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NEXT CHALLENGE FOR MSCS IS ON SUNDAY OF LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Haubstadt, IN - August 29, 2015 - Labor Day Weekend is one weekend that racing is always on the schedule at the Tri-State Speedway. This season the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will once again be headlining the action to be presented on Sunday night September 6th. The feature for the sprint cars will be paying $3,000 to win. The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds and the MMSA Mini Sprints will complete an all open wheel triple header. The Sunday night date at Tri-State Speedway is an added opportunity for some 410 non-wing sprint car teams to race during the holiday weekend. This is the second of only two Sunday night race dates at the track this season for the MSCS Sprints. So far this season 113 drivers have competed in the MSCS Sprint Car Series. The final countdown to the 2015 MSCS Championship continues. There are only 4 races left counting the Labor Day Weekend Challenge! The September 6th event at Haubstadt is the first of three races to be held there in September. As the season winds down, drivers will be making renewed efforts to collect the greatest share of the remaining purses and a lions share of the season points fund which is sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tire. This should be a September to Remember! Brady Short continues to lead in the MSCS Points Standings. He reclaimed the lead during an ongoing MSCS winning streak which now stands at five feature wins in a row. Short won every MSCS feature in an Accelerated August. Those wins came at five different tracks in two states. The first of five wins was at Tri-State Speedway and he will be bringing the streak back to that track to begin September. Short and Stanbrough are now tied with 20 wins each in leading the series in All Time Feature Wins. Jon Stanbrough’s 20th win was at the Labor Day Weekend Challenge at Tri-State last year. Carson Short is second in the MSCS Standings. He had led the points on four different occasions this season. The difference is now 46 points with 70 on the line at each event. 2014 Rookie of the Year James Lyerla has moved up to third place in the standings. This year’s leading rookie Brandon Morin is currently 8th in the standings. Robert Ballou and Donny Brackett complete the top five list. The Labor Day Challenge has been sanctioned by MSCS since 2004. Former winners in addition to Jon Stanbrough are Blake Fitzpatrick, Scotty Weir, Hunter Schuerenberg, Chris Windom, and Daron Clayton. A strong field of top drivers are expected to take the green flag and the impending challenge it presents. The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds have competed at the speedway seven times this season. The top drivers by virtue of capturing modified victories are Trent Young, Zach Fair, Matt Lane, Josh Harris, and Dustin Beck. Young and Fair have posted two feature wins each. Fair has won the last two events. Harris and Stephen Schnapf have a pair of runner-up finishes each. Dustin Beck was third in three of the feature races completed. Andy Bradley won the feature in the only MMSA Mini Sprint Race held so far this year at Haubstadt. The mini sprints will return one more time with a date on October 10th. The MSCS Sprint Cars will join with the USAC Sprints to present the Haubstadt Hustler on September 19th. That is the biggest event for the season. The feature that night will pay $10,000 to win. The UMP Mods will also race during that program.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS

Hoosier Tire MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES 2015 Points Including the August 22 Race With 16 of 20 Races Completed

1) 11p Brady Short 948 2) 21 Carson Short 902 3) 11x James Lyerla 717 4) 12 Robert Ballou 690 5) 4B Donny Brackett 669 6) 28 Brandon Mattox 621 7) 53 Jon Stanbrough 594 8) 98 Brandon Morin ® 536 9) 04 Jeff Bland Jr. 530 10) 32 Chase Stockon 494

 

 

World Of Outlaw Tickets Still On Sale For Wednesday September 9th CGS Date

By Ben Deatherage Cottage Grove, Oregon- Don't forget folks that in a little over a week the “Greatest Show On Dirt” will return to Cottage Grove Speedway for the World Of Outlaws. The Wednesday September 9th event will be the one and only race in the state of Oregon in 2015 for the tour. It will be their first trip back since 2013. Good seats are still available so don't miss out.

