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TWICE THE EXCITEMENT ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND MSCS TO BROWNSTOWN AND TRI-STATE FOR A LABOR DAY CHALLENGE

Haubstadt, IN - August 22, 2014 - The upcoming Labor Day Weekend offers two opportunities for 410 sprint car teams to compete in Midwest Sprint Car races in Southern Indiana. The series will be making a first appearance ever at Brownstown Speedway on Saturday night and then race at Tri-State Speedway at Haubstadt on Sunday night. Features for the two special events will pay $2,000 to win on Saturday and $3,000 to win on Sunday. If a driver is fortunate to win both he would earn a total of $5,000. Promoter Jim Price has put together a special program on Saturday night at Brownstown that also includes open wheel modifieds plus two other open wheel classes consisting of mini sprints and TQ midgets. Modifieds will also be on the program at Haubstadt Sunday night. The season countdown has begun. The Midwest Sprint Car Series only has five races remaining on the 2014 schedule. The point fund which is sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tire has been posted. The top ten drivers will share in the proceeds and season contingency prizes with the champion to receive $2,500. There will only be three races left after Labor Day Weekend. These two races are very important stops! Kyle Cummins continues to lead in MSCS Points. He has led the standings since June 6th. He holds a 43 points lead over Robert Ballou as the series races to complete the August schedule. The battle for third place in the standings is even closer with three drivers just fifteen points apart. Brandon Mattox, Brady Short, and Jeff Bland Jr. hold down those spots. Short has been making gains recently in winning two of the last three MSCS features. Kyle Cummins was the most recent feature winner. At Bloomington Cummins became the 7th different MSCS feature winner this season. Saturday night’s race at Brownstown Speedway presents an opportunity for drivers to test their prowess at a track that does not hold sprint car racing on a regular basis. The quarter mile speedway there is dirt of course, but the banking and configuration is different, perhaps unique. Special events there are always exciting races! Brownstown Speedway does have two other sprint car races on it’s schedule this year. The No Way Out 40 was held there in March with Brian Clauson the winner. And the Fun Fest has been held in October since it was relocated to Brownstown in 2010. Brady Short has won the last three Fun Fest Sprint Car features. The Labor Day Weekend Challenge at Tri-State Speedway on Sunday the 31st has been a MSCS sanctioned sprint car event since 2004. Past winners include Jon Stanbrough, Blake Fitzpatrick, Scotty Weir, Hunter Schuerenberg, Chris Windom, and Daron Clayton. Clayton has won this particular event at Haubstadt three times. A strong contingency of MSCS Sprints is expected to take the Labor Day Weekend Challenge. Rookies James Lyerla, Aaron Farney, and Daylan Chambers have all moved into contention for a top ten season points finish. Hot laps will begin at 6 P.M. on Saturday and at 6:30 P.M. on Sunday night. Racing will follow. MSCS does not hold qualifying time trials but instead uses passing points from the heats to qualify for the features. The two tracks are in different time zones.

Provided as news and information for MSCS.

 

 

Restored Indy Roadsters Set to Appear During Budweiser International Classic Weekend

OSWEGO, NY (August 22, 2014) – At least two restored Watson Indy Roadsters, which competed at Oswego Speedway as Supermodifieds, are scheduled to appear at the ‘Steel Palace’ during Budweiser International Classic Weekend August 29-31.

The creations, owned by Bob McConnell and restored by Steve Miller, are scheduled to be displayed through all of Budweiser International Classic Weekend with Speedway track time currently being scheduled into the day’s activities on Sunday, August 31 prior to the running of the 58th annual International Classic 200.

Each roadster is restored back to its Indianapolis livery.

One of the roadsters scheduled to appear is the Watson/Leader Card 500 Roadster driven by Len Sutton to a second place finish in the 1962 Indianapolis 500. The No. 7 Watson roadster was built in 1961 and driven by Johnny Boyd in the ’61 500.

In ’62, Sutton broke the one and four lap Indianapolis track record set by Jim Hurtubise in 1960 with an average of 149.328 mph and a final lap of 149.900 mph. Sutton started the 500 from inside the second row and led the event from laps 161-169 when he made his final pit stop. At the end of 500 miles, Sutton finished eleven seconds behind race winner Rodger Ward.

The No. 7 Leader Card 500 Roadster eventually ended up in the hands of Oswego Speedway track champion Kempton Dates, who campaigned the car at Oswego as a Supermodified from 1970-1972.

Dates is scheduled to appear at the Speedway during Classic Weekend to drive the car one more time on the ‘Steel Palace’ oval.

The other restored roadster scheduled to appear during Classic Weekend is the Watson/Kaiser Aluminum No. 1 roadster driven by Ward to a fourth place finish in the 1963 Indianapolis 500.

After winning the 1962 national championship, this new roadster built for Ward in ’63 was re-numbered as the No. 1.

Following the ’63 500, the machine was casted down as a back-up mount in ‘64, and was finally put out of commission in ‘65 when the car was sold to Supermodified veteran Jack Conley.

Conley turned around and sold the roadster again, ending up in the hands of Jack Greedy as the No. 01 Supermodified at Oswego.

Veteran Speedway fans’ best memory of this roadster at Oswego is likely its horrendous ride over the Speedway’s third run wall in a wild 1969 accident with Purdy Deuce driver Bentley Warren.

There is the potential of two more restored Indy Roadsters coming to Oswego for Classic Weekend, but for now plan on seeing these two beautifully restored machines at the Speedway August 29-31.

Individual seating is available for all three days of Budweiser International Classic Weekend, with three day ticket packages also available.

Three day general admission seating is $105, with three day reserved seating set at $115, and three day pit passes for $125.

Kids 5 and under are free throughout all of Budweiser International Classic Weekend with three day child admission for kids 6-16 available for only $35.

Budweiser International Classic Weekend will kick-off on Friday, August 29 with Corr/Pak Merchandising ‘Fast Friday’ featuring Budweiser International Classic ‘Fast 14’ Novelis Supermodified time trials, Bud Light SBS Classic ‘Super 6’ Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super time trials, and the RoC Modified 100.

A full day of practice begins on Friday at 11:30 a.m. with Small Block Super ‘Super 6’ time trials hitting the Speedway at 6 p.m. followed immediately by Supermodified ‘Fast 14’ time trials at 6:30 p.m.

Classic Weekend’s Bud Light ‘Super Saturday’ will feature the final round of the ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series with the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals, as well as the Bud Light SBS Classic 75, and the ATQMRA TQ Midget Classic.

Grandstands open at 3 p.m. on Saturday with qualifying getting underway at 5 p.m.

Budweiser International ‘Classic Sunday’ will see grandstand gates open at 9:30 a.m. and second round Supermodified time trials take to the Speedway at noon.

The 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 is expected to take the green flag at 3 p.m.

To purchase tickets for Budweiser International Classic Weekend and the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200, call the Speedway’s box office today at (315) 342-0646.

The Speedway’s box office will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each week day leading up to Classic Weekend for ticket sales.

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’.

 

 

Concord based Brown & Noffsinger Racing set for Two Races in Two Nights

The Brown & Noffsinger Racing will travel from their Concord base to the Wake County Speedway in Raleigh, North Carolina for a Friday night event. The team will then head north to the “America’s Fastest 3/8 Mile Track”, Orange County Speedway in Rougemont for Saturday night.

These two events will mark the beginning of the second half of the USAC HPD Eastern Midget Series championship, and with three BNR drivers in the top five, the rest of the field will be pushing hard to catch up.

Michigan native Scott Hunter currently leads the points tables for BNR with 384 points. He has currently claimed five wins so far this year, and with eight races remaining, look for him to grab some more.

Within striking distance of Hunter is fellow BNR driver Calvin Carroll. Calvin claimed his break through USAC HPD Midget win earlier in the year at Ace Speedway. Currently sitting 2nd in points, the New Jersey native will look to close the gap to his teammate.

Sitting 5th in the standings is Calvin’s younger brother Nikki. Nikki has shown constant development throughout the year and will be looking for his first win in HPD Midget competition.

In 6th position in the the standings is China Grove, North Carolina native Tyler Corriher. Corriher recently grabbed his first win of the season and will look to add to his total in the coming races.

“We are racing for the first time at Wake County’s ¼ mile track. Quarter mile tracks are exciting and always produce tight racing, they bring out the best in the drivers. We tested there earlier this year and staff at the track were very helpful and let us know that their fans are very excited to see us race for the first time. The next night we race at the 3/8 mile banked track at Orange County which means a lot of work on Saturday morning getting all the cars ready for the much higher speeds. It is going to be a fun and challenging weekend of racing”, team owner Wade Brown commented on the upcoming races.

Brown & Noffsinger Racing was founded in 2007 by Wade Brown as a way to reward employees at Brown & Miller Racing Solutions. In 2009, Brad Noffsinger joined the team bringing his years of expertise racing, working on, and setting up race cars. Since then, BNR has grown into one of the most successful customer teams in USAC HPD competition, grabbing countless wins and numerous championships though their rental car and driver development programs. Brown & Noffsinger Racing also specializes in testing programs and arrive-and-drive corporate programs. In addition to running a top notch on-track operation, the team offers in-house Beast chassis assembly and sprint car and midget chassis rebuilds/ repairs. BNR is a dealer for Beast Chassis, Hoosier Tire, VP Racing Fuel, Sander Wheels, Willwood Brakes, Winters Rear-ends, KSE Power Steering, C&R Radiators, and Factory Khane Shocks. Search Brown & Noffsinger Motorsports on Facebook for team updates.

 

 

Budweiser International Classic Bubble Car to Receive $1,000 Prize Money

OSWEGO, NY (August 22, 2014) – The first driver not to qualify for the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds at Oswego Speedway, will walk out of the ‘Steel Palace’ with a nice pay day thanks to the Speedway as well as Doug and Sherry Heveron.

It was announced in the spring that the Speedway would provide a guaranteed $500 to any Supermodified starting the Bud Light B-Main on Sunday, August 31 that does not qualify for the International Classic.

This week it was announced that Doug & Sherry Heveron will also post a $500 bonus to the Classic bubble car, in memory of Tom and Gail Heveron, raising the prize money awarded to the first non-qualifier to a sizable $1,000.

As the entry list for the this year’s running of the Budweiser International Classic continues to grow, heat racing and an exciting Bud Light B-Main appear to be on the horizon as drivers look to qualify for one of the 34 spots open in the 58th annual 200 lap Classic.

Individual seating is available for all three days of Budweiser International Classic Weekend, with three day ticket packages also available.

Three day general admission seating is $105, with three day reserved seating set at $115, and three day pit passes for $125.

Kids 5 and under are free throughout all of Budweiser International Classic Weekend with three day child admission for kids 6-16 available for only $35.

Budweiser International Classic Weekend will kick-off on Friday, August 29 with Corr/Pak Merchandising ‘Fast Friday’ featuring Budweiser International Classic ‘Fast 14’ Novelis Supermodified time trials, Bud Light SBS Classic ‘Super 6’ Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super time trials, and the RoC Modified 100.

A full day of practice begins on Friday at 11:30 a.m. with Small Block Super ‘Super 6’ time trials hitting the Speedway at 6 p.m. followed immediately by Supermodified ‘Fast 14’ time trials at 6:30 p.m.

Classic Weekend’s Bud Light ‘Super Saturday’ will feature the final round of the ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series with the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals, as well as the Bud Light SBS Classic 75, and the ATQMRA TQ Midget Classic.

Grandstands open at 3 p.m. on Saturday with qualifying getting underway at 5 p.m.

Budweiser International ‘Classic Sunday’ will see grandstand gates open at 9:30 a.m. and second round Supermodified time trials take to the Speedway at noon.

The 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 is expected to take the green flag at 3 p.m.

To purchase tickets for Budweiser International Classic Weekend and the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200, call the Speedway’s box office today at (315) 342-0646.

The Speedway’s box office will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each week day leading up to Classic Weekend for ticket sales.

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’.

 

 

Wayne Gohr Memorial

Jackson, MN-As teams head to the Jackson Speedway for this weekend’s Wayne Gohr Memorial, teams have begun preparations for next weekend’s 36th Annual Jackson Nationals. With the season winding down, a number of drivers are expected to turn out at Jackson this weekend. “It is a special night for us to honor Wayne and we know with the big boys of the Lucas Oil ASCS coming to town, that our drivers are using this weekend to tune up for the Nationals” stated Brian Postma. AtoZ Promotions is excited to once again be the promoter for the event. “We had a great turnout of 40 sprint cars last year for the Nationals, and it should be 40+ this year” stated head of AtoZ Promotions Adam Adamson. “I think it would be great to see a local win the event, but when you have names like Brown, Herrera, Swindell and more coming, the local guys will have to be on their game”. There are a lot of exciting events coming with the Jackson Nationals. Friday night will see the return of the 2nd Annual Jackson County Pork Producers feed after the races, coupled by the return of the popular Nectarines. Saturday will see the first annual Minnesota Mafia Truck Show, racing next door at the Jackson Kart Club, and then the Valentine Memorial and finally 30 lap Jackson Nationals Championship. Two-Day Reserved tickets are still available in the main grandstand and can be purchased by calling 712-202-5540. Only 67 of the special $40 tickets remain available at Jackson Speedway Home Page or by going to the State Bank of Fairmont or Heser Auto.

 

Northern Lights: Kraig Kinser Head Up to Edmonton for the Oil City Cup

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — August 21, 2014 — The views in northwestern Canada are pretty amazing, especially at sunrise and sunset. The Northern Lights are often visible and make for a breathtaking sight. For sprint car fans in the northern reaches of Canada, the annual Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton are sights and sounds they most look forward to all year long , as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series invades town. Kraig Kinser will make his seventh consecutive trip to the Great White North for the two-night event this weekend.

The Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway will take to the track on Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23. A full night of racing is set for each night, beginning with hot laps, followed by heat races, a dash, B-main and A-Feature event.

“We’ve had a great last couple of weeks and can’t wait to get back to the track this weekend,” said Kinser. “When you are running well you want to race every night. Being fast right off the truck each night has certainly been a big help as we can then focus on other things and make small changes to be ready for the feature. Getting in the dash lately has also been very important and hopefully we can continue that trend as well.”

Last season at Castrol Raceway, Kinser finished 10th in the opener of the two-night event aboard the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim and was 11th in the finale. On the first night, the third-generation driver timed in third-fastest of the 24 entries. He finished fourth in the third heat race, which put him in the dash, where he started second and came home fourth. The final night of the 2013 Oil City Cup saw Kinser clock in seventh-quickest in time trials. He started on the front row of the first heat race and ended up fifth.

In his career at the three-eighths-mile, Kinser has three top-10 finishes. He crossed the line a career-best sixth at Castrol Raceway in 2011. He raced for the first time at the venue in 2008, which was the second year the World of Outlaws STP Car Series visited Castrol Raceway.

“Edmonton usually has a couple of grooves and you can really move around there,” he said. “We had some bad luck in the Canadian races last month and look to make up for that this week. The fans up there really support the event and that is great to see. It’s definitely a long trip from Minot (North Dakota) to Edmonton, but we have a great time and get to see a lot of people, who we only get to see once a year.”

Kinser heads to Castrol Raceway carrying momentum from seven straight top-10 finishes with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, including three consecutive top-five efforts. He finished third at Junction Motor Speedway in Nebraska on August 12, and followed that up with a fourth-place showing at River Cities Speedway in North Dakota on August 15, and was fifth at Nodak Speedway on August 17.

The native of Bloomington, Indiana, is currently ninth in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship standings. Kinser has recorded 26 top-10 finishes thus far in 2014, with six of those being 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: Castrol Raceway 0.375- Miles around Castrol Raceway 3- Career top-10 finishes at the three-eighths-mile 4- Tracks in Canada that the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race at this year 5- Nights of racing in Canada this season for the series 6- Finishing position in 2011 at Castrol Raceway to mark a career-best 9- Current position in points 12- Career main event starts at Castrol Raceway 12.561- Track record at Castrol Raceway 13.4- Average finish in 12 career main event starts at Castrol Raceway 14.3- Average finish in three starts in Canada this season 26- Top-10 finishes this season through Aug. 17 731- Miles from Nodak Speedway in Minot, North Dakota where the World of Outlaws raced on Aug. 17 to Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 2008- Year of first start at Castrol Raceway 7751- Points earned this season through Aug. 17

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.

 

 

And then there was one; one night, one championship to decide!

Sarver, PA (August 21, 2014) After four months and 13 weeks of Fab Four Racing, only one title is left up for grabs as Carl Bowser, Alex Ferree and Rex King Jr. sealed their respective deals last Friday night; the 21st consecutive event at Lernerville Speedway without a rainout; absolutely remarkable for our sport! Weather may finally play a factor in this Friday�s Fab Four Racing finale, so be sure to check our website or follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter for updates.

Carl Bowser (Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints), Alex Ferree (Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models) and Rex King Jr. (Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds) have already claimed their crowns and place in Lernerville history.

Jim Fosnaught is patiently waiting to take his rightful place in the 40+ year history of the speedway, but is 17 points shy of clinching. Rob Shook still has a puncher�s chance to steal the crown away from Fosnaught, but will need to bring his A-game and hope for some bad luck for his buddy Jim Fosnaught. This would be the first Championship for either driver. Two-Time Defending Track Champion Corey McPherson has not yet been mathematically eliminated, but will likely be so at the completion of heat race action.

Numerous drivers are looking for their first win of the season on the final night; drivers like Eric Williams, Mike Lutz and Logan Wagner in the Peoples TWP Sprints, John Garvin Jr. and Kenny Schaltenbrand in the Precise Late Models and Mike Miller and Paul Schreckengost in the Pic-A-Part Sportsman. Previous feature winners AJ Flick, Brian Swartzlander and Dave Murdick still seek their first feature wins in the Sprints and Late Models, while some drivers, (Billy Dietrich, Garrett Krummert, Steve Feder, Brad Rapp, Aaron Easler, Brett McDonald and Joey Zambotti), are looking for the first ever Lernerville feature win.

Next Friday, August 29 marks the return of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series to the Action Track for the Working Man 50. In addition to a full World of Outlaw Late Model Series program, we will also be making up the Uncle Sam 30 that was postponed by rain on Firecracker weekend! Tickets are just $29 for Reserved or General Admission tickets and as always, Kids 10 & under will be admitted FREE with a paying adult.

After the final Fast Friday of the 2014 season, we will be shifting to �Saturdays in September� for a trio of events starting with Autumn-Motive Fest 2014 on September 6 featuring the Sportsman/Stock Spectacular, Rush Modifieds and the only Demolition Derby on the 2014 schedule. The following Saturday, September 13 is �Back to School� Bus & Kids Bike Races, plus Senior Series Stocks and Enduro Twin 50s. Our weekly program will come to a close with the Worlds of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Commonwealth Clash presented by GottaRace.com on Saturday, September 20. Then, after about a month�s hiatus, we�ll bring the 2014 season to a dramatic finish with the 6th Annual DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede on Thursday-Friday-Saturday, October 23-24-25. For more information log on to www.Lernerville.com.

 

 

A Doubleheader Weekend for Taylor Ferns at Atomic & Mercer

By Ferns Racing PR

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — August 21, 2014 — It’s been a while since Taylor Ferns has been able to get a full two-race weekend in. Mother Nature has interrupted the last couple of scheduled doubleheader weekends that she tentatively had on her calendar. Ferns will look to compete twice this weekend in two states, with two different series in her Jimmy’s Towing/Indy Race Parts Maxim.

Ferns will race in the inaugural Renegade Sprint Series event at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio on Saturday, August 23. She will then head northeast to Western Pennsylvania to compete with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at Mercer Raceway Park on Sunday, August 24.

The 18-year-old has made four visits to Atomic Speedway in 2014. She finished a season-best sixth on May 4 at the track in south central Ohio. Competing with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions on June 25 at the high-banked three-eighths-mile during Ohio Sprint Speedweek, Ferns timed in sixth-fastest of the 62 entries and raced her way into the dash. She wound up 16th in the A-Feature that night. The native of Shelby Township, Michigan, who now resides in the Indianapolis area, finished 13th in her most recent start at the track on July 3, which was also an event sanctioned by the All Stars.

“Atomic is a fast track and you can drive it really hard,” said Ferns. “Every time we’ve been there this year, we’ve qualified consistently. As long as we get a good pill draw and can transfer out of the heat race we should be in a good position for the feature. We’ve been having a lot of bad luck lately, so we really need a good finish at Atomic.”

Mercer Raceway Park is a banked three-eighths-mile, located about an hour north of Pittsburgh. The race will mark Ferns’ first start in the state of Pennsylvania in a 410-winged sprint car and her fifth appearance with the All Stars this season. She has qualified for the main event twice with the series in 2014, both times at Atomic Speedway.

“We’ve been going to a lot of new tracks this year and seem to adapt to them pretty quickly, so hopefully Mercer is no different,” she noted. “Racing with the All Stars is always very competitive and I really enjoy racing with them. You learn a lot racing against competition like that and that’s what makes you a better driver.”

Last weekend at Attica Raceway Park in Ohio, Ferns finished sixth in the third heat race, coming up just one spot short of transferring into the main event, which put her in the B-main. She finished fourth in the B-main to earn a spot in the feature, but had a valve break on the engine, which prevented her from being able to take the green flag in the A-feature.

Ferns, who returned to 410-winged sprint car racing this year after competing in a variety of racing machines over the last four seasons, will race in a number of events in the Midwest over the next couple of months as the 2014 season winds down. She was victorious with the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) on June 6, after opening the night by setting a new track record in qualifying. The winningest female driver in USAC history has seven top-10 finishes this season in a winged sprint car.

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.

Keep up to date For the latest news, results and information on Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing and to view a full 2014 schedule, visit TaylorFerns.com. Follow Taylor on Twitter at @TaylorFerns and like her on Facebook.

 

 

Krimes Holds 260 Point Lead at Lincoln; Two Races Remain Williams Grove and Lincoln Speedway On Tap This Friday and Saturday

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

Denver, PA (August 21st, 2014) - Only two championship point races remain on the 2014 Lincoln Speedway schedule, and Denver, Pennsylvania native Alan Krimes leads the charge; holding down the top spot with a 260 point advantage over Jim Siegel. Alan Krimes, a two-time Lincoln Speedway feature winner in 2014, is just two solid finishes away from securing a career-first ‘410’ track championship.The first of two final point races at the Pigeon Hills oval will be held this Saturday evening, August 23rd. The final ‘410’ point event of the 2014 season will take part next Saturday evening, August 30th; during John Gleim Jr. Excavating Night.

Alan Krimes will continue his season-long two-race weekend trend in central Pennsylvania this Friday and Saturday, August 22nd & 23rd, and make visits to the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday night, all before making a stop at the Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on Saturday night. Both evenings will feature full programs for the ‘410’ sprint cars.

To go along with his dominant point lead at the Lincoln Speedway, Alan Krimes also finds himself fourth in the current Williams Grove Speedway driver championship; trailing current championship leader Don Kreitz Jr. by 600 points.

Those seeking additional information regarding Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway can do so by logging on to their official online homes: www.williamsgrove.com and 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 619 points; on the strength of two (2) Central Pennsylvania victories.

The Midnite Antiques/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 2nd (A-Main) during ‘410’ competition at the Lincoln Speedway (PA) on Saturday, August 9th

2014 Wins: 2 (Two at Lincoln Speedway (PA))

 

 

Knoxville Championship Finale LIVE Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: A season of work at the Knoxville Raceway is culminated on Saturday night as all three sprint car divisions will be in action for the final time of 2014, and all three point championships will be decided when the checkered flag falls on their repective feature events, and you can follow all of the heart pounding action LIVE on TheCushion.Com.

By way of his Capitani Classic victory to kick of Knoxville Nationals week, Ian Madsen leads the 410ci division into action on Saturday night. Looking to join his brother as a Knoxville 410 Track Champion, Ian will have to fend off challenges from Terry McCarl, Justin Henderson, and Brian Brown.

In 360ci action the fight between Jon Agan and Joe Beaver comes down to one final race on Saturday night. With bad luck biting Agan the last couple of weeks, Beaver has taken command of the lead, and will look to cap what has been a career year in emphatic fashion.

The 305ci title fight will come down to J Kinder and Steve Breazeale. Kinder enters the final night in P.1 but Breazeale is hot on his trial, and will look to put his machine in position to capture a title.

With it all coming down to Saturday night, the action should be second to none, and we are excited to bring it to you LIVE on TheCushion.Com.

Coverage is set to begin at 6:45pm local time, and anyone that wishes to purchase the broadcast needs to have a free membership. If you wish to search our video on demand vault, we invite you to check out a few of our paid membership options.

Thought the Knoxville season comes a close, we still have A TON of special events coming up that we are also very excited to be bringing you coverage of. On September 27th we will bring you the Kasey Kahne Dirt Classic from the Lincoln Speedway, October 2-4 we will be streaming the Gold Crown Midget Nationals, October 16-18 we will have the Trophy Cup, November 14-15 we will bring you the Hall of Fame Classic, and on November 20-22 we will have the Western World Championshps.

To purchase any of the broadcasts, simply click over to www.thecushion.com and sign up for a FREE membership.

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

 

 

Morgan Turpen

August 21, 2014- Cordova, TN - Morgan continued her strong 2014 season with a 4th place finish is Saturday’s USCS “Clayhill Clash” at Clayhill Motorsports Park near Atwood, TN.

The night kicked off with the Hoosier Tire Fast Dash, where Morgan finished in the runner up spot behind TGR teammate Terry Gray.

Morgan then continued her successful night by cruising to a comfortable victory in the ButlerBuilt Second Heat.

She would then start on the K&N Filters Pole for the 30-lap Feature. Morgan jumped out to an early lead before Gray slipped past her on the opening lap. However, Morgan would battle back past Gray one lap later. She would then build a lead of nearly a straightaway before the red was displayed for Gray flipping on lap 4. Eventual winner Derek Hagar slipped by from 3rd to the lead on the ensuing restart. Morgan would continue to chase Hagar, before Tim Crawley snuck past near the mid-stages of the event. Marshall Skinner would also nip Morgan for 3rd near the latter stages, relegating Morgan to 4th, her seventeenth Top-5 of the season.

The USCS presented by K&N Filters continues their 2014 tour on Saturday, August 23rd with the re-scheduled running of the Dixie Sprint Car Nationals at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia.

 

 

Bright, Baughman, Hafertepe Jr., Hagar and Swindell Net Wins for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Aug. 21, 2014) - Inside Line Promotions pilots Alex Bright, Josh Baughman, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Derek Hagar and Kevin Swindell scored victories last weekend.

Bright recorded back-to-back triumphs with the ARDC Midgets on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. He now has 10 feature wins this season.

Baughman powered to his second victory of the season and his first ever at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday with the ASCS Gulf South and ASCS Lone Star Regions.

Hafertepe Jr. maneuvered from sixth to earn the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph on Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla.

Hagar netted his fifth consecutive win at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., with the USCS Series on Saturday. He is up to 12 feature victories this year.

Swindell secured his second career ARCA triumph on Sunday at Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill.

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

Channin Tankersley charged from 12th to second on Friday at Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

Ray Allen Kulhanek rallied from the back to place third on Friday at Heart O'Texas Speedway.

Cody Freeman recorded his first career NOW600 Series heat race win and podium finish with a third-place result on Friday at Outlaw Motorsports Park in Wainwright, Okla.

Seth Bergman maneuvered from 17th to fourth in only his fourth career nonwing sprint car feature on Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., with the USAC Southwest.

Tony Bruce Jr. finished fifth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at Salina Highbanks Speedway on Saturday.

Also, best of luck to everyone this Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for the inaugural Renegade Sprints event!

Additionally, Inside Line Promotions is offering a deal for one month of free PR for new clients during the remainder of this season. To learn more, e-mail InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com.

VICTORIES -

Derek Hagar - 12 (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 and Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio, on July 4); Jack Dover - 11 (Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on May 2; 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 and Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., on July 26); Alex Bright - 10 (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 and Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Aug. 16); 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); Seth Bergman - 7 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 4; West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., on April 18; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 17 and July 26; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 24 and May 25 and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 14); Henry Van Dam - 5 (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 and Aug. 2); Sam Hafertepe Jr. - 4 (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 and Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Aug. 16); 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); 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); 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); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 2 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on June 7 and Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on July 26); Danny Lasoski - 2 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6 and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 9); Kevin Swindell - 2 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 29 and Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill., on Aug. 17); Channin Tankersley - 2 (Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 22 and Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, on June 21); Andrew Felker - 1 (Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., on June 22) and Austen Wheatley - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 24).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inside-Line-Promotions/151474394906077

 

 

Wheatley Caps Midwest Trip With Best World of Outlaws Result of Season

Inside Line Promotions - MINOT, N.D. (Aug. 21, 2014) - Austen Wheatley wrapped up his trip to the Midwest with his best World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series result of the season on Sunday at Minot Speedway.

Despite suffering from food poisoning all night, Wheatley garnered a 12th-place finish in the main event after qualifying 13th quickest and finishing where he started - fifth - in a heat race.

"I got food poising the night before," he said. "I'd get sleep for increments of 30 minutes and then I'd feel like I was in the center of a volcano.

"Everybody was pretty much the same pace all night. It was really fast. In the A Main the track was going to get slicker, but there was a small rain delay right before we went out. I think we were a ninth-place car, but my sickness made me a 12th-place driver."

Wheatley's results improved throughout the week following the Knoxville Nationals.

He finished 18th in the main event on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., and he earned a 17th -place result last Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., after getting upside down early in the feature.

"We had a damaged top wing and the steering was messed up after the crash," he said. "That's not my favorite place. I've been there four times and I think I've flipped three times."

The team returned home to Washington this week and Wheatley is scheduled to race at Skagit Speedway in Alger this Saturday. He picked up his lone win of the season at the 3/10-mile track earlier this summer.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 12 - Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 18 (16).

Aug. 15 - River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 17 (19).

Aug. 17 - Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 12 (13).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Downforce Designs

Downforce Designs is an apparel company established and operated by Austen Wheatley. For information on apparel options, prices, clientele and more, visit http://www.DownforceDesigns.com.

"It's good to have a fresh take on apparel in the sport," Wheatley said. "My goal is to provide something unique and diverse, and I think I know what a driver wants to see on his or her apparel. It's a racer helping racers."

Wheatley would also like to thank Redlined Welding & Construction, Astro Titanium, 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.

 

 

Champion Oil Announces New Master Warehouse Distributor in the Middle East.

(Clinton, MO - 08.21.14) Champion Oil, a major player in development and manufacturing of performance lubricants, announced today that Fredy World Est. Trade and Industry is their exclusive Master Warehouse Distributor in Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Northern Cyprus, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, UAE, and Yemen.

Fredy World Est. Trade and Industry is a recognized leader in the distribution of performance, racing, commercial and industrial lubricants. They will offer Champion products in a number of categories, such as motor oils, transmission fluids, hydraulic fluids, coolant, diesel motor oil, differentials lubes, greases, power steering fluids, brake fluids, and automotive chemicals and additives.

“It is extremely important for Champion Oil to identify a partner that shares the same goals and has the ability to provide our Middle Eastern customers, retailers, dealers, and installers with first class service, support and distribution,” said Karl Dedolph, Director of International Sales for Champion. “Fredy World Est. Trade and Industry clearly fits the stringent criteria we identified to disseminate our motor oil, chemical, additive and lubricant line in key demographics, applications, and strategic global markets.”

Fredy World Est. Trade and Industry now proudly promotes the “Purpose-Built” line of Champion Motor Oils, Chemicals and Lubricants. For more information about Fredy World Est. Trade and Industry you can contact them at Industrial City / Virgin Mary Quarter, Massad Bldg. No. 167, PO Box 147, Zahle- Lebanon

961-8-932-451 (phone) fred.sh@live.com (email)

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 55 years. Champion also produces and blends over 300 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, commercial and specialty markets. For more information call Champion at 800-821-5693 or 660-885-8151. Champion 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.ChampionBrands.com

 

 

Nearly $7,000 in Lap Money to be Distributed During 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200

OSWEGO, NY (August 21, 2014) – At the conclusion of the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds on Sunday, August 31, a total of $6,900 in lap money will be distributed to lap leaders of the richest and most prestigious event in Supermodified racing.

Each year, Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame member Jim Liccardi works to sell lap sponsorships in memory of or supporting Oswego Speedway competitors.

Each lap of the Budweiser International Classic 200 is worth at least $25 to the leader, and in some cases considerably more, as several bonus laps were sold for this year’s running of the Classic.

Laps 81 and 122 will be important laps to lead in this year’s Classic as Doug & Sherry Heveron have posted $500 to lead each lap in memory of Tom & Gail Heveron. The Heverons have been a staple family in the history of Oswego Speedway as Tom owned several Supermodifieds piloted by his son Doug as well as Bentley Warren.

Tom Heveron recently passed away and the Heveron family has graciously posted each bonus in the memory of both Tom & Gail.

The Trenca Family and Burritt Chevrolet also owns each respective lap, meaning a total of $525 will be paid to lead laps 81 and 122.

Other bonus laps include laps 25, 75, 125, and 175 in memory of Brad Livesey from Rudy’s Lakeside in Oswego. Each of those four laps will pay a minimum of $100 to the race leader.

This year’s lap sponsorships are just a part of the over $100,000 in cash and contingencies that will be posted during this year’s 58th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200.

Individual seating is available for all three days of Budweiser International Classic Weekend, with three day ticket packages also available.

Three day general admission seating is $105, with three day reserved seating set at $115, and three day pit passes for $125.

Kids 5 and under are free throughout all of Budweiser International Classic Weekend with three day child admission for kids 6-16 available for only $35.

Budweiser International Classic Weekend will kick-off on Friday, August 29 with Corr/Pak Merchandising ‘Fast Friday’ featuring Budweiser International Classic ‘Fast 14’ Novelis Supermodified time trials, Bud Light SBS Classic ‘Super 6’ Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super time trials, and the RoC Modified 100.

A full day of practice begins on Friday at 11:30 a.m. with Small Block Super ‘Super 6’ time trials hitting the Speedway at 6 p.m. followed immediately by Supermodified ‘Fast 14’ time trials at 6:30 p.m.

Classic Weekend’s Bud Light ‘Super Saturday’ will feature the final round of the ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series with the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals, as well as the Bud Light SBS Classic 75, and the ATQMRA TQ Midget Classic.

Grandstands open at 3 p.m. on Saturday with qualifying getting underway at 5 p.m.

Budweiser International ‘Classic Sunday’ will see grandstand gates open at 9:30 a.m. and second round Supermodified time trials take to the Speedway at noon.

The 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 is expected to take the green flag at 3 p.m.

To purchase tickets for Budweiser International Classic Weekend and the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200, call the Speedway’s box office today at (315) 342-0646.

The Speedway’s box office will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each week day leading up to Classic Weekend for ticket sales.

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’.

2014 INTERNATIONAL CLASSIC LAPS

1-In Memory of Fred Murabito Sr.

2-The B & G Gang - Pinner's Bar & Grill Supermodified Page - www.gosupers.com

3-Local Trax Race Show

4-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

5-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

6-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

7-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

8-In Memory of Scott Tesoriero and 'The Pine'

9-In Loving Memory of Steve Gioia Sr.

10-In Memory of John & Mary Tesoriero

11 In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

12-Babcock Highway Supply - 565 County Route 51A, Oswego, NY

13-Good Luck All Local Drivers - Vashaw's Collison, Oswego, NY

-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr.

14- In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

15-In Memory of Whimp & Louise Coerse - From Your Ontario Racing Family

16-Best of the two greatest ever, Otto and 'Double 0' Joe - From The Zupan Family

17-Have a Good Safe Race - Oswego Speedway Safety Crew

-Wholesale Diamond & Jewelry - www.oswegowholesale.com - 315-342-7441

18-In Memory of Ray & Amy Gregory - Ronzo

19-In Memory of Paul Cornwall From Your Ontario Racing Family

-Best of Luck to All Competitors! - Don & Marsha Bartlett

20-Thompson Sales Inc. - Thompson Rd. Oswego, NY

21-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

22-In Memory of Jim VanGordon

23-Thompson Sales Inc. - E.T. and the Gang, Thompson Rd. Oswego, NY

24-In Memory of Mike Kapuscinski - from Dan Kapuscinski

25-"Happy Birthday Lexi!" - Love Dad

- In Memory of Brad Livesey - Rudy's Lakeside-Oswego - 4x4 $100.00 Bonus Lap

26-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

27-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

28-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

29-Good Luck & Safe Racing-Dan Connors Jr.-From Gradma & Grandpa

30-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

31-"Good Luck to all competitors"-Marilyn & Don Toal, Rochester, NY

32-Oswego Speedway Early Racing DVD's by Don Kranz-315-343-6915

33-For Joe Knoop, My Best Classic Raffle Partner

34-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

35-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

36-In Memory of Doug Cooper-We Miss You-Melanie & John, Mark, Laura, & Tyler

37-In Memory of Bob Gaw

38- In Memory of Woody Hatten - From Tom Donegan

39-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

40-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

41-"Good Luck!" - Butch & Larry

42-BJR Motorsports

43- For Joe Knoop, My Best Classic Raffle Partner

44-Good Luck to All Supermodified Drivers! From your Trophy Girl-Mackenzie Coleman

45-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

46-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

47-Best of Luck Bobby Bond From Your Little Fans- From Mickey, Elvis, Orlando, Celine May

48-In Memory of Dennis Lichty

49-BURKE'S HOME CENTER-Oswego & Fulton-315-343-6147

50-Good Luck Ray Graham - In Memory of Rob Parkhurst

51-A Good and Safe Race to All at the 58th Anniversary Classic-Jim Feeney & Carol Haynes

-In Memory of Danny Quonce - From Dennis & Carol

52-Best of Luck Uncle David #52 - Love, Your Nephew Danzer

53-In Memory of Bob & Mary Agnes Donegan and Mary Catherine Brereton - From The Donegan Family

54-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc

55-In Loving Memory of Joe & Marge Blanc and Reyne Knight

56-Karen & Romey

-Best of Luck Hal LaTulip - Larry & Jan

57-Danny & Jody

58-Sarah & Al

59-Susan & Alan

60-Aryelle, Taylor, Cameron, Courtney, Cole and Cara

61-In Memory of Richie Evans-"GOODNU!" - From Bill Dishman Sr. and Bill Dishman Jr.

62-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

63-In Memory of Joe Pontello Sr. From His Sons

64-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

65-In Memory of 'Big Don' Kells and Supermodified #65-Barberboy Racing & The Kells Family

66-In Memory of Barry Cann - From Dan Kapuscinski

67-In Memory of William Kritzman

68-In Memory of 'Doc' John & Aunt Helen

69-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

70-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

71-In Memory of Dennis and Florence Radley - Radley Motorsports 71

72-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

73-In Memory of Tony Jankowiak - From Rick from Oakville, Ont. Canada

74-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

75-In Memory of George Caruso Sr.

-In Memory of Brad Livesey - Rudy's Lakeside-Oswego - 4x4 $100.00 Bonus Lap

76-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

77-In Memory of 'Speedy' George VonHoltz Sr.

78-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

79-Best of Luck Otto Sitterly

-Brian Sobus- In Memory of Grandpa Bernie, Good Luck Brian Sobus!

80-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

81-In Memory of Pete and Wimp - From The Trenca Family

- In Memory of Tom & Gail Heveron-Doug & Sherry Heveron - $500.00 Bonus Lap

82-In Memory of Harry, George Sr., Bill & Mae Caruso

83-In Memory of Grama Burch - Love, Louie

84-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

85-Thomas Video-315-789-3255-www.thomasvideos.com

86-Thomas Video-Order Online with PayPal

87-BURKE'S HOME CENTER-Oswego & Fulton-315-343-6147

88-In Memory of Pete and Whimp - from The Trenca Family

89-Good Luck Graham Racing-90-99 - From Scooby-Do and Steph

90-Good Luck Graham Racing-Ray #90, Kody #21 and Joey #99 - From S&S Tractor

91-In Memory of Keith Loughrey & Bob Gresham-From The Schweinsburg Family & Mike & Nancy Brubaker 92- In Memory of Kay Kranz-George & Diane VonHoltz

93-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

94-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

95-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

96-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

97-In Memory of Anna Fischer-Ronzo

98-Good Luck Dave McKnight in the 2014 Classic

99-Good Luck Strong Racing! - Len, Liz, and L & B and Baby Suzie

100-''Best of Luck to All Teams!" - Dan Johnson

101-Thanks for the memories!- Kingston, Ont. , Donny & J.R.

102-Thanks for the memories!- Kingston, Ont. , Donny & J.R.

-Good Luck Brandon Bellinger-Love Sarah, Brian, Lily and Becca

103-Thanks for the memories!- Kingston, Ont. , Donny & J.R.

104-Thanks for the memories!- Kingston, Ont. , Donny & J.R.

105-Thanks for the memories!- Kingston, Ont. , Donny & J.R.

106-In Memory of 'Irish Jack' Murphy - From Bob, Zella & Susan Callahan

107-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

108-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

109-"Good Luck to my #9, drive safe! - Love, Ashil

110-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

111-"Good Luck to All Drivers!!" - From The Swamp

112-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

113- In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr.

114-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

115-In Memory of Louise & Whimp Coerse - From The Family

116-In Memory of Grom Roberts and Tink Newman - From Nip & Jerry West, Gloucester, MA

117-In Memory of Dave Hollenbeck, Our Boy, we miss you! John, Keri, Scotty & Brian

118 In Memory of Dave Hollenbeck, Our Boy, we miss you! John, Keri, Scotty & Brian

119-In Loving Memory of Dave Graham

120-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

121-In Loving Memory of Our Father-John E. Knopp-Jeff & Doug

122-Burritt Chevrolet / Buick - Route 104, Oswego

- In Memory of Tom & Gail Heveron-Doug & Sherry Heveron - $500.00 Bonus Lap

123- Burritt Chevrolet / Buick - Route 104, Oswego

124-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

125-In Memory of Popeye Laurent - Jim Oldenburg

In Memory of Brad Livesey - Rudy's Lakeside-Oswego - 4x4 $100.00 Bonus Lap

126-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

127-"GOOD LUCK JOE GOSEK" - Burke's Home Center-Oswego & Fulton - 315-343-6147

128-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

129-Thanks for your patronage - Best Western Captains Quarters

130-In Memory of 'Dr. O'- From The Schremp Family

131-In Memory of Our Mother, Cheryl - Michael & Matthew Rich

-In Memory of William Backus Sr.

132 -In Memory of William Backus Sr.

133-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

134-Oswego Quality Carpets - Complete Floor Center - 51 W. 3rd st, Oswego, NY

135-Good Luck Tim Snyder- Oswego Quality Carpets

136-In Memory of Norm & Vi Helbock-Long Time Oswego Fans

137-In Memory of Norm & Vi Helbock-Long Time Oswego Fans

138-In Memory of Norm & Vi Helbock-Long Time Oswego Fans

139-In Memory of Norm & Vi Helbock-Long Time Oswego Fans

140-In Memory of Norm & Vi Helbock-Long Time Oswego Fans

141-In Memory of Norm & Vi Helbock-Long Time Oswego Fans

142-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

143-In Loving Memory of Mancel Davis, a Great Supermodified Race Fan-From Debbie, Leslie & Ron

144-In Loving Memory of Mancel Davis, a Great Supermodified Race Fan-From Debbie, Leslie & Ron

145-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

146-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

147-"WIN THE MONEY BOBBY BOND AND CREW!" - May's Polynesian Motel - Steve & Jenny

148-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

149-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

150-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

151-In Loving Memory of Joseph James Marotta IV

152-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

153-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

154-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

155-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

156-Best of Luck Hal LaTulip - Larry & Jan

-Good Luck to Hal LaTulip

157-In Memory of Bob Byfield - London, Ont. Canada

158- 1st To Finish Construtors - jletcher@verizon.net

159-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

160-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

161-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

162-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

163-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

164-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

165-In Memory of 'Big Don' Kells #65-Grandpa Kells, we love and miss you! Love Deb, Audrey and Devin

166-Good Luck All Drivers - Wayne's Drug Store, Oswego, NY

167-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

168-Quality Inn & Suites Riverfront - E. 1st St & E. Bridge Sts.- Oswego, NY

169-In Loving Memory of Kenneth Crisafulli- From Your Children, Scott, Katrina & Danika

170-"GOOD LUCK JOE GOSEK" - Burke's Home Center-Oswego & Fulton - 315-343-6147

171-"Good Luck to All Drivers!" - Brenda & Dave Rice

172-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

173-In Memory of Aunt Dawn - Good Luck 'Double 00 Joe!'

174-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

175-In Memory of Brad Livesey - Rudy's Lakeside-Oswego - 4x4 $100.00 Bonus Lap

176-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

177-"Good Luck to All Drivers!!" - Brenda & Dave Rice

178-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

179-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

180-In Memory of Pete Trenca - From The Canadians

181-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

182-In Memory of Joe 'Pops' Salvador

183-BJR Motorsports

184-In Memory of Flyin' Bryan Osgood

185-Thanks for the Memories Witkum Racing-Janny & Danny K.

186-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

187-In Memory of Gretchen & Ray, Love and miss you! Trina & Chelsea

- In Memory of the Alumni of St. Patrick's School of Tipperany Hill, Syracuse, NY-From Mike & Tom Donegan

188-Good Luck Mike & Bobby Bond - From Diane & George VonHoltz Sr

189-GOOD LUCK JOEY PAYNE!- Terry, Kaitlyn and Xander

190-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

191-''Best of Luck to All Teams!" - Dan Johnson

192-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

193-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

194-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

195-Miss You Dad, Kenneth Crisafulli, Love Your Children, Scott, Katrina & Danika

196-Davis Bros. Inc. Co. Rte. 4, Oswego-Sponsored by Bill

197-In Memory of Grodavent and Donegan Families of Tipperany Hill, Syracuse, NY

198-In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc.

199-TO THE FRONT JOEY PAYNE-From Terry & Pat

200-Your Announcers-Roy Sova and Joe Marotta

 

 

Austin McCarl – Another Successful Return!

(Bill W) August 21, 2014 – It had been almost a year since Austin McCarl’s #17A had been on the track at Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. The return was a success, as despite not having brakes, the Altoona, Iowa driver drove to a fourth place finish in last Sunday night’s feature. The night was all the more special as sponsor Ben Nothdurft of Bargain Barn Tires went into the Huset’s Speedway Hall of Fame. Austin is planning a return to Huset’s this Sunday.

Things went well early in the night. “Everything went pretty smoothly,” says Austin. “We ended up timing in sixth quick, which was pretty good. When I drove Lynton’s (Jeffrey) car (in May), we were ninth. So we got a little better there.”

The brake problem surfaced in the heat. “It was nice to be back in the car I built, the Maxim,” says Austin. “We ended up losing the brakes in the heat race and ran fifth. I just ran the bottom and tried to survive it. I thought we may have a left front rotor bent or something, but that wasn’t it.”

Austin and the crew failed to discover the issue before the main event. “We ran the whole feature without brakes,” he says. “I probably would have been able to get another spot or two. At the beginning, the bottom was good. I got underneath Ian (Madsen), and missed the bottom terribly without the brakes.”

Despite the stout 410 field assembled, Austin was able to checker fourth behind his father, Terry, Mark Dobmeier and Dusty Zomer. “I was forced to move up and run the cushion and do my best,” he says. “It ended up all good. We hadn’t raced for practically a year, so to come up fourth was good. Ian hit the fence and had a tire go down late in the race, which definitely benefited me, but all in all it was a good night.”

The night was made more special by Nothdurft’s induction, and his father’s win. “Ben Nothdurft from Ben’s Bargain Barn was inducted into the Huset’s Hall of Fame, so that was pretty special,” says Austin. “I got to put that on the car. Dusty ran third, and that’s another driver they help a lot, so it was pretty special. It was a good weekend for the Nothdurft family and a good weekend for the McCarl family. Hopefully, we can do it all again this weekend.”

Austin’s return was made possible by his sponsors. “I’d like to welcome Sinplot Grower Solutions on board with us,” he says. “Of course, I’d also like to thank Bargain Barn Tire Center, New Gulf Resources, Excel Therapy, Sweeter Construction, DeBerg Concrete, Rossie Feed & Grain and all of our partners.”

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Season Finale Sprint Car Race at Knoxville Has Close Battle for Season Champ

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - August 2 1, 2014

This Saturday at Knoxville Raceway fans will get to witness one of the closest points battles for the season championship in the track's history. Only 114 Points separate the top four drivers in the 410 Class. The too close to call championship is up for grabs by anyone of the driver teams all wanting a fair shot at the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup that pays 20,000 dollars to the track champion.

"This Saturday is a night not to be missed," said Brian Stickel, Knoxville Raceway General Manager. "When the championship is this close you know the drivers are going to do whatever it takes to try to win. Fans can expect to see a lot of aggressive driving which can make for exciting racing," Stickel said.

Australian Ian Madsen leads the 410 points battle into the final night of competition. Justin Henderson sits in second, 7-time track champ Terry McCarl is in 3rd and Brian Brown is lurking in 4th. The 360 and 305 divisions also will come down to this final race and champions will be crowned in all 3 divisions.

As part of the Greater Des Moines Partnership Chamber Night, this Saturday night's tickets are half price when chamber member affiliates and businesses go to the Greater Des Moines Partnership's website to buy tickets. For more information visit

https://www.desmoinesmetro.com/en/calendar/chamber_night_at_the_knoxville_raceway/

Don't miss Knoxville Raceway's fan appreciation free feed after the night's events in the infield. Food will be served until it is gone. Also, before the races, Knoxville Raceway's JR Fan Club members are invited to a free pizza party from 5pm to 6pm at the Raceway's Dyer Hudson Hall.

Tickets are also on sale now for this year's Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series banquet on November 15th at Prairie Meadows. Tickets are available through the ticket office, 515-842-5431.

 

 

Kaley Gharst – Tuning Up at Jackson!

(Bill W) August 21, 2014 – Kaley Gharst and the Sandvig #7 team will return to the Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minnesota this Saturday night in anticipation of the Jackson Nationals the following weekend. The Decatur, Illinois driver leads the current point standings at Jackson Speedway. Last Saturday found the team in Jefferson, South Dakota at Park Jefferson Speedway in ASCS-Midwest action.

Kaley would finish fifth in his heat at Park Jefferson. “We didn’t draw very well,” he says. “They had had quite a bit of rain up there at the end of the week, and the track was pretty heavy and fast all night long. We got one car on the start there in the heat and that was pretty much it.”

Starting fifteenth in the main event, he would move up ten spots to finish fifth at the checkers. “We had a decent car, but it was still pretty tough to pass,” says Kaley. “It seemed if I did pass two or three cars, I would catch a hole wrong or something. It was kind of a tough night, but we brought it home in one piece.”

The team brought out their 410 for the Knoxville Nationals two weeks ago. After suffering motor ills, this was the first time the team had brought out the big iron since the Jackson World of Outlaws show in June. After a tough timing effort, he passed eight cars in the B main after transferring through the C on his qualifying night.

After running Saturday afternoon and qualifying for that night’s D main, mechanical problems would surface. “We ended up having a push rod let go on Saturday night,” says Kaley. “We got through qualifying night and the non-qualifying deal. It ended up giving up in the end. It wasn’t what we were hoping for down there, but we’ll see if we can do better next year.”

The team is looking for a win this Saturday at Jackson in anticipation of the ASCS National Series sanctioned Jackson Nationals. “We’re looking forward to getting back to Jackson,” says Kaley. “We’ll use this week to tune up a little bit for the Jackson Nationals August 29 and 30.”

Keep an eye on Kaley's progress this week and beyond at www.KaleyGharst.com !

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Bill Balog and B2 Motorsports: Surviving the Fair to Park in Victory Lane in Seymour!!
Bristol, WI – August 21, 2014. Bill Balog and the B2 Motorsports team had a triple-header on tap this past weekend which kicked off at the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI for the Kenosha County Fair Races and the Roger Iles Memorial. Friday night started off with a 7th place qualifying effort of the thirty-nine cars on hand on a very heavy race track which set Bill up with a 5th place starting position in the third heat race. Bill would methodically make his way forward into the 2nd position and chase the leader to the checkered flag transferring into the feature. Lining up in the 3rd starting position, Bill would make his way past the leader on lap #2 of the feature and begin distancing himself from the rest of the field. It would not take long and Bill would begin maneuvering around lap cars to keep the others at bay. On lap seventeen, Bill would try to make his way under a lapper in turns three and four, but clipped an infield tire spinning the 17B sprinter around and ending the night early.
Saturday night was a whole new night as the team looked to rebound from the prior night’s misfortune. The night started off with Bill laying down the fastest qualifying lap of the twenty-nine cars on hand setting him up with a 6th place starting position in heat race #1. With a narrow track again, Bill would hang in the 5th position waiting to make a move. Sheldon Haundenschild would get by Bill around the halfway point, but then would bobble due to a flat left rear the next lap. Bill made an evasive move to miss the #48H and would go over the berm in turns one and two losing several positions, but the caution would fly negating the lap and putting Bill back in the 5th position. Bill would finish in the 5th position once the race resumed transferring him into the feature. Being the fastest qualifier, Bill would pull the #5 pill for the feature invert setting the 17B sprinter up with a 10th place starting position. As the green flag would fly, the 6ht place starting car’s rear axle broke causing a pile up in which Bill was caught up in, but would make it through and continue. Under caution, there was a miscommunication over the radio in which Bill came to the work area thinking something was wrong with the car, but was pushed back off with no problems and now restarted in the 21st position. After several caution periods in the early laps, Bill would claw his way forward in thirty-six laps to finish in the 3rd position right on the bumper of the 2nd place running car.
Sunday night, Bill and the B2 Motorsports teams headed north for the first visit since 2008 to the Seymour Speedway in Seymour, WI. The night started off by qualifying in the 3rd position of the twenty-six cars on hand. Bill would quickly make his way forward in the heat from his 6th place starting position to claim the heat race victory transferring him into the feature. The quick qualifier drew the #5 pill for the feature invert lining Bill up with an 8th place starting position in the feature. Once the green flag dropped, Bill began making his way forward and on lap sixteen caught the leader as he struggled to make his way around a lap car going into turns one and two. Bill would close up on the leader’s bumper exiting turn two and going into turn three the leader would go to the cushion and Bill found some bite through the middle allowing him to drive under the leader and into the lead. From that point on, Bill would cruise the final laps to the checkered flag picking up his 9th victory of the 2014 season and 1st at the Seymour Speedway.
This Saturday, Bill and the B2 Motorsports team will head south to LaSalle, IL to take on the quarter-mile high banks of the LaSalle Speedway for the 5th Annual Bill Waite, Jr. Memorial. Bill is the reigning and 3-time champion of this event. The following weekend, on Friday August 29th, the team will head to the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, WI for the Sheboygan County Fair Race. After a night off, the team will be back in action on Sunday, August 31st at the 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, WI.
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, Hepfner Racing 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.

 

Danny Holtgraver Will Pilot for Reeve Kruck in Australia! ‘Down Under’ Campaign Will Include Nearly Fifteen Dates Including ‘Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic’

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

Pittsburgh, PA (August 20th, 2014) - After spending the last few weeks finalizing details and organizing plans, it is official that Danny Holtgraver will be spending the upcoming ‘winter’ months competing in Australia for car owner Reeve Kruck. Holtgraver, Reeve Kruck, and crew chief Bingo Jenkins, will team together for roughly fifteen events; following much of the World Series of Sprintcars trail, while also competing in other Australian marquee events such as the ‘Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic’ in Warrnambool, the ‘King’s Challenge’ at Mt. Gambier, and the ‘President’s Cup’ at Avalon. Holtgraver’s Australian tour will launch on December 20th, 2014 and will stretch until January 31st, 2015; ending just in time for the start of the American season.

“This is unreal...I can’t begin to explain how excited I am” said Danny Holtgraver, “For Reeve Kruck to give me this opportunity is really a dream come true...it is going to be a lot of fun working with Bingo Jenkins, Gene Jenkins and Nick Landman...I can’t wait to get over there!”

The upcoming Australian season will be a career-first for Danny Holtgraver. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native will join a very distinguished list of American drivers who have made the trip ‘down under’ to compete in recent seasons; including Shane Stewart, Tim Kaeding, Donny Schatz, Jason Meyers, Paul McMahan, Terry McCarl and defending World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion, Daryn Pittman.

“This has been a dream and a goal of mine for a long time” discussed Danny Holtgraver, “For this to all finally unfold is absolutely unreal...I just can’t thank Reeve and Bingo and all the guys on this race team enough...I’m more than excited!”

More news and information relating to Danny Holtgraver and his upcoming trip to Australia will be released throughout the remaining portion of the 2014 season.

Danny Holtgraver’s Tentative 2014-2015 Australia Schedule:

December 20 - Warnambool

26- Adelaide WSS

27- Murray bridge WSS

28- mt gambier WSS

30- Avalon WSS

January 1-Warnambool

4- Brisbane WSS

9- Brisbane WSS

10-Brisbane WSS

21-Avalon Presidents Cup

22- Mt. Gambier Kings Challenge

23-25 Warnambool Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic

30-Murray Bridge WSS

31- Adelaide WSS

[WSS - World Series of Sprintcars]

Danny Holtgraver and Reeve Kruck would like to thank all of their marketing partners for the upcoming season including: Titan Garages and Carports, Titan Steel Buildings, Australian Roller Doors, Ovenu Oven Cleaning, HRP, XYZ, Weld Racing, Torco, Thusday Thunder

 

 

“It isn’t over yet!” 5 divisions Sat at MRP

Marysville- “It isn’t over yet,” said a confidant Josh Vieira this week. Marysville’s Vieira won last Saturday night’s MRP Wingless Sprint Car feature and still thinks he has a shot at the title even though he has missed a race. He might be right.

Vieira missed a weekend of racing five weeks ago and the championship points that go with it when he had heart surgery. But, back at the wheel last Saturday night, he came from last place on lap one to win the feature in a stirring, crowd pleasing drive. Moreover, championship point leader Tim Sherman Jr. of Sacramento flipped over hard then blew the engine in his car and took a big hit in the points.

This Saturday night Marysville Raceway Park will offer a five-division program that not only features the MRP Wingless 360 sprint cars but also the slam-bang Super Stocks as the headliners. The MRP Mini Stocks, Hobby Stocks and Pro 4 Sprints are also on the card.

With three races to go, the Wingless Warriors are in a big knot at the top. There is a 50 point turn around on points available in any racing weekend in every class, so this one is far from over. Sherman still has the lead in his best season ever, but former champion Brett Youngman of Grass Valley is now breathing down his neck. Youngman is just three points out of the lead.

Last year’s Rookie of the Year Misty Castleberry of Browns Valley is within twenty five points, but amazingly enough Vieira is only twenty-seven points out…and he’s missed a race! If you could ad the points Vieira would have made on a less-than-average night, he would be the point leader.

Sherman, Vieira and Youngman have all won this season won this season as this class will battle in the first of the three races left in their season. Last week, the rough and tumble MRP Wingless 360s not only offered one of the best races of the season. But the program was peppered with high flying flips and spills. It’s a thrill a minute spectator class.

The fendered fury of the MRP Super Stocks will return after a three week absence. Yuba City’s Phillip Shelby is the point leader with a slim seven point lead over Yuba City’s Corey Hall. Browns Valley driver James Castleberry is still in the hunt, only twenty-three points out of the top spot. Castleberry will need a little help from lady-luck but he’s more than up for the task.

Shelby and Hall are former champions in the only winged, open motor stock car class west of the Mississippi. Cars and drivers are ready to roar and, after a three week period to freshen cars, a fine field is expected.

The MRP Mini Stocks will return with the three way rumble continuing at the top. Yuba City’s Jimmy Ford has the lead over Linda’s James Foster. Kyle Davey is expected back after a tough crash three weeks ago and blown motor in his primary car last week. Davey hopped into a back-up car Saturday but he also retired from the feature with mechanical ailments in that car.

Look for brothers Damian and Shaun Merritt to be in the mix. Shaun is a former champion and Damian knows his way to victory lane as well.

Misty Castleberry will again lead the Pro 4 contingent when they return Saturday. Colusa’s Tim Maclaughlin smoked his motor last Saturday night. A five time champion in the division, Maclaughlin will test Castleberry all the way. Only Maclaughlin and Castleberry have visited victory lane this year in the division with Castleberry taking every checkered flag; but one.

The MRP Hobby Stocks will thrash and bash their way to the checkers as well Saturday. Eddie Hammett of Olivehurst is the point leader. No one else is even close. But, a great many drivers are waiting to knock him off the perch!

The pit gate opens at 3PM. Grandstands open at 5PM. Hot Laps are at 5:45 with qualifying scheduled for 6:30. Racing begins at 7.

 

 

Hunt Series Back to Petaluma

SACRAMENTO, CA- (8-20-14) – For the third time this year the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Shootout Series heads to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night, August 23rd. Just two weeks ago the series was at Petaluma Speedway partaking in the special 50–lap main event. Series champion Terry Schank Jr. earned the win. Point race #6 will host a large field of cars because of the strong local Pit Stop USA wingless series at Petaluma.

Tommy Laliberte continues to hold a sizeable lead over defending champion Schank. Lalinerte has a 20-point edge over Schank. While there is a decent gap among the top two, the battle for third through fifth is as tight as it can get. Trevor Schmid holds a five point advantage over Scott Hall. In turn, Hall only has a one point lead over fifth place driver Joe Stornetta Jr. The series continues to produce great racing and a fan friendly environment. Add in the great battle among the top five and the Hunt series is one of the best traveling sprint car shows in California.

Only three more events are left in the 2014. After the upcoming Petaluma race the series travels to Chico on a Wednesday night, September 3. The final race of the year will take place back at Petaluma Speedway on October 11.

The Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Shootout Series would like to thank its sponsors in 2014; A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Kevin Sharrah Designs and Dirt Solutions. The next Hunt race will be held on August 23rd back at the Petaluma Speedway. For more information please visit http://www.joehuntmagnetoswingless.com/

 

 

Another Solid Week for J&J Auto Racing

McKENZIE, TN - J&J Auto Racing teams added more victories to the win column last week scoring wins at dirt tracks all across the United States. Victories by Carl Bowser, Joe Ramaker, Brad Haudenschild, Cap Henry, Derek Hagar, Ryan Ruhl, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. and Donny Schatz all came in J&J Auto Racing machines.

CARL BOWSER

Carl Bowser not only scored Friday nights Sprint car feature at Lernerville Speedway, but the driver of the No. 10 J&J also clinched the 2014 track championship. Bowser simply needed to take the green to claim his second track championship, but he put an exclamation point on it by picking up his fifth win of the season at the half-mile track. He took the lead on lap 12 and held off one final challenger on the final circuit to take the victory.

JOE RAMAKER

Friday night was the fifth time Joe Ramaker raced his Kronebusch Electric sponsored No. 98 J&J to victory in ASCS Frontier competition in 2014. Ramaker started the evening by winning his heat race after fourth and then raced from the fifth-starting position feature into the lead at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Montana. The victory was his 13th career ASCS Frontier triumph.

SAM HAFERTEPE, JR.

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. was the class of the field in Saturday's ASCS National Series event at the Salina (Oklahoma) Highbanks. Hafertepe drove his family's No. 15h J&J into the lead following an early-race accident between leaders Mike Goodman and Jason Johnson. Hafertepe who started sixth, seized the opportunity and led the rest of the way to score his second ASCS triumph of 2014.

DEREK HAGAR

Derek Hagar continued his incredible 2014 season by racing to victory in Saturday night's USCS 9th annual Clayhill Clash. Hagar wheeled his No. 9jr Dynotech powered J&J from the seventh starting position and overtook fellow J&J racer Morgan Turpen (No. 10m J&J) on lap five of the 30-lap main event. The win was his seventh USCS victory of the year and 28th of his career to move him into fourth all time in series wins.

Marshall Skinner finished third in his No. 26 J&J and Turpen came home fourth to give J&J three of the top four finishers.

BRAD HAUDENSCHILD

Brad Haudenschild made it five wins at Wayne County Speedway in the Fischer Performance Sprint feature. Haudenschild drove his No. 38k Kempthorn Auto Mall, Fire & Ice Pub and Medi Taxi sponsored J&J into contention early and took the lead following a couple of early cautions. A caution with six laps to go set the stage for a thrilling finish that included Haudneschild swapping the lead on the final two circuits and ultimately winning a race from turn four to the flagstand to capture the win.

CAP HENRY

Cap Henry drove the Genzman Racing No. 53 Ludwig Propane/Level Performance/Crown Battery/Automatic Fire Protection/Jet Express/Handy Grafix/Kear’s Speed Shop sponsored J&J to his second straight win in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints at Attica Raceway Park Friday on WNWO NBC 24/Culy Contracting Night. The Ohio native had his hands full during the final laps racing without brakes. “I really have to give a lot of credit to Greg Wilson," stated the winner. "He really could have done it (last lap slider) a lot worse and he raced us clean. He gets as much credit as we do. He could have made that real ugly and I couldn’t stop if I wanted to. I can’t thank this Genzman team enough. They’ve been working so hard. It’s really making me look good now and I’m loving it. I made them look bad early and we’re making up for it now." RYAN RUHL Ryan Ruhl was the driver to beat Saturday night in his No. 16 at Plymouth Speedway against the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP competitors. He started sixth and grabbed the lead with six laps remaining to capture the Bob Newton Classic victory. DONNY SCHATZ The driver of Tony Stewart Racing's STP backed No. 15 picked up World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series A-Feature victory number 15 on Sunday night. Donny Schatz continued his torrid pace by racing to victory in his home town of Minot, N.D. at Nodak Speedway. Schatz took the lead on lap 26 of the 35-lap A-Feature and led the rest of the way to pick up his sixth win in the last nine WoO A-Feature programs and earn his 12 consecutive podium finish with the series.

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series Championship Decided This Weekend

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (August 20, 2014)- The third season of the Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series has seemingly flown by, with a champion being crowned this weekend.

This Saturday, the Patriot Sprint Tour returns to the Brockville Ontario Speedway for the third and final trip of 2014; on Sunday, the series will travel an hour up the road for the lone visit of the season at the Cornwall Motor Speedway, where one driver will secure $5,000 as the PST Canada Champion.

Jared Zimbardi, the driver making perhaps the longest drive this weekend from Bradford, PA, holds a 36 point edge heading in to the final two races. Zimbardi swept the first two PST Canada events of 2014, including a dominating performance at Brockville back in June. A pair of top-five finishes or another win would be enough for “The Juice” to lock up the title.

Quebec’s Alain Bergeron is closest in Zimbardi’s proverbial rear-view mirror. Bergeron has won a Patriot Race at both Brockville and Cornwall, each coming in 2009, the first year for this traditional two-race swing.

Southern Ontario’s Mitch Brown also has a realistic chance to claim the championship. Brown has won a host of shows throughout his career but has never won a Patriot-sanctioned event. A checkered flag this weekend would go a long way at claiming a title.

Local competitors Lee Ladouceur and Chris Jones are also within championship range with drivers like Dale Gosselin, Kyle Fraser and Stan Zanchin battling for top 5 spots.

Other drivers to keep an eye out for this weekend include Rick and April Wilson, Paul Pekkonen, Steve Poirier, Jason Barney, Devin Caron, Bryan Howland, Jeff Cook, Sammy Reakes and rookie Dane Lorenc.

For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot History at Brockville:

Races: 20

8/20/2004- Rick Wilson

10/22/2005- Kyle Drum

7/15/2006- Rick Wilson

6/2/2007- Jessica Zemken

7/18/2009- Bryan Howland

8/22/2009- Alain Bergeron

10/17/2009- Glenn Styres (Non-Points)

6/12/2010- Jared Zimbardi

7/17/2010- Shayne Ely

10/16/2010- Jared Zimbardi (Non-Points)

7/16/2011- Jared Zimbardi

8/27/2011- Wayne Johnson

7/14/2012- Jamie Collard

8/25/2012- Justin Barger

10/13/2012- Steve Poirier

7/20/2013- Jamie Collard

8/24/2013- Steve Poirier

10/19/2013- Bryan Howland

6/21/2014- Jared Zimbardi

7/19/2014- Steve Poirier

Patriot History at Cornwall:

Races: 4

7/19/2009- Alain Bergeron

7/18/2010- Steve Poirier

7/15/2012- Bryan Howland

8/25/2013- Jason Barney

 

Carl Bowser.

Sarver, PA (August 20, 2014) – Many racers find that success early in the season leads to a lull later in the year, but the opposite has been true for Carl Bowser. The Bowser Motorsports #10 team picked up their fifth Peoples TWP win of the 2014 season and the second in the month of August on Friday, August 15th at Lernerville Speedway. With the victory over Danny Holtgraver and Logan Wagner, Bowser was also able to clinch the 2014 Lernerville Speedway Track Championship. This is the team’s second championship.

“It’s a really nice bonus to be able win the championship by winning the race,” Bowser said. “We’ve had a consistent car all year long which is important for points, but we’ve also been consistently up front and it’s nice when the results show it.”

Another bonus was having many of Carl’s marketing partners on hand, including Turner Dairy Farms, who sponsored the night at Lernerville. Carl and members of the crew were able to treat Turner’s employees and guests to an appearance before the races at their company tailgate party.

“We had a lot of fun meeting some of the great people at Turner’s tonight before the races,” Bowser said. “But I think it was more fun to have a post-race celebration with them in Victory Lane.”

On Saturday night, the team headed north to Mercer Raceway Park, where Bowser earned a third place finish from his eighth place starting position. It was Bowser’s fifth top-five of five finishes at the Mercer oval.

Bowser also earned victories on May 2nd, June 6th and June 13th, and August 1st. Friday’s win was Bowser’s 20th career victory and his 14th at Lernerville Speedway.

The team is scheduled to attend the final night of Fab Four racing at Lernerville Speedway on Friday and join the All Star Circuit of Champions at Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday and Sunday nights for a two-day show. Other upcoming races include Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway in August.

