, and has faired well in the standings over the years including a career best second place effort during the 2012 season.

Among his 59 career wins, Dollansky has won the Iron Man 55 on three consecutive occasions, and the 2012 Silver Cup highlighting a few of the series’ bigger events. He has victories at many of the legendary tracks on the tour including Williams Grove, Eldora, Knoxville, Silver Dollar, Volusia, on top of numerous triumphs at other tour stops.

“We are very excited to expand our schedule and run full time with the World of Outlaws in 2015,” Destiny Motorsports Owner, Rick Rogers said. “We are equally as excited to welcome Craig Dollansky to our team, as he makes his return to the series after running a scaled back schedule in 2014.”

Running primarily at the Knoxville Raceway in 2014, Dollansky has still remained very strong as he has picked up five wins while competing in 35 events, including a fourth place finish during the Knoxville Nationals.

“This season we raced a very limited schedule, which was very different from the World of Outlaws tour,” Dollansky added. “It was an adjustment for me. I enjoyed being able to race with my son Garrett, but I am looking forward to getting back on the tour and contending for a championship. We have some work to do to prepare the team, and will be considered underdogs, but I am okay with that. The Destiny Motorsports team, and I are committed to building this team into a title contender, and I look forward to the challenge.”

Dollansky is also eager about the opportunity to team up with long time sprint car mechanic, and Destiny Motorsports crew-chief, Scott Benic.

"Scott and I have raced together in the past, and I'm looking forward to the opportunity to have him as my crew chief full-time. We have had some success together in the past when he helped out on a part-time basis,” Dollansky also remarked. “I enjoyed racing with him, and we communicated well. There's a lot more we would both like to accomplish in sprint car racing, and I feel good about our potential together. One of the things I like about Scott is, he has as much desire, drive and determination to win as I do. We know we will have to prove ourselves every night we hit the track. Rick and Barb are committed to provide what we need to go out and win, we will do all we can to make that happen!"

As it currently sits, Dollansky will make his debut aboard the Destiny Motorsports entry at the upcoming World Finals, and the team is also scheduled to compete during the Winter Challenge at the Cocopah Speedway in Arizona in January, before meeting up with the World of Outlaws in Florida in February.

Before Dollansky does take the reigns, Destiny Motorsports will finish up their 2014 All Star Campaign with Derek Hagar doing the driving this Friday and Saturday night.

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

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports will be in action with Derek Hagar at Waynesfield on Friday night and at the Eldora Speedway on Saturday night.

2014 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-62, Wins-3, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-23

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS9. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Craig Dollansky you can follow him on Twitter @DollanskyRacing or visit his website at www.dollasnkyracing.com.

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Big Game Motorsports Extends Gratitude and Best Wishes to Craig Dollansky

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Oct. 8, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports would like to thank Craig Dollansky for five great seasons and wishes him luck with his future endeavors.

"Craig has represented our companies to the highest level the past five years," Big Game Treestands Founder Tod Quiring said. "We've had a lot of success together and we have been proud to have him as part of our organization. I also want to thank Julie, Luke, Garrett and Peyton for all of their support through the past five years. As Craig and I spoke on Monday we are already looking forward to our first snowmobiling trip this winter together."

Dollansky recorded five feature victories, 16 top fives and 25 top 10s in 36 races with Big Game Motorsports this season. The team combined to earn more than 40 wins during the past five seasons.

Everyone associated with Big Game Motorsports is currently focused on building the newly formed 410ci sprint car series in the Midwest. Team plans will be determined at a future date.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

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

MobileStar: http://www.MobileStar.us/mobilestarwebsite

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

Established in 1977 in Windom, Minn., Big Game Treestands® has grown to be a leading company in the outdoor industry. Big Game Treestands® offers a Rock Solid™ line of field tested, safety certified above TMA requirements, welded steel stands & free standing elevated platforms that gives you not only a safe and extremely sturdy vantage point, but also reliable all-day comfort at a great value. Large, non-slip standing platforms, top-notch fastening systems, and our innovative pinned, sleeved ladder sections provide the Rock Solid™ stance, twist free climbing, and all around silence that Big Game Treestands® is known for. Non-glare, powder coat finish keeps our products hidden from nature's wary eye.

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

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

TRAIL CAMERAS -

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

 

 

STOUT FIELD A CHALLENGE: McMahan & CJB Motorsports Tackle Grove

Morgan Hughes National Open weekend nets strong finish in title chase

TELFORD, PA. - October 8, 2014 - Williams Grove Speedway in central Pennsylvania is one of the toughest venues in the world when it comes to sprint car racing. From demands on equipment to the sheer caliber of competition, the legendary half-mile demands the best from every competitor.

"National Open is a big race and tough race," said Paul McMahan, driver of the #51 Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sprinter.

Heading into the final World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event at Williams Grove, McMahan held an average finish of 9.7 across four events.

Mother Nature won the opening night of the weekend as saturated grounds forced track and series officials to cancel the evenings event. For night number two, the big money was on the line.

"We didn't time in very well," explained McMahan. "You have to do that or you get behind the eight ball right off the bat. We started on the pole of the heat race and I tried something that didn't work and we finished second. From there, we just played catch up for the night. We rolled off 18th. Got up to 12th when a red (flag) came out. Barry and the crew made some adjustments but we got too tight after that. We held on for 12th. I won't lie; it was a bit of a disappointment for us. But we will continue on."

The series continues on larger tracks as the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' stays in the Northeast with its annual stop at Rolling Wheels Raceway near Elbridge, N.Y. The event is a part of NAPA Auto Parts SuperDIRT Week XLIII.

"Rolling Wheels is a big, fast track," said McMahan of the 5/8th's mile oval. "It'll be fun to be back there and to continue to wind down the season. We're looking to make gains and be competitive as we inch closer to the World Finals at Charlotte.."

EVENT BOX SCORE (Time Trials/Heat Start & Finish/Dash Start & Finish/Feature Start & Finish):

Willliams Grove Speedway: 16th/ 1st (2nd)/ N/A (N/A)/ 18th (12th) - Winner: David Gravel

CJB MOTORSPORTS 2014 STATS:

Starts: 84

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 43

Top-10's: 73

Average Time Trial: 7.0

Average A-main finish: 6.5

Total Laps Led: 135

UP NEXT: A trip to the empire state is up next as McMahan will be back behind the wheel of the CJB Motorsports #51 at Rolling Wheels Raceway during NAPA Auto Parts SuperDIRT Week XLIII near Elbridge, New York.

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:

For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook and Twitter.

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

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

 

 

HOUSE OF THUNDER HALLOWEEN PARTY & GRANDVIEW THUNDER 5-25’S PLANNED FOR SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 18 6 PM

Blood-curdling screams will be heard when the spookiest drivers in the area descend upon the Grandview Speedway for the final time of the season, as the NAPA AUTO PARTS Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents the popular Grandview Thunder 5-25s features only event and House of Thunder Halloween Party. The action will take place on Saturday night, October 18 with the first of five features taking the green flag at 6 PM. Gates will open at 4 PM

The NASCAR 358 Modifieds, URC Sprint Cars, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman and Legends cars will each compete in a ‘frightful’ 25 lap feature event – along with the Blast from the Past Vintage Stock cars and the maniacal MONSTER SMASH Demolition Derby that close out the spooky night.

Led by 10-time NASCAR 358 Modified Champion, Jeff Strunk, the mighty Modifieds – featuring top runners: Duane Howard, Frank Cozze, Meme DeSantis, Ryan Grim and invader, Mike Mahaney -- will certainly provide some wheel-banging, hard-hitting Halloween action. This event has no tricks, just treats as these fierce competitors battle for $3,000 to win, $1,000 for third, $700 for fifth and $260 to take the green.

Davie “No Panic” Franek, out of Wontage, NJ is the Rislone URC Sprint Series point leader and has his eye on the 2014 United Racing Company championship as the series makes their final date of the 2014 season. Franek has to watch his back as the ghouls of races past – Josh Weller, Randy West, Robbie Stillwaggon, Ed Aikin and Troy Betts all look to bury alive the point leader.

The Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets and Sportsman will utilize timed warm-ups to determine the starting order for each feature event, while the Legends cars will use their current points standing with an invert to make up their feature line-up.

All this action coupled with Thunder on the Hill mainstays: FREE Pit Tours and the Inside/Out Experience – available for you to sign-up directly inside the main gate. The Low Down and Dirty Radio Show will be hosting their pre-race Meet and Greet. JOE THE PIZZA DUDE and the Thunder Girls will be available along with give-a-ways, games and prizes. Also, Jay Dugan from the Radical Design Group will be there to “trick or treat” the race fans as he leads the social media interaction for Thunder on the Hill.

Fans are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween treats.

On Saturday, October 18th for House of Thunder Halloween Party, Gates Open at 4PM with a 6PM Race Time. Adult General Admission tickets are $25, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids under 6 are always FREE! Pit Admission is $30 with a license and $35 without a license.

Series sponsors joining NAPA Auto Parts include: Window World of Lehigh Valley, Pioneer Pole Buildings, MACH1 Sprint Car Chassis and GALCO Business Communications.

Grandview Speedway Route 100 Ten mile north of Pottstown, PA GPS Users: 43 Passmore Road Bechtelsville, PA 19505 Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688 Thunder on the Hill Information: 443 513 4456 Websites: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com or www.grandviewspeedway.com

Thunder on the Hill fans are encouraged to engage on social media platforms using the hashtag #TOTHRacing before, after and during racing events. #TOTHRacing content will be promoted across the Thunder on the Hill official social media platforms on

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

Twitter: @TOTHRacing and Instagram: @TOTHRacing.

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2014 Thunder Series Race Dates: Saturday, Oct 18 6 PM House of Thunder Halloween Party- - Features Only Modifieds, Sprints, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, Legends, Monster Smash Demo Derby, Blast from the Past Vintage Cars. Rain Date: Sunday, October 19 4 PM Admission: Grandstands $25 Adults, $10 Children 6-11, Children 5 and under are FREE Pit Fee: $30 with a license, $35 without a license.

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 52nd Anniversary season in 2014. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

 

 

Reidy’s Positive Start

It was a case of close, but not close enough for Danny Reidy, after he last Saturday night at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway narrowly missed out on a podium finish in their 2014-15 season opener.

After he had started the feature race from position six, Reidy quickly moved into podium contention on a track where passing opportunities were aplenty with top and bottom racing lines, but at the fall of the chequered flag, he fell one spot short of the podium: fourth.

“The aim is to always finish on the podium, but to finish just one spot shy of the aim isn’t too bad,” remarked the NQ # 5 Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs supported Maxim driver.

“We have a complete fresh package for this season, so it’s good to finish our opening race meeting of the season with a satisfying result.”

Earlier in the night, Reidy set the seventh fastest lap in qualifying, and then backed up that with a fourth in his heat race and a third in the second dash (outside row starting positions for the feature race).

The 2014-15 season plans for Reidy and his team are to be based at Valvoline Raceway, along with contesting selected race meetings at Archerfield Speedway, along with the Grand Annual Classic (Premier Speedway), the Australian Title (Bunbury Speedway) and the Krikke Boys Shootout (Bunbury Speedway).

“We’re focusing on the track championship at Valvoline Raceway, and their calendar also allows us to contest other race meetings around the country,” commented the Queensland-based racer.

“It’s an exciting time for Valvoline Raceway with Barry Waldron taking over the ownership, and I’m more than happy to support him because he has the best interest of the sport at heart and has put together a great team that’s doing great things.”

Reidy would like to thank Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs, Downs Tinting & Signs, P&M Motor Body Repairs, Gonzo’s Race Pipes and Inglis Race Engines, for all of their 2014-15 season support.

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

 

 

New 410 Sprint Car Series Partners With Knoxville Raceway for Four Dates in 2015

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Oct. 8, 2014) - The new 410ci sprint series established by Tod Quiring of Big Game Treestands is pleased to announce the support of Knoxville Raceway for the 2015 season.

The famed half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, has selected four dates with the newly formed series, which was created to strengthen 410 sprint car racing in the Midwest. The four events at Knoxville Raceway will be part of the Knoxville Championship Cup Series.

"Our region is extremely fortunate to have a class facility like Knoxville Raceway and the talented drivers who compete there weekly," Quiring said. "I've had a vision for this series for several years. With the point fund of Knoxville Raceway and our series, it will allow many drivers the opportunity to race at Knoxville weekly and also with the series."

The first series race at Knoxville Raceway is slated for May 9. A $5,000-to-win event will follow on June 27 before a race on July 4. The Knoxville Raceway season championship is set for Aug. 29 and will be a $5,000-to-win series event.

"Knoxville Raceway General Manager Brian Stickel and Race Director John McCoy have been great to work with," Quiring said. "Knoxville is very proactive and understands we are putting this deal together to strengthen 410 racing in our region."

The Knoxville Championship Cup Series pays out more than $250,000 in cash and prizes and the new sprint car series will pay a standout point fund of approximately $350,000.

In addition, Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., will host a series event on May 8. If any driver wins that feature along with the May 9 main event at Knoxville Raceway, he or she will receive a $20,000 bonus thanks to Phil and Ryan Durst of Durst Motorplex.

The new series will include approximately 30 events, which will allow drivers to compete weekly for the Knoxville point fund in addition to the series point fund.

"The outpouring of support and calls I've received from major businesses to promoters to race tracks has been beyond what I thought it would be," Quiring said. "The future looks very bright."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

Knoxville Website: http://www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY -

Known in all corners of the globe as the Sprint Car Capital of the World, Knoxville Raceway boasts 25,000 seats, fifty-six VIP sky boxes and a racing surface which is always conducive to fast, side-by-side competition. Knoxville Raceway, which is a half-mile track located in Knoxville, Iowa, hosts weekly racing every April through September.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Tankersley Taking on Winter Nationals and Short Track Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Oct. 8, 2014) - Fresh off his first career sprint car championship, Channin Tankersley has a couple of marquee events coming up.

Tankersley, who recently claimed the ASCS Gulf South Region championship, will drive for longtime sponsor Bruce Griffith during a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events this month.

"It's always good to test yourself against the best and thanks to Bruce I have the opportunity to race with the ASCS National Tour a few times," Tankersley said. "I've had a good season so hopefully I can continue this momentum and earn a victory or two."

Tankersley will compete Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals.

"I enjoy racing at Devil's Bowl," he said. "It's a challenging track, but one where I've had some success. That place takes a lot of laps before a driver can be in contention and I feel like we have a shot to do well there."

Tankersley will also compete for Griffith the following weekend during the 27th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Presented by Hoosier Tires Oct. 22-25 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. Tankersley drove his way into the $15,000-to-win feature last season at the quarter-mile track.

"There's always a ton of talented drivers and great teams there so the first goal is to the make the main event on the final night," he said. "If you can do that you've already accomplished a lot. Then the goals become earning a top 10, a top five, a podium finish and a win."

Tankersley has recorded three feature victories this season and 14 top fives. He is looking for his first top five of the season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

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"If I crash or if I need something cut, they can pretty much do anything," Tankersley said. "Miller's Machine & Welding is a great fabrication shop and I'm grateful for their help."

Tankersley would also like to thank Marvin and Peggy Pearson, Challenger Drilling, Accu-Fab, Day Motorsports, Griffith Truck & Equipment and Watercraft Plus, LLC for their continued support.

 

 

THREE DISTINCT DIVISIONS OF SPRINT CARS INVADE ELDORA FOR UNOH SPRINTACULAR

All Stars, BOSS and NRA Gather For Complete Shows; Trying to Eclipse Last Year’s 119 Entries

ROSSBURG, OH (October 8) – Saturday’s unique twilight UNOH (University of Northwestern Ohio) Sprintacular will feature three forms of Sprint Car racing – winged 410 c.i. All Star Circuit of Champions, non-winged Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) with no engine rules and the winged 360 c.i. National Racing Alliance (NRA) Sprint Invaders – and close out its 61st consecutive year of racing with each group running complete racing programs. With the bulk of the Midwestern race tracks shuttered for the season, the late-season Sprintacular has the ability to attract drivers no longer chasing home-track titles; as evidenced by last year’s astounding 119 entries.

Of the trio, the All Stars have the steepest history at the rural southwestern Ohio speed plant with 134 appearances since May 3, 1981, when Brad Doty captured the initial All Star run. During that 32-year run, Kenny Jacobs has garnered the most Eldora wins with his 21 checkered flags.

Jacobs was proficient at not only Eldora, but throughout the Midwest, as he raced to four career All Star championships – a fete shared by Frankie Kerr, Chad Kemenah and Dale Blaney.

That record will shatter Saturday evening as Blaney need only take the green flag to capture his fifth title. The Hartford, OH native has had a tremendous season with 16 All Star feature wins to up his career total to 115. Six of those victories have come from Eldora runs, dating back to his first Big E win in 1995. Earlier this year, young Danny Holtgraver (PA) won the Ohio Sprint Speedweek chase to become Eldora’s 42nd different All Star winner.

Since joining the Sprint Car scene in 1994, the 360 c.i. Sprints have competed 118 times. From 1999 forward, the action has been under the NRA banner. In the three previous 2014 Eldora NRA chases, a trio of winners has emerged, with two of them claiming ‘redemption’ wins.

Jim Nier, the May 25 victor, had cruised to an apparent 2012 win only to fail the post-race fuel analysis; while Dustin Dagget’s July 12 win erased the memory of a 2011 disqualification. Randy Hannagan, the leading winner on the NRA trail this season with five checkered flags prevailed over Eldora on July 11.

While their point season wrapped up in September, it will be a fully sanctioned contest and 2014 champion J.R. Stewart of Bellefontaine, OH will attempt put the icing on the cake with his second career Eldora win.

For the BOSS Sprints, a champion will be determined Saturday night. Dustin Smith of Russiaville, IN captured the series’ inaugural title in 2012 with a dramatic season-closing run at Eldora and comes into this year’s battle with a slim 10-point margin over Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, OH.

Neither of those two have Eldora wins on their BOSS resume. Luke Hall (OH) captured the initial run in 2012, while Brady Bacon (OK) captured last year’s exciting Sprintacular and Chase Stockon (IN) moved into Eldora’s hallowed victory lane earlier this year.

With the cooler fall temperatures in the air, Saturday’ program will start earlier than usual, with the on-track action beginning at 4:30 with hot laps. Showtime is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

Tickets for the Sprintacular are available by going online to www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Additionally, tickets may be purchased through the Eldora offices during normal business hours by calling (937) 338-3815 or on race day.

Race fans and race teams can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and view video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android which are available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

 

 

BR Motorsports 305 Makes Debut

PETERSEN MEDIA: After a seven year hiatus from driving, Blake Robertson and BR Motorsports returned to the track on Saturday night, as Robertson made laps with California’s 305 RaceSaver Series aboard the new BR Motorsports entry.

“It was awesome to get back behind the wheel of a sprint car, and test out the new 305 engine and car,” Robertson said. “It was an exhibition as the class is just launching, but I think we turned some heads.”

With a handful of cars on hand at Thunderbowl on Saturday night in Tulare, CA, Robertson and the BR Motorsports team were pleased with how their car performed, but more importantly were thrilled with the interest that the exhibition created.

“It really is a pretty neat class,” Robertson added. “It is a an alternative for people who want to race, but don’t have the budget to go all out on a 360ci or 410ci engine and car, as engine life is much longer, and engines overall are much cheaper.”

As the sprint car season only has a few weekends left in 2014, Robertson and company are eagerly awaiting the start of the 2015 season when the RaceSaver 305ci class will begin racing in Hanford, CA and Tulare, CA.

“For me I am really looking forward to getting the competitive juices flowing again,” he added. “For a while it was tough to even go to the races and hang out, as I was just a spectator, but I am eager to help this class, and hopefully help it grow over the years.”

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KSE Racing Products Claim National Open

PETERSEN MEDIA: KSE Racing Products would like to send huge congratulations to our many teams that used our products to pick up wins across the map over the last week.

With big races popping up to close seasons out, one of the biggest races of the season took place in Mechanicsburg, PA, and it was David Gravel using his KSE Racing Products to pick up the National Open at the Williams Grove Speedway.

With weather causing havoc in the Midwest, Rico Abreu and his team finally found a place to race, as they took to the Plymouth Speedway with the SOD Series, and Abreu was able to pick up his 21st score of the season as he used his KSE Racing Products to charge from 10th!

Jonathan Allard has become a weekly fixture in victory lane, and on Saturday night he picked up his 12th win of the season by way of his dominating performance at the Toller Classic in Marysville, CA.

Jason Meyers made a late race move in Tulare, CA to score, Ryan Bernal stayed strong with the USAC Western Classic Series as he took top honors in Petaluma, CA, while Brian Gerster used his KSE Racing Products to score at the Salem Speedway, while Morgan Turpen pick up the USCS race at the Cherokee Speedway.

With things slowing down in the United States, they are starting to pick up across the pond in Australia, and Jamie Veal found himself in victory lane with his KSE Racing Products at the Valvoline Raceway in Sydney.

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Perris Auto Speedway

CAMPING AT 19TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS STARTS NOVEMBER 5TH!

(Perris, CA, October 7, 2014) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has announced that camping for the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction will open at noon on Wednesday, November 5. As always the camping will be on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds adjacent to the track. There is no advance reservations and camping will cost $25.00 per night.

“We had a lot of campers last year and we expect to have a lot again this year,” Kazarian said. “There is plenty of room for everyone so it is going to be a great time at the campground and there will be a lot of great racing.”

Campers and early bird fans will be treated to a free night of practice for the Oval Nationals on the 5th. That will be followed by the “Grudge Match Final” pitting the USAC West Coast Series against the USAC Southwest Series on November 6th. The Amsoil USAC National and CRA Sprint Cars will take over the spotlight on November 7th and 8th.

In addition, the California Lightning Sprint Car Series will be settling the season long fight for their championship on the 6th and 7th and The PAS Senior Sprints will wrap up their campaign on the 7th and 8th.

Advance tickets for the Oval Nationals are on sale 24 hours a day by calling 1-800 595-4849 or by clicking on the following link to purchase tickets online: Order Oval Nationals Tickets

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

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

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

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

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

 

 

Joe Hunt Wingless sprint Shootout Series invades the fastest 3/8 dirt oval in California for the final time in 2014.

After having almost two months off from action the Joe Hunt series will be at the Petaluma Speedway this coming Saturday for the season finale. Last time the series ran was during Wednesday night portion of the Gold Cup Race of Champions and it shook up a lot of things as the top 4 in points had major struggles. Point leader Tommy Laliberte blew a motor late in the race ending his night with Terry Schank closing in on points only to find himself off the edge of the track with a folded up front end. Third in points Trevor Schmid did not check into the racetrack due to other activities handicapping him to run at the Gold Cup. Fourth in points Scott Hall was leading only to have part failure ending his night. So the positions didn’t change at all. Tommy Laliberte will be in attendance the Gilroy, California driver has been nothing less than consistent and fast as anyone else. Laliberte has 350 points and currently sits on top of the points with his consistency all season he will be too tough to tame this Saturday.

Second in points with 318 points is car number 1 Terry Schank Jr. The months of June and July Schank was unbeatable with the Joe Hunt Series, Pit Stop U.S.A. series and at the Silver Dollar speedway winning 5 in a row. Schank is unarguably the best in this division.

Third in points with 288 points is the O1, driven by Shane Myhre. Myhre putting together a respectable rookie season with the series has some confidence rolling into the Petaluma Speedway.

With 268 points heading into this Saturday is the black 2 of Trevor Schmid. Schmid has ran top five in all his Joe Hunt starts at the Petaluma Speedway, do not count him out as he seeks his first Hunt win in 2014.

Fifth in points finds the driver who dominated the Placerville Speedway portion of the Joe Hunt Race with 249 points hopping back and forth between the John Campanille77J and the Hall Bros. 56K is Rio Linda’s second famous son (Tommy’s brother) Scott Hall. Hall has the intelligence of Dan Lind in his corner week in and week out. You never see Dan without his 5/8 wrench trying to find the speed for Hall.

Sixth in points found a very talented driver with 240 points this season driving for the most exciting car owner Dave Johnson 32 was none other than Rowdy McClenon. Rowdy found a lot of hoops he has to jump through in 2014 but he will be back in the saddle again in 2015. Seventh in points with 218 points on paper the famous white 6 of Napa, California’s Joe Stornetta Jr. Stornetta won the Adobe cup last year, can he pull it off again? He is the defending race winner and always is charging forward in the family owned 6. Stornetta is currently looking for sponsorship to advance his race team in 2015 and looks to hopefully run some more United States Auto Club races next season.

Check out https://www.PetalumaSpeedway.com for more info on this weekend’s race action. The Joe Hunt Series would Like to thank their sponsors A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Dirt Solutions.

 

 

Hagar Driving for Destiny Motorsports During Ohio Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Oct. 7, 2014) - Derek Hagar will return to the Destiny Motorsports No. 9w this weekend during a pair of races in Ohio.

Hagar will kick off the weekend on Friday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield for the 2nd annual Harvest of Sprints featuring 360ci sprint cars.

"I feel very comfortable going to Waynesfield," he said. "It's a little, racy place. I'm looking forward to going there and seeing if we can beat our last result by one spot."

Hagar finished second in his own car during his first-ever 360ci race at Waynesfield Raceway Park in early July.

He will wrap up this weekend on Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

"It's one of those race tracks where the more laps you get the better you will be," he said. "Eldora is different than any place we've run at. This will be my third time being up there this year. We have a good car and a good team. It's up to me."

Hagar noted that not only is he grateful for the chance to drive for Destiny Motorsports, this will be a good opportunity to prove himself.

"If you go up there and outrun people you start opening eyes," he said. "Ohio is where the money is and that's where I'd like to be. I'd like to do 410 stuff and 360 stuff up there. We've proven we can go out and win races. We just have to catch that right break."

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 15 wins, 22 top fives, 26 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, for the 2nd annual Harvest of Sprints and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

VIDEO -

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

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - R.E. Enterprises

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

"R.E. Enterprises has pretty much everything a team needs," Hagar said. "Not only do they help me out, but I work there doing shocks. That has been a huge advantage to me. I encourage everyone to check out R.E. Enterprises and the website."

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

 

 

Unique Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation Helmet Worn by Shane Stewart During World of Outlaws Win Up for Raffle

Inside Line Promotions - ARLINGTON, Wash. (Oct. 7, 2014) - There is only one month remaining for fans to have the opportunity to win a custom Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation themed helmet used by Shane Stewart.

The helmet, which was designed by Chris King at Logo Daddy Graphics and painted by Shell Shock Designs, was worn by Stewart throughout the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series West Coast swing earlier this fall. Stewart even had the unique helmet on the night he won at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore.

"Not only is it a unique helmet because of Shane wearing it, but I think it's pretty neat that it was worn when he won a World of Outlaws race," Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation Founder Al Tschider said. "The helmet stands out for many reasons and hopefully a lot of people will participate in the raffle for such a cool prize."

Raffle tickets are $5 a piece or six for $20 and the money donated will help fund a couple of dream trips hosted by the Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation, which was started by Tschider to create motor sports trips and racing opportunities for children battling life-threatening conditions and illnesses.

"I really appreciate Shane being involved," Tschider said. "It shows his passion for helping others and it means a lot to myself and everyone involved with the Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation."

Tickets can also be purchased by emailing Budwell74@msn.com. The drawing will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8.

BIG AL KIDS & MOTORSPORTS FOUNDATION -

Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation was created to provide motor sports trips and racing opportunities for children battling life-threatening conditions and illnesses. For more information, visit http://www.BigAlKidsandMotorsportsFoundation.org.

"I really believe in motor sports and it gives these kids something to look forward to," Founder Al Tschider said. "They spend a lot of time at the hospitals or just doing stuff that the normal kid doesn't have to do."

Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation would like to thank Steve Forler Trucking, Village Green Resort, FX Signs, Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, Brenton's Outdoor Adventures, MyTrafficMan.com, Joe Jones Entertainment, Satellite Solutions, Liquid Lime, Northwest Powder Coating & Sandblasting, Ridge Runner Wings, Randy Price, Steve Beitler, JSR Motorsports, Pro Mod Engines, RS Products, Triple X Race Co., OPC, JOES Racing Products, Design 500 Racewear, SpeedMart, Vic's Old Gas Pumps, Moka Joe's Coffee and all of people who have donated time and money for their continued support.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigAlKidsandMotorsportsFoundation.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigALkidsMSF

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Al-Kids-Motorsports-Foundation/331823116849496?ref=ts&fref=ts

 

 

Scelzi Preparing for Two More Big Weekends at Thunderbowl Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2014) - Dominic Scelzi liked the taste of his new Panella Racing Engines 360ci engine last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Scelzi qualified 10th quickest and led the majority of his heat race during the Harry Talbot Classic Memorial, which was his final 360 tune-up prior to the 21st annual Trophy Cup on Oct. 16-18.

"We had a really strong motor," he said. "I took the lead on the start of the heat race and we were running really well for a few laps. Then it started slowing down. I was running the bottom and I moved all the way up on the straightaways and down on the corners."

Scelzi led the first eight laps before finishing third to lock his Roth Motorsports backed entry into the main event. However, the team decided to play it safe and skip the feature following a parts failure.

Scelzi will return to Thunderbowl Raceway this Saturday for the 29th annual Cotton Classic with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

"It's my favorite race track and it's a really great race," he said. "The competition this year is going to be near a World of Outlaws show. It will be so cool to have such a talented field. I'm looking forward to going head to head with these guys at a track I like and feel confident at."

Scelzi has finished fourth and ninth during two of his three King of the West races at Thunderbowl Raceway this season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 4 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: DNS (-).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 29th annual Cotton Classic with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sparco

Sparco is a leading manufacturer of racing gear, including suits, gloves, helmets, shoes and more. For additional information, visit http://www.SparcoUSA.com.

"They are by far the most comfortable racing suit on the market," Scelzi said. "They are the safest suit you can possibly buy and they are the best looking. I can't thank Sparco enough for everything they do for me and my brother every single year."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

 

 

Eldora Sprintacular To Decide BOSS Championship

With the fall season clearly upon us, the 2014 racing season is rapidly coming to a close. For the Buckeye Machine BOSS sprint teams, there could be no better way to wrap up another great season than on the high banks of THE most famous dirt track in the world. This Saturday, October 11th will find the tour at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio as part of the "Sprintacular".

The Sprintacular is the only event in Ohio that features 3 different classes of sprint cars with complete shows run in one night! The All Star Circuit of Champions winged 410 sprint cars and the NRA 360 winged sprint cars will be joining the traditional non wing Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series for what once again promises to be a "can't miss" racing event for the fans. Last season, 119 sprint cars signed in for competition including an incredible 54 BOSS entries.

Four drivers will enter the gates of Eldora with a chance at claiming the BOSS championship. Russiaville, Indiana driver Dustin Smith holds a 10 point lead and hopes to become the first two time series champion. Smith, known as "The Hustlin Hoosier" earned the inaugural 2012 BOSS title in dramatic fashion at Eldora. In both 2012 (Smith) and 2013 (Tony Beaber) the eventual champion faced adversity and came through the B-Main. Then from the rear of the main, they drove through the field to earn a championship in spectacular fashion before a packed grandstand on short track racing's most prestigious stage.

Wapakoneta, Ohio veteran Mike Miller, affectionately known as "The Magic Man" by BOSS fans, led the championship hunt for much of the season. Miller trails by 10 points and is the only serious threat to keep Smith from earning a second title. Also with a mathematical shot at the title are Michael Fischesser, "The Nati Nightmare" from Cincinnati, Ohio and Brandon Spithaler from Evans City, Pennsylvania. Spithaler, known as the "Evans City Earthmover" for his exciting rim riding style, is now the all time BOSS feature win leader.

The Buckeye Machine BOSS regulars will all be in action fighting for their share of more than $15,000 in cash and prizes awarded to the top 15 in points. Rounding out the current top 15 are: Derek Hastings (Forest, OH), Chuck Wilson (Toledo, OH), Aaron Middaugh (Polk, OH), Chad Wilson (Toledo, OH), Adam Miller (McDonald, PA), Logan Hupp (Columbus, IN), Bob McMillin (Wampum, PA), Joe Butera (Wampum, PA), Joe Liguori (Tampa, FL), Steve Little (Waynesfield, OH), and Andy Fike (Ashland, OH).

In three previous BOSS events at Eldora, three different drivers have graced victory lane. Luke Hall of Ludlow Falls, Ohio won the 2012 "Blue Collar Bash". Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma won the 2013 "Sprintacular" and Elizabethtown, Indiana's Chase Stockon scored the win earlier this season on "Family Fun Night".

The standard 2014 BOSS purse is in effect paying $1,500 to win and $250 to start. Any driver unable to start the main event is guaranteed $100 tow money. Heat races will be the top four finishers thanks to our heat race sponsors: Burdette Builders (Sunman, IN), Lias Tire/American Racer (Indiana, PA), FAST Signs (Dayton, OH), Quest Restoration (Toledo, OH), S & H Nerfs (Piqua, OH), The Blue Room Restaurant (Kirby, OH) and Elliott's Custom Trailer Sales (Warsaw, IN).

In typical BOSS style, multiple bonus awards will be available to teams. $50 bonus awards are supplied by The Bridge Restaurant (Sidney, OH) - Hard Charger Award, The Lynn Cook "A Racer's Friend" - Hard Luck Award, and the Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair (Ashland, OH) - Steel block award. There are also free tires awarded to the highest finisher on all 4 Hoosiers (courtesy of Hoosier Tire Midwest) and all 4 American Racers (courtesy of Lias Tire / American Racer). Finally, one lucky driver earns a bonus before even hitting the race track. Rusty and Cappie McClure of Ashland, Ohio provide a "Lucky Pill Draw" award for a free pit pass and hot dogs for the pit crew. BOSS is already working on exciting and unique bonus awards for 2015 as well!

With cool temperatures expected on Saturday, starting times have been moved up. Pit gates will open at 1 pm with the BOSS drivers meeting set for 3:45 pm. Fuel sales will end and pill draw will close at 4 pm. BOSS sprints will not fire engines until 5:15 with hot laps at 5:40. Racing action will begin at 6 pm. Working raceceivers and westhold transponders are required and will be available to rent. There are no registration or membership fees with BOSS and of course the tire rule is open. Payoff will be done at the BOSS tent after the main event.

General admission for ages 13 and up will be $20 with kids 12 and under just $4. Pit passes will be just $25 and the pit access is available only to ages 14 and up. Any kids 14-17 will be required to have a minor release filled out and signed by a parent or legal guardian.

For more information on this event, go to www.eldoraspeedway.com or for more information on BOSS check out the series website at www.buckeyesprints.com.

 

 

Champion to Display 50th Anniversary Shelby FIA 289 Cobra at SEMA

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(October 7th, 2014 / Clinton, MO)Champion Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in performance lubricants, additives, chemicals and motor oils for over 58 years, will have on display this year at the Las Vegas SEMA Show in Booth #25021, a limited edition 50th Anniversary Shelby 289 FIA Cobra.

In 1964, Shelby American, today a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK) introduced the FIA version of the small block Cobra, which competed in the 1964 World Manufacturers Championship series against marquees like Aston Martin, Jaguar and Corvette. To celebrate the birth of the 289 Ford powered roadsters, Shelby American will offer 50 limited edition continuation (CSX7000) Shelby 289 FIA Cobras. Each will be painted “Viking Blue” with FIA stripes and roundels, feature a black FIA interior, special billet anniversary badges, original style wheels and a variety of additional options. The 50th Anniversary FIA Shelby Cobra is making its SEMA debut on November 4-7, 2014

“The 289 FIA Shelby Cobras were among the most important cars in American racing history,” said John Luft, President of Shelby American. “The FIA Cobras built during that period were piloted by racing legends including Ken Miles, Dan Gurney, Phil Hill and Bob Bondurant. Thus, some of the most revered drivers in the sport put the 289 FIA Cobra into the winner’s circle. Combining a robust, powerful American engine with a lightweight chassis was sheer brilliance. Shelby’s formula still resonates today and is followed by automakers worldwide.”

About Shelby American: Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American, Inc. manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street-car component vehicles; it offers the Shelby GT, 1000, GT350, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the 2005-2014 Ford Mustang. Shelby American also builds the Shelby Raptor muscle truck and Shelby Focus ST hot hatch. For more information, visit www.shelbyamerican.com.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 58 years. Champion also produces and blends over 300 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Saturday STN Format Adjusted!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 7, 2014) – It’s an event that has thrived upon urgency. The urgency to excel every time cars hit the track where every position counts. It has built the electric atmosphere that annually draws scores of race cars and race fans to the Short Track Nationals at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway.

That will be even more evident with this month’s 27th rendition of the crown jewel 360-ci Sprint Car racing event that offers up $15,000 to win and $2,500 just to start the October 25 STN finale.

It will be more evident in a change to the Saturday night portion of the event that runs from October 23-25 after the Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open kicks off the week’s intense racing festivities on Wednesday, October 22.

While the qualifying night format will remain the same with a full slate of heat races, qualifying races, “B” Mains and “A” Main on both Thursday and Friday, Saturday’s enhanced card offers action from the first green flag of the night up to the final checkered flag.

With the top three from each qualifying night locked into Saturday night’s Dash that sets the first three rows of the STN finale, the balance of the field will redraw to determine starting positions in eight “Saturday Night STN Showdowns”.

With passing points in effect for the STN Showdowns, points will be added to qualifying night point totals with the top eight in total points earning STN feature positions seven through 14.

The next 36 in points will go to three “B” Mains with the balance to three “C” Mains. The top finishers from the “C” Mains will move on to “B” Main action with the top two from each “B” Main moving on to the STN finale.

The enhanced format will result in 16 action-packed races for Saturday night including the Dash, more than the alphabet soup format of 10 races over the past three years yet still fewer than the format that produced 20-21 Saturday night races in 2009 and 2010.