To order your tickets simply contact Cottage Grove Speedway General Manager Heather Boyce at (541)-729-8666. Tickets are the following prices: Adults $40.00, Juniors (9-17)/Seniors/Military $35.00, and Youths (8 & Under) $10.00. Please note there may be additional processing/handling fees. NO THIRD PARTY TICKET COMPANY IS GOING TO BE USED WHEN YOU BUY YOUR TICKETS, YOU ARE DIRECTLY BUYING THEM FROM THE TRACK.

Since 1994 the World of Outlaws have visited the Cottage Grove Speedway seventeen times producing ten different winners. Danny Lasoski has the most Outlaw wins at CGS with four over Steve Kinser’s three while Kraig Kinser and Donny Schatz have two apiece. Jason Meyers, Joey Saldana, Sammy Swindell, Mark Kinser, Dave Blaney, and, most recently, Tim Kaeding have all graced victory lane on one occasion each. Joey Saldana set the all-time track record in 2007 at 9.991 seconds.

Also returning back as the support class in several years is the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints making it a whole night of Sprint Car racing. From 2003-06 the division was utilized as the support class until Late Models took over that role in 2007. The late Marvin Smith was the only driver to win more than once, with two victories, while Nate Morelock and Danny Horner were one-time winners.

Be sure and visit www.cottagegrovespeedway.com for the latest new and information about CGS. Also check us out on Facebook and “Like” our page.

Past World Of Outlaw Sprint Series Winners At Cottage Grove Speedway 2013- Tim Kaeding 2011- Kraig Kinser 2010- Danny Lasoski 2009- Jason Meyers 2008- Donny Schatz 2007- Joey Saldana 2005- Danny Lasoski 2004- Kraig Kinser 2003- Steve Kinser 2002 - Danny Lasoski 2000 - Steve Kinser 1999 - Danny Lasoski 1998 - Donny Schatz 1997 - Sammy Swindell 1996 - Mark Kinser 1995 - Steve Kinser 1994 - Dave Blaney

Past Clark Printing Extreme Sprint Winners On Outlaw Night At Cottage Grove 2006- Nate Morelock 2005- Marvin Smith 2004- Marvin Smith 2003- Danny Horner

 

 

This Saturday night! Atomic Speedway OVSCA Sprints AMRA Late Models USAC HPS Midgets Brushcreek Legends

$2,500 to win for Sprints. Plus Saturday nights winner will earn a provisional into the Freedom 40.

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-This Saturday, August 29 Atomic Speedway will host a full race card of 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars, AMRA Super Late Models, Brushcreek Legends, and the first visit of the United States Auto Club HPD Midgets. Saturday night’s sprint winner will earn a provisional for the Seneca Energy Freedom 40 on October 3.

Several big name drivers will be in the house on Saturday in an effort to secure a spot in the Freedom 40, while some of the best regional late models will be on hand. The biggest names in USAC Midget Racing will be on site as well in what proves to be one of the best bargains in racing entertainment.

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

Upcoming Events:

Saturday August 29th - USAC HPD Midgets, OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models and Brushcreek Legends

Saturday September 5th - Fan Appreciation Night #2 - $5 General Admission - OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Modifieds, Race Saver 305 Sprints and Sport Mods plus Enduro

Saturday September 12th - AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods, Southern Ohio Lightning Mini Sprints, 100 Lap Enduro Championship

Saturday September 19th - Season Championships - OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods

Saturday September 26th - All Star Sprints, $1,500 to win AMRA Modifieds, $1,000 to win Sport Mods

Saturday October 3rd - SENECA ENERGY CORP "FREEDOM 40" - OVSCA Sprints $4,000 to win, AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods and Race Saver 305 Sprints

 

 

YELLOW FLAGS TWIST THE FORTUNES OF THE FRONT RUNNERS AT

CASTROL RACEWAY; SALDANA EARNS PODIUM FINISH

EDMONTON, Alberta (Aug. 28, 2015) – The opening night of Oil City Cup competition got underway tonight at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton under clear skies, with no rain in sight. A nice welcome for the World of Outlaws who encountered two rain outs during their last trip across the northern border.