The Bowser Motorsports team would like to thank their 2014 marketing partners: Terry Bowser Excavating, Turner Dairy Farms, Reeseman Body Shop, Ringer's Pet Dog Training, MSMDesigns, Precise Racing Products/Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, DirtyMouth Communications, Townsend Gas and Oil, and JHR Racing.

To learn more about Carl and the Bowser Motorsports team, you can like the team’s page on Facebook, follow Carl on Twitter as @CarlBowser, on Instagram, subscribe to the YouTube channel or visit CarlBowser.com. For more information, please contact Kristin at kristin@dirtymouthcommunications.com.

 

 

Dills Pitting His Northwest Extreme Sprint Against 360s Saturday at Cottage Grove

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (Aug. 20, 2014) - Patrick Dills will return to Cottage Grove Speedway this Saturday in search of his second straight top 10 in the 360ci class.

Dills, who ranks third in the Northwest Extreme Sprints division, will be down approximately 200 horsepower as he competes in the next series up.

"We've been running better lately and I keep gaining confidence each week, so we're really looking forward to Saturday," he said.

Dills earned a seventh-place finish earlier this month at the quarter-mile track when he took on the 360s.

"That was a great night of testing myself and learning," he said. "I hope I can put together another consistent night and that we'll be in contention for a top 10."

Dills has recorded 10 top 10s this season at Cottage Grove Speedway.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

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 Jerry Dills Trucking, BC Motorsports, 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.

 

 

Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Adds Tuesday Show to Marquee Event

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Aug. 20, 2014) - The Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown has added a midweek race to its inaugural event in January.

Cocopah Speedway will host a $5,000-to-win, $400-to-start race on Tuesday, Jan. 6, to join the previously scheduled races on Jan. 2-3 and Jan. 9-10 at the 3/8-mile track.

"(Competition Director) Tommie Estes and I talked about how we could bridge the gap between the two weekends and we feel that a midweek show helps the racers and the fans," Cocopah Speedway Promoter Greg Burgess said. "This way the teams will race two days, have two days off, race the midweek show, have two days off and then wrap up the event with two races."

The four weekend races pay $12,000 to win and each feature starter will make at least $1,000. With the added midweek show, the total purse for the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown is approximately $250,000.

"We are excited to offer such a good payout and hopefully that will entice the best drivers in the country to visit Arizona in January," Burgess said. "With a strong purse, hopefully nice weather, a great format and solid personnel to work the event, I think we have the pieces in place for a great Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for both the fans and the teams."

Stay tuned for additional news regarding notable drivers who have committed to racing in the event.

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.

 

 

Hanks Overcomes Heat Race Crash to Post 11th-Place Finish at Salina Highbanks

Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Okla. (Aug. 20, 2014) - Brandon Hanks capped his inaugural race at Salina Highbanks Speedway on a positive note last Saturday.

Hanks, who made his debut at the high-banked track during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, overcame a wild crash in his heat race to nearly capture a top 10 in the main event.

"The car was pretty tight in the heat race, which is what we were aiming for," he said. "We thought if we were tight in the heat race it'd be good for the feature because it'd slick off in the feature, according to history."

Hanks jumped the cushion on the final lap of his heat race and collided with a tractor tire and the wall. Although the hit looked bad, damage was minimal and Hanks was able to start the feature 19th.

"After the heat race I told my dad, 'Everybody is going to go to the top,'" he said. "I said, 'Why don't we tighten this car up a bunch and make the track a quarter-mile track and let everyone else go 3/8 of a mile.' I practically had my left tires on the infield of the corners trying to get as much grip as possible. The car was wicked fast on the bottom."

Hanks maneuvered from the back into the top 10 before a caution in the closing laps bunched the field up.

"Once they figured it out it was harder to pass," he said. "We were going somewhere. It was like the top went away halfway through the race and then came back."

Hanks ended with an 11th-place result.

"I'm satisfied because we found out some problems," he said. "We've been using gas shocks for the past month and we figured out some things. We learned a lot this weekend."

The team is set for a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader this weekend. Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., hosts the Midsouth Showdown on Thursday and Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., will have a race on Friday. Both tracks are within an hour and a half from where Hanks lives.

"When it's a close race my entire family shows up and that's encouraging," he said. "It gives you a little more fire. I'm looking forward to it."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 16 - Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla. - Heat race: DNF (6); Feature: 11 (19).

SEASON STATS -

33 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 11 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Midsouth Showdown and Friday at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., 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 - Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics

Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics is a graphics company based in Atoka, Tenn.

"Without Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics we wouldn't have the best looking race car on the track," Hanks said.

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program 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 Records Top 10s at Heart O'Texas and Devil's Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (Aug. 20, 2014) - Channin Tankersley is coming off another consistent weekend with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

Tankersley, who leads the region in top-10 finishes, added two more last weekend in Texas to extend his championship standings lead to 109 points with only three races remaining.

"We had a solid weekend," he said. "That gave us a little cushion in the points, but not too much to where I'm comfortable."

Tankersley finished where he started - third - in his heat race both nights, which lined him up on the sixth row of the main event on Friday at Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco and on Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

"Friday night was a lot smoother," he said. "I think I passed more cars under caution than I did in the actual race. By the time we finally got one lap in I was starting on the third row inside. They had a bunch of carnage. That was seven free cars I got to pass so I'm not complaining. The track looked like it was pretty good and then it blew off really quick. I think everybody went out there and was too free so everybody was spinning out or knocking the wall down."

After advancing from 12th into the top five before the opening lap was completed, Tankersley stuck to the bottom groove on the slick track.

"I was pretty much rubbing the paint off the infield tires," he said. "I got off the bottom one time to try it and almost got passed. After that I was trucking around the bottom."

Tankersley ended with a runner-up result, which marked his 11th top five of the season.

The weekend concluded on Saturday, when track conditions were the opposite in the main event at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

"The track was super heavy and fast all night," he said. "It was one of those deals where we finished where we started just about. I think I got two guys on the start and after that it was follow the leader until they had a caution with about 10 laps to go. I got two more guys on the restart and then it was follow the leader again. We salvaged a seventh place."

The seventh-place result was Tankersley's 18th top 10 this season and his 15th with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

The next region event is Aug. 30 at Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 15 - Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 2 (12).

Aug. 16 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 7 (11).

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 30 at Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La., with the ASCS Gulf South Region

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, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Day Motorsports 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.

 

 

Sprint Car Smackdown Brings Hines Back to Kokomo Speedway

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—August 20, 2014— In just a couple of short years, the Sprint Car Smackdown at Kokomo Speedway has become one of the “Must See” events on the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series schedule. Three straight nights of action on one of the raciest quarter-mile bullrings in the country, raises the level of competition to epic proportions. Tracy Hines thrives on racing against the best of the best and looks to return to Victory Lane at a track he has had a great deal of success at over the years.

The Sprint Car Smackdown III at Kokomo Speedway in Indiana is set for Thursday, August 21, Friday, August 22 and concludes with a $10,000-to-win main event on Saturday, August 23. Full racing programs will be run each of the first two nights.

In last year's Sprint Car Smackdown, Hines finished ninth in the finale, after a sixth-place effort on the second night and a 21st-place showing in the opener. The inaugural Sprint Car Smackdown in 2012 saw the veteran driver cross the line second in the finale, run second on the second night and come home fifth in the opener.

“It has been a few weeks since we’ve raced the sprint car, so I am anxious to get to Kokomo and back out there,” said Hines, who drives The Carolina Nut Company DRC. “Having a three-night show is great, especially when you get things rolling the first two nights, like we did at the first Smackdown a couple of years ago. I’ve always had pretty good luck at Kokomo and that track seems to suit our program.”

Hines has raced at Kokomo Speedway once with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series thus far in 2014. He finished 16th during the Indiana Sprint Week event at the quarter-mile. With the Honda USAC National Midget Series at Kokomo this season, Hines has three top-five finishes, including a runner-up performance during Indiana Midget Week.

“The Smackdown continues to grow each year and it's great to have a destination-type event on the schedule that fans look forward to and plan time-off and vacations around,” Hines said. “Kokomo lends itself to multi-groove racing and you are three- and even four-wide racing most of the time there. The fans definitely get their money's worth and from the driver’s seat it a blast to race there as well.”

Last weekend, Hines was scheduled to race with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. He set fast time for Tony Bettenhausen 100 of the 25 entrants. As the field was assembling to take the green flag, rain came, forcing the postponement of the race until Sunday, September 7. Hines wrapped up the weekend at Angell Park Speedway in Wisconsin, with the Honda USAC National Midget Series, finishing fourth. He opened the night by setting a new track record in time trials to earn the fast qualifier award. He then ran third in the first heat.

Hines heads to the Sprint Car Smackdown sixth in points with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series, on the strength of 13 top-10 finishes, including a win at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Indiana in the spring.

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.

 

 

Team Biobased

Team Biobased is very proud of our performance with driver Jarad Horstman with just the 360 K-Ford vs the All-Stars with their 410's. Giving up almost 200 HP and starting almost last with his transfer from the B main Jarad was able to bring home a 7th place passing 13 cars. Oh yes that K-Ford 360 is for sale as well as our K-Ford 360 ASCS Brodix are still for sale.

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 17H-Jared Horstman[2] ; 2. 9E-Ti...m Evilsizer[4] ; 3. 81X-John Gall[3] ; 4. 25M-Ken Mackey[9] ; 5. 29S-Mark Aldrich[6] ; 6. 21T-Troy Chehowski[5] ; 7. 50B-Mike Burns[7] ; 8. 47-Rob Bulloch[8] ; 9. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[1]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps) 1. 14K-Dale Blaney[1]; 2. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[2]; 3. 1-Chad Blonde[6]; 4. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[3]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5]; 6. 19-Doug Zimmerman[4]; 7. 17H-Jared Horstman[12]; 8. 6M-Max Stambaugh[9]; 9. 17-Scott Euler[10]; 10. 51-Roger Campbell[13]; 11. 4-Josh Turner[11]; 12. 10J-Jared Delong[17]; 13. 21T-Troy Chehowski[20]; 14. 29S-Mark Aldrich[22]; 15. 20A-Andy Chehowski[23]; 16. 27K-Ryan Kirkendall[21]; 17. 81X-John Gall[16]; 18. 39-Matt Merrill[14]; 19. 48-Scott Hull[8]; 20. 9E-Tim Evilsizer[18]; 21. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7]; 22. 59P-Chris Jones[15]; 23. 11-Trey Smith[19]; 24. 25M-Ken Mackey[24] Hard Charger: 29S-Mark Aldrich[+8]

 

ATOMIC FREEDOM 40 FORTHCOMING !

RENEGADE SPRINTS 1ST Time Ever

AMRA Mods Join Freedom 40 Field

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Dubbed as the “Event within an Event” Atomic Speedway will play host to the “The 16th Annual Freedom 40” — an event that this year will be run this Saturday, August 23 on Ohio’s fastest 3/8 mile high banked dirt track. Always an “Event” as a stand-alone name sought by many, this year’s race will be sanctioned in what will be the first of many Renegade Sprint races.

The Freedom 40 is now the inaugural event for the new Renegade Sprints sanctioning sprint car series.

The winner’s share of the purse has been raised to $5000, plus as an added bonus the winner will receive a provisional in the Open Wheel Championships in October. That event will pay a whopping $15,000 to win and will also be the season finale for the Renegade Sprints.

This year’s Freedom 40 will now pay the winner $5,000 and it will pay $500 to start, paying 24 feature positions and $150 for all B-Main Non-Transfers. This will be the first on what hopes to be a successful run for the newly formed Renegade Sprints. Joining the sprints on the card will be the Vintage Auto Racing Cars, Advanced Services AMRA Modifieds, Racers Edge Supplements Street Stocks and C&M Racing Equipment Sport Mods.

Because this is a huge first-time deal, several sponsors have signed on as event sponsors and more are bing sought. As of August 8, event sponsors are Seneca Energy Corporation, A & A Truck Stop of Jackson; Ervco Sanitation, Wellston; ValleryChevy.com; Kears Speed Shop, Tiffin; Coors Light; and others to come.

Drivers signed on with Renegade Sprints along with many of Atomic’s favorite local racers will surely make a great show at every Renegade event. The series will end their inaugural season at Atomic Speedway with the 3-day Open Wheel Championship October 23-25 with Saturday night’s main event paying $15,000 to the winner of the Renegade feature. Officials are continuing to work out details for both of these action filled events as The pit gates open at 2 p.m. and general admission gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps/warm-ups at 6 p.m. Racing begins at 7 p.m.

This coming weekend for the FREEDOM 40 and the Inaugural Renegade Sprint Series event, Atomic Speedway will be broadcasting live timing via Race Monitor. Race Monitor is a web based app that you can download onto your mobile device. Free to download and $4.99 for the subscription. Atomic Speedway receives 0% of the $4.99. Read more at www.race-monitor.com

For an evening of great family fun and entertainment for the entire family, experience the thrill of high speed, wheel-to-wheel racing on the Atomic high banks. A playground is available for the children as well as a full midway of food, treats, and souvenirs.

For more information on Atomic Speedway please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at www.atomicspeedway.net. You can also follow Atomic Speedway on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Back Row Challenges!

(Bill W) August 20, 2014 – It was a weekend of “back row challenges” at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota for Mark Dobmeier. One was intentional, and one was not. A Friday charge from 24th to 6th with the World of Outlaws highlighted the weekend, with a second place at Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota capping things off. This weekend, the Lunstra/Dobmeier #13 team does their normal triumvirate of races for the last time beginning with River Cities on Friday, continuing at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on Saturday and concluding at Huset’s on Sunday.

The Outlaws were in the house at River Cities on Friday. Mark timed in a disappointing 24th quick, but made it through his heat by finishing fourth. “We struggled with qualifying and the heat,” he shares. “We had some motor issues. We had to change motors before the feature.”

Starting 24th, Mark roared to a sixth place finish. “We had a pretty good charge there,” he says. “It seems I’m the fan of a back row challenge. It probably wasn’t the night to do it with the Outlaws there. We had a great car. I wish we would have started tenth instead of 24th. I think things would have ended up a little different.”

On Saturday, a special program at River Cities did see Mark elect to take the Back Row Challenge after finishing second in his heat. “We were trying to iron out our motor issues,” he says. “We put the one back in that we started the Outlaws night with. We took a back row challenge for $3,000.”

The challenge didn’t last long. “We made it up to 14th in two laps,” says Mark. “I kind of got tangled up with some cars I was trying to pass, and I went for a ride off the end of the track. We wrecked some stuff. That’s the chance you take when you take that back row challenge. You have to pass everybody and you can get tangled up.”

On Sunday, Mark would time in third quick, and charge from fifth to second in his heat at Huset’s. “We were really strong in the heat race,” he says. “There was a pretty strong roster in the heat (including Ian Madsen, Dusty Zomer and Justin Henderson).”

He would start inside row two for the feature. “Terry McCarl had the front row,” says Mark. “The cushion was pretty good, but the bottom wasn’t there. You had to ride the cushion, and when you have Terry, or Henderson, or Zomer, or myself out front, they are pretty hard to catch.”

Mark closed in on the leader. “I was able to get to him,” he says. “I felt I was a little better, but I didn’t have a way around him. We got to lapped cars, and I got by him a few times. We swapped slide jobs a couple of times. It was good hard racing.”

The race was a good one for the Huset’s faithful, and Mark would checker second. “It seemed every time I finally got by him, the yellow or the red came out,” he says. “That was frustrating. He got a little lucky with the flags, and he was strong enough to hold me off at the end. We ended up second. That’s the way it goes sometimes.”

The Lunstra/Dobmeier team would like to thank Senske and Son Transfer, Big Trucks by Jimco, Sioux Falls Ford, Steffe’s Auctioneers, Dammer Trucking, ACME Tool, Strong Box and Tire Boss for all their help!

 

 

Dewease Scores Pair of Top-5’s at Williams Grove Twin 20’s Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Hitting the track for a pair of events over the weekend, Lance Dewease turned in a solid performance as he scored fourth and fifth place finishes at Williams Grove, and capped it off with an eighth place run at Port Royal.

With 26 410 Sprint Cars on hand at the Williams Grove Speedway for Twin-20’s night on Friday night, Fayetteville, PA native, Lance Dewease, kicked his night off by timing the C.C. Dietz Builders/Conduit Connections/Hess Ornamental Iron machine in fourth fastest.

Lining up in the third row for the first 20-lap feature event, Dewease settled into the fifth spot, as he chased after Greg Hodnett and Pat Cannon who raced in front of him.

Keeping them within striking distance, a mid race restart bunched the field back up. Continuing to run in the fifth spot, Dewease hung in the lead pack, but was just not able to get a run on fourth, and crossed the stripe in the fifth spot to close the first feature.

With the six-pill being pulled as the inversion for the second feature, Dewease found himself on the front row alongside Don Kreitz, Jr.

When the race went green, Dewease and Kreitz, Jr had a drag race into the first turn, and with Kreitz getting the advantage, Dewease actually fell to the third spot, as Greg Hodnett hand a run down the back stretch.

Running in the wake of the lead pack for much of the race, Dewease had his hands full with a resurgent Stevie Smith late in the final feature.

Smith was able to make a very late move on Dewease, and Dewease would go on to close out Twin-20 night with a fourth place finish, giving him two Top-Five’s on the night.

“It was a pretty good night for us,” he said. “We timed in well, we raced well. You hate to go backwards when you start on the front row, but we just missed it a little, but still a nice night when you can earn two Top-5’s.”

At the Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, the last 24 laps of the feature went non stop, and Dewease battled inside the Top-10 with Chad Layton and Ryan Taylor, amongst a few others.

Working in traffic at times, Dewease would close his weekend out with an eighth place finish.

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-44, Wins-4, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-24.

ON TAP: Dewease will be back in action on Friday night at Williams Grove before taking part in Port Royal’s Twin-25 night on Saturday.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Lance by visiting his website, www.lancedewease.com, or liking his Facebook Page, Lance Dewease Motorsports.

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Countless Wins Captured With KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: As the Summer slowly comes to an end track champions are slowly being crowned and different regions slowly roll out their marquee events, and those teams utilizing KSE Racing Products.

One of those most remarkable stories of sometime in sprint car racing was paralyzed sprint car driver, Isaac Scheurs scoring an ASCS Regional win at the Parks International Speedway. With KSE Power Steering Products in his machine, Scheurs was able to use hand controls to score a very popular, and emotional win, creating one of the coolest victory lane photos in recent memory.

After an jaw dropping 2013 season that many didn’t believe could be duplicated, Donny Schatz is well on his way to matching his crooked win total as he picked up his 14th and 15th wins of the 2014 and extended his point lead. Schatz scored at McCool Junction and then won again at the Nodak Speedway where he led a KSE Gen2 podium sweep.

Overshadowed by Schatz’s hot streak is Kasey Kahne Racing driver Daryn Pittman. Sitting second in the season standings, Pittman picked up his 12th win of the 2014 season, as he led a KSE Gen2 podium sweep.

In other action across the country, Brent Marks continued his hot streak as he won a leg of the Williams Grove Twin-20’s, while Greg Hodnett won the other. Josh Baughman and Joe Ramaker also scored ASCS Regional wins, while Dale Blaney swept the weekend with the All Star Circuit of Champions as he continues to hang a crooked number in the win column, Chirstopher Bell captured the CornFest aboard his Keith Kunz entry, and Terry McCarl scored his 95th career win at the Huset’s Speedway.

Danny Dietrich returned home and picked up a win at the Lincoln Speedway, Jonathan Allard captured his ninth win of the year at the Petaluma Speedway, Justin Sanders won in Placerville, CA, Derek Hagar continues to have a monster year as he won with the USCS, Davey Heskin scores with the UMSS, and Kyle Cummins won with the MSCS.

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Brandon Wimmer – Fourth in Michigan!

(Bill W) August 20, 2014 – Brandon Wimmer and the Hammer Motorsports #24H team returned to action last Saturday night at the Butler Battlegrounds in Michigan with the All Stars. A fourth place finish capped off a successful night. The team plans on heading to Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio this Saturday night for an event sanctioned by the new Renegade Series.

The Fairmount, Indiana driver would time in fourth quick on Saturday and run fourth in the heat race. “We were lucky in the heat to miss a wreck on the first lap,” says Brandon. “Butler is a sandy track that can be hard on tires.”

Qualifying fourth quick qualified Brandon for the Dash. “We started outside the front row with Dale (Blaney),” he says. “The motor stuttered a little on us. I didn’t get a very good start and fell back to third on the first lap. That’s where we ended up.”

The third place finish set him up inside row two for the main event. “Butler is flat on the bottom and then banks about halfway up,” says Brandon. “We fell back to fourth on the start. About ten laps in, I was trying to pass for third and hit a hole. That sent me bouncing. When I finally collected it and came back down, I was fifth.”

Brandon would charge back into contention. “We had a caution, and I was able to pass Lee Jacobs back for fourth,” he says. “I was all over (Jac) Haudenschild and Chad Blonde for second and third. As the race went on, we were better. The track took rubber with about ten to go, and we kind of got in line there in fourth at the end.”

The night was a success, considering his near misses in the heat and feature. “Overall, it was a good night,” says Brandon. “We were able to come away with a top five finish. As always, I’d like to thank Randy and Lisa Hammer and the whole crew.”

The #24H team will be back on the road Saturday. “If the weather looks good in southern Ohio, we’re planning on running the show at Atomic,” says Brandon. “We’re looking forward to it.”

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

Hammer Motorsports would like to thank the following for their support: Hammer Pallets, Crown Batteries, OC Shocks, Kear’s Speed Shop, All Star Performance, Gressman Powersports, Butlerbuilt, Simpson and Meggit Sandblasting and Powdercoating.

 

 

STEVE KINSER & DONNY SCHATZ Tony Stewart Racing Duo Chasing Second Oil City Cup Triumph

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 20, 2014) – For a sports fan, there is nothing like witnessing greatness. When a competitor reaches the pinnacle and dominates the action, it’s a spectacle that can be appreciated by everyone. Legends have been made for generations in all sports and, since the World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series began back in 1978, Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) Steve Kinser has put on some of the greatest performances in series history. And, over the last decade, his TSR teammate Donny Schatz also has built a highlight reel jammed full of spectacular runs with “The Greatest Show on Dirt.” This weekend, the TSR duo headlines the traveling Sprint car stars into western Canada aiming to continue the legacy in the eighth annual Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta.

Schatz, driver of the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J, leads the Outlaws into Canada for the second time in 2014 on a major tear, winning six of the previous eight WoO A-Features. The five-time WoO STP Sprint Car Series champion swept the Outlaws’ three-race swing through eastern Canadian in late July and won the series’ most recent event Sunday at Nodak Speedway in his hometown of Minot, North Dakota. The victory was his 15th A-Feature triumph of the season and came on the heels of his eighth victory Aug. 9 in the sport’s showcase event – the 54th annual FVP Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals. Schatz also is the reigning Oil City Cup champion.

Kinser, pilot of the TSR No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim, is in his final year as a WoO championship contender in a season being called the World of Outlaws “Salute to the King Tour.” The 20-time WoO champion started the season by picking up his 577th career A-Feature triumph at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida.

Kinser is looking to end a winless streak at Castrol Raceway that dates back to 2007. The Bloomington, Indiana racer was the first-ever WoO winner at the 3/8-mile dirt oval in August 2007 and has been one of the most consistent runners at the facility over the last seven years. In 14 starts, he has seven podium finishes, eight top-fives and nine top-10s. Last season, “The King of the Outlaws” had some back luck and finished 16th and 21st in the finale.

Last August, Schatz added to his stats with a pair of impressive nights in Edmonton. In the opener, he started 11th and charged his way up to second. The following night began with a scary crash for Schatz during hot laps. The STP team pulled down a second car that Schatz raced to victory in the 30-lap finale. Schatz is a two-time winner at Castrol and has earned nine podium finishes, 11 top-fives and has finished inside the top-10 in all 14 races. His victory last August was part of late-summer surge of six consecutive podium finishes. He enters this weekend’s races on a similar streak. He’s finished on the podium in 12 consecutive A-Feature programs.

The run of consistency has enabled Schatz to build a 154-point lead in the 2014 WoO STP Sprint Car Series championship standings. He has 8,893 points and leads the series with 15 victories, 44 top-fives, and is tied for most top-10s with 57. Kinser remains eighth in the standings with one victory, eight top-fives and 31 top-10s.

Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway, the grandstands open at 4 p.m. MDT. Racing is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. More details are available by visiting www.castrolraceway.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’s Oil City Cup continues the post-Knoxville western swing. Is this the time of the season when you feel like you are heading into the final stretch that leads you toward Charlotte?

“I’ve been doing this for so long and we’ve had a similar schedule for so many years. You start looking forward to different parts of the schedule. Everybody knows that the focus in August is Knoxville, but we have a lot of races after that. We haven’t always gone to the same places, but we’ve always headed west. For years, it was Colorado. Then we started heading to Montana from Knoxville and, for about the last 10 years, we’ve made our way to North Dakota and then up to Edmonton. At every stop, we’ve met some great fans and became friends with a lot of people. This year has been special in so many ways, but the biggest thing has been all the fans who have come up to me and thanked me for all the years of racing. Some of them haven’t even been fans of mine, but they talk about all the memories they have. I’m looking forward to catching up with the fans in Edmonton and then in Washington, Oregon and down in California.”

Last week, you put a couple of top-10s on the board before a mechanical failure cost you a shot at a third Sunday. What’s been the key to your consistency of late?

“We have been more consistent and that starts with qualifying. There for a while we struggled to qualify in the top-10, but recently we’ve been able to cut a good lap. That has put us in a better position for the rest of the night. The Bad Boy Buggies crew (Scott Gerkin, Gary DuBois, Mark Angerett Jr.) has kept trying to find ways to get a good car under me. We’ve been able to maintain our position but haven’t been able to find a way to move forward. That’s what we are working on now. Castrol has been a good track for us in the past and, hopefully, we’ll get off to a good start Friday and build on that.”

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

For the second consecutive season, you and the STP team head to Edmonton on a major roll. What’s been the key to winning the number of races you have the past two seasons?

“The biggest key is hard work by everyone at Tony Stewart Racing and especially these STP guys (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman). Our goal every year is to win the most races. Last year, we won 23 races and that was quite a feat but we came up short in the championship race. We came back with the same plan to try and win as many as we could but also qualify better and finish inside the top-three more often. Despite not winning as much as we were hoping to early in the season, we were able to keep working on our car combination and fine-tune every night. Once we got to June, things have really picked up and, since mid-July, we’ve really been in the hunt just about every race. That’s what you strive for. Knowing when you unload the car that you are close. We’ve been having a lot of fun and we know there is still quite a bit of work to be done.”

Last year’s Oil City Cup was quite memorable for you. After finishing second in the opener, you crashed in hot laps and destroyed your primary car. Was that one of the most challenging nights of the season?

“It’s never a good thing to destroy a car. That particular car had been very good for us. We had won a lot races with it and it had a great feel in it. A torsion stop broke and it put me right into the wall. The first thing is that I’m thankful for attention to detail that the people at J&J Auto Racing have because I could have been hurt bad. It happened in hot laps, so we didn’t have much time to get the second car down. Basically, we got it down and I went out and qualified. We were fortunate to make the inversion and then get into the dash. We started second and passed Brad Sweet with seven laps left and won the race. That was rewarding and I knew I was going to be sore the next day. Winning helped take some of the pain away, but it did take me a few days to recover. Hopefully, we don’t have to deal with all of that this year. I’m looking forward to getting back up there. We’ve had some great races in Edmonton.”

 

 

DCRP Title Chases Winding Down!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 20, 2014) – Just two more nights. That’s all that remains of championship chase action at Dodge City Raceway Park for 2014.

Following this Saturday’s card that is headlined by the Inaugural $1,000-to-win Sport Modified Mayhem event, all that remains on the DCRP slate is the Second Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event on September 27 that features URSS Sprint Cars along with the track’s five title chase divisions.

With only one night remaining after this weekend’s card, point ramifications loom large with Saturday’s action that includes the Sport Modified Mayhem event along with the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Thunder Cars and Hornets.

While a couple of title chases are still up for grabs, numerous positions among the top ten in each division are still being contested, with money on the line for each position in the form of season-ending points fund payout.

Saturday’s action goes green at 7:30 p.m.

IMCA Modifieds:

Down by four points entering last weekend’s event, Wichita’s Austin Allen took full advantage of Ryan Heger’s opening lap tumble by racing to his first win of the year to open up a 44 point advantage. But, Allen’s lead could disappear just as quickly as he got it with a DNF and Heger has scored his lone victory of the year in each of the past two season finales.

Only 40 points separate the five drivers ranked third through seventh including Cole Traugott, Nick Link, Kale Beavers, Jesse Smith and Mike Lunow.

The Modifieds have offered up eight different winners in nine events this season.

Feature Winners: Brendon Gemmill 2, Austin Allen 1, Scott Brown 1, Van Gemmill 1, Danny Keller 1, Joel Lane 1, Clay Sellard 1, Jesse Smith 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Austin Allen (Wichita, KS) 1,173, 2. Ryan Heger (Hugoton, KS) 1,129, 3. Cole Traugott (Woodward, OK) 1,094, 4. Nick Link (Rolla, KS) 1,084, 5. Kale Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 1,078, 6. Jesse Smith (Dodge City, KS) 1,060, 7. Mike Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 1,054, 8. William Nusser (Larned, KS) 984, 9. Joel Lane (Ulysses, KS) 943, 10. Tracy Link (Hugoton, KS) 919.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Hitting his strongest stride at just the right time, defending track champ Jeff Kaup has topped the most recent pair of events leading into Saturday’s $1,000-to-win Sport Modified Mayhem event, building his championship points lead to 104 points in the process. Kaup has four wins and three runner-up finishes in nine events this season.

The only other driver among the top ten to score a feature win, Josh Appel is just ten points ahead of Toby Witthuhn in the battle for second.

Feature Winners: Jeff Kaup 4, Michael Shenberger 2, Josh Appel 1, Nate Ginest 1, Clay Money 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jeff Kaup (Woodward, OK) 1,269, 2. Josh Appel (Dodge City, KS) 1,165, 3. Toby Witthuhn (Garden City, KS) 1,153, 4. Austin Walker (Utica, KS) 1,133, 5. Jason Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 1,106, 6. Tristen Barton (Dighton, KS) 1,082, 7. Randle McRoberts (Dodge City, KS) 1,046, 8. (tie) Brian May (Spearville, KS) and Mike Appel (Dodge City, KS) 1,037, 10. Bart Baker (Dodge City, KS) 1,007.

IMCA Stock Cars:

While Perry Misner holds a healthy 68 point lead on the strength of four wins in eight events, Dusty Witthuhn moved into second after scoring his first win of the year last Saturday night. Witthuhn is just 23 points ahead of Michael Pepper in the battle for second with Reagan Sellard 23 points behind Pepper.

Feature Winners: Perry Misner 4, Angel Munoz 2, Scott Drake 1, Dusty Witthuhn 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Perry Misner (Garden City, KS) 1,148, 2. Dusty Witthuhn (Bazine, KS) 1,080, 3. Michael Pepper (Lakin, KS) 1,057, 4. Reagan Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 1,034, 5. Randy Dowell (Ulysses, KS) 1,008, 6. Marlin Hogie (Ulysses, KS) 983, 7. Brett Copeland (Fowler, KS) 960, 8. Kyle Tillery (Beaver, OK) 839, 9. Karson Love (Rosston, OK) 675, 10. Justin Lewis (Dighton, KS) 597.

Thunder Cars:

With eight of ten races in the books, it’s a dead heat with William Bauer and Matt O’Hair tied atop the point charts. While the duo can settle it over the next two events, Dan Rogers is 35 points back with a slight chance of playing the role of spoiler.

Feature Winners: Cody Davis 3, Sonny O’Hair 2, Edwin Elliott 1, Matt O’Hair 1, Dan Rogers 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. (tie) William Bauer (Ness City, KS) and Matt O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 1,092, 3. Dan Rogers (Buffalo, OK) 1,057, 4. Bryan Habiger (Ingalls, KS) 994, 5. Tom Reed (Kalvesta, KS) 986, 6. Norman Carr (Garden City, KS) 962, 7. Cody Davis (Bucklin, KS) 868, 8. Dustin Walker (Buffalo, OK) 786, 9. Michael Penrod (Moscow, KS) 739, 10. David Berger (Dodge City, KS) 715.

Hornets:

After winning the Hornet title in 2013, Jarett Lunow is a perfect six-for-six on the inner asphalt oval this year. Can he reel off wins in the last two events to complete a perfect season?

Feature Winners: Jarett Lunow 6.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jarett Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 900, 2. Brandon Bogner (Wright, KS), 829, 3. Marci O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 750, 4. (tie) Jarred Nightengale (Dodge City, KS) and Kohle Ricke (Dodge City, KS) 701, 6. Andy Copeland (Fowler, KS) 676, 7. Zak Moore (Dodge City, KS) 396, 8. Tyler Olson (Tyrone, OK) 270, 9. Nathan Barton (Dighton, KS) 213, 10. Cheryl Copeland (Fowler, KS) 132.

Tickets to Saturday’s Inaugural Sport Modified Mayhem event are just $12 for adults with children 11 and under free when accompanied by an adult.

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.

 

 

ARDC Midgets Make Return to Path Valley

As the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) celebrates their 75th Anniversary this year, a special event has been added to the storied history of the organization as the wingless midgets of ARDC will make their return to the Path Valley Speedway Park on Friday night, September 19th.

The 1/4 mile banked clay track should be the perfect venue for plenty of "side by side" that the ARDC midgets are known. In the heart of midget country - the Midwest region of the United States - it is tracks just like this that showcase midget action. Here in the East, most tracks are closer to a half mile or so in size since the headline divisions are often stock cars or late models. Path Valley offers the best of both worlds - it's the right size and configuration and it is close to home for most of the ARDC teams.

ARDC competitor, Ryan Greth agrees. Greth has raced several different types of cars on the 1/4 mile Path Valley Speedway and he is looking forward to racing his Hyper Racing #4 on Friday night, September 19th. "The midgets should be a good show at Path Valley," Greth commented. "The 410s run there and we don't take up as much room. There should be plenty of side by side racing! Mike (Gipe) always does a great job of preparing the track for the type of cars that will be racing there. I think it will be a really good show and will hopefully, lead to more of the same in the future." Greth also pointed out that his team mate, Jim Radney, actually ran his midget at Path Valley at the start of the this season. Radney tested at Path Valley prior to the first race. "I was really surprised at how fast the midget was on the 1/4 mile track," Greth added.

ARDC has raced at Path Valley on two occasions in the past but it has been more than ten years since the midgets have graced the clay on the 1/4 mile. Louie Cicconi was the winner when ARDC last raced at Path Valley in October of 1993. John Heydenreich won the first race at Path Valley in September of 1987.

Twenty-two midgets will take the green flag for the twenty-five lap main event. Ten lap heat races will determine the starting field as well as a twelve lap B Main. Warm-ups will get underway at 7pm.

ARDC Midget racing comes to Path Valley on Friday night, September 19th! Mark your calendars! Don't miss this historic racing event!

 

 

STARS Pavement Nationals Sets Stage for Second Leg of Triple Crown

By: Rich Murray (MORRIS, IL – AUGUST 19, 2014)—The D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget series makes its triumphant return to the Grundy County Speedway this Saturday night, August 23rd for the “D’Arcy GMC Summer Pavement Nationals presented by Bell Helmets.” Though the event is only four years old, it has quickly established itself as one of the premier races on the pavement midget racing calendar. The total purse of more than $14,000 with a winner’s share of $3500 sure has the STARS Midget competitors sitting up in the driver’s seats. The race is also round two of the Safety-Kleen Triple Crown which could net “Illinois State Championship” feature winner, Nick Baran, a $2000 bonus at the end of the season. Baran, the Plainfield, Illinois driver who earned his first career STARS Midget victory in the first round of the “Safety-Kleen Triple Crown” just three weeks ago at Grundy County Speedway, is in a prime position to earn the big payout. If Baran is able to win the “Pavement Nationals,” he would be two-thirds of the way toward earning a $2000 bonus for winning all three of the “Triple Crown” races. If he is unable to win this Saturday night’s race, the shift turns to which driver can earn the most points throughout the three “Triple Crown” races which concludes with the “Alex Pruett Memorial” on September 27th. The driver and team who can accomplish that feat will earn a $750 bonus. In the first year of the “Pavement Nationals” in 2011, it was Auburn, Illinois’ native and Grundy County Speedway’s one-lap track record holder in a midget, Mario Clouser, who took the checkered flag. The two most recent editions of the race were won by a pair of drivers who have been familiar faces in victory lane this season in STARS action: Austin Prock and Kyle Hamilton. Hamilton, the 2012 winner, has only run a limited schedule this season, taking part in only four features, but has won two of them. Prock, who won the most recent “Pavement Nationals” event in 2013, is coming off yet another win just one week ago at Kalamazoo Speedway. Prock, who currently leads the STARS point standings, is also batting .500 this year after winning his fourth race in the eight features run so far. Prock, a resident of Avon, Indiana, considers Hamilton to be his toughest foe in the quest for the big paycheck handed out at the end of the night. “We will have to be absolutely perfect to beat Kyle (Hamilton) and I think that goes both ways,” Prock said. "Both of our cars have been on point the past few weekends. A few weekends ago at the STARS/USAC race at Grundy, it showed how perfect you have to be. We both drove perfect races up until four laps to go when I spun. That one mistake was one more than Kyle made.” Hamilton, the Danville, Indiana native who makes his home in West Lafayette, Indiana during the school year as a student at Purdue University, has shown his prowess at Grundy County Speedway in recent years, particularly in the 50-lap features. In fact, all five of Hamilton’s midget wins at Grundy County have come in the 50-lappers. Hamilton also won the previous 50-lap race at Grundy County two weeks ago during the “Border Battle.” The 22-year-old Hamilton, a former high school cross country runner, believes he has an edge on the rest of the field in the longer races due to his fitness regimen. “I like to think I have a little bit of an advantage in the longer races because I have run several half marathons,” Hamilton proudly admits. “I am used to holding my focus for an extended period of time.” The purse of $14,075 for the Pavement Nationals is the biggest payout of the STARS season. The pursuit of big money is certainly an enticement for drivers to step their game up even further. For the hottest competitors in STARS such as Hamilton and Prock, the thought of what the winner’s share of $3500 could provide to them, their team, and others has already entered each of their minds. “It's always nice to win some extra money, so it would be nice to grab it along with the Bell helmet,” Prock exclaimed. “Getting the win could pay for tires for the rest of the year which would be a huge plus!” Hamilton admits that the higher the numbers on the paycheck are, the more hyped-up he gets for the race. “Some drivers don't think about the money, but I always step up when the bigger paycheck is on the line,” Hamilton acknowledges. “It’s just one more factor that gets the competitive adrenaline pumping for me.” The recent internet phenomenon, the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge,” has Hamilton getting involved in the fundraising campaign for a great cause. “I don't really see the money that is earned from race wins. We put that money back into the pot that keeps us racing throughout the season, although, this week will be a little different. I was challenged by a few people to do the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge,” so I'll donate a portion of my winnings to the ALS Foundation along with completing the challenge.” Along with the STARS National Midgets, the “D’Arcy GMC Summer Pavement Nationals presented by Bell Helmets” features the STARS Classic Modifieds, INEX Legends, CSR Super Cups, and Legacy Midwest Series. Adult tickets are just $12. Kids age 5-12 get in for $2. Children age 4 and under are free! Grandstands open up at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m. Grundy County Speedway is located one mile north of I-80 on Route 47 in Morris, Illinois.

THE D’ARCY GMC PAVEMENT NATIONALS PRESENTED BY BELL HELMETS” FEATURE PURSE (DRIVERS MUST START FEATURE AND COMPLETE 5 LAPS TO QUALIFY) 1st: $3500 2nd: $1250 3rd: $1125 4th: $1050 5th: $1000 6th: $500 7th: $400 8th: $375 9th: $350 10th: $325 11th: $300 12th: $300 13th: $300 14th: $300 15th: $300 16th: $300 17th: $300 18th: $300 19th: $300 20th: $300 21st: $300 22nd: $300 23rd: $300 24th: $300 TOTAL PURSE: $14,075

 

 

Southern Ontario Sprints

While there is no Southern Ontario Sprint action this weekend, teams will be busy preparing for the last double header weekend of the season. The annual Labour Day Classic Weekend at Brighton Speedway takes place Saturday August 30th and Sundah August 31st. Two full nights of racing action will determine the 2014 Southern Ontario Sprints Champion with the top six in points still in the running. However the main battle will be between #10b Mitch Brown and former 4 time SOS Champion Glenn Styres #0

Saturday nights action will also include the 4th annual Four Wide Design “Dream Come True” Dash. Only driver that have never held a checkered flag in their hand at the end of a sprint car race are eligible for the Dash and one is guaranteed to have their Dream Come True when they pull into SOS Victory Lane to get their first win.

Sunday will be a full day of fun including a tailgate party, race car show and autograph session in the afternoon before the Championship is settled on track Sunday Night.

Check Brighton Speedways website for full details on admission, camping and race times. www.brightonspeedway.com

The Southern Ontario Sprints 2014 season is proudly presented by Speedway Motors, Wiseco Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, Imagefactor.ca Motorsport Designs and Photography, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Canadian Motorsports Expo, Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive, and OnDirtRacingNews.com.

Find the Southern Ontario Sprints online at www.southernontariosprints.com. For live updates, race results and more, follow the SOS on Twitter @SOSsprints. Find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints.

 

 

URSS Lock And Load for Calhan CO.

The United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) is locked and loaded for the first National points show to be held in the state of Colorado at El Paso County Speedway in Calhan CO during the High Plains 305 Nationals this Friday and Saturday, August 22nd and 23rd.

The best of the best will head to the ¼ mile oval in Colorado this Friday and Saturday and Founder and Promoter, Rick Salem, feels this weekend will be the highest car count and by far the best show ever held in the state for many years.

“The Colorado drivers have done a good job this year coming out to support the National shows in Kansas and I feel we’ll get a good bunch of Kansas region cars to come out and support them in their first ever National show in Colorado.” said Salem. The Saturday night feature will pay $1000 to the winner along with a minimum $200 just to start the 30 lap A feature.

The race is also being sponsored by KW Schramek Landscape Materials, Benson Floor Coverings and USA Performance Engines.

Colorado’s own Jake Bubak, who is currently leading the Kansas and National points races will lead the Rebels into Calhan with many laps of experience on the tight ¼ mile oval. He will face the toughest competition yet as Liberal’s Steven Richardson, Jetmore’s Zach Blurton, Green River Wyoming’s Zac Taylor, Belleville Nationals winner Luke Cranston, past two time champion Brian Herbert and a host of URSS’s best will be on hand, all vying for the $1000 winners share.

Races start at 6pm on Friday and 5pm on Saturday. You can also listen to all the action live on racinboys.com both Friday and Saturday.

 

 

‘Fast 14’ Super Time Trials are Important First Step to Classic Qualifying; 15.9-Second Lap on the Horizon

OSWEGO, NY (August 20, 2014) – Oswego Speedway’s 58th annual Budweiser International Classic Weekend will kick-off on Friday, August 29 with Corr/Pak Merchandising ‘Fast Friday’ featuring ‘Fast 14’ pole day time trials for the Budweiser International Classic 200 at 6 p.m.

Unlike in previous seasons, Friday night’s ‘Fast 14’ Supermodified pole day time trials will take on a new sense of tension and importance, as only the ‘Fast 14’ times will be locked into the Budweiser International Classic 200 on Sunday, August 31. All racers timing in 15th on back on Friday night, must re-time in second round time trials on Sunday at Noon.

The last few seasons, drivers timing in 15th-20th on pole day could elect to stand on their times come Sunday. That rule is thrown out for 2014.

Adding even further intrigue is the possible return of Classic Sunday heat races, as the Budweiser International Classic 200 entry list continues to grow. Should the entry field hit 40 by second round time trials on Sunday, only 10 more cars will be taken from second round time trials for a total of 24 locking into the 200 on time. The remainder of the field will contend in one of two qualifying heat races, and potentially the Bud Light B-Main.

‘Fast 14’ pole day time trials will no doubt be exciting, with several fast racecars, and only 14 spots to fill. While starting position is not always the most important thing in the 200-lap Classic, knowing you are locked into the show come Sunday is always comforting, giving teams all of Sunday morning to work on race setups.

While he did not set on the pole for last year’s Classic, Bob Bond recently set the Speedway’s track record in May with a lap of 16.098 seconds in the Denise Merrill No. 47. Bond ran a lap of 16.0 in last year’s Classic testing, but fell short on pole day in 2013 only mustering a lap of 16.390 seconds for the fifth fastest time.

Despite not running the entire 2014 season, Bond will be a favorite for the pole position come pole day, looking for the first ever non-wing lap under 16-seconds.

Four other drivers have clocked laps under the 16.3-second range this season in time trials or heat racing.

Otto Sitterly, David Danzer, Joey Payne, and Ray Graham have all been sub 16.3-seconds this season, each clocking their laps at various points of the 2014 campaign.

Danzer and Payne have accomplished the feat most recently. Danzer driving one of the latest Hawk design Supermodifieds, with Payne in the latest Xtreme chassis.

Another pairing of Hawk and Xtreme chassis sees Michael Barnes and Kody Graham next in line, each having officially clocked laps in the 16.3-second bracket during the year.

Davey Hamilton and Dave Gruel have seen the 16.4-second range this season while Pat Lavery and Randy Ritskes have seen 16.5’s during the year.

While each of the 11 drivers mentioned above have clocked their laps at various times, during various conditions, it shows that right off the bat there are nearly a dozen drivers with the speed necessary to clock in the front four rows.

Last season the pole position was set by Lavery at 16.223-seconds, while it took a lap of 16.590-seconds to qualify in the top ten and a lap of 16.659-seconds setting the ‘Fast 14’ cut off.

Drivers qualifying in the ‘Fast 14’ last year, not already mentioned as fast timers this season include Shaun Gosselin, Ryan Litt, Joe Gosek, Dan Connors Jr., Dave Shullick Jr., and Keith Shampine.

The field is no doubt wide open for the pivotal front seven rows of this year’s International Classic, although the word in the pit area is that a lap in the 16.5-second bracket will likely need to be attained to sit in the front 14 come Sunday, depending on track conditions Friday night.

Drivers such as Brian Sweeney, Tim Snyder, and Michael Muldoon have all shown speed this year with additions of Mike Lichty, Tim Jedrzejek, and the open rides of the Graham Racing No. 11 and the Danzer No. 72 all capable of ‘Fast 14’ times, depending on driver.

Point being, a seat in the ‘Steel Palace’ on Friday, August 29 will be a necessity for the crucial first round of qualifying for the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200.

Individual seating is available for all three days of Budweiser International Classic Weekend, with three day ticket packages also available.

Three day general admission seating is $105, with three day reserved seating set at $115, and three day pit passes for $125.

Kids 5 and under are free throughout all of Budweiser International Classic Weekend with three day child admission for kids 6-16 available for only $35.

Budweiser International Classic Weekend will kick-off on Friday, August 29 with Corr/Pak Merchandising ‘Fast Friday’ featuring Budweiser International Classic ‘Fast 14’ Novelis Supermodified time trials, Bud Light SBS Classic ‘Super 6’ Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super time trials, and the RoC Modified 100.

A full day of practice begins on Friday at 11:30 a.m. with Small Block Super ‘Super 6’ time trials hitting the Speedway at 6 p.m. followed immediately by Supermodified ‘Fast 14’ time trials at 6:30 p.m.

Classic Weekend’s Bud Light ‘Super Saturday’ will feature the final round of the ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series with the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals, as well as the Bud Light SBS Classic 75, and the ATQMRA TQ Midget Classic.

Grandstands open at 3 p.m. on Saturday with qualifying getting underway at 5 p.m.

Budweiser International ‘Classic Sunday’ will see grandstand gates open at 9:30 a.m. and second round Supermodified time trials take to the Speedway at noon.

The 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 is expected to take the green flag at 3 p.m.

To purchase tickets for Budweiser International Classic Weekend and the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200, call the Speedway’s box office today at (315) 342-0646.

The Speedway’s box office will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each week day leading up to Classic Weekend for ticket sales.

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’.

Top 10 Fastest Novelis Supermodified Drivers of 2014 (Time Trials, Heats)

1. Bob Bond: 16.098

2. Otto Sitterly: 16.242

3. David Danzer: 16.253

4. Joey Payne: 16.266

5. Ray Graham: 16.273

6. Michael Barnes: 16.304

7. Kody Graham: 16.340

8. Davey Hamilton: 16.436

9. Dave Gruel: 16.466

10. Randy Ritskes: 16.557

International Classic Pole Award Winners (1961 – 2012)

1961 – Gordon Johncock: 21.04 1962 – Dave Paul: 20.63 1963 – Ken Bartholomew: 20.72 1964 – Sam Sessions: 20.41 1965 – Nolan Swift: 20.44 1966 – Johnny Benson: 19.81 1967 – Bentley Warren: 19.96 1968 – Todd Gibson: 19.47 1969 – Bentley Warren: 19.29 1970 – Jim Shampine: 18.73 1971 – Ken Andrews: 18.79 1972 – Jim Shampine: 18.561 1973 – Jim Shampine: 18.592 1974 – Jim Winks: 18.575 1975 – Fred Graves: 18.247 1976 – Fred Graves: 18.228 1977 – Jim Shampine: 17.928 1978 – Chuck Ciprich: 17.919 1979 – Jim Shampine: 17.914 1980 – Ed Bellinger Jr.: 17.646 1981 – Doug Heveron: 17.687 1982 – Dave Shullick Sr.: 17.919 1983 – Warren Coniam: 17.648 1984 – Ed Bellinger Jr.: 17.607 1985 – Dave Shullick Sr.: 17.336 1986 – Bentley Warren: 17.454 1987 – Doug Heveron: 17.402 1988 – Bentley Warren: 17.391 1989 – Bentley Warren: 16.861 1990 – Bentley Warren: 17.050 1991 – Joe Gosek: 17.243 1992 – Gary Morton: 17.037 1993 – Dave Shullick Sr.: 17.002 1994 – Pat Abold: 16.931 1995 – Russ Wood: 16.775 1996 – Doug Didero: 16.681 1997 – Doug Didero: 17.061 1998 – Mike Ordway: 16.981 1999 – Pat Abold: 17.093 2000 – Greg Furlong: 16.650 2001 – Dave McKnight: 16.966 2002 – Russ Wood: 16.926 2003 – Mike Ordway: 16.673 2004 – Mike Ordway: 16.642 2005 – Greg Furlong: 16.601 2006 – Greg Furlong: 16.377 2007 – Doug Didero: 16.508 2008 – Joe Gosek: 16.865 2009 – Doug Didero: 16.212 2010 – Pat Lavery: 16.523 2011 – Randy Ritskes: 16.459 2012 – Pat Lavery: 16.242 2013 – Pat Lavery: 16.223

 

 

Western PA Sprint Car Championship, Party with the Pits, and More at Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA (August 20, 2014): Mercer Raceway Park will celebrate the 25th Anniversary Western Pennsylvania Sprint Championship in grand style. There will be two nights of hot Sprint Car action action on the track, featuring the All Stars Circuit of Champions, presented by Bonnell's Rod Shop. Off the track, there will be plenty of activities, including a post-race Party with the Pits complete with a live band! Plus, there will be free camping available to keep you close to all of the fun.

Racing will take place on Saturday and Sunday evenings, August 23 and 24. Gates will open at the usual time, 4 p.m., and practice will begin at 6:30. Sprint Car qualifications are set for 7 p.m.

The All Stars line-up boasts three racers with strong local ties. The current point leader and a four-time series champion is Dale Blaney, of Fowler, OH. Despite his many accomplishments, Blaney has yet to win a sanctioned event at the Park. However, another four-time title holder, Aliquippa's Tim Shaffer, has been to victory lane several times in his illustrious career. The Pittsburgh Kid, Danny Holtgraver, has yet to snare an All Stars crown, but he, too, has tasted sweet victory in Mercer.

This potent trio will be joined by a number of other talented racers. The Wild Child, Jac Haudenschild, was the winner the last time the All Stars rolled into town. His son, Sheldon, suffered a nasty spill at the recent Knoxville Nationals, but he will be fired up and ready to go this weekend. Their neighbor, Lee Jacobs, distinguished himself at Knoxville, and he will be looking to carry that momentum into Mercer Raceway Park. Tim Keading, the California sensation, is also expected to be in the house.

The full compliment of drivers who compete under the twin banners of Luxaire Heating & Cooling and McCrudden's Heating & Supply will be ready to carry the colors into battle against the All Stars invaders. Eric "Turkey" Williams, of Greenville, and the Kittanning Comet, Rod George, are just two of the talented pilots who compete regularly at the Park. Recent winners like Brandon Matus and Andy McKisson will be have to contend with Adam Kekich, Dan Kuriger, Brent Matus, Carl Bowser, and many more.

The racing card will also include the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, The Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, and the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars operating under the Open Stock rules. Last weekend, C.J. Jones and Rusty Moore cruised to victory in their respective divisions, the Warriors and the Stocks, while Jimmy Holden grabbed the Modified main. All of your favorite drivers will be there for the biggest weekend in the history of the speedway.

At the conclusion of the Saturday night racing program, the "back row boys," the local sprint car drivers, will host a Party with the Pits. They will provide a live band, Steve Vuich and The River Saints, to play at the pavilion located next to the track's main concession stand. This is their way of thanking the fans for supporting the racing events at Mercer Raceway Park. Everybody will get to mingle with the racers without trekking half way around the speedway to reach their pit stalls. This party is open to all fans and competitors at the speedway, including the All Stars! The concession stand will remain open after the races, so everybody can enjoy a sandwich or other snack with their beverages of choice.

The early birds can get a fresh, hot breakfast of eggs and sausages on Sunday morning before they head to the worship service presented by the track chaplain, Pastor Bill Beck. The service will also be held at the pavilion, commencing at 10:30.

Sunday afternoon, the activities will continue at the track. There will be a hog roast for lunch at noon, and a dunking booth, with all proceeds going to the injured drivers relief fund. The hog will be provided courtesy of by Toma's Meat Market, of Sarver. The dunking booth will have drivers and track officials ready to take the plunge! Who knows, maybe even some of the All Stars celebrities can be enticed to join in the fun.

There will be special event ticket pricing for these events. Adult admission for Saturday's program will be $23. Seniors (60+) will pass through the gates for $21, and students (9-15) for $7. The Family Pass will be $48, and that will be good for two adults and up to four minors of any age. Sunday's finale will have adult admissions at $25, seniors at $23, and students at $9. The Family Pass will be $52 on Sunday. Pit Passes will be $35 each night. Children will be admitted free of charge for both programs. There will be no two-day combination tickets sold.

There will be no racing at the Park over the Labor Day weekend. Racing will resume in earnest with Championship Night on Saturday, September 6. While several classes are all but sewn up, the top two divisions have close contests with the outcomes being decided when the checkered flag falls. Who will it be in the 410 Sprints? Turkey Williams or Rod George? Can Jimmy Holden hold off Kyle Fink in the 358 Modifieds? Come out to see who will wear the crowns!

You can follow the action at the Park using your favorite social media.

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

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

 

 

Local Racing Star Rico Abreu Geared for Louie Vermeil

by: Troy Hennig

ROSEVILLE, CA – (August 18, 2014)…Rutherford, CA USAC Honda National Midget Dirt point leader Rico Abreu will lead a strong field of drivers all vying for the staggering $10,000 per night main event payday win at the 7th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic. The famous ½ dirt oval track will host both tradition non-wing sprint car and midgets over the Labor Day weekend. As with last year, the Honda USAC Western Midget main events will pay $10,000 to each night’s winner.

The 7th Annual Louie Vermeil Classis will take place August 30th and August 31st at the Napa Valley Fairgrounds in Calistoga. Front gate will open up at 4 pm with racing scheduled to start at 5:30 PM each night. Tickets for the Louie Vermeil Classic can be purchased by calling 916-773-7223. The traditional racing format will feature both non-wing sprint cars and midgets with entrants from all over the United States.

With his close proximity to the Napa County Fairgrounds there is no doubt that Rico Abreu considers Calistoga Speedway his home track. His family has helped rejuvenate the facility that has held dirt track races dating back to 1937. Early this year a photo was shared through social media showing Rico on a grader working the track surface before a race at Calistoga.

While there is no doubt what the Abreu family has done for Calistoga Speedway over the past few years, one could make an argument that it is what Rico has done inside the race car that is more impressive. After competing in 70 races up to this point, Abreu has won 15 feature events. It is not only the volume of wins that is impressive but the different organizations and cars he has driven in those wins. In March he beat the World of Outlaws at Tulare. He has wins against the ASCS National Tour 360 winged sprint cars, King of the West 410 winged sprint cars, All Star Circuit of Champions 410 winged sprint cars an USAC Honda National Midget Dirt and POWRi Midget wins. Recently on August 2nd, Abreu won the historic Belleville Midget Nationals in Kansas. Abreu will run his 74th and 75th race of the year at the Louie Vermeil Classic. According to his updated racing schedule, he is on pace to finish the year with 109 races, surpassing last year’s astounding 102 events. Last year, Abreu won the Saturday night portion of the Louie Vermeil midget main event. This year he will pilot the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports #97. Reigning USAC National Midget champion, Christopher Bell of Norman, OK, is a late addition to the Louie Vermeil. The 19-year-old has taken the midget and sprint car world by storm these past two seasons. Bell has collected 17 wins in numerous different types of cars and divisions in 2014. Like Abreu, Bell is regarded as one of the best young driving talents in the Country. Challenging Abreu and Bell for the win this weekend will be current Honda USAC Western Dirt point leader Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, OK, driving the Josh Ford Motorsports #73 and defending Western States champion Ronnie Gardner of Norco, CA, driving his Six8 Motorsports midget. Both Marcham and Gardner each have two wins this year, however, Gardner is on a hot streak having won the two most recent events. A full field of midget cars are expected for both nights of racing.

The 7th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic will start off Friday night, August 29th, with the third annual induction of honorees into the Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame. The dinner and inductions will take place on the fairgrounds located inside the Tubbs building. Tickets can be purchased through HMC-Promotions by calling (916) 773-7225 Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM or Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM. No Ticket sales at door.

 

 

SOLD-OUT ?SALUTE TO CHAMPION STEVE KINSER? POSTERS

BEING RE-PRINTED; AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 20, 2014) ? The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum?s ?Salute to Champion Steve Kinser? posters, of which the non-profit museum store sold out during the recent FVP Knoxville Nationals, are currently being re-printed and they will be available again in early September. The re-printed posters will remain just three dollars each and they can be reserved starting today by calling 1-800-874-4488.

Museum executive director Bob Baker said today, ?The colorful ?Salute to Champion Steve Kinser? poster was one of our museum store?s biggest hits during the FVP Knoxville Nationals. Therefore, we have made another order with our printer and we should have them in stock by early September. These posters out-sold our Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and Mario Andretti posters of years past, but maybe that is just because the ?King? is on his World of Outlaws farewell tour and today?s sprint car fans want a quality keepsake by which to remember him and his cars. But, when this new order is sold out, that will be it. So fans won?t want to miss out on this last chance to purchase a quality Steve Kinser souvenir featuring colorful artwork of many of his most famous sprint cars.?

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum store is located at One Sprint Capital Place in Knoxville. The poster and all other items can also be purchased on-line at www.sprintcarstuff.com, with phone orders accepted at 1-800-874-4488 or at 641-842-6176.

 

 

Mercer All Star Doubleheader Next for Holtgraver! $8,000 Up For Grabs during Mercer Two-Day All Star Program Formal Announcement Regarding Future Plans to be Released Soon

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

Pittsburgh, PA (August 20th, 2014) - Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing will spend the upcoming weekend competing with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions during a pair of events at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will host back-to-back nights of competition this Saturday and Sunday, August 23rd & 24th at the Mercer bullring; highlighted with a $5,000-to-win finale on Sunday evening, August 24th. The UNOH All Star weekend will also feature a $3,000-to-win preliminary program on Saturday evening, August 23rd. Holtgraver, who is a former UNOH All Star winner at the Mercer bullring, is anxious for the upcoming weekend. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native will have many sponsors and supporters in attendance during the entire weekend program.

“We are pretty excited to get back to Mercer this weekend” said Danny Holtgraver, “With it being so close to home, we definitely wanted to support their two-day deal...we have a lot of sponsors and supporters that live in the area and this gives us two opportunities in the same weekend to race in front of them...we’ve had a lot of success at Mercer...hopefully we can keep that trend going and get this ‘10H’ up front!”

Holtgraver, who pilots the Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Golden Flavor Sesame Sticks, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, no. 10H ‘410’ sprint car, will spend the upcoming weekend at Mercer Raceway Park, only; no plans for Friday have been discussed. The former Lernerville Speedway track champion has one victory at the Mercer oval already in 2014, and has a total of six victories to his credit over the course of the current season. Two of those six victories were earned during UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

“It has been a pretty good season so far...we’ve had our highs and our lows for sure” said Holtgraver, “I just want to thank everyone who is involved; Rob Hunter, my Dad, Pup, Barman, Earl, Sandy, Josh...the list goes on for a long time, but everyone plays a huge role...wouldn’t be able to make it happen without their help!”

During recent sprint car competition, Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing earned a pair of top-twelve finishes at ovals in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Holtgraver earned a runner-up finish at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania last Friday evening, August 15th; all before finishing 11th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Saturday, August 16th. Holtgraver started 16th in the Attica main event.

On a special note, Danny Holtgraver plans to release information regarding upcoming ‘plans’ in the near future. Stay tuned for more information.

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) during ‘Fab Four’ competition at the Lernerville Speedway on Friday, August 15th

2014 Wins: 6: (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, Golden Flavor Sesame Sticks, 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’

 

 

COMPETTION HOT FOR TOP END CHALLENGE

The current Australian Champion, a host of interstaters and a hot field of locals are primed to battle it out over the biggest week on the Northern Territory 360 Sprintcar calendar, the Top End Challenge, which is to be held over the next two weekends at Darwin’s Northline Speedway. Starting with the Cadillac Transport supported Darwin Title this Friday and Saturday night, drivers will face a total of four tough nights of competition as they return the following weekend (August 29 and 30) to battle it out for victory in the HB Concrete supported Northern Territory Title. Local Jason McIver dominated both the Darwin Title and Northern Territory last year. The third-generation racer has been the form driver so far this season too, winning five out of six feature races and will be one of the leading contenders. Stiff opposition will come courtesy of reigning Australian Champion and All Stars Series Champion Chad Ely. The South Australian, who will be guest driving in the second Nick Halkitis car, will be looking to add to his sizeable trophy cabinet as he makes his Northline Speedway debut, using the week’s racing to familiarise himself with ahead of his Australian Title defence at the venue in September next year. Apart from McIver and Ely, another local in the form of Ben Atkinson will be no pushover. Atkinson has this season been running in both 410 and 360 Sprintcar competition, and will no doubt be a front-running contender. Victorian youngster Zac Farrer will be contesting the Top End Challenge aboard the second Mark King owned car with its ‘Captain America’ livery. Earlier this season, last season’s All Stars Series ‘Rookie of the Year’ got his first taste of Northline Speedway, and no doubt heads into the event with more confidence. The likes of Nick Halkitis, Dale Griffin and Danny Porter will be also out to uphold local honour. Another driver to watch out for will be local Sprintcar rookie Tim Woolfe, who has impressed so far this year since stepping up from the AMCA National class. In terms of the Top End Challenge format, a total of two heat races and a preliminary feature race will be held on both Friday nights of both the Darwin Title and Northern Territory Title, while the Saturday night formats will comprise of one further heat race and then the feature race to decide the Darwin Title and Northern Territory Title winners respectively. At the conclusion of the four nights of competition, an overall Top End Challenge Champion will be awarded. Supplementary regulations and nomination forms for the Top End Challenge can be downloaded at www.nt360sprintcars.com.au To find out more about the Top End Challenge, visit www.nt360sprintcars.com.au or contact Jason McIver on 0408 818 544.

 

Stage Is Set For 54th Annual Johnny Key Classic On Saturday Night

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Aptos, CA)- For the second, and final time in 2014, the California Sprint Car Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster will take on the Ocean Sprints Presented By Taco Bravo at the Ocean Speedway. This time around, however, the stakes are raised a little higher on Saturday night, as a star studded field is expected with added money on the line for the 54th Annual Johnny Key Classic Presented by Al’s Roofing Supply.

What started out on the paved surface at the San Jose Speedway following the death of Johnny Key in an on track accident in 1954, The Johnny Key Classic homage to Key at the San Jose Dirt Track until it’s closing in 1999, and for the eighth year in-a-row it has been resurrected at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA.

The 50-lap, $7500-to-win feature event boasts at least $400 to start, amongst other prizes, such as a $600 purse for the dash, as well as a beefed up Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Award ($300), High Five Pizza Hard Charger ($300), and at the time of press there is still laps for sale for $50, with the money being divided up amongst the top-three on each lap. If you are interested in purchasing a lap, please email pj@petersenmediainc.com.

During the Summer months, the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster and the Ocean Sprints Presented by Taco Bravo have each had two Johnny Key Qualifying races with winners on those nights locking into Saturday night’s dash. The drivers that were victorious over those races, and that are locked in are Mason Moore, Greg DeCaires, Bud Kaeding, and Tommy Tarlton. New to the format this year was locking in high point earners from each series. With Shane Golobic being in the midst of a stout season, and leading both series’ point standings, he will represent the Ocean Sprints, as Justin Sanders, who sits second in Civil War Series points, will take the Civil War top point earner position into the Dash.

The 2014 Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster Campaign has been extremely competitive, as the series has still not had a repeat winner in seven events, and Saturday night is expected to again be a very competitive night of racing.

Though there are six drivers locked into the field, there are still at least 16 positions up for grabs for the 50-lap feature event as 22 cars will start the feature event.

The format on Saturday night puts all non-locked in cars into hot lap and group qualifying groups to get them lined up in qualifiers. The number of cars entered into the event, with no more than 12 cars starting a given qualifier, will determine the number of qualifiers. Each qualifier will be lined up straight up off of qualifying time, with the number of transfers being determined by the number of qualifiers. Transfer cars will line up behind the dash cars.

The lock in cars will make up a six car, six –lap dash, and the starting line up will be determined through a pill draw. Please note that on this night, points will only be awarded for the feature event and to cars that do not transfer into the feature event.

Elk Grove, CA driver, Greg DeCaires earned our most recent feature event win, and the transfer spot by winning the August 9th Mark Forni Classic in Placerville, CA. On July 5th, during the first Key Qualifier, Mason Moore turned in a masterful performance at the Petaluma Speedway as he picked up the win, and the lock in spot.

In Taco Bravo action, 1996 Johnny Key Classic winner, Bud Kaeding picked up the popular win aboard his Williams Motorsports entry, and this past Friday night, two-time Johnny Key Classic winner, Tommy Tarlton earned his lock in spot in dominating fashion.

As mentioned before, Shane Golobic will enter this event as the point leader for both the Civil War Series and the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, and behind him he has Justin Sanders, Sean Becker, Andy Forsberg, and Alissa Geving chasing after him in the Civil War Series.

A few more former Johnny Key Classic Champions that are scheduled to be in attendance include defending Johnny Key Classic winner, Rico Abreu, 2010 Johnny Key Classic Champion, Tim Kaeding, 1980 and 2008 race winner Brent Kaeding, to go along with the previously mention Bud Kaeding and Tommy Tarlton.

Other drivers that are expected to be on hand on this night include Matt Peterson, Herman Klein, Jonathan Allard, Koen Shaw, Steven Tiner, DJ Netto, Kyle Hirst, Justyn Cox, and many others.

We would like to remind fans to come out to the Johnny Key Pre Party on Friday night in Campbell, CA at Taco Bravo located at 1950 South Bascom Ave from 5pm-830pm.

Also please note an earlier start time on Saturday night. The main grandstand will open at 330pm with cars hitting the track at 4pm.

The Civil War Sprint Car Series would like to thank Flowmaster, BR Motorsports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, CRV Carbon Solutions, Design 500, Dirt Solution, Taco Bravo, Hansen Machine, Frankland Racing Supply, Fuel Safe, Hoosier, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Kaeding Performance, King Racing Products, KSE Power Steering Products, Pit Stop USA, MPD, All Pro, RCM Design, Rod End Supply, Racing Optics, SRP, VSR, and Weld Racing for their support.

ON TAP: The Civil War Sprint Car Series Presented By Flowmaster returns to action on August 23rd for the 54th Johnny Key Classic at the Ocean Speedway as they take on Ocean Sprints Presented By Taco Bravo. Please note an earlier start time will have cars on the track by 4pm.

WINNERS: Winners in the 2014 California Sprint Car Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster… Andy Gregg- 1 (Marysville Raceway Park on March 15th), DJ Netto-1 (Marysville Raceway Park on May 24th), Shane Golobic-1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on May 25th), Andy Forsberg- 1 (Placerville Speedway on May 31st), Mason Moore (Petaluma Speedway on July 5th), Brad Furr (Ocean Speedway on July 11th), Greg DeCaires (Placerville Speedway on August 9th)

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

CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360 Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2014, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 14 events at 8 different tracks around California.

 

 

Brad Loyet – Margin Extended with Strong Salina Run!

(Bill W) August 19, 2014 – Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx/Miller Truck Lines #o5 pulled a tough night out of the ashes at the Salina High Banks in Oklahoma last Saturday night. The Lucas Oil ASCS National Series point leader extended his margin over Jason Johnson by driving from 13th to fourth in the feature event. This week will see the series visiting a couple of Brad’s strongest tracks in recent memory. On Thursday, it will be Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas, while Friday will see the series moving on to the Lexington 104 Speedway in Tennessee.