The result is an ideal slate that gives fans more bang for their buck with races that count each time out, while also allowing those racers that may have struggled through a difficult qualifying night a better opportunity to make it through the field and potentially advance to the big show.

Entries for the prestigious event have been flowing into the I-30 Speedway track office at a steady pace with an update on entries to follow later in the week.

Entry forms for the Short Track Nationals are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/stn2014.pdf or by calling 501-455-4567. Entries submitted by October 14 are just $150 with entries after that date at $250.

The Wednesday night STN Open will offer $2,000 to win and $200 to start with the top four finishers eligible in order of finish for an STN provisional if necessary. If the Wednesday night STN winner also wins Saturday’s STN finale, Dixon Road U-Pull-It will award a $2,500 bonus on top of the winnings.

Last October, Sammy Swindell bested a field of 105 competitors for his third STN crown, racing to the checkered flag ahead of up-and-coming Christopher Bell, Anthony Nicholson, Johnny Herrera and Shane Stewart.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 23-25, 2014. $15,000 to win the STN finale on October 25 with $2,500 to start the STN championship feature. Race time is 7:30 p.m. each night. Rain date is October 30, October 31 & November 1. The $2,000 to win and $200 to start Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open kicks off all the action on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m.

The Format: Approximately half the field will take to the track in the Thursday night qualifying event, with the other half in Friday’s qualifying event. The popular format of heats and qualifying races will once again be in place on the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights. The top 14 in cumulative points from heats and qualifiers will be locked into that night’s main event, with two or three “B” Mains, depending upon car count, contested to fill out the qualifying night feature field.

The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event.

The balance of the field will redraw on Saturday to set lineups for eight (8) “Saturday Night STN Showdowns”. With passing points in effect, points will be added to qualifying night point totals (heats, qualifying races and features) with the top eight (8) in total points advancing to STN feature starting positions 7-14.

The next 36 in total points will go to three “B” Mains with the remainder of the field to three “C” Mains. Top finishers from “C” Mains will move on to “B” Main action, with the top two from each “B” Main moving on to the STN finale.

Wednesday’s Short Track Nationals Open will have no impact upon Thursday, Friday or Saturday lineups, with the exception that the top finisher among Wednesday’s top four that is unable to qualify for Saturday night’s STN finale will be offered a provisional.

Wednesday’s STN Open will include heat races lined up by pill draw with passing points in effect that will set lineups for the “B” Main(s) (multiple “B” Mains if necessary depending upon car count) and “A” Main.

The Past Winners: Sammy Swindell (2013, 2011 and 1990), Paul McMahan (2012 and 2002), Brad Sweet (2010), Tony Bruce, Jr. (2009 and 2008), Jason Meyers (2007), Jason Johnson (2006), Tim Montgomery (2005), Gary Wright (2004, 2003, 1999 and 1995), Jason Sides (2001), Mike Ward (2000), Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson (1997), Pete Butler (1996), Terry Gray (1994), John Gerloff (1993), Steve Kinser (1991, ’89 and ‘88). 1992 finale was rained out.

The Tickets: Advance tickets for either three or four nights are on sale through Monday, October 20, no advance sales after that. Single night tickets are not available in advance. Tickets ordered in advance are just $61 for all four nights (Wednesday through Saturday) or $51 for three nights (Thursday through Saturday) with $1 off if paying cash.

Day of show prices are $15 on Wednesday, $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday.

Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $3 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and then $6 on Saturday with a $1 cash discount per ticket.

To order tickets in advance or for more information, call the track at 501-455-4567 or e-mail orders to raceytlc@sbcglobal.net.

Pit passes are $25 on Wednesday, $30 on both Thursday and Friday and $35 on Saturday.

The PPV: Can’t make your way to Little Rock, AR, for this prestigious event? Once again you can still catch every lap of the action on your computer via live Pay-Per-View. Just check out www.shorttracknationals.com for pricing and ordering information. Orders are being taken now.

The Trade Show & Midway: This year’s rendition of the Short Track Nationals will also include the Tenth Annual Short Track Nationals Trade Show & Midway. Fans, drivers & crews will have the opportunity to visit vendor displays, which opens at noon on Wednesday and then at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The deadline for guaranteed vendor space is Monday, October 20. Inquiries regarding vendor space should be directed to dssm93@msn.com.

For more information regarding the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, contact I-30 Speedway at 501-455-4567 or check online at http://www.i-30speedway.com/shorttracknationals.html.

 

 

NIGHT THUNDER TO RUMBLE AGAIN

FOR many Speedway fans in Western Australia Night Thunder represented an iconic television show for many years.

This summer sees the return of an all-new Night Thunder TV program with a new home at FOX SPORTS.

The Sprintcar Entrants Group has struck a deal with with Perth Motorplex Productions that will see 13 episodes of WA sprintcar racing aired on Fox Sports 5 this summer.

This includes 11 rounds of the AHG Sprintcar Series plus two nights of the Krikke Boys Shootout that will be held at Quit Bunbury Speedway on February 28/March 1.

Night Thunder will be led by Dean Neal, an experienced producer, director and former presenter for the ANDRA Pro Series Drag Racing shows that aired on Channel 10 and ONE.

He will be joined by Sharmain Kendrick in covering the stories from the field and supported by legendary commentator Con Migro for the race action.

Neal, who is the Perth Motorplex production and media manager, is excited about showcasing the sport in a whole new light.

“We respect the fact that the Sprintcar Entrants Group has had a strong television coverage for several seasons but we are excited to be delivering a fresh package for one of the strongest domestic speedway series in the country – in full high-definition,” Neal said.

“For us to be included in Foxtel’s recently-announced restructure is a fantastic vote of confidence for speedway and more specifically sprintcars and we are looking forward to the challenge.

“I am very passionate about the venues…the Motorplex is a superb venue and very television friendly and the improvements that are being made in Bunbury will not be lost in the television production or on the industry.

“We are digging deep to provide more colour and a fresh approach to a familiar product.”

SEG chairman Geoff Kendrick was equally excited about the new arrangement that has been a long time in the making.

“We have had a wonderful and fruitful relationship with Power Productions in the past and we thank them for the great job they have done for us,” Kendrick said.

“The Motorplex is now producing its own television content and the Sprintcar Entrants Group through the AHG Sprintcar Series is proud to play a major role in that.

“We are looking forward to seeing our great series showcased in a new way and can’t wait to see what the first program looks like.” The Grand Opening at the Perth Motorplex on October 18 will be aired on November 3 at 8.30pm with the Magic Man 34 (on November 1) will be aired on November 24, also at 8.30pm.

Television schedule

October 18: Grand Opening Showdown, Perth Motorplex. Airs WC November 3.

November 1: Magic Man 34, Perth Motorplex. Airs WC November 24.

November 22: Scardifield Smash Repairs King of Wings, Perth Motorplex. Airs WC December 8.

December 6: Watsons Express Transport WA Sprintcar Championship, Perth Motorplex. Airs WC December 22.

December 26: Sprintcar Christmas Cup, Perth Motorplex. Airs WC January 12.

December 27: Battery All Types Southern Thunder Series, Quit Bunbury Speedway. Airs WC January 19.

January: Sprintcar Muster, Perth Motorplex. Airs WC February 2.

February 28: Quit Krikke Boys Shootout, Quit Bunbury Speedway. Airs WC March 16

March 1: Quit Krikke Boys Shootout, Final, Quit Bunbury Speedway. Airs WC March 23.

March 14: Sprintcar Westernapolis, Perth Motorplex. Airs WC March 30.

March 28: The General Firecracker 50, Perth Motorplex. Airs WC April 13.

April 4: DiCandilo Steel City Sprintcar Silver Cup, Perth Motorplex. Airs WC April 27.

April 18: Gold Cup Grand Final, Perth Motorplex. Airs WC May 11.

 

 

Danny Holtgraver Will Join 'Outlaws' at Rolling Wheels Pittsburgh Native Finished 16th During ‘National Open’ at Williams Grove

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

Pittsburgh, PA (October 7th, 2014) - After spending the recent weekend with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Danny Holtgraver will rejoin the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series trail this Saturday evening, October 11th at the Rolling Wheels Raceway Park near Elbridge, New York. Holtgraver, who pilots the Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, no. 10H sprint car, will follow the national series north to Elbridge, New York for a one-night program, which takes shape during the annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week. This will be Holtgraver’s second-ever trip to ‘New York’s Premier Motorsports Venue,’ with his first visit to the big 5/8’s mile oval being in 2009. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native continues to hunt for a career-first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series main event win, and will continue that hunt this Saturday night at Rolling Wheels.

“I haven’t been to Rolling Wheels since 2009 so I am due for a trip back” said Holtgraver, “We missed the show during my first visit, but hopefully I can rebound and get the 10H up front on Saturday...it’s a big track that requires a lot of momentum and we’ve been successful on tracks like that this year...there isn’t a lot of racing left (in 2014) so we want to race with the World of Outlaws as much as possible...I just want to thank everyone involved; My Dad, Pup, Earl, Sandy, Rob Hunter...we want that first ‘Outlaw’ win so we are going to work towards that this weekend.”

The Hunter Racing ‘10H’ team recently competed with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; during the 52nd Annual ‘National Open.’ After being ‘rained-out’ during Friday night’s preliminary program just before qualifying time trials ended, Danny Holtgraver would rejoin the ‘Outlaws’ on Saturday night, October 4th during the Williams Grove Speedway ‘National Open’ finale. The former Lernerville Speedway track champion earned a heat race victory on Saturday night, automatically qualifying himself for the 40-lap, $50,000-to-win main event. Holtgraver would finish 16th after starting the main event from the outside of row number five. There were 55 cars entered for competition.

“It was a pretty good night...we had some trouble on a late restart that put us back a bunch of positions, but that’s how it goes sometimes” explained Holtgraver, “Some of the best drivers in the country were there all weekend at Williams Grove, so to qualify for the main event is pretty awesome in its own respect...I just want to thank Rob Hunter...he gives me the opportunity to race each and every weekend...we have some time left this year...hopefully we can get a few more wins for him before the season wraps up!”

Those seeking additional information regarding this Saturday’s World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series program at the Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, New York should visit the ‘Outlaws’ live on the web at www.woosprint.com.

News and information relating to Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during the entire 2014 season. Be sure to check out the official online home of Danny Holtgraver at www.dannyholtgraver.com; as well as keep up with the Pittsburgh native via social networks including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

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Recent Highlights: Finished 16th (A-Main) at Williams Grove Speedway on October 4th during 52nd Annual ‘National Open.’

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

Danny Holtgraver on YouTube: Here!

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

 

 

Perris Auto Speedway

EARLY ENTRIES FOR 19TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS!

(Perris, CA, October 7, 2014) The early entry deadline for the 410 portion of the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 7th and 8th is fast approaching on October 14th. As of Monday, October 6th, the following drivers have already submitted entries. Included in the drivers already entered are three-time winner Dave Darland of Lincoln, Indiana, Concord, California’s Damion Gardner who has won the race two times and 2012 race champion Mike Spencer of Temecula. An entry form for the prestigious race is at the end of this release.

Entries

0 - Alex Malycke - Purceville, VA

2F - Danny Faria Jr. - Tipton, CA

4 - Damion Gardner - Concord, CA

4X - Tracy Hines - Wilkinson, IN

5 - Chad Boespflug - Plainfield, IN

5V - Colby Copeland - Roseville, CA

7 - TBA

16 - Mike Martin - Yuma, AZ

20 - Bryan Clauson - Noblesville, IN

32 - Chase Stockon - Elizabethtown, IN

37RW - Jon Stanbrough - Avon, IN

37 - Matt Mitchell - Orange, CA

37F - Nic Faas - Huntington Beach, CA

39E - Kyle Edwards - Fountain Valley, CA

50 - Mike Spencer - Temecula, CA

56 - Ryan Bernal - Hollister, CA

69 - Brady Bacon - Broken Arrow, OK

71P - Dave Darland - Lincoln, IN

73 - Kevin Thomas Jr. - Cullman, IN

73X - TBA

91R - Brody Roa - Buena Park, Ca

92 - Jake Swanson - Anaheim, CA

Dave Darland, center, after winning his third Oval Nationals in 2013. Second place finisher Bryan Clauson is on the left and third place finisher Mike Spencer is on the right. Media please feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Two-time (2009 & 2011) Oval Nationals Champion Damion Gardner and 2012 winner Mike Spencer battle for position at Perris Auto Speedway. Media, please feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Advance tickets for the Oval Nationals are on sale 24 hours a day by calling 1-800 595-4849 or by clicking on the following link to purchase tickets online: Order Oval Nationals Tickets

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

Camping for all events at The PAS is available for $25.00 per night. The campground will open at noon on Friday. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

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

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

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

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

The Nineteenth Annual

Budweiser Oval Nationals

"Presented by All Coast Construction"

at Perris Auto Speedway November 7 & 8, 2014

$20,000 to WIN - $1,000 to START 40 LAP “A” MAIN

Total Purse Over $91,000

This is a USAC National Competition for Non Wing Sprint Cars. Amsoil USAC/CRA and USAC National points will be awarded both nights.

Tires: Hoosier 105/16-15 Medium is the only approved right rear tire with the following exception - Emergency Tire 105/18-15 Hard. (Emergency Tire may only be introduced at the discretion of USAC Officials). All other corners are open.

Weight: 1325 lbs with driver and equipment.

Mufflers: Mufflers are mandatory. Mufflers must not exceed 95 DBA at 100’ radius.

Safety: One way radios are MANDATORY. Rock Screens and USAC approved head and neck restraint devices are recommended.

All other rules will be governed by the USAC National rulebook.

For further information call the PAS office at 951-940-0134 or email Kim Kazarian at openwhchic.kim@aol.com entries can be sent to:

Perris Auto Speedway - 18700 Lake Perris Dr., Perris, CA 92571 (951) 940-0134 CAMPING AVAILABLE ON THE LAKE PERRIS FAIRGROUNDS PLEASE CALL (951)-940-0134

ENTRY FORM

I hereby make the following entry for the Oval Nationals at the Perris Auto Speedway on November 7 & 8, 2014 subject to the rules and regulations of Perris Auto Speedway and the Lake Perris Fairgrounds. Entry is subject to final approval from Perris Auto Speedway. Perris Auto Speedway reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone or car for the Oval Nationals. All entries will compete both nights. USAC National and USAC/CRA Rules Apply. Provisional starts will be awarded for both National and CRA series.

Pre Entry Fee with entry form before October 12, 2014 - $100.00. Entries at the gate $250.00.

Pit passes will be $50.00 for each night. NO REFUNDS.

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE RACE FORMAT AND PURSE MONEY PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.PERRISAUTOSPEEDWAY.COM OR EMAIL Kim Kazarian AT openwhchic.kim@aol.com.

FOR TICKET INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 951-940-0134.

PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT CLEARLY

Driver’s Name___________________________ Car #_______ Owner’s Name__________________________________

Address____________________________________________ Address _______________________________________

City______________________ State _______Zip___________ City__________________ State ________Zip_________

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Entry Fee Enclosed____$100.00 - Make Checks Payable to Oval Entertainment, LLC or Perris Auto Speedway

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Cox 6th at Toller Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justyn Cox and his Cox Racing team headed to the Marysville Raceway Park on Saturday night, where Cox picked up a sixth place finish in what was dubbed as the Sherm Toller Classic.

“It was pretty wet and heavy all night, and we were just a step behind the track it seemed,” Cox said. “We had a decent car, but lapped traffic hurt us a little and we slipped back a little towards the end of the feature.”

Going out early in time trials, Cox timed the Capitol Casino/Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet/JRI Shocks No. 31C machine in ninth fastest, putting himself on the front row of his heat race.

Taking the green flag, Cox jumped into the lead, and went on to pick up the win leading flag to flag, putting him in the fourth row of the feature event.

On a track that stayed fast, Cox battled a racecar that was a little on the tight side, but managed to hang in a tight pack inside the Top-Five.

Working in dense lapped traffic, contact with a lapped car saw Cox’s nosewing come dislodged, ultimately making a tight racecar even more tight, and tough the maneuver.

In the closing laps, Cox settled into the sixth position, where he would stay as the race came to a close.

“We missed the setup just a touch, but still had a great run going,” Cox added. “We ran inside the Top-Five, and battled all race long, but lapped traffic got a little sketch, and once we lost the nose-wing, all we could do was hang on.”

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

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-22, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-9

ON TAP: Cox and his team will take a week off before retuning to action October 16-18th for the 21st Annual Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA.

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Allard Scores Exciting Toller Classic Win

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making the short trip to the Marysville Raceway Park on Saturday night, Jonathan Allard cashed in for his 12th win of the 2014 season with the Tri-C Motorsports team, as he grabbed the lead on the first lap of the feature event and never looked back.

“The track was fast, and tricky, and we were able to get out front early, and hold off some challengers and hang on and win even with a U-Joint breaking out of turn four,” Allard explained.

Timing the Tri-C Manufacturing/K&N/Redline oil backed No. 3c in sixth fastest, Allard would go on to finish third in his heat race, putting himself in the third row of the feature event.

When the green flag waived on the feature event, front row starter, Kevin Lovell got upside-down, and Allard had nowhere to go and got some of the action, but was able to continue on with no damage, and move up to the fourth spot.

The second attempt at a start saw Allard make a very bold move on the high-side of turns one and tow, and heading down the back stretch, the Chico, CA had the lead, as he began to set the tempo on the MRP surface.

Behind Allard the action was intense, as Willie Croft began charging forward, as Allard felt pressure from Brent Dothage, Andy Forsberg and Croft, but he didn’t let he deter him as he found himself in traffic.

With a couple of yellows in the course of the feature event, Allard was able to keep his challengers at bay, but soon felt pressure from Croft as the race began to draw to a close.

A late race pile up in turn four, saw Allard and Croft both get some damage, but they both were able to continue on with just three laps to go.

Over the final laps, Allard was able to break away from Croft, and as he exited turn four, coming to the checkered flag, his U-Joint expired, but somehow he was able to beat Croft to the line and pick up the win.

“I though we were done when that happened,” Allard said. “I was shocked we beat Willie Croft back to the line. I can’t thank Randy V and the boys enough for their hard work, and the Lamar family for continuing to support us and let us race so much.”

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

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-58, Wins-12, Top 5’s-29, Top 10’s-40.

ON TAP: Allard and the Tri-C Motorsports team will head to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Saturday night for the Cotton Classic with the King of the West Series.

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.

 

 

Croft Claims Second At Toller Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Willie Croft and his team were on their way to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Saturday afternoon when a flat tire on his rig, forced an audible, and the team back tracked to the Marysville Raceway Park, where Croft made a late race surge to score a second place finish.

“It was an extremely long way with our trip starting out towards Tulare, and ending up in Marysville, CA, but a second place finish makes that long day a little easier,” Croft admitted.

Showing up a bit late to the track after their adventure, Croft timed his Holey Smokes BBQ/Christian Stover Foundation/ButlerBuilt No. 29 machine in ninth fastest, before absolutely obliterating the field in heat race action.

Lining up ninth in the feature event, Croft would get off to a great start as he quickly worked his way up to the fourth spot as he battled with Justyn Cox, Brent Dothage, and Andy Forsberg when the race’s first caution flew.

Continuing to battle in a tight pack, all while chasing after race leader Jonathan Allard, Croft hung in the fourth spot around the half point in the race when the caution flag again waived slowing the pace of the race.

When the action resumed, Croft was able to make quick work of Forsberg and Dothage as he moved into the second spot, and began closing in on Allard as the laps continued to click down.

As the laps continued to click off, a pile up took place in turn four, just three laps shy of the finish, giving Croft one final shot at Allard for the top spot.

With both cars getting a little damage trying to avoid the pile up, they both stayed on track, and thrilled the crowd for the final three laps. Giving Allard everything he had, Croft came up just short of the victory, as he crossed the stripe for his third consecutive second place finish.

“That’s three races in a row things have got exciting on the last lap,” Croft said. “Unfortunately each time we have came up just short, so hopefully with a couple of big races left, we can get one spot better and end our year on a high not. I really need to thank my guys for their hard work, on what was an extremely eventful day.”

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

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

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-25, Wins-1, Top 5’s-9 Top 10’s-11.

ON TAP: Croft now plans on heading back down to the Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday night for the Cotton Classic with the King of the West Series.

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

 

 

JACKSON PLACES 20 th ON DEBUT

It’ s probably fair t o say the first night of a new season for Jackson didn’t go to plan. After setting 18 th quickest in time trials, Jackson made the transfer directly into the A - Main by virtue of finishing fifth in his heat race but unfortunately, that’s where his luck ended. “ I had to pull the car out of gear to miss the first lap crash and I was put to the rear for the re start, but a t the restart the car felt good, ” Jackson said. “ As the race went on, the motor started cutting out, like it did earlier in the night, so I thought i t would be best to pull off the track. It looked like there was a fuel pi ck - up issue, but everything will be right for this Saturday night. “ Apart from the A - Main, everything seemed to go ok. We qualified well and made the A - Main. It ’ s just a shame we didn ’ t fi nish the final . ” A reminder that Jackson ’ s team page www.facebook.com/JacksonDealmont48 gives regular updates throughout the night of racing plus there is plenty of merchandise on sale at each meeting. Jackson will be in action this Saturday n ight for the next round of the Sprintcar Track Championship at Valvoline Raceway. Jackson would like to thank his sponsors for their support this season: Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines Photo by Jo Richards – www.impactonline.net.au

 

TOBY STARTS OFF SEASON ON RIGHT NOTE

Toby Bellbowen had a season opener to remember on Satur day night at Valvoline Raceway. The night began in great fashion, setting the third quickest time in time trials followed by a fifth place finish in his heat which locked Toby directly into the A - Main. A win in the dash gave him a pole position start in the 30 lap feature event. As a point of interest, Toby also started from pole at this corresponding race last seas on. Right from the outset, the A - Main was destined to be a torrid affair. Toby led the opening nine laps before slipping back to second and then ultimately third, where he stayed and fought valiantly for the remainder of the race. “ We gave it a good crac k tonight,” Toby said. "Coming up just short in a field like this is nothing to be ashamed of. I knew I needed to lead early on to have a chance and winning the dash was vital to that. I ran the top for as long as I could until it got a bit tricky, especi ally off turn 4, but our car was good on the bottom, too. “ But tonight was a ll about limiting the mistakes and Jamie (Veal) and Roddy bot h drove great races. I think a thi rd suits us well. It's good for our team’s morale, but also kee ps us hungry to keep pushing. “ We are certainly knocking on the door now .” The regular Facebook updates proved to be very popular as did the new range of merchandise that is now on sale. If you haven’t already, make sure you like www.facebook.com/tobybellbowen70 to be kept up - to - date each week. Toby’s next appearance will be this Saturday night, October 11 at Valvoline Raceway for round 2 of the Sprintcar Track Championship. The October and November schedule is as fo llows: Saturday, October 11 – Valvoline Raceway Track Championship – Round 2 Saturday, October 25 – Valvoline Raceway Track Championship – Round 3 Saturday, November 8 – Valvoline Raceway T rack Championship – Round 4 Saturday, November 22 – Valvoline Race way Track Championship – Round 5 Toby would like to thank the following sponsors for their support during the 2014/2015 racing season: Hog’s Breath Cafe Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire Lander Toyota Vortex Race Products Duncan & Foster Engine Reconditioning B & B Graphics Murrell Distribution Photo by Jo Richards – www. impactonline.net.au Ends Release...

 

Battling in Top-Ten at National Open

Big money was on the line Saturday for the Big Game Treestands #7 team at Williams Grove Speedway. After Friday’s program rained out, much more favorable weather was in store the following day as ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ signed into ‘The Grove’ for the $50,000-to-win National Open.

Earning a top-five finish during weekly competition the week before at Williams Grove, a much more stout field of competition assembled at the paper-clip ˝-mile on Saturday as 55 of the best drivers in the world signed in. Qualifying 14th to earn a front row starting spot in heat competition, Dollansky battled ‘PA Posse’ local Don Kreitz Jr. before taking the top spot for good and winning the 8-lap event. Securing a spot in the all-important dash, the Eyecon Trail Cameras Maxim started outside row four and finished 9th.

Set to go for 40-laps around the ˝-mile for the 52nd running of the prestigious event, the Aggressive Hydraulics backed sprinter took seventh from Donny Schatz in the opening laps of the main event. Hugging the low-line, Dollansky swapped positions with Schatz and Shane Stewart until a caution on lap 14. When action resumed, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ again fought for position with Stewart and Lucas Wolfe before another yellow on lap 27. Restarting on the inside of the double-file restart with 13 circuits remaining, a tough restart saw Dollansky lose a few positions and go on to finish just outside the top-ten in 11th.

"We didn't come out with the result we would like to have but we had a decent night when you consider the quality of teams and only twenty-four make the show," commented the Elk River, Minnesota native. "I felt like our qualifying effort was good and winning our heat put us into the dash. In the A-Main we were in seventh until the last restart after the open red but lost four positions trying to get up to speed. We had a better car on the long runs but weren't able to gain back what we lost on the restart before the checkered flag."

 

 

I-30 Speedway Partners With DirtonDirt.com For Another Live Production Of The PrestigiousCOMP Cams Short Track Nationals Oct. 22-25

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 7, 2014) — For the third consecutive year, Sprint Car fans around the world will be able to watch I-30 Speedway’s COMP Cams Short Track Nationals live on their computer screens through a liveonline pay-per-view production on www.shorttracknationals.com.

I-30 Speedway and Internet video production company DirtonDirt.com have again partnered to offera live video production of the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Oct. 23-25as the country’s top Sprint Car drivers converge on I-30’s quarter-mile oval for the 27th running of one of the sport’s most prestigious events.

“We’re thrilled to be back and working with Tracey and her team again,” said DirtonDirt.com founder Michael Rigsby. “This event continues to grow, and we hope we can showcase that for the Sprint Car fans out there. One thing about Little Rock, it’s ALWAYS exciting, and the racetrack always produces something that fans remember. It should be another really good year in Little Rock, and online!”

The action-packed weekend kicks off with the Short Track Nationals Open on Wednesday night, Oct. 22. Added to the Short Track Nationals weekend last season, the Openwas a major hit with competitors and fans alike. The standalone event pays $2,000 to the winner and provides a provisional starting spot for Saturday’s main event to the highest finishing driver among the top four to not make the A-Main.

Short Track Nationals preliminary action kicks off Thursday, Oct. 23 with a complete program of heat races, qualifiers, B-mains, and a 25-lap feature with the top three finishers locking into Saturday night's dash for cash and feature.The same program will be held Friday, Oct. 24, leading up to last-chance events and the $15,000-to-win main event on Saturday, Oct. 25.

The five-camera coverage will be hosted by veteran announcers Ben Shelton and Bryan Hulbert from inside the booth, while Scott Traylor of RacinBoys.com will provide reports and interviews from the pit area.

The Short Track Nationals live video production will have its own home on the Internetat www.shorttracknationals.com, where fans can go now to order their pay-per-view package. Single-night prices are set at $24.99 per night or fans can order a four-day package and watch the entire weekend’s action for just $69.99, a savings of over $30 over buying each night separately.

Fans are encouraged to follow the Short Track Nationals on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShortTrackNationals and Twitter at www.twitter.com/ShortTrackNats (@ShortTrackNats). The official Twitter hashtag for the event and live video production is #ShortTrackNats.

 

 

King of the West

Three-time & defending Cotton Classic champ Tim Kaeding will be in action this Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway aboard the Rod Tiner Racing No. 83. The San Jose throttle-masher made a wild final lap pass of Jason Meyers last season to win the event in thrilling fashion. Kaeding has made two King of the West Series starts this year, with one victory coming at the Marysville Raceway Park on June 7.

It will be a warm up for the Kaeding/ Tiner combo with the Trophy Cup occurring next weekend at the Thunderbowl. TK has captured the Trophy Cup three times before in his career, including the year 2006 for Tiner.

Reserved grandstand seats for the Cotton Classic on Saturday will cost $25 with general admission bleacher tickets $20. To reserve your seat contact (559) 688-0909. The front gate will open at 4pm with racing expected to get underway around 7pm. Also in action during the night will be USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars to make for a great card of racing.

The 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. Information on the track, including a seating chart can be found at www.thunderbowlraceway.com

Info on the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series can be found at http://www.kwssprints.com

Be sure to like the KWS Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/kingofthewestsprints and become a member of our Twitter community at https://twitter.com/KwsSprintRacing for all the latest breaking news regarding the series

 

 

Mark Burch Motorsports and Lasoski Aiming for Continued Success at I-80

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (Oct. 6, 2014) - Mark Burch Motorsports and Danny Lasoski are returning to I-80 Speedway this Saturday.

The team will tackle the Nebraska 360 Sprints event at the high-banked track, where they have scored a victory each of the past three seasons.

"We're pretty confident when we go there," Lasoski said. "It's a big, fast track and we seem to do well there."

Lasoski has powered to a victory, three top-two finishes and five top-seven results this season at I-80 Speedway.

"I like any track that gives you a top and a bottom lane," he said. "It's a good place to race."

Mark Burch Motorsports, which is based in nearby Lincoln, Neb., has won two races this season and has earned nine top-five finishes and 13 top 10s in 19 races this season.

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 13 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Nebraska 360 Sprints

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbmotorspt

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Teenage Rookie Logan Rayvals Set to Continue Canadian Supermodified Tradition at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (October 6, 2014) – Oswego Speedway, the home of the Budweiser International Classic 200 and Supermodified racing, has also been a home away from home for some of Canada’s top short track open-wheel competitors.

Beginning in 2015, young Brockville, Ontario native Logan Rayvals will open his chapter in a long standing Canadian story at Oswego, coming in as a Supermodified rookie with a familiar name.

Champions Doug Didero, Ken Andrews, and Warren Coniam lead a long list of Canadian standouts including Randy Ritskes, Dave McKnight, and Norm Mackareth, each of which has made their mark on Oswego Speedway and Supermodified racing through the Speedway’s storied history.

Part of that rich Canadian history at Oswego Speedway is Craig Rayvals, Logan’s father.

A former Small Block Supermodified Classic champion at Oswego, Craig quickly adapted to Supermodified racing, winning the prestigious Jim Shampine Memorial in May of 2004 in an effort with Oswego Classic champion Mike Muldoon.

Craig returned to victory lane in August of 2008, picking up his second career Supermodified win at the ‘Steel Palace.’

In total, the elder Rayvals has scored 15 top five finishes in Supermodified competition at Oswego, but in recent years has begun to foster the driving career of his son Logan.

A veteran of kart racing and NEMA Lites midget competition, Logan will make the jump to Novelis Supermodified action at Oswego next season, looking to become the first Canadian Supermodified Rookie of the Year at Oswego since Mike Hooper scored co-rookie honors in 2004.

Rayvals, who will be just 18 years of age when he takes his first green flag in 2015, says everything he has done in racing to this point has pointed him to Oswego Speedway.

“Oswego has really been the home track for my family, I have been going to the track with my dad for a very long time, and I have always wanted to be able to race there (Oswego),” said Rayvals. “I’ve had a couple chances to race at Oswego with the Midget. Once last year and at this year’s Race of Champions. The Midget is a great learning curve, and I am going to miss them, but the hour and a half drive to Oswego is easier than the usual six to seven hour drive to run the Midget.”

Rayvals finished the 2014 NEMA Lites season in seventh position overall with podium finishes at Evans Mills Speedway, Waterford Speed Bowl, and Star Speedway. Despite his recent success in the Midget ranks, Rayvals understands the move to Supermodified racing will be a big step.

“I have always wanted to drive a Supermodified,” said Rayvals. “It is going to be a really big change from the Midget, and they are two very different racecars. I’m excited to try our Supermodified out though, and I am happy to be back at Oswego weekly. We have made many great friends there over the years.”

In a bit of irony, the Supermodified that Rayvals refers to will be the former Locke Racing No. 37 Hawk machine that Canadian native Ritskes drove to three main event wins and a podium finish in the Speedway’s 2014 driver standings.

Rayvals Racing recently took possession of the Supermodified to begin preparation for young Logan’s rookie campaign.

“I’m not expecting to go out the first race next season and win or even finish in the top ten,” said Rayvals. “I have learned from racing the Midget that you need to get comfortable with the car you’re driving before you can start taking it to the edge. If the car is in one piece and I can say I am getting comfortable, then I will be happy.”

Recently, although now a US citizen, Ritskes has carried on the Canadian lineage at Oswego along with ISMA Supermodified champion and International Classic veteran Mike Lichty. Rayvals will look to continue that tradition in 2015, as he hopes to build momentum in his new ride.

“Once I am comfortable with the car and the setup is there, a few good finishes would be great,” said Rayvals. “Overall, everyone with our team is excited to be back at Oswego, and if we can win the Rookie of the Year title that would be more than great.”

For more information on Rayvals Racing and driver Logan Rayvals, visit their Facebook page online.

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

 

 

“Turpen Breaks Through At Cherokee Speedway!”

October 6, 2014 – Cordova, TN - After the opening round of the USCS vs. URC North/South Shootout was rained out, the weekend came to a close in grand style as Morgan her KTB Motorsport, Don Berry Construction, Engler Machine & Tool #10m in Victory Lane at Cherokee Speedway. It was her second USCS win of the season, while also being credited with her first ever URC victory.

The win would not come easy, as Morgan had a spirited battle with 2012 URC champion Robbie Stillwaggon throughout the 30-lap main event.

Morgan jumped out to a lead early, before Stillwaggon slipped past on lap 2. The first caution was displayed on lap 8, as Eric Riggins Jr. ignited in flames. The red was then displayed the following lap when Bill Moore flipped in Turn 2. The race then went on a long green run after the restart, allowing Morgan to slip back past Stillwaggon on lap 17, only for him to counter and regain the top spot on lap 19. Morgan charged back to the lead one lap later. The caution was soon displayed for a spin by Brian Smith in Turn 2. The event would be slowed again at Lap 22, as a three-car incident in Turn 4 collected Jonathan Swanson, Brandon McLain and Terry Witherspoon. Swanson would then bring the caution out again on Lap 25, as he slowed on the back straightaway. The final caution was displayed as both Stillwaggon and Brian Thomas came to a halt on the frontstretch on Lap 26. The remaining laps would finish without incident, as Morgan sailed away to the checkered.

Morgan kicked off her night with the win in the Engler Machine & Tool First Heat, out-dueling Hoosier Tire Speed Dash Winner Brandon McClain.

Morgan Continues to chase Terry Gray for the top spot in the USCS Outlaw Thunder National Points, with the season quickly drawing to a close.

The USCS will continue their 2014 campaign at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, on October 11th!

 

 

Budweiser International Classic to Air Thursday Night on SPEED SPORT, MAVTV

OSWEGO, NY (October 6, 2014) – The final event of Oswego Speedway’s debut programming series with SPEED SPORT and MAVTV will air Thursday, October 9 at 8 p.m. EST & PST featuring the 58th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds, which took place on Labor Day Weekend.

Thursday’s show will be the first national broadcast of Supermodified racing’s richest and most prestigious event, paying in excess of $100,000 in purse and contingency prizes to the 40 plus Novelis Supermodifieds that were in attendance to try and qualify for the coveted 34 starting positions.

The Speedway has held this iconic short track event since 1957, and it has been the premier Supermodified event in the world since 1961.

Several Indianapolis 500 veterans have used the International Classic as a stepping stone to the brickyard including Gordon Johncock, Sam Sessions, Bentley Warren, Davey Hamilton, and Joe Gosek, while others such as Jim Shampine, Nolan Swift, Eddie Bellinger, and Otto Sitterly have made their names famous in open-wheel short track racing as champions of the Classic.

The Classic, which runs 200 laps in total distance, is a must see spectacle in short track racing and is by far the longest Supermodified event of the season.

Veteran on-air personality Ralph Sheheen and former NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series Champion Johnny Benson will again lead the SPEED SPORT broadcast on MAVTV.

As a nationally recognized broadcaster, Sheheen has covered everything from swamp buggies to Formula One and from Supercross to Moto G-P. During Sheheen’s lengthy career he has held microphones for a wide variety of major television networks including CBS, FOX, NBC, SPEED Channel, TNT Sports, Versus, ESPN, TBS, TNN, Prime Network, Sports Channel America, and NHK.

Benson, who also has two starts in the Budweiser International Classic 200, will join Sheheen for the broadcast.

The Benson family, of Grand Rapids, MI, has a storied history at Oswego Speedway, as Johnny Benson Sr. drove to victory at Oswego Speedway in the 1966 running of the International Classic.

In the time since that ’66 victory, Benson Jr. has become an avid fan and participant in Supermodified racing across the country competing in International Supermodified Association events as well as his two starts in the Budweiser International Classic in 2011 and 2012.

Benson, who adds a 1993 ASA Series championship and 1996 Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year award to his resume, will no doubt add an experienced Supermodified eye to the September 11 SPEED SPORT broadcast on MAVTV.

Veteran pit reporter and former NEMA Midget racer, Derek Pernesiglio will be the third member of the broadcast team calling all the action from the Speedway’s pit lane.

Production will be over seen by Emmy award-winning television veteran Jim Roller. With a 31-year career in broadcasting, Roller has produced and directed programs for three major networks (ABC, NBC, and CBS) as well as every major cable entity in the United States (ESPN, TNN, USA, TBS Superstation, FOX Sports and SPEED). He completed a 12-year stint as senior producer for the American Le Mans Series.

MAVTV is available across the United States through local cable and video providers and via satellite on DirecTV.

MAVTV features all things in American Real Motorsports including ASCS Sprint Car Racing, ATV Pro MX, and now The Dave Despain Show.

For more information on MAVTV as well as SPEED SPORT MAGAZINE and SPEED SPORT visit online at www.mavtv.com.

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

 

 

HARVEST CUP TO BE THE LAST RACE OF THE SEASON!

