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M&S Racing Teams With Kevin Sharrah At Fall Nationals; Set To Have Jonathan Cornell Driver at Trophy Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- After a bit of a hiatus from Sprint Car racing, Chico, CA resident, Kevin Sharrah, returned to the seat of a winged sprint car on Saturday night, as he took the wheels of the M&S Racing No. 27 machine during the Fall Nationals.

With 52 cars on hand for the season ending event at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Sharrah showed some rust early in the night, as he timed the Angius & Terry/FVP/M&S Racing Engines backed entry in 39th fastest.

A seventh place effort in heat race action forced Sharrah into the night’s C Main event, where he would line up in the fifth spot.

Needing to get into the top-two to transfer into the B, Sharrah began to look more comfortable in the car, as he picked off cars slowly, as he got into the second spot, as he chased after Steven Tiner.

Making a few attempts to get around Tiner, Sharrah would transfer into the B, where he rolled off in the 15th position.

With the track continuing to slick off, and become a little bit more technical, Sharrah’s time away from the seat showed a little bit, as he had some sturggles, but picked up a few spots as he night ended the B Main event.

With the Fall Nationals in the rear view mirror, the M&S Racing team now set’s their sights on the upcoming Trophy Cup that is held in Tulare, CA at the Thunderbowl.

M&S Racing is pleased to announced that they have reached an agreement with Sedalia, MO driver, Jonathan Cornell.

Cornell made his first start at the Thunderbowl during the 2013 Trophy Cup, and the M&S Racing team is extremely excited to have him on board. 2014 has been a great season for Cornell in the Midwest, as he currently has 11 wins with various sanctioning bodies.

M&S Racing would like to thank Angius & Terry, FVP, M&S Racing Engines, Empireworks Reconstruction and Painting, CEO Holdings LLC Executive Suites, and Eagle Motorsports for their continued support.

ON TAP: The M&S Racing team will return to action during the Trophy Cup with Jonathan Cornell behind the wheel.

 

 

Stevie Smith Leads The Way KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: The wins continued to roll in over the weekend, and we want to congratulate all of the teams who scored with KSE Racing Products.

Stevie Smith has had a very strong year in Pennsylvania, and he continued to do so over the weekend. Not only winning at the Williams Grove Speedway in a final National Open Tune Up, Smith went on to take home the $20,000 from the Lincoln Speedway as his KSE Racing Products help him net the Dirt Classic Presented By Kasey Kahne.

When most though Donny Schatz would not be able to top his extraordinary 2013 win total, Schatz did just that, as he matched his 23 win total on Friday night at the Bloomington Speedway, before setting a new personal record on Saturday night as he claimed his 24th series win of the season in Berlin, MI.

The upstart Renegade Series had a big show at the Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday night, and it was Greg Wilson taking home the lucrative win.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour invaded the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO over the weekend for the Hockett/McMillan Memorial, and it was a KSE sweep. On Friday night, Tim Crawley used his KSE Racing Products to lead all 25-laps to pick up the preliminary win, and on Saturday night, Derek Hagar picked up the big show, as he earned his 15th win of the season.

Jonathan Allard wont he Fall Nationals opener in Chico, CA, while Sean Becker won the Saturday night porition, while Aaron Ott won the 360 Nationals at the Selinsgrove Speedway, and Bryan Clausen won the USAC National Sprint Car Series at the Lawrenceburg Speedway.

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Wednesdays with Wayne – Speed Continues in Wheatland!

(Bill W) October 1, 2014 – The Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team was fast again last weekend at the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at the Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri. A second place in Friday’s prelim was followed by a run up front in the finale, before an accident ended the night. Wayne will take this week off before heading east for 410 action next week.

Wayne started fourth in his heat on Friday. “We were able to get to second,” he says. “(Sam) Hafertepe was a little better in the heat race, but I was moving around, trying to find out where I was better. I was actually trying to protect a little bit too, because I knew fourth to second would get us in the redraw.”

He would draw outside row one to the start the feature. “(Tim) Crawley got me on the start,” says Wayne. “The outside was slick where I was starting. He actually kind of messed me up going into one. He’s a bottom guy, and I thought he’d be down there, but he entered in front of me on the top. He got away from me there for a little while.”

Wayne was strong in the middle stages of the race. “I started trying the bottom and tried this, that and the other and let Jeff Swindell by me,” he says. “I was third there for a while. It looked like those guys were getting loose at the end, and my car was really coming around. I just stuck with the top and ran them both back down.”

There was one last shot at the win. “I was able to get by Jeff, and I thought I had a shot at Crawley coming to the checkered,” says Wayne. “I was riding the top and a lapped car was running the top slower than I needed to go. We settled for second. I was happy to be locked in, because normally we are horrible at that place.”

Locked into Saturday’s finale, Wayne would draw the pole. “Hafertepe and I were on the front row,” he says. “They tilled the track up and didn’t let us hot lap or anything. I didn’t know what to expect, but the top is usually better there. Going into one, I got the jump on Hafertepe and went to the top. When I did that, Swindell went by us both on the bottom. Right away, I knew the bottom was better in one and two.”

He would set his sights on the leader. “I stuck with the top a little bit to see if I could stay with him,” says Wayne. “I could stay with him in one and two, but not three and four, so I got to moving around. Anytime I went to the bottom, I reeled him back in. I couldn’t pass him down there, so I started moving around a little.”

Wayne sensed another big win. “About the time we got to lapped traffic, I could tell right away he was struggling,” he says of Swindell. “My car was getting better every lap. I was running the bottom of one and two and the top of three and four mostly. Coming off of two on lap sixteen, I was making the transition from the bottom to the top. Derek Hagar got into the back of me there early on the backstretch. That spun me sideways and stuck me in the fence. I don’t know if he didn’t see me or what, but he ran right into the rear bumper and tail tank.”

The crash was disappointing when the car was running so well. “It really stinks, because I knew we had the car to beat,” says Wayne. “I was kind of riding there figuring out where I needed to be later in the race. It’s a shame that we wrecked, because our racecar has been so good lately that I can do that. Normally, you don’t know what you’re going to have at the end, so you make a move to the lead right away. You still want to get to the lead, don’t get me wrong, but I was at the point where I could move around and figure where the leader’s weaknesses were and make a plan. I just kept getting better and better. It was crazy. Unfortunately, we tore up a lot of stuff.”

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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

On April 3, 2004, Wayne won in ASCS-Sooner action at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kansas. The late great, Jesse Hockett, ran second ahead of Jason Martin, Sean McClelland and Andy Shouse.

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"Wednesday's with Wayne"

"Wednesday's With Wayne" is an up close look at the past, present and future of colorful and talented sprint car driver Wayne Johnson. You'll never know what to expect next with Wayne, so don't miss us on Wednesdays!

To receive "Wednesday's with Wayne", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with"Wayne" in the subject line.

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

 

 

SALDANA AND MOTTER TEAM SET TO THUNDER AT NATIONAL OPEN

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Sept. 30, 2014) – There are only seven races left on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car schedule this year.

Two of those events will play out at the National Open, a high dollar stakes race that convenes this weekend, Oct. 3-4, at Williams Grove Speedway with Saturday’s winner taking home $50,000. The event always draws a large number of combatants and a huge fan base.

Last year at the National Open, Joey Saldana, driver of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M, posted quick time both nights.

“This track is shaped like a paper clip and it races very technical,” said Saldana. “The Posse drivers are always tough on this track because they race it more often which gives them a leg up on driving technique and chassis set-up. But you can be sure we will be right in there mixing it up with them.

“The fans are in for what always plays out to be ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt.’ Everybody brings their A game.”

Last year on Saturday Mother Nature interfered with racing activities, causing a delay. Despite the interruption, the biggest crowd in Williams Grove history was on their feet cheering their favorite teams when the A Main took the green shortly after midnight. This event raises the bar on the competition level and the fans respond by coming out and packing the house.

“This is always an exciting race,” said Saldana. “You can’t leave anything on the table and you can be sure we’ll do our best to take home the treasure chest of $50,000.”

Saldana is fifth in point standings and has seven race wins on his 2014 resume. He is the World of Outlaws’ leading qualifier racking up 23 quick times to date. He has led 336 laps so far this season and is looking to add to that total during the National Open.

 

 

Bell Defends Gold Crown after Pair of WoO Top Fives!

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (October 1, 2014) – Some strong momentum is likely what his rivals weren’t necessarily hoping for going into Gold Crown Midget Nationals weekend.

But, that’s exactly what Christopher Bell got with a pair of World of Outlaws top five finishes this past weekend including a runner-up finish at Indiana’s Bloomington Speedway on Friday night and then a strong fourth place run in Saturday night’s series debut at Michigan’s Berlin Raceway.

This week, the 19-year-old from Norman, OK, defends his Gold Crown Midget Nationals title in the Kunz Motorsports Toyota No. 71 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL, beginning Thursday night with some double-duty in store for Friday and Saturday as he will also wheel the Fox Brothers No. 53 in MOWA winged 410-ci Sprint Car competition.

“It was one of the best we’ve had in a while, we were needing that,” Bell said of this past weekend’s World of Outlaws double in the Fox Brothers machine.

After winning heat races on both nights, Bell started both features from the front row. Bell settled for second at Bloomington after a spirited duel with Donny Schatz and then was fourth in the series’ maiden outing at Berlin.

“We made some changes to the car and it was really good, the car was great all weekend,” Bell said of the No. 53 machine.

While qualifying efforts had hindered recent tries in World of Outlaws action, that wasn’t the case this past weekend with Bell timing in eighth at Bloomington and sixth at Berlin.

“Qualifying is everything, you have to qualify well to give yourself a chance,” Bell said.

Bell took full advantage both nights with the end results pushing his season total to 47 overall top-fives.

“It was pretty cool to be successful on two totally opposite racetracks,” Bell says. “Bloomington is small and had a big cushion while Berlin is bigger and was as slick as anything I’ve been on in a while.”

With a pair of successful WoO runs in the books, Bell turns his attention back to the USAC Midget ranks with this weekend’s Gold Crown Nationals while also wheeling the No. 53 Sprint Car for another pair of nights.

Bell took the $10,000 winner’s share in last year’s Gold Crown Nationals at Tri-City Speedway and looks to recapture the big check along with adding to his season win total of 20 triumphs.

“We’re gonna try to get the repeat,” Bell says. “It’s a big race and the pay is good, it’s definitely one we’d like to get.”

2014 Quick Stats: 89 races, 20 wins, 47 top-fives, 59 top-tens.

Next Up:

Thursday, Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, IL) – Kunz No. 71 Midget (USAC)

Friday, Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, IL) – Kunz No. 71 Midget (USAC) and Fox Brothers No. 53 410-ci winged Sprint Car (MOWA)

Saturday, Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, IL) – Kunz No. 71 Midget (USAC) and Fox Brothers No. 53 410-ci winged Sprint Car (MOWA)

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

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

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

 

 

CRACE MEMORIAL SET SATURDAY, OCT. 4
ATOMIC SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THE LINE

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-This Saturday, October 4th, Atomic Speedway will honor one of its original race car drivers with the Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial race paying $5,000 to win in the Late Model division--the division where Crace spent most of his driving careeer. In addition to the Late Model spectacular, Atomic will host a $2,500-to-win 410 Outlaw Sprint package, and AMRA Modifieds racing for $1,000-to-win. The race will serve as a backdrop for the Season Championships in these three divisions plus an enduro.
Bob Crace, Sr. was a retired electrician. He was the co-owner of C & M Racing Equipment and was a race car builder and driver for 54 years. Known as "Rapid Robert", he was the original "Fireball" and was a member of the Atomic Speedway Hall of Fame. Crace once had ten wins in a season in a Late Model. He began in the old open wheel super-modifieds and coupes, and also later drove Late Models, Hobby Stocks, Modifieds, and Four Cylinders.
Crace was a former Atomic track record holder and multi-time track champion and the father of Bob Crace, Jr. a nine-time Atomic Speedway champion in the modifieds. Crace, Sr. was the engine builder for Bob, Jr. and other area race drivers.
After his driving career ended Crace was a fixture in the Atomic Speedway pit area, helping serve racers with various needs, selling racing equipment, offering valuable advice to young racers, and even telling a good story or two. Most of all his friendship and trademark smile left a lasting impression on the racing world.
Among his survivors are his daughter, Becky Seymour and husband Charlie Seymour-- a past Atomic Late Model champion; Crace's son, Robert D. (Rhonda) Crace, Jr., all of which reside in Chillicothe; his granddaughters, Amie (Jason) Cottrill and Angela Dawn Crace. Cotrill also is a competing race driver at Atomic. Crace was preceded in death by his wife Bessie M. Amlin who passed on March 3, 2005.
"Saturday's race is a big deal in many ways," exclaimed owner Brad McCown. "First, it honors a great racer, it is the first-ever Dirt Track Racing Championship series race, and it is our 2014 season championships. The race is huge! Heck, it pays $5,000 to win! There should be a lot of exciting, positive drama building on who will claim our seasonal points' crown. Fans and families will love it."
The Dirt Track Racing Championship Series (DTRC) will run its inaugural event at the October 4 Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial as part of season championship night. The DTRC is the dream-like, yet "come-to-reality" creation of veteran race promoter Mike Jewell. As part of this event Jewell will be presenting the winner with the “Legendary Trophy”.
Also, this night the 410 Sprint cars will run for a potent $2,500 to win purse. Some of the best open wheel names in the business are slated to be on hand as Atomic has averaged nearly 30 cars per night all season long. Admission this night is $15 General Admission.
October is "The Month of Money" for Atomic Speedway. Plans are being finalized for one of the biggest events in open wheel racing nationwide–The Open Wheel Championships (OWC) on October 23-24-25. That event will pay $15,000 to the winner of the 410 sprint main, plus $5,000 to the non-wing sprint winner, and $5,000 to the AMRA Modified winner. Additionally, non-qualifiers will race for $2,065 to win in the Charlie McCann Memorial for winged sprints.
Just three weeks away, this event has touted an ever-growing roster of drivers from across the nation. Early reports this week have the list at 45 drivers.
The Open Wheel Championship flaunts a $115,000 guaranteed purse! There is no entry fee and primitive camping is available at the track or full hook-ups at Trackside Camping. Once again we reiterate that the winged 410 Outlaw sprints pay $15,000 to win and $1,000 to start; the non-wing sprints pay $5,000 to win and the AMRA Modifieds pay $5,000 to win. Both pay $500 to start. Pits open at 12 noon and general admission gates at 4 p.m.
For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.
Upcoming Schedule

October 4-Season Championships: $2,500 to win Sprints & BOB CRACE SR MEMORIAL- $5,000 to win DTRC/AMRA Late Models, plus $1,000 to win Modifieds and Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro
October 11- Cancer Awareness Night: Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods
October 18-No Racing
3 DAY OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Sprints, Non Wing Sprints Unsanctioned with Modifieds
October 23- Sprint Practice, Non Wing Qualifying & Heats, Modified Qualifying & Heats
October 24- Sprint Qualifying & Heats, Non Wing B-Mains, Modified B-Mains, DASH FOR CASH in ALL 3 CLASSES $1,000 TO WIN
October 25- Sprint B-Mains & Feature $15,000 TO WIN, Non Wing Feature $5,000 TO WIN, Modified Feature $5,000 TO WIN, “Charlie McCann Winged Sprint Memorial” Non-Qualifiers $2,065 to win
November 1- Topless Weekend- DAN RENO MEMORIAL WEEKEND $2,222 TO WIN for Modifieds, plus Late Models, Street Stocks, Sport Mods, plus Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

 

 

Oswego Speedway’s Hall of Fame & Awards Banquet Tickets Now on Sale

OSWEGO, NY (October 1, 2014) – With the 2014 Oswego Speedway season in the books, focus now to shifts to the Mitchell’s Speedway Press Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame Banquet set to be hosted by the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center on Saturday, November 1.

The event center is part of the Best Western PLUS Captain’s Quarters and Quality Inn and Suites complex located on East First Street in Oswego.

The night’s festivities will begin with a cocktail hour tentatively set at 6pm, with a buffet style dinner and awards to immediately follow.

Tickets for the event are available for $45 and can be purchased at the Oswego Speedway box office by calling (315) 342-0646 or by stopping into the office between 9am-4pm Monday through Friday.

Event tickets must be purchased by October 27, as there will not be any tickets available at the door.

Discount hotel rates are available for those attending the Speedway banquet at both the Best Western ($109) and Quality Inn ($99) hotels.

The Best Western can be reached by phone at (315) 342-4040 and the Quality Inn at (315) 343-1600.

“The speedway is such an important part of the Central New York and Oswego culture,” said Shane Broadwell, of The Broadwell Hospitality Companies. “And, we are extremely excited to continue seeing the momentum that the Torrese family is making at the race track and how it is impacting the Oswego and CNY community.”

“We are again proud to partner with the Oswego Speedway and grateful for the opportunity to continue to play host to their annual post-season banquet,” he added.

The Mitchell’s Speedway Press Oswego Speedway Banquet annually honors the Top 10 drivers in the Hoosier Racing Tire-Corr/Pak Merchandising Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS Series championships, featuring track champions Otto Sitterly and Andrew Schartner.

This year’s Turning Stone Resort Casino Favorite Driver will also be recognized as well as Butler Disposal SBS Rookie of the Year Camden Proud and Novelis Supermodified Rookie of the Year Mike Barbera.

Several other special awards and honorees will also be recognized through the evening.

Inductions into the prestigious Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame are also presented during the post season event.

This year’s Hall of Fame inductees include Supermodified drivers Dave Shullick Sr. and Jim Winks as well as Supermodified car owners Norm Hagen and Lyle Howard, Modified car owner Ed Cloce and Speedway official Ed Czirr.

The Best Western PLUS Captain’s Quarters and Quality Inn is within walking distance from local shopping, fishing, parks, Fort Ontario, the Marine Museum, the Safe Haven Museum and the Richardson-Bates House Museum. A short drive will give you access to local industry, including the Oswego Speedway, SUNY Oswego, the Renaissance Festival and Fair Haven Beach State Park.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. Those interested in Speedway video programming online can subscribe to the Speedway’s YouTube Channel, ‘OswegoSpeedwayOnline’.

 

 

‘Rumble in Fort Wayne’ to expand to three days

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The “Rumble in Fort Wayne” indoor midget event, featuring top national drivers, will expand to three days for the 17th annual running on Dec. 26-28.

Separate programs are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the 1/6-mile track inside the remodeled Memorial Coliseum Expo Center, with a matinee on the final day.

National midgets and non-winged dirt modified midgets will compete all three days, joined by winged outlaw modified midgets on Saturday and Sunday. Karts will be part of the program Friday and Saturday, while quarter midgets are included Saturday and Sunday. Gates open at 11 a.m. each day, with the main portion of the program at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Event promoter Tony Barhorst said the decision to spread the holiday event over three days – prompted by Christmas falling on Thursday – was made with fans and race teams in mind.

Usually, teams practice the day prior to the “Rumble,” he noted. Running three divisions instead of five on Friday allows for adequate practice to build up a racy track surface as well as a day of racing – without requiring teams to come in on Christmas.

“A big reason is that it gives us a more comfortable and enjoyable show for fans who want to see certain divisions,” Barhorst said. “Going to three days also allows us to not run so late on Friday.

“I think a lot of fans are going to like the Sunday matinee, which is like it was in the old days of the Coliseum.”

Last year’s event was one for the ages, with veteran Russ Gamester, just shy of his 48th birthday, and high school freshman Justin Peck, 15, becoming the oldest and youngest midget feature winners, respectively, in “Rumble in Fort Wayne” history.

Gamester, driving a family-owned car built in 1977, also joined Mike Fedorcak as the only drivers to win at both the Expo Center and the former Coliseum track, which hosted midgets from 1953-89.

In addition to the racing, the Evans Toyota Fan Zone will feature race cars and other displays. Fans may purchase pit passes at the event to see drivers up close as teams prepare their cars.

More information, including the event schedule, ticket prices, entry forms and “racer’s rate” hotels, is available at www.rumbleseries.com.

 

 

Alan Krimes Will Face Nation's Best at Williams Grove 'National Open' ‘Super’ Alan Krimes Finished Fourth during 1st Annual ‘Dirt Classic’ Presented by Kasey Kahne

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

Denver, PA (October 1st, 2014) - Alan Krimes will attempt to earn the biggest victory of his career this weekend during the 52nd Annual ‘National Open’ at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series sanctioned event will feature some of the nation’s most premiere sprint car drivers and teams going head-to-head for one of the sport’s most prestigious prizes. The 2014 edition of the ‘National Open’ will feature two full days of World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competition; kicking off with a full preliminary program on Friday night, October 3rd. Alan Krimes, a Dever, Pennsylvania native and full-time competitor at the Williams Grove Speedway half-mile, will look to not only defend ‘home clay’ during the two-day ‘National Open,’ but also earn that career-first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series main event victory.

The preliminary program on Friday evening, October 3rd will feature a full World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series program; highlighted with a 25-lap, $8,000-to-win main event. Alan Krimes finished 17th during last year’s ‘National Open’ preliminary main event, after starting the 25-lapper on the outside of row number thirteen.

The 52nd Annual ‘National Open’ weekend will continue on Saturday evening, October 4th with a second full World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series program; this time highlighted with a 40-lap, $50,000-to-win main event. Unfortunately, Alan Krimes did not qualify for last year’s 40-lap finale. The 2014 Lincoln Speedway track champion was forced to retire from the event after not transferring through the ‘Last Chance Showdown.’ There were 62 cars entered.

Krimes, who is currently fourth in the Williams Grove Speedway driver point standings, will be a local heavy favorite during the two-day marquee. The pilot of the Midnite Antiques Motorsports, Conestoga Valley Garage, Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines, VRP Shocks, no. 87 ‘410’ sprint car is a former ‘Mitch Smith Memorial’ winner at the world famous dirt oval, and looks to score another ‘high-dollar’ victory at ‘The Grove’ this weekend.

Alan Krimes recently scored a top-five finish at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania last Saturday evening, September 27th; during the inaugural ‘Dirt Classic’ presented by Kasey Kahne. Krimes finished fourth during the $20,000-to-win main event. The Denver native qualified 14th fastest out of the 52 teams that entered, while also earning a podium finish (2nd & 3rd) during each of his respective heat races. Krimes’ time trial effort and heat race finishes were enough to automatically qualify him for the 40-lap main event.

‘Super’ Alan Krimes will enter the upcoming weekend fifth (5th) in the current SPEEDWAY MOTORS/CHAMPION RACING OIL PA SPRINT CAR SERIES Presented by Hoseheads.com point standings with 756 points; on the strength of two (2) Central Pennsylvania victories.

The Midnite Antiques Motorsports/Conestoga Valley Garage/Wayne Corini/Krimes Racing Engines/VRP Shocks/ ‘Super 87’ team will be a part of all of the action each and every weekend in the heart of ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ territory; chasing track championships at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway. Fans can keep up with Alan Krimes during his entire 2014 season - right here at ‘FullyInjected.com.’ Or be sure to check out Alan Krimes’ official online home at: www.ak87racing.com.

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Recent Highlights: Finished 4th (A-Main) at the inaugural ‘Dirt Classic’ Presented by Kasey Kahne at Lincoln Speedway on September 27th 2014 Wins: 2 (Two at Lincoln Speedway (PA)) 2014 Championships: Lincoln Speedway Track Champion

 

 

Larson Marks Racing Returns to Pennslyvania for Two Nights of Racing September 26, 2014 Larson Marks Racing Returns to Pennslyvania for Two Nights of Racing

RETURN TO POSSE LAND: For the fourth time this season, Larson Marks Racing and driver Shane Stewart will compete in central Pennsylvania. The team made its first career start at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway on April 26 where it finished fourth.

WILLIAMS GROVE HISTORY: Stewart has competed in five events this season at Williams Grove Speedway, with four of them being World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races. In his five starts, Stewart and the GoPro No. 2 team have earned one top-five and four top-10 finishes.

LINCOLN ROOKIE: When Larson Marks Racing first entered Lincoln Speedway on May 14 for the WoO STP race, it was the first time its driver Stewart had seen the track. He transferred to the feature event through the B-Main, but finished 24th after making contact with the Turn 2 wall. When the team returned in July, Stewart started 18th and finished 18th.

TOP-10 STREAK: Starting on the West Coast early this month, Stewart and the team have set a streak of six-consecutive top-10 finishes in the last six WoO events.

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

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by Kyle Larson and Justin Marks. Larson, a former winged sprint car driver, is now battling for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie of the year honors and will be competing for his first Sprint Cup Series win this weekend at Dover International Speedway in Delaware. Marks also competes in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, earning a top-10 finish at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course last month. Marks also is a successful entrepreneur and owner of GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C.

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

LARSON MARKS IN 2014: Larson Marks Racing will compete in approximately 50 races across the United States in 2014. Prominent races remaining on the team's schedule include the Williams Grove National Open and the World Finals. The team plans to compete full-time with the World of Outlaws in 2015.

NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will next race with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in the prestigious National Open at Williams Grove Speedway next Friday and Saturday.

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

SEASON STATS: STARTS: 43 WINS: 3 TOP-FIVES: 15 TOP-10s: 28

QUOTES: Shane Stewart, Driver, No.2 GoPro Sprint Car: "Coming to Pennsylvania and racing with these guys is the toughest thing we do all year. We seem to have an ok grip on the car for Williams Grove, but obviously, looking at our finishes at Lincoln, we have a lot of work to do there.

"Friday night's race will be a great test for next weekend's National Open. And Saturday is going to be an incredibly tough field of guys all going for a big purse. It's really cool that guys like Kasey (Kahne) step up and come back to support sprint car racing with races like this. The format is cool and I think the fans will get to see a great show."

 

 

UPPER MIDWEST THROWDOWN: CJB Tackles Bloomington and Berlin

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues to wind down; National Open on tap

TELFORD, PA. - October 1, 2014 - Sometimes, you just have an off weekend. What matters is how you bounce back.

"We had our struggles this past weekend," said Paul McMahan, driver of the #51 Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance machine. "The good news is we battled back during the features for top-10's. Finishing strong is important. Qualifying well makes that easier."

With only seven World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events remaining in the 2014 season, the CJB Motorsports team pulled into Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway. The quarter-mile bullring in the Hoosier state was the first of two races that would close out the month of September for 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.'

"We went out late in qualifying at Bloomington and that hurt us a bit," commented McMahan. "We missed the dash so we started tenth and picked up some spots on a track that was difficult to pass on. It was very fast so I am pretty happy with the result."

From Bloomington, the team trucked north into Michigan for the Outlaws debut at Berlin Raceway, near Marne.

"Our setup was off a bit in qualifying," explained McMahan. "Then, in our heat race, we had power steering issues. The team battled back and we salvaged a top-10 finish once again. I am very proud of the guys on the #51 car because they kept plugging away all night."

The CJB team will now look to make a statement during the final crown jewel event of the season. Boasting a stout field of cars and $50,000 to the winner, the Morgan Hughes National Open at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. McMahan has finished in the top-5 in the past two National Open events at the paper clip shaped half-mile.

"The National Open has a certain history to it," said McMahan, who finished fourth in last years race. "As a kid growing up in California, I would always hear stories about Jan Opperman, Doug Wolfgang and more winning races there. I've been lucky enough myself to win shows there. To win the National Open, though, would be amazing. It's a marquee event for our sport. Sure the money is great but to be able to say you and your team won it is very special. I feel very confident in our chances because I know we have a great race car and Barry (Jackson) always has a great setup in mind when it comes to that place."

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

Bloomington Speedway: 6th/ 3rd (3rd)/ N/A (N/A)/ 10th (7th) - Winner: Donny Schatz

Berlin Raceway: 13th/ 5th (6th)/ N/A (N/A)/ 13th (7th) - Winner: Donny Schatz

CJB MOTORSPORTS 2014 STATS:

Starts: 83

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 43

Top-10's: 73

Average Time Trial: 6.9

Average A-main finish: 6.4

Total Laps Led: 135

UP NEXT: On tap for the weekend is the prestigious Morgan Hughes National Open weekend at Williams Grove Speedway. The doubleheader kicks off on Friday, October 3rd.

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

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Tuesdays with TMAC – In Badger Land!

(Bill W) September 30, 2014 – Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team spent the weekend in Wisconsin racing with the IRA series. Despite having a fast car at Luxemburg Speedway, the Altoona, Iowa driver suffered a DNF on Friday. A charge from ninth to third at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam followed on Saturday. TMAC will take this weekend off in preparation of the upcoming Trophy Cup in California.

Luxemburg was a new venue for the IRA. TMAC was fifth quick. “It was a really nice facility east of Green Bay,” he says. “It was one of the wettest, stickiest tracks I’ve been on in years. It was like a California track. We went out and qualified fifth. We were off a bit on the gear. When I went out to hot lap, it was slick and I didn’t get a good feel for it.”

He would struggle in his heat race, finishing sixth. “I think three or four cars flipped in the first heat, and we didn’t compensate enough for that,” he says. “It was really sticky. I tried to go around a guy on the first lap, and the left rear got up and I bicycled on two wheels and got clear off the racetrack. We got fortunate. A yellow came out and we got our spot back, but the car was so tight, I couldn’t even race it.”

Things would get better with a B main win. “Sometimes when you run the B, it can help you,” says TMAC. “We had been chasing the car all night, and we got it feeling really good.”

TMAC would start 11th in the feature. “I was really tight to start,” he says. “I got up in the seat a little bit and started focusing on the corners. We got better, and the car really came in. We had the fastest car at that point. We got by a lot of cars. We got to fourth and we were passing for third at the halfway point. Ian (Madsen) was there in second and we were getting ready to pass him when a lapped car spun out in front of us. I had him missed, but he let the car keep rolling down the racetrack and we hit him. We blew a tire and broke a radius rod and lost the top wing.”

The team was happy with the way they had the car setup for the main event. “It’s tough when you think you have the fastest car,” says TMAC. “I thought Doug (Rankin) and I did a good job of putting our heads together on a tough track and getting faster and faster. Really, I felt I drove well, and to end the race that way was disappointing. I was happy for Kyle Marten. It’s nice to see a young guy get his first IRA win. That was big for their team, and if we couldn’t win, it was nice to see him do it.”

TMAC was second quick on the half-mile in Beaver Dam Saturday. “Bill (Balog) went out first,” he says. “The track really slicked off in one and two. The cushion didn’t move up a whole lot, so the times dropped off quick.”

After running fourth in his heat, TMAC would start ninth in the feature. “The worst invert number possible was drawn, the ten,” he says. “I’ve always enjoyed going to Dodge County. It’s always fun to race with those guys. The cushion was the place to be in one and two and you could go either high or low in three and four.”

TMAC had things clicking again in the feature. “I was able to get by Balog on the start and I pulled up to (Mike) Reinke,” he says. “The car below him slid up in front of us and got us over the cushion. Reinke was gone. By the time I cleared those guys, the thing was going green to checker, which is fun. I wish they all could go that way, but by the time I got to third or fourth, the leaders had a straightaway on me on that big track.”

He would checker third. “We ran them down,” says TMAC of Ian Madsen and the leader, Reinke. “The car was awesome. I just didn’t get through traffic well enough. I got on Ian’s bumper there, and fell back, and then caught him again. At that point, a certain lapped car kind of parked it in front of us in turn two. I had to wait on him, and the leaders got away from me at that point. Unfortunately for Mike, he started having some engine problems. He slowed down drastically after having the race won. We were pretty happy with third.”

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This Month in TMAC History!

This month in TMAC history, he captured the 1990 Gary “Preacher” Patterson Classic at the San Jose Fairgrounds in San Jose, California. TMAC’s hard earned win came aboard the Weldon Offill #88 ahead of Tim Green, Jason McMillen, Paul McMahan and Ronnie Day. TMAC was tough at the now defunct Fairgrounds over the years. In 29 features there, he won eight times (28%), 19 top fives (66%) and 22 top tens (76%).

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Hagar Powers to Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial Victory

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 30, 2014) - Derek Hagar recorded a banner weekend during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

Hagar captured his second Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph of the season by winning Saturday's feature and he garnered a pair of top fives with the WAR series.

"Me and Jesse were teammates in a silver crown deal the year he passed away," he said. "He was a good guy and I was honored to be teammates with him. Two years ago I won the Hard Charger Award during this event so to have those two trophies feels pretty cool."

The weekend kicked off last Friday with Hagar advancing from fourth to third place during his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race. That relegated him to a B Main, which he won to transfer into the main event. He then rallied from 17th to a 12th-place result.

"We got up to 10th and on the last lap I got up above the cushion and lost a couple of spots," he said. "It was a struggle the whole night. It took me a while to adjust to going back and forth between the 360ci winged car and the 410ci nonwing car. After I finally got settled down we were good in the feature and we were a lot better on Saturday."

In WAR action, Hagar set quick time during qualifying and he charged from 10th to win his heat race. That gave him the most points entering the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 3 to line up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"We just missed on setup," he said. "Between the sprint car and the nonwing there wasn't much time. It was pretty much boom-boom the whole night. We got up to second, but as the track went away the car started going away."

He finished fifth in the nonwing feature.

The weekend concluded on Saturday with Hagar winning his ASCS heat race after starting third. That locked him into the feature redraw, where he received the No. 5 in the random draw to start the 30-lap feature on the inside of the third row.

"I had a real good car early," he said. "We shot up to third in the beginning and rode there for a little while. I could tell getting in to the corners it was getting slick on the bottom so I moved to the top. Midway through the race I pulled up beside Wayne Johnson on the frontstretch and then exiting turn two he came up the track and I got into him. I don't know if he was trying to take my line or what. It was an unfortunate deal. I tried to do everything I could to keep it from happening."

Hagar, who advanced into second place, took the lead with seven laps remaining.

"I knew that lapped traffic would play a pretty big role," he said. "(Jeff Swindell) wouldn't come off the bottom and I wasn't going to come off the top. He slid a car and lost some momentum and I capitalized on it in turns one and two. We led it for a couple of laps and then we had a caution. I made sure on the restart I got a good enough restart that I wasn't going to deal with any slide jobs in turns one and two."

Hagar's victory was his 15th of the season.

His night ended with the WAR nonwing main event. Hagar started ninth after qualifying eighth quickest and rallying from eighth to win his heat race earlier in the evening.

"We got up to fourth or fifth pretty quick in the feature," he said. "Then I ran off the race track in turns one and two and hit the wall and broke the Jacob's Ladder. I backed up to ninth or 10th. We had a couple of cautions and several red flags. We had one open red and made a lot of changes to the car. I could roll the middle really well after that and that's where we made up a lot of ground."

Hagar maneuvered to a runner-up result, which was his 22nd top five of the season.

He is slated to take this weekend off before driving for Destiny Motorsports on Oct. 10 at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, for the 2 nd annual Harvest of Sprints and on Oct. 11 at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 26 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. (winged) - Heat race: 3 (4); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 12 (17).

Sept. 26 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. (wingless) - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (10); Feature: 5 (3).

Sept. 27 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. (winged) - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 1 (5).

Sept. 27 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. (wingless) - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (8); Feature: 2 (9).

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 15 wins, 22 top fives, 26 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 10 at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, for the 2nd annual Harvest of Sprints and Oct. 11 at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

VIDEO -

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

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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

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

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

 

 

Baughman Endures Tough Weekend During Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 30, 2014) - Josh Baughman had a frustrating weekend during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway.

"We haven't been real good there all year," he said. "We missed some setup things and I had some driver errors. All weekend we kind of struggled. We were better than we were in the past, but we still weren't where we want to be."

Baughman opened the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader on Friday by finishing second in his heat race, which earned him enough points to lock the Jason Johnson Racing entry into the main event.

"We fell back for a little and then we started running the bottom and passed some cars," Baughman said. "I got in line and that was as far as we got."

He ended with a 15th-place result, which marked his 24th top 15 of the season.

The weekend concluded on Saturday with Baughman finishing fourth in his heat race to kick off the night.

"In the heat race we started on the outside," he said. "It had slicked off. The guys on the inside found some moisture. We didn't get as good of a start. Going into turn one we were fourth to the guys starting first, third and fifth."

That relegated him to a B Main. He then finished where he started - eighth - to miss a transfer.

"It was just around the rim and there wasn't a lot of passing," he said.

Baughman will take the next couple of weekends off before competing Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 26 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 15 (16).

Sept. 27 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (2); B Main: 8 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

VIDEO -

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fischer Body Shop

With Missouri locations in Eldon, Jefferson City and California, Fischer Body Shop developed its reputation as a premier body shop by hiring the best guys in the business, investing in the latest technology to improve turn-around times and by getting unlucky drivers back on the road as quickly and safely as possible. For more information, visit http://www.FischerBodyShop.com.

"We're happy to have Fischer Body Shop as part of our team," Baughman said. "Without them we wouldn't be where we're at today."

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

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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.

 

 

Kaley Gharst – JSTS Champion!

(Bill W) September 30, 2014 – On the strength of a win and a charge from 16th to fourth last weekend, Kaley Gharst was crowned the Jackson Sprint Touring Series champion for 2014. The runs came at the Jackson Speedway in Minnesota last Friday and Saturday. The Sandvig #7 team hopes to make another start or two before calling the season a wrap.

On Friday night, Kaley took off from the pole and led every lap of his heat race. After redrawing a starting spot for the feature outside of row two, he had a stroke of luck. “The guy who was supposed to start on the front row broke a torsion bar or something,” he says. “We were able to get the jump on (Dusty) Ballenger there on the start, and we were able to lead most of it.”

That luck faded, however, and Kaley had to work for this one. “We had a ton of cautions,” he says. “We had one with about three or four laps to go. They called me for jumping on the restart. That’s the first time I think I’ve been called for jumping a restart when I’ve been the leader.”

The Decatur, Illinois driver rebounded and reclaimed another win at Jackson. “We were able to get second on the restart,” says Kaley. “There was another yellow on the restart, and we were able to slide in front of (Thomas) Kennedy for the lead again. He ended up running out of fuel, and we didn’t have much left either. We had one more yellow and we were able to hold them off.”

Kaley wasn’t even able to run his heat race in Saturday’s finale. “We had a fuel pump come loose there, so we missed the heat,” he says. “It wasn’t too hard to fix…about five minutes…but that put us in the back of the feature.”

He would start the main event sixteenth. “We were able to get moving pretty quickly,” says Kaley. “I think we were fifth in about eight laps or so. We had a yellow there, and we were able to get to fourth on that. Unfortunately, a lap or two later, we started to have an issue with the motor. It was popping and cracking.”

Kaley tried to continue his charge, but the motor wasn’t cooperating. “We had a couple shots at third, but I missed a slider for second, and left myself hanging,” he says. “We were able to hold onto fourth. We haven’t figured out what’s wrong with the motor yet, but hopefully, it’s not too bad.”

The team is contemplating their next move. “We’re looking at doing another show or two depending on the motor,” says Kaley. “We’ll take a look at it the next couple of days. We’d like to run the Nebraska 360 Sprint show at I-80 Speedway here in a couple of weeks.”

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

 

 

King Racing Products Catalog Now Online

PETERSEN MEDIA: With teams beginning to order part and get things in line for the 2015 season, King Racing Products is exited to announce that the new King Racing Products catalog is now online making part ordering that much easier.

The complete line of American made parts is now readily available at your finger tips by simply clicking over to www.kingracingproducts.com, and clicking through the E-Catalog.

The 56-page catalog features everything King Racing Products has to offer from arms, stops, torque tubes, and numerous other parts and pieces that are proven winners.

“Our goal at BR Motorsports and King Racing Products is providing top Customer Service and high quality parts, and we are excited to have both BR and King’s catalogs online for all of our great customers,” Blake Robertson said. “We know sometimes it is easier to skim through stuff on your computer, so we are pleased to have this all ready to go before the end of the 2014 season."

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Jerrod Hull – Queen’s Royale Down to Last Corner!

(Bill W) September 30, 2014 – Last year, Jerrod Hull was finally able to get the monkey on his back at the Queen’s Royale. This year, one of the most exciting races of the year anywhere ended with him a close second. After leading in the late stages at the event at St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington, Missouri, he was nipped at the line by Jimmy Hurley after a pass in the last corner. The Sikeston, Missouri driver will take his solid point lead in the MOWA series to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois this Friday and Saturday.

Qualifying saw Jerrod time in second quick in the Rockwell American #12, though no one was quite sure about that. “They must have timed them with a stopwatch,” he jokes. “The car who beat us by half a second was on seven cylinders. Everyone was laughing a bit. It was Jason Keith, and he got balled up on the cushion and slowed way down. It was a steel-headed modified motor, and they said it broke the track record. Even Jason was laughing.”

The qualifying effort took some pressure off of the team. “Second quick locked us into the Dash,” says Jerrod. “We did do three or four laps in a heat race and made some changes. We started fourth in the Dash, and we were able to get to third. Things felt really good heading into the feature.”

One of the best races of the year was heating up early on. “We got to second early on behind Tommy Worley,” says Jerrod. “We stayed with him. We had a caution, and after that, Jimmy Hurley was able to get around us. I was running the bottom, and the other two were running up top. The three of us ran in a group for probably ten laps. It was great. The fans said it was an awesome race. It was fun.”

With three laps to go, Jerrod saw a chance for the win. “Worley got balled up on the cushion, and Hurley did the same thing a couple laps later,” he says. “I was able to sneak by both of them and get in the lead. I was about the same speed on the bottom as they were up there.”

The last lap saw everyone holding their breath. “I saw the white flag and I was surprised it was that close to being over,” says Jerrod. “I went into one and two like I had been. In three and four, I went to the top in the last corner and got balled up on the cushion. Jimmy drove underneath me. It looked like it was going to be a slidejob and I wish it would have been. He stuck it through the middle. I went to drive underneath him, but he didn’t come up the track. He inched me out at the checkered.”

After leading taking the white flag, second was little consolation. “It was a heartbreak to get beat like that,” says Jerrod. “We’ve won some like that, and we’ve lost some. You remember how bad it hurts when it happens again. It was just a mistake. I took the wrong line and I paid. It was a fun race though. I haven’t run the bottom like that for a long time. Scott (Bonar) had the car really hooked up down there. We’re hoping to keep that going at Granite City.”

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

 

 

J&J DRIVERS KEEP UP WINNING WAYS

McKENZIE, TN - Donny Schatz continues to lead the world in Sprint car victories and increased his win total to 27 aboard a J&J Auto Racing Sprint car. Derek Hagar, Jordan Ryan, Tony Shilling, Brad Franks, and Brandon Halverson were also winners in J&J Auto Racing machines while Steve Nix earned the NMMRA championship.

SCHATZ REACHES NEW HIGH

Donny Schatz reached a new career high in wins with the World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series by sweeping WoO events at Bloomington (Indiana) Speedway Friday and Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan Saturday. Schatz drove the Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J into the lead Friday halfway through the 40-lap A-Feature at Bloomington en route to his 23rd victory of 2014. The win tied his win total from 2013, which was a career-best, and the Fargo, North Dakota driver came back Saturday and dominated the Outlaws debut at Berlin Raceway. Schatz set quick time, raced to third in his heat and advanced from sixth to second in the dash. He took the lead on lap two of the 30-lap A-feature and was never headed on his way to WoO win number 24 in 2014 and 170th of his career.

HAGAR HOT IN HOCKETT/MCMILLEN MEMORIAL

Derek Hagar out-dueled fellow J&J racer Jeff Swindell Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. Hagar started fifth in the No. 9jr J&J and followed Swindell in the No. 94 J&J through the first 20 laps of the race before over taking Swindell in traffic on lap 24 and went on to win his second ASCS National Tour victory of 2014 and 14th of the season.

Swindell held on for second and the duo were joined the podium by Sam Hafertepe, Jr. in his family-owned No. 15h J&J to complete the J&J podium sweep.

Hagar's night wasn't only in the Winged Sprint car, but his raced from ninth to second in the non-wing feature event.

RYAN FAST AT FREMONT

Jordan Ryan earned his seventh victory of 2014 Saturday at Fremont Speedway aboard the No. 5j J&J. The win in the 305 division was his fifth at the track and helped the 17-year-old pick up his second track championship of the season.

NIX TAKES NMMRA TITLE

Steve Nix and his car owner David Burns were crowned champions of the New Mexico Motor Racing Association Sprint Car Series this past weekend. Nix drove Burns' No. 52NM J&J to the title.

SHILLING SCORES SPRINT INVADERS

Tony Shilling was the class of the field last Saturday night at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Shilling wheeled Shawn Goodno's No. 22T J&J to victories in both the 25-lap Sprint Invaders feature event and 10-lap Ironman Challenge.

Josh Schneiderman finished third in the No. 49 J&J to give J&J two positions on the podium.

HALVERSON TOPS JACKSON

Brandon Halverson came out on top Saturday in the 36th annual IMCA Jackson Nationals driving the No. 32 J&J owned by Greg Valentine.

FRANKS FINISHES FIRST

Brad Franks was victorious Friday night at Bridgeport Speedway wheeling the No. 12B J&J to the top spot in the 305 feature event.

 

 

World Series of Dirt Comes to Plymouth Speedway

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) It’s finally here! The World Series of Dirt will breathe life into the Playground of Power this weekend with the SODS Championship plus six additional classes of racing.

Ryan Ruhl is looking to finish out the 2014 Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Series season as a champion, but he’ll have to get around his competitors on the fastest dirt track in Northern Indiana to clinch the title. Ruhl leads Dustin Daggett by only 12 points in the standings so it will come down to this race to crown the champion.

If this heated championship battle isn’t enough, drivers in the Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, Thunder Stocks, Dickies Restaurant 600 Sprints, Super Modifieds and Cyber Stocks will be feature racing in this fall clash.

In all, over 150 cars in seven classes of racing are expected to be a part of this event.

Come to the track on Friday night for testing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., stay overnight in your camper for free and get ready for racing on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET.

Don’t forget the Lane Automotive 50 Race of Champions, presented by All Star Performance, Cometic Gasket, Inc., and JE Pistons with K1 Technologies on Oct. 10 and Oct. 11 at Plymouth Speedway.

For ticket information and complete Race of Champions payout, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Driver Craig Dollansky Finishes Fourth at Williams Grove

Inside Line Promotions - ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (Sept. 30, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports driver Craig Dollansky earned a top five last Friday during his season debut at Williams Grove Speedway.

The solid night also gave the Big Game Treestands team a good direction for when it returns to the half-mile track in Mechanicsburg, Pa., this Friday and Saturday for the $50,000-to-win 52nd annual National Open with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

"It was good to get a night in there for the first time this year," Dollansky said. "Overall I was pretty happy with our team's performance. It was good all the way through. We kept working on some things to get ourselves better."

The team kicked off the night by qualifying seventh quickest. Dollansky then won his heat race after starting third and he advanced from fifth to fourth place during the dash, which lined him up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"We were running in the top three the better part of the race," he said. "We were there with the leaders. We were trying some different lines and gave up a position."

Dollansky finished fourth, which marked the 16th top five of the season for the Big Game Treestands team.

"I'm definitely pretty encouraged," he said. "I felt real comfortable. The car felt good. We made some good progress and learned some things. Going into Williams Grove, where they have a pretty good weekly program, to finish with a top five was a pretty good result for our team."

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway for the $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne.

Dollansky qualified sixth quickest and he finished second in his first heat race. He then placed seventh in the second heat race, which was inverted. That lined the Big Game Treestands team up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.

"The first part of the night was pretty good for us," he said. "Come feature time we weren't where we needed to be with our race car. We weren't making a lot of progress. At the end of the day it seemed like it was difficult to pass and I pulled the car in to save our stuff for the following weekend."

Dollansky was credited with a 20th-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 26 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (3); Dash: 4 (5); Feature: 4 (4).

Sept. 27 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race #1: 2 (2); Heat race #2: 7 (7); Feature: 20 (11).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 5 wins, 16 top fives, 25 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the 52nd annual National Open with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

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Dover Remains Consistent During Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 30, 2014) - Jack Dover extended his top-10 streak to 10 consecutive races with a solid outing last weekend during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

Dover finished seventh and ninth, respectively, at Lucas Oil Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"I'm not upset about it, but I'm not happy because I know that we have the equipment to do well," he said. "We're still trying to figure out the new car and with the National guys there I'm content with top 10s."

Dover advanced from fourth to second place during his heat race both nights, which locked him into each main event.

"I just got good starts and everything happened on the first lap," he said. "All the heats were pretty stacked."

The heat race performance advanced Dover into the feature redraw on Friday, when he pulled the highest number - eight - during the random draw. That lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"Pretty much the track was right around the top side," he said. "You couldn't do anything on the bottom. It was follow the guy in front of you and don't miss your line. I got one person and that's where we stayed. It was actually a pretty boring race."

Dover, who finished seventh on Friday, started Saturday's main event on the inside of the sixth row.

"They worked the track before the feature," he said. "In the very beginning it was really good. It was pretty even on the bottom and top. The track was just too good where you didn't see much passing."

Dover's ninth-place finish marked his 33rd top 10 of the season.

He will take the next couple of weekends off before the Winter Nationals Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 26 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 7 (8).

Sept. 27 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 9 (11).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

VIDEO -

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

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"Certified Transmission has been a great sponsor the last few years in helping build Jack Dover Racing," Dover said. "On top of their support for the race team, Certified Transmission put a transmission in my personal truck a couple of years ago and it has worked flawlessly ever since."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

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AUSTIN PROCK TAKES 2014 STARS NATIONAL MIDGET TITLE

By: Rich Murray Morris, Illinois (September 30, 2014)—Austin Prock’s championship season in the D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midgets did not actually begin with this season’s opening race. The proverbial ball got rolling in the latter half of his 2013 campaign when he closed the STARS season by winning three out of the final four races. Coming into the 2014 season, Prock knew he had the car and the team to win the title, but had to show more consistency and finish races more often. On opening night, May 31st, at Grundy County Speedway, Austin set the tone for the season after winning the feature from the sixth starting spot by utilizing the high side of the track to perfection. He followed that win up one week later by chalking up yet another first place finish. At that point, Prock had already shot out to a commanding point lead and had won five of the previous six STARS races dating back to the 2013 season. Prock, the 19-year-old who hails from Avon, Indiana, had his confidence riding high and never relented the point lead that he jetted out to at the beginning of the season. Along the way, Prock would score two more wins: Grundy County on July 26th and Kalamazoo on August 16th. At the conclusion of the season, Prock led all STARS drivers in several different statistical categories including: feature laps led (130), most races led (5), top-five finishes (10), top-ten finishes (12), heat race wins (4), and feature starts (12). Additionally, Prock has made a dramatic climb up the all-time STARS record list, of which he now ranks second in feature wins (8), third in top-five finishes (18), fourth in top-ten finishes (24), sixth in feature starts (32), and second in heat race wins (8). Furthermore, his win at the end of last season and his victories in the first two races of this season set a new record win streak of three consecutive wins for the driver of Beast/Mopar #41. This year marked the first time in Prock’s career that he had run every scheduled race in the series he was competing in. Being crowned as champion means a great deal to Prock and is a testament to the team’s hard work throughout the season. To help guide him to the title, it takes a lot of sacrifice from many different people. According to Prock, the success is due first and foremost to the commitment from his family. “My family has sacrificed a lot to let my brother and me race,” Prock acknowledges. “My brother (Thomas) does a phenomenal job setting up my race car. My dad builds the baddest four-cylinder engine in midget racing and my mom gives us the support we need to win.” Austin's lineage in racing dates back to the tenure his great grandfather, Jimmy Prock, had as a riding mechanic in the Indianapolis 500 from 1930 to 1933 alongside driver Chet Miller. Austin's grandfather, Tom Prock, was the crew chief for Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen when he won the Funny Car portion of the U.S. Nationals in 1978. Austin's dad, also named Jimmy Prock, is a two-time NHRA Funny Car champion crew chief, most recently calling the shots during John Force's 16th NHRA championship season in 2013. Now, Austin is beginning to make a name for himself and is receiving help from another big name that came from the open wheel, short-track ranks: Tony Stewart. During the week, the Prock team houses their car in the Tony Stewart Racing shop in Brownsburg, Indiana. Stewart allows the team to use any tool they need to help get their car ready for the next battle. “I have to thank everyone at Tony Stewart Racing for teaching us everything we know about a midget,” Prock said. “If it wasn't for them, I don't know where we would be right now. We would definitely not be a champion. I've got some really good people behind me. I’ve got to thank my sponsors and, last but not least, the Guglielmucci boys (Austin and Alex) for all their help in the pits this year.” Prock would like to thank all of his sponsors: CP Carrillo, Calico, Venolia, BMRS, Sparco, Tony Stewart Racing, PPG Paint, Jegs, Mac Tools, Lucas Oil, and Pace Performance Coatings.

 

Trenca Thrilled for More Racing Next Season Following Solid 2014 Campaign

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (Sept. 30, 2014) - Joe Trenca is excited about next year following this season, which was filled with learning and fresh seat time at new race tracks for the Mucci Motorsports driver.

"We learned a lot this season and progressed, but it was a really tough season," he said. "Our finishes didn't show our strength this year. We had numerous times we were in the top five and just had stuff go wrong. It stinks because it doesn't show it in our stats, but we had a lot of speed and were a contending car."

Trenca earned his lone top five of the season on May 31 during his debut at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pa., with the Patriot Sprint Tour.

"It was a good run," he said. "We were one of the faster cars on the track. We were catching the cars in front of us. If we had a few more laps who knows if we could have got a top three or even a win there."

Trenca ended up with six top 10s, highlighted by an eighth-place finish during the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Sept. 13 at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada.

"I had missed the feature there by a spot the last two years," he said. "To finally make it and win the passing points deal was really cool. It was a big confidence boost for me. I love that track. We've had really good runs there. A top 10 at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals is a big confidence booster."

Another highlight for the season was Trenca's debut at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on July 11. He won the B Main that night and earned a pair of top 20s during the doubleheader that weekend.

"It was really cool to win a B Main there, especially not starting on the pole and passing for the lead," he said. "I was kind of in awe the whole weekend I was there. It was a really cool experience. We've already booked our hotel rooms for next year."

Trenca said the team will compete in approximately 30-to-40 360ci races next year and in another 10-to-15 410ci events.

"There will be a lot more races next year," he said. "We're hoping to find a few more sponsors so we can go on the road more to get more seat time. We are also in search of a part-time/full-time crew chief."

Interested applicants can call 315-427-7827 and speak with Ron about the position.

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 6 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 23 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

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"We saw the Shell Shock Designs helmets for a while and we decided to get one," Trenca said. "Noah is a great guy to work with and we're excited to go back to him."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Outdoor Factory Outlet, Fast Axle, National Parts Peddler, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Total Seal Piston Rings, Schoenfeld Headers, Pepsi, Shute's Water Systems, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Seals-It, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Ken's Auto Body, Slade Shock Technology, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

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Madsen Scores 11th Overall Win of 2014

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team had a very strong weekend as they pocketed a pair of podiums including a win at the Dodge County Fair Speedway, making it nine on the year in the United States, and 11 total since January 1st.

“We were really fast all weekend, and it feels great to get another win for these guys,” Madsen said.

With 30 cars on hand for the IRA Series event on Saturday night, Madsen timed the Nehring Construction/Aspen Aire/Kline Electric No. 18 machine in 10th fastest, putting himself in the second row of his heat race.

Slipping back to the fourth when the race went green, Madsen was able to move back into third within a lap, and would finish in the same position, as he transferred to the feature event.

Lining up third in the feature event, Madsen got off to a great start as he rocketed into the second spot, as the top-two quickly distanced themselves from the rest of the field.

Breaking out to nearly a straight-away advantage of the third place car, Madsen set his sights on the race lead, as the lead duo got into traffic. Traffic was tough on this night, as Madsen got held up, and actually slipped back to third spot at one time.

Though traffic bit him, Madsen would fight back to take the lead near the halfway point, only to fall back to second as Reinke got him back.

With the track relatively clear, Madsen stayed glued to Reinke’s back bumper, and took the lead back in the closing stages of the race to much of the crowd’s delight. With Reinke on hi back bumper, Madsen was able to fend him off and pick up the very exciting feature event win.

Friday night at the Luxemburg Speedway, Madsen started on the pole of his heat race, and after a handful of red flags, was able to jump into the lead, and pick up the win, putting him into the feature event.

Lining up in the fourth row of the feature, Madsen battled for the sixth spot in the early laps until thick lapped traffic came into play. Getting pinned behind a couple of lapped cars for a restart, Madsen made a huge move to get by the slower cars, and ultimately work his way into the fourth spot.

Sitting in fourth with two laps left in the race, Madsen was able to make a pass for third coming to the checkered flag.

“We have such an awesome team, and it is a pleasure to drive for them,” Madsen said. “We have been fast all year, and hopefully as the season comes to a close we can stay fast, and carry it over into the next season.”

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

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-83, Wins-11, Top-5’s- 35, Top 10’s-47

ON TAP: The KCP Racing team will be back in action this weekend with the MOWA in Granite City, IL.

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

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The Mad Man 10th at Berlin Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though it wasn’t a weekend where he contended for wins, Kerry Madsen still showed his consistency as he scored another Top-10 finish with the World of Outlaws, by way of his 10th place run at the Berlin Raceway on Saturday night.

“It was not our best weekend, but we moved forward in both feature events,” Madsen said.

Timing in 9th fastest, Madsen would run second in his heat race, but would not be eligible for the night’s dash, and lined up 11th in the feature event.

On the slick surface, cars jockeyed for position, but big charges were not happening on this night, as Madsen was able to gain a spot, as he came across the stripe in the 10th spot aboard his Keneric Racing/American Racing No. 29 machine.

“The track was pretty slick, and we had a lot of side-by-side racing, but we just couldn’t get a big run forward,” Madsen said.

On Friday night at the Bloomington Speedway, Madsen timed his machine in 18th quick on the tight bullring, and from that point on he had his work cut out for himself.

Scoring a fourth place finish in his heat race, Madsen moved into the feature event, though he would grid the field from the 17th spot.

On the tight bullring, Madsen used both the cushion and the bottom of the speedway, as there was action all over the track. Racing wheels to wheel, sometimes three wide, Madsen would work his way forward and ultimately pick up a 13th place finish.

“I have to thank my guys for working hard all weekend,” Madsen said. “We were just a little off, but I know we will bounce back, and hopefully be a little better this coming weekend.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-90, Wins-9, Top-5’s-46, Top 10’s-70

ON TAP: Madsen and his Keneric Racing will now head back to Pennsylvania where they will be at the Williams Grove Speedway this Friday and Saturday night for the National Open.

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Felker Records First Midget Victory at Port City, Second Straight POWRi West Win

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Sept. 30, 2014) - Andrew Felker scored his first career midget victory at Port City Raceway last Saturday during the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series event.

"It feels good, especially being back at the track where I grew up," he said. "That's where I ran every week for the first three or four years of racing micros."

Felker, who estimated he had earned 40-to-50 micro sprint victories at the bullring, kicked off Saturday night by advancing from fourth to second place in his heat race.

"I went to the top in turns one and two on the start and got to second," he said. "I tried to reel in Tyler (Thomas) for most of the race. I got to him on the last lap, but ran out of time to do much."

That lined Felker up on the outside of the third row for the 25-lap main event.

"I jumped up to the top early," he said. "The top was real slick to a pretty good-sized ledge. You had to be really careful because the car wanted to bicycle."

Felker quickly advanced into second place before he started searching for a way to drive around the leader.

"I couldn't really get my momentum up so I started following him on the bottom," he said. "I couldn't find a way to get around him down there so I went back to the top. It took about four laps to get my momentum up and I got enough just to clear him. Then I went back down to the bottom for the rest of the race."

Felker took the lead just after the midpoint of the race as he cruised to his second straight victory. It marked his third win of the season.

He is scheduled to race this Thursday through Saturday at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., during the Gold Crown Midget Nationals with the USAC Honda National Midget Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 27 - Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (6).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 3 wins, 10 top fives, 28 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 38 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., for the Gold Crown Midget Nationals with the USAC Honda National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndrewFelkerRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndrewFelker11a

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

VIDEO -

Here is a video by i Race TV of Felker's POWRi West victory at I-44 Riverside Speedway on Sept. 20: http://youtu.be/5V4UcDt4ZfI?list=UU2I713gCnnZ6fhqgdb9ssOA

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"Since we've gone to the CSI Shocks program it has stepped things up with our program," Felker said. "Since they came out with the RS-X2, it's been a key to our success all year."

Felker would also like to thank 66 Truck & Foreign Salvage, Auto Xpress, MelMark Pipe & Supply, Fontana Automotive, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Momo's Racing Engines, BOSS Chassis, Schluckebier Farms, Pro Powder Coating, All-Pro Auto Interiors, Aggressive Graphics, KBR Performance, Weld Wheels, KMK Enterprises, Heath II, Wilwood, Maxim Racewear, Leading Edge Composites and Liquid Nitro for their continued support.

 

 

BRIAN LEPPO RETIRING FROM RACING

By Brad Vores for Brian Leppo Racing September 30, 2014

Excitement was abundant from Brian Leppo friends and fans following last week’s announcement that Brian would be returning to the wheel of a sprint car for the Dirt Classic presented by Kasey Kahne at Lincoln Speedway. With the Apple Motorsports #12 coming out of retirement for what was to be a one race deal, Brian strapped back for the event but Brian didn’t transfer into the main event. Despite being asked to pilot the car in this weekend’s National Open at Williams Grove and talk about a 2015 deal with the team, Brian declined the offer and instead announced that he is stepping away from racing. “I am stepping away from racing to continue to enjoy family time,” Leppo said about his sudden announcement. “This wasn’t an easy decision but I feel it’s the right one.” Brian started racing family owned cars in 1990 and was able to compete in micro sprints before moving up through into the 410 sprint car ranks. “I’ve been fortunate to have lived a dream out, thanks to my parents, grandparents, friends and family along with great car owners, great sponsors and great crew members,” Leppo added. “I greatly appreciate all of my fans and great people we’ve worked with along the way. I have a lot to be thankful for.” Brian has been fortunate to race for some of the best car owners in the Central Pennsylvania during his years including Swope Motorsports, Keen Motorsports, CC Dietz Motorsports, CJB Motorsports, Zemco Racing and Apple Motorsports. “I have to thank Lee Stauffer for asking me to run the car last week,” he stated. “Despite not having the results we were hoping for last Saturday, we had a good time being back at the races.”

 

 

Triple X Race Components      Seven Wins for Stevie

9/30/14

With the final race weekend of September in the books, Stevie Smith has built big momentum heading in to the 2014 National Open, as the “Black Bandit” picked up win number six and seven this past weekend in Central PA along with $24,000 in prize winnings aboard the Fred Rahmer owned #51s XXX. Triple X Race Components wants to congratulate Stevie and our other Team XXX drivers on their accomplishments from this past weekend and all season long. Joining Stevie in victory lane were Aaron Ott at Selinsgrove Speedway in PA, Jimmy Christian at Ocean Speedway in CA, Jay Cole at Grays Harbor Raceway in WA and Andy Bradley at Bloomington Speedway in IN.