After recent strong showings on the high banks, Brad anticipated success. “We went in with really high hopes,” he says. “I think we’ve been in the top five every time we’ve been there in a 360. I thought I had a really good shot at winning.”

The Sunset Hills, Missouri finished where he started (fifth) in the heat, however. “There weren’t a lot of cars there, but it was a situation where we were stuck in the back of a heat race with the top five in points in front of us or in the race,” says Brad. “That makes it harder to get passing points. With six or seven car heats, it’s hard anyway.”

The team went to work on the #o5 for the feature. “We had a new motor in the car,” says Brad. “The air wasn’t the best, and we hadn’t run it at all. We couldn’t get it to r.p.m. like we wanted. We did a little tuning between the heat race and the feature. That made a big difference.”

Brad would start thirteenth in the main event. “The first two starts that were called back worked out awesome for me,” he says. “I was able to get to ninth in those. Unfortunately, in the one that counted, we only got a couple of cars.”

He would charge forward from there, however. “We had a good car,” says Brad. “We just had a lot of yellows early that slowed us down. Jason (Johnson) and (Mike Goodman) got together, and that kind of took the pressure off us. Jason was running second and he was going to gain some points on us. He wasn’t able to get back out, and we ended up gaining a lot.”

Brad liked his chances after the red. “At that point, I was up to fifth,” he says. “We were really good. At that point, I thought we had a chance to win. After that restart, something hit the nose wing post and broke it. It was laying up on the hood the rest of the race. That made it a bear to handle, but we were able to get it up to fourth.”

Loyet Motorsports has their eyes on a championship with ASCS. “We had a talk at the shop,” says Brad. “We want to win as many races as we can, but at the end of the day, to win the championship, you need to knock down top fives. We kind of made lemonade out of lemons at Salina. We weren’t good in the heat, but we did what we had to do in the feature.”

Brad is looking forward to “The Ditch” and Lexington. “We’ve been second and third in the ‘Rock ‘N Roll 50’ (at ‘The Ditch’),” he says. “That’s a racetrack, and I’m really looking forward to it. We led the entire race at Lexington a year ago, and we cut the right rear on something with about three laps to go. It’s nice in the back of your head to go to places where you’ve been good in the past.”

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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.

Attached: Brad at Salina (Mayes County Pictures)

 

 

Madsen Picks Up Two More World of Outlaws Top-10 ’ s

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the grueling schedule World of Outlaw schedule wasting no time following the Knoxville Nationals, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing/American Racing were back in action for three nights last week, and continued to show consistency as the team picked up two Top-10 finishes including a fifth place run at the Junction Motor Speedway.

“It was good to get a couple of Top 10’s last week,” Madsen said. “We had a little bit of bad luck, but we will now look I forward to heading out West and into Canada.”

Kicking the action off at the Junction Motor Speedway on Tuesday night with the World of Outlaws, Madsen opened the night up by timing in fourth fastest.

Following a fourth place finish in both his heat race and the dash, Madsen lined up for the feature event in the second row.

On a track that saw passing at a premium, ‘The Mad Man’, was spent most of his race mixing it up with Kraig Kinser and Brad Sweet. Battling inside the Top-Five, Madsen was able to cross the stripe in the fifth spot, giving him his 38th Top-5 of the season.

Heading to Grand Forks, ND on Friday night, Madsen and company took to the River Cities Speedway where the night started out with an eight quickest effort in time trials.

Finishing third in heat race action, Madsen transferred to the feature event, where he lined up in the sixth row for the 40-lap main event.

The feature got off to a rough start as Madsen got over in turn, four, but was able to make a stop in the work area to make repairs.

As his team thrashed, repairs were made and Madsen was able to tag the rear of the field, and slowly work his way forward.

In what was a wild feature event, Madsen was able to rebound from the early wreck with a 13th place finish.

Sunday night brought the series to the Nodak Speedway in Minot, ND and Madsen stopped the clock with the ninth fastest lap in time trials.

Following a second place finish in his heat, Madsen gridded the field from the fifth row.

With a rain shower moving into the area prior to the feature event hitting the track, track workers re worked the track as much as they could, but the added moisture made for a very fast surface.

On a track that was both narrow and fast, Madsen was able to stay inside the Top-10 and finish ninth.

“We had a little misfortune with a wreck, and then on Sunday the track was pretty tough, but it was still a good week, and like I said, we will keep digging,” he added.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-72, Wins-8, Top-5’s-38, Top 10’s-56

ON TAP: Madsen and his Keneric Racing team will head north of the border this weekend as they will be in action on the 22nd-23rd at the Castrol Raceway for the Oil City Cup.

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David Gravel Third at Nodak Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Wasting no time returning back to action following the Knoxville Nationals, David Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team were in action for three nights over the last week, and Gravel picked up a hard fought third place finish at the Nodak Speedway on Sunday night.

“Overall it was a pretty good week,” Gravel said. “We had really good speed but one night double file restarts would kill us, and one night they would really work out for us.”

On Sunday night in Minot, ND, Gravel’s night got off to a quick start as he timed in sixth fastest, before winning his heat race from the second row.

Lining up sixth in the Dash, Gravel would finish in the fifth spot, putting himself in the third row for the 35-lap feature event.

With a quick weather system showering the speedway prior to the feature event lining up, track conditions seemed to change more rapidly during this feature event.

When the race went green, Gravel lost a spot to Daryn Pittman as he rode in the sixth spot, on a track that was very fast following the weather. With scattered cautions slowing the early goings of the race, Gravel used a double file restart to surge up into the fourth spot, and then used a late double file restart to get past Paul McMahan late in the race to get into the third spot where he would finish.

“We lost a spot on the start of the race, and it was tough to pass on,” he added. “We had a couple of really good restarts and we ended up on the podium, so that’s awesome.”

Friday night the series was at the River Cites Speedway in Grand Forks, ND, and again on this night Gravel timed in well as he went 10th quickest, and was able to pick up a win in his heat race.

Finishing in the third spot in the dash, Gravel would line up in the second row for the 40-lap feature event, but things simply did not go his way on restarts as they race was stopped on a few occasions for wrecks.

“There was a ton of cautions and reds in the early gongs of the race, and I couldn’t seem to hold my spot,” he added. “We were just a little off, and we went backwards.”

When the 40-lap feature event came to a close, Gravel crossed the stripe in the 10th spot.

The week started off on Tuesday night as the series invaded the Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, NE.

Timing in 13th fastest, Gravel would finish sixth in heat race action, and line up in the seventh row for the feature event.

With a light car count on this night, track conditions stayed fast, and passing was tough during the feature event. Doing whatever he could to move forward, the Watertown, CT driver was able to pick up a few positions as he took the checkered in the 11th spot.

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-67, Wins-3, Top 5’s-19, Top 10’s-42.

ON TAP: Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team head to the Castrol Raceway on August 22nd-23rd for the Oil City Cup.

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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Wild Child Second at Butler With The All Stars

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to their All Stars schedule over the weekend, Jac Haudenschild and his Destiny Motorsports team were in action for two nights at the Butler Motor Speedway, and Haudenschild picked up a second place finish after a hard fought battle with Dale Blaney.

With 27 cars checked into the pit area on Saturday night at the Butler Motor Speedway, the Wooster, OH wheelman laid down a great lap during time trials, that earned him second quickest overall.

Starting in the third row of his heat race, ‘The Wild Child’ lived up to a his name as he thrilled the crowd as he has on so many occasions, sliding his way to the front and picking up the heat race win.

Advancing from fourth to second in the dash, Haudenschild put his MonDak Portables/Champion Lubricants/Renegade Rentals entry on the front row alongside Blaney for the 30-lap bout.

With Blaney jumping out to the early lead, Haudenschild kept him in striking distance, as he looked to slow Blaney down.

In lapped traffic, Haudenschild would reel Blaney in, and though he gave Blaney a valiant fight, he came up just short, and settled for second place honors.

On Friday night at the Butler Motor Speedway, a light 19 car field saw Haudenschild stop the clock fourth fastest in time trials, putting him in the first heat, where he would finish third.

Lining up seventh in the feature event on a track that was challenging to pass on, Haudenschild laid it all on the line as he searched for open real estate.

Opting to search around the speedway, Haudenschild was unsuccessful in is efforts, as he slipped back to a 10th place finish at the stripe.

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: Jac Haudenschild and the Destiny Motorsports team will be in action this Saturday and Sunday at the Mercer Raceway Park.

2014 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-54, Wins-3, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-22

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White Sheds The Wings and Earns Two Podiums

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending her weekend doing some non-wing racing with the USAC Southwest Series as they took part in their Freedom Tour, Harli White turned in a strong week as she picked up three Top-10 finishes including two podium runs.

“I was really in my comfort zone all week racing non-wing, and we had a really good week,” White said.

Kicking her weekend off at the Lawton Speedway on Wednesday night with 34 cars on hand, White put together a nice charge in her heat race, but she just missed a transfer spot, and started on the front row of the B Main.

Finishing second in the B, White earned a spot in the feature event, though after a few attempts at getting the race started, White was collected in another attempted start and her night came to an end.

“With the way our week worked out, we got the worst of it out of the way early, and really put some nice runs together,” she added.

Thursday night at the Creek County Speedway, the Lindsay, OK driver was able to advance from fourth to second in heat race action to earn a transfer to the feature event, and put herself in the redraw.

Starting second in the feature event, White got off to a strong start as he held her own, and ran in the second spot during the opening circuits. As the race wore on, White’s machine started to go away, and she began lifting her front wheels off the ground. Doing all she could to keep her strong run going, White would lose a couple of spots, but would end her night with a sixth place finish.

Friday night saw White and her team travel to the 81 Speedway, where weather delayed the start of their night. On a locked down surface in heat race action, White started and finished fourth, earning a spot in the feature event, though she was back in the seventh row.

With the race track widening out nicely in the feature event, White came to life, as she was smart in her march to the front.

Finding some real estate to her liking, she was able to put on the drive of the night as she worked her way up to a second place finish.

“We had a really fast car at the 81 Raceway,” she said. “The weather kind of made heat races tough, so that put us mid pack, but we had an awesome car and I had a blast.”

The busy weekend came to an end on Saturday night with a stop at the Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS.

Lining up in the second row of her heat race on a heavy and rough surface, White was able to work her way to the lead, and win the race, putting her in the third row for the feature event.

With the track staying fast for the feature event, White was able to get a few cars on the initial start of the race, and she worked into the third spot on a late restart, where she would finish.

“We have had our fair share of rough luck, so it was great to have three nights-in-a-row of good fortune, and good luck,” she added. ‘I can’t thank everyone enough for their help and 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-38, Wins-0, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-14.

ON TAP: White will be back in action on Friday night in Wichita Falls, TX with the ASCS Lonestar Region and on Saturday night at the Lawton Speedway with the ASCS Sooner Region.

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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Chapple Has Tough Cornfest

PETERSEN MEDIA- Back in action Sunday night at the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prarie, WI, Isaac Chapple continues to try and figure out the track that has been rough on him to date.

“I just couldn’t seem to get comfortable,” Chapple said. “This place has just been really tough for me to figure out.”

With 24 cars checked into the Sunday night event, Chapple struggled in time trials, before finishing seventh in heat race action aboard his CFH Enterprises/AR Jackson Plumbing/Brown’s Roofing entry.

Starting scratch on the field for the feature event, Chapple got off to a nice start as he seemed to find some speed as he began working his way forward.

Running the bottom of the speedway, Chapple made contact with the infield barrier, causing suspension damage, but he still raced on.

When the red flying a few laps later, Chapple took advantage and made a trip to the work area so his team could make repairs to his machine.

Fixing what they could, Chapple restarted the race, still with some bent parts, and was able to hang on and score an 18th place finish.

“In the feature event, the first few laps I felt really good, and then I caused some damage to our machine,” he said. “With how I felt I wish I wouldn’t have caused the damage, but it happened. I really have to thank AJ, my dad, and Shorts for all of their hard work all night, and Tyler for jumping in and helping out.”

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

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 20, Wins- 0, Top-5’s-2, Top-10’s-4

ON TAP: Chapple will be in action next on Tuesday the 26th for the Jason Leffler Memorial.

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

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Cox 10th at Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA: Back in the seat of his Cox Racing No. 31c entry, Justyn Cox spent his weekend in action at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night where he was involved in a wreck in the feature event, and on Saturday at the Placerville Speedway where he finished 10th.

‘It was not the best weekend, but I feel like we are all figuring the car out and getting better,” Cox said.

Timing in 11th fastest on Friday night, Cox fought a tight racecar in heat race action and actually spun his machine out trying to get things ironed out.

Making a trip to the B Main, Cox would pick up the win, and move to the feature event where he gridded the field from the sixth row. When the race went green, Cox was able to work up inside the Top-10 as he made spent most of his time running in the eighth spot until a caution flew.

On the double file restart, Cox was shuffled back to the 12th spot, and as he worked his way back into 10th, he simply made a mistake getting into turn three as he spun his machine out, resulting in other contact that ended his night.

“I just flat made a mistake in the feature on Friday night,” Cox said. “I looped it and then I got hit pretty good, and that was that for our night.”

Making repairs and heading to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, the Clarksburg, CA driver timed in third quickest in time trials, before finishing fourth in the feature event, and earning a spot in the redraw.

Pulling the eight pill, Cox lined up in the fourth row for the 25-lap feature event, and as the green flag waived, Cox went to the high side early in the event and lost a few positions.

Slipping back as far as the 12th spot, Cox was able to work his way down to the bottom of the speedway, where he was able to pick a few positions up, and finish 10th.

“I have always seemed to struggle on the Placerville Speedway cushion, and I just stayed up top too long,” he admitted. “I was able to get down to the bottom and pick up a couple of positions, and we ended with a Top 10. I have to thank Rodney Tiner, Jr, and Kyle Riley for all of their hard work.”

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-15, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Cox will return to the Ocean Speedway on Saturday night and take part in the Johnny Key Classic.

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Madsen Puts On Pair of Charges At River Cites Speedway; Eyes Knoxville Track Championship

PETERSEN MEDIA- Doing a little racing in the Dakota’s over the weekend, Ian Madsen charged from 18th to finish 8th with the World of Outlaws on Friday night, from 18th to finish fourth with the NOSA on Saturday night, and saw a fourth place run at the Huset’s Speedway slip away with a flat tire on Sunday night.

“We had really good speed all week, and with the Knoxville season finale coming up on Saturday night, we are definitely hoping we can continue to show speed,” Madsen said.

Friday night with the World of Outlaws at the River Cities Speedway, Madsen timed his Nehring Construction/Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply entry in 18th fastest, and wen to finish fourth in his heat race.

Lining up in the ninth row of the feature event, Madsen was able to steadily work forward as he was up to the 12th spot by the third lap. Getting into the Top 10 by the 11th lap, Madsen was able to take advantage of a late restart, as he worked into the eighth spot, where he would go on to finish.

Saturday night saw his team return to action at the River Cities Speedway, but on this night Madsen would be competing with the NOSA. With 30 cars on hand, Madsen lined up on the front row of his heat race, and finishing in the fourth spot, Madsen again found himself lined up in the 18th position for the feature event.

Just as he did a night prior, Madsen methodically worked his way forward, but on this night he was even more impressive.

Going anywhere he could find open track, the St. Marys, NSW driver was able to pick up an impressive fourth place finish from the ninth row.

Sunday night saw the team travel to Brandon, SD as they were back in action at the Huset’s Speedway. Setting the standard in time trials with the quickest lap of the night, Madsen would line up sixth in his heat race, and use a pair of caution flags to net a third place finish.

Starting fourth in the feature event, Madsen would hold strong in the fourth spot as he raced with the lead pack. In the waning laps, a couple of cautions came, and still running in the fourth spot, Madsen got a flat right-rear tire in the closing laps that relegated him back to a 14th place finish.

“Our focus now is on Knoxville Saturday night,” Madsen said. “We are going in with a little bit of a lead in the standings, and we are going to go out and try and win a race and not worry about these different scenarios.”

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 Air Inc. Heating and Cooling, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Kent Performance, Revolution Race Gear, Lucas Oil, Wings Unlimited, and Kustom Concrete Pumping for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-68, Wins-8, Top-5’s- 28, Top 10’s-39

ON TAP: The KCP Racing team will be back at the Knoxville Raceway for the season finale on Saturday night.

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

 

 

Mechanical Woes Slow Croft at Chico

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing aboard his Willie Croft Racing entry on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Willie Croft had a great run get cut short as a broken piece in his brake system caused him to pull into the pit area.

“We were in fourth and running well, but we had a fitting break, and it pretty much ended our night,” Croft said.

Kicking his night off with a third quick effort in time trials, Croft would pick up a second place finish in heat racing action aboard his Holey Smokes BBQ/Christian Stover Foundation/ButlerBuilt machine.

Lining up seventh in the 25 lap feature event, Croft flexed his muscle early as he quickly jumped into the top five, chasing after Andy Gregg and Mason Moore.

Getting by Gregg to move into the fourth spot, Croft looked for more as the laps clicked down.

Closing in on Sean Becker, something went south in Croft’s entry, as he began to lose brakes and was forced to pull in to the pit area just a few laps shy of the checkered flag.

“I just have to thank everyone who continues to help me out, and support this race team,” he said. “We have been fast this year, just haven’t seemed to have any luck on our side.”

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-19, Wins-1, Top 5’s-7 Top 10’s-9.

ON TAP: Croft will look over some schedules before deciding where he will next be in action.

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

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Fab Four Race Report 8.15 - Bowser, Ferree & King Champions, Miley & Kelley winners

Sarver, PA (August 17, 2014) In this economic climate of limited sponsorship opportunities and dollars, it�s more important than ever to impress the sponsor, especially when they have the Night at the Races and have dozens of employees and their families on hand to watch. Carl Bowser did just that Friday Night! First and foremost, Carl had his car on display and met the employees of Turner Dairy Farms and their families during a pre-race Tailgate Party in the parking lot. Later in the night, he treated them to a post-race party in Sheetz Victory Lane after his fifth Peoples TWP Sprint feature win of the season that also clinched his second career Budweiser Track Championship. Prior to this, Both Alex Ferree and Rex King Jr. clinched their 2014 titles as well. Ferree chased Jared Miley to the checkered flag after having clinched his fifth career Precise Late Model Championship. Rex King Jr. became a first time Track Champion in the Diehl Mods by scoring his fifth feature win of the season. Joe Kelley, (a seven-time Track Champion), held off a hard charging Corey McPherson to win his first Pic-A-Part Sportsman feature of the season, while Jim Fosnaught scored a solid sixth place finish to make strides towards his first Track Championship.

The Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models feature grid was front loaded with Jared Miley and Russ King on the front row followed by Michael Norris and Brian Swartzlander in row two and Dave Murdick and Alex Ferree in row three. Russ King took the early lead at the drop of the green flag, but after leading the first six laps of the race in a spirited battle with Jared Miley, King gave way to Miley and then faded with apparent, but unspecified suspension issues. Once out front, Miley checked out from the field in open air, but did have to fend off Alex Ferree on a late race restart and the final six laps to score his third win of the season and 22nd of his still rising career; in doing so he broke a tie with Ed Ferree to take sole possession of eighth on the All Time Late Model Wins list.

Ferree clinched his second consecutive and fifth career Budweiser Track Championship during heat race action earlier in the night and narrowly missed claiming his fifth feature win of the season. Brian Swartzlander tied his best Late Model finish of the season with a strong third place run ahead of Sarver drivers John Garvin Jr. and Kenny Schaltenbrand. Michael Norris, Dave Murdick, Chuck Sarver, Russ King and Doug Eck rounded out the Precise top ten. Garvin and Miley were heat race victors.

Rex King Jr. entered Friday Night�s program with a 28-point lead over his father and four feature wins in his first full season of competition in the Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds. He left as the 2014 Budweiser Track Championship and his fifth feature win of the season. Starting from the pole, King took the early lead, but a caution on lap five slowed his Championship parade. 2009/2011 Track Champion Jeremiah Shingledecker actually took the lead unofficially in turns one & two on the restart and challenged him the whole way to the checkered flag, but King was always better down the backstretch and through turns three & four; leading every lap and scoring his fifth feature win of the season to lock up the 2014 Title.

Shingledecker had to settle for second and Brian Swartzlander finished with his second third place finish of the night! Steve Feder had another solid run for his fifth top five finish of the season and outgoing Track Champion Mat Williamson returned to pilot the Rodney Beltz #64 to a top five finish. Dave Murdick, Tom Winkle, Jeff Miller, Rick Regalski and Bob Warren rounded out the Diehl Top Ten. Tom Winkle and Brian Swartzlander claimed checkered flags in heat race competition earlier in the evening.

Carl Bowser pretty much locked up his second career Track Championship in the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints by taking the green flag Friday Night, but he wasn�t settled with taking the green flag, he took the checkers as well. But as has been the case for most of his wins this season, it didn�t come easy as Logan Wagner took the early lead and set a torrid pace. A caution for Billy Dietrich slowed the race on lap nine and again on lap 10. Bowser threw a slider at Wagner in turns one & two, only to see him cross back under to hold the lead. They traded a handful of slidejobs at both ends of the track before Bowser made one stick in turns three & four to take the lead for good on lap 12. And though he led the rest of the way, the race wasn�t over yet. After taking the white flag, Wagner made one last kamikaze slider in turns one & two under, but Bowser deftly crossed back under Wagner and held the lead down the back straightaway to score his fifth win of the season and secure his second career Budweiser Track Championship as his shared sponsor with the speedway Turner Dairy Farms/Premium Iced Tea watched on and then joined him in Victory Lane.

Wagner� slidejob for the lead on the final lap not only fell short, but the loss of momentum also cost him second place as Danny Holtgraver shot past him and entering turn three to steal second place at the stripe. Wagner, while thrilling the crowd with an amazing finish, would have to settle for a third place finish. Last week�s feature winner Brandon Matus came from the fifth row to finish fourth and Michael finished fifth. Brent Matus, Eric Williams, Dan Kuriger, Daryl Stimeling and Mike Lutz rounded out the Peoples TWP Top Ten. Carl Bowser, Brandon Matus and Michael Wagner won their respective heat races, while George Hobaugh Jr. won the B-Main in his first run with a 410 under the hood.

With three Budweiser Track Championships locked up, only the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman title remained up for grabs. Pat Hanley jumped out to the early lead from the outside pole, but All Time Division wins leader Super Joe Kelley was on the move and looking for his first win of the season. He got past Colin Burke on the restart and then took the lead from Hanley three laps later and never looked back despite a furious charge and relentless pursuit by outgoing Track Champion Corey McPherson. Kelley�s first win of the season was the 47th of his career; tying Hall of Famer Ed Lynch Sr. for 11th All Time across all divisions.

To be fair, Friday Night�s runner up Corey McPherson has not been mathematically eliminated from his third straight title, but making up 37 points and passing two drivers to do so is highly unlikely! Mike Miller looked strong again Friday Night and is long overdue to return to Sheetz Victory Lane. Rob Shook remains in the hunt for his first career Track Championship with a solid fourth place run. Terry Young rounded out the Pic-A-Part Top Five ahead of Budweiser Points leader Jim Fosnaught in sixth, Pat Hanley in seventh, Aaron Easler in eighth, Joey Zambotti in ninth and Mark Sanders in tenth. McPherson, Miller and Pat Hanley won their respective heat races. Fosnaught carries a 23-point lead over Rob Shook and 37 points over Corey McPherson.

The season will come to a close this Friday, August 22 with Championship Night. With the titles locked up, the Peoples TWP Sprints, Precise Late Models and Diehl Mods features will essentially be cash & carry events with everyone gunning for a win, while Fosnaught, Shook and McPherson vie for the Millerstown Pic-A-Part Crown. The following Friday, August 29 will see the return of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series to the Action Track for the Working Man 50 and the rescheduled Uncle Sam 30 from Firecracker 100 weekend. The Uncle Sam 30 lineup is set and locked in from June. Tickets for the Working Man 50 can be purchased from our website www.Lernerville.com and clicking the �Buy Tickets� icon.

 

 

Brady Bacon – Creek County Win Highlights Another Busy Week!

(Bill W) August 19, 2014 – Brady Bacon picked up the win at Creek County Speedway near Sapulpa, Oklahoma on Saturday in USAC Southwest “Freedom Tour” action. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver competed in five events last week covering three disciplines: non-wing 360, his first foray in Silver Crown and USAC midgets. Brady is happy to be back in his current home of Winchester, Indiana after almost a month away. This weekend, he’ll be back in the Hoffman Racing #69 for the Kokomo Smackdown Thursday through Saturday.

Brady participated in three “Freedom Tour” events last week, starting at the Lawton Speedway in Oklahoma on Wednesday. He would win his heat. “We were able to draw well (the pole) and take advantage of it,” he says. “The invert in the heat races is six by passing points, and that put us on the pole of the feature.”

After spending most of the race on the point, he would checker second. “We were able to get out and lead for about eighteen laps,” says Brady. “Something was going on with the handling of the car late there, and RJ (Johnson) was able to get by for the win. We found out later that we lost a bolt in the Jacob’s ladder.”

Thursday, the USAC Southwest series rolled into Creek County. “We were able to win the heat again (from the pole),” says Brady. “This time, we weren’t able to make the invert though, so we had to start the feature seventh.”

Brady used his experience to his advantage in the main event. “The car was really good in the feature,” he says. “It didn’t take us long to get behind the leader (Wyatt Burks) there. We were able to get by and get the win. It’s always nice to be on a track you are familiar with so close to home.”

Things were going well for Brady at the “Harold Leep Memorial” at 81 Speedway near Wichita, Kansas on Friday before mechanical gremlins struck. “We went from fifth to third in the heat,” he says. “I really felt like we should have won the feature. We were able to get up to second pretty quickly, but something went wrong in the engine. We fell back to fifth at the checkers.”

Having driven in so many different cars, it may come as a surprise that Brady had never climbed in a Silver Crown car. That changed Saturday at the “Tony Bettenhausen 100” on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. The ride was aboard the Dave and Dennis McQuinn #14. The race was rained out after qualifying. Brady timed in ninth quick. “I had never met (Dennis and Dave) before Saturday,” he says. “I had never driven a Silver Crown car, and I had never driven on a mile. It was really fun. Hopefully, we’ll make that race up, and we’re planning on running together in DuQuoin (Ted Horn 100) and at Eldora (Four Crown).”

The weekend ended Sunday in USAC National midget action at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Brady would time in eleventh quick in the Wilke-Pak #11. “We were o.k. in the heat (fourth), but unfortunately we got upside down in the feature with a couple laps to go,” he says. “It wasn’t a bad flip, but we were running around seventh at the time, so that was disappointing.”

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Partner of the Week – Tel-Star Communications

Tel-Star Communications, Inc. is a personal communications service company. Tel-Star Communications was formed in October of 2000 to bring you the highest quality service available in this complex market of communications. With over 50 years of combined experience, Tel-Star Communications brings you the highest expertise and diversity this market has to offer. Each technician has been trained, tested and authorized by the system manufacturer in telephone design, installation, programming, training, troubleshooting, and system maintenance and repair. Our number one priority is Customer Service and we feel that what we provide is unparalleled with any other service company. Tel-Star Communications will work on any job and will always do it cost effectively. Our philosophy is based on best cost, best product, and what is best for our customer. Visit Tel-Star Communications on the web at www.Tel-StarCommunications.com !

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Diversified Machine, Inc.

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI) is a leading vertically-integrated supplier of fully engineered chassis and power train components and modules for the automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. DMI has the distinctive advantage of being the only company offering fully-integrated design, development, testing, casting, machining, and assembly capabilities, of both aluminum and ductile iron components.

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Brady Bacon Racing would like the following sponsors for all their help: Fatheadz Eyewear, Tel-Star Communications, PPM Titanium Products, Triple X Race Components, Smiley's Racing Products, Heath Clips Lawn Care, VanDerBrink Designs, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Eaton Industrial Coatings, Pattison Precision Products, Oilfield Equipment and Manufacturing, Butlerbuilt Seats, Hoosier Tire Southwest, Diversified Machine Inc., Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Lightning Wings, Simpson, CP Pistons, Schoenfeld Headers, Carrillo Rods, Sweet Manufacturing, All Star Performance, King Racing, Schroth Racing, FSR Radiators and Fuel Safe.

The Hoffman #69 sprinter is sponsored by Mean Green, Mopar, Triple X Race Components, Hoosier, DMI, Lykins, Engler Machine & Tool, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, KSE, MPD Racing, CSI Shocks, XYZ Machining, Saldana Racing Products, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Fastener Specialty Motorsports, Wilwood Brakes, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Zemco Headers, Chalk Racing Products and Weld.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Win #95 at Huset’s!

(Bill W) August 19, 2014 – Terry McCarl scored 410 win #95 in his storied history at the Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota on Sunday. For car owner Jeremy Scadden’s #6 team, it was 410 win #1. The Altoona, Iowa driver won a spirited battle with Mark Dobmeier to take the top spot. This week finds TMAC at Knoxville Raceway Saturday for Season Championship night before heading back to Huset’s on Sunday.

TMAC had planned to run Jimmy Davies #99 on Friday and Saturday with the Sprint Invaders, but those events were rained out. On Sunday, he was fourth quick in time trials at Huset’s. “The car was a little tight,” he says. “We bounced over the cushion a bit. By the time we went out, it was a little rough for qualifying. We were right there though.”

He would line up fifth in his heat and win it in exciting fashion. “We were able to get by (Dylan Peterson) there on the last corner and win it,” says TMAC. “It was a good race for the fans.”

With a feature inversion of four, TMAC would find himself starting outside of row one. “We were able to get out there and get a lead,” he says. “It hasn’t been often where we’ve started up front this year, so that was different. We’ve been starting back a few rows, and with the competition this year…it’s been tough. The roles were kind of reversed this week.”

TMAC quickly had company in the form of Dobmeier, who started third. “Mark got me in traffic,” he says. “We passed each other two or three times. I was able to get him back, and it was a great race for the fans. It was a really good track. It was a good field of cars and we got into some heavy traffic.”

TMAC’s 95th win at Huset’s is the all-time record. It was also his 281st overall. He leads the current point standings at Huset’s. “It was Jeremy’s first win with a 410, so that was special,” he says. “I’d like to thank him for all that he does for us.”

The seven-time Knoxville track champ enters Season championship night third in the point standings, 124 out of the lead. “It is what it is,” says TMAC. “It’s still mathematically possible (to win it), but Ian (Madsen) would have to fall out. I don’t think he’s fallen out of a race all year, and that’s how you win championships. We had the mag snafu. It wasn’t anyone’s fault, it just happens. That’s how you win and lose championships. I think there’s a chance for us, but again, Ian’s going to have to have a bad night for any of us to catch him.”

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

Websites for the McCarl Gang!

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This Month in TMAC History!

In 2009, TMAC won the Cox Design and Metal Fabrication “Mr. Sprint Car” title. He won his prelim at the 360 Nationals and the 360 Nationals finale. That same night, he won the 410 feature. He also finished sixth in his National prelim, fourth in the World Challenge and 17th at the Nationals.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

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

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

 

 

RacinBoys Offering Live PPV of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Events This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 19, 2014) - RacinBoys will broadcast live Pay-Per-View video of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events this weekend.

Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., hosts the Mid-South Showdown on Thursday with Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., the site of Friday's sprint car event.

The price is only $34.99 for both nights ($29.99 for premium RacinBoys members) or $22.99 per night ($17.99 for premium members).

To purchase, click the top banner on the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from this year's previous PPV events. There is no membership charge to watch RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

Scott Traylor anchors the webcasts for RacinBoys TV with Bryan Hulbert, the voice of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, calling the action. Scotty Cook will report from the pits and Victory Lane. Jeff Kristensen will serve as the main cameraman.

Season-long coverage of the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Series on RacinBoys is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products and MAVTV American Real. The presenting sponsor is McCarthy Auto Group and Victory Lane interviews are brought to you by SpeedMart.

Also sponsoring season-long coverage of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on RacinBoys TV are Rod End Supply, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, Knoxville Raceway, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Lawton Speedway, Flat Out Magazine and Griffith Truck & Equipment.

Arkansas native Derek Hagar claimed his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph during the only other visit to Riverside International Speedway for the premier 360 sprint car series this season.

Defending series champion Jason Johnson garnered the victory at Lexington 104 Speedway last season during the inaugural visit.

LUCAS OIL ASCS NATIONAL TOUR -

The 2014 season marks the 23rd year of sanctioning sprint car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of sprint car racing to dozens of tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, the ASCS also consists of 10 regions across the country. For more information, visit http://www.ASCSracing.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its sixth year of broadcasting the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events and its ninth for the prestigious Chili Bowl. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2014. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: GRAND RIVER POWERSPORTS PRESENTS KIDSRACE CANADIAN NATIONAL AUTISM FOUNDATION NIGHT THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

Ohsweken, Ontario - August 19, 2014 - Ohsweken Speedway's 19th season of racing continues this Friday, August 22, when Grand River Powersports presents KidsRace Canadian National Autism Foundation night featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers, plus TUSA Canada West Mod Lites.

KIDSRACE CANADIAN NATIONAL AUTISM FOUNDATION NIGHT The Canadian National Autism Foundation promotes the positive enhancement and quality of life for people with autism in Canada. The CNAF was formed to provide funding for educating the general public and professionals, providing information and resources to families of children with autism, providing funding for Canadian-based research and development, and promoting national autism awareness.

Ohsweken Speedway is honoured to host the Canadian National Autism Foundation for the 4th annual benefit race night for autism at the track. Please visit www.CNAF.net to learn more about the Canadian National Autism Foundation, and find out how you can help.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS Glenn Styres opened his lead over Mitch Brown to 42 points in the 360 Sprint Car championship standings with a 2nd place finish last Friday night. Brown and defending champ Jim Huppunen have emerged as Styres' main competitors for the 2014 title, which has 3 races left on the schedule. Huppunen is 9 points behind Brown and sits 3rd in the standings, followed by Shane Ross, Todd Hoddick, Dave Dykstra, Keith Dempster, Jamie Turner, Jeremy Hughes, and Kyle Patrick. Cory Turner is the leading Rookie of the Year candidate, and sits 11th in the overall standings.

TUSA CANADA WEST MOD LITES This Friday's race marks the 4th of 8 events on the TUSA Canada West Mod Lite series schedule for 2014, and their second of two visits to Ohsweken this year. It is also the first race in a tripleheader weekend for the tour, which will move to Merrittville Speedway on Saturday, and Humberstone Speedway on Sunday.

Paul Klager passed Derek Wagner on the last lap of the TUSA Canada West Mod Lite feature at Ohsweken on June 20, with Wagner settling for the runner-up spot, and Jesse Hudson, Jeff May, and Dean Pronovost claiming top 5 finishes. Klager also holds the lead in the TUSA Canada West championship standings, followed by Wagner, Jeff May, Jamie Gilbert, Hudson, Pronovost, Josh Sliter, Evan Leonard, Rob Misener, and Ray Sliter, Jr. rounding out the top 10. More information about the TUSA Canada West Mod Lites is available at www.T-USA.org

STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS Ryan Hunsinger's lead in the Crate Sprint Car standings increased to 45 points over Aaron Turkey after last Friday's race, when Hunsinger finished 2nd behind new 15 lap track record holder Dylan Westbrook and Kyle Durnin, while Turkey crashed on the first lap. Turkey still holds the 2nd spot in the standings, followed by new 6 lap track record holder Jake Brown, Mike Thorne, Josh Shantz, Mark Czuba, Brad Herron, Tyler Hendricks, Paul Lang, and Kyle Durnin.

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS Wyatt Van Wart clawed back some of the points he lost to Dave Silverthorn, Jr. last Friday when he finished 2nd behind new 20 lap track record holder Ryan Dinning. Silverthorn finished 5th in that race leads the Thunder Stock standings by 10 points over Van Wart, while Lee Winger is 18 points behind Van Wart, and Chris Dickie is 11 points behind Winger. Dave Bailey, Ryan Dinning, Rookie of the Year leader Chase Hess, Bryce Richardson, Karl Sault, and Bill Bleich, Jr. make up the remainder of the current top 10.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS Mark Bazuin won the prestigious Art Hill Memorial 42 feature last Friday, but didn't gain much in the championship standings, as Tyler Lafantaisie finished a close 2nd. Lafantaisie leads by 65 points over Rookie of the Year leader Bazuin, while Team 81 (Alex Schuts and Lee Hils), Team 66 (Brandon and Jon Janssens), Robin Elliott, Team 79 (Steve and Dan Miller), Kathi Dickie, Jason Lungaro, Lucas Lubin, and Team 55 (Rob and Kevin Slater) currently hold spots in the top 10.

GALE'S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS Dusty DeBoer continued his consistency last Friday as he finished 2nd behind first time winner Clinton Nicholls, and added a few points to his championship lead. Joe DeBoer finished 3rd in that race and sits 45 points behind Dusty, while Gillian Hils, Ashton Reekie, Clinton Nicholls, Max Chechalk, Gerald Burnham, Paul Longboat, Tim Nuell, and Team 1210 (Thomas Booker and Derek Dwyer) are in the top 10.

CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS PRE-ENTRY DEADLINE - AUGUST 31, 2014 The deadline for competitors to register and pay the discounted ($50) entry fee for the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals is August 31, 2014. Entries can be filed by contacting Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com. Click on the "Competitors Info" link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, to print the entry form, and to view the rules, format, and more.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN Thursday Night Micro Sprint Racing takes place on the Warm Up Track in the Ohsweken Speedway pit area each week from July 3rd to September 13th, and spectator admission is just $5! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS About Grand River Powersports: A Kawasaki and Polaris dealership located in Brantford, Ontario, Grand River Powersports (GRPS) carries Kawasaki Motorcycles, ATV's, and UTV's, as well as Polaris Snowmobiles, ATV's, and UTV's. GRPS has a large selection of helmets, clothing, and accessories to get you going on your new toy, and licenced, factory-trained technicians who are able to repair or perform safety inspections on just about anything. Call GRPS at 1-855-767-3703, and visit them at www.GrandRiverPowersports.ca and 1264 Colborne Street East in Brantford, Ontario.

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Corr/Pak's support of the Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for a seventh consecutive season in 2014. Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used - whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.

About Strickland's GMC: Strickland's is the title sponsor for the inaugural season of Ohsweken's Crate Sprint Car division in 2014. Strickland's is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same - they have always run their company based on the old proverb "Treat others the way you wish to be treated". Strickland's is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland's GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland's GMC online at www.Stricklands.com, or call them at 1-800-599-5558.

About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken's Thunder Stock division for a second consecutive season in 2014. Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it's located - from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.

About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken's Mini Stock division for a fourth consecutive season in 2014. HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW's friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle's service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit the title sponsor of Mini-Stock Racing at Ohsweken Speedway on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!

About Gale's Auto Aftermarket: Gale's Auto Aftermarket returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken's Bomber division for a second consecutive season in 2014. All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale's Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN Ohsweken Speedway's 19th season of racing continues this Friday, August 22, when Grand River Powersports presents KidsRace Canadian National Autism Foundation night featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers, plus TUSA Canada West Mod Lites.

Weekly Friday night racing at Ohsweken offers affordable, exciting, family entertainment just a short drive from many Mid-Western Ontario locations. Weekly Friday night racing adult general admission is just $12, while seniors and students are $10, and kids age 12 and under are FREE! Spectator gates open at 6:00pm, with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!

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.

 

 

TEAM TURNER RACING PR: ENTERING THE HOME STRETCH

August 19, 2014 - Caistor Centre, Ontario - The Team Turner Racing season is starting to wind down, but there is still lots going on, and lots left to decide for Jamie Turner and sons Cory and Ryan.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 - OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY Cory and Jamie brought their 360 Sprint Cars to Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, and prepared for their annual corn roast after the races too. Cory traded his helmet for an apron early, as his car suffered a mechanical failure in hot laps that ended his night. Jamie finished 6th in his heat race and started 17th in the feature as a result. He was able to advance through the field in the feature and finished 9th on a rough and tacky track.

"(Jamie) was pretty happy with the car on the tacky track, but we just needed to loosen it up even more," Cory said.

Jamie is now up to 8th in the Ohsweken championship standings, while Cory is 11th and leads the Rookie of the Year standings.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16 - MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY Wet weather plagued many race tracks on Saturday, including Merrittville Speedway where Ryan planned to race his DIRTcar Sportsman Modified. The races were cancelled well before the scheduled start time.

Ryan is currently 10th in the Merrittville championship standings, with just 2 weeks left on the schedule there.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17 - HUMBERSTONE SPEEDWAY Ryan was able to race on Sunday at Humberstone, where he drove from 6th to 2nd in his heat race and earned a spot in the redraw for feature starting spots. He drew the outside pole for the feature and stayed in the top 5, ending up with a 5th place finish.

Ryan is now up to 7th in the Humberstone championship standings with just a few weeks left on the schedule.

WHAT'S NEXT? Cory and Jamie will be back at Ohsweken Speedway for another round of 360 Sprint Car racing on Friday, August 22.

Ryan will take his DIRTcar Sportsman Modified to Merrittville Speedway on Saturday, August 23 for the Gabe Bellante Memorial King of the Crates series finale, followed by a visit to Humberstone Speedway on Sunday, August 24.

COME SEE US! Team Turner Racing will be making several promotional appearances this week, with Cory’s #19 Sprint Car scheduled to appear at Booster Juice in Stoney Creek on Tuesday, Six Nations Bingo in Ohsweken on Saturday afternoon for an Autism awareness event, and Sunday in Toronto for the Grand Opening of the Stockyards Shopping Centre with Booster Juice.

TEAM TURNER LINKS For more information on Team Turner Racing, including schedules, news releases, photos, videos, merchandise, and contact information, please visit the official Team Turner Racing website powered by ImageFactor.ca at www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca. Make sure to subscribe to www.youtube.com/user/racingteamturner on YouTube, follow @11teamturner19 on Twitter, and "like" the official TTR Facebook page by searching "Team Turner Racing".

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TEAM TURNER TROOPS Team Turner Racing would like to thank all their sponsors for their support during the 2014 season, including KT Gas & Convenience, Aces Bar & Grill, Hank's Place, Braemar Building Systems, Alliance Concrete & Interlock, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Pyett Spring & Alignment, V&R Recycling, Transport Sales & Service, Booster Juice, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Tetra-Chem Industries, The Truck Toppers, Champion Brands Canada, Total Coatings, JNE Recovery, Multiplex Manufacturing, www.HausersPharmacy.com, Beamer Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, JB Mechanical, Barlow Farms, Bryan's Farm Supply, Sundrim Golf, Fine Lines Signs, DSE Performance, The Powerhouse, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Digital Detail, The Audible Difference, 5 Star Fitness & Nutrition, GF1 Chassis, Wings Unlimited, Wix Filters, NecksGen, and Ti22 Performance.

 

 

Dollansky Guides Big Game Motorsports into Knoxville Finale This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 19, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports driver Craig Dollansky is in contention for a top-five finish in the Knoxville Raceway championship standings entering the season finale this Saturday.

Dollansky and the Big Game Treestands team head into the event only seven points out of fifth place, but Saturday's mission is about one thing.

"We're going there trying to win, which has been our goal every week this season," he said.

Dollansky has earned three feature victories, six podiums and 11 top 10s at the half-mile track this season. He is coming off his eighth career top five during the biggest sprint car race of the season - the FVP Knoxville Nationals - on Aug. 9.

"This team has been a work in progress all season long and we've had some bright moments," he said. "A couple of DNFs plagued us in the championship points race. We had a couple of issues that got us behind the eight ball in points so hopefully we can put together a full night on Saturday and end the year at Knoxville with another win."

Dollansky ranks 23rd in the career wins list at Knoxville Raceway with 15 total victories.

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 5 wins, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

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BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

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

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TRAIL CAMERAS -

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.

 

 

Felker Adds Two More Top 10s to Extend Consistency Streak

Inside Line Promotions - SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (Aug. 19, 2014) - Andrew Felker has recently found the consistency that avoided him throughout the first half of the season.

Felker has recorded four consecutive top-10 finishes and six top 10s in his last seven races, including a pair of events last weekend.

"We definitely feel like we're starting to get some of the consistency back," he said. "We got a new Boss chassis and we definitely have a lot of speed. We're still getting it tuned in. It's definitely something to build off of."

Last weekend started on Friday with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill., where Felker rallied from sixth to third place in his heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"The track was pretty heavy and treacherous," he said. "It had big holes top and bottom. I was way too tight early and got trapped on the bottom. I fell back to 12th or 13th. We had a red flag and I made a few little adjustments on the shocks."

The changes helped and Felker moved to the cushion to rally into the top five late in the race.

"I basically stayed up high to work our way up to seventh," he said. "I tried to go to the bottom on the last restart and got as high as fifth, but then slipped back to seventh."

Following his seventh-place result and Saturday's rain out at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., Felker wrapped up the weekend on Sunday at Angell Park Speedway with the USAC Honda National Midget Series, the POWRi Series and the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association.

"The track was really heavy and we missed the gearing a little bit in qualifying," he said. "Then in the heat race I led the first two or three laps, but made a mistake on the bottom of turns three and four and let (Michael) Pickens by us."

Felker was scheduled to start the main event on the inside of the eighth row after qualifying 15th quickest and finishing second in a heat race.

"They had the eight-minute clock on us for staging," he said. "We had a spring break on the injection so we were late to staging and we were docked two rows and had to start 19th. Being on the inside we had the car plenty tight and we picked off a few spots early. The cushion kept getting higher and higher as the race went on."

Felker rebounded from the penalty to record an eighth-place finish, which marked his 22nd top 10 of the season.

He is slated to take this weekend off before returning to action on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Ill., for the Jason Leffler Memorial.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 15 - Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 7 (7).

Aug. 17 - Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 8 (15).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 22 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Ill., for the Jason Leffler Memorial and Sunday, Aug. 31, at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndrewFelkerRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndrewFelker11a

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fontana Automotive

Located in Brownsburg, Ind., Fontana Automotive has built high-quality, affordable race engines for more than 25 years. For more information, visit http://www.Fontana-Automotive.com.

"I've been with Fontana Automotive for two years now," Felker said. "They've helped us out a bunch here lately and I've been really strong with them. We're running one of their Spec 7 motors this year and we've had a lot of success with it."

Felker would also like to thank 66 Truck & Foreign Salvage, Auto Xpress, MelMark Pipe & Supply, Engler Machine & Tool Inc., CSI Shocks, 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.

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 Flips for Third Time in Past Month After Contending for Win

Inside Line Promotions - JEFFERSON, S.D. (Aug. 19, 2014) - It has been a rough month for Jack Dover, who was involved in his third wild crash during the past four weeks last Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway.

"We were on that winning streak and it shows how fast it can turn around," he said. "You've got to take the bad with the good."

Dover, who borrowed an engine to compete in the ASCS Midwest Region event, kicked off the night by winning his heat race after starting on the pole.

"My girlfriend drew us a good number, which was really good that night," he said. "Nobody really passed in the heat races or the feature because the track was so good."

That earned Dover a spot in the feature redraw, where he pulled the highest number - eight - to start on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We freed the car up a lot so it would rotate because the track was still really heavy," he said. "We got to fourth right away and about halfway through we got to third place."

Dover was in a tight battle for the lead when a caution came out with approximately 10 laps remaining.

"Before the yellow came out we were battling for first and second," he said. "You could have put a blanket over the top three cars."

Unfortunately, a couple of laps after the restart the front axle broke as Dover entered turn three.

"It shoved off to the right," he said. "There's no wall so we shot off the track, flipped and destroyed the car. I feel like we definitely could have won the race."

Dover, who was credited with an 18th-place result, is taking this weekend off to regroup.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 16 - Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 18 (8).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 11 wins, 20 top fives, 23 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Moss Racing Engines

Moss Racing Engines manufactures Ford racing engines. The company was started by Chris Moss, who worked under the Roush Yates Racing Engines banner before creating his own company in 2013.

"You can call Chris any time of the day or night and he'll help you," Dover said. "The engines are reliable. He hasn't had any engine failures so that says a lot for his name and product."

Dover would also like to thank Home Pride Companies Inc., Certified Transmission, Eagle Motorsports, 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.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Hagar Extends Winning Streak to Five Consecutive at Clayhill Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - ATWOOD, Tenn. (Aug. 19, 2014) - Derek Hagar continued his dominance at Clayhill Motorsports on Saturday when he captured his fifth consecutive victory at the track.

"We've won five in a row there and swept this year," he said. "The last two years we've swept the races there. It's usually a real slick race track. On Saturday night it was cowboy up. It had a real big cushion and it was pretty racy."

Hagar kicked off the night by finishing where he started - second - in his USCS heat race. That put him seventh in overall points, which missed a spot in the feature redraw by only one position and started him on the inside of the fourth row for the 30-lap main event.

"We started off kind of slow and then figured out how to run the car," he said. "We got a couple of cautions early and I was picking them off one at a time. I got up to fourth behind Terry Gray and he got over the cushion and I barely missed him. We had a red flag and on the restart I drove around Tim Crawley in turns one and two and then slid Morgan Turpen in turn three. We battled pretty hard for the next few laps."

Hagar charged from third to the lead on a restart around Lap 6 and he was cruising until Crawley executed a slide job with approximately five laps remaining.

"We had a late-race slide job from Crawley and I turned it underneath him to pass him back," Hagars said.

The victory was Hagar's 12th of the season and his 28th career USCS win, which ranks fourth on the all-time list. He also earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

Hagar opened the weekend last Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., where he placed second in a heat race. However, after starting the feature on the outside of the fourth row, another car collided with Hagar in the opening laps.

"We got hit in the left rear early in the race and that broke the birdcage," he said. "I ran it for a while and then it broke the rest of the way. I pulled in about halfway through. We were still able to run in the top 10. It started getting ill handled so I pulled into the infield."

He was credited with an 18th-place finish.

Hagar is scheduled to compete with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Thursday at Riverside International Speedway and on Friday at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn. He will wrap up the weekend on Saturday at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., with the USCS Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 14 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 19 (8).

Aug. 16 - Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn. - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 1 (7).

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 12 wins, 15 top fives, 19 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Mid-South Showdown and Friday at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Saturday at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

VIDEO -

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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, 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 -

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.

 

 

SALDANA RIDING MOMENTUM INTO EDMONTON’S OIL CITY CUP

EDMONTON, Alberta (Aug. 19, 2014) – The World of Outlaws make a quick trip to Canada Aug. 22-23 for the Oil City Cup. It is the series’ last excursion across the Northern border this season.

Joey Saldana, driver of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M Sprint Car, is a three-time winner at Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway, scoring double wins in 2009 and another victory in 2010.

Last year Saldana and the Motter team tallied a fifth place finish on Friday and they were fourth in Saturday’s Oil City Cup feature.

Saldana is currently tied with Kerry Madsen in World of Outlaws points (8519) and race wins (five) in the season’s championship battle. They will continue their fight for fourth and fifth place across the border.

The Brownsburg Bullet goes into Canada on the heels of momentum from a second place finish at Minot, N.D. this past Sunday following a dogfight with eventual winner Donny Schatz. The two entertained the fans with an exciting display of nose-to-tail, side-by-side and slide job racing skills, Saldana leading the first 26 laps and Schatz making the steal for the lead on lap 27 of a 35-lap barnburner.

“We hope to build on the Minot experience at Nodak Speedway and use it as a stepping stone to improve in Canada,” said Saldana.

Saldana leads all World of Outlaws competitors in qualifying with 21 quick times to his credit this year. His goal is to beat his career-best 32 No. 1 qualifying efforts.

“You need to do well in qualifying to help set the stage for a good night of racing,” said Saldana. “We have a great engine program with Rick Long at Speedway Engines and our car is fast. All these drivers and teams are tough but we’re ready to mix it up this weekend in Canada.”

 

 

Reutzel Looking for Reversal of Fortune with Weekend Double!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (August 19, 2014) – Aaron Reutzel had another win within his sights. But it wasn’t to be, as Lady Luck intervened during Saturday’s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour outing atop the Salina Highbanks in Salina, OK.

With a parts failure denying win number seven of the year for Reutzel and the BC Fundz/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple-X team, Reutzel and crew hope for better fortune with this week’s Thursday-Friday Lucas Oil ASCS double in Arkansas and Tennessee.

After rallying from fifth to second in his heat race to make the redraw at Salina, Reutzel started the main event in fifth.

And he was on the move quickly in the Scott Baylor Racing Engines/Basic One Services machine.

“We pretty much had that one locked up,” Reutzel said afterward. “We had passed Dustin (Morgan) for second and had run Sam (Hafertepe) down for the lead when a caution came out and put us back to third.”

With the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt car the fastest on the track, a parts failure soon after the restart forced Reutzel pitside and resulted in a 16th place DNF instead of a likely win.

“That’s the way our season has been, a few highs along the way with a bunch of lows,” Reutzel laments. “It’s about time for another high.”

Even with the DNF, Reutzel and the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics team still sit sixth in National points with several opportunities to move up the point charts including this weekend on Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis and then Friday at 104 Speedway in Lexington, TN.

“That hurt us in points,” Reutzel say. “That along with breaking at Devil’s Bowl early in the season and not making the feature at Yuma, take those three nights out and we’re probably second in points. We’ve just got to make up for it over the last races.”

2014 Quick Stats: 45 races, 6 “A” Main wins, 22 top-fives, 31 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, AR, on Thursday and then 104 Speedway in Lexington, TN, on Friday.

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.

 

 

Bacon Leads XXX to Wins in August

8/19/14

The winner’s list at www.xxxraceco.com keeps growing, and all of us at Triple X Race Components are excited to continue helping drivers cash big checks and kiss ho trophy girls. This week, Brady Bacon led the way in his XXX chassis with a Thursday night win in front of his hometown friend and family with the USAC SW series at Creek County Speedway in OK. Other feature winners from the weekend included Brent Marks at The Grove in PA, Colton Heath in WA, Nathan Skaggs over the OVSCA in OH, Sean MacDonnell in Alberta, Jimmy Christian in CA, Mike Bonneau in KS, Eric Lutz in SD and Jake Williams over the SCONE series in Vermont.

Brady Bacon returned to his native Oklahoma on Thursday night and thrilled the hometown crowd at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa with a win in non-wing action with the USAC SW series. Bacon rapidly ascended forward at the drop of the green flag in his #99 XXX, racing from seventh to third by lap three. After rolling past Harli White, Bacon grabbed the lead with the race winning pass on Wyatt Burks on lap eight and deftly changed lines mid race to find more speed on his way to a comfortable win.

Brent Marks was the winner of the first of two twenty lap features at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night. After running second for most of the event, Marks used traffic to his advantage, pinning race leader Gerard McIntyre Jr to the low groove by using a slower car like a basketball style pick and driving around the outside of both cars to grab the lead. Two miles later, it was Marks taking his second win of the year at The Grove and fifth win of the season total in his XXX.

Patience paid dividends for Colton Heath on Saturday night at Skagit Speedway. Heath ran third for the bulk of the event on a challenging track to pass on. As the leaders entered traffic, Heath opted to stay back and let them battle while looking for an opportunity. The opportunity came on lap 21, as the lead two cars made contact while trying to navigate slower cars, giving Heath the chance to drive into the lead and score the win in the LAW Motorsports XXX.

When Nathan Skaggs and car owner Harold Beasley made the switch to XXX, they were looking to pick up speed both early and late in their race nights. Mission accomplished. For the second straight race, Skaggs waxed the field versus the OVSCA, setting quick time and winning the main event by a large margin in his XXX on Friday night at Midway Speedway in Crooksville, OH.

Canada’s biggest Sportsmen Sprint Race of the year is Xtreme Cup at Castrol Raceway in Alberta. With everyone looking for the big money and prestige of the top prize, Sean MacDonnell was the best of the best on night one in his XXX, taking the preliminary night feature win over the tough field of cars.

Another night of winning is in the books for Jimmy Christian at Ocean Speedway in California. Racing in the wingless sprint division, Christian won his heat race and the main event for his second w of the year in his XXX. The veteran driver sits sixth in a tight points race heading into the late stages of the season.

Congratulations to Mike Bonneau on his win this weekend with the USAC SW series. Racing at Dodge City Raceway Park in Kansas, Bonneau ran second early on until an opportunity came with the leader in lapped traffic to zoom around the outside groove and into the top spot, which he’d hold on to until the checkered flag dropped in his XXX.

Dual features at I-90 Speedway gave Eric Lutz two chances to win on Saturday night. In feature #1, Lutz ran a close second, giving him an idea of what he wanted to do on the fast and hooked up surface. In main event number two, he put the knowledge to use, running down the leader with five laps to go to put his XXX in victory lane.

Congratulations go out this weekend to Jake Williams who won his first main event with the SCONE series on Saturday night in his XXX. Racing at Bear Ridge Speedway in Vermont on Saturday night, Jake raced from the back of the field forward to take the lead on lap 13, then maintained a nearly 10 car length advantage over second place for the remained of the contest.

 

 

Baughman Brings Home Trophy Following First Devil's Bowl Triumph

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (Aug. 19, 2014) - Saturday was a special night for Josh Baughman and his Jason Johnson Racing team.

Baughman charged from sixth to score his first career win at Devil's Bowl Speedway during the ASCS Gulf South Region and ASCS Lone Star Region co-sanctioned event. It also marked his second victory of the season.

"That one was pretty good," he said. "That place has ate my lunch for the last year and a half. I've destroyed a lot of cars there. To get a win at Devil's Bowl was pretty special."

Baughman opened the night by advancing from sixth to third place in his heat race, which earned him a spot in the feature redraw. He then pulled the No. 6 in the random draw to line up on the outside of the third row for the 25-lap feature.

"Starting sixth in the main on a lock-down track, I didn't think we could get it done with the guys starting on the front," he said. "We stuck it on the bottom and the next thing we knew we were passing for the lead."

Baughman took over the top spot on Lap 10 and he cruised to the victory.

"I felt like everybody was biking more," he said. "Everyone was probably too tight. We just hit our marks for 25 laps. Basically we could put our car wherever we wanted."

The weekend started on Friday at Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, where Baughman powered from fifth to win his heat race. That gave him the most points of any driver and in the feature redraw he pulled the No. 3 to line up on the inside of the second row.

"I got chopped on the first lap going into turn one," he said. "It spun me out. I went to the back and just destroyed my car. I was passing cars on the top in turns one and two, but in turns three and four there just was nothing there. I got over the lip in turn four and hit the wall and tore up some stuff. That was me trying to make something of nothing. I felt like we had a car to win both nights."

Baughman was unable to finish the race after colliding with the wall a handful of laps into the main event. He was credited with a 17th-place result.

The team will tackle Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, this Friday and Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on Saturday with the ASCS Sooner Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 15 - Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas - Heat race: 1 (5); Feature: 17 (3).

Aug. 16 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 1 (6).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 2 wins, 5 top fives, 13 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, and Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., with the ASCS Sooner Region

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.

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"Beard Equipment has been on our car all year and they have helped us to get where we're at," Baughman said. "We look forward to getting them in the Winner's Circle several times this season."

Baughman would also like to thank Hollywood Blasting and Coating, Energy Equipment Co., Compression Generation Systems, 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, Moss Racing Engines and Oakley for their support.

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Trenca Ends Upside Down During Battle for First Podium Finish of Season

Inside Line Promotions - BREWERTON, N.Y. (Aug. 19, 2014) - Joe Trenca was on pace for a season-best finish last Friday at Brewerton Speedway.

Unfortunately, he was caught up in a crash in the closing laps during the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints event that ended with him upside down.

After advancing from sixth to fourth place in his heat race, Trenca earned a spot in the feature redraw. He then pulled the No. 2 in the random draw to line up on the outside of the front row of the main event.

"There were three initial starts," he said. "The first one he got me. The second one I took the lead. And the third one he went back to the lead. We fell back to fifth and then the car started coming in a lot better."

Trenca spent the majority of the race battling for his second top five of the season and he was in contention for his first podium of the year late in the feature.

"Second to fifth place were all next to each other," he said. "I was battling for fourth and I went under a lapped car. It came down on me and we ended upside down. I got t-boned right before I went over."

The collision with about five laps remaining relegated Trenca to a 14th-place result.

"It definitely sucked being so good and having that happen, but that's what happens sometimes in racing," he said. "We've been upside down a lot this year so that's a tough part about it."

Trenca is slated to return to Pennsylvania this weekend for a pair of events. He will compete on Friday with the URC Series at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg.

"I'm excited to go back down to Pennsylvania," he said. "There's going to be a lot of cars on Friday so just making the show would be great. Getting back on a consistent track and have some good finishes toward the end of the year is the goal."

The weekend will wrap up on Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove.

"We've been really good down there this year and I'm really confident in the car," he said.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 15 - Brewerton Speedway in Brewerton, N.Y. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 14 (2).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., with the URC Series and Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

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"Shute's Water Systems has always watched me race and helped us out each year," Trenca said. "They've been with us since Day 1 and we really appreciate their support."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Outdoor Factory Outlet, Fast Axle, National Parts Peddler, Shell Shock Designs, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Total Seal Piston Rings, Schoenfeld Headers, Pepsi, 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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PARNELLI JONES NAMED GRAND MARSHAL OF THE TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX!

(Perris, CA, August 19, 2014) Last Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway, promoter Don Kazarian announced to the large crowd at the USAC/CRA Sprint Car race that American racing icon Parnelli Jones would be the Grand Marshal of the 74th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix on Thanksgiving night. The occasion will mark the 50th anniversary of Jones first win in the famous midget race at legendary Ascot Park in Gardena, California.

Parnelli Jones wheeling a Midget around Ascot where he won the Turkey Night Grand Prix in 1963 and 1966.

“It is an honor to have Parnelli Jones as the Grand Marshal of the Turkey Night Grand Prix,” Kazarian reaffirmed from his office on Monday afternoon. “He is one of the greatest drivers in the history of American auto racing. He was a proven winner in jalopies, sprint cars, midgets, road racing, NASCAR and Indy Cars. He could drive the wheels off anything he sat in.”

Jones, who lives in Rolling Hills Estates, copped his first win in the prestigious Midget race just one year after winning the Indianapolis 500 while driving for legendary race car owner and promoter J.C. Agajanian. Ironically, Agajanian’s three sons, Cary, J.C. Jr. and Chris, oversee the Turkey Night Grand Prix to this day.

Kazarian said Parnelli will not be on the only member of the family who will be attending the Thanksgiving night race.

“Parnelli and his entire family will be coming,” Kazarian said. “His wife, sons and grandchildren will all be there.”

The Turkey Night Grand Prix is the longest running and most prestigious midget race in the world. Started in 1934 at Gilmore Stadium in Hollywood, which is now the site of CBS Studios, according to Kazarian, Turkey Night is the “second longest running race in the nation.” It only ranks behind the Indianapolis 500 when it comes to longevity.

“The list of winners of the Turkey Night Grand Prix is quite impressive,” Kazarian stated. “Among the notables that have won the race you have Parnelli (2), A.J. Foyt (2), Bill Vukovich, Tony Bettenhausen (2), Gary Bettenhausen, Stan Fox (2), Tony Stewart, Jason Leffler, Billy Boat (3), Bubby Jones, Ron Shuman (8), defending champion Dave Darland (2) and many, many others. Two years ago when Turkey Night first returned to The PAS, current NASCAR Sprint Cup sensation Kyle Larson took the win. With drivers like these, if your name is etched onto the famous Aggie trophy you know you have achieved a major racing accomplishment.”

Fans can receive a $10.00 per ticket discount for the 74th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix by purchasing their tickets in advance by October 31st. They can be obtained at The PAS souvenir stand on a race night, by phone at 1-800-595-4849 or online by clicking on the following link: 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, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, 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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Sizing Up the Budweiser International Classic 200 Supermodified Entry List

OSWEGO, NY (August 19, 2014) – As the 58th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds approaches, a stellar entry list has formed for the richest and most prestigious Supermodified race in the world, with over $100,000 in cash and contingencies being awarded on Sunday, August 31.

Sizing up the field for this year’s Budweiser International Classic is a tall task, with a top shelf mix of regular competitors and invaders looking to achieve Classic glory in a one-off effort.

As of August 19, a total of 38 Supermodifieds have officially been entered, with 34 drivers slated for those cars, leaving four machines open for potential suitors.

While 38 roadsters have been entered, there are a few other machines that are believed to be in competition that have not yet registered, which will be covered below.

One by one, each car currently entered and believed to be entered will be covered below giving fans a glance at this year’s field.

0 – TIM SNYDER/Tilton, NH (2001 Classic Winner): The 2001 winner of the Budweiser International Classic, Tim Snyder debuted a brand new Hawk chassis Supermodified in 2014 and has showed mixed results. Snyder has had engine troubles sporadically through the season, but has shown the speed necessary to contend in the closing stages of the 200, should the No. 0 go the distance. Last finishing in the top five of the Classic in 2012, with a fourth place finish, Snyder has just two top ten finishes this season but has registered three victories in heat racing action.

00 – JOE GOSEK/Oswego, NY (1991, 1992, 2002 Classic Winner): A three-time winner of the Budweiser International Classic, Joe Gosek returned to Oswego Speedway victory lane this season, leading all 75-laps of the Fourth of July Grand Prix 75 in the No. 00. When Gosek has finished, he has been a contender in ’14, with two top five finishes and seven top ten runs landing the Gosek machine fifth in the Speedway’s driver standings heading to Classic. Struggling in last year’s Classic, Gosek contended all race long in 2012 before a vapor lock dropped him from contention. Gosek’s last top five finish in the Classic came in 2008, with a runner-up finish to Doug Didero.

01 – DAN CONNORS JR./Oswego, NY: Dan Connors Jr. debuted a new chassis at the beginning of the 2014 season, but struggled mightily with the creation before crashing it in the King of Wings event at Oswego in July. Returning with the Xtreme chassis, which the team has campaigned the last several seasons, Connors rebounded with a top five run and has since shown the previous speed and contention we have grown accustomed to with the No. 01.

02 – BRANDON BELLINGER/Fulton, NY: Driving the Randy Daratt No. 02, Brandon Bellinger has had an up and down 2014 season. At times Bellinger has shown tremendous speed, but has also struggled some as the mid-way point of the feature event looms. Staying out of trouble, the Bellinger machine nearly always finishes main events, and will look to tally all 200-laps come Sunday, August 31. Bellinger is 12th in the current Speedway standings with two top ten runs and a heat race victory.

05 – JEFF ABOLD/Baldwinsville, NY: The son of 1992 Speedway champion Pat Abold, Jeff Abold has been a hit and miss sight at the Speedway in 2014. After leading some 40-laps of the Speedway’s opener in the homebuilt No. 05, before giving way to eventual winner David Danzer, Abold has continued to fight gremlins in the A&P No. 05 through the season. With several days of testing in Fast Friday sessions under his belt with the beautiful No. 05, it still remains to be seen whether Abold will come to Classic with the new racer or his tried and true machine that he has contended with in recent Classics.

06 – DAVE CLIFF/Oswego, NY: A veteran and champion of Oswego’s Small Block division, Dave Cliff and his family operated team have tried all year long to make it to the Speedway with their No. 06 Supermodified. Prior to August 16 racing, the Cliff team brought the No. 06 to the Speedway to fire the racer, but ran into issues. If the team is able to solve their issues under the hood, look for the No. 06 come Classic Sunday.

2 – DAVE SHULLICK JR./North Ridgeville, OH: The Shoe 2 will once again drive for John Nicotra in this year’s Classic, making for a three car effort with Otto Sitterly and Davey Hamilton. Shullick has contended twice at the Speedway this season with Nicotra and Sitterly, driving to a third place finish in the May 24 Jim Shampine Memorial 75. In last year’s Classic, Shullick was a top contender as the laps wore away, but ended up in trouble in the second corner, knocking him out of the event. Shullick has two career top five finishes in the Classic with a fifth place effort in 2007 and a third place finish in 2008.

3 – BRIAN SWEENEY/Hannibal, NY: After a broken part sent the No. 3 into the wall during Classic testing one year ago, Brian Sweeney is eager to make his first start in the Classic since 2003. As in 2013, several bouts of misfortune have left Sweeney fixing more pieces than maintaining; however when the No. 3 is dialed in Sweeney is fast. The former Small Block Super racer no doubt has speed and has finished in the top five twice in 2014 main events.

5 – TIM DEVENDORF/Brewerton, NY: Tim Devendorf has had a consistent and relatively trouble free 2014, resulting in a current position of ninth in the Speedway’s driver standings with the No. 5. Devendorf has won three qualifying heats, showing good speed on several occasions. Couple the speed with four top ten runs and a podium finish in 2014, and Devendorf should feel good heading to Classic Weekend. Despite good runs in his current Hawk chassis, the buzz remains that Devendorf will have a new Hawk chassis at the track before Classic Weekend. The new ride could potentially leave a seat open for another entrant into the Classic, and a top entry it would be.

6 – DAVEY HAMILTON/Boise, ID (1997 Classic Winner): The winner of the 1997 Budweiser International Classic, Davey Hamilton has contended in only one Oswego Speedway Supermodified event this season. Regardless, Hamilton is a sure fire winning contender anytime he straps into his Nicotra Racing Supermodified. Plans are still in place for Hamilton to drive a brand new Hawk chassis in the Classic for Nicotra, a similar creation to the Bond-Barnes-Danzer machines recently released, making Hamilton a threat for the win as well as the pole position come ‘Fast 14’ time trials on pole day Friday, August 29.

7 – OTTO SITTERLY/Canajoharie, NY (2009, 2011, 2012 Classic Winner): The flagship ride of the Nicotra Racing team, three-time Classic champion Otto Sitterly is the Speedway’s point leader and continues to close in on his seventh Speedway track championship. Until then, Classic is the focus, and Sitterly no doubt shines when the money is on the line. Some contend that Sitterly is off the mark heading into Classic, with only one win this season in the Jim Shampine Memorial 75. Others argue that Sitterly, as he has sometimes shown, does what it takes to claim championship points in the regular season. No matter the opinion, the fact remains that Sitterly has finished in the top five in six of the last eleven Classics, including three straight. The No. 7 will go 200-laps, with fans waiting to see how the action shakes out in the last 50-laps.