Haubstadt, IN - October 6, 2014. The 2014 season is about to come to a close for race fans that attend Tri-State Speedway. The Harvest Cup set for Saturday night October 11th will finalize the schedule. The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will headline a triple header that evening which will also include modified cars and mini sprints. The MSCS Sprints will be racing for a $4,000 first place feature prize to top off their season winnings. The series has been very active this season. The feature for the Harvest Cup will be number 16. It has also been a very competitive season. Eight different drivers have won main events. Robert Ballou leads the list with three wins. Five drivers have a pair of wins. They are Hunter Schuerenberg, Jeff Bland Jr., Brady Short, Daron Clayton, and Kyle Cummins. Tyler Courtney and Jon Stanbrough have also visited victory lane. The 2014 season has been one highlighted with hot streaks! Robert Ballou took three features in a row in a three week period at mid season. Jeff Bland Jr. had back to back victories Memorial Day Weekend. Brady Short had back to back wins in August beginning with the Hoosier Sprint Nationals. Daron Clayton won both MSCS and USAC co-sanctioned events which included the biggest payoff of the year at the Haubstadt Hustler. Hunter Schuerenberg won two of the first three races at the beginning of the season. Kyle Cummins has won two of the last four events held. The Harvest Cup has two roles to play in that it is also the final event on the MSCS schedule and provides an opportunity for a race site celebration along with some great racing. It is customary to present the MSCS Championship trophies and the MSCS Rookie of the Year Award as part of the activity fans can share in and enjoy. Kyle Cummins of Princeton, IN, will be receiving the Championship trophy for 2014. He locked up the title chase with his performance at the September 27th event at which he put together a perfect night in winning both his heat and the feature. He widened his point lead to 142 markers. He now ranks as the only four time champion for the MSCS series. Cummins was a rookie in the series in 2003 with his four titles accumulating over a twelve year MSCS driving career with his first being captured in 2007. The MSCS Rookie of the Year honor is undecided going into the finals at the Harvest Cup. That opportunity is now only possible for two drivers. The Rookie of the Year will be either James Lyerla or Aaron Farney. Following the last event they were separated by a mere 25 points. Both have worked their way into the top ten in overall points. Lyerla is seventh and Farney eighth. Farney was fifth in the feature at the Fall Roundup and Lyerla tenth. If both drivers show up prepared and in top form the outcome will likely depend on the results of the feature. Chase Stockon won the Harvest Cup to conclude both the 2013 and 2012 seasons. The other past winner was Jon Stanbrough in 2011. With several tracks having already closed for the season, additional drivers will have an opportunity to compete at this race. The Harvest Cup has a 7:30 P.M. start time. Tri-State Speedway is in the Central Time Zone. Opening ceremonies begin 10 or 15 minutes earlier. Hot laps are at 6:30. Pit gates open at 3:30. Enjoy all the action. Racing also includes the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds who will be running for $1,000 to win plus the MMSA-MALS Lightning Mini Sprints.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS and Tri-State Speedway.

HOOSIER TIRE MSCS POINTS

Updated on September 28, 2014

1) 3c Kyle Cummins 964 2) 28 Brandon Mattox 822 3) 11p Brady Short 816 4) 12 Robert Ballou 787 5) 21 Carson Short 734

6) 04 Jeff Bland Jr. 685 7) 11 James Lyerla 685 8) 15F Aaron Farney 660 9) 32 Chase Stockon 628 10) 92 Daron Clayton 610

11) 4c Daylan Chambers 571 12) 4B Donny Brackett 565 13) 90x Bradley Sterrett 545 14) 37rw Jon Stanbrough 524 15) 20n Hunter Schuerenberg 396

16) 38w Chet Williams 387 17) 3R Brian Karraker 347 18) 21k Casey Shuman 334 19) 10x Aric Gentry 315 20) 02 Nick Hale 297

 

 

The 29thannual Cotton Classic at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway marks penultimate round of action for KWS on Saturday October 11

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – October 6, 2014…One of the more prestigious races in Central California each season is the annual Cotton Classic and this Saturday October 11 the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will tackle the 29th edition of the event, with a slight change in venue from previous years.

The history filled and always anticipated event takes place on Saturday at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, following the closing of Kings Speedway for the remainder of 2014. It will mark the fourth appearance of the season for the King of the West 410’s at the one-third mile clay oval and is also the penultimate event of the year for the series.

Winners of the Cotton Classic since the year 2000 have been Visalia’s Blake Robertson; Aliquippa, PA’s Tim Shaffer; San Jose’s Tim Kaeding, who has won it three-times including last season; Clovis’ Jason Meyers; Chico’s Stephen Allard, Elk Grove’s Kyle Larson and Chico’s Jonathan Allard, who has captured it three-times.

Reserved grandstand seats for the Cotton Classic on Saturday will cost $25 with general admission bleacher tickets $20. To reserve your seat contact (559) 688-0909. The front gate will open at 4pm with racing expected to get underway around 7pm. Also in action during the night will be USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars to make for a great card of racing.

The Cotton Classic is a perfect lead in to next week’s 21st annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup, as drivers get one final stab at the Thunderbowl prior to the three-night event on October 16, 17 & 17. Tickets for the Trophy Cup are also on sale by calling the box office, with all seating being reserved at the event.

Going into this Saturday Kyle Hirst continues his search at a second straight King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series title and brings a commanding 105-point lead into the Thunderbowl. The driver of the locally based Roth Motorsports No. 83jr is coming off his series leading fourth victory of the season on September 13 in Ventura. Hirst scored one of wins this year at the Thunderbowl Raceway in May at the Faria Memorial and looks to add the Cotton Classic to that.

The father/son duo of Bud & Brent Kaeding continue to fight it out for the second spot, with the younger Kaeding maintaining the position by 15-markers. Bud so far this year has driven the Williams Motorsports ZERO mount to one KWS victory, which came at the HK Classic in Watsonville. Brent has been close, but still in search of season win number one with the series. BK ran third in the previous Tulare appearance at the helm of his Al’s Roofing Supply No. 69.

In that most recent King of the West event in July at the Thunderbowl it was Chico’s Jonathan Allard who charged to victory aboard the Tri-C Manufacturing No. 3c machine. The Gold Cup champ has three KWS wins in 2014 & ranks fourth in the standings, with Roseville’s Sean Becker rounding out the top five in the Main Motorsports No. 35m. Becker has one victory with the series this year and is coming off a $5,000 score at the Chico Fall Nationals on September 27.

Grass Valley’s Jason Statler earned his first KWS win of the season recently on September 12 at the Santa Maria Speedway and maintains the sixth spot in the points. Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan sits just 11-markers back in seventh, with Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi only seven-points behind McMahan in eighth. Rookie contender DJ Netto of Hanford ranks ninth and Fremont’s Shane Golobic, the Civil War & Taco Bravo point leader, completes the top-10.

Talented Australian driver James McFadden will also be in the field aboard the Kaeding Performance/ Factory Kahne house car. McFadden is a past World Series Sprint Car and Australian champion and has been impressive during his time in the USA. The Aussi should be fun to watch in his Thunderbowl Raceway debut.

More drivers expected in action at the Cotton Classic will include opening night Gold Cup winner Carson Macedo of Lemoore, Fresno’s Craig Stidham & Cory Eliason, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Gilroy’s Jarrett Soares, Scotts Valley’s Evan Suggs, Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Coarsegold’s Scott Parker, Tracy’s Austin Liggett, Grass Valley’s Pat Harvey, Winton’s Gordon Rodgers and others.

With much of the field also returning for the Trophy Cup it’s sure to be a great night of competition, as teams look to get their setups in top gear. All cars that start the Saturday A-main at Trophy Cup are guaranteed $2,000 in total winnings, with the overall champion guaranteed $20,000 in winnings.

King of the West Series A-main winners so far this year going into the Cotton Classic on Saturday

Tulare April 12: Tommy Tarlton Placerville April 19: Rico Abreu Chico May 3: Rico Abreu Petaluma May 10: Willie Croft Tulare May 17: Kyle Hirst Chico June 6: Kyle Hirst Marysville June 7: Tim Kaeding Hanford June 14: Kyle Hirst Ocean June 20: Jonathan Allard Calistoga June 21: Rico Abreu Ocean July 12: Bud Kaeding Placerville July 19: Sean Becker Tulare July 26: Jonathan Allard Stockton August 2: Jonathan Allard Santa Maria September 12: Jason Statler Ventura September 13: Kyle Hirst

The 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.

Following the Cotton Classic the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will finish the season on Saturday November 1 at the Stockton Dirt Track. The event marks the 31st Tribute to Gary Patterson and also features the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster season finale. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by contacting 916-370-9417.

Info on the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series can be found at http://www.kwssprints.com

Be sure to like the KWS Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/kingofthewestsprints and become a member of our Twitter community at https://twitter.com/KwsSprintRacing for all the latest breaking news regarding the series

 

 

Championship finale on tap for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo this Friday night at Ocean Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – October 6, 2014…What started back in April will officially come to end this Friday night October 10, with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo geared up to cap the 2014 season in style at the Ocean Speedway on championship night.

The most recent event on September 19 saw Watsonville’s Justin Sanders become the ninth different winner in 12 races this year, following a thrilling late race battle. By doing so, Sander’s also moved up to a season-high third in the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo standings going into the finale and has been one of the hottest drivers as of late.

The man of the hour going into Friday however is certainly Fremont’s Shane Golobic, who is looking to wrap up his second Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo title. The 23-year-old earned the Taco Bravo championship in 2012 while diving for Steve Osborne Motorsports and is searching to give current car owner Keith Day his second crown as well. Keith’s brother Ronnie drove to the title in 2011 aboard the familiar Keith Day Trucking No. 22 mount.

Golobic has scored one victory on the season and has tallied a trio of Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Awards throughout the course of the year. His impressive consistency has kept him out front for much of the campaign and comes into the finale possessing a 74-point advantage in the standings. One of his key nights came in May when he took the Nobel Construction Back Row Challenge and charged from 22nd to third. Since then it’s been clear sailing for the San Jose State graduate.

When it comes to history, Golobic is also gunning to become the third driver win two championships with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, joining Brent Kaeding and Tommy Tarlton.

After claiming Rookie of the Year in 2012 Lemoore’s Carson Macedo is looking to lock up the second spot in the Ocean Sprints standings on Friday night. The 18-year-old recent World of Outlaws winner has been as equally impressive when it comes to consistency this season, having finished among the top-five in all but two events. Macedo has been knocking on the door, but is still searching for his first Taco Bravo victory and he’ll look to check it off on Friday.

Completing his first full season of action with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto goes into Friday ranking fourth in the standings. The talented competitor has been impressive all season long and is coming off a fourth place finish during the most recent event on September 19. Reigning champ Brad Furr rounds out the top-five in points and is looking to rebound after a tough outing at the last event. The Stockton wheel-man has two wins this season and leads the Ocean Sprints with four fast time efforts.

Drivers rounding out the top-10 in the Ocean Sprints standings and looking for solid efforts at the finale this Friday will include Salinas’ Jason Chisum, Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Fresno’s Koen Shaw & Anthony Simone and Salinas’ Jeremy Chisum.

More possibilities for championship night include sevent-time Civil War Series champ Andy Forsberg of Auburn, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding, Laton’s Heath Duinkerken, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, Riverdale’s Landon Hurst, Hanford’s DJ Netto & Collin Markle, Visalia’s Steven Tiner, Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema, San Jose’s Nick Ringo Jr & Nicholas Ringo, San Francisco’s Nick Recsino Jr., San Jose’s Nick Green, Hollister’s Tomas Bray Scully and others.

The front gate at the Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this Friday night October 10 with hot laps at 5:15pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. All seating will be general admission with adult tickets costing $17, seniors 65 & older $16, children 6-12 $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, Nobel Construction, Ray Scheidt’s Electric, Beer Optics, B Scadden Designs, Hoosier Tires West and Kaeding Performance for their support.

For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto http://www.oceansprints.com and for more on the Ocean Speedway check out http://www.oceanspeedway.com

 

 

Alan Krimes ' KSE Hard Charger' Against World of Outlaws Back in Action this Friday at Williams Grove/Lincoln on Saturday

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

Denver, PA (October 6th, 2014) - ‘Super’ Alan Krimes advanced sixteen positions on Saturday evening, October 4th against perhaps the most competitive field of ‘410’ sprint car racers in the country. Krimes, who pilots the Midnite Antiques Motorsports, Conestoga Valley Garage, Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines, VRP Shocks, no. 87 ‘410’ sprinter, started 26th on Saturday evening during the 52nd Annual Williams Grove Speedway ‘National Open’ sanctioned by the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, and would rally to a tenth place finish; earning the KSE Hard Charger Award against the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt.’ The Denver, Pennsylvania native earned his way into the 40-lap, $50,000-to-win main event by using a Williams Grove Speedway track provisional. Unfortunately, Alan Krimes failed to transfer into the evening’s A-main during preliminary competition, but was granted a provisional due to his current position in the Williams Grove Speedway driver point standings (fourth). David Gravel was the $50,000 winner.

Alan Krimes will return to competition in central Pennsylvania this Friday and Saturday, October 10th and 11th; making visits to the Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway over the course of the weekend. The Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania will host its last point race of the 2014 season this Friday evening, October 10th. Alan Krimes will enter the evening fourth in the current driver championship chase. The recent Williams Grove Speedway ‘hard charger’ trails Lance Dewease, who is third in the standings, by 190 markers; and trails the current point leader, Greg Hodnett, by 590 markers. Krimes will work towards his first Williams Grove Speedway win of 2014 this Friday night.

Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania will host its final race of the 2014 season on Saturday evening, October 11th; featuring a full program for the ‘410’ sprint cars. Alan Krimes, who already earned the 2014 Lincoln Speedway track championship, will seek win number three of 2014 at the Pigeon Hills oval this Saturday night. The former UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner at the Abbottstown oval has been an active force week-in and week-out at the Lincoln Speedway; earning eight top-five finishes and thirteen top-ten finishes during his 2014 championship campaign.

Those seeking additional information regarding the Williams Grove Speedway should visit the facility live on the web at www.williamsgrove.com. Updated content regarding the Lincoln Speedway can also be found on the web; www.lincolnspeedway.com.

‘Super’ Alan Krimes will enter the upcoming weekend fifth (5th) in the current SPEEDWAY MOTORS/CHAMPION RACING OIL PA SPRINT CAR SERIES Presented by Hoseheads.com point standings with 766 points; on the strength of two (2) Central Pennsylvania victories.

The Midnite Antiques Motorsports/Conestoga Valley Garage/Wayne Corini/Krimes Racing Engines/VRP Shocks/ ‘Super 87’ team will be a part of all of the action each and every weekend in the heart of ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ territory; chasing track championships at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway. Fans can keep up with Alan Krimes during his entire 2014 season - right here at ‘FullyInjected.com.’ Or be sure to check out Alan Krimes’ official online home at: www.ak87racing.com.

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Recent Highlights: Finished 10th (A-Main) during 52nd Annual ‘National Open’ at Williams Grove Speedway sanctioned by the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

2014 Wins: 2 (Two at Lincoln Speedway (PA)) 2014 Championships: Lincoln Speedway Track Champion

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Racing at Family Track This Saturday With ASCS Lone Star Region

Inside Line Promotions - SUNNYVALE, Texas (Oct. 6, 2014) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. will make his season debut at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, this Saturday.

It marks his first race at the high-banked track, which is owned by his family, since 2012.

"It's always special to be able to race at the track my family operates," he said. "I don't get the opportunity very often so it'd mean a lot if we could run well and have a great performance this weekend."

Hafertepe Jr. enters the ASCS Lone Star Region event with three top fives in his last six races at LoneStar Speedway.

"I'm going into Saturday looking for a win," he said. "We've had a good season so far and I'd like to keep the momentum going."

Hafertepe Jr. has seven top 10s, including four wins and six podium finishes, in his last 10 races.

"We've been pretty consistent and have had one of the faster cars at every race," he said. "It's a big confidence boost going into each race knowing that you have one of the top cars and a shot to win."

SEASON STATS -

60 races, 6 wins, 24 top fives, 34 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Lone Star Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

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

VIDEO -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Keizer Aluminum Wheels

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

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

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

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Wheatley Finding Success in Return to 360 Racing for Select Events

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (Oct. 6, 2014) - The next race on the slate for Austen Wheatley is the 21st annual Trophy Cup.

The event at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., Oct. 16-18 is one of the premier 360ci events around the country.

"We haven't done much 360 racing the past few years," Wheatley said. "One of the biggest differences between 360 and 410 racing is not being able to correct mistakes quickly. Being smooth and building momentum seems to be more important in the 360s."

Wheatley has raced six times at four different tracks with a 360ci engine this season. He has earned four top fives and five top 10s in those races.

"Our results have been solid and it's been good to have success at multiple tracks," he said. "Hopefully we can continue that at the Trophy Cup, where there will be 75 really good drivers."

Prior to this season Wheatley hadn't raced during a 360 event since 2011.

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 9 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 16-18 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

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, The Oil Medics, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, Bell and King Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Sanders Upside Down at Tulare

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justin Sanders had a rough night at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Saturday night. Early in the race, a botched double-file restart saw Sanders get into the front stretch wall, and flip wildly down the front stretch, though he escaped unharmed, his equipment was junk.

“Double file restarts can be exciting in various ways, and unfortunately for us, it was exciting in the wrong way,” Sanders said.

After timing in 13th fastest in time trials, Sanders finished second in heat race action, putting his Rudy Warrington owned No. 18 machine in the sixth row for the feature event.

With the race coming to life, Sanders slowly worked his way into the Top-10, where he ran when the race’s first caution flag flew on the 14th lap.

The ensuing restart saw trouble breakout exiting turn four, and the result was Sanders getting squeezed into the wall, and flipping down the front stretch with parts scattering on the track, abruptly ending his night.

“It was unfortunate the way our night went, as we were hoping to get as many laps as we could at Tulare, as it is not a place that we are at very often,” he said. “Thankfully my guys will work hard at getting us another car together, and we will try again at the Trophy Cup.”

Justin Sanders would like to thank North County Plastering, G&N Construction, STS Trucking, Lancaster Locksmith, Village Glass. Lufos Kustom Designs, Taco Bravo, LRB Race Products, Petersen Media, Fire Protection Management, Dirt Solution, Bob Tweedy, Ron Gravelle. Keener Auto Body, and Dave Haver Racing Engines for their continued support.

ON TAP: Sanders will be in action at the season finale event at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-42, Wins-6, Top-5’s-17, Top-10’s-25

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

 

 

Late Race Wreck KO’s Netto

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the 21st Annual Trophy Cup on the horizon at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA, DJ Netto and his Netto Motorsports team are taking advantage of two weekends of racing at the facility leading up to the marquee event. Last Saturday night, Netto put on quite a charge during a 360ci event, only to be involved in a late race tangle that knocked him out of the race.

“We had some really good speed at Tulare on Saturday night, and it was a nice shake down with our 360 at the Thunderbowl,” Netto said. “We raced really well in the main event, but we got collected in another driver’s wreck with about 10 laps to go, and it ended our night.”

34 cars were on hand taking advantage of the track time on the Thunderbowl, and Netto had a little struggle in time trials, that ultimately put him in the third row of his heat race.

Having things in order during his heat, Netto was able to transfer out of his heat race, though he lined up in the 17th spot in the feature event.

On the always exciting Thunderbowl Raceway, Netto looked to be in fine form, as he showed some speed as he clawed his way through the field. Taking advantage of the double file restarts that were in play on this night, Netto was able to work his way up to the fifth spot, as the race began it’s home stretch.

With 10-laps-to-go, Netto ran in a pack with the leaders, but a car lost he handle in front of him, and with nowhere to go, Netto made contact, and the damage ultimately ended his night.

Though the night ended with bent parts, Netto was pleased with how his car felt, and how his team was able to perform.

“Trophy Cup is a huge race, and it was nice to get some laps in the 360ci engine on the Thunderbowl Raceway,” Netto said. “Though it’s dirt track racing, and it’s hard to ‘test’, it was nice to see that we had speed, and have a decent starting point.”

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

ON TAP: Netto and his team will be in action on Saturday night at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA with the King of the West Series for the Cotton Classic.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-46, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-16

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

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Johnson Rallies from 15th to Sixth During Final Trophy Cup Tune-Up

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2014) - Chase Johnson created a lot of momentum last Saturday during his final tune-up for the 21 st annual Trophy Cup.

Johnson overcame early issues as he rallied from 15th to a sixth-place result in the Harry Talbot Classic Memorial at Thunderbowl Raceway, where he will return on Oct. 16-18 for the prestigious Trophy Cup.

"It was another night with a rough start, but we definitely got it turned around," he said. "It gives us good momentum heading into Trophy Cup. I'm really excited to head back there in two weeks."

Johnson opened last Saturday by qualifying 18th quickest, which was only two spots outside of the heat race inversion.

"In qualifying we went out in the last half and the car had a really bad hop on the right rear," he said. "It never wanted to stay on the left rear. It made the car really tight and hard to manage. When we came in we found we had a bad left rear shock."

The team swapped the shock prior to Johnson's heat race, which he finished fifth - one spot out of locking into the main event. However, a driver who finished ahead of Johnson endured mechanical issues and couldn't start the main event so it moved Johnson into the feature.

Johnson, who lined up on the inside of the eighth row for the main event, methodically maneuvered through the field.

"We had a really good car," he said. "We also had some luck turn around on us and we were able to survive some nasty wrecks. It was kind of a survival of the fittest type of race and we had a good showing in the main."

Johnson's sixth-place finish marked his 15th top 10 of the season.

He is scheduled to race at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 4 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 6 (15).

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 15 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Newman Freeman Racing

During the 1976 auto racing season, actor Paul Newman became interested in forming a professional auto racing team and contacted Bill Freeman from Santa Barbara. Freeman is credited as the man who introduced Newman to professional auto racing management and their company specialized in Can-Am, Indy Cars and other high performance racing automobiles.

"The reason Paul Newman got into racing was because of a guy named Bill Freeman," Johnson said. "Bill hasn't really been involved in racing since Paul's death so we really appreciate his support and partnership."

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

 

 

Wampler Wrangles Pair of Top 10s During Winter Nationals at Lawton Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LAWTON, Okla. (Oct. 6, 2014) - Cody Wampler recorded a pair of top 10s last weekend during the Winter Nationals at Lawton Speedway.

"We ended up ok," he said. "I always expect a little more out of myself, but the reality is for the last eight years that I haven't been racing most of these guys have been getting a lot of laps in. We'll continue to get better."

Wampler, who entered last weekend only a dozen races into his return to sprint car racing, kicked off the Winter Nationals last Friday by winning his heat race from the pole position. He then lined up on the outside of the second row for the main event, which locked the top-four finishers into Saturday's feature.

"There was a big cushion on the top," he said. "It was rough, but slick underneath it. We were a tick too tight and I just dropped the ball on driving. I didn't drive it hard enough. I didn't drive it deep enough to carry momentum into the cushion. It's a fine line of finessing it, but you have to drive it hard, too. That's where I need more laps."

Wampler fell outside the top 10 before he made a couple of late-race passes to finish ninth.

"We fell back to about 12th and I guess I finally got mad enough," he said. "We had a caution with about five laps to go and I regained my mind and we got back to ninth."

Things started a little slow on Saturday as Wampler finished fifth in a heat race, which relegated him to the B Main. However, he led every lap of the consolation race to earn a transfer into the back of the main event, which he started 17th.

"We were pretty good," he said. "I really couldn't have asked for anything better on the car. We just needed to start up closer to the front."

Wampler spent most of the race on the bottom groove picking cars off one by one.

"There was kind of a cushion, but there was some good stuff left on the bottom," he said. "We rode around the bottom and I was able to pick them off one at a time. We were free enough on the bottom to get around pretty good. We were pretty pleased with the finish. I just wish we had a chance to start up there closer to the front."

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

"I also want to extend my thoughts and prayers to the family of the gentleman who passed away on Saturday," he said. "It was a very sad tragedy and I will continue to pray for all who have been affected."

Wampler is scheduled to race this Friday and Saturday at Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, for the Red River Open Wheel Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 3 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 9 (4).

Oct. 4 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 5 (4); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (17).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 9 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, for the Red River Open Wheel Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.WamplerMotorsports.com

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

APPAREL -

Wampler has t-shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at each race and online at http://www.WamplerMotorsports.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shur Shot Guns

Shur Shot Guns is a gun and ammo shop located in Walters, Okla.

"Shur Shot Guns came on board to help us out this year," Wampler said. "I appreciate Kevin's support and I hope that everyone around the Walters community supports his business."

Wampler would also like to thank Cotton County Drug, Powers Heating and Air Conditioning, Indian Territory Durable Medical Equipment, Wampler Transmission, Eagle Creek Escape, Lawton Auto Parts, Cotton Ag Inc., Farm Bureau (Jeff Baumann Insurance), Thriller Productions, Aspire Home Care & Hospice, Al's Pump, Walters Well Service, Parks Land & Cattle, Walters Hometown Grocery and On Another Level Designs for their continued support.

 

 

Mid Race Contact Knocks Tiner Out of Talbot Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA: Steven Tiner and his Steven Tiner Racing team raced close to Tiner’s Visalia residence over the weekend, as the winged 360’s invaded the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the Harry Talbot Memorial.

“We had a pretty decent night going, but double file restarts got a little out of hand, and we got a piece of some other guys getting into it, and it ended our night,” Tiner said.

With 34 cars on hand, Tiner kicked his night off by timing the Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/BR Motorsports backed No. 94 machine in ninth fastest, before winning his heat race in convincing fashion.

By way of his heat race win, the Visalia, CA driver earned a spot in the dash, where an eighth place finish lined him up in the fourth row of the feature event.

With the green flag in the air, Tiner slowly began working his way forward as he found the high-side of the speedway to his liking.

Getting up to the sixth spot, Tiner had his sights set on fifth, as he chased after Kyle Hirst, and eventually saw the caution fly on the 14th lap, bunching the field back up.

As cars lined up in double file formation, and were ready to resume action, contact with cars in front of Tiner caused a chain reaction that saw Tiner get collected and get into the wall, causing enough damage on his machine to end his night.

“We were rolling pretty good, so that is some satisfaction as we get closer to the Trophy Cup,” Tiner said. “We have struggled the last few times out, but we got going pretty good last Saturday in Chico, CA, and it we were pretty good again in Tulare, so we will keep doing our homework, and hopefully continue to run well.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Elma Lanes, Harvest Supply, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, Dan Olson Race Products, Sander Engineering, Sweet Manufacturing, Good Ridge, Schoenfeld, Western Metal Company, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-35, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-18

ON TAP: Tiner will now travel to the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA for the 21st Annual Trophy Cup Oct 16th-18th.

 

 

Dewease Drives To 5th at National Open

PETERSEN MEDIA: The last the time the World of Outlaws invaded the Williams Grove Speedway, Lance Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports team found themselves in victory lane during the Summer Nationals. Though they didn’t quite make it back to victory lane on Saturday night during the National Open, Dewease and company continue their late season surge, as Dewease picked up a fifth place finish.

“It keep saying it, but it is really promising to see how we continue to get better as the season comes to a close,” Dewease said. “It look us a little longer than we would have liked to get rolling, but this gives us some confidence.”

With rain washing out Friday’s program during time trials, Dewease and his team were back to work on Saturday night, and with 55 cars checked into the pit area, Dewease timed the C.C. Dietz Builders/Conduit Connections/Hess Ornamental Iron No. 14 machine in 17th fastest, putting his entry on the front row of his heat race.

Picking up the heat race win, the Fayetteville, PA driver earned a spot in the dash, where an eighth place finish put him in the fourth row for the 40-lap, $50,000-to-win feature event.

When the race went green, Dewease hung around the Top-10 during a majority of the race, as he searched around the Williams Grove Speedway to find some real estate that his car liked.

Battling with Craig Dollansky, and at times Paul McMahan, Dewease found himself in the 10th spot, during an open red flag that fell on the 27th lap.

As the lights flashed back to green with 13-laps-to-go, Dewease’s machine came to life, as he began picking up positions, as he inched closer to the front.

Getting by Shane Stewart late, Dewease would cross the stripe in the fifth spot aboard his Pro Shocks by LD Shocks/Triple X/Wings Unlimited backed entry.

“It was a great night for us,” he added. “We looked to be really fast on Friday before the rain came, and we were able to transfer that over to Saturday night, and put a solid night together.”

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

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-58, Wins-4, Top 5’s-24, Top 10’s-36.

ON TAP: Dewease will be at Williams Grove on Friday night and at the Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night.

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

 

 

Kyle Hirst Charges To Second at Talbot Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing back aboard his Roth Motorsports entry, Kyle Hirst and his team were in action at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the Harry Talbot Memorial as they shook their 360ci engine down one final time before the upcoming Trophy Cup.

“It was a really good weekend for our team, and we are really looking forward to not only the Trophy Cup, but the Cotton Classic this weekend in Tulare,” Kyle Hirst said. “We had some really good speed, so we are all really excited.”

With 34 cars on hand on Saturday night, Hirst timed the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No 83 machine in fifth fastest, putting himself in the second row of his heat race, where he would finish fourth, and transfer to the feature event.

Narrowly missing out on a dash berth, Hirst would line the Mobil1/FK Rod Ends/Weld Wheels backed machine up in the fifth row of the feature event. With the race coming to life, Hirst took a liking to the Thunderbowl cushion, as he began his charge to the front.

Getting up to the third spot with just a couple of laps remaining, Hirst would make a big-time move on Bud Kaeding on the race’s final restart, as he jumped into the second spot, as he chased after race leader, Jason Meyers.

Simply running out of time to do anything with Meyers, Hirst would cross the stripe in the second spot, giving his team strong momentum heading into the next two weekends of action.

“We were good all night, we just started behind the dash cars, which hurt us just a little, I think,” Hirst added. “We got up into second, but just ran out of laps to try anything on (Jason) Meyers, but we were pleased with second. Have to thank the Roth family for their support, and this team for working hard for me.”

Kyle and his Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2013.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-33, Wins-5, Top 5’s-20, Top 10’s-26

ON TAP: Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team will be back at the Thunderbowl on Saturday night as the rejoin the King of the West Series for the Cotton Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Kyle by following him on Twitter, @kylehirstracing, or by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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Peterson Takes Wild Ride At Thunderbowl

PETERSEN MEDIA- Matt Peterson and his Peterson Racing team made the trip to the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA on Saturday night taking advantage of one final night of action at the Speedway before the upcoming 21st Annual Trophy Cup, and the end result was a nasty ride for Peterson, leaving him a little banged up.

“It was a nasty ride, and I am still pretty sore from it,” Peterson said. “I really have to thank all of the safety companies involved in this sport for building and manufacturing top of the life items.”

With 33 cars on hand, Peterson timed the V&H Fresh/Miller Lite/Inventory Sales No. p37 machine in third fastest, putting himself in the second row of his heat race.

Picking up a third place finish in heat race action, the Wilton, CA driver would earn a spot in the dash, where a seventh place finish would put him in the fourth row for the feature event.

Spending much of the feature event running inside the Top-10, Peterson would stay in a tight pack with cars jockeying for the 7-9th place positions.

On the 18th lap, things went south for Peterson as his rear axle let go, sending his car flipping violently, causing Peterson to be transported to the hospital to be checked out.

“It was a hard one for sure, and hopefully I can get better over the next week and a half or so,” Peterson said. “I am really thankful of all the safety crews, and again all of the safety part and safety gear companies associated with this sport.”

Matt and his team would like to thank V&H Fresh, Miller Lite, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Future Energy Savers, Transportation Services, The Oil Medics, Shell Shock, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Peterson and his team are hopefully that they will be in action at the Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA Oct. 16-18.

 

 

Kerry Madsen 15th at Williams Grove

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading to what he calls one of the most technical tracks on the tour, Kerry Madsen and his American Racing team finished 15th on Saturday night during the National Open at the Williams Grove Speedway.

“We were just okay,” Madsen said. “We actually timed in pretty good for when we went out, but I couldn’t’ get the job done in the heat race and we missed the dash.”

With 55 cars checked in for the rain-shortened National Open, Madsen timed the American Racing/Keneric Racing No. 29 machine in 15th fastest, putting him on the front row of his heat race.

Slipping to the second spot on the start of his heat, Madsen would chase after Danny Holtgraver, but soon found himself back in the third spot, where he would finish, as Joey Saldana got by him.

Though he finished in the third spot, Madsen still transferred to the feature event, where he lined his machine up in the 17th spot for the 40-lap feature event.

As the race came to life, Madsen did not get the jump he had hoped for, as he was shuffled to the back of the pack, as he tried to rebound during the first 15-lap green flag run of the race.

Sitting in the 20th spot when the race’s first caution flew, Madsen slipped back a few more spots over the next 12 lap run, as he sat in 22nd when the caution flew with 13-laps left, but during this time, officials opened the red flag up as cars had reached the allotted number of laps.

Back to green, Madsen got off to a much better star, as he began heading the right direction, as he began maneuvering through traffic. Getting by Tim Shaffer and Danny Holtgraver in the closing laps, Madsen was able to rebound to a 15th place finish.

“It wasn’t the result that we were looking for, but it was nice to get going the right direction at the end of the race,’ he added. “It was tough to make up much ground from the back.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-91, Wins-9, Top-5’s-46, Top 10’s-70

ON TAP: Madsen and his Keneric Racing will stay on the East Coast for the week as they return to action on Saturday night at the Rolling Wheels Raceway.

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

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Facebook- www.facebook.com/KenericRacing

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Twitter- @KMR29

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Gravel Wins National Open

PETERSEN MEDIA- David Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team bested a star studded field of drivers at the Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday night as Gravel picked up his first career National Open.

“It is surreal to win this thing, but I hate to win like that,” Gravel said who made contact with Stevie Smith late in the race while battling for the lead. “It was not intentional, and I feel horrible for how it played out.”

With 55 cars checked in for the prestigious event, Gravel showed speed right out of the trailer as he timed the HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle/Mobil1 backed No. 83 machine in four fastest.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, Gravel would finish in the fourth spot, but with his qualifying time, he found himself locked into the night’s dash, where he lined up on the front row.

Picking up the Dash win, Gravel would lead the field to green, as he quickly jumped out to a sizeable lead, as he took a liking to the top of the Williams Grove Speedway.

Turning in some lightening fast laps, Gravel found himself in lapped traffic by the 10th circuit, and soon felt pressure from Stevie Smith, who had made some big moves to get into the second spot.

As Gravel’s lead slowly evaporated in traffic, the entirety of it was erased on the 15th lap when the caution waived.

Electing to take the bottom on the double file restart, Gravel was able to surge back into the lead, but Smith stayed glued to him, as they raced around the historic ˝ mile speedway.

The duo continued to battle for 12 laps until the caution again flew on the 27th lap, bunching the field back up, but under the yellow, officials deemed that cars had reached the magic number of laps ran, and threw the red to allow teams to refuel.

When the green flag flew again, the duo continued to battle, but on the 28th lap, Smith was able to slide in front of Gravel exiting turn four to officially take the lead on the 29th lap.

Gravel would flank Smith, as he continued to run the razor thing cushion, and also try Smith’s low line, as he looked for an opening to get the lead back.

Coming across the stripe on the 34th lap, Gravel was all over Smith’s bumper, and as they got into turns one and two, slight contact was made getting Smith out of shape, and giving Gravel the lead back.

Over the final few laps, Gravel would hit his marks, as he took the checkered and picked up the win during the National Open.

“I am happy to win, but it just doesn’t feel right,” Gravel added. “We had a really fast car all night, and that is a testament to my team. I can’t thank Troy, Brandon, and Scotty enough for all of their hard work this weekend, as well as Dennis and Teresa Roth for continuing to support us and let us have some fun.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2014.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-86, Wins-4, Top 5’s-26, Top 10’s-56.

ON TAP: Gravel and his Roth Motorsports will now head to the Rolling Wheels Raceway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and by following David on Twitter @davidgravel89g.

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It's Red River $60,000 OPEN WHEEL NATIONALS Race Week!

Wichita Falls, TX (10/6/14) by DarinShort.com. The early entry list has swelled to 137 race teams from throughout the region for the Oct. 10-11 $60,000 Red River Open Wheel Nationals (OWN) at Red River Speedway near Wichita Falls, TX.

Currently, there are 27 early entries, each, in the RaceSaver® Sprint Car and Champ Sprint Car divisions. 13 Non-Winged Wingless Oklahoma Warrior (WOW) Sprint Cars are entered; while 38 Limited Modifieds and 32 Modifieds have joined the fray.

Early registration to this event is required for all race divisions, and drivers have through Thursday (day before race) to get registered. By clicking www.rrspeedway.com/101014.html drivers can get their teams entered in just a few moments.

The OWN features two days of must-see open wheel racing in 5 divisions: Champ Sprint Cars, RaceSaver® sanctioned Sprint Cars, USRA legal Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Non-Winged Sprint Cars. This will be the first time the RaceSaver Sprint Cars will have taken a lap on the big and fast 1/4 mile RRS track.

A FANtastic event format will greet racers and fans, with wall-to-wall racing on both nights...and there are no entry fees due from drivers to compete at this event. (However, driver registration at the track website is required, and it's free.)

Race fans can get a 2-day grandstand admission pass on race night for just $25!

The Champ Sprints will be racing for $2,000 to win and $200 to start. The RaceSaver Sprint Cars will be racing for $1,000 to win and $400 to start.

But that's not all!

Once both features have been completed Saturday night in the sprint car divisions, the top 10 finishers in each will redrawn and race head to head for another 25-laps paying $2,000 to win and $200 to start! With another added twist, the race fans will pull out the car numbers for their redraw!

The USRA legal Modifieds will be racing for $3,000 to win and $200 to start. The Limited Modifieds will pay $2,000 to win and $150 to start; while the Non-Winged Sprint Cars will race on Saturday only, for $800 to win and $200 to start (WOW series legal cars only, no exceptions).