Stevie Smith made a statement this past weekend in Central PA. That statement read: When big money is on the line, the conversation starts with The Black Bandit. One week before the 2014 National Open, Smith took the Fred Rahmer owned #51s XXX to back to back wins on Friday and Saturday night, collecting $24,000 for his efforts. On Friday night at Williams Grove, Smith and Greg Hodnett engaged in an epic duel with the two exchanging move after move in clean air before hitting traffic. Hodnett held the early advantage amongst slower cars but Smith had the ability to move is XXX to any part of the track he wanted, eventually using a slidejob in the three and four to grab the lead for around the halfway point of the race before taking the $4,000 win. On Saturday night, Lincoln Speedway hosted the first Dirt Classic presented by Kasey Kahne for $20,000 to win. Using a modified Knoxville format, Smith was second quick in time trials, won his first heat race and finished third in his second heat to earn the pole for the main event. After fellow XXX driver Lance Dewease beat him out of the gates, Smith grabbed the lead on lap 2 and clicked off the remaining 38 circuits with ease to grab the victory ahead of Dewease, making it an XXX 1-2 finish. The $20,000 payday was the biggest in Lincoln history, and one of Smith’s biggest scores of his legendary career.

XXX chassis dominated Pennsylvania this weekend and Aaron Ott was a big part of that equation. The 14th annual National Open for 360/358 Sprint Cars ran on Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway, and after 35 laps of action, it was Aaron in the Don Ott powered #25 XXX taking the win. Ott started fourth and moved into third on lap seven. Aaron moved into second on lap seventeen and began stalking race leader Justin Barger, and on lap 31, he used the inside of turn four to make the pass. From there, Aaron streaked away to a two second advantage as he crossed under the checked flag for the win.

Jay Cole survived and thrived at a challenging Grays Harbor Raceway on Saturday to finish the 2014 campaign with a win. Cole came from mid pack to take the lead late in the main event on a track that had been soaked with rain and was tough to navigate. Jay found the smoothest groove to race in his XXX and patiently moved forward on his way to the victory.

Congratulations go out to Andy Bradley who took his Hoosier Speed backed XXX to a win at Bloomington Speedway on Saturday. Bradley drives XXX Midget converted to a 1200 and in his own words – “We bested 38 cars Friday night, mostly due to my Hoosier Speed Triple X’s ability to get to the ground. The forward bite the car displayed was amazing and proved unbeatable.”

Jimmy Christian won the highest paying race for the Wingless Sprints at Ocean Speedway this season, the 7th annual Walt Bronco Memorial on Friday night. Christian qualified 4th and went from third to first in his heat, earning him a spot in the dash. After moving from 3rd to 2nd in the dash, he parlayed his outside row one starting spot to a win in his XXX chassis, collecting an additional $600 for first place on top of the normal class payout.

 

 

Willie Croft Second At Fall Nationals Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- With a scheduling conflict only allowing himself to race on Friday night, Willie Croft made the most of it, as he picked up another exciting second place finish, mirroring his second place finish from one week ago at the Petaluma Speedway, during he opening night of the Fall Nationals.

“It was a fun race, and I am happy with how we ran, and I am really happy to see Jonathan Allard in victory lane, this is a pretty special weekend for him and his family,” Croft said.

With 48 cars in the house for the Friday night show, Croft timed his Holey Smokes BBQ/Christian Stover Foundation/ButlerBuilt backed No. 29 machine in second fastest, before storming to second in his heat race.

Qualifying for the dash, the Sacramento, CA driver went from seventh to fifth, putting his Brown and Miller/FK Rod Ends/Hinchman Indy machine in the third row of the feature event.

After a lap three caution, Croft used the restart to jump into the third spot as he chased after race leader, Jonathan Allard, and second running Rico Abreu for eight laps, until Abreu slowed under caution on the 11th lap with a flat right rear.

A quick four lap run saw Allard pull away from Croft, but a restart on the 15th lap saw the duo thrill the crowd as they raced side by side for two laps, until the caution again waived on the 17th lap.

On what would ultimately be the race’s final restart, Croft would bobble just a little on the restart, letting Allard have some breathing room, but he quickly erased the gap, as he pounded the high-side of the speedway, in hot pursuit.

As the white flag waived, Croft gave it all he had as he chased after Allard, but he came up just short, as he crossed the stripe with a very strong second place finish.

“This was my Fall Nationals, and I was pumped to finish second. It was a tribute race to Stephen Allard, and I am really glad we had a great showing. We all miss Stephen Allard dearly, and it’s cool to run well in his honor,” Croft said after the race.

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, The Christian Stover

Foundation, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, K&N, Smith Precision Products, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Shark Racing Engines, A.R.T., M.R.O. Industrial Supply, Redline Oil, Kaeding Performance, PaPa’s Beef Jerky, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, AIC Powdercoating, and GUTS for their support in 2014.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-24, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8 Top 10’s-10.

ON TAP: With three straight weekends of racing scheduled at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA, Croft is hoping to get to a couple of them in preparations for the Trophy Cup.

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

 

 

Gravel Grabs Two More WoO Top 10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA- In action in Bloomington, IN and Berlin, MI over the weekend, David Gravel remained very consistent with the World of Outlaws as he picked up two more Top-10 finishes.

“It was another solid weekend for us,” Gravel said. “We started our weekend off with a track record, and raced okay, and got a couple of Top-10’s out of it.”

Kicking things off at the lightning fast Bloomington Speedway on Friday night, Gravel got off to a great start as he set a new track record board the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle entry during qualifying time trials.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, Gravel would slip back to a sixth place finish, forcing him to go through the B Main for a transfer position into the feature event. Lining up on the pole of the LCS, Gravel jumped out to the lead and cruised to the win, putting his machine in the fifth row for the 40-lap feature event.

In the feature event, Gravel ran inside the Top-10 as he battled with Paul McMahan and Steve Kinser during much of the 40-lap contest. As the laps wore down, Gravel settled into the eighth spot, where he would ultimately go on to finish.

Heading to Berlin, MI on Saturday night, Gravel’s night got off to another nice start as he timed in eight fastest, before finishing third in his heat race.

Lining up 10th in the feature event, the Watertown, CT driver did not get off to a very strong start, as he gave up a few positions, when the green dropped, and spent the duration of the race trying to get those spots back.

Working back inside the Top-10, Grave would close his weekend out by scoring his second Top-10 finish of the weekend.

“My guys worked hard all weekend long on this thing, and I think it showed,” Gravel said. “We were pretty fast, we just struggled a little bit in both features. I have to thank my team as well as Dennis and Teresa Roth for their continued support. As the season gets closer to the end, I’m hoping we can score a couple more wins.”

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

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-85, Wins-3, Top 5’s-25, Top 10’s-55.

ON TAP: Gravel and his Roth Motorsports will now head to Mechanicsburg, PA for the National Open at the Williams Grove Speedway this Friday and Saturday night.

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

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Harli White 14th In Hockett/McMillin Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- Harli White made the trip to the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO to pay homage to the late Jesse Hockket and Daniel McMillin in the race dubbed as the Hockett/McMillin Memorial.

“We had some set backs during the weekend, but it was nice to make the feature event out of our heat race on Friday,” White noted.

Starting on the front row of her race on Friday night, the Lindsay, OK driver jumped into the race lead, and never looked back, as he picked up the win aboard her Mesilla Valley Transportation/Jerry Tucker Roustabout/Lucas Oil backed No. 17w machine, transferring into the feature event, where she earned a spot in the redraw.

Though she won her heat, upon pulling into the pit area, the team was forced to make a rear-end change, as White’s let go during the heat. The team was able to make repairs, and White was able to make the call for the feature event from the second row.

When the race went green, White then felt issues under her hood, as he engine was not running like it had during her heat race. Sputtering and missing, White was visually struggling with it, as she faded back to score a 14th place finish.

“It just was not running right at all during the feature, so we opted to make a swap during he day Saturday before the races,” she added.

Getting things buttoned up, and race ready for Saturday night, White found herself with a very high pill during the draw, and ultimately lined up in the last row of her heat race.

With her lane not taking off when the green dropped, White had her work cut out for her, as she was able to get up to the fifth spot, but did not earn enough to transfer into the feature event.

Lining up sixth in the night’s B, White could only get up to the fifth spot again, bringing her night to an end.

“We had some set backs, after it looked like we would have a great start to our weekend, but Saturday just did not go our way,” she explained. “I have to thank my dad for working so hard, and our sponsors for all of their continued support.”

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

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-45, Wins-0, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-15.

ON TAP: White will take a weekend off before returning to action October 10th-11th at the I44 Riverside Speedway for a midget event.

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

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Lance Dewease Second at Dirt Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Lance Dewesae and his Dietz Motorsports team continue to hit their stride, as Dewease picked up a second place finish during Saturday night’s Kasey Kahne Dirt Classic at the Lincoln Speedway.

“We had really good speed all night,” Dewease said. “We timed in with quick time, ran well in our heats, and put ourselves in a spot for the feature event.”

With 52 cars in the house for the inaugural event, Dewese set the standard in time trials, before going on to score a win in his first heat race and a fourth place finish in his second heat race, lining him up on the front row of the feature event along side Stevie Smith.

As the race came to life, Dewease grabbed the early lead, but was flanked by a very pesky Smith. On the second lap, Smith was able to get by Dewease for what was ultimately the race winning move, but Dewease hounded Smith for much of the race.

As the laps clicked off Dewease slowly faded from Smith, allowing the leader to pull to nearly a two second lead, but with eight laps to go, Dewease erased that gap, as he pulled back up to race leader.

In dense traffic, Dewease looked to make the winning move, but could not find his opening, and wound up finishing in the second spot.

“We had a pretty good race there with Stevie, but he was just a little better on this night,” he added. “We had a nice weekend, and hopefully we can run well again with the World of Outlaws this weekend at the Grove.”

Friday night, Dewease was in action at the Williams Grove Speedway for one final tune up before the National Open.

Winning his heat race, the Fayetteville, PA driver lined up sixth in the feature event, and worked his way into the third spot, midway through the feature event.

A late race caution bunched the field back up, giving Dewesae one final chance to make a bid for the top spot, but under the yellow, Dewease had a spark plug go bad, causing his engine to stumble, but he was able to hang on to a fifth place finish.

“We are all working well together, and putting ourselves in contention night in and night out right now, and hopefully we can repeat our performance at the Summer Nationals, and defend our home turf.”

Dewease would like to thank C.C. Dietz Builders, Conduit Connections, Hess Ornamental Iron, Pro Shocks by LD Shocks, Triple X, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Wheels, DMI Racing Components, Schoenfeld Headers, Hanks Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schaeffer Racing Oils, Astro Titanium, Tom Shockey Collision, Kirkey Racing Seats, Bell Helmets, WRT Web Designs, and WRT SpeedWerx

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-57, Wins-4, Top 5’s-23, Top 10’s-35.

ON TAP: Dewease will be at Williams Grove on both Friday and Saturday as the World of Outlaws come to town for the National Open.

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

 

 

Wheatley Charges from 14th to Podium Finish at Grays Harbor Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 29, 2014) - Austen Wheatley scored his fourth podium of the season last Saturday during the season finale at Grays Harbor Raceway.

"I wish we would have got the win, but I think we were really close," he said. "I got a better finish than I thought I would for how the track conditions were. I was pretty happy with that."

Wheatley qualified sixth quickest. Since it was championship night there were no heat races. Therefore the drivers who had to qualify lined up behind the top eight in points at Grays Harbor Raceway for the main event, which started Wheatley on the outside of the seventh row.

"The track was really rough and one lane," he said. "The roughness played into my hands. The bottom got so rough that everybody had to go high and search for a smooth line. I think I got four or five cars on the initial start."

Wheatley then made the bottom groove work in the final laps as he closed in on the battle for the lead.

"With two laps to go we started getting into lapped traffic," he said. "The lapped cars were about 30 miles per hour slower. We were about three wide coming to the white flag. I got pinned behind a lapped car on the frontstretch and the two drivers in front of me snuck above him going into turn one and I couldn't."

Wheatley held on for the third-place result, which also marked his eighth top five of the season.

He will take the next couple of weekends off before racing Oct. 16-18 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 27 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 6; Feature: 3 (14).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Oct. 16-18 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

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

 

 

Justin Miller

PLYMOUTH, WIS]-September 24, 2014- The Veritas Financial, Arbor Green Contractors, In Motion Dance Studio, Meyer Motors, BMG Designs, Glacier Transit and Storage, Dooley and Associates, Twisted Cuisine, Larry Nelson, Fiedler Excavating, Meyer Farms, Anytime Fitness of Plymouth, Terry’s Tree Service and R&H Enterprises, TearOff Apparel, Triple X racing Chassis powered by Revolution Engine Development 360, Afco Shocks, Velocity Wings, and American Racer Tires #15M was a top point car in four different series this year!

Miller completed the 360 race season and captured a 3rd place point finish with the Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) Master series; a 5th place finish with the MSA Challenge Series, 4th place with the Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car (EWSC) group and a 7th place point finish with the Plymouth Dirt Track. Miller (PDTR) for a total of 29 nights. He captured 9 top 5 finishes 20 top 10 finishes ( 2 heat race victories and 1 B-main victory).

Miller started, "I am extremely humbled and proud of our entire team. In my 5th season I achieved a lot of my goals but I couldn't have done it without the support of my family, sponsors/race partners and our awesome fans. We had a wonderful year and I am so blessed."

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Scelzi Set for 360ci Season Debut at Thunderbowl Raceway This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Sept. 29, 2014) - Dominic Scelzi will make his 360ci season debut at his favorite track this Saturday.

Scelzi is set to tackle Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Harry Talbot Classic Memorial.

"We haven't run a 360 in Tulare all year long," he said. "This will be my first race with our new 360 that we're getting this week. It will tell us a lot about what we need to work on. I feel extremely confident going in."

It will also provide a test prior to the 21st annual Trophy Cup, which will be held at the unique track Oct. 16-18.

"I always feel more confident and more comfortable at that track," he said. "It's completely different than any other race track I've been to. With the long straightaways and tight corners, it gets right up on the fence. From the get-go it's so technical and difficult to race it brings me back to the micro track in Visalia where I grew up racing."

Scelzi said that he prefers the tough racing and technical aspect that is showcased at Thunderbowl Raceway.

"Every single time I've been there we've been up against the fence," he said. "You're either good or you're not. That's what I love about it. You can't fake it around that track."

Scelzi has earned a top 10 in each of his past two races at the track.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Harry Talbot Classic Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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"We've grown really close as friends," Scelzi said. "We really enjoy their support and hope to build bigger and better things in the future."

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

 

 

Skagit Speedway Dirt Cup to sanction with ASCS National Tour for 2015!!

When Skagit Speedway hosts the 44th Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by Jack in the Box, it will be a marquee stop for the ASCS National Tour. The three day event held June 25, 26 & 27 will include a purse in excess of $100,000 with $15,000 going to the winner and $1,000 to start the finals on Saturday night.

"We are excited to partner with the ASCS National Series for our 2015 Dirt Cup. We are committed to providing our fans and racers the best programs that are available and this is a natural fit. A change in the procedure for Dirt Cup was needed and including the ASCS National Series teams along with the teams from the west coast and Canada will produce a spectacular event" said Skagit Speedway promoter Steve Beitler. “I have watched the success of the Trophy Cup in California and the Short Track Nationals in Arkansas when they switched from 410 engines to 360s. Almost all of the local teams own ASCS engines so the fans will see the same drivers plus many new ones from the west coast and Canada”.

"Dirt Cup has always been an event you've heard about and marked on your bucket list," commented ASCS Director, Matt Ward. "For the series, it's a huge step forward to include such a marquee event for our drivers. I hope the fans are as happy as we are to have Skagit Speedway on the 2015 schedule”.

The event will combine total points from the first two nights of action to determine the starting lineup for Saturday’s finals. Another change in the venue will be moving the Fan Fest party from Wednesday Night to Saturday afternoon. The fan Fest party will include a meet and greet with the drivers, live music, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Auction and a variety of fun activities for the fans young and old.

For more info: www.skagitspeedway.com

 

 

Rilat Records Runner-Up Result During ASCS Gulf South Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Sept. 29, 2014) - Travis Rilat overcame dicey track conditions to post a runner-up result on Saturday at Battleground Speedway.

Rilat kicked off the ASCS Gulf South Region season finale by maneuvering from eighth to third place during his heat race.

"I think I got them pretty much all on the first lap," he said. "The track was heavy. It was overcast and cool. They didn't have many cars so the track wasn't widening. I knew I had to pass cars on the start. I think I was fourth coming off turn two and the next corner I picked off a car for third."

That earned Rilat a spot in the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 3 in the random draw to line up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"It was raining pretty much the whole time during the feature," he said. "We had a couple of cautions which allowed the track to get slimy. On a restart I didn't get in the cushion like I should have. (Channin) Tankersley came motoring around me and Wes Miller. It was me playing it a little safe. I knew I should have went up high. I just made one mistake."

Rilat, who had advanced into second at the start of the feature, fell to third during the restart. He then passed Miller later in the race en route to the second-place finish.

"It could have been better, but it could have been worse," he said.

It marked Rilat's ninth top five of the season and his seventh with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

Rilat will return to competition driving for Richard Saumure Oct. 16-18 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., where he will make his debut at the 21 st annual Trophy Cup.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 27 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 3 (8); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Oct. 16-18 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shop the BOSS

Located in Dallas, Shop the BOSS offers a large selection of hardwood flooring products below closeout prices for retail customers. For more information, visit http://www.ShoptheBOSS.com.

"Shop the BOSS was created by Richard Bell, who has been a really good friend," Rilat said. "He's got a pretty unique deal going on. As his business has grown and expanded, he's been able to do a lot more with the team."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

 

 

Quest Restoration Partners with Buckeye Machine BOSS Tour

The Buckeye Machine BOSS Sprints are proud to welcome Quest Restoration based in Toledo, Ohio to the strong lineup of sponsors who contribute to the tour. Quest has partnered to become the fourth heat race sponsor at the final 2 events of 2014. The series is set to close out the season with events at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, October 4th and the Eldora Speedway on Saturday, October 11th.

Quest Restoration released the following statement today:

"Quest Restoration , the leader in restoration services and disaster clean up in the Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana area, is excited to announce our partnership with BOSS sprints for the remainder of the 2014 season. Quest Restoration is coming on board as a heat race sponsor. With the strides the BOSS series has made since it's inception and Quest's push to become recognized as the industry leader, the partnership is a natural pairing. The quality of the BOSS organization naturally highlights Quest's own commitment to quality in restorative services and disaster clean up. We are further pleased by the opportunity to give something back to the racing community. Look for big things in the future from both Quest Restoration and BOSS sprints."

Quest now joins Burdette Builders of Sunman, Indiana, Lias Tire/American Racer of Indiana, Pennsylvania, and FAST Signs of Dayton, Ohio as primary heat race sponsors on the BOSS championship tour. Without the help of these fine supporters of the sport, the BOSS series would not be what it is. Buckeye Machine of Forest, Ohio is the title sponsor and bonus awards are being supplied in 2014 by The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, Ohio, Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair of Ashland, Ohio, Lynn Cook of Dayton, Ohio, McMillin Apiaries of Wampum, Pennsylvania, Rusty and Cappie McClure of Ashland, Ohio, along with tire sponsors Hoosier and American Racer.

Watch for more details on the final two events to be posted in the next few days. Drivers from North Carolina, Florida and Wisconsin have already indicated they will be entered in the Fremont race on October 4th!

 

 

Carson Macedo Claims Pair of Fall Nationals Top 10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA- Carson Macedo and his Tarlton Racing team spent their weekend at the Silver Dollar Speedway competing in the Fall Nationals, and when the weekend came to a close, Macedo found himself with a pair of 10th place finishes.

“Qualifying seemed to hamper us all weekend,” Macedo said. “We put ourselves behind the eight ball a little bit with our time trial both nights, but we raced pretty well, and were able to pick up a couple of Top-10’s.”

48 cars checked into the pit area on Friday night to kick off the Fall Nationals, and Macedo kicked his weekend off by timing the Elite Landscape Construction/WFO Apparel/Tarlton and Son entry in 21st fastest, just narrowly missing out on the heat race inversion.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, the Lemoore, CA driver did a great job of getting into the transfer spot on the rough and heavy surface, as he worked his way up to a third place finish, earning a direct transfer to the feature event.

Lining up in the 10th row for the opening night feature event, Macedo was very good aboard his Paul Baines prepared entry, as he quickly began working his way forward.

In the first three laps, Macedo was able to pick up five positions as he found himself in the 15th spot when the first caution waived. Over the next eight laps, Macedo was able to work up to the 12th spot, where he ran when the caution waived on the 11th circuit.

Getting as high as eighth during the feature event, where he ran on the 15th lap, Macedo would lose a few positions, and finish in the 10th spot.

Saturday night saw 52 cars check into the pit area, and on this night, Macedo timed in 26th fastest, again putting him behind the heat race inversion.

Lining up sixth in his heat race, Macedo was able to work his way up as high as the second spot, where he would finish, and earn a berth in the 40-lap main event.

On a track that was a polar opposite of Friday night’s surface, Macedo lined up in the 21st first position, but had a hard time working his way forward, as he worked the tricky surface.

Slowly getting to the Top-15, Macedo did all he could to pick up positions, but cautions seemed to fall at the wrong time for him, and negate some of the ground he had made up.

Late in the race, Macedo was able to take advantage of a restart, that saw him make a couple of big moves, that put him in the Top-10 with just a few laps remaining.

With the checkered flag in the air, Macedo was able to close his weekend with a second Top-10 finish.

“I can’t thank Paul Baines, and the Tarlton team enough for all they do,” Macedo said. “We raced really well both nights, and it is nice to pass some cars and finish where we did.”

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., WFO Apparel, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2014 season.

ON TAP: Macedo and his Tarlton Racing team will stay close to home the new few weekends, as they will be at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA this Saturday night in what kicks off three consecutive weekends of racing at the Thunderbowl.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-25, Wins-1, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-21

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Racing by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

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Danny Holtgraver Will Return to 'The Grove' for 'National Open' Holtgraver Second with Renegades at ‘P.P.M.S.’ on September 27th

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

Pittsburgh, PA (September 29th, 2014) - The 52nd Annual ‘National Open’ featuring the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will hit the center stage this Friday and Saturday, October 3rd & 4th at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The greatest sprint car drivers in the world will make their way back to the world-famous Williams Grove Speedway half-mile on Friday and Saturday, ready to do battle for the $50,000 top prize being awarded on Saturday night. Danny Holtgraver, an occasional visitor to Williams Grove Speedway during his yearly campaign, will make his return to ‘The Grove’ this weekend to compete with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt.’ Holtgraver, who finished 15th during last year’s ‘National Open’ main event, hopes to make a lasting impression during his upcoming visit to central Pennsylvania, and challenge the ‘Outlaws’ and ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ for the 50G’s.

“This is the big one...the one we wait all season for” explained Danny Holtgraver, “I think the Knoxville Nationals and National Open are the two events that I look forward to the most each and every year...the best sprint car drivers in the country will be at Williams Grove Speedway this weekend...being a part of something like that is special...we had a pretty good run last year; coming through the ‘B’ and finishing 15th in the ‘A’...I think we are capable of bettering that this year...I just want to thank my entire crew; my Dad, Pup, Earl, Josh, Sandy...and I especially want to thank my car owner, Rob Hunter…he gives me the opportunity to do this each and every weekend...we’ll see what we can do!”

The 2014 edition of the Williams Grove Speedway ‘National Open’ will feature two complete programs for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series; kicking-off with preliminary action on Friday evening, October 3rd. Friday night’s preliminary main event will be 25 laps in distance, awarding $8,000 to the main event winner. The weekend will be headlined with the 40-lap finale on Saturday evening, October 4th; awarding $50,000 to the champion. Fred Rahmer is the defending race winner; Danny Holtgraver finished 15th.

“There is a lot of money on the line this weekend...getting into the big show on Saturday is really important” said Holtgraver, “We’ve been doing really well lately...qualifying well and finishing up front...momentum is very important in this sport, so being able to go to ‘The Grove’ with that kind of momentum behind us helps set the tone...we will go there with the same mental attitude that we always have and work towards getting to the front...we are all really excited...should be a great weekend, regardless!”

During recent sprint car competition, Danny Holtgraver piloted his Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, no. 10H to a second place finish at the Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 27th. The runner-up finish occurred during Renegade Sprint Series action; during their inaugural visit to the western Pennsylvania blazing-fast half-mile. Greg Wilson was the $5,000 Renegade Sprint Series winner.

Those interested in learning more about the upcoming Williams Grove Speedway ‘National Open’ this Friday and Saturday, October 3rd and 4th should visit the speedway online at www.williamsgrove.com.

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

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Recent Highlights: Finished 2nd (A-Main) at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway during Renegade Sprint Series event on Saturday, September 27th

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

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

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Garners Pair of Podiums During Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 29, 2014) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. registered a pair of podium results last weekend during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

Hafertepe Jr. finished third each night at the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader hosted by Lucas Oil Speedway. The results gave him four podiums in the last six races.

"It was definitely a successful weekend," he said. "All in all, we had a really good weekend."

The weekend opened on Friday with Hafertepe Jr. winning his heat race, which earned him a spot in the feature redraw.

"The first night we had a really good car," he said. "We drew a 16 and it put us front row outside for the heat race. We had a couple of good guys in there. We got a really good start, won it and that put us in the redraw for the feature."

Hafertepe Jr. then pulled the second-highest number - seven - to line up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We got up through there, but I used my tires up quite a bit," he said. "We got up to fourth pretty quick. We probably could have done a little bit more if I didn't run my tires so hard at the beginning."

Hafertepe Jr. then passed Jeff Swindell on the final lap to earn the third-place finish. That also locked him into the feature redraw on Saturday, when Hafertepe Jr. pulled the No. 2 to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"They wanted a top and a bottom groove," he said. "They packed the bottom in before we got out there, but left the top unpacked and let us pack the top and didn't give us enough time. When they dropped the green flag we got hung out to dry on the top. I fell back to seventh right away."

Hafertepe Jr. quickly rebounded to rally inside the top five and he ended with a third-place result.

"We clicked them off one by one," he said. "I got inside of (Derek) Hagar a few times for second. The cautions fell at the wrong time and we couldn't make anything happen. I felt like we had a really good car, a consistent car. We just needed to get to the bottom faster."

The two podium finishes also moved Hafertepe Jr. within striking distance of the leader in the ASCS National Tour championship standings. He is only 74 points out of the lead.

Hafertepe Jr. will take this weekend off before racing with the ASCS Lone Star Region on Oct. 11 at Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 26 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 3 (7).

Sept. 27 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Feature: 3 (2).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Oct. 11 at Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Lone Star Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

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

VIDEO -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wells Racing Engines

Wells Racing Engines Founder Dennis Wells has been building performance engines for circle track, drag race, boats and street since 1968. For more information, visit http://www.WellsRacing.com.

"Dennis Wells has been in business for a long time and is a leading engine builder in the 360 ranks," Hafertepe Jr. said. "He helps our team out quite a bit."

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

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.

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Peterson Has Tough Return To Chico, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his first start at the Silver Dollar Speedway since picking up his first career win at the same venue just a few weeks ago, Matt Peterson had a weekend he would soon like to forget after an accident on Friday night during the B Main ultimately ended his entire weekend.

“It was just a tough weekend, and I really don’t know what else to say,” Peterson said.

Friday night saw a very wet and fast race track greet the 48 teams that were in attendance, and Peterson started his night off by timing in 26th fastest, putting his V&H Fresh/Miller Lite/Inventory Sales backed entry behind the heat race inversion.

Starting sixth in his heat race, Peterson was able to get up to the fifth spot where he chased after Koen Shaw for the fourth and final transfer spot, but was unable to get by, and was forced to go to the night’s B Main event.

Lining up eighth in the B, Peterson worked his way up to the fifth spot, as he chased after Justyn Cox for fourth, and felt pressure from Jason Statler who was charging from the rear.

Hooking up in a very exiting and intense battle with Cox, Peterson tried to go both and high and low to take the fourth spot, but was unable to, as the duo continued to excite the crowd.

With the laps clicking away, Peterson went low exiting turn two as he looked to have a run on Cox, but as they raced down the back stretch, the duo made contact, resulting in damage on both entries, and ultimately ending Peterson’s weekend.

“It was a tough way to end our weekend,” Peterson said. “We were racing hard for position, and it is a huge bummer that there was contact. The damage ended up ending our weekend, which was also a bummer. I have to thank my parents, Lee Lindgren, and everyone who continues to support us.”

Matt and his team would like to thank V&H Fresh, Miller Lite, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Future Energy Savers, Transportation Services, The Oil Medics, Shell Shock, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Peterson and his team are not sure at the moment where they will next be in action as they are busy fixing and replacing parts and pieces from this past weekend.

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Justyn Cox Runs 16th at Fall Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though it was a long weekend for Justyn Cox and his entire Cox Racing team, Cox is pleased with how things went, and is looking forward to ending his season with a couple of big races.

“It was a long weekend, but we had some positives,” Cox said. “I think we got some kinks worked out, and that’s reassuring with Trophy Cup coming up pretty fast.”

After a tough Friday night, Cox and company were back at the track on Saturday night, and with 52 cars checked into the pit area, Cox timed his Capitol Casino/Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet/JRI Shocks entry in 19th fastest, putting himself on the front row of his heat race.

Battling with DJ Netto during the opening laps, Cox would settle for a second place finish, putting himself in the feature event, though he lined up in the 10th row.

On the slicked off surface, Cox elected to try the bottom of the speedway, as his car seemed to work much better down low than it did on the tricky cushion.

Though making moves was tough to do on the bottom, Cox was able to pick up some positions in what was some exciting back and forth racing.

“I felt like I passed a ton of cars during the A Main, but we really went back and forth, and did not gain as many spots as it felt like.”

When the 40-lap feature event came to a close, Cox crossed the stripe with a 16th place finish.

Friday night was a trying night for the Cox Racing team, as Justyn kicked the night off by timing the JRD Endeavors/NAAKE/LRB backed No. 31c machine in 14th fastest.

Just like he did on Saturday night, Cox battled with DJ Netto for the top spot in the first few laps, until his front axle snapped going down the backstretch, causing him to come to a stop, and forcing him into the night’s B Main.

Starting third in the night’s semi, Cox found himself in the fourth spot, and in a very tight battle with Matt Peterson.

As the duo battled side by side for a handful of laps, contact between the two ensued, and Cox’s night ultimately came to a close.

“My guys worked their tails off for me all weekend,” he said. “We tore up some stuff, but Rodney, Kieran, Rick, Gramps, and Rob Balga all worked to keep me on track.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Capitol Casino, Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet, JRI Shocks, JRD Endeavors, NAAKE, LRB, Tim’s Hot Rods, Justice Brothers, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, Worton Designs, Manzer Motorsports, MTFX Graphics, Konnected, and College Cyclery for their support during the 2014 season.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-21, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-8

ON TAP: Cox will be back in action this Saturday night as he travels to the Marysville Raceway Park for the Toller Classic.

 

 

Steven Tiner Runs Fall Nationals Alphabet

PETERSEN MEDIA: One night after failing to get out of the B main event, Steven Tiner put on a show at the Fall Nationals on Saturday night as he charged his way from the night’s C Main event to score a 17th place finish in the feature event.

“I was not very good at all on Friday night, and on Saturday we worked at it, and finally got going pretty good in the C,” Tiner said.

Timing his Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/BR Motorsports backed No. 94 machine in 38th fastest out of the 52 cars entered in the event, Tiner had his work cut out of him.

After finishing in the fifth spot in his heat race and missing the transfer, Tiner found himself in the second row of the C Main event. Jumping into the lead early in the race, Tiner would win the C and move to the B Main, where he would start in the 15th spot.

With his machine working very well, Tiner worked his way up to the fifth spot, when the caution flew with just three laps remaining, and needed one more position to move to the feature event.

Tiner was able to make a move on the restart that saw him surge into the third spot, where he would finish, moving him into the feature event, where he gridded the field from the 24th spot.

On a track that was slick to a tricky cushion, Tiner continued to lay down great laps, as he began working his way forward from the tail end of the field.

With cautions working out to his favor, and keeping the leaders from lapping him early in the race, Tiner was able to use the restarts to his advantage, as he worked his way as high as the 12th spot during the 40-lap feature event.

Just as the cautions had helped him work his way forward, a late one proved to be costly, as Tiner had some contact get him a little out of shape, and he lost several spots in the closing laps, as he finished in the 17th spot.

“We got going really good later in the night on Saturday, and should have maybe finished inside the Top-10,” he explained. “I had some great help over the weekend, and want to thank everyone who helped out over the weekend.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Elma Lanes, Harvest Supply, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, Dan Olson Race Products, Sander Engineering, Sweet Manufacturing, Good Ridge, Schoenfeld, Western Metal Company, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-34, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-18

ON TAP: Tiner will now travel to the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA this weekend to tune up for the upcoming Trophy Cup.

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Sanders Scores 11th and 12th Place Finishes At Fall Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking the wheel of the Rudy Warrington owned No.18 machine over the weekend in Chico, CA for the Fall Nationals, Justin Sanders showed some very good speed as he was able to work his way from the back both night’s to score 11th and 12th place finishes.

“We had some good speed both night’s, and were able to pass a lot of cars,” Sanders explained. “We came from the B and the back of the A on a really hooked up track on Friday night, and on Saturday we had some bad luck running up front, but were able rally.”

With 52 cars checking into the pit area for the Saturday night finale in Chico, CA, Sanders timed the F&W Racing No. 18 machine in third fastest, before scoring a third place finish in heat race action.

Lining up on the front row of the dash, Sanders jumped out to the lead on the first lap, but slipped back to second as Shane Golobic got by him. Contact with Jonathan Allard on the opening lap of the race left Sanders with a broken shock, but the Prunedale, CA driver was able to hang on and finish in the third spot.

Lining up for the 40-lap feature event in the second row by way of his dash finish, Sanders slipped back to the fifth spot when the action got underway.

Following a caution on the sixth lap, Sanders took advantage of the ensuing restarts, as he got by Andy Forsberg and Kyle Hirst to jump into the third spot, where he would run when the caution again flew on the 12th lap.

On this restart, Sanders bounced through a hole on the technical track, and slid off the edge of the speedway, bringing out the caution, putting himself at the tail end of the field.

From the back of the pack, Sanders never gave up, as he worked around the slicked off Silver Dollar Speedway to score an 11th place finish.

“We were really fast, and I think we might have had something for Becker and Golobic if I wouldn’t have got out of shape on that restart,” he added.

Friday night, drivers were greeted with a very fast and rough surface, and Sanders got his weekend off to a tough start as he timed in 24th fastest, missing the heat race inversion.

Finishing fifth in his heat race, Sanders did not make the direct transfer to the feature event, though a second place run in the night’s B Main would put him in the show, though he would line up 21st in the feature event.

With the track still being very fast in the feature event, Sanders had his elbows up, as he worked his way through traffic to score a 12th place finish at the stripe.

“I can’t thank everyone enough for working hard, and giving me such a great car on both nights,” he said. “We have had good speed all year, and are starting to click again like we did earlier in the year with some big races on our schedule.”

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

ON TAP: Sanders will travel south to the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA on Saturday night for the Harry Talbot Classic 360ci show.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-41, Wins-6, Top-5’s-17, Top-10’s-25

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

 

 

Colby Wiesz 13th at Fall Nationals Opener With Van Dyke Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: With a scheduling conflict only allowing Harley Van Dyke’s Van Dyke Motorsports entry to be at the Fall Nationals for the Friday show, Colby Wiesz got the call to take the reigns of the Lucas Oil/K&N Products/JRI Shocks No. 5h machine, and he ended up finishing in the 13th spot.

“Our finish is not really an indication of how we were,” Colby Wiesz said. “We got going pretty good in the feature, but someone got out of shape in front of us, and we lost quite a few spots.”

Working on some different packages early in the night, Wiesz timed the Van Dyke entry in eighth fastest, with 48 cars checked into the pit area.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Wiesz would have some issues, and slipped back to a seventh place finish, putting the NAAKE Suspension/Rodgers Racing Engines/FSR Radiators backed entry in the B main.

“We just kind of fought some things in our heat race, but we were able to work through it, and ran pretty well in the B,” he added.

Staring on the outside pole for the semi, Wiesz quickly jumped into the lead as he set a torrid pace on his way to winning the race, and earning a spot into the evening’s feature event, where he would line up in the sixth row.

With the race coming to life Wiesz battled inside the Top-10 much of the race, as he stayed glued to Andy Forsberg, Shane Golobic, and Bud Kaeding for much of the night.

With a trio of cautions mixed into the event, Wiesz continued to run strong inside the Top-10 on the hooked up surface until a car bicycled in front of him, causing him to fall back to the 13th spot, where he ultimately would go on to finish.

“I can’t thank Harley Van Dyke enough for thinking of me, and giving me a chance to drive for him for the night,” Wiesz said. “We all worked well together, and got some things worked out, and overall I think we had a decent night.”

The Van Dyke Motorsports team would like to thank Lucas Oil, K&N Products, JRI Shocks, NAAKE Suspension Rodgers Racing Engines, FSR Radiators, for their support during the year.

ON TAP: The Van Dyke Motorsports team has not yet decided where they will next be in action.

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Michael Cunningham’s US Tour Comes To A Close

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though he struggled a bit during his four week tour in the United States, Michael Cunningham will be the first one to tell you that he had a blast, as the Kyneton, Victoria driver competed in his final two nights of competition during the Fall Nationals at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

“I had an absolute blast each time we hit the track,” Cunningham said. “I struggled, and did not run very well, but I met some great people, and caught up with some friends, and really had fun, and can’t thank everyone that helped us out enough.”

During the Fall Nationals at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Cunningham started the weekend off on Friday night where he timed in 25th fastest, before finishing seventh in his heat race.

With rain in the area the week leading up to the event, the track stayed heavy and fast all night long, as Cunningham gridded the field from the fourth row in the night’s B Main event.

Spending much of the race battling with Steven Tiner and Mike Monahan, Cunningham came up just short of transferring to the feature event, as his sixth place finish had him on the outside, looking in.

Back in action on Saturday night for his final night of competition in the Golden State, Cunningham went out very early in time trials, and slipped back to 47th fastest, as the track developed some serous speed towards the end of the time trial session.

Finishing eight in his heat race, Cunningham would line up in the 13th spot of the C main event, and in the early stages of the race, he would lose the handle, as the track was much more slick on this night.

Restarting from the tail end of the field, Cunningham would get back up to the ninth spot, but that would be it during his 2014 trip to the United States.

“I love coming over and racing,” he said. “I would have liked to run some more races, but we are pretty busy with work back home, so I need to get back, and also get ready to race back home as well. Again, I cannot thank all of the people enough who make this possible.”

Michael and his Cunningham Racing team would like to thank PRP Engineering, and A.R.T. Speed Equipment for their support.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay connected with Cunningham, by visiting his website at www.michaelcunninghamracing.com.

ON TAP: Cunningham will now head home to his native Australia as he now prepares to kick his season off in the coming weeks.

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Gregg 9th at Fall Nationals After Ugly Wreck

PETERSEN MEDIA: Andy Gregg and his Russell Motorsports team turned a weekend that started out very rough on Friday night into a Top-10 run a the Fall Nationals in Chico, CA over the weekend.

“I cannot thank this entire team for the effort they put forth over the weekend,” Andy Gregg said. “We had some horrible luck in the Dash on Friday night and destroyed a car, and everyone pitched in and salvaged what we could to get the back up car ready, and ended up having a nice night on Saturday.”

After timing his Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Auto Care No. 14r machine in third fastest on Friday night, Andy Gregg went on to finish second in his heat race, and move into the night’s dash.

On a very sticky and fast surface, Gregg lined up sixth in the dash, and getting into turn one, Gregg’s machine bicycled, and the car took of and flipped violently off of turn one landing very hard, and ultimately destroying the car. With the car in bad shape, Gregg escaped unharmed, and his team began deliberating on a game plan for Saturday night.

“It was a tough situation for us, as we ran two cars over the weekend, and the second car was also in a wreck earlier in the night,” Gregg explained. “Like I said, the guys did awesome on thrashing to get us race ready for Saturday night, and we had a really good car.”

With body panels and wings being a variety of the Russell Motorsports former and current paint scheme, Gregg didn’t let it slow him down, as he timed in 13th fastest, before finishing second in his heat race.

Lining up 16th in the 40-lap feature event, Gregg slowly worked his way forward on the slicked off track, as he worked his way into the Top-10 by the 12th lap.

As he battled inside the Top-10, Gregg found himself racing alongside Colby Copeland, Rico Abreu, and Jonathan Allard as they continually jockeyed for position, as the race was plagued with various caution flags.

As the laps clicked down after a late race open-red flag, Gregg salvaged what looked to be a disastrous weekend with a ninth place finish.

“To be honest I was fine with the team calling it a weekend after our wreck on Friday night,” Gregg said. “I was bummed how it worked out, because we had been struggling coming into this weekend, and we had some great speed, and then we wrecked. I really have to thank all of the safety companies that help me out, because it was a pretty hard hit we took, and again, cannot thank this entire team enough for all of their hard work.”

Gregg and the Russell Motorsports team would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Capitol Ace Hardware, Thompson’s Auto, Carroll Russell Bookkeeping, Arnold’s For Awards, Goodwin Trucking, Farrell Design-Build Inc., K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, GUTS, Amsoil, Wilwood, Amerikote, 101.9 The Wolf, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and HJS Consulting for their support this season.

Andy would like to thank Miller Fortune, Poor’s Equipment Repair, K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, FK Shocks, Wilwood, Capitol Ace Hardware, 95.7 The Wolf, CTL Forrest Management, Nail Roofing, Meyers and Sons Drywall, Ervin Sales Group, Hansen Machine, K&T Fab, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Amerikote, and Hinchman for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: As Gregg awaits the birth of his first child, his schedule as of now is tentative. Please follow along on Twitter and Facebook to see where exactly he will be at next.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-42, Wins-2, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-22

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

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DJ Netto Third at Fall Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: DJ Netto looked forward to getting back to the Silver Dollar Speedway for the Fall Nationals after taking a week off from racing. The week off seemed to be just what he needed as the Hanford, CA driver had a very good weekend highlighted by a third place finish on Saturday night.

“It was a really good weekend for our team,” Netto said. “We had a nice week off, and it helped us. To finish third in that field of cars is pretty cool, and I am proud of all my guys for their hard work.”

With 52 cars checked into the pit area on Saturday night, Netto’s night did not get off to the start that he had hoped for as he timed in 14th fastest, but the time was good enough to get himself on the front row of his heat race.

Getting the jump on Justyn Cox in heat race action, Netto went on to pick up the win, and put his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Bogies Auto Pars entry into the dash, where he lined up in the sixth spot.

Finishing eighth in the Dash, Netto would line up in the fourth row for the 40-lap feature event, and would run just inside the Top-10 during the first six laps of the race.

A restart on the sixth lap saw Netto make up some ground as he got by Kyle Hirst, Bud Kaeding and Jonathan Allard, as he worked into the fourth spot, where he ran on the 12th lap.

With third running Justin Sanders bicycling on a lap 12 restart, Netto took over the show position, as he chased after the lead duo of Shane Golobic and Sean Becker, though he felt huge pressure from the likes of Hirst, Kaeding, and Jonathan Allard.

On a track that was pretty technical, Netto was able to hit his marks as he battled with some of the regions best drivers, and went on to take the third spot across the finish line.

“It was a huge race that meant a lot to most of us, and I am really happy we performed well,” he said. “We had a rough stretch here (Chico) with the Outlaws a couple weeks ago, and it is nice to redeem ourselves.”

Netto was also in action on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway, and after a 19th quick effort in time trials, Netto would win his heat and earn a berth in the Dash.

A seventh place finish in the seven-lap dash put Netto in the fourth row of the preliminary night feature on what was a very sticky and fast surface.

Spending most of the feature battling with Scott Parker, and Shane Golobic, Netto would cross the stripe with a sixth place finish.

“Overall I was pleased with our entire weekend,” he added. “We did not time in well, but we put ourselves in a great spot, and my guys gave me great cars to take advantage, and we did so by racing very well. We have some big races coming up in Tulare, CA and hopefully we can stay strong.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Netto and his team will be in action on Saturday night at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-45, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-16

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

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Jonathan Allard Wins Fall Nationals Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the weekend paying homage to his late brother, Stephen Allard, Jonathan Allard rose to the occasion on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway, as he picked up his 55th career win at the track he calls home to kick off the Fall Nationals.

“It was a great weekend, and a great tribute to my brother,” Allard said. “I would have loved to have picked up the big win on Saturday night, but it was pretty special to get the win on Friday night.”

With 48 cars checked in to the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, the driver simply known as ‘JA’, started his night off by timing his Tri-C Machine/ButlerBuilt/K&N backed No. 3c entry in 18th fastest.

Though it was not the lap Allard was looking for, the team scrambled to make adjustments to his machine, as an early engine change put them a little behind, but Allard took advantage of his front row starting spot and picked up the win, putting himself in the dash, which he would also go on to win in dominating fashion.

Leading the field to green alongside Sean Becker, Allard was quick to get the jump as he set the early pace, that saw the caution fly on the second lap.

Taking advantage of a couple of caution flags mixed into the night’s action, Allard was very strong on the hooked up speedway as he fended off Becker, until Becker bobbled, and gave the second spot to Willie Croft.

A late race restart saw Croft pull alongside Allard numerous times as they thrilled the crowd in a duel for the lead, but Allard was able to hold him off. On the closing laps of the race, Croft again challenged Allard, and made things exciting on the last lap, but Allard was too good on this night, as he celebrated his second consecutive win at the Speedway.

Returning to action on Saturday night, Allard got off to a much quicker start as he timed his entry in fifth fastest, and went on to finish in the third spot, again putting him in the dash, where he would start on the front row.

When the dash went green, Allard fell to the second spot as the field raced through turns one and two, and as they got into turn three and four, Allard made contact with the leader that got his entry upside down, causing him to miss the rest of the race, meaning he would start the feature in the 10th spot.

The 40-lap feature event went green, and Allard was able to grab a couple of spots in the early laps, until the first caution flew on the sixth lap.

As he battled inside the top-five much of the race, cautions would fall as the leaders would get into traffic, and the race struggled to get into a steady flow.

Battling with Kyle Hirst, DJ Netto, and Bud Kaeding during much of the race, Allard would close his weekend out by finishing in the fifth spot.

“We got into some trouble in the Dash, and we had so many people in our pit area thrashing, and I have to thank each and every one of them,” he said. “It shows the family atmosphere in our sport, and it means a lot. I have to thank my guys for working hard all weekend, and also thank the Lamar family for their continued support.”

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

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-57, Wins-11, Top 5’s-28, Top 10’s-39.

ON TAP: Allard and the Tri-C Motorsports team will now begin a stretch of three consecutive weekends at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA as they will be in action for the unsanctioned 360ci event at the track on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.com, or follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.

 

 

Brady Bacon – Strong Runs in Hoosier State!

(Bill W) September 29, 2014 – Brady Bacon was active in two disciplines in Indiana last weekend. He raced with the wing and the World of Outlaws at the Bloomington Speedway, finishing in the top ten on Friday, before registering a second place run and maintaining his lead in the USAC National Sprint Car standings on Saturday at Lawrenceburg Speedway. It will be double duty this weekend at the Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. He’ll be running the Gold Crown midget event for the Wilke-Pak #11 team Thursday through Saturday, and the Brady Bacon #99 sprint car with the MOWA series on Friday and Saturday.

Brady had high hopes heading into Bloomington with the WoO last Friday, but missed the heat inversion by one spot, timing in 17th quick. “We just missed it a little bit in qualifying,” he says. “I lost some momentum coming off of turn four both laps. Unfortunately, it cost us the heat invert, which would have been nice.”

The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver was able to show his prowess with a charge from fifth to third in his heat. He would line up 16th in the feature. “We were really good in the heat race,” says Brady. “We had the second best lap. In the feature, I was actually a little too tight. I had to run the top, and everyone was kind of bottled up on the bottom. I was able to get by some people early.”

Brady worked his way up to tenth at the checkers. “I thought I was going to get up through there some more, but after we had a red flag there, the track leveled off,” he says. “It didn’t seem like there was as much to work with. It was a top ten with the Outlaws and a decent payday. We didn’t tear anything up, so that’s a pretty good night, really.”

It was on to the high banks of Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday with the Hoffman Racing #69 team. Brady would register fourth quick in time trials. “We were the second to last car out, so that was a pretty decent qualifying time for us,” he says. “We won the heat from sixth. We had a really good car in the heat. Things just worked out our way.”

Starting third in the main event, he would find himself in a familiar spot. “It was kind of the story of the last couple races (Terre Haute and Eldora) for us,” says Brady. “We were in second trying to make a move, it was just a different guy this time (Bryan Clauson).”

Brady did what he could to get by Clauson, but would finish in the runner-up spot. “It was pretty much one-lane on the top,” he says. “I tried the bottom several times, but I wasn’t able to get to him. I stayed right with him the whole time. We had a yellow with about five to go, and on the restart, we were able to make a really good lap on the bottom in three and four, and got in front of him coming off the corner. He had enough momentum to get back by me at the flag. That was pretty much my only shot. He kept his speed up after that and didn’t make any mistakes. We settled for second.”

With a handful of USAC events left, Brady has a bit of a cushion in the championship race. “We tied with Bryan for points on the night and gained on Dave (Darland),” he says. “He had some more bad luck. We have four races left with a fifty-one point lead, so we need to keep our momentum up. If we do that, I think we’ll be fine.”

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NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES. . . . . . HOUSE OF THUNDER 5-25’S & HALLOWEEN PARTY TO CLOSE OUT THUNDER SERIES 2014 ON SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 18

The 25th Anniversary season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series offers one more date on the schedule with the popular Grandview Thunder 5-25’s and House of Thunder Halloween Party making up the Saturday night, October 18 racing program at the Grandview Speedway. Race time is set for 6 PM with gates opening at 4 PM. This unique and fan friendly racing program offers “feature events” only. You’ll enjoy a five division racing program without the endless hours of qualifying. The five division program will include the 358 NASCAR Modifieds, the URC Sprints, the ARDC Midgets, the Sportsman and Legend cars, each competing in a 25 lap feature event. Also on the program will be the Blast from the Past Vintage Stock Cars and a MONSTER SMASH Demolition Derby to close out the show.

In the 25 lap NASCAR Modified feature, the winner will earn $3,000 with third paying $1,000, fifth $700 and $260 being paid just to start the feature event. The modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets and sportsman will use timed warm-ups to determine the starting line for each feature. The Legend cars will use their current point standings with an invert to make-up their feature line-up.

An over of events will be released shortly along with a complete list of pre-entries. A minimum of 100 cars are expected to take part in the Grandview Thunder 5-25’s.

The Annual Halloween Party will also take place with several tricks and treats for those who attend. Race fans are encouraged to dress up for the Halloween Party to be eligible for some of those special treats. Social Media Director Jay Dugan is planning some fun for all.

2014 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Presented by: Pioneer Pole Buildings, MACH 1 Chassis, Window World & GALCO Business Communications

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

 

 

Bruce Jr. Wraps Up Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial With Top Five

Inside Line Promotions � WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 28, 2014) � Tony Bruce Jr. recorded a pair of top 10s during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial last weekend.

Bruce Jr. overcame a high pill draw to kick off the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader on Friday at Lucas Oil Raceway.

�Unfortunately on Friday we drew the 72, which is the highest number,� he said. �Usually when you draw the last number it can be ok if the track is racy. We were the first heat race out and started ninth. It was one of those deals where the track was pretty wet and there wasn�t a lot of passing.�

Bruce Jr. advanced from ninth to sixth place, which relegated the One 8 Motorsports car to a B Main.

�I had a pretty good car in the B Main, but a driver error happened and I spun out so I had to go to the back,� he said. �We probably could have made it out of the B Main, but unfortunately I messed up. I wasn�t able to make it to a transfer.�

That forced Bruce Jr. to use a series provisional to start last � 24th � in the main event.

�We had a really strong car,� he said. �We really didn�t change anything. The track finally came around and got pretty wide and slick through the middle. It was actually really racy.�

Bruce Jr. maneuvered to a 10th-place result, which earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

The One 8 Motorsports team returned to Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday.

�The race track was really racy in the heats so it allowed for a lot of passing,� said Bruce Jr., who drove from fifth to second place in his heat.

He then pulled the No. 7 in the feature redraw to line up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

�We were pretty good in the A Main,� he said. �They reworked the race track right before the race. I didn�t really know what to do so I left the car free. I was good early, but there toward the end I had nothing for those guys. I started getting loose and I couldn�t stick the bottom as well.�

Bruce Jr. ended with a fourth-place finish.

He will take the next couple of weekends off before racing Oct. 17-18 at Devil�s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

�We�ve got quite a bit to do here,� he said. �There�s a lot of organizing in the shop that I want to do. We�ll take a couple of weeks off and get ready for the final push. We have a lot of big races coming up.�

QUICK RESULTS �

Sept. 26 � Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. � Heat race: 6 (9); B Main: 8 (5); Feature: 10 (24).

Sept. 27 � Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. � Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 4 (7).

SEASON STATS �

55 races, 3 wins, 14 top fives, 30 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT �

Oct. 17-18 at Devil�s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

LIVE COVERAGE �

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

MEDIA LINKS �

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO �

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

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

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�It�s an honor to be associated with Scott Brown and Lubbock Wrecker Service,� Bruce Jr. said. �They have been involved with racing for a long time and we are fortunate to have them on our team for the 2014 season.�

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

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Starks Sidelined by Broken Fuel Fitting During Grays Harbor Raceway Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 28, 2014) - Bad luck continued to haunt Trey Starks last Saturday during the season finale at Grays Harbor Raceway.

Starks, who piloted a sprint car owned by Doug Rutz, set quick time during qualifying. Since there were no heat races - the top eight in points competed in a scramble - because it was championship night, Starks lined up on the inside of the fifth row for the main event.

"We got by a couple of cars on the start and picked off one or two on a couple of restarts," he said. "We had a red flag and my car was leaking fuel. I couldn't really tell where it was coming from. I looked at the floor pan and couldn't see anything. I didn't think it was in the cockpit. I thought it was in the motor."

Starks was up to third place when he restarted the race following the red flag.

"About two laps after the restart I hit a bump and I felt something hit my foot," he said. "I knew that had something to do with it leaking. At that point my left shoe started filling up with fuel and I drove into the infield next to a fire truck. It's not really fun to be sitting there with a shoe full of fuel."

Starks pulled into the infield around the midpoint of the feature and he was credited with an 18th-place finish.

"What happened was we broke a fuel fitting," he said. "I've never had that happen before. It was one of those races where you know you're gonna win it. You know you have the fastest car. It was like a punch to the gut to have something break like that that normally wouldn't break.

"Doug put together a great car for me again. I have to thank him for putting me in great equipment. We've had great runs and bad luck."

Starks will likely be off for the next couple of weeks before racing on Oct. 16-18 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., during the 21st annual Trophy Cup.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 27 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 1; Feature: 18 (9).

SEASON STATS -

61 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 23 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 16-18 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at any race he attends as well as on http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com.

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"Southstar Equipment helps my dad with his timber processing company," Starks said. "They have helped my dad out a lot and produce great equipment. We're very excited to have them on board."

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

 

 

Kulhanek Salvages Top Five During ASCS Gulf South Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Sept. 28, 2014) - Ray Allen Kulhanek survived a wild night at Battleground Speedway last Saturday.

Kulhanek opened the ASCS Gulf South Region season finale by advancing from fourth to second place in his heat race.

"I didn't get a real good start," he said. "I lost a little bit of ground. Everybody dove to the middle of the turn. I stuck it to the top and hoped I cleared them. I got to second and next to the leader a lap or two later."

That earned him a spot in the feature redraw. Unfortunately, Kulhanek pulled the highest number - eight - during the random draw to line up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"On the start I went four wheels above the cushion and got around three guys or so," he said. "We got up to fifth and was battling between third and fourth. It was one lane around the cushion because it was actually raining while we were racing. Everybody was leaning on the cushion for grip. If you moved off of it it was like riding on ice. You couldn't even attempt to make a slide job on anybody because you'd take them out, yourself out and a whole lot of guys behind you."

Kulhanek was battling inside the top five when a piece of debris from the track smashed through his armguard.

"It busted the dash and the hood," he said. "When it did it released all of that so the dash and the hood started lifting. It started making my throttle hang. When we took the green on a restart around Lap 9 or 10 the throttle hung on me going by the cone. I came up on the back of the car in front of me. I moved half a car length down to keep from running him over and as soon as I did my car snapped around. I ended up sliding down through the infield. A couple of cars got together and went flipping and a red came out."

Kulhanek's team was unable to fix the throttle issue during the short open red flag. Therefore he decided to race at only three-quarters throttle for the remainder of the race, which he ended with a fourth-place result.

It also marked a second-place finish in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings for Kulhanek, who had won the title each of the previous four seasons.

"I was disappointed with it," he said. "It's not an ideal season for myself and my team. It was horrible to be honest. It seemed like every time we'd have a night without bad luck on our side we'd roll pretty good, but that was few and far between."

Kulhanek will return to competition on Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 27 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 4 (8).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 3 wins, 9 top fives, 18 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dork.racing.9?fref=ts

APPAREL -

Kulhanek will have apparel available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Texas Rotating Equipment

Based in Dayton, Texas, Texas Rotating Equipment is an industrial turbine services and repairs company for oil companies.

"Texas Rotating Equipment has partnered with us the past couple of years and it has really helped our team out," Kulhanek said. "We appreciate their support and hope to represent them in Victory Lane a lot this season."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Van Dam Rallies for Runner-Up Result During Grays Harbor Raceway Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 28, 2014) - Henry Van Dam capped his season in the Northwest with a podium finish last Saturday.

Van Dam earned a runner-up result during the season finale at Grays Harbor Raceway, where he scored a career-best and track-high four victories this year.

"Being in the top three is always something that is the goal if you can't win," he said. "It was another solid night by our team. To come out with a top three is a good confidence booster."

Van Dam was locked into the scramble as one of the top eight drivers in the championship standings. He lined up on the inside of the fourth row for the six-lap race.

"The track was really wet because of all the rain last week," he said. "There weren't a lot of chances for passing."

Van Dam advanced from seventh to fifth place, which is where he started the main event.

"It was kind of misting and we had a tough time getting the race going," he said. "It took about 25 minutes to get the first few laps in. With the mist coming down it made the track even wetter than it was. On a restart I ended up catching a hole and almost tipping over. I fell back to sixth."

Van Dam picked up a handful of positions before the white flag was waved.

"I was surprised by the white flag," he said. "I was expecting to have more laps. We had just caught lapped traffic. I knew I was going to have an opportunity. I made my best effort to close about five car lengths. I was on the leader's back bumper at the checkered flag, but that was as close as I got."

Van Dam's second-place result marked his 14th top five of the season.

"It was a good way to cap the year in the Northwest," he said. "Hopefully we can take our momentum down to Trophy Cup."

Van Dam will take the next two weekends off before competing Oct. 16-18 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 27 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Scramble: 5 (7); Feature: 2 (5).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 6 wins, 14 top fives, 22 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 16-18 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HenryVanDam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanDamRacing

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a video by ARRacing of Van Dam winning the Summer Thunder Sprint Series event at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 7: http://youtu.be/a2sBRaf5l1c

APPAREL -

Van Dam has t-shirts and sweatshirts available for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw

Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw is a leading tire store that also services brakes, shocks and struts, batteries, wheels and more. For more information, visit http://www.LesSchwab.com.

"Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw just came on board the last couple of years," Van Dam said. "They take care of me from my car to the hauler and trailer to make sure we get down the road."

Van Dam would also like to thank Kovash Logging, Johansen Excavating, Enumclaw Xpress Lube, Clems Enumclaw Powersports, Factory Kahne, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Van Dam Dairy, Village Green Resort, D&L Equipment Repair, Zender Equipment, Big Bob's Flooring Outlet, Bob and Joan Shumway, Kellan and Kelsey Hall, Foothills Auto Supply, American Powder Coating, Pete Vos, Char's Barber Shop, Wesmar Race Engines, SpeedMart, Van Dam Farms and Rich Van Dam Dairy for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Bright Records 30th Top Five As Season Begins to Wind Down

Inside Line Promotions - BRADFORD, Vt. (Sept. 28, 2014) - Alex Bright scored his 30th top five of the season on Saturday.

Bright took advantage of a late opportunity to make his debut at Bear Ridge Speedway, where he drove for Bobby Seymour during the DMA Midgets event.

The night kicked off with Bright setting quick time during qualifying. He then drew the No. 6 for the feature inversion, which lined him up on the outside of the third row for the 30-lap main event.

"In the feature I was in fifth and was racing with the fourth-place car about 10 laps in," he said. "The third-place car spun out and we were all right there. We both got into him. I ended up bending the w-link, but I was able to keep the car going."

Bright restarted third and quickly advanced into second place, but the handling of the car became an issue following the collision.

"It felt a little bit different," he said. "After I bent the w-link the car didn't handle the best. On a couple of restarts the car stumbled. By the time I'd get going I'd lose a spot and have to race back into second. By that time the leader was several car lengths ahead of me."

Bright finished with a second-place result, which provided good momentum as he prepares to close out the season.

"I want to thank Bobby Seymour as well as all of the different owners I have driven for this year," he said. "It was a good season. We've had 11 wins and 30 top fives, but I feel like we should have more wins and better finishes. There were some races that were out of our control as far as problems go."

Bright, who is only one feature win away from tying his career best in a season, has one more race scheduled - the ARDC Midgets season finale on Oct. 18 at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. - before he heads to Australia to race for a couple of weeks in November.

He is seeking a ride for the final three USAC Honda National Midget Series events of the season - the Gold Crown Midget Nationals at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., this Thursday through Saturday; the 47th annual Western World Championships at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., Nov. 20-22; and the 74th annual Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif., on Nov. 27.

Bright can be reached via email at ABright86@aol.com.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 27 - Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt. - Qualifying: 1; Feature: 2 (6).

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 11 wins, 30 top fives, 42 top 10s, 44 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexBright77

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

APPAREL -

Bright has new t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during every race he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lightcap Electric

Lightcap Electric is owned by Bright's grandfather, Joe Hemler, who is a residential and commercial electrician based out of Pottstown, Pa. For more information, visit http://www.LightcapElectric.com.

"My grandfather has been there for me all year and racing wouldn't have been possible without his support for the past five years," Bright said. "I can't thank him enough for everything."

Bright would also like to thank PXP Racewear, Bell Racing Helmets, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, RGR Racing, Hyper Chassis, Benic Shocks, Presidential HVAC, Elite Chassis, How Charming LLC and Diamond Disposal LLC for their continued support.

 

 

All Stars Drivers Meeting with guest speaker

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Stars Series would like to remind 360 drivers and teams to attend a meeting being held at Tullamarine next Saturday October 4th 10.00am.