9 – STEPHEN GIOIA III/Oswego, NY: After taking a year off, Stephen Gioia III looks start his first Classic since 2012. Gioia and team have worked all year long to find speed in their Gioia built No. 9, and have slowly gained. While Gioia is not likely a contender for the ‘Fast 14’ spots, Gioia has proven his prowess in long distance events with a top five run in 2007, and will no doubt look after his racer over the course of 200-laps in 2014.

11 – TBA/Graham Racing: The Graham Racing No. 11, which started the year and was driven in last year’s Classic by Jessica Zemken, is currently entered with no driver for this year’s Classic. A top notch ride for the 200, names such as Bentley Warren, Chris Perley, and others have surfaced as candidates for the seat. Time will tell who will pilot the No. 11 in the International Classic.

14 – JOE CHILLEMI/Oswego, NY: Joe Chillemi is a long-time veteran of Supermodified racing at Oswego Speedway and qualified for his first International Classic just last season. Chillemi has not been at the Speedway all year with his No. 14 Supermodified, but does plan to attend Classic Week testing to prepare for the 200.

18 – HOWARD PAGE/Oswego, NY: Howard Page made his long awaited return to Oswego Speedway this season with another Page chassis Supermodified. After a couple weeks of R&D at the Speedway, Page seems to have found a comfortable pace with the No. 18 heading into Classic, and should find even more speed as the week progressed leading up to the 200.

21 – RAY GRAHAM/Ankeny, IA: Like a few others this season, Ray Graham has been hit and miss with his brand new Xtreme Supermodified in 2014. Graham qualified up front one year ago, but trouble always seems to strike the Fulton native in recent years. The last top five finishes for Graham were back to back podium finishes in 2009 and 2010. The Xtreme team has found the set-up in recent weeks at the Speedway with consecutive wins for Joey Payne and Kody Graham, Ray hopes to capitalize on the momentum in the Classic.

22 – PAT LAVERY/Oswego, NY: A three-time pole sitter for the Classic, including the last two consecutive seasons, Pat Lavery is ready to match the finish with the starting spot in the No. 22. Lavery is third in the driver standings this season with three top five finishes and nine top ten runs, and his always steady consistency makes him a threat for the Classic each year.

24 – JERRY CURRAN/Oswego, NY: Jerry Curran joins the list of the non-weekly competitors coming out for the Classic with his always ready No. 24. In Curran’s limited runs at the Speedway this season, he does have one top ten finish, and is a veteran of the 200-lapper.

26 – SHAUN GOSSELIN/Oswego, NY: Shaun Gosselin is the prime example of the highs and lows in racing. Last season, Gosselin battled for the Speedway track title and finished third in the Budweiser International Classic. This season, Gosselin has run into one issue after another, leaving his No. 26 crippled more than not. However, the Gosselin team has regrouped, and if they can get lady luck on their side they will be a contender for the ‘Fast 14’ positions and a front runner come Classic Sunday.

37 – RANDY RITSKES/Oswego, NY: No driver has won more Supermodified features at Oswego Speedway this season than Randy Ritskes in the Ken Locke No. 37. Ritskes has visited Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane at the Speedway three times in 2014, and as a result has to be on people’s list as a primetime favorite for the International Classic. Ritskes has been snake bitten in Classic’s over the years, never quite finding the right combination to head to victory lane, despite leading 197-laps of the race in 2000. The last time Ritskes scored a Classic top five was 2011, and he is ready to return in 2014.

44 – BOBBY HAYNES JR./Kirkville, NY: Bobby Haynes Jr. has been out more time than not this season with the No. 44. Three top ten finishes on the year shows that Haynes has the ability to go the distance, which he once again did in last year’s Classic with a fine ninth place finish.

45 – BOBBY SANTOS/Franklin, MA: Former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Bobby Santos is entered to compete in this year’s Classic behind the wheel of the Mike Barbera No. 45 Muldoon chassis Supermodified. Santos finished second in the 2004 International Classic, driving a Muldoon chassis, and will be a threat for victory at the end of 200-laps should the No. 45 go the distance.

47 – BOB BOND/Mexico, NY (2010, 2013 Classic Winner): The defending champion and two-time winner of the International Classic, Bob Bond returns in 2014 with the Denise Merrill owned No. 47. Bond has contended in few events this season but has three top five finishes to show for his effort in the No. 47. A prime contender for the Classic pole position as well, Bond set a brand new Speedway track record of 16.098 seconds during opening day time trials in May. This season made clear there is no love-loss between Bond and Sitterly, the one-two finishers in last year’s Classic, making the duo a potent combination to watch come Classic Sunday.

50 – DAVE GRUEL/Fulton, NY: A constant threat for the Speedway championship all year long to Sitterly, Dave Gruel started his own team in 2014 with a new Hawk chassis and has showed tremendous results. Gruel has shown stellar speed with five top five finishes this season and amazing consistency with ten top ten runs in the No. 50. Always a stout runner in the Classic, Gruel has two consecutive top five runs in the 200, and has more than a fighters chance at his first win of the season coming in the International Classic.

51 – MICHAEL MULDOON/Baldwinsville, NY: With a brand new Muldoon chassis at his disposal in 2014, Michael Muldoon has shown the speed necessary to contend for wins this season. With five top ten finishes and a top five run this season, Muldoon is tenth in the driver standings and is a driver looking to make the ‘Fast 14’ positions in pole day time trials on August 29.

52 – DAVID DANZER/Oswego, NY: David Danzer has two wins in 2014 in different racecars. Danzer won on opening day with his Hawk chassis from previous seasons, then debuted his new Hawk chassis just weeks prior to winning the $10,000 Mr. Novelis Supermodified title. A near shoe in for a ‘Fast 14’ qualifying spot, Danzer is a good long distance runner, as evident with his fourth place finish in the 2011 Classic and a seventh place run just last year. The No. 52 has four top five finishes this season and six top ten runs, with Danzer being near the top of those drivers with a good shot at the Classic title.

55 – KEITH SHAMPINE/Concord, NC: A pleasant surprise in 2014, Keith Shampine has driven the Chris Osetek built and owned No. 55 to several good runs this season, including a fine runner-up finish to Joey Payne in August. Shampine, who qualified in the ‘Fast 14’ one year ago, has given cars good runs before in the International Classic and will look to do the same with the Osetek No. 55 this season.

56 – HAL LATULIP/Oswego, NY: A veteran of Supermodified racing and Oswego Speedway since the early 1980’s, Hal LaTulip continues as a welcome addition to the Speedway’s Supermodified field in 2014 with the No. 56. LaTulip finished in the Top25 of last year’s Classic and will no doubt give the No. 56 a solid run in 2014.

60 – TIM JEDRZEJEK/Independence, OH: Timmy J continues a long standing tradition of Ohio drivers coming to town for the International Classic and he will again do so in 2014 driving the Mike Murphy owned No. 60 Supermodified. A former Graham Racing Hawk chassis, the Murphy No. 60 is a stellar piece and will give Jedrzejek all the tools he needs to contend for a top five with the help of Soule Racing and others providing assistance.

66 – LOU LEVEA SR./Volney, NY: Lou LeVea Sr. once again enters the Classic driving for Steve Buske, and this year they do so with a new creation out of the Buske Racing shop. Debuted on August 16, the new No. 66 looked stable and showed early speed, giving Buske and LeVea hopes the new ride can be a contender. ‘Big Dog’ has a top ten finish this season and was recently the division’s Hard Charger on August 17, sitting 15th in the overall driver’s standings.

68 – MICHAEL BARNES/Mexico, NY: The talk of the early season was ‘The Hustler’ Michael Barnes debuting a brand new Hawk chassis for Syrell Racing. With blinding speed right out of the box, the Barnes No. 68 drove to two early season wins, and no doubt would have been a threat for the championship had the team not missed the first event of the season in May. Barnes joins the list of drivers as a sure bet for the ‘Fast 14’ qualifying positions and is at the top of the list of drivers with a strong shot at claiming the $15,000 prize as the winner of the 200 come August 31.

72 – TBA/Danzer Racing: One of the most cherished rides in the pit area, the back-up Danzer Racing No. 72 Supermodified has been a large part of the rumor mill throughout the season. Early indications pointed toward SBS racer Dalton Doyle being in the seat, followed quickly by SBS guaranteed starter and point leader Andrew Schartner. In the past two weeks word has come out that the seat is still open, with Supermodified Triple Crown candidate Lou Cicconi being added into the mix. Just like the Graham No. 11, only time will tell who will be in the seat of the No. 72 come Classic.

79 – BRIAN SOBUS/Fulton, NY: After taking a season off from Supermodified racing, Brian Sobus acquired the former Dave Gruel Supermodified over the off-season and has been slowly preparing the car for an attempt at the International Classic. Unfortunately, Sobus brought the No. 79 out on August 17 but ended the night in the outside front straight wall after a suspension piece broke on the machine. Sobus and team will do all they can to repair the racer for a return to the Speedway come Classic Weekend, as a welcomed addition to the field.

83 – LOU LEVEA JR./Fulton, NY: A weekly runner at the Speedway in 2014, Lou LeVea Jr. campaigned the Naramore owned No. 83 Belfiore chassis to a top ten finish this season. LeVea has qualified for multiple Classics and finished in the Top 20 last season with the No. 83.

90 – KODY GRAHAM/Liverpool, NY: Kody Graham returned to victory lane in 2014 driving the Xtreme No. 90 on August 17, putting the third generation driver in a prime spot heading into Classic Weekend. In a bit of an up and down year, Graham is 11th in the driver standings with four top five finishes, but has clearly hit the set-up as of late with the No. 90.

96 – TBA/Buske Racing: Steve Buske recently entered the former Kerfien Supermodified, driven in the past few weeks by Lou LeVea Sr. and most recently SBS front runner Jack Patrick. The Page chassis Supermodified last attempted the Classic back in 2008 with Michael Barnes at the wheel as No. 77.

98 – TBA/Strong Racing: Another seat that has been wildly debated, the Strong Racing No. 98 Supermodified, driven early this season by Joey Payne, is currently listed as TBA on the entry roster for the Classic. Names such as Jarett Andretti and MSA guaranteed starter Trent Stephens have all surfaced as potential pilots, with Stephens seeming to be the front runner. The Strong Supermodified was driven to an eighth place finish last season by Michael Barnes.

99 – JOEY PAYNE/Hawthorne, NJ: Joey Payne appears to be hitting his stride just before Classic in the Graham/Strong Racing No. 99 Xtreme. With a main event win on August 9, and a tremendous drive through the field on August 17, Payne is comfortable and racy with the new No. 99. Payne has five top five finishes this season and is primed for his first Classic top five since 2012 in the Muldoon Racing Supermodified.

Listed below are cars not currently entered in the Classic, which have the potential of being added to the lineup come Classic Weekend.

07 – DAVE SANBORN/Tilton, NH: In a recent development as of August 19, ‘Super’ Dave Sanborn has indicated that he and car owner John Burke are in the process of purchasing the Tony Steiner No. 07 Supermodified, with the intention of attempting this year’s International Classic. The Steiner Supermodified, a Muldoon chassis, is a stout and well prepared machine, that Sanborn hopes can qualify him into his first Classic since 2009. In recent years Sanborn has continued as an accomplished Small Block Supermodified shoe in New England.

07 – GEORGE GROVES/Ontario, Canada: George Groves, father of former Supermodified pilot Shannon Groves, brought his Graves copy No. 07 Supermodified to the Speedway on August 17. Groves has said that the No. 07 Supermodified, last campaigned by Brandon Bellinger in 2005 and 2006, may be at the Speedway come Classic Weekend with a different driver.

1 – SHAWN MULDOON/Oswego, NY: Word has yet to come out officially on Shawn Muldoon’s plans for the No. 1 Supermodified, although there is the potential of seeing it in action. Word has spread that Shawn himself will be at the wheel, however SBS shoe Mike Bruce has also been discussed as a potential driver.

40 – BOB MAGNER/Oswego, NY: Former Oswego Speedway weekly competitor, turned part-time ISMA driver, Bob Magner has stated that he would like to convert his No. 40 Supermodified over for Sunday competition at the Classic if all goes well in Saturday’s ISMA event. Magner made the switch in 2013, qualifying for the Classic through the B-Main, with a 22nd place finish in the 200.

70 – DAVE MCKNIGHT/Brampton, ONT: Dave McKnight is listed on the Speedway’s Classic Week testing schedule in the Gary Morton No. 70, as he looks to contend in another International Classic. McKnight was called into action late last year for Morton, qualifying the No. 70 in second round time trials with a 32nd place finish. The Morton No. 70 recently had engine issues in an ISMA event at Delaware Speedway, but all indications still point to the machine being in the Port City come Classic Weekend.

75 – GENE LEE GIBSON/Richwood, OH: The inaugural Mr. Supermodified, Gene Lee Gibson returned to the Speedway after a several year absence back on August 9 with a new Supermodified creation out of Ohio. Gibson was unable to turn too many laps with the No. 75, but is listed on the Classic Week testing schedule prior to Classic Weekend.

77 – CHARLIE SCHULTZ/Lorain, OH: One of the MSA’s guaranteed starters, Charlie Schultz has indicated that he has not ruled out contention of the No. 77 at the International Classic. A former starter in the International Classic, Schultz and the May Racing team would be a great addition to the field come Classic Weekend, should the team decide to compete.

84 – MIKE LICHTY/Innerkip, ONT: Mike Lichty and the PATCO Transportation, Reeds Salvage team recently acquired a former John Nicotra Supermodified for competition at Oswego Speedway and the International Classic. Lichty is also currently on the Classic Week testing schedule and plans to pull double duty on Classic Weekend.

87 – KEITH GILLIAM/Cazenovia, NY: Another former weekly Oswego competitor, turned part-time ISMA shoe, Keith Gilliam is exploring the idea of changing over his No. 87 Supermodified for Sunday Classic action.

88 – RYAN LITT/London, ONT: Last year’s Rookie of the Race and the Carl Rutledge Memorial Fastest Canadian Qualifier, Ryan Litt is working hard to be back at Classic with the Lair Jet No. 88 after blowing an engine in testing earlier this summer. Litt is currently scheduled on the Classic Week testing lineup with the Dave Lair Supermodified.

Individual seating is available for all three days of Budweiser International Classic Weekend, with three day ticket packages also available.

Three day general admission seating is $105, with three day reserved seating set at $115, and three day pit passes for $125.

Kids 5 and under are free throughout all of Budweiser International Classic Weekend with three day child admission for kids 6-16 available for only $35.

Budweiser International Classic Weekend will kick-off on Friday, August 29 with Corr/Pak Merchandising ‘Fast Friday’ featuring Budweiser International Classic ‘Fast 14’ Novelis Supermodified time trials, Bud Light SBS Classic ‘Super 6’ Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super time trials, and the RoC Modified 100.

A full day of practice begins on Friday at noon with Small Block Super ‘Super 6’ time trials hitting the Speedway at 6 p.m. followed immediately by Supermodified ‘Fast 14’ time trials at 6:30 p.m.

Classic Weekend’s Bud Light ‘Super Saturday’ will feature the final round of the ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series with the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals, as well as the Bud Light SBS Classic 75, and the ATQMRA TQ Midget Classic.

Grandstands open at 3 p.m. on Saturday with qualifying getting underway at 5 p.m.

Budweiser International ‘Classic Sunday’ will see grandstand gates open at 9:30 a.m. and second round Supermodified time trials take to the Speedway at noon.

The 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 is expected to take the green flag at 3 p.m.

To purchase tickets for Budweiser International Classic Weekend and the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200, call the Speedway’s box office today at (315) 342-0646.

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Moving Forward; Ryan Wilson Set for Another Doubleheader Weekend! Williams Grove and Port Royal Next on the ‘29’ Agenda

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

Maytown, PA (August 19th, 2014) - Port Royal Speedway’s ‘Tuscarora 50’ weekend is just around the corner, and Maytown, Pennsylvania’s Ryan Wilson is fully committed to being a part of the 47th annual event. The ‘Tuscarora 50’ weekend, sanctioned by the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, will take shape on Friday and Saturday, September 5th & 6th; highlighted with a 50-lap, ‘410’ sprint car feature finale on Saturday evening, September 6th. Ryan Wilson, who pilots the Pork - Be Inspired, Dent Tech, Delco Designs, Thru It All Body Shop, Obers Firewood, Subway of Manchester, no. 29 ‘410’ sprinter, will begin to prepare himself for the annual ‘Tuscarora 50’ this Saturday night, August 23rd by visiting the Port Royal, Pennsylvania half-mile. ‘Track time’ is essential when preparing for high dollar events in central Pennsylvania, and with Port Royal offering double features this Saturday night for the ‘410’ sprints, it creates a perfect opportunity to ‘test and tune.’

Port Royal Speedway will host ‘Twin 25’s’ this Saturday evening, August 23rd; utilizing a UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions’ format to coordinate the evening’s program. Each 25-lap main event will award $3,000 to the winner, and at least $275 to each starter. As an added bonus, the driver who secures the highest overall average finish between the two features will be awarded an extra $1,000. Ryan Wilson, a ‘358’ sprint car graduate and former ‘360’ sprint car winner at Port Royal Speedway, hopes to not only earn a career-first ‘410’ sprint car victory this weekend during Port Royal’s ‘Twin 25’ program, but the Maytown native also hopes to secure as much ‘track time’ as possible; increasing his awareness and experience level before the historic ‘Tuscarora 50’ hits Port Royal Speedway’s center stage on Friday, September 5th.

Ryan Wilson and the Pork-Be Inspired ‘29’ team will technically kick-off their upcoming weekend on Friday evening, August 22nd with a trip to the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The ‘410’ sprinters will share the evening card with the URC ‘360’ sprint cars. Wilson was scored 20th during feature action last Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway half-mile. Despite some hard luck in 2014, Wilson still remains inside the top-20 of the current Williams Grove Speedway driver standings; 19th officially with 1945 points.

For more information regarding Ryan Wilson’s upcoming weekend schedule, please visit Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway live on the web at www.williamsgrove.com and www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Ryan Wilson would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Pork - Be Inspired, Dent Tech, Delco Designs, Thru It All Body Shop, Obers Firewood, Subway of Manchester, Doncin Transport, Dustin Nagy Excavating.

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Recent Highlights: Finished 4th (A-Main) at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA on Saturday, July 26th

 

 

Allard Strikes Again

PETERSEN MEDIA- Chico, CA wheelman, Jonathan Allard, picked up his ninth win on the 2014 season on Saturday night as he made a rare visit at the Petaluma Speedway for weekly Pit Stop USA action.

“We had an awesome car, and it’s great to get back up here and celebrate a win,’ Allard said. “I’ve said it all Summer long, but this string of success is a testament to the great team that the Lamar family has surrounded me with.”

Kicking the night off in time trials, Allard timed his Tri-C Manufacturing/K&N/Redline Oil No. 3c machine in third fastest, before he went on to finish second in heat race action.

Lining up fifth in the feature event, Allard worked the immaculately prepared Petaluma Speedway with extreme precision, as he carved his way into the second spot, as the leaders found lapped traffic.

Chasing after a quick Bradley Terrell, Allard was able to make his move on the 13th lap, as he surged to the lead, and was able to stay out front in traffic, and pick up the popular win.

“It was a tough race, and I am glad we were able to come out on top,” he added. “I have to thank my guys for their hard work, and all of the fans for coming out. We have a huge race coming up in Watsonville, CA on Saturday night, and we are hoping we can keep this going.”

Friday night, Allard and company were in action at the Ocean Speedway for one final tune up for the Johnny Key Classic, and things did not quite go as planned.

Timing in eighth fastest, Allard would finish second in his heat race, just missing a post in the redraw, and would then find himself in the sixth row for the feature event.

Getting up to as high as the third spot, Allard had some issues late in the race, resulting in damage to his machine, and he would pull off with a 15th place finish.

“We had some pretty good speed at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night, as we have had all year, we just had a little bad luck,” he explained. “We are definitely looking forward to getting back down for the Key.”

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-43, Wins-9, Top 5’s-23, Top 10’s-31.

ON TAP: Allard and the Tri-C Motorsports team will be in action on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway as they look to secure the final Johnny Key lock-in spot.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.com , or follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.

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Hafertepe Jr. Capitalizes on Speed to Score Win at Salina Highbanks Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Okla. (Aug. 18, 2014) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. registered his second Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory of the season on Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway.

"We were the fastest car in hot laps and we were the fastest car in the heat races," he said. "We ran the fastest lap in the feature, too."

Hafertepe Jr. showcased his speed around the high-banked track throughout the night, which started when he powered from third place to win his heat race. That earned him a spot in the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 6 to line up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"The outside row was the place to be on the start," he said. "We got to the top right away and jumped to third on the start. I followed (Mike) Goodman and (Jason) Johnson. Me and Johnson traded some sliders for a few laps. After a while I think he got overanxious."

Johnson and Goodman collided on Lap 6, which gave Hafertepe Jr. the lead.

"We probably checked out at the beginning," he said. "Toward the end our car started going away in turns three and four. I think we only beat (Johnny Herrera) by three tenths of a second. I used a lapped car to block him coming off turn four to get the win."

While Hafertepe Jr. inherited the top spot because of a crash, he noted that he had a car capable of winning regardless of any incidents.

"Lap times don't lie," he said. "I really thought we had a good enough car to win the race even if they didn't crash. I think it would have been a really good battle between me and Johnson."

Hafertepe Jr. will compete with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Mid-South Showdown and on Friday at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 12 - Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 19 (14).

Aug. 16 - Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 1 (6).

SEASON STATS -

52 races, 4 wins, 15 top fives, 24 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Mid-South Showdown and Friday at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., 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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wells Racing Engines

Wells Racing Engines Founder Dennis Wells has been building performance engines for circle track, drag race, boats and street since 1968. For more information, visit http://www.WellsRacing.com.

"Dennis Wells has been in business for a long time and is a leading engine builder in the 360 ranks," Hafertepe Jr. said. "He helps our team out quite a bit."

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

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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.

 

 

DJ Netto Second at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: After enduring a couple of rough weeks, DJ Netto put together a strong night on Saturday at the Ocean Speedway as he picked up a second place finish.

“It was great to rebound with a second place finish, after the way the last few weekends have gone,” Netto said. “Double file restarts hurt us a little bit, and I was hoping a couple of the yellow’s wouldn’t have flown, but it is part of it.”

With 29 cars on hand for the final Johnny Key Classic Qualifier race, Netto timed is Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Bogies Auto Parts No. 88n entry in 10th fastest, before taking advantage of a front row heat starting spot, and earning the win.

Pulling the five pill in the redraw, Netto went to the top of the speedway when the race went green, and quickly picked up a couple of positions, as he got into the third spot before a caution flew.

The ensuing restart saw Netto slip back to the fourth spot, but the Hanford, CA driver continued to search around the speedway, as he was able to get back around Tiner, and then around Shane Golobic to take over the second spot.

Chasing down race leader, Tommy Tarlton, Netto’s challenges were negated by a few untimely caution flags.

“Every time we seemed to gain ground on him, the yellow would fly, and the bottom was not where you wanted to be for a restart,” he added.

In the closing laps, Netto and Justin Sanders hooked up in a battle for the second spot, and though Justin Sanders threw a slider on Netto, but Netto was able to counter the challenge, and race on to finish in the second spot.

“I have to thank my Family, Cori, and everyone that helps this team,” Netto said. “It has been a rough stretch, and to get a podium feels great.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Netto will be back in action on Saturday night at the Ocean Speedway for the 54th Running of the Johnny Key Classic.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-35, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-11

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

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Steven Tiner 7th in Watsonville, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Hitting the dirt for a pair of races in Placerville, CA and Watsonville, CA, Steven Tiner picked up a hard fought seventh place finish at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night, before mechanical gremlins knocked him out of Saturday night’s race at the Placerville Speedway as he made a guest cameo in the Snow No. 7 machine.

“We were really good at Ocean on Friday night, we just had a little incident that set us back, and on Saturday night, we had some mechanical issues in the Bob Snow machine that really gave us fits all night.”

Friday night in Watsonville, CA, Tiner timed his Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/BR Motorsports No. 94 machine in 13th fastest.

Starting on the front row of his heat race, Tiner was able to grab the win, and earn a redraw berth, where the four pill put him in the second row for the 30-lap feature event.

Getting into the third spot on the start of the race, Tiner hooked up in an entertaining battle with Shane Golobic for the second spot as the duo exchanged numerous slide jobs.

A string of yellow flags slowed the event on a few occasions, and double file restarts were not kind to Tiner as he seemed to lose track position on each restart. Running in the fourth spot, contact with Jonathan Allard ensued, and it resulted in Tiner climbing the back stretch wall, and as he gathered it up, he was back in the 10th spot.

In the closing laps, the Visalia, CA driver was able to pick up a few spots, as he came home with a seventh place finish.

“It was a good night for the most part,” he said. “We have some good speed right now, and all we can do is try and stay fast with the Johnny Key Classic coming up this weekend.”

Saturday night saw Tiner climb aboard the Bob Snow machine at the Placerville Speedway, and things were rough on the team from the start of the night.

“It was a wild night, but I have to thank the Snow family for the chance to hop in their car and see if I could provide them with any feedback,” he added.

Losing a rear-end in hot laps, the team thrashed to get it ready for time trials, and the result was Tiner timing in 19th quickest.

Lining up fifth in his heat, a sixth place finish as they fought brake issues, forced Tiner to the B Main event.

Finishing second on the B, Tiner earned the transfer to the feature event, but in the early goings of the feature, the engine began to lay down, and Tiner elected to pull in, and call it a night.

“They were hoping I could help provide them some feedback, but unfortunately we had one of those nights where things just went wrong, and we chased things to get them right. Again, I want to thank them for the opportunity.”

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-28, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-18

ON TAP: Tiner will be in action on Saturday night at the Ocean Speedway for the Johnny Key Classi

 

 

Justin Sanders Scores Fourth Placerville Win of Season; Runs 3rd at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justin Sanders put together a masterful weekend that saw him pick up his fourth win of the 2014 season at the Placerville Speedway aboard the Rudy Warrington No. 18 machine, on the heels of a third place fun on Friday night a the Ocean Speedway aboard his JSR No. 17 machine.

“Overall it was an awesome weekend,” Sanders said. “To pass Andy Forsberg and Greg DeCaires at Placerville to win, and race with DJ Netto and Shane Golobic at Ocean on Friday to get third is pretty cool.”

With 23 cars checked into the Placerville Speedway, Sanders went out very late in time trials, and found some speed as he timed the Rudy Warrington No. 18 machine in second fastest.

Finishing third in his heat, Sanders pulled for four-pill in the redraw, and when the green dropped on the feature, he moved into the third spot, as he chased after Andy Forsberg and Greg DeCaires.

As the lead duo worked the bottom of the speedway on the extremely slick surface, Sanders sat in the catbird seat as he shadowed the lead duos every move for the opening half of the race.

On the 15th lap, Sanders used the high side to his advantage, as he rode the rim to the top spot as he took over command of the race.

Though Forsberg didn’t go away quietly, Sanders was able to fend off the many time track champion, as he picked up his fourth win of the season at the speedway.

“The way the track was, you had to try something, and I went for it, and it worked out,” he said. “I can’t thank everyone on this 18 team enough for all of their hard work.”

Friday night, Sanders was in action at the Ocean Speedway aboard the JSR No. 17 machine.

A 29 car field assembled for what was the final Johnny Key Classic Qualifying event, and Sanders kicked his night off in a quick way, as he timed in third fastest in qualifying time trials.

Charging to a heat race win, Sanders would pull the seven pill in the Top-Eight redraw, and from that position he would slowly work his way up through the field during the 30-lap main event.

Taking advantage of some late double-file restarts, Sanders was able to get into the third spot, as he began tracking down second place running DJ Netto.

In the closing laps, Sanders took a couple shots at Netto for the second position, but was unable to make a pass stick, and crossed he stripe in the third spot.

“It hasn’t been the year we were hoping for at the Ocean Speedway, but it was a good tune up for the Johnny Key Classic that is coming up this Saturday night. I have to thank all of the great people that support my racing efforts.”

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

ON TAP: Sanders will be in action on Saturday night at the Ocean Speedway for the Johnny Key Classic.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-33, Wins-4, Top-5’s-14, Top-10’s-21

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

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Kyler Shaw 8th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Putting the wings back on his machine after making his non-wing debut a week ago, Kyler Shaw rebounded from a rough night at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night to score an eighth place finish at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

“We have been really consistent the last month or so, and it’s a good feeling to see the progression of our team,” Shaw said.

Timing in 12th fastest at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Shaw found himself on the pole of his heat race.

When the green flag dropped, Shaw was hard on the throttle and jumped into the early lead. With the wing slider failing during the heat race, Shaw’s wing slid all the way back, making his racecar very tight, but the Fresno, CA driver was able to get the job done and pick up the win.

With the win, Shaw earned a spot in the Top-Eight redraw, where he pulled the five pill, and lined his machine up in the third row.

On the extremely slick surface, Shaw worked the bottom of the speedway as he battled in a pack between fourth, fifth, and sixth place.

As the bottom began to go away, Shaw lost a few spots, dropping him back into the seventh position.

Continuing to search around the speedway, Shaw’s machine bicycled on him, allowing a couple of cars to get by him again, and he ran in the ninth spot.

Working his way back forward Shaw got into a battle with Billy Butler as they fought over the seventh spot. In a close race, Butler was able to edge Shaw out at the line, giving Shaw eighth at the stripe.

“I never like to lose spots from where I start, but as the move up in the starting order, you really have to be on your game to maintain,” he added. “Though we went backwards, it is great to get another Top-10.”

Friday night Shaw was in action at the Ocean Speedway with the Ocean Sprints Presented By Taco Bravo, and he got off to a great start as he timed is entry in sixth fastest.

Scheduled to start third in his heat race, Shaw found himself on the front row after a fellow competitor was called for jumping the start, and with his second place finish, Shaw just missed earning a spot in the redraw, and lined up in the ninth spot for the 30-lap feature vent.

The opening lap saw Shaw pick up a few positions, but he then made contact with the back stretch wall, and unknowingly jarred his fuel pump.

Making the trip to the work area, Shaw’s team found no damage, but after his machine re-fired, he figured out the damage, and called it a night with a DNF.

“Friday was a bummer because we had a really good night going,” he noted. “Like I said it has been fun getting more comfortable, and finding more speed weekly. I can’t thank my family for all of their hard work, and the people and companies that support us.”

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-21, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-10.

ON TAP: Kyler will now return to action at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Kyler Shaw by following @KS2Motorsports on Twitter, or liking https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kyler-Shaw-Motorsports/210375962325287.

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Peterson Charges To Fourth at Petaluma Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Matt Peterson and his team returned to the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night after having success at the track back in July looking to shake their bad luck, and they did just that as the Wilton, CA native charged from his 10th starting spot to finish fourth.

“We had an awesome car and were really strong in the feature, but qualifying set us back, and we ran out of laps,” Peterson said.

Timing in 10th fastest in time trials, Peterson went on to finish fifth in his heat, putting his V&H Fresh/Miller Lite/Inventory Sales No. p37 entry in the fifth row of the feature event.

On a very racy track, Peterson began his charge, as he worked around the speedway, slowly gaining spots.

Seemingly gaining his spots at will, Peterson found himself inside the Top-Five as he battled with the likes of Brad Bumgarner and Herman Klein.

Working into the fourth spot, Peterson worked on Herman Klein for the third spot, as they also had Bradley Terrell in their sights as they ran in lapped traffic.

When the race came to a close Peterson finished in the fourth spot, but was looking for more laps.

“We had a great car in the feature, and the race flew by,” he added. “As the laps clicked off we seemed to get better, and better, and I think we had one of the faster cars on the track at the end of the race. I can’t thank my family and everyone enough for continuing to work with me and get our team stronger.”

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 will be back in action on Saturday night at Ocean Speedway for the Johnny Key Classic.

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Gregg Scores Two Top Fives In Return To Golden State

PETERSEN MEDIA: After spending two weeks in Iowa taking part in the Knoxville Nationals and earning Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year honors, Andy Gregg returned to action in California over the weekend and scored a fifth place finish at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA, and a third place finish at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

“It was nice to get home and race in front of some familiar faces, and do well,” Gregg said. “We were definitely all happy to run well.”

Kicking his weekend off on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA, Gregg timed his Miller Fortune/Poor’s Equipment Repair/GUTS No. 53 machine in sixth fastest.

Picking up the heat race win, Gregg lined his machine up in the fifth spot for the star-studded feature event.

Battling with the likes of Mason Moore, and Sean Becker during the race, Gregg would make a couple valid attempts to get into the third spot, but as the race drew to a close, Gregg would cross the stripe with his 16th top five finish of the season.

Saturday night, Gregg climbed back aboard the Scott Russell No. 14R machine, and returned to the Placerville Speedway.

Timing in fifth fastest, during time trials, the Placerville, CA driver finished fourth in heat race action to earn a spot in the night’s redraw.

Finding himself with the six pill, Gregg rolled off for the 25-lap feature event in the third row, on an extremely slick surface.

From his third row starting spot, Gregg methodically worked through traffic, as he worked up to third spot as he chased after Justin Sanders and Andy Forsberg.

Giving Andy Forsberg all he could handle in the closing laps for the second spot, Gregg took the checkered flag with a third place finish.

“It was a short week getting back from Iowa, but my guys worked hard to get us ready, and we put together two great runs,” he added. “I have to thank everyone involved for all of their hard work and continued support.”

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: Gregg will return to action on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-36, Wins-2, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-20

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

 

 

Stage is set for the prestigious $7500-to-win 54th Johnny Key Classic presented by Al’s Roofing Supply this Saturday with the Ocean Sprints vs Civil War Series at Ocean Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – August 18, 2014…One of the biggest and most anticipated Johnny Key Classic’s in recent memory is set to go green this Saturday August 23, when the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo do battle with the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, in the 54th installment of the prestigious event presented by Al’s Roofing Supply at Ocean Speedway.

Please note an earlier start time is also scheduled for Saturday’s Johnny Key Classic presented by Al’s Roofing Supply, with the front grandstand gate opening up at 3:30pm. The pit board meeting will be held at 3:45pm with track packing at 4pm and qualifying & racing to follow. This is the same time frame used during all Saturday shows at the Ocean Speedway. All seating will be general admission with adult tickets costing $20, kids $15, seniors $19, a family pack is $65 and kids five and under free.

The Johnny Key Classic originally started out at the paved San Jose Speedway following the passing of driver Johnny Key during a racing crash in 1954, before moving to the fairgrounds dirt track in 1978. The event had been a staple at the speedway until the closing of the dirt oval in 1999. After a number of years sitting idle, John Prentice & Ocean Speedway decided to bring the event back in 2007 and this year will mark the eighth consecutive season that it’s held at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds facility.

The Key Classic A-main will consist of 50-laps on Saturday. There will be two 25-lap segments. At the conclusion of the first segment the cars will be stopped on the front straight in front of the grandstands. There will be a 10-minute intermission in which cars can refuel, change tires, and make whatever adjustments the crews can do on the front straight, before teams are signaled to leave the track and cars are pushed off. Cars will be lined up to resume the race in the order in which they finished the first segment.

The 50-lap feature pays $7500-to-win, the runner up will receive $3500 and third place will pay $2000. The main event will be a guaranteed $400-to-start, making it the most lucrative Ocean Sprints & Civil War Series race of the season. Lap money is also available for $50 a lap. If interested please email pj@petersenmediainc.com

There is also a total of $600 up for grabs in the dash at the Key Classic, as well as $300 for the Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time & $300 for the High Five Pizza Hard Charger. The dash is being sponsored by Thedy Auto Repair & Thirty Five Industries in San Jose. Williams Roofing is also sponsoring the lucky number pill draw, where a fan will choose a pill & if the driver starting in that position wins the race, the fan will earn some money and the driver will also receive a bonus.

Drivers already earning automatic spots in the feature based on wins in the four Qualifying Races are Princeton’s Mason Moore, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding, Elk Grove’s Greg Decaires and Easton’s Tommy Tarlton. Fremont’s Shane Golobic will earn a locked in spot by leading the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo standings. With Golobic entering the event leading both series into his home track, he will represent the Taco Bravo Sprints, as they host the event. With the highest point earner from the Civil War Series also qualifying into the event, Justin Sanders, who currently sits in second in Civil War Points, will get a lock in spot.

Those drivers will be allowed an opportunity to hot lap during the night. There will then be a six-lap dash consisting of the six drivers that have pre-qualified. The starting order of the dash will be determined by pill draw and the finish will determine their starting spots for the Key.

Moore picked up one of the biggest wins of his career last fall when he captured the annual Fall Nationals at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. He earned his lock in victory with Civil War at the Petaluma Speedway on July 5. Kaeding, the 1996 Johnny Key Classic winner, earned his lock in spot by racing to victory with the Ocean Sprints on July 25. The veteran Decaires locked up his spot by picking up the $5,000-to-win Mark Forni Classic on August 9, while two-time Johnny Key Classic winner & multiple-time Ocean Sprints champ Tarlton captured last Friday’s event at Ocean Speedway to earn his spot in the dash.

Golobic has continued to have a strong & consistent season across the board and leads both the Ocean Sprints & Civil War Series into the Ocean Speedway for the Key Classic. Going into the night he maintains a 68-point advantage in the Ocean Sprints points over Lemoore’s Carson Macedo, who has finished among the top-five in nine of the 10 events held so far. Defending Ocean Sprints champ Brad Furr of Stockton sits just two-markers behind Macedo, with Justin Sanders and Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto rounding out the top-five. Koen Shaw, Jason & Jeremy Chisum, Heath Duinkerken & Kurt Neslon complete the top-10.

As mentioned Sanders also ranks second in the Civil War Series standings and earns the final lock in spot for the six-lap dash Saturday. The always exciting driver is coming off back-to-back podiums with the Ocean Sprints and also picked up a victory this past Saturday at Placerville Speedway. Sanders is just two-digits up on Sean Becker in the points going into Saturday to earn the spot by the narrowest of margins. Auburn’s Andy Forsberg and Penngrove’s Alissa Geving round out the top-five on the Civil War side of things. Geving had a tremendous run, finishing third in the Ocean Sprints vs Civil War show on July 11.

Defending Johnny Key Classic champion Rico Abreu of Rutherford is set to return home to try and make it back-to-back on Saturday night. The 22-year-old phenom has had an outstanding season across the country and won the Key last year in stunning fashion. Tommy Tarlton looked to be on way to victory until getting above the cushion coming around for the checkered, which allowed Abreu the chance to squeak by and earn the improbable win. Abreu already won the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial for the second straight year in May and will look to do so at the Key as well.

Other past Johnny Key Classic champs expected on Saturday will be San Jose’s Tim Kaeding, Campbell’s Brent Kaeding and Grass Valley’s Jason Statler. “TK” will make his first Ocean Speedway start of the season and picked up his Key Classic victory in 2010 during a torrid battle with Kyle Larson late in the race. “BK” has won three Ocean Sprints features so far in 2014 and captured his Key Classic’s 28-years apart, with those coming in 1980 and 2008. Statler raced to victory in the very first Key Classic held at Ocean Speedway in 2007.

More drivers set for Saturday looking for their first Key Classic triumph will include defending King of the West champ & current point leader Kyle Hirst of Chico, three-time KWS champ Jonathan Allard from Chico, Hanford’s DJ Netto, Visalia’s Steven Tiner, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi, Cory Eliason & Craig Stidham, Placerville’s Andy Gregg, Scotts Valley’s Evan Suggs, Wilton’s Matt Petersen, Sacramento’s Herman Klein & Willie Croft, Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Clarksburg’s Justin Cox, Hanford’s Collin Markle, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic and many more.

Ocean Speedway and Taco Bravo will be hosting a Johnny Key Classic Pre-Party at the Taco Bravo location 1950 South Bascom Avenue in Campbell, CA from 5pm to 8:30pm on Friday August 22. All pre-qualified cars and other teams are welcome to come and display their race cars at the event. Help us sell 3000 Taco’s!

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

 

 

Kraig Kinser Earns Three Top-Five Finishes in Three Races

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — August 18, 2014 — Following a runner-up finish on the second preliminary night of the Knoxville Nationals, Kraig Kinser and his team have been on a roll. They wrapped up sprint car racing's biggest event with a 10th-place finish and carried that momentum into a trio of races in the Midwest this past week and weekend. Kinser finished among the top-five in all three races, at three different tracks in a pair of states for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

Kinser finished third at Junction Motor Speedway in Nebraska on August 12. He followed that up with a fourth-place finish at River Cities Speedway in North Dakota on August 15. Kinser wrapped up the trio of races with a fifth-place showing at Nodak Speedway, also in North Dakota, aboard the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey's General Store/King Racing Products Maxim.

At Junction Motor Speedway, Kinser started on the outside of the front row. He ran among the top-five for the duration of the 30-lap main event en route to a third-place finish. He slipped back to fifth just before the halfway point of the race and then powered his way back to third on laps 20 and 21. Kinser opened the night at Junction Motor Speedway as the sixth-fastest qualifier, which helped him earn a spot in the dash after a fifth-place finish in his heat race. He started on the pole of the dash and finished second in that six-lap contest.

“I think it just caught us off guard how the bottom came in, in (turns) one and two there as good as it did,” said Kinser after the race at Junction Motor Speedway. “I got up there and I was just bouncing around the first couple of laps, fell back a little bit and I just had to scrape to get back up there. It was tough to pass and we were still ripping around there pretty quick on the feature time. So the car started coming to me later on the runs went. By the end of it I felt pretty good but by that time the white flag was already out.”

Kinser started eighth in what turned out to be a caution-plagued 40-lap A-Feature at River Cities Speedway. He used a strong start to gain two spots at the drop of the green flag and by the time the first red flag of the night flew on the fourth circuit he was fourth. A restart on the seventh lap saw Kinser moved into second and close on leader and eventual winner Daryn Pittman. He would make another bid for the lead on lap-23 going side-by-side with Pittman. Kinser was running third on the final lap, when Cody Darrah slipped by him at the line, with the latter ending up fourth. A total of four yellow flag and two red flag flew during the race.

“I just made a little mistake on that last lap,” he said. “I ran the bottom and it was pretty good. I went in hard and Cody (Darrah) went to the top. It’s just the way that it was. I can’t complain, though with another top-five finish. I had worried we would get behind, I just didn’t expect it there at the end.”

The native of Bloomington, Indiana, took the green flag on the outside of the front row at Nodak Speedway. He lost one spot at the start, but would remain in the top-five for the rest of the 35-lap race at the three-eighths-mile, which was slowed by a trio of caution flags, on his way to a fifth-place performance. Kinser opened the night as the fourth-quickest driver in time trials. He finished fourth in his heat race to put himself in the dash, where he came home second.

“Another top-five is good for us,” said Kinser. “You never want to slip back when you start on the front row, but we are happy just to be starting up there. We’ve really seemed to turn a corner the last couple weeks and have been unloading fast right off the truck each night. Hopefully we can keep this going and we seem to have found a good balance for the car that is working on variety of tracks.”

Kinser, who is currently ninth in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship standings, returns to action this coming weekend at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for the running of the Oil City Cup.

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.

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

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Johnson Posts Top 10 at Petaluma After Returning from Stint in Midwest

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (Aug. 18, 2014) - Following a month of racing in the Midwest, Chase Johnson made his return home last weekend by scoring a top 10 at Petaluma Speedway.

Johnson kicked off the competition on Saturday by qualifying ninth quickest in his family sprint car.

"The driver got off to a slow start," he said. "I saw a lot of Midwest driving style in hot laps and qualifying. I was driving the car straight so I had to adjust my driving style quite a bit because I've been on half miles the past month. We adjusted and the car was great all night."

Unfortunately, a fuel pump issue plagued him during his heat race, which he was unable to finish. The team made a change to fix the problem prior to Johnson starting ninth in the main event.

"The track slowed down quite a bit," he said. "It became a really racy track so that was really good. It allowed me to get some passing starting in ninth. Before we knew it were sitting in fifth place. With three laps to go everything started getting hectic."

As a couple of drivers battled for position in front of Johnson, he eyed an opportunity to edge closer to a podium result.

"I saw a spot where I could go so I tried to make it happen, but we got into the left rear tire of another guy," he said. "We didn't spin out, but we were out of shape in the infield."

The caution came out and after restarting at the back of the field, Johnson rebounded to post an eighth-place finish.

"I think we had one of the fastest cars out of there," he said. "It was a bummer we were in that incident. It was hard racing, just two guys going for the same spot."

Johnson will make his 410ci debut at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., this Friday for the Tyler Wolf Memorial as he pilots a car owned by Shawn and Cindy Thomas.

"It'll be good for me," he said. "I don't really have too many expectations. We're just looking forward to putting good laps together."

Johnson will wrap up the weekend on Saturday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., for the 54th annual Johnny Key Classic.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 16 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: DNF (5); Feature: 8 (9).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 11 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Tyler Wolf Memorial and Saturday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., for the 54 th annual Johnny Key Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Johnny Franklin's Mufflers

With California locations in Santa Rosa and San Rafael, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers has been a leader in the service industry for mufflers, drivelines and hitches for more than 50 years.

"My great grandpa started Johnny Franklin's Mufflers in 1961 and it has been in the family ever since," Johnson said. "My family and everyone at Johnny Franklin's Mufflers have supported me through my entire racing career and are my biggest fans. I couldn't be happier to represent such a great company."

Johnson would also like to thank Newman Freeman Racing, 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.

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Bergman Competes in Winged and Nonwing Events Throughout Oklahoma

Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Okla. (Aug. 18, 2014) - Seth Bergman stepped out of his comfort zone last week when he tackled a pair of nonwing sprint car events in Oklahoma.

"I didn't really know what to expect," he said. "Everything about these cars is different."

Bergman, who had competed in only two nonwing races in his career prior to last week, kicked off the USAC Southwest competition last Wednesday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton. He finished fourth in his heat race, which lined him up on the pole of the B Main.

After winning the consolation race to earn a transfer into the main event, Bergman charged from 17th to seventh before he spun in the closing laps.

"I got up to seventh and ended up taking myself out," he said. "It was shaping up to be ok. I was throwing slide jobs and banging the cushion really hard. I hit it really hard and it biked the car up and turned it around with one lap to go."

Bergman finished with a 12th-place result.

His learning curve continued on Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, where he ended seventh in his heat race. After being relegated to the B Main, Bergman led the entire consolation race to again garner a transfer into the main event.

He then rallied from 17th to a fourth-place finish, which marked his 17th top five of the season. It also gave him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"I felt like we had a better car than fourth place," he said. "It took me a majority of the race to get up there. I was moving forward the whole time. When I got there I felt like I had something for the leaders, but I ran out of laps. I was happy with coming from the B Main to end up fourth. I think we drove around some good nonwing cars. All in all, we didn't tear anything up and ended with a solid result."

Bergman returned to winged sprint car action on Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"I expected to be a lot better than I was," he said. "It just wasn't a good night. I was disappointed with how it went. The race car was pretty fast in Iowa (earlier this month) and I was really looking forward to coming back and having a shot to win at Salina. I just didn't have speed in the race car."

After finishing fifth in his heat race, Bergman lined up on the outside of the seventh row for the feature.

"I was ok in the main event," he said. "I just wasn't as good as I needed to be to be up front. I was trying to do everything I could to go forward. I just maintained and to me that's very frustrating."

Bergman ended with an eighth-place result.

He is scheduled to compete this Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Mid-South Showdown and on Friday at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 13 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (3); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 12 (17).

Aug. 14 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 1 (5); Feature: 4 (17).

Aug. 16 - Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla. - Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 8 (14).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 7 wins, 17 top fives, 26 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Mid-South Showdown and Friday at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

VIDEOS -

Here is a link to highlights of Bergman's victory at Skagit Speedway on May 17 (starts around 13:10): http://youtu.be/gMPkdGd90e8

APPAREL -

Bergman has men's and women's t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during events he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing

Based in Shawnee, Okla., Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing is a business within the oil industry.

"Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing builds anchors for oil wells and they are pretty much at the top of the industry quality-wise," Bergman said. "They take pride in being made in America and in building quality parts. They got involved with us at the beginning of last year and it has been a great partnership."

Bergman would also like to thank Corridor Electric, ASI Racing Engines, Print Place, Young Tools, SpeedMart and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

Tarlton Takes Final Johnny Key Lock In Spot

PETERSEN MEDIA- Tommy Tarlton picked the right night to pick up his first win at the Ocean Speedway in 2014 as he dominating win on Friday night locked him into the dash of this Saturday night’s Johnny Key Classic.

“It was awesome to get a win, my first since my wife had her stroke, and it’s amazing to have her here by my side,” Tarlton said. “I can’t thank my dad, Paul Baines, and all of our sponsors who make this all possible.”

With 29 cars checked in at the Ocean Speedway for what was the fourth and final Johnny Key Qualifier, Tarlton stopped the clock with the fifth fastest lap during time trials.

Starting third in his heat race, the Easton, CA driver pocketed a second place finish, transferring into the feature event, and earning him a spot in the night’s redraw, where he would find himself with the one-pill.

Leading the field to green, Tarlton would feel some early pressure from Shane Golobic, but after distancing himself from Golobic a few laps into the race, he was un challenged aboard his Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son/Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino entry.

Though the race was slowed by numerous cautions throughout the event, Tarlton was flawless on double file restarts, and continually pulled away from the field, as he went on to win his second race of 2014, and lock into the Johnny Key Classic Main Event.

“This was a big win for us, and I couldn’t be happier to be locked into the Johnny Key Classic,” he added. “Hopefully we can come back next weekend with another great car, and win another Johnny Key Classic.”

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, WFO Apparel, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2014 season.

ON TAP: Tarlton will be back in action on Saturday night for the 54th Annual Johnny Key Classic.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-12, Wins-2, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-7

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

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Inaugural Renegade Sprints Event Set for This Saturday at Atomic Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (Aug. 18, 2014) - There's only one opportunity for a first impression and for the Renegade Sprints, that moment is this Saturday at Atomic Speedway.

The high-banked, 3/8-mile oval in Chillicothe, Ohio, elected to turn the previously scheduled Freedom 40 into the Renegade Sprints inaugural event.

"We decided to sanction it and we're going to help these guys out as much as we can," Atomic Speedway Owner and Promoter Brad McCown said. "I think bringing a sanctioned group on that event helps the track with promoting and brings a lot more stuff with putting on a better show."

Saturday will mark the first of two scheduled races at Atomic Speedway during the initial stage of the Renegade Sprints, which is a 410ci sprint car series that was created to better serve promoters, teams and fans.

"It happened a little sooner than we all expected, but I think that's a good thing," Chad Kemenah said of Saturday's race. "You get a promoter that's willing to take a chance for one and I think it speaks volumes about what we're hearing from fans, race teams and the people in racing."

More than a dozen drivers who are committed to the Renegade Sprints are expected to compete along with a variety of top-notch drivers from the region this Saturday, when the winner will score a $5,000 payday.

"I think it's very important," Kemenah said. "You get one chance to make a first impression. We have to make sure as a group we know what we're doing."

The Renegade Sprints will also return to Atomic Speedway on Oct. 24-25 for the Open Wheel Championships, which pays $15,000 to win. The winner of the Freedom 40 will also receive a provisional into the Open Wheel Championships main event.

"We can't thank Brad and the crew at Atomic Speedway enough for giving us this opportunity on Saturday and in October," Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms said. "I'm excited to showcase the talented teams and outstanding racing associated with the Renegade Sprints. We are going to continue to build this series with the emphasis on pleasing everyone involved in a sprint car event from the stands to the pits."

Pit gates are scheduled to open at 2 p.m. (local time) with the front gates opening at 4 p.m. Hot laps are slated for 6 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.

NEXT EVENT -

Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RenegadeSprints

E-mail: RenegadeSprints@yahoo.com

RENEGADE SPRINTS -

The Renegade Sprints is a new 410ci sprint car series with approximately 50 races throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan. The series 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.

 

 

Scelzi Nets Sixth-Place Result at Ocean Speedway Entering Johnny Key Classic

Inside Line Promotions - WATSONVILLE, Calif. (Aug. 18, 2014) - A late decision to tackle Ocean Speedway yielded a great result for Dominic Scelzi last Friday.

After qualifying 19th quickest, Scelzi and his Roth Motorsports backed sprint car charged to his ninth top 10 of the season.

"I didn't qualify as good as I wanted to, but we were able to get rolling in the heat race and feature," he said. "We had good speed all night once we made a gear change."

Scelzi maneuvered from fifth to third place in his heat race, which locked him into the main event. After starting 17th in the feature, Scelzi quickly began to work toward the front.

"We just got up top and the track slicked off so I was able to work my way up to fourth with about six laps to go," he said. "I turned down to go under a guy and got hit in turns one and two, spun around and kept going."

While Scelzi continued after his spin, his left rear tire was cut. It drastically affected the handling in the closing laps and Scelzi managed to earn a sixth-place finish.

He will return to Ocean Speedway this Saturday for the 54th annual Johnny Key Classic.

"I feel like if we can qualify good we'll be alright," he said. "It's going to be really difficult if we don't due to the amount of really good cars."

Scelzi rallied from 22nd to eighth to garner the Hard Charger Award last year during the prestigious event.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 15 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 6 (17).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 9 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., for 54th annual Johnny Key Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red Rose Transportation

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"My mom and uncle started the business in 1996," Scelzi said. "It's been a huge part of our race program since Day 1. Everyone there has been a big part of the team."

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, 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.

 

 

Rilat Rebounds to Record Top 10 After Slow Start at Devil's Bowl Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (Aug. 18, 2014) - Travis Rilat rebounded in impressive fashion on Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

After being unable to finish his ASCS Gulf South Region heat race, Rilat advanced through the B Main and scored a top-10 finish in the main event to earn the Hard Charger Award.

"We still could have done better," he said. "We just didn't have enough time to work on our car to get it where we needed. We had some things to do with the setup and gearing. We just didn't get a chance because we were chasing other issues."

Engine issues forced Rilat to pull in early during his heat race.

"We were having trouble getting the motor to run," he said. "I went through everything before the B Main and still didn't get it tuned up. After the B Main we got it fixed. It wound up being the fuel filter."

After maneuvering from eighth to fourth place in the consolation race, Rilat garnered a transfer to start the main event on the outside of the 11 th row.

"I had to go wherever we could," he said. "We passed some low and some high. It actually rained about 5 o'clock so the track was exceptionally heavy and it was hard to pass all night."

Rilat ended with an eighth-place result, which marked his 12th top 10 of the season.

He is scheduled to return to Richard Saumure's sprint car this weekend for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

"That'll be fun to go race in front of Frenchie's home crowd," Rilat said.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 16 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: DNF (4); B Main: 4 (8); Feature: 8 (22).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 12 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, for the Oil City Cup with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Triple X Race Components

Based in Burlington, Wash., Triple X Race Components offers top-of-the-line sprint car, midget and micro sprint parts and chassis. For more information, visit http://www.xxxraceco.com.

"Triple X has been a great partner for the last few years," Rilat said. "I always feel very comfortable and very safe racing a Triple X chassis."

Rilat would also like to thank Shop The BOSS, Shark Racing Engines, 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 -

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.

 

 

Brian Brown – Nothing to Lose at Knoxville!

(Bill W) August 18, 2014 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 are going into Season Championship night at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday with nothing to lose. They go into Saturday in fourth place in the 410 standings, just 114 points out of first and twenty-six out of second. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver drove from 11th to seventh in last week’s World of Outlaws event at the Junction Motor Speedway near McCool Junction, Nebraska.

You were at McCool on Tuesday with the Outlaws and timed in ninth quick.

We went out for hot laps, and we were second quick on the board. We weren’t just as good as we hoped we’d be in qualifying.

That put you outside row one of your heat race.

We were in a good spot in the heat, but we needed to win it. Daryn (Pittman) got going a little better than us, and he was able to get the lead. We had a double-file restart, and he still got going better than us and we ended up second.

That meant you’d be lining up inside row six for the feature.

We knew it would be a tough row to how from there. The last two years, the track there hasn’t lent much passing with the heavy conditions. There was a great crowd, but unfortunately, there wasn’t much passing.

You managed to move forward four spots though.

We got a really good start. We were able to get up to seventh in the first two laps. We kind of just fell in line from there. I could see third through seventh kind of strung together, but there was really nowhere to go. Everyone was pretty wide open around the bottom. Going from eleventh to seventh with the Outlaws is always good. When you get into the top ten, those cars are always tough to pass. There’s nothing shameful about that.

What’s your mindset heading into Season Championship night at Knoxville on Saturday?

Our goal is to go in and get maximum points and let it all play out. We’ll try to set quick time, win the heat, and win the feature. If we do that, and other guys have issues, we should be in contention.

It wasn’t your goal to go for the Knoxville title this year, but still you have a shot on the last night.

It will be exciting. I’m sure there will be a lot of nervous people going into Saturday, because those points are up for grabs. We missed a week and crashed out (July 26), so we feel like if we would have went in and did our job, we’d be leading the points right now. We didn’t do that, so we have everything to gain and nothing to lose. Ian’s (Madsen) out there a ways, but I think second is very attainable for us.

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

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

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Brown’s Bits

Brian last qualified for points at Knoxville in 2010, when he took his second 410 track championship. His first came in 2007. He has also finished second twice (2006 and 2009), fourth twice (2005 and 2008) and seventh in 2003. He was the 360 track champion in 2002.

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

About FVP

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

Marketing Partner of the Week – DNA Energy

In July of 2013, DNA Energy re-launched their energy drinks with a completely new look, logo, can design and simultaneously introduced three new flavors to complement their award winning Citrus energy drink. They currently produce, market and sell a proprietary line of five carbonated blends of DNA Energy Drink®: Cellular Citrus, Cellular Citrus Zero Calories, Cryo-Berry, Molecular- Melon and DNA Original. They are looking forward to adding three new coffee energy drinks containing omegas in the near future. DNA Cellular Citrus (f/k/a/ DNA Citrus) was named the best tasting energy drink two out of the last three years by the World Beverage Competition. Visit them online at www.DNAEnergyDrink.com !

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Jack Link’s isn’t made up of a bunch of button-up, corporate types. Like their beef jerky, they believe in being authentic and genuine. Life’s too short to be artificial. They’ve never done things the way everyone else does. Over the years, it’s always been more than just a way of doing business. It’s a way of life. They push hard and take risks – with the unwavering passion to get done what they’ve set out to do. All backed up by an unflinching eye on quality. So when you picture the people who make North America’s best-selling brand of beef jerky, you’ll find they’re just a bunch of regular folks, inspired to make the finest beef jerky possible, every single day. Visit them online at www.JackLinks.com !

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!

 

 

Paralyzed Sprint Car Driver Isaac Schreurs pick up First Win at Park Jefferson Speedway

In a scene reminiscent of the movie Rudy, Saturday night at Park Jefferson Speedway became the place where dreams come true. After leading all 25 laps of the American Sprint Car Series race Isaac Schreurs, who lost the use of his legs at age 14, pulled into victory lane. But unlike other victory lane photos, the driver didn’t quickly exit the car. Instead, with the crowd on its feet, a four-wheeler appeared with Schreurs father appeared from the pits. Rushing to the side of his son’s car, the elder Schreurs leapt off the back and reached into the cockpit and scooped his son up in his arms. Then, father and son went around to the front of the car where the crowd roared its approval to the young twenty one year old. In doing so, Schreurs became the first paraplegic to win a major sprint car race. A front row of Schreurs and John Klabunde led the American Sprint Car Series event to the green flag. Schreurs quickly took the lead. Facing multiple challenges from third starting Cody Ledger, he continued to lead until lap 17. Ledger put a slide job in front of Schreurs but the yellow flag flew placing Schreurs back in the lead. Schreurs once again led the field green until a violent flip from Jack Dover off of turn 3 which saw him flip over 50 feet until his car came to rest. The accident was the result of a broken front axle. Schreurs was able to hold the lead for the final laps to take the checkers. He was followed by Cody Ledger and Billy Alley rounded out the top three. Schreurs will next take on the American Sprint Car Series at the upcoming 36th running of the Jackson Nationals on Labor Day Weekend, August 29-30. Tickets and information are available at www.jacksonspeedway.com.

 

SALDANA LEADS 26 LAPS AND FINISHES SECOND TO SCHATZ IN MINOT, N.D.

MINOT, N.D. (Aug. 17, 2014) – The World of Outlaws made their last stateside appearance tonight at Nodak Speedway before crossing the northern border for a doubleheader in Edmonton next Friday and Saturday Aug. 22-23.

Joey Saldana gave the hometown hero, Donny Schatz, a run for the trophy in a crowd-pleasing, nail biting 35-lap feature.

Saldana and the Motter team set the track record in Minot last year of 13.180 seconds. In preliminary action tonight, the second generation driver powered the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to a lap quicker than his track record (13.034 seconds), and third in the qualifying order.

The Brownsburg Bullet pushed off fourth in the third heat. On the first attempt at a green flag start, polesitter Casey Mack was on the throttle too early. World of Outlaws officials penalized him one row for the restart. When the field went green this time,

David Gravel, the new polesitter, jumped to the lead followed by Kerry Madsen and Saldana. The top three did not change running order throughout the eight laps, though Saldana nearly nipped Madsen at the finish stripe. Saldana’s third place finish and qualifying position earned him a position in the dash.

A ‘four’ pill pulled during the inversion draw set Saldana up for a starting position on the outside of the first row for the dash. When the green flag dropped, Saldana won the drag race for the lead and began to bury the throttle, pulling away from the field. The Bullet took a flag to flag dash win with a two-second margin of victory, earning the pole for the 35-lap A Main.

There was a brief rain delay prior to the feature, and track personnel reworked and groomed the racing surface.

When racing got underway, Saldana took the lead with Donny Schatz close behind.

The leaders encountered traffic about five laps into the event. Schatz made continuous bids for the lead but couldn’t get past Saldana. With 16 laps complete, the yellow flew, and the half-second lead Saldana built up evaporated on the restart, but once again

Saldana assumed the lead with Schatz close behind. The two continued to battle nose to tail, side by side, high and low until the yellow came out again with 22 laps complete. Same scenario: Saldana with the lead and Schatz trying to make the steal. On lap 27, Schatz seized the opportunity and went to the top of the track to take command of the field, leading the remaining laps for a three-peat at his hometown track.

Saldana finished second after having led the first 26 laps and David Gravel came home third.

Perhaps team owner Dan Motter summed up the night best: “Donny Schatz was like a Russian Mig with a heat-seeking missile going after Joey.”

“I didn’t think Donny would go to the top for the pass, but he did. He’s a great race car driver and you make a mistake, he makes you pay,” said Saldana in a post-race interview. “I saw him down there in lapped traffic running the bottom and it was getting better down there but then it started cleaning off and the top got better. It’s just a case of wrong place, wrong time. I felt we were really good in lapped traffic and we were holding him off. Then to get beat on an open track really sucks. But he has been on a tear lately.

“To be up front racing with these guys means a lot. To get a podium is really good for us and I hope we can build on that and get better at Edmonton.”

 

 

Bright Records Back-to-Back ARDC Midgets Wins at Williams Grove and Lincoln

Inside Line Promotions - KUTZTOWN, Pa. (Aug. 17, 2014) - Alex Bright enjoyed a season-best weekend when he scored a pair of feature victories and earned a trio of podium finishes.

"It's definitely the best weekend so far," he said. "I hope to top it throughout the rest of the year. We were just on point with everything and didn't make any mistakes. To get two wins in a row in the midget, at Williams Grove and Lincoln, I'm speechless about this weekend."

Bright sandwiched the ARDC Midgets wins between a pair of micro sprint events at Action Track USA, starting last Wednesday when he won his heat race driving for Greg Stevens. Bright then advanced from sixth to third place in a wild main event.

"The feature was definitely interesting," he said. "The track was real rough and that definitely played out. Throughout the whole race the first and second-place cars never ran away, but they were faster than me. It was whoever could get through the ruts the best and not make any mistakes. The type of car we had is a lot better on smooth, heavy tracks. It ended up being real rough, dry and rutty."

Bright tackled Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday. After finishing second to his brother in a heat race, Bright earned a spot in the feature redraw. He then pulled the No. 2 to start the 20-lap main event on the outside of the front row.

"We adjusted some things and got the car a little better," he said. "We took off on the top side of the track and never looked back. When you're out in the lead you're not sure how close anybody is. I ran it hard the whole race and beat the second-place car by 11.9 seconds. We were cruising."

Bright's win, which he said was the most dominant of his career, was his fourth with the ARDC Midgets of the season.

Saturday ended with Bright in a similar position at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. However, it was a much different route to get there. After charging from sixth to second place in his heat race, Bright drew the No. 6 in the feature redraw to line up on the outside of the third row for the 25-lap main event.

"The bottom and middle of the track slicked up and it had a pretty good cushion," he said. "On the start I got boxed in and didn't get around anybody. I tried the top early on and couldn't get rolling. I think I dropped back to 10th or so. Once I found the bottom I slowly started working my way through. I looked at the scoreboard with only 10 laps to go and I said I'm going to try the top again and get rolling or go straight to the back. I wasn't going to settle for fifth."

Bright found a fast line around the top of the track and after advancing into third place with a caution on Lap 20, he took advantage once the leaders were bunched up.

"With about five laps to go I was lapping a car and his oil line blew right in front of me," he said. "I just squeezed by between him and the wall. It helped me that the caution came out. I got a really good restart and going into the first turn (the top two drivers) both went to the bottom and I went to the top and never looked back."

Bright took the lead exiting turn two on the restart and powered to his 10th feature victory of the season.

The busy weekend concluded on Sunday at Action Track USA, where Bright maneuvered from eighth to sixth place during his heat race on the slimy track. That relegated him to the B Main, which he won to earn a transfer into the back of the main event. He then rallied from 22nd to an 11th -place finish, which was one spot away from extending his eight-race streak of top 10s.

"We just missed the setup and had the wrong tire on," he said. "I didn't think it was going to be that slick. It actually rubbered up and we had a soft tire on. I wasn't disappointed, but I'm not happy with it."

Bright will be off this weekend before tackling the next ARDC Midgets event on Aug. 31 at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 13 - Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 3 (6).

Aug. 15 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 1 (2).

Aug. 16 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 1 (6).

Aug. 17 - Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa. - Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 11 (22).

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 10 wins, 26 top fives, 38 top 10s, 40 top 15s, 46 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 31 at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., with the ARDC Midgets

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 - Bell Racing Helmets

Bell Racing USA LLC is the world's leading auto racing and karting helmet company. More champions in all forms of racing have worn Bell Helmets than any other brand. The Bell name is synonymous with innovation, technology, engineering excellence and superior helmet performance. For more information, visit http://www.BellRacing.com.

"Bell Racing Helmets are the most comfortable and the safest," Bright said. "Champions wear Bell."

Bright would also like to thank PXP Racewear, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Lightcap Electric, RGR Racing, SPAR Racing Engines, Hyper Chassis, Carlton D. Geesman Contracting, Presidential HVAC, Elite Chassis, Benic Shocks, Fontana Automotive, Diamond Disposal LLC, How Charming LLC and DJ Website Design 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.

 

 

Starks Still Hungry for First Win After Close Call at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (Aug. 17, 2014) - Trey Starks is hungry for his first win of the season.

Starks nearly took advantage of a late opportunity to capture a triumph on Saturday at Skagit Speedway, where he has won four times in the past three years.

"Although we've ran a harder schedule this year, it's tough to be at this point of the season and not have a win yet," he said. "It's come a little later than the past couple of seasons."

After qualifying second quickest, Starks advanced from fourth to second place during his heat race. The feature inversion was a four, which lined him up on the inside of the second row for the 25-lap main event.

"I got into second on the third or fourth lap," he said. "I was chasing the leader all race. He was quicker than us in clean air. On restarts it took a couple of laps to get up to him. Every time we got to traffic there'd be a caution."

Starks saw his opportunity with approximately five laps remaining as the duo raced through traffic.

"The track was really narrow and one lane," he said. "I knew if he got a lapped car between us it might be game over. I saw a shot and he bounced out of the groove. I got on the inside of him going into turn one. He bounced through a hole, straightened it out, came across the track and we got together. We both ended up spinning and stopping."

Starks was forced to restart at the back of the pack following the incident on the backstretch.

"I had to take a shot," he said. "It almost worked. It was just a little too close. If that would have went a little different we could have had a win."

Starks rebounded to post his 17th top 10 of the season.

He will return to Skagit Speedway this Saturday for a final tune-up prior to the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series doubleheader at the track the following weekend.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 16 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 8 (3).

SEASON STATS -

49 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 17 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at any race he attends as well as on http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Blue Dot Fabrications

Blue Dot Fabrications is owned by Trey's uncle, Dean Starks, who fabricates various types of vehicles, including vintage cars and road race cars. Blue Dot Fabrications even built quarter midgets when Trey began racing. For more information, visit http://www.BlueDotFab.com.

"Blue Dot Fabrications is another business that has been around my family my entire life," Starks said. "My uncle, Dean, has always been around ready to fix anything that gets dinged up at the track."

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

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.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Holds on for 10th Top Five of Season at Salina Highbanks Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Okla. (Aug. 17, 2014) - Tony Bruce Jr. recorded his 10th top five of the season on Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway.

Unfortunately, it wasn't the result he hoped for after starting on the pole of the 30-lap Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event.

"We were fighting a tight car all night long," he said. "We just couldn't get it to rotate the corners. Whenever I was out by myself I was ok. Any time I was around cars and traffic I was terrible."

After powering from sixth to third place during his heat race, Bruce Jr. earned a spot in the feature redraw. However, after pulling the No. 1 to garner the pole position, he dropped a couple of spots on the opening lap of the main event.

"It was bad to start on the inside," he said. "The outside had a lot of momentum. I fell back to third on the opening lap. We were just too tight."