On a track where the Motter team drew a number late in the time trial order which might have presented a pretty big hurdle for most, Joey Saldana, in true ‘Bullet’ form, wheeled the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop Sprint Car to the No. 3 qualifying position, tying Donny Schatz’s 13.398-second time.

Saldana lined up fourth in the final heat of the evening. When the green flag waved, Daryn Pittman assumed the lead followed by Trey Starks and Saldana. A caution on the second lap bunched the field. Back to green with Pittman in the lead but with Saldana now second, dive bombing Pittman, trying to take the lead but Pittman protected his turf, crossing the finish stripe first followed by Saldana. Both drivers

transferred to the dash.

The inversion draw yielded a ‘six’ ping pong ball, placing No. 3 qualifier Saldana in the fourth starting position on the dash starting grid. When the track went green, polesitter Shane Stewart grabbed the lead. Saldana and Kerry Madsen made contact in a scramble for second in which Saldana prevailed. The top three maintained their positions to the checkered flag. Stewart earned the pole position for the A Main and Saldana would sit next to him on the outside of the front row.

“We have been pretty lucky at Castrol Raceway in the past,” said Saldana. “You’ve got to have really good race cars. This is a cool little race track so hopefully we can get some of that luck and have a good run tonight.”

Polesitter Stewart brought the field down for what would be a 30-lap feature laden with an over abundance of cautions. When the green fluttered, Stewart took the lead with Saldana winning the battle for second over Kerry Madsen who was third. Trying to get the field back under green flag racing after a caution on lap five took several tries. On the first restart, fourth place runner Donny Schatz passed Kerry Madsen for third, but when two cars tangled before a lap could be completed, the restart order went back to Stewart, Saldana, Madsen and Schatz.

Another try. Stewart drifted over the cushion, Saldana took the lead. McMahan brought out the yellow stopping on the track with no nose wing. Another restart. Brilliant move by Saldana to take the lead again. Another yellow. Without a lap in the books, Stewart continued to lead the field on the restarts with Saldana second. On the next restart, Stewart maintained the lead, Saldana was second, but racing was underway once again.

Three more yellows slowed the competition. On the restart after the caution on lap 16, Saldana went to the head of the class to command the lead on lap 17. Stewart got a little loose, Schatz was now running third. As they maneuvered through lapped traffic, Stewart was able to pocket the lead on lap 23. Shortly after that, Stewart drove over the cushion and tagged the wall. Saldana had to hit the binders to keep from running into Stewart and with that quick interruption of throttle down racing, Schatz managed to dive underneath both drivers to take the lead. There was one more yellow with five laps to go, but the restart order was also the way they finished: Schatz, Stewart, Saldana.

“It was a good third place,” said Saldana. “This is a fun little race track and lapped traffic was crazy. That’s pretty much what got me and Shane and Donny just snookered us both. It’s the way it goes. We had a good car. We were hanging right with them tonight. But obviously we’re third, not first or second, so we’ve got to get a little bit better and we’ll keep working on it.

“The guys have been working really hard. The Motter car has been fast every time we’ve been out. We’re just trying to seal it up and get a win so hopefully we can do that tomorrow.”

Saldana led laps 17-22 tonight.

With green and yellow laps combined, 80 laps were run without refueling and Saldana ran out of fuel after he took the checkered flag.

The Outlaws will be back at it again tomorrow night at Castrol Raceway for the culmination of the Oil City Cup.

 

 

Reutzel Hits it Big with High Roller Win

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (August 28, 2015) – Aaron Reutzel has been oh so close to a big money win in the winged 360-ci ranks on a number of occasions.

The Clute, TX, driver finally broke through that barrier by racing to victory lane in Sunday night’s High Roller Classic atop Sedalia’s ½-mile Missouri State Fair Speedway aboard the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car. Reutzel’s 11th overall win of the year was worth $13,000.

“It was really nice to finally win a big race in the 360s,” a relieved Reutzel said after his first racing action atop the storied Sedalia oval.

Reutzel had definitely been knocking on that door in the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine with runner-up finishes in last October’s Short Track Nationals, February’s Ronald Laney Memorial and July’s Dirt Cup along with a third-place finish at Knoxville’s recent 360 Nationals.