“These meetings are a positive way for teams that compete in the series to express their thoughts and ideas. Getting together this way gives everyone a chance to have a voice and keep drivers up to date with what is happening with the series.” Searle tells us. “After the meeting is finished we will again be holding a training session covering set up & maintenance. This year we have Kev Panazzolo. Kev‘s experience with 360’s has been extensive. Last season he was the spanner man on the All Stars Series Champion & winner of the 360 Australian Sprintcar Title Chad Ely. In 2012 he was Crew Chief for Series Champion Brad Foster. His many years of hands on experience at race tracks the Series competes at will be valuable to our drivers. It will be a great opportunity for teams to learn more about car setup and any other issues regarding their racing that they might need help with. Hopefully we will get another good turnout of teams and that they make the most of this day.”

When – Saturday 4th October 2014 Where – M.D. Motorsport, Factory 2, 35 Lillee Crescent, Tullamarine. Time – 10.00am

 

 

$500.00 BONUS FOR BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS FAST QUALIFIERS NOVEMBER 7TH & 8TH!

 

(Perris, CA, September 27, 2014)  Anne Wilkerson announced today that the fastest qualifiers at the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction, on November 7th and 8th, will each earn a $500.00 bonus in memory of National Sprint Car Hall of Famer and two-time CRA Sprint Car champion Billy Wilkerson.

 

“Thanks to Anne Wilkerson for stepping up with this generous award for the Oval Nationals fast qualifiers,” promoter Don Kazarian said.  “She always steps up to help the racers and $500.00 for a little over 30 seconds of work both nights is not a bad pay day.  It is also keeps Billy Wilkerson’s name involved with the Oval Nationals.  Billy was not only a champion driver, but he was a true gentleman and would do anything he could to help in the sport.”

 

Concord, California’s Damion Gardner, who already has 8 fast qualifying times in the Amsoil USAC/CRA Series this year, will be one of the favorites for the “Billy Wilkerson Fast Time Award” at the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 7th and 8th.  Media please feel free to publish this photo and please give credit to Doug Allen.

 

The extra $500.00 goes on top of the two day purse that already stands at more than $91,000.00.  The winner of the Saturday night A Main will take home $20,000.00 and it will pay $1,000.00 to start.

 

In addition to Saturday’s big money payday, Friday’s preliminary main will pay $5,000.00 to win and $500.00 to start.  The total purse is $91,115.00 for the two nights of racing.  A separate purse will be paid for the Thursday night 360 portion of the program featuring the USAC West Coast and Southwest Sprint Car Series.

 

Advance tickets for the Oval Nationals are on sale 24 hours a day by calling 1-800 595-4849 or by clicking on the following link to purchase tickets online: http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

To keep up with all of the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, sign up at The PAS Facebook site at:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

 

 

 You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: http://twitter.com/perrisautospdwy.

 

Video and DVD productions of all racing events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the web site http://www.loudpedalvideo.com/

 

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

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment

 

The Nineteenth Annual

Budweiser Oval Nationals
"Presented by All Coast Construction"
at 
Perris Auto Speedway 
November 7&8, 2014

$20,000 to WIN - $1,000 to START 40 LAP “A” MAIN 
Total Purse Over $91,000

  

This is a USAC National Competition for Non Wing Sprint Cars.  Amsoil USAC/CRA and USAC National points will be awarded both nights. Tires:  Hoosier 105/16-15 Medium is the only approved right rear tire with the following exception - Emergency Tire 105/18-15 Hard. (Emergency Tire may only be introduced at the discretion of USAC Officials). All other corners are open.Weight: 1325 lbs with driver and equipment.Mufflers: Mufflers are mandatory. Mufflers must not exceed 95 DBA at 100’ radius.

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

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

 

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

  
Perris Auto Speedway - 18700 Lake Perris Dr., Perris, CA 92571 
Phone 951-940-0134
CAMPING AVAILABLE ON THE LAKE PERRIS FAIRGROUNDS PLEASE CALL  (951)-657-4221

______________________________________________________________________

ENTRY FORM

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

Pre Entry Fee with entry form before October 12, 2014 - $100.00.  
Entries at gate $250.00
. Pit passes will be $50.00 for each night. NO REFUNDS.

  
FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE RACE FORMAT AND PURSE MONEY PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.PERRISAUTOSPEEDWAY.COM
 OR EMAIL KIM KAZARIAN AT openwhchic.kim@aol.com FOR TICKET INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 951-940-0134.
    

PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT CLEARLY
 
Driver’s Name___________________________ 
Car #_______
Address____________________________________
City___________________State______Zip________
Phone ______--- ______---_____________________
Email______________________________________
 

Owner’s Name______________________________
Address____________________________________
City___________________State______Zip________
Phone ______--- ______---_____________________
Email________________________________________
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Entry Fee Enclosed____$100.00 - Make Checks Payable to Oval Entertainment, LLC or Perris Auto Speedway
Sponsors_________________________________________________________________________________
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The Nineteenth Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals
"Presented by All Coast Construction"
PAYOUT

 

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Friday

Friday

 

A-Main

B Main 1

B Main 2

A-Main

B-Main

LAPS

40

12

12

30

12

1st

$20,000

Transfer

Transfer

$5,000

Transfer

2nd

$10,000

Transfer

Transfer

$2,500

Transfer

3rd

$5,000

Transfer

Transfer

$1,250

Transfer

4th

$2,500

Transfer

Transfer

$1,000

Transfer

5th

$2,000

Transfer

Transfer

$900

$200

6th

$1,900

$300

$300

$850

$175

7th

$1,800

$250

$250

$800

$150

8th

$1,700

$225

$225

$775

$125

9th

$1,600

$200

$200

$750

$120

10th

$1,500

$175

$175

$725

$110

11th

$1,000

$150

$150

$700

$100

12th

$1,000

$125

$125

$675

$95

13th

$1,000

$100

$100

$650

$90

14th

$1,000

$100

$100

$625

$85

15th

$1,000

$100

$100

$600

$80

16th

$1,000

$100

$100

$575

$75

17th

$1,000

$100

$100

$550

$70

18th

$1,000

$75

$75

$525

$70

19th

$1,000

$75

$75

$500

$70

20th

$1,000

$60

$60

$500

$60

21st

$1,000

$60

$60

$500

$60

22nd

$1,000

$60

$60

$500

$60

23rd

$1,000

$60

$60

$500

$60

24th

$1,000

$60

$60

$500

$60

 

$62,000

$2,375

$2,375

$22,450

$1,915

TOTAL PURSE = $91,115

___

 

 

TOUGH OUTING FOR MOTTER TEAM AT BERLIN RACEWAY

MARNE, Mich. (Sept. 27, 2014) – Joey Saldana and the World of Outlaws made their first-ever appearance at Berlin Raceway tonight. A paved track in reality, for one month each year the pavement is covered with clay to accommodate different types of racing.

Berlin fans tonight were treated to “The Greatest Show on Dirt.”

Saldana qualified the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M in an uncustomary 16th position with a lap time of 16.935 seconds.

In heat racing action, Saldana started sixth in the first heat. Steve Kinser was the wire to wire winner, while Saldana finished eighth. The Brownsburg Bullet would not participate in the dash, but would take the 16th starting position on the grid in the A Main.

When the green flew to unleash the 24 competitors in the feature, the front row starters took command of the the field. Pole sitter Christopher Bell led the first lap, but second place runner Donny Schatz stole the lead on the second lap and held it to the checkered flag. Daryn Pittman who started sixth, worked his way to a second place finish. Pittman’s teammate Brad Sweet captured the final spot on the podium.

Saldana finished 19th.

Next up is the National Open, a double header at Williams Grove Friday Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4.

 

Patriot Sprint Tour to Close 2014 Next Month at Awards Banquet

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (September 27, 2014)- With an early end to the racing portion of the Patriot Sprint Tour season in 2014, the annual awards banquet commencement will also take place earlier in the year.

On October 18, 2014, the Patriot Sprint Tour will honor Champion Jared Zimbardi and all of the mainstays of the PST America and Canada Series. For the second consecutive year, the banquet will occur at Barnard Exempts Party House at 360 Maiden Lane in Rochester, NY. After a Christmas-themed banquet in 2013, the foliage of Upstate NY will be on grand display this year.

Last season, Jared Zimbardi was honored for his second career PST America championship, but this year will be twice as nice for the Bradford, PA driver as he not only was the repeat America champion, but also dominated the PST Canada series. Because “The Juice” snagged both titles, he secured the $5,000 bonus, which means his payday next month will be a minimum of $15,000 cash.

In addition to Zimbardi’s big night, over 20 drivers will be recognized for their commitment to the 12th season of Patriot Sprint Tour competition. As always, the awards banquet will still hold plenty of suspense with special awards to be announced for the Rookie of the Year, the Outstanding Newcomer of the Year, the prestigious Patriot of the Year and a host of other special declarations.

The banquet would not be complete without the great buffet dinner at 7:00 P.M. preceded by the cocktail hour at 6:00 P.M. where once again everyone will get a round on the champion. Tickets for the event are $40. Those interested in attending the awards banquet can make checks payable to Patriot Sprint Tour and send their intentions to 6328 Kelly Rd, Sodus, NY, 14551. For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

 

 

Fourth Place Run at Williams Grove Tune-Up

After scoring a top-ten run with the World of Outlaws last weekend, Craig Dollansky and the Big Game Treestands #7 team continued action in ‘The Keystone State’ on Friday. Taking advantage of a flexible schedule, the team traveled to Williams Grove Speedway for the 410 weekly show tune-up before the prestigious National Open next weekend.

With a strong field of 34 drivers on hand, Dollansky was the twentieth car out for time trials and stopped the clock at 7th fastest. A strong showing in heat competition would see the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim start inside row two and power to the top spot taking the victory.

After gaining a position in the dash, the Eyecon Trail Cameras backed sprinter lined up outside row two for the 25-lap A-Main. When a red flag on the opening circuit bunched the field up for a complete restart, Dollansky took third from Danny Dietrich on the opening lap before a caution on lap 3. As Stevie Smith and Greg Hodnett put on a battle for the lead, the Elk River, Minnesota native looked to narrow the gap on the lead duo before the final caution on lap 17. With just eight circuits remaining, a hard-charging Doug Esh raced past Dollansky in the final laps as the Big Game Treestands #7 crossed the checkered flag in 4th.

“We had a solid night all the way through and I was glad to get a night in before the National Open,” commented Dollansky. “For not racing here yet this year I felt comfortable from the start and am looking forward to next weekend. Guy, Pete, and Tony are doing a great job and we will keep working on a few things and try finding a little more speed.”

Action resumes tonight with the $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway.

 

 

SALDANA’S RUN AT BLOOMINGTON SPOILED BY A FLAT TIRE

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Sept. 26, 2014) – Tonight Joey Saldana returned to Bloomington Speedway, the track where he raced decades ago, beginning his career as a sprint car driver.

The World of Outlaws have raced here only twice (2011, 2012) since 1999 and Saldana finished second in the feature in 2012.

Saldana set the track record at Bloomington 15 years ago. It finally fell tonight and was reset by David Gravel at 9.304 seconds. Saldana recorded the third quickest time, driving the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to a lap of 9.389 seconds on the semi-banked, quarter-mile oval.

The Brownsburg Bullet started the third heat from the fourth position. Cody Darrah led from the green flag and Saldana was riding fifth, in the final transfer position. As Darrah

came down for the checkered flag he got into a lapped car, bringing out the caution, triggering a restart. World of Outlaws rules specify that when the yellow comes out on the last lap, the field will make a green, white, checkered finish. On the restart, Saldana was fourth and he finished fourth to earn a spot in the dash.

A ‘six’ pill drawn for the inversion, put the 71M in the fifth starting position for the dash.

When racing got underway, Jac Haudenschild led the way. Saldana was sixth. Haudenschild got the dash victory and the A Main pole. Saldana finished sixth and started on the outside of the third row in the feature.

In the 40-lap A Main, Jac Haudenschild assumed the lead when the green flew, with Christopher Bell in pursuit. Saldana was sixth. With five laps in the books, Bell was able to take the lead away from Haudenschild. A yellow with seven laps complete bunched the field. On the restart, Bell was able to maintain the lead. Schatz moved up to third and then second. Saldana moved up one position to fifth. A yellow with 14 laps complete turned into a red on the restart when Gary Taylor got upside down. Saldana had gotten crossed up on the yellow restart after falling victim to a flat left rear tire. The Bullet went to the work area where the 71M team made a speedy tire change to send Saldana back to the track where he joined the rear of the field. On the next restart, Bell, who was leading, got sideways but did a masterful job of saving his position. Shortly thereafter, he got into a lapped car which gave Schatz the opportunity to seize the lead which he held to the checkered flag.

Bell was second and Daryn Pittman took the final position on the podium.

Saldana finished 18th.

The Outlaws loaded up for the six hour drive to tomorrow’s destination, Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich., where the Outlaws will make their first-ever appearance.

 

 

Syrell Racing/Hawk Chassis Racing Calendar to Return in 2015

OSWEGO, NY (September 25, 2014) – Syrell Racing and Hawk Chassis are partnering once again for the return of their Supermodified racing calendar for the upcoming 2015 season.

Last season Syrell Racing put together the inaugural Supermodified calendar featuring 13 local models, including Speedway trophy girls Caylee Heagerty and Mackenzie Coleman. The project was built as a fundraising effort for the Syrell Racing No. 68 Supermodified team. The project will return for 2015, with a new twist.

“This year I have invited all of the Hawk Chassis car owners to take part in the project, including Dalton Doyle’s exclusive Small Block Super,” said Syrell Racing co-owner, Eric Syrell. “It is my plan to make this a compilation of as many Hawk Chassis Supermodifieds as possible, which will no doubt be impressive for our teams and fans alike. These calendars will feature our local teams and sponsors, and will be posted on garage walls all around the country. Last year, we sold calendars as far west as California and into Canada.”

Once again, the project will feature several local aspiring models with Robert J. Clark Photography again handling all photo opportunities.

“Every race fan at Oswego knows what a great job Bob does,” said Syrell. “The photos will be tasteful and professional yet again, with Bob capturing the perfect blend between speed and beauty. Shooting for the calendar will begin this Saturday at the Speedway.”

Once completed, calendars will again be on sale for $10 with proceeds serving as a fundraising effort for the Syrell Racing Supermodified team and driver Michael Barnes.

The calendar will run from May 2015 – April 2016.

“I am very proud to say that we have commitments from enough teams to fill half of the calendar space and are in negotiations with many more,” said Syrell. “We will not be making any money off the other car owners involved, but will equally share the print cost among those involved.”

For more information on release dates for the Syrell Racing/Hawk Chassis Supermodified racing calendar visit Syrell Racing online at www.syrellracing.com.

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’.

For more information on Race of Champions Weekend visit online at www.raceofchampions.net.

 

 

Cory Haas Will Compete for $20,000 at Lincoln on Saturday! Finished Third During Most Recent Start at Lincoln Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

York, PA (September 26th, 2014) - Cory Haas will attempt to earn the largest payday of his career this Saturday night, September 27th at the Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Haas, who pilots the Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Tailgaters Grill & Drafthouse, no. 11C ‘410’ sprint car, will join racers from all areas of the region this Saturday night in the Pigeon Hills; ready to participate in the inaugural ‘Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne.’ The ‘Dirt Classic’ boasts not only a unique format, but also a $20,000 top prize; making it one of the country’s most-anticipated sprint car programs. Cory Haas, a former four-time ‘358’ sprint car track champion at the Lincoln Speedway, and former Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek ‘410’ main event winner at the same facility, will work towards making history this Saturday night, and earn the first ‘Dirt Classic’ championship. Haas finished third during his most recent Lincoln Speedway feature start last Saturday, September 20th; during the Hank Gentzler Memorial.

The 2014 ‘Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne’ program will feature qualifying time trials, as well as two sets of heat races for all competitors. Points will be accumulated during qualifying and heat race competition; all helping to set up the evening’s main event lineup. Those who would like to learn more about this weekend’s ‘Dirt Classic’ at the Lincoln Speedway should visit the facility live on the web at www.lincolnspeedway.com, or visit the ‘Dirt Classic’ online home at www.dirtclassic.com.

The weekend will officially launch for Cory Haas later this evening (Friday, September 26th) at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The York, Pennsylvania native will participate in the National Open ‘tune-up’ later tonight at ‘The Grove.’ The speedway’s program will feature a full World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series format which includes qualifying time trials. Cory Haas will hunt for his first win of the season during his entire weekend outing.

The Michael Barshinger ‘11C’ team will enter the upcoming weekend twelfth (12th) in the current SPEEDWAY MOTORS/CHAMPION RACING OIL CENTRAL PA SPRINT CARS Presented by HOSEHEADS point standings with 438 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 (3rd) during A-main action at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 20th during the Hank Gentzler Memorial

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.’

 

 

URSS Sprints Close Out DCRP Season Saturday Night!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 26, 2014) – Unpredictable is the word that describes the United Rebel Sprint Series at Dodge City Raceway Park.

And that doesn’t apply just to 2014. It goes back several years now.

The United Rebel Sprint Series will headline Saturday night’s Second Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event at the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park with championships on the line as well for the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Thunder Cars and Hornets. Racing action fires off at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday’s finale marks the fourth and final URSS stop of the year at DCRP. And, in three previous events, three different drivers have reached victory lane.

In fact, in the last eight URSS events at DCRP dating back to 2012, eight different drivers have claimed victory. Jake Bubak, who won in June, is the only driver to repeat in a dozen URSS events at DCRP dating back to 2009.

While defending champ and current points leader Bubak topped the URSS portion of the Steve King Memorial in June, other winners this year have included Zac Taylor in May and then Jared Kern most recently in July.

A few URSS Dodge City Fast Facts entering Saturday’s finale:

Number of 2014 races thus far at DCRP: 3

Number of different winners: 3

Number of drivers to compete in at least one event: 40

Number of drivers to compete in all three previous events: 11 (Zach Blurton, Jake Bubak, Cody Caldwell, Luke Cranston, Brian Herbert, Jeremy Huish, Kris Moore, Steven Richardson, Kaden Taylor, Koby Walters, Jed Werner).

Number of drivers to start all three previous “A” Main events: 7 (Zach Blurton, Jake Bubak, Cody Caldwell, Luke Cranston, Brian Herbert, Kris Moore, Steven Richardson).

Number of drivers to finish among top ten all in three previous “A” Main events: 3 (Jake Bubak, Luke Cranston, Steven Richardson).

Theoretical top ten URSS point earners at DCRP (based upon DCRP points scale): 1. Jake Bubak 411, 2. (tie) Luke Cranston and Steven Richardson 408, 4. Zach Blurton 380, 5. Brian Herbert 364, 6. Kris Moore 347, 7. Cody Caldwell 330, 8. Jed Werner 316, 9. Koby Walters 307, 10. Kaden Taylor 303.

The last 12 URSS winners at DCRP; Jared Kern (7/25/14), Jake Bubak (6/28/14), Zac Taylor (5/10/14), Zach Blurton (9/28/13), J.D. Johnson (7/26/13), Taylor Velasquez (6/29/13), Brian Herbert (5/11/13), Mike Peters (9/29/12), Jake Bubak (7/27/12), Jeff Radcliffe (10/1/11), Jason Martin (9/30/11), C.J. Johnson (7/4/09).

While Colorado’s Bubak tries to put the finishing touches on a second consecutive URSS National championship in Saturday night’s $1,000 to win season finale, a handful of DCRP track championships are on the line as well.

Austin Allen and Ryan Heger will battle it out for the IMCA Modified title while Matt O’Hair and William Bauer take it down to the final checkered flag in the Thunder Car ranks.

Jeff Kaup, Perry Misner and Jarett Lunow will each likely secure track championship in the IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Hornets, respectively.

Tickets to Saturday’s Second Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event at DCRP are just $15 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.

 

 

Kasey Kahne Dirt Classic LIVE on TheCushion.Com Tomorrow Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: The highly anticipated Kasey Kahne Dirt Classic will hit the dirt tomorrow night at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbotstown, PA, and TheCushion.Com will bring you flag to flag action via our Pay Per View Live stream.

With a hefty $20k on the line to tomorrow night’s winner, a star studded field of cars is expected to be on hand in one of the premier events of the 2014 season.

Event organizers have been very busy making this event a ‘can’t miss’ show, and have put some serious time and effort into the unique format this event will utilize, as well as the prize money up for grabs.

Many traveling drivers, headlined by Shane Stewart, Craig Dollansky, and Dale Blaney, are scheduled to be in attendance to take on the highly touted PA Posse including Danny Dietrich, Greg Hodnett, Brian Montieth, Lance Dewease, Lucas Wolfe, and many other stars.

Time Trials are scheduled to start at 6:30pm EDT, and TheCushion.Com will be live at roughly 6:15 EDT to get you ready for a busy night of racing.

To purchase any of the broadcasts, simply click over to www.thecushion.com and sign up for a FREE membership. This broadcast is $24.99, but if you sign up for a VIP or Premium membership, your price will be $22.49.

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

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Sprints On Dirt Announces New Series Director

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (September 26, 2014) – With one race to go in the 2014 season, the Michigan-based Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt (SOD) Presented by ARP is pleased to announce their new Series Director for 2015 and beyond.

Jamie Osborn, from Wyoming, Mich., has agreed to take over the reins from the ever-popular Mike Strevel going into the 2015 season. Osborn, who has been the Head Scorer for the series since 2005, has also handled various race control duties as the “eye in the sky” for the series.

“During my time as Series Director, I’ve worked side by side with Jamie, and honestly, I don’t have a single doubt about her ability to lead SOD in the future,” said Strevel. “She has some great plans for the series and I look forward to seeing the direction she heads in.”

“Our theme for 2015 and beyond is growth. We want to grow the fan base, grow our social media presence and give the SOD teams a larger presence in the motorsports world,” said Osborn. “We want our fans to feel like they are getting more for their dollar when they come to our events and we want drivers to feel like they are able to give their sponsors more than ever.”

With plans to increase the marketing reach and make attending a sprint car race feel more like the exciting atmosphere of other professional sports, Osborn and her team will be working tirelessly in the off season to make that happen.

“I believe that if we work hard to make all of that happen, then our car count will grow organically,” noted Osborn. “If we can make SOD a series where drivers and teams know they will get good media exposure and even better fan exposure, I hope the cars will come and our tracks will want us back.”

Running a relatively traditional schedule, Osborn believes that fans can expect a similar schedule in 2015, including several co-sanctioned events with the Ohio-based NRA series.

“We have a lot of work to do this winter – we are planning to attend the Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis in December, we want to hear from the drivers and promoters and we want to make sure lines of communication are open and ready to go,” said Osborn. “I am very excited for this opportunity and excited for the future of the series.”

SOD has one event left after this evening’s race at Berlin Raceway, the Season Championship at Plymouth Speedway on October 4th. With two races left, Ryan Ruhl holds a 27 point lead over former Series Champion, Dustin Daggett.

Follow the Sprints On Dirt series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt , Twitter @sprintsondirt and their website at www.sprintsondirt.com

Sprints On Dirt is supported by Engine Pro, ARP, Engler Machine and Tool, Allstar Performance/Comp Cams/Lane Automotive, Butlerbuilt Racing Seats, Hoosier Tire, Brodix Cylinder Heads, MAHLE/Clevite, AFCO Racing Products, ATL Fuel Cell, Rocket Headers and JE/SRP Pistons. The November 8th Champions’ Banquet is sponsored by: XYZ Machining, Schoenfeld Headers, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Hoosier Tire, Miles Petroleum and Holiday Inn Express of Howell, Mich.

 

 

September Showdown on Dirt This Weekend! Friday and Saturday Night Racing at Berlin!

It's the final full weekend of racing on the 7/16th Mile Oval at Berlin Raceway and it's a big one! First up on Friday it's the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt along with Street Stocks, 4cyls and Modifieds and catch DJ Keller before and after the race in the left turn lounge! A 4-in-1 Full night of racing for just $15!

Saturday we're making history at Berlin! It's the World Of Outlaws STP Sprint Cup Series along with Modifieds. Plus World of Outlaws Legend Steve Kinser is also expected to race at Berlin in his 40th and final year of competition. Don't miss Happy Hour with $1 domestic drafts on Saturday from 3:30pm to 5pm plus the Rock Fuel Haulers playing on the concourse before the race - then hit the South Barn to catch The Outer Vibe presented by Horvath Design along with a bar and good eats after the race! It's a big weekend full of great racing and entertainment at Berlin!

Don't miss out on the final dirt races of the year! The First green flag at 6:30 both nights! Spectator gates open at 3:30PM both days and pits open at 4PM.

Adult Tickets are $15 Friday, and $35 reserved and $30 general admission on Saturday. Student tickets are $10 and $20 for Friday and Saturday.

Get Your Tickets Now

Complete Details Available at www.berlinraceway.com.

 

 

Netto Set For Fall Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: After a busy few weeks of traveling, DJ Netto and his Netto Motorsports team opted to take last week off, but this weekend, they are set for two nights of racing in Chico, CA.

“We had a really busy end to the Summer, and felt last weekend was a good weekend to take off, and regroup with some pretty big races coming up to end the year,” Netto said.

This weekend, Netto will return to the Silver Dollar Speedway for the annual Fall Nationals, that offer up $3,000 and $5,000 to win each night, in what is the season ending event at the speedway featuring the region’s top 360ci drivers.

“360 wise, we have been pretty good all year, I feel,” he added. “We have ran 43 races this year, and our win came with the Civil War Series (360), so we are feeling pretty good heading into this weekend.”

Though he struggled in his most recent appearance at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Netto has already put that weekend behind him, as he eyes this weekend’s two day show.

“Any time you race with the World of Outlaws is tough, and we don’t let a bad night with them, really dictate how we feel about a track,” he added. “I am very excited to get back to Chico. I have been there a few times this year, and the track gets better, and better, so I am hoping this weekend is awesome.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Netto and his team will make a decision this week about where they will be in action at next.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-43, Wins-1, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-14

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

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National Open Tune-Up and Dirt Classic All Ahead for ‘Super’ Alan Krimes Inaugural Dirt Classic Worth $20,000 to the Winner

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

Denver, PA (September 24th, 2014) - ‘Super’ Alan Krimes will be hard at work once again this weekend in central Pennsylvania; participating in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series ‘Tune-Up’ at Williams Grove Speedway, as well as the first-ever Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne at Lincoln Speedway. Each event holds their own level of significance, but it’s the ‘Dirt Classic’ that has Alan Krimes’ attention. The inaugural event is worth $20,000 to the main event winner, giving 2014 Lincoln Speedway track champion Alan Krimes an excellent reason to be on his ‘A-game’ this Saturday evening. The upcoming weekend will begin officially for Krimes on Friday evening, September 26th at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

With the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series making their final Williams Grove Speedway appearance on October 3rd & 4th for the annual National Open, ‘The Grove’ will host a ‘tune-up’ event this Friday night, September 26th. The National Open ‘tune-up’ will feature a full World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series format, giving ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ regulars, like Alan Krimes, one more chance to time trial before the ‘Outlaw’ invasion. Krimes will enter competition at ‘The Grove’ on Friday night currently fourth in the 2014 driver standings. The Denver, Pennsylvania native is still working towards his first Williams Grove Speedway victory of 2014.

Alan Krimes and the entire Midnite Antiques, Conestoga Valley Garage, Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines, VRP Shocks, no. 87 team will make their way to the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, September 27th; set to participate in the first-ever Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne worth $20,000 to the winner. A unique format, using qualifying time trials and two sets of heat races, will help set the main event lineup. Krimes, the 2014 Lincoln Speedway track champion, will certainly have ‘home track advantage.’ The former UNOH All Star main event winner at the Pigeon Hills venue owns two wins at the speedway in 2014; as well as eight top-five and thirteen top-ten finishes during feature competition. The ‘Super 87’ team will work towards making history on Saturday night, and earn the first-ever Dirt Classic victory.

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 sixth (6th) in the current SPEEDWAY MOTORS/CHAMPION RACING OIL PA SPRINT CAR SERIES Presented by Hoseheads.com point standings with 731 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 7th (A-Main) at the Williams Grove Speedway last Friday evening, September 19th. 2014 Wins: 2 (Two at Lincoln Speedway (PA)) 2014 Championships: Lincoln Speedway Track Champion

 

 

Brad Loyet – I-80 Traffic!

(Bill W) September 24, 2014 – It was a tough points weekend at I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska for Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global/Miller Truck Lines #o5 team. A podium finish had things rocking on Friday night, but a DNF on Saturday ended the weekend. Still, the Sunset Hills, Missouri driver emerged seventy-two points ahead of Jason Johnson in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series championship standings. This weekend, the series heads to Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

Things started well for Brad on Friday when he charged from eighth to third in his heat. “We were lucky and got to capitalize off of a back row heat race,” he says. “We were able to do some moving. Luckily, a couple of cars dropped out in front of us and we were able to get by some guys. That made it easier the rest of the night not having to run the B main and being able to get in the redraw.”

The redraw would see a seven drawn putting Brad inside row four for the preliminary feature. “We had a really good start,” he says. “A couple of starts got called back, but once we went, we were able to get up to third quickly. We worked our way up to second.”

Running the low line, he would set a good pace in the runner-up spot. “I felt we were running (leader) Wayne (Johnson) down,” says Brad. “Unfortunately, the line we were running was the same as a lot of the lapped traffic. We got hung up on a lapped car, and Jason (Johnson) was able to slip by us there on the last lap. Overall, it was a good night and got us locked into Saturday.”

Saturday’s redraw would see Brad draw a three and start inside row two. “Unfortunately, it was over pretty quick,” he says of the finale. “I think we fell into fifth right away. I kind of got stuck in a position where I didn’t want to be. I was having to run a different line than the one I wanted trying to get by some guys.”

Brad was running sixth when contact from another car ended his night. “It was a situation where I was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” he says. “A guy kind of hopped over our right front and knocked the axle out. It seemed like the tow truck took forever to get us to the work area. By the time we got there, they went green.”

The team is now focusing on the next race. “It hurt a bunch as far as points go,” says Brad. “Fortunately, we have eight races left. We just need to keep plugging away and going for this championship.”

Brad has two top fives in the last two years at Lucas Oil Speedway. “We’re looking forward to running there,” he says. “We’ve always run pretty decent there. I haven’t been able to win a race in a sprint car there, but we’ve been close. Maybe this is the time we can finally do that.”

Brad’s Weekly Releases

If you’d like to be added to Brad’s e-mail list for weekly releases, e-mail sprntcar@hotmail.com with “Loyet” in the Subject Line.

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.

 

 

Bergman Captures Pair of Top 10s During Midwest Fall Brawl

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (Sept. 24, 2014) - Seth Bergman started last weekend with a great shot at winning a $50,000 bonus during the Midwest Fall Brawl.

Bergman had won his heat race and redrew the pole position for Friday's Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour feature at I-80 Speedway, which offered a bonus for any driver who swept the weekend.

"Friday night we got a good draw and hot laps went well," he said. "We were happy with the race car. We got into the heat race and we got out front and won that. I felt like the car was rolling really good. Things were going our way."

However, Bergman didn't have the main event he had hoped for after lining up on the inside of the front row.

"Early in the feature we had about three or four laps where we went back and forth with Wayne (Johnson) for the lead," he said. "I think he read the race track better than I did. I tried to overcompensate and made a couple of bad choices that put me in a position where I was racing for fourth instead of racing for the lead."

Bergman dropped as far as fifth before rebounding to earn a fourth-place result, which locked him into the feature redraw on Saturday.

Unfortunately, Bergman pulled the second-highest number - seven - during that redraw to line up on the inside of the fourth row for Saturday's feature.

"I think we were better the first night compared to the second," he said. "The track was a little different. I don't think we had the speed we needed and it showed. The guys who were better than us drove around us. Our weekend started out really good and strong. As the weekend went on we lost a little bit of speed, but both nights we finished in the top 10."

Bergman ended with a ninth-place finish, which marked his 36th top 10 of the season.

He will return to action with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this Friday and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

"We worked hard this week," he said. "There's a handful of races tracks we go to each year where you want to win and put your name on that trophy. This being the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial you definitely want to win. I'm hungry to get back to Victory Lane and win this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 19 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 4 (1).

Sept. 20 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Feature: 9 (7).

SEASON STATS -

49 races, 10 wins, 22 top fives, 36 top 10s, 42 top 15s, 44 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial 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 - Corridor Electric

Corridor Electric is a full-service electrical contractor located in Snohomish, Wash. With a specialty in electricity, Corridor Electric was established in 1999 by Seth's parents - Steve and Terri Bergman.

"Corridor Electric has been the backbone for my racing career," Seth Bergman said. "It's my parent's business and I can't thank them enough for the support throughout the years. I wouldn't be able to chase my racing dreams without everything they have done for me."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Eagle Motorsports, Scott Baylor Racing Engines, Print Place, Young Tools, SpeedMart and CSI Shocks 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.

 

 

MORE ACTION - THE ATTRACTION AT TRI-STATE THIS WEEKEND INCLUDES LATE MODELS, SPRINTS, AND MODS WITH KENNY SCHRADER

Haubstadt, IN - September 24, 2014. Late models were scheduled to appear at Tri-State Speedway three times during this season. Two of those shows would be for the powerful super late models. Only one of those shows remain. That race will be this Saturday night September 27th and feature the only appearance for the ALMS series. The second annual “Class Track Fall Roundup” will also present the MSCS Sprints and the UMP Modifieds. This program is designed to appeal to a broad range of dirt track fans. The event scheduled for the 27th is also the next to last race on the Sunoco ALMS Late Model Western Region schedule which lists 19 events for this season. The 16 tracks hosting series events are divided into two regions with the Haubstadt facility being located in the West. Drivers following the series hail from Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, and Indiana. The two states that have produced the most title holders thus far are Michigan with 12 and Ohio with five. The series will close out the season in October at Eldora Speedway. So this next to last stop is very important with point money on the line in addition to purse money. The top ten drivers will share in the season awards. Illinois driver Bobby Pierce leads the ALMS West standings. Other drivers in the top five include Ryan Unzicker, Kevin Weaver, Brandon Sheppard, and Jay Morris. Kevin Weaver is the defending champion for the ALMS West region. Brandon Thirlby leads the 2014 Eastern standings. Recent feature winners at ALMS races include Matt Miller, Scott Bull, Brandon Sheppard, Hoosier Kent Robinson, and Mike Spatola. Randy Korte won last year’s first ever ALMS 30 lap feature at Haubstadt. Bobby Pierce was second with Tanner English finishing third. Drivers competing were from five different states. The winner will enjoy a $2,000 payoff. The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will also be racing. The sprints will be running for $2,000 to win also. Blake Fitzpatrick took the 25 lap feature during the sprint portion of the Roundup in 2013. Jon Stanbrough and Brady Short were second and third. With this also being the next to last MSCS race every point earned is important towards earning the driving title, top rookie honors, or a top ten overall season finish. Kyle Cummins continues to lead the points chase. James Lyerla is currently the top rookie. Rookie Aaron Farney sits on the bubble as he ranks tenth which is the last points paying position. The UMP Modifieds will be adding their support to round out a widely varied show and provide some additional open wheel excitement. NASCAR competitor Kenny Schrader will be in competition driving his number 9 Federated Auto Parts modified. The pay-off for the feature has been increased courtesy of Ted Brown’s Quality Paint & Body. The feature winner will receive $750. Second and third place finishers will also see additional pay. Levi Kissinger has a feature winning streak that now stands at three in a row. He also put back to back wins together at the track in May. Zach Fair is the only other driver to post multiple wins with two.

Racing begins at 7:30 on September 27th with opening ceremonies ten minutes prior!

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway.

 

 

A Family Affair: Bloomington Highlights Two-race Weekend for Kraig Kinser

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — September 24, 2014 — It’s going to be an emotional night on Friday at Bloomington Speedway for the entire Kinser family, there is no doubt about it, as Steve Kinser makes his final start at his home track as a full-time member of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. As he has for most of the last decade, Kraig Kinser will be there to compete against his dad, with numerous family members and countless friends and fans in attendance cheering them on.

Indy Race Parts Presents the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Bloomington Speedway in Indiana on Friday, September 26. The series then heads north to Berlin Raceway in Berlin, Michigan, for an event on Saturday, September 27.

Kinser last raced at his home track in 2012, with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, finishing seventh. The third-generation driver opened that night as the eighth-fastest driver in time trials of the 22 entries. He crossed the line second in the second heat race to earn a spot in the dash, where he finished eighth. In 2011 at the quarter-mile, Kinser finished 10th with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

“It’s always great to race at Bloomington,” said Kinser, who drives the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim. “It will be a pretty special night for our whole family, and it will be great to have everyone there as well. We’ve had some good runs there over the years and it would be pretty neat to be battling my dad for the win. We’ll both definitely be giving it all we got, like we do every night out there. We’ll have a ton of people out there cheering us on, so that will be a big plus as well.”

Berlin Raceway will be hosting the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series for the first time ever this weekend. The 7/16th-mile is normally a paved track, but dirt was put on it earlier this month, with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series competing at the venue for the second straight year. Kinser finished 12th at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan, earlier this season, in his only start in the Great Lakes State. Berlin Raceway will mark the second track in the state of Michigan that Kinser has competed at with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

“Going to a new track is always interesting and Berlin will be even more so, because they only put the dirt on for a few weeks each year,” said Kinser. “The late models ran there a couple weeks ago and there is also a race the night before us, so that should help, in that there will have been laps on the track and it has had time to settle a bit. With the season winding down you always try to gain some momentum going into the off-season.”

Last weekend, Kinser finished 21st in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series portion of the Four-Crown Nationals at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio. The following night he crossed the line 12th in the Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway in Pennsylvania.

Kinser enters this week's pair of races ninth in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series standings on the strength of one win, along with 29 top-10 finishes. A total of nine full race nights remain on the 2014 calendar.

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: Bloomington Speedway & Berlin Raceway 0.25- Miles around Bloomington Speedway 0.4375- Miles around Berlin Raceway 2- Starts with the World of Outlaws at Bloomington 3- Generations of the Kinser family that have won at Bloomington (Bob, Steve & Kraig) 4- Career Top-five finishes in winged sprint car races at Bloomington Speedway 5- Races in the state of Indiana for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in 2014 8- Career starts at Bloomington 9- Races on quarter-mile tracks this season for the series 9.672- Track record at Bloomington Speedway 29- Top-10 finishes this season through September 20 339- Distance in miles from Bloomington Speedway in Indiana, where the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races on September 26 to Berlin Raceway in Michigan 438- Miles from Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, where the series competed on September 20 to Bloomington Speedway in Indiana 9623- Points earned through September 20

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.

 

 

RIGGINS TAKES TWO WINS FOR J&J IN USCS ACTION

McKENZIE, TN - It was a memorable weekend for J&J Auto Racing racer Eric Riggins, Jr., as the 19-year-old swept the USCS Senoia Summer Nationals behind the wheel of his family's No. 47t J&J. Riggins led a brigade of several J&J racers to the checkered flag. Donny Schatz also was victorious last week picking up his 22nd WoO A-Feature triumph of the season at the Terre Haute Action Track last Wednesday.

RIGGINS DOUBLES UP

Eric Riggins, Jr., opened the USCS Senoia Summer Nationals at New Senoia Raceway in Georgia with a gutsy pass for the lead with only a couple of laps remaining in the opener. Riggins raced his No. 47t J&J around 10-time USCS champion Terry Gray (No. 10 J&J) with two laps to go, by going three-wide for the lead. He led the final circuit on the 3/8-mile, high-banked dirt oval to score his first win at the facility and seventh career USCS triumph.

“I had to work him, I was driving my butt off trying to get him after that yellow and couldn’t for the longest time,” admitted Riggins after the race. “I could catch him when we got in clean air and couldn’t do anything with him, but once he got cobbed up with a lapped car I was able to get by him. The car was great tonight; you know, it’s kind of hard to pass when you get going as fast as we do here but we did it tonight and I just hope this is the start of a streak for us."

Riggins was followed by a pair of fellow J&J racers to give them a podium sweep. Gray was second followed by Morgan Turpen (No.10m J&J).

After winning the opening round, Eric Riggins, Jr. was looking to complete the weekend with a sweep of the USCS Senoia Summer Nationals. After starting seventh, he took the lead in his No. 47t J&J on lap 15 of the 30-lap main event and had to fend off a challenging Collin Cabre to claim his third victory of 2014 and complete the weekend sweep.

“This one was hard-fought tonight,” said Riggins. “Once I finally got to the lead, I just got held up by lap traffic and couldn’t time it right to get under him because it was a really a hard track to pass on. I give credit, (Cabre) raced me clean – I got by him and then he got by me and we went at it there on the backstretch, but once I could finally get by him and get by the lapped traffic there, we were good. Car was great, I never dreamed we could have done it from seventh though. Cool night.”

Terry Gray (No. 10 J&J) finished fourth and Morgan Turpen (No. 10m J&J) was sixth.

SCHATZ WINS NUMBER 22

Donny Schatz continued his quest for a sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship last week by winning a pair of races in Indiana. Last Wednesday, his Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J was dominant. He was second fastest in qualifying, won the dash and led all 25 laps of the A-Feature to win for the 22nd time with the Outlaws in 2014.

""It's an honor to drive this racecar," Schatz said. "It's an unbelievable machine. Last week I thought it was wore out, I thought it was time for a new one but they went hard to work at the shop and found a few things that maybe we were missing and got it back where it was. Hats off to them - they do a great job. When they're on their game there's nothing better. The way this car drove last night and the way it drove tonight - it's pretty unbelievable to have something that drives that good. It's just awesome."

Schatz continues to the lead the championship standings with only nine races remaining in the season.

 

 

SALDANA AND MOTTER TEAM HOPE TO KEEP THE HOT STREAK ALIVE

AT BLOOMINGTON SPEEDWAY AND BERLIN RACEWAY THIS WEEKEND

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Sept. 23, 2014) – Joey Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team will have had five days to savor their back-to-back victories at Eldora and Lernerville Speedways before they roll onto the quarter-mile semi-high banked Bloomington Speedway Friday, Sept. 26.

“For our team to win two big races in a row is an honor and a privilege,” said Saldana.

“You don’t get wins often, so you have to appreciate them when you get them. Dan (Motter, car owner) was at Eldora and it was nice to get the 71M back in victory lane for him and for me.”

The victories at Eldora and Lernerville were the team’s sixth and seventh of the season.

The World of Outlaws series now heads to two tracks in the Midwest, one of which has seldom appeared on the WoO schedule, and another that will be uncharted territory for the Outlaws regulars: Bloomington Speedway and Berlin Raceway.

The inaugural event at Bloomington Speedway was held in 1984. The Outlaws have raced there sporadically in recent years. Since 1999, they competed only in 2011 and 2012. Saldana was the pole sitter in the 2012 event and finished second.

Saldana is a big fan of the Bloomington track and claims that this is where he launched his career as a sprint car driver decades ago. He is looking forward to Friday’s event.

Also in 1996, Dan Motter joined his 71M driver Stevie Smith in victory lane.

On Saturday, the Outlaws will hold their inaugural STP Sprint Car event at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan. The Outlaws have run Late Models there. It’s a paved track for most of the year, but in the fall dirt is put down over the pavement for about a month of racing.

“This is a track where the teams won’t have any data to go back and consult,” said Saldana, “so it will be up to the drivers and crew members to work together to sort out a competitive combination quickly.

“To tell you the truth, a lot of little things go into making a combination work, but it really comes down to about one inch of travel in a race car, just getting the balance spot on and getting it comfortable for the driver.

“That can make you capable of winning or being a lapped traffic car. You have to be 110 percent to win an Outlaws race.”

The Motter team was spot on in finding the sweet spot in the suspension last weekend. Can they make it three wins in a row? Or four?

Saldana is currently fourth in World of Outlaws point standings with only one point separating him from fifth place Kerry Madsen. The two drivers have been engaged in a months-long tug-of-war for fourth place.

Saldana is the leading qualifier in the series this year, he is third in the number of driver race wins with seven, and he is third in laps led this season with 336.

There are only nine races left before the season wraps at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

 

 

AUTO VALUE SUPER SPRINTS CONCLUDE 19TH SEASON AT SANDUSKY SPEEDWAY IN THE CAVALCADE

CASSOPOLIS, Mich. (September 24, 2014) – The 19th season of the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints concludes at Sandusky (OH) Speedway on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28 in the Cavalcade.

The Winged Sprints of the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints will have rounds of practice on Saturday prior to Hamilton Trucking Qualifications and the cap off the day with heat races that now include full payouts for each competitor. On Sunday, the 30-lap feature will take place.

Jason Blonde will be crowned the 2014 series champion at Sandusky. It marks his sixth series crown and second straight aboard the TNT Promotions No. 42. Blonde enters the Cavalcade with a 100 point margin over 2010 titlist Kevin Feeney. Through 13 events, Blonde has amassed eight top-five finishes and 13 top 10s. Feeney has produced 11 top 10's and won three heat races.

Third in the standings is third generation racer Davey Hamilton Jr., who has seven top fives. Fourth is six-time race winner Jo Jo Helberg with Troy DeCaire rounding out the top five. DeCaire has drove to three checkered flags in 2014.

Drivers that have scored feature victories include Jimmy McCune (Angola), Helberg (Kalamazoo, Dixie, Toledo, Winchester, M-40, Dixie), Ryan Litt (Toledo), DeCaire (M-40, Grundy County, Illiana), Jerry Caryer (New Paris) and Aaron Pierce (Angola).

In the most recent series event at Sandusky on September 29, 2013, Aaron Pierce captured the season finale. Pierce moved into first position with a pass on Jimmy McCune, who concluded the season with a HOSS victory at Angola and podium at Sandusky. Following Pierce across the finish line included Brian Gerster and McCune to fill out the podium. Tim Cox and Dave Baumgartner rounded out the top-five finishers.

On Saturday, practice begins at 2 p.m. with qualifying set for 5 and heat races starting at 7. Tickets for Adults are $12 with Kids (6-12) priced at $5. Five and Under are Free.

On Sunday, practice is scheduled for noon with feature racing going green at 2. Tickets for Adults are $17 with Kids (6-12) priced at $7. Five and Under are Free.

For more series information on the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints, visit www.SuperSprints.com.

 

 

“Turpen Maintains At New Senoia”

September 24, 2014 – Cordova, TN - Morgan and her KTB Motorsport, Don Berry Construction, Engler Machine & Tool #10m were back on the road this past weekend for the rescheduled USCS Senoia Summer Nationals from mid-summer.

Morgan kicked off the weekend with a 2nd in the ButlerBuilt Second Heat, after charging through the field. Her performance scored her the provisional pole, after accumulating the most passing points. However, a 4 was pulled in the K&N Filters Pole inversion, seeding her into the second row of the feature.

The 20-lap preliminary feature was slowed only once by caution, on lap 11, as the #21B of Brandon McLain spun in Turn One. Morgan and Brian Thomas had a spirited battle for the podium, with Morgan gaining the advantage and rounding out the podium behind race winner Eric Riggins Jr. and runner-up Terry Gray.

Night two found Morgan back in the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, where she finished 4th. She then finished 5th in the ButlerBuilt Second Heat. She would then finish a hard fought 6th in the Summer Nationals Finale.

Morgan continues to chase Terry Gray for the USCS Outlaw Thunder National Points title, while holding a comfortable advantage over third.

Next up on the schedule is round one of the 2nd Annual USCS vs. URC North-South Shootout at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina, on Friday, October 3rd. The series will then move to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina for round two on Saturday, October 4th!

 

 

URSS to Close Season at DCRP This Saturday

The United Rebel Sprint Series will put an end to their 2014 season this Saturday night at Dodge City Raceway Park during the Jerry Soderburg Memorial in Dodge City KS. The final race paying $1000 to the winner will attract a great field of cars as it is the final night for points in the Kansas and Colorado Regions and will also determine the National Championship.

Leading the Rebels into the final night will be Jake Bubak who only has to start his heat to wrap up his second consecutive National Championship. The battle for the runner up position will be hotly contested as Great Bends Zach Blurton leads Liberal’s Steven Richardson by a mere 8 points going into the final night. Rookies Jeremy Huish and Jed Werner are a mere 20 points apart in forth and fifth and also vying for the National Roookie of the Year award.

As this is also a Colorado regional points race a strong contingent of Colorado cars are planning on making the trip. Rookie Joey Schmidt has a strong lead coming into the final night with Mike Taylor and Luke Lucero only two points apart for second. Kevin Schramek will also make the tow only 10 points behind in forth and two points ahead of Coby Pearce.

In the previous three races at the beautiful 3/8 mile high banked track, there have been three different winners with Zac Taylor picking up the opening night, Jake Bubak claiming the Steve King Memorial and Jared Kern picking up his only win of the season in the last outing in July.

Look for this to be one of the best races this year as a great field of cars is expected and valuable points are on the line.

If you can’t attend be sure to tune into racinboys.com to listen to Mike Wilson call all the action live.

 

 

STARS Season Finale at Grundy County on Sat. Sept. 27th

By: Rich Murray Morris, Ill. (September 24, 2014)—It all comes down to Saturday night, September 27th, when the D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midgets trek to Grundy County Speedway for the final time in the 2014 season. The event is the 7th annual “Alex Pruett Memorial ‘Til the Wheels Fall Off’” presented by 3 Wide Life. The race is the third and final leg of the Safety-Kleen Triple Crown that has nine drivers vying for a $750 bonus. On the STARS season, five drivers have pulled into victory lane. Austin Prock and Kyle Hamilton have each taken home four wins, while Nick Baran, Tyler Baran, and Travis Young have earned one win apiece. Hamilton, Prock, and Joliet, Illinois’ Jim Anderson are involved in a three-way tie at the top of the all-time STARS Midget wins list with eight. Going into the final race, Avon, Indiana’s Prock has all but sewn up the STARS point title with a 210-point advantage over Tyler Trainor, followed by Ryan Probst, Billy Hulbert, and Nick Baran. The race honors the life and racing career of versatile racer Alex Pruett, who passed away in 2007 at the age of 20. Pruett, who was born in Evanston, Illinois and was a native of Carefree, Arizona, raced from coast-to-coast in series such as USAC, SCRA, PRA, and UMARA, an organization with which he won the “Bob Lockard Memorial” at Grundy County Speedway in July of 2006. Off the track, Alex was known for his outgoing personality and his fun-loving attitude that made him popular among fellow competitors, fans, and race officials. Alex was even one of the creators of the popular independent motorsports show “3 Wide Life.” Two former winners of the “Alex Pruett Memorial” are expected to compete in this year’s event. Current STARS Midget point leader, Prock, won the most recent edition in 2013 at Grundy County Speedway. Franklin, Indiana’s Travis Young, whose car carries sponsorship from 3 Wide Life, took the checkered flag in the Inaugural race in 2008 at Anderson, (IN) Speedway, a night that Young recalls as the highlight of his career. “That race was the most special race to me,” Young reminisces. “It had more meaning than any other victory or championship that I have ever had. It was even more special knowing his family and friends were there. I don't get emotional very often, but I got emotional that night. In fact, every year, regardless of the outcome, this race is emotional after it’s over.” The sponsorship that is adorned on the number 11 midget he drives is something that Young cherishes and is an honor for him to keep Alex’s legacy on the racetrack. “3 Wide Life was Alex's dream and when he left us, a part of me left as well,” Young said. “To have his dream on the side of my car keeps part of what we all lost here with us. I know Alex will be there watching over us and smiling that we do this race for him, not because he was a fellow competitor, but because he made life so much better and he was one hell of a person with one hell of a heart.” Young describes Alex as someone who loved to laugh and could lighten up any room he walked into. “You could be having the worst day and as soon as you spent 20 seconds with Alex you would be smiling and laughing,” Young recalls. “He just made life better and more fun. On the track, you knew what to expect and you had better brought you’re A-game because you knew he would. He would drive you clean, but very close and aggressive. Alex and I had many races where we were wheel-to-wheel and racing for the win.” For Young, getting back to victory lane after an up-and-down STARS season would be a great accomplishment. Yet, this race, with a deeper personal meaning to Travis than any other race on the STARS schedule, would surely be a night that would not soon be forgotten. “It would mean everything to be the first two time winner and to have another trophy with his name on it,” Young exclaims. “To do it with his dream on the side of my car would be extremely special, even more than the first one because it's been a lot harder going for the second win. The “Alex Pruett Memorial” will be the fifth 50-lap feature run at Grundy County Speedway in 2014. Hamilton has collected all three 50-lap STARS Midget features that he has competed in this season. Plainfield, Illinois’ Nick Baran was able to win the 50-lap duel with Prock to take the “Illinois State Championship” in August. Even more is on the line this Saturday night between Baran and Prock as they are among nine drivers aiming to take the title of Safety-Kleen Triple Crown Champion for 2014. To win the Triple Crown, a driver must win each the “Illinois State Championship,” “Pavement Nationals,” and the “Alex Pruett Memorial.” Hamilton, who did not compete in the first Triple Crown race put the kibosh on Nick Baran’s bid to sweep all three events when he won at Grundy County on August 23rd. Now, the crowning of the Triple Crown goes to the driver who has the highest average finish in each of the three races. After scoring a pair of second place finishes in the first two Triple Crown events, Prock leads the way over Nick Baran and Kyle O’Gara who each have an average finish of 3.5. The other drivers who are eligible for the Triple Crown title include Billy Hulbert, Tyler Trainor, Ryan Probst, Patrick Bruns, David Gough, and Rich Corson. Each driver can easily be identified by the yellow tape that will be affixed to their car’s roll cage. The night also features the season finales for the STARS Classic Modifieds, INEX Legends, CSR Super Cups, and Legacy Midwest Series. In the Classic Modifieds, Darren Ihrke holds a slim six point advantage over Greg Wills coming into the finale. The CSR Super Cup point battle has heated up in recent weeks with Dallas Frueh clinging to a 67-point lead over Jamie Domski with one race to go. Kids are encouraged to come on out to the track to compete in the "The World Famous" Big Wheel Races that will be run during an intermission prior to the feature races. Furthermore, throughout the night, there will be plenty of giveaways, raffles, and maybe a surprise or two. Fans are encouraged to stay at the track after races are over so that they can partake in the season ending pit party featuring Babe's Hot Dogs and a DJ. As part of a special deal to thank the fans for their commitment and devotion to the sport of auto racing and the Short Track Auto Racing Series, adult tickets are just $5! Kids age 5-12 get in for $2. Children age 4 and under are free! Pit gates open at 2 p.m. 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.

ALEX PRUETT MEMORIAL FORMER WINNERS 2008 – Anderson Speedway – Travis Young 2009 – Columbus Motor Speedway – Caleb Armstrong 2010 – Columbus Motor Speedway – Dalton Armstrong 2011 – Grundy County Speedway – Tanner Swanson 2012 – Grundy County Speedway – Tyler Cottongim 2013 – Grundy County Speedway – Austin Prock

CURRENT 2014 STARS NATIONAL MIDGET POINT STANDINGS (AFTER 11 OF 12 RACES): 1. 41-Austin Prock (1338), 2. 25-Tyler Trainor (1128), 3. 99p-Ryan Probst (1121), 4. 88-Billy Hulbert (1015), 5. 87-Nick Baran (1009), 5. 88-Billy Hulbert (910), 6. 33h-Kyle Hamilton (883), 7. 11-Tyler Baran (870), 8. 99-Kyle O'Gara (734), 9. 32w-Nick Wagner (640), 10. 36-Jim Anderson (604)

SAFETY-KLEEN TRIPLE CROWN POINT STANDINGS (AFTER 2 OF 3 RACES) (Average finish in parentheses) 1. Austin Prock-(2), T2. Nick Baran-(3.5), T2 Kyle O'Gara-(3.5), T4. Billy Hulbert-(7), T4. Tyler Trainor-(7), 6. Ryan Probst-(8.5), 7. Patrick Bruns-(10.5), 8. David Gough-(11.5), 9. Rich Corson-(13)

 

 

FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT SATURDAY, SEPT. 27

Bob Crace, Sr. Race October 4

Late Models Paying $5,000 to win/Sprints $2,500 To Win!

Championship Night October 4

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO- The best deal in auto racing-- a full racing program of the three premier classes plus an enduro and Legend cars-- may just get better! At least for next year!Atomic Speedway owner Brad McCown has upped the ante in an effort to get a record breaking crowd for this Saturday’s Fan Appreciation Night at the speedway, saying “If we get support on this fan night like we did on the first one this year, we may just have a FREE fan night in 2015. Invite your friends and neighbors for a good time featuring two premier racing classes. It is going to be a fun night!”

"If everyone who was at the last race brings five friends, then it will be a good crowd. If everyone somehow gets ten extra folks to come, then we will have a great crowd, perhaps a record-breaking crowd and a great place in history for Atomic Speedway." Gates open at 4, Warm-ups at 6 p.m. and racing is at 7:30 p.m.

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Some tracks "water-down" the program for fan appreciation night. Not Atomic! Atomic Speedway will bring on its "A"-Game" with an all star line up of Super Late Models, 410 Outlaw Sprints, and Octane AMRA Modifieds. In addition to that, the Legend Cars and and enduro will be run.

"We want to continue to reward fans for their loyalty," said McCown. "And we want to build our fan base by letting fans in at an affordable family price, to win new fans, and promote racing at all levels. We hav a great facility and a great place to watch races and spend time with your friends and family."

Atomic Speedway would like to remind everyone that the Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial Race will be October 4. Coming this Saturday, September 27 is Fan Appreciation Night #2, a night that the speedway honors its fans with just a $5.00 General Admission. The night will be crowned officially as the Petland Night at The Races! Owner Brad McCown says “Bring a friend, Bring a Neighbor! And Experience some of the best dirt track racing in the country!”

On Fan Appreciation Night #2 on September 27th race fans will get to see two premier divisions plus two strong support divisions for the low price of just $5. 410 Outlaw sprints will be on hand for $2,000 to win, plus the AMRA Late Models will be on hand for a $2,000 to win show. Additionally, AMRA Octane Modifieds will race for $1,000 to win, plus Legend Cars and the Dreadlands Haunted Woods Enduro. Title Sponsors are Gullion Enterprises for the Late Models, Pine Tree Towing and Recovery for the Sprints, Advanced Services Heating and Cooling for the Modifieds.

Petland of Chillicothe will have puppies, reptiles, birds and more for people to enjoy and to learn about. Bring the kids for a family-friendly night at the races-- the Petland Night at The Races, Saturday, September 27th!

This is a show fans will not want to miss and it comes at a bargain price! Gates open at 4 p.m. with warm-ups at 6 p.m.

In the past week tons of dirt has have been moved, the track surface reworked, and the infield pond reclaimed in an effort to make racing a first-class, enjoyable experience for all racers and fans.

With many tracks closed for the season, Atomic has a solid month and a half of high-quality race programming on the racing card.

The Dirt Track Racing Championship Series (DTRC) will run its inaugural event at the October 4 Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial as part of season championship night. The DTRC is the brainchild of longtime race promoter Mike Jewell. As part of this event Jewell will be presenting the winner with the "Legendary Trophy" that is on display at Atomic. The Crace Memorial will pay $5,000 to the winner!

Also, this night the 410 Sprint cars will run for a potent $2,500 to win purse. Some of the best open wheel names in the business are slated to be on hand as Atomic has averaged nearly 30 cars per night all season long. Admission this night is $15 General Admission.

October is a big month for Atomic Speedway. Plans are being finalized for one of the biggest events in open wheel racing nationwide--The Open Wheel Championships on October 23-24-25. That event will pay $15,000 to the winner of the 410 sprint main, plus $5,000 to the non-wing sprint winner, and $5,000 to the AMRA Modified winner. Additionally, non-qualifiers will race for $2,065 to win in the Charlie McCann Memorial.

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

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

Upcoming Schedule

September 27- FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT #2 Sprints, AMRA Late Models AMRA Modifieds, Ohio Valley Roofers Legends, plus Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

October 4-Season Championships: $2,500 to win Sprints & BOB CRACE SR MEMORIAL- $5,000 to win DTRC/AMRA Late Models, plus $1,000 to win Modifieds and Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

October 11- Cancer Awareness Night: Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

October 18-No Racing

 

 

Season Finale Saturday at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 24, 2014) – One more night is all that remains of the 2014 season at Dodge City Raceway Park.

And, in three days, a new set of track champions will be decided upon when the final checkered flag flies on Saturday night’s Second Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.

While the United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) headline Saturday’s card that goes green at 7:00 p.m., an entire season’s worth of on-track battles will come to a conclusion.

With a couple of division battles hanging in the balance and a couple virtually decided, numerous positions throughout the top ten in each class are up for grabs.

A look at the current top ten in each DCRP championship chase division entering Saturday’s ender.

IMCA Modifieds:

Ryan Heger kept his title hopes alive by racing to a runner-up finish last time out on August 23, cutting Austin Allen’s lead to just 13 points going into the finale. Allen can secure the title by finishing fourth or better. Anything lower than that though and the door is wide open for Heger, who has topped each of the last two season finales.

And keep an eye on the four-some from fourth to seventh (Nick Link, Jesse Smith, Mike Lunow and Kale Beavers), as only 24 points separate them in the battle for position.

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

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

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Austin Allen (Wichita, KS) 1,287, 2. Ryan Heger (Hugoton, KS) 1,274, 3. Cole Traugott (Woodward, OK) 1,232, 4. Nick Link (Rolla, KS) 1,202, 5. (tie) Jesse Smith (Dodge City, KS) 1,195 and Mike Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 1,195, 7. Kale Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 1,178, 8. William Nusser (Larned, KS) 1,110, 9. Joel Lane (Ulysses, KS) 1,049, 10. Tracy Link (Hugoton, KS) 1,029.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Four wins and four runner-up finishes in ten evens has Jeff Kaup a solid 117 points ahead in his quest for a second consecutive track championship. Far enough ahead that showing up on Saturday will put it away.

Toby Witthuhn is just two points ahead of Austin Walker in the battle for third, with both well within reach of second-ranked Josh Appel, who is just 24 ahead of Witthuhn.

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

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jeff Kaup (Woodward, OK) 1,414, 2. Josh Appel (Dodge City, KS) 1,297, 3. Toby Witthuhn (Garden City, KS) 1,273, 4. Austin Walker (Utica, KS) 1,271, 5. Tristen Barton (Dighton, KS) 1,196, 6. Jason Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 1,181, 7. Brian May (Spearville, KS) 1,149, 8. Randle McRoberts (Dodge City, KS) 1,121, 9. Bart Baker (Dodge City, KS) 1,109, 10. Kevin Tabor (Dodge City, KS) 1,056.

IMCA Stock Cars:

With a 74 point advantage entering Saturday’s finale, Perry Misner can secure his second title in three years by taking the green flag in the feature event.

While Dusty Witthuhn could steal the title by winning the feature if Misner somehow doesn’t make the start, Witthuhn is more in danger of losing second place to Michael Pepper, who is just 11 points back.

Another battle among the top five is Randy Dowell with a three-point edge over Reagan Sellard in the fight for fourth.