Non-qualifier money will be paid to all 2-day drivers, in the amount of $100 for the Sprint Car divisions and the Modifieds, while the Non-Winged Sprint Cars and Limiteds NQ's will each receive $50.

Grandstand adult prices are $12 for Friday and $17 on Saturday. However, a 2-day grandstand pass is available on race night for just $25! Kids each night are $5 (ages 6-11). All pit passes each night are $35 for all ages.

The races are at 8pm on Friday October 10th, with pits opening at 3pm and the grandstand opening at 6pm. Friday night's program will consist of heat races (with passing points) and Twin A-Qualifiers. The top 4 finishers in each A-Qualifier will lock in to the top 4 rows of Saturday's championship feature. The balance of the field will go straight up (by total points) to Twin B-features on Saturday night, with the top 6 finishers in each tagging the locked in cars. Drivers racing on Saturday only will tag the B feature, and if they transfer to the A, will race for full purse. If they do not make the A-feature, they do not receive NQ money. Friday's qualifying racing program is for lining up Saturday's program and there is no payback, nor entry fee.

The races Saturday October 11th are at 6pm, with the pits opening at 3pm and the grandstands opening at 4pm. Twin B's in each division (except Non-Winged Sprint Cars) will be raced first, with the top 6 finishers in each advancing to their respective Championship Feature event. Both Sprint Car division feature races will be contested early in the running order, as the final race of the night will be the $2,000 to win and $200 to start Champ Sprint vs. RaceSaver Sprint Car event...which should be highly entertaining. The Non-Winged Sprint Cars will have heats and a feature race.

Champ Sprint payback 10/11: $2,000 - 1,200 - 800 - 600 - 500 - 450 - 400 - 350 - 300 - 250 - 200...to start. All 2-day NQ's receive $100. RaceSaver sanctioned Sprint Car payback 10/11: $1000 - 800 - 600 - 500 - 450 - 400...to start. All 2-day NQ's receive $100.

Champ Sprint vs. RaceSaver feature payback 10/11: $2,000 - 1,200 - 800 - 600 - 500 - 450 - 400 - 350 - 300 - 250 - 200...to start.

USRA-legal Modifieds 10/11: $3,000 - 2,000 - 1,000 - 800 - 600 - 500 - 450 - 400 - 350 - 300 - 250 - 200...to start. All 2-day NQ's receive $100.

Limited Modifieds 10/11: $2,000 - 1,200 - 800 - 600 - 500 - 450 - 400 - 350 - 300 - 250 - 200 - 150...to start. All 2-day NQ's receive $50. Non-Winged Sprint Cars (must be WOW series legal): $800 - 500 - 400 - 300 - 200...start. NQ's receive $50.

An event flyer is posted at the track website and on Facebook.

Here are the specifics for the Friday Oct. 10 & 11 "OWN" event at Red River Speedway:

-Friday, Pits open by 3pm, Grandstands open at 6pm, Draw Cut off & Drivers Meeting at 7pm sharp, Track Packing at 7:15pm, Hot Laps at 7:30pm, Opening Ceremonies at 7:55pm, and racing starts at 8pm. General Admission just $12 (ages 12 to 64; tickets available on race night only), Kids (ages 6-11) just $5, Ages 5 and under admitted free with Adult admission, Active Military and Seniors (Ages 65+): $8, 2-day Adult grandstand pass $25. All Pit Passes $35 for all ages.

-Saturday, Pits open at 3pm, Grandstands open at 4pm, Drivers Meeting at 5pm sharp, Non-Winged Sprint Car draw cutoff at 5pm, Track Packing at 5:15pm, Short Hot Lap sessions at 5:30pm, Opening Ceremonies at 5:55pm, and racing starts at 6pm. General Admission just $17 (ages 12 to 64; tickets available on race night only), Kids (ages 6-11) just $5, Ages 5 and under admitted free with Adult admission, Active Military and Seniors (Ages 65+): $12. All Pit Passes $35 for all ages.

-No outside food, drinks and/or coolers allowed through ticket gates; a full selection of economically priced food concessions, including beer, are available.

-Click http://www.RRSpeedway.com/ or the track Facebook page http://www.Facebook.com/RedRiverSpeedway for complete event details, flyer, purse structure, rules, directions and much more.

Fans have been wanting a race like this, and Red River Speedway is proud to "OWN It" with the running of the Red River Open Wheel Nationals, coming October 10th and 11th!

 

 

Bruce Jr. Closes Out Season With Handful of Marquee Events

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Oct. 5, 2014) - This season is down to four big weekends for Tony Bruce Jr. and his One 8 Motorsports team, which will have one more week off before closing the season with a month of racing.

"We've spent the past couple of weeks getting things in order to finish the year," he said. "It will be a busy final stretch of racing from Texas to Arkansas all the way out to Arizona. We need to have everything set up to finish this year strong."

Bruce Jr., who endured some tough luck and DNFs during the summer, has shifted any focus on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings to solely winning races. Bruce Jr. has three victories this season and he is looking to add to that total.

"We haven't been worried about points for a while," he said. "When we show up to the track the only goal is to win the race."

The next challenge is Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Bruce Jr. claimed the ASCS National Tour win at the half-mile track in March.

He will then tackle I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 27th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Presented by Hoosier Tires Oct. 22-25. Bruce Jr. is one of only three drivers - along with Steve Kinser and Gary Wright - to win back-to-back Short Track Nationals, which pays $15,000 to the winner.

"I've always seemed to run well at the smaller, quarter-mile tracks," he said. "We've had a lot of success at I-30 Speedway throughout the years and with the Short Track Nationals being one of the premier events of the season I hope we can find that success again this season."

November kicks off with the Battle at the Border at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas, on Nov. 7 and Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., on Nov. 8.

The season concludes on Nov. 14-15 at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., with the Cocopah Cup Challenge, capped by a $10,000-to-win main event.

"We've had some good runs at all of the tracks," Bruce Jr. said. "There is no better way to finish a season than to go out and win races. Hopefully we can put ourselves in contention each night to wrap things up on a positive note."

SEASON STATS -

55 races, 3 wins, 14 top fives, 30 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

Established in 1968, Wheeler Metals is a sheet metal business that offers a variety of products for professional and amateur builders. Wheeler Metals has three locations in Muskogee, Okla., Rogers, Ark., and Springfield, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.WheelerMetals.com.

"When I moved to the Tulsa area a few years back we built a brand new shop," Bruce Jr. said. "We always strive as a race team to find the best products for the situation and that was no different selecting the company to build our building. Wheeler Metals was the perfect fit for our needs. From 10x10 pole barns to 100x100 full metal buildings, they have it all. I challenge anyone to find a building company that will work the customers' needs like they do."

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

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

 

 

Starks Working on Plans to Close 2014 Season and Start Next Year

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (Oct. 5, 2014) - Trey Starks is busy making plans to close out the 2014 season.

Starks only has a few races remaining on the slate, including the 21st annual Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on Oct. 16-18.

"We're getting down to the final handful of races left this season," he said. "I'd like to pick up another win or two before we head into the offseason."

While his racing plan is still up in the air, Starks envisions that his offseason and next year will be similar to this season.

Starks kicked off 2014 by racing in Australia. He then competed in several World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events early in the season before racing in Pennsylvania with the PA Posse for eight straight weekends during the spring.

"I probably sacrificed a couple of wins by racing against tougher competition, but I feel like I grew as a driver and learned a lot this season," he said. "Our stats might not look as good, but that's going to happen when you race with the World of Outlaws and PA Posse."

Starks did record a top 10 during five of his first six weekends in Pennsylvania and he said that will provide a big confidence boost for when he returns to the state either later this season or next year.

"I'm looking forward to going back to Pennsylvania as soon as I can," he said. "I enjoy the competition, the fans and the challenge out there."

SEASON STATS -

61 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 23 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 16-18 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

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 any race he attends as well as on http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Starks Timber Processing

Starks Timber Processing is a logging business owned by Trey's father, John, who is a third-generation logger. It has been based out of Washington for more than 15 years.

"Starks Timber Processing is what provides me the opportunity to race," Trey said. "It has played a huge role in my life, both on the track and away from it."

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

 

 

SPRINT CAR DRIVER GREG WILSON... RACING FOR A CAUSE FOR THE NORTHRIDGE VIKINGS

On Friday October 10, 2014 starting at 11:00 Top Sprint Car racer GREG WILSON is set to appear with his sprint race car for the 2014 Walk - a - thon Fundraiser. In 2014 Greg ente red his 21 st season of sprint car racing. Today the Hercules Tire, DNC Hydraulics, All Star Plumbing, Ohio Logistic team travels the country in a true “Outlaw” schedule. Greg is considered to be one of the most elite, popular and well respected Sp rint car drivers throughout the country by both the fans, as well as his peers. The 2014 Walk - a - thon fundraiser is a PTO based, fun filled educational fundraiser, requiring a collaborative based effort, from parents, family, friends, community and local sponsors. The proceeds collected will go directly toward broadening the educational opportunities for our students. For more information about sponsorship, please email us at nothridgevikingspto@gmail.com or call 419 - 348 - 2897 The Northridge Parent Teacher Organization is a registered 501 (c) (3) Not for p rofit educational Organization. T he proceeds collected will be used to help fund events and items for our students, such as: COSI on Wheels, technology, Reading is Fundamental books and much more. Please join us or make donation to the Northridge PTO 124 College Street Alexandria Ohio 43001

 

Atomic Speedway Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 Races Cancelled due to weather

Races for tonight Oct. 4 are canceled due to overnight weather received at the track on Friday night & cold temps today not allowing for pits or track to dry. As of now there is no reschedule date. Next race is October 11 - Cancer Awareness night. Bring a friend and bring a neighbor ; and wear Pink to show your collective support of the fight to beat cancer and support our cancer survivors. Start times will be moved up an hour earlier starting with next weeks race. Gates open at 3 p.m., pits 1 p.m. and hot laps at 5 p.m. Racing is at 6:30. 2014 track points are final in Sprints, Late Models & Modifieds. CONGRATS to the Atomic Speedway 2014 track champions in these 3 divisions: Sprints - Danny Smith Late Models - Greggie Oliver Modifieds - Fireball Pinkerton

The Open Wheel Championship Oct. 23-24-25 flaunts a $115,000 guaranteed purse! There is no entry fee and primitive camping is available at the track or full hook-ups at Trackside Camping. Once again we reiterate that the winged 410 Outlaw sprints pay $15,000 to win and $1,000 to start; the non-wing sprints pay $5,000 to win and the AMRA Modifieds pay $5,000 to win. Both pay $500 to start. Pits open at 12 noon and general admission gates at 4 p.m.

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

Upcoming Schedule

October 11- Cancer Awareness Night: Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

October 18-No Racing

3 DAY OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Sprints, Non Wing Sprints Unsanctioned with Modifieds

October 23- Sprint Practice, Non Wing Qualifying & Heats, Modified Qualifying & Heats

October 24- Sprint Qualifying & Heats, Non Wing B-Mains, Modified B-Mains, DASH FOR CASH in ALL 3 CLASSES $1,000 TO WIN

October 25- Sprint B-Mains & Feature $15,000 TO WIN, Non Wing Feature $5,000 TO WIN, Modified Feature $5,000 TO WIN, “Charlie McCann Winged Sprint Memorial” Non-Qualifiers $2,065 to win

November 1- Topless Weekend- DAN RENO MEMORIAL WEEKEND $2,222 TO WIN for Modifieds, plus Late Models, Street Stocks, Sport Mods, plus Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

You can check out the info at:

http://atomicspeedwayowc.webs.com/

Open Wheel Championships schedule

October 23 , 24 & 25

Modifieds - $5,000 to win!

Non - Wing Sprints - $5,000 to win!

Renegade Sprint Cars - $15,000 to win!

www.atomicspeedway.net

2535 Blain Highway

Waverly, Ohio 45690

Schedule of events:

Thursday Oct. 23 - 12:00 - Pits Open

4:00 - Grandstands Open

6:30 - Modified/NW Sprint Hot Laps

7:30 - Modified/NW Sprint Qualifying

8:30 - Modified Heats

9:00 - NW Sprint Heats

9:30 - Modified C Mains

10:00 - NW Sprint C Main

Friday October 24 - 12:00 - Pits Open

4:00 - Grandstands Open

6:30 - Sprint Car Hot Laps

7:30 - Sprint Car Qualifying

8:30 - Sprint Car Heats

9:30 - NW Sprint Bmain Hot Laps

9:45 - Modified Bmain Hot Laps

10:00 - Sprint Car C Mains

10:30 - NW Sprint Bmains

11:00 - Modified Bmains

11:30 - Sprint Car Bmains

Saturday Oct 25 12:00 - Pits Open

4:00 - Grandstands Open

4:30 - Mandatory Autograph Session

6:00 - Hot Laps

7:00 - Sprint Charlie McCan Memorial

7:30 - Mod/Sprint/NW Dash

8:30 - Modified A-Main

9:30 - Sprint Car A-Main

10:30 - NW Sprint Car A-Main

 

 

 

Delamont’s Summer of Speed

As the new season approaches, Jackson Delamont is preparing himself for a full - on assault of Sprintcar racing for season 2014/15. The young driver will travel each week from Young in south - western NSW to tackle the tough weekly racing at Valvoline Raceway. He will chase the Sprintcar Track Championship and like so many others, is keen for a win. Jackson also plans to compete at the President’s Cup at Avalon, the King’s Challenge at Mount Gambier and the Warrnambool Classic in January. In addition, there are also plans to contest the Easter Trail in April. “We would like nothing more than to get a win this season, although I want to focus on consistency,” Jackson said today. Jackson’s season will commence his season this S aturday night and will be up against a tough field of drivers. “Yeah, I am looking forward to it, although Dad has hurt his leg and is unsure whether he will make the trip. It’s put us in a hard spot because he is also my crew chief but we will see what happens. Hopefully his leg comes good.” Jackson also spoke of the red - hot field that has nominated for the season opener this weekend. “I don’t really look at who’s nominated. As far as I’m concerned, they are all the same with a helmet on. I don’t reall y worry about the names, I just like to go there and hopefully get the job done.” As an added bonus this season, there will be regular Facebook updates on Jackson’s team page – www.facebook.com/Jac ksonDelamont48 so fans across the country will be able to keep up - to - date with results almost as it happens. So, if you’re trackside at Valvoline Raceway this Saturday night, make sure you head to the pits to see Jackson, grab an autograph and have a chat . Jackson will also be selling off last season’s merchandise at special prices in preparation for new merchandise that will be arriving soon, so make sure you check that out too! Jackson would like to thank his sponsors for their support this season: Ma d Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines Photo by Jo Richards – www.impactonline.net.au

 

BELLBOWEN SET TO BLAST OFF FOR NEW SEASON

As the season opening event at Valvoline Raceway inches closer, Toby Bellbowen is determined to make a good showing an d prove himself early in the season. A massive field of 56 cars have nominated for the event but that couldn’t be further from Toby’s mind as he prepares to fire the first shot in anger for the new season. “We had a really encouraging practice night a fortnight ago and we are looking to be at the pointy end of the field come chequered flag time. “ As time trials basically make or break your night, it is vitally important to put in a good time to be seeded into the field. From there we have to run hard in our heat race to have a shot at the end. I can’t see why we can’t do that.” With the talent acr oss the field, Toby isn’t particularly worried about the challenges from other drivers. “No - one really stands out to me in the field. You can never under - estimate any competition, but at the same time, I have finished in front of everyone there before. As long as we concentrate on making ourselves as fast as possible, everything else should fall into place.” Don’t forget too, there will be regular Facebook updates throughout the night at www.faceboo k.com/tobybellbowen70 . There will also be new merchandise available for purchase and fans are encouraged to get to the pits at the end of the meeting to see Toby, grab an autograph and have a picture taken. Toby makes his debut for the new season in the first round of the Valvoline Raceway Sprintcar Track Championsh ip this Saturday night, October 4. The remaining October schedule is as follows: Saturday, October 11 – Valvoline Raceway Track Championship – Round 2 Saturday, October 25 – Valvoline Racewa y Track Championship – Round 3 Toby would like to thank the following sponsors for their support during the 2014/2015 racing season: Hog’s Breath Cafe Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire

 

Near the Top of Her List: Taylor Ferns Geared Up for Atomic Speedway

By Ferns Racing PR

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — October 3, 2014 —Atomic Speedway has become a favorite track for Taylor Ferns over the course of the 2014 season, as she has had the opportunity to compete at the high-banked oval in Southern Ohio a number of times this year. Ferns has a couple more trips to Atomic on her 2014 schedule, including this weekend for an event with the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA).

Ferns, who drives the Jimmy’s Towing/Indy Race Parts Maxim, will hit the track on Saturday, October 4 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. A full night of racing is in store at the three-eighths-mile.

The native of Shelby Township, Michigan, who now calls the Indianapolis area home, has made six appearances at Atomic Speedway in 2014. She finished a season-best sixth at the track on May 3. On July 3, Ferns set fast time with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at Atomic. She also raced with the series during Ohio Sprint Speedweek, recording the sixth-quickest lap in time trials of the 62 drivers in attendance.

“We haven’t been to Atomic in a while, so it will be good to get back there,” Ferns said. “We always seem to run pretty well there and they have good competition with the local cars. The drivers at Atomic race there all the time so they have that place figured out pretty well and are tough.”

Ferns raced with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series last Friday night at Bloomington Speedway in Indiana. She finished sixth in the fourth heat race, just missing a transfer spot by one position, after recovering from an early race spin. Ferns was in a transfer spot before Bryan Clauson got by her in the late going. In the B-main, she finished sixth, coming up only two spots short of earning a spot in the A-Feature. Ferns opened the night at the 28th-fastest driver in time trials of the 38 entries at the quarter-mile bullring.

“This year is all about learning and racing with the World of Outlaws you do that every time you are on the track,” said Ferns. “I feel like I gave up a few chances at making the feature at Bloomington, but that’s part of the learning process as well. I definitely felt like we had a car that should have made the race. The whole event was great and Indy Race Parts did an amazing job promoting it, and I’m glad we were able to be a part of it.”

The winningest female driver in USAC history also raced last weekend at Fremont Speedway in Ohio. She charged from the 16th starting spot to finish eighth in the 30-lap main event, after opening the night as the 16th-fastest driver in time trials, followed by a third-place heat race finish.

“The car was really hooked up for the feature at Fremont,” shared Ferns. “I felt like I had (turns) one and two figured out, which was where I had struggled there in the past. We were able to pass a lot of cars and ended up in the top-10, which was pretty good for a track that we have not had the best of luck at before. We’ve had a string of tough luck, so hopefully that run is the one we need to start turning things around to finish the year on a strong note.”

Ferns, who won her first 410-winged sprint car race earlier this season with the OVSCA at Southern Ohio Speedway, has a pair of multi-day events remaining on her 2014 schedule, first with the Renegade Sprint Series at Atomic Speedway later this month, followed by the World Finals for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, early next month.

Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing would like to thank their valued partners: 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.

 

 

Trophy Cup Format Slightly Modified

by Ron Rodda

A minor adjustment to the Friday night format has been instituted for the 21st Annual Trophy Cup, set to push off in just under 2 weeks. With the change, Thursday and Friday preliminary nights will have a little different heat transfer scheme each night.

What has not changed is the bulk of the format, which starts with Thursday pill draw when the first half of the field becomes group A with the latter half is group B. Each group will have its own fast qualifier, meaning two drivers will collect the maximum 150 points, and each group will run its own set of five heat races, elevating the top 2 from each heat into the night’s A main, next 2 to the B, etc.

Once the ten heats are finished, the E through A mains will mix the two groups. Lineups for each main will be established by points earned within a driver’s group. The Thursday A main inverts 12 by points and is set for 30 laps.

Friday’s qualifying session will have group B qualifying first and within each group the order will be reversed from Thursday. There is no pill draw Friday. Otherwise, the format repeats the opening night plan with one exception. Friday heat transfers will now be the top two point cars from that heat, no matter what position a driver is in at the ten-lap completion. It is the Friday points only that will be used to determine the top two point cars from each heat. Friday mains are aligned the same as Thursday’s.

Along with the new three day format is the driver counting their higher point night from Thursday and Friday to be used for Saturday race assignments. Each opening night is a separate point total and the better point night will automatically be applied to Saturday’s lineups.

Saturday will start with a trio of D mains, followed by heats for the top 48 in points, 8 cars per heat and fully inverted. Following those heats, the top 20 in points, no matter what heat race finishing position was earned, go directly to the completely inverted 50 lap main. C mains will include some D main transfers and four more A main cars will come out of the B main. Since the A main is completely inverted by points, the B main transfers are automatically placed in the front two rows.

The A main on Saturday is a race within a race. The battle at the front for the race win is matched by the battle among the deep in the pack starters who are moving forward in hopes of earning the most points. After 50 laps, the driver whose point total from Thursday or Friday plus Saturday’s additional points is the highest is the Trophy Cup champion and wins a guaranteed $20,000. All 16 mains raced over the three days will pay every starting driver.

For 20 years the Trophy Cup has been a remarkable event, and with the new three-day format this year, the excitement may well be at an all time high. Drivers who have tough luck on opening night get another chance on Friday, something that was never part of the event in prior years. It all takes place at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway on October 16-18.

 

 

Atomic Open Wheel Championships Oct. 23, 24, 25

OWC 410 SPRINT CAR ENTRIES AT 45

List Continues to Grow!

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-A lot of racing is on the horizon at the historic Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio--Ohio's Fastest 3/8 mile high-banked oval. In the world of 'Open Wheel' racing all eyes are focused on the October 23-24-25 Open Wheel Championships, an event that will pay out over $115,000 in overall prize money for 410 Outlaw winged sprint cars, non-winged sprints, and AMRA Open Wheel Modifieds.

"But first-things first," proclaimed owner Brad McCown. "We have the Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial this weekend Oct. 4, and Cancer Awareness weekend Oct. 11 before taking a week off to get things spruced up for the big Open Wheel weekend. Open wheel racers have looked forward to this event all season long. This year will be a huge event and in the future we look to grow this race into a nationwide classic."

Already, 45 entries have rolled into the Atomic Speedway office for the 410 winged sprint cars along with phone calls indicating numerous other drivers will be on-hand for the weekend. Nearly 100 entries are expected for the Renegade Sprint Series spectacular.

The "Dash-for-Cash" alone--in all divisions-- pays $1,000 to win, $500, $400, $300, $200, $150 and $100 through tenth. In the winged outlaw sprints, the winner's share is $15,000 to win and $1000 to start for a 22-car field. Non-qualifiers will furn for $2,065 in the Charlie McCann Memorial and $200 to start. The #65 in the winner's share stands for McCann's longtime car number. Forty-two cars and drivers will go home with at least $200. The non-winged sprints and modifieds run for $5,000 to win and $500 to start.

Below is a driver roster and race schedule for the weekend!

Early reports this week have the list at 45 drivers.

The Open Wheel Championship flaunts a $115,000 guaranteed purse! There is no entry fee and primitive camping is available at the track or full hook-ups at Trackside Camping. Once again we reiterate that the winged 410 Outlaw sprints pay $15,000 to win and $1,000 to start; the non-wing sprints pay $5,000 to win and the AMRA Modifieds pay $5,000 to win. Both pay $500 to start. Pits open at 12 noon and general admission gates at 4 p.m.

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

Upcoming Schedule

October 4-Season Championships: $2,500 to win Sprints & BOB CRACE SR MEMORIAL- $5,000 to win DTRC/AMRA Late Models, plus $1,000 to win Modifieds and Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

October 11- Cancer Awareness Night: Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

October 18-No Racing

3 DAY OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Sprints, Non Wing Sprints Unsanctioned with Modifieds

October 23- Sprint Practice, Non Wing Qualifying & Heats, Modified Qualifying & Heats

October 24- Sprint Qualifying & Heats, Non Wing B-Mains, Modified B-Mains, DASH FOR CASH in ALL 3 CLASSES $1,000 TO WIN

October 25- Sprint B-Mains & Feature $15,000 TO WIN, Non Wing Feature $5,000 TO WIN, Modified Feature $5,000 TO WIN, “Charlie McCann Winged Sprint Memorial” Non-Qualifiers $2,065 to win

November 1- Topless Weekend- DAN RENO MEMORIAL WEEKEND $2,222 TO WIN for Modifieds, plus Late Models, Street Stocks, Sport Mods, plus Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

You can check out the info at:

http://atomicspeedwayowc.webs.com/

Open Wheel Championships schedule

October 23 , 24 & 25

Modifieds - $5,000 to win!

Non - Wing Sprints - $5,000 to win!

Renegade Sprint Cars - $15,000 to win!

www.atomicspeedway.net

2535 Blain Highway

Waverly, Ohio 45690

Schedule of events:

Thursday Oct. 23 - 12:00 - Pits Open

4:00 - Grandstands Open

6:30 - Modified/NW Sprint Hot Laps

7:30 - Modified/NW Sprint Qualifying

8:30 - Modified Heats

9:00 - NW Sprint Heats

9:30 - Modified C Mains

10:00 - NW Sprint C Main

Friday October 24 - 12:00 - Pits Open

4:00 - Grandstands Open

6:30 - Sprint Car Hot Laps

7:30 - Sprint Car Qualifying

8:30 - Sprint Car Heats

9:30 - NW Sprint Bmain Hot Laps

9:45 - Modified Bmain Hot Laps

10:00 - Sprint Car C Mains

10:30 - NW Sprint Bmains

11:00 - Modified Bmains

11:30 - Sprint Car Bmains

Saturday Oct 25 12:00 - Pits Open

4:00 - Grandstands Open

4:30 - Mandatory Autograph Session

6:00 - Hot Laps

7:00 - Sprint Charlie McCan Memorial

7:30 - Mod/Sprint/NW Dash

8:30 - Modified A-Main

9:30 - Sprint Car A-Main

10:30 - NW Sprint Car A-Main

Atomic Open Wheel Championships

OWC 410 SPRINT CAR ENTRIES

RICO ABREU

BRADY BACON

RONNIE BLAIR

DALE BLANEY

BRANDY BOWER

STEWART BREWBAKER

RYAN BROUGHTON

ROB CHANEY

MARK COLEMAN

TYLER COURTNEY

KORY CRABTREE

CRAIG DOLLANSKY

COLE DUNCAN

TAYLOR FERNS

RANDY FINK

RICK FRALEY

RANDY HANNAGAN

JORDAN HARBLE

MITCH HARBLE

JAC HAUDENSCHILD

CALEB HELMS

AARON HIGGINS

DANNY HOLTGRAVER

MARK IMLER

DEAN JACOBS

LEE JACOBS

TODD KANE

CHAD KEMENAH

DEAN KESTER

IAN MADSEN

TERRY MCCARL

JESSE MCCREARY

JIM NIER

BRYAN NUCKLES

ED NEUMEISTER

ANDREW PALKER

TRAVIS PHILO

BRYAN SEBETTO

TIM SHAFFER

NATHAN SKAGGS

EDDIE SLONE

DANNY SMITH

DAVID SMITH

JIMMY STINSON

ADAM STRAUSSER

NATE REESER

GREG WILSON

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Closes out Rookie IRA Season with a Top 5 and Top 10

10/2/2014

Scotty Thiel – Closes out Rookie IRA Season with a Top 5 and Top 10

Heading into the final weekend of IRA racing for 2014, Scotty Thiel and the STM 64 team headed north to the Luxemburg Speedway for the first annual Battle by the Bay in Luxemburg, WI where the teams own Scotty Thiel promoted with SixFour Promotions. This was the first time the IRA series and 410 sprint cars has been at Luxemburg since 2005. An exciting night of racing led to an extremely fast track and Scotty would round out the night with a fourth place finish. Following Friday nights racing action, the team headed back south to the Dodge County Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI where Scotty struggled with an ill handling car but managed to hold on to a tenth place finish.

Friday September 26th was the first ever event for STM’s own Scotty Thiel and newly formed SixFour Promotions. The event brought the IRA 410 series to the Luxemburg Speedway for the first annual Battle by the Bay presented by Professional Plating Inc. This was the first time Luxemburg Speedway has seen 410 sprint cars since 2005 and the first for most of the current IRA drivers. Scotty went out 20th out of 28 cars and laid down an 11.322 lap time which was 8th quick for the night. That placed Thiel to start fourth in the heat race event. At the drop of the green, Scotty had a great start and launched up into the second spot but a quick caution came out and called for a complete restart. On the next attempt, Scotty bobbled off the line and raced his way into the fourth spot going into turn one. Not much passing took place on the extremely tacky track conditions and Thiel found himself crossing the finish line in the fourth spot after ten laps of green flag action.

The 30 lap A-main event was the final race of the night at the Battle by the Bay and Scotty would start out in the third position. The field went into the four wide salute for the fans and then prepared to take the green flag for the $2,500 to win event. The field came out of turn four and took the green. Scotty struggled early on to get a handle of the car and lost a few spots early on. He found a rhythm with ten laps in and began to move back forward through the field. Thiel charged his way up to the third position and a few late race cautions gave an opportunity to get to the lead. With five to go the field went back under green flag action, Scotty worked the low line and came out side by side with the second place car but was unable to make the pass and a caution came back out quickly after. With a green white checkered finish, Scotty wasn’t able to get a good jump and settled into the third position. With one lap to go it was a drag race to the finish and Scotty went low on the last lap but lost third by inches at the line and ended up in the fourth spot after 30 laps of green flag action was complete. “Our car was not great all feature long. I just held on to it for the most part. I had a good rhythm going around the half-way point but lost that went the late cautions came out.” Stated Thiel after the night.

Saturday night brought the team south to the Dodge County Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI for the final night of 2014 IRA Sprint Car action. Scotty went out 15th out of 30 cars and laid down a 17.080 lap time which was 7th quick overall. That placed Thiel to start out in the fourth spot in the heat race event. The field took the green for the heat race and they bunched up tight going into turn one. Scotty shuffled out to the high side and lost some ground but held the fifth spot coming out of turn two. The field maintained position for the remaining seven laps and Scotty would cross the line just inches away from fourth but would transfer into the main event with the fifth place finish. With a good qualifying effort, Scotty was in the A-main invert draw and would start out in the fifth position for the nights 25 lap A-main event. The field took the green coming out of turn four and Scotty was caught in the slick racing groove which did not allow and grip to get a good start. He shuffled back all the way to the tenth spot after coming out of turn two. It took several laps before the car came back around and was drivable for Thiel. He powered his way to the high side of the track and gained a lot of ground in the next few laps but passing was a struggle as the preferred groove was the high side. He tried to make the low line work but lost ground coming off the corner. After 25 laps of green flag action and no cautions, Scotty crossed the finish line in the tenth spot. “It was a rough night for us tonight. Qualifying went pretty well but that was about it. We struggled to get ahold of the track all night in the heat and the main. I’m not sure if we messed something up or if something was wrong with the car but we did not have any drive off the corners like we usually have at other tracks. Overall it was a solid year with the IRA. If we would have had a reliable motor program I think our results would have been better but a 5th in points is very acceptable for our first year racing with a 410.” Scotty stated after the night concluded.

That concluded the 2014 IRA Sprint Car Series and Scotty ended up 5th in overall series points with one win, 8 top 5 finishes and 16 top 10 finishes in 23 A-main starts.

Up next for the Scott Thiel Motorsports team is this coming weekend October 4th, at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana with the Sprint on Dirt series which a 360 event.

Scott Thiel Motorsports would like to thank all of their 2014 marketing partners and encourages everyone to check out these fine companies!

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Ti22 Performance: Ti22 Performance is the leading manufacturer of high-performance titanium race parts. Focused on the Sprint car and Motorsports industry, Ti22 offers drivers a superior line of products that outlast and outperform the competition. Check them out at www.ti22performance.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.

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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

 

 

BOSS Heads to Historic Fremont Speedway Saturday

With the 2014 season for the Buckeye Machine BOSS traditional sprints headed toward its climax, only Fremont Speedway and Eldora Speedway are left to determine the season champion. This Saturday, October 4th will see the stars and cars of the regional tour attacking the historic "Track That Action Built", the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. Fans can expect quite a show for Flag City Recycling Night / Family Fun Night at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds oval. In addition to BOSS, there will be 3 classes of "Run Whatcha Brung" with some exotic creations.

In typical BOSS/Fremont form, a field of nearly 40 cars is expected with drivers from many states expected to enter. Drivers from as far away as Wisconsin and North Carolina have indicated they plan to be in attendance Saturday night. However, all eyes will be focused on the championship battle. Russiaville, Indiana driver Dustin Smith holds a slim ten point lead over Wapakoneta, Ohio driver Mike Miller. Smith was the first champion of the series in 2012 and hopes to be the first two time champion. Both he and Miller have one BOSS feature win this season.

Also in the championship battle is a pair of young guns who are quickly making their mark in the series. Michael Fischesser of Cincinnati, Ohio sits 66 points from the lead based on a very consistent season and he is still in search of his first tour victory. The only other driver still in contention for the championship is Evans City, Pennsylvania driver Brandon Spithaler who sits 4th in the standings, 76 markers from the lead. Spithaler and Logan Hupp of Columbus, Indiana are the only 2 repeat winners of 2014 on the tour.

The rest of the BOSS tour regulars will also be fighting for spots in the top 15 for year end awards including Derek Hastings, Chuck Wilson, Aaron Middaugh, Chad Wilson, Adam Miller, Bob McMillin, Joe Butera, Joe Liguori, Andy Fike, Steve Little, and Aaron Middaugh. Fans can expect a large invasion of outsiders trying to steal the BOSS cash including North Carolina third generation driver Jarrett Andretti and Plymouth, Wisconsin driver Justin Miller who is a Midwest Sprint Car Association regular and will be making his first ever non wing start. Without a doubt, may of the local 410 and 305 teams will be ready to defend their home turf as well.

Pit gates will open at 4:00 pm Saturday with the drivers meeting set for 5:30. Sprint cars will begin putting heat in the motor immediately after the drivers meeting. Hot laps will begin at 6:00 pm. Pit passes will be $30 and there is never an "entry fee" or membership with the true outlaws of BOSS. As always, there is no tire rule and no weight rule under the BOSS sanction. Transponder rental will be available from Fremont Speedway for just $5. Mufflers are required, but any muffler or insert may be used. Teams will be paid in checks by BOSS after the main event. Payout for this event is as follows: 1500, 800, 700, 600, 500, 450, 400, 375, 350, 325, 300, 290, 280, 270, 260, 250 on back for all A-Main starters. As always, heat race and bonus award money will also be up for grabs and $100 is guaranteed to all teams who sign in and make an attempt to compete in the event.

For fans, the front gates will open at 4 pm with general admission set at $14 while kids 11-16 years of age are just $8 and seniors are $12. Kids 10 and under are free! "Buffy", the Buffalo Wild Wings mascot will be on hand along with "Bucky" the BOSS Beaver. Kids will be able to participate in a penny toss for awards. Hot dogs will be just $1.00 and popcorn just 50 cents.

The Buckeye Machine BOSS sprints will finish off another strong season next Saturday, October 11th with what promises to once again be the largest single gathering of sprint cars in the buckeye state. Last year 119 sprint cars crammed into the pit area at Eldora Speedway for the "Sprintacular" featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions 410 winged sprints, the NRA 360 winged sprints and the traditional non wing Buckeye Machine BOSS sprints. This is a "must see" sprint car event on THE most famous dirt track in the world!

For more information on the BOSS series, you can check out the website at www.buckeyesprints.com or e-mail sprinter14@hotmail.com or phone series director Aaron Fry at 740-703-3768.

BOSS would like to thank the following for their continued support of the tour: Buckeye Machine ; Forest, OH Fast Signs ; Dayton, OH Burdette Builders ; Sunman, IN Superior Tank & Trailer ; Beach City, OH Lias Tire / American Racer ; Indiana, PA Quest Restoration ; Toledo, OH The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH Lynn Cook ; Dayton, OH Hochstetler Truck & Auto Repair ; Ashland, OH Southeast Harley Davidson ; Cleveland, OH McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, PA Precise Racing ; Sarver, PA Indy Race Parts ; Indianapolis, IN Kistler Engines ; Fremont, OH Hoosier Tire Midwest ; Brownsburg, IN Rusty & Cappie McClure ; Ashland, OH Elliott Custom Trailer Sales ; Warsaw, IN S & H Nerfs ; Piqua, OH * * and the many many more people who have helped the tour in many different ways!

 

 

Hanks Struggles With Tight Car Throughout Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Oct. 2, 2014) - Brandon Hanks has already put last weekend behind him.

Hanks endured arguably the most frustrating weekend of his season during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"Friday was a very, very long day," he said. "Our toterhome broke down so we got there late. We barely showed up in time for hot laps. We had to get the truck towed and somebody came and picked us up from Springfield, Mo. I rode in the trailer and was putting on my suit on the way. When we got to the race track we brought the car out, threw a tire on it and they were calling us out for hot laps."

Hanks then advanced from sixth to fifth place in his heat race, which relegated him to a B Main.

"We were so tight," he said. "We went off into turn one of the heat race and I was third. When we got to the center of the corner I was eighth. The car bicycled on me. It got so tight so quick it stood up on the right wheels. I about turned it over. I had to overdrive the car just to get it to turn. I couldn't let off the throttle any. If I did the nose of the car would stand up and go straight to the wall."

Hanks finished seventh in the B Main to miss a transfer.

He also fought tight conditions throughout Saturday's event, which he ended fourth in a heat race and fourth in a B Main.

"All weekend we were tight, tight, tight," he said. "The car was so bound up. We tried to adjust where we could. The generator on the trailer didn't work. We didn't have air or electricity the whole weekend. I think we would have done better if we had our regular equipment. The only two things that didn't go wrong was my motor didn't blow and we didn't wreck."