Bruce Jr. battled inside the top five throughout the entire feature before ending fifth, which marked his fifth top five of the season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It's really never good to start on the pole and run fifth," he said. "We have some work to do. Hopefully we'll address those issues here at the shop and get better for next week."

The One 8 Motorsports team will compete in a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races this weekend, starting Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Mid-South Showdown. It is also the final TBJ Promotions event of the season.

"Riverside has always been good to us," Bruce Jr. said. "I feel like it's a race track we can go to and try to capitalize on the speed we've had all year."

The weekend concludes on Friday at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., where Bruce Jr. made his debut last season.

"Last year we were running in the top five and I think we ended up getting a flat tire," he said. "That was my only time there so I don't have much to pull off of."

He currently ranks ninth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings - only 10 points behind eighth place.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 16 - Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 5 (1).

SEASON STATS -

45 races, 3 wins, 10 top fives, 24 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Mid-South Showdown and Friday at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., 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 -

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.

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Oswego Speedway Racing Postponed to August 17; Racing to Start at Noon

OSWEGO, NY (August 16, 2014) – Oswego Speedway’s racing action, presented by Oswego County Federal Credit Union and Bosco’s Famous Italian Sausage, originally scheduled for Saturday, August 16 has been postponed due to rain until Sunday, August 17 at 11 a.m.

Rain showers began to fall on the Speedway during hot laps at 4:30 p.m., bringing all warmup periods to an end. Speedway officials made the call some 90 minutes later to postpone racing to the posted rain date of Sunday, August 17.

Pit gates will open Sunday, August 17 at 10 a.m. with grandstand gates opening and hot laps beginning at 11 a.m.

All teams will receive one hot lap session at 11 a.m. with racing action set to go green at noon.

The full schedule of racing will go off on Sunday with three Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super heats, three Novelis Supermodified heats, followed by twin Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super 20-lap features and a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified feature.

All those in the grandstand on Saturday must bring their purchased ticket stub with them on Sunday for re-entry. Rain checks are only good for Sunday, August 17 and cannot be applied to any other event being that the Speedway is racing on a published rain date.

All those in the pit area on Saturday must bring their purchased ticket stub with them and leave their pit wristband on in order to gain re-entry on Sunday. Rain checks are only good for Sunday, August 17 and cannot be applied to any other event being that the Speedway is racing on a published rain date.

General admission seating is available for Sunday, August 17 for only $17 with Price Chopper Tickets to Go again available at any Price Chopper Supermarkets store for only $14.

Once again in 2014, kids 16 & under will be admitted free of charge with a paid adult with active military also admitted free with I.D.

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

 

 

SALDANA TAKES SECOND CONSECUTIVE QUICK TIME OF THE WEEK

AND FINISHES SEVENTH AT RIVER CITIES SPEEDWAY

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Aug. 15, 2014) – Tonight marked the 15th World of Outlaws visit at River Cities Speedway. Joey Saldana won the inaugural event and followed up with a second victory in 2010.

On a crusade to better his season career-best 32 quick times, Saldana clicked off his 21st No. 1 qualifying effort, driving the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M sprint car to a lightning lap of 10.134 seconds. It was his second consecutive quick time of the week, having also scored the No. 1 qualifying position Tuesday in McCool Junction, Nebraska.

“This track is an awesome shape, it has banking and they prepare the track well,” said the Brownsburg Bullet. “It suits 410 cars really well and we (World of Outlaws) always put on a great show here.

“Fast time tonight was definitely a credit to Dan Motter drawing the number two pill. It was a big help. The car is fun to drive and we just have to get better in the features.

Hopefully tonight is the night.”

Slated to push off fourth in the first heat, Saldana was moved up to the outside of the front row when Jason Sides, who originally sat in that spot, accelerated too quickly on the first start and was penalized one row. The field was brought around for another attempt at the green which produced a spirited battle between polesitter Cody Darrah and Saldana for the lead. The two drivers traded the lead before Darrah settled in to pace the field with Saldana second and Donny Schatz third. The first three positions remained the same for the 10-lap duration.

Saldana would race in the dash but the number six pill pulled in the inversion draw, shuffled him to the sixth starting position. As always this was an important race because the way the drivers finished in the dash determined the starting positions for the feature. When the track went green, Logan Schuchart got the best start and led the early laps before Daryn Pittman made the steal and took the lead to cross the finish stripe first. Saldana finished sixth and started on the outside of the third row in the A-Main.

Daryn Pittman and Logan Schuchart battled for the lead of the 40-lap feature when the field went green. Pittman was leading when Kerry Madsen brought out the red flag with a side over side wild ride off the end of the racetrack. Madsen was okay and insisted on taking his car to the work area despite heavy damage. Repairs were made in time for him to rejoin the field.

Pittman brought the field down for the restart with Schuchart second. Saldana was sixth. The race was riddled with red and yellow flags and with all the stops and starts it was hard to get racing momentum. With 12 laps complete there had been three red flags and three yellows. Pittman led every lap with challenges mounting behind him as positions changed. Racing action was slowed for the final time with three laps to go but on the restart Pittman again surged to the lead to hold on for a flag to flag victory. Throughout the event, Saldana worked his way up as far as fourth in the field but spent the majority of the race riding in the top five. With 11 laps to go, he was sixth and he was passed on the final lap by Mark Dobmeier to finish seventh.

Behind Pittman were Donny Schatz in second and Cody Darrah in third.

The Outlaws will have a preparation day Saturday before racing resumes Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D.

 

 

“AN EVENING WITH JON AGAN” SET FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, AT THE NATIONAL SPRINT CAR MUSEUM

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 15, 2014) - The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will host its monthly Sprint Car 101: Third Thursday Series program on Thursday, August 21, at 7 p.m. with “An Evening with Jon Agan.” The program is free and open to the public, and it will take place on the second floor of the non-profit museum.

According to museum curator Tom Schmeh today, “Because of the season that Jon Agan is having this year, we’ve wanted him to be our special guest for a while now. But, his schedule with the Sprint Invaders Association has precluded it from happening until this coming Thursday night. The former regular with the All Star Circuit of Champions is currently second in Knoxville Raceway ‘360’ points and he is leading the ‘360’ Sprint Invaders points. He is a threat to win every time out. We are anxious to have Knoxville historian Eric Arnold interview Jon about his life and racing career.”

Those individuals interested in learning more about the “Sprint Car 101” Third Thursday Series at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are urged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com.

 

 

Mike Bond to Return from Injury, Enters Bud Light Small Block Super Classic

OSWEGO, NY (August 15, 2014) – Nine weeks after suffering a compression fracture to his lower back in a June 14 Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super incident at Oswego Speedway, Mike Bond has entered the Bud Light SBS Classic 75 at the ‘Steel Palace.’

Bond, a three time series champion and three time SBS Classic champion, plans to return to the seat in a limited role during the Speedway’s Small Block Super Twin 20 events this Saturday, August 16 in preparation for Budweiser International Classic Weekend.

The Bond No. 74, owned by Four Sevens Motorsports’ Denise Merrill, is the 28th Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super to enter the Bud Light Small Block Super Classic 75, which will be contended on Saturday, August 30.

Bond’s injury came as a result of a multicar incident during the June 14 SBS main event, which saw Bond’s machine drop with great force onto the Speedway’s pavement.

Riding second in points entering the June 14 main behind current point leader Andrew Schartner, Bond’s injury forced him to miss the next six events of the season before his planned return this Saturday night.

Bond’s return will add a great deal of intrigue into the Small Block Super Classic field, which is already stacked with previous champions and stout competition.

Joining Russ Brown, Schartner, Dave Cliff, and Cameron Rowe, Bond will be the fifth different past Classic champion in the lineup come August 30.

Add to it 2014 race winners Anthony Losurdo, Mike Bruce, Jon Tesoriero, Jason Simmons, Alex Hoag and previous series champion Kreig Heroth, and the roster is a who’s who of the series.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m. on August 16 with grandstand gates opening and hot laps beginning at 4 p.m.

General admission seating is available for only $17 with Price Chopper Tickets to Go again available at any Price Chopper Supermarkets store for only $14.

Once again in 2014, kids 16 & under will be admitted free of charge with a paid adult with active military also admitted free with I.D.

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

 

 

Bob Newton Classic to Spotlight Exciting Feature Lineup

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) It’s one of the fastest series in the sprint car circuit and they’ll return to Plymouth Speedway this weekend.

The Sprints on Dirt Series drivers will be at the Playground of Power to participate in the Bob Newton Classic this Saturday, Aug. 16.

Also on Saturday, the Swan Lake Resorts UMP Modified division will welcome former Kalamazoo champion Andy Bozell and his son Phil Bozell. Drivers in the Dickies Restaurant 600 Sprints and the Super Streets will also participate in this big night of racing.

The night shines the spotlight on one of racing’s most innovative minds. Bob Newton saw a need for better racing tires while he had a career as a race car driver. It was then when he and his wife, Joyce, started Hoosier Racing Tire in 1957. The business actually started in an old abandoned horse barn in South Bend when Bob and Joyce began producing their own race tires by re-treading street tires with softer compounds. Newton introduced the area’s first slick recapped (or retreaded) tire for racing. The tire has been featured in racing’s top series and continues to propel race cars to victories in many levels of racing today.

The Warsaw Hall of Fame presentations are planned during the intermission of this weekend’s action and on Aug. 23. This Saturday, sprint car drivers and owners from the Warsaw Speedway will be recognized. They include John Davis, Sam Davis and Paul Hazen. Jim Elliott will be posthumously honored. On Aug. 23, stock car drivers Jerry Baker, Tom Beezley, Jim Bucher, Bruce Hogue, Art Leiter, Alan Marsh, Ron McKenzie, Dan Prater and John White will honored. Art Smith, Dick Leiter and Loralee Shermin will be posthumously honored.

The familiar speedway for many area fans closed in 1990.

Just in case, a rain date for all presentations has been set for Aug. 23.

The gates will open at 4 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. ET. Enjoy affordable concessions while you’re here and don’t forget to get your tickets for the Techworks Trailer Sales trailer raffle.

 

 

Russ Hall – Front Row Challenge Podium Highlights Sprintweek!

(Bill W) August 14, 2014 – Russ Hall and the Skillz Motorsports #29 team found themselves rebounding from a tough 360 Nationals to finish on the podium at this year’s Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The Pleasant Hill, Iowa driver will compete in this weekend’s 1st Annual Sprint Invaders Nationals. The series will hit Bloomfield Speedway and 34 Raceway near West Burlington in Iowa Friday and Saturday, and the Quincy Raceways in Quincy, Illinois on Sunday.

Mechanical ills made for a 360 Nationals to forget, but Russ rebounded at the Front Row Challenge a week ago Monday. He would start sixth in his heat and finish third. “The track was kind of tricky,” he says of the half-mile. “One and two was pretty slick and three and four stayed narrow. It kind of built a curb over there, and it was rough coming off of four.”

The redraw saw Russ draw a starting spot outside of row one, next to Jac Haudenschild. “We weren’t sure what to do for the feature,” he says. “Jac beat us on the start. I was able to run with him for a few laps, and then I put the wing back a little ways. That ended up making the car a little too tight.”

That’s when the eventual race winner would get by. “I was tight coming off of turn two, and that’s where (Brian) Brown got me, says Russ. “Those two took off. I couldn’t keep pace with them. I think we were fortunate to run third there. We were happy to get a top three finish with the ASCS National Series. We’ve only ran a few of their races, and it was nice to finish up third with them.”

Russ has had the Front Row Challenge on his car this summer. “That makes it a little extra special,” he says. “Terry McCarl was good enough to put the Front Row Challenge on our car and help us out the last couple of months. I’d like to thank him for that.”

The competition should be stiff with extra money on the line for this weekend’s Sprint Invaders Nationals. “I’m looking forward to it,” says Russ. “Terry, Wayne Johnson and a few of those guys will be coming this week. Hopefully, we can run well with them and we get a good long weekend of racing in.”

The three tracks have suited Russ’s driving style well in the past. “I’ve heard they’ve made some track improvements at Bloomfield, so I’m looking forward to getting there,” he says. “We always seem to do well at Burlington, and we’re looking forward to Quincy. We’re looking for a good weekend to get us through the rest of the year.”

Russ is running fourth in points at Knoxville Raceway. Their season championship is August 26. After that, he says his schedule is open. “Missing Tipton (with the Sprint Invaders) freed us up to go about wherever we want to race,” he says. “Unfortunately, we had some bad luck early in the Sprint Invaders season. We would have liked to have been able to defend that championship, but that’s really out of our grasp now.”

Russ and the Skillz Motorsports team would like to thank: Waterfront Seafood Market, Kulow Trucking, Northtown Motors, Schnee Chassis, Ostrich Racing Engines, Tom Davis Automotive, Des Moines Industrial Products, Midland Performance, Ballistic Designs, HRP, Jim’s Johns, R&L Racing Shocks and Jocko’s.

 

 

Big Payday Awaits STARS Midget Drivers at “Pavement Nationals”
By: Rich Murray
(MORRIS, IL, August 14, 2014)—The largest payout of the 2014 D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget season is up for grabs on Saturday, August 23rd, when the 4th Annual D’Arcy GMC Pavement Nationals presented by Bell Helmets takes place at Grundy County Speedway. Not only does a robust $3500 check go to the race winner, but the event is also round two of the “Safety-Kleen Triple Crown,“ which means a large bonus check could be earned by one fortunate driver and team.
In the first event of the three-race series, Plainfield, Illinois’ Nick Baran earned his first career national midget victory after a heated, race-long battle with STARS point leader, Austin Prock, in the prestigious “Illinois State Championship” on August 2nd. If Baran is able to win the “Pavement Nationals,” he would be two-thirds of the way toward earning a $2000 bonus for winning all three of the “Triple Crown” races. Even if he doesn’t win, but scores a solid finish, it could put him in the driver’s seat of the “Triple Crown” point standings in which the champion can also collect a nice sum of cash.
The three-race “Safety-Kleen Triple Crown” consists of a trio of STARS National Midget races at Grundy County Speedway: the “Illinois State Championship” which Baran won on August 2nd; August 23rd’s “D’Arcy GMC Pavement Nationals presented by Bell Helmets,” and September 27th’s “Alex Pruett Memorial.” If a driver is able to win all three legs of the “Triple Crown,” that driver will pocket a $2000 bonus. If nobody is able to win all three of the races, a $750 prize will go to the driver who earned the most points in each of the “Triple Crown” races.
In the first “Pavement Nationals” in 2011, Auburn, Illinois’ Mario Clouser was able to make a pass for the lead with just 15 laps remaining in the feature to collect the victory. The year 2012 saw Danville, Indiana’s Kyle Hamilton earn one his five career 50-lap victories in a midget at Grundy County Speedway. Prock, a native of Avon, Indiana, picked up the most recent “Pavement Nationals” win in 2013.
Along with the STARS National Midgets, the “D’Arcy GMC Pavement Nationals presented by Bell Helmets” features the STARS Classic Modifieds, INEX Legends, CSR Super Cups, and Legacy Midwest Series. Adult tickets are just $12. Kids age 5-12 get in for $2. Children age 4 and under are free! Grandstands open up at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m. Grundy County Speedway is located one mile north of I-80 on Route 47 in Morris, Illinois.

 

Taylor Ferns Looks to Outrun the Weather this Week

By Ferns Racing PR

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — August 14, 2014 — Mother Nature is often the toughest competitor in dirt track racing. Taylor Ferns has had to battle rain and inclement weather the last several weeks, which have prevented her from climbing aboard her 410-winged sprint car. She looks to put all of that behind her this weekend, as she heads to Northwest Ohio for a night of racing at Attica Raceway Park.

Ferns will be in action with the Fremont Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) on Saturday, August 16 in the Jimmy’s Towing/Indy Race Parts Maxim. The racing program will begin with hot laps, followed by time trials, heat races and a 30-lap A-Feature.

“I’ve been at the race shop helping out every day, so that keeps me focused on it, even if we haven’t been on the track for a few weeks,” said Ferns. “I’ve used a GoPro camera every race this year, so I’ve been going back and watching a lot of the races from earlier this year the last few weeks. Always thinking about racing and having it fresh in your mind is a good way to stay focused.”

The 18-year-old has raced three times at Attica Raceway Park in 2014. She led laps in her debut at the third-mile on May 9, before a spin relegated her to a 14th-place finish. She finished third in her heat race that night. Ferns returned to Attica on the Fourth of July and came home 16th in the A-Feature. On July 18, at the high-banked bullring, she crossed the finish line 13th. She opened the night by recording the eight-fastest lap in time trials of the 28 entries and then finished third in the second heat race.

“Last time we were at Attica we were fast in qualifying, even though we went out later in the order,” she shared. “Attica is a tricky track and every time we have gone back, we have improved. Hopefully we’ll make an even bigger improvement this weekend. If we can start up front and run up front and get a solid finish, we’ll call it a good day.”

Ferns most recently raced on July 19 at Butler Motor Speedway in Michigan, where she finished sixth. After getting upside in her heat race, she lined up 17th and powered her way through the field, passing the most cars of any driver in attendance.

“At the smaller tracks we’ve been running like Attica and Fremont, if you start up front, you definitely want to keep your nose clean,” Ferns said. “The best way to do that is to start at the front and take the lead right away. If you start more towards the back, you can’t waste any time and have to work your way through there. Your approach in the feature usually depends on where you start, which is dictated by where you qualify, so time trials plays a major role each night.”

Last weekend, the 2011 USAC D1 Midget Series champion was scheduled to compete in a pair of races with the OVSCA in West Virginia, but was sidelined by inclement weather.

Ferns has one win this season in a 410-winged sprint car, with that coming in an OVSCA event at Southern Ohio Speedway on June 6. Along with winning the main event, she also set a new track record in qualifying that night. Ferns has earned seven top-10 finishes this season, in her return to 410-winged sprint cars for the first time in nearly four seasons, after competing in a variety of racing machines over the last few years.

The winningest female driver in USAC history will continue to compete in 410-winged sprint car races in the Ohio Valley region for the remainder of the season.

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.

Keep up to date For the latest news, results and information on Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing and to view a full 2014 schedule, visit TaylorFerns.com. Follow Taylor on Twitter at @TaylorFerns and like her on Facebook.

 

 

DAMION GARDNER BRINGING WORLD’S FASTEST SPRINT CAR TO PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY

(Perris, CA, August 14, 2014) The “World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver,” Damion Gardner, will be bringing the “World’s Fastest Sprint Car,” to put on display for the fans at the “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” featuring the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Gun Sprints and the California Lightning Sprint Cars at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday, August 16th . Spectator gates will open at 5:00 pm and the first race will be at 7:00.

Media please feel free to publish this photo of the “World’s Fastest Sprint Car,” Damion Gardner’s “Green Demon,” and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

The car, known as the “Green Demon,” which went 194.27 during 2013 Speed Week on the Bonneville Salt Flats, was slated to try to break the 200-MPH barrier this week, but the 2014 edition of Speed Week was canceled by rain.

“It will give the fans something else to look at while they are the races,” the two-time USAC/CRA champion said by phone from his Concord home on Wednesday night. “I just wanted to bring it down so everybody could see it and see what it is all about. They see pictures, but this way they can see it in person. It is a cool car that has a lot of old school body work hammered out of aluminum that was done by the Victory Race Car guys. Whatever we can do to get fans out to the races helps.”

The way the fans will see the car is exactly the way it was set up to run this week at Bonneville before rain intervened.

“It hasn’t even been out of the trailer,“ Gardner laughed. “How the fans see the car sitting there on Saturday is virtually how it was going to make the first run at Bonneville.”

Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian is very appreciative that Gardner has not only gone out of his way to get the car to the track this week, but for all of his interactions and his willingness to please the fans.

“We really appreciate and thank Damion for doing this,” Kazarian said. “He knows most local fans will never have a chance to see this famous car close up so he has taken it upon himself to see that they do. He is doing it for the fans. He is a very fan conscious driver and is always willing to do what it takes on the track or before or after the races off the track to make sure they have a good time.”

While the car will be silent at The PAS, Gardner is looking forward to another shot at going fast in it in early September.

“We are working on taking it back there (to Bonneville) in September,” Gardner said. “I have races at Watsonsville and Santa Maria that weekend (first weekend in September). I will do another kamikaze run to get to Bonneville and run the car on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. That is only three weeks away though so the salt is going to have to do a lot of drying out. We are not going to go if it is risky at all and waste a trip again. Hopefully it will dry out and we will be able to get there.”

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, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, 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.

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Down the Stretch They Go in DCRP Title Chases!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 14, 2014) – The USAC Southwest Sprint Cars won’t be the only ones with something on the line when the green flag flies at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night.

While Saturday’s card that fires off at 7:30 p.m. marks the fourth and final leg of the non-win USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour”, it also feature championship chase action for four of the track’s five regular divisions.

And with just two nights of action remaining after Saturday’s card, the importance of Saturday’s action is only magnified.

With USAC Southwest “Freedom Tour” intensity building after Arizona’s R.J. Johnson topped a field of 34 in last night’s opener at Oklahoma’s Lawton Speedway, a look at the DCRP championship chases follows…

IMCA Modifieds:

Finishing one position ahead of defending track champ Austin Allen the last time out, Ryan Heger was able to “stretch” his lead all the way out to four points. And with a five-point differential between first and second in the main event, the title is up for grabs with three nights remaining.

A DNF last time out hurt Cole Traugott’s chances, though he could still make a run at the top spot at just 39 points out of the lead.

Behind the lead trio, only 15 points separates the four drivers battling for fourth. Those four are Nick Link, Jesse Smith, Kale Beavers and Mike Lunow.

Feature Winners: Brendon Gemmill 2, Scott Brown 1, Van Gemmill 1, Danny Keller 1, Joel Lane 1, Clay Sellard 1, Jesse Smith.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Ryan Heger (Hugoton, KS) 1,027, 2. Austin Allen (Wichita, KS) 1,023, 3. Cole Traugott (Woodward, OK) 988, 4. Nick Linn (Rolla, KS) 946, 5. Jesse Smith (Dodge City, KS) 942, 6. Kale Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 937, 7. Mike Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 931, 8. William Nusser (Larned, KS) 839, 9. Joel Lane (Ulysses, KS) 833, 10. Tracy Link (Hugoton, KS) 811.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Closing in on a second straight track title, Jeff Kaup added his third win of the year in the most recent event on July 25 to extend his points lead to 86 points over Josh Appel, who is trying to break away from the tightly-bunched pack in the battle for second.

Saturday could see a big Sport Mod outing with the Inaugural $1,000-to-win Sport Modified Mayhem event just seven nights later on August 23.

Feature Winners: Jeff Kaup 3, Michael Shenberger 2, Josh Appel 1, Nate Ginest 1, Clay Money 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jeff Kaup (Woodward, OK) 1,119, 2. Josh Appel (Dodge City, KS) 1,033, 3. Toby Witthuhn (Garden City, KS) 1,012, 4. Austin Walker (Utica, KS) 1,007, 5. Jason Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 992, 6. Randle McRoberts (Dodge City, KS) 971, 7. Tristen Barton (Dighton, KS) 966, 8. Brian May (Spearville, KS) 925, 9. Mike Appel (Dodge City, KS) 908, 10. Bart Baker (Dodge City, KS) 872.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Nearly matching Kaup’s Sport Mod lead is Perry Misner, who is closing in on his second track championship in three years with an 84 point edge over Michael Pepper.

Pepper is just 11 points ahead of Dusty Witthuhn in the race for second with Reagan Sellard only nine points ahead of Randy Dowell in the battle for fourth.

Feature Winners: Perry Misner 4, Angel Munoz 2, Scott Drake 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Perry Misner (Garden City, KS) 1,025, 2. Michael Pepper (Lakin, KS) 941, 3. Dusty Witthuhn (Bazine, KS) 930, 4. Reagan Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 899, 5. Randy Dowell (Ulysses, KS) 890, 6. Marlin Hogie (Ulysses, KS) 842, 7. Brett Copeland (Fowler, KS) 834, 8. Kyle Tillery (Beaver, OK) 719, 9. Justin Lewis (Dighton, KS) 597, 10. Shane Tillery (Laverne, OK) 572.

Thunder Cars:

Only three points separate William Bauer from Matt O’Hair in the Thunder Car title chase. Bauer has been the model of consistency with all seven finishes between fourth and sixth thus far. But he may need a win to put this one away.

Feature Winners: Cody Davis 3, Sonny O’Hair 2, Matt O’Hair 1, Dan Rogers 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. William Bauer (Ness City, KS) 954, 2. Matt O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 951, 3. Dan Rogers (Buffalo, OK) 922, 4. Tom Reed (Kalvesta, KS) 870, 5. Bryan Habiger (Ingalls, KS) 849, 6. Norman Carr (Garden City, KS) 844, 7. Dustin Walker (Buffalo, OK) 786, 8. Cody Davis (Bucklin, KS) 736, 9. Sonny O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 650, 10. Tobby Schield (Sublette, KS) 645.

Hornets:

Jarett Lunow will have to wait one more week until August 23 to try to make it seven-for-seven in Hornet action on the inner asphalt oval.

Feature Winners: Jarett Lunow 6.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jarett Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 900, 2. Brandon Bogner (Wright, KS), 829, 3. Marci O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 750, 4. (tie) Jarred Nightengale (Dodge City, KS) and Kohle Ricke (Dodge City, KS) 701, 6. Andy Copeland (Fowler, KS) 676, 7. Zak Moore (Dodge City, KS) 396, 8. Tyler Olson (Tyrone, OK) 270, 9. Nathan Barton (Dighton, KS) 213, 10. Cheryl Copeland (Fowler, KS) 132.

Tickets to Saturday’s Second Annual USAC Southwest Freedom Tour finale along with Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars and Thunder Cars are just $20 for adults with children 11 and under free when accompanied by an adult.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

Reutzel Rallies Topless to Fourth; Salina Highbanks up Next!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (August 14, 2014) – It wasn’t exactly business as usual for Aaron Reutzel.

A track he’d only been at once before. And this time without a wing, something the Clute, TX racer has done fewer than a dozen times in his career.

The end result for Reutzel and the BC Fundz/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple-X team were eye-opening though with a daring charge through the field from 18th to finish fourth in the opening leg of the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” at Lawton Speedway in southwest Oklahoma.

“We finally figured out a few things on the car,” Reutzel said afterward. “That was fun, there were some pretty wild moments along the way.”

After losing the fifth position in his heat race at the line, Reutzel found his Scott Baylor Racing Engines/Basic One Services machine in “B” Main action against a stout field of 34 competitors atop the ¼-mile red clay oval.

Wasting no time, Reutzel maneuvered from third into the lead on the opening lap of the “B” Main and cruised on to an easy win to earn the 18th starting position for the feature aboard the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt.

And, with the track slicking off to a treacherous cushion, it was playing right into Reutzel’s hands. In fact, early in the evening, Reutzel had commented that, “I hope it slicks off to a cushion, that’s the kind of track I like with the wingless car.”

Avoiding a couple of early scrambles, Reutzel worked his way up to eighth in the opening seven rounds and was up to fifth before the halfway point.

Reutzel slid past Koby Barskdale for fourth on the 16th round then pressured Mike Martin for third the rest of the way before settling for fourth place and Hard Charger honors.

With a night of wingless action in the books to run his season totals to 22 top-fives and 31 top-tens, it’s back to the business at hand of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action Saturday night atop Oklahoma’s Salina Highbanks.

Sitting fifth in ASCS National points with at least a pair of positions within striking distance for the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics machine, Reutzel looks for win number seven on the year in his first visit to the Salina Highbanks since 2012.

2014 Quick Stats: 44 races, 6 “A” Main wins, 22 top-fives, 31 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at the Salina Highbanks in Salina, OK, on Saturday night.

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

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

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on 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.

 

 

Wayne County Speedway Sprint Car Doubleheader

This Saturday, August 16th is a show sprint car fans will not want to miss at the Napa Auto Parts - Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio. The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series event that was rained out in July will be on the card this Saturday as a make-up event. In addition, WCS promoter Jason Flory has decided to add his weekly winged 410 sprint cars to the card as well! Fans will get to see complete programs for wing and non wing sprint cars in addition to late models, super stocks, mini stocks and mini wedges for just $15. With the added excitement of such a large program, Wayne County Speedway has also added the Electromode band which will be playing some pre-race entertainment from 3 to 6 pm.

The title chase for the BOSS non wing sprints is rapidly coming to a close with just 4 events remaining and no less than 4 drivers with a legitimate shot at the championship. "The Magic Man" Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio will come in with a 24 point lead over the "Hustlin Hoosier" Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana. Smith has close company with the "Nati Nightmare" Michael Fischesser of Cincinnati, Ohio just 7 points behind. You can never count out the "Evans City Earthmover" Brandon Spithaler from Evans City, Pennsylvania who is just 46 markers behind Fischesser and only 77 points from the championship lead. Of the four, Smith is the only one to have scored previous wins at WCS recording two victories. Miller, Spithaler, and Smith all have one win apiece on the trail in 2014.

Other drivers expected to be in action are BOSS regulars Bob McMillin, Joe Butera, and Adam Miller representing the Keystone state of Pennsylvania. "Joltin" Joe Liguori and "Lightning" Logan Hupp will help Smith represent the Hoosier state of Indiana. However, the Buckeye series is well represented with Ohio drivers Derek Hastings, Chad Wilson, Aaron Middaugh, Scott Hardman, Andy Fike, Chuck Wilson, Steve Little and George Willard.

The standard BOSS purse will be in effect paying $1500 to win and $250 to start with $100 guaranteed to any driver who fails to start the A-Main. As always, BOSS pays many bonus incentives and the top heat race positions pay $40, $30, $20, and $10 each. Special thanks to our sponsors: Buckeye Machine (Forest, OH), The Bridge Restaurant (Sidney, OH), Lynn Cook (Dayton, OH), Hochstetler Trucking (Ashland, OH), K-D Pizza (Wooster, Mansfield, Ashland, OH), Cowen Truck Lines (Perrysville, OH), Burdette Builders (Sunman, IN), Lias Tire American Racer (Indiana, PA), Hoosier Tire Midwest (Indianapolis, IN), Indy Race Parts (Indianapolis, IN), Southeast Harley Davidson (Cleveland, OH), The Blue Room Restaurant (Kirby, OH), Precise Racing (Sarver, PA), FAST Signs (Dayton, OH), McMillin Apiaries (Wampum, PA), Elliott Custom Trailer Sales (Warsaw, IN) and Rusty and Cappie McClure (Ashland, OH).

Pit gates will open at 3 pm with drivers meeting at 6 pm. BOSS pill draw will open at 4:30 pm. Transponders are required and Wayne County Speedway is setting the standard for the industry by having the technology where BOTH types of transponders will work. For more information, please log on to www.waynecountyspeedway.com or check out the BOSS website at www.buckeyesprints.com or phone 740-703-3768.

 

 

Busy Weekend on Tap for Bell!

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (August 14, 2014) – The best remedy for putting a disappointing Knoxville Nationals in the past? How about five races over the course of three days.

That’s the plan for Christopher Bell, who will take to the track in the Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71 Midget on four occasions over the weekend while also mixing in a USAC Silver Crown start aboard the RPM/Gormly No. 99.

After one event on Friday, Bell is set for three feature events on Saturday before wrapping it all up with the traditional one-race Sunday.

“Five races in three days, I’m excited about it!” Bell exclaimed. “Hopefully we can pick up at least a win or two along the way.”

It all starts with a POWRi Midget outing at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL, on Friday night. Then things pick up, with an early a.m. practice on Saturday preceding the Tony Bettenhausen 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Following the 100-miler, it’s off to nearby Macon for a POWRi Midget double that includes a makeup feature from earlier in the season along with a full card of action. The weekend wraps up with a USAC vs. POWRi Midget tilt at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI, on Sunday night.

With a dozen of his 17 overall wins thus far in 2014 coming in the Midget ranks, Bell looks to add to the total with some fresh Toyota powerplants in the Kunz Midget for the weekend.

He’ll also try to add his first USAC Silver Crown score in his second outing aboard the RPM/Gormly No. 99 with Rob Hart at the wrenches after a runner-up finish atop the Belleville High Banks to kick off the month of August.

“The first race in the 99 went well so I think we’ll be good,” Bell says. “The mile track will be a different thing though than last time out.”

The busy weekend will be a quick way to put a Knoxville Nationals that barely happened at all for Bell in the past.

“We never really even got a chance,” Bell said. “Even with it not running right, we were going forward when we got a few laps so I feel confident about that.”

After losing one engine in the Capitani Classic the Sunday prior to the Nationals, Bell’s Knoxville Nationals debut was pushed back to Friday night after his scheduled Wednesday night qualifier was nixed by rain.

But, with a balky motor that finally gave out as he was marching forward in “B” Main action, the 19-year-old from Norman, OK, didn’t have an opportunity to showcase his on-track talent at the famed Knoxville oval this time around.

“It’s a good team and those problems will get ironed out,” Bell said of the Berryman No. 31b Sprint Car that he’s already picked up a pair of wins in this season. “It just wasn’t meant to happen this time.”

2014 Quick Stats: 71 races, 17 wins, 36 top-fives, 46 top-tens.

Next Up:

Friday, Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, IL) – Kunz 71 Midget

Saturday afternoon, Illinois State Fairgrounds (Springfield, IL) – RPM/Gormly 99 Silver Crown

Saturday night, Macon Speedway (Macon, IL) – Kunz 71 Midget

Sunday, Angell Park Speedway (Sun Prairie, WI) – Kunz 71 Midget

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.

 

 

6th Annual Jack Shutts Memorial at Skyline

AMRA Mods and AMRA Late Models Spar

OVSCA Sprints Join the Field

STEWART, OHIO-The 6th Annual Jack Shutts Memorial will be held this Saturday, August 16 at Skyline Speedway. The race will pay $2,000 to win for the AMRA Late Models plus OVSCA Outlaw Sprint cars and all other classes will be on hand. See facebook or website for details.

Jack Shutts enjoyed dirt track auto racing and had served as a flagger, announcer and scorekeeper at both Skyline Speedway and Tyler County Speedway among many other numerous tracks around the Ohio Valley. He was a racing innovator and instrumental in the PRO’s racing series as an official, which set many new trends in national dirt track auto racing.

Jack I. Shutts Jr., 59, of Vienna, passed away on Nov. 30, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. He was born in Parkersburg on July 30, 1949, a son of the late Jack I. Sr. and Martha Janelle Griffith Shutts. Jack graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1969. He had worked in the heating and air conditioning business for many years and was with Knickerbacker Inc. for 28 years where he served as sales engineer.

Besides his racing endeavors, Jack was very involved in his community. He was a member of the Boaz Lions Club and served on the local, regional and state level. He received the two highest Lions International awards, the Leonard Jarred and Melvin Jones Fellow awards. He was a member of the Ohio Valley Home Builders Association where he received the Richard B. Yoder Community Service Award and was active with Vienna Recreation, coaching hockey. He was a member of the Arnold Golf League and served on the board of the Horizons Group Home.

Octane Race Products is the AMRA Modified sponsor. Other fine sponsors of the AMRA Modified series are Dave Poske’s Performance Parts, Wrisco Industries, Hoosier Racing Tire/Hoosier Tire Ohio Valley, Carthage Auto Parts, AERO Racing Wheels, Rocket Chassis, Two-Brothers Racing, Lincoln Welders & Lincoln Electric, Hypercoils, Bazell Race Fuels, Alky Racing Alcohol and Sunoco Race Fuels, Impact Racing, RCI, OTR Filters, MSD Ignition, Wilwood Brakes, Kluhsman Racing Components (KRC), Evans Vinyl Signs, Winters Performance Products, Bilstein Shocks, AFCO, PST Drive Shafts, Schoenfeld, Killer Bee Race Bodies, and Bell Racing Helmets. Look for details of the MSD Ignition Ironman Award coming soon!

MSD Ignition is the official Ignition of the AMRA. Carthage Auto Parts is the official sponsor of the AMRA Rookie of the Year! Join the AMRA now!-America’s Open Wheeled Modified’s Most Competitive Series!

Drivers and Fans can seek updates on www.amramodified.com or the AMRA Facebook page. The AMRA wishes to thank to all of the racers and promoters who have supported and participated in the past and to those continuing to support and participate in the AMRA. For more information about the AMRA, Visit amramodified.com or visit their facebook page. For further information please call: 740-350-4678

For more track and race info call Skyline track promoter Jerry Perine @ 740-516-8372. Come to Skyline Speedway, "The Place Where Legends Are Made! Saturday Nights!

 

 

Brandon Wimmer – Butler up Next!

(Bill W) August 14, 2014 – Brandon Wimmer and the Hammer Motorsports #24H will be competing this weekend in Butler, Michigan with the All Stars. Last week, the team just kept getting better as the week went on at the 54th Annual Knoxville Nationals in Iowa. Saturday started with a top ten finish in the afternoon program, and ended one spot out of a transfer to the C in the finale.

The team’s plans to get some laps earlier in the season had washed out, so their first look at Knoxville in 2014 was at the “Capitani Classic” a week ago Sunday. Arguably, the toughest one-day show in the country, saw the Fairmount, Indiana driver join 47 other cars in missing the feature. “There were seventy cars or something, and we just hadn’t had any laps at the track,” says Brandon. “We didn’t qualify well, and that put us a little behind all week.”

With Wednesday night rained out, Brandon would qualify for the Nationals on Thursday. He drew the 47 pill and qualified 37th quick. That gave him a good heat starting spot, and he transferred to the main where he checkered 20th. “We rolled pretty well in the heat,” he says. “We weren’t great in the feature, but we weren’t horrible either. The track was so fast, that it was hard to move forward.”

With Wednesday’s rainout, Knoxville officials had elected to run a doubleheader Thursday night, but track workers could not get the track in condition to make it feasible. So the decision was made to lock the top fifty in points into Saturday night, and run the old non-qualifier system. “We improved every time we hit the track,” says Brandon. “Unfortunately, with the rain and everything, they reverted to their old format of locking in the top fifty cars for Saturday. We could have used a fresh start with the new Friday format they’ve been running.”

The team’s point total left them six spots out of being locked in. In the Saturday morning program, Brandon would run off and hide, winning his heat, and finish eighth in the feature. “Once we got to Saturday, we got better and better as the day went on,” he says. “We were able to get ourselves in the top ten in the feature Saturday afternoon, and that put us in the C for Saturday night, rather than the D or E.”

Fears about the track conditions Saturday night were put to bed with a great surface. “It’s amazing what the Dunkin family does with the racetrack,” says Brandon. “I was shocked at how good the track was in just a few hours. It had laid rubber Saturday afternoon, and in three or four hours, we had a great racetrack.”

Slated for a starting spot outside of row nine for the C, Brandon missed a melee at the drop of the green that involved eleven cars. He would charge to a sixth place finish. “I don’t know how we missed that wreck,” he says. “Somehow we found a hole to get through. We were lucky to make it through that. We ended up starting tenth or twelfth. We were going forward and at one point, we were all over Cole Wood for the final transfer to the B.”

Knoxville rains have plagued not only the regulars, but teams like the Hammer Racing #24H. “The two laps in qualifying can really make or break your whole week, and that’s where we were,” says Brandon. “We had planned on coming out earlier in the year for Twin Features to get some laps, and that got rained out too. It’s never easy when you show up without some laps on the track.”

Brandon felt good about how the team improved as the week progressed. “We got better and better as the week went on, and we almost came back and got into that B,” he says. “It was just one of those weeks, and it didn’t feel like the Nationals usually does. If they had done the normal Friday program, we would have had another shot. I would have felt good about our chances, because we were getting better and better.”

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

Hammer Motorsports would like to thank the following for their support: Hammer Pallets, Crown Batteries, OC Shocks, Kear’s Speed Shop, All Star Performance, Gressman Powersports, Butlerbuilt, Simpson and Meggit Sandblasting and Powdercoating.

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Strong Nationals Run Sets up WoO Showdown!

(Bill W) August 14, 2014 – Mark Dobmeier and the Lunstra/Dobmeier #13 team finished off a strong Southern Iowa Sprintweek with an eighth place finish at the Knoxville Nationals. The Grand Forks, North Dakota driver finished second in “Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car” points over the course of Sprintweek. Friday night the World of Outlaws come to the River Cities Speedway, where Mark will vie for his second WoO victory of the year.

A week ago Monday, the team towed to the Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. After his heat, Mark was penalized two spots for jumping a start that was not called back in the first place. “That was frustrating,” he says. “We drew a big pill, so we had to start dead last in the heat. With the moisture and the way the track was, it was going to be tough to pass. We were able to come from eighth to third. I was a little antsy on the start I guess, but you almost had to be in that situation. I think I went with the leader. To make a long story short, they penalized me two spots. It was a bit annoying, because we would have been high point guy, but that’s ASCS and the way they run their show.”

The penalty would see Mark start in row eight of the main event. “We had just enough points to make the A,” he says. “We showed we had a good car. We drove up to sixth, but it would have been nice to start where we were supposed to. I don’t know if we would have had anything for (Brian) Brown, but it would have been nice to find out.”

Rain postponed Mark’s qualifying night at the Knoxville Nationals from Wednesday to Friday. “Everyone knows the deal at Knoxville,” he says. “You need to qualify well, and then get out of your heat. We did everything we were supposed to. We were pretty ecstatic about 14th quick. We went out about halfway through, but the track was still decent.”

The heat would take the top four to the preliminary feature. “We were actually happy to qualify between 11th and 16th,” says Mark. “That puts you outside row three and you have a shot at a big run on the outside. We were actually able to get a couple cars and get one extra spot. We were extremely happy with that.”

The feature invert put Mark on the pole. He would lead the first lap. “We had a good car in the feature,” he says. “I just picked the wrong lane a few times. I started out on the bottom and we were running well. I went up top on the second lap, and we were so good up there. I thought I’d stay up there, and Kraig (Kinser) got underneath me.”

Shane Stewart would get by after a good battle, and Mark would settle for third ahead of Donny Schatz. “I ran the majority of the race on the top,” he says. “We got to some lapped cars, and I thought I’d get around them, but the yellow came out. That gave them the clean air they needed to stay out front.”

Mark’s point total saw him start inside row six of the Knoxville Nationals 50-lap finale on Saturday. He was able to surge into the top ten. “We had a good strong car,” he says. “We got up to eighth, and we had a good battle with Joey (Saldana) for a while. I thought I was going to get (Paul) McMahan, but our second half…it took us a while to get going again.”

Mark joined five other Knoxville regulars in the top eight. “Everyone is good at the Nationals…you have to be good and then have a little extra,” he says. “We were good, we just didn’t have enough to move forward from eighth.”

The team will take on the WoO at River Cities on Friday night. Saturday is up in the air, and they will return to Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota on Sunday.

The Lunstra/Dobmeier team would like to thank Senske and Son Transfer, Big Trucks by Jimco, Sioux Falls Ford, Steffe’s Auctioneers, Dammer Trucking, ACME Tool, Strong Box and Tire Boss for all their help!

 

 

Lasoski and Bright Power to Feature Victories for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Aug. 14, 2014) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Danny Lasoski and Alex Bright each scored a feature win last weekend.

Lasoski rallied from seventh to pick up his 101st career 410ci victory at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, when he won the non-qualifier feature Saturday afternoon during the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Stores.

Bright led the distance during a micro sprint race last Sunday at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., for his eighth triumph of the season. Bright also earned a third-place result on Wednesday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa.

Other Team ILP competitors with at least one top five include:

Jack Dover led approximately half of the Knoxville Nationals non-qualifier feature at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday afternoon before he finished a career-best second at the track.

Sam Hafertepe Jr. claimed a runner-up finish during the Knoxville Nationals preliminary night last Thursday at Knoxville Raceway.

Patrick Dills made a last-lap pass to tie a career-best finish with a runner-up result on Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

Tyler Thomas earned his fourth podium finish in as many pavement races last Saturday at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., where he finished second. He also powered from 17th to fourth on Sunday at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill., with the POWRi Lucas Oil Midget Series.

Henry Van Dam placed third on Friday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., with the ASCS Northwest Region.

Big Game Motorsports driver Craig Dollansky recorded his eighth career top-five finish in the Knoxville Nationals when he ended fourth.

Cody Freeman finished fourth on Friday at Mountain Creek Speedway in Grand Prairie, Texas.

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VICTORIES -

Jack Dover - 11 (Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on May 2; 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 and Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., on July 26); Derek Hagar - 11 (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; East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., on June 14 and Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio, on July 4); 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); Alex Bright - 8 (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; and Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Pa., on July 25); Seth Bergman - 7 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 4; West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., on April 18; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 17 and July 26; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 24 and May 25 and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 14); Henry Van Dam - 5 (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 and Aug. 2); 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); Sam Hafertepe Jr. - 3 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on May 17; Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on June 6 and Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on June 18); 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); 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); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 2 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on June 7 and Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on July 26); Danny Lasoski - 2 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6 and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 9); Channin Tankersley - 2 (Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 22 and Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, on June 21); Tyler Thomas - 2 (Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill., on June 8 and New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., on June 21); Josh Baughman - 1 (Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on July 12); Andrew Felker - 1 (Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., on June 22); Kevin Swindell - 1 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 29) and Austen Wheatley - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 24).

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Ticket Renewals for 58th annual Budweiser Classic Weekend Close on Monday

OSWEGO, NY (August 14, 2014) – Ticket renewals for the upcoming 58th annual Budweiser International Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway August 29-31 will close at the end of business on Monday, August 18.

Renewal forms have been available for reserved seating on all three days of Budweiser International Classic Weekend since last year’s running of the richest and most prestigious Supermodified race in the world.

Those who held reserved seats on any day of 2013’s Budweiser International Classic Weekend have until Monday, August 18 at 4pm to fill out a renewal form to reserve those seats for this year’s event.

Come the morning of Tuesday, August 19, all reserved seats that have not been renewed will be open to the public for sale.

Reserved ticket renewals include the Gary Witter Memorial rear grandstand, which will be open on all three days of Budweiser International Classic Weekend in 2014.

Individual seating is available for all three days of Budweiser International Classic Weekend, with three day ticket packages also available.

Three day general admission seating is $105, with three day reserved seating set at $115, and three day pit passes for $125.

Kids 5 and under are free throughout all of Budweiser International Classic Weekend with three day child admission for kids 6-16 available for only $35.

Budweiser International Classic Weekend will kick-off on Friday, August 29 with Corr/Pak Merchandising ‘Fast Friday’ featuring Budweiser International Classic ‘Fast 14’ Novelis Supermodified time trials, Bud Light SBS Classic ‘Super 6’ Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super time trials, and the RoC Modified 100.

A full day of practice begins on Friday at noon with Small Block Super ‘Super 6’ time trials hitting the Speedway at 6 p.m. followed immediately by Supermodified ‘Fast 14’ time trials at 6:30 p.m.

Classic Weekend’s Bud Light ‘Super Saturday’ will feature the final round of the ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series with the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals, as well as the Bud Light SBS Classic 75, and the ATQMRA TQ Midget Classic.

Grandstands open at 3 p.m. on Saturday with qualifying getting underway at 5 p.m.

Budweiser International ‘Classic Sunday’ will see grandstand gates open at 9:30 a.m. and second round Supermodified time trials take to the Speedway at noon.

The 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 is expected to take the green flag at 3 p.m.

To purchase tickets for Budweiser International Classic Weekend and the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200, call the Speedway’s box office today at (315) 342-0646.

Oswego Speedway’s box office will be open for Budweiser International Classic Weekend ticket sales this Saturday, August 16 at 9:30 a.m.

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’.

 

 

Alan Krimes Continues to Inch Closer Towards Lincoln '410' Title

Twin 20’s at The Grove/Lincoln Regular Program On Deck for Super 87

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

Denver, PA (August 14th, 2014) - With only three point races remaining on the 2014 Lincoln Speedway schedule, and Alan Krimes holding a 225 point advantage heading into the upcoming weekend, most race fans would agree that Alan Krimes is in a perfect position to secure a career-first track championship. Krimes, who finished second last Saturday evening, August 9th at the Pigeon Hills venue, sits on top of the current Lincoln Speedway championship standings with 5625 points; on the strength of two victories, seven top-five finishes and eleven top-ten finishes. The pilot of the Midnite Antiques, Conestoga Valley Garage, Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines, VRP Shocks, no. 87 ‘410’ sprinter will continue his Lincoln Speedway track championship quest this Saturday night, August 16th; but not before making a visit to the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania for ‘Twin 20’s’ competition on Friday evening, August 15th.

Williams Grove Speedway will host two, 20-lap main events for the ‘410’ sprint cars this Friday evening, with $2,500 being awarded to each feature winner. Alan Krimes will enter action at ‘The Grove’ currently fourth in the ‘410’ driver standings; trailing point leader, Don Kreitz Jr., by 450 markers. The Denver, Pennsylvania native will work towards his first Williams Grove Speedway win of the 2014 season this Friday night, with a $5,000 possibility on the line if a ‘clean sweep’ can be attained. Check out Williams Grove Speedway live on the web at www.williamsgrove.com for more information.

‘Super’ Alan Krimes will enter the upcoming weekend fourth (4th) in the current SPEEDWAY MOTORS/CHAMPION RACING OIL PA SPRINT CAR SERIES Presented by Hoseheads.com point standings with 593 points; on the strength of two (2) Central Pennsylvania victories.

The Midnite Antiques/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 2nd (A-Main) during ‘410’ competition at the Lincoln Speedway (PA) on Saturday, August 9th

2014 Wins: 2 (Two at Lincoln Speedway (PA))

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

The final opportunity to meet the weekend warriors takes place this Saturday night, August 16 at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. All weekly competitors will be on hand to meet and greet with fans as a full program of racing is scheduled. The Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints will be back in action after two big weekends of racing. In addition, the Performance Powder Coating ASMA Mini Sprints, Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts are also on the card. With just a hand full of races remaining in the season, point battles are far from over. As of last Saturday, the largest point difference of any class was just 60 points, one division as low as 34 points separating first and second. With track championships on the line, every spot in every race could make or break the season. Jack Hewitt and his “Dew It Hewitt” two-seat sprint car will once again be in attendance to give one lucky fan the ride of a lifetime. Every race fan that enters through the front gate will automatically be enrolled into the drawing to ride with Jack during the non-wing A-main. Gates open at 4PM for competitors, 5PM for fans. Warmups get underway at 6PM with the first green flag flying at 7PM. Driver meet and greets will take place during intermission in front of the grandstands. Adult general admission is just $12; kids 11-15 years old are just $6. Everyone under the age of 10 is admitted FREE. Pit entrance is just $25.

An announcement made on Sunday was very positive in reference to the condition of Kevin Hawk. Hawk was injured in a crash last weekend when his 1H tumbled end over end down the backstretch just before hot laps got underway. Kevin is sore from the crash but is in good shape. He would like to send his thanks to WRP fans and drivers for their thoughts and prayers after the crash.

Get the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park news and information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

 

 

ATOMIC FREEDOM

RENEGADE SPRINTS INAUGURAL EVENT

AMRA Mods Join Freedom 40 Field

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Atomic Speedway is full speed ahead on its upcoming headliner event—The historic Freedom 40. Atomic Speedway owner Brad McCown has revived what was once one of the nation’s crown events for sprint cars — “The Freedom 40” — an event that this year will be run August 23 on Ohio’s fastest 3/8 mile high banked dirt track. Atomic will take this week off (Aug. 16) to prepare for the event.

That date marks the one year anniversary of Brad McCown as the new owner of The Atomic Speedway. Not only did McCown revive this one-time crown jewel of sprint car racing, but in the process pumped new life into Atomic Speedway. McCown is known in racing circles as ambitious, hard-working, and anxious to bring a quality product to his classy venue. McCown’s persistence has paid off. The Freedom 40 is now the inaugural event for the new Renegade Sprints sanctioning sprint car series.

The winner’s share of the purse has been raised to $5000, plus as an added bonus the winner will receive a provisional in the Open Wheel Championships in October. That event will pay a whopping $15,000 to win and will also be the season finale for the Renegade Sprints.

This year’s Freedom 40 will now pay the winner $5,000 and it will pay $500 to start, paying 24 feature positions and $150 for all B-Main Non-Transfers. This will be the first on what hopes to be a successful run for the newly formed Renegade Sprints. Joining the sprints on the card will be the Vintage Auto Racing Cars, Advanced Services AMRA Modifieds, Racers Edge Supplements Street Stocks and C&M Racing Equipment Sport Mods.

For an evening of great family fun and entertainment for the entire family, experience the thrill of high speed, wheel-to-wheel racing on the Atomic high banks. A playground is available for the children as well as a full midway of food, treats, and souvenirs.

For more information on Atomic Speedway please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at www.atomicspeedway.net. You can also follow Atomic Speedway on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

Wins and National Honors Highlight Week For BR Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: BR Motorsports would like to send a huge congratulations to the numerous drivers who picked up wins and honors utilizing BR Motorsports and King Racing Products.

Making the haul from California to Iowa for the Knoxville Nationals, King Racing Products Factory driver, Andy Gregg timed in 10th fastest during his prelim night, and finished in the Saturday night C Main event to earn 2014 Rookie of the Year Honors at the Knoxville Nationals. Gregg also utilizes numerous BR Motorsports products as well as BR Blueprinted MSD Ignitions.

At the 9th Annual Mark Forni Classic in Placerville, CA, Greg DeCaires piloted Dale Miller’s King Racing Products Factory entry to his second career Forni win. The big win came with a lucrative $5000 winner’s check.

Sean Dancer is on a heater with the NRA Series. For the second week in a row, Dancer has used his various King Racing Products to prove to be the class of the field, as he scored at the win at Lima, OH.

Piloting the Josh Ford Motorsports King Racing Products Factory No. 73 machine with the USAC West Coast 360 Series, Nic Faas bested the field during a rare stop at the Chowchilla Speedway in Chowchilla, CA. With both King Racing Products, and BR Blueprinted MSD Ignitons on his machine, Faas was very strong on this night as he grabbed the lead on lap six and never looked back.

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BR MOTORSPORTS- BR Motorsports is the world leader in sprint car technology, and your parts superstore for all of your sprint car and midget needs. Our products continue to help lead drivers to victory lane, and are readily available to you. If you do not already receive our annual super parts catalog, make sure and visit www.brmotorsports.com to sign up today!

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of BR Motorsports happenings and new products by visiting www.brmotorsports.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/brmotorsports, or you can ‘like’ us on facebook at www.facebook.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/BR-Motorsports/410731450055?ref=br_tf.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Southern Iowa Sprintweek in Review!

(Bill W) August 13, 2014 – Wayne Johnson qualified for his 12th A main at the 360 Nationals during Southern Iowa Sprintweek. Bad luck with a downed nose wing hampered a podium run at the Front Row Challenge in Oskaloosa, and despite a rough start to the week during the Knoxville Nationals the #77x team put the car in the B main. They also took home $500 for being awarded the “Best Dressed Team” of the Nationals. This weekend will see the Knoxville, Iowa driver competing in the Sprint Invaders Nationals in Bloomfield, Iowa Friday, West Burlington, Iowa Saturday and Quincy, Illinois on Sunday.

The 360 Nationals started with a 25th quick qualifying effort on Friday. “We had some motor issues,” says Wayne. “We had a new motor and we just didn’t have it tuned right for qualifying. We were behind the eight-ball at that point.”

Wayne would bounce back in the heat and charge from 15th to 7th in the preliminary feature. “We were able to win the heat and move up through there a ways in the A, but that wasn’t enough to get us into Saturday’s A,” he says.

It would qualify him for the front row of the 360 Nationals B main, and he would transfer with a third place finish. “We made it through the B, but we were still having some motor issues,” says Wayne. “We were able to make the show, but it was $1,000 to start and $1,250 for tenth. We weren’t going to get that far, so we pulled it in.”

The “Capitani Classic” on Sunday, August 3 brought 71 410’s to the pit area. Wayne was on in qualifying. “We were sixth quick, which was good,” he says. “But inverting six and taking three (in the heats) killed us there. We were kind of done after that. We couldn’t make it through the B. We just weren’t good enough.”

The car was at its best in Oskaloosa at the Front Row Challenge last Monday. Wayne would win his heat from the pole, and start the feature outside row two. “We were pretty good at Osky,” he says. “It wasn’t the easiest track to pass on, other than (Brian) Brown. We were really good running in the top three there, but the side panel of the nose wing came loose and got into the right front brake rotor. I about spun out five times.”

Wednesday’s qualifying night was a wash and moved to Friday at the Knoxville Nationals. Wayne would time in 31st quick. “We didn’t qualify well, but we did come back and win the heat,” he says. “We felt good in clean air, but we were still too tight. In the feature, we were just kind of maintaining and trying to get some points (finishing 16th).”

Wayne would pull off during Saturday night’s B main. “We were just way too tight,” he says. “The car has just been so tight when I get in behind cars. It’s tight anyway, but it’s too tight to even turn when I get behind cars right now. We’re looking at the car, we just haven’t found anything yet.”

A silver lining to Saturday night came with the “Best Dressed Crew” Award. “We were looking good, especially with the Joshman (Josh Hegwood) there,” says Wayne. “We had our crew uniforms…we’ve actually had those for three years. I guess we pushed it over the top this year.”

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 has one Sprint Invaders feature win. It came on May 29, 2010 at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington aboard Dale Oaks #41. Matt Sutton was second, ahead of Bobby Mincer, Jerrod Hull and Donnie Steward.

Partner of the Week – The Oil Medics

Wayne says, “We had some problems with our hauler this week around Fort Worth, and Bill Jewell helped get us back on the road. He fixed it, and put some “air tabs” on our truck. It saves us about a mile per gallon with our fuel mileage.” The Oil Medics provides truck service without the expense or wait of a dealer! Visit them online at www.TheOilMedics.com !

"Wednesday's with Wayne"

"Wednesday's With Wayne" is an up close look at the past, present and future of colorful and talented sprint car driver Wayne Johnson. You'll never know what to expect next with Wayne, so don't miss us on Wednesdays!

To receive "Wednesday's with Wayne", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with"Wayne" in the subject line.

Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Vern Rengen, Miles with Townline Variety, Russell with Outlaw Wings, Ray with City Vending, Scott with Stone Mountain Access Systems and product sponsors Bill with The Oil Medics, Byron with Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Jeff with 517 Design, Shawna and Kaleb with 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.

 

 

Jerrod Hull – Back on Track with Farmington Win!

(Bill W) August 13, 2014 – What was going to be a week off turned into the sixth win of the year and a confidence boost for Jerrod Hull and the Rockwell American #12 team. The Sikeston, Missouri driver decided to race at the St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Missouri on Saturday. The team will be off this weekend in anticipation of a pair of Illinois MOWA shows August 23 and 24 at the LaSalle Speedway and the Vermilion County Speedway in Danville.

Last Wednesday, a notice from the track gave Jerrod an idea. “I got a notice from Farmington that they were running a special on Saturday with $5 admission,” he says. “I called (crew chief) Scott (Bonar), and he said, ‘Let’s do it.’ I thought we might as well do something last weekend. The last two nights at Illinois Speedweek weren’t very nice, so we made some changes and went to Farmington.”

He would start fifth in his heat race. “We were able to get to third,” says Jerrod. “The track was really fast in the heat race…it was pretty much wide open.”

The third place finish saw Jerrod start eighth in the feature. “We got a couple of cars on the start, and the caution came out,” he says. “We got a couple more cars on that restart, and then the caution came out again in another four or five laps. That was working for us.”

He would move into the runner-up spot and set his sights on leader, Tommy Worley Jr. “We were able to get to second,” says Jerrod. “I don’t know that we would have been able to get around Worley in clean air. We were both about the same speed. But with two laps to go, we hit some lapped traffic and we were able to get around him.”

The win gave the MOWA point leader and the rest of the team a needed boost of confidence. “It felt good,” says Jerrod. “It’s rare to win from eighth these days, and we had been struggling. They have some good cars at that place, so we were really happy with that, and really happy with the car. It was a good weekend to try some things, and it worked.”

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.

 

 

Four Divisions, Two Nights, One Goal!

Sarver, PA (August 13, 2014) A years worth of blood, sweat and tears will come down to just two nights of Fab Four Racing! Four drivers have a firm grip on their respective divisions points lead, but anything can happen. Brandon Matus kept his title aspirations alive with his second Peoples TWP Sprint feature win of the season last Friday Night. Despite the win, Matus still trails Budweiser Points leader Carl Bowser by a full nights worth of points (40).

Alex Ferree carries the biggest lead (69 points) into the final two weeks. So short of disaster or a two week siesta to Cancun, �The A-Train� will be back at the head table at next year�s banquet for the fifth time in his career; joining the rarified air of Bob Wearing Sr., Lynn Geisler and John Flinner with five Late Model Track Championships.

Rex King Jr. and Jim Fosnaught each maintain a 28-point lead heading into Friday Night. Rex King Sr. and Rob Shook need to make up some serious ground, while Brian Swartzlander and Corey McPherson need to gain at least eight and seven points respectively to stay in the hunt going into Championship Night!

This Friday is Turner Dairy Night! Dozens of Turners employees will be on hand for a pre-race hospitality event and the TeaBird will be on hand at the front gate with samples and then pace all four features with Turners employees riding along! Finally, four lucky fans will leave from Lernerville on Friday Night with a case of Turner�s Premium Iced Tea!

Everything will draw to a close next Friday, August 22 on Fab Four Racing Championship Night. Once the Champions are crowned, we�ll wrap up August with one last Fast Friday. On Friday, August 29, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series return to the Action Track for the Working Man 50 which will consist of a full World of Outlaw Late Model Series program and the make-up of the Uncle Sam 30 that was postponed by rain on Firecracker weekend!

 

 

Schatz and Brown Lead Knoxville Domination For KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: The last two weeks, the world’s greatest sprint car drivers called Knoxville, IA home, and those that used KSE Racing Products, added to their trophy cases during that time.

For the eighth time in his storied career, Donny Schatz took home the Knoxville Nationals crown. Leading 49 of the 50-laps, Schatz made it look easy as he used his All Black Series Steering Gear, Pump, and Stingray Wing Valve and Slider system to garner the huge trophy and big check.

Brian Brown had a masterful Southern, IA Speedweek, as he earned Mr. Sprint honors for his performance. Brown used his KSE Steering Products to pick up his first career Knoxville 360 Nationals title, his second consecutive Front Row Challenge Win, second consecutive Knoxville Nationals Prelim Win, and for the third year in-a-row, he ran second at the Knoxville Nationals.

On Friday night during the Nationals, Shane Stewart steered his Larson Marks Racing entry to victory lane, as he picked up the team’s second win of the season using his KSE Racing Products to win a prelim night.

During 360 Nationals Opener, local product, Davey Heskin, took advantage of his front row starting spot to pick up the popular win with his KSE Racing Products.

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

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

 

 

Popular Camera & Autograph Night SSP on Saturday, August 16

Summer Shootout Series Continues at Outback Track on Friday Night;

Next Wednesday Night Test & Tune on August 31

Newberrytown, PA (August 13, 2014) � On Saturday night, August 16, racing continues on the �Big Track� with the popular Camera & Autograph Night. Racing action features the Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks Cars, , Road Warriors/Mini Vans and the PA Sprint Series. The popular annual Camera & Autograph Night is an event in which all fans will have the opportunity to meet their favorite drivers with their cars on the frontstretch before the feature events begins. I n the past, teams have distributed photo cards, candy, sponsor samples and more in the driver �Meet & Greet.�

The Central PA Bloodmobile will also be on hand from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. accepting blood kldonations. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive 2 complimentary general admission tickets to SSP and a t-shirt. All donors must have eaten within four hours prior to donating blood. For more information, contact the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank at 800-771-0059 or www.cpbb.org.

On Saturday, t he pit gates will open at 4:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5:00 p.m. Track Prep laps begin at 6:30 p.m. with qualifying races at 7:00 p.m. followed by consolation races and feature events.

General Admission Grandstand ticket prices for Saturday night are Adults (ages 18-59) $14.00; Young Adults (ages 11-17) & Senior Adults (60 & Older) $12.00; Children (10 & under) are free. Pit pass prices are $25.00 with a reduced price of $22.00 for all pit competitor license holders. The minimum age requirement to purchase a pit pass is 12 years of age with a copy of a birth certificate is required for all ages 12 to 14 .

On Friday night, August 15, the seventh race of the Summer Shoot-Out Series will be held at the SSP Outback Track for quarter midgets, karts and Adult Speedcars. The pit gates will open 5:45 p.m. with a driver�s meeting at 7:20 p.m. Open practice begins at 7:00 p.m. and racing action begins at 7:30 p.m. T he entry fees for each class will be $20.00 per entry for drivers with the seasonal (Spring/Summer) license. Pit pass fees for the driver are included in the entry fee. Non-license driver�s entry fees will be $25.00. Participants may enter more than one class on a raceday ($12.00 for each additional class). Trophies will be awarded to the top three in each class regardless of class entry count. No participants will be denied racing as SSP will make every effort to define a class for all drivers who wish to compete.

Pit pass prices for non-drivers at the Outback Track will be $8.00 for everyone ages 18 & older; Teens & Children ages 11 � 17 are $5.00; Children 10 years of age and under are $3.00. Ages 2 & under are admitted free.

The next Wednesday Night Test & Tune for any type of racecar will be on Wednesday, September 3. The gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with practice sessions rotating for each class from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $12.00 per person for pit passes and a $20.00 fee for each racecar entering the pit area ($32.00 per car & driver combination). Each session will be 4-6 laps per session depending on car count. The grandstands are open free to the public. Each class will receive 4 to 5 rounds of 4/6 laps each or more if time permits. The fuel pumps from Miller�s Racing Parts will not be open. Anyone needing fuel should contact Miller�s Racing Parts directly at 717-766-0181. The main concession stand will be open throughout the night.

Also on Wednesday night, there will an open practice session for quarter midgets, karts and Adult Speedcars at the Outback Track from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. under the lights. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with open practice from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost will be $20.00 per driver with no charge for anyone else entering the grandstand and �cold pit� areas. All Outback Track participants should enter the pits from the Kise Mill Road entrance behind turn 2 of the �Big Track.�

Last Saturday night, Dover�s J.R. Rodriguez took the checkers in the 25-lap Late Model feature for his fourth feature victory of the season at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Saturday Night. Jasen Geesaman of Lebanon visited victory lane after winning his sixth Street Stock 20-lapper of the season. Dan Snyder of York Haven claimed the his first career Xtreme Stock Car 20-lap feature win. Dover�s Tim Osheehan took the checkers in the Road Warrior feature for the first time this season. Gettysburg�s Daryl Kump II won his first career Mini Van feature of the season as Michael Gebhart was the Jr. Road Warrior winner. Richard Wolfe of Stevens took the win in the exciting 20-lap Figure 8 race. Leesport�s Curt Neiman wired the field to win the 12-lap PENNMAR Vintage Car feature event.

Last Sunday night, the 9th Annual Eichelberger�s U-Pull-It Super Show was postponed to August 10 from its originally scheduled July 3 event. Anthony Fiore of Manheim won his second consecutive PA Sprint Series 20-lap feature event on Sunday at the Susquehanna Speedway Park. Orefield�s Brett Kressley won the Sportsman Modifieds 20-lapper. Aaron Spahr of Dover won the 600cc Micro Sprint feature as York�s Lucas Montgomery collected the Legends Cars main event. Austin Quick won the pair Sidewinder Sprint Car features. Mt. Airy, Maryland�s Matt Wallace won the Classic Cars night capper.

The Susquehanna Speedway Park is located off I-83 to exit 32, then 1.4 miles NW on SR382 to York Road, then 1.3 miles south. For more information, contact the speedway offices at (717) 292-1696 or visit online at sspracing.net. On raceday, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information at the �Big Track� and the �Outback Track.�

Friday, August 15, 2014

SSP Outback Track Time Schedule � Summer Shootout Series

(Subject to Change)

5:45 p.m. Pit Gates Open (no general admission)

7:00 p.m. Driver�s Draw for Position Ends (all entries after 7 p.m. will start at rear

of qualifying event).

7:00 p.m. � 7:20 p.m. Practice Begins

7:20 p.m. Driver�s Meeting (Parents welcome to attend as well).

7:30.p.m. Racing Begins ( Heats & Features)

Class Rotation: To Be Announced at the Driver�s Meeting

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Camera & Autograph Night Time Schedule

(Subject to Change)

4:30 p.m. Pit Gates Open: Pit Passes: Members - $22.00; Non members - $25.00

5:00 p.m. Grandstands Gates Open: General admission: Adults (18 & older) � $14.00; Seniors (60 &

older) & Young Adults (11�17) - $12.00; Children (10 & under) � Free

6:40 p.m. Track Preparation Laps Begin (Pit Area)

Rotation: Street Stocks (Infield)

Late Models (Front Pit)

PA Sprint Series (Turn 2 Pit)

7:00 p.m. Welcome, Invocation and National Anthem

Street Stocks Qualifying Heat Races (8 laps)

Late Models Qualifying Heat Races (8 laps)

PA Sprint Series Heat Races (8 laps)

Road Warriors/Mini Vans Qualifying Heat Races (4 laps)

Xtreme Stock Cars Qualifying Heat Races (6 laps)

Consolation Races (same order as Heats) � if necessary

Mini Vans / Jr. Road Warriors Feature (12 laps)

Camera & Autograph Night - frontstretch

PA Sprint Series Feature (20 laps)

Late Models Feature (25 laps)

Street Stocks Feature (20 laps)

Road Warriors/Mini Vans Feature (15 laps)

Xtreme Stock Cars Feature (20 laps)

· Top Three Finishers are Required to be in Victory Lane after Every Feature - $200.00 Fine for Failure to Report.

· Top 3 finishers from each heat and top 5 finishers from the feature to the scales/tech in the infield.