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

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Perry Misner (Garden City, KS) 1,283, 2. Dusty Witthuhn (Bazine, KS) 1,209, 3. Michael Pepper (Lakin, KS) 1,198, 4. Randy Dowell (Ulysses, KS) 1,153, 5. Reagan Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 1,150, 6. Marlin Hogie (Ulysses, KS) 1,101, 7. Brett Copeland (Fowler, KS) 1,086, 8. Kyle Tillery (Beaver, OK) 839, 9. Karson Love (Rosston, OK) 789, 10. Ron Hartman (Ulysses, KS) 728.

Thunder Cars:

The Thunder Car battle comes down to a one-night showdown between Matt O’Hair and William Bauer, with O’Hair holding a slim five-point lead entering the finale.

O’Hair has won two of the last four to move atop the point charts while Bauer’s runner-up finish last time out on August 23 was the best of a season in which he has finished no lower than sixth.

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

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Matt O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 1,242, 2. William Bauer (Ness City, KS) 1,237, 3. Dan Rogers (Buffalo, OK) 1,195, 4. Bryan Habiger (Ingalls, KS) 1,123, 5. Tom Reed (Kalvesta, KS) 1,109, 6. Norman Carr (Garden City, KS) 1,082, 7. Cody Davis (Bucklin, KS) 986, 8. Michael Penrod (Moscow, KS) 865, 9. David Berger (Dodge City, KS) 847, 10. Dustin Walker (Buffalo, OK) 786.

Hornets:

With seven wins in seven features, defending champ Jarett Lunow is one night away from perfection on the inner asphalt oval.

Feature Winners: Jarett Lunow 7.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jarett Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 1,050, 2. Brandon Bogner (Wright, KS) 967, 3. Marci O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 891, 4. Kohl Ricke (Dodge City, KS) 846, 5. Jarred Nightengale (Dodge City, KS) 701, 6. Andy Copeland (Fowler, KS) 676, 7. Zak Moore (Dodge City, KS) 528, 8. Nathan Barton (Dighton, KS) 348, 9. Tyler Olson (Tyrone, OK) 270, 10. Cheryl Copeland (Fowler, KS) 261.

Tickets to Saturday’s Second Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event at DCRP featuring URSS Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Thunder Cars and Hornets are just $15 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.

 

 

Bell Ready for WoO Double after Busy Week of Dirt Work!

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (September 24, 2014) – It was just another typical week of racing for Christopher Bell with a varied mix of World of Outlaws 410-ci Sprint Cars, Midgets and Silver Crown over the course of six days.

The results weren’t quite what the 19-year-old from Norman, OK, is accustomed to though, with a runner-up finish in the USAC Midget portion of Eldora Speedway’s Four Crown Nationals the best of five events during the week.

This week, it’s back to World of Outlaws action aboard the Fox Brothers No. 53 at Indiana’s Bloomington Speedway on Friday and then Michigan’s Berlin Raceway in Marne on Saturday.

“It wasn’t very good,” Bell says of the past week of action.

It started with three nights of World of Outlaws action before finishing off with Midget and Silver Crown competition at Four Crown Nationals.

Last Tuesday’s event kicked off two nights of World of Outlaws competition in Indiana before shifting to Eldora for opening night of the Four Crown Nationals on Friday. And, on each occasion, Bell found himself deep in the field after qualifying.

“We just didn’t qualify very good, we have to do better at that,” Bell says.

Bell marched forward each time, racing from 21st to finish 11th at Kokomo before moving on to the Terre Haute Action Track on Wednesday. Bell was on the march again from 15th, only to settle for 13th after a late bobble.

Bell finished off the set of World of Outlaws events much the same by racing from 22nd to 14th at Eldora Speedway on Friday, making it a total of 20 feature positions gained over three nights.

Saturday’s Four Crown Nationals started off in promising fashion with Bell fast in both Midget and Silver Crown hot laps before setting second quick time in Midget qualifying.

Bell then followed that up with quick time in the Silver Crown ranks, only to have the time disallowed after a change of wheels resulted in a car-width that violated regulations.

With the balance of the Four Crown Nationals pushed back to Sunday, Bell rebounded from an early crash in the Midget feature to salvage a runner-up finish in the Keith Kunz Motorsports Toyota No. 71 Midget before blowing a tire and tagging the wall in the RPM/Gormly No. 99 Silver Crown car.

“We got caught up in that crash in the Midget feature, we were lucky to get back out and get back up to second,” Bell says.

“The track was good for the Midgets, but it started taking rubber in the Sprint Car feature and was locked-down by the time we got on it for the Silver Crown feature,” Bell explains. “It was rubbered up, we blew a tire and hit the wall.”

With another busy week of racing action in the books, Bell will try to add another notch to the World of Outlaws win column this weekend after scoring his first series win at Jacksonville, IL, earlier this year. And with that, he’ll also try to boost his overall win total of 20 for 2014.

2014 Quick Stats: 87 races, 20 wins, 45 top-fives, 57 top-tens.

Next Up:

Friday, Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN) - Fox Brothers No. 53 winged Sprint Car (World of Outlaws)

Saturday, Berlin Raceway (Marne, MI) – Fox Brothers No. 53 winged Sprint Car (World of Outlaws)

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.

 

 

Tankersley One Race From Claiming ASCS Gulf South Championship

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Sept. 24, 2014) - Channin Tankersley has never won a sprint car championship.

That should change this Saturday when he tackles the ASCS Gulf South Region season finale at Battleground Speedway. Tankersley holds a 101-point lead in the championship standings entering the event.

"We've been working hard all year long for the championship," he said. "The goal has been to stay consistent week in and week out. I believed that if I did that I'd have a real shot at winning the championship."

According to ASCS rules, Tankersley will earn 50 points for at least making an effort to compete on Saturday even if he doesn't take a competitive green flag. That would lock up the title even if the driver who is second in the championship standings won the feature.

"We're going there to win the race," Tankersley said. "I can breathe a little easier knowing the points situation, but we aren't going just to show up. I want another win."

Tankersley, who has one ASCS Gulf South Region win this season, leads the region with nine top fives and 16 top 10s in 19 features this season.

He has also finished in the top six during three of his four races at Battleground Speedway this season.

"We've ran well at Battleground this year, but haven't won there yet," he said. "That's my home track so there'd be no better way to close this thing out than by winning the race."

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 2 wins, 13 top fives, 23 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Marvin and Peggy Pearson

Marvin and Peggy Pearson have owned and sponsored sprint cars for several years.

"Marvin and Peggy Pearson stepped up to the plate to give me a great opportunity to pursue the ASCS Gulf South Region championship this year," Tankersley said. "I can't thank them enough for their support and I look forward to taking them to the title."

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

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Hanks Lands Just Outside the Top 10 Both Nights During Midwest Fall Brawl

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (Sept. 24, 2014) - Brandon Hanks is pleased with his results last weekend during the Midwest Fall Brawl at I-80 Speedway.

Hanks finished just outside the top 10 both nights during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader and he improved each time he hit the high-banked track.

"My goal is always top 10 and make the A Main," he said. "When I was walking through the pits I was just hoping to make the show. The baddest of the bad were there. Almost all the top 360 drivers were racing there."

The weekend started on Friday with Hanks winning his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That locked him into the feature redraw. Hanks lined up on the inside of the second row for the main event after pulling the No. 3 in the random draw.

"We kind of had a hard time getting our hands around the setup," he said. "We were pretty tight in the feature. I had never been there before. That was a tough place for me to get my head wrapped around, but it was fun. I learned a lot and got a lot better as the weekend went along."

Hanks spent most of the race competing for a top 10 before he finished 11th.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday with Hanks opening the finale by charging from eighth to fourth place in a heat race.

"The heat race is just as important as the feature," he said. "It's hard to pass and the best time to pass is right on the start. Once we got strung out after two laps there was no catching the leaders."

His result was good enough to lock Hanks into the main event, which he started 13th.

"We were a little too tight again," he said. "I got a little bit better. It was a solid weekend. I wanted a top 10, but I'm still happy with the weekend."

Hanks capped the weekend with a 12th-place result.

He is scheduled to compete this Friday and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It's my favorite race of the year," he said. "Lucas Oil Speedway is pretty much my favorite race track. They don't call it the Diamond of the Dirt Tracks for no reason."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 19 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 11 (3).

Sept. 20 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 4 (8); Feature: 12 (13).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial 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 - Hinchman Racewear

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"I want to thank Hinchman Racewear for keeping me safe whenever something goes wrong," Hanks said. "The quality of their products is second to none."

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

 

 

Big Time Wins Come With KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: Drivers using KSE Products found themselves taking home the hardware from various tracks over the weekend.

Wayne Johnson put together a brilliant weekend at the I-80 Speedway that ultimately netted him $50K. Getting his broom out during Fall Brawl III, Johnson used his KSE Power Steering products to steer his way to a very nice pay day as he swept the event.

Joey Saldana had a monster week with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, and he put an exclamation point on his weekend, as he used his KSE Power Steering Products to pick up a win at the Eldora Speedway during Four Crown weekend, and also claimed the Commonwealth Clash at the Lernerville Speedway.

Not to be out done, Donny Schatz also put together a two win weekend, as he picked up his first career wins at the Kokomo Speedway and the Terre Haute Action Track, moving his season total to 22 series wins, all coming with KSE Racing Products.

Brady Bacon had a very stout weekend with the USAC National Sprint Car Series. On Thursday night, Bacon picked up a win at the Terre Haute Action Track by way of a last lap pass, before winning the Sprint Car portion of the Four Crown on Sunday at Eldora.

Danny Dietrich also won two races over the weekend as he scored at the Lincoln Speedway and at the Susquehanna Speedway Park, Brent Marks won at Williams Grove, Dale Blaney grabbed yet another All Star Win, as Danny Smith won at Brushcreek, Tim Crawley took top honors at ‘The Ditch’, Colby Copeland won a Civil War thriller in Petaluma, CA while Justin Sanders landed in victory lane at the Ocean Speedway.

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Array Of Wins For BR Motorsports Drivers

PETERSEN MEDIA: Drivers and teams using various parts and pieces from BR Motorsports and King Racing Products picked up wins all over the West coast over the weekend.

In a very exciting race at the Petaluma Speedway with the Civil War Series, Colby Copeland picked up his frsit career series win at home track of his car owners, Jim and Annette VanLare. Copeland’s machine is made up a various components from BR Motorsports.

Chargin’ Charles Davis, Jr used his BR Motorsports products to pick up a win in Casa Grande, AZ while Lorne Wofford also found victory lane in the state of Arizona.

Though he wasn’t on the West Coast, Tim Crawley was stout at the Riverside Internal Speedway in West Memphis, AR, as he parked the No. 88 machine in victory lane at ‘The Ditch”.

Ryan Bernal returned to his winning ways as he scored another win the USAC Western Classic Series at the Marysville Raceway Park with King Racing Products and BR Motorsports components on his Phulps No. 56 entry, while Trey Marcharm took the King Racing Prodcuts Factory No. 73 Josh Ford Motorsports Midget to victory lane in Bakersfield, CA.

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Bad Luck Bites White At Fall Brawl III

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending her weekend in Greenwood, NE with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Harli White had some bad luck on Saturday night that cost her big time during Fall Brawl III.

“Overall with the weekend we had, it was not all bad, as I really think we learned a lot about our car, and we really are getting faster, though our results from the weekend did not show it,” Harli White explained.

Following a brutal Friday night, White and her Harli White Racing team were back in action on Saturday night for the Fall Brawl III finale.

Getting to the lead in her heat race, White looked to be well on her way to the A Main event, but trouble would strike, as the U Join broke on her Mesilla Valley Transportation/Jerry Tucker Roustabout/Lucas Oil backed entry, ending her heat race, and forcing her into the B Main.

Being scored last in her heat, White was lined up scratch on the field in the B main, with a lot of ground to make up for any shot at making the feature event.

Making repairs to her machine, White and company made some changes to their set up, and White was off and running in the B Main.

From her 14th starting spot, White worked around the I 80 Speedway as he climbed inside the Top-10 and began battling with Jack Dover.

Sitting in the ninth spot, White’s night would come to an end, as he crossed the finish line in the same position, missing out on a transfer to the feature.

“It was disappointing to break in our heat race, but we were fast, and that was a positive out of a bad situation,” she added. “We struggled so much on Friday, that was a breath of fresh air, and now we will look to Wheatland, MO.”

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-43, Wins-0, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-15.

ON TAP: White will be back in action this weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour as she will compete in the Hockett/McMillin Memorial at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO.

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Wednesdays with Wayne – 61,150 Reasons to be Happy!

(Bill W) September 24, 2014 – First and second in the Knoxville Nationals may pay more, but no other sprint car driver will take home more in one day than Wayne Johnson did last Saturday night. In addition to sweeping features worth $8,000 total, a $50,000 bonus and lap money brought $61,150 home to Knoxville, Iowa for the veteran driver in the Fall Brawl at I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska. The Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team heads to the Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri Friday and Saturday for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

The only race Wayne wouldn’t win would be his heat in Friday’s prelim where he ran second after starting fourth. “Jason (Johnson) and I were racing hard for the spot,” he says. “It was more me blocking him than anything. The racetrack is so wide there, and the speeds so great, that you have to anticipate slidejobs. So I was blocking a little bit. Once I finally got him cleared and got up to speed, I was able to run Stevie (Smith) down. It just got too late to get by him.”

After redrawing a starting spot outside row one for Friday’s $3,000 to win feature, he would lead the distance. “We had like five tries to start the race, and on the last one, Seth (Bergman) got the jump on me,” says Wayne. “We were still able to get by him coming off of turn two. We were able to lead every lap.”

Wayne was complimentary of the staff at I-80 Speedway for providing a great racing surface all weekend. “There was a little bit of traffic on Friday, but not too much,” he says. “There were a few moments in traffic there that were tough, but the car has been just great the last month. They did a great job with the racetrack last weekend. Especially on Saturday, when they had gotten all the rain.”

Two and a half inches fell on the speedway overnight. With the heats looking fast with not much passing, drawing a six for a starting spot Saturday night didn’t bode well. “I thought we were in trouble,” says Wayne. “The way the racetrack was when we drew…it was still pretty fast. We were lucky to have a long intermission. The corners dried up quite a bit.”

The track was definitely racy by feature time. A great start saw Wayne jump to third on the first lap. He was sitting in third when an open red came out at the halfway point (for Brian Brown). “We didn’t change a lot,” he says. “The biggest thing for me was making up my mind about one and two. I was kind of being a sissy, because I knew some cars had turned over down there. I finally just decided either run the thing through there, crash it and get it over with, or go get the damn money.”

The change in mentality won Wayne the race and the cash. “The car was actually going through there nice,” he says of the cushion in one and two. “I was shocked. I had a little trouble early. I jumped the curb a little bit, and that’s when Brown crashed behind me.”

On lap 16 of 30, Wayne would get by Jason Johnson and set his sights on the leader, Dusty Zomer. “On the long run, the car just got better and better,” he says. “I actually got too excited at one point. I came off of two and about ran Dusty over. I knew about three laps before that he was really struggling off of turn two. I was just hoping he wouldn’t move up the track and take my line away.”

Wayne persevered and took the lead on lap 24. “I kind of overdid the slidejob the first time,” he says. “I over-slid him and he got back by. Coming off of two though, I knew what I had to do. Instead of sliding from the bottom of the top, I got in there with him side by side and took the line away.”

A little bit of amnesia came with the big win. “It was a good race. I can honestly say I’ve never forgot a race,” says Wayne. “When I took the lead with five to go, I said to myself, ‘O.K., five to go.’ Then I said, ‘Holy $%&, five to go?’ I counted down the next time around, four to go! The next time I came by that I could actually remember, he was waving the checkered flag. I don’t even remember the last three laps! I’ve never done that. I don’t know if adrenaline took over or what.”

$61,150 in the bank doesn’t hurt, whether you remember the last few laps or not. “It’s no secret that we’ve been struggling here for some time,” says Wayne. “That money will go a long way for us. It will really help us going into the offseason. We still have plenty of racing to go though, so I think this will give us some momentum too.”

Last but not least, Wayne has a special day coming up. “I have to wish my daughter Paige a Happy Birthday! She’s going to be seven on Friday. Unfortunately, we’ll be down in Wheatland racing that day, but we’ll catch up next week when we have the week off.”

Follow Updates on Facebook!

Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link… http://www.facebook.com/#!/WayneJohnsonRacing

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Wayne's Fast Facts

On the 4th of July, 2008, Wayne won at the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas under the ASCS National banner. He drove the Hammers/Forbes #94 ahead of Zach Chappell, Jason Johnson, Jack Dover and Gary Wright.

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Reutzel Races to Strong Fall Brawl Finish!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (September 24, 2014) – After more of the same nasty luck reared its ugly head once again on Friday, fortune finally turned for Aaron Reutzel with a strong run from 16th to seventh in Saturday night’s Fall Brawl finale at Greenwood, Nebraska’s I-80 Speedway.

It was the dose of positive momentum that Reutzel and the BC Fundz/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple-X Chassis team needed going into this weekend’s Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO.

Coming off a slew of misfortune in recent weeks, much seemed the same for the Clute, TX, driver early on in I-80’s Fall Brawl.

“The draw didn’t go our way either night,” Reutzel explained. “We had good positions but not the right cars, we had some of the fastest cars in front of us and around us both nights.”

Track conditions didn’t help with the draw position either.

“It was one-lane, locked down in the heat races both nights, there wasn’t a lot you could you,” Reutzel says. “It was good for the features though.”

After starting third and finishing third in his Friday heat, Reutzel was in “B” Main action and on the move right away in the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine.

But it didn’t last long. “We were taking the lead going down the frontstretch,” Reutzel says. “I don’t know exactly what happened, but it pulled a spark plug wire right off.” And just like that, Reutzel’s Friday effort was done.

Reutzel’s luck began to turn for the better on Saturday with an Ian Madsen penalty for jumping a start moving Reutzel to third and putting him 16th in the feature starting grid.

And, after riding through the early portion of the race, Reutzel was on the move over the latter half of the feature in the Scott Baylor Racing Engines/Basic One Services entry, charging all the way up to seventh by the time the checkered flag flew.

And, more importantly, Reutzel finally saw a checkered flag for the first time in a while.

“With seven DNF’s in a row, I was nervous, I was bound and determined to finish the race,” Reutzel says.

“When the middle went away, you had to go up and pound the fence to get around,” Reutzel explains. “I just didn’t want to crash or have something go wrong so I waited a while to do it.”

Reutzel could only resist the temptation so long in the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics machine.

“I finally went up there and we just took off,” Reutzel says. “We started doing that and went from about 12th or so to finish seventh. If we had done that earlier, we probably could have been a top five.”

Reutzel admits the recent spate of bad luck affected his approach.

“I was just a little messed up in the head,” Reutzel says. “That many DNF’s and you just want to finish a race.”

With that mission accomplished, Reutzel and the No. 87 team can focus on winning with this weekend’s Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway.

“Hopefully we’ve got all that stuff out of the way, now I can just focus on driving and getting up front.”

Reutzel enters this weekend ranked ninth in Lucas Oil ASCS National points with an eye focused towards adding to his overall total of six feature wins thus far in 2014.

2014 Quick Stats: 51 races, 6 “A” Main wins, 22 top-fives, 32 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS action with the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO, this Friday and Saturday.

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

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

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on 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.

 

 

McQueen Has Strong Run; Can’t Capture Break at Home Track

By Robert Haugh

Bakersfield’s Shannon “Lightning” McQueen was once again blistering fast in the McQueen Racing #7 Lucas Oil/Simpson Race Products Spike/Esslinger by Duane McQueen, but couldn’t muster luck at he home track, the 1/3-mile Bakersfield Speedway in the USAC-Western States event.

Though running as high as second in the 30-lap feature, McQueen reached second, dicing positions with the eventual top two finishers. McQueen was comfortably running third with the leaders within sights, when she got shuffled back after a bad restart after a caution around Lap 20. McQueen crammed on the brakes to avoid hitting a spinning car in front of her. Unfortunately, doing so bogged the engine and she killed the motor, having to fall toward the rear on the ensuing restart. In just a few laps, McQueen charged back to eighth, a solid Top 10 finish, despite running in the Top three much of the race.

“Not the finish the guys deserved by any means, we had a podium car for sure. We just can’t catch a break in our home town,” said a disappointed McQueen.

McQueen started the evening with the fourth fastest qualification time, and then methodically moved up to second in her Heat race after starting fifth.

McQueen returns to action in November for a USAC-WS/National events in Arizona, followed by the 2014 Turkey Nite Midget Grand Prix.

McQueen became the first woman to win a BCRA Midget championship in 2011 when she claimed the BCRA Dirt Midget crown, then claimed the 2012 USAC-Western States Midget championship, amassing four Heat race wins, nine Top 5 runs, three fast time awards and 13 Top 10s in 2012. McQueen also holds track records at Silver Dollar Speedway and Orange Show Speedway.

McQueen 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.

 

 

Full Circle Racing Shows Strength once Again, Can’t Catch Luck

By Robert Haugh

Continuing a disappointing string of unfortunate luck, Full Circle Racing was hoping for a strong run at Bakersfield Speedway, but Lady Luck dictated otherwise.

Former USAC-Western States Midget champion Ricky Shelton and teammate Terry Nichols couldn’t get lady luck on their side in the 30-lap USAC-Western States Midget event on Sept. 20 at the one-third mile Bakersfield Speedway.

Shelton began the evening by chauffeuring #71 Monster Seal/Hall Ass Racing Stealth/Ed Pink Ford to the eighth fastest time in qualifications in the stellar 20-car field after coming out of the gate strong with Top 8 times in practice. After a disappointing sixth place Heat race finish, Shelton masterfully piloted the #71 mount into the Top 10 after starting 16th, reaching eighth place by lap 12 before losing a coil wire and exiting the race prematurely.

Nichols began the evening mid-pack in hot laps in the #1p Spike/Van Dyne. Nichols fought engine gremlins during his Heat race, eventually resolving the issues prior to the feature, where he started toward the rear. Nichols was turned upside down on lap 3 of the feature, making it a disappointing evening for Full Circle Racing, which had high hopes. Though fighting luck and unavoidable situations, the FCR team continues to show they can run up front.

Shelton returned to Midget racing last year, when after over 15 years, Shelton and his championship Crew Chief Hindman came together midway through 2013, culminating in a strong showing at the 2013 Turkey Night Midget Grand Prix under the Full Circle Racing banner in their debut race as a new team.

Not blessed with enormous finances, the newly formed Southern California Midget has received generous support from many individuals, with special thanks to Midget racing icon Floyd Alvis for providing the chassis and Shane Scully for lending the engine to launch Full Circle Racing.

Shelton and Hindman claimed the 1997 USAC-Western States Midget championship together and are looking forward to coming Full Circle after winning many races and championships together.

Shelton claimed the 1997 USAC Western States championship and rookie-of-the-year laurels, claiming more than 15 Midget victories from 1997 to 1999 and also claimed third place in the USAC National Midget series in 1998 with wins at such races as the Rich Vogler Classic at Winchester Speedway and Eagle Nationals in Lincoln, Neb., as well as a fifth-place finish at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Shelton also owns the six-lap track record at the prestigious Belleville Midget High Banks in Kansas set in 1998.

Hindman has claimed many championships, feature wins and track records as a crew chief, most recently having claimed both USAC Western States and Bay Cities Racing Association championships along with multiple wins and track records.

FCR supporters include Hall Ass Racing, Monster Seal, So Cal Nitrous and Race Fuel, Scully Engineering, Hansen Welding, Floyd Alvis, Kevin Triplett, IMPACT Safety, Van Dyne Engineering, Pro Tech Services, Gansen Racing, Western Proformance, Coast Fabrication, Rod End Supply and West Evans Motorsports.

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2014 WALT BRANCO MEMORIAL

By:karrace24@gmail.com

The seventh annual Walt Branco Memorial race for traditional non-wing sprint cars—the spec-sprint variety—takes place Friday night September 26th at Ocean Speedway.

From hardcore drag racer to hardcore dirt tracker, Walt Branco was introduced to sprint cars by his friend C.J. Stubbles in the early ‘90s. That’s 1990s not 1890s for the older folks.

In honor of Walt Branco and his car #6X, Sprint car owner Joe Vonschriltz is posting an additional $2100 to the top-six finishers of Friday night’s main event: 1st- $600, 2nd- $500, 3rd- $400, 4th- $300, 5th- $200, 6th- $100.

Branco became a car owner shortly after his introduction to sprint cars and offered his first-class mount to drivers such as Rick Williams, Chuck Gurney Jr. and Randy Hannagan.

Walt’s coaching and guidance in Shane Golobic’s early career has paid big dividends with Golobic only one race away from a second Ocean Speedway-Taco Bravo championship in 2014.

“The wing sprinters inherited the Johnny Key Memorial race, so we thought an annual race for the non-wing spec-sprints would be a good way to honor Walt for his dedication and commitment to open wheel racing,” Vonschriltz said.

Branco enjoyed providing opportunities for young talented drivers and thought that spec-sprints with simple limitations to engines, weight, tires and carburation was a good starting point for someone desiring a career in open wheel racing.

His last appearance at a racetrack was in April of 2008, watching Golobic win the Golden State Challenge event for 410 winged sprinters at Ocean Speedway.

He entered the hospital for a heart condition in July of that year and a week later sprint car racing lost a dedicated, loyal and ingenious car owner.

“Walt loved every aspect of sprint car racing,” Vonschriltz said, “From figuring out what equipment to buy, assembling the car, hanging out at the track before and after the races, and most of all watching his 6X turning laps.”

Ryan Bernal won the first memorial race at 14 and repeated the feat again in 2010. According to his latest text message, Bernal won’t be trying for a third title this year. Morgan Hill’s Devon Ostheimer won in 2009 at the ripe old age of 16. Taylor Simas of Oroville made the five-hour trek to the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds quarter-mile clay oval to win the big one in 2011. Geoff Ensign of Sebastopol added the Branco Memorial title to go along with his USAC Western Classic championship in 2012. And in 2013, Tommy La Liberte of Gilroy topped off his Ocean Speedway spec-sprint championship with his first Branco Memorial win.

Pit gates open at 1:00 p.m. for racers and spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps and qualifying beginning at 5:30 p.m.

 

 

'The Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne' Next on Ryan Wilson's 2014 Schedule Wilson Finished 2nd at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 19th

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

Maytown, PA (September 24th, 2014) - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania will host the very first ‘Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne’ this Saturday night, September 27th. This inaugural marquee event will feature some of the country’s finest ‘410’ sprint car pilots, as well as a healthy dose of ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ regulars, all racing wing-to-wing for a shot at $20,000. Ryan Wilson, a weekly competitor in the heart of central Pennsylvania during the 2014 ‘regular’ season, will join ‘the best of the best’ this Saturday night for a shot at not only the five-digit winner’s share, but also a chance to solidify himself in Lincoln Speedway history. The unique ‘Dirt Classic’ format will feature qualifying time trials, as well as two sets of heat races, in which will all help to set up the evening’s main event lineup. Ryan Wilson, who pilots the Pork - Be Inspired, Dent Tech, Delco Designs, Thru It All Body Shop, Obers Firewood, Subway of Manchester, no. 2 ‘410’ sprinter, has earned two top-five and three top-ten finishes at the Pigeon Hills facility in 2014, and will hunt for a career-first ‘410’ win this Saturday night.

Ryan Wilson will technically kick-off the upcoming weekend on Friday evening, September 26th at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The ‘National Open’ tune-up will be contested on Friday night at the world famous half-mile; including a full World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series format to prepare local teams for the upcoming ‘Outlaw’ invasion on October 3rd & 4th . Wilson finished on the podium during his last Williams Grove Speedway start on Friday night, September 19th; leading nearly every lap before losing the top spot to eventual winner, Brent Marks. The Maytown, Pennsylvania native led 23 out of 25 laps during feature competition, holding on to finish second, officially.

Those interested in learning more about the upcoming ‘Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne’ at Lincoln Speedway should visit the venue online at www.lincolnspeedway.com; or visit the official online home of the ‘Dirt Classic’ at www.dirtclassic.com. Information regarding the ‘National Open’ tune-up at Williams Grove Speedway can also be found online; www.williamsgrove.com.

Be sure to keep up with Ryan Wilson on all of the available social networks; including Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RWR29 and Twitter - https://twitter.com/RyanWilson_29 - as well as live on the web at http://www.ryanwilsonracing.com/

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Recent Highlights: Finished 2nd (A-Main) at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA on Friday, September 19th 2014 Wins: 0

============================== 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.

 

 

Dave Shullick Sr., Jim Winks Lead 2014 Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame Class

OSWEGO, NY (September 24, 2014) – With the 2014 Oswego Speedway season now in the books, focus shifts to the Mitchell’s Speedway Press Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame Banquet set to be hosted by the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego on Saturday, November 1.

Drivers Dave Shullick Sr. and Jim Winks will lead this year’s class of six total inductees.

Ohio veteran Shullick, the father of Oswego Speedway ISMA Supermodified track record holder and King of Wings champion Dave Shullick Jr., is a five time Supermodified feature winner at Oswego Speedway.

The Budweiser International Classic is where Shullick truly shined, with eight career top five finishes including three runner-up runs in 1979, 1984, and 1990.

Shullick was also notorious for his qualifying efforts at the International Classic with three career fast time attempts, setting him on the pole position for Supermodified racing’s most prestigious event in 1982, 1985, and 1993.

When all was said and done, Shullick ended his Supermodified career at Oswego Speedway with 28 total top five finishes, despite rarely running an entire season at the ‘Steel Palace.’

Winks, an accomplished dirt and asphalt racer, made his mark at the Speedway in a short span during the 1970’s.

Like Shullick, Winks earned a total of five Supermodified victories at Oswego Speedway, and also shined in the Speedway’s biggest event, the International Classic.

Winks had back to back top five finishes in the Classic in 1977 and 1978 with finishes of third and fourth.

Driving the famed Purdy Deuce, Winks also sat on the front row for the Classic in back to back years in 1973 and 1974. Winks started outside Jim Shampine in ‘73 and qualified on the pole position in ‘74 ahead of Todd Gibson.

Winks’ career at Oswego included a total of 31 top five finishes, along with a fourth place finish in the driver’s championship in ’73.

The remaining class of 2014 includes Modified owner Ed Cloce, Supermodified owners Norm Hagen and Lyle Howard, as well as Speedway official Ed Czirr.

Oswego Speedway’s Hall of Fame Banquet will see cocktails served at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 1 with Hall of Fame presentations to follow dinner.

Ticket sales will be announced soon.

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’.

For more information on Race of Champions Weekend visit online at www.raceofchampions.net.

 

 

TRI STATE TUSSLE: McMahan and CJB Close in on Second in Points

Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania yield great finishes for Car #51 down the stretch

TELFORD, PA. - September 24, 2014 - With only nine races remaining, the pressure to preform is higher than it has been all season.

"You really begin to feel the season wind down once we get back from the second west coast trip," said McMahan, who sits 76 points behind Daryn Pittman for second in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series points standings. "It's a long season but the end of it kind of sneaks up on you. Before you know it, it's almost over and you're still gunning to get some wins and possibly try a few things for the following year."

The #51 Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance machine continued on as it took to the wide and fast surface of Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track on Wednesday, September 17th. It marked the first time since 2006 that the 'Greatest Show on Dirt,' had visited the track.

"It was fun to race at Terre Haute again," commented McMahan. "Time trials were key and we weren't our usual selves. The cool thing is that our CJB team is strong enough to battle back when we get behind a bit. That's what we did at Terre Haute. We slipped a bit in the feature but had a good run nevertheless"

The trek east begin as Eldora Speedway was next up on the list for the traveling circus. A Friday night event during the prestigious Four Crown Weekend gave McMahan and the #51 team one last crack at the legendary half-mile in 2014.

"Eldora is one of those very special race tracks we go to each year," explained McMahan. "We've had a ton of speed there the past years but haven't been able to get a win there. We ran well again but came up short again."

Rounding out the three state trek was the second stop of the season at Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, Pa.

"I feel like Lernerville was a very good race for us," said McMahan. "I ran one of my first races with CJB at the Commonwealth Clash in 2012 and we had success there then. Third was a finish we needed to keep after Daryn (Pittman) in the points."

A weekend duel at Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway and Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich. will close out the month of September as McMahan and CJB look to continue their success.

"Bloomington is a tight bullring and will be a lot of fun to race," noted the California native. "Berlin is a bit of a mystery for us but Barry and the CJB crew are among the absolute best in the pit area so I am sure we'll figure out the setup quickly. We want to end the year on a high note and moving up in the points standings is a goal of ours. We hope we can make it happen."

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

Terre Haute Action Track: 12th/ 2nd (1st)/ 8th (6th)/ 6th (10th) - Winner: Donny Schatz

Eldora Speedway: 3rd/ 4th (4th)/ 2nd (5th)/ 5th (7th) - Winner: Joey Saldana

Lernerville Speedway: 2nd/ 4th (3rd)/ 7th (7th)/ 7th (3rd) - Winner: Joey Saldana

CJB MOTORSPORTS 2014 STATS:

Starts: 81

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 43

Top-10's: 71

Average Time Trial: 6.9

Average A-main finish: 6.4

Total Laps Led: 135

UP NEXT: The season continues to wind down as only nine events remain in the 2014 schedule. McMahan and the CJB team will take on Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway on Friday, September 26 and Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich. on Saturday, September 27.

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

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

 

 

Two Big Weekends of Racing Quickly Approaching at Plymouth Speedway

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) The World Series of Dirt and the Race of Champions will pack the pits and the grandstands for four days of pure horsepower in October.

It all starts on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 when the Sprints on Dirt Series comes to the Playground of Power. This race will determine the season champion in the SODS. The group has been at the track twice this season and the drivers are looking for another wild round of wheel-to-wheel racing with over 800 hp.

Oh, that’s not all.

The Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, Thunder Stocks and Dickies Restaurant 600 Sprint divisions are scheduled that weekend, along with Super Modifieds and Cyber Stocks.

Over 150 cars in seven classes of racing are expected to be a part of this event. Testing is set for Friday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. which is free for the fans. Racing begins at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 4. Free camping is available all weekend.

The next weekend will feature a battle of the top UMP Modified drivers in the country in the Lane Automotive 50 Race of Champions, presented by All Star Performance and Cometic Gasket, Inc.

NASCAR driver David Stremme and his brother Bobby, along with Tri City Speedway UMP Champion Ray Walsh, will compete along with many others in this giant weekend of racing.

The 600 Sprints are also set to slide around the track to make it a full night of action.

The 50-lap Race of Champions is set for two big days: Oct. 11 and Oct. 12. The gates will open at 3 p.m., hot laps will begin at 6 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. ET both days.

For more information including ticket prices, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net.

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.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Heading North!

(Bill W) September 23, 2014 – Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team head north this weekend to help the IRA finish off their season in Wisconsin Friday and Saturday. Friday will see the series tackle the Luxemburg Speedway, and Saturday they will tow to the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam. Last weekend saw the Altoona, Iowa driver suffer some bad luck at the Fall Brawl in Nebraska and finish on the podium Sunday in MOWA action in Quincy, Illinois.

Last Friday saw the prelim for the Fall Brawl at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood. “We weren’t that great in the heat (sixth),” says TMAC. “I didn’t think we had much of a shot making it out of the B starting eighth to be honest. There were a lot of good cars. We just had a really good car. We were able to get all the way up to second, and I felt like we were catching the leader.”

TMAC liked his chances starting outside of row ten in Friday’s prelim. “The car felt really good in the practice lap,” he says. “I-80 is just a neat place. It’s a big track, but a guy can come from the back and win. If you get your car on and drive well, you can overcome some diversity. I really like the track.”

Unfortunately, things were over on the first lap. “I saw Ian (Madsen) get sideways and I thought I might miss it all,” says TMAC. “Someone got across the track, got into the side of me, and we got upside down. It was no one’s fault. I felt bad to tear up (owner) Jeremy’s (Scadden) stuff, but fortunately, we haven’t done that much this year.”

Saturday’s finale saw TMAC start and finish fourth in his heat. “Those heat races are all tough,” he says. “The guy in front of me didn’t get a good start, and we weren’t able to. We ended up finishing right where we started. We were lucky to do that really.”

He would run another B, this time starting fifth. “It was a bad spot to be in,” says TMAC. “There were a bunch of good drivers. We had a pretty good start and we were able to get third (and a feature transfer). I don’t know if it was from the crash the previous night or not, but we started having some motor problems. It was something with an oil ring or something. We were losing a lot of horsepower, especially in the last couple laps of the B.”

He would start 21st in the main event. “When your motor doesn’t run, the car isn’t going to be as good,” says TMAC. “We weren’t as good as the night before. We ended up tenth, which looks good on paper…but we really weren’t that good. There were some guys who had some problems and fell out in front of us. It was unfortunate, because we haven’t had a motor problem all year in Jeremy’s car.”

Wayne Johnson swept both nights and earned a $50,000 bonus. His two day earnings topped $60,000. “I was really happy for Wayne,” says TMAC. “The racer part of me was jealous, but the friend and promoter part were excited for he and his team. That’s the second highest paying race of the year to win. I’m sure he and the family can use it. It’s good for the event, because it creates a lot of hype.”

Sunday found the team a little short on sleep, but headed to Quincy for MOWA action. “I jumped in Carson’s car,” says TMAC. “After our late night Saturday, Doug (Rankin) and Austin (McCarl) had it ready to go. We went down to have some fun. We won at Quincy in 1995, and I don’t know that we’ve been back there since. I remember it being a fun facility that’s neat for the fans and Kenny Dobson is doing a good job with it.”

TMAC would finish fourth in his heat after starting seventh. “We just really couldn’t get going early in the heat race,” he says. “I was running the bottom behind (Jimmy) Hurley and he runs really well down there. I needed to go up top. We missed the Dash by one spot.”

Starting seventh, he would surge to a third place finish. “Again I just messed around on the bottom too long and didn’t get down where I needed to be,” says TMAC of his feature run. “We had a pretty good racecar. I finally got up top and we were able to get to third. It laid rubber at that point, so it was kind of tough to pass. All in all, it was a fun night. We stuck around, signed some autographs and still got out of there by ten o’clock. That made me really happy, because lately we’ve had some really late nights into early morning. We have to get that figured out. Fans can’t interact with the drivers when you do that.”

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 this day in 1989, TMAC participated in the brief history of the USA sprint series at 24 Raceway Park in Moberly, Missouri, driving the Merrill #5m and finishing 12th. Steve Kinser, Dave Blaney and Bobby Allen were on the podium at the end of the night, atop a field of drivers that included young lions Frankie Kerr (Fetter 77) and Stevie Smith (Hamilton 77). In 1995, on this date, he was third in the Cheater’s Day prelim at the Huset’s (SD) Speedway. He would come back in 2000 to win the Cheater’s Day event, besting Gary DeWall, Gregg Bakker, Don Droud Jr. and Terry Reilly.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

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

TMAC Motorsports would like to thank sponsors Country Builders Construction, Rossie Feed and Grain, Bosma Poultry, SnowPlow Snow Pushers – www.TheSnowPlow.com, DeBerg Concrete, Colin Bulmer, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Berryhill Racing, Phil and Vivian, Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises, Ryan Yager Trucking, Vortex Racing, Hoosier Tire, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, Schoenfeld Headers, K&N Filters, Rens Trucking, NutriShop – Maple Grove, MN, HRP, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Bob and Beulah Elder, Engler Injection, T&P Brothers, Winters, Kilani Fender, Inc., DriverWebsites.com, CM Rock, 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.

 

 

Dover Records Two Top 10s During Midwest Fall Brawl at I-80 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (Sept. 23, 2014) - This year's Midwest Fall Brawl didn't favor Jack Dover.

A year after earning his biggest payday in racing thanks to a $20,000 bonus for sweeping the doubleheader at I-80 Speedway, Dover wasn't able to crack the top five during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event.

"We just weren't prepared enough," he said. "I'm still trying to figure this new car out and a combination of other things."

One variable that plagued Dover all weekend was the heavy track conditions, which made it hard to pass following his high pill draw each night.

Dover advanced from seventh to fourth place during his heat race on Friday night. Although that locked him into the feature, it started him on the inside of the seventh row for the main event.

"There wasn't much passing because the track was so heavy," he said. "In the feature, we weren't great, but we weren't bad. It was just a locked-down, fast track and you had to work with what you had. It's one of those deals where you have to start up front to do well. I was happy to bring the car home in one piece."

Dover maneuvered to a ninth-place result, which was his 30th top 10 of the season.

Rain plagued the area following Friday's race and hampered the track throughout Saturday.

"There was water that was seeping onto the frontstretch," Dover said. "On the start of the heat race I went and hit that and just about lost the car. I was able to save it."

Dover ended seventh in his heat race and eighth in a B Main. However, he was awarded a provisional because he was the reigning ASCS Midwest Region champion. That allowed him to tag the back of the field for the main event.

"Before we went out for the feature we switched gears and shocks and just tried something different," he said. "It made the car better, but it wasn't as good as it has been this past year. It was something to build on."

Dover powered from 24th to an eighth-place finish, which earned him a $1,000 bonus thanks to Searsboro Telephone as the Hard Charger Award winner.

He is slated to race this Friday and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"Every time we've been to Lucas Oil Speedway we've either ran well or had bad luck," he said. "Hopefully good luck is on my side this weekend. To win that race would be pretty sweet."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 19 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 9 (13).

Sept. 20 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 8 (10); Feature: 8 (24).

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 14 wins, 25 top fives, 31 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

VIDEO -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Home Pride Companies, Inc.

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

Dover would also like to thank Certified Transmission, Eagle Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, Thorpe's Body Shop, 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.

 

 

Hagar Concludes Busy Weekend With Top Five at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex

Inside Line Promotions - PEEBLES, Ohio (Sept. 23, 2014) - Derek Hagar wrapped up his six-race stint with Destiny Motorsports by recording a top five last Saturday at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex.

"It was a good way to end our weekend," he said. "I can't thank Destiny Motorsports and everyone associated with the team enough for the opportunity and support. I hope we can work together again in the near future."

Hagar's top-five result capped a four-race slate throughout Indiana and Ohio last weekend.

He made his debut at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series a week ago Tuesday. Hagar qualified 34th quickest, finished ninth in his heat race and ended third - only one spot out of a transfer - in the C Main.

"We struggled with the car all night," he said. "We threw a lot of stuff at it before the C Main and we got it a lot better. Once you get behind with the Outlaws there's not much you can overcome."

Hagar made his winged sprint car debut at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., on Wednesday with the World of Outlaws. He timed in 21 st quickest and placed fifth in his heat race to lock himself into the main event.

"We had a real good car," he said. "We got lapped about 15 laps through the feature and then we got a caution so our night was pretty much over as far as gaining anymore positions. I stayed out there to get as many laps as I could."

Hagar finished with a 16th-place result.

The team tackled the World of Outlaws event at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday.

"We had a really good car all night at Eldora," he said. "We were a tenth off from being in a lot of different positions in qualifying. It was that close. One little hiccup could cost you so many positions. Unfortunately we were out of the invert and had to start sixth in the heat race behind some good cars."

Hagar placed sixth in his heat race to miss a lock-in position to the feature by only one spot. That relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown.

"It took a couple of laps to figure out where the car liked to be on the race track," he said. "I fell back to eighth or ninth and then rebounded to miss the transfer by one spot."

The weekend concluded with a solid performance on Saturday at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

Hagar qualified third quickest and charged from fourth to second place in his heat race to advance into the dash. He then finished second in the dash after drawing the pole.

"I got the jump on the polesitter and led about 15 laps in the feature," he said. "The car was really good early. As the track went away my car went away and everybody else got better. I had some good competition I had to face with (Dale) Blaney, (Tim) Kaeding and Lee Jacobs. To stay out front as long as I did with those guys was a good momentum boost to end the weekend. A top five with those guys feels pretty good, but it would have been nice to get the win."

Hagar will return to his sprint car this Friday and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. He will compete in both the wing and nonwing classes.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 16 - Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. - Qualifying: 34; Heat race: 9 (9); C Main: 3 (4).

Sept. 17 - Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 16 (21).

Sept. 19 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 5 (5).

Sept. 20 - Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Peebles, Ohio - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 2 (1); Feature: 4 (2).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 14 wins, 19 top fives, 23 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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.

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"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

Hagar would also like to thank R.E. Enterprises, Xtreme Race Graphics, 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.

 

 

Baughman Rallies for 11th-Place Result at Midwest Fall Brawl

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (Sept. 23, 2014) - Josh Baughman capped last weekend by picking up nine positions during the Midwest Fall Brawl main event.

"To make the show at that race was a success for us," he said. "There were guys from all over the country. About 35 of the 45 drivers could have won the feature. For us to finish where we did was a win."

Baughman's solid finish during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at I-80 Speedway highlighted a hectic weekend, which started on Friday when he advanced from seventh to fifth place in a heat race. That relegated him to a B Main.

"We missed a transfer (in the B Main), but we ran fourth to three of the best guys in the country," he said.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at the high-banked track following a rain storm overnight.

"We didn't have a very good heat race," Baughman said. "We just missed the setup. We came in and talked about some things to change."

The changes worked in the B Main, where Baughman charged from fifth to a runner-up finish. That started him on the outside of the 10th row for the main event.

"Some guys fell out and we passed some really good cars in the feature," he said. "The car was working pretty well."

Baughman powered from 20th to an 11th-place result, which marked his 23rd top 15 of the season.

He is scheduled to compete this Friday and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"That place as a facility is beautiful," he said. "The track can be real racy. We've had some good luck there. I don't see any reason why we can't shock the world and pull off a win."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 19 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 4 (4).

Sept. 20 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 4 (3); B Main: 2 (5); Feature: 11 (20).

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 14 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

VIDEO -

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

APPAREL -

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

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"We're happy to have Fischer Body Shop as part of our team," Baughman said. "Without them we wouldn't be where we're at today."

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

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Sprint Cars “Brawl for it All” Saturday at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (September 22, 2014) – After a seemingly extended absence, non-wing Sprint Cars return to the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval this Saturday night.

And they return in grand style with the $2,500-to-win “Brawl for It All” pitting the home-based USAC Southwest forces versus the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars.

While the Sprint Cars brawl for it all, the Micro Sprints, Dwarf Cars and AMA Mod Lites will be in action as well on Saturday night with the green flag flying at 7:00 p.m.

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

Johnson, the reigning series champion, has been a recent tear with the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars by sweeping all three nights of Border Tour action at El Paso, Las Cruces and Tularosa before adding a fourth consecutive win at Queen Creek on September 6.

Chargin’ Charles Davis, Jr., finally put a stop to Johnson’s run by taking victory honors in Saturday’s series return to Case Grande. Davis, Jr., who scored a CSP win on April 26, is 130 points off Johnson’s lead pace in series points with Josh Pelkey, winner of two CSP features this year, another nine points back in third.

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

West Coast shoe Mike Spencer, the reigning “Brawl for It All” winner, is expected for Saturday night’s action as well. The Temecula, CA, hotshoe beat Colby Copeland and Pelkey to the line in last year’s “Brawl for It All” after Davis, Jr., topped the inaugural event in 2012.

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

The Dwarf Cars and AMA Mod Lites are in action for the second consecutive weekend. Tim Cotherman and Pat Hennessey split Dwarf Car honors this past weekend while Tyler Merrill and Josh Rivera took AMA Mod Lite victories.

Tickets to Saturday’s Third Annual “Brawl for It All” are just $15 with a $2 discount for Military, Seniors and Students. Children ages 7-12 are $6, with children 6 and under admitted free. VIP passes are available for $20 each night.

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

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

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

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

 

 

Jerrod Hull – Second at Quincy Sets up Queen’s Royale!

(Bill W) September 23, 2014 – After a second place run at Quincy Raceways in Illinois last Sunday, Jerrod Hull and the Rockwell American #12 team are hoping to defend their Queen’s Royale title this Saturday night. The event at St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington, Missouri pays $4,000 to the winner. The Sikeston, Missouri driver’s runner-up finish Sunday allowed him to stretch his MOWA point lead as that series hits the homestretch.

MOWA was to run Saturday in Illinois at Macon Speedway. “We were late, and I was kind of happy to see it rain out this time,” admits Jerrod. “We had the left front tire blow out on the toter-home. It was 5:30 and the guy was still trying to get it fixed!”

Jerrod got a much better start at Quincy Sunday. “We had a good draw and we were able to win the heat from the pole,” he says. “The car worked really good…everything worked really well.”

He was scheduled to start sixth in the Dash. “We were able to start fifth in the Dash, because Joey Moughan hurt his motor in the heat race,” says Jerrod. “We were able to get by a couple cars there and finish third. Things were going really well.”

Starting third in the main event, Jerrod quickly moved into second behind Bill Balog. “We were just about the same speed as the leaders,” he says. “We probably led one lap. We passed Bill Balog on a restart, but he was able to get back by us. The cushion was pretty much gone in one and two.”

Chris Urish was the hot driver at Quincy again, shooting to the lead for the second straight MOWA visit. “Urish was able to get around Balog and me,” says Jerrod. “He was going really well. We were running third right there with them. Balog drove it in deep on the last lap, and I knew there was no way he was going to stick on the cushion. Sure enough, he went over the top. That gave us second, and it had taken rubber on the top of the track, so we knew it would be follow the leader. Either way, Chris is fast there. He’s won the last two shows at Quincy.”

The second place finish was a welcome reprieve after a disappointing Tom Knowles Memorial at the Spoon River Speedway September 13. “We feel a lot better than we had at Canton,” says Jerrod. “We were confused, but we made some changes with the car, and things went well at Quincy. We weren’t perfect, but we were a lot closer. We stretched out our points lead…you don’t like to do it when guys have bad luck like Moughan did, but that stretched the lead.”

Jerrod is excited about the Queen’s Royale. “We were able to win it last year, and we’d like to do it again,” he says. “We’d had some strange things and some bad luck happen in the past at that race, but we feel good going in.”

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.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Driver Craig Dollansky Overcomes Back Injury

Inside Line Promotions - SARVER, Pa. (Sept. 23, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports driver Craig Dollansky is recovering from a back injury he sustained last weekend.

Dollansky was injured when another car collided with him while he led a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series heat race at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday.

"The incident that happened in our heat race changed up our night and put us in a tailspin," he said. "That incident injured my back. I was concerned as to why my back was injured because I didn't think it was a bad enough crash to injure it."

The Big Game Treestands car was unable to finish the heat race. Dollansky then won the Last Chance Showdown to transfer into the main event. He decided to pull into the pits early during the feature and was credited with a 24th-place finish.

"I've had some experience with some injuries," he said. "It was enough pain I was definitely concerned. I went in for x-rays on Sunday and they found there were no fractures. It will heal up. It is feeling better each day."

Following an adjustment to his seat, Dollansky tackled Lernerville Speedway on Saturday for the Commonwealth Clash with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

The Big Game Treestands car qualified eighth quickest for the second straight night and Dollansky placed third in his heat race to lock the team into the main event, which it started on the outside of the sixth row.

"It was a pretty solid night for us," Dollansky said. "We were able to make our way toward the front. Unfortunately, I ran out of tear-offs with about five laps to go. That cost us a few positions. At the end I was just trying to make it to the checkered flag. On top of that my back had a lot of pain so it was taking a toll on me during the latter part of that race."

Dollansky ended with a seventh-place result, which marked his 24th top 10 of the season.

The Big Game Treestands team is scheduled to race at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., this Friday and at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Saturday for the $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic.

"It's our first time out there this year and we're ready to go," Dollansky said. "I'm definitely looking forward to it."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 19 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: DNF (3); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 24 (12).

Sept. 20 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 7 (12).

SEASON STATS -

33 races, 5 wins, 15 top fives, 24 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Dirt Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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Brady Bacon – Two Big Wins Come at a Good Time!

(Bill W) September 23, 2014 – On the strength of two big wins at historic tracks last week, Brady Bacon and the Hoffman Racing #69 team have opened up a 51-point lead on Bryan Clauson in the USAC National Sprint Car point standings. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma ace picked up wins at the “Jim Hurtubise Classic” last Thursday at the Terre Haute Action Track in Indiana, and at the 4-Crown at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio Sunday. This week in Indiana, he’ll put the wing on to take on the World of Outlaws at Bloomington Speedway before returning to USAC action at Lawrenceburg Speedway Saturday.

Unlike the previous night when the Outlaws visited Terre Haute, Thursday saw drier conditions. “It was definitely dry in qualifying,” says Brady. “I figured (the groove) was going to be a little lower and that caught me off guard. We didn’t get the lap we should have because of that.”

Timing in fifth quick, Brady would charge from fifth to second in the heat race. “We were pretty good in the heat,” he says. “We were able to move around pretty much wherever we needed to go.”

He would start inside row two for the non-stop 30-lap main event. “We were able to get up to second in one and two on the bottom,” says Brady. “Pretty much for the rest of the race, it was me behind (Robert) Ballou, trying to figure out something to get by him. There were parts of the race where I moved to the bottom and made up a little bit or lost a little bit on him. Mostly, we were both on the top, with me about five car lengths behind him.”

Brady would alter his line, trying to make up ground. “With about five laps to go, I started moving down in three and four trying to make something happen,” he says. “I knew the cushion was getting way, way up on the flat like it was the last time I was leading the race there. They had passed me on the bottom that time.”

This time, Brady would return the favor. “Finally, I got a really good run coming off the bottom coming to the white flag,” he says. “He was on the top and I was able to slide in front of him in one and two. I was able to hold on the rest of the lap to win. It was a good feeling. I haven’t finished off the podium there with the Hoffman’s, but we hadn’t won either. It was good to finally get a win at Terre Haute.”

Saturday night saw qualifying for sprint car portion of USAC’s 4-Crown at Eldora. “We were just a little tight in qualifying (third quick),” says Brady. “It may have cost us quick time, but we were pretty good. Heats have been kind of a problem for me at Eldora, but we were able to get up to second.”

Rain that night forced cancellations of the Silver Crown, midget and sprint car features. That set up a Sunday afternoon 30-lap feature. “It was slick, slick, slick,” says Brady. “After the midget feature, I started feeling a little rubber on the frontstretch. We kept it a little tight the first half of the race. On the start, I was able to follow Ballou on the top and barely squeezed by (Jerry) Coons, and Tracy (Hines). The cushion was still there in two, but it was gone in three and four.”

Brady found himself in a familiar spot. “It was almost the same as Terre Haute,” he says. “I was following Ballou and waiting to see what happened. We started finding the rubber a little bit earlier than some in three and four. We had a caution and I messed up on the restart. I started a little higher and figured I could catch some of the rubber. There wasn’t enough to get a good run with cold tires, so (Bryan) Clauson was able to get by me.”

Now in third, in was time to make a move. “It really started laying rubber then,” says Brady. “We had to kind of get in line, but we were getting better as the race went on. On one of the last restarts, Clauson spun the tires a little bit and I was able to get by him in one and two. I was able to run down Ballou. He slid a little high in one and got out of the rubber, and I was able to get by him. We were able to hold onto the lead after a couple of restarts.”

Not only did Brady and the Hoffman team win at some historic places, they were able to get some cushion in their quest for a USAC sprint car title. “That was obviously a good week for us,” says Brady. “We’d run well at Eldora as well, but that was our first USAC victory there too. It was good to get a little breathing room on the points, and get a good solid week.”

Brady drove the Wilke-Pak #11 midget at Eldora as well. They would qualify ninth quick Saturday night before finishing fifth in the heat. “We struggled in the heat, but we definitely had a good car in the feature in the day show Sunday,” he says. “We got into the big ‘Talladega’ pileup and bent the nerf bar a little bit. It was really dusty to start that race. We were able to get to sixth, but we had put a harder tire on anticipating rubber-down. Because of that, I lost a few spots not being able to get a run and slide anyone. We wound up sixth. It was kind of a survival race.”

Brady had planned to run the McQuinn #14 in Silver Crown action as well. “We had some handling issues in qualifying,” he says. “I thought we had figured some of those out, but we hadn’t. We were deemed too wide after qualifying, which would have put us on the tail. We had the rain date, and the owners had some things to do back home, so we didn’t run Sunday.”

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Felker Maneuvers from Sixth to Score POWRi West Win at I-44 Riverside

Inside Line Promotions - OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Sept. 23, 2014) - Andrew Felker powered to his second victory of the season last Saturday at I-44 Riverside Speedway.

Felker rallied from sixth to win the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series event in his family owned race car.

"It was good to get my family back in Victory Lane," he said. "It was also nice to get BOSS Chassis a win. I definitely feel like we're gaining momentum with this new car."

The night kicked off with Felker advancing from fifth to third place in his heat race.

"The track was kind of slimy on the bottom and hard slick through the middle," he said. "The car was pretty tight and I had a pretty stacked heat race. I raced hard with Kevin Ramey for a while and then I got by Alex Sewell on the last lap."

That gave Felker the sixth-most points throughout the heat races and lined him up on the outside of the third row for the 25-lap feature.

"I took it easy the first couple of laps," he said. "I let everyone sort themselves out. I picked them off one by one and got to third in the first five laps. Then on a restart the second-place driver went to the bottom in turns one and two and I drove around him. I then reeled in the leader. I was running the top in turn one and the bottom in turn two. I finally got to his bumper. He did a wheelie down the frontstretch and it gave me an opportunity to get on the outside of turn one and I crossed him over and drove under him in turn two."

However, the caution waved following the pass for the lead and Felker was forced to restart second.

"It took a couple of laps to get back by him," he said. "I got to the cushion in turn one and drove to the bottom in turn two and got by him in turns three and four."

Felker made the race-winning pass just after the midpoint of the race.

"After that I clipped an infield tire and almost spun," he said. "I was working through lapped traffic and got together with a car in turns three and four."

Despite the close calls, he maintained the lead en route to the triumph.

Felker will return to action with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series this Saturday at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 20 - I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 1 (6).

SEASON STATS -

45 races, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 27 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series

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.

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"I've been with Engler Machine & Tool for three and a half years now and you can't get better customer service than Engler," Felker said. "I wouldn't drive a race car without Engler injection on it."

Felker would also like to thank 66 Truck & Foreign Salvage, Auto Xpress, MelMark Pipe & Supply, Fontana Automotive, 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.

 

 

Macedo Magnificent at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Lemoore, CA pilot, Carson Macedo thrilled onlookers at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night as he charged from his 14th starting position to finish in the third spot with the Taco Bravo Series.

‘I qualified pretty bad, but Paul Baines and everyone kept my head up and gave me a great car, and it ended up being an awesome night,” Carson Macedo said.

Timing in 15th fastest, Macedo would miss the heat race inversion, though would still manage to score a fourth place finish in heat race action, putting his WFO Apparel/Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son entry in the feature event, where he would line up in the seventh row.

When the green flag dropped, Macedo quickly showed his hand, as he was on a rail as he carved his way through traffic like a seasoned veteran. Finding himself in the fifth spot fairly quickly, Macedo looked for more, as he chased after drivers like Andy Forsberg, Shane Golobic, and Justin Sanders, who all ran ahead of him.

Getting up to the fourth spot as the laps wound down, Macedo stayed in striking distance as he rode close to Sanders as they both watched a furious battle ahead of them between Forsberg and Golobic.

With the white flag in the air, Macedo had a front row seat to the exciting three car battle for the top spot. Entering turn four, Golobic would lose the handle, and Macedo was in prime position to capitalize as he quickly took advantage, and closed his night out with a third place hard charge.

“We were awesome in the feature event,” Macedo said. “We were not really sure how the track was going to wear, and it went slick really fast, and we had a great set up for it. I can’t thank this team enough, they do the hard work, and I am just fortunate enough to drive a great car.”

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 head to Chico, CA this Friday and Saturday night for the Fall Nationals at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-23, Wins-1, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-19

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Racing by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

 

 

Trenca Ends Season With 12th-Place Finish at Fonda Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - FONDA, N.Y. (Sept. 23, 2014) - Joe Trenca wrapped up his season last Friday at Fonda Speedway.

"We drew pretty bad and the track was locked-down fast and one lane in the heat races," he said. "It was really rough. It was hard to pass."

Trenca maneuvered from seventh to fifth place during his Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints heat race to lock his Mucci Motorsports team into the main event.

"They graded the track and it was a lot smoother and really racy for the feature," he said.

Trenca, who lined up on the inside of the seventh row for the 25-lap feature, began to work toward the front from the start of the race.

"We were up to as far as seventh and the motor didn't fire on one restart," he said. "We had a red flag and it was a slow pace on the restart. I think it loaded up. It just stumbled and we fell back to 19th."

The slow restart near the midpoint of the main event dropped Trenca to the back of the field. However, he was able to rebound for a 12th-place finish.

"It was frustrating finishing 12th when we had a top-five car," he said. "It was also frustrating because that was our last race of the year. We're regrouping now and hope to have a stronger season next year."

Trenca finished his season with one top five and six top 10s.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 19 - Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y. - Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 12 (13).

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 6 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 23 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

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"Fast Axle has been with us since Day 1 in the quarter midgets," Trenca said. "They do a lot of dirt modifieds stuff and have expanded into the sprint car market."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Outdoor Factory Outlet, National Parts Peddler, Shell Shock Designs, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Total Seal Piston Rings, Schoenfeld Headers, Pepsi, Shute's Water Systems, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Seals-It, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Ken's Auto Body, Slade Shock Technology, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

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Dewease Bags Pair Of Top Fives

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the season winding down, Lance Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports team seem to be getting stronger as the Fayetteville, PA driver picked up two top five finishes over the weekend.

“We were pretty fast all weekend, and were able to pass some cars and move forward,” he explained.

Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway, Dewease lined the C.C. Dietz Builders/Conduit Connections/Hess Ornamental Iron No. 14 machine up in the fifth row for the feature event.

With the start of the race getting off to a slow starts due to numerous cautions, Dewease was able to take advantage of some early restarts, as he quickly surged to the sixth spot, as he chased after fifth running, Greg Hodnett.

With the laps winding down, and the lead pack getting into traffic, Dewease was able to make a move on Austin Hogue to take over the fifth spot, as he again set his sights on Hodnett for position.

Working on Hodnett for fourth, Dewease ran out of laps, and crossed the stripe with a fifth place finish.

Heading to the Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night for one final tune up for this weekend’s $20K-To-Win Dirt Classic, Dewease kicked his night off by timing the Pro Shocks by LD Shocks/Triple X Components/Wings Unlimited backed entry in seventh fastest before he won his heat race.

Lining up in the second row of the feature event, Dewease did not get the start he hoping for as he slipped back to fifth spot, where he ran when the red flew on the second lap.

Running in the fifth spot, Dewease was able to make a move on Rahmer to take over the fourth spot, before the caution flew on the 17th marker. When the race went back green, Dewease continued to run in the fourth spot for a few more laps, before he had a tire go down on him, and he ultimately slipped back to a fourth place finish.

Sunday night the team headed to the Susquehanna Speedway Park, here Dewease would finish third in his heat race after starting in the fifth position, putting him in the fifth row of the feature event.