It all finally came together for the current Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points leader and the Dissolvealloy Frac Ball Revolution team on Sunday night.

“The plan all came together,” Reutzel said of the race winning strategy that resulted in a pass of Brian Brown for the lead that was worth $11,000; the difference between winning and finishing second.

After conserving tires over the initial portion of the race, the battle was on after a lap eight caution.

“We were pretty much the same speed,” Reutzel explained. “Running second, I had a little more opportunity to search around. When we got to traffic, he tried the top but didn’t really get there. I had been up there, I beat him to it and got around him.”

Out front, Reutzel cruised on to his sixth ASCS National Tour win of the year in the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine as he extended his lead in the $60,000 championship points chase 93 points.

With a pair of idle weekends on the National slate, Reutzel and the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics team will have an off weekend before taking in a pair of ASCS Gulf South nights at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, TX, on September 4-5.

2015 Quick Stats: 55 races, 11 wins, 28 top-fives, 38 top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS Gulf South action at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, TX, on September 4-5.

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

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

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

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING GOES NORTH OF THE BORDER FOR OIL CITY CUP

NORTH OF THE BORDER: For the second time this season, the Larson Marks Racing team with driver Shane Stewart will travel to Canada to compete with the World of Outlaws. Just one of three Canadian events in July was completed with Stewart charging from a 16th-place starting position to a 10th-place finish at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario.

FIRST TIME AT CASTROL RACEWAY: The 2015 season marks the first full World of Outlaws season for the Larson Marks Racing team. The team didn't compete in any Canadian events last season and will be seeing Castrol Raceway for the first time as a team. Stewart last competed at Castrol Raceway in 2008.

NINE WINS: Stewart has earned nine wins this season, seven of them with the World of Outlaws, the second most of any World of Outlaws driver. The Larson Marks Racing wins came at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway, Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa, two at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, Federated Auto Parts Raceway in Pevely, Mo., and two at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway.

STANDINGS: Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team remain second in the World of Outlaws standings. The team has earned seven World of Outlaws wins, 28 top-five and 44 top-10 finishes.

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

NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will next compete at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on Friday and Saturday, September 4 and 5.

CONNECT WITH LMR: For more information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, please visit www.larsonmarksracing.com, follow @LarsonMarks on Twitter and like www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing. STATS: RACES: 61 FAST TIME: 4 WINS: 9 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 30 TOP-10 FINISHES: 46

 

 

TEAM TURNER RACING PR: CONTINUING A FAMILY TRADITION

by Tommy Goudge (August 27, 2015) – Caistor Centre, Ontario – Team Turner Racing had an extra week to celebrate their first Sprint Car win thanks to Mother Nature, but got back on track last Friday. Now Jamie Turner and sons Cory and Ryan are ready to race again this Friday, and carry on a family tradition too.

AUGUST 14 – OHSWEKEN A rainy day forced officials at Ohsweken Speedway to cancel the night’s races scheduled for August 14. The event was the only scheduled race for Team Turner that weekend. The team did get to enjoy meeting their fans at an open house at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket the following day.

AUGUST 21 - OHSWEKEN All three of the Turner drivers drew starting spots in the same heat race last Friday at Ohsweken Speedway.

"My brother drove from 2nd to 1st which was good enough for him to be the 'Top Gun'," Cory said. "He was pretty pumped considering it was his first heat win in a Sprint Car, and his first Top Gun award!

"I drove from 4th to 3rd, which wasn't good enough for the redraw, and my dad drove from 7th to 6th which relegated him to the B-Main."

Jamie joined his sons in the A-Feature by winning the B-Main in commanding fashion. Ryan did not have good fortune in the redraw for A-Feature starting positions.

"My brother pulled the 8 pill and was able to finish 10th," Cory said. "I started 10th and was able to pass him with a few laps to go to finish 9th. My dad drove from 16th to 13th. The track was ultra fast and very difficult to make time on, but overall we were happy with our showings."