Hanks said he hopes his team will have the toterhome back in time for the next race, which will be Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 26 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 7 (6).

Sept. 27 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (7); B Main: 4 (1).

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 15 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems

Based in Concord, N.C., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems manufactures custom seats and distributes a variety of racing accessories, including seat mounts, padding, belts and restraints, steering wheels and helmets. For additional information, visit http://www.ButlerBuilt.net.

"I want to thank everyone at ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for the durability and strength of their products," Hanks said.

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

 

 

One of the Crown Jewels: The National Open Awaits Kraig Kinser at Williams Grove

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — October 1, 2014 — The crown jewel events in sprint car racing don’t just pay a large purse, but also have a legendary history behind them. The National Open at the famed Williams Grove Speedway has been taking place since 1963, and has been part of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series schedule since the series inaugural season in 1978. Kraig Kinser has attended a number of National Open events both as a driver and while growing up around the sport, and has seen his dad, Steve, the 20-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion win the race four times. Kinser will return to the unique half-mile this week as the stretch run of the season is under way.

The National Open is set for Friday, October 3, and Saturday, October 4 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. A full racing program will take place both nights, with the 40-lap A-Feature on Saturday, paying $50,000-to-win.

“With the whole field running both nights, cracking the field for the National Open is just as tough as it is at Knoxville with the field split," said Kinser, who drives the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim. “The pill draw and time trials are so important at the Grove and oftentimes can make or break your night. It’s an intense event, especially Saturday night, with the big money on the line. We’ve had our ups and down at Williams Grove the last few years, so hopefully we put ourselves in a good position both nights this weekend.”

Kinser has qualified for three A-Feature events at Williams Grove this season with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. He finished a season-best 11th at the half-mile on May 16th. During the Summer Nationals in July, he was 19th in the opener and 22nd in the finale.

In his career at Williams Grove Speedway, Kinser has nine top-10 finishes. He finished a career-best fourth at the track during the 2012 Summer Nationals. His best result in the National Open came on the first night in 2012, when he crossed the line seventh.

Kinser raced at his home track of Bloomington Speedway in Indiana, last Friday night. He started and finished 12th in the 40-lap event on the high-banked quarter-mile bullring. The following evening he finished 20th at Berlin Raceway in Michigan, after a mechanical problem ended his night on the seventh lap at the 7/16th-mile oval that is normally a paved track, but was covered with dirt for the series inaugural visit.

Heading into the National Open, Kinser is ninth in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series standings. He has one win this year, along with 29 top-10 finishes. A total of seven race nights remain in the 2014 season.

“With not too many races left, every single one is important right now,” said Kinser. “The off-season goes by a whole lot quicker when you string together a good end of the season. That makes the long days in the shop better as well during the winter. We have a few tracks coming up that we have traditionally run well at, so we’ll keep at it and hopefully turn in a few more strong runs.”

Kraig Kinser Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, Mesilla Valley Transportation, King Racing Products, Maxim, Aerodine Composites, Sander Engineering, Integra Shocks, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bell, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Schoenfeld Headers, Donovan Engineering, Fel-Pro, Brodix, Wilwood, Dyer’s, Barnes Systems, Ringer Gloves, Jakes Custom Golf Carts, and Ben Cook Racing Limited for their continued support.

Kraig Kinser By the Numbers: Williams Grove Speedway 0.5- Miles around Williams Grove Speedway 1- Win this season with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series 3- Starts this season at the half-mile 6- Nights of racing at Williams Grove for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in 2014 9- Current position in the series standings 11- Race nights in Pennsylvania this season for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series 15.1- Average finish in 33 career main event starts at Williams Grove Speedway 16.140- Track record at Williams Grove Speedway 17.3- Average finish in three starts at the track this season 29- Top-10 finishes this season 33- Career main events starts at the Grove, including preliminary features 618- Miles from Berlin Raceway in Michigan, where the World of Outlaws raced on September 27 to Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania 1963- Year of the first National Open 2003- Year of first start at Williams Grove Speedway

Keep up with all the action For the latest news on Kraig Kinser, visit http://www.kraigkinser.com, and follow Kraig on Twitter at http://twitter.com/kraigkinser11k and receive live updates from the track each and every race night.

Tune in Listen live to each and every World of Outlaws event on DIRTVision.com with “The Voice of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series” Johnny Gibson on the call. Visit www.DIRTVision.com for live audio of each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event.

 

 

305 RaceSaver Sprint Car Series Hits California

The 305 RaceSaver Winged Sprint Car Division has hit California with the goal of providing an affordable racing division for the ‘Weekend Warrior’.

Across America, the 305ci class is the fastest growing class across, and currently has six different sanctioning bodies with drivers from 16 different states participating.

As the popularity of the division continues to grow in the Midwest, nearly 800 cars have been in competition, and California is the latest state to roll out the division as the class will compete at the Kings Speedway in Hanford, CA and at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA in 2015.

One of the large benefits of this class is the low cost for a team to start, and the low cost on a week-to-week basis, compared to other classes. With the 305ci series debuting in Central California, it gives families of kids moving up through the ever-popular micro ranks, another option to further along their careers.

This Saturday night at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA, the winged 360’s will be in action as a tune up for the Trophy Cup, and a handful of 305ci winged sprint cars will be on hand for an exhibition race to give fans, and potential drivers, a look at what is available to them.

An added bonus of the 305ci sealed engine is that across the country, teams have been able to go 60-80 races before sending their engines off to be freshened. 305 engines can be bought certified, or built to be certified by David Lawrence.

Some other technical specs in the class include mechanical fuel injection, or 1100 CFM throttle body set up, car and driver will weigh 1550 lb’s with on noard fire system, 1575 lb’s with no on board fire system, no cockpit adjustable shocks, weight jacks, wheels bleeders of wings. No titanium brake materials are allowed nor are carbon drive train parts.

Fore more information on this series visit www.westernracesaver.com, for more information on 305ci rules, check out www.racesaver.com, if you have any engine questions do not hesitate to David Lawrence at 559-582-0577, and for more information on parts or cars call BR Motorsports at 559-739-1515.

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – Strong Finish with Sprint Invaders!

(Bill W) October 1, 2014 – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team finished their 2014 season strongly with a podium finish with the Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa Saturday. The night also featured the “Ironman Challenge”, in which Josh drove from eighth to second. He would finish third in the final point standings for the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders.

With 33 cars in attendance, Josh drew a starting spot outside row four in his heat. A good first lap saw him get to third, where he would finish. “Our draw has just not been good, but that’s how it goes,” he says. “The way the track was, you had to get what you could get on the first lap. I thought we had the opportunity to get second a couple of times. We got into lapped traffic, but it just wasn’t meant to be.”

The third place finish in the heat meant Josh would start inside row five for the 25-lap feature. He moved up steadily, and checkered third. “We had an extremely fast racecar,” he says. “We were utilizing the low line in one and two, and no one else was. We were bad fast in the cushion in three and four. Ultimately, we just ran out of laps. I thought we were better than second, and we needed a yellow to see what we had for the leader.”

The 10-lap “Ironman Challenge” was open to those participating in 100% of the Sprint Invaders events. A “revenge draw” was held, and Josh was handed the ninth and final starting spot by Jon Agan. “It was kind of an interesting evening,” he says. “I told the guys rolling out there, ‘Agan drew the front of the heat and the pole of the feature. You watch, he’s going to pull the nine and give it to me.’ I’ll be darned if that’s not what happened. It was one of those nights where you get the feeling the draw is against you.”

Despite the tough draw, he was a rocket, surging to second in the non-stop event. “We were extremely fast in that race,” says Josh. “We were able to get to second, and again, we may have had something for the leader with a late yellow. It was just the way it went. We passed some cars, and that’s something we can hang our hat on. We’ve really figured something out the last four weeks and that’s important for next year.”

Josh would finish third in the Sprint Invaders standings behind Agan and Tony Shilling. “A top three in points with the quality of competition we’re running with anymore…it’s nothing to hang your head about,” he says. “It’s a little disappointing not to win it, but in the end, it’s a good deal.”

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Deuce Motorsports would like to extend thanks to all of their partners for the 2014 Season: World of Wheels, Universal Therapy Group, MD Orthopaedics, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Kubota, Gear Heads for God, Trinity Archery, Ideal Ready Mix, Automotive Machine, J&J Auto Racing, Engler Injection, Hoosier Tire, Coors, Grand Strand Salon, SignTec, Weld Wheels, Hepfner Race Products, ButlerBuilt, and Mountain Dew Kick Start.

 

 

Bill Balog and B2 Motorsports: 7-Time Interstate Racing Association Champion!!!
Bristol, WI – October 2, 2014. Bill and the B2 Motorsports team headed up to Luxemburg, WI this past Friday to the Luxemburg Speedway for the 1st Annual Battle at the Bay. It was Bill’s first time back at the facility since the 2005 season in which Bill was chasing his Rookie of the Year title. The night started off withBill laying down the fastest lap of the twenty-eight cars on hand shattering the track record. Lining up 6th in the heat race, Bill would try the high side of the track, but lost control of the car heading into turn three going over the edge and flipping hard and destroying the racecar ending the teams night.
The team worked late into the night Friday night and early Saturday morning into the early afternoon to get a car together for the IRA season finale at the “Horse-Power Half-Mile” of the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, WI. Bill would once again start the night with the fastest qualifying lap of the thirty cars on hand setting him up with a 6th place starting position in the heat race. Bill would hold his position in the beginning of the heat race before making his way up to 4th by the midway point. Bill followed the 3rd place car the remainder of the race to finish 4th and transfer into the feature. Bill would draw the #5 pill for the feature invert setting him up with a 10th place starting position in the feature. When the green flag flew Bill would lose several positions early in the race. He would claw his way forward into the 8th position after twenty-five laps claiming his 7th consecutive Interstate Racing Association Championship.
This Friday and Saturday, Bill will pilot the Jimmy Davies #99 at the Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL for the Gold Crown with the MOWA series. Bill’s last visit to the Tri-City Speedway was in 2012 aboard the B2 Motorsports 17B sprint car finishing in the 9th position after going to the rear due to a flat left front tire with less than ten laps remaining.
Bill and the B2 Motorsports Team would also like to thank our continued supporters/sponsors including: Buesser Concrete, Rocky Rococo’s Pizza and Pasta, XYZ Machining, JR’s Contraptions, Maxim Chassis, HepfnerRacing Products, Gleason Equipment, Super Shox, Xtreme Stainless, Stumble Inn Bar and Grill, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, Auto Meter, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Astro Titanium, DMI, Race Gear X, Vaportrail Clothing, Allstar Performance, Competition Driveline Service, BLZ, 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.

 

Sprint Cars, Topless Late Models This Saturday Night at Caney Valley Speedway!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Geary, Oklahoma – October 1, 2014 - Osage Casino Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kansas is set to give you an event you will remember to close out the tracks 2014 race season as winged sprint cars sanctioned by the Oil Capital Racing Series and the annual “Octopless” topless late models highlight an action packed racing card this coming Saturday night, October 4.

Hometown sprint car driver Andrew Deal will sure have the crowd behind him as he comes in as current point leader for the OCRS holding a 42 point lead over veteran Danny Smith of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Over twenty drivers are expected for the series final event on the 2014 race season.

The topless late models will be competing for a $2000 top prize while just making the feature finale pays $200 to start. There is a $100 entry fee for car and driver.

Other divisions that will be competing are: a-mod, B-mod, factory stocks and pure stocks paying $500 to win and $50 to start for each division; grand nationals/street stocks paying $300 to win and $50 to start; micros $200 to win and $50 to start.

General admission grandstand tickets are just $15 for adults; kids 7-12 and all seniors $5 and children ages 6 and under admitted free. All pit passes are $35. Gates open at 5:00 PM, hot laps at 6:30 PM with racing slated for a 7:00 PM.

Osage Casino Caney Valley Speedway is located 0.8 miles west of Junction 75 and US 166 on CR 1600. For more race information call (620) 330-0485 or go to the tracks official website www.caneyvalleyspeedway.net.

 

 

DAVE DARLAND TO DO BOOK SIGNING AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY’S OVAL NATIONALS!

(Perris, CA, October 1, 2014) Perris Auto Speedway is pleased to announce that three-time Oval Nationals champion and USAC National Sprint Car Series all-time main event win leader Dave Darland will be doing a book signing at the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on Saturday, November 8th.

The popular Lincoln, Indiana racer will have copies of the book, “The Peoples, Champ,” for sale at the signing. The signing will take place in the track’s sports bar from 3:00 to 4:30 PM. After the signing is over, fans can watch Darland in his quest to become the only 4-time winner of the Oval Nationals.

Written by Darland with award winning author Bones Bourcier and a forward from Tony Stewart, the 192-page book is the autobiography of one of Sprint Car racing’s most popular and talented racers. The People’s Champ charts the course of Darland’s racing life, from Quarter-Midgets and local Sprint Cars through his remarkable professional career, including championships in all three of USAC’s national divisions – Silver Crown, Sprint Cars, and Midgets.

No mere chronological rehashing of a great driver’s climb, in the book Darland discusses the rivalries that helped shape his career, the code of conduct he races by, the magic of his sport’s biggest events, and the joys and stresses of being a husband and father in a sport that requires frequent travel and intense focus. The book is illuminated with reflections from “eyewitnesses” who have seen Darland through the prisms of their own personal and professional relationships, whether as car owner, mechanic, rival driver, or family member. Darland’s story is illustrated by dozens of photographs, many previously unpublished.

Advance tickets for the Oval Nationals are on sale 24 hours a day by calling 1-800 595-4849 or by clicking on the following link to purchase tickets online: Order Oval Nationals Tickets

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

Camping for all events at The PAS is available for $25.00 per night. The campground will open at noon on Friday. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

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

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

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

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

 

 

Dollansky, Brown and Abreu Amped for Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Oct. 1, 2014) - Craig Dollansky, Brian Brown and Rico Abreu have announced that they will be competing at the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

The trio of drivers will race at Cocopah Speedway during the 410ci sprint car spectacle Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10.

"I think it's great," Dollansky said. "It's in a warm part of the country. They are some good paying shows. There will be a lot of good race teams there. Hopefully it has a lot of support from the fans."

Dollansky has never raced at the 3/8-mile track, but Brown and Abreu have both competed at Cocopah Speedway during 360ci competition.

"There have great crowds and not a lot of rain," Brown said. "The weather stays pretty good year round. It should be a win-win for not only the fans, but the drivers. If you want to race in December and January, the choice is to go overseas and be away from your family. This is a good alternative."

The payout - $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start each weekend main event and $5,000 to win the midweek race - is also helpful for teams looking to make money during the offseason, Brown added.

"This is something we can continue to build on," he said. "There's no travel other than to get there and you're running for purses equal or better to the World of Outlaws purses. Plus, you can go for a couple of weeks and not be gone for a couple of months."

Abreu, who swept the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader at Cocopah Speedway earlier this season, is one of the drivers who will race both overseas and during the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

"I think it's one of the smartest ideas a track promoter has done," he said. "I'm excited to get there. I'm going to run the last three. I'm going to be in New Zealand the two before. (Cocopah Speedway) is such a cool place. It's wide enough to have good racing. There's a couple of feet (of grip) on the bottom and you get to pound the top at the fence."

Tickets are available for sale online by visiting http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com. Additionally, anyone who purchases a ticket by Dec. 1, 2014, will receive a free fan pit pass from 2-5 p.m. on that race date.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 2-3, 9-10); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 6); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway. Anyone who purchases by Dec. 1, 2014, will receive a free fan pass to the pits from 2-5 p.m. on that race date.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weekends of January in 2015. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Tankersley Sweeps ASCS Gulf South Season Finale to Cap First Career Championship

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Oct. 1, 2014) - There's no better way to wrap up a first career championship than to sweep the season finale.

That's exactly what Channin Tankersley did last Saturday at Battleground Speedway, where he claimed his heat race and the main event en route to his first-ever ASCS Gulf South Region title.

"It was the perfect night," he said. "We won the heat, won the main, clinched the championship, it was my dad's birthday; it couldn't have been any better."

Tankersley kicked off the event by winning his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row.

"I got a good jump on the start and got out front," he said. "We had a lot of speed in the heat race. I thought the car was a little tight, but overall it went pretty decent."

That earned him a spot in the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 6 during the random draw to line up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"We had a good first start," he said. "I think we got up to third within a lap and they called it back for a red. On the second start I got another good start and I was up to fourth and they had a yellow. Then on a restart Travis (Rilat) took to the bottom to try getting the leader. I blew around the cushion and got to second."

Tankersley remained in second place for several laps before another restart allowed him to make a bid for the lead.

"We had another restart and I did the same thing to the leader," he said. "I got through lapped traffic pretty good. We were rolling good."

Tankersley led the majority of the feature to score his third win of the season to cap the championship.

"It's something I've been working for a long time," he said. "I've always had the speed. We'd never put a whole year together. Consistency is what won it this year. I also want to thank Marvin and Peggy Pearson for the opportunity and support as well as Bruce Griffith and Wells Racing Engines for the help at the end of the year."

Tankersley will take the next couple of weeks off before racing Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 27 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (6).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Challenger Drilling

Based in Tomball, Texas, Challenger Drilling specializes in providing quality Horizontal Directional Drilling services to a variety of markets, including Oil and Gas Transmission, Cathodic Protection, Water and Sewer. For more information, visit http://www.ChallengerDrilling.com.

"Jeff with Challenger Drilling has been helping me since 2012 and has been a great asset to our team," Tankersley said. "I really appreciate his support."

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

 

 

Dills Records Standout Season During First Year in a Sprint Car

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (Oct. 1, 2014) - Patrick Dills exceeded his goals during his first season in a sprint car.

Dills earned four top fives and 12 top 10s in 18 races. He also finished third in the Northwest Extreme Sprints championship standings at Cottage Grove Speedway, which is the track where he grew up watching races.

"Going into the season I was expecting maybe a top five and a top 10 for sure," he said. "I definitely wasn't expecting a top three. That's great and hopefully next year we can go for a championship and a win."

Dills scored his first career top five in his fifth race and he recorded his best finish - second - twice. He also led laps during two features.

"We were able to roll the car back in the trailer each race and I didn't get involved in any wrecks," he said. "It was hard to get used to at first, but I feel like I picked it up pretty fast."

Dills said his team is hoping to get a new car next year and possibly a 360ci engine.

"I'm thinking we'll try to run the Northwest Speedweek and with the ASCS a little more," he said. "For right now the plan is to race at Cottage Grove for the Northwest Extreme Sprints championship. Whatever we do it'll be thanks to our great sponsors. I can't thank them, my dad and Jake enough for all of the help and support."

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 12 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 16 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Patrick-Dills-Racing/236840896439816?ref=br_tf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatrickDills90

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Weeman's Small Engine Repair

Weeman's Small Engine Repair is owned and operated by Jacob Farmen, who is Patrick's nephew. Located in Cottage Grove, Ore., Weeman's Small Engine Repair focuses on fixing and rebuilding an assortment of small engines.

"Without Jake none of it would be possible," Dills said. "He's been my wingman throughout my career. He keeps me in check and works his heart out day in and day out to make sure I have the best opportunity."

Dills would also like to thank BC Motorsports, Jerry Dills Trucking, All Seasons Equipment, Keith Whitaker Trucking, Steel House, Bonnichsen Repair, Rocket Designs and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

M&S Racing Teams With Kevin Sharrah At Fall Nationals; Set To Have Jonathan Cornell Driver at Trophy Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- After a bit of a hiatus from Sprint Car racing, Chico, CA resident, Kevin Sharrah, returned to the seat of a winged sprint car on Saturday night, as he took the wheels of the M&S Racing No. 27 machine during the Fall Nationals.

With 52 cars on hand for the season ending event at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Sharrah showed some rust early in the night, as he timed the Angius & Terry/FVP/M&S Racing Engines backed entry in 39th fastest.

A seventh place effort in heat race action forced Sharrah into the night’s C Main event, where he would line up in the fifth spot.

Needing to get into the top-two to transfer into the B, Sharrah began to look more comfortable in the car, as he picked off cars slowly, as he got into the second spot, as he chased after Steven Tiner.

Making a few attempts to get around Tiner, Sharrah would transfer into the B, where he rolled off in the 15th position.

With the track continuing to slick off, and become a little bit more technical, Sharrah’s time away from the seat showed a little bit, as he had some sturggles, but picked up a few spots as he night ended the B Main event.

With the Fall Nationals in the rear view mirror, the M&S Racing team now set’s their sights on the upcoming Trophy Cup that is held in Tulare, CA at the Thunderbowl.

M&S Racing is pleased to announced that they have reached an agreement with Sedalia, MO driver, Jonathan Cornell.

Cornell made his first start at the Thunderbowl during the 2013 Trophy Cup, and the M&S Racing team is extremely excited to have him on board. 2014 has been a great season for Cornell in the Midwest, as he currently has 11 wins with various sanctioning bodies.

M&S Racing would like to thank Angius & Terry, FVP, M&S Racing Engines, Empireworks Reconstruction and Painting, CEO Holdings LLC Executive Suites, and Eagle Motorsports for their continued support.

ON TAP: The M&S Racing team will return to action during the Trophy Cup with Jonathan Cornell behind the wheel.

 

 

Stevie Smith Leads The Way KSE Racing Products

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Stevie Smith has had a very strong year in Pennsylvania, and he continued to do so over the weekend. Not only winning at the Williams Grove Speedway in a final National Open Tune Up, Smith went on to take home the $20,000 from the Lincoln Speedway as his KSE Racing Products help him net the Dirt Classic Presented By Kasey Kahne.

When most though Donny Schatz would not be able to top his extraordinary 2013 win total, Schatz did just that, as he matched his 23 win total on Friday night at the Bloomington Speedway, before setting a new personal record on Saturday night as he claimed his 24th series win of the season in Berlin, MI.

The upstart Renegade Series had a big show at the Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday night, and it was Greg Wilson taking home the lucrative win.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour invaded the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO over the weekend for the Hockett/McMillan Memorial, and it was a KSE sweep. On Friday night, Tim Crawley used his KSE Racing Products to lead all 25-laps to pick up the preliminary win, and on Saturday night, Derek Hagar picked up the big show, as he earned his 15th win of the season.

Jonathan Allard wont he Fall Nationals opener in Chico, CA, while Sean Becker won the Saturday night porition, while Aaron Ott won the 360 Nationals at the Selinsgrove Speedway, and Bryan Clausen won the USAC National Sprint Car Series at the Lawrenceburg Speedway.

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Wednesdays with Wayne – Speed Continues in Wheatland!

(Bill W) October 1, 2014 – The Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team was fast again last weekend at the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at the Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri. A second place in Friday’s prelim was followed by a run up front in the finale, before an accident ended the night. Wayne will take this week off before heading east for 410 action next week.

Wayne started fourth in his heat on Friday. “We were able to get to second,” he says. “(Sam) Hafertepe was a little better in the heat race, but I was moving around, trying to find out where I was better. I was actually trying to protect a little bit too, because I knew fourth to second would get us in the redraw.”

He would draw outside row one to the start the feature. “(Tim) Crawley got me on the start,” says Wayne. “The outside was slick where I was starting. He actually kind of messed me up going into one. He’s a bottom guy, and I thought he’d be down there, but he entered in front of me on the top. He got away from me there for a little while.”

Wayne was strong in the middle stages of the race. “I started trying the bottom and tried this, that and the other and let Jeff Swindell by me,” he says. “I was third there for a while. It looked like those guys were getting loose at the end, and my car was really coming around. I just stuck with the top and ran them both back down.”

There was one last shot at the win. “I was able to get by Jeff, and I thought I had a shot at Crawley coming to the checkered,” says Wayne. “I was riding the top and a lapped car was running the top slower than I needed to go. We settled for second. I was happy to be locked in, because normally we are horrible at that place.”

Locked into Saturday’s finale, Wayne would draw the pole. “Hafertepe and I were on the front row,” he says. “They tilled the track up and didn’t let us hot lap or anything. I didn’t know what to expect, but the top is usually better there. Going into one, I got the jump on Hafertepe and went to the top. When I did that, Swindell went by us both on the bottom. Right away, I knew the bottom was better in one and two.”

He would set his sights on the leader. “I stuck with the top a little bit to see if I could stay with him,” says Wayne. “I could stay with him in one and two, but not three and four, so I got to moving around. Anytime I went to the bottom, I reeled him back in. I couldn’t pass him down there, so I started moving around a little.”

Wayne sensed another big win. “About the time we got to lapped traffic, I could tell right away he was struggling,” he says of Swindell. “My car was getting better every lap. I was running the bottom of one and two and the top of three and four mostly. Coming off of two on lap sixteen, I was making the transition from the bottom to the top. Derek Hagar got into the back of me there early on the backstretch. That spun me sideways and stuck me in the fence. I don’t know if he didn’t see me or what, but he ran right into the rear bumper and tail tank.”

The crash was disappointing when the car was running so well. “It really stinks, because I knew we had the car to beat,” says Wayne. “I was kind of riding there figuring out where I needed to be later in the race. It’s a shame that we wrecked, because our racecar has been so good lately that I can do that. Normally, you don’t know what you’re going to have at the end, so you make a move to the lead right away. You still want to get to the lead, don’t get me wrong, but I was at the point where I could move around and figure where the leader’s weaknesses were and make a plan. I just kept getting better and better. It was crazy. Unfortunately, we tore up a lot of stuff.”

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On April 3, 2004, Wayne won in ASCS-Sooner action at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kansas. The late great, Jesse Hockett, ran second ahead of Jason Martin, Sean McClelland and Andy Shouse.

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SALDANA AND MOTTER TEAM SET TO THUNDER AT NATIONAL OPEN

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Sept. 30, 2014) – There are only seven races left on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car schedule this year.

Two of those events will play out at the National Open, a high dollar stakes race that convenes this weekend, Oct. 3-4, at Williams Grove Speedway with Saturday’s winner taking home $50,000. The event always draws a large number of combatants and a huge fan base.

Last year at the National Open, Joey Saldana, driver of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M, posted quick time both nights.

“This track is shaped like a paper clip and it races very technical,” said Saldana. “The Posse drivers are always tough on this track because they race it more often which gives them a leg up on driving technique and chassis set-up. But you can be sure we will be right in there mixing it up with them.

“The fans are in for what always plays out to be ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt.’ Everybody brings their A game.”

Last year on Saturday Mother Nature interfered with racing activities, causing a delay. Despite the interruption, the biggest crowd in Williams Grove history was on their feet cheering their favorite teams when the A Main took the green shortly after midnight. This event raises the bar on the competition level and the fans respond by coming out and packing the house.

“This is always an exciting race,” said Saldana. “You can’t leave anything on the table and you can be sure we’ll do our best to take home the treasure chest of $50,000.”

Saldana is fifth in point standings and has seven race wins on his 2014 resume. He is the World of Outlaws’ leading qualifier racking up 23 quick times to date. He has led 336 laps so far this season and is looking to add to that total during the National Open.

 

 

Bell Defends Gold Crown after Pair of WoO Top Fives!

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (October 1, 2014) – Some strong momentum is likely what his rivals weren’t necessarily hoping for going into Gold Crown Midget Nationals weekend.

But, that’s exactly what Christopher Bell got with a pair of World of Outlaws top five finishes this past weekend including a runner-up finish at Indiana’s Bloomington Speedway on Friday night and then a strong fourth place run in Saturday night’s series debut at Michigan’s Berlin Raceway.

This week, the 19-year-old from Norman, OK, defends his Gold Crown Midget Nationals title in the Kunz Motorsports Toyota No. 71 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL, beginning Thursday night with some double-duty in store for Friday and Saturday as he will also wheel the Fox Brothers No. 53 in MOWA winged 410-ci Sprint Car competition.

“It was one of the best we’ve had in a while, we were needing that,” Bell said of this past weekend’s World of Outlaws double in the Fox Brothers machine.

After winning heat races on both nights, Bell started both features from the front row. Bell settled for second at Bloomington after a spirited duel with Donny Schatz and then was fourth in the series’ maiden outing at Berlin.

“We made some changes to the car and it was really good, the car was great all weekend,” Bell said of the No. 53 machine.

While qualifying efforts had hindered recent tries in World of Outlaws action, that wasn’t the case this past weekend with Bell timing in eighth at Bloomington and sixth at Berlin.

“Qualifying is everything, you have to qualify well to give yourself a chance,” Bell said.

Bell took full advantage both nights with the end results pushing his season total to 47 overall top-fives.

“It was pretty cool to be successful on two totally opposite racetracks,” Bell says. “Bloomington is small and had a big cushion while Berlin is bigger and was as slick as anything I’ve been on in a while.”

With a pair of successful WoO runs in the books, Bell turns his attention back to the USAC Midget ranks with this weekend’s Gold Crown Nationals while also wheeling the No. 53 Sprint Car for another pair of nights.

Bell took the $10,000 winner’s share in last year’s Gold Crown Nationals at Tri-City Speedway and looks to recapture the big check along with adding to his season win total of 20 triumphs.

“We’re gonna try to get the repeat,” Bell says. “It’s a big race and the pay is good, it’s definitely one we’d like to get.”

2014 Quick Stats: 89 races, 20 wins, 47 top-fives, 59 top-tens.

Next Up:

Thursday, Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, IL) – Kunz No. 71 Midget (USAC)

Friday, Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, IL) – Kunz No. 71 Midget (USAC) and Fox Brothers No. 53 410-ci winged Sprint Car (MOWA)

Saturday, Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, IL) – Kunz No. 71 Midget (USAC) and Fox Brothers No. 53 410-ci winged Sprint Car (MOWA)

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

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

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

 

 

CRACE MEMORIAL SET SATURDAY, OCT. 4
ATOMIC SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THE LINE

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-This Saturday, October 4th, Atomic Speedway will honor one of its original race car drivers with the Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial race paying $5,000 to win in the Late Model division--the division where Crace spent most of his driving careeer. In addition to the Late Model spectacular, Atomic will host a $2,500-to-win 410 Outlaw Sprint package, and AMRA Modifieds racing for $1,000-to-win. The race will serve as a backdrop for the Season Championships in these three divisions plus an enduro.
Bob Crace, Sr. was a retired electrician. He was the co-owner of C & M Racing Equipment and was a race car builder and driver for 54 years. Known as "Rapid Robert", he was the original "Fireball" and was a member of the Atomic Speedway Hall of Fame. Crace once had ten wins in a season in a Late Model. He began in the old open wheel super-modifieds and coupes, and also later drove Late Models, Hobby Stocks, Modifieds, and Four Cylinders.
Crace was a former Atomic track record holder and multi-time track champion and the father of Bob Crace, Jr. a nine-time Atomic Speedway champion in the modifieds. Crace, Sr. was the engine builder for Bob, Jr. and other area race drivers.
After his driving career ended Crace was a fixture in the Atomic Speedway pit area, helping serve racers with various needs, selling racing equipment, offering valuable advice to young racers, and even telling a good story or two. Most of all his friendship and trademark smile left a lasting impression on the racing world.
Among his survivors are his daughter, Becky Seymour and husband Charlie Seymour-- a past Atomic Late Model champion; Crace's son, Robert D. (Rhonda) Crace, Jr., all of which reside in Chillicothe; his granddaughters, Amie (Jason) Cottrill and Angela Dawn Crace. Cotrill also is a competing race driver at Atomic. Crace was preceded in death by his wife Bessie M. Amlin who passed on March 3, 2005.
"Saturday's race is a big deal in many ways," exclaimed owner Brad McCown. "First, it honors a great racer, it is the first-ever Dirt Track Racing Championship series race, and it is our 2014 season championships. The race is huge! Heck, it pays $5,000 to win! There should be a lot of exciting, positive drama building on who will claim our seasonal points' crown. Fans and families will love it."
The Dirt Track Racing Championship Series (DTRC) will run its inaugural event at the October 4 Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial as part of season championship night. The DTRC is the dream-like, yet "come-to-reality" creation of veteran race promoter Mike Jewell. As part of this event Jewell will be presenting the winner with the “Legendary Trophy”.
Also, this night the 410 Sprint cars will run for a potent $2,500 to win purse. Some of the best open wheel names in the business are slated to be on hand as Atomic has averaged nearly 30 cars per night all season long. Admission this night is $15 General Admission.
October is "The Month of Money" for Atomic Speedway. Plans are being finalized for one of the biggest events in open wheel racing nationwide–The Open Wheel Championships (OWC) on October 23-24-25. That event will pay $15,000 to the winner of the 410 sprint main, plus $5,000 to the non-wing sprint winner, and $5,000 to the AMRA Modified winner. Additionally, non-qualifiers will race for $2,065 to win in the Charlie McCann Memorial for winged sprints.
Just three weeks away, this event has touted an ever-growing roster of drivers from across the nation. Early reports this week have the list at 45 drivers.
The Open Wheel Championship flaunts a $115,000 guaranteed purse! There is no entry fee and primitive camping is available at the track or full hook-ups at Trackside Camping. Once again we reiterate that the winged 410 Outlaw sprints pay $15,000 to win and $1,000 to start; the non-wing sprints pay $5,000 to win and the AMRA Modifieds pay $5,000 to win. Both pay $500 to start. Pits open at 12 noon and general admission gates at 4 p.m.
For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.
Upcoming Schedule

October 4-Season Championships: $2,500 to win Sprints & BOB CRACE SR MEMORIAL- $5,000 to win DTRC/AMRA Late Models, plus $1,000 to win Modifieds and Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro
October 11- Cancer Awareness Night: Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods
October 18-No Racing
3 DAY OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Sprints, Non Wing Sprints Unsanctioned with Modifieds
October 23- Sprint Practice, Non Wing Qualifying & Heats, Modified Qualifying & Heats
October 24- Sprint Qualifying & Heats, Non Wing B-Mains, Modified B-Mains, DASH FOR CASH in ALL 3 CLASSES $1,000 TO WIN
October 25- Sprint B-Mains & Feature $15,000 TO WIN, Non Wing Feature $5,000 TO WIN, Modified Feature $5,000 TO WIN, “Charlie McCann Winged Sprint Memorial” Non-Qualifiers $2,065 to win
November 1- Topless Weekend- DAN RENO MEMORIAL WEEKEND $2,222 TO WIN for Modifieds, plus Late Models, Street Stocks, Sport Mods, plus Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

 

 

Oswego Speedway’s Hall of Fame & Awards Banquet Tickets Now on Sale

OSWEGO, NY (October 1, 2014) – With the 2014 Oswego Speedway season in the books, focus now to shifts to the Mitchell’s Speedway Press Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame Banquet set to be hosted by the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center on Saturday, November 1.

The event center is part of the Best Western PLUS Captain’s Quarters and Quality Inn and Suites complex located on East First Street in Oswego.

The night’s festivities will begin with a cocktail hour tentatively set at 6pm, with a buffet style dinner and awards to immediately follow.

Tickets for the event are available for $45 and can be purchased at the Oswego Speedway box office by calling (315) 342-0646 or by stopping into the office between 9am-4pm Monday through Friday.

Event tickets must be purchased by October 27, as there will not be any tickets available at the door.

Discount hotel rates are available for those attending the Speedway banquet at both the Best Western ($109) and Quality Inn ($99) hotels.

The Best Western can be reached by phone at (315) 342-4040 and the Quality Inn at (315) 343-1600.

“The speedway is such an important part of the Central New York and Oswego culture,” said Shane Broadwell, of The Broadwell Hospitality Companies. “And, we are extremely excited to continue seeing the momentum that the Torrese family is making at the race track and how it is impacting the Oswego and CNY community.”

“We are again proud to partner with the Oswego Speedway and grateful for the opportunity to continue to play host to their annual post-season banquet,” he added.

The Mitchell’s Speedway Press Oswego Speedway Banquet annually honors the Top 10 drivers in the Hoosier Racing Tire-Corr/Pak Merchandising Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS Series championships, featuring track champions Otto Sitterly and Andrew Schartner.

This year’s Turning Stone Resort Casino Favorite Driver will also be recognized as well as Butler Disposal SBS Rookie of the Year Camden Proud and Novelis Supermodified Rookie of the Year Mike Barbera.

Several other special awards and honorees will also be recognized through the evening.

Inductions into the prestigious Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame are also presented during the post season event.

This year’s Hall of Fame inductees include Supermodified drivers Dave Shullick Sr. and Jim Winks as well as Supermodified car owners Norm Hagen and Lyle Howard, Modified car owner Ed Cloce and Speedway official Ed Czirr.

The Best Western PLUS Captain’s Quarters and Quality Inn is within walking distance from local shopping, fishing, parks, Fort Ontario, the Marine Museum, the Safe Haven Museum and the Richardson-Bates House Museum. A short drive will give you access to local industry, including the Oswego Speedway, SUNY Oswego, the Renaissance Festival and Fair Haven Beach State Park.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. Those interested in Speedway video programming online can subscribe to the Speedway’s YouTube Channel, ‘OswegoSpeedwayOnline’.

 

 

‘Rumble in Fort Wayne’ to expand to three days

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The “Rumble in Fort Wayne” indoor midget event, featuring top national drivers, will expand to three days for the 17th annual running on Dec. 26-28.

Separate programs are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the 1/6-mile track inside the remodeled Memorial Coliseum Expo Center, with a matinee on the final day.

National midgets and non-winged dirt modified midgets will compete all three days, joined by winged outlaw modified midgets on Saturday and Sunday. Karts will be part of the program Friday and Saturday, while quarter midgets are included Saturday and Sunday. Gates open at 11 a.m. each day, with the main portion of the program at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Event promoter Tony Barhorst said the decision to spread the holiday event over three days – prompted by Christmas falling on Thursday – was made with fans and race teams in mind.

Usually, teams practice the day prior to the “Rumble,” he noted. Running three divisions instead of five on Friday allows for adequate practice to build up a racy track surface as well as a day of racing – without requiring teams to come in on Christmas.