Running in the ninth spot in the early goings of the race, Dewease was able to take advantage of a mid race restart as he jumped in to the sixth spot, as he chased after Davey Sammons for the fifth spot.

Making a big move, Dewease was able to get by Mark Smith, and Sammons to take over the fourth spot, as the laps clicked down. Abel to hold the duo off, Dewease would close in on Freddie Rahmer in the closing laps, but would end his weekend with a fourth place finish.

“If it wasn’t for that flat tire at Lincoln, I am pretty sure we would have had three top fives over the weekend, which is great,” he added. “We have a huge race coming up this weekend, and I think we are ready for it.”

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-55, Wins-4, Top 5’s-21, Top 10’s-33.

ON TAP: Dewease will be at Williams Grove on Friday night, before hitting the Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night for the Kasey Kahne Dirt Classic.

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

 

 

Isaac Chapple Runs Seventh at Four Crown

PETERSEN MEDIA- A wild weekend at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH ultimately saw Isaac Chapple cross the stripe with a seventh place finish during the rain delayed Sunday afternoon feature event.

“I am really happy with the way things played out,” Chapple said. “It was the first time I have ever ran Eldora, and we were able to show some speed, and keep our nose clean, and end up with a nice result.”

Timing in 15th fastest during time trials, Chapple and his team went to work to get some more speed from the CFH Enterprises/AR Jackson Plumbing/Brown’s Roofing No. 52 machine.

Lining up at the tail end of his heat race, Chapple was able to get moving in the right direction, as he scored a seventh place finish, but more importantly felt like the car was working really well.

With rain beginning to fall, the feature event was moved to Sunday afternoon, and Chapple would line up for the race in the sixth row.

With a wreck breaking out on the second lap, Chapple was able to avoid it, and race on, as he picked up a few positions from the melee.

Continuing to get comfortable on the big half mile, Chapple was able to work his way up to a sixth place finish when the 25-lap feature event came to a close.

“It really was a pretty good weekend overall,” he added. “I can’t thank Jake, Kyle and Jason enough for all of their help over the weekend. I also need to thank Jason Cory, John, and Kelly doe pitching in and buying us a new tire for the Sunday program.”

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- 21, Wins- 0, Top-5’s-2, Top-10’s-5

ON TAP: Chapple will return to action October 2-4 for the Gold Crown Midget Nationals.

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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Hagar Runs Fourth With The All Stars

PETERSEN MEDIA: Derek Hagar and the Destiny Motorsports team were in action with the World of Outlaw STP Sprint Cars and the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions over the last week, and their week was highlighted by a very strong run at the Brushcreek Motorsports Complex.

“I think we improved all week, though we really didn’t get the results we had hoped for until Saturday night,” Hagar said. “We were pretty good on Saturday night out of the box, and put a nice night together.”

With 24 cars in the house with the All Stars, Hagar timed the MonDak Portables/Rick Rogers Construction/Renegade Rentals No. 9w machine in third fastest, putting him in the second row of his heat race.

Moving up to a second place finish in heat race action, Hagar would earn a spot in the dash, and by way of the redraw, he found himself on the pole of the shootout.

Finishing in the second spot, Hagar would start on the front row of the feature event, and when the action came to life, the Marion, AR driver jumped into an early lead, before a caution slowed his pace.

With several cautions slowing the first half of the race, Hagar was great on each one, as he continually jumped out to sizeable leads, as the field chased after him. On the 18th lap, Hagar felt pressure from Dale Blaney, and would ultimately fall back to the second spot, as Blaney took command of the race.

With eight laps to go, Tim Kaeding would get around Hagar as he now ran in the third spot, as tried to fend off Lee Jacobs.

Jacobs and Hagar would battle for the third spot, but Jacobs was able to get the spot, with Hagar holding on to the fourth spot at the stripe.

“We were awesome early in the race,” he explained. “As the track started to go away and slick off, our car went away a bit, and I was not nearly as good as I was early. It was a nice night to end what had been a tough week.”

Friday night at the Eldora Speedway, Hagar timed in 24th fastest before finishing sixth in his heat race.

Lining up sixth in the LCS, Hagar slipped back to the eighth spot when the race got started, but worked his way back up to the fifth spot, just narrowly missing out on the transfer to the feature event.

Wednesday at the Terre Haute Action Track, Hagar and his Destiny Motorsports team timed in 21st fastest.

Finishing fifth in heat race action, Hagar would transfer to the 25-lap feature event, where he started in the 11th row.

On a track that was extremely fast, and tough to get racing on, Hagar was able to make some moves and pick up some positions, as he worked his way to a 16th place finish.

Tuesday night at the Kokomo Speedway was a tough night all around. Timing in 34th quickest, Hagar would finish ninth in his heat race, before a third place finish in the C main ended the teams night.

“We started off pretty bad at Kokomo, but the guys really worked hard all week to get us straightened out. We pulled down a different car before Terre Haute, and I think that helped us a lot. I really need to thank everyone at Destiny Motorsports for giving me a great opportunity over the last week, and hopefully we can put something else together before the season ends.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Renegade Rentals, Triple X Race Components, Boss Signs and Graphics, Rens Trucking, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, Tony Stewart Racing, GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Kistler Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports will now take a couple of weeks off before returning to action at the Eldora Speedway on Oct. 11th.

2014 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-62, Wins-3, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-23

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS9. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

 

 

David Gravel Stays Red Hot

PETERSEN MEDIA- David Gravel continued to stay hot last week with the World of Outlaws, as the Watertown, CT driver picked up three top-five finishes during the series’ four-race week.

“We had a really awesome week, but I really wanted to get us into victory lane,” Gravel said.

With the World of Outlaws invading the Kokomo Speedway last Tuesday night, Gravel got his night started off on the right foot as he timed the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83 machine in 15th fastest, putting himself on the front row of his heat race.

Capitalizing on the starting position, Gravel would win his heat, and then run second in the dash, putting himself on the front row of the feature event. Following a lap two caution, Gravel would jump into the lead on the restart, and lead the next three circuits, until Donny Schatz was able to sneak by, dropping Gravel back to second.

A lap 18 caution saw a charging Dale Blaney get by Gravel on the restart, and Gravel found himself in an entertaining battle with Shane Stewart, as the dueled for third. On the 31st lap, Stewart won the battle, putting Gravel back in the fourth spot, though he stayed glued to Stewart, and continued to fight. As the race came to a close, Gravel crossed the stripe with his first Top-Five of the week as he held on to fourth at the line.

Wednesday night saw the series travel to the Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, IN, and Gravel timed in ninth fastest.

Winning his heat race, and running fifth in the dash, Gravel put his Mobil1/FK Rod Ends/Weld Wheels entry in another great position, as he lined up in the third row for the 25-lap main event.

Gravel had another great night going at Terre Haute, but a flat tire past the half way point, gave him his no time in the work area relegated him to a 19th place finish.

Friday night at the Eldora Speedway, Gravel went out late for time trials, and timed in 14th fastest, again putting himself on the front row of his heat race, which he would go on to win. Finishing eighth in the dash, Gravel would start out of the second row during the feature event, and showed that he had a very strong machine.

Working around the Eldora cushion, Gravel was able to climb to the fifth spot while battling Shane Stewart, and Paul McMahan, giving him and his Roth Motorsports team their second top-five finish of the week.

Saturday night the busy week came to a close in Sarver, PA as Gravel and company took to the Lernerville Speedway for the Commonwealth Clash.

Lining up in the second row of the feature event, Gravel quickly jumped into the second spot as he chased after race leader, Joey Saldana, on what was a fast racing surface.

Looking for an opening to get by Saldana, Gravel was unable to find one, but was relentless in his efforts, as he stalked Saldana’s every move

As the laps clicked off, Gravel was unable to do anything with Saldana, and closed his weekend out with a second place finish.

“We were great all week, and were really strong at Lernerville,” he added. “At Lernerville something got into a nozzle line late in the feature, and our engine started blowing up, so we were lucky to hold on. I can’t thank my guys enough for their hard work, and Dennis and Teresa Roth for their continued support.”

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-83, Wins-3, Top 5’s-25, Top 10’s-53.

ON TAP: Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team will be at the Bloomington Speedway on Friday night and at the Berlin Raceway on Saturday.

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

 

 

 

4th Annual ASCS/WAR Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial is this Friday-Saturday, September 26th-27th!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Dan Robinson

***Some content contributed by ASCS PR WHEATLAND, MO (September 23rd, 2014) - The time has finally arrived for the biggest Sprint Car event of the season at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO as the 4th Annual Lucas Oil Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial takes place this Friday and Saturday, September 26th-27th.

"I can't begin to describe the emotion and the intensity that is already abuzz for this weekend's event." stated Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson. "The event is very special to everyone involved and the top drivers throughout the nation will descend upon Wheatland, Missouri as they all want to hang the coveted Hockett/McMillin Memorial trophy on their wall."

Headlined by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, the ASCS National Tour will be joined by the Speedway Motors Warrior Region as the Missouri arm of the ASCS Nation wraps up their 2014 season. Also on the card will be the Impact Signs W.A.R. Non-Wing Sprint Cars.

Friday and Saturday Night, both the Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprint Cars and the Impact Signs WAR Wingless Sprint Cars will each run complete shows including Heats, B-mains, and A-Main Events with both nights set to be filmed by the Lucas Oil Production Studios for broadcast on MavTV at a later date.

Rounds 14 and 15 for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" since 2006, Jason Johnson leads the series in wins with three to his credit, including the first two Hockett/McMillin Memorial events. The four time Lucas Oil ASCS National Champion is the only driver to have made all 13 previous National Tour A-Features at the Lucas Oil Speedway. A pair of top five finishes this past weekend at the I-80 Speedway has propelled Jason Johnson from fourth in tour standings to second.

Brad Loyet brings a 72 point advantage into the weekend double-header. Loyet's best finish at the Lucas Oil Speedway came during the 2014 Speedweek appearance on June 21, crossing third behind Christopher Bell and Tim Crawley.

Defending Hockett/McMillin Memorial Champion, Johnny Herrera, jumped two spots to third going into the fourth annual event with Jeff Swindell slipping from third to fourth after suffering a massive crash in the start of Friday night's feature at the I-80 Speedway. Swindell has placed on the podium once at the Lucas Oil Speedway, doing so on June 22, 2013.

Having to go to a backup car following night one of the Fall Brawl, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. found himself tangled up while trying to avoid another crash on Saturday. The pair of DNF's forced the No. 15 from second to fifth in tour standings. Hafertepe's first of two A-Feature appearances at the Lucas Oil Speedway was on September 30, 2006 where the Sunnyvale, Texas driver placed ninth.

Sixth place Seth Bergman has a best finish of eighth at the Lucas Oil Speedway. Seventh place Matt Covington has placed fourth. Tony Bruce, Jr. eighth, captured a preliminary night victory at the Lucas Oil Speedway on September 27, 2013.

Aaron Reutzel ninth has a best finish of eleventh with Blake Hahn, hoping to better his tenth place run in 2013, currently rounding out the top ten in driver standings going into the Hockett/McMillin Memorial.

Jonathan Cornell leads by 29 markers with the Speedway Motors Warrior Region. Cornell topped the National Tour at the Lucas Oil Speedway on June 22, 2013 after starting eighteenth. In search of his third consecutive regional title, Cornell has five wins on the season. Kyle Bellm holds second with Randy Hibbs third. Hibbs first Warrior Region victory came earlier this season at the Wheatland oval. Jay Russell and J.R. Topper make up the top five in regional standings.

For more information on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, please visit www.ASCSracing.com.

In the season long battle for the Impact Signs WAR Wingless Auto Racing points championship, Gladstone, Missouri's Chris Parkinson holds a slim 30 point lead over Spring Hill Kansas' Chad Goff. Buckner, Missouri's Josh Stephens occupies the third spot with 979 points while Kearney, Missouri veteran John Helm holds dow the fourth position. Rounding out the top-5 is Higginsville, Missouri's Bob Thoman.

For more information on the Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps WAR Wingless Auto Racing Series Presented by Impact4800.com, please visit www.WARSprints.com.

Advance Tickets are on sale now! Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com to get your tickets today for the 4th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

Friday, September 26th, 2014 Information Gates open at 5:00 PM Hot Laps at 6:45 PM and racing at 7:30 PM

Adults (16 and up) $20 Seniors (62 and up) $15 Youth (6-15) $5 Kids (5 and under) FREE Family Pass $40 Pit Pass $30

Saturday, September 27th, 2014 Information Gates open at 4:00 PM Hot Laps at 5:45 PM and racing at 6:30 PM

Adults (16 and up) $25 Seniors (62 and up) $20 Youth (6-15) $10 Kids (5 and under) FREE Family Pass $50 Pit Pass $35

The Family Pass is designed to help families find a great entertainment value at an affordable price. To qualify for the pass there must be at least two adults and one child present at the time of purchase. Maximum number of children under the age of 16 to be covered per pass is 3.

PASS INCLUDES:

Entry for Two Adults (age 16 and up) Entry for up to Three Youth (age 6-15) One Free Go Kart Pass Two - $2 off Coupons for $5 Kids Meal 10% off any Track Treasures Gift Shop Purchase One - ½ off Coupon for Funnel Cake

Show your AAA Member Card at the gate to receive $3 off regular general admission prices.

A limited number of VIP Suites are available for Saturday's event. Please contact LaRay Hankins at (417) 282-5984 or via email at laray@lucasoilspeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, MO. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it's entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

Race fans can go to www.LucasOilSpeedway.com to view the complete schedule for Lucas Oil Speedway's 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and campsite information. In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.

 

 

Renegade Sprints Invades Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (Sept. 22, 2014) - The Renegade Sprints will make its series debut at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway this Saturday.

The $5,000-to-win event at the semi-banked, half-mile oval in Imperial, Pa., is the second career race for the newly formed 410ci sprint car series. The series is also hoping to surpass the 30-car mark like the inaugural event one month ago.

"We're trying to build on our first event and we're thankful that Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway has come on board for Saturday's race," Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms said. "We are all very excited about this weekend. The racing should be stellar and we have some great fan interaction planned as well."

Tim Shaffer, who hails from nearby Aliquippa, Pa., and inaugural Renegade Sprints winner Randy Hannagan are two of the veteran drivers expected to compete for the top prize. Greg Wilson, who was the first driver to sign a contract with the Renegade Sprints, will also be making his series debut after missing the inaugural event because of a medical issue.

"I think it's great that Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway is seeing what we're about," he said. "I'm really excited that they are taking the opportunity to give us a chance."

Wilson said it has been 15-to-20 years since he has raced at the big track.

Meanwhile, Chad Kemenah will be making his debut at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway along with numerous other competitors.

"We know as a group going into this that this could be a feather in our cap," he said. "If this goes off as well as we hope, and I feel it will, it will be huge. They don't get big numbers of cars at that facility. If we can go in there and bring in some good quality race cars that hasn't been seen there, that's going to speak volumes."

Front gates are scheduled to open at 3 p.m. with qualifying at 5 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.

NEXT EVENT -

Saturday at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa.

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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.

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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.

 

 

Madsen Puts Together Very Strong Week With the World of Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA- The World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car Series had a very busy week last week, and Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing/American Racing team continued to shine as they picked up three top-five finishes in four races, with their other result being an eighth place effort.

“It was a really good week for our team, but we could have had some even better results I feel,” Madsen said. “I made some mistakes and we had some funky luck, but we still put together some nice finishes.”

Tuesday night saw the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ in action at the Kokomo Speedway in a make up race for the regularly scheduled program that was rained out over the Summer.

Timing in 13th fastest, Madsen would go on to win both his heat race and the dash, and earn the right to start on pole.

Jumping into the early lead, Madsen would lead the first two laps before the caution waived. The ensuing restart saw the St. Marys, NSW driver slip to the third spot, before another caution saw him fall to fifth, where he would go on to finish.

“We were pretty good at Kokomo, but I just had two brutal restarts that saw us lose ground, pretty much my fault,” Madsen admitted.

The next night saw the series invade the Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, IN, and the big fast speedway saw Madsen kick his night off by timing in sixth fastest, before another heat race win put him in the dash.

Following an eighth place finish in the dash, Madsen would line up for the 25-lap feature event in the fourth row. As the race got underway, cars were laying down wicked fast laps, and Madsen was slowly able to work forward.

With a few cautions in the event, Madsen was able to work his way into the fifth spot, where he would ultimately finish on this night.

“We were just okay at Terre Haute, and we were pleased to get up to the fifth spot,” he said. “It was pretty fast, and tough to really get racing.”

Returning to the Eldora Speedway on Friday night for the first time since he won the King’s Royal in July, Madsen continued to show serious speed at the facility as he got the night started off by timing in second fastest.

Finishing second in his heat, Madsen would follow that up by finishing second in the dash, putting himself on the front row of the feature event alongside Joey Saldana.

With Saldana getting the jump, Madsen settled in the second spot, where he ran for the first 10 laps, as he chased after the early leader. On the 12th lap, Donny Schatz was able to get by to take over the second spot, though Madsen continued to fight to get the spot back. In the closing laps, Madsen felt pressure from Dale Blaney for the final podium spot, and Blaney would get the position on a late restart, as Madsen would slip back to finish fourth.

“I thought we were really good at Eldora, but around the 10th lap or so, something smashed a nozzle line, and we basically dropped a cylinder,” he said. “In the end, we were pretty luck to finish where we did.”

Closing out the busy week on Saturday night in Sarver, PA at the Lernerville Speedway, Madsen set the seventh fastest lap in time trials, and then finished in the third spot in his heat race.

Lining up in the 11th spot for the feature event, a very hooked up surface put passing at a premium, but ‘The Mad Man” let it all hang out, as he was able to work his way up to eighth at the finish line.

“We gave it all we had at Lernerville,” he explained. “We missed the dash, and that put us mid pack, and the track was so fast all night, it was tough to make up ground. Huge thanks to all the boys for their hard work this week, and the Gavranich family, and all of our partners for their continued support.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-88, Wins-9, Top-5’s-46, Top 10’s-69

ON TAP: Madsen and his Keneric Racing team will be in action on Friday night at the Bloomington Speedway and on Saturday night at the Berlin Raceway.

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Danny Holtgraver Will Join Renegades at 'P.P.M.S.' on September 27th Pittsburgh Native Finishes Fifth with ‘Outlaws’ on September 20th at Lernerville

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

Pittsburgh, PA (September 23rd, 2014) - Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (P.P.M.S.) will host the Renegade Sprint Series for the first time in their short history this Saturday night, September 27th; headlined with the region’s finest ‘410’ sprint car pilots battling for a $5,000 pay day. Danny Holtgraver, who pilots the Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, no. 10H ‘410’ sprint car, will be in action with the Renegades at ‘Dirt’s Monster Half Mile’ on September 27th, attempting to make history and earn a career-first Renegade Sprint Series victory. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native is a recent ‘P.P.M.S.’ winner during ‘410’ sprint car competition, and will work towards season win number eight this Saturday night at the Imperial, Pennsylvania half-mile.

“Pittsburgh (P.P.M.S.) is one of my favorites tracks...always excited to get back there” explained Danny Holtgraver, “The Renegade Sprint Series has been working hard to put their new series on the map...they have some great people behind it and a great roster of drivers committed to following it...having one of their shows in western Pennsylvania opens them up to a whole new area to promote in...hopefully in the future we can have more of their races in the area...we’ve been on a pretty good stretch lately with some great finishes...we plan to keep that going this Saturday at Pittsburgh!”

The inaugural Renegade Sprint Series ‘Steel City Sprint Monster’ at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will take shape on Saturday evening, September 27th; beginning with qualifying time trials at 5:00PM. Those interested in learning more should visit ‘P.P.M.S.’ live on the web at www.ppms.com, or visit the Renegade Sprint Series online at www.renegade410sprints.com.

During recent ‘410’ sprint car competition, Danny Holtgraver earned back-to-back top-twelve finishes with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at two different area venues. The former Lernerville Speedway track champion finished 12th during A-main action with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ last Friday evening, September 19th at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio; during Night #1 of the 2014 ‘4-Crown Nationals.’ Holtgraver would return to action with The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on Saturday evening, September 20th at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania; where he finished 5th during the 35-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. Joey Saldana swept the ‘Outlaw’ weekend.

“We had a great weekend...it’s been a great last few weeks” said Danny Holtgraver, “To race with those guys (Outlaws) and earn good finishes consistently says a lot about this team...everyone works hard and always stays motivated...can’t thank my car owner enough, Rob Hunter, for this opportunity...the crew; My Dad, Pup, Earl, Sandy, Josh...the list goes on and on but regardless, they are the ones who make our success possible...hopefully this weekend I can go down to ‘P.P.M.S.’ and earn those guys another victory.”

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 fifth (A-Main) at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA on Saturday, September 20th with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

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

 

 

Cottle to be Crowned Indiana’s King 2014 King of Indiana Sprint Series To Award Traditional Champion's Helmet Saturday at Lawrenceburg Speedway

September 22, 2014 – The coronation of Kokomo’s Shane Cottle as the 2014 King of Indiana Sprint Series Champion will take place Saturday at Lawrenceburg Speedway. He becomes the eighth different racer to have earned the honor in the 14-year history of KISS.

After securing the title at Paragon Speedway in May, Cottle said, “It’s something that I’ve wanted to do my whole career running sprint cars, but I just never had the opportunity to do it. (Car-owner) Tony Epperson gave us the chance to do it this year and we capitalized on it.”

It is the eighth consecutive year for the KISS track promoters to present the unique Helmet Award, which is made possible by sponsors Sprint Car and Midget Magazine, Simpson Performance Products and VanHorn Tint & Accessories. Fully state of the art in the critical areas of safety, materials and construction, the Simpson helmet comes equipped with everything a driver needs to strap it on and go racing. The helmet features artwork specially designed for the KISS champion by Bloomington’s Jeff VanHorn.

Cottle earned the crown by opening the KISS tour with back-to-back wins at Bloomington and Kokomo, then a fourth at Lawrenceburg and sixth at Tri-State. Closing with a third place finish at Paragon, he earned the title by 34 points over two-time champion Brady Short. Six-time champion Jon Stanbrough captured KISS victories at Lawrenceburg and Paragon Speedways, Jeff Bland Jr. took the win at Tri-State, and the Terre Haute and Gas City rounds fell to weather.

It is interesting that each of the Champions who have won a helmet (Jon Stanbrough in '07, '08, '10 and ‘12, Brady Short in '09 and ‘13, and Dave Darland in ‘11) have chosen not to wear it for racing, but rather to display it with their personal trophies. This only makes sense in that there are no other helmets like the KISS Champion's, and the only way to get one is to earn it on the race track.

Simpson Performance Products and Sprint Car and Midget Magazine are nationally recognized as established leaders in their fields, with Simpson’s safety and racing product base, and the magazine’s reputation for strong feature articles, photos, editorials and race reporting. Located in Bloomington, Indiana, VanHorn Tint and Accessories offers a broad range of products, including window tinting, LED lights and truck bars, rear window graphics, specialized graphics for everything from racing cars and helmets, to personal, company and fleet vehicles.

Final 2014 KISS Points: 1. Shane Cottle 851, 2. Brady Short 817, 3. Robert Ballou 654, 4. Jon Stanbrough 619, 5. CJ Leary 568, 6. Jeff Bland Jr. 514, 7. Jerry Coons Jr. 496, 8. Kevin Thomas Jr. 473, 9. Daron Clayton 416, 10. Ethan Barrow 404

2014 KISS RESULTS

April 27 Terre Haute Action Track - Rain May 2 Bloomington Speedway - Shane Cottle May 4 Kokomo Speedway – Shane Cottle May 9 Gas City I-69 Speedway - Rain May 17 Lawrenceburg Speedway – Jon Stanbrough May 25 Tri-State Speedway – Jeff Bland Jr. May 31 Paragon Speedway – Jon Stanbrough Champion – Shane Cottle

More information about KISS sponsors can be obtained directly from their websites at: King of Indiana Sprint Series – http://kissracing.com/ Simpson Performance Products – http://simpsonraceproducts.com/ Sprint Car & Midget Magazine - http://www.sprintcarandmidget.com/ VanHorn Tint and Accessories – http://vanhorn1.com

 

 

Bacon Wins 4 Crown Nationals in XXX

9/22/14

“The Broken Arrow Bandit” Brady Bacon took two USAC National Sprint Cars wins this past week, and in the process, strengthened his lead in the season championship point standings. All of us at Triple X Race Components want to congratulate Brady and Hoffman Racing on the win at Terre Haute and in the 4 Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway, as well as congratulate our many other teams winning in their XXX chassis this weekend. Those winners included Brent Marks at Williams Grove, Curt Michael at Susquehanna, Skylar Gee in Alberta, Lorne Wofford in Arizona, Kyle Clark in Oklahoma, Trey Pearson in Florida and Lance Sargent in Washington.

A fantastic weekend of racing for Brady Bacon and Hoffman Auto Racing wrapped up Sunday afternoon with a victory at the 4 Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway. The win followed up a victory at the Terre Haute Action Track in Indiana on Thursday night. Kicking off the weekend with the USAC National series, Bacon was fifth quick in time trials on Thursday night and ran second in his heat race. With a good starting spot for the main, Bacon would chase Robert Ballou around the big ½ mile for 28 laps before taking the #69 XXX in to the lead on lap 29 and hanging on for the victory. The 4 Crown Nationals were slated to go off on Saturday night, but wet weather in the area shut down racing until Sunday, with time ins and heat races complete. Bacon timed in third quick at Eldora and again was second in his heat. In a replay from Thursday, it was Brady again chasing Robert Ballou, this time with Bryan Clauson making it a three car tango for the top spot. With three laps remaining, all three drivers were so close you could have thrown a blanket over them, and as Brady made a move for the lead, Clauson and Ballou tangled, handing the lead to Bacon who would go on to score the big victory. Brady and the team now own a 51 point lead in the USAC National point standings. Our congratulations go out to Brady, Xia Xianna and their upcoming little Bacon Bit as well as Rob, Dan and the entire Hoffman Auto Racing team on the two big victories.

The back half of 2014 has been memorable for Brent Marks. For the third time at Williams Grove Speedway and 6th time on the season, Marks put his #19 XXX in victory lane against the PA Posse, making a pass on the white flag lap to grab the victory. Marks measured fellow Team XXX driver Ryan Wilson for a slide in turn three as the two raced toward the white flag, and turned away Wilson’s counter move to grab the victory. Wilson equaled his career best finish in 410 competition in his XXX with a second place showing. Brian Montieth raced his way up the field for third in his XXX. Lance Dewease gave XXX four of the top five cars in the main by taking fifth.

Season Championship weekend at Deming Speedway saw Lance Sargent win on Friday night at the 1/6 mile clay oval in Washington. Sargent led all twenty laps of the feature while being trailed by fellow Team XXX driver Tristin Thomas, who was hot on his heels the whole way. The win was the second of the year for Sargent, driving the Angel Racing #2a XXX midget for Renee Angel and Shane Biles.

Young Skylar Gee of Leduc, Alberta Canada ended his 2014 season on a high note on Saturday night. One week after being crowned the 2014 Castrol Raceway Sportsman Sprint champ, Gee won the main event at Central Alberta Raceway in Rimbey in his XXX chassis. Gee, who is the youngest race winner and champion in Castrol Raceway History in the Sportsman, is already prepped and ready for 2015 with a new XXX chassis already built.

2014 has been a redemption season for Curt Michael. The Ocean View, DE driver grabbed his third victory of the year, this one coming at Susquehanna Speedway Park in PA on Sunday driving the Bill Gallagher owned #5g XXX. Michael, who took most of 2013 off, has attacked the year with a renewed vigor, and on Sunday, scored a big check by taking the win in the 20 lap feature.

Trey Pearson has five wins on the season following this past weekend. Pearson, driving the Wayne Davis owned XXX Midget, found victory lane once again at North Florida Speedway in Lake City, FL with the Southern States Midget Series.

Kyle Clark took the wings off in the season finale at Creek County Speedway in Oklahoma as he rode to a victory in the Danny Smith owned #$9 XXX. 24 sprint cars signed in for wingless night at the racey ¼ mile, and when the final flag flew, Clark had scored his second win of 2014.

With a brand new race car underneath him, Lorne Wofford grabbed an ASCS SW win at Tuscon International Raceway on Saturday night. Starting seventh, Wofford raced up into the second spot in the main event and inherited the lead on lap 22 when race leader Josh Williams flipped. Wofford would hold strong to score the win, his first in a XXX.

 

 

7th for #7 in Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville

The Commonwealth Clash took center stage on Saturday for Craig Dollansky and the Big Game Treestands #7 team as they prepared for another night of action with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in Pennsylvania.

After getting a feel for the tight ½-mile in hotlaps, Dollansky began the evening similar to Friday night posting the 8th fastest lap in qualifying at 12.992 seconds. Positioned inside row two for heat competition, Dollansky would go on to finish 3rd in the 8-lap event to transfer into the main event.

With attention shifted to the main event, the Big Game Treestands #7 team made final preparations as Dollansky rolled off twelfth on the starting grid of the 35-lap A-Main. Powering the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim into the top-ten on the opening circuit, Dollansky ran eighth before a caution on lap 11. Using another outstanding restart, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ maneuvered around the ½-mile to rocket into the top-five by lap 12 and narrow the gap on the lead cars. Working the highside around the speedway, Donny Schatz worked by the #7 on lap 26 but Dollansky took the spot back on the next go-around. Running just outside the top-five, the Elk River, Minnesota native held sixth until the final lap surrendering a position and finishing with a solid top-ten run in 7th.

“We had a good car all night. Although we missed getting in the dash I felt 35 laps was a long race and starting 12th was a decent spot,” commented Dollansky. “We were able to work our way toward the front but I cost us a couple positions running out of tear-offs with five laps to go and was just trying to get to the end. My back injury from the night before was also plaguing me and cost us also.

“Fortunately after getting x-rays nothing was fractured and we found the poured insert for my seat was the reason. We were able to correct it for Saturday’s race and I will be back at 100% when we get back at it this weekend.”

This coming weekend will see the Big Game Treestands #7 team take on the 410 weekly competition of Williams Grove Speedway on Friday followed by the $20,000-to-win ‘Dirt Classic’ at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday.

 

 

TYLER BARAN RULES STARS FIELD AT GRUNDY

By: Rich Murray Morris, IL (September 20, 2014)—Patience is a key for any younger sibling. They have to watch their older brother or sister reach all the milestone ages first before they do. In Saturday night’s D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget feature at Grundy County Speedway, it was time for the little brother to finally make his own mark. Just seven weeks after older brother Nick captured his first career D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget feature victory, Plainfield, Illinois’ Tyler Baran added his name to the record book as the latest first-time winner in the series following his triumph during Saturday night’s “70s and 80s Night” event. Coming into the night’s event, Danville, Indiana’s Kyle Hamilton had won three consecutive STARS races at the 1/3-mile paved oval. From the very start of the night, Hamilton proved once again he was the man to beat. His 14.474 second lap during qualifying earned him his seventh fast qualifying time of the year and the 11th in his career in only 16 starts! “The Professor,” Hamilton then easily picked his way through the field to win the heat. A draw of three would mean that he would have a very favorable position for the 30-lap feature from the inside of the second row. Tyler Baran and Kyle O’Gara led the field down to the green flag in the penultimate race of the STARS season. At the start, Baran was able to get the jump on O’Gara to lead the first lap. Baran set a torrid pace early on, setting the quickest lap of the race on lap six. Remarkably, his quick lap of 14.552 in the feature was quicker than his qualifying run! Nobody was able to give Baran a serious challenge for the win as he led all 30 laps and cruised to a comfortable victory over O’Gara, Jim Anderson, series point leader Austin Prock, and Hamilton. It was Tyler’s 19th career STARS feature start, just one more start than Nick had when he earned his initial feature win in August. In that race, Nick was driving Tyler’s familiar yellow BBOYZ #11 because his #87 was out of commission due to engine problems. Tyler didn’t put any added pressure on himself to win after Nick finally broke through for a win. Instead, it made him feel more confident that he was going to pull into victory lane soon. “I knew that it would only be a matter of time,” Tyler said. “However, it did give me the confidence knowing that my car has the ability of taking home a win whenever it is on the track.” Throughout the feature, Tyler’s mind was focused on hitting his marks and not worrying about the cars around him. With the advantage of starting up front, he planned to run his own race, pull away from the field, and never look back. Indeed, that’s what he did and the feeling of victory was something that he couldn’t put into words.

“It is really indescribable,” Tyler exclaimed. “It feels great to finally get that monkey off of my back. I came really close the race before, but gave up the lead with only a few (laps) to go. The only thing going through my head for the last five laps was not to make a mistake like I did in that race.” Coming up on Saturday night, September 27th, the season finale for the STARS National Midgets will take place with the 7th Annual “Alex Pruett Memorial ‘Til the Wheels Fall Off" presented by 3 Wide Life. The event honors the life and racing career of versatile midget, sprint car, and PRA Big Car Series competitor, Alex Pruett, who passed away in 2007 at the age of 20. The night also features the season finales for the STARS Classic Modifieds, INEX Legends, CSR Super Cups, and Legacy Midwest Series. Kids are encouraged to come on out to the track to compete in the "The World Famous" Big Wheel Races. Furthermore, throughout the night, there will be plenty of giveaways, raffles, and maybe a surprise or two. Fans are encouraged to stay at the track after races are over. Fans will be able to partake in the season ending pit party featuring Babe's Hot Dogs and a DJ. As part of a special deal to thank the fans for their commitment and devotion to the sport of auto racing and the Short Track Auto Racing Series, adult tickets are just $5! Kids age 5-12 get in for $2. Children age 4 and under are free! Pit gates open at 2 p.m. 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.

 

 

Action packed month of racing at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare begins on Saturday October 4

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – September 23, 2014…One of the busiest months of racing in recent memory at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is fast approaching and it all kicks off with the second annual Harry Talbot Memorial featuring Winged 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday October 4.

The night of competition on October 4 pays tribute to Harry Talbot, who was very instrumental at the Thunderbowl Raceway. Talbot was a right-hand-man to promoter Steve Faria and did everything he could to ensure things went smoothly at the Thunderbowl. He unfortunately passed away last year after an illness and we’ll be paying tribute to him at the Harry Talbot Memorial.

The payout for the Harry Talbot Memorial will be like that of a Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster event, which is $2,000-to-win and $300-to-start.

On Saturday October 11 the Thunderbowl will host the 29th annual Cotton Classic, showcasing the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series and the USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Car Series. The always prestigious event was moved to Tulare following the closing of Kings Speedway for the remainder of 2014.

It will mark the fourth appearance of the season for the King of the West 410’s at the one-third mile clay oval and is the penultimate event of the year for the series.

Winners of the Cotton Classic since the year 2000 have been Visalia’s Blake Robertson; Aliquippa, PA’s Tim Shaffer; San Jose's Tim Kaeding, who has won it three-times including last season; Clovis’ Jason Meyers; Chico’s Stephen Allard, Elk Grove’s Kyle Larson and Chico’s Jonathan Allard, who has captured it three-times.

The 21st annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup will then take place on October 16, 17 & 18. The event is quickly gaining the reputation of being the premier Sprint Car showcase on the west coast and the 2014 version is sure to be another epic weekend of racing & fun.

With its unique format the Trophy Cup regularly produces some of the best racing seen all season. Each time a driver hits the raceway for competitive racing there are points awarded, with it all being a lead-up to the 50-lap feature on Saturday night that is completely inverted based on points accumulated up to that part of the event.

Adding to the lure this season is that fact that it will feature Winged 360 Sprint Cars all three-nights to make it an all out battle for the Cup. All cars that start the Saturday A-main are guaranteed $2,000 in total winnings, with the overall champion guaranteed $20,000 in winnings. There are currently 100 entries for the prestigious event.

Returning to the Trophy Cup once again will be the “Taco Bravo Fiesta Night” on Friday and then the Saturday afternoon spaghetti feed. The fiesta night will run from 11pm to 1:30am after the races on Friday and the spaghetti feed will run from noon to 2:30pm on Saturday.

On Thursday night from 11pm to 1:30am after the races there will also be a post-race party featuring hot dogs & chili dogs. Fans and teams are encouraged to attend all the special events. Live music will be performed at all of the eating events by the Midnight Wine Band. As always the Trophy Cup benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation like it has since the very beginning.

“It’s been great to see how much the Trophy Cup has grown each season,” said Thunderbowl Raceway promoter Steve Faria. “These extra events have definitely turned the race into a happening and one that fans won’t want to miss. I know we are looking forward to it and hope everyone else is too. Every year the Trophy Cup seems to get better and having three nights of Winged Sprint Cars with the new format will make it pretty exciting for everyone involved.”

More info on the 21st annual Trophy Cup can be found online at www.trophycup.org

The month of October closes out with another event that was moved from Kings Speedway, with that being the annual Dirt Nationals on October 24 & 25. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, Mini Stocks, Hobby Stocks & IMCA Stocks will be on the card and large fields are expected over the double header weekend.

Tickets for all these events can be acquired by contacting 559-688-0909. A seating chart and more info on the track can be found at www.thunderbowlraceway.com

The Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, California. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds.

Upcoming events:

Saturday October 4: 2nd annual Harry Talbot Memorial (Winged 360 Sprint Cars & Vintage Hard Tops)

Saturday October 11: 29th annual Cotton Classic (King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprints, Legends of Kearny Bowl Super Mods)

Thursday, Friday & Saturday October 16, 17 & 18: 21st annual Trophy Cup (Winged 360 Sprint Cars)

Friday & Saturday October 24 & 25: Dirt Nationals (IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, Mini Stocks, Hobby Stocks & IMCA Stocks)

 

 

Renegade Sprints Invades Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (Sept. 22, 2014) - The Renegade Sprints will make its series debut at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway this Saturday.

The $5,000-to-win event at the semi-banked, half-mile oval in Imperial, Pa., is the second career race for the newly formed 410ci sprint car series. The series is also hoping to surpass the 30-car mark like the inaugural event one month ago.

"We're trying to build on our first event and we're thankful that Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway has come on board for Saturday's race," Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms said. "We are all very excited about this weekend. The racing should be stellar and we have some great fan interaction planned as well."

Tim Shaffer, who hails from nearby Aliquippa, Pa., and inaugural Renegade Sprints winner Randy Hannagan are two of the veteran drivers expected to compete for the top prize. Greg Wilson, who was the first driver to sign a contract with the Renegade Sprints, will also be making his series debut after missing the inaugural event because of a medical issue.

"I think it's great that Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway is seeing what we're about," he said. "I'm really excited that they are taking the opportunity to give us a chance."

Wilson said it has been 15-to-20 years since he has raced at the big track.

Meanwhile, Chad Kemenah will be making his debut at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway along with numerous other competitors.

"We know as a group going into this that this could be a feather in our cap," he said. "If this goes off as well as we hope, and I feel it will, it will be huge. They don't get big numbers of cars at that facility. If we can go in there and bring in some good quality race cars that hasn't been seen there, that's going to speak volumes."

Front gates are scheduled to open at 3 p.m. with qualifying at 5 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.

NEXT EVENT -

Saturday at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Renegade410Sprints.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RenegadeSprints

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.

 

 

Sprint Cars “Brawl for it All” Saturday at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (September 22, 2014) – After a seemingly extended absence, non-wing Sprint Cars return to the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval this Saturday night.

And they return in grand style with the $2,500-to-win “Brawl for It All” pitting the home-based USAC Southwest forces versus the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars.

While the Sprint Cars brawl for it all, the Micro Sprints, Dwarf Cars and AMA Mod Lites will be in action as well on Saturday night with the green flag flying at 7:00 p.m.

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

Johnson, the reigning series champion, has been a recent tear with the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars by sweeping all three nights of Border Tour action at El Paso, Las Cruces and Tularosa before adding a fourth consecutive win at Queen Creek on September 6.

Chargin’ Charles Davis, Jr., finally put a stop to Johnson’s run by taking victory honors in Saturday’s series return to Case Grande. Davis, Jr., who scored a CSP win on April 26, is 130 points off Johnson’s lead pace in series points with Josh Pelkey, winner of two CSP features this year, another nine points back in third.

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

West Coast shoe Mike Spencer, the reigning “Brawl for It All” winner, is expected for Saturday night’s action as well. The Temecula, CA, hotshoe beat Colby Copeland and Pelkey to the line in last year’s “Brawl for It All” after Davis, Jr., topped the inaugural event in 2012.

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

The Dwarf Cars and AMA Mod Lites are in action for the second consecutive weekend. Tim Cotherman and Pat Hennessey split Dwarf Car honors this past weekend while Tyler Merrill and Josh Rivera took AMA Mod Lite victories.

Tickets to Saturday’s Third Annual “Brawl for It All” are just $15 with a $2 discount for Military, Seniors and Students. Children ages 7-12 are $6, with children 6 and under admitted free. VIP passes are available for $20 each night.

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

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

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

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

 

 

URSS Sprints Headline Saturday’s Soderberg Memorial at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 22, 2014) – Dodge City Raceway Park is set for one last hoorah to finish off the 2014 season. And that takes place this Saturday night’s with the United Rebel Sprint Series headlining the Second Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.

Not only will the United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) finish off its 2014 campaign, but it will also be the final night of championship chase action for the track’s IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Thunder Cars and Hornets.

Saturday’s racing action will go green at 7:00 p.m.

In the URSS ranks, Arvada, CO, racer Jake Bubak is just one night away from securing his second series National championship.

Winner of the URSS portion of the Steve King Memorial on June 28, the 19-year-old carries an 86-point advantage over Great Bend’s Zach Blurton in Saturday night’s action. Blurton topped last year’s Soderberg Memorial Championship event.

While Bubak has a healthy lead, Blurton is just eight points ahead of Liberal’s Steven Richardson in the battle for second with fourth-ranked Jeremy Huish just 20 points ahead of Jed Werner and Luke Cranston, who enter the night tied for fifth in points.

Three different drivers have reached URSS victory lane in as many events at DCRP this season including Bubak along with Zac Taylor on May 10 and then most recently, Jared Kern on July 25.

There have been eight different winners in as many URSS events at DCRP dating back to 2012, with Bubak the only one to repeat since his first score in July of 2012.

While the URSS Sprint Car ranks finish off the 2014 season, so do the track’s five championship chase divisions. And, while Jeff Kaup, Perry Misner and Jarett Lunow all but have their respective titles secured in IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Hornets, respectively, the IMCA Modified and Thunder Car titles are still up for grabs.

Vying for a second consecutive IMCA Modified track championship at DCRP, Wichita’s Austin Allen is just 13 points ahead of Hugoton’s Ryan Heger entering Saturday night’s action. Heger has topped the season-ending event at DCRP over each of the past two years.

Only five points separate Matt O’Hair from William Bauer entering the final evening of Thunder Car action. O’Hair led the points race much of the way last year before slipping to third in the final events.

Tickets to Saturday’s Second Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event at DCRP are just $15 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.

 

 

Wheatley Wraps Up ASCS Northwest Region Doubleheader With Top Five

Inside Line Promotions - YAKIMA, Wash. (Sept. 22, 2014) - Austen Wheatley wrapped up his first weekend at Central Washington State Fair Raceway in five years by garnering a top five last Saturday.

"The speed is definitely there," he said. "I think we could have had two top fives and possibly a win on Friday."

Unfortunately, Wheatley ran into mechanical issues during the feature on Friday after he had rallied from a slow start.

"We fought it early on Friday," he said. "The 360 stuff gets pretty bound up. I dropped from third to sixth in my heat, which wasn't good."

Wheatley then maneuvered from sixth to second place in the B Main and from 18th to sixth in the feature.

"We figured it out pretty good," he said. "It was just really tight on the curb. We freed it up a bunch. We were up to sixth with 12 laps remaining and then we had a caution. Under caution it was cutting in and out and then it just died."

The electrical problem forced Wheatley to the pits early and he was credited with a 17th-place finish.

He concluded the weekend on Saturday by advancing from seventh to fourth place in his heat race. That earned him enough points to lock into the feature redraw, where he was given the highest number - eight - during the random draw. It started him on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"The track took rubber really, really early," he said. "I think it took everybody by surprise. There was a little bit of a top, but it was so dirty you couldn't get a hold of it. I got to fourth early on and then Logan (Forler) found the rubber a car width and a half below what I was running. I was just too high in the rubber. I felt it in the middle and it actually came in on the bottom."

Wheatley maintained a top five for the remainder of the race before ending fifth. It marked his seventh top five of the season.

He is scheduled to compete in his first 360ci sprint car race at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., since 2010 this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 19 - Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash. - Heat race: 6 (3); B Main: 2 (6); Feature: 17 (18).

Sept. 20 - Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 5 (8).

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 8 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, 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 - 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.

 

 

Rilat Returning to Battleground Speedway on Saturday for ASCS Gulf South Finale

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (Sept. 22, 2014) - Travis Rilat will close out the ASCS Gulf South Region slate this Saturday at Battleground Speedway.

Rilat is searching for his fourth win of the season and his second at the track in Highlands, Texas, where he scored his first victory in the United States this year on May 3.

"We've had a lot of success at Battleground over the years," he said. "It'd be great to win the ASCS Gulf South season finale and add another win in the column."

Despite limited action, Rilat is tied for the most ASCS Gulf South Region victories this season with two. He also has six top fives and eight top 10s in 10 features with the region.

Additionally, Rilat has recorded a win at Battleground Speedway in each of the past three seasons and has at least one top five at the track every season for the past five years.

"Hopefully we can get a good draw and make it through our heat race with some good points on Saturday," he said. "If we can get into the feature redraw I think we'll have a good shot at picking up another win."

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 14 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

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 Shark Racing Engines, Shop The BOSS, 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.

 

 

Johnson Rebounds From Slow Start to Score Top 10 at Petaluma Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (Sept. 22, 2014) - Chase Johnson had a successful ending to the California Sprint Car Civil War Series event at Petaluma Speedway last Saturday.

Johnson overcame handling and horsepower issues throughout the night to post a ninth-place result, which marked his 14th top 10 of the season.

"It was a big accomplishment from turning around where we started the night," he said. "We rolled out and were way off on the setup in hot laps. We got that figured out and went out for qualifying. I felt great in the car and didn't notice the lack of horsepower. I was expecting the team to tell me I got quick time because that's how good I felt."

However, Johnson qualified 19th quickest.

"We were sitting there scratching our heads because normally we aren't that far off the pace," he said.

Johnson then maneuvered from sixth to fourth place during his heat race despite the lack of horsepower.

After wracking their brains and speaking with numerous other teams, Johnson and his crew found a solution only minutes before he lined up 18th in the main event.

"We figured out the barrel valve wasn't at the correct percentage," he said. "It was at 10 percent, but it needed to be at 20 percent. We fixed it and were back to normal in the main event."

Johnson was on the gas once the green flag was waved to start the 30-lap feature.

"We were on the move," he said. "We picked off quite a few cars early on. Near the beginning of the race we had quite a few yellows, which helped us out. Once we got near the front the cars were spread out and during the later part of the race there weren't too many yellows. We were able to salvage ninth place so it was good."

Johnson will take this weekend off before returning to Petaluma Speedway on Oct. 4 for a nonwing sprint car event.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 20 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 9 (18).

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 14 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 4 at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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.

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.

 

 

Kyler Shaw 14th With Civil War Series

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kyler Shaw traveled to the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night to do battle with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and though it was not his best of the season, Shaw admittedly had fun taming the hooked up and rough speedway.

“The way the track was, it was fun to move around, and wrestle the car around the speedway,” he said. “It was sticky, rough, and fast, and really had to be up on the wheel.”

Going out early in time trials did not work out for Shaw, as the track continued to get faster and faster. When time trials were complete, a new track record had been set late in the session, and Shaw found himself 16th fastest, and out of the heat race inversion.

Lining up Shaw Structures Unlimited/PM$ Investments/Stan Yockey Motorsports No. 92 machine in the third row of his heat race, Shaw would finish in the sixth spot, putting him in in the eighth row for the feature event.

With the track continuing to pick up speed through the night, the early stages of the feature event were tough on Shaw as he fought his racecar, as conditions made his machine tight, and he fell back as far as the 19th spot.

As the laps clicked off, the track began to slow down ever so slightly, but that allowed Shaw to move around a little more as he slowly picked positions back up.

With some yellow flags during the middle of the race working out to his advantage, Shaw was able to work his way up to a 14th place finish when the checkered flag flew on the series’ 10th event of the season.

“We were a little tight early, but I was patient and the car came to me,” he added. “We didn’t put on a run through the field, but we were able to hold our own, and work our war forward a little bit.”

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-25, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-11.

ON TAP: Kyler will now head to Chico, CA this weekend for the Fall Nationals.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Kyler Shaw by following @KS2Motorsports on Twitter, or liking https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kyler-Shaw-Motorsports/210375962325287.

 

 

 

Mark Burch Motorsports and Lasoski Rally for Runner-Up Result at Midwest Fall Brawl

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (Sept. 22, 2014) - Mark Burch Motorsports had the car on the move last weekend during the Midwest Fall Brawl, where Danny Lasoski gained 21 combined positions during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour features.

The competition at I-80 Speedway started on Friday with Lasoski finishing where he started - third - in his heat race. That relegated him to a B Main, which he won to transfer into the back of the main event.

"Mark really got the race car good in the main event," he said. "That wasn't a race track where a lot of passing was going on. Mark had it to where I could run as hard as I wanted. It was good top, bottom and middle. It was a moral victory compared to where we started."

Lasoski maneuvered from 18th to finish seventh. That earned him the Hard Charger Award and a $1,000 bonus via Searsboro Telephone.

Mark Burch Motorsports returned to the high-banked track on Saturday and following a rain storm that created a minor delay, the team drew a low pill to start on the pole of a heat race.

"Matt Covington got the jump on me and I had to run him down at the end," Lasoski said.

He made a last-lap pass to regain the lead, which locked the team into the main event. That lined Lasoski up on the outside of the sixth row for the feature.

"There were a lot of cars ahead of us who wrecked," he said. "We just missed it a little bit. We finished a lucky second. Sometimes it's better to be lucky. We just weren't fast enough to win."

Lasoski rallied from 12th to garner a runner-up result. That marked the team's ninth top five of the season.

"Hats off to Phil Durst and everybody associated with the Midwest Fall Brawl," he said. "It's turned into an event. It just goes to show if you promote you can have a fantastic race for the fans and the drivers. It's what we need."

Mark Burch Motorsports and Lasoski will tackle Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., this Friday and Saturday for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It'll be an emotional race like every year," Lasoski said. "Jesse and Daniel grew up around here and had a passion for racing. It's at a phenomenal facility. We're proud we can go represent Central Missouri and hopefully we can bring the trophy back."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 19 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 3 (3); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (18).

Sept. 20 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (12).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 13 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbmotorspt

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Huggins Cams

Located in Olive Branch, Miss., Huggins Cams has been in operation for more than four decades. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Huggins-Cams/162013640489259.

"Steve Huggins has in excess of 40 years grinding performance racing camshafts," Burch said. "He has been grinding cams for us since we brought our 360 engine program in house back in 1999. One thing I like about working with Steve is that even after all of these years of working on cams, he is extremely passionate about winning. He will do whatever he can to find the right camshaft that will work with your engine combination, chassis and driver. There is probably no part less expensive in an engine that has a greater impact on the performance then the camshaft. Steve takes great pride in his work and we take great pride in running his cams. Steve worked extra hard last week to get us a new cam for the Fall Brawl at I-80 Speedway. While we made good thunder on Friday, we may have overpowered the race track on Saturday. Steve's experience and communication of feedback is critical to our success. We're proud to fly the Huggins Cams banner at Mark Burch Motorsports."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Starks Earns Top Five in ASCS Northwest Opener Before Nearly Leading Finale

Inside Line Promotions - YAKIMA, Wash. (Sept. 22, 2014) - Trey Starks was close to capturing his first ASCS victory of the season last weekend during the ASCS Northwest Region season finale.

Starks, who was driving for Doug Rutz, capped the doubleheader at Central Washington State Fair Raceway on Saturday by charging from sixth to win his heat race. He then pulled the No. 1 in the feature redraw to start the main event on the pole.

"You could tell rubber was in the question (for the feature), but nobody thought it'd take rubber because they hadn't seen it there," he said. "I got a little jump going into the first corner. I got in a little too hard and it let (Henry Van Dam) slip back under me. We could run him down pretty good in open track. I was finding a little bit of rubber on the exits of the corners."

Starks maintained the runner-up position for most of the first half of the race.

"Once we got into lapped traffic Colton Heath found the rubber before any of us," he said. "He got by me and almost by Henry and then there was a caution that came out. We lined back up third and the rubber wasn't quite all the way on the bottom yet. On the restart I bombed it through the bottom and tried to catch the rubber on the exit. We got to second and started to run Henry down. Then I don't know if a lapped car got sideways or jumped on the brakes. It made Henry get on the brakes. We were right there too close and I didn't have enough time to do anything. We nudged him in the left rear and spun around."

Starks was relegated to the back following the spin near the midpoint of the race. He gained a few positions during the final half of the event to finish 13th.

The weekend opened on Friday with Starks driving from fourth to third place in his heat race. That lined him up 11th for the 30-lap feature.

"We were really fast," he said. "We kept running up through the field. There was a lot of hard racing going on because there wasn't a lot of room to pass. It wasn't super narrow, but there was no place to make a move. You could get inside a guy, but you couldn't complete a move unless you pushed the limits. The racing was really, really tight and close quarters. It got sketchy at times. We picked our way as far as we could."

Starks maneuvered to a fourth-place result, which marked his 11th top five of the season.

He is scheduled to drive for Rutz again this Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 19 - Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash. - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 4 (11).

Sept. 20 - Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash. - Heat race: 1 (6); Feature: 13 (1).

SEASON STATS -

60 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 23 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at any race he attends as well as on http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SpeedMart

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

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

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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Van Dam Nets Pair of Top 10s at Central Washington State Fair Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - YAKIMA, Wash. (Sept. 22, 2014) - Henry Van Dam recorded a pair of top 10s during the ASCS Northwest Region season finale at Central Washington State Fair Raceway last weekend.

"A lot of what I try to keep in perspective is our speed each weekend," he said. "Friday night I think we would have been in the top two or three if we kept rolling. Obviously Saturday, minus lapped traffic, we had a car to beat. You definitely want to be on the frontstretch with the big trophy. On the other hand if you keep bringing good race cars to the track it gives you confidence."

Van Dam kicked off last weekend on Friday by advancing from fifth to fourth place in his heat race. That started him on the inside of the eighth row for the main event.

"I was a little tight to start the feature," he said. "We bided our time and started moving toward the front. We were up to fourth or fifth and ended up getting over the cushion. We got a bunch of mud under the hood and with about four laps to go it broke loose and leaned up against the top wing. We went into the pits, put the spare hood on and went back out."

Van Dam restarted at the back after his team replaced the broken hood during the late caution. He picked up a handful of positions to finish ninth, which marked his 20th top 10 of the season.

Luck seemed to appear on Saturday starting in the heat race.

"I started seventh and got to fifth and on the last lap a car had some problems," he said. "That gave us fourth place and locked us into the top eight in points. It turned out to be a good fortune because we drew the two."

Van Dam, who was the final car in the feature redraw, started on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"I was able to pass (Trey) Starks in turn two on the start," he said. "I set sail from that point on. I knew lapped cars would be really tough because the track would get narrow. On Lap 18 we had a red flag for fuel. We had a chance to look at the tires and we had gone through about 80 percent. I set a really conservative pace after that. For 11 of the 12 laps it worked. Logan (Forler) was in a good spot to capitalize and it worked out for him."

Van Dam led until the final lap when he was pinned behind a lapped car.

"The rubber was right on the bottom of the race track," he said. "I wasn't going to leave the bottom open. We caught lapped cars with about four or five laps to go. I didn't think it was going to be good enough for anyone to go around me. I stayed behind the lapped car on the last lap. Logan was able to catch me with some momentum."

Forler made the move in turns one and two, and Van Dam was unable to repay the favor in the final corners. He finished second to earn his 13th top five of the season.

Van Dam will compete this Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 19 - Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 9 (15).

Sept. 20 - Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 2 (2).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 6 wins, 13 top fives, 21 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday 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 - Enumclaw Xpress Lube

Located in Enumclaw, Wash., Enumclaw Xpress Lube offers a full range of vehicle oil and fluid services. It can also service air filter and wiper blades.

"Enumclaw Xpress Lube was my very first sponsor and have been with us ever since," Van Dam said. "They've been there for the good years and the bad years and have provided ample support."

Van Dam would also like to thank Kovash Logging, Johansen Excavating, Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw, Clems Enumclaw Powersports, Factory Kahne, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Van Dam Dairy, Village Green Resort, D&L Equipment Repair, Zender Equipment, Big Bob's Flooring Outlet, Bob and Joan Shumway, Kellan and Kelsey Hall, Foothills Auto Supply, American Powder Coating, Pete Vos, Char's Barber Shop, Wesmar Race Engines, SpeedMart, Van Dam Farms and Rich Van Dam Dairy for their continued support.

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Gregg 11th at Petaluma Civil War Stop

PETERSEN MEDIA: Climbing back aboard Scott Russell’s No. 14r machine on Saturday night, Andy Gregg took on the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster at the Petaluma Speedway and ended up with an 11th place finish.

“We actually tied for 12th fastest, which was right in the inversion, but we lost the tie breaker, and that set us back for the rest of the night,” Gregg said “The track stayed really fast all night, so it was tough to make up a ton of ground in the early going, but my guys worked hard and gave me a car that I was able to work with.”

With 22 cars on hand on Saturday night, Gregg was officially scored 13th fastest, putting him just on the outside of the heat race inversion, and in the third row of the first heat.

Finishing in the fifth spot, Gregg found himself in the seventh row of the feature event on a surface that was still tacky, and producing very fast lap times.

With his car a big snug during the early portions of the feature event, Gregg was able to maintain as he raced just outside the Top-10.

With a trio of double file restarts sprinkled into the mix during the midway portion of the race, Gregg lost ground during them, and had actually slipped back as far as the 14th spot, as wheelies and bicycles on the heavy and rough surface caused him to lose ground.

When the race finally got into a long green flag run following a lap 12 yellow, Gregg was able to slowly pick up some lost ground, as he got past Bradley Terrell, Herman Klein, and Brett Rollag in the closing laps to get himself back up to the 11th spot when the checkered flag flew on the feature event.

“It was a wild feature,” he said. “Double file restarts didn’t work out for us, but when he got going, we were able to pick up some spots. We are excited to get out of here in once piece, and are looking forward to two nights of racing in Chico, CA this weekend.”

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 and the Russell Motorsports team will be back in action this Friday and Saturday night in Chico, CA.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-42, Wins-2, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-22

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

 

 

Sanders Uses Late Race Heroics To Land in Victory Lane at Ocean Speedway!

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justin Sanders had been knocking on the door to victory lane at the Ocean Speedway all season long, and on Friday night, he broke through as he picked up his first win of the season at his home track in thrilling fashion.

“It was an awesome race, and an awesome way to finally get a win at the Ocean Speedway,” Sanders said.

By way of his heat race win, Sanders found himself in the nightly redraw, and the seven pill put his North County Plastering/G&N Construction/STS Trucking backed No. 17 machine in the fourth row for the feature event.

With the track beginning to slick off and become racy in the 30-lap feature event, Sanders was able to quietly navigate his way to the front, as he got into the third spot, and had a cat birds seat to the battle between Andy Forsberg and Shane Golobic.

As the laps clicked off, Sanders stayed in shouting distance of the duo, and with the white flag in the air, Sanders dove to the bottom of the speedway and threw a huge move on both cars, as he stormed into the lead, but they were both able to get him back down the back stretch.

With the lead duo dropping to the bottom of the speedway, Sanders stayed high, and made it stick, as he beat the field back to the checkered to pick up his first win of the year at his home track, and his sixth overall in 2014.

“That was exciting, and it feels great to be back in victory lane at this track,” he added. “I can’t thank all of the people who support us, and who have stuck behind us all year.”

Saturday night, Sanders climbed back aboard the F&W No. 18 machine for a night of Civil War action at the rough and hooked up Petaluma Speedway.

Timing his machine in eighth fastest, the Prunedale, CA pilot would finish second in his heat race, putting him in the fifth row for the feature event.

On the surface that was classic Petaluma, Sanders bounced his machine around, and got on the wheels, as he man handled his mount around the speedway.

Battling inside the top-10 with Alissa Geving, Andy Gregg, and Chase Johnson, Sanders was able to close his night out with an eighth place finish.

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 this coming Friday and Saturday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA for the Fall Nationals.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-39, Wins-6, Top-5’s-17, Top-10’s-25

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

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Brian Brown – Hockett Memorial up Next!

(Bill W) September 22, 2014 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team are excited for this weekend’s Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at the Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver is looking to put his name amongst the winners of the prestigious event this weekend. Last weekend’s Fall Brawl at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska showed promise on Saturday night, but ended upside down.

The Fall Brawl at I-80 Speedway saw record amounts paid out.

First and foremost, I want to thank Alan (Dehaii), Casey’s General Stores, Searsboro Telephone Company and all the sponsors who made that event. There are a lot of people that help make this an event and not just a race. (Phil) Durst obviously helps put up the $50,000 bonus. We’re proud to be a part of it, but it’s cool to see events like this. Thanks to I-80 for getting Saturday in after all the rain.

You drew in row four for your heat on Friday, but you were able to make the redraw.

We didn’t draw well, but we were able to get up to second. At that point, we felt decent, but not great.

You redrew a spot outside of row four for the feature.

We had a malfunction with a part in the feature that made the car really tight. We really couldn’t turn. I think we made it to fourth or fifth on the initial start, and the melee that eliminated some cars put us on the inside row. I think we restarted seventh and we were 11th or 12th by turn two. At one point, we clawed back to race for fifth, but I think we ended up eighth.

I know you were hoping to sweep both nights and take home the $50,000 bonus.

Obviously it wasn’t the way we wanted to start the weekend, because we wanted to win both nights. Sometimes you have nights like those.

They had two and a half inches of rain at the track Saturday morning. That left the track pretty fast for the heats. You started inside row three of yours.

There were six or eight feet of mud on the bottom that you couldn’t go near exiting the corner. Tony (Bruce) was on the pole, and Gage Dorr was outside front row. Sam (Hafertepe) was starting fourth, so I knew I had to get going. Sam made it three-wide on the start, and he did what any driver would do pushing the issue. It worked out for him, but it didn’t for us. With the passing point format, we started third and finished third and that put us in the B.

You were able to win the B.

We had a pretty good battle there with (Ian Madsen). We were able to get by him, and I just kind of moved around on the track to see what our car needed for the feature.

How did you like your chances of getting up front in the feature?

I felt like I was going to win it going in. The way the track was going and the way our car was operating, I thought we had a legitimate shot at winning it.

It didn’t take long for you to get in the top five.

We were able to get a good start, and pick our way through there. We could go anywhere on the track. Things were going our direction, and I think we made it from 18th to fourth in seven or eight laps.