UP NEXT “This week we will be back at Ohsweken on Friday, and we will be having our annual corn roast!” Cory noted. “We will have a ton of food courtesy of Jerome Bros. Farm & Market and Springer's Meats, and drinks courtesy of Mill Street Brewery. We always look forward to this night...My grandfather started this tradition back in the 70’s. All are welcome, and we are expecting a great turn out!"

August 28 – Ohsweken Speedway (Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars)

POINTS CHASING The TTR drivers are chasing points towards a pair of championships in 2015 – Ohsweken’s weekly Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division, and the Southern Ontario Sprints tour:

-#11 Jamie Turner: SOS 5th, Ohsweken 6th -#19 Cory Turner: Ohsweken 5th, SOS 6th -#91 Ryan Turner: SOS 7th*, Ohsweken 9th* *Leads Rookie of the Year standings

SEASON STATS -#11 Jamie Turner: 22 Races, 0 Wins, 2 Top Fives, 15 Top Tens -#19 Cory Turner: 21 Races, 1 Win, 7 Top Fives, 18 Top Tens -#91 Ryan Turner: 22 Races, 0 Wins, 2 Top Fives, 10 Top Tens

TEAM TURNER LINKS Website: www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca Twitter: @11teamturner19 Facebook: search “Team Turner Racing” YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/racingteamturner

TEAM TURNER TROOPS Team Turner Racing would like to thank all their sponsors and supporters for their support during the 2015 season, including KT Gas & Convenience, Aces Bar & Grill, Braemar Building Systems, Alliance Concrete & Interlock, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Pyett Spring & Alignment, V&R Recycling, Booster Juice, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Tetra-Chem Industries, The Truck Toppers, Champion Brands Canada, Total Coatings, JNE Recovery, Multiplex Manufacturing, www.HausersPharmacy.com, Jerome Bros. Farm & Market, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Six Nations Bingo, Beamer Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, JB Mechanical, Barlow Farms, Bryan’s Farm Supply, Fine Lines Signs, DSE Performance, The Powerhouse, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Digital Detail, The Audible Difference, 5 Star Fitness & Nutrition, GF1 Chassis, Wings Unlimited, Wix Filters, and Ti22 Performance.

Visit www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca to find out how you can join the Team Turner Troops!

BECOME A TEAM TURNER INSIDER E-mail racingteamturner@gmail.com to get Team Turner Racing news delivered straight to your inbox. Got a question for one of the Team Turner drivers? Just send us an e-mail and we’ll do the rest.

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Top Five with WoO at Grand Forks!

(Bill W) August 27, 2015 – Mark Dobmeier overcame a rough qualifying effort to finish fifth last Friday with the World of Outlaws in his hometown River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The weekend was capped by a seventh place run with the FVP National Sprint League at Huset’s Speedway in South Dakota Sunday. If Mark can win at Knoxville Raceway this Saturday with the NSL, he will be eligible for the $25,000 DeBerg Concrete Triple Crown Challenge with a win at the Jackson Nationals in Minnesota on Saturday, September 5.

Mark registered the 20th quick time of the night with the WoO on Friday. “We didn’t qualify very well,” he admits. “We drew a late pill. We were supposed to start sixth in the heat, but Brad Sweet had crashed on his second lap of qualifying. He had to change cars. That put us up to fourth in the heat. We got the lead on the second lap and drove away.”

The stroke of luck put him in the Dash. “That kept us alive,” says Mark. “They had prepped the track right before the Dash. It was kind of one-lane. We started eighth and finished eighth.”

Mark put on one of his signature charges at River Cities. “The race was going well,” he says. “I was clicking guys off and moving forward. We were up to third for quite some time. We had a red with twelve laps to go. The driver was tough on his tires getting from eighth to third. I had blistered the right rear tire pretty bad. It cooled off and we faded to fifth on the restart. It was a good run, but not the win we were looking for.”