“A big reason is that it gives us a more comfortable and enjoyable show for fans who want to see certain divisions,” Barhorst said. “Going to three days also allows us to not run so late on Friday.

“I think a lot of fans are going to like the Sunday matinee, which is like it was in the old days of the Coliseum.”

Last year’s event was one for the ages, with veteran Russ Gamester, just shy of his 48th birthday, and high school freshman Justin Peck, 15, becoming the oldest and youngest midget feature winners, respectively, in “Rumble in Fort Wayne” history.

Gamester, driving a family-owned car built in 1977, also joined Mike Fedorcak as the only drivers to win at both the Expo Center and the former Coliseum track, which hosted midgets from 1953-89.

In addition to the racing, the Evans Toyota Fan Zone will feature race cars and other displays. Fans may purchase pit passes at the event to see drivers up close as teams prepare their cars.

More information, including the event schedule, ticket prices, entry forms and “racer’s rate” hotels, is available at www.rumbleseries.com.

 

 

Alan Krimes Will Face Nation's Best at Williams Grove 'National Open' ‘Super’ Alan Krimes Finished Fourth during 1st Annual ‘Dirt Classic’ Presented by Kasey Kahne

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

Denver, PA (October 1st, 2014) - Alan Krimes will attempt to earn the biggest victory of his career this weekend during the 52nd Annual ‘National Open’ at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series sanctioned event will feature some of the nation’s most premiere sprint car drivers and teams going head-to-head for one of the sport’s most prestigious prizes. The 2014 edition of the ‘National Open’ will feature two full days of World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competition; kicking off with a full preliminary program on Friday night, October 3rd. Alan Krimes, a Dever, Pennsylvania native and full-time competitor at the Williams Grove Speedway half-mile, will look to not only defend ‘home clay’ during the two-day ‘National Open,’ but also earn that career-first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series main event victory.

The preliminary program on Friday evening, October 3rd will feature a full World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series program; highlighted with a 25-lap, $8,000-to-win main event. Alan Krimes finished 17th during last year’s ‘National Open’ preliminary main event, after starting the 25-lapper on the outside of row number thirteen.

The 52nd Annual ‘National Open’ weekend will continue on Saturday evening, October 4th with a second full World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series program; this time highlighted with a 40-lap, $50,000-to-win main event. Unfortunately, Alan Krimes did not qualify for last year’s 40-lap finale. The 2014 Lincoln Speedway track champion was forced to retire from the event after not transferring through the ‘Last Chance Showdown.’ There were 62 cars entered.

Krimes, who is currently fourth in the Williams Grove Speedway driver point standings, will be a local heavy favorite during the two-day marquee. The pilot of the Midnite Antiques Motorsports, Conestoga Valley Garage, Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines, VRP Shocks, no. 87 ‘410’ sprint car is a former ‘Mitch Smith Memorial’ winner at the world famous dirt oval, and looks to score another ‘high-dollar’ victory at ‘The Grove’ this weekend.

Alan Krimes recently scored a top-five finish at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania last Saturday evening, September 27th; during the inaugural ‘Dirt Classic’ presented by Kasey Kahne. Krimes finished fourth during the $20,000-to-win main event. The Denver native qualified 14th fastest out of the 52 teams that entered, while also earning a podium finish (2nd & 3rd) during each of his respective heat races. Krimes’ time trial effort and heat race finishes were enough to automatically qualify him for the 40-lap main event.

‘Super’ Alan Krimes will enter the upcoming weekend fifth (5th) in the current SPEEDWAY MOTORS/CHAMPION RACING OIL PA SPRINT CAR SERIES Presented by Hoseheads.com point standings with 756 points; on the strength of two (2) Central Pennsylvania victories.

The Midnite Antiques Motorsports/Conestoga Valley Garage/Wayne Corini/Krimes Racing Engines/VRP Shocks/ ‘Super 87’ team will be a part of all of the action each and every weekend in the heart of ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ territory; chasing track championships at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway. Fans can keep up with Alan Krimes during his entire 2014 season - right here at ‘FullyInjected.com.’ Or be sure to check out Alan Krimes’ official online home at: www.ak87racing.com.

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Recent Highlights: Finished 4th (A-Main) at the inaugural ‘Dirt Classic’ Presented by Kasey Kahne at Lincoln Speedway on September 27th 2014 Wins: 2 (Two at Lincoln Speedway (PA)) 2014 Championships: Lincoln Speedway Track Champion

 

 

Larson Marks Racing Returns to Pennslyvania for Two Nights of Racing September 26, 2014 Larson Marks Racing Returns to Pennslyvania for Two Nights of Racing

RETURN TO POSSE LAND: For the fourth time this season, Larson Marks Racing and driver Shane Stewart will compete in central Pennsylvania. The team made its first career start at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway on April 26 where it finished fourth.

WILLIAMS GROVE HISTORY: Stewart has competed in five events this season at Williams Grove Speedway, with four of them being World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races. In his five starts, Stewart and the GoPro No. 2 team have earned one top-five and four top-10 finishes.

LINCOLN ROOKIE: When Larson Marks Racing first entered Lincoln Speedway on May 14 for the WoO STP race, it was the first time its driver Stewart had seen the track. He transferred to the feature event through the B-Main, but finished 24th after making contact with the Turn 2 wall. When the team returned in July, Stewart started 18th and finished 18th.

TOP-10 STREAK: Starting on the West Coast early this month, Stewart and the team have set a streak of six-consecutive top-10 finishes in the last six WoO events.

2014 WINS: In its debut season, Larson Marks Racing has earned three feature victories. The first occurred at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio in May. The team then won their preliminary night feature event in the 2014 FVP Knoxville Nationals. On September 2, Stewart ended Donny Schatz's win streak by taking the checkers at Willamette (Ore.) Speedway.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by Kyle Larson and Justin Marks. Larson, a former winged sprint car driver, is now battling for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie of the year honors and will be competing for his first Sprint Cup Series win this weekend at Dover International Speedway in Delaware. Marks also competes in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, earning a top-10 finish at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course last month. Marks also is a successful entrepreneur and owner of GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C.

CREW CHIEF: Veteran crew chief Steve Suchy oversees the No. 2 Larson Marks Racing team. Suchy, 39, has previously worked with notable drivers Larson, Cody Darrah, Stevie Smith and Greg Hodnett. A Pennsylvania native, Suchy relocated to North Carolina last winter to lead the formation of the new Larson Marks Racing team.

LARSON MARKS IN 2014: Larson Marks Racing will compete in approximately 50 races across the United States in 2014. Prominent races remaining on the team's schedule include the Williams Grove National Open and the World Finals. The team plans to compete full-time with the World of Outlaws in 2015.

NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will next race with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in the prestigious National Open at Williams Grove Speedway next Friday and Saturday.

CONNECT WITH LMR: More information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, can be found on the team's website www.larsonmarksracing.com, on its twitter account @LarsonMarks and on its Facebook page www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing.

SEASON STATS: STARTS: 43 WINS: 3 TOP-FIVES: 15 TOP-10s: 28

QUOTES: Shane Stewart, Driver, No.2 GoPro Sprint Car: "Coming to Pennsylvania and racing with these guys is the toughest thing we do all year. We seem to have an ok grip on the car for Williams Grove, but obviously, looking at our finishes at Lincoln, we have a lot of work to do there.

"Friday night's race will be a great test for next weekend's National Open. And Saturday is going to be an incredibly tough field of guys all going for a big purse. It's really cool that guys like Kasey (Kahne) step up and come back to support sprint car racing with races like this. The format is cool and I think the fans will get to see a great show."

 

 

UPPER MIDWEST THROWDOWN: CJB Tackles Bloomington and Berlin

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues to wind down; National Open on tap

TELFORD, PA. - October 1, 2014 - Sometimes, you just have an off weekend. What matters is how you bounce back.

"We had our struggles this past weekend," said Paul McMahan, driver of the #51 Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance machine. "The good news is we battled back during the features for top-10's. Finishing strong is important. Qualifying well makes that easier."

With only seven World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events remaining in the 2014 season, the CJB Motorsports team pulled into Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway. The quarter-mile bullring in the Hoosier state was the first of two races that would close out the month of September for 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.'

"We went out late in qualifying at Bloomington and that hurt us a bit," commented McMahan. "We missed the dash so we started tenth and picked up some spots on a track that was difficult to pass on. It was very fast so I am pretty happy with the result."

From Bloomington, the team trucked north into Michigan for the Outlaws debut at Berlin Raceway, near Marne.

"Our setup was off a bit in qualifying," explained McMahan. "Then, in our heat race, we had power steering issues. The team battled back and we salvaged a top-10 finish once again. I am very proud of the guys on the #51 car because they kept plugging away all night."

The CJB team will now look to make a statement during the final crown jewel event of the season. Boasting a stout field of cars and $50,000 to the winner, the Morgan Hughes National Open at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. McMahan has finished in the top-5 in the past two National Open events at the paper clip shaped half-mile.

"The National Open has a certain history to it," said McMahan, who finished fourth in last years race. "As a kid growing up in California, I would always hear stories about Jan Opperman, Doug Wolfgang and more winning races there. I've been lucky enough myself to win shows there. To win the National Open, though, would be amazing. It's a marquee event for our sport. Sure the money is great but to be able to say you and your team won it is very special. I feel very confident in our chances because I know we have a great race car and Barry (Jackson) always has a great setup in mind when it comes to that place."

EVENT BOX SCORE (Time Trials/Heat Start & Finish/Dash Start & Finish/Feature Start & Finish):

Bloomington Speedway: 6th/ 3rd (3rd)/ N/A (N/A)/ 10th (7th) - Winner: Donny Schatz

Berlin Raceway: 13th/ 5th (6th)/ N/A (N/A)/ 13th (7th) - Winner: Donny Schatz

CJB MOTORSPORTS 2014 STATS:

Starts: 83

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 43

Top-10's: 73

Average Time Trial: 6.9

Average A-main finish: 6.4

Total Laps Led: 135

UP NEXT: On tap for the weekend is the prestigious Morgan Hughes National Open weekend at Williams Grove Speedway. The doubleheader kicks off on Friday, October 3rd.

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:

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

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

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – In Badger Land!

(Bill W) September 30, 2014 – Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team spent the weekend in Wisconsin racing with the IRA series. Despite having a fast car at Luxemburg Speedway, the Altoona, Iowa driver suffered a DNF on Friday. A charge from ninth to third at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam followed on Saturday. TMAC will take this weekend off in preparation of the upcoming Trophy Cup in California.

Luxemburg was a new venue for the IRA. TMAC was fifth quick. “It was a really nice facility east of Green Bay,” he says. “It was one of the wettest, stickiest tracks I’ve been on in years. It was like a California track. We went out and qualified fifth. We were off a bit on the gear. When I went out to hot lap, it was slick and I didn’t get a good feel for it.”

He would struggle in his heat race, finishing sixth. “I think three or four cars flipped in the first heat, and we didn’t compensate enough for that,” he says. “It was really sticky. I tried to go around a guy on the first lap, and the left rear got up and I bicycled on two wheels and got clear off the racetrack. We got fortunate. A yellow came out and we got our spot back, but the car was so tight, I couldn’t even race it.”

Things would get better with a B main win. “Sometimes when you run the B, it can help you,” says TMAC. “We had been chasing the car all night, and we got it feeling really good.”

TMAC would start 11th in the feature. “I was really tight to start,” he says. “I got up in the seat a little bit and started focusing on the corners. We got better, and the car really came in. We had the fastest car at that point. We got by a lot of cars. We got to fourth and we were passing for third at the halfway point. Ian (Madsen) was there in second and we were getting ready to pass him when a lapped car spun out in front of us. I had him missed, but he let the car keep rolling down the racetrack and we hit him. We blew a tire and broke a radius rod and lost the top wing.”

The team was happy with the way they had the car setup for the main event. “It’s tough when you think you have the fastest car,” says TMAC. “I thought Doug (Rankin) and I did a good job of putting our heads together on a tough track and getting faster and faster. Really, I felt I drove well, and to end the race that way was disappointing. I was happy for Kyle Marten. It’s nice to see a young guy get his first IRA win. That was big for their team, and if we couldn’t win, it was nice to see him do it.”

TMAC was second quick on the half-mile in Beaver Dam Saturday. “Bill (Balog) went out first,” he says. “The track really slicked off in one and two. The cushion didn’t move up a whole lot, so the times dropped off quick.”

After running fourth in his heat, TMAC would start ninth in the feature. “The worst invert number possible was drawn, the ten,” he says. “I’ve always enjoyed going to Dodge County. It’s always fun to race with those guys. The cushion was the place to be in one and two and you could go either high or low in three and four.”

TMAC had things clicking again in the feature. “I was able to get by Balog on the start and I pulled up to (Mike) Reinke,” he says. “The car below him slid up in front of us and got us over the cushion. Reinke was gone. By the time I cleared those guys, the thing was going green to checker, which is fun. I wish they all could go that way, but by the time I got to third or fourth, the leaders had a straightaway on me on that big track.”

He would checker third. “We ran them down,” says TMAC of Ian Madsen and the leader, Reinke. “The car was awesome. I just didn’t get through traffic well enough. I got on Ian’s bumper there, and fell back, and then caught him again. At that point, a certain lapped car kind of parked it in front of us in turn two. I had to wait on him, and the leaders got away from me at that point. Unfortunately for Mike, he started having some engine problems. He slowed down drastically after having the race won. We were pretty happy with third.”

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

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This Month in TMAC History!

This month in TMAC history, he captured the 1990 Gary “Preacher” Patterson Classic at the San Jose Fairgrounds in San Jose, California. TMAC’s hard earned win came aboard the Weldon Offill #88 ahead of Tim Green, Jason McMillen, Paul McMahan and Ronnie Day. TMAC was tough at the now defunct Fairgrounds over the years. In 29 features there, he won eight times (28%), 19 top fives (66%) and 22 top tens (76%).

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

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Hagar Powers to Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial Victory

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 30, 2014) - Derek Hagar recorded a banner weekend during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

Hagar captured his second Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph of the season by winning Saturday's feature and he garnered a pair of top fives with the WAR series.

"Me and Jesse were teammates in a silver crown deal the year he passed away," he said. "He was a good guy and I was honored to be teammates with him. Two years ago I won the Hard Charger Award during this event so to have those two trophies feels pretty cool."

The weekend kicked off last Friday with Hagar advancing from fourth to third place during his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race. That relegated him to a B Main, which he won to transfer into the main event. He then rallied from 17th to a 12th-place result.

"We got up to 10th and on the last lap I got up above the cushion and lost a couple of spots," he said. "It was a struggle the whole night. It took me a while to adjust to going back and forth between the 360ci winged car and the 410ci nonwing car. After I finally got settled down we were good in the feature and we were a lot better on Saturday."

In WAR action, Hagar set quick time during qualifying and he charged from 10th to win his heat race. That gave him the most points entering the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 3 to line up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"We just missed on setup," he said. "Between the sprint car and the nonwing there wasn't much time. It was pretty much boom-boom the whole night. We got up to second, but as the track went away the car started going away."

He finished fifth in the nonwing feature.

The weekend concluded on Saturday with Hagar winning his ASCS heat race after starting third. That locked him into the feature redraw, where he received the No. 5 in the random draw to start the 30-lap feature on the inside of the third row.

"I had a real good car early," he said. "We shot up to third in the beginning and rode there for a little while. I could tell getting in to the corners it was getting slick on the bottom so I moved to the top. Midway through the race I pulled up beside Wayne Johnson on the frontstretch and then exiting turn two he came up the track and I got into him. I don't know if he was trying to take my line or what. It was an unfortunate deal. I tried to do everything I could to keep it from happening."

Hagar, who advanced into second place, took the lead with seven laps remaining.

"I knew that lapped traffic would play a pretty big role," he said. "(Jeff Swindell) wouldn't come off the bottom and I wasn't going to come off the top. He slid a car and lost some momentum and I capitalized on it in turns one and two. We led it for a couple of laps and then we had a caution. I made sure on the restart I got a good enough restart that I wasn't going to deal with any slide jobs in turns one and two."

Hagar's victory was his 15th of the season.

His night ended with the WAR nonwing main event. Hagar started ninth after qualifying eighth quickest and rallying from eighth to win his heat race earlier in the evening.

"We got up to fourth or fifth pretty quick in the feature," he said. "Then I ran off the race track in turns one and two and hit the wall and broke the Jacob's Ladder. I backed up to ninth or 10th. We had a couple of cautions and several red flags. We had one open red and made a lot of changes to the car. I could roll the middle really well after that and that's where we made up a lot of ground."

Hagar maneuvered to a runner-up result, which was his 22nd top five of the season.

He is slated to take this weekend off before driving for Destiny Motorsports on Oct. 10 at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, for the 2 nd annual Harvest of Sprints and on Oct. 11 at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 26 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. (winged) - Heat race: 3 (4); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 12 (17).

Sept. 26 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. (wingless) - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (10); Feature: 5 (3).

Sept. 27 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. (winged) - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 1 (5).

Sept. 27 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. (wingless) - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (8); Feature: 2 (9).

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 15 wins, 22 top fives, 26 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 10 at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, for the 2nd annual Harvest of Sprints and Oct. 11 at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

VIDEO -

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

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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

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

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

 

 

Baughman Endures Tough Weekend During Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 30, 2014) - Josh Baughman had a frustrating weekend during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway.

"We haven't been real good there all year," he said. "We missed some setup things and I had some driver errors. All weekend we kind of struggled. We were better than we were in the past, but we still weren't where we want to be."

Baughman opened the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader on Friday by finishing second in his heat race, which earned him enough points to lock the Jason Johnson Racing entry into the main event.

"We fell back for a little and then we started running the bottom and passed some cars," Baughman said. "I got in line and that was as far as we got."

He ended with a 15th-place result, which marked his 24th top 15 of the season.

The weekend concluded on Saturday with Baughman finishing fourth in his heat race to kick off the night.

"In the heat race we started on the outside," he said. "It had slicked off. The guys on the inside found some moisture. We didn't get as good of a start. Going into turn one we were fourth to the guys starting first, third and fifth."

That relegated him to a B Main. He then finished where he started - eighth - to miss a transfer.

"It was just around the rim and there wasn't a lot of passing," he said.

Baughman will take the next couple of weekends off before competing Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 26 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 15 (16).

Sept. 27 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (2); B Main: 8 (8).

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 14 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

VIDEO -

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fischer Body Shop

With Missouri locations in Eldon, Jefferson City and California, Fischer Body Shop developed its reputation as a premier body shop by hiring the best guys in the business, investing in the latest technology to improve turn-around times and by getting unlucky drivers back on the road as quickly and safely as possible. For more information, visit http://www.FischerBodyShop.com.

"We're happy to have Fischer Body Shop as part of our team," Baughman said. "Without them we wouldn't be where we're at today."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Kaley Gharst – JSTS Champion!

(Bill W) September 30, 2014 – On the strength of a win and a charge from 16th to fourth last weekend, Kaley Gharst was crowned the Jackson Sprint Touring Series champion for 2014. The runs came at the Jackson Speedway in Minnesota last Friday and Saturday. The Sandvig #7 team hopes to make another start or two before calling the season a wrap.

On Friday night, Kaley took off from the pole and led every lap of his heat race. After redrawing a starting spot for the feature outside of row two, he had a stroke of luck. “The guy who was supposed to start on the front row broke a torsion bar or something,” he says. “We were able to get the jump on (Dusty) Ballenger there on the start, and we were able to lead most of it.”

That luck faded, however, and Kaley had to work for this one. “We had a ton of cautions,” he says. “We had one with about three or four laps to go. They called me for jumping on the restart. That’s the first time I think I’ve been called for jumping a restart when I’ve been the leader.”

The Decatur, Illinois driver rebounded and reclaimed another win at Jackson. “We were able to get second on the restart,” says Kaley. “There was another yellow on the restart, and we were able to slide in front of (Thomas) Kennedy for the lead again. He ended up running out of fuel, and we didn’t have much left either. We had one more yellow and we were able to hold them off.”

Kaley wasn’t even able to run his heat race in Saturday’s finale. “We had a fuel pump come loose there, so we missed the heat,” he says. “It wasn’t too hard to fix…about five minutes…but that put us in the back of the feature.”

He would start the main event sixteenth. “We were able to get moving pretty quickly,” says Kaley. “I think we were fifth in about eight laps or so. We had a yellow there, and we were able to get to fourth on that. Unfortunately, a lap or two later, we started to have an issue with the motor. It was popping and cracking.”

Kaley tried to continue his charge, but the motor wasn’t cooperating. “We had a couple shots at third, but I missed a slider for second, and left myself hanging,” he says. “We were able to hold onto fourth. We haven’t figured out what’s wrong with the motor yet, but hopefully, it’s not too bad.”

The team is contemplating their next move. “We’re looking at doing another show or two depending on the motor,” says Kaley. “We’ll take a look at it the next couple of days. We’d like to run the Nebraska 360 Sprint show at I-80 Speedway here in a couple of weeks.”

Keep an eye on Kaley's progress this week and beyond at www.KaleyGharst.com!

 

 

King Racing Products Catalog Now Online

PETERSEN MEDIA: With teams beginning to order part and get things in line for the 2015 season, King Racing Products is exited to announce that the new King Racing Products catalog is now online making part ordering that much easier.

The complete line of American made parts is now readily available at your finger tips by simply clicking over to www.kingracingproducts.com, and clicking through the E-Catalog.

The 56-page catalog features everything King Racing Products has to offer from arms, stops, torque tubes, and numerous other parts and pieces that are proven winners.

“Our goal at BR Motorsports and King Racing Products is providing top Customer Service and high quality parts, and we are excited to have both BR and King’s catalogs online for all of our great customers,” Blake Robertson said. “We know sometimes it is easier to skim through stuff on your computer, so we are pleased to have this all ready to go before the end of the 2014 season."

Fore more information, click over to www.kingracingproducts.com, or give them a call at (559)-636-1655.

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Jerrod Hull – Queen’s Royale Down to Last Corner!

(Bill W) September 30, 2014 – Last year, Jerrod Hull was finally able to get the monkey on his back at the Queen’s Royale. This year, one of the most exciting races of the year anywhere ended with him a close second. After leading in the late stages at the event at St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington, Missouri, he was nipped at the line by Jimmy Hurley after a pass in the last corner. The Sikeston, Missouri driver will take his solid point lead in the MOWA series to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois this Friday and Saturday.

Qualifying saw Jerrod time in second quick in the Rockwell American #12, though no one was quite sure about that. “They must have timed them with a stopwatch,” he jokes. “The car who beat us by half a second was on seven cylinders. Everyone was laughing a bit. It was Jason Keith, and he got balled up on the cushion and slowed way down. It was a steel-headed modified motor, and they said it broke the track record. Even Jason was laughing.”

The qualifying effort took some pressure off of the team. “Second quick locked us into the Dash,” says Jerrod. “We did do three or four laps in a heat race and made some changes. We started fourth in the Dash, and we were able to get to third. Things felt really good heading into the feature.”

One of the best races of the year was heating up early on. “We got to second early on behind Tommy Worley,” says Jerrod. “We stayed with him. We had a caution, and after that, Jimmy Hurley was able to get around us. I was running the bottom, and the other two were running up top. The three of us ran in a group for probably ten laps. It was great. The fans said it was an awesome race. It was fun.”

With three laps to go, Jerrod saw a chance for the win. “Worley got balled up on the cushion, and Hurley did the same thing a couple laps later,” he says. “I was able to sneak by both of them and get in the lead. I was about the same speed on the bottom as they were up there.”

The last lap saw everyone holding their breath. “I saw the white flag and I was surprised it was that close to being over,” says Jerrod. “I went into one and two like I had been. In three and four, I went to the top in the last corner and got balled up on the cushion. Jimmy drove underneath me. It looked like it was going to be a slidejob and I wish it would have been. He stuck it through the middle. I went to drive underneath him, but he didn’t come up the track. He inched me out at the checkered.”

After leading taking the white flag, second was little consolation. “It was a heartbreak to get beat like that,” says Jerrod. “We’ve won some like that, and we’ve lost some. You remember how bad it hurts when it happens again. It was just a mistake. I took the wrong line and I paid. It was a fun race though. I haven’t run the bottom like that for a long time. Scott (Bonar) had the car really hooked up down there. We’re hoping to keep that going at Granite City.”

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

 

 

J&J DRIVERS KEEP UP WINNING WAYS

McKENZIE, TN - Donny Schatz continues to lead the world in Sprint car victories and increased his win total to 27 aboard a J&J Auto Racing Sprint car. Derek Hagar, Jordan Ryan, Tony Shilling, Brad Franks, and Brandon Halverson were also winners in J&J Auto Racing machines while Steve Nix earned the NMMRA championship.

SCHATZ REACHES NEW HIGH

Donny Schatz reached a new career high in wins with the World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series by sweeping WoO events at Bloomington (Indiana) Speedway Friday and Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan Saturday. Schatz drove the Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J into the lead Friday halfway through the 40-lap A-Feature at Bloomington en route to his 23rd victory of 2014. The win tied his win total from 2013, which was a career-best, and the Fargo, North Dakota driver came back Saturday and dominated the Outlaws debut at Berlin Raceway. Schatz set quick time, raced to third in his heat and advanced from sixth to second in the dash. He took the lead on lap two of the 30-lap A-feature and was never headed on his way to WoO win number 24 in 2014 and 170th of his career.

HAGAR HOT IN HOCKETT/MCMILLEN MEMORIAL

Derek Hagar out-dueled fellow J&J racer Jeff Swindell Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. Hagar started fifth in the No. 9jr J&J and followed Swindell in the No. 94 J&J through the first 20 laps of the race before over taking Swindell in traffic on lap 24 and went on to win his second ASCS National Tour victory of 2014 and 14th of the season.

Swindell held on for second and the duo were joined the podium by Sam Hafertepe, Jr. in his family-owned No. 15h J&J to complete the J&J podium sweep.

Hagar's night wasn't only in the Winged Sprint car, but his raced from ninth to second in the non-wing feature event.

RYAN FAST AT FREMONT

Jordan Ryan earned his seventh victory of 2014 Saturday at Fremont Speedway aboard the No. 5j J&J. The win in the 305 division was his fifth at the track and helped the 17-year-old pick up his second track championship of the season.

NIX TAKES NMMRA TITLE

Steve Nix and his car owner David Burns were crowned champions of the New Mexico Motor Racing Association Sprint Car Series this past weekend. Nix drove Burns' No. 52NM J&J to the title.

SHILLING SCORES SPRINT INVADERS

Tony Shilling was the class of the field last Saturday night at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Shilling wheeled Shawn Goodno's No. 22T J&J to victories in both the 25-lap Sprint Invaders feature event and 10-lap Ironman Challenge.

Josh Schneiderman finished third in the No. 49 J&J to give J&J two positions on the podium.

HALVERSON TOPS JACKSON

Brandon Halverson came out on top Saturday in the 36th annual IMCA Jackson Nationals driving the No. 32 J&J owned by Greg Valentine.

FRANKS FINISHES FIRST

Brad Franks was victorious Friday night at Bridgeport Speedway wheeling the No. 12B J&J to the top spot in the 305 feature event.

 

 

World Series of Dirt Comes to Plymouth Speedway

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) It’s finally here! The World Series of Dirt will breathe life into the Playground of Power this weekend with the SODS Championship plus six additional classes of racing.

Ryan Ruhl is looking to finish out the 2014 Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Series season as a champion, but he’ll have to get around his competitors on the fastest dirt track in Northern Indiana to clinch the title. Ruhl leads Dustin Daggett by only 12 points in the standings so it will come down to this race to crown the champion.

If this heated championship battle isn’t enough, drivers in the Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, Thunder Stocks, Dickies Restaurant 600 Sprints, Super Modifieds and Cyber Stocks will be feature racing in this fall clash.

In all, over 150 cars in seven classes of racing are expected to be a part of this event.

Come to the track on Friday night for testing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., stay overnight in your camper for free and get ready for racing on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET.

Don’t forget the Lane Automotive 50 Race of Champions, presented by All Star Performance, Cometic Gasket, Inc., and JE Pistons with K1 Technologies on Oct. 10 and Oct. 11 at Plymouth Speedway.

For ticket information and complete Race of Champions payout, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Driver Craig Dollansky Finishes Fourth at Williams Grove

Inside Line Promotions - ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (Sept. 30, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports driver Craig Dollansky earned a top five last Friday during his season debut at Williams Grove Speedway.

The solid night also gave the Big Game Treestands team a good direction for when it returns to the half-mile track in Mechanicsburg, Pa., this Friday and Saturday for the $50,000-to-win 52nd annual National Open with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

"It was good to get a night in there for the first time this year," Dollansky said. "Overall I was pretty happy with our team's performance. It was good all the way through. We kept working on some things to get ourselves better."

The team kicked off the night by qualifying seventh quickest. Dollansky then won his heat race after starting third and he advanced from fifth to fourth place during the dash, which lined him up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"We were running in the top three the better part of the race," he said. "We were there with the leaders. We were trying some different lines and gave up a position."

Dollansky finished fourth, which marked the 16th top five of the season for the Big Game Treestands team.

"I'm definitely pretty encouraged," he said. "I felt real comfortable. The car felt good. We made some good progress and learned some things. Going into Williams Grove, where they have a pretty good weekly program, to finish with a top five was a pretty good result for our team."

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway for the $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne.

Dollansky qualified sixth quickest and he finished second in his first heat race. He then placed seventh in the second heat race, which was inverted. That lined the Big Game Treestands team up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.

"The first part of the night was pretty good for us," he said. "Come feature time we weren't where we needed to be with our race car. We weren't making a lot of progress. At the end of the day it seemed like it was difficult to pass and I pulled the car in to save our stuff for the following weekend."

Dollansky was credited with a 20th-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 26 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (3); Dash: 4 (5); Feature: 4 (4).

Sept. 27 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race #1: 2 (2); Heat race #2: 7 (7); Feature: 20 (11).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 5 wins, 16 top fives, 25 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the 52nd annual National Open with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

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Dover Remains Consistent During Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 30, 2014) - Jack Dover extended his top-10 streak to 10 consecutive races with a solid outing last weekend during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

Dover finished seventh and ninth, respectively, at Lucas Oil Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"I'm not upset about it, but I'm not happy because I know that we have the equipment to do well," he said. "We're still trying to figure out the new car and with the National guys there I'm content with top 10s."

Dover advanced from fourth to second place during his heat race both nights, which locked him into each main event.

"I just got good starts and everything happened on the first lap," he said. "All the heats were pretty stacked."

The heat race performance advanced Dover into the feature redraw on Friday, when he pulled the highest number - eight - during the random draw. That lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"Pretty much the track was right around the top side," he said. "You couldn't do anything on the bottom. It was follow the guy in front of you and don't miss your line. I got one person and that's where we stayed. It was actually a pretty boring race."

Dover, who finished seventh on Friday, started Saturday's main event on the inside of the sixth row.

"They worked the track before the feature," he said. "In the very beginning it was really good. It was pretty even on the bottom and top. The track was just too good where you didn't see much passing."

Dover's ninth-place finish marked his 33rd top 10 of the season.

He will take the next couple of weekends off before the Winter Nationals Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 26 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 7 (8).

Sept. 27 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 9 (11).

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 14 wins, 25 top fives, 33 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to video by XSAN of Dover's Bill Smith Memorial Race of Champions victory at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on Aug. 30: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=690556044355835&fref=nf

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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 couple of years ago and it has worked flawlessly ever since."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. The only variable missing is a reliable truck and trailer. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail teamdover@gmail.com.

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AUSTIN PROCK TAKES 2014 STARS NATIONAL MIDGET TITLE

By: Rich Murray Morris, Illinois (September 30, 2014)—Austin Prock’s championship season in the D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midgets did not actually begin with this season’s opening race. The proverbial ball got rolling in the latter half of his 2013 campaign when he closed the STARS season by winning three out of the final four races. Coming into the 2014 season, Prock knew he had the car and the team to win the title, but had to show more consistency and finish races more often. On opening night, May 31st, at Grundy County Speedway, Austin set the tone for the season after winning the feature from the sixth starting spot by utilizing the high side of the track to perfection. He followed that win up one week later by chalking up yet another first place finish. At that point, Prock had already shot out to a commanding point lead and had won five of the previous six STARS races dating back to the 2013 season. Prock, the 19-year-old who hails from Avon, Indiana, had his confidence riding high and never relented the point lead that he jetted out to at the beginning of the season. Along the way, Prock would score two more wins: Grundy County on July 26th and Kalamazoo on August 16th. At the conclusion of the season, Prock led all STARS drivers in several different statistical categories including: feature laps led (130), most races led (5), top-five finishes (10), top-ten finishes (12), heat race wins (4), and feature starts (12). Additionally, Prock has made a dramatic climb up the all-time STARS record list, of which he now ranks second in feature wins (8), third in top-five finishes (18), fourth in top-ten finishes (24), sixth in feature starts (32), and second in heat race wins (8). Furthermore, his win at the end of last season and his victories in the first two races of this season set a new record win streak of three consecutive wins for the driver of Beast/Mopar #41. This year marked the first time in Prock’s career that he had run every scheduled race in the series he was competing in. Being crowned as champion means a great deal to Prock and is a testament to the team’s hard work throughout the season. To help guide him to the title, it takes a lot of sacrifice from many different people. According to Prock, the success is due first and foremost to the commitment from his family. “My family has sacrificed a lot to let my brother and me race,” Prock acknowledges. “My brother (Thomas) does a phenomenal job setting up my race car. My dad builds the baddest four-cylinder engine in midget racing and my mom gives us the support we need to win.” Austin's lineage in racing dates back to the tenure his great grandfather, Jimmy Prock, had as a riding mechanic in the Indianapolis 500 from 1930 to 1933 alongside driver Chet Miller. Austin's grandfather, Tom Prock, was the crew chief for Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen when he won the Funny Car portion of the U.S. Nationals in 1978. Austin's dad, also named Jimmy Prock, is a two-time NHRA Funny Car champion crew chief, most recently calling the shots during John Force's 16th NHRA championship season in 2013. Now, Austin is beginning to make a name for himself and is receiving help from another big name that came from the open wheel, short-track ranks: Tony Stewart. During the week, the Prock team houses their car in the Tony Stewart Racing shop in Brownsburg, Indiana. Stewart allows the team to use any tool they need to help get their car ready for the next battle. “I have to thank everyone at Tony Stewart Racing for teaching us everything we know about a midget,” Prock said. “If it wasn't for them, I don't know where we would be right now. We would definitely not be a champion. I've got some really good people behind me. I’ve got to thank my sponsors and, last but not least, the Guglielmucci boys (Austin and Alex) for all their help in the pits this year.” Prock would like to thank all of his sponsors: CP Carrillo, Calico, Venolia, BMRS, Sparco, Tony Stewart Racing, PPG Paint, Jegs, Mac Tools, Lucas Oil, and Pace Performance Coatings.

 

Trenca Thrilled for More Racing Next Season Following Solid 2014 Campaign

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (Sept. 30, 2014) - Joe Trenca is excited about next year following this season, which was filled with learning and fresh seat time at new race tracks for the Mucci Motorsports driver.

"We learned a lot this season and progressed, but it was a really tough season," he said. "Our finishes didn't show our strength this year. We had numerous times we were in the top five and just had stuff go wrong. It stinks because it doesn't show it in our stats, but we had a lot of speed and were a contending car."

Trenca earned his lone top five of the season on May 31 during his debut at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pa., with the Patriot Sprint Tour.

"It was a good run," he said. "We were one of the faster cars on the track. We were catching the cars in front of us. If we had a few more laps who knows if we could have got a top three or even a win there."

Trenca ended up with six top 10s, highlighted by an eighth-place finish during the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Sept. 13 at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada.

"I had missed the feature there by a spot the last two years," he said. "To finally make it and win the passing points deal was really cool. It was a big confidence boost for me. I love that track. We've had really good runs there. A top 10 at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals is a big confidence booster."

Another highlight for the season was Trenca's debut at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on July 11. He won the B Main that night and earned a pair of top 20s during the doubleheader that weekend.

"It was really cool to win a B Main there, especially not starting on the pole and passing for the lead," he said. "I was kind of in awe the whole weekend I was there. It was a really cool experience. We've already booked our hotel rooms for next year."

Trenca said the team will compete in approximately 30-to-40 360ci races next year and in another 10-to-15 410ci events.

"There will be a lot more races next year," he said. "We're hoping to find a few more sponsors so we can go on the road more to get more seat time. We are also in search of a part-time/full-time crew chief."

Interested applicants can call 315-427-7827 and speak with Ron about the position.

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 6 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 23 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

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"We saw the Shell Shock Designs helmets for a while and we decided to get one," Trenca said. "Noah is a great guy to work with and we're excited to go back to him."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Outdoor Factory Outlet, Fast Axle, National Parts Peddler, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Total Seal Piston Rings, Schoenfeld Headers, Pepsi, Shute's Water Systems, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, 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.

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Madsen Scores 11th Overall Win of 2014

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team had a very strong weekend as they pocketed a pair of podiums including a win at the Dodge County Fair Speedway, making it nine on the year in the United States, and 11 total since January 1st.

“We were really fast all weekend, and it feels great to get another win for these guys,” Madsen said.

With 30 cars on hand for the IRA Series event on Saturday night, Madsen timed the Nehring Construction/Aspen Aire/Kline Electric No. 18 machine in 10th fastest, putting himself in the second row of his heat race.

Slipping back to the fourth when the race went green, Madsen was able to move back into third within a lap, and would finish in the same position, as he transferred to the feature event.

Lining up third in the feature event, Madsen got off to a great start as he rocketed into the second spot, as the top-two quickly distanced themselves from the rest of the field.

Breaking out to nearly a straight-away advantage of the third place car, Madsen set his sights on the race lead, as the lead duo got into traffic. Traffic was tough on this night, as Madsen got held up, and actually slipped back to third spot at one time.