That had to get your confidence going.

Once you get in the top five, it becomes kind of a chess match. We were o.k. sitting there and seeing how it was going to play out. I got a good run on Wayne (Johnson) going down the frontstretch and got a car length behind him. He got bottled up a little bit in the cushion in two, and I kind of lifted not to run into him. When I did that, it sucked me into the fence and over I went.

Obviously, that was a tough break for you, and Wayne ended up winning the bonus.

Congratulations to Wayne. He’s had a rough couple of years, and he’s someone who works hard at this. He deserved to win that.

There was a good crowd at I-80, and I’m sure there will be another one in Wheatland on Saturday.

It was great to have all the fans there when there was a Nebraska game down the road. It was great to get the Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprintcar award there too. That was good for us and our team. This week, it would be nice to win a race with Jesse Hockett and Daniel McMillin’s name on it. It would mean a lot to us. I think we’ve run second in that race two or three times. We’re going to go and do our best. This is an event. Dan Robinson and the folks at Lucas Oil Speedway do a great job with it. I’m just looking forward to it.

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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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Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – ISC Racer’s Tape

Brian says – “When you are racing anything, things don’t always go as planned. It’s good to know if you have a hole, or something is not sticking down like you need it, that we’ve got a great partner in ISC Racer’s Tape. We definitely put their product to use.”

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

 

 

Cunningham Gets First Taste Of Petaluma Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing his four-week tour of California, Michael Cunningham was in action at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night, where he ran during his 2013 campaign, and on Saturday night, he made his debut at the Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, CA.

“Watsonville was nice and smooth, though our results don’t show it, was the best I have felt over here,” he said. “Petaluma, well that was a bit rough, we just don’t’ get tracks that rough back home, so I was a little timid.”

Friday night with the Taco Bravo Series, the driver simply known as ‘Pickle’, timed in 20th fastest before finishing in the sixth spot during heat race action.

Making his way to the B Main, Cunningham lined his PRP Engineering/A.R.T. Speed Equipment No. 74 machine up in the third row, and wasted no time getting to the front, as he picked up the win, and moved into the night’s feature event.

Lining up in the 17th spot of the 30-lap feature event, Cunningham was able to move around the speedway and try some different lines, as he picked up a 15th place finish at the finish line.

“Obviously we wanted to be a little better, but I am still getting used to these guys that we are racing with, and really trying to get comfortable with everything,” he said.

Heading to the Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, CA on Saturday night to take on the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster, Cunningham, timed his machine in 17th fastest.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race, Cunningham caught a rut on the opening lap, and nearly got upside down, but he was able to keep his machine on all fours, and off of the fence, though he would finish in the eighth spot.

With a light car count on hand, the Kyneton, Victoria AU driver would line up in the ninth row of the 30-lap feature event, on what was a very fast and rough surface. Getting used to the rough stuff, Cunningham would admittedly be too timid at times, and finish in the 19th spot.

“Getting used to the rough tracks is a bit difficult,” he explained. “The young kids can bounce right through it, but I’m not a young kid anymore and think twice about it. I was a little too cautious at times, but we had some fun. Cool to check out another track.”

Michael and his Cunningham Racing team would like to thank PRP Engineering, and A.R.T. Speed Equipment for their support.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay connected with Cunningham, by visiting his website at www.michaelcunninghamracing.com.

ON TAP: Cunningham will be in action this weekend in Chico, CA for the Fall Nationals.

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Peterson Third With Civil War in Petaluma, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- As the season quickly comes to a close, Matt Peterson continues to stay hot, and on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA, Peterson picked up his second consecutive podium finish with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster by way of his third place effort on Saturday night.

“It was a little disappointing to slip back to third after leading some laps, but looking back and seeing how much we have progressed over the last couple of months, it is great to continually be in contention,” Matt Peterson said.

Kicking his night off by timing his V&H Fresh/Miller Lite/Inventory Sales Company No. p37 entry in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials, Peterson would then finish fourth in heat race action, giving himself a spot in the dash.

Lining up in the second row of the dash, Peterson would finish in the third spot, to give himself a second row starting spot in the 30 lap feature event on what was a lightening fast surface.

When the race finally got underway, Peterson would overtake Willie Croft for the second spot on the fourth lap, as he chased after Colby Copeland, as cautions on lap seven and 11 slowed the pace.

The lap 11 restart was a good one for Peterson as he was able to beat Copeland into turn one, and grab the race lead, just before the caution again flew on the 12th lap.

In what would be the final restart of the night, Peterson would jump back out to the lead, as he took a liking to the bottom of the speedway, but he soon felt pressure from Copeland and Croft. On the 15th lap, Copeland slipped by Peterson, and a lap later, Croft was able to do the same thing, putting Peterson back in the third spot.

With the bottom groove getting increasingly rough by the lap, Peterson moved up on the speedway, as he chased after Croft, all while trying to fend off Civil War point leader, Shane Golobic.

Hitting his marks over the final laps, Peterson would cap his night off by bringing home a third place finish, marking his second consecutive podium with the series.

“I just stayed on the bottom to long, and then I made some mistakes after I got passed,” he added. “Once I settled back down we were fine, and were able to pick up a third place finish. I can’t thank this team enough, and all of our great supporters.”

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 in action this Friday and Saturday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway for the Fall Nationals.

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Croft Second In Exciting Petaluma Feature

PETERSEN MEDIA- Willie Croft has been the car to beat the last few times he showed up to the Petaluma Speedway, and on Saturday night Croft continued to run well on the black clay as he finished second in what was a photo finish at the stripe.

“I really wanted to get our third win in a row at Petaluma, but that was a pretty good race, congrats to Colby Copeland and his team,” Croft said.

With 22 cars on hand for the relocated Civil War Presented By Flowmaster event, Croft got off to a great start as he timed his Holey Smokes BBQ/Christian Stover Foundation/ButlerBuilt entry in fourth fastest before finishing fourth in his heat race.

Qualifying for the evening’s dash, Croft would pick up a couple of positions as he advanced to the fourth spot at the stripe, putting him in the second row for the 30-lap main event.

With outside front row starter, Kurt Nelson, coming to a stop on the initial green, Croft found himself on the front row, alongside Colby Copeland.

On the lightening fast surface, Croft chased after Copeland when the green dropped, though he quickly had his hands full with Matt Peterson, as he slipped back to the third spot in the early goings of the feature event.

Battling with Peterson, and Shane Golobic, Croft sat in the fourth spot as the race reached the half way point, but as the laps continued to click off, Croft’s entry began to come to him, and he was able to get moving back forward.

Getting into the second spot on the 17th lap out of turn two, Croft put his full attention on the race leader, Copeland, as they began entering lapped traffic. Closing up on Copeland’s back bumper, Croft looked for an opening to challenge for the lead, but the veteran driver remained patient.

With the white flag waiving, Copeland got help up slightly by a slower car, and Croft was able to pull even with him. As they raced side by side, the duo had a drag race to the checkered flag, but it was Copeland with a little more momentum, able to hold of Croft at the stripe.

“That was an awesome race,” he said. “We were really tight during the first half of the race, but as the track kind of slicked off, I got better and better, and gave Colby everything I had.”

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-23, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8 Top 10’s-10.

ON TAP: Croft will return to action on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway for the opening night of the Fall Nationals.

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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Huge Races Set To Hit TheCushion.Com LIVE Stream

PETERSEN MEDIA: As the season slowly begins to wind down, many tracks and organizations have huge races on tap, and TheCushion.Com is excited to stream a plethora of them via our LIVE stream over the next few weeks.

Kicking off the big season ending shows in Kasey Kahne’s Dirt Classic, that is set for the Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night. With $20k on the line for the winner, event organizers have put together a very unique format, that makes this event a must see for viewers worldwide.

Following the Dirt Classic, our attention turns to the USAC National Midget Series, as they invade the Tri State Speedway for the prestigious Gold Crown Midget Nationals on October 2-4. The Tri-State Speedway traditionally puts on some exciting action, as do the stars and cars of the USAC National Midget Series.

Two weeks later, our cameras will be rolling for the 21st Trophy Cup held at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA. The Trophy Cup has become one of the nation’s premier events, and by popular demand, we are thrilled to bring fans a LIVE look at this remarkable event. Highlighted by a 50-lap fully inverted feature event on Saturday, the Trophy Cup offers the actual race on the track, but more importantly the points race from the drivers starting in the back.

The month of November features back-to-back weekends of LIVE USAC National coverage as the sprint cars invade the Canyon Speedway for the Hall of Fame Classic, November 14-15, before the midgets take over for the Western World Championships the following weekend, November 20-22nd.

Though the season is getting closer to wrapping up, we are thrilled with the races we will be able to bring coverage. We hope that you will spend your next few weekends on TheCushion.Com if you are unable to make it to any of the events we will be broadcasting.

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

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Marshall Skinner Claims First COMP Cams Interstate Cup Title

Memphis, Tennessee (09/22/14) – Marshall Skinner finished third in the final COMP Cams Interstate Cup Sprint Car Series presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It event at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) on Saturday night to claim his first series title by 30 points over three-time series champion, A.G. Rains.

Tim Crawley raced to the win in the final event for his third win in the series in 2014. Zach Pringle, Marshall Skinner, A.G. Rains, and Jordon Mallett rounded out the top five at the checkered flag.

West Memphis, Arkansas competitor, Marshall Skinner, claimed the series title over A.G. Rains. Jordon Mallett, Cody Gardner, Justin Sturch, Zach Pringle, Robert Richardson, Joe Young, Kevin Hinkle, and Rick Pringle rounded out the final top ten.

In total 59 drivers entered at least one event in the eleven race series.

COMP Cams Interstate Sprint Car Series Presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It Updated September 22nd, 2014

Name

TOTAL

1

Marshall Skinner

1026

2

AG Rains

996

3

Jordon Mallett

832

4

Cody Gardner

728

5

Justin Sturch

706

6

Zach Pringle

670

7

Robert Richardson

636

8

Joe Young

614

9

Kevin Hinkle

604

10

Rick Pringle

592

Final Series Payout 1. Marshall Skinner - $2,000 Plus $1,000 COMP Cams Product Certificate 2. A.G. Rains - $1,500 Plus $750 COMP Cams Product Certificate 3. Jordon Mallett - $1,000 Plus $500 COMP Cams Product Certificate 4. Cody Gardner - $800 Plus $250 COMP Cams Product Certificate 5. Justin Sturch - $700 Plus $125 COMP Cams Product Certificate 6. Zach Pringle - $600 7. Robert Richardson - $500 8. Joe Young - $450 9. Kevin Hinkle - $350 10. Rick Pringle - $300

In addition to money and contingencies, the program will reward provisionals. The driver, highest in the final top ten standings in the point's program, who doesn't qualify for the 6th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial on Saturday, September 27th at I-30 Speedway will get a provisional starting spot in the main event. Similarly the driver highest in the top ten in the final points (who didn't use a provisional at the Ralph Henson Memorial), who doesn't qualify for the Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, October 11th will get a provisional starting spot for the main event.

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

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

 

 

TEAM TURNER RACING PR: SUMMING UP CSCN

September 19, 2014 - Caistor Centre, Ontario - Jamie Turner and sons Cory and Ryan were all on the track at Ohsweken Speedway to finish their racing seasons during the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 - CSCN TEST & TUNE Jamie, Cory, and Ryan all turned some laps in the Test & Tune at Ohsweken on Thursday. It was Ryan's first good chance to get his feet wet in a Sprint Car, as his debut on September 5 was rained out after hot laps.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 - NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS Jamie and Cory were part of a 56 car field signed in for the Night Before the Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Heat race starting positions were determined by a draw, which didn't go the way of Team Turner as Cory started 7th, and Jamie started 10th. Neither were able to get into top 5 transfer spots, and there was no B-Main, so their night was done.

"I got trapped behind some slower cars," said Cory. "Once I cleared them, I had a really fast car and missed transferring by a spot, finishing 6th. I was pretty happy with the car. We just ran out of time."

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 - CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS Group time trials determined heat race starting positions for Saturday night's Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken, with a total of 68 cars signed in. Cory's fastest lap in the session was 14.610 seconds - good enough for 6th quickest in the group, and 32nd quickest overall. Jamie was 8th quick in the session with a lap of 14.735 seconds, 37th quickest overall.

"My Dad and I drew the same heat race, and it had some pretty stiff competition," said Cory. "We were better than half of the field, which I felt was a good result considering we were in the last session when the track was starting to slick out in spots. I was extremely happy with our lap, as the guys gave me a really good car, and we just missed the inversion number being a 6 from starting on the pole of the heat race."

Neither Jamie or Cory were able to advance through their heat race, and went to the B-Main, where Cory started 10th and finished 5th, and Jamie started 14th and finished 8th and missed transferring to the Little Feature by just 1 spot. Cory's finish was good enough for him to advance to the Little Feature, where he finished 9th, 3 spots behind the last transfer.

"I misjudged the track and tightened (the car) up far too much," said Cory. "For my first Nationals, I was extremely happy with how we timed, raced in our B-Main, and only missed the big show by a few spots. We are looking forward to next year's edition already!"

WHAT'S NEXT? Jamie, Cory, and Ryan are finished their 2014 season, but they are not resting too much.

"Overall, we had a great season with all 3 cars," said Cory. "We are already working towards next year - getting things ready for 2015 and what it may bring!"

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 towww.youtube.com/user/racingteamturner on YouTube, follow @11teamturner19 on Twitter, and "like" the official TTR Facebook page by searching "Team Turner Racing".

 

 

World of Outlaws invade Bloomington Speedway this Friday!

The weather could not be better, 79 and all sun to watch all the excitement plus see Steve Kinser race his home track one last time as he’s retiring full-time from the World of Outlaws

Reserved tickets- $40, section D&E of main grandstand.

General admission- $35 for adults 13 and over, kids 12 & under are FREE!

The first 200 kids receive a free 6x4 checkered flag, Hot Wheels & racing stickers! There is also a playground for the kids with large grass Twister and tic-tac-toe!

"Kings Court" section- $111 per person includes food/drinks in hospitality area, commemorative ticket, & exclusive hillside seating.

Terrace boxes- $180 per box for 4 people

Tickets can be purchased online at http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com (under Bloomington Speedway)

A portion of the 50/50 raffle will go to the National Open Benefit for Injured Drivers. To learn more about the benefit please visit, http://www.nationalopenbenefit.com

We will also have special prizes given throughout the night for people that purchase a 50/50 ticket!

Prizes include: Indy Fuel tickets/merchandise, Curry Auto gift basket valued over $150, Morty's Comedy Joint tickets, Kid gifts, and misc. restaurant gift cards, Bloomington Nursery Gift Card, pit pass upgrades, Tom Crean and Matt Painter photos just to name a few! Full list is on Twitter (indyraceparts)

On hand racing this special night will also be the Midwest Mini Sprint Association (Non-Wing) http://www.midwestminisprints.com

So be sure to grab a friend and head out to Bloomington Speedway, September 26th located at 5185 S. Fairfax Rd, Bloomington, IN 47401

General Admission gates open at 2:00, Pits at 3:00, Hot Laps at 6:30 with Racing at 7:00

 

 

MSCS TO APPEAR AS PART OF THE CLASS TRACK FALL ROUNDUP

Haubstadt, IN, September 22, 2014 - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will compete Saturday night September 27th at Tri-State Speedway along with the Sunoco ALMS Late models and UMP Open Wheel Modifieds.

It will be the 8th appearance for the Midwest Sprint Car Series at the Haubstadt oval this season. The ALMS Late models will be making their first appearance at the track since September of last year. The modified drivers have already frequented the track nine times in 2014. On the 27th all three classes of dirt track cars will be competing to present the ultimate combination of speed and competitiveness. Dirt tracks these days seldom offer this combination in one program. The result is an opportunity to witness unparalleled racing excitement.

Only two more dates remain on the 2014 MSCS and Tri-State Speedway schedules. The “Class Track Fall Roundup” is important to sprint car drivers battling for high point honors. The top ten drivers will share in the point fund sponsored by Hoosier Tire Midwest. Some hope to benefit by gaining positions while others need a good night at the wheel to retain a top spot. Fourteen drivers are still in the hunt for a top ten finish. A gain of 10 or 12 points could change at least 5 of those positions.

Currently MSCS points leader Kyle Cummins has the most comfortable lead over his nearest adversary. He leads runner-up Robert Ballou by 107 points and could conceivably lock the title up during the next MSCS feature held. Ballou is only 25 points ahead of Brandon Mattox. Brady Short is back another 12 points. Jeff Bland Jr. holds down fifth spot in the standings. Carson Short is just outside the top five.

The Rookie of the Year honors also depends on season points. James Lyerla currently leads Aaron Farney by 32 points. Lyerla is seventh in the overall series standings while Farney is now tenth. Two other rookies, Daylan Chambers and Nick Hale, are in the Top Twenty in the standings and working race by race to move up.

Midwest Sprint Car Series action this season has produced eight different winners in just fourteen opportunities. Robert Ballou leads the series with three wins. Hunter Schuerenberg, Jeff Bland Jr., Brady Short, and Daron Clayton have two wins each. Kyle Cummins, Jon Stanbrough, and Tyler Courtney have also registered wins! Brandon Mattox and Chase Stockon are two top ten drivers that have been close to a feature win in finishing second.

The Midwest Sprint Car Series and the ALMS Late Models will both be running for $2,000 to win during the “Class Track Fall Roundup.” Adult general admission for this event is $22. The student age price is $15. Children 12 and under in age are admitted free. Pit passes are $30. The pits open at 3:30 P.M. Racing begins at 7:30 P.M. All times are Central Daylight Time. More information can be found online at www.tristatespeedway.com.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

HOOSIER TIRE MSCS POINTS

TOP TWENTY DRIVERS

Updated on September 14, 2014___

1) 3c Kyle Cummins 894 2) 12 Robert Ballou 787 3) 28 Brandon Mattox 762 4) 11p Brady Short 750 5) 04 Jeff Bland Jr. 685 6) 21 Carson Short 670 7) 11 James Lyerla 632 8) 32 Chase Stockon 628 9) 92 Daron Clayton 610 10) 15F Aaron Farney 600

11) 90x Bradley Sterrett 545 12) 37rw Jon Stanbrough 524 13) 4c Daylan Chambers 518 14) 4B Donny Brackett 509 15) 20n Hunter Schuerenberg 396 16) 21k Casey Shuman 334 17) 38w Chet Williams 334 18) 3R Brian Karraker 320 19) 10x Aric Gentry 315 20) 02 Nick Hale 297

 

 

Bruce Jr. Hoping Backup Car Brings Luck at Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (Sept. 21, 2014) - Tony Bruce Jr. is hopeful that a backup car will bring fresh luck to his One 8 Motorsports team next weekend.

Bruce Jr. will be forced to use the spare car following a wild crash last Saturday during the final night of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Midwest Fall Brawl at I-80 Speedway. He had advanced into the top five in the opening laps of the feature before his wreck in turns one and two destroyed the sprint car.

"It pretty much got everything," he said. "That's the eighth top wing we've crunched and the eighth front end we've destroyed this year. I'm not sure what it is about this season, but unfortunately I just keep getting caught up in all the wrong places at the wrong time."

Bruce Jr. fought an uphill battle throughout the weekend starting with a high pill draw on Friday. That forced him to line up seventh in his heat race.

"You definitely needed to be on the outside row during whatever race you were in," he said. "The track was so wet and if you got to start on the outside you could roll the top and get around some guys."

Bruce Jr. ended seventh in his heat race, which started him on the inside of the sixth row of a B Main. He rallied to finish sixth, but was three positions out of a transfer.

"The thing I take out of it is even though we didn't make the show we had a lot of speed in the car," he said. "We just had circumstances of starting in the back in the heat race and the B Main. It didn't allow us to transfer into the show and let us do what we wanted to, but on the stop watch we were just as fast as the guys up front."

The One 8 Motorsports team took advantage of a good pill draw on Saturday, when Bruce Jr. led the distance of his heat race to lock himself into the feature. He then lined up on the outside of the fifth row for the main event.

"We went from 10th to fourth in the opening laps," he said. "Unfortunately I got caught up in a situation where I couldn't do anything to get out of it. Everybody was racing hard. The cushion in turns one and two was so thick and heavy that if you didn't have the car kinda sideways it'd suck you in. Whenever (Brian) Brown slid in front of me I got tight and couldn't do anything about it and it sucked me into the fence."

Bruce Jr. smacked the wall before riding it for several feet. He was unable to restart the race and was credited with a 20th-place finish.

The One 8 Motorsports team will tackle the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial this Friday and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It's definitely a race you want to run good at," Bruce Jr. said. "Not only is it a race honoring two good people, but it's at Lucas Oil Speedway, which is owned by our series sponsor. We were fortunate to win the prelim last year and I think we ran third the final night."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 19 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 6 (11).

Sept. 20 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 20 (10).

SEASON STATS -

53 races, 3 wins, 13 top fives, 28 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 48 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hinchman Racewear

With more than 80 years in the industry, Hinchman Racewear prides itself on safety, experience, innovation, quality and customer service. For more information on how Hinchman Racewear can protect you, visit http://www.HinchmanRacewear.com.

"When looking for safety and innovation, look no further than Hinchman Racewear," Bruce Jr. said. "With great customer service and a passion for keeping drivers protected, it's no wonder why they are the leaders in the custom suit industry. I choose Hinchman to keep me safe and I encourage all drivers to do the same."

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

 

 

Wampler Posts Sixth-Place Result in Return to Red River Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WICHITA FALLS, Texas (Sept. 21, 2014) - Cody Wampler set the foundation for a solid finish to the season with a top 10 last Friday.

Wampler, who finally ironed out a carburetor issue that had plagued his team throughout the summer, finished sixth at Red River Speedway. It marked his seventh top 10 of the season.

"We got our carburetor issues fixed and it's running great now," he said. "Now we can make some headway on the setup and learn some stuff. I'm pretty excited from that standpoint. We can really focus on getting the car where it needs to be and making the right adjustments. I'm really optimistic for the last couple of races."

Wampler kicked off last Friday's champ sprints race by finishing second in his heat race.

"We led the first few laps," he said. "We had Robert Sellers, who has dominated down there, in our heat. I think him or his son has won every night there but one. He got by me coming out of turn four and we ended up running second. I felt like we were pretty good."

That earned Wampler a spot in the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 2 in the random draw to line up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"They had a lot of cars in a couple of other classes," he said. "The track held up pretty good for a while. Our car just wasn't near tight enough. I tried a couple of different things. I tried a bigger left rear tire than we've ran there. I tend to have a tendency to be too tight getting in to the corners. I had done some things to keep the car free. The track slicked off and I was too free. I couldn't get into the corner hard enough on the top to carry the momentum."

Wampler dropped to fourth place on the opening lap and he lost a couple of additional positions throughout the main event to finish sixth.

He will take this weekend off before heading to Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on Oct. 3-4 for the Winter Nationals.

"I'm pretty excited about getting back to Lawton," he said. "That should be a good weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 19 - Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 6 (2).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 3-4 at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., for the Winter Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.WamplerMotorsports.com

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

APPAREL -

Wampler has t-shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at each race and online at http://www.WamplerMotorsports.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Eagle Creek Escape

Located in Smithville, Okla., Eagle Creek Escape offers a unique get-a-way for couples looking for a quiet, romantic and scenic hide-a-way to reconnect. Its luxury guest cottages are nestled into a mountain setting along Eagle Creek in Eastern Oklahoma's Kiamichi Mountains. Its cottages are beautifully decorated and feature only the best amenities and you have your choice of a creekside view or a lakeside cabin. For more information, visit http://www.EagleCreekEscape.com.

"Eagle Creek Escape is a couples-only kind of resort with private cabins," Wampler said. "It's really pretty for Oklahoma. I've been there and it's a great experience."

Wampler would also like to thank Cotton County Drug, Powers Heating and Air Conditioning, Indian Territory Durable Medical Equipment, Wampler Transmission, Lawton Auto Parts, Shur Shot Guns, Cotton Ag Inc., Farm Bureau (Jeff Baumann Insurance), Thriller Productions, Aspire Home Care & Hospice, Al's Pump, Walters Well Service, Parks Land & Cattle, Walters Hometown Grocery and On Another Level Designs for their continued support.

 

 

Bright Charges from Back to Earn Podium Finish During Debut at Path Valley

Inside Line Promotions - SPRING RUN, Pa. (Sept. 21, 2014) - Alex Bright overcame a hectic feature to record a podium finish during his midget debut at Path Valley Speedway Park last Friday.

"I'd love to race that track every week," he said. "It's a perfect sized midget track to race on."

Bright almost wasn't able to compete in the ARDC Midgets event, but a late partnership with Mike Heffner allowed him to race.

"We had some engine problems that we weren't going to be able to get fixed and I saw he was interested in running," Bright said. "I gave him a call and he said yeah. I was comfortable in the car right away. It was awesome."

Bright maneuvered to a runner-up result during his heat race, which locked him into the feature redraw.

"For the feature they did a revenge draw," he said. "Once I heard that I figured I was getting picked for 12. That's exactly what happened."

Bright, who leads the series in feature wins, was given the highest number by a competitor during the random draw. That lined Bright up on the outside of the sixth row for the 25-lap main event.

"On the third lap there was a wreck and there was only one lane to get by on the track," he said. "One of the four-wheeler guys blocked it. I ended up hitting another car that had stopped right in front of me. It bent my front axle about three or four inches back."

Bright restarted the race in 10th and after being patient for several laps, he passed three cars at the same time approximately one third of the way through the feature. However, one of the cars crowded him as they entered turn three and pushed Bright into the loose dirt at the top of the corner. He spun around and was forced to restart last with 17 laps remaining.

"I think I was 17th at that point," he said. "I was kinda ticked off from everything that happened. I kept myself calm so I didn't wreck. I just kept moving forward. On the last turn of the last lap I was about three or four car lengths back from the second-place guy. I threw it in there for a slide job. If it would have stuck I would have had it, but I knew that was a long shot. To come from 17th to third with everything that happened, I'm really fortunate."

Bright's third-place finish marked his 29th top five of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 19 - Path Valley Speedway Park in Spring Run, Pa. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 3 (12).

SEASON STATS -

55 races, 11 wins, 29 top fives, 41 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexBright77

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

APPAREL -

Bright has new t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during every race he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Benic Shocks

Benic Shocks and Benic Enterprises has been involved in racing since 1998. The shocks have helped numerous drivers and teams win races and championships across the country. For more information, visit http://www.BenicEnterprises.com.

"It was a world of difference when I switched to Benic Shocks," Bright said. "It doesn't matter how the track is, we get rolling when we use Benic Shocks."

Bright would also like to thank PXP Racewear, Bell Racing Helmets, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Lightcap Electric, RGR Racing, Hyper Chassis, Presidential HVAC, Elite Chassis, How Charming LLC and Diamond Disposal LLC for their continued support.

 

 

Shark Racing's Schuchart Finishes Ninth

In WoO Action Saturday at Lernerville

SARVER, Pa., Sept. 21 — Logan Schuchart of Hanover, Pa. started 14th and finished ninth in the Commonwealth Clash presented by GottaRace.com, a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race held at Lernerville Speedway Saturday night.

The Shark Racing driver now has five top-five finishes and 15 top-10 finishes in WoO action so far in 2014, his rookie season as a WoO driver. He is currently 12th out of 380 drivers in the national point standings, while his Shark Racing teammate and fellow rookie, Jacob Allen, is 13th.

Schuchart passed Kerry Madsen and Cole Duncan at the initial start of the 35-lap A-main to vault into 12th place in the 24-car field. He got 11th on lap three by passing Tim Shaffer, and he remained in 11th place until he passed Kraig Kinser working lap nine to move into tenth place. The following lap Schuchart set his fastest lap of the race when his car tripped the electronic timers in 14.335 seconds.

Polesitter Logan Wagner got into the wall on the frontstretch of the four-tenths-mile clay oval with 11 laps down after contact with David Gravel as they were dicing for second place. That brought out the race's only caution flag and vaulted Schuchart into ninth place, but his fight for that position was just beginning.

Ed Lynch Jr. had problems on the restart, which gave Schuchart eighth place for about 15 seconds, but he dropped back to tenth on lap 13 when Shaffer and Madsen passed him. Kinser did the same on the following lap to put Schuchart back in 11th place. He regained tenth on lap 31 when he got by Kinser once again, and he charged into ninth on lap 32 by repassing Shaffer.

Schuchart took the checkered flag 1.937 seconds after the eighth-place driver, Madsen, did. Schuchart was 1.234 seconds ahead of the tenth-place finisher, Shaffer, who is a former Lernerville Speedway track champion.

Joey Saldana led every lap of Saturday's A-main, which paid $10,000 to win. Gravel, Paul McMahan, Shane Stewart and Danny Holtgraver rounded out the top five.

In preliminary action Schuchart started second and finished second in Heat 4, an eight-lap race. He was 0.855 of a second behind that race's polesitter and winner, Wagner, at the line.

Schuchart was 12th in time trials with a qualifying time of 13.049 seconds. Lynch was the fastest qualifier with a lap in 12.687, which wasn't too far off Saldana's track record of 12.334 established in May 2002.

Schuchart's teammate, Jacob Allen of Hanover, Pa. (and formerly of Brownsburg, Ind.), qualified 31st out of the 40 drivers who posted qualifying times. He started eighth in the third heat and finished in that same position. He started 11th in the 19-car B-main but retired after seven laps for a 15th-place finish.

Schuchart finished 13th and fifth at Lernerville July 15 in twin 30-lap races for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup.

Next week the WoO series appears at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, Ind., on Friday night, Sept. 26 and Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich., on Saturday night, Sept. 27.

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame driver Bobby Allen owns Shark Racing. Schuchart drives a Triple X sprint car chassis powered by a Don Ott-prepared engine.

Shark Racing is sponsored in part by the following companies and individuals: Your Auto Source NAPA Autocare Center, Pell's Tire Service, Marty Thompson, Don Ott Engines, Triple X Race Components, Rich Fogle Custom Pole Buildings, Newman's Towing & Recovery, CnB Mushroom Farms, Brenneman Painting, Speedway 94, Dirt: The Game, Silpada Jewelry, Lebo Skin Care, DMI, Penske Shocks, ButlerBuilt Seats, Tony Stewart Racing, SR Lubricant Solutions and Mycroleum.

Race updates are posted on Shark Racing's Facebook page, while additional information is available on Schuchart and Allen's Facebook pages and Twitter accounts. Team apparel may be purchased through Schuchart's Web site at Shark1s.com.

Free audio coverage of all WoO races is available on Dirtvision.com. Additional information is available on the series' Web site at woosprint.com.

 

 

Bloomington Speedway to Introduce a Winged Sprint Car Series in 2015

Bloomington, Indiana – With an eye toward the future, Bloomington Speedway plans to debut a new sprint car division at the quarter-mile oval next spring. The RaceSaver 305 sprint cars will be a regular part of the track’s traditional Friday night racing program. To introduce these machines, a demonstration is scheduled during this week’s World of Outlaws sprint car event.

The innovative RaceSaver series has grown dramatically since its birth, 14 years ago, and Speedway management is confident it will quickly become successful in Indiana. The premise behind the RaceSaver approach is making sprint car racing more affordable for those who want to compete, while maintaining the close, wheel-to-wheel competition and emphasizing the racer more than the race car.

Racing veteran French Grimes developed the concept and founded the RaceSaver organization in order to generate interest in sprint car competition in areas that had little knowledge about it, and to rekindle sprint cars racing where it had dwindled or disappeared. The basis is using a common engine head that is only available through RaceSaver, and strict adherence to a fairly simple set of rules. Importantly, the RaceSaver head limits the engine’s horsepower, thus controlling costs while at the same time promoting close racing.

Grimes estimates the entry cost to be as little as $7,500 - $10,000 for a car that could be competitive under the RaceSaver rules. Since a regular sprint car chassis is used and there are few rules governing the chassis, many competitors are saving money by making use of used cars. Likewise, there aren’t many rules for the engines, other than the required RaceSaver components, so there is flexibility in employing older engines also. Another benefit of this approach is that the engine components last longer, again yielding a significant long-term cost savings over other types of racing.

Who will fans see competing in the RaceSaver division at Bloomington Speedway? This approach puts weekly racing within the budget of many more people. For example, a long-time fan could start their own racing team and become a regular on the clay oval. It is also ideal for entry-level drivers with an interest in graduating to more powerful racing machinery after they gain valuable seat time in open wheel cars on the dirt. At other tracks well-known racing veterans, who have cut back their racing because of finances or other reasons, have been getting back on the track in the RaceSaver cars. Bloomington’s racing division is likely to include participants from all of these groups on the track at the same time.

Since 1997, the RaceSaver formula for 305 sprint cars has been the most consistent in its rules and in enforcement. Currently, ten regional organizations compete in different geographical areas, and the series has also become very popular at tracks in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Nebraska and several other states. In its 14th year of competition, the season-ending RaceSaver Nationals is attracts cars, drivers and fans from all areas. Much more information about the rules, the cars, national activities and videos of the series in action is available at www.racesaver.com.

To help familiarize Bloomington’s fans with the new racing division, a RaceSaver sprint car that competes at Nebraska’s Eagle Raceway will be on hand at Bloomington Speedway for this Friday’s World of Outlaws race, and an on-track demonstration is planned.

Bloomington Speedway is on the web at www.bloomingtonspeedway.com; and phone 812-824-7400.

 

 

SALDANA WINS AT LERNERVILLE TO SWEEP THE WEEKEND

SARVER, Pa. (Sept. 20, 2014) – Fresh off a victory last night at the Four Crown at Eldora, Joey Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team came to Pennsylvania Posse territory to see who would prevail and take the trophy at the Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway.

Saldana, the Outlaws’ leading qualifier and the track record holder at Lernerville, qualified 13th with a 13.080-second lap. The 12.334-second record the Brownsburg Bullet set in 2002 remained intact for another season.

Saldana paced the field of 10 cars in heat one to the green flag and then commandeered the lead. The 71M pilot led from wire to wire, crossing the finish line with nearly a two-second advantage over second place Cole Duncan.

Saldana joined the other seven participants in the dash in the infield in front of the grandstand for the inversion draw. Amazingly, for the third consecutive race, the Bullet got a favorable pill draw, this time an ‘eight’, which put him on the outside of the front row for the start.

“The Motter team has been working really hard to get a better race car and trying to learn from our mistakes throughout the season,” said Saldana. “Hopefully we have a car capable of winning tonight.”

When the green flag flew on the race that would determine the starting lineup for the A Main, polesitter Logan Wagner took the lead. Saldana followed. During the six-lap event Saldana could pull even with Wagner but could not make the pass. The two finished the way they started. Wagner would sit on the pole of the A Main and Saldana would join him on the outside of the front row.

After the crowd-pleasing four-wide salute, Wagner brought the field to the green. It was a drag race between Wagner and Saldana. Wagner did a bit of a wheelie, picking up the front end, which gave Saldana the advantage to surge ahead. With eight laps down, Saldana was in traffic. Wagner and David Gravel were battling for second place and made contact sending Wagner into the inside guardrail. The incident brought out the caution with 11 laps in the books. Wagner was okay but was done for the night.

On the restart, Saldana went back to the lead and began to pull away from second place Gravel. In traffic, Gravel began to pick away to narrow Saldana’s lead. The crowd was on its feet as Saldana and Gravel traded the lead time and time again but it was Saldana who continued to be the lap leader. In the waning laps of the race, Paul McMahan joined the mix, making it a three-car battle for the lead. Saldana was not going to leave anything on the table and nothing was going to stand between him and the Commonwealth Clash trophy! Saldana swept across the finish line first, winning his second consecutive race of the weekend and his seventh of the season.

Gravel finished second, McMahan finished third for an Outlaws podium sweep in Posse country.

Saldana led all 35 laps of the race.

“It feels awesome to win at Lernerville,” said Saldana. “It’s been awhile since I’ve won here. (Note: His last win was in 2010) This is a tough race track. They have a local 410 series here so there are some great local drivers. When the Outlaws come to town, they make you work for it. It was a great effort by our whole team.

“Sean Strausbaugh’s (crew member) grandmother died and he wasn’t with us last night when we won at Eldora. I dedicated that race win to her. Sean drove five hours to be with us tonight and it was neat that we could get him a win that he could be a part of.

“Someone, I’m not sure who, (Gravel) definitely made me get my elbows up and make sure I win or otherwise I was gonna get passed. But we had a really good car, we could move around. I can’t thank Dan Motter and Ruth Motter enough for allowing us to race. They own this car, it’s their own money, with support from HE&M Saw and Beltline Body Shop, so they spend a lot to come out here and support the Outlaws and it’s nice to give them something back.

“When we raced here earlier this year, I was just terrible. So for the team to be able to look at the notes and make the car better, it’s the same car, same engine, so you have to work on what you have and make it better. Tonight we did and had a car good enough to win an Outlaws show.”

Next up for the Outlaws is a Friday, Sept. 26 event at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, Indiana, the home of Steve Kinser.

 

 

‘Celebrating STP’s 60th Anniversary' Campaign Winners Announced Knoxville Nationals-Winning Helmet Among Prize Packages Awarded

INDIANAPOLIS (September 19, 2014) – While five-time World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz continues to win races with the WoO STP Sprint Car Series driving for Tony Stewart Racing (TSR), four lucky fans have been selected as winners of the recent promotion celebrating STP’s 60 years of power and performance.

The combination of STP®, one of the most recognizable brands in motorsports, Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) and Schatz had another successful “Month of Money” culminating with Schatz racing a special STP 60th anniversary No. 15 at the Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals. Schatz won the event for the eighth time in the last nine years and Trevor Miller from Bakersfield, California was chosen as the grand-prize winner in the “Celebrating STP’s 60th Anniversary with TSR and Donny Schatz” campaign. He will receive one of the custom-painted chrome helmets Schatz wore en route to claiming his historic Knoxville triumph. And the Knoxville Nationals wasn’t the only victory during which Schatz wore the grand-prize helmet. He also wore it while winning seven other races to close out August and begin September.

“This is truly exciting news,” Miller said after learning his name was chosen in a random drawing from among all campaign entrants. “Racing has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. Both my grandfather and my dad were popular IMCA Modified drivers here in California and I’m trying to continue that legacy. I’ve been a huge Tony Stewart fan throughout his career and root for his dirt teams, as well.”

Three other entrants — Jared Butcosk of Kreamer, Pennsylvania, B.J. Rudolph of Tampa, Florida and Annette Hamilton of Anadarko, Oklahoma — were also selected to win prize packages that include items from STP, Armor All, TSR and its marketing partners.

STP, TSR and Schatz thank all of those who entered the campaign and encourage all fans to continue following the team as it chases a sixth WoO STP Sprint Car Series championship. Entering the weekend, Schatz has a 196-point lead in the championship standings with 11 nights of racing remaining.

For more information on STP visit STP.com, “like” STP on Facebook, and following @STPracing on Twitter. To keep up with all the latest news on Schatz and his TSR team, visit www.tonystewartracing.com, “like” facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing, or follow @TonyStewart_Rcg on Twitter.

 

 

Strong Car at Eldora, Unfavorable Results

Following a top-five run in Minnesota on Saturday with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, Craig Dollansky and the Big Game Treestands #7 team headed East with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ for competition this weekend beginning Friday at Eldora Speedway as part of 4-Crown Nationals weekend.

With a lightning-fast racing surface near the track record Dollansky set in 2002, qualifying saw the Elk River, Minnesota native register the 8th fastest lap among the 36 drivers signed into the historic ½-mile at 12.927 seconds. Needing to win his heat to secure a spot in the dash, Dollansky lined up inside row two when the green flag waved and darted into the top spot by the exit of turn two on the opening lap. Unfortunately, on the second circuit hard contact from the runner-up sent the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim sideways and to a stop with a flat left rear. The #7 crew was able to make repairs but Dollansky was credited with 8th.

After winning the 12-lap B-Main from the pole position, Dollansky started outside row six for the 30-lap feature. Running just outside the top-ten in the opening laps of the A-Main, the Eyecon Trail Cameras backed sprinter slipped back a few spots before pulling in on lap 9.

“We had a great car and it was unfortunate we got taken out in the heat race. I had the wind knocked out of me and injured my back,” explained Dollansky. “We were able to get repairs done and transfer by winning the B-Main. I ran some laps in the feature and decided to drop out of the race and give my back a night to recover. After icing it feels better today and we’re ready for Lernerville tonight.”

Action resumed tonight for the Big Game Treestands #7 team with the Outlaws as part of the Commonwealth Clash in Sarver, Pennsylvania.

 

 

RAGAN SALDANA GETS HIS BIRTHDAY TROPHY;

JOEY SALDANA WINS WIRE TO WIRE IN 4-CROWN AT ELDORA

ROSSBURG, Ohio (Sept. 19, 2014) – Joey Saldana returned to the famed Eldora Speedway tonight for the World of Outlaws 4-Crown Nationals. The second-generation driver is a three-time 4-Crown winner, having driven to victory circle in 2007, 2008 and 2011.

Tonight, in a great display of elbows up, hammer down driving, Saldana hit his stride and added a fourth 4-Crown victory and notched his sixth win of the season. And he won that birthday trophy for his son Ragan.

In preliminary action, Saldana drove the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M sprint car to the No. 4 qualifying position, clocking a best lap of 12.840 seconds.

Heat races were next on the racing agenda and Saldana started fourth in the final heat. When the green flew, Craig Dollansky assumed the lead, followed by Daryn Pittman.

With one lap complete, Dollansky and Pittman made contact exiting turn four bringing out the caution. Dollansky’s car suffered a flat tire and shock damage. The restart order was Pittman, Danny Holtgraver, Jac Haudenschild and Saldana. When the field went green this time, Saldana got a good start and passed Haudenschild to take third position. At the checkered flag it was Pittman with the win, Holgraver second and Saldana third.

Saldana gathered with the dash drivers on the front stretch for the inversion draw. For the second consecutive event, the inversion draw favored the Brownsburg Bullet. Tonight a ‘four’ pill put the yellow 71M on the pole of the dash.

When the eight drivers were unleashed for the six-lap dash, Saldana seized the opportunity and surged to the lead. He protected his position to score a wire-to-wire dash victory, placing him on the pole for the 30-lap A Main.

Saldana brought the 25 starters down for the green flag and then took command of the field followed by Kerry Madsen and Donny Schatz. The top 10 runners were up on the cushion while Schatz ran the bottom of the track. By lap four, Saldana was beginning to stretch his lead while starting to catch the back of the field. A caution on lap 12 slowed competition. On the restart, Saldana again was out in front, but Schatz passed Madsen to take second. Saldana began to stretch out his lead but a red flag on lap 20 and a restart erased the advantage he had built. Saldana and Schatz, running one-two respectively, only had two laps to battle it out before the red flag was displayed again. But make no mistake, Schatz was applying pressure to the Brownsburg Bullet.

With eight laps to go, Saldana continued to lead, Schatz continued his bombardment of moves, high and low. However, Schatz was also banging wheels with third place runner Dale Blaney and while they were engaged in combat, Saldana was able to draw away. On the final lap, Schatz gained some ground but could not pass Saldana.

It was Saldana’s 23rd victory at Eldora.

“This is amazing,” said an excited Saldana. “I actually beat Donny Schatz! He has been unbelievable this year and just to be able to race with him and be able to drive with the World of Outlaws, honestly, it’s an honor just to be able to be out here and race. This is a pretty big weekend, 4-Crown, but I grew up watching my dad race here and it’s a pretty awesome place. It is also a humbling place and I love racing here.

“We qualified well and put ourselves in good position tonight. Once I could keep my momentum out front I was pretty good, but through the middle, Donny’s got the car to beat. He was there a couple of times and I knew I had to hit my marks and not let him slide me.

“I wanted to win a trophy for my son Ragan’s fourth birthday but I also want to dedicate our win tonight to one of our crew members, Sean Strausbaugh whose grandmother passed away. He couldn’t be here with us tonight, but hopefully we will see him tomorrow at Lernerville and hopefully we can do this again for him.”

Saldana found his happy place at Eldora. Dan and Ruth Motter (team owners) were also on hand to celebrate as was Joey’s dad, Lil’ Joe.

Tomorrow night the Outlaws will cross swords with the Pennsylvania Posse at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa.

 

 

VALVOLINE CONTINUES TO POWER SYDNEY SPEEDWAY FORWARD

official press release: Valvoline Raceway September 19, 2014

For over 100 years Valvoline has been serving Australia as a leading global producer, distributor and brand of high quality lubricants and specialised automotive, racing, commercial and industrial solutions.

And in 2014/2015 they’ll continue to power the Sydney Speedway industry forward as they continue their second consecutive season of naming rights partnership with Valvoline Raceway.

With a proud history of supporting teams and venues in Speedway over many decades the decision to press forward with it’s naming rights for Valvoline Raceway in Parramatta confirms Valvoline’s position as one of the most proactive leaders in the Australian automotive industry.

“We’re so thrilled to retain the support of Valvoline as our naming rights partner as the raceway moves into what we hope will be it’s most successful and spectacular season yet,” says Valvoline Raceway Managing Director Steven Green, “when you have a worldwide market leader like Valvoline associating their brand with you it gives you a tremendous sense of confidence going into the future.”

Valvoline National Marketing Manager Tony McDermott is also excited about the ongoing relationship.

“We began our naming rights association with the Speedway last year and under the new ownership and management structure for the coming season we can see some exciting developments for the sport and for our brand. From what we can see there is a real buzz around the Speedway community presently and we’re thrilled to be a part of the future.”

Valvoline products, services and programs result from an ongoing commitment to improve maintenance, add performance and reduce ownership cost for vehicle owners and businesses.

In many ways, that same philosophy is the charter for the new owner and management of Valvoline Raceway.

“That Valvoline paragraph sums up many of our own beliefs this year,” says Green, “the relationship that we have with their company to promote and expose their wide range of products and applications is something we value tremendously.

Through individual sponsorships Valvoline will again adorn many of the race cars that compete at the raceway, including of course their iconic brand hero Max Dumesny who edges closer and closer to three decades of active competition with Valvoline on board.

“Max Dumesny holds the longest running sponsorship with Valvoline Australia, now approaching 30 years. In that time Max has always run at the front of the field, been popular with fans and a great ambassador for the sport. The relationship between Valvoline and Max is one that Valvoline is justifiably proud,” says McDermott, “Valvoline is now in the fortunate position of sponsoring two genuine icons in the sport of dirt track racing; Sydney Speedway and Max Dumesny. Anyone with an interest in the sport will recognise the track and driver as part of the fabric of Speedway racing in Australia.

For more information on the range of products, distributors, news, sponsorship relationships and more please visit www.valvoline.com.au

 

Driver Websites Unveils New Website for Isaac Schreurs

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Sept. 19, 2014) - Driver Websites has built a new website for sprint car driver Isaac Schreurs.

The veteran package website - http://www.Team612.com - features the latest press releases, updated schedule and results, photos and videos, sponsor logos with links to their websites, merchandise and more.

The Brandon, S.D., native, who was left paralyzed following a motocross accident when he was 14-years-old, earned a trip to Victory Lane for the first time in ASCS action earlier this summer.

WHY DO YOU NEED A WEBSITE -

DRIVERS - There are so many aspects of running a successful race team outside of what you do on the track. It's what you do off the track that draws the attention you need to help with your team's recognition throughout the sport. A website is a very useful tool to keep your sponsors and marketing partners up to date with your racing. With our website packages, you have the ability to track the impressions and clicks your sponsor logos receive while being on your website. You can use that as a tool to show your current marketing partners the benefits of being involved with your race team - solely on the website. You can also use those same tools to help generate new, long-lasting marketing partnerships. On top of that, a website is a great database for your career and with the power of MyRacePass your information gets spread throughout that entire fast-growing network of websites.

TRACKS - With our packages for race tracks or series, you are not getting "just" a website. Our packages come with a whole line of online management tools to help you as the promoter/track owner/manager successfully carry out the day-to-day duties. Automatic point calculations, Mobile Web Apps for lineups, payouts, reporting structures for drivers, teams, 1099s and more are all aspects of our packages. With the principals of Driver Websites having its own dirt track in 2012, the company was able to bring everything it had learned throughout that weekly race season to the web packages offered to all the tracks and series. Also, while having a Driver Websites track/series web package, you will always get the latest updates to the Integrated Content Management System and updates to the management online software as well as the great aspects of content sharing throughout the MyRacePass network.

The All-New MyRacePass Pit Board is now available! The Pit Board allows the track or series to relay information that is only needed to be seen by the drivers to the drivers via the MRP Driver Profile accounts. Drivers can claim their MRP Bio and have their Free MRP Basic Profile in which they can update their news, schedules, bios, sponsor information, photos, crew member information and more - as well as using the MRP Pit Board. Drivers can sign up for Text Message Alerts using the Pit Board and whenever the track or series updates the Pit Board they will be able to get a Text message to view the updates.

MYRACEPASSPRO -

MyRacePass Pro offers a full set of tools for drivers, tracks and series to GET RECOGNIZED quickly and easily. Whether you're a weekend warrior or travel the full ASCS or World of Outlaws tours, MRP Pro has the features you need in an online presence. Using MyRacePass PRO you can get a very professional, templated website that comes with all the tools and menu options of most of our custom websites. Most importantly, you can set everything up yourself with a custom domain name and background/header images. Starting out at simply $10 per month, you can set yourself apart from your competition and start utilizing the power of MyRacePass . There is a free 30-Day trial, so get to http://www.myracepass.com/pro today to see just how easy it is to "Get Recognized."

PRESS RELEASE PACKAGES -

Driver Websites now offers press release packages for its clients. In correlation with the importance of a routinely updated website, professional press releases showcase drivers, teams, manufacturers and tracks as recognizable partners in the racing community. Press releases continually keep your name in the spotlight with a positive image and most importantly, demonstrate the valuable partnership and message of each sponsorship. To learn more about the press release packages, contact Driver Websites at http://www.DriverWebsites.com or Inside Line Promotions at http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

DRIVER WEBSITES -

Driver Websites was assembled in order to give racers a way to get recognized through the Internet inexpensively so the racer can put their money where it needs to go - the ride. If you have ever experienced having your own website before, you will understand the fact that being able to update your own site was only a dream. Too many times you come across a site that has results, press releases and pictures from more than a year ago. Either the web developer is no more or you are tired of paying the monthly charges to update your site. Driver Websites has made uploading your own content to your own site a reality. With the tutorial videos DW offers you will see how easy of a system we have created. For more information, visit http://www.DriverWebsites.com .

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program 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.


 

2014 SEMA Memorial Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness Award Winners Announced

Diamond Bar, CA (September 19, 2014) - The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded $152,000 to 61 individuals this year. This includes 44 SEMA scholarships presented to current students, and 17 loan-forgiveness awards presented to employees of SEMA-member companies. In addition, one student was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to Ohio Technical College for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Recipients of these scholarships will be entering into the disciplines of Automotive Engineering & Technology, Automotive Aftermarket, Mechanical Engineering, Business Management, Electrical Engineering, Education, Industrial Engineering & Design, Automotive Machinist, and Public Affairs/Administration.

More than $2 million has been awarded to over 1,000 deserving students since the program’s establishment in 1984. The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund and the SEMA Loan Forgiveness Program are dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators by helping them get off to a successful start in their education and automotive aftermarket career.

The online application for next year’s awards will be accepted November 3, 2014 through April 1, 2015 at www.sema.org/scholarship.

For questions or additional information, please contact SEMA Education Manager Juliet Marshall by phone at 909/978-6655 or email julietm@SEMA.org.

2014 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Award Winners

• Tyler W. Bagby, Johnson County Community College
• Damian T. Begler, School of Automotive Machinists
• Brandon J. Belcher, University of Northwestern Ohio
• Brenden D. Bungert, University of Minnesota-Duluth
• Alexis Art Cadiao, Mira Costa College (Steve Woomer Award)
• Ryan A. Call, Brigham Young University-Idaho
• Trevor A. Chaney, University of Northwestern Ohio
• Dalyn M. Cirac, University of Northwestern Ohio
• Austin T. Ellis, Colorado School of Mines
• Lee S. Engelhardt, Northwood University
• Sara J. Erhart, Wyoming Technical Institute (SEMA Businesswomen’s Network Award)
• Chester L. Fisher, University of Northwestern Ohio
• Justin L. Furman, Washtenaw Community College
• Matthew Fusco, Northwood University
• Hugo Hernandez, California State University-Northridge (Louis L. Borick Award)
• Austin W. Hiebert, McPherson College (John Menzler & Hot Rod Industry Alliance Award)
• Nicholas V. Hines, University of Northwestern Ohio
• Leonard R. Howe, Brigham Young University-Idaho
• Eric A. Jiskra, Eastern Michigan University
• Jeremy Johnson, Columbus State Community College (Melvin Burton Award)
• Jeffery Kesterson, Oregon Institute of Technology
• Thomas C. Klein, University of Northwestern Ohio (Don Turney Award)
• Mark Lopresto, Cleveland Institute of Art (Harlan Felder Award)
• Brent Maynard, University of Northwestern Ohio (Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council Award)
• Shaun Michael McCarthy, Stanford University
• Jacob E. Mischel, North Dakota State University-Main Campus
• Sara E. Mohon, Clemson University
• Tyler K. Nelson, Brigham Young University-Idaho (Performance Warehouse Association & Light Truck Accessory Alliance Award)
• Harmon L. Newhouse, Brigham Young University-Idaho
• Kaj Niegmann, Georgia Institute of Technology (Bernie Karp Award)
• Joel R. Ortberg, University of Northwestern Ohio
• Amir Sadeghi Pari, Austin Community College
• Masey S. Peone, Central Washington University (Thurston Warn Award)
• Kyle D. Peterson, University of Northwestern Ohio
• Garrett Rider, University of Missouri-Columbia (Mike Kunzman Award)
• Bobby J. Robertson, Jr., McPherson College
• Juan Rodriguez, Jr., Universal Technical Institute-Sacramento
• Robert S. Rose, University of Northwestern Ohio (Joe Hrudka Award)
• Mclane T. Rowley, University of Northwestern Ohio (K&N Engineering Award)
• Paul J. Sakalas, Kent State University (Jeff Moses-Automotive Restoration Market Organization & Manufacturers Representative Network Award)
• Andrew J. Smallman, Kettering University (Emerging Trends & Technology Network Award)
• Zachariah J. Sprenger, De Anza College (K&N Engineering Award)
• Michael C. Sydow, Ferris State University
• Sarah K. Wilkerson, Santa Barbara City College (Louis L. Borick Award)

2014 SEMA Loan Forgiveness Award Winners

• David M. Chamberlain, COMP Performance Group/Lunati LLC (Dan Borre Award)
• Laura M. Conrad, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America Inc. (Trudy Thompson Award)
• Michael DiCanzio, Turn 5 Inc.
• Debra S. Dixon-Coen, Nissan North America (Leo Kagan Award)
• Kyle J. Fichtner, DEEZEE Manufacturing (Joseph Amato Award)
• William Filter, Dana Holdings/Spicer
• Mitchell R. Kaup, BluePrint Engines (Young Executive's Network Award)
• Jennifer LaFever, Roush Yates Racing Engines (Top Student Award)
• Adam C. Lovelady, Toyota Motor Sales USA
• Joshua Mishler, Advanced Plating
• Kelly A. Muldoon, Venchurs, Inc.
• Philip F. Muscat, Pratt & Miller Engineering
• Thomas Rousseve III, Falken Tire Corporation (JA Borre and Wheel & Tire Council Award)
• Jordan S. Sneathen, SEMO Classic Mustang, Inc.
• Kirstin E. Stone, Turbosmart USA (Wally Parks Award)
• Heather Vance, Tenneco (Nat Danas Award)
• Joshua C. Wang, JE Pistons

About SEMA

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $33 billion specialty automotive industry of 6,814 member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. For more information, contact SEMA at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, tel: 909-610-2030, or visit www.sema.org or www.enjoythedrive.com.

 

Waka Rules will again be used for National Open Kick-It Tournament
By: Jason Bly
We all know how competitive the PA Posse drivers are on the track against each other and especially outside invaders like the World of Outlaws. It’s not so surprising that PA Posse fans are the same way! In order to create consistency and fairness to all players and umpires the Williams Grove National Open Kick-It Tournament will again be using World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA) rules. If you are playing, be sure to study the WAKA rules before your come to the event. An important exception to the WAKA rule book is in the event of a tie game. All games are scheduled to go 5 innings. Any games tied after the 5th inning will have one addition fielder removed from field for each team of each inning until the game is over. This helps keep games moving along in a timely manner to allow us to get through all four rounds of games.
The WAKA rules are simple to review and understand. Some notable changes and rules for teams to keep in mind include: The official strike zone, the “Kicker’s Box”, no base stealing or leading off bases, each team is to have one captain and one co-captain, the pitcher must start the roll with their foot on or behind the pitchers rubber, calling strikes and balls, and four foul balls results in an out. We will have at least four volunteer umpires. They are not trained professionals but will do their best to ensure everyone has fun and plays as fair as possible. Their calls are final and can only have plays disputed by the team’s captains and co-captains. For more information and to see the official rules please visit http://www.kickball.com/files/KICKBALL_OFFICIAL_RULES_2012.pdf.
Registration the morning of October 3rd will begin NO EARLIER than 11:30 a.m. and will stop when the first game begins around 12:15 pm. You can speed through registration by printing and signing the registration form and hand in to pre-registration area when you come.
Together we have raised over $5,000 for the event and Jeff Gordon will be matching all donations collected in this event. It is free to come out and watch but everyone is encouraged to visit our Kick-It page and donate. You may also donate with cash or a check while at the Kick-It games. A limited number of spots are still available on select teams. If you have friends or family interested in filling open spots and would like to help raise funds, sign-up through our National Open Kick-It page http://www.kick-it.org/games/2014/10/williams-grove-national-kick-it-tournament or contact jason@paposseracing.com.
We would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting this year's event: Allegro Winery, Sunoco Foods, Hickory Falls Entertainment Center, Hanover Bowling Center, CJB Motorsports, Larson Marks Racing, Apple Automotive, Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, AACA Museum, Steam Into History, Indian Echo Caverns, Bath Fitters, Kitchen Saver, It Works Independent Reps, Delco Designs, Utz Foods, Musicscape Productions, Fast Tees, Fastener Specialties, PAPosseracing.com, Hoseheads.com, Gulliftys, Berks Foods, The Harrisburg Senators Baseball Club, Jakes Wayback Burgers, Penn Werner Hotel, Walmart, and Five Guys Burgers and Fries.

 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS MOTORSPORTS PRODUCTIONS

INDOOR AUTO RACING EVENTS AT ATLANTIC CITY AND TRENTON

TED CHRISTOPHER, RYAN TIDMAN AND PATRICK EMERLING AMONG FIRST THREE QUARTER MIDGET ENTRIES FOR SAMMONS’ INDOOR RACES AT TRENTON AND ATLANTIC CITY, NJ

TRENTON, NJ, September 19, 2014 . . . NASCAR Asphalt Modified superstar Ted Christopher, many time American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association Midget champion Ryan Tidman and up and coming Modified Touring Series standout Patrick Emerling are among the first entrants for two weekends of Indoor Auto Racing action scheduled for Trenton and Atlantic City, N.J., and promoted by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions.

The Trenton Indoor racing program is set for the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton on Friday, December 19th and Saturday, December 20th are presented by PRC Industries.

The Atlantic City meet, highlighted by the ‘Gambler’s Classic’ in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall is set for January 30 and 31, 2015. NAPA AUTO PARTS will once again return as the title sponsor for the event. Tickets are now on sale for both of these races.

More than 25 entries have already been filed for the two race series, among the first wave of Three Quarter Midget competitors for both races are Indoor TQ specialist Matt Remick and full-size Midget and TQ Midget driver Matthew Roselli.

Fans who attended the first Sun Bank Center racing weekend, named “The Battle of Trenton”, in February of this year, will want to make their advance order race tickets early to obtain the best seats available. The fast TQ Midgets are once again the headline class.

“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 Fanfest on Saturday night before the races.

“Our Fanfest 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.”

Five weeks later, Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall will be the site of the annual Gamblers Classic.

Auto racing inside Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City first began in 1938 when a series of Midget car races was held during the fall of that year.

In 2003, Len Sammons, publisher of Area Auto Racing News, perceived a need for and a value in resurrecting the Atlantic City Indoor racing traditions. Support divisions since 2003 include Legends Cars, Slingshots, Micro Stocks and Champ Karts.

For Atlantic City Indoor Race tickets call 609-888-3618. Tickets are also available from the Boardwalk Hall Box office, all Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Sammons stressed that corporate sponsorship opportunities are available including marketing partnerships, contingency award support, building signage and official souvenir program advertising are available for both the Trenton and Atlantic City Indoor races.

For more information visit www.aarn.com or call the Len Sammons Motorsports office at 609-888-3618.

 

 

A NEW UPDATED VERSION OF AARN.COM HAS BEEN LAUNCHED

TRENTON, NJ - AARN.com, the internet home of Area Auto Racing News and

Len Sammons Motorsports events, has been relaunched in an easier

to navigate format.

From Area Auto Racing News, aarn.com will continue to publish a sneak

preview of that week’s front page each Monday evening along with key

headlines from that week’s issue and the Newsmaker of the Week. You’ll

also find race winners from the many tracks and sanctioning groups

covered in the newspaper, with that list updated daily. A column from

a recent edition is also available for those who would like to sample

what AARN has to offer 50 weeks a year.

Readers will also be able to access the on-line edition of Area Auto

Racing News each Tuesday morning beginning at 8 a.m. This is a free

service to current subscribers, who continue to receive the paper by

mail as readers have since AARN was first published in 1963.

The new version of aarn.com includes a much easier to use e-store. It

features Pay Pal, which is quick, easy and secure!

As in the past, aarn.com will contain important information on Len

Sammons Motorsports promoted events.

With "just a click" you’ll be provided with all the updated

information on the 30th annual Pioneer Pole Building Motorsports 2015

Show presented by Sunoco that will be held at the Greater Philadelphia

Expo Center in Oaks, Pa., on January 23-25.. Both vendor and attendee

information will be easy to find. As the event draws closer, a full

schedule of events and celebrity/car appearances will be made

available. Entry information for the Ms. and Little Miss Motorsports

pageants is also available at this location.

The website also contains important information on the Len Sammons

Motorsports Productions promoted Winter Indoor TQ-Midget Racing Series

for both racers and fans. By going to sections specifically set

aside for the NAPA Atlantic City Indoor Races planned for Boardwalk

Hall on January 30 and 31; or the Battle of Trenton to be held

December 19 and 20 at the Sun Bank Arena, you’ll find entry, ticket

and hotel information and much more!

Check out the new aarn.com, like us on Facebook to find news notes and

a weekly 'Throw Back Thursday' feature and follow us on Twitter @AARN.