He would come out 23rd in the order and time in 12th quick at Huset’s on Sunday with the NSL. He would move from third to second in his heat. “That didn’t give us enough points to get in the redraw,” says Mark. “I think one more spot would have. We started twelfth in the feature, and we made it up to seventh.”

Jimco Motorsports would like to thank Senske & Son Transfer, Big Trucks by Jimco, Right Choice Electric, Acme Tools, X-treme Polishing, Interstate Towing & Recovery, B/L Strong Box, Steffes, Dahlstrom Motors, GLB Transport, Tireboss, Forx Radiator, Anderson Auto Body, Gary Gruhot Farms, Willow Ridge, Rose Creek, Great Plains Plumbing & Heating, Ironman Welding, DAV, Rendezvous Region Construction, High Mark Snowmobile Rentals, Boss Signs & Graphics and Dobmeier Bonding for all their help!

 

 

Jerrod Hull – Two Win Weekend!

(Bill W) August 27, 2015 – Jerrod Hull and the Heartland Trailer Manufacturing #12 team picked up a pair of wins (career wins 17 and 18) last weekend with the Sprint Invaders. The victories came on Friday at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa and Sunday at Quincy Raceways in Illinois. The team has the Bill Waite Jr. Memorial at LaSalle Speedway in Illinois on this week’s calendar.

Jerrod would start outside row two in his heat at Donnellson last Friday. “We got the lead off the start,” he says. “Tony Shilling was really fast and so was the track. He was able to get around us and beat us, but second locked us into the Dash.”

He would start fifth in the Dash. “Scott (Bonar) made some changes for the Dash,” says Jerrod. “We ran fourth and felt really good. We were right there with second and third.”

The redraw saw Jerrod starting third in the feature. “We had a couple starts that didn’t go,” he says. “We had some crashes. On the third start, we got a good jump. We went around the top of one and two, and we were able to go to the bottom of three and four and get around (Bobby) Mincer.”

He would cruise from there. “From then on, the car was just perfect,” says Jerrod. “Scott had it dead on. It was kind of neat, because it had been exactly ten years since we had raced there and won. I like that place. It reminds me of a miniature Knoxville. The corners are wide and sweeping. It was right up against the fence in the feature. We feel really comfortable up there with this Maxim.”

Things did not go as well at 34 Raceway. “It was all downhill at Burlington,” says Jerrod. “I drew a 50 out of 50 for the heat. I wasn’t comfortable all night long starting in hot laps. We started ninth in the heat and finished eighth.”

Jerrod would start seventh in the B. “We made a few changes for the B,” he says. “We were able to finish third. It felt a little better, but I really didn’t know what was going on.”

He would make a charge in the feature, but the car was still not comfortable. “It took me all night long, including 25 laps in the feature to let Scott know that we were tight entering the corners!” says Jerrod. “We started 18th and we were still tight. We were able to get up to seventh. I knew if I could have communicated better, we could have at least had a top five.”

Jerrod would start on the pole of his heat at Quincy Sunday. “We ran second,” he says. “John Schulz was on the outside of the first row and got the jump. It was neat, because he ran high and I was running the bottom. We ran close the whole heat race. It was good racing.”

After winning the Dash, Jerrod started the feature on the pole. “They worked the bottom,” he says. “I ran the bottom mostly. I was fast down there in the Dash. I went to the top and Russ Hall got by us down there. He led for three and four laps before the bottom went away. I was able to get around him on top.”

He would cruise on the top of the track until late in the going. “I felt comfortable up there, but I heard someone coming,” says Jerrod. “I went down to the middle and it started taking rubber with three or four laps to go. Once down there, it felt really good.”

The two wins were big for the team. “We had a great weekend,” says Jerrod. “Our last racing was Illinois Speedweek (in July). We had some good finishes, but they were hard work. This weekend was a little more fun, and I need to thank Dan (Musselman) from Maxim for putting the car back on the jig and getting it straightened it out. I also have to thank Scott for all his help.”

Jerrod is looking forward to LaSalle on Saturday. “We’ve never won there, but we’ve been on the podium,” he says. “We’re looking forward to going there. We like that place. Maybe we have a little luck and momentum heading in.”