Though traffic bit him, Madsen would fight back to take the lead near the halfway point, only to fall back to second as Reinke got him back.

With the track relatively clear, Madsen stayed glued to Reinke’s back bumper, and took the lead back in the closing stages of the race to much of the crowd’s delight. With Reinke on hi back bumper, Madsen was able to fend him off and pick up the very exciting feature event win.

Friday night at the Luxemburg Speedway, Madsen started on the pole of his heat race, and after a handful of red flags, was able to jump into the lead, and pick up the win, putting him into the feature event.

Lining up in the fourth row of the feature, Madsen battled for the sixth spot in the early laps until thick lapped traffic came into play. Getting pinned behind a couple of lapped cars for a restart, Madsen made a huge move to get by the slower cars, and ultimately work his way into the fourth spot.

Sitting in fourth with two laps left in the race, Madsen was able to make a pass for third coming to the checkered flag.

“We have such an awesome team, and it is a pleasure to drive for them,” Madsen said. “We have been fast all year, and hopefully as the season comes to a close we can stay fast, and carry it over into the next season.”

Ian and his KCP acing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply, Royal Flooring, Greenland Homes of Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Factory Kahne, Rider Racing Engines, JRS Excavating, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, The Stone Shop, Aspen Aire Inc. Heating and Cooling, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Kent Performance, Revolution Race Gear, Lucas Oil, Wings Unlimited, and Kustom Concrete Pumping for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-83, Wins-11, Top-5’s- 35, Top 10’s-47

ON TAP: The KCP Racing team will be back in action this weekend with the MOWA in Granite City, IL.

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

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The Mad Man 10th at Berlin Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though it wasn’t a weekend where he contended for wins, Kerry Madsen still showed his consistency as he scored another Top-10 finish with the World of Outlaws, by way of his 10th place run at the Berlin Raceway on Saturday night.

“It was not our best weekend, but we moved forward in both feature events,” Madsen said.

Timing in 9th fastest, Madsen would run second in his heat race, but would not be eligible for the night’s dash, and lined up 11th in the feature event.

On the slick surface, cars jockeyed for position, but big charges were not happening on this night, as Madsen was able to gain a spot, as he came across the stripe in the 10th spot aboard his Keneric Racing/American Racing No. 29 machine.

“The track was pretty slick, and we had a lot of side-by-side racing, but we just couldn’t get a big run forward,” Madsen said.

On Friday night at the Bloomington Speedway, Madsen timed his machine in 18th quick on the tight bullring, and from that point on he had his work cut out for himself.

Scoring a fourth place finish in his heat race, Madsen moved into the feature event, though he would grid the field from the 17th spot.

On the tight bullring, Madsen used both the cushion and the bottom of the speedway, as there was action all over the track. Racing wheels to wheel, sometimes three wide, Madsen would work his way forward and ultimately pick up a 13th place finish.

“I have to thank my guys for working hard all weekend,” Madsen said. “We were just a little off, but I know we will bounce back, and hopefully be a little better this coming weekend.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-90, Wins-9, Top-5’s-46, Top 10’s-70

ON TAP: Madsen and his Keneric Racing will now head back to Pennsylvania where they will be at the Williams Grove Speedway this Friday and Saturday night for the National Open.

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Felker Records First Midget Victory at Port City, Second Straight POWRi West Win

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Sept. 30, 2014) - Andrew Felker scored his first career midget victory at Port City Raceway last Saturday during the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series event.

"It feels good, especially being back at the track where I grew up," he said. "That's where I ran every week for the first three or four years of racing micros."

Felker, who estimated he had earned 40-to-50 micro sprint victories at the bullring, kicked off Saturday night by advancing from fourth to second place in his heat race.

"I went to the top in turns one and two on the start and got to second," he said. "I tried to reel in Tyler (Thomas) for most of the race. I got to him on the last lap, but ran out of time to do much."

That lined Felker up on the outside of the third row for the 25-lap main event.

"I jumped up to the top early," he said. "The top was real slick to a pretty good-sized ledge. You had to be really careful because the car wanted to bicycle."

Felker quickly advanced into second place before he started searching for a way to drive around the leader.

"I couldn't really get my momentum up so I started following him on the bottom," he said. "I couldn't find a way to get around him down there so I went back to the top. It took about four laps to get my momentum up and I got enough just to clear him. Then I went back down to the bottom for the rest of the race."

Felker took the lead just after the midpoint of the race as he cruised to his second straight victory. It marked his third win of the season.

He is scheduled to race this Thursday through Saturday at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., during the Gold Crown Midget Nationals with the USAC Honda National Midget Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 27 - Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (6).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 3 wins, 10 top fives, 28 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 38 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., for the Gold Crown Midget Nationals with the USAC Honda National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndrewFelkerRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndrewFelker11a

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

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APPAREL -

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

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

 

 

BRIAN LEPPO RETIRING FROM RACING

By Brad Vores for Brian Leppo Racing September 30, 2014

Excitement was abundant from Brian Leppo friends and fans following last week’s announcement that Brian would be returning to the wheel of a sprint car for the Dirt Classic presented by Kasey Kahne at Lincoln Speedway. With the Apple Motorsports #12 coming out of retirement for what was to be a one race deal, Brian strapped back for the event but Brian didn’t transfer into the main event. Despite being asked to pilot the car in this weekend’s National Open at Williams Grove and talk about a 2015 deal with the team, Brian declined the offer and instead announced that he is stepping away from racing. “I am stepping away from racing to continue to enjoy family time,” Leppo said about his sudden announcement. “This wasn’t an easy decision but I feel it’s the right one.” Brian started racing family owned cars in 1990 and was able to compete in micro sprints before moving up through into the 410 sprint car ranks. “I’ve been fortunate to have lived a dream out, thanks to my parents, grandparents, friends and family along with great car owners, great sponsors and great crew members,” Leppo added. “I greatly appreciate all of my fans and great people we’ve worked with along the way. I have a lot to be thankful for.” Brian has been fortunate to race for some of the best car owners in the Central Pennsylvania during his years including Swope Motorsports, Keen Motorsports, CC Dietz Motorsports, CJB Motorsports, Zemco Racing and Apple Motorsports. “I have to thank Lee Stauffer for asking me to run the car last week,” he stated. “Despite not having the results we were hoping for last Saturday, we had a good time being back at the races.”

 

 

Triple X Race Components      Seven Wins for Stevie

9/30/14

With the final race weekend of September in the books, Stevie Smith has built big momentum heading in to the 2014 National Open, as the “Black Bandit” picked up win number six and seven this past weekend in Central PA along with $24,000 in prize winnings aboard the Fred Rahmer owned #51s XXX. Triple X Race Components wants to congratulate Stevie and our other Team XXX drivers on their accomplishments from this past weekend and all season long. Joining Stevie in victory lane were Aaron Ott at Selinsgrove Speedway in PA, Jimmy Christian at Ocean Speedway in CA, Jay Cole at Grays Harbor Raceway in WA and Andy Bradley at Bloomington Speedway in IN.

Stevie Smith made a statement this past weekend in Central PA. That statement read: When big money is on the line, the conversation starts with The Black Bandit. One week before the 2014 National Open, Smith took the Fred Rahmer owned #51s XXX to back to back wins on Friday and Saturday night, collecting $24,000 for his efforts. On Friday night at Williams Grove, Smith and Greg Hodnett engaged in an epic duel with the two exchanging move after move in clean air before hitting traffic. Hodnett held the early advantage amongst slower cars but Smith had the ability to move is XXX to any part of the track he wanted, eventually using a slidejob in the three and four to grab the lead for around the halfway point of the race before taking the $4,000 win. On Saturday night, Lincoln Speedway hosted the first Dirt Classic presented by Kasey Kahne for $20,000 to win. Using a modified Knoxville format, Smith was second quick in time trials, won his first heat race and finished third in his second heat to earn the pole for the main event. After fellow XXX driver Lance Dewease beat him out of the gates, Smith grabbed the lead on lap 2 and clicked off the remaining 38 circuits with ease to grab the victory ahead of Dewease, making it an XXX 1-2 finish. The $20,000 payday was the biggest in Lincoln history, and one of Smith’s biggest scores of his legendary career.

XXX chassis dominated Pennsylvania this weekend and Aaron Ott was a big part of that equation. The 14th annual National Open for 360/358 Sprint Cars ran on Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway, and after 35 laps of action, it was Aaron in the Don Ott powered #25 XXX taking the win. Ott started fourth and moved into third on lap seven. Aaron moved into second on lap seventeen and began stalking race leader Justin Barger, and on lap 31, he used the inside of turn four to make the pass. From there, Aaron streaked away to a two second advantage as he crossed under the checked flag for the win.

Jay Cole survived and thrived at a challenging Grays Harbor Raceway on Saturday to finish the 2014 campaign with a win. Cole came from mid pack to take the lead late in the main event on a track that had been soaked with rain and was tough to navigate. Jay found the smoothest groove to race in his XXX and patiently moved forward on his way to the victory.

Congratulations go out to Andy Bradley who took his Hoosier Speed backed XXX to a win at Bloomington Speedway on Saturday. Bradley drives XXX Midget converted to a 1200 and in his own words – “We bested 38 cars Friday night, mostly due to my Hoosier Speed Triple X’s ability to get to the ground. The forward bite the car displayed was amazing and proved unbeatable.”

Jimmy Christian won the highest paying race for the Wingless Sprints at Ocean Speedway this season, the 7th annual Walt Bronco Memorial on Friday night. Christian qualified 4th and went from third to first in his heat, earning him a spot in the dash. After moving from 3rd to 2nd in the dash, he parlayed his outside row one starting spot to a win in his XXX chassis, collecting an additional $600 for first place on top of the normal class payout.

 

 

Willie Croft Second At Fall Nationals Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- With a scheduling conflict only allowing himself to race on Friday night, Willie Croft made the most of it, as he picked up another exciting second place finish, mirroring his second place finish from one week ago at the Petaluma Speedway, during he opening night of the Fall Nationals.

“It was a fun race, and I am happy with how we ran, and I am really happy to see Jonathan Allard in victory lane, this is a pretty special weekend for him and his family,” Croft said.

With 48 cars in the house for the Friday night show, Croft timed his Holey Smokes BBQ/Christian Stover Foundation/ButlerBuilt backed No. 29 machine in second fastest, before storming to second in his heat race.

Qualifying for the dash, the Sacramento, CA driver went from seventh to fifth, putting his Brown and Miller/FK Rod Ends/Hinchman Indy machine in the third row of the feature event.

After a lap three caution, Croft used the restart to jump into the third spot as he chased after race leader, Jonathan Allard, and second running Rico Abreu for eight laps, until Abreu slowed under caution on the 11th lap with a flat right rear.

A quick four lap run saw Allard pull away from Croft, but a restart on the 15th lap saw the duo thrill the crowd as they raced side by side for two laps, until the caution again waived on the 17th lap.

On what would ultimately be the race’s final restart, Croft would bobble just a little on the restart, letting Allard have some breathing room, but he quickly erased the gap, as he pounded the high-side of the speedway, in hot pursuit.

As the white flag waived, Croft gave it all he had as he chased after Allard, but he came up just short, as he crossed the stripe with a very strong second place finish.

“This was my Fall Nationals, and I was pumped to finish second. It was a tribute race to Stephen Allard, and I am really glad we had a great showing. We all miss Stephen Allard dearly, and it’s cool to run well in his honor,” Croft said after the race.

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

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

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-24, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8 Top 10’s-10.

ON TAP: With three straight weekends of racing scheduled at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA, Croft is hoping to get to a couple of them in preparations for the Trophy Cup.

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

 

 

Gravel Grabs Two More WoO Top 10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA- In action in Bloomington, IN and Berlin, MI over the weekend, David Gravel remained very consistent with the World of Outlaws as he picked up two more Top-10 finishes.

“It was another solid weekend for us,” Gravel said. “We started our weekend off with a track record, and raced okay, and got a couple of Top-10’s out of it.”

Kicking things off at the lightning fast Bloomington Speedway on Friday night, Gravel got off to a great start as he set a new track record board the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle entry during qualifying time trials.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, Gravel would slip back to a sixth place finish, forcing him to go through the B Main for a transfer position into the feature event. Lining up on the pole of the LCS, Gravel jumped out to the lead and cruised to the win, putting his machine in the fifth row for the 40-lap feature event.

In the feature event, Gravel ran inside the Top-10 as he battled with Paul McMahan and Steve Kinser during much of the 40-lap contest. As the laps wore down, Gravel settled into the eighth spot, where he would ultimately go on to finish.

Heading to Berlin, MI on Saturday night, Gravel’s night got off to another nice start as he timed in eight fastest, before finishing third in his heat race.

Lining up 10th in the feature event, the Watertown, CT driver did not get off to a very strong start, as he gave up a few positions, when the green dropped, and spent the duration of the race trying to get those spots back.

Working back inside the Top-10, Grave would close his weekend out by scoring his second Top-10 finish of the weekend.

“My guys worked hard all weekend long on this thing, and I think it showed,” Gravel said. “We were pretty fast, we just struggled a little bit in both features. I have to thank my team as well as Dennis and Teresa Roth for their continued support. As the season gets closer to the end, I’m hoping we can score a couple more wins.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2014.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-85, Wins-3, Top 5’s-25, Top 10’s-55.

ON TAP: Gravel and his Roth Motorsports will now head to Mechanicsburg, PA for the National Open at the Williams Grove Speedway this Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and by following David on Twitter @davidgravel89g.

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Harli White 14th In Hockett/McMillin Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- Harli White made the trip to the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO to pay homage to the late Jesse Hockket and Daniel McMillin in the race dubbed as the Hockett/McMillin Memorial.

“We had some set backs during the weekend, but it was nice to make the feature event out of our heat race on Friday,” White noted.

Starting on the front row of her race on Friday night, the Lindsay, OK driver jumped into the race lead, and never looked back, as he picked up the win aboard her Mesilla Valley Transportation/Jerry Tucker Roustabout/Lucas Oil backed No. 17w machine, transferring into the feature event, where she earned a spot in the redraw.

Though she won her heat, upon pulling into the pit area, the team was forced to make a rear-end change, as White’s let go during the heat. The team was able to make repairs, and White was able to make the call for the feature event from the second row.

When the race went green, White then felt issues under her hood, as he engine was not running like it had during her heat race. Sputtering and missing, White was visually struggling with it, as she faded back to score a 14th place finish.

“It just was not running right at all during the feature, so we opted to make a swap during he day Saturday before the races,” she added.

Getting things buttoned up, and race ready for Saturday night, White found herself with a very high pill during the draw, and ultimately lined up in the last row of her heat race.

With her lane not taking off when the green dropped, White had her work cut out for her, as she was able to get up to the fifth spot, but did not earn enough to transfer into the feature event.

Lining up sixth in the night’s B, White could only get up to the fifth spot again, bringing her night to an end.

“We had some set backs, after it looked like we would have a great start to our weekend, but Saturday just did not go our way,” she explained. “I have to thank my dad for working so hard, and our sponsors for all of their continued support.”

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

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-45, Wins-0, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-15.

ON TAP: White will take a weekend off before returning to action October 10th-11th at the I44 Riverside Speedway for a midget event.

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

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Lance Dewease Second at Dirt Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Lance Dewesae and his Dietz Motorsports team continue to hit their stride, as Dewease picked up a second place finish during Saturday night’s Kasey Kahne Dirt Classic at the Lincoln Speedway.

“We had really good speed all night,” Dewease said. “We timed in with quick time, ran well in our heats, and put ourselves in a spot for the feature event.”

With 52 cars in the house for the inaugural event, Dewese set the standard in time trials, before going on to score a win in his first heat race and a fourth place finish in his second heat race, lining him up on the front row of the feature event along side Stevie Smith.

As the race came to life, Dewease grabbed the early lead, but was flanked by a very pesky Smith. On the second lap, Smith was able to get by Dewease for what was ultimately the race winning move, but Dewease hounded Smith for much of the race.

As the laps clicked off Dewease slowly faded from Smith, allowing the leader to pull to nearly a two second lead, but with eight laps to go, Dewease erased that gap, as he pulled back up to race leader.

In dense traffic, Dewease looked to make the winning move, but could not find his opening, and wound up finishing in the second spot.

“We had a pretty good race there with Stevie, but he was just a little better on this night,” he added. “We had a nice weekend, and hopefully we can run well again with the World of Outlaws this weekend at the Grove.”

Friday night, Dewease was in action at the Williams Grove Speedway for one final tune up before the National Open.

Winning his heat race, the Fayetteville, PA driver lined up sixth in the feature event, and worked his way into the third spot, midway through the feature event.

A late race caution bunched the field back up, giving Dewesae one final chance to make a bid for the top spot, but under the yellow, Dewease had a spark plug go bad, causing his engine to stumble, but he was able to hang on to a fifth place finish.

“We are all working well together, and putting ourselves in contention night in and night out right now, and hopefully we can repeat our performance at the Summer Nationals, and defend our home turf.”

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

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-57, Wins-4, Top 5’s-23, Top 10’s-35.

ON TAP: Dewease will be at Williams Grove on both Friday and Saturday as the World of Outlaws come to town for the National Open.

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

 

 

Wheatley Charges from 14th to Podium Finish at Grays Harbor Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 29, 2014) - Austen Wheatley scored his fourth podium of the season last Saturday during the season finale at Grays Harbor Raceway.

"I wish we would have got the win, but I think we were really close," he said. "I got a better finish than I thought I would for how the track conditions were. I was pretty happy with that."

Wheatley qualified sixth quickest. Since it was championship night there were no heat races. Therefore the drivers who had to qualify lined up behind the top eight in points at Grays Harbor Raceway for the main event, which started Wheatley on the outside of the seventh row.

"The track was really rough and one lane," he said. "The roughness played into my hands. The bottom got so rough that everybody had to go high and search for a smooth line. I think I got four or five cars on the initial start."

Wheatley then made the bottom groove work in the final laps as he closed in on the battle for the lead.

"With two laps to go we started getting into lapped traffic," he said. "The lapped cars were about 30 miles per hour slower. We were about three wide coming to the white flag. I got pinned behind a lapped car on the frontstretch and the two drivers in front of me snuck above him going into turn one and I couldn't."

Wheatley held on for the third-place result, which also marked his eighth top five of the season.

He will take the next couple of weekends off before racing Oct. 16-18 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 27 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 6; Feature: 3 (14).

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 9 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 16-18 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

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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, The Oil Medics, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, Bell and King Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Justin Miller

PLYMOUTH, WIS]-September 24, 2014- The Veritas Financial, Arbor Green Contractors, In Motion Dance Studio, Meyer Motors, BMG Designs, Glacier Transit and Storage, Dooley and Associates, Twisted Cuisine, Larry Nelson, Fiedler Excavating, Meyer Farms, Anytime Fitness of Plymouth, Terry’s Tree Service and R&H Enterprises, TearOff Apparel, Triple X racing Chassis powered by Revolution Engine Development 360, Afco Shocks, Velocity Wings, and American Racer Tires #15M was a top point car in four different series this year!

Miller completed the 360 race season and captured a 3rd place point finish with the Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) Master series; a 5th place finish with the MSA Challenge Series, 4th place with the Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car (EWSC) group and a 7th place point finish with the Plymouth Dirt Track. Miller (PDTR) for a total of 29 nights. He captured 9 top 5 finishes 20 top 10 finishes ( 2 heat race victories and 1 B-main victory).

Miller started, "I am extremely humbled and proud of our entire team. In my 5th season I achieved a lot of my goals but I couldn't have done it without the support of my family, sponsors/race partners and our awesome fans. We had a wonderful year and I am so blessed."

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Scelzi Set for 360ci Season Debut at Thunderbowl Raceway This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Sept. 29, 2014) - Dominic Scelzi will make his 360ci season debut at his favorite track this Saturday.

Scelzi is set to tackle Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Harry Talbot Classic Memorial.

"We haven't run a 360 in Tulare all year long," he said. "This will be my first race with our new 360 that we're getting this week. It will tell us a lot about what we need to work on. I feel extremely confident going in."

It will also provide a test prior to the 21st annual Trophy Cup, which will be held at the unique track Oct. 16-18.

"I always feel more confident and more comfortable at that track," he said. "It's completely different than any other race track I've been to. With the long straightaways and tight corners, it gets right up on the fence. From the get-go it's so technical and difficult to race it brings me back to the micro track in Visalia where I grew up racing."

Scelzi said that he prefers the tough racing and technical aspect that is showcased at Thunderbowl Raceway.

"Every single time I've been there we've been up against the fence," he said. "You're either good or you're not. That's what I love about it. You can't fake it around that track."

Scelzi has earned a top 10 in each of his past two races at the track.

SEASON STATS -

33 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Harry Talbot Classic Memorial

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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"We've grown really close as friends," Scelzi said. "We really enjoy their support and hope to build bigger and better things in the future."

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

 

 

Skagit Speedway Dirt Cup to sanction with ASCS National Tour for 2015!!

When Skagit Speedway hosts the 44th Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by Jack in the Box, it will be a marquee stop for the ASCS National Tour. The three day event held June 25, 26 & 27 will include a purse in excess of $100,000 with $15,000 going to the winner and $1,000 to start the finals on Saturday night.

"We are excited to partner with the ASCS National Series for our 2015 Dirt Cup. We are committed to providing our fans and racers the best programs that are available and this is a natural fit. A change in the procedure for Dirt Cup was needed and including the ASCS National Series teams along with the teams from the west coast and Canada will produce a spectacular event" said Skagit Speedway promoter Steve Beitler. “I have watched the success of the Trophy Cup in California and the Short Track Nationals in Arkansas when they switched from 410 engines to 360s. Almost all of the local teams own ASCS engines so the fans will see the same drivers plus many new ones from the west coast and Canada”.

"Dirt Cup has always been an event you've heard about and marked on your bucket list," commented ASCS Director, Matt Ward. "For the series, it's a huge step forward to include such a marquee event for our drivers. I hope the fans are as happy as we are to have Skagit Speedway on the 2015 schedule”.

The event will combine total points from the first two nights of action to determine the starting lineup for Saturday’s finals. Another change in the venue will be moving the Fan Fest party from Wednesday Night to Saturday afternoon. The fan Fest party will include a meet and greet with the drivers, live music, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Auction and a variety of fun activities for the fans young and old.

For more info: www.skagitspeedway.com

 

 

Rilat Records Runner-Up Result During ASCS Gulf South Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Sept. 29, 2014) - Travis Rilat overcame dicey track conditions to post a runner-up result on Saturday at Battleground Speedway.

Rilat kicked off the ASCS Gulf South Region season finale by maneuvering from eighth to third place during his heat race.

"I think I got them pretty much all on the first lap," he said. "The track was heavy. It was overcast and cool. They didn't have many cars so the track wasn't widening. I knew I had to pass cars on the start. I think I was fourth coming off turn two and the next corner I picked off a car for third."

That earned Rilat a spot in the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 3 in the random draw to line up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"It was raining pretty much the whole time during the feature," he said. "We had a couple of cautions which allowed the track to get slimy. On a restart I didn't get in the cushion like I should have. (Channin) Tankersley came motoring around me and Wes Miller. It was me playing it a little safe. I knew I should have went up high. I just made one mistake."

Rilat, who had advanced into second at the start of the feature, fell to third during the restart. He then passed Miller later in the race en route to the second-place finish.

"It could have been better, but it could have been worse," he said.

It marked Rilat's ninth top five of the season and his seventh with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

Rilat will return to competition driving for Richard Saumure Oct. 16-18 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., where he will make his debut at the 21 st annual Trophy Cup.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 27 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 3 (8); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 3 wins, 9 top fives, 15 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 16-18 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

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Located in Dallas, Shop the BOSS offers a large selection of hardwood flooring products below closeout prices for retail customers. For more information, visit http://www.ShoptheBOSS.com.

"Shop the BOSS was created by Richard Bell, who has been a really good friend," Rilat said. "He's got a pretty unique deal going on. As his business has grown and expanded, he's been able to do a lot more with the team."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

 

 

Quest Restoration Partners with Buckeye Machine BOSS Tour

The Buckeye Machine BOSS Sprints are proud to welcome Quest Restoration based in Toledo, Ohio to the strong lineup of sponsors who contribute to the tour. Quest has partnered to become the fourth heat race sponsor at the final 2 events of 2014. The series is set to close out the season with events at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, October 4th and the Eldora Speedway on Saturday, October 11th.

Quest Restoration released the following statement today:

"Quest Restoration , the leader in restoration services and disaster clean up in the Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana area, is excited to announce our partnership with BOSS sprints for the remainder of the 2014 season. Quest Restoration is coming on board as a heat race sponsor. With the strides the BOSS series has made since it's inception and Quest's push to become recognized as the industry leader, the partnership is a natural pairing. The quality of the BOSS organization naturally highlights Quest's own commitment to quality in restorative services and disaster clean up. We are further pleased by the opportunity to give something back to the racing community. Look for big things in the future from both Quest Restoration and BOSS sprints."

Quest now joins Burdette Builders of Sunman, Indiana, Lias Tire/American Racer of Indiana, Pennsylvania, and FAST Signs of Dayton, Ohio as primary heat race sponsors on the BOSS championship tour. Without the help of these fine supporters of the sport, the BOSS series would not be what it is. Buckeye Machine of Forest, Ohio is the title sponsor and bonus awards are being supplied in 2014 by The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, Ohio, Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair of Ashland, Ohio, Lynn Cook of Dayton, Ohio, McMillin Apiaries of Wampum, Pennsylvania, Rusty and Cappie McClure of Ashland, Ohio, along with tire sponsors Hoosier and American Racer.

Watch for more details on the final two events to be posted in the next few days. Drivers from North Carolina, Florida and Wisconsin have already indicated they will be entered in the Fremont race on October 4th!

 

 

Carson Macedo Claims Pair of Fall Nationals Top 10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA- Carson Macedo and his Tarlton Racing team spent their weekend at the Silver Dollar Speedway competing in the Fall Nationals, and when the weekend came to a close, Macedo found himself with a pair of 10th place finishes.

“Qualifying seemed to hamper us all weekend,” Macedo said. “We put ourselves behind the eight ball a little bit with our time trial both nights, but we raced pretty well, and were able to pick up a couple of Top-10’s.”

48 cars checked into the pit area on Friday night to kick off the Fall Nationals, and Macedo kicked his weekend off by timing the Elite Landscape Construction/WFO Apparel/Tarlton and Son entry in 21st fastest, just narrowly missing out on the heat race inversion.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, the Lemoore, CA driver did a great job of getting into the transfer spot on the rough and heavy surface, as he worked his way up to a third place finish, earning a direct transfer to the feature event.

Lining up in the 10th row for the opening night feature event, Macedo was very good aboard his Paul Baines prepared entry, as he quickly began working his way forward.

In the first three laps, Macedo was able to pick up five positions as he found himself in the 15th spot when the first caution waived. Over the next eight laps, Macedo was able to work up to the 12th spot, where he ran when the caution waived on the 11th circuit.

Getting as high as eighth during the feature event, where he ran on the 15th lap, Macedo would lose a few positions, and finish in the 10th spot.

Saturday night saw 52 cars check into the pit area, and on this night, Macedo timed in 26th fastest, again putting him behind the heat race inversion.

Lining up sixth in his heat race, Macedo was able to work his way up as high as the second spot, where he would finish, and earn a berth in the 40-lap main event.

On a track that was a polar opposite of Friday night’s surface, Macedo lined up in the 21st first position, but had a hard time working his way forward, as he worked the tricky surface.

Slowly getting to the Top-15, Macedo did all he could to pick up positions, but cautions seemed to fall at the wrong time for him, and negate some of the ground he had made up.

Late in the race, Macedo was able to take advantage of a restart, that saw him make a couple of big moves, that put him in the Top-10 with just a few laps remaining.

With the checkered flag in the air, Macedo was able to close his weekend with a second Top-10 finish.

“I can’t thank Paul Baines, and the Tarlton team enough for all they do,” Macedo said. “We raced really well both nights, and it is nice to pass some cars and finish where we did.”

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., WFO Apparel, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2014 season.

ON TAP: Macedo and his Tarlton Racing team will stay close to home the new few weekends, as they will be at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA this Saturday night in what kicks off three consecutive weekends of racing at the Thunderbowl.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-25, Wins-1, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-21

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Racing by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

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Danny Holtgraver Will Return to 'The Grove' for 'National Open' Holtgraver Second with Renegades at ‘P.P.M.S.’ on September 27th

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

Pittsburgh, PA (September 29th, 2014) - The 52nd Annual ‘National Open’ featuring the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will hit the center stage this Friday and Saturday, October 3rd & 4th at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The greatest sprint car drivers in the world will make their way back to the world-famous Williams Grove Speedway half-mile on Friday and Saturday, ready to do battle for the $50,000 top prize being awarded on Saturday night. Danny Holtgraver, an occasional visitor to Williams Grove Speedway during his yearly campaign, will make his return to ‘The Grove’ this weekend to compete with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt.’ Holtgraver, who finished 15th during last year’s ‘National Open’ main event, hopes to make a lasting impression during his upcoming visit to central Pennsylvania, and challenge the ‘Outlaws’ and ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ for the 50G’s.

“This is the big one...the one we wait all season for” explained Danny Holtgraver, “I think the Knoxville Nationals and National Open are the two events that I look forward to the most each and every year...the best sprint car drivers in the country will be at Williams Grove Speedway this weekend...being a part of something like that is special...we had a pretty good run last year; coming through the ‘B’ and finishing 15th in the ‘A’...I think we are capable of bettering that this year...I just want to thank my entire crew; my Dad, Pup, Earl, Josh, Sandy...and I especially want to thank my car owner, Rob Hunter…he gives me the opportunity to do this each and every weekend...we’ll see what we can do!”

The 2014 edition of the Williams Grove Speedway ‘National Open’ will feature two complete programs for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series; kicking-off with preliminary action on Friday evening, October 3rd. Friday night’s preliminary main event will be 25 laps in distance, awarding $8,000 to the main event winner. The weekend will be headlined with the 40-lap finale on Saturday evening, October 4th; awarding $50,000 to the champion. Fred Rahmer is the defending race winner; Danny Holtgraver finished 15th.

“There is a lot of money on the line this weekend...getting into the big show on Saturday is really important” said Holtgraver, “We’ve been doing really well lately...qualifying well and finishing up front...momentum is very important in this sport, so being able to go to ‘The Grove’ with that kind of momentum behind us helps set the tone...we will go there with the same mental attitude that we always have and work towards getting to the front...we are all really excited...should be a great weekend, regardless!”

During recent sprint car competition, Danny Holtgraver piloted his Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, no. 10H to a second place finish at the Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 27th. The runner-up finish occurred during Renegade Sprint Series action; during their inaugural visit to the western Pennsylvania blazing-fast half-mile. Greg Wilson was the $5,000 Renegade Sprint Series winner.

Those interested in learning more about the upcoming Williams Grove Speedway ‘National Open’ this Friday and Saturday, October 3rd and 4th should visit the speedway online at www.williamsgrove.com.

News and information relating to Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during the entire 2014 season. Be sure to check out the official online home of Danny Holtgraver at www.dannyholtgraver.com; as well as keep up with the Pittsburgh native via social networks including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

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Recent Highlights: Finished 2nd (A-Main) at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway during Renegade Sprint Series event on Saturday, September 27th

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

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

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Garners Pair of Podiums During Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 29, 2014) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. registered a pair of podium results last weekend during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

Hafertepe Jr. finished third each night at the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader hosted by Lucas Oil Speedway. The results gave him four podiums in the last six races.

"It was definitely a successful weekend," he said. "All in all, we had a really good weekend."

The weekend opened on Friday with Hafertepe Jr. winning his heat race, which earned him a spot in the feature redraw.

"The first night we had a really good car," he said. "We drew a 16 and it put us front row outside for the heat race. We had a couple of good guys in there. We got a really good start, won it and that put us in the redraw for the feature."

Hafertepe Jr. then pulled the second-highest number - seven - to line up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We got up through there, but I used my tires up quite a bit," he said. "We got up to fourth pretty quick. We probably could have done a little bit more if I didn't run my tires so hard at the beginning."

Hafertepe Jr. then passed Jeff Swindell on the final lap to earn the third-place finish. That also locked him into the feature redraw on Saturday, when Hafertepe Jr. pulled the No. 2 to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"They wanted a top and a bottom groove," he said. "They packed the bottom in before we got out there, but left the top unpacked and let us pack the top and didn't give us enough time. When they dropped the green flag we got hung out to dry on the top. I fell back to seventh right away."

Hafertepe Jr. quickly rebounded to rally inside the top five and he ended with a third-place result.

"We clicked them off one by one," he said. "I got inside of (Derek) Hagar a few times for second. The cautions fell at the wrong time and we couldn't make anything happen. I felt like we had a really good car, a consistent car. We just needed to get to the bottom faster."

The two podium finishes also moved Hafertepe Jr. within striking distance of the leader in the ASCS National Tour championship standings. He is only 74 points out of the lead.

Hafertepe Jr. will take this weekend off before racing with the ASCS Lone Star Region on Oct. 11 at Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 26 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 3 (7).

Sept. 27 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Feature: 3 (2).

SEASON STATS -

60 races, 6 wins, 24 top fives, 34 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 11 at Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Lone Star Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

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

VIDEO -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wells Racing Engines

Wells Racing Engines Founder Dennis Wells has been building performance engines for circle track, drag race, boats and street since 1968. For more information, visit http://www.WellsRacing.com.

"Dennis Wells has been in business for a long time and is a leading engine builder in the 360 ranks," Hafertepe Jr. said. "He helps our team out quite a bit."

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

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

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Peterson Has Tough Return To Chico, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his first start at the Silver Dollar Speedway since picking up his first career win at the same venue just a few weeks ago, Matt Peterson had a weekend he would soon like to forget after an accident on Friday night during the B Main ultimately ended his entire weekend.

“It was just a tough weekend, and I really don’t know what else to say,” Peterson said.

Friday night saw a very wet and fast race track greet the 48 teams that were in attendance, and Peterson started his night off by timing in 26th fastest, putting his V&H Fresh/Miller Lite/Inventory Sales backed entry behind the heat race inversion.

Starting sixth in his heat race, Peterson was able to get up to the fifth spot where he chased after Koen Shaw for the fourth and final transfer spot, but was unable to get by, and was forced to go to the night’s B Main event.

Lining up eighth in the B, Peterson worked his way up to the fifth spot, as he chased after Justyn Cox for fourth, and felt pressure from Jason Statler who was charging from the rear.

Hooking up in a very exiting and intense battle with Cox, Peterson tried to go both and high and low to take the fourth spot, but was unable to, as the duo continued to excite the crowd.

With the laps clicking away, Peterson went low exiting turn two as he looked to have a run on Cox, but as they raced down the back stretch, the duo made contact, resulting in damage on both entries, and ultimately ending Peterson’s weekend.

“It was a tough way to end our weekend,” Peterson said. “We were racing hard for position, and it is a huge bummer that there was contact. The damage ended up ending our weekend, which was also a bummer. I have to thank my parents, Lee Lindgren, and everyone who continues to support us.”

Matt and his team would like to thank V&H Fresh, Miller Lite, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Future Energy Savers, Transportation Services, The Oil Medics, Shell Shock, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Peterson and his team are not sure at the moment where they will next be in action as they are busy fixing and replacing parts and pieces from this past weekend.

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Justyn Cox Runs 16th at Fall Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though it was a long weekend for Justyn Cox and his entire Cox Racing team, Cox is pleased with how things went, and is looking forward to ending his season with a couple of big races.

“It was a long weekend, but we had some positives,” Cox said. “I think we got some kinks worked out, and that’s reassuring with Trophy Cup coming up pretty fast.”

After a tough Friday night, Cox and company were back at the track on Saturday night, and with 52 cars checked into the pit area, Cox timed his Capitol Casino/Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet/JRI Shocks entry in 19th fastest, putting himself on the front row of his heat race.

Battling with DJ Netto during the opening laps, Cox would settle for a second place finish, putting himself in the feature event, though he lined up in the 10th row.

On the slicked off surface, Cox elected to try the bottom of the speedway, as his car seemed to work much better down low than it did on the tricky cushion.

Though making moves was tough to do on the bottom, Cox was able to pick up some positions in what was some exciting back and forth racing.

“I felt like I passed a ton of cars during the A Main, but we really went back and forth, and did not gain as many spots as it felt like.”

When the 40-lap feature event came to a close, Cox crossed the stripe with a 16th place finish.

Friday night was a trying night for the Cox Racing team, as Justyn kicked the night off by timing the JRD Endeavors/NAAKE/LRB backed No. 31c machine in 14th fastest.

Just like he did on Saturday night, Cox battled with DJ Netto for the top spot in the first few laps, until his front axle snapped going down the backstretch, causing him to come to a stop, and forcing him into the night’s B Main.

Starting third in the night’s semi, Cox found himself in the fourth spot, and in a very tight battle with Matt Peterson.

As the duo battled side by side for a handful of laps, contact between the two ensued, and Cox’s night ultimately came to a close.

“My guys worked their tails off for me all weekend,” he said. “We tore up some stuff, but Rodney, Kieran, Rick, Gramps, and Rob Balga all worked to keep me on track.”

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

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-21, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-8

ON TAP: Cox will be back in action this Saturday night as he travels to the Marysville Raceway Park for the Toller Classic.

 

 

Steven Tiner Runs Fall Nationals Alphabet

PETERSEN MEDIA: One night after failing to get out of the B main event, Steven Tiner put on a show at the Fall Nationals on Saturday night as he charged his way from the night’s C Main event to score a 17th place finish in the feature event.

“I was not very good at all on Friday night, and on Saturday we worked at it, and finally got going pretty good in the C,” Tiner said.

Timing his Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/BR Motorsports backed No. 94 machine in 38th fastest out of the 52 cars entered in the event, Tiner had his work cut out of him.