 

 

The Recent History of the Commonwealth Clash presented by GottaRace.com

Sarver, PA (September 18, 2014) The Commonwealth Clash is an event that has been around for a while now, but it�s just been the past several years that it has been contested in September; prior to 2009, the race was run in May. The Inaugural September date in 2009 was rained out, as was the case last season. In between were three great races won by Donny Schatz (2010), Jason Meyers (2011) and Dale Blaney (2012).

In 2010, Donny Schatz entered the race having won the Silver Cup two months prior in July, but uncharacteristically only fourth in points. Paul McMahan, driving the Kasey Kahne Great Clips #9 at the time, won his heat and the dash which put him on the pole for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. After leading the first 11 laps, a restart set the stage for Donny Schatz to rocket past McMahan on the high side of turn four. Lapped traffic and a late race restart were no match for Schatz who drove away to his fourth Lernerville feature win at the time; he has since won two additional Silver Cups. McMahan finished second ahead of a pair of former Track Champions in Tim Shaffer (third) and Dale Blaney (fourth). Shaffer had a roller coaster night by setting quick time in qualifying, but trouble in his heat race sent him to the Last Chance Showdown. After winning the LCS, he charged from the tail to the podium finish.

In 2011, Jason Meyers was already well on his way to a second consecutive World of Outlaws Championship when the Greatest Show on Dirt invaded the Action Track for the September showdown. Meyers inherited the lead from fast qualifier, dash winner and polesitter Sam Hafertepe Jr. who suffered mechanical failure and then had to fend off 2011 Clash winner Donny Schatz to score the $10,000 win. 2011 was not a particularly good one for the local contingent as Danny Holtgraver, Brian Ellenberger and Ed Lynch Jr. fared best in 12th, 13th and 14th respectively.

But Dale Blaney rallied the local troops in 2012 by scoring his second career World of Outlaws Lernerville feature win. Blaney won the first 30-lap A-Main of the Silver Cup in 2011 and has numerous All Star and Fab Four wins, but in 2012, he thrilled the home crowd by enduring a rain delay and being at the right place at the right time when attrition took its toll on other leaders. Craig Dollansky�s engine expired with just three laps to go while fast qualifier Paul McMahan pulled off two laps early after the two had battled for the lead for much of the race. Blaney, like Meyers the year before, was chased to the checkered flag by Donny Schatz at well after 1:00AM due to the lengthy delay. Rising star Chris Bell made a rare Lernerville appearance in the famed �Ferkel Circle� and drove to an impressive eight place finish.

Donny Schatz will lead the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series stars and cars in Sarvertown on Saturday with pit gates opening at 4:00PM and grandstands opening at 5:00. Time Trials start at 7:15 and Opening Ceremonies/heat races will follow at 8:00. Reserved seating is $30 for Adults and 24 for children 17 & under. General Admission is $28 for adults, $22 for students 11-17 and FREE for kids 10 & under. All Advanced/Reserved ticket purchases include a FREE Fan Pit Pass upgrade and are available on our website www.Lernerville.com until Friday at 11:59PM. Pit passes are $35 for DIRTcar members and $40 for non-members.

 

 

Fan Appreciation Night September 27th

Admission Only Five Bucks!!!!

Bob Crace, Sr. Race Postponed to October 4

Late Models Paying $5,000 to win/Sprints $2,500 To Win!

Championship Night October 4

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Atomic Speedway would like to remind everyone that the Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial Race slated for Saturday, September 20 has been postponed until October 4, and that there will be NO racing this Saturday, September 20. Coming Saturday, September 27 is Fan Appreciation Night #2, a night that the speedway honors its fans with just a $5.00 General Admission. The night will be crowned officially as the Petland Night at The Races! Owner Brad McCown says “Bring a friend, Bring a Neighbor! And Experience some of the best dirt track racing in the country!”

On Fan Appreciation Night #2 on September 27th race fans will get to see two premier divisions plus two strong support divisions for the low price of just $5. 410 Outlaw sprints will be on hand for $2,000 to win, plus the AMRA Late Models will be on hand for a $2,000 to win show. Additionally, AMRA Octane Modifieds will race for $1,000 to win, plus Legend Cars and the Dreadlands Haunted Woods Enduro. Title Sponsors are Gullion Enterprises for the Late Models, Pine Tree Towing and Recovery for the Sprints, Advanced Services Heating and Cooling for the Modifieds.

Petland of Chillicothe will have puppies, reptiles, birds and more for people to enjoy and to learn about. Bring the kids for a family-friendly night at the races-- the Petland Night at The Races, Saturday, September 27th!

This is a show fans will not want to miss and it comes at a bargain price! Gates open at 4 p.m. with warm-ups at 6 p.m.

In the past week tons of dirt has have been moved, the track surface reworked, and the infield pond reclaimed in an effort to make racing a first-class, enjoyable experience for all racers and fans.

With many tracks closed for the season, Atomic has a solid month and a half of high-quality race programming on the racing card.

The Dirt Track Racing Championship Series (DTRC) will run its inaugural event at the October 4 Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial as part of season championship night. The DTRC is the brainchild of longtime race promoter Mike Jewell. As part of this event Jewell will be presenting the winner with the "Legendary Trophy" that is on display at Atomic. The Crace Memorial will pay $5,000 to the winner!

Also, this night the 410 Sprint cars will run for a potent $2,500 to win purse. Some of the best open wheel names in the business are slated to be on hand as Atomic has averaged nearly 30 cars per night all season long. Admission this night is $15 General Admission.

October is a big month for Atomic Speedway. Plans are being finalized for one of the biggest events in open wheel racing nationwide--The Open Wheel Championships on October 23-24-25. That event will pay $15,000 to the winner of the 410 sprint main, plus $5,000 to the non-wing sprint winner, and $5,000 to the AMRA Modified winner. Additionally, non-qualifiers will race for $2,065 to win in the Charlie McCann Memorial.

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

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

Upcoming Schedule

September 20- No Racing

September 27- FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT #2 Sprints, AMRA Late Models AMRA Modifieds, Ohio Valley Roofers Legends, plus Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

October 4-Season Championships: $2,500 to win Sprints & BOB CRACE SR MEMORIAL- $5,000 to win DTRC/AMRA Late Models, plus $1,000 to win Modifieds and Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

October 11- Cancer Awareness Night: Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

October 18-No Racing

3 DAY OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Sprints, Non Wing Sprints Unsanctioned with Modifieds

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

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

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

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

 

 

FARR IS FAST AND READY

Two wins, a second and a third place in four A-Mains for Robbie Farr in Queensland earlier this month is a ‘solid’ build up to the ECP Racing Team’s impending blast off at Valvoline Raceway’s season opener on Saturday night, October 4.

Racing in the inaugural East Coast Tri-City Series was an earlier start to the year for the team but a welcome hit-out for the Hi-Tec Oils #7 Maxim with it’s impressive Garrett Racing Engines program.

“We were solid in Queensland,” Farr explains, “the car was excellent, Nick (Speed) had us where we needed to be each night and now we come down to Sydney on October 4 with plenty of speed. We’re in a good place.”

Farr and Speed are both extremely happy with the motor program.

“Charlie Garrett is a legend of engine building in the States,” says crew chief Nick Speed, “he’s in his 70’s these days but his energy and his enthusiasm is just incredible. And he builds incredible motors.”

ECP Racing homes in on the first night of the new season at the new owners-new attitude Valvoline Raceway on October 4.

“We always have plenty of desire to win at any race track,” says Farr, “and naturally we love competing in Sydney, but it’s safe to say we have an extra determination to do well there this year. We’d love to kick off the new season down there with a win.”

Keep up to date with all the last minute information on East Coast Pipeline Racing at www.ecpracing.com as well as the team’s official Facebook page at East Coast Pipeline Racing plus Twitter and Instagram.

East Coast Pipeline Racing would again like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal corporate sponsors for their ongoing support: Hi-Tec Oils, Vermeer, East Coast Pipeline, Australia Wide Drilling, Australian Portable Camps, Golden City Trucks, Garrett Race Engines, Pipeline Plant Hire, IOR Energy, PWR Radiators, Bell Helmets, ButlerBuilt Seats and Revolution Racegear.

 

 

QUEST STILL ON FOR A TROPHY FOR RAGAN THIS WEEKEND

ROSSBURG, Ohio (Sept. 18, 2014) – Joey Saldana comes to his favorite racetrack, Eldora Speedway, Friday, Sept. 19, on the heels of a second place finish Wednesday night in Terre Haute, Ind.

Eldora has been responsible for some of the highs and lows of Saldana’s career including two Kings Royal victories and injuries in events that have required Life Flight evacuation.

Saldana also has a goal. His youngest son, Ragan, celebrated his fourth birthday Wednesday at Terre Haute. Saldana came oh so close to getting the trophy for his son that night, but is planning to campaign hard for it at Eldora.

The Brownsburg Bullet has in excess of 150 starts on the half-mile and 22 wins.

“I still get revved up every time I drive through the gates at Eldora,” said Saldana. “I prefer to focus on the happy moments we’ve experienced here. If we could get that 23rd win for Ragan it would be very special.”

On Saturday night the Outlaws will be mixing it up with the Pennsylvania Posse again at Lernerville Speedway. Saldana is a two-time winner at this track.

“We traditionally have big fields for the Pennsylvania races and if it’s possible, it even ramps up the degree of competition even more when you throw the Posse in the field. We have two tough days of racing coming up this weekend, but you get some confidence coming off a good race like we had a Terre Haute. We just need to keep the mojo going.”

Saldana is fifth in point standings with five race wins and is the Outlaws’ leading qualifier with 23 quick time achievements this season.

 

 

Championships Down to the Wire at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 18, 2014) – Down to the wire; it’s an accurate way to describe at least a pair of track championship battles at Dodge City Raceway Park.

The final checkered flag of the 2014 season will fly next Saturday night, September 27, at the Second Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event.

And with that final checkered flag, at least a pair of track championships will be determined.

In addition to the track’s five championship chase divisions settling the final score of 2014, the United Rebel Sprint Series will wrap up its 2014 campaign with the Soderberg Memorial as well.

While numerous positions among the top ten in points in each division will shift one way or another with the final night of action, the IMCA Modifieds and Thunder Cars are the pair of divisions that will likely come down to the final checkered flag.

In the IMCA Modified ranks, Wichita’s Austin Allen takes a slim 13-point advantage over Ryan Heger into the season finale.

Gunning for a second consecutive track title, Allen could have virtually put it away with a stronger outing in the most recent event on August 23 as he entered the night with a 44 point lead.

But with Heger posting a runner-up finish while Allen went into conservative mode and finishing 13th, the door is open for Heger to possibly snatch the championship crown from Allen’s grasp. Allen can secure the title with a finish of fourth or better in the finale, though anything lower than that could allow Heger to take the top spot. Heger has topped the season ending event over each of the past two years.

The other title chase that comes down to the final night is in the Thunder Cars, where Matt O’Hair is just five points ahead of William Bauer. Posting his second win of the year on August 23, Laverne, Oklahoma’s O’Hair took the top spot by just five points over Bauer.

But, Ness City’s Bauer can at the very least tie O’Hair for the top ranking with a win in the finale, depending upon O’Hair’s finish with each driver ultimately hoping to finish a spot or two ahead of the other in the final Thunder Car outing of the year.

In the track’s other title chases, Woodward, Oklahoma’s Jeff Kaup holds a 117 point advantage over Josh Appel in the IMCA Sport Modified ranks, Garden City’s Perry Misner is 68 points ahead of Dusty Witthuhn in the IMCA Stock Car points chase and Dodge City’s Jarett Lunow holds an 83 point lead as he vies for Hornet perfection.

Kaup can finish off his second consecutive championship season by showing up, Lunow simply needs to take a green flag and Misner can secure his crown by starting the season-ending Stock Car feature.

In the United Rebel Sprint Series ranks, Colorado’s Jake Bubak is just one night away from a second consecutive series championship with an 86 point advantage over Great Bend’s Zach Blurton with the rest of the top five including Steven Richardson and Jeremy Huish along with Jed Werner and Luke Cranston, who are tied for fifth.

The Second Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event at Dodge City Raceway Park gets under way at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 27. Tickets to the September 27 season finale are just $15 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.

 

 

BELLBOWEN IS KEEN FOR NEW SEASON OF SPEED

Toby Bellbowen will have his first hit out for the new season, this Saturday night, when Valvoline Raceway holds its one and only pre-season practice night.

There has been plenty happening for Toby in the off season as he prepares for an assault on the traditional Sprintcar Track Championship at his home track - Valvoline Raceway.

“I'm pumped up to get behind the wheel again. It's been a few months since I've been in the driver's seat now. I travelled to the United States during our winter with the World of Outlaws and learnt quite a bit, so it's quite exciting to finally put that knowledge to the test,” Toby said today.

“Any chance we get some free laps on track, we try to take advantage. It's a rare thing to have any practice laps in Sprintcar racing, so we try to make the most of it in preparing for the up-coming season.”

Toby is also looking forward to seeing where his opposition is at in regards to their preparation for the new summer of speed.

“In this day and age, I'd say it's harder to avoid what others are doing, especially with social media, so I'm used to seeing what others are up to. I think any real racecar driver should thrive on competition, so I hope they are ready to get going because we sure are.”

Don’t forget to ‘LIKE’ Toby’s Facebook page to be kept up-to-date with everything that is happening. The link to the page is www.facebook.com/tobybellbowen70.

Practice begins this Saturday night, September 20, at Valvoline Raceway from approximately 6:30pm and will conclude at approximately 10:00pm.

Toby’s October schedule is as follows:

Saturday, October 4 – Valvoline Raceway Track Championship Saturday, October 11 – Valvoline Raceway Track Championship Saturday, October 25 – Valvoline Raceway Track Championship

Toby would like to thank the following sponsors for their support during the 2014/2015 racing season:

Hog’s Breath Café Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire Lander Toyota Vortex Race Products Duncan & Foster Engine Reconditioning B & B Graphics Murrell Distribution

 

 

Taylor Ferns to Make World of Outlaws Debut at Eldora

By Ferns Racing PR

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — September 18, 2014 —In sprint car racing, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is the top of the mountain. The best sprint car drivers in the world race for the best purses and in front of the biggest crowds in short track racing at some of the most famed dirt tracks in the world. Racing nearly 90 times a year the series is unmatched. Taylor Ferns will get her first opportunity to race with the “Greatest Show on Dirt” this week at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Ohio, as part of the Four-Crown Nationals.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series portion of the Four-Crown Nationals takes to the track on Friday, September 19. Hot laps will open the festivities, followed by heat races, a dash, Last Chance Showdown and 30-lap A-Feature.

“One of our goals all season was to race with the World of Outlaws before the year ended,” said Ferns, who drives the Jimmy’s Towing/Indy Race Parts Maxim. “I know we’ll be facing the best competition and at a place like Eldora, and that’s a big challenge, but I am really looking forward to it. The World of Outlaws are the best of the best and that’s who every driver wants to compete against.”

Ferns has raced in the Four-Crown Nationals in each of the last two years. Last season, she pulled double duty, finishing a career-best fourth with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series at the high-banked half-mile, while she was 11th with the Honda USAC National Midget Series. In the Silver Crown race, the native of Shelby Township, Michigan, who now calls the Indianapolis area home, carved her way through the field after starting 13th, which earned her the Hard Charger Award.

Prior to racing at Eldora last year during the Four-Crown Nationals, she also hit the track at Kentucky Speedway with the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards, coming home 12th, making for a three-race day/night.

The winningest female driver in USAC history made her Eldora debut in 2012, during the Honda USAC National Midget Series portion of the Four-Crown Nationals, finishing 11th.

“Anytime you have laps at a track helps, even if it’s in different cars, like my laps at Eldora are,” she noted. “Having those laps and an idea of how to drive the track helps you adjust and I’ll certainly have to make some adjustments driving the winged car at a place like Eldora. We are hoping to qualify well, make through the heat and earn a spot in the main event, and that will make for a good trip to Eldora.”

Last weekend, Ferns competed in the Jim Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway in Ohio, with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. She finished18th in the opener and just missed qualifying for the main event in the finale. Eldora Speedway will mark the eighth track she has raced at in the state of Ohio this season.

Ferns earned her first 410-winged sprint car win earlier this season at Southern Ohio Speedway with the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association. Racing at a variety of tracks across the Midwest this season, she has picked up seven top-10 finishes.

In addition to competing with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series this weekend at Eldora, Ferns is tentatively scheduled to race with the series in the season-ending World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte in November.

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.

 

 

Wilson and Kemenah Have Backed Renegade Sprints From the Start

Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (Sept. 18, 2014) - Greg Wilson and Chad Kemenah were the first two drivers who committed to the Renegade Sprints.

"I believe in what the series is based on," Wilson said. "I believe in the people who are involved. I need to make a living and put food on my table and something like this fits a guy like me perfectly."

The 410ci sprint car series has continued to build momentum with the support of veteran drivers such as Wilson and Kemenah.

"There's too many people behind it that want it to succeed," Kemenah said. "If you get that many people who push for it I can't see anything but the best, most positive things coming out."

The Renegade Sprints is closing in on its second career race following the successful inaugural event on Aug. 23 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, where Randy Hannagan picked up the victory.

Next up, Wilson and Kemenah will lead the series into Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa., on Saturday, Sept. 27. More than 30 drivers are expected to compete at the event.

"I would look for there to be 30 to 35 cars," Wilson said. "I think it's great that Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway is seeing what we're about. I'm real excited that they are taking the opportunity to give us a chance."

Kemenah noted that he and other drivers noticed that the fan interaction was as important as the wheel-to-wheel racing during the inaugural event.

"The biggest thing at the first race was interacting with the fans," he said. "Just to watch their facial expressions and to hear what they had to say up close was worth the price of admission."

NEXT EVENT -

Sept. 27 at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Renegade410Sprints.com

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.

 

 

$60,000 RED RIVER OPEN WHEEL NATIONALS! Oct. 10-11

Wichita Falls, TX (9/18/14) by DarinShort.com. At the request of many race fans, the new Red River Speedway (RRS) near Wichita Falls, TX has saved the best for last, and is pleased to announce a wild 2-day event October 10-11, the Red River Open Wheel Nationals (OWN). You all have asked for it, so we're going to "OWN it!"

The OWN features two days of must-see open wheel racing in 5 divisions: Champ Sprint Cars, RaceSaver® sanctioned Sprint Cars, USRA legal Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Non-Winged Sprint Cars. This will be the first time the RaceSaver Sprint Cars will have taken a lap on the big and fast 1/4 mile RRS track.

A FANtastic event format will greet racers and fans, with wall-to-wall racing on both nights...and there are no entry fees due from drivers to compete at this event. (However, driver registration at the track website is required, and it's free.)

Race fans can get a 2-day grandstand admission pass on race night for just $25!

The Champ Sprints will be racing for $2,000 to win and $200 to start. The RaceSaver Sprint Cars will be racing for $1,000 to win and $400 to start.

But that's not all!

Once both features have been completed Saturday night in the sprint car divisions, the top 10 finishers in each will be redrawn and race head to head for another 25-laps paying $2,000 to win and $200 to start! With another added twist, the race fans will pull out the car numbers for their redraw!

The USRA legal Modifieds will be racing for $3,000 to win and $200 to start. The Limited Modifieds will pay $2,000 to win and $150 to start; while the Non-Winged Sprint Cars will race on Saturday only, for $800 to win and $200 to start (WOW series legal cars only, no exceptions).

Non-qualifier money will be paid to all 2-day drivers, in the amount of $100 for the Sprint Car divisions and the Modifieds, while the Non-Winged Sprint Cars and Limiteds NQ's will each receive $50.

There are no driver entry fees, but we require teams planning to race this event to register their car/driver at the track website http://www.RRSpeedway.com prior to race night (it's free), so we can prepare the facility and staff for the number of teams that will be competing. (Form posted on the OWN event page linked on the home page.)

Grandstand adult prices are $12 for Friday and $17 on Saturday. However, a 2-day grandstand pass is available on race night for just $25! Kids each night are $5 (ages 6-11). All pit passes each night are $35 for all ages.

The races are at 8pm on Friday October 10th, with pits opening at 3pm and the grandstand opening at 6pm. Friday night's program will consist of heat races (with passing points) and Twin A-Qualifiers. The top 4 finishers in each A-Qualifier will lock in to the top 4 rows of Saturday's championship feature. The balance of the field will go straight up (by total points) to Twin B-features on Saturday night, with the top 6 finishers in each tagging the locked in cars. Drivers racing on Saturday only will tag the B feature, and if they transfer to the A, will race for full purse. If they do not make the A-feature, they do not receive NQ money. Friday's qualifying racing program is for lining up Saturday's program and there is no payback, nor entry fee.

The races Saturday October 11th are at 6pm, with the pits opening at 3pm and the grandstands opening at 4pm. Twin B's in each division (except Non-Winged Sprint Cars) will be raced first, with the top 6 finishers in each advancing to their respective Championship Feature event. Both Sprint Car division feature races will be contested early in the running order, as the final race of the night will be the $2,000 to win and $200 to start Champ Sprint vs. RaceSaver Sprint Car event...which should be highly entertaining. The Non-Winged Sprint Cars will have heats and a feature race.

Champ Sprint payback 10/11: $2,000 - 1,200 - 800 - 600 - 500 - 450 - 400 - 350 - 300 - 250 - 200...to start. All 2-day NQ's receive $100.

RaceSaver sanctioned Sprint Car payback 10/11: $1000 - 800 - 600 - 500 - 450 - 400...to start. All 2-day NQ's receive $100.

Champ Sprint vs. RaceSaver feature payback 10/11: $2,000 - 1,200 - 800 - 600 - 500 - 450 - 400 - 350 - 300 - 250 - 200...to start.

USRA-legal Modifieds 10/11: $3,000 - 2,000 - 1,000 - 800 - 600 - 500 - 450 - 400 - 350 - 300 - 250 - 200...to start. All 2-day NQ's receive $100.

Limited Modifieds 10/11: $2,000 - 1,200 - 800 - 600 - 500 - 450 - 400 - 350 - 300 - 250 - 200 - 150...to start. All 2-day NQ's receive $50.

Non-Winged Sprint Cars race Oct. 11 only (must be WOW series legal): $800 - 500 - 400 - 300 - 200...start. NQ's receive $50.

An event flyer is posted at the track website and on Facebook.

Here are the specifics for the Friday Oct. 10 & 11 "OWN" event at Red River Speedway:

-Friday, Pits open at 3pm, Grandstands open at 6pm, Draw Cut off & Drivers Meeting at 7pm sharp, Track Packing at 7:15pm, Hot Laps at 7:30pm, Opening Ceremonies at 7:55pm, and racing starts at 8pm. General Admission just $12 (ages 12 to 64; tickets available on race night only), Kids (ages 6-11) just $5, Ages 5 and under admitted free with Adult admission, Active Military and Seniors (Ages 65+): $8, 2-day Adult grandstand pass $25. All Pit Passes $35 for all ages.

-Saturday, Pits open at 3pm, Grandstands open at 4pm, Drivers Meeting at 5pm sharp, Non-Winged Sprint Car draw cutoff at 5pm, Track Packing at 5:15pm, Short Hot Lap sessions at 5:30pm, Opening Ceremonies at 5:55pm, and racing starts at 6pm. General Admission just $17 (ages 12 to 64; tickets available on race night only), Kids (ages 6-11) just $5, Ages 5 and under admitted free with Adult admission, Active Military and Seniors (Ages 65+): $12. All Pit Passes $35 for all ages.

-No outside food, drinks and/or coolers allowed through ticket gates; a full selection of economically priced food concessions, including beer, are available.

-Click http://www.RRSpeedway.com or the track Facebook page http://www.Facebook.com/RedRiverSpeedway for complete event details, flyer, purse structure, rules, directions and much more.

Fans have been wanting a race like this, and Red River Speedway is proud to "OWN it" with the running of the Red River Open Wheel Nationals, coming October 10th and 11th!

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. and Bergman Score Victories for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Sept. 18, 2014) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Seth Bergman each captured a victory last weekend.

Hafertepe Jr. and Bergman led Team ILP to a sweep of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship on Friday and Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

Hafertepe Jr. powered to his sixth win of the season on Friday and he rallied from eighth to second place on Saturday during the marquee event.

Bergman maneuvered to his 10th victory of the year on Saturday at the fast track.

Other Team ILP drivers with at least one top five include:

Dominic Scelzi earned his first podium finish of the season last Saturday when he placed third at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

Big Game Motorsports driver Craig Dollansky garnered a fourth-place result on Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., during the Asgrow/DeKalb Clash at the Creek with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

Trey Starks recorded two top fives during the season finale at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. Starks finished fourth in the 360ci class and fifth in the sportsman division.

Alex Bright ended fourth in a wingless micro sprint last Sunday at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J.

Andrew Felker placed fifth at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill., Saturday with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series.

In other news, 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 -

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

 

 

Shane Stewart Added to List of Drivers Tackling the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Sept. 18, 2014) - Shane Stewart is headed for the sunny weather in Arizona next January.

Stewart and his Larson Marks Racing team will tackle the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway on Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10.

"Obviously it's pretty big," he said. "We haven't had a winter series like this in a long time. To have it in Arizona makes sense. The weather is generally pretty nice there that time of the year."

Stewart is one of the many marquee drivers who have committed to the event, which pays $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start during the four weekend races and $5,000 to win the midweek event.

"I'm getting ready to have a baby and it's going to be due about that time," he said. "My stint to Australia is going to stop. If I can make it to that race track, to those races, it's pretty cool to me. I can fly there and fly back home and take care of business at home."

Stewart also noted that there might be a surprise driver at the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

"There's been a little bit of rumor, I don't know if it's true or not, but maybe Kyle (Larson) can even make the show as well," he said. "It'd be really cool to have both the Kick-It cars there with me and Kyle. We'll see how that all shakes out."

Tickets are available for sale online by visiting http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com. Additionally, anyone who purchases a ticket by Dec. 1, 2014, will receive a free fan pit pass from 2-5 p.m. on that race date.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 2-3, 9-10); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 6); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway. Anyone who purchases by Dec. 1, 2014, will receive a free fan pass to the pits from 2-5 p.m. on that race date.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weekends of January in 2015. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

RacinBoys Offering Live Pay-Per-View of Midwest Fall Brawl This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (Sept. 18, 2014) - Sprint car fans across the world have the opportunity to watch the Midwest Fall Brawl this weekend.

RacinBoys will broadcast the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at I-80 Speedway on Friday and Saturday along with the Prelude to the Midwest Fall Brawl on Thursday.

The price is only $39.99 for all three nights (one month free bonus for premium RacinBoys members) or $15 for Thursday, $20 for Friday and $25 for Saturday.

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 required to purchase 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. The broadcast will utilize multiple cameras.

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.

The Midwest Fall Brawl has posted a $50,000 bonus to any driver who wins the main event both nights. Nebraska native Jack Dover swept the weekend last season to garner a $20,000 bonus.

Nine different drivers have won at least two Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour features this season led by Sam Hafertepe Jr. with four victories.

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.

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – Farley Top Five!

(Bill W) September 18, 2014 – With rainouts and cancellations lately, it’s been tough for Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team to find races. Last Thursday, Josh competed at the Farley Speedway in Iowa for the first time, and came home with a top five finish. The West Burlington, Iowa driver will now focus on Sprint Invaders Season Championship night August 27 at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington.

The event at Farley was held in conjunction with the Yankee Dirt Classic. It was the first time that the Sprint Invaders had seen its 3/8-mile configuration, and the first time that Josh had run at Farley. “We thought we had a decent racecar,” he says. “The track really threw us for a loop. Considering all the rain they had, it was slick. We just weren’t as good as we needed to be. We struggled with some side-bite in the racecar and with some forward-bite, but we haven’t seen a whole lot of the slick racetracks this year.”

He would run second in his heat and fourth in the Dash. “It was a little weird,” says Josh. “There were areas where the track did have moisture that it got rough. It was just tough for us to get going.”

He would start outside row one for the main event. “We were running second there for a while,” says Josh. “We had actually reeled in the leader (Ryan Bowers) right before lapped traffic. We thought we had a shot at him. The traffic just didn’t go the way we needed it, and then we had a caution.”

Several cars vied for positions two through six and Josh would checker fifth. “I don’t know if we had a tire seal over or what, but we never really got going the same after that,” he says. “We were good enough to hang in there for a top five, but we just weren’t good enough to challenge for a win.”

He enters the Sprint Invaders Season Championship second in points, but just four ahead of the third place driver, Tony Shilling. “We’re planning on preparing for Burlington the next couple weeks, and then focusing on next year,” says Josh. “We’d like to end our season with a win.”

Josh on Twitter and Facebook

Be sure to keep up with Josh and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team… Twitter: @JSRACING49

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jsracing49?fref=ts

Josh’s Weekly Releases

If you’d like to be added to Josh’s e-mail list for weekly releases, e-mail sprntcar@hotmail.com with “Josh” in the Subject Line.

Deuce Motorsports would like to extend thanks to all of their partners for the 2014 Season: World of Wheels, Universal Therapy Group, MD Orthopaedics, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Kubota, Gear Heads for God, Trinity Archery, Ideal Ready Mix, Automotive Machine, J&J Auto Racing, Engler Injection, Hoosier Tire, Coors, Grand Strand Salon, SignTec, Weld Wheels, Hepfner Race Products, ButlerBuilt, and Mountain Dew Kick Start.

 

 

Driver Websites Establishes Fresh Website for Sam Hafertepe Jr.

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Sept. 18, 2014) - Driver Websites reconfigured a website for sprint car driver Sam Hafertepe Jr.

The veteran package website - http://www.Sam15.com - features the latest press releases, updated schedule and results, photos and videos, sponsor logos with links to their websites, merchandise and more.

Hafertepe Jr., who lives in Sunnyvale, Texas, has six victories this season and is in the middle of chasing the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship.

 

 

Driver Websites Develops Veteran Package Website for Dyson Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Sept. 18, 2014) - Driver Websites has produced a fresh website for Dyson Motorsports, which is based in Australia.

The veteran package website - http://www.DysonMotorsports.net - features the latest press releases, updated schedule and results, photos and videos, sponsor logos with links to their websites, merchandise and more.

Dyson Motorsports drivers include Sean Dyson, who is a passionate driver and team owner, as well as American Tim Kaeding.

WHY DO YOU NEED A WEBSITE -

DRIVERS - There are so many aspects of running a successful race team outside of what you do on the track. It's what you do off the track that draws the attention you need to help with your team's recognition throughout the sport. A website is a very useful tool to keep your sponsors and marketing partners up to date with your racing. With our website packages, you have the ability to track the impressions and clicks your sponsor logos receive while being on your website. You can use that as a tool to show your current marketing partners the benefits of being involved with your race team - solely on the website. You can also use those same tools to help generate new, long-lasting marketing partnerships. On top of that, a website is a great database for your career and with the power of MyRacePass your information gets spread throughout that entire fast-growing network of websites.

TRACKS - With our packages for race tracks or series, you are not getting "just" a website. Our packages come with a whole line of online management tools to help you as the promoter/track owner/manager successfully carry out the day-to-day duties. Automatic point calculations, Mobile Web Apps for lineups, payouts, reporting structures for drivers, teams, 1099s and more are all aspects of our packages. With the principals of Driver Websites having its own dirt track in 2012, the company was able to bring everything it had learned throughout that weekly race season to the web packages offered to all the tracks and series. Also, while having a Driver Websites track/series web package, you will always get the latest updates to the Integrated Content Management System and updates to the management online software as well as the great aspects of content sharing throughout the MyRacePass network.

The All-New MyRacePass Pit Board is now available! The Pit Board allows the track or series to relay information that is only needed to be seen by the drivers to the drivers via the MRP Driver Profile accounts. Drivers can claim their MRP Bio and have their Free MRP Basic Profile in which they can update their news, schedules, bios, sponsor information, photos, crew member information and more - as well as using the MRP Pit Board. Drivers can sign up for Text Message Alerts using the Pit Board and whenever the track or series updates the Pit Board they will be able to get a Text message to view the updates.

MYRACEPASSPRO -

MyRacePass Pro offers a full set of tools for drivers, tracks and series to GET RECOGNIZED quickly and easily. Whether you're a weekend warrior or travel the full ASCS or World of Outlaws tours, MRP Pro has the features you need in an online presence. Using MyRacePass PRO you can get a very professional, templated website that comes with all the tools and menu options of most of our custom websites. Most importantly, you can set everything up yourself with a custom domain name and background/header images. Starting out at simply $10 per month, you can set yourself apart from your competition and start utilizing the power of MyRacePass . There is a free 30-Day trial, so get to http://www.myracepass.com/pro today to see just how easy it is to "Get Recognized."

PRESS RELEASE PACKAGES -

Driver Websites now offers press release packages for its clients. In correlation with the importance of a routinely updated website, professional press releases showcase drivers, teams, manufacturers and tracks as recognizable partners in the racing community. Press releases continually keep your name in the spotlight with a positive image and most importantly, demonstrate the valuable partnership and message of each sponsorship. To learn more about the press release packages, contact Driver Websites at http://www.DriverWebsites.com or Inside Line Promotions at http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

DRIVER WEBSITES -

Driver Websites was assembled in order to give racers a way to get recognized through the Internet inexpensively so the racer can put their money where it needs to go - the ride. If you have ever experienced having your own website before, you will understand the fact that being able to update your own site was only a dream. Too many times you come across a site that has results, press releases and pictures from more than a year ago. Either the web developer is no more or you are tired of paying the monthly charges to update your site. Driver Websites has made uploading your own content to your own site a reality. With the tutorial videos DW offers you will see how easy of a system we have created. For more information, visit http://www.DriverWebsites.com .

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program 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 – Strong WoO Runs Set up Fall Brawl!

(Bill W) September 18, 2014 – A third, fifth and tenth place finish with the World of Outlaws have Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team ready for this weekend’s $50,000 to sweep Fall Brawl at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver finished fifth at the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa last Friday, tenth at the Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minnesota Saturday and third at the Terre Haute Action Track in Indiana last night.

Things started last Friday at Spencer when you timed in fourth quick.

We unloaded at Spencer, and laid a good qualifying lap down. When you’re with the Outlaws, you need to be able to be in that top four, and we were able to do that. We tried to stay out of trouble in the heat, and we were able to run fifth there.

You ran fourth in the Dash and you were able to come home with a fifth place finish.

I made some not very good moves as a driver, and lost a few spots. We were able to get those back, and get back up there into fifth. Overall, it was a good night. We hadn’t been that good at Spencer the last two or three years.

You timed in the top ten again Saturday at Deer Creek.

We qualified well, but we were eighth quick. You have to start inside row two of the heat, and you have to win to get in the Dash. It’s just a tough spot, and we finished third in the heat.

That lined you up outside row six for the feature.

We were up to eighth or ninth and I got kind of tight on the double-file restarts. They are either feast or famine. We lost some spots, but we were able to crawl back up into the top ten (finishing tenth).

You struggled a bit in qualifying last night at Terre Haute with eleventh quick.

Thank goodness for Charlie Garrett. Sometimes, when your car’s not perfect, you need the engine to help you out. That put us in good position to win your heat.

You ran seventh in the Dash, which put you in row four for the feature.

All night long, we just really weren’t that balanced. We were sliding around a little bit. We never really fixed it all night long. Even in the feature, I thought I could get my own air getting the wing back and help my situation a little bit. I was hoping I had something for those guys at the end, but I was just trying to hold onto third. I didn’t want to do something silly.

It was a good podium run. You were really lucky, because your steering arm broke coming for the checkers.

Lucky, lucky man. I felt something was going wrong with a couple to go. I didn’t feel right. Coming to the checkered, it just darted right. I went into turn one and two and it just didn’t turn. If that had been a half a lap, or a corner earlier, they’d have been picking me up out of the weeds. I’m so thankful for that. Luck was on our side.

It had to be a good feeling running up front with the Outlaws again.

Overall, we had three top tens, two top fives and the podium in three races with the Outlaws, so there’s nothing to complain about.

I know you’re excited about I-80 tomorrow and Saturday.

We’re looking forward to this weekend’s Fall Brawl. It’s $50,000 to win both and I’m like a kid on Christmas morning. I’m itching to get there. If we play our cards right, I think we’ll have something for them.

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Brian is having a solid season. He currently has a dozen wins on the season. He is just two off last season’s pace at this time. At the end of 2013, he had racked up a personal record of sixteen wins.

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About Casey’s General Stores

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

About FVP

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

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Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Winters Performance Products

Brian says – “We’ve used Winters Rear-ends since we started, along with their drivelines and stops. In fact, the majority of our parts are Winters components. They do a great job, and we are happy to be a part of their operation.”

Winters builds products for the entire racing industry. Their products can be found in NASCAR, Dirt and Pavement Modifieds and Late Models, Bonneville Land Speed Trial Cars, Pulling Tractors, Pike’s Peak Hill Climbers, Off Shore Boats, Dragsters, Midget and Dwarf Cars and 305, 360 and 410 sprint cars. Their products are distributed worldwide through a large dealer network. Winters, located in York, Pennsylvania, has a quality workforce of around 70 helping in the growth and success of the company. Visit them online at www.WintersPerformance.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!

 

 

Hendry Puts On A Show At Wayville

By Phil Michell

With the 2014/15 Sprintcar season fast approaching Jamie Hendry shook off the cob webs last weekend at a special Speedway Promotion at the Adelaide Showground’s venue held in conjunction with the Royal Adelaide Show. Not only was it a great opportunity to showcase the sport to a new demographic but it was a great chance to shake down the car and unveil a bold new look on the #42 Maxim. “It was fantastic running at Wayville in conjunction with the 175th anniversary of the Royal Show. It allowed some great exposure for our valued sponsors to a different type of audience that may have been witnessing Sprintcars for the first time. It was a huge step for Speedway and I hope we get the opportunity to run a few meetings there in the near future. It has certainly been a goal of mine to run around this nostalgic venue which I can now say I have done” commented Jamie with great enthusiasm.

“Unfortunately we had a few bugs at Wayville. The car jumped out of gear in one session due to the lever cable being too short and we also rubbed a hole in the radiator but it was better to have these issues at a demonstration rather than a meeting” added Jamie.

In addition to the new look the #42 was supporting several new sponsors along with the loyal long time backers. “This year our new sponsors include Carisbrook Collision Repair Centre, Scotcher Race Fuels and Oils, Showtime Signs,Muzza, of Murray Muscle Therapy who is actually my new major sponsor and if course the inclusion of our new family owned business Hendry Concrete Solutions (HCS). I must also thank Horrible Haulage, Peter King Ceilings, Holden Design Engineering, Maxwill Motors for returning again this season”.

Due to prior commitments Jamie will be forced out the seat for the next couple of events but the Hendry Motorsports machine will still be seen in action as Jamie’s younger Brother Ben will get the opportunity to run the 360ci carat Murray Bridge on October 4 and again at the opening round of the State Series at Whyalla the following week (October 11).

 

 

DAMION GARDNER REFLECTS ON 211+ AT BONNEVILLE!

(Concord, CA, September 17, 2014) One week after becoming the first driver ever to go more than 200-MPH in a sprint car, Concord, California racing star Damion Gardner took time out from his busy schedule to reflect on the accomplishment. He talked about what it took to get there, how having a year under his belt helped him prepare for this year, whether he will go back again and more. Read on to take in the thoughts of the “World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver.”

Q: You went over 211-MPH at Bonneville this week. What were you thinking of in advance? Did you have a specific speed over 200-MPH in mind?

Gardner: No, not really. I just wanted to go over 200. I was going to be happy with anything over 200. Obviously, I thought we could do that and once we went over 205, I don’t know, we wanted to make it a fuller number. Something in the teens or something like that. Not 205, so when we got 211, that was pretty good. That was very satisfying, but going up there anything over 200 I would have been happy with. Last year it was a goal to go there and be the “World’s Fastest Sprint Car” and we did that. This year it was to go 200.

Click on the following link to see a LoudPedal one minute clip on Damion Gardner’s 211-MPH run at Bonneville: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=870220872989787&set=vb.140447972633751&type=2&theater

Q: So are you satisfied with it?

Gardner: Oh yeah. I am fully satisfied.

Q: You made some modifications to the car for this year to stabilize it. Talk about what it was like last year going 194 and this year 211. Was it easier to drive at 211?

Gardner: Yeah, it was easier. Last year when we went 194, it was pretty out of control. I guess I did not really know out of control last year (at Bonneville). I more realized this year (how out of control I was last year) because last year I had never been to the salt and never knew it was kind of slushy like it was. It kind of reminded me of slushy snow. I did not really expect that. I thought there would be more grip than that. No one had really mentioned that (before he got there) and that kind of surprised me once I was there. They mentioned the aero stuff and different things, but no one mentioned to me that the salt was going to be that slick so when I got there, that kind of caught me off guard. This year when we got there the car was really stuck and went down the track really nice, but it only went 190 (on the first run). So, we kind of had to trim it out. Take some of the stuff that we put into it back out of it. We got it up to 211 and at 211, it was moving around a little bit and started to get some of the characteristics back that it did last year. It still drove very well for going that fast. That is kind of funny. That is what I enjoy doing. When you say, “Am I satisfied,” we went there last year and I did not know anything. I learned certain things. Certain people helping me like John Beck of Vintage Hot Rods helped me a lot this year. He is like the “World’s Fastest Roadster.” Those guys helped me a lot. Just going fast and being able to go faster. Going over 200, I have accomplished that. That is the process I like. Figuring it all out and applying what you learned. Obviously you hope that it all works. To me, that is the satisfying part. This year obviously we went back after putting a lot of work into it and it worked.

Q: As you said the salt and its slushiness caught you by surprise last year and you ended up spinning three times. Were you ever close to spinning it this year?

Gardner: I would say no. It started to move around like when it spun out last year, but nothing like at the end (last year) when I was spinning out like every lap. It was not moving around like that, but I could tell it was picking up the characteristics that it had when it was going to spin out. As far as I can tell, it was not even close to spinning out this year.

Q: It was pretty much smooth sailing the whole time you were there with the exception of a torsion arm after the first run, correct? Your crew did a magnificent job.

Gardner: Yeah, it went really well. The crew, I cannot thank them enough. I am so impressed with them. We all thrashed on it and it is kind of a side project you know? We all have to work on it when we can fit it in and these guys worked on it for three weeks straight at night after work. We got everything done we needed to get done. That (the torsion) arm may have been the only problem we had both years. We dealt with it pretty quickly and moved on. Those guys should be proud of themselves.

Q: Was there any moisture left in the salt from the rain that forced the cancelation of Speed Week in August?

Gardner: There was a little bit. I don’t know if it was as bad as last year. It was definitely a little bit slushy. I could tell. The day I went 211 in the morning, we tried to go again. We changed some things and I did not get back out there until the afternoon and definitely in the afternoon it gets slushier and the salt gets a little crumblier. It is kind of just like slush. Later in the day, the water comes up from underneath it and it is kind of like snow. It just keeps getting slushier and slushier.

Q: Last year or earlier this year when we talked, you said that after you reached 200-MPH, you probably would not be going back to Bonneville unless someone went faster than you in a sprint car. So, next August, will you be back in Bonneville?

Gardner: I don’t have any plans on being back. I was kind of surprised as I asked some people (possible sponsors) for a little help to do it and they were on the fence and then everything kind of fell through at the last minute. I was surprised. I thought it was going to be a big deal and I could get some guys to help me out with some money to do it. I am very fortunate and grateful that the product sponsors who I have had for years helped me out. Really the only reason I could do it was because of them. They lightened the load so all I had to do was some of the little things on the car. I already had the motor. The travel? Mike from All Coast Construction, he is “Surf N’ Sprint”, he took care of all the travel. Other than that, there would have been no way I could do it. If someone wants to pay me to go back or sponsor the car so we can go much faster, I would probably go back. I think with what I know now we could probably go back and go into the 220’s with no problem.

Q: Would you ever consider going back in another type of car like a streamliner?

Gardner: I don’t know. I don’t have any plans to go back on my own. If somebody want to hire me to drive their car, I will go do that for sure. I don’t have any plans to build anything on my own for right now.

Q: It is a big deal and when the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame calls and says they want to display that car when you are done with it, that kind of shows that it was something special to be the first to go 200-MPH in a sprint car, doesn’t it?

Gardner: Yeah, for sure. I think so and I think it is cool. You asked me if I am going to go back. It was important for me to do it for the first time and it was fun. It was important for me to be the first one to go 200-MPH in a sprint car. There is only one guy who steps onto the moon the first time, right? I wanted to be that guy. People were slow to come around to the idea of what it was. I have got a lot more feedback about it this year than I did last year. It is a big honor and I have had a few people contact me about the car and what I am going to do with it. I have not really given that any thought. It was a lot of hard work and I am just going to kind of sit on it right now.

Everything, including the historical 205-MPH pass 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. Click on the following line to ride along with “The Demon” on his historical 211-MPH run: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH_4EneW2Fc&list=UUuaxfAugSI-ByjFsyLD0K6g

 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 by visiting the surfnsprint page on Instagram and 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

 

 

 

The World of Outlaws will invade Bloomington Speedway on September 26th!
Reserved tickets- $40, section D&E of main grandstand.General admission- $35 for adults 13 and over, kids 12 & under are FREE!
The first 200 kids receive a free 6x4 checkered flag, Hot Wheels & racing manufacture stickers! There is also a playground for the kids.. will have large grass Twister, tic-tac-toe, & a cornhole board!
"Kings Court" section- $111 per person and include food/drinks in hospitality area, commemorative ticket, & exclusive hillside seating. A limited number of these tickets are available so order yours today!
Terrace boxes- $180 per box for 4 people
Tickets can be purchased online at http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com (under Bloomington Speedway)
A portion of the 50/50 raffle will go to the National Open Benefit for Injured Drivers.
We will also have special prizes given throughout the night for people that purchase a 50/50 ticket!
Prizes include: Indy Fuel tickets/merchandise, Curry Auto gift basket valued over $150, Morty's Comedy Joint tickets, Kid gifts, and misc. restaurant gift cards, Bloomington Nursery Gift Card, pit pass upgrades, Tom Crean and Matt Painter photos just to name a few!
On hand racing this special night will also be the Midwest Mini Sprint Association (Non-Wing) http://www.midwestminisprints.com
We will also be giving $100 extra tow money for any non-wing drivers attempting to qualify for the World Of Outlaws race!
So be sure to grab a friend and head out to Bloomington Speedway, September 26th located at 5185 S. Fairfax Rd, Bloomington, IN 47401
General Admission gates open at 2:00, Pits at 3:00, Hot Laps at 6:30 with Racing at 7:00

 

Brandon Wimmer – Battling Blaney!

(Bill W) September 17, 2014 – Brandon Wimmer found himself in another duel with Dale Blaney at Fremont Speedway last Friday. Over the course of his career, the “Low Rider” has been a nemesis on many a night. In the end, the Hammer Motorsports #24H team could hold their head high with second and eighth place finishes at the Jim Ford Classic with the All Stars at Fremont Speedway in Ohio. This weekend, the team plans a trip to run with the World of Outlaws at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio.

Things started well in last Friday’s prelim when Brandon timed in sixth quick in the stout field. “We had a good pill draw, which hasn’t been happening all year,” he says. “We were able to get a good lap in, and then transfer through the heat alright (fifth to fourth).”

After running second in the Dash, he would line up outside row one in the main event. “The track was a little heavier, which is rare for Fremont,” says Brandon. “It had some holes and rough spots. I was running second there to (Bryan) Sebetto. We got into lapped traffic and I was able to pass him.”

A three-way battle ensued for the lead at that point. “We had a restart, and I led a couple of laps before he got back by me on the outside,” says Brandon of Sebetto. “At one point, Sebetto, Blaney and I were all racing for the lead. It was a good race between all of us.”

Blaney would win the war, with Brandon second at the checkers. “Blaney got by both of us, and I was able to come home second,” he says. “I don’t know how many times I’ve run second to Blaney, but it’s been quite a few. They have it figured out. They’re good no matter where they go.”

Brandon would time in eleventh quick in Saturday’s finale. “Saturday, we were back to our normal pill draw,” he says. “We actually turned a really good lap for where we came out. We were better than anyone who came out around us. We were going well in the heat too (finishing third). We were able to pass Dean Jacobs there.”

He would start seventh in the feature field and got off to a slow start. “The race was fifty laps, and Fremont was back to its slick normal self,” says Brandon. “We were trying to figure out what to do with the car. At the beginning, we struggled a little bit, but we had a red flag and we were able to make some changes. The car was a lot better after that.”

Brandon would fight back into the top ten against some tough competition. “The car really got better towards the end,” he says. “(Tim) Shaffer and (Chad) Kemenah and I were having a pretty good race there. We were passing some cars towards the end and got back up to eighth.”

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 – Rolling with the Outlaws!

(Bill W) September 17, 2014 – Mark Dobmeier and the Lunstra/Dobmeier #13 team competed last weekend with the World of Outlaws in the Upper Midwest. The Grand Forks, North Dakota native would move forward in both night’s features. On Friday, the team competed at the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa before moving on to Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minnesota on Saturday.

Spencer had received a great amount of rain leaving race conditions a little narrow. “The straightaways were kind of dry and the corners were wet,” says Mark. “I thought it was going to be a decent track for the feature, but by then, it was one-lane around the bottom. Mother Nature was working against them, because it had rained the day before and the morning of.”

Though he was unable to start his heat up front, Mark would qualify for the main event. “We missed the heat invert by one spot, qualifying 17th,” he says. “We were able to move up to finish fourth in the heat.”

He would start outside row eight for the feature. “I was able to move up a few spots right away, but there wasn’t much we could do,” says Mark. “I’m not the best follower, so I tried to do something. I went high and bicycled. I lost a few spots and got back in line. We ended up 14th.”

A similar qualifying spot at Deer Creek on Saturday and a heat race mishap set up a charge in the main event. “Deer Creek was an interesting track too,” says Mark. “We were a little tight and chasing the car all night long. We qualified 18th, which put us back in row three of the heat race. I tipped it over there in turn one. It wasn’t a very hard one, but we got on our side and knocked the rear-end out of it.”

The team went to work and readied the car for the B main, where Mark would finish second and move on to the finale. He would start 18th. “We were pretty decent in the feature,” he says. “It was pretty tough to pass, but we did move up seven spots (to finish 11th).”

The team is contemplating their next move in 2014, if any. “We may be done,” says Mark. “We’ve been kicking around Eldora in October (with the All Stars), but we haven’t decided anything yet.”

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!

 

 

Dills Learns Lessons on Heavy Cottage Grove Speedway Against 360s

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (Sept. 17, 2014) - Last Saturday started on a positive note for Patrick Dills, who laid down his fastest career lap in qualifying at Cottage Grove Speedway.

Dills, who was racing his Northwest Extreme Sprint in the 360ci class, qualified 12th quickest against cars with approximately 200 more horsepower.

That started him on the pole of a heat race. However, heavy track conditions threw him for a loop and Dills finished fifth in his heat.

"We started off great in qualifying and then just didn't hit it right in the heat race," he said. "The track stayed heavy in the feature as well. It was a learning experience."

Dills lined up on the outside of the sixth row for the start of the main event and he immediately avoided a massive crash on the frontstretch.

"We got through the crash without any problems and gained a few positions, but as the feature went on I struggled to get a hold of the track and put together consistent laps," he said. "It was great to learn some lessons on a track like that and hopefully I can apply those the next time I'm on a heavy race track."

Dills finished 11th.

He will return to Cottage Grove Speedway this Saturday for the Northwest Extreme Sprints season finale. Dills ranks third in the championship standings.

"I've had a lot of top 10s and a few top fives this season," he said. "I'm going after my first win this weekend. That'd be pretty special to win a race in my first season in a sprint car."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 13 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 5 (1); Feature: 11 (12).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 11 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 15 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 - Jerry Dills Trucking

Jerry Dills, who is Patrick's father, has been an independent log truck driver throughout Oregon for the past 44 years.

"I wouldn't be able to do any of this racing without my dad and I can't thank him enough for all of his support throughout the years," Patrick Dills said.

Dills would also like to thank BC Motorsports, All Seasons Equipment, Weeman's Small Engine Repair, Keith Whitaker Trucking, Steel House, Bonnichsen Repair, Rocket Designs and Inside Line Promotions 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 Fights Tough Luck Throughout Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 17, 2014) - Brandon Hanks endured a roller-coaster weekend during the Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship.

Hanks made the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour main event both nights last weekend during his debut at Texas Motor Speedway, but he couldn't find the luck needed to crack the top 10.

"Friday night it was one lane," he said. "It had a pretty good cushion and the track was super slick until you got to the cushion. We couldn't do anything. The only way you could pass somebody was to put a pretty dirty slide job on somebody. If I couldn't get by them clean I just didn't do it."

Hanks, who advanced from sixth to fourth place during his heat race, picked up a position in the main event after starting on the outside of the seventh row.

"Every time we had a caution my right rear tire would go lower and lower on air pressure," he said. "Every time I hit the cushion after the restarts the car got tighter. We managed to hang on and get 13th."

The weekend concluded on Saturday at the fast track, where Hanks was caught up in an incident at the start of his heat race. After driving from fourth to second place during the opening lap, another driver collided with Hanks.

"I jumped to second off the bat," he said. "Roger Crockett took the bottom. When we were coming out of turn two I was beside him. As we were going into turn three he hit me and it bent my left rear wheel."

Hanks was unable to finish his heat race because of the damage and it relegated him to the back of a B Main.

"We were so fast in the B Main it was crazy," he said. "The top was up against the fence. We tightened that car up a ton and drove it right through the slick. I could really drive in hard through the corner, rotate the center and turn down. It just stuck like glue."

Hanks maneuvered from his 11th starting position into fourth place before he made a last-lap pass on Crockett for the final transfer position. That lined him up on the outside of the 11th row of the main event.

"The track gained a lot of grip," he said. "We knew it'd blow off. When we started the feature the car was super tight. We knew it'd get better and we just had to ride it out until it did. Once it did we got faster, but by the time it did the leader had caught us and put us a lap down. As soon as he did we got a caution and I had to restart behind him."

Hanks finished with a 16th-place result.

He is headed to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., this Friday and Saturday for the Midwest Fall Brawl with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. It will mark his debut at the high-banked track, which is offering a $50,000 bonus for any driver who wins the feature both nights.

"We've been to 11 new tracks this year," he said. "I don't know anything about that race track. I've seen a few pictures. I'm excited to get there."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 12 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 13 (14).

Sept. 13 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: DNF (4); B Main: 3 (11); Feature: 16 (22).

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 15 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl 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 - RE Enterprises

Based in Memphis, Tenn., R.E. Enterprises is a one-stop solution for sprint car parts and racing supplies, racing and performance shock services, chassis repairs and fabrication, and custom welding or machining needs. For more information, visit http://www.RacingEclipse.com.

"RE Enterprises has been in my corner since I was racing mini sprints," Hanks said. "I can't thank them enough for their support in my racing endeavors as well as with my powder coating business."

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

 

 

Tankersley Maneuvers to Two Top 10s During Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 17, 2014) - Channin Tankersley registered a pair of top 10s last weekend during the Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship at Texas Motor Speedway.

Tankersley, who was driving for Bruce Griffith, kicked off the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader on Friday by finishing where he started in his heat race - fourth. That relegated him to a B Main.

"Friday started off kind of rough," he said. "We were under the pace in hot laps and we made quite a few changes before the heat race. We ran mediocre in the heat race. We worked on it a little more and got it faster in the B Main to where we were contending."

Tankersley finished second in a B Main to transfer into the main event, which he started on the outside of the 10th row.

"The track was pretty dry," he said. "It had a really rough cushion and a little bit of grip around the tires. Pretty much I got a great start and literally got about 10 guys on the start and then picked off a couple of cars. I lost brakes about halfway through and just maintained the rest of the race."

Tankersley charged from 20th to a ninth-place result.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway, where Tankersley maneuvered from fifth to third place during his heat race. That locked him into the main event, which he started 13th.

"I got a good start and got probably five guys on the initial start of the feature," he said. "The track was real spotty. I was putt-putting around the bottom. It started to take a little rubber and I got two or three more guys. That was about all the moving you were going to do once everybody moved down into the rubber."

Tankersley ended with a sixth-place finish, which marked his 23rd top 10 of the season.

"I want to thank Bruce and the crew for the opportunity and the hard work all weekend," he said. "It's always a good weekend when you can earn a couple of top 10s with the ASCS National Tour."

Tankersley will take this weekend off before finishing the ASCS Gulf South Region schedule on Sept. 27 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas. He holds a 101-point lead in the championship standings entering the season finale.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 12 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 4 (4); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 9 (20).

Sept. 13 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 6 (13).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 2 wins, 13 top fives, 23 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 27 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Watercraft Plus, LLC

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

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

Tankersley would also like to thank Marvin and Peggy Pearson, Challenger Drilling, Miller's Machine & Welding, Accu-Fab, Day Motorsports and Griffith Truck & Equipment 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.

 

 

Wheatley Set for First Race at Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Five Years

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (Sept. 17, 2014) - It has been five years since Austen Wheatley made his lone visit to Central Washington State Fair Raceway.

Wheatley will return to the fairgrounds in Yakima, Wash., this Friday and Saturday hoping for a better result during the ASCS Northwest Region doubleheader.

"I've only been there once," he said. "I started on the pole and we did the three wide. When we got into double file they said my transponder wasn't working. So that brought the caution back out. They sent me to the pits to get it fixed and then wouldn't give me my spot back. I had to restart last."

Wheatley finished 17th during that feature.

This weekend also marks the first time since 2010 that Wheatley has competed in an ASCS Northwest Region event. Additionally, it's only his fourth and fifth 360ci races this season. He has earned two top fives and three top 10s so far.

"Hopefully there are two lanes and you can move around on the track," he said. "It's a flat track, which a lot of fairgrounds are. I hope it is racy and we can contend for the win each night."

SEASON STATS -

45 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., with the ASCS Northwest Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Redlined Welding & Construction

Redlined Welding & Construction performs welding and construction for fishing boats and processors. Based out of Lake Stevens, Wash., Redlined Welding & Construction is owned and operated by Austen's father, Shannon Wheatley.

"Redlined Welding & Construction is a family business and we race with a family team, so without Redlined Welding & Construction I wouldn't be able to race," Austen Wheatley said. "It is the heart and soul of this team."

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

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.

 

 

Driver Websites Builds New Website for Robert Ballou

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Sept. 17, 2014) - Driver Websites developed a fresh website for driver Robert Ballou.

The veteran package website - http://www.RobertBallou.com - features the latest press releases, updated schedule and results, photos and videos, sponsor logos with links to their websites, merchandise and more.

Ballou, who is a native of Rocklin, Calif., has won numerous championships and races, including the 4-Crown Nationals, the Ron Shuman Classic, the Lawrenceburg Nationals and the Bob Darland Memorial to name a few.

WHY DO YOU NEED A WEBSITE -

DRIVERS - There are so many aspects of running a successful race team outside of what you do on the track. It's what you do off the track that draws the attention you need to help with your team's recognition throughout the sport. A website is a very useful tool to keep your sponsors and marketing partners up to date with your racing. With our website packages, you have the ability to track the impressions and clicks your sponsor logos receive while being on your website. You can use that as a tool to show your current marketing partners the benefits of being involved with your race team - solely on the website. You can also use those same tools to help generate new, long-lasting marketing partnerships. On top of that, a website is a great database for your career and with the power of MyRacePass your information gets spread throughout that entire fast-growing network of websites.

TRACKS - With our packages for race tracks or series, you are not getting "just" a website. Our packages come with a whole line of online management tools to help you as the promoter/track owner/manager successfully carry out the day-to-day duties. Automatic point calculations, Mobile Web Apps for lineups, payouts, reporting structures for drivers, teams, 1099s and more are all aspects of our packages. With the principals of Driver Websites having its own dirt track in 2012, the company was able to bring everything it had learned throughout that weekly race season to the web packages offered to all the tracks and series. Also, while having a Driver Websites track/series web package, you will always get the latest updates to the Integrated Content Management System and updates to the management online software as well as the great aspects of content sharing throughout the MyRacePass network.

The All-New MyRacePass Pit Board is now available! The Pit Board allows the track or series to relay information that is only needed to be seen by the drivers to the drivers via the MRP Driver Profile accounts. Drivers can claim their MRP Bio and have their Free MRP Basic Profile in which they can update their news, schedules, bios, sponsor information, photos, crew member information and more - as well as using the MRP Pit Board. Drivers can sign up for Text Message Alerts using the Pit Board and whenever the track or series updates the Pit Board they will be able to get a Text message to view the updates.

MYRACEPASSPRO -

MyRacePass Pro offers a full set of tools for drivers, tracks and series to GET RECOGNIZED quickly and easily. Whether you're a weekend warrior or travel the full ASCS or World of Outlaws tours, MRP Pro has the features you need in an online presence. Using MyRacePass PRO you can get a very professional, templated website that comes with all the tools and menu options of most of our custom websites. Most importantly, you can set everything up yourself with a custom domain name and background/header images. Starting out at simply $10 per month, you can set yourself apart from your competition and start utilizing the power of MyRacePass . There is a free 30-Day trial, so get to http://www.myracepass.com/pro today to see just how easy it is to "Get Recognized."

PRESS RELEASE PACKAGES -

Driver Websites now offers press release packages for its clients. In correlation with the importance of a routinely updated website, professional press releases showcase drivers, teams, manufacturers and tracks as recognizable partners in the racing community. Press releases continually keep your name in the spotlight with a positive image and most importantly, demonstrate the valuable partnership and message of each sponsorship. To learn more about the press release packages, contact Driver Websites at http://www.DriverWebsites.com or Inside Line Promotions at http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

DRIVER WEBSITES -

Driver Websites was assembled in order to give racers a way to get recognized through the Internet inexpensively so the racer can put their money where it needs to go - the ride. If you have ever experienced having your own website before, you will understand the fact that being able to update your own site was only a dream. Too many times you come across a site that has results, press releases and pictures from more than a year ago. Either the web developer is no more or you are tired of paying the monthly charges to update your site. Driver Websites has made uploading your own content to your own site a reality. With the tutorial videos DW offers you will see how easy of a system we have created. For more information, visit http://www.DriverWebsites.com .

 

 

A.G. Rains Races to First COMP Cams Interstate Cup Victory of 2014

Memphis, Tennessee (09/17/14) – A.G. Rains raced his ACME Graphix & Designs #3 JR-1 Sprinter to a triumph on Saturday night at I-30 Speedway in COMP Cams Interstate Cup Sprint Car Series presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It win competition. The win was his first in 2014 as he became the seventh different winner in the miniseries in 2014

Rains charged forward from the ninth starting spot to claim the win over Marshall Skinner, Kyle Bellm, Justin Sturch, and Dalton Davis.

With just one event remaining in the miniseries Marshall Skinner leads the standings by 28 markers over Rains. Jordon Mallett, Cody Gardner, Justin Sturch, Robert Richardson, Joe Young, Rick Pringle, Zach Pringle, and Nic Jenkins round out the top ten in the latest series standings.

Through the first ten races 59 drivers have entered at least one event.