 

 

STARS/USAC Midgets Speed Into Kalamazoo Saturday Night

By: Rich Murray

 (KALAMAZOO, MI)—On Saturday night, August 16th, the D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midgets take a road trip to the state of Michigan where they will compete in a co-sanctioned event with the Honda USAC Pavement Midget Series at Kalamazoo Speedway. The race at Kalamazoo comes just one week after the two series competed alongside each other at Grundy County Speedway in the 50-lap “Border Battle.” Kyle Hamilton was able to capitalize on a spin by race leader, Austin Prock, with five laps remaining to earn his second consecutive “Border Battle” victory. Prock, the current D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midgets point leader, is looking forward to regaining his mojo at a track that, to him, feels like a second home. “My driving has cost us the past two races so I'm looking to redeem myself,” Prock said. “Kalamazoo really seems to suit my driving style, so I'm excited to get out there.” Last week’s pole sitter, Kyle O’Gara, also had a night he would much rather forget in Grundy County’s “Border Battle.” O’Gara was able to lead the first lap of the feature, but was soon passed by both Prock and Mario Clouser heading into turn one. A tangle in turn two sent Clouser spinning into the infield and brought out a yellow flag. During the caution, O’Gara came to a stop on the front straightaway. When trying to push off and restart O’Gara’s car, the engine failed to re-fire, putting an early end to his night. Despite his misfortune, O’Gara earned enough points to take over the top spot in the Honda USAC Pavement Midget standings by a single marker over Kody Swanson. O’Gara, a STARS/USAC Midget feature winner at Kalamazoo Speedway in 2012, believes he has an ace up his sleeve at the 3/8-mile, high banked, paved oval. “When the schedule was released at the beginning of this year, Kalamazoo was one of the races that I circled on the calendar,” O’Gara said. “I feel as if we have something there that no one else does. Kalamazoo is one of my favorite tracks that I have ever driven. It has good banking; it is fast; and you have to have confidence in yourself and your car.” Heading into the Kalamazoo race, Avon, Indiana’s Austin Prock remains the D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget point leader with a 146-point advantage over Tyler Trainor in second. Ryan Probst, Billy Hulbert, and Nick Baran sit in the third, fourth, and fifth spot, respectively. Kyle Kettmann, Brad Greenup, Kyle Hamilton, Nick Wagner, and O’Gara currently hold down spots six through ten. The Honda USAC Pavement Midget point standings are led by O’Gara, who holds a scant one-point lead over Kody Swanson with Tracy Hines, Derek Bischak, and Nick Hamilton rounding out the top-five. The sixth through tenth spots in the standings are occupied by Michael Fanelli, Bret Sanderson, Austin Prock, Bryan Nuckles, and Kevin Studley. The night’s schedule also includes the HPD USAC Midwest Pavement Midgets and the STARS Classic Modifieds. Gates open at 5:00. Hot laps start at 6:00. Qualifying begins at 6:30. Racing gets underway at 7:20 and concludes with the 40-lap D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget/Honda USAC Pavement Midget Series feature. Kalamazoo Speedway is located at 7656 Ravine Rd, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

 

Potential Lernerville/Attica Weekend Ahead for Danny Holtgraver; Holtgraver and Hunter Racing Finished 11th in Knoxville’s C-Main; Holtgraver’s Knoxville Car will be On Display at Bonnell’s Rod Shop this Saturday!

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

Pittsburgh, PA (August 13, 2014) - Danny Holtgraver will return to a semi-routine racing schedule during the next few weekends; kicking it all off with a two-race weekend this Friday and Saturday, August 15th & 16th. Holtgraver and Hunter Racing plan to invade ‘old stomping grounds’ on Friday evening, August 15th; taking part in a ‘Fab Four’ racing program at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. On Saturday, August 16th, the pilot of the Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Golden Flavor Sesame Sticks, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, no. 10H ‘410’ sprinter will travel into F.A.S.T. territory and enter action at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. Each evening will consist of non-sanctioned ‘410’ sprint car competition, with Attica’s $3,000-to-win program being the weekend highlight.

Although the plan to enter action at the Lernerville Speedway on Friday evening is still tentative, the plan to enter competition at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, August 16th is almost certain. Holtgraver is a former Attica Raceway Park main event winner; earning his first career UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions win at the Attica bullring back in 2012. This Saturday’s program at Attica Raceway Park will feature a $3,000-to-win main event for the ‘410’ sprint cars. For more news and information, please visit Attica Raceway Park live on the web at www.atticaracewaypark.com. For more information regarding ‘Fab Four’ racing at the Lernerville Speedway, please visit Lernerville live on the web at www.lernerville.com.

On a special note, Danny Holtgraver will have his ‘Knoxville Car’ on display at Bonnell’s Rod Shop in Erie, Pennsylvania this Saturday afternoon, August 16th from 11AM - 3PM; during Bonnell’s 2nd Annual Cruise In & Open House. Scott Bonnell, who owns and operates Bonnell’s Rod Shop, is a proud sponsor and supporter of Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing, and will put the Hunter Racing ‘10H’ on display during the entire open house on Saturday afternoon. For more information, please visit Bonnell’s Rod Shop live on the web at www.bonnellsrodshop.com.

During recent sprint car competition, Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing competed in the 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores at the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. Holtgraver earned his way into the weekend’s C-main; finishing 11th officially during the 15-lap C-main. Only the top five finishers earned a spot in the evening’s B-main. For full results, please visit Knoxville Raceway live on the web at www.knoxvilleraceway.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 11th (C-Main) during FVP Knoxville Nationals at the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa on Saturday, August 9th.

2014 Wins: 6: (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))

 

 

SCHATZ CONTINUES KNOXVILLE DOMINANCE FOR J&J

McKENZIE, TN - During Sprint Car Racing's biggest week, J&J Auto Racing teams continued to lead the way in performance. Donny Schatz helped continue J&J's winning streak at the Knoxville Nationals, extending it to nine consecutive years a J&J Auto Racing car has won the sport's biggest race. Schatz kept up his winning ways following his fourth consecutive Nationals triumph by winning his 14th WoO A-Main of the season Tuesday night in Nebraska. Tony Fiore, Andrew Palker and Kyle Sager were also winners in J&J's last week.

KNOXVILLE NATIONALS - DONNY SCHATZ

Donny Schatz continued to build his legacy at the Knoxville Nationals by winning his eighth Knoxville A-Main in the last nine seasons. Since 2006, Tim Shaffer, in Janet Holbrook's No. 83 J&J back in 2010, has been the only driver to beat the Fargo, N.D. racer. In this year's Nationals, Schatz earned the most points (492) in preliminary action to secure the pole for the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J. He finished fourth in his preliminary feature and started the 50-lap A-Main from the pole. Schatz would lead 49 of the 50 laps.

Other solid Knoxville performances:

Jeff Swindell (No. 94 J&J) led the first half of Thursday's A-Main before being passed by fellow J&J racer Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (No. 15H J&J). Hafertepe would lead late before finishing second. Hafertepe and Tim Shaffer (No. 45 J&J) would join Schatz in the top-20 overall and be locked into the A-Main. Lee Jacobs (No. 81 J&J) finished fourth in the B-Main Saturday to transfer into the A.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS - DONNY SCHATZ

Donny Schatz made it two straight wins Tuesday night with a strong performance in eastern Nebraska at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. Schatz started the night by qualifying the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe sponsored J&J second overall. He then raced from fourth to first in heat two before starting the 30-lap A-Feature fifth. In the first nine laps, he worked his way up to second and made a pass for the lead in turns three and four to lead lap 10. Once in front, he pulled away to score his 160th career WoO A-Feature triumph.

SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY PARK - TONY FIORE

Tony Fiore recently picked up his first career victory at Susquehanna Speedway Park in Pennsylvania. The second-year driver raced his No. 91 J&J to the victory on Aug. 2 and then came back last weekend and made it two in a row.

EL PASO MOTORSPORTS PARK - KYLE SAGER

Kyle Sager continued his winning ways last Saturday night at El Paso Motorsports Park in western Texas. Sager drove his No. 9K J&J to victory for the fifth time in 2014.

WAYNE CO. SPEEDWAY - ANDREW PALKER

Andrew Palker earned his second victory of the season at NAPA Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. Palker out-dueled fellow J&J racer Brad Haudenschild during the race's middle stages before pulling away in his No. 57x King Inspection, Albright Trucking and El Campesino Restaurant backed J&J. The win was his second of the season.

 

 

BLOOMINGTON SPEEDWAY TO PRESENT THE SUMMER DOUBLER

Haubstadt, IN - August 13, 2014 - The Bloomington Speedway will be racing this Friday night August 15th and the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be in the house once again. This will be the second visit to “the World’s Fastest Red Clay Quarter Mile” for the series this season. The first stopover in May drew over 40 sprints. A MSCS race last weekend also drew over 40 cars. Whatever the count the racing will be fast and furious as always. It has been 8 years since MSCS made its’ first appearance at the track and that initial race was also held in August. In the six races held during the second half of the season since then, veteran Jon Stanbrough has won four of them. Brian Clauson and Chris Windom also picked up victories in recent years. The feature this Friday night will pay $3,000 to win and $200 to start. Tow money should help offset expenses for drivers not making the 20 car starting field. Race teams are reminded that the pill draw is set to close at 6:15 P.M. A second winning streak has manifested itself within the series. Brady Short of Mitchell, IN, has won two MSCS features in a row. The win two week’s ago was one of those very close races. The win last week was a dominating run. He seems to be gaining momentum! The two victories have increased his career win mark with MSCS to 10. He is the second driver this year to reach that double digit win level. Short will also now have an opportunity to become this season’s second three peat winner. Robert Ballou was the first to do so earlier in the season. Another driver returning to MSCS competition recently is Kevin Thomas Jr. Thomas put together a hot streak in 2013 in which he won four out of seven feature races held. He won the main at every other race. The evening’s program at Bloomington is being promoted as the “IU Surplus Store Summer Doubler.” The track points for competitors in all divisions will be doubled. The season there is winding down! MSCS awards the same amount of series points at each and every race conducted during the season. With 70 points being the maximum that an MSCS driver can earn at one event, a glance at the standings will reveal lots of opportunities for drivers to move up. Kyle Cummins leads Robert Ballou by 38 points in the championship drive. Ballou gained 11 points racing on the 9th. Drivers that gained positions in the top ten include Jeff Bland Jr., Brady Short, and Daylan Chambers. Short moved up two spots in the standings and is now fifth. Bloomington Speedway is located at 5185 South Fairfax Road to the south of the city. Racing begins at 7:30 P.M., E.D.T. Hot laps begin an hour earlier. The program will also include modified, super stock, and hornet divisions. Racing is promoted by Bloomington Speedway Partners LLC.

Upcoming events on Labor Day Weekend place the Midwest Sprint Car Series at Brownstown Speedway on August 30th and Tri-State Speedway on August 31st. The two tracks are both quarter mile ovals. Race fans can follow MSCS competitors for two consecutive nights - Saturday and Sunday!

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

HOOSIER TIRE MSCS POINTS ___ Updated on August 11, 2014___ 1) 3c Kyle Cummins 697 2) 12 Robert Ballou 659 3) 28 Brandon Mattox 599 4) 04 Jeff Bland Jr. 592 5) 11p Brady Short 579 6) 21 Carson Short 564 7) 90x Bradley Sterrett 545 8) 32 Chase Stockon 499 9) 11 James Lyerla 495 10) 4c Daylan Chambers 435

 

 

Solid Weekend Yields 4th in Knoxville Nationals

Sprint car racing doesn’t get any bigger each year than the Knoxville Nationals in August. Drawing the biggest field of cars and fans from all around the globe, the 54th running of the four-day, $150,000-to-win, prestigious event got underway for Craig Dollansky and the Big Game Treestands #7 team.

After rain showers on Wednesday, the second split qualifying night on Friday saw 53 drivers sign into the Knoxville Raceway. Drawing an early pill for time trials, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ started the racing program in the best way possible motoring to quick-time at 14.934 seconds. With everyone vying for points each time on the track, the next hurdle was heat action which showcases the best racing all week due to the inversion process. Starting outside row four in heat one and needing to finish in the top-four to transfer directly into the feature, the Aggressive Hydraulics #7 raced into fifth as laps wound down. Appearing to be on the outside looking in, Dollansky made significant ground on Brady Bacon in turns 1 & 2 on the final lap before powering high into turns 3 and around the outside of Bacon coming out of turn 4 to steal the final transfer in the 10-lap event.

An inversion of the eight fastest qualifiers who transferred through their heats then put the Eyecon Trail Cameras Maxim again outside row four for the 25-lap A-Main. Following a caution on lap 2, Dollansky battled with Justin Henderson taking the position on lap 11 entering turn three. After another yellow one circuit later, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ raced David Gravel for a spot in the top-five before capturing the position after a restart on lap 22. With just three laps remaining, Gravel snuck by the #7 after Dollansky ran low on fuel on the final lap finishing 6th and registering the 3rd most points of the night and 7th overall of the 105 total competitors.

“I was definitely happy with our qualifying effort, it was something we’ve been working on with Guy in the short amount of time we’ve been together,” commented Dollansky. “ I was happy with the results from Friday night and that put us in a good position for Saturday.”

With attention shifted to Saturday, the #7 team led by Guy Forbrook prepared the Big Game Treestands sprinter for the 50-lap A-Main with $150,000 on the line and the most prestigious trophy in sprint car racing.

When the green flag waved on the A-Main, Dollansky had an outstanding start but a caution resulted in a complete restart. Stealing fifth from Terry McCarl before another yellow on lap 3, the Aggressive Hydraulics backed sprinter lost the same spot to Justin Henderson eight circuits later. Waging a three way battle with McCarl and Henderson, Dollansky ran sixth before the planned halfway stoppage on lap 25.

After the #7 crew changed tires and fueled up for the final half, the Elk River, Minnesota native cracked the top-five on lap 29 and closed on Shane Stewart with fourteen to go, getting by the #2 on lap 40 before the final caution set up a ten lap dash to the finish. When the green replaced the yellow, Dollansky worked the bottom masterfully to pull even with Kerry Madsen. Racing closely with the #29, the #7 couldn’t quite capture the position still taking the checkered flag with a fourth place finish in the biggest race of the season.

“The first segment it seemed like we were a bit off with our car but made some adjustments for the second half,” explained the pilot of the #7. “We had a mechanical issue develop that was progressively getting worse, we feel like we left a little bit out there but at the end of the day it was a good finish for our entire team.”

 

 

Dills Ties Career-Best Finish With Runner-Up Result at Cottage Grove

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (Aug. 13, 2014) - Patrick Dills is getting closer to his first career feature victory during his inaugural season in a sprint car.

Dills led most of the Northwest Extreme Sprints feature last Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway before settling for a runner-up finish, which tied his career-best result.

After qualifying sixth quickest and winning his first career heat race, Dills started the 30-lap feature on the outside of the front row.

"The main event was awesome," he said. "Right off the green flag I fell back to third and ran there for a little bit. A yellow came out and I was able to get up to second. By this time (leader) David Hibbard was a straightaway ahead."

Dills reeled in the leader and took over the top spot just before the midpoint of the feature.

"It laid rubber a little in turns one and two," he said. "I passed him for the lead and led about 15 laps. The track was laying more and more rubber. I got into lapped traffic and they were three wide just going at it. I was trying to figure out what to do. Hibbard went around the top of me and a couple of laps go by and Danny Horner goes by me."

Dills then made a late-race pass to regain second place.

"The white flag came out and I ended up passing Horner on the bottom of turns three and four to take second," he said. "It was an exciting race."

His career-best finish, which also marked his fourth top five of the season, also moved Dills to third in the Northwest Extreme Sprints championship standings with one points race remaining at Cottage Grove Speedway.

Dills also competed at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., on Friday with the ASCS Northwest Region. It marked his first time competing in a sprint car at a track other than Cottage Grove Speedway.

"That track was crazy fast," he said. "It's a lot faster than Cottage Grove. I was still trying to figure it out throughout the night. Toward the end of the feature I started moving around a little bit and trying to run the top. It's kind of intimidating with that wall. I was trying different lines and holding my own. It felt good."

Dills, who was down approximately 200 horsepower to the 360ci sprint cars, finished with a 19th-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 8 - Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. - Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 19 (16).

Aug. 9 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 2 (2).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Aug. 23 at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Patrick-Dills-Racing/236840896439816?ref=br_tf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatrickDills90

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"All Seasons Equipment has helped us through the outlaw kart years and they stepped up a lot this year," Dills said. "They are really supportive of me and my racing. It's really appreciated."

Dills would also like to thank Jerry Dills Trucking, BC Motorsports, Weeman's Small Engine Repair, Keith Whitaker Trucking, Steel House, Bonnichsen Repair, Rocket Designs and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Driver Craig Dollansky Scores Top Five at Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 13, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports driver Craig Dollansky registered his eighth career top-five finish during the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Stores last weekend.

Dollansky kicked off the biggest event in sprint car racing last Friday at Knoxville Raceway, where he set quick time during preliminary night qualifying for the first time this season.

"It was something that we continued to work on and get ourselves better in that area," he said. "Fortunately by the time the Nationals arrived we got it right."

That lined the Big Game Treestands car up on the outside of the fourth row of a heat race, which locked the top-four finishers into the main event.

"That can make or break you sometimes at the Nationals," he said. "That format is tough. That's the way it has always been. Sometimes the heat races are the best racing of the weekend."

Dollansky charged from eighth to fifth place in the first half of the heat race before he methodically reeled in the fourth-place driver.

"We picked up momentum on him coming off the bottom of turn two," Dollansky said. "I was trying to work both parts of the race track. Toward the end of the heat race we were getting freed up."

Dollansky made a last-turn pass on the final lap to secure the fourth position and a spot in the 25-lap feature, which he started eighth.

"I think we were ok in the main event," he said. "We got into the fifth spot with a couple of laps to go and started running out of fuel. It died on the backstretch on the final lap and we got it fired back up again. Fortunately it gave me enough to get the checkered flag. In the end it put us in a good spot for Saturday."

The Big Game Treestands car finished sixth in the preliminary feature. That, combined with the qualifying and heat race points, locked him into Saturday's $150,000-to-win feature in the seventh starting position.

Dollansky spent most of the 50-lap race battling for a top five before he made a late bid for a spot on the podium.

"We had a mechanical issue that was slowing us up, but I definitely didn't want to see that last caution flag," he said. "We probably would have been better off just racing through the end. We ended up getting fourth place out of it. You've got the strongest race teams in the world there so I'm happy for our entire race team."

Dollansky's fourth-place result marked his eighth top five and 14th top 10 in 18 Knoxville Nationals main events.

"For the time me and Guy (Forbrook) have been together to get the team prepared for the Knoxville Nationals, we had a strong run and a good result," he said.

The Big Game Treestands team will take this weekend off before resuming competition at Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 23 for the season finale.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 4 (8); Feature: 6 (8).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 4 (7).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 5 wins, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 23 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

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

MobileStar: http://www.MobileStar.us/mobilestarwebsite

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Tankersley Facing Final ASCS Gulf South Region Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Aug. 13, 2014) - Channin Tankersley enters the final ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader of the season this weekend with a 76-point advantage in the championship standings.

Tankersley is slated to compete this Friday at Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and on Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. Both races are co-sanctioned with the ASCS Lone Star Region.

"I just have to stay consistent, finish the races and try to win," he said. "It's been a while since I've raced. I've had a little time to rest and get my stuff back together, but at the same time I've sat out for four weeks. I think we'll be ok though."

Tankersley has earned a trio of runner-up finishes at Heart O'Texas Speedway the past two years, including once earlier this season.

"We've had really good runs there over the past few years," he said. "Hopefully everything goes smooth and according to plan. I've missed out on the opportunity to win two or three of them the past couple of years. That'd be a really cool one to click off."

He hasn't fared as well at Devil's Bowl Speedway, where he has only one career top 10 in ASCS competition.

"I think the best I've done up there is I ran seventh last year," he said. "I've been in really, really good positions. I haven't had a whole lot of good luck at that place, but we've always been pretty quick. My goal for that place is definitely trying to win it, but I think we can run top five."

Tankersley leads the ASCS Gulf South Region with seven top fives and 13 top 10s in 16 races this season.

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

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, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Day Motorsports and Watercraft Plus, LLC 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.

 

 

Hanks Set for Debut at Salina Highbanks Saturday With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (Aug. 13, 2014) - Brandon Hanks enjoys new challenges, which is exactly what Saturday entails.

Hanks will tackle Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the first time in his career.

"I look forward to going to a new race track," he said. "I like trying new stuff. It's like I step up my game whenever I go somewhere new because you don't know what to expect."

Hanks said his goal is the same as it is at every other race.

"I just want to lock into the feature if I can and hopefully we can knock out a top 10," he said. "It's kind of a disadvantage because all of the guys we race with have been there multiple times. I'm usually pretty good about quickly learning what I need to do."

Hanks has earned a pair of top-10 finishes in 10 features with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this season. He currently ranks 11th in the championship standings despite the limited schedule.

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 11 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., 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, RE Enterprises, Hinchman Racewear and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

 

 

Tracy Hines Heads to a Couple Historic Tracks This Week

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—August 13, 2014— One of the mainstays in Silver Crown racing over the years has been the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The same can be said in Midget competition for Angell Park Speedway in Wisconsin. Being a student of the history of the sport, Tracy Hines is well-versed in the aura of both venues, and he also has been victorious at each. He'll look to add to his success at the track historic tracks this weekend.

Hines will return to action with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series on the one-mile dirt oval at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield for the Tony Bettenhausen 100 on Saturday, August 16, aboard the Hughs Brothers/Midwest Sheet Metal Beast. He then heads to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on Sunday, August 17 for the Miller Lite Corn Fest, which is tri-sanctioned by the Honda USAC National Midget Series/Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series and Badger Midget Auto Racing Association.

Hines finished second in his most recent Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series start at the Belleville High Banks in Kansas. He was the fastest qualifier for that event, setting a new track record in the process at the half-mile. Last season at the Springfield Mile, Hines finished fourth, following a ninth-place start in the 100-lapper. The 2000 Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series champion was victorious with the series at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in 2006, also claiming the pole position that year. In his career at the one-mile dirt oval with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series, Hines has 10 top-10 finishes, with six of those being top-fives. He also has set fast time at the track twice.

“Racing at Springfield is definitely one of the highlights of the Silver Crown season,” said Hines. “There is so much history at that track and to have won there is something I am very proud of. To have four mile tracks on the schedule this year is a throwback to the old days. We were good at the Indy Mile back in May, so hopefully we can use a little bit of what worked there this weekend at Springfield.”

In a trio of races for the Honda USAC National Midget Series in Kansas, most recently, he finished in the top-four in each, piloting the Parker Machinery/Powered by Toyota Spike. Hines ran fourth at Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit. He followed that up with a third-place showing on the first night of the Belleville Midget Nationals at the Belleville High Banks and was third again, in the 40-lap finale at the famed half speedway.

Hines has raced twice with the Honda USAC National Midget Series at Angell Park Speedway this season. He finished fifth on July 5, after turning the fifth-fastest lap in time trials of the 30 entries and coming home second in the first heat race. On July 6, he crossed the line seventh in the main event, after another fifth-place effort in time trials and a fourth-place showing in the second heat race.

The veteran driver also raced with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series at the third-mile earlier this season, finishing eighth. The native of New Castle, Indiana, is a past winner at Angell Park Speedway with both the Honda USAC National Midget Series and the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association.

“Angell Park has been a little different each of the times we’ve been up there this year,” Hines said. “Going in the heat of the summer always presents a bit of a challenge. We were good at Belleville and are pretty close to getting that first win of the year in the midget on the dirt. Usually once you can pick off that first one, a couple more seem to follow.”

Entering the Tony Bettenhausen 100, Hines is second in points with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series. He has five top-five finishes in six races thus far in 2014. With the Honda USAC National Midget Series, he is also second in points, on the strength of 12 top-10 finishes in the same number of starts.

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.

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Teams Invited to Be Part of Kevin Ward Jr. Remembrance Night at Canandaigua This Saturday

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (August 13, 2014)- The Canandaigua Motorsports Park announced earlier this week that they would attempt to continue the healing process this Saturday with a special event to honor Kevin Ward Jr. As plans come together, those with connection with Kevin will be given the chance to partake in the event.

CMP Promoter Jeremie Corcoran and Race Director Greg Hixson have welcomed in all Patriot Sprint Tour Drivers and their wives/girlfriends to join in on a special ceremony that will take place Saturday Night. All in attendance have been directed to wear orange in tribute of Kevin. In addition, just after lap 13 of the 305 Sprint Feature, the event will be red flagged, at which point a heartfelt tribute will be made.

PST Drivers attending have been asked to bring their fire suit and helmet for the ceremony. All drivers and their wife or girlfriend will be given free passes with a Patriot Sprint Tour Membership Card. The management wants to make this a truly special event and the PST Management just asks that this gesture be taken appropriately.

For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

 

 

Minnesota Mafia

This Saturday afternoon promises to be filled with fun, food and fellowship as race fans and drivers descend upon Jefferson, South Dakota, 12 miles north of Sioux City for the first annual Mafia Bean Bag Toss. The Minnesota Mafia which is a group of race fans helping racers, and the Park Jefferson Speedway will partner up with Bud’s Bar to host the event to bring you together with drivers. All fans are invited to attend the event at Bud’s Bar in Jefferson to meet some of your favorite drivers up close and see their racecars. In addition, fans can partner up in teams of 2 and enter the Bean Bag Toss tournament. The tournament, also called cornhole, will see teams compete for a chance to win $100, a fancy trophy and free tickets to the nights racing at Park Jefferson Speedway. Entry fees of $20 will be split between the Minnesota Mafia and our very special charity Camp High Hopes.

Our charity for the event is Camp High Hopes, which offers year-round therapeutic recreation programs and respites in Sioux City, IA designed to enrich the lives of youth and adults with diagnosed disabilities, chronic illnesses, and other special needs. Our specialized programs include experiences in archery, canoeing, and nature education, amongst others, for individuals and groups with Autism, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, and other intellectual and physical disabilities.

After the nights races, we will present Camp High Hopes with a donation from the Bean Bag Toss as well as from 50/50 ticket sales that night at Park Jefferson Speedway. For more information on the event, head to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/parkjeffersonsd or contact Austin Lloyd at 712-202-5540 or Austin@parkjeff.com. For more information on Camp High Hopes and to donate, go to www.camphighhopes.com.

Don’t forget racing on Saturday night at Park Jefferson starts with hot laps at 6:30 and racing to follow. We will have the powerful sprint cars of the ASCS Midwest Series and the Minnesota Mafia along with the local stars of Park Jefferson Speedway in the sport modified, hobby stock, sport compact and thunder car classes. Be there or be square!

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES

“Clauson hopes to continue Cornfest Magic" “Sunday’s race caps off four-day event At Angell Park"

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., Aug. 13—Bryan Clauson hopes to continue his ‘hot streak” into Sunday Night’s August 17 Miller Lite Cornfest Midget Classic at Angell Park Speedway. The event will be tri-sanctioned by the USAC Honda National Dirt Midget, POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget and Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series. Clauson has won both USAC and POWRi events in the past two weeks, with his record in the Cornfest event near perfect, scoring victories in 2011, and 2013. Clauson finished second in the 2012 event by 0.019 seconds being passed in the final fifty-yards before the start/finish line by Brad Kuhn. Past Cornfest Winners: Jerry Coons Jr., Tracy Hines, Scott Hatton, and Kevin Olson will also be competing. Point leaders Rico Abreu (USAC), Zach Daum (POWRi), and Christopher Bell (Badger) hope to increase their series leads with solid performances. The annual Sweet Corn Festival will start on Thursday, August 14 and features a wide range of activities and entertainment throughout the weekend at the facility. The Badger 600 Micros, and the Iillini Racing series will also be on the racing card. Grandstands open open at 4:30 pm, with practice beginning at 6:00 pm, followed by racing.

 

 

Bill Balog and B2 Motorsports: Career Bests in Knoxville!!

Bristol, WI – August 13, 2014. Bill Balog logged some miles the past couple weeks as he took on both the 360 and 410 Knoxville Nationals. First up was the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals aboard the Jim Davies #99 sprinter in which Bill would take to the take on Night #2. Fifty-six cars were in attendance and Bill would lay down the 22nd fastest time setting him up with a 2nd place starting position for the eight lap heat race. At the drop of the green Bill would jump out to the lead and cruise to his first ever 360 Nationals heat race win. Bill would start the feature in the 12th position and run in the top-10 the majority of the feature, but near the end of the feature would have mechanical issues and be sidelined the remaining laps. After the points were tallied, Bill would line up in the 15th starting position in the finale’s B-main. Not only was Bill looking to make his way to the front to transfer into the main event, but he was also looking to finish ahead of California’s Andy Gregg for Rookie of the Year honors. Bill would lose some ground in the beginning, but would make his way forward to finish in the 11th position and also claim the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year. Monday night, Bill was aboard the Davies #99 again as the team headed to the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, IA for the Front Row Challenge. Lining up in the 4th place starting position in the heat race, Bill quickly charged his way into the lead and dominated the eight lap affair making him the high point man of the night. Bill would draw the #8 pill for the feature where he would start the thirty lap event. Bill would run in the 7th position most of the event, but with three laps remaining the engine expired sending Bill to the trailer. Bill and the B2 Motorsports team headed to Knoxville for the 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals on Thursday night. After Mother Nature finally cooperated, Bill would pilot the 17B sprinter to the 31st fastest qualifying lap of the fifty cars on hand setting him up with a 2nd place starting position in the 1st heat race. At the drop of the green, Bill got the jump into the lead and never looked back as he picked up his first ever 410 Knoxville Nationals heat race victory. Lining up in the 12th starting position in the feature, Bill would lose some ground, but gain most of it back as he would checker in the 13th position. After two qualifying nights, Bill and the B2 Motorsports team sat 34th in points overall locking them in with a 14th starting position in Saturday night’s B-Main. After twenty-two laps circling the half-mile oval, Bill would fall back to the 18th finishing position, but his highest finish at the Knoxville Nationals in his career. This week Bill and the B2 Motorsports team are back on the Interstate Racing Association trail as they have a triple-header weekend on tap. First up on the weekend is a two night show at the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI on Friday and Saturday night for the Kenosha County Fair and the Roger Isles Memorial. Bill has one victory at the third-mile oval this year and also a runner up finish to Dale Blaney a month ago when the All Start Circuit of Champions were in town. Sunday night the team will head north to the Seymour Speedway in Seymour, WI. This will be the series’ first visit back to the facility since 2008. The following weekend the team will head south into Illinois for the annual Bill Waite, Jr. Memorial at the LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, IL. 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, Hepfner Racing 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.

 

Cory Haas Set for Twin 20's at The Grove! Williams Grove and Lincoln On Tap this Friday & Saturday for Haas

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

York, PA (August 13, 2014) - The 2014 central Pennsylvania racing season will continue for Cory Haas this Friday and Saturday, August 15th & 16th; with planned visits to each of his typical weekend destinations. Haas, who pilots the Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Tailgaters Grill & Drafthouse, no. 11C ‘410’ sprinter, will enter competition at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday night, August 15th; all before making the tow south to the Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, August 16th. Although the York, Pennsylvania native has been winless thus far during his 2014 campaign, Haas will technically have three opportunities to end that negative streak this Friday and Saturday.

Williams Grove Speedway will host ‘Twin 20’s’ on Friday evening, August 15th. The time trial program will feature two, 20-lap main events for the ‘410’ sprint cars; awarding $2,500 to each main event winner. Cory Haas will enter the ‘Twin 20’s’ program on Friday night currently 11th in the Williams Grove Speedway ‘410’ driver standings. The double-feature format will give the Haas/Barshinger duo two opportunities to earn a spot on the front stretch victory lane for the first time in 2014. Cory Haas is certainly no stranger to victory lane at ‘The Grove;’ he is a former Jack Gunn Memorial champion.

The upcoming weekend will resume for Cory Haas on Saturday evening, August 16th with a visit to the Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Haas is currently second in the Lincoln Speedway ‘410’ driver standings; trailing current point leader and two-time winner, Alan Krimes, by 225 points. The Pigeon Hills venue will host a ‘regular’ program this Saturday night, with the ‘410’ sprint cars being joined by the ARDC Midgets. Haas finished on the podium during his last visit to the Lincoln Speedway short track. The former ‘358’ sprint car track champion finished third officially during feature competition on August 9th.

The Michael Barshinger ‘11C’ team will enter the upcoming weekend fourteenth (14th) in the current SPEEDWAY MOTORS/CHAMPION RACING OIL CENTRAL PA SPRINT CARS Presented by HOSEHEADS point standings with 332 points. Cory Haas, a former eight-time Williams Grove Speedway/Lincoln Speedway ‘358’ sprint car track champion, completed the 2013 season twelfth (12th) in the final Central Pennsylvania standings. Haas had one victory last season.

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

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

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Cory Haas on Youtube: Here!

Recent Highlights: Finished third (A-Main) at the Lincoln Speedway on Saturday evening, August 9th.

2014 Wins: 0

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

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

 

 

Schank Wins 50 lap Show Shocker at Petaluma Speedway.

Sacramento, California (8-11-14) One of the greatest races of all time and the greatest race in Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Shootout Series competition. Promoter Rick Faeth prepared a phenomenal race track for all four divisions to race on. 19 cars signed into the star studded field ready to do battle for the second time in 2014 at the Petaluma Speedway for the third annual Johnny Soares Classic. The Joe Hunt Series was joined by the BCRA/USAC Midgets along with BCRA Midget Lights and Vintage Hard Tops.

Joe Stornetta Jr. the all-time track record holder with Joe Hunt Competition was quick time with a blistering fast lap time of 14.202. Terry Schank Jr. was second quick with a lap turned at 14.247 seconds. Third quick series point leader Tommy Laliberte who is suffering a broken hand injury after a quad accident his lap time was a 14.356. Fourth quick Geoff Ensign driving for Scotty Dupont in car 3X was quick time but was penalized for being push started but his first lap time he was credited earned him fourth quick with the time of 14.362. Rounding out the top five San Jose, California’s Gary Nelson Jr. lap time of 14.545.

Heat race number one Found Jason Mclntosh and Frank Gurennie on the front row. Row two Trevor Schmid and Gary Nelson Jr. Row three Tommy Laliberte and Joe Stornetta Jr. Row four John Clark and Shayna Sylvia. Rounding out the final row Jeremy Newberry former line man for the San Fransisco Fourty-Niners and the Oakland Raiders. Jason Mclntosh found himself checking out from the field to win heat one and locking into the dash. Stornetta Jr. charged from sixth to second in the first three laps to secure a spot in the dash and running second in the heat race. Third at the line Frank Guerrini over Tommy Laliberte. Fifth Trevor Schmid who fought a tight race car in Qualifying and in the heat race set him behind the Eight ball for the A Main event Schmid searching for forward bite in his number 2 car would have him sitting deep in the main. Also fighting a tight race car and parking it on the cushion in turn one was Gary Nelson Jr. who earned Sixth place would also find himself toward the end of the field in the feature event line up. Seventh was John Clark. And Jeremy Newberry earned eighth place.

Heat race number two saw Shane Myhre and Bob Newberry on the front row. Row two Geoff Ensign and Rowdy McClenon. Row three Bradley Clark and red hot money in the bank Terry Schank to his outside. Cody Fendley and Scott Hall rounded out the fourth and final row. With multiple laps of hard racing Bob Newberry picked up heat two win over Terry Schank. Third Shank Myhre. Fourth Geoff Ensign. Fifth Rowdy McClenon. Sixth Scott Hall. Seventh Bradley Clark. Eighth Cody Fendley.

With cold weathers and fast track conditions the trophy dash was who had the best motor to power around the speedway. Terry Schank Jr. and rowdy McClenon started on the front row. Tommy Laliberte, Jason Mclntosh made row two. Joe Stornetta Jr. and Bob Newberry rounded out the field. Schank got the jump on the start over McClenon who jumped the massive cushion in turn one sending from second to dead last in a matter of 30 feet. Tommy Laliberte Jumped to second chasing Schank down. The two were the class of the dash checking out by ¾ of a straightaway lead over the field. Schank picked up Dash Win over Laliberte. Newberry third. Mclntosh fourth. Stornetta fifth. Sixth McClenon.

Time for the 50 Lap Johnny Sores Classic. The track was widened out by the previous race and it was show time. And from the drop of the green flag the slide jobs were on! Laliberte and Schank swapped the lead 27 times with in the first 25 laps of competition. A competition stop was made on lap 25 for fuel. Also battling were Jason Mclntosh, Bob Newberry and Joe Stornetta. All three made multiple passes on one another for third, throwing massive slide jobs and heroic moves for third. Restart 25 down 25 to go and things are staying intense. Laliberte out front broken hand and all and he is still in command. Schank trails Laliberte and the two keep dicing it up. The race for third continues to keep heat in it and on lop 36 it got too hot for Joe Stornetta and Bob Newberry running third and fourth at the time. Newberry and Stornetta make contact sending Stornetta into the infield and bringing the yellow out. Restart… Laliberte leads Schank, Newberry, Ensign, Schmid your top five. Laliberte pulls away from Schank on the restart but contunied to run the top and the magic of Schank on the bottom pulled Laliberte’s 10C car length lead to nothing. Nose to tail on lap 39 Schank goes to the bottom again and pulls even with Laliberte down the front stretch. Schank slid Laliberte for the lead as Laliberte diamond the turn and drove by Schank entering turn three, Laliberte went to the top Schank on the bottom and Schanks forward bite powered by Laliberte and took the lead at the line. Schank would lead the rest of the way checking out and picking up the win over Geoff Ensign, Trevor Schmid, Tommy Laliberte and Bob Newberry round out the top five. Sixth Shane Myhre, Jason Mclntosh, Rowdy McClenon, Scott Hall, Jeremy Newberry your top ten. Eleventh John Clark, Bradley Clark, Shayna Sylvia, Cody Fendley, Joe Stronetta Jr. is your top 15. Sixteenth Gary Nelson Jr. Dns Sparky Howard, Brian Azevedo, Frankie Guerrini.

Run down: 1, 3X, 2, 10C, 77, 01, 33, 32, 56K, 62, 12J, 24B, 9, 73C, 6, 6N.

POINTS RUN DOWN WILL BE POSTED ON AUGUST 12, 2014.

The Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Shootout Series would like to thank its sponsors in 2014; A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Kevin Sharrah Designs and Dirt Solutions. The next Hunt race will be held on June 28th at the Petaluma Speedway. For more information please visit www.joehuntmagnetoswingless.com

We at Joe Hunt Magnetos also work on all types of magnetos, bringing that dull spark back to life. Vertex Style magnetos, Mallory magnetos, M.S.D. magnetos, Fairbanks Morris magnetos, Wico magnetos, Lucas magnetos, vintage (nostalgia) magnetos, agriculture, if it's a magneto and needs to be revived, call your Magneto Doctors at 1-800-HUNTMAGS

 

 

Four Features Headline Bob Newton Classic

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) The Sprints on Dirt Series drivers are coming to Plymouth Speedway for a second time this season for the Bob Newton Classic.

Which of the Winged Sprint drivers will attempt to put a stop to Randy Hannagan’s sweep at the Playground of Power? Shawn Dancer and Gregg Dalman showed a lot of speed at their last attempt at a podium finish in May so they may be the ones to watch this Saturday, Aug. 16. These cars pack a lot of horsepower so it will be a race to watch.

Also on Saturday, the Swan Lake Resorts UMP Modified division will welcome Andy Bozell to the field during this special night of racing to honor Bob Newton. Drivers in the Dickies Restaurant 600 Sprints and the Super Streets will also participate in this big night of racing.

Bob Newton was a racer before he was a businessman and he saw a need for better racing tires. Newton and his wife, Joyce, started Hoosier Tire in 1957. His legacy lives on at the company he built which has become the world's largest racing tire manufacturer and one of the largest employers in Marshall County.

If you think that’s all that’s happening this weekend, you’re mistaken.

The Warsaw Hall of Fame presentations are planned during the intermission of this weekend’s action and on Aug. 23. This Saturday, sprint car drivers and owners from the Warsaw Speedway will be recognized. They include John Davis, Sam Davis and Paul Hazen. Jim Elliott will be posthumously honored. On Aug. 23, stock car drivers Jerry Baker, Tom Beezley, Jim Bucher, Bruce Hogue, Art Leiter, Alan Marsh, Ron McKenzie, Dan Prater and John White will honored. Art Smith, Dick Leiter and Loralee Shermin will be posthumously honored.

The familiar speedway for many area fans closed in 1990.

All of the fun starts this Saturday. The gates open at 4 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. ET.

About Plymouth Speedway: Plymouth Speedway features a three-eighths (0.375) mile banked dirt oval owned by Ed Kennedy. Four different classes of racing are featured: UMP Modifieds, 600 Open Sprints, Thunder Stocks, and Super Streets. Regular season races are scheduled in the months of April through August on Saturday nights with several special events including Late Models and Sprint Cars. For information, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net, follow Plymouth Speedway’s official Facebook page, @PlymouthSpeed on Twitter or email info@plymouthspeedway.net.

 

 

Sprint Car and Modified Point Battles Highlight Saturday Night Live! Racing Card at Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA (August 12, 2014: Mercer Raceway Park just completed one of its biggest weekends of speed, and now it is time to get down to business, for there are precious few opportunities left for competitors to earn points towards the divisional championships. Last Saturday, Brandon Matus scored one of the biggest victories in his young career, taking the Putsy Kekich Memorial over his pal, Adam Kekich. And, for Rex King, Sr., the third time was indeed the charm, as he prevailed in the twice-postponed second round of Smackdown!, the contest between the BRP Modified Tour and the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. Neither of those programs provided any points to the participants, but this weekend's Saturday Night Live! event will count in the final tally. In several of the divisions, the results of racing on August 16 could mean success or failure in the quest for the crowns.

Who will grab the honors in the 410 Sprint Car division, presented by Luxaire Heating & Cooling and McCrudden Heating & Supply? Two former kingpins are separated by ony 18 points! Greenville's Eric "Turkey" Williams has the advantage over the "Kittanning Comet," Rod George. The defending champ is Jack Sodeman, Jr., but he remains sidelined with a leg injury, so he will not factor into the outcome even though he is currently ranked third. However, other positions in the top ten are still up for grabs. For example, Adam Kekich, Brandon Matus, and Scott Priester could change places depending on their finishes this week. And, four drivers are in a close contest for the tenth position, which is important because only the top ten racers are given accolades--and checks--at the annual awards banquet. Those fighting for that prized position are John McCracken, Jr., Francis Sesco, Dennis Wagner, and Gale Ruth, Sr.

The Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds has an even tighter point race in progress. Kyle Fink, of Strattanville, leads former champion Jimmy Holden, of Tiona, by a mere seven markers! And, if they should falter in the stretch run, Eric Gabany could sneak in and grab the gelt. Gabany needs to be looking over his shoulder a bit as well, because J.R. McGinley and Frank Guidace are within striking distance of taking over the third spot. Two rookies, cousins William Schaffer and Jeff Schaffer, Jr. are competing with Rich Whitney for that important tenth spot.

In the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, Jimmy Morris, of Fowler, OH, is closing in on his first title at the Park. But, Andy Feil, George Hobaugh, Jr., and Cody Bova are in a tussle for second. C.J. Jones appears to have fifth place sewn up. While other positions in the top ten are not likely to change hands, there will be close competition for sure! Week in, and week out, this class has strong car counts and over a dozen different drivers are threats to win!

Trusty Rusty Moore is the odds-on favorite to earn is fourth straight championship in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars. But, there is a tie between Pat Fielding and Leigh Wheeler for second. Curtis J. Bish and Ryan Moyer round out the top five.

Big George Englert holds control in the Rock Concrete Modified Lites. Jacob Bova, Chris Logan, Mike Flockerzi, and Josh Deems are next, but other positions in the top ten are hotly contested. There is a close three-car battle among defending champion Shane Pfeuffer, Shane Webb, and Mark Marcucci. And, Chris Frank is looking to supplant Cory Webb and Don Cain for that banquet invite.

Last but not least, the Mini Stocks have Mike McConnell gunning for the title offered up by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. Tyler Fulton, Tim Callahan, Caleb Hickok, and Shane Shook are other drivers at the top of the standings.

These racers, and many more, will gather by the pit gate, anxiously awaiting the 4 p.m. opening. Fans can enter the grandstand seating area at that time as well. Practice will commence at 6:30, and racing will begin at 7.

Regular event ticket pricing will apply. That means that adults can see all of the racing action for merely $13. Seniors (60+) will be admitted for just $11, and students (9-15) for $5. The children (8 and under) are always free at the Park. The Family Pass will be $28, and that applies to two adults and up to four minors of any age. Pit Passes will be $25.

Remember that the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars will invade mercer Raceway Park on August 23 and 24 for a two-day open wheel spectacular. Bonnell's Rod Shop will present two complete programs for the first time in the long history of the speedway. Dale Blaney leads the points chase, and, remarkably, he has never won at Mercer. Could he get his first victory at the tricky oval? Jac and Sheldon Haudenschild, Tim Keading, and Lee Jacobs are just a few of the top talents expected to be on hand.

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Dewease Thrills Crowd With Port Royal Win

PETERSEN MEDIA: A week after earning Hard Charger at Port Royal’s Dream Race, Lance Dewease returned to the Port Royal Speedway and thrilled the crowd as he picked up his fourth win of the 2014 season.

“It is just awesome to get back here and win an exciting race like that,” Dewease said. “It was fun battling with Ryan Taylor, and Doug Esh like that. I am glad that we came out on top.”

Getting into the second spot when the race came to life, Dewease quickly erased Taylor’s comfortable lead as he closed up on him in a hurry, after letting him get away on the start of the race.

Patently waiting to make his move, Dewease jumped to the lead on the fourth lap aboard his C.C. Dietz Builders/Conduit Connections/Hess Ornamental Iron backed No. 14 machine, as Taylor stayed close behind.

Getting into traffic on the 11th lap, Dewease got bottled up behind a group of slower cars, and Taylor retook the top spot, but it was short lived as Dewease answered the call on the 13th lap, and took over the top spot.

The red flag flew with 11 laps to go, and Dewease continued to hold the top spot, though action was heating up behind him. Following a restart with just two laps to go, Esh threw a text book slider on Dewease getting into the first corner and took the lead, but as the duo came to take the white flag, Dewease got the lead back and went on to pick up the popular win.

“That was exciting,” said Dewease, who picked up his 97th career win at the speedway. “We had a couple of late cautions that I hated to see, but they sure created an exciting finish.”

Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway, Dewease lined up in the ninth row for the feature event, but on the fourth lap, Dewease lost the handle on his machine, and spun to a stop forcing him to tag the rear of the field.

Dodging a pile up on the restart following his caution, Dewease settled into a groove, as he methodically worked his way through traffic around the historic ½ mile in Central PA.

With the waiving of the checkered flag, the Fayetteville, PA driver had rebounded to an eighth place finish.

“We were just okay at Williams Grove on Friday,” he explained. “We struggled early, and then after the spin settled in and made up some ground. It was great to pick up a couple of Top-10’s including a win.”

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-40, Wins-4, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-21.

ON TAP: Dewease will be back in action again at Williams Grove on Friday night before returning to the Port Royal 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.

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Tuesdays with TMAC – Another Impressive Nationals Run in the Books!

(Bill W) August 12, 2014 – The 54th running of the Knoxville Nationals was a good one for driver Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team. A fourth place finish put the Altoona, Iowa driver in the championship event on Saturday, where he finished seventh in the final rundown. He has three events planned this weekend, including two aboard the Jimmy Davies #99 with the Sprint Invaders in Iowa at Bloomfield and West Burlington. Sunday will find him in Jeremy Scadden’s #6 at the Huset’s Speedway in South Dakota.

A rainout on Wednesday and more rain on Thursday meant a heavy track for qualifying at the Nationals. “We were worried going in,” says TMAC. “(Brian) Brown, Kerry (Madsen)…we all talked about how tough it would be going in. Usually with heavy conditions, the guys in the fourth row have very little chance of getting out of the heat. You still have to do your best to get those points, and maybe start at the front of the B and make it out of that. Then move up some spots in the A.”

TMAC would qualify third quick. “As it was, the top four qualifiers made it out,” he says. “You have to give the (track preparers) Dunkins’ a lot of credit for that. They can’t control the weather. It didn’t ledge up. It was heavy, but it was really smooth. If a guy was fast enough, he could get it done.”

Paul McMahan, Madsen and Brown were the other four quick qualifiers. “I think I had the worst start of the four of us,” says TMAC. “I was going to try the ‘bonsai buckaroo’ move around the top. I had a guy bounce in front of me in turn one and I had to turn underneath him. I had to go high, had to go low around people.”

TMAC was able to make it through and lock into the feature. “Austin (McCarl) told me that Kerry had been going high and making up ground on people,” he says. “I was behind (Jason) Meyers and Matt Moro and I knew I had to do something. Right as I passed Jason, I packed the right front full of mud. It was vibrating so bad that it was hard to see. I just told myself not to lift. Maybe we could have gotten third, but it didn’t matter. You’re sitting pretty well with fourth.”

He would start sixth in the preliminary feature. “We had a good start and things were going good,” says TMAC. “I made a couple bad decisions though. I came up on a lapped car, and out of nowhere, a guy shot from the bottom to the top in turn three. It shocked me, because it was a really good racecar driver. That allowed Kerry to get by us. That was big. I don’t think he would have gotten by us without that. I lost some track position, but later in the race, we were able to get some spots back and finish fourth.”

The finish would be good enough for a starting spot outside row three on Saturday night. Saturday afternoon, the team put together the Scadden #6 for the World Challenge. TMAC qualified for the event by running the Sprintcar Classic in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia last January. “We did try some things with that car,” he says. “The Dunkins’ did a great job with the afternoon track too. Unfortunately, the sun came out right as we were going out. We tightened the car up a lot. We wanted to get to the front as quick as we could before the track took rubber. Then we could block from that point.”

TMAC would drive from tenth to sixth. “We were coming up through them and we got up to fifth,” he says. “Once it laid rubber, I was way too tight. We had a yellow late in the deal, and Donny (Schatz) was able to get by us. I had to block the bottom, and if he was able to roll the top, then he got us. That’s what he did. We were right there with a fast group of cars, and that gave us confidence heading into Saturday night.”

The thoughts were positive going into Saturday night. “I was really calm this year,” says TMAC. “Not that I wasn’t nervous at times, but I was confident in the car and the team. We weren’t going to throw any crazy setups at the car, and we were going to make good decisions. Our Rider engines and our A.R.T. chassis have built our confidence the whole year. My mentality was to drive my race. In the past, we’ve thrown some crazy things at the car, and I’ve sealed my tires up and done some silly things. This year, we were there to do our best. If the cards fell right, we’d pass some cars.”

The first half of the race went well. “We got to fourth right away,” says TMAC. “I was running up on Kerry and he went to the top. That kind of took the air off of me and got me over the cushion. Craig (Dollansky) got by me. The rest of the first 25, we really had a good battle with Craig and Justin.”

TMAC did cause a scare for his fans with some early oil overflow. “I don’t have one of those expensive engine heaters like a lot of the guys,” he says. “The engine needs to be about 200 degrees when you push off, and I have a little torpedo heater. We just didn’t have enough heat in the engine. The breather is in the tank, so the oil comes right out of the bottom now and right on the headers. It looks bad to the fans. My crew chief, Doug Rankin, said he lost about six months off his life, but I was never really worried. We were on fire for a while, but that went out. Nothing to worry about.”

The 50-lapper was stopped at the halfway point. “On the red flag, we really didn’t change much,” says TMAC. “We just changed a couple of tires. That hurt us late in the race. We got a little loose, because I didn’t want to get tight. That cost us a spot. If the first start would have went, I think we had a shot at the podium.”

TMAC ran sixth much of the way before checkering seventh. “Paul got us late in the race,” he says. “I was able to come back later, but we weren’t as tight as we wanted to be. That was better than being too tight and losing a bunch of spots. We aren’t as confident with the heavy tracks like that…I like the dry tracks better. We’re slowly getting better.”

To finish the way the team did is something to be proud of. “To roll out this week and do what we did is a big accomplishment for us,” says TMAC. “We’re one of the lowest funded teams in that A main for sure. I think we opened up some eyes for next year, and hopefully, we can build on this and get this team where it was a few years back.”

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

Websites for the McCarl Gang!

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This Month in TMAC History!

On August 19, 2006, TMAC topped a World of Outlaws field at the Nodak Speedway in Minot, North Dakota. In front of a packed house, he dueled with Donny Schatz and Craig Dollansky for the win. Dollansky finished second, but was underweight at the scales. Following TMAC across the line were Brooke Tatnell, Joey Saldana, Daryn Pittman and Chad Kemenah.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

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

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

 

 

1-2 Finish for Xtreme Motorsport

Xtreme Motorsport drivers Jamie O’Neill and Ben Atkinson dominated last Saturday night’s Darwin 410 Sprintcar Title at Northline Speedway.

The pair delivered a 1-2 result for the team, with O’Neill heading home Atkinson in the 15-lap feature race to claim the Darwin Title.

Starting from pole position in the feature race, O’Neill opted to start from the outside in the NT # 24 Xtreme Garden Care supported Maxim, powering to the lead from the drop of the flag and holding it for the duration of the race.

Atkinson, who’d won the last two meetings in the NSW # 2 Xtreme Motorsport backed Maxim, chased hard throughout the journey, but was unable to catch his teammate for the first time this season.

It was O’Neill’s maiden Darwin Title success, adding to his NT 360 Sprintcar Title success in 2011.

“It was great to get a win over Benny (Atkinson),” commented a pleased O’Neill.

“To get a 1-2 finish for the team is the best possible result anyone could ever ask for. The car was great all night, so it was good to be able to put it all together and win the Darwin Title, and also repay the team for all of their continued hard work.”

O’Neill enjoyed a strong run leading into the feature race, finishing inside the top three of all of his three heat races, while Atkinson finished second in two out of the three heat races. In the other heat race, he failed to finish due to a throttle problem, which was able to be rectified prior to the feature race.

The next event for the Xtreme Motorsport team will be on Saturday night, August 23 at Northline Speedway, where they are aiming to continue their winning ways at the running of the Northern Territory 410 Sprintcar Title.

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

 

 

SALDANA SCORES 20TH QUICK TIME OF THE SEASON AT JUNCTION MOTOR

SPEEDWAY AND FINISHES SIXTH IN THE FEATURE

MCCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. (Aug. 12, 2014) – The World of Outlaws drivers were back in the saddle tonight at Junction Motor Speedway, just three days after the conclusion of the biggest race of the year, the Knoxville Nationals.

Joey Saldana was ready to be back in the ‘office’ of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M sprint car. Saldana continued to shine in qualifying and was quickest of the field of competitors tonight, legging it around the 3/8-mile oval in 13.592 seconds, racking up his 20th quick time this season. He was a scant .006-second off the track record.

“We have a great engine program with Rick Long at Speedway Engines,” said Saldana.

“Quick time is a great way to start the night. It definitely makes you feel good for the course of the night.

“We just need to figure out how to get the power to the race track at the end of these races.”

Saldana was scheduled to start fourth in the first heat. As the field came around for the first green flag, Outlaws officials determined that outside front row starter Ian Madsen had gotten on the throttle too quickly and jumped the start. On the restart, Saldana was moved up to the outside of the front row and Madsen was moved back a row. When the green flag flew the second time, Steve Kinser assumed the lead followed by Ian Madsen and Saldana. The running order for the top three did not change throughout the eight laps and Saldana earned a starting position in the dash.

The inversion draw yielded a ‘six’ pill, shuffling Saldana back to the sixth starting position in the dash. When the field broke, Paul McMahan took the lead with Kraig Kinser behind. Saldana was sixth. There were no changes in position during the short event. McMahan won the pole for the feature and Saldana would start on the outside of the third row.

The field pushed off for the fourth World of Outlaws event at Junction City Motor Speedway. When the 30-lap feature got underway, polesitter McMahan jumped to the lead followed by Brad Sweet, Kraig Kinser and Schatz, who began his march to the front. By lap ten Schatz had commandeered the field. The track was very fast and Saldana had been dicing it up between fifth and sixth positions. At the finish line, it was Schatz with the victory, McMahan second and Kraig Kinser third. Saldana finished sixth, trying to make a run at fifth place Kerry Madsen until the checkered flag fell.

The teams will be back on the track again Friday, Aug. 15 at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D.

 

 

Hagar Seeking Wins at Riverside International Speedway and Clayhill Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Aug. 12, 2014) - Although Derek Hagar has 11 feature victories this season, it's been a little more than five weeks since his last trip to Victory Lane.

"It's been a while so I need to find my way back there," he joked.

Hagar will have a pair of opportunities this weekend. He will compete on Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., before wrapping up the weekend on Saturday at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., with the USCS Series.

"We feel pretty confident about this weekend," he said.

As he should be. Hagar has two victories at Riverside International Speedway this season, including his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph.

"We've had our ups and downs at Riverside this year," he said. "You've got to be on your toes there. You never know what you're going to get. We like it better when its slick. There's a lot more racing."

Hagar has also been victorious at Clayhill Motorsports, where he picked up a win in May.

"That place is real dusty and kinda wide," he said. "It's more about momentum. You have to keep the car underneath you. It's a pretty fun track."

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 11 wins, 14 top fives, 18 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., and Saturday at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

VIDEO -

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fragola Performance Systems

Housed in Southington, Conn., Fragola Performance Systems manufactures fittings, lines and hoses for the racing industry. For more information, visit http://www.FragolaPerformanceSystems.com.

"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

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

 

 

Lentini Auto Salvage, John Blewett INC, Thayer Performance & CnB Mushrooms add to the payoff. . . . .

BONUS MONEY ADDS EXCITEMENT TO THE FAST APPROACHING JERESEY RUSH 4 TUESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 19 AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY

The Jersey RUSH 4 is fast approaching and it all goes down at the New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, NJ on Tuesday night, August 19. This spectacular double-header presented by NAPA Auto Parts and Pioneer Pole Buildings will showcase the 410 sprint Cars and the Modifieds in a series of qualifying events all leading up to a pair of 30 lap feature events. Race time is set for 7:30 PM. As an added treat, come out early and enjoy the pre-race Meet & Greet (5 to 6 PM) when you may go into the pits and meet your favorite drivers, just prior to warm-ups.

This already lucrative payoff now offers additional bonus money to the competitors. Lentini Auto Salvage of Flemington, NJ has posted $200 to win each heat race for the 410 sprints and modifieds. Lentini Auto Salvage is New Jersey’s first fully computerized Auto Salvage. Owner Darryl Carman who raced the 747 Modified at Penn National, Flemington, East Windsor and Bridgeport in years past, is still active in the sport sponsoring several race teams and we welcome them as a sponsor of the Jersey RUSH 4. Visit their website at www.LAS-PARTS.com

Other special awards include a $100 Hard Charger Bonus for both the Sprints & Modifieds posted by John Blewett INC. CnB Mushrooms has a $100 cash bonus for the 410 sprint car fast time of the night. The current one lap track record at New Egypt is held by Lance Dewease with a time of 13,349 set at the 2013 running of the Jersey RUSH on August 20. Dewease is an expected entry in the Jersey Rush 4. And still another bonus, posted by Thayer Performance, the sprint car driver that finishes eleventh in the feature will receive a right rear tire.

This is a rare chance to see the best of the Pennsylvania Posse 410 sprint stars in the state of New Jersey. Greg Hodnett, Lance Dewease, JJ Grasso, Brent Marks, Freddie Rahmer, Brandon Rahmer, Davey Sammons, Billy Dietrich, Robbie Stillwaggon, Davey Franek, Mark Bitner, Curt Michael, Joey Hershey, Kevin Nagy, Rick Lafferty, Ed Aikin and Troy Betts are just a few of the pre-entries. Chasing the modified payoff will be Billy Pauch Sr., Ryan Godown, Billy Pauch Jr., Neal Williams, Chris Grbac, Sammy Piazza, Jimmy Horton, Kyle Merkel, Willie Osmun and Jimmy Blewett.

The modified portion of the show will offer an exciting mix and match of rules to attract the very best in the modified division. 358 Modifieds will race with sail panels as they challenge the Big Block Modifieds without sail panels. PA/New Egypt legal 358 will compete with sail panels. 358’s on gas must weigh 2,275, cars on alcohol must weigh 2,350, 9:1 Steel heads must weigh 2,275 . Open small blocks must weigh 2,450 and will compete with windows and no sail panels. Big Block Modifieds, maximum 467 cu in, windows only, on gas only must weigh 2,500. The modifieds will earn $500 for tenth and $200 to take the green flag. $50 will be paid to all non-qualifiers.

There is a pre-entry bonus offered to both sprint and modified drivers. Entry forms, rules and a complete payoff is posted on line at: www.aarn.com and www.newegyptspeedway.net Admission for this event is $29 for adults, $10 children 6 to 11 and children five and under will be admitted for free. The pit fee is $35 and a license is not required.

In the event of rain, Wednesday night, August 20 will be the rain date with a starting time of 7:30 PM.

The Jersey Rush spectacular is a co-promotion between Lenny, Danny and Davey Sammons and special events organizer Bob Miller.

THE JERSEY RUSH 4 EVENT FACTS:

What: The Jersey Rush 4 410 Sprints & Modifieds Doubleheader

When: Tuesday, August 19 Gates Open 5 PM 7:30 PM Starting Time

Rain Date: Wednesday, August 20 7:30 PM

Where: New Egypt Speedway

720 Pinehurst Road New Egypt, NJ 08422 (on Route 539)

Meet & Greet: Pit Gates Open at 3:30 PM, Meet & Greet for Sprint Drivers 5-6 PM Drivers Meeting 6:15 PM

Track Phone: 609-758-1900 (Race Day Information)

Website: www.newegyptspeedway.net

Information: Call Bob Miller 443 513 4456

ADVANCE TICKETS: CALL 443 513 4456 Leave your name, phone number and number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up o race night at the New Egypt Speedway Office after 4:30 PM.

Adults: $29, Children 6-11 $10, Children 5 & under Free. Pit Fee $35 no license required.

Jersey Rush Past Winners:

2013 JJ Grasso

2012 Daryn Pittman

2011 JJ Grasso

Facility Amenities: The entire New Egypt Speedway facility features a daylight-quality lighting system and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. The track is fully wheelchair-accessible with wide, clear and well groomed walkways. There are clean, heated rest rooms, a monitored playground area for the little fans. Whistle-clean concession facilities serve up everything from sausage sandwiches to ice cream treats at family style prices.

The Track: The racy, 7/16-mile D-shaped clay oval plays host to some of the tightest all out wheel-to-wheel competition you’ll ever witness.

 

 

ARDC MEMBERSHIP CELEBRATES THEIR 75TH ANNIVERSARY Membership is Committed to the Future of Midget Racing

A meeting was held on Sunday, August 10 with representation requested from all ARDC teams. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss what direction the membership wanted ARDC to take as plans are made for the future.

Nineteen teams were represented at this meeting.

The car owners are committed to the future of ARDC. As we celebrate our 75th Anniversary this year, it is the intention of the membership that ARDC continue to promote midget racing in the Northeast. The membership is prepared to restructure ARDC in such a way that we can succeed now and in the future. The membership is committed to preserving ARDC's rich history as well as insuring its future.

Contrary to information reported recently, car counts for ARDC midget shows have actually increased during the 2014 season. The average car count for the 2014 ARDC schedule has be 21.2 cars per event - an increase of nearly two cars per show over last year's count.

More information and details will follow as they become available.

 

 

Racing To Remember 2 Great Drivers

8-9-2014 The Kekich Racing team has been honored to race in 2 memorial races the past couple weeks.

First up was the Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway. The Sunburst J&J Sprinter was a little off in qualifying setting 15th quickest time, but by the time the heat race rolled around the car was spot on. Adam lead the 3rd heat race of the evening flag to flag, and he know the car would be good in the feature.

Starting 15th in the feature he was patient in the early laps working his way forward in the field of very fast teams. By lap 15 he was running in the 13th spot and hungry for more. In the second half of the event he continued his march and finished in 10th.

On Saturday was the much anticipated Putzy Kekich Memorial at Mercer Raceway Park in honor of the Kekich Family patriarch Paul "Putzy" Kekich. One can only imagine how the Kekich Race team felt as they unloaded and prepared the car for racing.

Qualifying set the tone for the night as Adam posted the Quick Time with a lap of 14.127 seconds. An inverted start Dash set the stage for the top 6 starting spots, and Adam finished 6th setting him up to start the feature from the 6th spot.

When the green flew on the feature the young hot shoe put the hammer down and raced into 3rd by the completion of the 2nd lap, and was running 2nd by lap 10. The remainder of the race found Adam making charged after charge for the lead. On 2 occations he made the pass, but the caution came out before the lap was completed. In the end he had to settle for 2nd, but the crowd was thrilled to see such an amazing battle between Adam and fellow young gun and friend Brandon Matus.

"I think we made Grampa proud tonight" Adam said. "He always wanted us to run hard, and race clean, and tonight we did that with him riding on our wing".

 

 

Single Day Gold Cup Tickets On Sale August 15th

 By: Elijah Jones

The 61st Anniversary Gold Cup Race of Champions is fast approaching. Single day reserved seating tickets for the event scheduled for September 3rd-6th go on sale this Friday, August 15th at 9:00am. To purchase your single day reserved seating tickets you may call the track office at (530)-350-7275. You may also call the track office if you would still like to purchase the four day ticket pack. General Admission tickets will also be available for this event all four nights. You can purchase those tickets the day of the event at the track ticket booth. More information regarding the four day tickets can be found online at www.silverdollarspeedway.com.

Thursday, September 4th after the races we will be having a Sprint Car Simulator Challenge Party. There will be Prize Money up for grabs in the Sprint Car Simulator Challenge. This event will be taking place directly behind the Main Grandstand shortly after the conclusion of the evenings races. During the party we will have Live Music provided by a local favorite band, by the name of Decades. Decades, is a band out of Chico, CA who perform hit songs from the 1940's up to today's hit music. There will also be Food & Drinks served during this event.

Friday, September 5th will tee off in the morning with Clyde Lamar's Gold Cup Golf Classic. This event will take place at the Bidwell Park Golf Course located at 3199 Golf Course Rd in Chico. Sign in for this event is from 7:00 am-8:00 am, with a shotgun start at 8:30 am. If you are interested in participating in this event you can find printable entry forms online at www.silverdollarspeedway.com with information on how to enter. Friday night after the races we will be hosting a Fan Appreciation Night featuring our Annual Chili Feed and Miss Gold Cup Bikini Contest. This event always draws a great crowd and will take place in the Pavilion shortly after the completion of the races.

Saturday, September 6th we will kick off the final day of the 61st Anniversary Gold Cup with the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation/Kick-It for Kids with Cancer Kickball Game presented by Kaeding Performance. This will be the third time we have held this event here during Gold Cup. All the money raised goes to help with children's cancer research. All proceeds raised during this game will be matched by Jeff Gordon. In the first two years of this event there has been nearly $70,000 raised total. The game is scheduled to begin at 11:00am and will be held in the Pavilion. We look forward to seeing another stellar crowd for this great fundraiser. From 12:00pm-2:00pm the Annual JP's Paint & Body Works/Danielson Co. fan appreciation BBQ will take place right out front of the Pavilion in appreciation of the great fans of the Gold Cup.

If you are interested in the Daily Schedule of Events for the 61st Anniversary Gold Cup Race of Champions, it can be found online at our website www.goldcup.silverdollarspeedway.com. If you have any questions please call our Track Office at (530)-350-7275 or visit us online at the website provided above.

 

 

URSS To Hold National Race in Calhan, CO

The United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) will hold it’s first ever National Event in Colorado during the High Plains Nationals at El Paso County Speedway in Calhan Co. on Friday and Saturday Aug 22nd and 23rd.

URSS promoter Rick Salem said he was extremely happy that Alan Davis and the El Paso County Fairboard stepped up and replaced a couple of lost National shows to bring the URSS’s best of the best to Colorado for all the fans and drivers in area. This race not only counts for Colorado points, but also Kansas points and National points and is sure to attract all the heavy hitters.

“The Colorado drivers have done a good job this year coming out to support the National shows in Kansas and I feel we’ll get a good bunch of Kansas region cars to come out and support them in their first ever National show in Colorado.” said Salem. The Saturday night feature will pay $1000 to the winner along with a minimum $200 just to start the 30 lap A feature.

The race is also being sponsored by KW Schramek Landscape Materials, Benson Floor Coverings and USA Performance Engines.

Colorado’s own Jake Bubak, who is currently leading the Kansas and National points races along with Colorado point leader Joey Schmidt will lead the Rebels into Calhan. Bubak with many laps of experience on the tight ¼ mile oval will face the toughest competition yet as Liberal’s Steven Richardson, Jetmore’s Zach Blurton, Green River Wyoming’s Zac Taylor and a host of URSS’s best will be on hand, all vying for the $1000 winners share.

Races start at 6pm on Friday and 5pm on Saturday. You can also listen to all the action live on racinboys.com both Friday and Saturday.

 

 

Not The Nationals McFadden Was Hoping For

PETERSEN MEDIA- The end of James McFadden’s 2014 North America Tour came by way of the Knoxville Nationals, and the end result was not exactly what McFadden and his team had in mind.

“We had an awesome trip together, but it was a little disappointing to end it the way we did,” McFadden said. “I can’t thank the entire JG Racing team for all of their hard work, and all of their efforts.”

Taking to the Knoxville Raceway on Thursday night for his qualifying night, McFadden timed in 40th quickest during time trials, putting him on the pole of his heat race, but found himself in a pretty big hole already.

Finishing fourth in his heat race on the big ½ mile speedway, McFadden earned the transfer to the feature event, but he was buried in the field, as he rolled off 20th for the 20-lap feature event.

With rains postponing the Wednesday night program to Friday, and delaying the start of the Thursday night show, the track was very fast, and passing on this night was tough.

Focusing on hitting his marks, McFadden was able to pick up a few spots through the race, as he ended his night with an 18th place finish.