After finishing in the fifth spot in his heat race and missing the transfer, Tiner found himself in the second row of the C Main event. Jumping into the lead early in the race, Tiner would win the C and move to the B Main, where he would start in the 15th spot.

With his machine working very well, Tiner worked his way up to the fifth spot, when the caution flew with just three laps remaining, and needed one more position to move to the feature event.

Tiner was able to make a move on the restart that saw him surge into the third spot, where he would finish, moving him into the feature event, where he gridded the field from the 24th spot.

On a track that was slick to a tricky cushion, Tiner continued to lay down great laps, as he began working his way forward from the tail end of the field.

With cautions working out to his favor, and keeping the leaders from lapping him early in the race, Tiner was able to use the restarts to his advantage, as he worked his way as high as the 12th spot during the 40-lap feature event.

Just as the cautions had helped him work his way forward, a late one proved to be costly, as Tiner had some contact get him a little out of shape, and he lost several spots in the closing laps, as he finished in the 17th spot.

“We got going really good later in the night on Saturday, and should have maybe finished inside the Top-10,” he explained. “I had some great help over the weekend, and want to thank everyone who helped out over the weekend.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Elma Lanes, Harvest Supply, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, Dan Olson Race Products, Sander Engineering, Sweet Manufacturing, Good Ridge, Schoenfeld, Western Metal Company, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-34, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-18

ON TAP: Tiner will now travel to the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA this weekend to tune up for the upcoming Trophy Cup.

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Sanders Scores 11th and 12th Place Finishes At Fall Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking the wheel of the Rudy Warrington owned No.18 machine over the weekend in Chico, CA for the Fall Nationals, Justin Sanders showed some very good speed as he was able to work his way from the back both night’s to score 11th and 12th place finishes.

“We had some good speed both night’s, and were able to pass a lot of cars,” Sanders explained. “We came from the B and the back of the A on a really hooked up track on Friday night, and on Saturday we had some bad luck running up front, but were able rally.”

With 52 cars checking into the pit area for the Saturday night finale in Chico, CA, Sanders timed the F&W Racing No. 18 machine in third fastest, before scoring a third place finish in heat race action.

Lining up on the front row of the dash, Sanders jumped out to the lead on the first lap, but slipped back to second as Shane Golobic got by him. Contact with Jonathan Allard on the opening lap of the race left Sanders with a broken shock, but the Prunedale, CA driver was able to hang on and finish in the third spot.

Lining up for the 40-lap feature event in the second row by way of his dash finish, Sanders slipped back to the fifth spot when the action got underway.

Following a caution on the sixth lap, Sanders took advantage of the ensuing restarts, as he got by Andy Forsberg and Kyle Hirst to jump into the third spot, where he would run when the caution again flew on the 12th lap.

On this restart, Sanders bounced through a hole on the technical track, and slid off the edge of the speedway, bringing out the caution, putting himself at the tail end of the field.

From the back of the pack, Sanders never gave up, as he worked around the slicked off Silver Dollar Speedway to score an 11th place finish.

“We were really fast, and I think we might have had something for Becker and Golobic if I wouldn’t have got out of shape on that restart,” he added.

Friday night, drivers were greeted with a very fast and rough surface, and Sanders got his weekend off to a tough start as he timed in 24th fastest, missing the heat race inversion.

Finishing fifth in his heat race, Sanders did not make the direct transfer to the feature event, though a second place run in the night’s B Main would put him in the show, though he would line up 21st in the feature event.

With the track still being very fast in the feature event, Sanders had his elbows up, as he worked his way through traffic to score a 12th place finish at the stripe.

“I can’t thank everyone enough for working hard, and giving me such a great car on both nights,” he said. “We have had good speed all year, and are starting to click again like we did earlier in the year with some big races on our schedule.”

Justin Sanders would like to thank North County Plastering, G&N Construction, STS Trucking, Lancaster Locksmith, Village Glass. Lufos Kustom Designs, Taco Bravo, LRB Race Products, Petersen Media, Fire Protection Management, Dirt Solution, Bob Tweedy, Ron Gravelle. Keener Auto Body, and Dave Haver Racing Engines for their continued support.

ON TAP: Sanders will travel south to the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA on Saturday night for the Harry Talbot Classic 360ci show.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-41, Wins-6, Top-5’s-17, Top-10’s-25

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

 

 

Colby Wiesz 13th at Fall Nationals Opener With Van Dyke Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: With a scheduling conflict only allowing Harley Van Dyke’s Van Dyke Motorsports entry to be at the Fall Nationals for the Friday show, Colby Wiesz got the call to take the reigns of the Lucas Oil/K&N Products/JRI Shocks No. 5h machine, and he ended up finishing in the 13th spot.

“Our finish is not really an indication of how we were,” Colby Wiesz said. “We got going pretty good in the feature, but someone got out of shape in front of us, and we lost quite a few spots.”

Working on some different packages early in the night, Wiesz timed the Van Dyke entry in eighth fastest, with 48 cars checked into the pit area.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Wiesz would have some issues, and slipped back to a seventh place finish, putting the NAAKE Suspension/Rodgers Racing Engines/FSR Radiators backed entry in the B main.

“We just kind of fought some things in our heat race, but we were able to work through it, and ran pretty well in the B,” he added.

Staring on the outside pole for the semi, Wiesz quickly jumped into the lead as he set a torrid pace on his way to winning the race, and earning a spot into the evening’s feature event, where he would line up in the sixth row.

With the race coming to life Wiesz battled inside the Top-10 much of the race, as he stayed glued to Andy Forsberg, Shane Golobic, and Bud Kaeding for much of the night.

With a trio of cautions mixed into the event, Wiesz continued to run strong inside the Top-10 on the hooked up surface until a car bicycled in front of him, causing him to fall back to the 13th spot, where he ultimately would go on to finish.

“I can’t thank Harley Van Dyke enough for thinking of me, and giving me a chance to drive for him for the night,” Wiesz said. “We all worked well together, and got some things worked out, and overall I think we had a decent night.”

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

ON TAP: The Van Dyke Motorsports team has not yet decided where they will next be in action.

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Michael Cunningham’s US Tour Comes To A Close

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though he struggled a bit during his four week tour in the United States, Michael Cunningham will be the first one to tell you that he had a blast, as the Kyneton, Victoria driver competed in his final two nights of competition during the Fall Nationals at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

“I had an absolute blast each time we hit the track,” Cunningham said. “I struggled, and did not run very well, but I met some great people, and caught up with some friends, and really had fun, and can’t thank everyone that helped us out enough.”

During the Fall Nationals at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Cunningham started the weekend off on Friday night where he timed in 25th fastest, before finishing seventh in his heat race.

With rain in the area the week leading up to the event, the track stayed heavy and fast all night long, as Cunningham gridded the field from the fourth row in the night’s B Main event.

Spending much of the race battling with Steven Tiner and Mike Monahan, Cunningham came up just short of transferring to the feature event, as his sixth place finish had him on the outside, looking in.

Back in action on Saturday night for his final night of competition in the Golden State, Cunningham went out very early in time trials, and slipped back to 47th fastest, as the track developed some serous speed towards the end of the time trial session.

Finishing eight in his heat race, Cunningham would line up in the 13th spot of the C main event, and in the early stages of the race, he would lose the handle, as the track was much more slick on this night.

Restarting from the tail end of the field, Cunningham would get back up to the ninth spot, but that would be it during his 2014 trip to the United States.

“I love coming over and racing,” he said. “I would have liked to run some more races, but we are pretty busy with work back home, so I need to get back, and also get ready to race back home as well. Again, I cannot thank all of the people enough who make this possible.”

Michael and his Cunningham Racing team would like to thank PRP Engineering, and A.R.T. Speed Equipment for their support.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay connected with Cunningham, by visiting his website at www.michaelcunninghamracing.com.

ON TAP: Cunningham will now head home to his native Australia as he now prepares to kick his season off in the coming weeks.

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Gregg 9th at Fall Nationals After Ugly Wreck

PETERSEN MEDIA: Andy Gregg and his Russell Motorsports team turned a weekend that started out very rough on Friday night into a Top-10 run a the Fall Nationals in Chico, CA over the weekend.

“I cannot thank this entire team for the effort they put forth over the weekend,” Andy Gregg said. “We had some horrible luck in the Dash on Friday night and destroyed a car, and everyone pitched in and salvaged what we could to get the back up car ready, and ended up having a nice night on Saturday.”

After timing his Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Auto Care No. 14r machine in third fastest on Friday night, Andy Gregg went on to finish second in his heat race, and move into the night’s dash.

On a very sticky and fast surface, Gregg lined up sixth in the dash, and getting into turn one, Gregg’s machine bicycled, and the car took of and flipped violently off of turn one landing very hard, and ultimately destroying the car. With the car in bad shape, Gregg escaped unharmed, and his team began deliberating on a game plan for Saturday night.

“It was a tough situation for us, as we ran two cars over the weekend, and the second car was also in a wreck earlier in the night,” Gregg explained. “Like I said, the guys did awesome on thrashing to get us race ready for Saturday night, and we had a really good car.”

With body panels and wings being a variety of the Russell Motorsports former and current paint scheme, Gregg didn’t let it slow him down, as he timed in 13th fastest, before finishing second in his heat race.

Lining up 16th in the 40-lap feature event, Gregg slowly worked his way forward on the slicked off track, as he worked his way into the Top-10 by the 12th lap.

As he battled inside the Top-10, Gregg found himself racing alongside Colby Copeland, Rico Abreu, and Jonathan Allard as they continually jockeyed for position, as the race was plagued with various caution flags.

As the laps clicked down after a late race open-red flag, Gregg salvaged what looked to be a disastrous weekend with a ninth place finish.

“To be honest I was fine with the team calling it a weekend after our wreck on Friday night,” Gregg said. “I was bummed how it worked out, because we had been struggling coming into this weekend, and we had some great speed, and then we wrecked. I really have to thank all of the safety companies that help me out, because it was a pretty hard hit we took, and again, cannot thank this entire team enough for all of their hard work.”

Gregg and the Russell Motorsports team would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Capitol Ace Hardware, Thompson’s Auto, Carroll Russell Bookkeeping, Arnold’s For Awards, Goodwin Trucking, Farrell Design-Build Inc., K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, GUTS, Amsoil, Wilwood, Amerikote, 101.9 The Wolf, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and HJS Consulting for their support this season.

Andy would like to thank Miller Fortune, Poor’s Equipment Repair, K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, FK Shocks, Wilwood, Capitol Ace Hardware, 95.7 The Wolf, CTL Forrest Management, Nail Roofing, Meyers and Sons Drywall, Ervin Sales Group, Hansen Machine, K&T Fab, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Amerikote, and Hinchman for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: As Gregg awaits the birth of his first child, his schedule as of now is tentative. Please follow along on Twitter and Facebook to see where exactly he will be at next.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-42, Wins-2, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-22

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

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DJ Netto Third at Fall Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: DJ Netto looked forward to getting back to the Silver Dollar Speedway for the Fall Nationals after taking a week off from racing. The week off seemed to be just what he needed as the Hanford, CA driver had a very good weekend highlighted by a third place finish on Saturday night.

“It was a really good weekend for our team,” Netto said. “We had a nice week off, and it helped us. To finish third in that field of cars is pretty cool, and I am proud of all my guys for their hard work.”

With 52 cars checked into the pit area on Saturday night, Netto’s night did not get off to the start that he had hoped for as he timed in 14th fastest, but the time was good enough to get himself on the front row of his heat race.

Getting the jump on Justyn Cox in heat race action, Netto went on to pick up the win, and put his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Bogies Auto Pars entry into the dash, where he lined up in the sixth spot.

Finishing eighth in the Dash, Netto would line up in the fourth row for the 40-lap feature event, and would run just inside the Top-10 during the first six laps of the race.

A restart on the sixth lap saw Netto make up some ground as he got by Kyle Hirst, Bud Kaeding and Jonathan Allard, as he worked into the fourth spot, where he ran on the 12th lap.

With third running Justin Sanders bicycling on a lap 12 restart, Netto took over the show position, as he chased after the lead duo of Shane Golobic and Sean Becker, though he felt huge pressure from the likes of Hirst, Kaeding, and Jonathan Allard.

On a track that was pretty technical, Netto was able to hit his marks as he battled with some of the regions best drivers, and went on to take the third spot across the finish line.

“It was a huge race that meant a lot to most of us, and I am really happy we performed well,” he said. “We had a rough stretch here (Chico) with the Outlaws a couple weeks ago, and it is nice to redeem ourselves.”

Netto was also in action on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway, and after a 19th quick effort in time trials, Netto would win his heat and earn a berth in the Dash.

A seventh place finish in the seven-lap dash put Netto in the fourth row of the preliminary night feature on what was a very sticky and fast surface.

Spending most of the feature battling with Scott Parker, and Shane Golobic, Netto would cross the stripe with a sixth place finish.

“Overall I was pleased with our entire weekend,” he added. “We did not time in well, but we put ourselves in a great spot, and my guys gave me great cars to take advantage, and we did so by racing very well. We have some big races coming up in Tulare, CA and hopefully we can stay strong.”

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

ON TAP: Netto and his team will be in action on Saturday night at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-45, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-16

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

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Jonathan Allard Wins Fall Nationals Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the weekend paying homage to his late brother, Stephen Allard, Jonathan Allard rose to the occasion on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway, as he picked up his 55th career win at the track he calls home to kick off the Fall Nationals.

“It was a great weekend, and a great tribute to my brother,” Allard said. “I would have loved to have picked up the big win on Saturday night, but it was pretty special to get the win on Friday night.”

With 48 cars checked in to the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, the driver simply known as ‘JA’, started his night off by timing his Tri-C Machine/ButlerBuilt/K&N backed No. 3c entry in 18th fastest.

Though it was not the lap Allard was looking for, the team scrambled to make adjustments to his machine, as an early engine change put them a little behind, but Allard took advantage of his front row starting spot and picked up the win, putting himself in the dash, which he would also go on to win in dominating fashion.

Leading the field to green alongside Sean Becker, Allard was quick to get the jump as he set the early pace, that saw the caution fly on the second lap.

Taking advantage of a couple of caution flags mixed into the night’s action, Allard was very strong on the hooked up speedway as he fended off Becker, until Becker bobbled, and gave the second spot to Willie Croft.

A late race restart saw Croft pull alongside Allard numerous times as they thrilled the crowd in a duel for the lead, but Allard was able to hold him off. On the closing laps of the race, Croft again challenged Allard, and made things exciting on the last lap, but Allard was too good on this night, as he celebrated his second consecutive win at the Speedway.

Returning to action on Saturday night, Allard got off to a much quicker start as he timed his entry in fifth fastest, and went on to finish in the third spot, again putting him in the dash, where he would start on the front row.

When the dash went green, Allard fell to the second spot as the field raced through turns one and two, and as they got into turn three and four, Allard made contact with the leader that got his entry upside down, causing him to miss the rest of the race, meaning he would start the feature in the 10th spot.

The 40-lap feature event went green, and Allard was able to grab a couple of spots in the early laps, until the first caution flew on the sixth lap.

As he battled inside the top-five much of the race, cautions would fall as the leaders would get into traffic, and the race struggled to get into a steady flow.

Battling with Kyle Hirst, DJ Netto, and Bud Kaeding during much of the race, Allard would close his weekend out by finishing in the fifth spot.

“We got into some trouble in the Dash, and we had so many people in our pit area thrashing, and I have to thank each and every one of them,” he said. “It shows the family atmosphere in our sport, and it means a lot. I have to thank my guys for working hard all weekend, and also thank the Lamar family for their continued support.”

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

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-57, Wins-11, Top 5’s-28, Top 10’s-39.

ON TAP: Allard and the Tri-C Motorsports team will now begin a stretch of three consecutive weekends at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA as they will be in action for the unsanctioned 360ci event at the track 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.

 

 

Brady Bacon – Strong Runs in Hoosier State!

(Bill W) September 29, 2014 – Brady Bacon was active in two disciplines in Indiana last weekend. He raced with the wing and the World of Outlaws at the Bloomington Speedway, finishing in the top ten on Friday, before registering a second place run and maintaining his lead in the USAC National Sprint Car standings on Saturday at Lawrenceburg Speedway. It will be double duty this weekend at the Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. He’ll be running the Gold Crown midget event for the Wilke-Pak #11 team Thursday through Saturday, and the Brady Bacon #99 sprint car with the MOWA series on Friday and Saturday.

Brady had high hopes heading into Bloomington with the WoO last Friday, but missed the heat inversion by one spot, timing in 17th quick. “We just missed it a little bit in qualifying,” he says. “I lost some momentum coming off of turn four both laps. Unfortunately, it cost us the heat invert, which would have been nice.”

The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver was able to show his prowess with a charge from fifth to third in his heat. He would line up 16th in the feature. “We were really good in the heat race,” says Brady. “We had the second best lap. In the feature, I was actually a little too tight. I had to run the top, and everyone was kind of bottled up on the bottom. I was able to get by some people early.”

Brady worked his way up to tenth at the checkers. “I thought I was going to get up through there some more, but after we had a red flag there, the track leveled off,” he says. “It didn’t seem like there was as much to work with. It was a top ten with the Outlaws and a decent payday. We didn’t tear anything up, so that’s a pretty good night, really.”

It was on to the high banks of Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday with the Hoffman Racing #69 team. Brady would register fourth quick in time trials. “We were the second to last car out, so that was a pretty decent qualifying time for us,” he says. “We won the heat from sixth. We had a really good car in the heat. Things just worked out our way.”

Starting third in the main event, he would find himself in a familiar spot. “It was kind of the story of the last couple races (Terre Haute and Eldora) for us,” says Brady. “We were in second trying to make a move, it was just a different guy this time (Bryan Clauson).”

Brady did what he could to get by Clauson, but would finish in the runner-up spot. “It was pretty much one-lane on the top,” he says. “I tried the bottom several times, but I wasn’t able to get to him. I stayed right with him the whole time. We had a yellow with about five to go, and on the restart, we were able to make a really good lap on the bottom in three and four, and got in front of him coming off the corner. He had enough momentum to get back by me at the flag. That was pretty much my only shot. He kept his speed up after that and didn’t make any mistakes. We settled for second.”

With a handful of USAC events left, Brady has a bit of a cushion in the championship race. “We tied with Bryan for points on the night and gained on Dave (Darland),” he says. “He had some more bad luck. We have four races left with a fifty-one point lead, so we need to keep our momentum up. If we do that, I think we’ll be fine.”

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NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES. . . . . . HOUSE OF THUNDER 5-25’S & HALLOWEEN PARTY TO CLOSE OUT THUNDER SERIES 2014 ON SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 18

The 25th Anniversary season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series offers one more date on the schedule with the popular Grandview Thunder 5-25’s and House of Thunder Halloween Party making up the Saturday night, October 18 racing program at the Grandview Speedway. Race time is set for 6 PM with gates opening at 4 PM. This unique and fan friendly racing program offers “feature events” only. You’ll enjoy a five division racing program without the endless hours of qualifying. The five division program will include the 358 NASCAR Modifieds, the URC Sprints, the ARDC Midgets, the Sportsman and Legend cars, each competing in a 25 lap feature event. Also on the program will be the Blast from the Past Vintage Stock Cars and a MONSTER SMASH Demolition Derby to close out the show.

In the 25 lap NASCAR Modified feature, the winner will earn $3,000 with third paying $1,000, fifth $700 and $260 being paid just to start the feature event. The modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets and sportsman will use timed warm-ups to determine the starting line for each feature. The Legend cars will use their current point standings with an invert to make-up their feature line-up.

An over of events will be released shortly along with a complete list of pre-entries. A minimum of 100 cars are expected to take part in the Grandview Thunder 5-25’s.

The Annual Halloween Party will also take place with several tricks and treats for those who attend. Race fans are encouraged to dress up for the Halloween Party to be eligible for some of those special treats. Social Media Director Jay Dugan is planning some fun for all.

2014 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Presented by: Pioneer Pole Buildings, MACH 1 Chassis, Window World & GALCO Business Communications

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2014 Thunder Series Race Dates: Saturday, Oct 18 6 PM House of Thunder Halloween Party- - Features Only Modifieds, Sprints, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, Legends, Monster Smash Demo Derby, Blast from the Past Vintage Cars. Rain Date: Sunday, October 19 4 PM Admission: Grandstands $25 Adults, $10 Children 6-11, Children 5 and under are FREE Pit Fee: $30 with a license, $35 without a license.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Wraps Up Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial With Top Five

Inside Line Promotions � WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 28, 2014) � Tony Bruce Jr. recorded a pair of top 10s during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial last weekend.

Bruce Jr. overcame a high pill draw to kick off the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader on Friday at Lucas Oil Raceway.

�Unfortunately on Friday we drew the 72, which is the highest number,� he said. �Usually when you draw the last number it can be ok if the track is racy. We were the first heat race out and started ninth. It was one of those deals where the track was pretty wet and there wasn�t a lot of passing.�

Bruce Jr. advanced from ninth to sixth place, which relegated the One 8 Motorsports car to a B Main.

�I had a pretty good car in the B Main, but a driver error happened and I spun out so I had to go to the back,� he said. �We probably could have made it out of the B Main, but unfortunately I messed up. I wasn�t able to make it to a transfer.�

That forced Bruce Jr. to use a series provisional to start last � 24th � in the main event.

�We had a really strong car,� he said. �We really didn�t change anything. The track finally came around and got pretty wide and slick through the middle. It was actually really racy.�

Bruce Jr. maneuvered to a 10th-place result, which earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

The One 8 Motorsports team returned to Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday.

�The race track was really racy in the heats so it allowed for a lot of passing,� said Bruce Jr., who drove from fifth to second place in his heat.

He then pulled the No. 7 in the feature redraw to line up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

�We were pretty good in the A Main,� he said. �They reworked the race track right before the race. I didn�t really know what to do so I left the car free. I was good early, but there toward the end I had nothing for those guys. I started getting loose and I couldn�t stick the bottom as well.�

Bruce Jr. ended with a fourth-place finish.

He will take the next couple of weekends off before racing Oct. 17-18 at Devil�s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

�We�ve got quite a bit to do here,� he said. �There�s a lot of organizing in the shop that I want to do. We�ll take a couple of weeks off and get ready for the final push. We have a lot of big races coming up.�

QUICK RESULTS �

Sept. 26 � Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. � Heat race: 6 (9); B Main: 8 (5); Feature: 10 (24).

Sept. 27 � Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. � Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 4 (7).

SEASON STATS �

55 races, 3 wins, 14 top fives, 30 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT �

Oct. 17-18 at Devil�s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

LIVE COVERAGE �

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

MEDIA LINKS �

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO �

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

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

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

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank 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.

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Starks Sidelined by Broken Fuel Fitting During Grays Harbor Raceway Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 28, 2014) - Bad luck continued to haunt Trey Starks last Saturday during the season finale at Grays Harbor Raceway.

Starks, who piloted a sprint car owned by Doug Rutz, set quick time during qualifying. Since there were no heat races - the top eight in points competed in a scramble - because it was championship night, Starks lined up on the inside of the fifth row for the main event.

"We got by a couple of cars on the start and picked off one or two on a couple of restarts," he said. "We had a red flag and my car was leaking fuel. I couldn't really tell where it was coming from. I looked at the floor pan and couldn't see anything. I didn't think it was in the cockpit. I thought it was in the motor."

Starks was up to third place when he restarted the race following the red flag.

"About two laps after the restart I hit a bump and I felt something hit my foot," he said. "I knew that had something to do with it leaking. At that point my left shoe started filling up with fuel and I drove into the infield next to a fire truck. It's not really fun to be sitting there with a shoe full of fuel."

Starks pulled into the infield around the midpoint of the feature and he was credited with an 18th-place finish.

"What happened was we broke a fuel fitting," he said. "I've never had that happen before. It was one of those races where you know you're gonna win it. You know you have the fastest car. It was like a punch to the gut to have something break like that that normally wouldn't break.

"Doug put together a great car for me again. I have to thank him for putting me in great equipment. We've had great runs and bad luck."

Starks will likely be off for the next couple of weeks before racing on Oct. 16-18 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., during the 21st annual Trophy Cup.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 27 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 1; Feature: 18 (9).

SEASON STATS -

61 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 23 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 16-18 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

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 any race he attends as well as on http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com.

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"Southstar Equipment helps my dad with his timber processing company," Starks said. "They have helped my dad out a lot and produce great equipment. We're very excited to have them on board."

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

 

 

Kulhanek Salvages Top Five During ASCS Gulf South Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Sept. 28, 2014) - Ray Allen Kulhanek survived a wild night at Battleground Speedway last Saturday.

Kulhanek opened the ASCS Gulf South Region season finale by advancing from fourth to second place in his heat race.

"I didn't get a real good start," he said. "I lost a little bit of ground. Everybody dove to the middle of the turn. I stuck it to the top and hoped I cleared them. I got to second and next to the leader a lap or two later."

That earned him a spot in the feature redraw. Unfortunately, Kulhanek pulled the highest number - eight - during the random draw to line up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"On the start I went four wheels above the cushion and got around three guys or so," he said. "We got up to fifth and was battling between third and fourth. It was one lane around the cushion because it was actually raining while we were racing. Everybody was leaning on the cushion for grip. If you moved off of it it was like riding on ice. You couldn't even attempt to make a slide job on anybody because you'd take them out, yourself out and a whole lot of guys behind you."

Kulhanek was battling inside the top five when a piece of debris from the track smashed through his armguard.

"It busted the dash and the hood," he said. "When it did it released all of that so the dash and the hood started lifting. It started making my throttle hang. When we took the green on a restart around Lap 9 or 10 the throttle hung on me going by the cone. I came up on the back of the car in front of me. I moved half a car length down to keep from running him over and as soon as I did my car snapped around. I ended up sliding down through the infield. A couple of cars got together and went flipping and a red came out."

Kulhanek's team was unable to fix the throttle issue during the short open red flag. Therefore he decided to race at only three-quarters throttle for the remainder of the race, which he ended with a fourth-place result.

It also marked a second-place finish in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings for Kulhanek, who had won the title each of the previous four seasons.

"I was disappointed with it," he said. "It's not an ideal season for myself and my team. It was horrible to be honest. It seemed like every time we'd have a night without bad luck on our side we'd roll pretty good, but that was few and far between."

Kulhanek will return to competition on Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 27 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 4 (8).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 3 wins, 9 top fives, 18 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dork.racing.9?fref=ts

APPAREL -

Kulhanek will have apparel available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Texas Rotating Equipment

Based in Dayton, Texas, Texas Rotating Equipment is an industrial turbine services and repairs company for oil companies.

"Texas Rotating Equipment has partnered with us the past couple of years and it has really helped our team out," Kulhanek said. "We appreciate their support and hope to represent them in Victory Lane a lot this season."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Van Dam Rallies for Runner-Up Result During Grays Harbor Raceway Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 28, 2014) - Henry Van Dam capped his season in the Northwest with a podium finish last Saturday.

Van Dam earned a runner-up result during the season finale at Grays Harbor Raceway, where he scored a career-best and track-high four victories this year.

"Being in the top three is always something that is the goal if you can't win," he said. "It was another solid night by our team. To come out with a top three is a good confidence booster."

Van Dam was locked into the scramble as one of the top eight drivers in the championship standings. He lined up on the inside of the fourth row for the six-lap race.

"The track was really wet because of all the rain last week," he said. "There weren't a lot of chances for passing."

Van Dam advanced from seventh to fifth place, which is where he started the main event.

"It was kind of misting and we had a tough time getting the race going," he said. "It took about 25 minutes to get the first few laps in. With the mist coming down it made the track even wetter than it was. On a restart I ended up catching a hole and almost tipping over. I fell back to sixth."

Van Dam picked up a handful of positions before the white flag was waved.

"I was surprised by the white flag," he said. "I was expecting to have more laps. We had just caught lapped traffic. I knew I was going to have an opportunity. I made my best effort to close about five car lengths. I was on the leader's back bumper at the checkered flag, but that was as close as I got."

Van Dam's second-place result marked his 14th top five of the season.

"It was a good way to cap the year in the Northwest," he said. "Hopefully we can take our momentum down to Trophy Cup."

Van Dam will take the next two weekends off before competing Oct. 16-18 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 27 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Scramble: 5 (7); Feature: 2 (5).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 6 wins, 14 top fives, 22 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 16-18 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HenryVanDam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanDamRacing

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a video by ARRacing of Van Dam winning the Summer Thunder Sprint Series event at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 7: http://youtu.be/a2sBRaf5l1c

APPAREL -

Van Dam has t-shirts and sweatshirts available for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw

Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw is a leading tire store that also services brakes, shocks and struts, batteries, wheels and more. For more information, visit http://www.LesSchwab.com.

"Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw just came on board the last couple of years," Van Dam said. "They take care of me from my car to the hauler and trailer to make sure we get down the road."

Van Dam would also like to thank Kovash Logging, Johansen Excavating, Enumclaw Xpress Lube, Clems Enumclaw Powersports, Factory Kahne, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Van Dam Dairy, Village Green Resort, D&L Equipment Repair, Zender Equipment, Big Bob's Flooring Outlet, Bob and Joan Shumway, Kellan and Kelsey Hall, Foothills Auto Supply, American Powder Coating, Pete Vos, Char's Barber Shop, Wesmar Race Engines, SpeedMart, Van Dam Farms and Rich Van Dam Dairy for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Bright Records 30th Top Five As Season Begins to Wind Down

Inside Line Promotions - BRADFORD, Vt. (Sept. 28, 2014) - Alex Bright scored his 30th top five of the season on Saturday.

Bright took advantage of a late opportunity to make his debut at Bear Ridge Speedway, where he drove for Bobby Seymour during the DMA Midgets event.

The night kicked off with Bright setting quick time during qualifying. He then drew the No. 6 for the feature inversion, which lined him up on the outside of the third row for the 30-lap main event.

"In the feature I was in fifth and was racing with the fourth-place car about 10 laps in," he said. "The third-place car spun out and we were all right there. We both got into him. I ended up bending the w-link, but I was able to keep the car going."

Bright restarted third and quickly advanced into second place, but the handling of the car became an issue following the collision.

"It felt a little bit different," he said. "After I bent the w-link the car didn't handle the best. On a couple of restarts the car stumbled. By the time I'd get going I'd lose a spot and have to race back into second. By that time the leader was several car lengths ahead of me."

Bright finished with a second-place result, which provided good momentum as he prepares to close out the season.

"I want to thank Bobby Seymour as well as all of the different owners I have driven for this year," he said. "It was a good season. We've had 11 wins and 30 top fives, but I feel like we should have more wins and better finishes. There were some races that were out of our control as far as problems go."

Bright, who is only one feature win away from tying his career best in a season, has one more race scheduled - the ARDC Midgets season finale on Oct. 18 at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. - before he heads to Australia to race for a couple of weeks in November.

He is seeking a ride for the final three USAC Honda National Midget Series events of the season - the Gold Crown Midget Nationals at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., this Thursday through Saturday; the 47th annual Western World Championships at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., Nov. 20-22; and the 74th annual Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif., on Nov. 27.

Bright can be reached via email at ABright86@aol.com.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 27 - Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt. - Qualifying: 1; Feature: 2 (6).

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 11 wins, 30 top fives, 42 top 10s, 44 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexBright77

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

APPAREL -

Bright has new t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during every race he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lightcap Electric

Lightcap Electric is owned by Bright's grandfather, Joe Hemler, who is a residential and commercial electrician based out of Pottstown, Pa. For more information, visit http://www.LightcapElectric.com.

"My grandfather has been there for me all year and racing wouldn't have been possible without his support for the past five years," Bright said. "I can't thank him enough for everything."

Bright would also like to thank PXP Racewear, Bell Racing Helmets, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, RGR Racing, Hyper Chassis, Benic Shocks, Presidential HVAC, Elite Chassis, How Charming LLC and Diamond Disposal LLC for their continued support.

 

 

All Stars Drivers Meeting with guest speaker

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Stars Series would like to remind 360 drivers and teams to attend a meeting being held at Tullamarine next Saturday October 4th 10.00am.

“These meetings are a positive way for teams that compete in the series to express their thoughts and ideas. Getting together this way gives everyone a chance to have a voice and keep drivers up to date with what is happening with the series.” Searle tells us. “After the meeting is finished we will again be holding a training session covering set up & maintenance. This year we have Kev Panazzolo. Kev‘s experience with 360’s has been extensive. Last season he was the spanner man on the All Stars Series Champion & winner of the 360 Australian Sprintcar Title Chad Ely. In 2012 he was Crew Chief for Series Champion Brad Foster. His many years of hands on experience at race tracks the Series competes at will be valuable to our drivers. It will be a great opportunity for teams to learn more about car setup and any other issues regarding their racing that they might need help with. Hopefully we will get another good turnout of teams and that they make the most of this day.”

When – Saturday 4th October 2014 Where – M.D. Motorsport, Factory 2, 35 Lillee Crescent, Tullamarine. Time – 10.00am

 

 

$500.00 BONUS FOR BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS FAST QUALIFIERS NOVEMBER 7TH & 8TH!

 

(Perris, CA, September 27, 2014)  Anne Wilkerson announced today that the fastest qualifiers at the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction, on November 7th and 8th, will each earn a $500.00 bonus in memory of National Sprint Car Hall of Famer and two-time CRA Sprint Car champion Billy Wilkerson.

 

“Thanks to Anne Wilkerson for stepping up with this generous award for the Oval Nationals fast qualifiers,” promoter Don Kazarian said.  “She always steps up to help the racers and $500.00 for a little over 30 seconds of work both nights is not a bad pay day.  It is also keeps Billy Wilkerson’s name involved with the Oval Nationals.  Billy was not only a champion driver, but he was a true gentleman and would do anything he could to help in the sport.”

 

Concord, California’s Damion Gardner, who already has 8 fast qualifying times in the Amsoil USAC/CRA Series this year, will be one of the favorites for the “Billy Wilkerson Fast Time Award” at the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 7th and 8th.  Media please feel free to publish this photo and please give credit to Doug Allen.

 

The extra $500.00 goes on top of the two day purse that already stands at more than $91,000.00.  The winner of the Saturday night A Main will take home $20,000.00 and it will pay $1,000.00 to start.

 

In addition to Saturday’s big money payday, Friday’s preliminary main will pay $5,000.00 to win and $500.00 to start.  The total purse is $91,115.00 for the two nights of racing.  A separate purse will be paid for the Thursday night 360 portion of the program featuring the USAC West Coast and Southwest Sprint Car Series.

 

Advance tickets for the Oval Nationals are on sale 24 hours a day by calling 1-800 595-4849 or by clicking on the following link to purchase tickets online: http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7

 

 

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

 

Camping for all events at The PAS is available for $25.00 per night.  The campground will open at noon on Friday.  Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

 

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams,  Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

The Nineteenth Annual

Budweiser Oval Nationals
"Presented by All Coast Construction"
at 
Perris Auto Speedway 
November 7&8, 2014

$20,000 to WIN - $1,000 to START 40 LAP “A” MAIN 
Total Purse Over $91,000

  

This is a USAC National Competition for Non Wing Sprint Cars.  Amsoil USAC/CRA and USAC National points will be awarded both nights. Tires:  Hoosier 105/16-15 Medium is the only approved right rear tire with the following exception - Emergency Tire 105/18-15 Hard. (Emergency Tire may only be introduced at the discretion of USAC Officials). All other corners are open.Weight: 1325 lbs with driver and equipment.Mufflers: Mufflers are mandatory. Mufflers must not exceed 95 DBA at 100’ radius.

Safety: One way radios are MANDATORY. Rock screens and USAC approved head and neck restraint devices are recommended.

All other rules will be governed by the USAC National rulebook.

 

For further information call the PAS office at 951-940-0134 
or email Kim Kazarian at openwhchic.kim@aol.com. Entries can be sent to:

  
Perris Auto Speedway - 18700 Lake Perris Dr., Perris, CA 92571 
Phone 951-940-0134
CAMPING AVAILABLE ON THE LAKE PERRIS FAIRGROUNDS PLEASE CALL  (951)-657-4221

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ENTRY FORM

I hereby make the following entry for the Oval Nationals at the Perris Auto Speedway on November 7 & 8, 2014 subject to the rules and regulations of Perris Auto Speedway and the Lake Perris Fairgrounds.  Entry is subject to final approval from Perris Auto Speedway. Perris Auto Speedway reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone or car for the Oval Nationals. All entries will compete all three nights. USAC National and USAC/CRA Rules Apply. Provisional starts will be awarded for both National and CRA series.
 

Pre Entry Fee with entry form before October 12, 2014 - $100.00.  
Entries at gate $250.00
. Pit passes will be $50.00 for each night. NO REFUNDS.

  
FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE RACE FORMAT AND PURSE MONEY PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.PERRISAUTOSPEEDWAY.COM
 OR EMAIL KIM KAZARIAN AT openwhchic.kim@aol.com FOR TICKET INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 951-940-0134.
    

PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT CLEARLY
 
Driver’s Name___________________________ 
Car #_______
Address____________________________________
City___________________State______Zip________
Phone ______--- ______---_____________________
Email______________________________________
 

Owner’s Name______________________________
Address____________________________________
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Entry Fee Enclosed____$100.00 - Make Checks Payable to Oval Entertainment, LLC or Perris Auto Speedway
Sponsors_________________________________________________________________________________
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The Nineteenth Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals
"Presented by All Coast Construction"
PAYOUT

 

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Friday

Friday

 

A-Main

B Main 1

B Main 2

A-Main

B-Main

LAPS

40

12

12

30

12

1st

$20,000

Transfer

Transfer

$5,000

Transfer

2nd

$10,000

Transfer

Transfer

$2,500

Transfer

3rd

$5,000

Transfer

Transfer

$1,250

Transfer

4th

$2,500

Transfer