COMP Cams Interstate Sprint Car Series Presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It

Updated September 17th, 2014

Name TOTAL

1 Marshall Skinner 930

2 AG Rains 902

3 Jordon Mallett 740

4 Cody Gardner 728

5 Justin Sturch 706

6 Robert Richardson 636

7 Joe Young 614

8 Rick Pringle 592

9 Zach Pringle 572

10 Nic Jenkins 566

11 Kevin Hinkle 524

12 Tim Crawley 460

13 Mike Pack 458

14 Johnny Gardner 452

15 Blake Jenkins 430

16 Dale Howard 430

17 Andy McElhannon 420

18 Derek Hagar 388

19 Jeremy Middleton 386

20 Tommy Snellgrove 380

The final points event for the series will be held this Saturday, September 20th at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas). For more information on the event please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

The COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It was created in 2011 to reward drivers for competing at both tracks. A.G. Rains from West Memphis, Arkansas has claimed the title in each of the first three years. For 2014 the tracks have once again coincided their schedules to not run Winged 360 c.i. Sprint Cars on the same night to further their cooperation. Each weekly racing series point’s event at each track will count toward a driver's point total in the program. Any special event does not count as a point's event for the series.

For 2014 drivers have no restrictions on how many races that they can miss at each facility to still be eligible for the season-ending point's money. Points acquired in all races will count toward the final total.

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

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

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

2nd - $750 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

3rd - $500 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

4th - $250 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

5th - $125 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

In addition to money and contingencies, the program will reward provisionals. The driver, highest in the final top ten standings in the point's program, who doesn't qualify for the 6th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial on Saturday, September 27th at I-30 Speedway will get a provisional starting spot in the main event. Similarly the driver highest in the top ten in the final points (who didn't use a provisional at the Ralph Henson Memorial), who doesn't qualify for the Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, October 11th will get a provisional starting spot for the main event.

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

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

 

 

QUICK TIME NO. 23 AND SECOND PLACE FINISH FOR SALDANA ON YOUNGEST SON’S BIRTHDAY AT TERRE HAUTE

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (Sept. 17, 2014) – Today was a special day in the Joey Saldana household: it was the fourth birthday of youngest son Ragan. Saldana reckoned a trip to victory circle along with a trophy would be something memorable for Ragan’s big day.

Saldana’s biggest cheerleaders, wife Shannon, Ragan, and older son Reece (11), were at the Terre Haute Action Track rooting for the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team.

The evening began in a celebratory fashion when Saldana wheeled the distinctive 71M to his 23rd quick time of the year with a lap of 16.777 seconds.

Next on the racing agenda were the heat races. Saldana rolled off in fourth position in the first heat. When the field went green, front row starter David Gravel assumed the lead followed by polesitter Rico Abreu and Saldana. There was no change in position during the eight laps, but it got exciting coming down for the checkered flag when Abreu lost the handle and got sideways. Saldana avoided contact, and tried to take advantage of Abreu’s bobble, but ran out of time. Saldana’s third place finish assured the Brownsburg Bullet a position in the all-important dash.

The birthday boy was elected to pull the ping pong ball from the container for the inversion draw. In a pre-draw interview, four-year-old Ragan counted among his favorite drivers his dad, Paul (McMahan) and Rico (Abreu). The youngster pulled a zero ping pong ball indicating a straight-up start, putting his dad on the pole of the dash.

“The track is going to be pretty demanding so you have to have a good car and you have to be patient. It is hard to pass. Hopefully we can capitalize on the pill draw. I want to wish my son a happy birthday,” said a proud Saldana.

When the track went green in the dash, it was a side-by-side drag race between front row starters Saldana and Donny Schatz. Schatz went high and Saldana rode low. Schatz had the momentum to take the lead with Saldana second. They maintained those positions for the six-lap dash and their battle reconvened in the opening lap of the A Main.

After the four-wide salute to the fans, the field lined up side by side for the green flag start. Saldana got a great start, surging to the lead with Schatz close behind. But the Brownsburg Bullet’s lead would go for naught as the caution flew quickly when Brad Sweet and Paul McMahan tangled in turn two. So the field lined up to do it all again.

This time Saldana led through turn one, but Schatz got a run and led the first lap. Saldana tucked in right behind with Cody Darrah third, David Gravel fourth. At the halfway point the leaders were maneuvering through heavy traffic. The caution was displayed with 14 laps complete when Darrah and Gravel, battling for third, both encountered problems. Darrah stopped on the track and Gravel had a flat tire.

This time the re-rack for the restart was Schatz, Saldana, Brian Brown and Kerry Madsen. World of Outlaws officials mandated a single file restart due to track conditions. Schatz and Saldana were one-two respectively when the green flew once again. There was one more caution that slowed competition with eight to go but at the checkered flag it was Schatz with the win, Saldana second and Brian Brown third.

Track position was key and once everyone began to string out, it was hard to pass.

“On the first start we got the lead but I saw Donny down on the bottom and he got a good run so I thought maybe I needed to get to the bottom and obviously he snookered me there,” recounted Saldana. “But he had a really good car. We salvaged a second and we will just have to come back and hope to do better. I think we can, we’ve got it in us. We’ve just got to beat the 15 (Schatz). He is setting the bar really high to win one of these races so you’ve got to be perfect if you’re going to do it.

“Donny is really smart and he knows where to put his car at the right time. You can’t make any mistakes because he definitely knows how to capitalize on it. And there on the restart I thought if I got on the bottom I could get beside him but getting beside him and passing are two different things. Especially with a car as fast as his. But it was a great run for the whole Motter team and Dan and Ruth (Motter) were here to see this. The last time I was here I won and the last time he was here he won. He did well with drivers Kenny Jacobs and Stevie Smith at this track. He was probably disappointed we didn’t’ win. It would have been nice to have Joey Saldana put the 71M in victory lane but we’ll come back next year and try again.

“Ragan definitely gave me the birthday present tonight (with the pill draw) and it was up to me to try to deliver the trophy. We’ll try to get him a trophy at Eldora. He’s an awesome little boy. God blessed us with two beautiful boys, I can’t leave out Reece.

It was nice to race close to home so they could come see what I do.”

The Outlaws will be back on the dirt Friday night, Sept. 19 at the famed Eldora track.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: ZEMKEN & WINGER TAKE WINS AT THE ARROW EXPRESS CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

by Tommy Goudge (September 13, 2014) – 68 360 Sprint Cars and 28 Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks combined for 96 total drivers signed in to race in the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway on Saturday night. Jessica Zemken and Lee Winger visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA ARROW EXPRESS CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS TOTAL ENTRIES - 96

----------------------------------------------------------- 360 SPRINT CARS - CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS (68 entries)

Jessica Zemken of Sprakers, New York became the first woman to win the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature in the 10th annual edition of Ohsweken Speedway’s signature event on Saturday night. Zemken took the lead on lap 13 of the 35 lap race and held off 2009 CSCN winner Wayne Johnson to earn the $12,000 prize.

The race began with Jared Horstman and Dustin Daggett on the front row. Daggett took the lead, while Shane Stewart moved up to challenge, and the two traded slide jobs several times before making contact on lap 7 and allowed Stewart to take the lead. Horstman joined the fray along with 14th starter Jessica Zemken just as a yellow flag came out for a spin by Randy Hannagan in turn 3. Just one more lap was completed before Horstman slipped off the end of the track in turn 3 and hit an embankment. Horstman went to the work area during the caution period, but his crew decided the car was too heavily damaged to continue.

Daggett and Zemken went to work on Stewart when the green flag flew again. Daggett was alongside Stewart for the lead several times, while Zemken used the extreme low side of the track to move into 2nd on lap 12, and past Stewart on the next circuit. Another yellow flag flew on lap 14 for Paige Polyak facing the wrong way in turn 3, while Kyle Patrick got off track at the same time. 12th starter Bryan Howland was up to 6th at that point, while 24th starter Robbie Stillwaggon had advanced to 7th, with 17th starter Mark Smith right behind him.

Zemken pulled away when the race restarted, while Stewart and Daggett continued to race for the 2nd spot, and 10th starter Johnson raced with Howland for 4th. Zemken began to work through traffic, with Stewart and Johnson giving chase. Johnson drove around Stewart to take the 2nd spot on lap 22, while a caution flag came out on lap 23 for a spin by Dave Axton. Zemken restarted with the lead and 3 lapped cars between herself and Johnson, followed by Stewart, Howland, Daggett, Joe Trenca, Smith, 21st starter Steve Poirier, Stillwaggon, and Chuck Hebing.

Zemken opened a lead when the green flag came back out, while Johnson and Stewart worked to get past the lapped cars. Johnson used the high groove to start making gains on Zemken, who was sticking to the low side of the track, but the race was stopped with 9 laps left when Jordan Thomas crashed hard on the front stretch. Thomas eventually climbed from his heavily-damaged car under his own power. Crews were allowed to refuel cars during the red flag, but Mark Smith's crew entered the track surface before they were permitted, resulting in the 6th place driver being sent to the back of the field.

The top five of Zemken, Johnson, Stewart, Howland, and Daggett restarted without any lapped cars between them, while Poirier inherited the 6th spot with one lapped car between himself and Daggett. Zemken's restart was strong, and she opened a lead before Johnson begin to reel her back in. Daggett and Howland raced with Stewart for the 3rd spot, with Daggett eventually prevailing, while Poirier took 5th from Stewart. Johnson continued to close the gap on Zemken despite having no brakes, but was held up briefly by a lapped car with less than 2 laps to go. Zemken held on to take the win, followed by Johnson, Daggett, Howland, Poirier, Stewart, Hebing, Trenca, Polyak, and Jared Zimbardi.

68 drivers from 2 Canadian provinces and 8 American states attempted to qualify for the 2014 edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday night. 16 drivers competed in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals for the first time, with Paige Polyak the highest finishing first-time competitor. Chuck Hebing ran the fastest time overall in group time trials to collect the Fastest Qualifier Award, while Mitch Brown claimed the Fastest Canadian Qualifier award. Jeff Cook and his crew were given Corr/Pak Merchandising “Bill Peer Memorial” Best Appearing Car Award honours, while Steve Poirier claimed the Top Canadian A-Feature Finisher award, and Mitch Brown won the Brighton Speedway Highest Finishing SOS Driver award.

A-FEATURE (35 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 1z Jessica Zemken (14) 2. 77x Wayne Johnson (10) 3. 2m Dustin Daggett (2) 4. 51h Bryan Howland (12) 5. 28fm Steve Poirier (21) 6. 3g Shane Stewart (4) 7. 45 Chuck Hebing (13) 8. 45t Joe Trenca (7) 9. 19p Paige Polyak (15) 10. 35 Jared Zimbardi (11) 11. 87 Jason Barney (25) 12. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (24) 13. 10 Mitch Brown (9) 14. 13 Dylan Swiernik (23) 15. 36 Mike Stelter (20) 16. 49d Shawn Dancer (30) DNF. 67 Steve Collins (19) 18. 77 Dain Naida (29) 19. 0 Glenn Styres (16) 20. 14h Jim Huppunen (28) 21. 33k Kyle Patrick (3) 22. 2 Dave Axton (18) DNF. 55 Mark Smith (17) DNF. 10c Jeff Cook (26) DNF. 79 Jordan Thomas (22) DNF. 123 Yan Bilodeau (5) DNF. 17h Hud Horton (27) DNF. 22h Randy Hannagan (6) DNF. 17 Jared Horstman (1) DNF. 16 Ryan Ruhl (8) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dustin Daggett (1-5), Shane Stewart (6-12), Jessica Zemken (13-35)

AWARD WINNERS: Insta-Insulation Fastest Qualifier Award - 45 Chuck Hebing (14.158 seconds) Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance Fastest Canadian Qualifier Award - 10 Mitch Brown (14.201 seconds) Corr/Pak Merchandising “Bill Peer Memorial” Best Appearing Car Award - 10c Jeff Cook Case IH Top Canadian A-Feature Finisher Award - 28fm Steve Poirier (5th) Brighton Speedway Highest Finishing SOS Driver Award - 10 Mitch Brown (13th)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #1 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 67 Steve Collins (Belfast, NY) 14.235 (7), 2. 35 Jared Zimbardi (Bradford, PA) 14.244 (9), 3. 55 Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA) 14.335 (16), 4. 3g Shane Stewart (Pittsboro, IN) 14.452 (23), 5. 17h Hud Horton (Germantown, OH) 14.546 (28), 6. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne, ON) 14.668 (34), 7. 48j Darryl Ruggles (Canadaigua, NY) 14.972 (48), 8. 21 Don Adamczyk (Williamsville, NY) 15.057 (51), 9. CJ Jones (Cortland, OH) 15.133 (52), 10. 15 Mike Ferrell (London, ON) 15.391 (60), 11. 5m Brad Malloy (Fort Erie, ON) 15.705 (63), 12. 19k Paul Kinney (Canastota, NY) No Time (68)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #2 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 16 Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, MI) 14.191 (2), 2. 1z Jessica Zemken (Sprakers, NY) 14.258 (11), 3. 33k Kyle Patrick (Kingsville, ON) 14.295 (13), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland, ON) 14.506 (24), 5. 79 Jordan Thomas (Harding, PA) 14.524 (25), 6. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington, ON) 14.585 (31), 7. 10k Rob Dietrick (Farmington, NY) 14.799 (40), 8. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton, ON) 14.856 (43), 9. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford, ON) 14.887 (44), 10. 51 Lee Ladouceur (Alexandria, ON) 14.931 (46), 11. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY) 15.352 (57), 12. 27 Brad Lamberson (Parma, MI) No Time (67)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #3 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 22h Randy Hannagan (Pittsboro, IN) 14.229 (6), 2. 19p Paige Polyak (Tiffin, OH) 14.303 (14), 3. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY) 14.350 (17), 4. 51h Bryan Howland (Union Springs, NY) 14.391 (19), 5. 87 Jason Barney (Brewerton, NY) 14.425 (21), 6. 6m Max Stambaugh (Elida, OH) 14.442 (22), 7. 25p Michael Parent (Granby, QC) 14.575 (29), 8. 13 Dylan Swiernik (Port Leyden, NY) 14.851 (42), 9. 87r Ryan Linder (Phoenix, AZ) 14.930 (45), 10. 75 Tommy Wickham (Constantia, NY) 14.995 (50), 11. 01 Kyle Fraser (Arnprior, ON) 15.343 (55)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #4 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 123 Yan Bilodeau (Victoriaville, QC) 14.417 (20), 2. 422 Etienne Girard (Saint-Germain, QC) 14.541 (26), 3. 11r Chase Ridenour (Perry, MI) 14.583 (30), 4. 2 Dave Axton (Port Byron, NY) 14.733 (36), 5. 36 Mike Stelter (Webster, NY) 14.837 (41), 6. 45t Joe Trenca (Clay, NY) 14.936 (47), 7. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown, ON) 15.172 (53), 8. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford, ON) 15.199 (54), 9. 22 Jim Porter (Grand Island, NY) 15.489 (61), 10. 15aw April Wilson (Joyceville, ON) 15.659 (62), 11. 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne, ON) 16.268 (65)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #5 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford, ON) 14.201 (4), 2. 17 Jared Horstman (Cloverdale, OH) 14.239 (8), 3. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, ON) 14.254 (10), 4. 27h Tom Huppunen (Welland, ON) 14.388 (18), 5. 00 Dane Lorenc (Depew, NY) 14.544 (27), 6. 10c Jeff Cook (Antwerp, NY) 14.620 (33), 7. 42w Rick Wilson (Joyceville, ON) 14.982 (49), 8. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams, ON) 15.345 (56), 9. 94z Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie, ON) 15.366 (58), 10. 10b Scott Kreutter (Cowlesville, NY) 15.370 (59), 11. 70 Jim Lingar (South Bend, IN) 16.388 (66)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #6 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 45 Chuck Hebing (Ontario, NY) 14.158 (1), 2. 77x Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, IA) 14.194 (3), 3. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (Burlington, NJ) 14.215 (5), 4. 2m Dustin Daggett (Grand Ledge, MI) 14.268 (12), 5. 28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC) 14.314 (15), 6. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre, ON) 14.604 (32), 7. 49d Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH) 14.702 (35), 8. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre, ON) 14.735 (37), 9. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI) 14.743 (38), 10. 8b Alain Bergeron (Saint-Pie, QC) 14.757 (39), 11. 25g Tyler Graves (Little Genesee, NY) 16.247 (64)

HEAT RACE #1 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 3g Shane Stewart, 2. 35 Jared Zimbardi, 3. 55 Mark Smith, 4. 67 Steve Collins, 5. 5d Dave Dykstra, 6. 17h Hud Horton, 7. 48j Darryl Ruggles, 8. 5m Brad Malloy, 9. 19k Paul Kinney, 10. 10jr CJ Jones, DNF. 15 Mike Ferrell, DNS. 21 Don Adamczyk. No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 33k Kyle Patrick, 2. 16 Ryan Ruhl, 3. 1z Jessica Zemken, 4. 79 Jordan Thomas, 5. 14h Jim Huppunen, 6. 3r Shane Ross, 7. 10j Jeremy Hughes, 8. 5 Keith Dempster, 9. 51 Lee Ladouceur, 10. 81 Derek Jonathan, 11. 27 Brad Lamberson, 12. 10k Rob Dietrick. Time - 2:29.637

HEAT RACE #3 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 22h Randy Hannagan, 2. 51h Bryan Howland, 3. 19p Paige Polyak, 4. 6m Max Stambaugh, 5. 13 Dylan Swiernik, 6. 87 Jason Barney, 7. 25 Michael Parent, 8. 87r Ryan Linder, 9. 75 Tommy Wickham, 10. 01 Kyle Fraser, DNF. 49 Todd Hoddick. No Time

HEAT RACE #4 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 123 Yan Bilodeau, 2. 45t Joe Trenca, 3. 2 Dave Axton, 4. 36 Mike Stelter, 5. 422 Etienne Girard, 6. 11r Chase Ridenour, 7. 5c Conor Mahoney, 8. 15aw April Wilson, 9. 6 Curtis Gartly, 10. 43 Scott Sherk, 11. 22 Jim Porter. Time - 2:32.185

HEAT RACE #5 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 17 Jared Horstman, 2. 10 Mitch Brown, 3. 0 Glenn Styres, 4. 10c Jeff Cook, 5. 27h Tom Huppunen, 6. 00 Dane Lorenc, 7. 21j John Burbridge, Jr., 8. 94z Stan Zanchin, 9. 42w Rick Wilson, 10. 10b Scott Kreutter, 11. 70 Jim Lingar. Time - 2:28.305

HEAT RACE #6 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 2m Dustin Daggett, 2. 77x Wayne Johnson, 3. 45 Chuck Hebing, 4. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon, 5. 28fm Steve Poirier, 6. 77 Dain Naida, 7. 8b Alain Bergeron, 8. 19 Cory Turner, 9. 49d Shawn Dancer, 10. 11 Jamie Turner, DNF. 25g Tyler Graves. Time - 2:28.599

B-FEATURE #1 (12 laps - Top 2 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 67 Steve Collins, 2. 79 Jordan Thomas, 3. 14h Jim Huppunen, 4. 48j Darryl Ruggles, 5. 17h Hud Horton, 6. 5d Dave Dykstra, 7. 3r Shane Ross, 8. 10j Jeremy Hughes, 9. 5 Keith Dempster, 10. 81 Derek Jonathan, 11. 5m Brad Malloy, 12. 51 Lee Ladouceur, 13. 10k Rob Dietrick, 14. 10jr CJ Jones, DNS. 19k Paul Kinney, DNS. 15 Mike Ferrell, DNS. 27 Brad Lamberson, DNS. 21 Don Adamczyk. Time - 2:59.646

B-FEATURE #2 (12 laps - Top 2 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 36 Mike Stelter, 2. 13 Dylan Swiernik, 3. 25 Michael Parent, 4. 87 Jason Barney, 5. 6m Max Stambaugh, 6. 87r Ryan Linder, 7. 422 Etienne Girard, 8. 5c Conor Mahoney, 9. 6 Curtis Gartly, 10. 11r Chase Ridenour, 11. 01 Kyle Fraser, 12. 15aw April Wilson, 13. 43 Scott Sherk, 14. 22 Jim Porter, DNF. 75 Tommy Wickham, DNS. 49 Todd Hoddick. Time - 3:05.964

B-FEATURE #3 (12 laps - Top 2 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 28fm Steve Poirier, 2. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon, 3. 10c Jeff Cook, 4. 8b Alain Bergeron, 5. 19 Cory Turner, 6. 49d Shawn Dancer, 7. 77 Dain Naida, 8. 11 Jamie Turner, 9. 00 Dane Lorenc, 10. 94z Stan Zanchin, 11. 42w Rick Wilson, 12. 10b Scott Kreutter, 13. 27h Tom Huppunen, 14. 25g Tyler Graves, 15. 70 Jim Lingar, DNF. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. No Time

DASH (4 laps – Determined top 6 A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name 1. 17 Jared Horstman, 2. 2m Dustin Daggett, 3. 33k Kyle Patrick, 4. 3g Shane Stewart, 5. 123 Yan Bilodeau, 6. 22h Randy Hannagan. Time - 59.757

LITTLE FEATURE (15 laps - Top transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 87 Jason Barney, 2. 10c Jeff Cook, 3. 17h Hud Horton, 4. 14h Jim Huppunen, 5. 77 Dain Naida, 6. 49d Shawn Dancer, 7. 6m Max Stambaugh, 8. 10j Jeremy Hughes, 9. 3r Shane Ross, 10. 19 Cory Turner, 11. 8b Alain Bergeron, 12. 5d Dave Dykstra, DNF. 25 Michael Parent, DNF. 87r Ryan Linder, DNF. 422 Etienne Girard. No Time

----------------------------------------------------------- AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (28 entries)

Dave Bailey and Wyatt Van Wart did their best to keep Lee Winger out of victory lane, but the 2013 track champion proved to be too strong for them. Winger stayed ahead through several restarts to take the win, while Bailey settled for the runner-up spot, followed by 2014 track champion Dave Silverthorn, Jr., Wyatt Van Wart, and Ryan Beagle.

Bailey set a new time trial track record for the Thunder Stock division during group qualifying with a lap of 19.656 seconds.

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 2 Lee Winger (3) 2. 49 Dave Bailey (7) 3. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (9) 4. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (11) 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle (10) 6. 23 Trevor DeBoer (8) 7. 5 Ryan Hess (16) 8. 55 Dereck Lemyre (14) 9. 38 Derek Miller (19) 10. 40 Jay Liverance (18) 11. 81 Alex Schuts (4) 12. 777x Steve Hess (17) 13. 8 Dale Gyokery (6) 14. 83 Robbie General (22) 15. 48 Mike Graham (21) 16. 66 Brady Longboat (28) 17. 13x Craig White (25) DNF. 85b Ryan Dinning (2) DNF. 38c Mark Bazuin (15) DNF. 24 Blake Bomberry, Sr. (12) 21. 911 Dylan Peckham (27) 22. 52 Jonathan Ayrton (23) DNF. 93 Mike Klazinga (1) DNF. 77d Rob Disher (13) DNF. 53 Logan Shwedyk (26) DNF. 78 Luke Albrecht (24) DNF. 7x Chase Hess (5) DNF. 64 Steve Book (20) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Ryan Dinning (1), Lee Winger (2-25)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #1 (2 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 49 Dave Bailey (Hagersville) 19.656 (1) NEW TRACK RECORD, 2. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria) 20.572 (10), 3. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Hagersville) 20.888 (14), 4. 93 Mike Klazinga (Caledonia) 20.915 (15), 5. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken) 20.974 (16), 6. 77d Rob Disher (Grimsby) 20.986 (17), 7. 5 Ryan Hess (Ohsweken) 21.070 (18), 8. 83 Robbie General (Hagersville) 21.396 (22), 9. 38 Derek Miller (Ohsweken) 21.433 (23), 10. 13x Craig White (Ohsweken) 21.967 (25)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #2 (2 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London) 20.179 (4), 2. 81 Alex Schuts (Oakland) 20.454 (6), 3. 55 Dereck Lemyre (Hamilton) 20.466 (7), 4. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken) 20.471 (8), 5. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge) 20.527 (9), 6. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken) 20.666 (11), 7. 64 Steve Book (Brantford) 20.777 (13), 8. 52 Jonathan Ayrton (Dundas) 21.544 (24), 9. 53 Logan Shwedyk (Jerseyville) 22.729 (27)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #3 (2 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank) 1. 85b Ryan Dinning (Hagersville) 19.866 (2), 2. 2 Lee Winger (Mount Hope) 19.968 (3), 3. 24 Blake Bomberry, Sr. () 20.414 (5), 4. 8 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis) 20.736 (12), 5. 40 Jay Liverance (Brantford) 21.226 (19), 6. 911 Dylan Peckham () 21.291 (20), 7. 48 Mike Graham (Caledonia) 21.335 (21), 8. 78 Luke Albrecht (Kitchener) 22.277 (26), 9. 38c Mark Bazuin (Caledonia) No Time (28)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 3 finishers redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name 1. 49 Dave Bailey, 2. 93 Mike Klazinga, 3. 23 Trevor DeBoer, 4. 84rk Ryan Beagle, 5. 77d Rob Disher, 6. 5 Ryan Hess, 7. 38 Terry Martin, 8. 83 Robbie General, 9. 13x Craig White, DNF. 66 Brady Longboat. No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 3 finishers redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name 1. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr., 2. 81 Alex Schuts, 3. 7x Chase Hess, 4. 04 Wyatt Van Wart, 5. 55 Dereck Lemyre, 6. 777x Steve Hess, 7. 64 Steve Book, 8. 52 Jonathan Ayrton, 9. 53 Logan Shwedyk. Time - 2:44.579

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 3 finishers redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name 1. 85b Ryan Dinning, 2. 2 Lee Winger, 3. 8 Dale Gyokery, 4. 24 Blake Bomberry, Sr., 5. 38c Mark Bazuin, 6. 40 Jay Liverance, 7. 48 Mike Graham, 8. 78 Luke Albrecht, 9. 911 Dylan Peckham. Time - 2:39.672

----------------------------------------------------------- THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT EXHIBITION RACES

Junior division winner: Jack Lathan Senior Division winner: Scott Hall Expert Division winner: Hannah Ferrell

----------------------------------------------------------- UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY: The 2014 Ohsweken Speedway Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Carmen’s Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. The annual event will celebrate the achievements of drivers and teams in the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock, HRW Automotive Mini Stock, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber divisions. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for details.

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.

 

 

ARDC RETURNS TO PATH VALLEY

The wingless midgets of the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) will return to the Path Valley Speedway for the first time in more than twenty years when ARDC heads to central Pennsylvania this Friday night racing with Path Valley Speedway Park on their schedule. The field of midgets will take the green flag for a twenty-five lap feature event.

Path Valley Speedway Park is a perfect venue for the wingless midgets - the 1/4 mile banked clay track is optimal for plenty of "side by side" and three wide racing that the ARDC midgets are known.

Jim Radney and his Hyper Midget will be among the entries in Friday night's events. Radney was the race leader just one week ago before being sidelined with electrical problems ten laps from the finish. He will be looking to redeem that performance when the midgets take to the track on Friday night. Radney will be joined by his team mate, Ryan Greth on Friday night. Both drivers are in search of their career first ARDC Midget wins.

Current point leader, Steven Drevicki of Reading will in the field, looking for his third win of the 2014 season. Collegeville, PA driver, Alex Bright leads the ARDC competitors with five wins and will be looking to add to his total. Brenden Bright earned his first win of the season just a week ago and would love to duplicate that effort at Path Valley. Tim Buckwalter and PJ Gargiulo have each picked up one win this season.

Lou Cicconi was the ARDC winner when the club last raced on the Franklin County surface in 1993. Johnny Heydenreich was the race winner in 1987.

Ten lap heat races will determine the starting field as well as a twelve lap B Main. Warm-ups 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!

 

 

Central Pennsylvania Doubleheader Next for Alan Krimes ‘AK87’ Scores Two Top-Ten Finishes Last Friday at ‘The Grove’

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

Denver, PA (September 17th, 2014) - 2014 Lincoln Speedway ‘410’ driver champion Alan Krimes will pick up right where he left off last Friday night with another visit to the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania this Friday evening, September 19th. Krimes, who will enter competition at ‘The Grove’ currently fourth in the driver championship chase, will use the next handful of Williams Grove Speedway point races to his hopeful advantage, and move higher in the championship chase. The Denver, Pennsylvania native trails Lance Dewease, who is third in the current standings, by 60 markers; while also trailing current point leader Don Kreitz Jr. by 610 markers. This Friday’s program at Williams Grove Speedway will feature a regular program for the ‘410’ sprinters, with the ‘358’ sprints also on the evening card.

After his Williams Grove Speedway visit on Friday night, Alan Krimes, who pilots the Midnite Antiques, Conestoga Valley Garage, Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines, VRP Shocks, ‘Super 87’ sprint car, will return to action on Saturday evening, September 20th at the Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. The ‘Hank Gentzler Memorial/Manufacturers Appreciation Race’ will be on tap on the Pigeon Hills oval on Saturday night. Krimes has two feature victories at the Lincoln Speedway in 2014, and will search for ‘W’ number three this Saturday night. This will be Krimes’ last attempt to ‘test and tune’ at the Fabulous Lincoln Speedway before the $20,000-to-win ‘Dirt Classic presented by Kasey Kahne’ takes center stage on Saturday, September 27th.

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 701 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 8th and 3rd (A-Main) at the Williams Grove Speedway last Friday evening, September 12th during their double-feature program; which included the rescheduled ‘Billy Kimmel Memorial.’ 2014 Wins: 2 (Two at Lincoln Speedway (PA)) 2014 Championships: Lincoln Speedway Track Champion

 

 

Tracy Hines Hits Terre Haute & Eldora for a Total of Four Races this Week

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—September 17, 2014 — When it comes to historic half-miles in the Midwest, the Terre Haute Action Track in Indiana, and Eldora Speedway in Ohio are at the top of the list. Tracy Hines will compete at both this week in a total of four events, split between the three USAC National series, including one at each track for the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series.

The Jim Hurtubise Classic at the Terre Haute Action Track for the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series opens the four-race stretch on Thursday, September 18. The event was postponed by rain earlier this season. The USAC portion of the 33rd Annual Four-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway is set for Saturday, September 20, and will feature the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series, Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series and Honda USAC National Midget Series.

Hines has raced twice at Terre Haute this season, finishing second with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series in April aboard the Hugh Brothers/Midwest Sheet Metal Beast. He returned to the half-mile in May, coming home eighth with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series in the Carolina Nut Company DRC. In his career, the second-generation driver has won twice with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series at Terre Haute.

“We’ve definitely battled Mother Nature at Terre Haute the last few years, and it’s great that they were able to reschedule the race for this week,” said Hines. “It’s been a while since we ran the sprint car on a big track and Terre Haute is pretty unique in how the track is laid out and the surface. Track position is always important there.”

Last year in the Four-Crown Nationals at Eldora, Hines set fast time and was leading the sprint car feature, before getting into the turn-four wall and upside down, which ended his night. He was running second in the Silver Crown race when contact again with the turn-four wall on a led to a flip. His best finish of the three races was a third-place showing with the Honda USAC National Midget Series. Hines won the sprint car portion of the Four-Crown Nationals in 2006 and again 2012. He also has two wins in the midget portion of the event, with those coming in 1996 and 2006. In his career, Hines has 11 USAC National event wins at the legendary half-mile.

Hines has made one start at Eldora this season with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series, finishing third on April 19. He opened the night as the third-fastest of the 31 qualifiers and won the third heat race from the sixth starting spot to lock himself into the 30-lap A-Feature. He took the green flag fifth in the main event.

“There is nothing like the Four-Crown Nationals,” Hines said. “In the old days we had a couple times each year when we raced all three cars at the same place, but now Eldora is the only one. Being a fast, momentum-type track, I've always enjoyed racing at Eldora, and have been fortunate enough to win a number of times there as well. We’ve been close to winning in the Silver Crown car and midget this year, so hopefully Eldora is the place.”

Last weekend, Hines finished ninth with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series in the Haubstadt Hustler at Tri-State Speedway in Indiana. The event was co-sanctioned with the Midwest Sprint Car Series.

Entering the Four-Crown Nationals, Hines is second in the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series standings and also second in points with the Honda USAC National Midget Series. The veteran driver is eighth in the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series standings.

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.

 

 

HAFERTEPE, SHIREK, SCHATZ SCORE WINS, RAMAKER EARNS TITLE FOR J&J

McKENZIE, TN - J&J Auto Racing had a pair of weekend winners and added another championship to their banner this past weekend. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. picked up a victory in ASCS National action at Texas Motor Speedway, while Chris Shirek closed out the season at River Cities Speedway in North Dakota in his J&J. Donny Schatz continued his quest for a sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series with a victory at Kokomo Speedway Tuesday. Joe Ramaker became the ASCS Frontier region champion after competing in Montana.

SHIREK CLOSES SEASON IN STYLE

Chris Shirek ended the racing season at River Cities Speedway with a dominating victory in his No. 1 J&J. Shirek took the lead following a lap 16 restart. He pulled away and won the 25-lap main event by nearly 3 seconds. Shirek, who started ninth, found the low groove and drove to the front.

“To win here on the last night of the season, it’s going to make the offseason that much shorter,” said Shirek. “We’ve had a good car all year. It feels awesome. I was going to give it everything it had. The wins are few and far between here. You have to take it when you get the chance.”
HAFERTEPE DOMINATES TMS
Sam Hafertepe, Jr., was on a mission Friday night in his home state in the opening night of the Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track National Championship at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 15h J&J picked up his first career win at TMS by taking the lead on lap 13 and driving away from the competition winning by over fives seconds. The win was his fourth ASCS National victory of the season and sixth ASCS triumph of his career.
"I'll tell you what, there isn't a better car out there than that one right there," said Hafertepe. "The last few laps, it got a little edgy coming off of four. I kind of used my tires up because I was driving it really hard, but it was worth it though to get the win tonight."
RAMAKER EARNS CHAMPIONSHIP
Joe Ramaker celebrated a championship Saturday night at Billings Motorsports Park. The driver of the No. 98 J&J powered by Ostrich had some bad luck, losing a muffler, he was able to enjoy the hard work of an entire campaign when he was recognized as the 2014 ASCS Frontier Region champion.
"I feel great. I'm honored to win the championship out here," said Ramaker. "When I started racing we had ten or twelve cars every night out here. Now, look at this. We got guys traveling here to compete. We had guys coming out from Knoxville and North and South Dakota for races. We're having some really competitive racing here, so I'm really honored to be the champion."
SCHATZ SCORES NO. 21
Donny Schatz won his 21st World of Outlaws A-Feature victory of the season Tuesday night at Kokomo (Indiana) Speedway in the Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) No. 15 STP/Armor All//Crimsafe J&J. Schatz led 35 of the 40 laps and earned his first feature victory at the high-banked, quarter-mile dirt oval.
"The STP guys did a great job tonight," Schatz said. "They finally got back to the shop, slept in their own beds for a few nights and really showed us tonight that they got this thing tuned up. Our car is really rotating well."

 

 

FIVE FOR THE 51: CJB Motorsports Grabs Win at Deer Creek Speedway

McMahan leads wire-to-wire at the ASGROW/DEKALB Clash at the Creek

TELFORD, PA. - September 17, 2014 - Fresh off their second west coast swing, Paul McMahan and the CJB Motorsports team were primed for the final run to the championship.

Adding their fifth win of the season seemed to be the right way to kick off the march to the World of Outlaws World Finals.

"Not winning on the west coast was a tad disappointing but it wasn't terrible by any means," said McMahan, who has now led 135 laps this season. "Coming back to the Midwest was great for us because we had quite a bit of success here throughout the year."

The #51 Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance machine was back in action at Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa on September 13th following an 1,800-mile trek from Antioch, Calif.

"The drive was long," commented McMahan. "It's one of the longest of the year. We rolled into Clay County ready to race for sure. It wasn't a bad night and we learned a few things. I've said it once and I will say it again; making the dash is absolutely crucial. We didn't and started 10th. We gained a spot and managed to learn a few things."

Following the top-10 finish, CJB Motorsports pulled out the cold weather gear for the ASGROW/DEKALB "Clash at the Creek." The annual stop for the 'Greatest Show on Dirt,' at Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minn. is a favorite among drivers.

"Deer Creek is a blast because you can drive it flat out," explained McMahan. "We were fast in time trials, ran well in our heat race, won the dash and won the race. Gravel gave me a good run for my money and we even made contact in the beginning. Luckily, Barry and the entire CJB crew gave me a great car that was capable of winning and we did just that."

Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway was up next for the Outlaws. The event, rescheduled from a rain out in June, kicked off an exciting week of racing across three states for the tour.

"Kokomo is a pretty cool place, especially for sprint cars," said McMahan. "We didn't time in well (18th) but gained ten spots in the feature. The car was much better than where we started, which is always good. With Terre Haute (Action Track), Eldora (Speedway), and Lernerville (Speedway) coming up, we need to be on our game. We still have a chance to make up some ground and win races before the season is out. This week and weekend, we tackle some very fast tracks. I know our #51 will be right up near the front."

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

Clay County Fairgrounds: 6th/ 3rd (2nd)/ N/A (N/A)/ 10th (9th) - Winner: Kraig Kinser

Deer Creek Speedway: 2nd/ 4th (3rd)/ 2nd (1st)/ 1st (1st) - Winner: Paul McMahan

Kokomo Speedway: 18th/ 5th (5th)/ N/A (N/A)/ 18th (8th) - Winner: Donny Schatz

CJB MOTORSPORTS 2014 STATS:

Starts: 78

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 42

Top-10's: 69

Average Time Trial: 6.9

Average A-main finish: 6.3

Total Laps Led: 135

UP NEXT: Paul McMahan and CJB Motorsports take on the Terre Haute Action Track on September 17. Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio hosts its' final night of Outlaw competition on Friday, September 19 with Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, Pa. hosting the Commonwealth Clash on Saturday, September 20.

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Reutzel Looks for Fall Brawl Finishes to go with the Speed!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (September 17, 2014) – The speed is there; no question the BC Fundz/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple-X Chassis machine is plenty fast.

It’s just a matter of parlaying that speed into up-front finishes. And, hopefully those up-front finishes resume for Aaron Reutzel in the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt Sprint Car at this weekend’s Midwest Fall Brawl III at Nebraska’s I-80 Speedway, where a $50,000 bonus for sweeping the ASCS National Tour weekend is up for grabs.

Reutzel comes off a weekend of “‘what-could-have been’s” at Texas Motor Speedway where a variety of misfortunes sidelined a pair of strong runs among the top five.

“It was going good on both nights, we were plenty fast,” the driver of the Scott Baylor Racing Engines/Basic One Services machine said of the Fort Worth, TX, weekend.

Lady Luck wasn’t on the Clute, Texas’ driver’s side this time around though, with a blown power steering line preceding a broken rocker arm on Friday night and then a lapped car cutting a left rear tire while on the charge Saturday night.

After adding the first of two heat race wins on the weekend, Reutzel started Friday’s feature third but slipped back to seventh in the early going.

“We got back up to fifth, I got by Jeff (Swindell) and was about to pass (Matt) Covington for fourth when the power steering hose blew,” Reutzel explains. “It just blew the side out of it, it wasn’t rubbing on anything at all, it was a weird thing to have happen.”

Working back through the field after the caution, Reutzel was closing back in on top-ten status when he sensed something was amiss. “I felt the motor lose power, so I pulled it in.”

With a broken rocker arm the diagnosis, repairs were made and the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics machine was ready for more Texas Motor Speedway action on Saturday night.

And, after starting the feature tenth, Reutzel worked his way forward in short order. Up to third with the top two in sight, Reutzel’s run was cut short after contact with a lapped car cut the left rear.

“We were running the top in one and two and the bottom of three and four,” Reutzel says. “I got by in one and two then he tried to race me into three and got into the left rear. We went to the work area to change it, but they went green before we could get back out.”

“We were really good,” Reutzel says. “We had just got up to Sam (Hafertepe, Jr.), who was running second, and we’d done it without any cautions.”

Instead of a pair of top-fives and a potential win, Reutzel and crew were credited with finishes of 16th and 18th, yet still climbed a position to ninth in Lucas Oil ASCS National points.

With the No. 87 machine running well, being around for the finish this weekend at I-80 Speedway could prove quite lucrative for Reutzel and company with a $50,000 bonus at stake for the weekend sweep.

“The car is fast,” Reutzel says. “We just need a little luck, if everything will stay together we’ve got a shot at it.”

2014 Quick Stats: 49 races, 6 “A” Main wins, 22 top-fives, 31 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action I-80 Speedway’s Midwest Fall Brawl III in Greenwood, NE, on Friday and Saturday.

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

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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.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Track Championships to Otto Sitterly, Andrew Schartner

OSWEGO, NY (September 17, 2014) – After nearly five months of battle on Oswego Speedway’s Road to the Championship, Otto Sitterly and Andrew Schartner can stand tall knowing they rose above the rest to score 2014 Oswego Speedway track championships.

A grand total of 74 drivers scored points at Oswego Speedway this season between the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super divisions, making the 2014 campaign one of the most competitive in Speedway history.

To see the competitiveness of this year’s field, one would only have to look at the number of different drivers scoring top five finishes this season.

Of the 74 drivers to tally points, an amazing 43 drivers had at least one finish inside of the top five in a feature event.

The Small Block division saw 24 drivers finish in the top five in 2014, with 19 drivers in the Supermodified division tallying an upfront finish.

Even more impressive was the 15 different drivers scoring wins between the two divisions.

Eight drivers scored victories in the Small Block Super division, including four first time winners, with seven different drivers scoring wins in the Supermodified division.

With all of that said, it makes the championship bids by Sitterly and Schartner that much more gratifying.

Sitterly’s championship came over one of the more stout Supermodified fields in many years, with several drivers campaigning brand new racecars.

Despite picking up only one point paying victory all season, coming in the Jim Shampine Memorial in May, Sitterly’s run of ten top five finishes was more than enough to carry him to the title in the John Nicotra Racing No. 7.

That stretch of consistency comes on top of the fact, that as the point leader nearly all season long, Sitterly more than not had to charge through the field from the sixth row in each feature starting lineup.

Not even a mid-season point penalty of 19 markers could slow down Sitterly on his way to a record tying seventh Oswego Speedway Supermodified championship, which he grabbed by 43 points over Dave Gruel.

Sitterly’s title will not only go down in history for tying greats Jim Shampine and Bentley Warren with seven driver titles, but yet another stretch of three consecutive championships is a feat in itself.

Shampine was the first driver to score three consecutive Supermodified championships from 1972-1974.

That accomplishment would not be duplicated until Doug Didero handled the field from 1994-1996 and Mike Muldoon backed it up from 1997-1999.

Sitterly became only the fourth driver to earn the distinction of three consecutive titles from 2008-2010 and now becomes the only driver in history to do it twice with titles from 2012-2014, making for a grand total of seven championships in nine years, dating back to his first in 2006.

Shampine’s stretch of seven titles came over a 12 year period, while Warren’s seven championships were accomplished in an 11 year span.

When all was said and done in 2014 Sitterly’s one championship victory, ten top five finishes, and 11 top ten finishes scored him a total of 1032 points for title number seven, and a sixth owner’s championship for Nicotra.

Gruel, Randy Ritskes, David Danzer, Pat Lavery, Joey Payne, Joe Gosek, Michael Barnes, Tim Devendorf, and Michael Muldoon finished the Supermodified driver’s championship in the top ten with an invitation to walk the stage at the Speedway’s banquet coming up on Saturday, November 1 at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego.

Schartner’s Small Block Super championship was no doubt impressive in that it was purely dominant over a stellar field of racers during the ’14 campaign.

With back to back wins to start the season in May, Schartner led the championship from start to finish, concluding his year with a third consecutive Race of Champions victory just last weekend putting a cap on his first career championship coming by over 100 points on 2012 champion Kreig Heroth.

Tied for the most wins on the season with Mike Bruce, Schartner’s 11 top five finishes were five more than the next driver, with ten top ten runs outdone only by championship runner-up Heroth.

A previous winner of the Mr. Small Block Supermodified, Tony White Memorial, Race of Champions, and Bud Light SBS Classic, Schartner can finally hang his hat on being an Oswego Speedway track champion in 2014.

Heroth, Anthony Losurdo, Jack Patrick, Jason Simmons, JJ Andrews, Barry Kingsley, Bruce, Danny Abt, and Josh Kerr will join Schartner as the top ten in the driver’s championship, walking the stage at the banquet in November.

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2014 Oswego Speedway – Novelis – Hoosier Tire – Corr/Pak Merchandising – Supermodified Driver’s Championship (Top Ten):

1. Otto Sitterly (1) – 1032

2. Dave Gruel – 989

3. Randy Ritskes (3) – 969.5

4. David Danzer (3) – 950

5. Pat Lavery – 947.5

6. Joey Payne (1) – 908

7. Joe Gosek (1) – 900

8. Michael Barnes (2) – 899.5

9. Tim Devendorf – 891

10. Michael Muldoon – 890

11-20. Kody Graham, Brandon Bellinger, Keith Shampine, Stephen Gioia III, Dan Connors Jr., Lou LeVea Sr., Brian Sweeney, Lou LeVea Jr., Tim Snyder, Hal LaTulip

2014 Oswego Speedway – Pathfinder Bank – Hoosier Tire – Corr/pak Merchandising – Small Block Super Driver’s Championship (Top Ten):

1. Andrew Schartner (3) - 1240

2. Kreig Heroth (1) – 1133

3. Anthony Losurdo (2) – 1128.5

4. Jack Patrick – 1111

5. Jason Simmons (1) – 1099

6. JJ Andrews – 1086

7. Barry Kingsley – 1079.5

8. Mike Bruce (3) – 1060

9. Danny Abt – 1053.5

10. Josh Kerr – 1038.5

11-20. Dalton Doyle, Camden Proud, Jon Tesoriero, Jesse Bearup, David LaTulip, Alex Hoag, Rob Pullen, Greg O’Connor, Mike Bond, Cameron Rowe

 

 

Clarke Joins Jack Berry Racing

There is no question that Adam Clarke is one of the country’s best Speedcar drivers, and it’s with great excitement that the Jack Berry Racing team announce Clarke as their driver for the entire 2014-15 Speedcar season. After months of negotiations, the current and three-time Australian Speedcar Champion will pilot the Aus # 1 Polar Ice supported Esslinger powered Spike at the major events throughout the upcoming season. Clarke and the JBR team has committed to the entire Speedcar Super Series, a series that is one of the few events that Clarke is yet to win in his 20-year career in the Speedcar class. Apart from the Speedcar Super Series, the tough duo will contest the Australian Title, various state titles, both of the World Midget Championship rounds, Australian Grand Prix, both the Sydney and Brisbane 50 Lappers and also the majority of the Archerfield Speedway-based Polar Ice Series. Apart from the Esslinger powered Spike, the JBR team will have an Esslinger powered Breka as their back-up car. The JBR team is certainly no stranger to having class drivers steering their cars in recent seasons around the country, which includes drivers such as New Zealand star Michael Pickens, American ace Alex Bright and Queensland front-runner Brendan Palmer. Team owner Jack Berry, himself a former Speedcar racer, has left no stone unturned in terms of preparations for the upcoming season, and is providing Clarke with the very best of everything thanks to an off-season overhaul from the team at American Tire & Racing Services. With a first-class driver joining a first-class team, the JBR team are certainly going to be a formidable combination. A vastly experienced driver, Clarke, along with the support of his pit crew, will be provided by the JBR team with the highest-level of equipment possible in an attempt to consistently reach victory lane. Clarke will make his JBR team debut at Gunnedah Speedway in north-western NSW on Saturday night, October 25 for the opening Speedcar Super Series round. The JBR team is proudly supported in the 2014-15 season by Polar Ice, Berry’s Refrigeration, Jack Berry Signs, American Tire & Racing Services, and Atlantic Oil.

 

BR Motorsports Drivers Continue To Accumulate Wins

PETERSEN MEDIA: The winning continued over the weekend for driver using various components out of the BR Motorsports and King Racing Products shop.

Making the switch to King Racing Products, Kraig Kinser piloted his Steve Kinser Racing entry to his first World of Outlaw win of 2014. With his car put together with various King Racing Products, Kinser parked his entry in victory lane at the Clay County Fair Speedway.

Traveling back to the Midwest, Rico Abreu continued his winning ways, as he used his BR Ignition to pick up the MOWA win at the Spoon River Raceway. The win for Abreu was his 201th of the season.

Coming off of a red-hot California Sprint Week, Damion Gardner stayed hot as he picked up his fourth consecutive win, as he scored at the Perris Auto Speedway. Gardner’s team continues to utilize the best products that BR Motorsports and King have to offer, as well as a BR Ignition.

Justin Grant continues to have a very strong Summer in Indiana. Over the weekend, Grant used King Racing Products and BR Ignitions to park his entry in victory lane at the Lawrenceburg Speedway.

With the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour taking over the Texas Motor Speedway, Seth Bergman took home top honors, as his BR Ignition helped him hold off some of the nation’s best.

During the season finale at the Placerville Speedway, Justin Sanders capped off a very strong year at the 1/4 mile bullring, as he used his BR Ignition to pick up his fifth win of the year at the speedway.

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Wednesdays with Wayne – Second at Canadian Nationals!

(Bill W) September 17, 2014 – Wayne Johnson and the #77x team finished second in the Canadian Nationals last weekend at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario. The finish was worth $6,000, and the Knoxville, Iowa driver had to earn it after starting tenth on the grid. The team will try for a $50,000 bonus this weekend for sweeping the Fall Brawl at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska Friday and Saturday.

The opening night of the Canadian Nationals on Friday saw a format with twin features. Wayne would finish third in his heat before running seventh in his feature. “Friday was just heavy, one-lane with no passing,” he says. “There wasn’t much more we could do. We started ninth and ran seventh.”

Time trials set things up on Saturday. “We were able to get second quick overall,” says Wayne. “The car was good. We were able to run second in the heat after starting third.”

He would start tenth in the finale. “We were able to charge through there,” he says. “We were able to get past (early leader) Shane (Stewart) for second there, and we lost our brakes.”

The brake problem came as Wayne was trying to run down leader, Jessica Zemken. “Shane had led for a while and Jessica was able to get by him on the bottom,” he says. “I did the same and got by him on the bottom too. I lost my brakes at that point.”

There was one last chance at the leader. “With about eight to go, we had a red,” says Wayne. “I reeled her in and there was a lot of traffic. But she was awesome on the bottom on the open track.”

Last night at Kokomo Speedway, Wayne competed with the World of Outlaws. He would 27th quick in the 38-car field. “We were eleventh quick after hot laps,” he says. “The driver just messed up a bit. I just killed the first lap by bouncing off the curb, and then you second-guess yourself on the second one.”

After starting seventh in his heat, Wayne briefly took the fifth and final transfer spot, but handling conditions didn’t allow him to hold on. He would finish fifth in the B, one spot out of a transfer. “We were just too tight in the heat race,” he says. “In the B, I thought we were good. The track was kind of narrow, and we were just in line. Unfortunately, we just missed it by the one spot.”

After regrouping at home in Iowa, Wayne will head to I-80 this weekend. “I-80 has been a place we’ve been strong at in the past,” he says. “Hauling that $50,000 home would definitely make our year.”

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Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne won the Ronald Laney “King of the 360’s” in 2010 at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Florida. The big win came ahead of the late great Jesse Hockett, Lou Kennedy Jr., Travis Rilat and Darren Long.

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Tuesdays with TMAC – Outlaw Top Ten!

(Bill W) September 16, 2014 – Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team held their own with the World of Outlaws in a pair of events last weekend in the Upper Midwest. At Spencer, Iowa he would come home 12th before registering and eighth place showing at Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minnesota on Saturday. This weekend, the Fall Brawl pays $50,000 to the driver who can sweep it at I-80Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska.

Last Thursday, TMAC piloted Jimmy Davies #99 at Farley Speedway in Iowa. He would go from sixth to win his heat. “It was kind of slick and rough at Farley,” he says. “They had a lot of rain. I watched the first couple of heats and everyone was around the bottom. I was starting last and I went where they weren’t. I stuck it up top and I was able to get past them for the win. I think it ended up being a good deal for Ryan Bowers. He told me later that showed him how to get around there and he won. That was a good deal for him. He’s Carson’s teammate and we’re glad to help him out.”

The win put TMAC in the Shake-up Dash. “We tried some different things,” he says. “It was a good test session. I did something I’ve never done. We got to fifth and I thought I saw something at the flagstand and I let off at the white flag. I’ve never done that. I saw Guy Forbrook do it in my Dad’s car once at Cedar Rapids way back. The way they do the Dash, you can draw the pole anyway, so it was a good time to do it.”

The team prepared for the feature. “I started fourth and I was able to take the lead on the first try at green,” says TMAC. “There was a caution, and those guys had a second chance. I moved around and tried some different things. As long as the leader wasn’t getting away from me, I knew we were o.k. I was just trying to find where we were best. I got under (Josh) Schneiderman for third and he must not have seen me, because he came right down to the bottom and got into our front end and that spun us out. As it turned out, we broke a driveline a few laps later, so it didn’t really matter. A DNF was unfortunate. Jimmy’s cars are always well maintained. Maybe the rough track had something to do with it.”

The Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer hosted the WoO on Friday. “It’s a really fun event for us,” says TMAC. “The Clay County Fair is bigger than most state fairs. It’s fun to be there with Paul Gillund and their family. Justice Brothers supports racing all over the Midwest. They helped out Bob Hop with his car when I was young. It was fun to represent them all weekend. A lot of our sponsors are from that area, so it’s a lot of fun.”

TMAC would time in 11th quick. “We went out second to last, and I’d thought it may really hurt us,” he says. “In the past, it’s been the kiss of death. We got a second chance by starting on the front of the heat. Unfortunately, the guys on the bottom had some really good juice in the heat races and we finished third.”

He would inherit a starting position outside of row seven for the feature. “I was talking to Doug (Rankin) and Austin (McCarl) about our setup,” says TMAC. “I’ve never been really comfortable at Spencer. We threw some things at it I wanted to try. I went into one and it was great. I got some bad air in turn two and got pushed up the racetrack. I lost four or five spots there.”

After getting shuffled back, TMAC charged back in the non-stop event. “From that point on, it was the best car I’ve ever had at Spencer,” he says. “That put us back in 18th or 19th, and just one by one, I was able to move by some good cars. We were almost able to run by Daryn (Pittman) for eleventh on the last lap. It doesn’t sound impressive going from 14th to 12th, but from where we came, we had an amazing car. We were able to mechanic really well and I was happy with that. We have some good notes for next year.”

He would qualify tenth quick at Deer Creek. “That’s actually the worst I’ve qualified there in a while,” says TMAC. “It did give us an opportunity to start on the top of the track in the heat and that was the place to be. We had the advantage over (Bill) Balog. On the second start, the motor stumbled a bit and I had to squeeze between him and the fence getting over the cushion coming out of two. From there, we set sail.”

The heat win put TMAC in a Dash where he ran from sixth to fifth. Starting fifth in the feature, he would checker eighth. “The track was a little rougher and heavier in the feature than usual,” he says. “I got a good first lap before we had a red flag. I don’t know if the right rear went down a little or what on the next start, but I got a little tight the rest of the race. I wasn’t really super-happy with the car. Track position is big with the World of Outlaws. They are so fun to race with. It really gets you on the edge. They are racing so hard, all the time. There’s no messing around.”

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This Month in TMAC History!

TMAC won the 17th Annual Tom Knowles Memorial on this date in 2000 at the high-banked 3/8 mile Spoon River Speedway near Canton, Illinois. He was followed to the line by Ryan Jamison, the late great Kevin Doty, Terry Babb and Chris Urish. In 1994, he topped a field at Nebraska Raceway Park (I-80 Speedway) near Greenwood, Nebraska that included Vance Peterson, Todd Splain, Patrick Bourke and Chad Mellenberndt.

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Change Of Plans- Civil War To Invade Petaluma Speedway On Saturday Night

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA)- With just two races left on the 2014 schedule, the stars and cars of the California Sprint Car Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster will invade the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night, as area fires forced a cancelation at the Placerville Speedway.

“I really want to thank Rick Faeth and his staff for making this happen in such a timely manner,” Series Promoter, John Prentice said. “We had a rain out at the speedway earlier this year, and then we had a great show there in July, so we are all happy this worked out. With the severity of the fire near Placerville, we send all of our thoughts and prayers to the residents and the safety workers, and hope they can get that contained ASAP.”

During the most recent Civil War event at the Petaluma Speedway, Chico, CA driver, Mason Moore, put together a very strong performance as he earned the win that ultimately locked him into the Johnny Key Classic. During our most recent event, which took place at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Moore looked to be well on his way to a victory, until Matt Peterson made a late race pass to earn his first career Civil War victory, and first ever victory to boot.

For nearly the entire season, Fremont, CA wheelman, Shane Golobic, has led the Civil War Point Standings, and he will look to add on to his very consistent campaign, and add to his lead, and he looks to capture his first career series championship. Over the course of his career, Golobic has done very well at the Petaluma Speedway, and would like nothing more than to add another win to his resume, as he looks to pad his point lead.

2013 series champion, Sean Becker, sits in the second spot, and is looking for a monster night on the notorious red clay, as he sits 93 markers behind Golobic. In what has been an up and down season for Becker and his Main Motorsports team, ‘The Shark’ will look for some late season heroics at the Petaluma Speedway, as he did just one year ago on his way to the title.

For the second Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster race-in-a-row, Justin Sanders enters the event fresh off of a win. Picking up his fifth win at the Placerville Speedway last Saturday night, Sanders comes into Saturday night’s event sitting third in the series standings, just 15 markers behind second place, Sean Becker, and 108 behind Shane Golobic.

Andy Forsberg has had what many would call an ‘off’ year, and as he sits fourth in the standings, will set his sights on becoming the series’ first repeat winner of 2014. After dominating the May 31st race at the Placerville speedway, Forsberg has been very strong with the series in it’s last few events, and will look to cash in again, and score another win with his F&F Racing team.

The series’ most recent winner, Matt Peterson rounds out the top five heading into the 10th round of 2014. Peterson has had great runs with the Civil War Series as of late, as he picked up a third place finish in Petaluma, CA back in July, was running third with three laps to go at the Johnny Key Classic until a flat tire derailed him, and picked up a very impressive win in Chico, CA two weeks ago. With the series back at Petaluma, Peterson will look to build on momentum he has built at the track over his last few visits.

Though he has had a tough string of luck with the series as of late, Herman Klein enters this weekend’s event as the newly crowned Petaluma Speedway Track Champion. Klein was very strong in the feature event back in July, and will surely be hungry to do well for the Petaluma crowd as he goes after his first Civil War win of the season.

The 2014 California Sprint Car Civil War Series presented By Flowmaster has been a very competitive series in 2014. Through nine events, the series has seen nine different winner, and Saturday night’s event is shaping up to be another star studded field. Mixing the always exciting Placerville Speedway with the stars and cars of the Civil War Series is always a must see.

As always, please note that things will get off to an earlier start at the Petaluma Speedway with the gates opening at 4pm, and cars scheduled to be on the track by 430pm.

Aside from the drivers mentioned above, we are expecting drivers like Alissa Geving, Koen Shaw, Mason Moore, Justyn Cox, Carl Droivold, Jimmy Trulli, Andy Gregg, Clayton Snow, Kyle Hirst, Colby Copeland, Bradley Terrell, and many more to be in action.

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 action packed Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster will be back in action for stop No. 10 of the season on Saturday, September 20th,

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), Rico Abreu (Ocean Speedway on August 23rd), Matt Peterson (Silver Dollar Speedway on September 3rd)

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.

 

 

Bergman Rallies to Score Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship Victory

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 16, 2014) - Seth Bergman overcame a slow start to last weekend by recording his 10th win of the season.

Bergman maneuvered from sixth to garner the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday.

"We got a good draw and things seemed to go our way," he said. "We were fast all night. It didn't seem like it could go any better for us."

Bergman opened the night by winning his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That earned him a spot in the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 6 in the random draw to line up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"Sam Hafertepe Jr. had got a good start to that race and he was gone," he said. "I had to run him down in clean track. I erased a pretty big deficit. My race car was just as good in the rubber as in the slick."

Bergman powered into the runner-up position during the first half of the 30-lap feature before he began to reel in Hafertepe Jr. for the lead.

"The last portion of the race the rubber came," Bergman said. "We didn't set up for the rubber. I got everybody but Sam (Hafertepe Jr.) before the rubber came and I was able to find it before he did. Our race car was flawless in the main event."

After taking the lead on Lap 17, Bergman built a 4.933 second advantage before there was a caution with approximately six laps remaining. He then pulled away to a 3.378 second lead before a caution with two laps to go. Bergman's strong run continued on the final restart as he won the race by nearly two seconds and his fastest lap was the final one of the feature.

It was a great turnaround following the start of the weekend on Friday, when Bergman lined up on the outside of the fourth row of his heat race.

"The draw works that way sometimes," he said. "I think if we were a little better with our race car we could have done something more with that draw. The track was tough to pass on. That didn't help. I think it was a mixture of not being where we needed to be and dealing with the tough draw and track conditions."

Bergman finished sixth in his heat race, which relegated him to a B Main. He then advanced from fifth to second place in the consolation race to earn a transfer into the main event, which he started 19th.

"We got better and better as the night went on," he said. "We didn't start out where we wanted to be. We kept working toward it. By the feature we were pretty good. Then I got over the cushion on a late restart and bicycled the car. That cost me four or five spots."

Bergman ended 11th in the main event.

He will compete this Friday and Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the Midwest Fall Brawl. If any driver sweeps the weekend he or she will receive a $50,000 bonus.

"We're rolling pretty good right now," he said. "We've won a race the last three weekends in a row. We're confident. There are a few drivers who have a shot at winning the bonus and I think we're one of them."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 12 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 2 (5); Feature: 11 (19).

Sept. 13 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (6).

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 10 wins, 21 top fives, 34 top 10s, 40 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl 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 - SpeedMart

Based in Burlington, Wash., SpeedMart is a leading sprint car, midget and micro sprint parts distributor. For more information, visit http://www.SpeedMartInc.com.

"SpeedMart has been helping me pretty much since I started sprint car racing when I was 16-years-old," Bergman said. "I'm proud to have SpeedMart Owner Barry Martinez on the car. He's great to work with and treats us like gold. It's nice to be involved with people who are passionate about racing."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Scott Baylor Racing Engines, Print Place, Young Tools and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Claims Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship Opener

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 16, 2014) - Momentum is clearly on the side of Sam Hafertepe Jr., who nearly swept the Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.

Hafertepe Jr. powered from fourth to win the opening feature on Friday and he maneuvered from eighth into the lead on Saturday before finishing second.

"Last Thursday we went to the practice night," he said. "The first couple of sessions we weren't real