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

 

 

DJ Netto and Kaeding Performance Team Up

PETERSEN MEDIA: With big races taking center stage in California, and the end of the King of the West season on the horizon, DJ Netto is excited to announce that his DJ Netto Racing team and Kaeding Performance will be teaming up starting with this weekend’s 55th Annual Johnny Key Classic.

“I am very excited to start with everyone at Kaeding Performance, and I am hopeful we can build some momentum up over the last few months of the 2015 season, and build a good blueprint for the 2016 season,” DJ Netto said. “I have to thank Cori Guy for everything he did for us over the last two years, and I wish him well.”

Netto has had a nice season thus far, including his first two career King of the West victories, as well as a win at the Kings Speedway in Hanford, CA.

Teaming up with Kaeding Performance, and having them take care of his equipment both at the track and way from the track, Netto is hoping to make some noise during California’s biggest races that are quickly approaching.

“We have a strong program, and I think this move will really help take us to the next level and make me better as a driver,” Netto said. “There are some big races coming up and with many of them being near my hometown, I am hoping we can pick a couple of them off.”

Coming off of his first Knoxville Nationals trip, Netto and his team will be back in action this Saturday night at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA for the 55th Annual Johnny Key Classic.

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, Kaeding Performance, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Netto is off this weekend, but will be back in action on August 29th at the Ocean Speedway for the Johnny Key Classic.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-39, Wins-3, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-10

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

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Racing Recap for Dewease and the Dietz #14

08/21/15-08/25/15

Twin Twenties at Williams Grove Speedway this past Friday night proved to be a turning point for LD and the Dietz Motorsports crew. LD timed in third and was locked into the first feature of the night. After the invert pill was drawn, he was set to start second.

LD lead the first feature from lap 11 until being caught by Hodnett on the last lap. The 10 pill was then pulled for the invert of the second feature and LD started ninth. He held strong in that position to finish the night.

Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway, LD timed the fastest in his heat/group and started fourth after the invert. He was aggressive on the start, sliding through the middle of the two cars ahead of him in an attempt to take the lead on the first lap, but Esh took it. LD finished strong in second and claimed a redraw spot for the feature. LD drew a three and started third in the feature. He held third until around lap 11, ultimately finishing the night in fifth.

The team headed to Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday. Poor and sloppy track conditions especially the slimy surface around the bottom of the track contributed to him falling to sixth in his heat. LD set out in the feature in 12th and worked his way up to sixth to end the weekend.

On Tuesday, LD and the Dietz Motorsports team rolled the car into action at New Egypt Speedway in New Jersey. After timing third and making the redraw through the heat, LD started sixth in the feature. He had worked his way into third, turning fast lap times, but got caught up in lap traffic and ended up falling to fifth.

LD and the team have their sights set on the upcoming big races like Tuscarora 50, Dirt Classic, and National Open and plan to use this regular weekend of racing to keep working toward their team goals.

LD would like to thank C.C. Dietz Builders, Conduit Connections, Hess Ornamental Iron, Wings Unlimited, Hank's Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, DMI Racing Components, Astro Titanium, Tom Shockey Collision, WRT Web Designs, WRT Speedwerx, Pro Shocks by LD Shocks, Bell Helmets, Schoenfeld Headers, SightScapes Pond and Garden, Fastener Specialties, Kelly Racing Fuels, GME Steerings, XXX Race Company, and Rider Race Engines.

WHAT'S UP NEXT: LD and the Dietz Motorsports team will be at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, and Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night. LIVE race updates will be posted to LD's Twitter page.

SO FAR IN 2015: Starts – 49, Wins - 1, Top 5's – 14, Top 10's – 19.

CONNECT WITH LD: Keep yourself up to date on all the LD Motorsports happenings by checking out LD's website (www.lancedewease.com), liking Lance Dewease Motorsports on Facebook, or following along on Twitter at @LDmotorsports.