With a low point total, McFadden and team were back in action on Saturday morning for the non-qualifers show, where he would race to settle the starting grids for the opening Saturday night feature events.

Finishing third in his heat race, McFadden would start 13th in the A Main event, and an 11th place finish would put him on the front row of the Saturday night D Main.

Lining up on the pole of the D, McFadden was able to finish in the second position, and transfer his way into the night’s C Main event, though he would have his work cut out for him as he tagged the rear of the field.

Lining up 22nd in the C, McFadden was able to avoid a huge wreck on the opening lap that ultimately caused a lengthy delay. When the action went back to green, the Ormeau, QLD driver was able to make some moves, as he worked his way up to a 12th place finish to close out his Nationals.

“I did learn a lot about Knoxville getting so many laps on it,” McFadden said. “It is really different from anything I get to run on regularly, so hopefully I can build on this in the future. Again, I can’t thank everyone enough who made this trip possible for me.”

James and the JG Racing team would like to thank All Star Performance, Red Line Oil, Hoosier Tire, Gaerte Racing Engines, XYZ Machining, Shepherd’s Chevrolet, SST, Brodix, Comp Cams, Diamond Pistons, Dyer’s Rods, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Astro Titanium, Fibertec, DMI, Brown and Miller, Cool Chassis, Barnes Oil Pumps, and www.sprintcarworld.com.au for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-25, Wins-2, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-15.

ON TAP: McFadden will now head back to Australia and prepare for his 2014/2015 season.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with James by following him on Twitter @JamesMcFadden25 or ‘liking’ his facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/James-McFadden-Racing/258742957530899.

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

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Kyler Shaw Finishes 9th In Non Wing Debut

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the Ocean Speedway hosting the USAC West Coast 360 Series on Friday night, Kyler Shaw took the opportunity to shed his wing and make his first ever start aboard a traditional sprint car, and the end result was a promising ninth place finish.

“I had an absolute blast racing without the wings, and am already wanting to do it again,” Shaw said. “There were some crazy wrecks to see, but I sure am glad everyone was okay.”

With 21 cars checked into John Prentice’s Ocean Speedway, Shaw timed his Shaw Structures Unlimited/PM$ Investments/Stan Yockey Motorsports No. 92 machine in 17th fastest as he was still making adjustments on the fly early in the night.

Starting on the pole of his heat race, the Fresno, CA driver took a liking to the high side of the speedway as he jumped out to the early lead with non-wing ace, Richard Vander Weerd hot on his tail.

Losing the lead to Vander Weerd, Shaw would continue to stay on the top as he lost a few more positions, but the end result was a fourth place finish, giving him his time back for the feature event.

Lining up in the ninth row for the feature event, Shaw steadily picked up a few spots, as he was also gifted a few with a couple of hard wrecks.

Finding himself in the Top-10 in the closing laps, Shaw began to battle with the other Vander Weerd, Jace, as they battled for the eighth spot.

Though he couldn’t make any passes stick, Shaw was still able to hang on to a Top-10 finish in his first ever 360ci non-wing event, as he tallied a ninth place finish.

“All in all it was a great night, and I had a ton of fun,” he added. “We raced well, and took advantage of some other drivers misfortune, and we ended up with a pretty good 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-19, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-9.

ON TAP: Kyler will now return to action at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Kyler Shaw by following @KS2Motorsports on Twitter, or liking https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kyler-Shaw-Motorsports/210375962325287.

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

 

 

Trenca Offers Condolences Following Accident at Canandaigua

Inside Line Promotions - CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (Aug. 12, 2014) - Last weekend's results are of little significance to Joe Trenca and the Mucci Motorsports team.

"I want to offer my condolences to both families involved in the accident at Canandaigua," Trenca said. "My prayers go out to both families at this difficult time."

Trenca, who had advanced from eighth to fifth place during his heat race earlier in the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints event at Canandaigua Motorsports Park last Saturday, exited the track early in the main event because of electrical issues. He was credited with a 22nd-place finish.

"We were up to 12th early and then the MSD box went out when we were under caution," he said. "I couldn't get it refired. I tried to fire again and it wouldn't go so I had to pull into the pits around Lap 4."

Trenca also raced on Friday with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. He maneuvered from sixth to fourth place during his heat race, which earned him a spot in the redraw.

After pulling the No. 7, Trenca started the 25-lap feature on the inside of the fourth row.

"We were set up to run the bottom," he said. "On the start I went to the bottom and a bunch got by us. We got going and then the bottom blew off so we went to the top. We were good. We were just in dirty air whole time."

Trenca finished with a 14th-place result.

He is scheduled to compete this Friday at Brewerton Speedway in Brewerton, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 8 - Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 14 (7).

Aug. 9 - Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Canandaigua, N.Y. - Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 22 (18).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Brewerton Speedway in Brewerton, N.Y, with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Keizer Aluminum Wheels

Keizer Aluminum Wheels is a family owned and operated wheel manufacturer based out of Orange City, Iowa. Keizer offers wheels and other miscellaneous products to a wide variety of racing types such as sprint cars, go karts, micro sprints, ATVs, pulling tractors and multiple other dirt track race cars. Keizer Aluminum Wheels prides itself on a superior product while offering superior customer service. Be wiser buy Keizer. For more information, visit http://www.KeizerWheels.com.

"We've been using Keizer Aluminum Wheels since the micro sprint days," Trenca said. "They're a pleasure to work with and we're happy to have them on board."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Outdoor Factory Outlet, Fast Axle, National Parts Peddler, Shell Shock Designs, 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.

 

 

Dover Earns Best 410 Finish During Season Debut at Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 12, 2014) - Jack Dover had a strong debut with his 410ci engine this season.

Tackling the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Stores, Dover won a pair of heat races and earned his best career finish during a 410 main event at Knoxville Raceway last weekend.

"It wasn't the Nationals I wanted," he said. "I'm always expecting to be in the A Main on the final night, but we'll keep trying."

The weekend started on Thursday when Dover qualified 33rd quickest despite going out late in time trials. That was good enough to make the heat race inversion and line him up on the outside of the front row of a heat race. He took the lead on the start and led the distance en route to his third career Knoxville Nationals heat race victory.

That locked him into the 25-lap main event, which he started 14th. However, after battling for a top 15 throughout the majority of the feature, Dover noticed his engine was overheating during a red flag with six laps remaining and he decided to pull into the pits early. He was credited with a 23 rd-place result.

"We were expecting to be top eight to top 10 and we had some overheating issues so we had to pull in," he said. "I'm just not used to the 410 deal with the flat wings and stuff. It definitely gives the Outlaw guys an advantage compared to guys like me that don't really run them. There's a lot to learn with the 410 deal."

After the point totals were tallied from the preliminary action, Dover ranked 51st - only one spot out of being locked into Saturday's C Main. Instead, he had to race during the non-qualifier program on Saturday morning.

Since races were lined up heads up, Dover started on the pole of the first heat race. He led throughout to pick up his second heat victory of the weekend and earn the pole position for the main event.

Dover then held off Steve Kinser for most of the first half of the feature before the duo was caught up in slower traffic. That allowed Danny Lasoski to maneuver into the top spot and with an overheating issue reoccurring in the closing laps, Dover hung on to record a career-best second-place finish.

"It turns out we blew a head gasket and my engine builder, Chris Moss, fixed it during the day," he said. "That shows you how good he is to fix it in two hours before we went racing again."

That lined Dover up on the outside of the sixth row for Saturday night's C Main, which transferred the top five into the back of the B Main.

After narrowly escaping a wild crash that involved more than a half dozen drivers on the opening lap, Dover advanced into the sixth spot early in the race. Unfortunately, his tires sealed over during a late caution and he fell to a 10th-place result to miss a transfer.

"My tires cooled down on that restart and made the car really tight," he said. "That's what we struggled with. That yellow definitely hurt us. I think we could have made it to the B Main without that yellow."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 33; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: DNF (14).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (Friday program) - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (1).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 10 (12).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 11 wins, 20 top fives, 23 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Eagle Motorsports

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

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

Dover would also like to thank 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.

 

 

Baughman Facing Heart O'Texas and Devil's Bowl Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - ODESSA, Texas (Aug. 12, 2014) - Josh Baughman will tackle a pair of ASCS races in his home state of Texas this weekend.

Baughman will compete with the ASCS Gulf South Region and ASCS Lone Star Region on Friday at Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco before wrapping up the weekend on Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite.

"I feel like we're rolling good enough, there's no reason we can't win one or both nights," he said. "I'm real confident going into this weekend. If we put a whole night together we can be up there racing for the win."

Baughman drove his Jason Johnson Racing entry to his first victory of the season in the most recent ASCS Lone Star event a month ago and he hopes that success will carry over to this weekend, starting with the race at Heart O'Texas Speedway.

"It's a real racy track," he said. "Usually there's a top and a bottom. You've got to be up on the wheel. That's the kind of racing I like to do."

Baughman has improved his result in each of the four races this season at Devil's Bowl Speedway. His most recent race yielded his second career top 10 at the half-mile track.

"We've ran good there a couple of times," he said. "We're going to pull our notebook out and hopefully get us a win there for the first time."

SEASON STATS -

33 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 12 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region and ASCS Lone Star Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Energy Equipment Co.

Headquartered in Midland, Texas, Energy Equipment Co. is a family-owned company, which has gained a reputation for competitive pricing and customer service. Its qualified staff members have more than 30 years of experience in the gas compression industry. For more information, visit http://www.EnergyEquipmentCo.com.

"Energy Equipment has been on board the last couple of years," Baughman said. "They help me out quite a bit and I really appreciate their support."

Baughman would also like to thank Hollywood Blasting and Coating, Compression Generation Systems, Beard Equipment, 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, Moss Racing Engines and Oakley for their 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.

 

 

Testing Scheduled Unveiled for Budweiser International Classic Week

OSWEGO, NY (August 12, 2014) – A total of five test sessions will be conducted across a four day span leading up to Oswego Speedway’s 58th annual Budweiser International Classic Weekend.

All five tests will be run in identical fashion to the Speedway’s weekly Fast Friday sessions, with one car allowed on track at a time, and a $200 fee per car to test.

Testing will be open to Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers, Race of Champions Modifieds, and ATQMRA TQ Midgets.

ISMA Supermodifieds are not permitted to test the week leading up to an event at the host facility.

Test sessions will be conducted from Monday, August 25 through Wednesday, August 27 from 4-8 p.m.

Two sessions will be conducted on Thursday, August 28. The first from 8-11 a.m. and the second from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., prior to the Speedway’s annual Party in the Pits.

In order to register for one of the test sessions, teams must call the Speedway offices at (315) 342-0646 and register with Debbie Bond.

A total of seven teams have already reserved space for the afternoon session on Thursday, August 28.

Gary Morton’s Supermodified driven by Dave McKnight, Dave Lair’s ‘Lair Jet’ driven by Ryan Litt, Davey Hamilton, Mike Lichty, Ray Graham, Kody Graham, and Joey Payne are all scheduled to take on the Thursday session from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Speedway’s grandstand will be open for all test sessions, with free admission for spectators.

Budweiser International Classic Weekend will kick-off on Friday, August 29 with Corr/Pak Merchandising ‘Fast Friday’ featuring Budweiser International Classic ‘Fast 14’ Novelis Supermodified time trials, Bud Light SBS Classic ‘Super 6’ Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super time trials, and the RoC Modified 100.

A full day of practice begins on Friday at noon with Small Block Super ‘Super 6’ time trials hitting the Speedway at 6 p.m. followed immediately by Supermodified ‘Fast 14’ time trials at 6:30 p.m.

Classic Weekend’s Bud Light ‘Super Saturday’ will feature the final round of the ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series with the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals, as well as the Bud Light SBS Classic 75, and the ATQMRA TQ Midget Classic.

Grandstands open at 3 p.m. on Saturday with qualifying getting underway at 5 p.m.

Budweiser International ‘Classic Sunday’ will see grandstand gates open at 9:30 a.m. and second round Supermodified time trials take to the Speedway at noon.

The 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 is expected to take the green flag at 3 p.m.

To purchase tickets for Budweiser International Classic Weekend and the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200, call the Speedway’s box office today at (315) 342-0646.

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’.

 

 

Park Jefferson International Speedway

Park Jefferson International Speedway will continue its season this coming Saturday night with the return of 5 classes of racing. Headlining the evening will be round 2 of the challenge between the ASCS Midwest Series and the Minnesota Mafia. The Home Pride #53 of Jack Dover, the ASCS Midwest point leader led the 21 car field, followed by Billy Alley and Russ Hall. Kaley Gharst came home 4th to lead the Minnesota Mafia racers. With Knoxville off this week, a number of drivers are considering running for the $1,500 top prize this week including Knoxville National A-Main participants Brian Brown, Terry McCarl and Justin Henderson.

The program will be rounded out by sport modifieds, hobby stocks, sport compacts and the Park Jefferson Thunder Cars. The Driver Websites/Golden Auto Double Dip challenge between Park Jefferson and Raceway Park will once again be in play for the sport modifieds, hobby stocks and sport compacts. Todd Boulware in the sport modified division picked up the first Double Dip bonus which was also supported by Artworks Graphics. The Boulware Auto #14 will be back this weekend to try and pick up another bonus check. Any driver in the three divisions that finishes first on Saturday at Park Jefferson and Sunday at Raceway Park will pick up the bonus. If any other sponsors want to add to the Double Dip contact Austin Lloyd at 605-212-0714.

The other exciting event this Saturday is the first annual Mafia Beanbag/Cornhole challenge. The popular tailgating game of beanbag toss will kick off in the afternoon starting approximately 3 p.m. The winner will walk away with a trophy, a nice prize check of $100 and free tickets to that evenings race. If you have an interest in the friendly pre-race competition, contact Austin Lloyd at 605-212-0714 or Austin@parkjeff.com.

Proceeds from the $20 entry fee for the tournament will go to benefit the wonderful local charity which we will announce soon. More details on the tournament will be announced tomorrow.

Gates will open at 5:30 for racing with hot laps taking the track at 6:30. Ticket prices for the event are adults $17 and children 6-18 are $8. Follow us at www.parkjeff.com or on Facebook at Park Jefferson Speedway

 

 

McQueen Settles For Disappointing DNF at Soares Classic at Petaluma

By Robert Haugh

Bakersfield’s Shannon “Lightning” McQueen was extremely fast in the McQueen Racing #7 Lucas Oil/Simpson Race Products Spike/Esslinger by Duane McQueen at the 3/8-mile Petaluma Speedway, but luck was not on her side, as she failed to finish the USAC-Western States/Bay Cities Racing Association 50-lap Soares Classic on Saturday, August 9.

Hot laps went well for McQueen, with the veteran chauffeur setting some of the fastest times of the 25 cars entered. Her evening began souring in qualifications. On her first qualification lap, an oil line ruptured, causing McQueen to spin in her own oil, failing to complete a lap. Hustling to get the oil line fixed, the McQueen crew got her back in line, where she timed in at seventh with just one lap.

After coming in from qualifications, the crew further examined the engine, discovering the main oil line was the culprit and the engine would be fine. Unfortunately, on the second lap of McQueen’s Heat race, the engine expired with catastrophic issues, forcing McQueen to roll out her backup car and start the 50-lap feature at the rear of the 25-car field.

Methodically charging through traffic, McQueen surged into the Top 10, running in seventh with the third through sixth-place cars in her sights when hard, side-by-side racing caused slight contact with another car, causing McQueen to spin at the halfway mark on Lap 25. “It was a racing deal,” said McQueen.

When trying to refire the car, McQueen felt something wasn’t right, parking the car, settling for a DNF. “We had an extremely fast car and would have really like to try to contend for the win but it was not in the cards this night.”

As a result of the engine gremlins, McQueen will be taking some time to regroup, getting ready for the Gold Cup BCRA/USAC race at Silver Dollar Speedway in early September, followed by the USAC-WS event at her hometown track at Bakersfield Speedway on September 20.

McQueen will step foot in USAC Southwest Sprint Car Freedom Tour action at Creek County Speedway in Oklahoma on August 14. McQueen extends huge thanks to Michelle Decker and Decker Motorsports for giving her an opportunity to run a Non-Wing Spring Car.

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 Calistoga Speedway, Silver Dollar Speedway and Orange Show Speedway.

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.

 

 

Small Block Super Twin 20’s Featured at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (August 12, 2014) – With only one event remaining before Budweiser International Classic Weekend, the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers will be featured on Saturday, August 16 with Twin 20 feature events presented by Oswego County Federal Credit Union and Bosco & Geers Food Market.

Despite the division’s inception in 1992, Twin 20 features were not run for the Small Block Supers until 2005. That year it was veteran SBS competitors Dave Gruel and Mike Bond driving to victory lane.

In 2008, the Twins returned with Russ Brown and Tim Barbeau claiming victory and just one year later it was again Gruel grabbing both legs of the Twins driving Barbeau’s No. 50 in 2009.

Barbeau continued his streak of good luck in Twin action by claiming the first leg of the Twin mains in 2010, before lighting issues forced the cancellation of the night’s second main.

The last year of Twin 20 action for the SBS series came in 2011 with Jack Patrick and David LaTulip earning wins.

This year’s return to the Twin 20 format comes just as the point championship seems to be heating up behind series leader Andrew Schartner.

Schartner holds a 76-point edge in the championship race driving the Crow Motorsports No. 18, but the story is young Anthony Losurdo driving to second in the standings in the Losurdo Racing No. 1.

Losurdo survived a wild SBS main one week ago to claim his second win of the season, charging from sixth to second in the standings. A sophomore competitor in the division, Losurdo holds a 5-point edge on Jack Patrick.

Patrick battled for the lead one week ago but contact between he and Mike Bruce sent the No. 9 into the pit area. Patrick has been in the top three of the championship all season long, now 81-points out of the lead, but only 6-points ahead of former series champion Kreig Heroth.

The Heroth No. 04 has had an up and down season, but consistent top ten runs keeps the aspiring Supermodified driver fourth overall. Rumors still circulate about Heroth potentially having a ride for the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200, but until then the North Country racer hopes to close in on another SBS championship while riding 9-points ahead of JJ Andrews.

Andrews finally scored his first podium finish of the season on August 9 and as a result now rides fifth in the standings.

Andrews’ teammates Barry Kingsley and Jason Simmons follow close behind with Mike Bruce, Josh Kerr, and Dalton Doyle completing the top ten positions in the series championship.

In between the two Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super Twin 20 mains will be another 50-lap Novelis Supermodified feature.

Otto Sitterly has regained the Supermodified point lead after another top five finish on August 9, leading Dave Gruel by 7-points in his bid for his seventh overall Oswego Speedway track title.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m. on August 16 with grandstand gates opening and hot laps beginning at 4 p.m.

General admission seating is available for only $17 with Price Chopper Tickets to Go again available at any Price Chopper Supermarkets store for only $14.

Once again in 2014, kids 16 & under will be admitted free of charge with a paid adult with active military also admitted free with I.D.

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

 

 

JA Charges to Fourth at Mark Forni Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Jonathan Allard put on quite the charge on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway, as he thrilled the crowd charging from his 13th starting position to finish in the fourth spot.

“It was a great result to what started out as a tough night,” Allard said. “The track wasn’t the greatest to pass on, but my guys worked hard and we put a bit of a charge on.”

With 34 cars on hand for the 9th Annual Mark Forni Classic, the Chico, CA driver timed his Tri-C Manufacturing/K&N/Redline Oil backed No. 3C machine in 10th fastest, putting himself on the front row of his heat race.

Looking to grab the win, and move into the dash, Allard was called for a false start in his heat race, and he was put back a row. Getting into the second spot, Allard chased down leader, Andy Forsberg, but came up short, as his second place finish put him in the feature, though it put him in the seventh row.

On a track that stayed fast on the bottom, and kept moisture through the night, passing was at a premium, but Allard was persistent in his efforts.

When the race went green, Allard had a great start on the bottom of turns one and two, as he quickly moved into the eighth spot, where he ran when the caution flew on the sixth lap.

Taking advantage of numerous double file restarts, Allard would get up as high as the third spot, as much of the race was spent battling with Colby Wiesz, Steven Tiner, and Justin Sanders.

In the closing laps, Allard would battle with second running Shane Golobic, but a lap 27 red bunched the field up one last time, and Allard would slip to fourth where he would go on to finish.

“We were pretty good on restarts, and that is how we made up a lot of ground,” he said. “The bottom stayed too good, even though we had a really nice cushion. I tried to gain ground that way (the top) a few times but it was just too far around. I have to thank the Lamar’s and my guys for all of their support and hard work.”

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-41, Wins-8, Top 5’s-22, Top 10’s-30.

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Brian Brown – “Mr. Sprintcar”!

(Bill W) August 11, 2014 –Putting together the best week and a half of racing of his career, Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team were awarded the prestigious “Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprintcar” title for 2014. In addition to wins in the 360 Nationals and the Front Row Challenge, the Grain Valley, Missouri driver also won his qualifying night feature at the 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores, and finished second in the finale for the third year in a row.

After last Wednesday night’s event was cancelled due to showers, it rained some Thursday. How were you feeling heading into your qualifying on Thursday night?

Going into Thursday…you work all year long preparing for the Nationals. One thing we didn’t prepare for is three straight days of rain and what we thought would be no passing. It scared me. I figured we would qualify pretty well, but I didn’t know how the heats would turn out.

Your qualifying did go well, with fourth quick.

It’s a credit to (engine builder) Charlie Garrett. We crashed the engine we were going to run at the 410 Nationals a week earlier. This was a motor he had fresh at his place and he worked two straight days on it to give us the best possible chance for success at the Knoxville Nationals.

Fortunately, the track was wide enough to pass in the heat and you moved from eighth to fourth to make the feature.

I knew we had to get going. There wasn’t going to be a whole lot of passing once we got going. The guy in front of us tried to go high to get around the guy in front of him, and that kind of left the middle open. We were able to get a good start there, and get to fourth. At that point, unless you have a really good run, you’re already in good spot.

You started fifth in the feature. What were your thoughts beforehand?

Going in, we would be happy with a third place finish. That would put us in the first couple rows on Saturday night. At the start, I dropped back and Terry (McCarl) got by me. I was able to sneak back by him, and that was a really critical spot. Terry had a good shot to win it, and I needed to be in front of him if I could.

You were able to get to third before the race was slowed for an open red.

The track was still pretty narrow, and then we got to traffic. You could slide into someone or crash pretty easily. That would take a pretty good night and put you in a bad spot. I was a little tentative until I had a good run, and we were able to get by (Bryan) Clauson there. Then we were able to get by Jeff Swindell and we had the red.

You lined up second behind Sam Hafertepe Jr. with six laps to go. Were there any changes to the car?

My biggest worry was, there was six laps left and I only had three tear-offs. On the restart, Sam did a good job of bringing us on a slow pace. He went high, and I went into turn one and two and stuck the bottom pretty good. I was able to get beside him, and the whole Ian Madsen deal came back to me when we had crashed on the chop move heading into three. I got out of the gas and followed him in. We got a good run coming out of four, and we were able to stick the bottom the next time by. At that point, we were able to check out.

That’s the second year in a row that you’ve been able to win your qualifying night.

It’s pretty special. When FVP and Casey’s General Stores are the presenting sponsors of the Nationals…that was huge for our team. It put us in position to win the biggest race of the year.

I noticed you stayed visible again during the Nationals.

Hanging out with the fans is something I really enjoy. I like to be accessible and sign every autograph and take every picture I can. That’s very important to us and our program. FVP brought around 700 employees and customers on Saturday and we had a big barbeque around 5:00. I want to thank Tony Bokhoven for emceeing the question and answer piece. That was nice of him to do and he did a great job. It was fun to interact with the crowd there and thank them for their business. Without them, there wouldn’t be an FVP Nationals or the partnership on our team. I changed my mindset a little bit coming in. I didn’t stay out all day…I kind of picked and chose when I did. I think it paid dividends.

You’ve been on the front row, but this year you started outside row two. What were your thoughts on your starting spot?

I was very confident going in starting fourth. If you had asked me where I prefer to start, I would say the second row. That way, you can watch and see what’s going on. Going into the race, if you asked me who the guys were to beat, it would be the six guys starting in the first three rows.

How did you approach the first half of the race?

I knew I kind of had to ride the first 25 laps. I knew the quicker I could get into third, and then second, I was going to take the opportunity. The track was not quite as wide, and I knew with a late yellow, I needed to be in position to make a move. We kind of rode there in second, and I was able to feel the car out. We were able to get through traffic and that’s where we were at the break.

Did you make any changes to the car at the stop?

We made a few small changes, nothing major. We freed the car up a little bit. I felt tight in traffic.

What was your strategy in running down Donny Schatz?

I had watched Shane (Stewart) early in the race competing with Schatz. He had to go from the top and get back in line on the bottom. That was my mindset. I went to the top and somewhat stayed with him the first two or three laps. Then it was time to get back down and get in line.

Did you have confidence that you could catch him?

With 15 to go, with 10 to go, I thought I was going to run second. I didn’t think I had enough to contend with him unless traffic held him up. He was as good as he’s been there as far as being maneuverable.

With ten laps to go, you were back on his bumper when the yellow flew.

When the caution came, I moved my wing around a little bit to balance the car. I thought that would help me. I took a deep breath, and told myself I needed to find something to beat this guy. I think he was a little better, but we took off and I felt the next four laps I ran were as good a laps as I possibly could run.

You pulled alongside a couple of times and then took the lead on lap 44.

Once I finally cleared him off of two, I went to the bottom to take his line. I was hoping to take his air off on the bottom of three and four. I went to the top of one and two, and it was decision time as we headed to turn three.

What were you thinking heading into turn three on that lap?

Hindsight is always 20/20. My thinking was, ‘I was able to pass him on the top, let’s just stick to my guns and run my race.’ He was able to drive by me there and that was all she wrote. I probably should have gone to the bottom, but there was a big hole down there and I had hooked that a couple of times. I didn’t want to do that and let him by either. No matter what way you look at it, you’re going to play it back a million times in your mind before next year. I felt we had a shot at it. I think when we got by him, it woke him up and he really got up in the chair.

How do you look at Donny and his accomplishments at Knoxville?

My hat is off to Donny and the whole Tony Stewart Racing team. What they are accomplishing in winning eight out of nine is unreal. To finish second to them three straight years…I’m not excited about it, but with the team they have, to be on the same straightaway or mentioned in the same sentence with Donny and their team is an honor for me and our team. He should be proud. He’s a champion. Someday he will be beat, and I’m hoping it’s us that does it.

You really had an amazing ten days.

To go there and be that consistent…I’m just proud of our team. It’s what we work for all year long is the Knoxville Nationals. Chad Morgan, Zac Thomas, Greg King, Mark Clemons, Glen Wignall and George Lasoski…those guys worked their tail off all week long. Even though we couldn’t quite get the Nationals won, it doesn’t make me any less proud of what we accomplished.

What would you say to your partners?

We came up a bit short…not because of lack of effort. It was the best week and a half of my racing career. Thanks for always believing in me and our team. Without you we wouldn’t have the opportunity to compete on the biggest stage.

How about your fans?

Thank you for giving me the most special nationals yet. Your support of me is the most wonderful feeling in the world.

Finally, I know it gives you great pride to win the “Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprintcar” title.

Ever since they came out with that award, I thought it was one of the coolest in sprint car racing. I always wanted to win that thing. I’ve always watched those points and kept track of them. Bruce and Debi Cox were a huge instrumental part of my career when I started. They were silent partners in getting me going with trailers and engines and a lot of things. I’ll always be in debt to them for how they helped me.

I know any award bearing “The Rocket’s” name is special.

When Jesse passed, and it became the “Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprintcar Award”, I wanted to win it even more. Anything with his name on it as an award…it’s going to mean a lot to me. We were fierce competitors. We weren’t always the best of friends at the track, but we always had respect for each other. To have Jesse’s family and Bruce Cox there to present the award…it’s probably the most special award I’ve ever won. It’s a huge accomplishment with the caliber of drivers that are there for ten straight days.

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

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

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Brian has participated in seven Front Row Challenge events. In addition to his two wins, he has registered three top fives and four top tens.

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Cole Wood – A Nationals to Build On!

(Bill W) August 11, 2014 – The Cole Wood Racing #17w put a solid Knoxville Nationals behind them last weekend. If not for some issues in qualifying, it could have been a great week. The Auburn, California driver moved forward in virtually every feature he ran, and gained valuable experience at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”. The team is tentatively planning a weekend off before heading to Knoxville’s Season Championship August 26.

Southern Iowa Sprintweek started on Thursday, July 31 with the 360 Nationals at Knoxville. Cole would time in 29th quick. “I think we could have qualified better, but the silver lining was, we were in a good starting spot for our heat race,” he says. “We were able to win that one.”

In the feature, he would move up from row nine to checker 15th. “We fell back at the start a little, and it really took us a long time to get going,” says Cole. “At the end, we got a lot better and we were able to get by several cars. It just took us too long to get going.”

The qualifying effort hampered Cole’s point total, and he lined up 16th for Saturday’s 360 Nationals B main. “We were able to get a few cars (checkering 13th),” he says. “When you’re back in a B main that’s tough like that…it’s just hard to get to the front.”

A week ago Sunday saw 71 cars descend on the “Capitani Classic”. Cole’s ninth quick time was stellar, but with a format that sees an invert of six in the heats, it’s more than tough. “It felt like I was in the back of a World of Outlaws feature in my heat race,” he says of starting fifth and finishing seventh. “We didn’t make it out of the B either. I think the ‘Capitani Classic’ is the hardest one-day show there is to run. You have 70 drivers and fifty of them can win an Outlaw feature.”

After Wednesday night was rained out, a heavy track awaited Thursday drivers at the Knoxville Nationals. “I think we really overthought things with qualifying,” admits Cole. “I was really tight on the right front in hot laps on the first set. The second set, I still felt really tight and we didn’t really have time to fix it. We went with a small 92” (tire) and I think it really killed us in qualifying. We were so loose.”

The 38th quick qualifying effort had the team scrambling, but Cole would checker second in his heat to move on to the feature. “(Randy) Hannagan got the jump on us at the start and we ran second,” he says. “We were penalized a row (back to row ten) for jumping the start of the feature.”

Cole would come from row ten to a twelfth place finish in the preliminary feature. Due to the rain out on Wednesday, the top fifty cars were locked into Saturday night’s program. Cole was able to accomplish that with his solid feature run. “The track was really good,” he says. “There were two lanes, and I was surprised at that. We were able to get by several cars. One more and we would have ended up in the B main (Saturday night).”

As it was, Cole would start on the pole of the C main. He was happy not to have to run Saturday afternoon’s non-qualifier. “Last year, we had to do the non-qualifiers, and that wasn’t good,” he says. “It was like the ‘Capitani Classic’ all over again. So it was good to be locked in this time.”

The start of Saturday night’s C main saw a melee involving eleven cars. Despite almost tipping over twice, Cole escaped relatively unharmed. “It was a mess,” he says. “I don’t know what happened at the start. I know a lot of people were looking at me. The 40 car (Caleb Helms)…I didn’t see him…I guess I got over his left front. It was a mess. We were fortunate enough to get through there. We did get the left front shock knocked off and we didn’t see it in the work area. Somehow, we were able to maintain out there and transfer to the B.”

Starting at the tail of the 22-lap B main, Cole would climb to 14th. “The car was really good,” he says. “We were able to pass nine cars. Everyone was running the bottom. I could get some speed, then go back to the top and pass some guys when they were bottled up.”

Finishing 35th out of the 105 cars competing at the Nationals is something to build upon. “I’d say other than qualifying, we had a good Nationals,” says Cole. “If we could have qualified well, it would have been a great Nationals.”

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The Cole Wood Racing team would like to thank: Elk Grove Ford, Speed Mart, Moss Racing Engines, Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center at Elk Grove Ford, Wion’s Body Shop, CSI Shocks, Prime Time Customs, Weld Wheels, Sparco, NorCal Boxer Rescue and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems.

 

 

Sanders Sails To Forni Top Five

PETERSEN MEDIA: Back in action with the California Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, Justin Sanders moved into second in the series point standings by way of his fifth place finish at the Mark Forni Classic at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

“Overall it was a pretty good night for us, on a track that was pretty hard to make a ton of ground up on,” Sanders said. “We never really got into traffic, but we were able to pick up some spots and get a top-five finish and even move into second in series points.”

With 34 cars on hand for the Mark Forni Classic on Saturday night, Sanders timed his Rudy Warrington No. 18 machine in fifth fastest, putting him in the second row of his heat race.

Finishing in the fourth spot during heat race action, the Prunedale, CA driver earned a spot into both the dash, and the feature event.

Pulling the seven pill in the dash draw, Sanders was able to get by Cory Eliason for the sixth spot in the six-lap dash, putting himself in the third row for the 30-lap feature event.

“All night it was tough to pass cars and make up ground, but we kept watching the track and the different races, and making adjustments,” he added.

When the feature got underway, Sanders held his own, as he battled with the likes of Colby Wiesz and Steven Tiner in the early stages of a caution-plagued event.

Falling back to sixth spot late in the race, Sanders was able to take advantage of a hard battle between Tiner and Jonathan Allard in front of him, and move into the fifth spot, during the final three-lap, green flag run, and end his night with a fifth place finish.

“It was just a night were you had to be patient,” he said. “You could try the top, but the bottom was too good, and if you hit the cushion wrong, you were most likely going to lose a few spots.”

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 climb back aboard his JSR No. 17 entry at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night before returning to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-31, Wins-3, Top-5’s-13, Top-10’s-20

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Eliason Fights For Seventh at Forni Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Bolting the 360ci power-plant back between the frame rails of the M&S Racing No. 27m machine, Cory Eliason picked up a hard fought seventh place finish on Saturday night with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster.

“We timed in well, and got in the dash, but it was a hard night to get in a rhythm, and the track was so fast all night,” Eliason said.

With 34 cars in the pit area on Saturday night, Eliason got off to a great start aboard his M&S Racing/Angius & Terry/FVP backed No. 27m entry as he timed in third fastest in time trials.

Lining up fourth in his heat, Eliason got into the third spot, and earned the transfer into the feature event as well as a trip to the dash, which sets the first four rows of the starting line up.

Pulling the six pill, Eliason slipped back to a seventh place finish on the lightening fast surface, putting himself in the fourth row of the feature event.

When the race got underway, Eliason got off to a very nice start as he quickly worked his way up into the fifth spot, as he chased after Colby Wiesz and Shane Golobic as he had Jonathan Allard nipping at his rear.

With cautions slowing the early going of the race, Eliason continued to run inside the top-five, until a long green flag run saw him try the cushion to gain ground, and it resulted in him falling back to the seventh spot when a lap 13 red flag waived.

The final half of the race saw Eliason hang onto the seventh spot, but he noted that he began expierincing some issues under the hood of his machine that saw him lose power exiting the corners as he tried to keep up with the top-five.

Holding solid in his spot, Eliason would take the checkered with a very hard fought seventh place finish.

“The feature started off really well,” Eliason said. “The track was pretty fast so the start, and restarts were key in gaining ground. We got into fifth and then we started losing power out of the corners, and we lost a few spots as the race wore on. Overall it was a good effort by our team, and it was a strong Top 10 for us.”

M&S Racing would like to thank Angius & Terry, FVP, M&S Racing Engines, Shell Shock Designs, Reitz Almond Harvesting, Empireworks Reconstruction and Painting, CEO Holdings LLC Executive Suites, and Eagle Motorsports for their continued support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-12.

ON TAP: The M&S Racing team will now look over a few schedules before deciding where they will be in action next.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Cory by following him on Twitter @Cory_Eliason.

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Big Game Motorsports Driver Sammy Swindell Meets Mechanical Woes at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 11, 2014) - The 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Stores was a bit of a roller coaster for Big Game Motorsports driver Sammy Swindell, who made his 40th career appearance at the prestigious event.

After kicking off his preliminary night last Friday by qualifying fifth quickest, Swindell charged from eighth to fifth place in the first half of his heat race. He was in position to make a move for the final lock-in spot to the main event, but engine issues forced him into the pits early.

"I think we would have been all right and starting in the first two or three rows of the feature if we had got to finish our heat," he said. "I felt like we would have made it in the top four."

Instead, the Big Game Treestands team scrambled to change the engine before the B Main, which Swindell started on the pole. The crew was able to make the swap, but didn't have time to adjust the setup and Swindell finished third in the consolation race to garner a transfer into the back of the main event. He started the 25-lap feature on the inside of the 12th row.

"We had a pretty good run," he said. "We were up to 13th at one point. I think we were about four or five wide going for the checkered, but I was in the slickest spot so I lost a couple of spots. That was a pretty good run for being in traffic the whole time. There were some things we learned about that."

Swindell finished 15th, which earned him enough total points to lock into Saturday's $150,000-to-win main event.

"The car probably felt as good as it felt since we'd been up there," he said. "It was better than it had been. The problem was it only ran for a little over a lap and then it started to miss and it got worse. We broke an intake rocker arm (in the engine). Once it doesn't open the intake valve the fuel still goes in and fills up the stack and goes into the other ones. Instead of having one cylinder down you end up losing a few more."

The problem forced the Big Game Treestands team into the pits only a few laps into the 50-lap feature. Swindell was credited with a 25th-place finish.

"We went through the season without many motor problems and then we lost two in the same weekend," he said. "That's the biggest thing because we definitely moved forward. To move through all the cars we did as easily as we did it was pretty good."

Swindell also competed in the SPEED SPORT World Challenge on Saturday afternoon. However, he pulled into the pits early and was scored 21st.

"We went to try something and if we got a good start we'd keep running and if not we'd pull it in," he said. "That was our car for Saturday night so we didn't want to wear it out. Although if I ran a couple more laps we would have found the motor problem."

Swindell has returned home to Tennessee as the Big Game Treestands team regroups and rebuilds throughout the next couple of weeks. Swindell said he anticipates resuming competition with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series when it returns to the Midwest next month.

"We've been behind on the truck and trailer and there's a few things we need to get organized on the racing side of it," he said. "This break will give us a chance to get everything squared away and hopefully we can have a good run toward the end of the year."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: DNF (8); B Main: 3 (1); Feature: 15 (23).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (Friday program) - World Challenge: 21 (7).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 25 (15).

SEASON STATS -

58 races, 3 wins, 14 top fives, 23 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 45 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

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Steven Tiner Sixth at 9th Annual Mark Forni Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Looking to take advantage of some momentum gained over the last couple of weekends, Visalia, CA pilot, Steven Tiner, picked up a sixth place finish with the California Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway during the 9th Annual Mark Forni Classic.

“We had a really good car, and our result probably doesn’t show how good we were, but we raced hard all night long and just came up a little short,” Tiner said.

With 34 cars on hand for the prestigious race at the Placerville Speedway, Tiner kicked his night off by timing his Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/BR Motorsports No. 94 entry in 13th fastest.

Starting on the front row of his heat race, Tiner took advantage of the prime spot, and went on to pick up the win, and earn a berth in night’s dash.

Pulling the eight pill in the dash draw, Tiner would finish in the same spot, and line his King Racing Products/Elma Lanes/Harvest Supply backed entry up in the fourth row of the 30-lap feature event.

As the race got off to a slow start with stoppages slowing the early flow of the event, Tiner was able to work his way into the top-five as he battled with Jonathan Allard, Justin Sanders, and Cory Eliason.

Continuing to run in the fifth spot, a pair of late cautions saw double file restars come back into play, and Tiner battled with Jonathan Allard in the closing laps as they both went after the fourth spot.

In the midst of their hard battle, Justin Sanders was able to sneak under Tiner, and at the stripe Tiner came home with a sixth place finish.

“There were a lot of restarts, and that changed the complexion of the race a ton,” Tiner explained. “We were in a tight pick from third-sixth all night, and the way things went, we just ended up in the sixth spot. We were good, so we will keep digging and move on to next week.”

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-28, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-18

ON TAP: Tiner will be in action on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway aboard his STR No. 94 entry before returning to Placerville on Saturday night to pilot the Snow Racing Engines machine.

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Forgettable Forni For Peterson

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to action with the California Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, Matt Peterson had a feature event he would soon like to forget, after a lap 13 wreck ended his night early.

“We were solid all night, until the feature,” Matt Peterson said. “I struggled to get in a rhythm and it showed.”

Taking on 33 of the regions top drivers, Peterson kicked the 9th Annual Mark Forni Classic off by timing his V&H Fresh/Miller Lite/Inventory Sales entry in eighth fastest, putting him in the second row of his heat race.

Finishing in the third spot, Peterson would transfer to the feature event, but would just narrowly miss out on a spot in the dash, meaning he would start the 30-lap feature event from the eleventh position.

“We qualified really well, but we were just in the wrong spot with this format, but it’s good to have speed,” he added.

Lining up in the sixth row for the 30-lap feature event, the field bottlenecked in the first corner of the race, and Peterson got into the back of another car, but was able to continue on without stopping or causing any major damage to his machine.

“There wasn’t any damage after the contact on the first lap, but something just felt off after that,” Peterson explained.

On a surface that didn’t allow much passing as the bottom of the speedway was still very fast, Peterson tried making up ground as he worked the thick cushion, but it did not work out to him.

Getting up over the cushion on a couple of occasions, Peterson soon found his Bear Trucking/Future Energy Savers/Transportation Services entry in the back of the pack, as he continued to get into a rhythm.

On the 13th lap, Peterson lost the handle of his machine in turn four, and as he was spinning, contact ensued with Andy Forsberg, and it resulted in Peterson’s night coming to an end.

“The feature event just felt like a bad dream,” Peterson added. “I have to thank my guys and my family for giving me a good car, the driver just let the team down, but we learn from these tough nights.”

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 will be back in action on Saturday night at the Petaluma Speedway.

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Gravel Scores Career Best Nationals Finish

PETERSEN MEDIA- When the checkered flag flew on the 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented By Casey’s General Store, David Gravel crossed the stripe in the 15th spot, marking his career best performance at the season’s biggest race of the year.

“It was great to get locked in on our prelim night, but we were certainly looking for a better result,” Gravel said. “It is a career best for me, and as a team we tried stuff all week, so hopefully we can continue to get better here, but I can’t thank everyone enough for working so hard during a pretty grueling week.”

With his scheduled Wednesday night qualifier delayed for rain, Gravel and his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle team finally hit the track on Friday night, and Gravel kicked his Nationals off with the seventh fastest lap of the night during time trials.

With eight cars inverted in each heat race, Gravel lined up seventh in his heat, and marched his way to a fourth place finish, successfully transferring his machine into the preliminary night feature event.

Lining up in the second row of the preliminary night feature, the Watertown, CT driver held strong as he battled with one of the best at Knoxville, Donny Schatz during much of the feature.

Crossing the stripe in the fifth position, Gravel found himself sitting 10th overall in points heading into Saturday night, meaning he would roll off from the fifth row in the 50-lap feature event.

After finishing eighth in Saturday afternoon’s Speed Sport World Challenge race, Gravel and his team set their sights on the biggest race of the year.

Losing some ground on the start of the race, Gravel would race wheel-to-wheel with some of the world’s top competition as be battled with the Kasey Kahne Racing trio of Brad Sweet, Daryn Pittman, and Cody Darrah.

Making some adjustments during the mid-race pit stop Gravel continued to battle in sprint car racing’s biggest event as he searched around the relatively narrow track to work his way forward.

Gravel’s end result was a 15th place finish, capping a career best night at the Knoxville National, leaving him looking for more in the years to come.

“It’s great to make this show, and run well, but now we will look for more,” Gravel said. “It was a little disappointing to go backwards, but like I said, this team worked hard all week to find something, and we missed it a little on Saturday night. I can’t thank everyone enough for their hard work. The weather threw us some curve balls, and made things tough, but these guys worked very hard.”

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-64, Wins-3, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-40.

ON TAP: Gravel and company return to action Tuesday night in McCool Junction, NE, Friday night at the River Cites Speedway in Grand Forks, ND, and on Sunday night in Minot, ND.

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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Mad Man Runs Third at Knoxville Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kerry Madsen put together a brilliant week competing in the biggest race of the year, as he landed on the podium with a third place finish at the 54th Annual Knoxville Nationals.

“It’s just mind boggling to be up here on the podium of this race,” Madsen said. “These last two months have been awesome, stuff you can’t even dream about, and I am just extremely proud of this team.”

Battling terrible weather week, Madsen and his American Racing/Keneric Racing team hit the track on Thursday night where a persistent mist delayed the start of the evening, but Madsen would not let circumstances bother him, and he timed in second fastest with 52 cars in the pit area.

Lining up eighth in his heat race with the Knoxville Nationals format, Madsen put on a show, as he put four wheels over the cushion as he carved his way all the way up to the second spot, earning a spot in the feature event, and earning valuable points towards the Saturday program.

Lining up seventh in the feature event, Madsen continued to show tremendous speed as he carved his way forward as he stuck the bottom the track. Taking advantage of a few caution flags Madsen was able to get into the third spot on a late caution as he chased after Brian Brown and Sam Hafertepe.

As the duo battled the last few laps, allowing Madsen to close in, but a third place finish had him atop the Knoxville National point standings after opening night.

“I am really excited we had a good point night, and are locked into the Saturday feature solidly rather than being high point guy,” Madsen said. “We had a great Capitani Classic, and now a great prelim, so hopefully we can have a great finale.”

Rolling off for the Saturday feature in the second row after Friday’s qualifier, Madsen hooked up in a battle with Shane Stewart and Brian Brown during the early portion of the first 25-lap segment of the race.

Sitting in the fourth spot, when the caution flew at the halfway point for the scheduled pit stop, Madsen came to life when the action resumed as he quickly moved past Shane Stewart to take over the third spot, as he had a front row seat to the battle up front between Schatz and Brown.

As the duo battled, Madsen closed in on them, but did not have enough to reel them, as he ended a very strong week with a very strong third place finish.

“It’s double edged because I am a little disappointed to not win, but at the same time, we weren’t quick enough to win,” he added. “On the other hand, I am so excited for our sponsors, our team, and our owners. We are on the podium at the Knoxville Nationals! I am excited for the future of this entire team, because Tyler Swank (Crew Chief) and myself have only been together eight months.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-69, Wins-8, Top-5’s-37, Top 10’s-54

ON TAP: Madsen and his Keneric Racing team will look to stay hot as they return to action Tuesday night at the Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, NE, River Cites Speedway in Grand Forks, ND on Friday and Nodak Speedway in Minot, ND on Sunday night.

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Andy Gregg Rookie Of the Knoxville Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: Andy Gregg’s first trip to the Knoxville Raceway culminated in the Placerville, CA driver earning 2014 Rookie of the Knoxville Nationals honors by way of his C Main efforts during the Saturday night finale.

“It was such a fun trip, and I feel like we get a little better each time we hit the track,” Gregg said. “I am hoping to get back to Knoxville in 2015, and have already started my efforts in seeking funding for the trip.”

With his Wednesday preliminary night delayed until Friday night due to a pesky weather system, Gregg went out late in time trials and found speed others in his group could not find as he timed his Miller Fortune/Poor’s Equipment Repair/K&N backed entry in 10th fastest with 53 cars checked into the pit area.

Lining up in the fourth row of his heat race due to the eight-car invert, Gregg would finish in the seventh spot, and head to the night’s B Main event.

Slipping back to a 10th place finish during the Friday night B Main event, Gregg’s point total put him 47th overall and locked into the Saturday night C main event.

“It is such a tough place to figure out, and you have to stay so smooth to keep your speed and not lose spots, and that hurt us a little bit.” He added.

Lining up in the fourth row for the Saturday night C main event, things got wild on the start as a huge wreck broke out, and Gregg was caught up in the mess with heavy damage to his entry.

Opting to go back to the work area, Gregg’s team was joined by numerous members of other teams as they thrashed on his machine to get him back on the speedway.

“It was such an awesome feeling to see so many people from different teams come over and lend a hand,” Gregg said. “We get to meet some of these teams when they are out west, and to have them come over really meant a lot , and if it wasn’t for them, our night would have been over.”

Repairing as much as they could, Gregg restarted the race aboard a very banged up machine, and was able to keep his car on the lead lap until he pulled off the track, and was credited with a 15th place finish, and his efforts were rewarded with Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year honors.

“It was pretty cool to get Rookie of the Year honors at such a big event,” Gregg said. “I can’t thank everyone enough who supported this trip, and who helped out. I hope I can return next year, and will do everything I can to make that happen.”

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: Gregg will now make the trip back to the West Coast where he hopes to be in action on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway and Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-34, Wins-2, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-18

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

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Ian Madsen Finishes 8th in Saturday Night B Main at Knoxville Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kicking his week off with a big win at the 3rd Capitani Classic, Ian Madsen piloted his KCP Racing throwback car to an 8th place finish from his 15th starting spot in the Saturday night B Main at the Knoxville Nationals.

“It was not the Saturday night we were hoping for, but it was still a decent result,” Madsen said. “The beauty of this race is it comes back next year, so we will be back and look to do better.”

Battling a pesky weather system providing a mist through the night on Thursday night, the St. Marys, NSW driver timed his Nehring Construction/Kline Electric/Royal Flooring machine in 34th quickest with 52 cars checked into the pit area.

Lining up on the pole of his heat race, Madsen would go on to pick up the heat win, and in doing so set a new 10-lap track record at the historic ½ mile as he earned a position in the night’s A Main event.

On a very fast racing surface, Madsen lined up in the eighth row for the 25-lap feature event, and he put together a nice run.

Fighting with Knoxville regulars Cole Wood, and Jon Agan during much of the feature event, Madsen would end his night with an eleventh place finish.

“We didn’t time in like we had hoped, and qualifying points are huge with the format,” Madsen said. “We did what we could in our heat, and won, and in the feature we grabbed a few spots, so all we could do from that point is watch the next night and see what our fate was for Saturday night.”

When things were tallied up, Madsen found himself lining up in the eighth row of the B main for the Saturday night program.

After finishing in the fourth spot during Saturday afternoon’s Speed Sport World Challenge race, Madsen and his team watched the early part of the Saturday night program to learn the track, and see how it would change leading up to their hot lap session and feature event.

When the time came, Madsen climbed aboard his machine focused on moving forward, and getting into a transfer spot, but a tough track to pass on, mixed with a star studded field made things very tough.

Doing all he could to get forward, Madsen’s 2014 Knoxville Nationals came to a close as he finished 8th aboard his Greenland Homes/QTC/Rider Racing Engines backed entry after battling Jeff Swindell and Jason Johnson late in the 22-lap event.

“I just want to thank everyone who supports this team,” Madsen said. “It wasn’t the result we were hoping for, but it was a ton of fun with the throwback scheme, and having so many of our partners in attendance. We had a good week, and took the Knoxville point lead by winning on Sunday, so hopefully we can redeem ourselves in two weeks and win a track title.”

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 Air Inc. Heating and Cooling, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Kent Performance, Revolution Race Gear, Lucas Oil, Wings Unlimited, and Kustom Concrete Pumping for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-64, Wins-8, Top-5’s- 27, Top 10’s-37

ON TAP: The KCP Racing team will be in action on Tuesday night with the World of Outlaws as they invade the Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, NE before returning to the Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD on Sunday night.

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

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Haudenschild 7th in Nationals C Main

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in the 54th Annual Knoxville Nationals over the last week in Knoxville, IA, Jac Haudenschild and his Destiny Motorsports ended their week with a seventh place finish in the Saturday night C main.

With rain pushing Haudeschild’s qualifying night from Wednesday night to Friday night, the Wooster, OH driver went out dead last in time trials, and timed in 34th fastest with 53 cars checked into the pit area.

Starting on the front row of his heat race, ‘The Wild Child’ was on the hammer, as he laid down some of the quickest laps of the night as he picked up the win over Shane Stewart, and moved on to the preliminary night feature event, where he started in the 17th spot.

When the green flag dropped and the race got underway, Haudenschild searched around the Knoxville Raceway looking to work his way forward.

On the 12th lap, Haudenschild spun to a stop, and he opted to take his machine back to the pit area as he was credited with a 23rd place finish.

After the point totals were tallied, Haudenschild sat just outside the Top-50 in points, meaning he would be in action for the Saturday morning program.

Winning his heat race, “The Wild Child’ lined up on the front row of the feature event with the Top-10 tagging the back of the Saturday night C main.

In a feature that had an old school feel to it, Haudenschild found himself in a tight battle with the likes of Danny Lasoski and Steve Kinser, while Jack Dover was also in the mix.

Getting into the second spot in the closing stages of the race, Haudenschild’s engine would expire in a big way, but he was able to coast around the speedway and finish in the third spot, putting himself in the seventh row for the C Main later that night.

The start of the C Main got off to a wild start as a huge wreck broke out, but fortunately, the Wooster, OH driver was able to avoid it, and continue on.

After a lengthy red flag, the race came to life, and Haudenschild would cross the stripe in the seventh spot, bringing his 2014 Knoxville Nationals to a close.

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: Jac Haudenschild and the Destiny Motorsports team will resume their schedule with the All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday and Saturday night at the Butler Motor Speedway.

2014 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-52, Wins-3, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-20

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SPRINT CARS RETURN TO PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY

(Perris, CA, August 11, 2014) It will be a huge night of sprint car racing when Perris Auto Speedway hosts the “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” featuring the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Gun Sprints and the California Lightning Sprint Cars this Saturday, August 16th . In addition, several of the sport’s biggest stars from days gone by will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs before the races. Also before the races, the track will honor National Sprint Car Hall of Fame mechanic Bruce Bromme Jr. who passed away in his sleep last week. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM and the first race will be at 7:00.

In addition to the normal purse for the USAC/CRA drivers, nearly $4,000.00 extra has been added. Saturday’s fastest qualifier will pick up an additional $500.00 and there is nearly $3,500.00 added to the main event purse in lap money.

Concord’s Damion Gardner, who was at Bonneville last weekend trying to go 200-MPH before the event got rained out, comes into Saturday’s race as the series point leader. The defending and two-time series champion leads 5-time series champ Mike Spencer of Temecula and Huntington Beach’s Nic Faas, who are tied for second, by 111-points. Of the first six races staged at The PAS this year, Gardner has won four of them while Spencer and Faas are still looking for their first win at the famous half-mile clay oval in 2014. Other winners at The PAS this year are Yorba Linda’s Matt Mitchell and Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia.

Five-time USAC/CRA champion Mike Spencer of Temecula on the inside of two-time champ and 2014 point leader Damion Gardner of Concord at Perris Auto Speedway on July 4th. Media please feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Spencer will have some extra incentive to win on Saturday as Bromme, who is regarded by many as one of the greatest mechanics in the history of the sport, was his long standing crew chief. Bromme will be saluted with an emotional memorial lap before the races. National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jimmy Oskie will be behind the wheel of a Bromme wrenched car driven by Bromme’s lifelong and late friend Dean Thompson in the 1980’s.

In the track sports bar before the race, CRA legends Rick Goudy, Eddie Wirth, Don Thomas Sr., Mike Sweeney, Stan Atherton, John Redican, Dennis Rea and Steve Howard will be on hand and to sign autographs and meet the fans. Several other past stars are expected to participate as well.

USAC/CRA Point Standings

1. Damion Gardner - Concord - 714

2. Mike Spencer = Temecula - 603

3, Nic Faas - Huntington Beach - 603

4. Richard Vander Weerd - Visalia - 471

5. Cody Williams - Corona - 459

6. Matt Mitchell - Yorba Linda - 456

7. Brett Roa - Buena Park - 444

8. Austin Williams - Yorba Linda - 336

9. Jake Swanson - Anaheim - 404

10. Cory Kruseman - Ventura - 381

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, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, 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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80th Anniversary Illinois State Fair Championship Race Illini Proud!

By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff

(August 11, 2014)-Saturday’s Tony Bettenhausen 100 USAC Silver Crown race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield marks the 80th anniversary of the first 100-mile national championship dirt track race on the stories ‘Springfield Mile’. That first event featured two-man Indianapolis cars and was won by the popular Billy Winn, who would win the second one as well. As the late Tony Bettenhausen of Tinley Park is remembered this year, along with members of the Bettenhausen racing family, the 53rd Bettenhausen 100 is marked by the largest Springfield entry list in seven years as evidenced by the large number of Illinois participants in the field.

“Illini Pride” has swelled the entry list this year with at least 8 drivers entered from the home state, plus an owner with two machines expected and yet another driver or owner perhaps in the mix to attempt to conquer the World’s Fastest Mile Dirt Track.

The Illinois contingent is led by two-time defending Bettenhausen 100 winner A.J. Fike of Galesburg in a machine owned by his father Don. A.J. nearly pulled off the impossible last year by winning on Saturday and then nearly winning the Allen Crowe 100 stock car race on Sunday, a feat performed only by Al Unser in 1972. Fike became the first home state driver in 29 years to win the Bettenhausen in 2012, the last before Fike was Gary Bettenhausen, the eldest son of Tony and also a Tinley Park native. Gary, who won his father’s race in 1978 and 1983, passed away earlier this year at the age of 72.

Another contender from the Prairie State is Canton’s Chris Windom in the RW Motorsports entry. Windom led 85 laps of last year’s race at Springfield before surrendering the lead to Fike and led lat at DuQuoin two weeks later before running out of fuel. He did score his first win in the mighty uprights at Eldora in the USAC Silver Crown finale last year.

Yet a third Illinois driver could join Fike and Windom as Silver Crown victors and drivers pulling double duty over the weekend. Benton’s Shane Cockrum qualified fourth at Springfield last year after a practice crash and was in contention for a victory at DuQuoin until the car ran low on fuel. He, like Fike and Windom, should have an ARCA ride for Sunday as well.

Two other contenders from Illinois already have impressive resume’s in and out of the series. Pocahontas driver Zach Daum was the 2009 USAC Rookie of the Year and is a former Powri midget champion. Elkhart’s Chris Urish scored an upset win at DuQuoin last Labor Day weekend and the driver should have plenty of fan support Saturday from his native Logan county.

Other Illinois drivers expected include series veteran Randy Bateman of Murphysboro, Patrick Lawson of Edwardsville and Jerry Bruce of Benton. Another possible entrant is Chris Fetter of DuQuoin who purchased not one but two of the machines over the winter.

Springfield’s Dennis McQuinn is a long time crew chief and car owner who provided cars for capitol city native Donnie Beechler. McQuinn is expected to return with two cars this year, one for Oklahoma hotshoe Brady Bacon and the other rumored for third generation driver Steven Russell. Frequent entrant Ricky Nix of Benton is thought to be considering a series return with an as yet to be named driver.

Should the stars align one third of Saturday’s field will come from the home soil, a fact not lost on promoter Bob Sargent of Track Enterprises who greatly appreciates the support of the home contingent. “I really appreciate the support of all the competitors, drivers or car owners who call Illinois home.” “They add a lot of local flavor to the two Illinois dirt miles, they appreciate the history and what it means to compete on one of these historic tracks and they draw a lot of attention to our events.”

Fans wishing to see their local favorites should not wait until the last minute to arrive at the Illinois State Fair on Saturday. Practice for the Silver Crown Championship dirt cars starts at 9 a.m. with qualifications at 10:25 and the 53rd Bettenhausen 100 at around 1:30.

 

 

Carson Macedo Rallies To Top-10 at Forni Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Carson Macedo rebounded from an opening lap spin during the Ninth Annual Mark Forni Classic at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster to finish ninth.

“It was a rough night, but at the end of the day we are happy with a ninth place finish,” Macedo said. “I put our team in a huge hole during time trials, and then we were in catch up mode all night.”

With 34 cars on hand for the $5000-to-win event on Saturday night, Macedo timed his WFO Apparel/Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino/Elite Landscape Construction No. 21x machine in 20th fastest, putting himself behind the heat race inversion.

Starting in his heat, the Lemoore, CA driver was able to work into the fourth and final transfer spot, as he would earn a berth in the feature event, though he would have his work cut out for him as he rolled off from the 18th position.

The race got off to a rough start as contact in turn one on the opening lap turned him around, and he would now restart from the tail end of the field.

With the track staying fast on the bottom, Macedo searched both high and low, as he slowly worked his way forward from the back of the pack.

Taking advantage of numerous double file restarts, Macedo was one of the few who was able to gain positions on the speedway.

Trying his hardest by running on the cushion hard, Macedo would pick up spots, and then get into the cushion too hard, and fall back, but he was persistent, and when the checkered flag flew on the event, Macedo had worked his way up to the ninth spot.

“I just couldn’t seem to get in a groove with all of the stoppages,” Macedo said. “I would pick up some spots, and then would get over the cushion and lose them, and then slowly get them back. It was a learning night for sure, and coming from the back, I’m happy we didn’t’ tear anything up. I have to thank the Tarlton family, Paul Baines, my Family, and WFO and all of our sponsors for their support.”

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 be back in action on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway for the final Johnny Key Classic qualifying race.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-15, Wins-0, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-13

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Kraig Kinser Visits Three Tracks in Two States in Six Days

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — August 11, 2014 — With the Knoxville Nationals now in the books, the season starts to wind down for many racers across the country. That’s not the case for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series as yet another busy stretch of races begins this week. Kraig Kinser will embrace this swing through the Plains and Upper Midwest, as he will be action at three different tracks in a pair of states over the course of a six-day span.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is back in action on Tuesday, August 12 at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska. The series then heads to North Dakota for the completion of the 2014 Gerdau Ameristeel Northern Tour, with a visit to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on Friday, August 15, and a stop at Nodak Speedway in Minot on Sunday, August 17.

Kinser finished second last Friday on his preliminary night of the Knoxville Nationals at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, which was postponed a couple of days by rain. He led 23 laps of that 25-lap preliminary feature before Shane Stewart slipped by on the final lap to take the win. The 50-lap finale of the Knoxville Nationals last Saturday night, saw Kinser finish 10th in the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey's General Store/King Racing Products Maxim. Over 100 cars gathered for the 54th running of the biggest event in sprint car racing.

“We had a pretty good Nationals and hopefully can carry that momentum into the rest of the season,” said Kinser. “There is always a sort of sigh of relief when the Nationals wrap up and we get to head west and up to Canada and always have a great time up there. We have a great mindset heading into this stretch of races.”

The native of Bloomington, Indiana, has made three starts in his career at Junction Motor Speedway. He finished 18th last year at the banked three-eighths-mile. Kinser has a best finish of 14th at the track in 2012. He made his debut at Junction Motor Speedway in 2010.

Kinser has made one start at River Cities Speedway this season, finishing 23rd on June 20, after having trouble in the A-Feature. He opened the night as the fifth-fastest qualifier of the 37 entries. Kinser came home third in the third heat race to punch his ticket into the 40-lap A-Feature. The 2005 winner of the Knoxville Nationals was victorious at River Cities Speedway with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in 2012. Kinser has made a total of 13 starts with the series at the high-banked three-tenths-mile, earning six top-10 finishes, with two of those being top-fives.

Kinser finished sixth at Nodak Speedway in 2013. He powered his way from the 14th starting position to post his fifth-career top-10 finish at the three-eighths-mile in six starts. In his debut at the oval located at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in 2008, Kinser finished third, which to date remains his best finish at the track.

“We have a good mix of tracks this week,” Kinser said. “Junction is an amazing facility and as long as the wind and sun aren't too bad, it’s usually a pretty racy surface. Grand Forks, we always look forward to. It's definitely one of the raciest tracks anywhere and Don (Mack) and his crew did a magnificent job up there. Then, we go to Nodak (Speedway) and I've had some good runs there over the years and feel pretty comfortable there.”

Kinser enters this week's three races ninth in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship standings, on the strength of 22 top-10 finishes on the season.

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: Junction Motor Speedway, River Cities Speedway & Nodak Speedway 0.3- Miles around River Cities Speedway 0.375- Distance around both Junction Motor Speedway and Nodak Speedway in miles 1- Night of racing in Nebraska this season for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series 3- Scheduled races in North Dakota this season for the series; Career starts at Junction Motor Speedway 6- Career main events starts at Nodak Speedway 8.4- Average finish in five career starts at Nodak Speedway 9- Current position in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series standings 11.4- Average finish in 13 main event starts with the series at River Cities 13- Main event starts at River Cities Speedway with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series 18- Average finish in three career main event starts at Junction Motor Speedway 213- Distance in Miles from River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., where the World of Outlaws race on Aug. 15 to Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D. 277- Miles from Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, where the World of Outlaws raced August 6–9 to Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska 601- Miles from Junction Motor Speedway in Nebraska, where the World of Outlaws race on Aug. 12 to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota 2000- Year of first start at River Cities Speedway with the former World of Outlaws Gumout Series 2008- Year of first start at Nodak Speedway 2010- Year of first start at Junction Motor Speedway 7323- Points earned this season through August 9

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Attica Raceway Park switches to Saturday nights to close out 2014

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – It seems like – due to Mother Nature – summer just began. But fall is just around the corner and that means the yearly switch from Friday night racing to Saturday events for Attica Raceway Park.

With only four shows remaining in 2014, “Ohio’s Finest Racing Speedplant” still has plenty of fun and excitement left. It begins Saturday, Aug. 16 on WNWO NBC Toledo Channel 24/Culy Contracting Night with the 410 sprints going for $3,000 to win with the UMP Late Models, 305 sprints and dirt trucks also in action.

Kistler Racing Products will present the Mark Keegan Classic Season Championship Night on Saturday, Aug. 23. Double points will be on the line in all four divisions with the 410 sprints gunning for $3,000 to win.

The point battles are close in all the divisions. Former track champion Chris Andrews holds a slim 16 point lead over Caleb Griffith in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 sprints. Brian Lay is third with Travis Philo and defending track champion Craig Mintz rounding out the top five.

Things are much tighter in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model point standings. Jeff Babcock leads Ryan Markham by a scant five markers. Mike Bores, Devin Shiels and Matt Irey round out the top five.

Jordan Ryan’s consistent top five finishes has him atop the standings in the Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints with defending champion Nate Dussel just 69 points back. Steve Rando, John Ivy and Jason Keckler round out the top five.

In the Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks, early this season it looked to be a Shawn Valenti run-away. However, lately the rest of the pack has begun to close with Kyle Line just 78 points back. Matt Foos, former champion Art Ball and defending champion Dustin Keegan round out the top five.

The Attica Ambush will wrap up the track’s season on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 29 and 30. Detroit Chocolat Night on Friday will feature the Lucas Oil Late Model Series gunning for $10,000 to win while the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will also be in competition for $3,000 to win. On the Baumann Auto Group Night Saturday, the UNOH All Stars will battle for $5,000 to win with the late models in action for $1,500 to win as part of the Attica-Wayne County Late Model Challenge Series. The 305 sprints and dirt trucks will also be in competition Saturday.

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Rilat Tackling Devil's Bowl Speedway This Saturday With ASCS Gulf South

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (Aug. 11, 2014) - It's been a little more than two years since Travis Rilat has won at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

The goal is to change that this Saturday when he will return to the half-mile oval located in Mesquite, Texas, in his own car for an ASCS Gulf South Region event.

"We have a lot of laps at Devil's Bowl over the years and we usually run pretty well," he said. "We haven't won a race there in a while so hopefully everything will line up and we can be standing in Victory Lane at the end of the night."

Rilat's best finish at the track this season is an eighth-place result with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in March. However, he has also had a couple of DNFs at Devil's Bowl Speedway this year.

"The first thing is we have to put ourselves in a good position during the heat race," he said. "If we can get through that well enough to be in the redraw then we can be in contention to win."

Rilat has earned three feature victories this season, including two in his home state of Texas.

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

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"Shop the BOSS was created by Richard Bell, who has been a really good friend," Rilat said. "He's got a pretty unique deal going on. As his business has grown and expanded, he's been able to do a lot more with the team."

Rilat would also like to thank Triple X Race Co., Shark Racing Engines, 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.

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Nearly Wins Knoxville Nationals Prelim Night

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 11, 2014) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. is rejuvenated following a stellar performance at the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Stores.

"All in all we're really pleased leaving there," he said. "I can't wait to get back there next year. I wish the Nationals was happening again already. We have a lot of good notes."

Hafertepe Jr. was fast all weekend, beginning last Thursday with his preliminary night during the premier sprint car event at Knoxville Raceway. After qualifying 20th quickest, Hafertepe Jr. powered from fifth to second place in his heat race.

"We wanted to definitely time better than that to put us in a better position for points," he said. "The way the track was most of the elite cars got through their heat races. Getting up to second gave us a pretty good amount of points."

It also started Hafertepe Jr. on the inside of the second row for the 25-lap feature. He quickly worked into the runner-up position and took the lead on Lap 14. It marked the first time he led feature laps during the Knoxville Nationals.

"It was pretty special to get out there and lead laps," he said. "I really thought we were going to win the deal until that red flag we had."

The field was bunched up and the lapped cars were sent to the back on the restart following the red flag with approximately a half-dozen laps remaining. Knoxville Raceway veteran Brian Brown took advantage and made a pass for the lead with five laps remaining.

"Anytime you get in an open track with him he is tough to beat," Hafertepe Jr. said. "All in all, to run second on our prelim night after qualifying 20 th was a big boost for our points."

His runner-up finish was enough to lock the car into Saturday's $150,000-to-win feature, which Hafertepe Jr. started on the outside of the sixth row. Unfortunately, he was caught up in a spin in turn four on Lap 4 that sent him to the back.

"Early on I got into turn three and they had a rut," he said. "I got into it wrong. I got tight in the rut and tried to break it lose. The car got out from underneath me."

Hafertepe Jr. then fell down a lap just before the midpoint of the race. However, he stayed within striking distance of leader Donny Schatz and was almost able to get back on the lead lap before the scheduled midpoint caution.

"We almost unlapped ourselves from Schatz," Hafertepe Jr. said. "We had a lot of speed. Being mired that far in traffic, it's really hard to maneuver through there. We think we could have ran seventh or eighth realistically without the spin."

He ended with a 17th-place result.

"Speed-wise we were really good," he said. "That's why I'm looking forward to going back there. We know we had a lot of speed."

Hafertepe Jr. will compete with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on Tuesday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., before wrapping up the weekend on Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 2 (3).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 17 (12).

SEASON STATS -

50 races, 3 wins, 14 top fives, 23 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 38 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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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 Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Lonestar Speedway, 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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NEXT THREE RACES ON WORLD OF OUTLAWS CIRCUIT INCLUDE STOPS IN

NEBRASK A AND NORTH DAKOTA

MCCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. (Aug. 11, 2014) – Now that the Knoxville Nationals are in the history books, engines will roar to life again on the World of Outlaws circuit Tuesday, Aug. 12 at Junction Motor Speedway, the first of a trio of races on the schedule before the winged warriors cross the Northern border again for a pair of Canadian races.

Junction Motor Speedway in Nebraska is a 3/8-mile dirt oval which will hold its fourth Outlaws event. Last year driver Joey Saldana and the Motter team qualified fifth and finished tenth in the A-Main.

“We know we have a great engine program,” said the driver of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M Sprint car, “and we have made some adjustments to the chassis set-up that reacted favorably. Just like every race, you need to qualify well to get the evening headed in the right direction.”

After McCool, the teams head to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota Aug. 15 and end the weekend at Nodak Speedway in Minot, North Dakota.

Saldana is a two-time victor at River Cities, hoisting trophies in 2007 and 2010.

Last year the Motter team qualified fifth and finished ninth.

“We think we can use last year’s performance at Nodak Speedway in Minot as a springboard to do even better this year,” said the Brownsburg Bullet.

“Last year the team set quick time, a track record and finished fifth. But this track has the Donny Schatz factor. If Donny isn’t competitive enough at every track, he hails from Minot and knows his way around this track like the back of his hand.

“We won this race in 2010 so we have all the ingredients to be able to put together a solid night of racing.

“We’re still trying to beat our season-best qualifying record of 32 quick times. We have 19 so far this year and we hope to be able to chalk up several more.”

Saldana and the Motter team have five race wins this season and they are currently fifth in point standings.

 

 

Wheatley Forced to Play Catch Up at Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 11, 2014) - A high draw put Austen Wheatley behind the eight ball before the first lap was turned during the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Stores.

Because of the high draw Wheatley was one of the final cars to qualify during his preliminary night last Friday at Knoxville Raceway, where he timed in 41 st quickest - only three thousandths of a second out of the heat race inversion.

"I didn't lay down a very good lap and missed the invert by a couple of thousandths," he said. "You're weekend isn't gone, but you put yourself in a pretty big hole."

Rather than start on the pole of a heat race, which he would have if he had been the blink of an eye quicker in qualifying, Wheatley had to start on the inside of the fifth row. He finished ninth in his heat race, which relegated him to the C Main. He then placed fifth in that event to end his night.

That sent him into the non-qualifier event that was held on Saturday morning. After ending sixth in his heat race on the one-groove track, Wheatley rallied from 10th to fourth in the first two laps of the B Main. However, a fuel line broke and Wheatley, who was being sprayed with fuel inside the cockpit, was forced into the pits early.

That lined him up on the outside of the eighth row for the E Main on Saturday night. After maneuvering from 16th to eighth on the opening lap Wheatley finished in that position to end his weekend.

"I need to get more laps here for sure," he said. "Obviously we didn't have some luck go our way, but you need to make your own luck. I need to do better on my part."

Wheatley is slated to compete with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in a trio of events this weekend. He will race on Tuesday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., and on Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 41; Heat race: 9 (9); C Main: 5 (6).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (Friday program) - Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: DNF (10).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - E Main: 8 (16).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb.; Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D.; and Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D., with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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.

 

 

Salute to the King Tour Invades Gerdau Magic City Showdown at Nodak on Sunday

Inside Line Promotions - MINOT, N.D. - This Sunday will mark the final trip to Nodak Speedway for Steve Kinser as a full-time member of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

The Gerdau Magic City Showdown Presented by Schatz Crossroad Truck Stop and Minot Tourism will host the Salute to the King Tour, which will give Kinser one final chance at winning a World of Outlaws race at the 3/8-mile track.

"It's been a nice race track and I've enjoyed racing there," he said.

Kinser's teammate, Donny Schatz, is the man to beat at Nodak Speedway. Schatz, who was born and raised in the same town as the track, has garnered the feature win each of the past two seasons.

Prior to his back-to-back wins, no driver had won multiple World of Outlaws races at Nodak Speedway. The first seven events had a different winner starting with Terry McCarl claiming the inaugural race in 2006.

Daryn Pittman was victorious in 2007 with Jason Meyers winning in 2008, Danny Lasoski in 2009 and Joey Saldana and Craig Dollansky splitting victories in 2010.

INFORMATION -

WHO: World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

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

WHERE: Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D.

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 17

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

TICKETS -

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

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

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

River Cities Speedway Hosts World of Outlaws Salute to the King Tour This Friday

Inside Line Promotions - GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Steve Kinser has been in the middle of some of the most epic World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races.

A lot of those races have been at River Cities Speedway, which hosts its second - and final - World of Outlaws event of the season this Friday.

"It's a fun little race track to run on," Kinser said.

The 20-time series champion is the focal point during the Salute to the King Tour this year, which is his final time running as a full-time member of the World of Outlaws. Although Kinser didn't get the result he hoped for during the visit in June - he finished 14th - he is no stranger to Victory Lane at the high-banked track.

Kinser recorded a World of Outlaws victory at River Cities Speedway in both 2010 and in 2011.

"It's a racy little track," he said. "It usually has got two or three grooves on it."

North Dakota native Donny Schatz, who is Kinser's teammate with Tony Stewart Racing, earned the triumph at the track earlier this season.

INFORMATION -

WHO: World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

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

WHERE: River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D.

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 15

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

TICKETS -

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

General admission seating is available as well for $30 per adult ticket and $15 for children aged 0 to 12 years old.

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

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Salute to the King Tour, World of Outlaws Visit Junction Motor Speedway Tuesday

Inside Line Promotions - McCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. - Steve Kinser will make his final visit to Junction Motor Speedway as a full-time member of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on Tuesday.

The Salute to the King Tour with the premier sprint car series will make its lone stop at the 3/8-mile track in rural Nebraska this season, which will mark the fourth race there in the last five years.

"It's sort of out there in the middle of nowhere, but it's a nice track and a nice facility," Kinser said.

Kinser scored his lone feature victory at Junction Motor Speedway last year when the World of Outlaws invaded the track. After leading the first 27 laps, Kinser was passed by Kerry Madsen with three laps remaining. However, Kinser regained the lead on the ensuing lap to earn the win.

"I enjoyed it last year so I hope we can do it again," he said.

Kinser's teammate, Donny Schatz, was victorious in 2012 with Brooke Tatnell claiming the inaugural World of Outlaws race at Junction Motor Speedway in 2010.

INFORMATION -

WHO: World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

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

WHERE: Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb.

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 12

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

TICKETS -

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

General admission seating is available as well for $35 per adult ticket and $15 for children aged 6 to 12 years old.

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

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

John Montelli Remembered

by: Troy Hennig (courtesy of John Monhoff)

ROSEVILLE, CA – (August 7, 2014)…As we continue to count down the days until the running of the 7th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic at Calistoga Speedway it is with great pleasure that we welcome Napa Valley’s John Montelli to this year’s 2014 Hall of Fame class. Montelli will be remembered, along with eight other deserving people, on August 29th during the third annual induction of honorees into the Calistoga Hall of Fame.

The following information about John Montelli is correct and hopefully will clear up any inconvenience or confusion regarding the previously published background information that we received that was unfortunately incorrect.

Montelli was a well-known Napa Valley resident that was easy recognizable, not only because of his height, but also by his 10-gallon Stetson hat that he wore on a regular basis. Montelli and his wife Sera established a general engineering contracting business in 1946. With his earth moving knowledge, Montelli was a welcome sight to help assist those preparing the fairgrounds race track at Calistoga Speedway. Montelli also supported the Northern Auto Racing Club (NARC) in many areas such as sponsoring dash trophies, enhancing the purse at Calistoga Classic races, donating a water truck chassis to the fairgrounds, sponsoring the Wolleson #75 sprinter and being on hand at every event with his familiar yellow pickup truck. Sadly, John was taken from us by cancer in 1988 at the age of 67; however, his presence will live on forever now with his induction into the Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame.

The 3rd Annual Hall of Fame Induction will take place inside the Tubbs Building located at the Calistoga Speedway. Doors will open at 5 PM and dinner is scheduled to be served at 6:30 PM. Veteran television auto racing reporter Bobby Gerould will once again be the master of ceremonies. Dinner will include Tri-Tip, salad, potatoes, veggies, and pasta along with dessert. Refreshments will include Wine, Beer, Water, Lemonade or Coffee. Price for this night is $35.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased through HMC-Promotions by calling (916) 773-7225 Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM or Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM. No Ticket sales at door.

The 7th Annual Louie Vermeil Classis is scheduled to take place August 30th and August 31st at the Napa Valley Fairgrounds in Calistoga. Front gate will open up at 4 pm with racing scheduled to start at 5:30 PM each night. Tickets for the Louie Vermeil Classic can be purchased by calling 916-773-7223. The traditional racing format will feature both non-wing sprint cars and midgets with entrants from all over the United States.

 

 

Final Johnny Key Classic Qualifier on tap for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo this Friday night at Ocean Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – August 11, 2014…The fourth & final Qualifying Race for the 54th Johnny Key Classic presented by Al’s Roofing Supply will take place this Friday August 15 at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, which also doubles as the 10th round of action for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo.

The prestigious Johnny Key Classic is fast approaching on Saturday August 23, with the 50-lap feature paying $7500-to-win, the runner up will receive $3500 and third place will pay $2000. The main event will be a guaranteed $400-to-start, making it the most lucrative Ocean Sprints & Civil War Series race of the season.

There is also a total of $600 up for grabs in the dash at the Key Classic, as well as extra money for the Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time & High Five Pizza Hard Charger. The dash is being sponsored by Thedy Auto Repair in San Jose & Thirty Five Industries in San Jose. Williams Roofing is also sponsoring the lucky number pill draw, where a fan will choose a pill & if the driver starting in that position wins the race, the fan will earn some money and the driver will also receive a bonus.

Already winning Qualifying races to lock their way into the Johnny Key Classic have been Princeton’s Mason Moore, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding and most recently this past weekend Elk Grove’s Greg Decaires.

This Friday’s Johnny Key Classic Qualifying Race Four marks the final event prior to the big show next week and Fremont’s Shane Golobic goes into it continuing his march towards a pair of championships with Prentice Motorsports Group. The wheel-man of the Keith Day Trucking No. 22 machine currently holds a 61-point advantage over defending champ Brad Furr in the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo standings. He also leads the Civil War Series points by 58-markers over Ocean Sprints regular Justin Sanders.

Golobic captured the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo crown in 2012 and is looking to join Brent Kaeding & Tommy Tarlton as the third two-time champion at the track. The most recent event on July 25 saw him score a fifth place finish and he’ll look for another consistent outing on Friday. So far this year he has one main event victory with the Ocean Sprints, which came on July 18. Even if he doesn’t win on Friday however, Golobic has automatically earned a starting birth in the Key as the point leader of Civil War, which is idle until the event.

A very close battle for second in the standings will resume on Friday night, with Furr and Lemoore’s Carson Macedo separated by only six-digits.

Furr claimed back-to-back Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo wins on June 13 & July 11 aboard the Price Rite Restaurant Equipment No. 2 mount. The defending champion has also dominated Ray Scheidts Electric Qualifying this year, having set fast time on four different occasions. Macedo has been Mr. Consistent all season long, having finished outside the top-five just once in 2014 with the Ocean Sprints. He’ll be looking for his first career Taco Bravo victory on Friday in the WFO Apparel No. 21x Sprinter.

Watsonville’s Justin Sanders had his best run of the Ocean Sprints season during the most recent event on July 25, where he finished runner up in the main event aboard his North County Plastering No. 17 machine. He was part of an epic battle with Bud Kaeding over the later stages of the race. Sander’s holds onto the fourth spot in the Taco Bravo Sprints standings, one position ahead of Mitchell Faccinto from Hanford, who rounds out the top-five. Faccinto has been impressive in the Western Metal No. 37.

Completing the top-10 in the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo standings going into Friday are Fresno’s Koen Shaw, Salinas’ Jeremy Chisum, Salinas’ Jason Chisum, Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson and Laton’s Heath Duinkerken.

Other possibilities for Friday’s event include two-time Johnny Key Classic winner & two-time Ocean Sprints champ Tommy Tarlton of Easton, Chico’s Jonathan Allard, Campbell's Bud Kaeding, Hanford’s DJ Netto & Collin Markle, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema, San Francisco’s Nick Rescino Jr, Hollister’s Tomas Bray Scully and more.

The front gate at the Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this Friday night August 15 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

Upcoming Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo events at Ocean Speedway

Friday August 15 (Johnny Key Qualifying Race Number Four) Saturday August 23 (54th Johnny Key Classic Ocean Sprints vs Civil War)

 

 

Wooster Motorsports Races to Another Top 10 Finish

Wooster, Ohio – August 11, 2014 – Despite having not raced in 8 weeks, Jimmy Pooler returned to the driver seat in mid-season fashion. The car was pretty solid all night and gave the Wooster Motorsports team our 4th top Ten finish in as many races at Wayne County Weekly Competition.

18 sprint cars were in the pit side for a $2000 to win show at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. The sprint cars were the third group of racers out for their group qualifying. The #787 was in the second group of sprint car qualifying and Pooler put down a solid lap that slated him 6th overall. Starting outside the front row in the second heat race, at the drop of the green the #d12 of Jason Dolick and the #15H of Mitch Harble got past and Pooler who raced to a 4th place finish.

With the 4th place finish in the heat, the WMS #787 was positioned in the 8th starting spot for the feature. The feature ran green for the first half, then was halted on many occasions resulting in an open red flag for refueling. The track was pretty slick and we were just off on the set-up not getting enough side bite. Ultimately, after the open red, Pooler raced his way to a respectable 9th place finish with the #57x of Andrew Palker taking his second straight feature victory.

The season is winding down and we have a handful of races remaining and look to build momentum prior to final All Star shows at WCS. Special thanks to our family of sponsors VIB-ISO, Allstar Performance, Astro Titanium and Wooster Motorsports. To get updates throughout the season, “like” us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/woostermotorsports or following us on Twitter @WMS_787.

 

 

Van Dam Earns Podium Finish at ASCS Northwest Event at Willamette Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LEBANON, Ore. (Aug. 10, 2014) - Speed has not been a problem for Henry Van Dam this season.

That was evident last Friday when he garnered a podium finish with the ASCS Northwest Region at Willamette Speedway.

"Any time you can leave a race track feeling you had the car to win it's a good feeling," he said. "We have the speed."

Van Dam kicked off the night by starting on the pole of a heat race.

"It was hard to get going on the bottom on the start," he said. "I gave up too much on the start. We went back to third. It took me a couple of laps to get around the second-place car. We got what we could. Running second still put us in the redraw."

His runner-up result in the heat race earned Van Dam a trip into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 1 in the random draw to start the main event on the pole.

"The start for the main event was the same thing as the heat race," he said. "Logan (Forler) got the jump on me. I got a good run through turns one and two, but I wasn't sure how much room I had. He cleared me in turns three and four and had the preferred line. I ran second to him for a while."

Van Dam took the lead in traffic just before the midpoint of the feature, but the caution waved to negate the pass.

"We caught traffic around Lap 10 and I passed him, but the caution came out so we had to give the spot back," he said. "I was leading across the line, but the whole field didn't cross. We were pretty equal in open air. In lapped traffic I thought I was a little better and could move around a little better than he could."

Van Dam maintained a close second until Roger Crockett took over that position with approximately eight laps remaining. The duo battled for the runner-up spot throughout the closing laps. Van Dam took the white flag in second place, but he was forced to check up in turns three and four to avoid Crockett.

"It wasn't too bad," Van Dam said after finishing third. "It was definitely not what we were hoping for though."

He will take this weekend off before racing at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Aug. 23.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 8 - Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 3 (1).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 5 wins, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 23 at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash.

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 - A.R.T Speed Equipment

Established in 1976, A.R.T. Speed Equipment is a parts and fabrication shop with a huge inventory of sprint car and mini sprint parts. A.R.T. also builds top-notch chassis. For more information, visit http://www.ARTspeedequip.com.

"I've been using A.R.T. chassis for the past few years and they are made with awesome quality, but the awesome customer service I receive makes it a great company," Van Dam said.

Van Dam would also like to thank Kovash Logging, Johansen Excavating, Enumclaw Xpress Lube, Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw, Clems Enumclaw Powersports, Factory Kahne, 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.

 

 

Kevin Swindell Endures Opposite Iowa Speedweek Than 2013 Produced

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 10, 2014) - This year's Iowa Speedweek was almost the complete opposite of 2013 for Kevin Swindell.

Swindell, who garnered the Mr. Sprint Car title after standout performances throughout the 10 days of competition last season, couldn't escape a slew of bad luck the past week and a half.

Expectations were high entering the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals, the Capitani Classic and the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Stores at Knoxville Raceway following the eye-opening outings with Bernie Stuebgen and the Indy Race Parts team one season ago.

Unfortunately, luck had a different plan. After Swindell finished eighth in his preliminary night during the 360 Knoxville Nationals on July 31, the u-joint broke on his sprint car during Lap 8 of the $10,000-to-win finale on Aug. 2. He was credited with a last-place finish.

The following night Swindell was in contention for a win during the Capitani Classic when a steering issue forced him into the wall near the midpoint of the event. He ended with a 23rd-place result.

"We blew a hole in one of the pressure lines in the steering," he said. "I got a little further in the corner so I didn't hit quite as hard, but it did a fair amount of damage."

The team was forced to build a new car from the remaining parts it had in preparation for the FVP Knoxville Nationals, which Swindell kicked off last Thursday during preliminary action.

After qualifying 35th quickest, he won his heat race to advance into the main event.

"I made a mistake and grabbed the wrong tire for qualifying," he said. "Other than that every time we were on the track we were really fast. I think we had a top-five car Thursday night."

Swindell was running ninth with six laps remaining in the main event when steering issues forced him into the wall once again.

"Something locked up going into turn three," he said. "It just went straight. Once I got to the back straightaway it just didn't react. I was along for the ride at the point."

Not only was Swindell unable to restart the race, the team's inventory was depleted as the crash capped his Knoxville Nationals.

"That was the last of the pieces we had to put them together," he said. "We were basically out of everything. It was really nothing anybody could do. It wasn't anything on Bernie's end that we had issues with. It was nothing I could do. It was just bad luck."

Swindell will now shift his focus to the NASCAR Nationwide opportunity he has with JGL Racing for the remainder of the season. He is unsure of his next sprint car event.

"I really want to thank Bernie and everyone with Indy Race Parts for the opportunity this season," Swindell said. "I hope we can get back out there again soon to get rid of the sour taste from the Nationals."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 35; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: DNF (16).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 11 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

VIDEO -

Click on the link for highlights of Swindell's first victory of the season at 81 Speedway on March 29: http://vimeo.com/90509051

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Indy Race Parts

Indy Race Parts is a premier motor sports parts company based in Indianapolis. Visit http://www.IndyRaceParts.com for more information.

"Bernie and the crew at Indy Race Parts are a pleasure to race with," Swindell said. "I know that I will always have a competitive car."

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, Arai Helmets, Racing Optics, John Christner Trucking 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.

 

 

Starks Shows Speed During 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 10, 2014) - The biggest thing Trey Starks took from this year's 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Stores was how important track time is at Knoxville Raceway.

"Last time we came to the Nationals we came a little early and got some practice laps," he said. "This track takes laps. That's one of the main reasons why the local guys are so good."

Despite not many laps around the half-mile oval entering last weekend's premier sprint car event, Starks kicked off his preliminary night last Thursday by qualifying 17th quickest. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to advance through his stacked heat race and was relegated to the B Main.

"We started 12th and we weren't quite there on the setup," he said. "It was tough to race through because the track was pretty narrow."

Starks ended with a 17th-place result, which sent him into the non-qualifier event that was held on Saturday morning.

He placed fourth in his heat race on the one-groove track to advance into the main event, which he started 19th.

"It was a pretty tricky track," he said. "It was slick on the straightaways and hooked up through the corners. We weren't too great on restarts and got shuffled back on a restart and maybe ran the bottom longer than we should have. We got lapped with about five laps to go and when we moved up the track we ran with the leaders."

Starks finished 22nd in the main event.

The morning session concluded with the SPEED SPORT World Challenge. It marked the first time Starks competed in the race that featured drivers from across the world.

"It was a really fun race," he said. "We moved for the first five laps and then passed some guys in the rubber, which you don't see all that often. We learned a lot."

After starting 19th he earned a 13th-place result.

Following a break to rework the track prior to Saturday night's Knoxville Nationals features, Starks wrapped up his weekend by advancing from 12 th to ninth in the D Main.

"We were actually really good," he said. "We had a couple of times when we passed a car and a caution came out. We were really fast, just the track was too narrow. It was our fault we put ourselves there."

The team is returning to the Northwest this week.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 8 (5); B Main: 17 (12).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (Friday program) - Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 22 (19); World Challenge: 13 (19).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - D Main: 9 (12).

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

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 -

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.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Highlights Knoxville Nationals With Top 10 in Non-Qualifiers Show

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 10, 2014) - Tony Bruce Jr. entered the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Stores with only three 410ci races under his belt this season.

That didn't stop him from putting together a consistent performance during the premier sprint car event at Knoxville Raceway last weekend.

The marquee event kicked off last Friday with Bruce Jr. qualifying 37th quickest despite being one of the final cars to qualify.

"I still feel like our qualifying lap wasn't as good as we needed to be," he said. "I really wish our qualifying lap would have been better because it means so much as far as overall points."

It was good enough to make the heat race inversion and Bruce Jr. powered to a third-place finish in his heat to lock the One 8 Motorsports entry into the main event.

"In the A Main we had the car way too tight," he said. "I wasn't able to do much with it. I had a tough time turning in on corner entry and I wasn't able to rotate the corners as well as we'd like."

Following a 20th-place result, Bruce Jr. was forced to compete in the non-qualifier event Saturday morning. He won his heat race to advance into the main event, which he started on the inside of the second row.

"We had a little bit too much gear," he said. "The track got really slick down the straightaways and I had way too much tire spin. It was one of those deals where we weren't carrying enough speed and I lost a few spots."

Bruce Jr. ended with a sixth-place finish, which lined him up 16th for the C Main on Saturday night. Unfortunately, he was caught up in a crash entering turn one on the opening lap.

"I was all the way up by the wall and had committed to going in on the top," he said. "I saw Steve Kinser checking up in front of me. I had nowhere to go. I jumped his right rear tire and got up into the fence. I hit him and got up against the fence and came back down. Luckily I didn't go over."

The damage was too much to repair for Bruce Jr., who was unable to restart the race.

He will return to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition this Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 37; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 20 (19).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (Friday program) - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (3).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: DNF (16).

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 3 wins, 9 top fives, 23 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., 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 -

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program 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.

 

 

SALDANA NINTH AT THE KNOXVILLE NATIONALS

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 9, 2014) – The air was electric with anticipation and adrenaline was pulsing through the veins of the 25 drivers suited up for the 54th running of the FVP Knoxville Nationals, the most prestigious race on the World of Outlaws circuit and for that matter, all of sprint car racing. It is the event that drivers and fans wait for all year.

Joey Saldana started in the 13th position in the 50-lap race for the $150,000-to-win, biggest race of the season. It was just minutes from midnight when the green flag dropped. Donny Schatz vaulted to the lead, followed by Shane Stewart and Brian Brown Saldana maintained his 13th position at the start but began to advance through the field. Brian Brown was able to pass Stewart for second and Schatz began to dominate, peeling off from the rest of the field. Schatz’s nearly three-second lead was erased at the scheduled red flag break at the halfway mark. Team members swarmed the cars changing tires, adding fuel and making changes to try to anticipate track conditions for the remaining 25 laps.

As the cars pushed off for the final laps of the race, fans prepared for edge-of-your-seat racing. When the field was unleashed, Schatz again assumed the lead with Brown in pursuit. With 40 laps complete, Stewart, who had been running fifth, slowed on the track bringing out the yellow. On the restart, the battle was on. Schatz took the lead running the bottom of the track, but Brown got a run on him riding the cushion. On lap 44, Brown took the lead, only to relinquish it back to Schatz on the next lap. Schatz, who was favored to win, captured his eighth Knoxville Nationals victory. Brown finished second and Kerry Madsen was the third driver on the podium.

Saldana finished ninth after advancing four positions on a heavy, slick and very fast track that made passing difficult for everyone. Now it’s the wait – another 365 days – for next year’s Knoxville Nationals.

 

 

BRIAN BROWN CLINCHES JESSE HOCKETT “MR. SPRINT CAR” TITLE AFTER THE COX DESIGN IOWA SPEED WEEK

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 9, 2014) - Following the tenth and final feature of the ten-race 2014 Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week, ‘360’ Knoxville Nationals champion and Oskaloosa Front Row Challenge winner Brian Brown of Missouri clinched the Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” title and its $2,500 first-place prize. On Saturday night, Donny Schatz won the 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals, presented by Casey’s General Stores, while Brown finished a close second.

The unofficial final ‘top ten’ in the 2014 Cox Design Iowa Speed Week are as follows: 1., Brian Brown, 296 points; 2., Mark Dobmeier, 271 points; 3., Terry McCarl, 257 points; 4., Ian Madsen, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 219 points; 6., Jason Johnson, 218 points; 7., Randy Hannagan, 208 points; 8., Tony Bruce, Jr., Sammy Swindell, 200 points (tied); 10., Davey Heskin, 174 points.

The Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week includes ten points-paying sprint car feature races in ten days, July 31 - August 9, between the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville and the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The top three places pay $2,500, $1,000, and $500, respectively, with the winner declared the Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” titlist. Past “Mr. Sprint Car” titlists include Ricky Logan (2002) of Arkansas, Shane Stewart (2003, ’04) of Oklahoma, Billy Alley (2005) of Nebraska, Jason Johnson (2006) of Louisiana, Wayne Johnson (2007, ‘08) of Oklahoma, Terry McCarl (2009) of Iowa, Sammy Swindell (2010, ‘11) of Tennessee, Kyle Larson (2012) of California, and Kevin Swindell (2013) of Tennessee.

 

 

AFTER NINE MAINS, BRIAN BROWN EDGES EVER CLOSER TO

CLINCHING THE COX DESIGN IOWA SPEED WEEK POINT TITLE

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 9, 2014) - Following the first nine features of the ten-race 2014 Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week, ‘360’ Knoxville Nationals champion and Oskaloosa Front Row Challenge winner Brian Brown of Missouri edged ever closer to clinching this year’s Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” title. On Saturday afternoon, Daryn Pittman won the SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge feature of the 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals, presented by Casey’s General Stores.

The series continues with the FVP Knoxville Nationals A-Main on Saturday night. According to Iowa Speed Week coordinator Tom Schmeh, “At this point, only Mark Dobmeier can mathematically take the Jesse Hockett ‘Mr. Sprint Car’ title from Brian Brown. And even if Mark wins the 50-lap A-Main tonight, all Brian has to do is finish nineteenth or better to clinch his first ‘Mr. Sprint Car’ title.”

The unofficial top ten in the 2014 Cox Design Iowa Speed Week points after nine mains is as follows: 1., Brian Brown, 247 points; 2., Mark Dobmeier, 228 points; 3., Ian Madsen, 222 points; 4., Terry McCarl, 213 points; 5., Jason Johnson, 208 points; 6., Randy Hannagan, 198 points; 7., Tony Bruce, Jr., 190 points; 8., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 185 points; 9., Sammy Swindell, 174 points; 10., Davey Heskin, 164 points.

The Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week includes ten points-paying sprint car feature races in ten days, July 31 - August 9, between the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville and the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The top three places pay $2,500, $1,000, and $500, respectively, with the winner declared the Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” titlist. Past “Mr. Sprint Car” titlists include Ricky Logan (2002) of Arkansas, Shane Stewart (2003, ’04) of Oklahoma, Billy Alley (2005) of Nebraska, Jason Johnson (2006) of Louisiana, Wayne Johnson (2007, ‘08) of Oklahoma, Terry McCarl (2009) of Iowa, Sammy Swindell (2010, ‘11) of Tennessee, Kyle Larson (2012) of California, and Kevin Swindell (2013) of Tennessee.

 

 

SPEED WEEK CANCELED - DAMION GARDNER WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR 200-MPH SPRINT CAR RUN!

(Concord, CA, August 9, 2014) Southern California Timing Association officials decided this morning to cancel 2014 Speed Week on the Bonneville Salt Flats due to wet conditions caused by Wednesday night’s heavy thunderstorm. Thus, Damion Gardner’s assault on a 200-MPH run in a sprint car has been pushed back until at least September.

Wednesday’s storm just left to much water for the Salt Flats to dry out enough to stage Speed Week.

The build up for the historic run has taken a year’s worth of preparation for the shot at 200. Needless to say, the weather development is disappointing for Gardner and the entire team.

“I am pretty disappointed as we worked so hard all year just to get here,” the champion sprint car racer said after learning of the cancelation. “I don’t know much about the salt, but I went out there a couple of times this week and I kind of knew this could happen as it was under six or eight inches of water. Everyone was trying to be optimistic as everyone comes from a long way, but the salt was just not going to dry out enough. I guess I am ready for when I get to try and do it again.”

Damion Gardner and some of the crew of “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car” before the announcement of the cancelation of Speed Week. Media please feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

The next attempt may not by that far off. There are other meets on the Salt Flats this year including one in September.

“We are looking into a couple of different meets up there later this year,” the disappointed driver said. “We will try to get it done this year. If not, we will come back next year.”

Everything, including the disappointment of the rain-off is being shot for an exciting documentary titled, “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car.” The made for TV production is being written, directed and produced by Surf N’ Sprint and will be shot by the award winning racing specialists from LoudPedal Productions. You can take a sneak peek at the documentary at the following link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp1JvkD9aaI&feature=youtu.be

Damion Gardner would like to thank the following for making this enormous task possible: Surf N’ Sprint, Frankland Rearends, J. Milano Co., Shaver Engines, Lucas Oil, ARP, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Yak Graphics, Schoenfeld, Waterman, Simpson, Willwood, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Advanced Racing Suspension, Maxwell Industries, Victory Race Cars, Beast Chassis, Maas Powdercoat, Kenny’s Components, Santamauro Racing, Lee Power Steering, Butler Built Seats, Schroeder, Brown & Miller, Champion Spark Plugs, System 1, Barne’s Systems, Eibach, TSR, Indy Race Parts, MPD, Beaver Stripes, K&N, Jessel, Comp Cams, Donovan, Seals It, LoudPedal Productions, KMD Racing.

Watch for more follow ups on this noble effort in 2014. You can also check out what is going on on the Damion Gardner Fan Page on Facebook. The pages of Steve Watt and Loudpedal Productions will also offer their takes on all the high speed happenings.

To hear Damion Gardner’s 2013 interview about driving the “World’s Fastest Sprint Car” with Shawn Wood on the Dirt Track Channel, please click on the following link: http://thedirttrackchannel.com/Webcast/tscsAug1313.mp3

 

 

Brian Brown – In Position Again!

(Bill W) August 9, 2014 – For Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP team, it’s been about being in position to win on sprint car racing’s biggest stage, the 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. Consider that goal accomplished. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver will start outside row two of tonight’s championship event at the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa after winning Thursday’s qualifying feature and scoring 485 points.

You came out 17th in the order for time trials and laid down the fourth quick time of the night on Thursday.

Obviously, qualifying has been very important for us all year long, and we were able to turn a good lap. Charlie Garrett is second to none in giving us the power that we need to do that. Our Maxim chassis and Vortex wings were also a key. We knew with the track being so heavy, we had to get our game face on for that heat race.

Despite the track being narrow, the top four qualifiers were able to move up through there in the heats, and you were able to grab the fourth and final transfer.

That’s something we’ve worked on all year, is getting as far forward as we can in the heat races with the inverts. Starting eighth on a narrow track is tough, but we were able to do that. That’s always the key to putting yourself in the show on Saturday night, and we could breathe a sigh of relief after that.

You started fifth in the feature, and slowly worked your way forward. Jeff Swindell and Sam Hafertepe were setting a good pace out front.

We settled into fourth or fifth there, and we had quite a battle going. We were finally able to get by Jeff (for second) with about lap 19 and set our sights on Sam. That’s when the open red came out for Kevin (Swindell).

You had to be confident at that point, but you said you were running out of tear-offs.

The crew wasn’t really sympathetic. They were telling me to get in the lead so I didn’t have to worry about tear-offs! The car was pretty good, we weren't great...probably not as good as we've been...but we were able to maneuver there on that restart. I got a good run on Sam. I was going to try and slide him, but I decided to try and run the bottom instead. I did that, but then he kind of chopped me. Fortunately, we were able to come back and make it work the second time and get the win.

You just keep rolling, and tonight you’re outside row two for the Nationals. What’s your mindset going into tonight?

It’s a long race, and we’ve been in this spot before. The first twenty-five laps, you just want to set a good pace so you’re in contention after the stop. I have such a great team and great partners…I just want to do the best I can for them and thank them for putting us in this position. This is what it’s all about. We want to climb one more step on that podium tonight.

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Brian has made seven of the last eight Knoxville Nationals finals and the has made six in a row now. After a hard-charger effort saw him go from 23rd to 13th in 2007, he has finished 23rd, 14th, 7th, 2nd and 2nd the last five years. He has led 40 feature laps.

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

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

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The goal at Impact Sign and Lighting is to make selecting the right sign and lighting for your business a simple process for you. Impact can design, create, and install virtually any type of sign on awnings, poles, buildings and much more including racecars, of course! They will work with you from conception to completion and make sure you are completely satisfied. We'll give you personalized service, expert consultation, quick turnarounds, and reasonable pricing. Impact Sign and Lighting are responsible for the graphics on the Brian Brown Racing #21. Visit them on the web at www.Impact4800.com !

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For more than six decades, their warehouses have quietly supplied professional mechanics with high quality auto parts from the best brands in the industry. Now, for the first time ever, the same level of service is direct to you through AllDayParts.com. Whether you are a shade tree mechanic, or just enjoy turning a wrench on the weekend, our website offers you a staggering 2.5 million parts – all for a fair price.

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!

 

 

Kraig Kinser Finishes Second in Knoxville Preliminary Feature; Will Start Ninth in Knoxville Nationals

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — August 9, 2014 — Kraig Kinser had to wait a couple extra days to get on the track for his preliminary night at the 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s General Store due to Mother Nature, but he made the most of it, finishing second to lock himself into tonight’s 50-lap, $150,000-to-win main event. Kinser started second and led 23 laps on Friday night, before Shane Stewart executed a last-lap pass to take the win.

“You never want to finish second, after leading so many laps, but we really didn’t know what we had coming into the Nationals, so to content for the win and lead so many laps, we’ll take it,” said Kinser. “Getting locked in for tonight was the main thing and we can fine-tune on the car now today, rather than have to worry about running earlier in the day.”

Kinser lined up second in the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim and battled pole sitter Mark Dobmeier right from the start of the 25-lap preliminary feature. The pair raced side-by-side on the opening circuit, with Dobmeier credited with leading the lap. Kinser took the top spot on the second circuit when the first caution flag of the night flew.

A strong restart kept Kinser in the lead as Dobemier closed in a couple of times. A battle for second between Dobmeier and Stewart allowed Kinser to open a bit of a gap as he got into lapped traffic. The second yellow flag of the night came out on lap-12, with Kinser maintaining his lead on the restart. On the 23rd lap, the final caution of the race flew, setting up a two-lap shootout.

Kinser led on the restart, with Stewart drawing even as they took the white flag, and moving in front down the backstretch. Kinser would cross the line second, which put him ninth in event points and on the inside of the fifth row for tonight’s A-Feature.

“I knew the laps were getting down and I was in lapped traffic,” said Kinser. “I was a little free the last few laps. Going down the back straightaway I thought I heard Shane (Stewart) on top. I felt good everywhere, so I really didn’t know quite where to go. Shane took advantage of the opportunity and that’s what you have to do at the Nationals. We’ll come back tonight and see what we can do.”

Kinser opened the Wednesday qualifying night, which was run on Friday, due to rain, by recording the 13th-fastest lap in time trials of the 51 entrants that took to the half-mile. He lined up sixth in the third 10-lap heat race and powered his way to a second-place finish. With an invert of eight for the preliminary feature, that put Kinser on the front row.

Live audio of the finale of the 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s General Store can be heard live on Dirtvision.com, with live pay-per-view video available at TheCushion.com.

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.

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.

 

 

DAMION GARDNER’S RUN AT 200-MPH IN A SPRINT CAR DELAYED BY RAIN!

(Concord, CA, August 8, 2014) The “World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver,” Damion Gardner, has had his run at a 200-MPH pass in a sprint car at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats delayed until at least Monday due to a torrential Wednesday night thunderstorm that left the course under water.

 

The Concord, California based racing star had hopes of making his first passes in the “Green Demon” car on Saturday and by Sunday was hoping he would have eclipsed the 200-MPH barrier. However, the deluge, which was the first just before Speedweek since the 1990’s, changed everyone’s plans. There was initial concern that the entire event would have to be canceled. Now with the meet just starting late, the main concern for Gardner and the other competitors is what will be the condition of the salt?

As of noon today, SCTA workers were erecting markers on the courses. They were seeing water levels reduce quite quickly. Helping the process were light breezes out of the east and brilliant sunshine. The pits were still covered with a couple of inches of water at that time.

Due to the powerful storm, instead of Saturday being the first day of speed passes, it is now planned to be the first day officials let the 450 teams onto the salt to establish their pit areas. On Sunday, it will be tech and spectators will be allowed onto the salt for the first time.

Needless to say Gardner and the crew are frothing at the mouth for Monday to get here so they can attack the course. The popular driver and his crew are currently in the casino parking lot going over every inch of the car with the extra time afforded.

Everything is being shot for an exciting documentary titled, “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car.” The made for TV production is being written, directed and produced by Surf N’ Sprint and will be shot by the award winning racing specialists from LoudPedal Productions. You can take a sneak peek at the documentary at the following link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp1JvkD9aaI&feature=youtu.be

Damion Gardner would like to thank the following for making this enormous task possible: Surf N’ Sprint, Frankland Rearends, J. Milano Co., Shaver Engines, Lucas Oil, ARP, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Yak Graphics, Schoenfeld, Waterman, Simpson, Willwood, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Advanced Racing Suspension, Maxwell Industries, Victory Race Cars, Beast Chassis, Maas Powdercoat, Kenny’s Components, Santamauro Racing, Lee Power Steering, Butler Built Seats, Schroeder, Brown & Miller, Champion Spark Plugs, System 1, Barne’s Systems, Eibach, TSR, Indy Race Parts, MPD, Beaver Stripes, K&N, Jessel, Comp Cams, Donovan, Seals It, LoudPedal Productions, KMD Racing.

Watch for more follow ups on this noble effort and for all of the fun and excitement getting ready for 2014. You can also check out what it going on in Utah on the Damion Gardner Fan Page on Facebook. The pages of pages of Steve Watt and Loudpedal Productions will also offer their takes on all the high speed happenings.

To hear Damion Gardner’s 2013 interview about driving the “World’s Fastest Sprint Car” with Shawn Wood on the Dirt Track Channel, please click on the following link: http://thedirttrackchannel.com/Webcast/tscsAug1313.mp3

For more information on Speedweek at Bonneville or to listen in live to all of the action, click on the following link: http://www.scta-bni.org/. You can also keep up to date by going to the SCTA page on Facebook.

Media, to contact any of the principals in this endeavor, please contact Scott Daloisio at sdaloisiosports@aol.com or call 909 226-7768.

 

 

AFTER EIGHT MAINS, BRIAN BROWN CONTINUES TO LEAD

THE COX DESIGN IOWA SPEED WEEK POINTS

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 8, 2014) - Following the first eight features of the ten-race 2014 Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week, ‘360’ Knoxville Nationals champion and Oskaloosa Front Row Challenge winner Brian Brown of Missouri continues to lead the point standings which will crown this year’s Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” titlist. On Friday evening, 2003 and ‘04 “Mr. Sprint Car” Shane Stewart won the second preliminary RacingJunk.com-sponsored main of the 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals, presented by Casey’s General Stores.

The series continues with the FVP Knoxville Nationals, presented by Casey’s General Stores, on Saturday afternoon (SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge) and Saturday night (national championship feature). According to Iowa Speed Week coordinator Tom Schmeh, “At this point, I believe that only Mark Dobmeier and SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge competitor Ian Madsen can mathematically take the Jesse Hockett ‘Mr. Sprint Car’ title from Brian Brown, but that is going to be a really long shot for both of them.”

The unofficial top ten in the 2014 Cox Design Iowa Speed Week points after eight mains is as follows: 1., Brian Brown, 247 points; 2., Mark Dobmeier, 228 points; 3., Jason Johnson, 208 points; 4., Tony Bruce, Jr., 190 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 185 points; 6., Ian Madsen, 175 points; 7., Terry McCarl, 168 points; 8., Davey Heskin, 164 points; 9., Wayne Johnson, 161 points; 10., Randy Hannagan, 159 points.

The Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week includes ten points-paying sprint car feature races in ten days, July 31 - August 9, between the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville and the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The top three places pay $2,500, $1,000, and $500, respectively, with the winner declared the Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” titlist. Past “Mr. Sprint Car” titlists include Ricky Logan (2002) of Arkansas, Shane Stewart (2003, ’04) of Oklahoma, Billy Alley (2005) of Nebraska, Jason Johnson (2006) of Louisiana, Wayne Johnson (2007, ‘08) of Oklahoma, Terry McCarl (2009) of Iowa, Sammy Swindell (2010, ‘11) of Tennessee, Kyle Larson (2012) of California, and Kevin Swindell (2013) of Tennessee.

 

 

Laliberte Leads Hunt Series into Petaluma

SACRAMENTO, CA- (8-7-14) – After four rounds of racing, Tommy Laliberte leads the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Shootout Series point standings by 27-points over defending champion Terry Schank Jr. This Saturday night, August 9th, the Hunt Series returns to Petaluma Speedway for the second time in 2014. Car counts are extremely high for this event as the track is host the 3rd Annual John Soares Classic. Petaluma also runs the competitive Pit Stop USA wingless series. An abundance of non-wing sprint cars will be ready to roll during point race number five for the cars and stars of the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Shootout Series.

While Laliberte (209 points) has some breathing room between himself and Schank (182 points) for the point lead, Schank is shadowed closely by the next three drivers. Rio Linda’s Scott Hall (177 points) is only five points back of Schank for second. Right on Hall’s bumper is Trevor Schmid (175 points). Just two points separate those two. Finally, Joe Stornetta (172 points) is only three points behind Schmid. This year’s position battle for second to fifth is the closest we have ever witnessed. One good or bad night could really shake things up for each individual driver. It is a testament to the series and the caliber of drivers that follow the Hunt Series.

The Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Shootout Series would like to thank its sponsors in 2014; A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Kevin Sharrah Designs and Dirt Solutions. The next Hunt race will be held on August 23rd back at the Petaluma Speedway. For more information please visit http://www.joehuntmagnetoswingless.com/

 

 

FREEDOM 40 REGAINS STATUS AT ATOMIC

1st-Ever Renegade Sprints Show

FULL SLATE SET FOR AUGUST 23

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Atomic Speedway owner Brad McCown has revived what was once one of the nation's crown events for sprint cars--"The Freedom 40"--an event that this year will be run August 23 on Ohio's fastest 3/8 mile high banked dirt track.

That date marks the one year anniversary of Brad McCown as the new owner of The Atomic Speedway. Not only did McCown revive this one-time crown jewel of sprint car racing, but in the process pumped new life into Atomic Speedway. McCown is known in racing circles as ambitious, hard-working, and anxious to bring a quality product to his classy venue. McCown's persistence has paid off. The Freedom 40 is now the inaugural event for the new Renegade Sprints sanctioning sprint car series.

The winner’s share of the purse has been raised to $5000, plus as an added bonus the winner will receive a provisional in the Open Wheel Championships in October. That event will pay a whopping $15,000 to win and will also be the season finale for the Renegade Sprints.

This year's Freedom 40 will now pay the winner $5,000 and it will pay $500 to start, paying 24 feature positions and $150 for all B-Main Non-Transfers. This will be the first on what hopes to be a successful run for the newly formed Renegade Sprints. Joining the sprints on the card will be the Vintage Auto Racing Cars, Advanced Services AMRA Modifieds, Racers Edge Supplements Street Stocks and C&M Racing Equipment Sport Mods.

Winners on the "Who's Who" list of champions for the Freedom 40 include five All-Star Champs and two World of Outlaw Champions. Seventeen Freedom 40's have been scheduled starting with the inaugural race won by Jack Hewitt in 1990. Two races were claimed by rain including the 2010 event which was to be run as a non-wing USAC venture July 31, 2010. Todd Kane won the last Freedom 40 in 2011. No Freedom 40 events were scheduled from 2005 to 2009. A list of winners is listed below.

Because this is a huge first-time deal, several sponsors have signed on as event sponsors and more are being sought. As of August 8, Event Sponsors are Seneca Energy Corporation, A & A Truck Stop of Jackson, Ohio; Ervco Sanitation, Wellston, Ohio; ValleryChevy.com; Kears Speed Shop, Tiffin, Ohio; Coors Light; and others to come.

"Not only are we proud to announce our first date at Atomic, we're ecstatic that the Open Wheel Championships pays $15,000 to the winner," Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms said. "We're working on additional dates this season, but I want to thank Atomic Speedway for giving us this first opportunity."

Additionally, Helms said Tim Shaffer, Greg Wilson, Chad Kemenah, Dean Jacobs, Randy Hannagan, Andrew Palker, Lee Jacobs, Travis Philo, Caleb Helms, Cole Duncan, Bryan Sebetto, Danny Holtgraver, Rob Chaney and Danny Smith have signed on to compete with the series.

"We have a great list of drivers who want to be a part of the Renegade Sprints," Shane Helms said. "This series continues to grow every day."

With Helms poised as the series leader, sprint car drivers and teams came together to establish the Renegade Sprints, a 410 sprint car series that will compete in approximately 50 races each year throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan. Details on a point’s fund and race payout are in the works, but Renegade Sprints President Helms expects each race to pay at least $5,000 to win

Drivers signed on with Renegade Sprints along with many of Atomic's favorite local racers will surely make a great show at every Renegade event. The series will end their inaugural season at The Atomic Speedway with the 3-day Open Wheel Championship October 23-25 with Saturday night’s main event paying $15,000 to the winner of the Renegade feature. We are continuing to work out details for both of these action filled events as The Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and General Admission gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps/warm-ups at 6 p.m. Racing begins at 7:00.

Atomic Speedway will not race Saturday, August 9 or Saturday, August 16 due to local fairs, but returns with the Freedom 40, August 23. Atomic will also be idle Labor Day Weekend, August 30.

For an evening of great family fun and entertainment for the entire family, experience the thrill of high speed, wheel-to-wheel racing on the Atomic high banks. A kid’s playground is available for the children as well as a full midway of food, treats, and souvenirs.

For more information on Atomic Speedway 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. Follow Atomic Speedway on Facebook and Twitter.

Coming Events:

August 9- no racing

August 16-no racing

August 23- FREEDOM 40 SPRINTS $5,000 TO WIN/$500 to start 24 cars/$150 to B-main non-transfers, VARC Vintage Cars, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

September 6- OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

September 13- DARF NIGHT- Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

Freedom 40 Winners

1990-Jack Hewitt

1991-Jack Hewitt

1992-Joey Allen

1993-Charlie Fisher

1994-Randy Kinser

1995-Kevin Huntley

1996-Butch Schroeder

1997-Kenny Jacobs

1998-Kelly Kinser

1999-Alvin Roepke

2000-Rain

2001-Daryn Pittman

2002-Chad Kemenah

2003-Daryn Pittman

2004-Jason Meyers

2005-2009 No Race

2010-Rain

2011-Todd Kane

Brought to you by these fine sponsors!

Seneca Energy Corporation, A & A Truck Stop of Jackson, Ohio; Ervco Sanitation, Wellston, Ohio; ValleryChevy.com; Kears Speed Shop, Tiffin, Ohio; Coors Light!

More to Come!

 

 

THE BROWNSBURG BULLET FINISHES IN THE TOP SIX IN KNOXVILLE

NATIONALS CUMULATIVE POINTS IN FIRST NIGHT OF ACTION

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 7, 2014) – The rain-plagued FVP Knoxville Nationals got underway tonight with what was originally scheduled to be its second night of qualifying.

Hot laps began on time but just as the third flight of cars took to the track, which included Joey Saldana, last year’s pole winner, it began to mist again. There was a delay in action, but when the cars returned to hot lapping, the moisture worked into Knoxville Raceway seemed to make the racing surface much quicker.

At the conclusion of time trials, Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71 Sprint Car sat eighth in the qualifying order out of 50 competitors that completed time trials with a 14.849-second lap.

The format tonight called for an eight car heat inversion. Therefore Saldana rolled off in the third heat from the seventh position. Only four cars transferred to the A Main. With a very narrow track and only 10 laps from green to checkered, passing was difficult. Saldana finished seventh and had to use the B Main to secure a position in the A Main.

The pressure was on. With a B Main filled with plenty of talented drivers and only four transferring to tonight’s A Main, Saldana had to maintain or better his fourth place starting position. When the green flew, Cody Darrah took the lead followed by Sheldon Haudenschild, Stevie Smith and Saldana. There were two yellow flags that bunched the field. Saldana worked his way to third before the last restart. When the field went green with four laps to go, Saldana jumped to the second position which is where he finished, earning a starting berth in the A Main.

The pressure-filled night continued. Saldana started 22nd in the 25-lap A Main and needed to make a big move forward to accumulate Knoxville Nationals points toward Saturday’s big show. The Brownsburg Bullet made a good start, advancing quickly to the 18th position and then began to systematically pick his way forward through the field. He climbed to 15th before the red flag flew with six laps to go when ninth place runner Kevin Swindell’s steering broke. Saldana restarted in the 14th position and shot to 11th shortly after the green flag waved. He kept the momentum and his crusade paid dividends with an eighth place finish. The Brownsburg Bullet lived up to his nickname starting 22nd and finishing eighth!

At the end of the night’s show the Bullet was sixth in cumulative point standings. Tonight’s points would be melded with tomorrow night’s points as the second half of the field qualifies to determine the starting field for Saturday’s Knoxville Nationals.

Tonight’s winner was Brian Brown, second went to Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Kerry Madsen was third. The race leaders were Jeff Swindell, laps one through 13; Sam Hafertepe, Jr., laps 14 through 20, and Brown, laps 21-25.

 

 

AFTER SEVEN MAINS, ?BLACK JACK? BRIAN BROWN STRENGTHENS HIS LEAD IN THE COX DESIGN IOWA SPEED WEEK POINTS

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 7, 2014) - Following the first seven features of the ten-race 2014 Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week, ?360? Knoxville Nationals champion and Oskaloosa Front Row Challenge winner Brian Brown of Missouri continues to lead the point standings which will crown this year?s Jesse Hockett ?Mr. Sprint Car? titlist. On Thursday, Brown, also known as ?Black Jack,? won the first preliminary Lucas Oil-sponsored main of the 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals, presented by Casey?s General Stores.

The series continues with the FVP Knoxville Nationals, presented by Casey?s General Stores, on Friday (preliminary feature), Saturday afternoon (SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge), and Saturday night (national championship feature).

The unofficial top sixteen in the 2014 Cox Design Iowa Speed Week points after seven mains is as follows: 1., Brian Brown, 247 points; 2., Jason Johnson, 208 points; 3., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 185 points; 4., Mark Dobmeier, 180 points; 5., Ian Madsen, 175 points; 6., Terry McCarl, 168 points; 7., Tony Bruce, Jr., 159 points; 8., Davey Heskin, Kevin Swindell, 127 points (tied); 10., Randy Hannagan, Wayne Johnson, 126 points (tied); 12., Danny Lasoski, 124 points; 13., Bronson Maeschen, 123 points; 14., Jonathan Cornell, 119 points; 15., Tim Shaffer, 117 points; 16., Bill Balog, 113 points.

The Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week includes ten points-paying sprint car feature races in ten days, July 31 - August 9, between the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville and the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The top three places pay $2,500, $1,000, and $500, respectively, with the winner declared the Jesse Hockett ?Mr. Sprint Car? titlist. Past ?Mr. Sprint Car? titlists include Ricky Logan (2002) of Arkansas, Shane Stewart (2003, ?04) of Oklahoma, Billy Alley (2005) of Nebraska, Jason Johnson (2006) of Louisiana, Wayne Johnson (2007, ?08) of Oklahoma, Terry McCarl (2009) of Iowa, Sammy Swindell (2010, ?11) of Tennessee, Kyle Larson (2012) of California, and Kevin Swindell (2013) of Tennessee.

 

Budweiser Title Contenders running out of chances to catch Points Leaders Nostalgia Night and MRO Injured Drivers Benefit Auction this Friday World of Outlaws Late Models soon to return to the Action Track

Sarver, PA (August 6, 2014) With just three weeks remaining in the 2014 Fab Four Racing season, the Budweiser Points Leaders are distancing themselves from the field, as three of the four won their respective features last week. Rex King Jr., Carl Bowser and Alex Ferree each made their fourth trip of the season to Sheetz Victory Lane last Friday, just as Jim Fosnaught did a few weeks ago.

Bowser and Ferree each carry more than a full night�s worth of points lead into Friday Night�s program. Bowser leads Brandon Matus 383-339 in the Peoples TWP Sprints, while Ferree leads Russ King 400-334 in the Precise Late Models. Rex King Jr. stretched his lead in the Diehl Mods to 385-362 over his father Rex King Sr.

The closest race, as usual, is in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman where Jim Fosnaught remains the Bud Points leader, but Rob Shook now rides second after his feature win Friday Night and Corey McPherson�s disqualification. Entering Friday Night, Fosnaught (406) leads Shook (389) by 17 and McPherson (370) by 36.

In addition to the on-track action Friday Night, Don Gamble will also be hosting the annual Nostalgia Night that acts as a homecoming for Lernerville Legends from the 45+ year history of the speedway and displays racecars of days gone by. The following individuals have attended previous Nostalgia Night Events:

Bob & John Axe, Dick Bailey, Bill Banick, Ray Baselj, Carl Bittner, Paul Brougher, Harley Chuba, Ron Cubic, Bob Davidson, Bud Daum, Lou Gentile, Howie Goss, Doc Harmon, Kenny & Kevin Harris, Harry Hein, Larry Johnston, George Leon, Gus Linder, Andy Lutz, Ed Lynch Sr., Hoot Martin, Dave Lundy, Rick Majors, Jim Magill, Jerry Matus, Dave McMillan, Dave Meloy, Jerry & Chuck McDowell, Ron McIntyre, Dave Mohn, Mark Muehlman, Carl Murdick, Art Osmer, Don & Dave Pegher, Barry Peters, John Phillips, Bob Puz, Ralph Quarterson, Frank Raiti, Dave Rupp, Don Seanor, Deek Scott, Smokey Schempp, Gus Sholich, Jack Sodeman, Bob Stanford, Randy Stivason, Dick Swartzlander, Bruce Taylor, Jim & Tom Valasek, Larry Walters and Blackie Watt

Nostalgia Cars that are tentatively scheduled to be on display include:

Paul Backus (Deek Modified #7A), Paul Brown (#1 Sprint Car), Mark Chrisman (Fabulous Hudson Hornet), Lynn Geisler (Webster PRA #3), Jorn Jenson (Fred Lorenzen NASCAR #28), Chuck Kennedy (Modified #35), Jerry McDowell (Sprint #22), Art Osmer (Modified #6A), Junior Radvansky (Midget Race Car) and Darwin Stivenson (Old Chevy Coupe).

In addition to the Nostalgia Night festivities, Jackie Matus and her crew will be hosting the MRO Injured Drivers Benefit Auction that will include sprint car wings, Late Model/Modified/Sportsman door and roof panels, driver t-shirts, die-cast cars, Victory Lane hats signed by 2014 feature winners from each division of Fab Four Racing, ticket packages for the Working Man 50, Commonwealth Clash and Steel City Stampede, gift baskets from track/car sponsors and many, many more prizes! As always, all proceeds go directly into the Injured Drivers fund which supports local drivers in need.

Next Friday, August 15 is Turner Dairy Farms Night and the TeaBird will pace the Fab Four features again! And then everything will draw to a close Friday, August 22 on Fab Four Racing Championship Night. To review the rest of the remaining 2014 Lernerville Speedway schedule that includes the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Working Man 50, World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Commonwealth Clash and DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede, click on Lernerville.com !

 

 

Full Day of Racing Planned to Kick of the Knoxville Nationals

Due to rainfall at the Knoxville Raceway all day Wednesday the opening night of the 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store on Wednesday, August 6th had to be postponed to Today.

Thursday, August 7th will feature a double-header with the Wednesday night portion getting underway at 7:15 P.M. (CT) and the Thursday program to follow.

Pits open for unloading and draw begins at 2 p.m. for all drivers, all teams will need to unload for both Wednesday and Thursday night shows at this time.

Wednesday's qaulifying events will be ran first at 7:15 P.M. (CT) and then as soon as the track is reworked and prepared for Thursday's show we will begin the 2nd qualifying night.

All fans will be cleared out of the grandstands at completion of the Wednesday night show. There will be live music playing down by the Show Pavilion off of turn 4 to entertain fans as the track is prepared for the second qualifying night this evening. Fans will not be allowed into the infield until the completion of the second show, to allow the track crew the fastest turn around time.

 

 

BR Motorsports Super Parts Catalog Hits the Shelves

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Budweiser International Classic Week Camping to Open August 24

OSWEGO, NY (August 7, 2014) – With Budweiser International Classic Week set to begin in less than a month, Oswego Speedway recently announced that week-long Classic camping will open at the ‘Steel Palace’ on Sunday, August 24 at 8 a.m.

All campers currently in the Speedway’s Albany St. camping lot must be removed from that location by 1 p.m. Sunday, August 17 in order to prepare the grounds for the following week.

Camping receipts are currently available for purchase at the Speedway box office. Issued camping receipts are to be turned in for camping passes when entering either of the camping lots.

Camping passes will once again include two vehicle passes. Additional vehicle passes, which are good for the entire week, must be purchased for $5.

Week-long camping passes, good for ten full days, are $50.

All camping policies and regulations instituted in 2013 will again be followed in 2014.

All camping zones will now have a roadway and access lane which must be kept free and clear. There will be absolutely no camping or parking allowed in these lanes.

As in years past it will be required to have at least 10 feet between campers, however all camping spaces must be kept to a maximum of 25’x60’. All campers are required to be within these measured maximums and camping spaces will be required to be staged in designated rows along the designed access lanes that will be used as turn offs and safety lanes from the main access roads in each camping area.

Camping rows and access lanes will be clearly marked with stakes as you enter the campgrounds via the main access roads.

A total of nearly 400 camping spaces have been carefully plotted out in the Speedway’s back campground with another 120 spaces available along the flats area which sets at the bottom of the Albany St. hill.

There will be three general camping areas available between the back and flats lots along with a family camping zone to the left side of the main access road in the back campground near the Brittany Hill fence line.

All campers must be removed from camping lots following Budweiser Classic Week by Wednesday, September 3 in order to begin the camping turn around for SUNOCO Race of Champions Weekend coming September 12-14.

Fans can reserve seats today for Budweiser International Classic Weekend by calling the Speedway’s main box office at (315) 342-0646.

Weekend general admission seating is available for $105, with reserved seating set at $115.

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’.

2014 BUDWEISER CLASSIC WEEK CAMPING RULES

Welcome to Budweiser Classic Week. We hope that you enjoy your stay with us and please observe the following rules and regulations to provide a safe environment while on the Oswego Speedway property.

1. All campers must purchase a Budweiser Classic Week Camping Permit for $50.00 before setting up their camping unit. Permits will be sold at the speedway office or at either of the campground command post trailers. Campers will not be permitted access to Speedway grounds until 8 a.m. on Sunday, August 24th.

2. No household furniture or temporary shelters are allowed.

3. Property Patrol: Oswego Speedway employees will be patrolling the camping grounds 24 hours a day beginning on Sunday, August 24th. They are there for your safety. Please treat them with respect. An altercation with ANY of our employees will lead to eviction from the Speedway property and possible arrest.

4. Camp in Areas Marked on Map: Do not camp in parking areas as marked on the map or you only will be asked to move. Please obey the "No Camping" signs.

5. Rest Rooms: will be open to the campers 24 hours a day beginning Sunday, August 24th. There will also be portable facilities located around the grounds.

6. Dumping Station: for motor homes and trailers is provided at the bottom of Albany Street as indicated on the map.

7. Fresh Water: is available Free of charge in front and back grandstand along the outer perimeter fence and in both camping areas.

8. Showers: will be available at the rear grandstand restroom area.

9. Fires: The City of Oswego has an ordinance prohibiting open fires. However, they have allowed campers to make a COOKING FIRE ONLY, measuring no larger than 36'' x 36"! No bonfires or burning of any such things as tires, pallets, furniture, etc. Any sizeable fire could lead to possible arrest or sizeable fine.

10. Music: Should be suitable in noise level to your own campsite. No large boom boxes or amplifiers allowed. No loud music whatsoever past 12:00 midnight. No live bands or, D.J's, or live entertainment of any kind allowed.

11. Open Container Law: The city of Oswego has an ordinance prohibiting the consumption of alcoholic beverages on public property. Please refrain from carrying an open container of alcoholic beverage on any of the roadways surrounding the Oswego Speedway property or any other property not belonging to Oswego Speedway. Remember East Albany St. is a city street and under jurisdiction of city police. If you have an open container of alcohol, stay on Oswego Speedway private property.

12. No Three or Four Wheel ATV's or Trail Bikes Allowed: Due to insurance liability restrictions. The only motorized vehicles allowed will be mopeds or mini-bikes. And no motorized vehicles of this nature driven after dark. Speed limit for all vehicles on Speedway property is 5 mph.

13. Secure your belongings: Lock all personal property, cameras, auto, campers, trailers, etc. while you are away from your campsite. Do not leave coolers, and valuables outside camper or car at night. Lock them up!.

14. Secruity: manned by someone from the Speedway - near the entrance gate to back camping area off City Line Rd. Report any problems to this area.

15. First Aid: will be available at either of the front or rear grandstand during racing activity. After hours, report to the Security.

16. Sale or Use of Drugs: is strictly forbidden and against the law. Possession of firearms on Speedway property is strictly forbidden. NO FIREWORKS, SKY LANTERNS, BALLOON LAUNCHERS, PAINT GUNS, will be allowed on Speedway property.

17. Trespassing: Once the track is closed for the evening and locked, there will be no one allowed on the premises - persons found inside the track will be charged with trespassing. Use of rest rooms ONLY.

18. Any unlawful activity will be reported to local City of Oswego Police.

19. Remember: Enjoy yourself, BUT, you will be held responsible for your actions. And when you're drinking, DON'T DRIVE.

20. All roadways and access lanes must be kept free and clear. Absolutely no parking on these designated lanes.

21. Must have 10 feet between campers.

OSWEGO HOSPITAL: (Rt. 104 West to W. 7th St.)

General (INFO).......................... 349-5511

Emergency Room.... 349-5522 or 349-5523

City Fire Dept./Ambulance.................. 911

City Police......................................... 911

Oswego County/City.......................... 911

Urgent Care Facility (Fulton) 315- 592-3500

 

 

TICKETS TO GO ON SALE FOR INDOOR AUTO RACING EVENTS IN TRENTON AND ATLANTIC CITY, NJ

TRENTON, NJ August 7, 2014 . . . After a very successful inaugural event, Indoor Auto Racing promoted by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions will return to the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, NJ on Friday, December 19th and Saturday, December 20th.

Tickets for these two great days of action will go on sale on Friday, August 15 at 10:00 a.m.

Fans who witnessed the first Battle of Trenton in March will want to make their advance order race tickets early to obtain the best seats available for the events which will be headlined by the very fast TQ Midgets.

"This is the perfect time to run an Indoor race," said event organizer Len Sammons. "The outdoor season is over, Christmas is a week away, and racers and race fans are ready for one last race before the New Year. A great time to get together with your racing friends before the holiday season."

Tickets for the event will be available at the Sun National Bank Center Box Office in Trenton or online at www.comcasttix.com or by calling 1-800-298-4200 Luxury suites are also available for Christmas parties by calling 609-656-3207.

For the first time ever a special “combo” ticket will be available giving attendees the option to purchase tickets to both nights of racing at a discounted price. As an added bonus those who purchase the combo will also receive access to a special fan fest on Saturday night before the races.

“Our fan fest in Atlantic City is immensely popular and we wanted to bring that experience to our loyal fans in Trenton”, stated promoter Len Sammons. “By offering the combo ticket we are able to reward attendees who attend both nights of racing with this added bonus and a discount at the same time. It also will allow us to control the number of people at the fanfest.”

Sammons also stressed that corporate sponsorship opportunities are available for both the events in Trenton and the annual Gambler's Classic in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on January 30th and 31st. Programs include marketing partnerships, contingency award support, building signage and official souvenir program advertising.

For more information visit www.aarn.com or call the Len Sammons Motorsports office at 609-888-3618.

 

 

LINCOLN PARK SPEEDWAY - MSCS - $3,000 To WIN!

Haubstadt, In - August 6, 2014 - It has only been a week since the last Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series race. This Saturday the series moves to the Lincoln Park Speedway for an annual August visit to the track that began in 2011 as the ?Return to Putnamville.? This year the race will be on the 9th and once again pay $3,000 to the winner. It is the first of three $3,000 to win races to be held for MSCS over a brief four week period. If this race is run with the intensity displayed by the leaders at the Hoosier Sprint Nationals won by Brady Short a week ago, it will be one all-out, 30 lap assault on the 5/16th mile clay oval. The cushion could get a real workout!

This event will mark the final appearance of the MSCS Sprint Cars at LPS this season. The series drivers and track regulars are at the top of their game at this point in the season. The heats and feature should produce some great match-ups! Kyle Cummins leads the MSCS points and Robert Ballou is just 49 markers behind him. Ballou won last year?s ?Return? feature and Cummins won at Putnamville in August of 2012. Ballou was second that year. Casey Shuman won the very first encounter in 2011. Shuman and Chad Boespflug lead the track point standings this season.

A further look at the Hoosier Tire MSCS Points Standings reveals some close battles. Drivers from third through eighth are just 48 point apart. Top flight finishes for a race or two will act to propel drivers forward in the standings. Drivers who encounter problems and miss a show or shows will inadvertently open a floodgate allowing other drivers an easier road to the top while they begin sinking in the standings.

Drivers moving up in the standings after last week?s event were Robert Ballou, Brandon Mattox, Aaron Farney, Daron Clayton, Chet Williams, and Donny Brackett. The MSCS Rookie Of the Year contest is based on season points. That contest is close and the three top rookies have taken the contest right on up into the top ten in overall points. James Lyerla, who is in ninth place, still leads the rookies with Aaron Farney and Daylan Chambers tied in points.

Lincoln Park Speedway is located West U.S. Highway 40 at Putnamville, IN. Racing begins at 7 P.M. Hot Laps are at 6 P.M. and drivers are reminded that the pill draw is set to close at 5:30 P.M. All times are E.D.T.

_____Top 12 HOOSIER TIRE MSCS POINTS ___ Updated on August 3, 2014___ 1) 3c Kyle Cummins 641 2) 12 Robert Ballou 592 3) 28 Brandon Mattox 547 4) 90x Bradley Sterrett 545 5) 04 Jeff Bland Jr. 543 6) 21 Carson Short 511 7) 11p Brady Short 510 8) 32 Chase Stockon 499 9) 11 James Lyerla 462 10) 15F Aaron Farney 396 11) 4c Daylan Chambers 396 12) 37rw Jon Stanbrough 391

 

 

Ian Madsen and KCP Racing Throw It Back For Knoxville Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team will have a very different look during the 2014 Knoxville Nationals, and for Madsen the throwback look represents something near and dear to him.

For this week only, the KCP Racing team will throw it back to the Rasmussen family’s Jensen Construction car from years ago, as they will adorn the familiar orange and yellow color scheme that came with it.

While the orange is a familiar color with this team, the biggest change for the week will be the number, as this throwback scheme features the number 55.

“We are thrilled to be throwing it back to the Jensen Construction car,” Madsen said. “The Rasmussen family is a great supporter of KCP Racing, and a supporter of racing for the last 35 years, and this is a throwback to the car that they used to own. The 55 car is a staple in racing, and 35 years ago it sat on the pole at the Knoxville Nationals. The Rasmussen family always seemed to put the best drivers in their car like Tim Green, Craig Dollansky, Terry McCarl, and many others, and we are hoping to duplicate it’s success.”

Though the Rasmussen’s sold to the VerMeer’s in 2000, the Rasmussen family still stayed involved and it was the 55 car that allowed both Ian and older brother Kerry, to get their first taste of success in the United States.

“This car also has so much Australian history behind it,” Madsen said. ‘Drivers like Skip Jackson and Max Dumesny were former drivers of it, and I don’t know that I would be where I am at today without it being part of my career. I came over and helped work on it when Kerry drove it, and then I was also fortunate enough to drive it, so it is really neat to see this come full circle.”

Aside from the new scheme for the week, the KCP Racing team has also put together a throwback style shirt that will be available all week long.”

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 Air Inc. Heating and Cooling, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Kent Performance, Revolution Race Gear, Lucas Oil, Wings Unlimited, and Kustom Concrete Pumping for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-61, Wins-8, Top-5’s- 26, Top 10’s-37

ON TAP: The KCP Racing team will be in action at the Knoxville Raceway for the FVP Knoxville Nationals with their qualifying night scheduled for Thursday.

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