 

 

‘Last Car Running’ Bonus Added to Supermodified and SBS Classics from Classic Can-Am Camping Group

OSWEGO, NY (August 27, 2015) – Another set of bonuses have been added to the Budweiser International Classic Weekend purse and contingency list for both the Novelis Supermodifieds and the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

A $400 ‘Last Car Running’ Bonus will be awarded to the last car running at the conclusion of the Budweiser International Classic 200 on Sunday, September 6, while a $100 ‘Last Car Running’ bonus will be awarded to the last car running at the conclusion of the Bud Light SBS Classic 75 on Saturday, September 5.

Each bonus is being awarded in Memory of Norm and Vi Helbock, from the Oswego Classic Can-Am Camping Group.

The entry roster for the Budweiser International Classic 200 looks to be well on its way to 37 Supermodifieds, while the Bud Light SBS Classic will once again see 30 plus Small Block Supers vying for the 26 starting spots.

The Supermodifieds and Small Block Supers will time trial for their Classic events on Corr/Pak Merchandising ‘Fast Friday’, September 4. Supermodified time trials will lock in 14 racers that Friday night, with SBS time trials locking in six machines. The SBS Classic field will run heat races as well on Friday night.

The Bud Light SBS Classic 75 will be a part of Bud Light ‘Super Saturday’, September 5. The SBS main will run prior to the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals that evening.

Second round time trials, locking in positions 15-28, for the Novelis Supermodifieds will take place on Budweiser ‘Classic Sunday’, September 6 at Noon. The Bud Light B-Main and the Budweiser International Classic will follow that afternoon.

Tickets are still available for Supermodified racing’s richest and most prestigious event by calling (315) 342-0646.

For more information on Oswego Speedway or Budweiser International Classic Weekend you can also visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com.

 

 

J&J AUTO RACING TEAMS KEEP ON WINNING

McKENZIE, TN - The summer has been filled with many highlights for J&J Auto Racing teams at dirt tracks all across the map. Donny Schatz added a pair of World of Outlaws wins, while his Tony Stewart Racing teammate Steve Kinser defeated the All-Stars. Eric Riggins, Jr., Carl Bowser, Adam Kekich, Matt Hope, Doug Hammaker, and Dan McCarron were also winners last week in J&J's.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS

Donny Schatz and the Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team kept their remarkable 2015 campaign rolling. Schatz wheeled the TSR No. 15 J&J to victories both Friday night at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota and Sunday at Minot, N.D. The victories pushed his total to 25 on the season and the North Dakota native continues to lead the WoO championship standings in his quest for a seventh WoO title.

"I can't thank the guys that work on this car enough, said Schatz. "Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman…they just keep digging. Friday night we had a good car all night and chose our spot there in the feature to get back Paul (McMahan). Tonight (at Minot), the car was really good again and we were there at the end with a chance to win and that's all you can ask for. We took advantage of it and we'll just keep working hard to get the next one."

ALL-STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS

Steve Kinser scored his second victory of 2015 and first All-Star Circuit of Champions triumph of the season Friday night at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan. Kinser drove the Tony Stewart Racing No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies J&J from the third-starting spot and quickly took the lead. He led all 35 laps to score his 37th career All-Star win.

“I just want to thank my entire crew” said Kinser, “They gave me a great car here tonight and it was fantastic to drive. Even when we got caught up in traffic, we were able to drive right through it. Just a great night all together for us.” Danny Holtgraver earned his second consecutive third-place finish in the Phoenix Racing No. 59 J&J to put two J&J drivers on the podium. USCS - SENOIA

Eric Riggins, Jr. continued his mastery of the Senoia Raceway last Friday night, picking up his third consecutive USCS victory at the 3/8-mile track. Riggins was strong in his family owned No. 47 J&J leading from start to finish to score his fifth win of the season and 13th career USCS triumph.

"We just had a great car tonight," said the 20-year-old N.C. driver. "We were good from that second start on. Thanks to all the fans that come out to support what we do as well; without you we couldn't put on this kind of a show."

LERNERVILLE SPEEDWAY

Carl Bowser started on the pole Friday in the 25-lap Sprint Car feature event at Lernerville Speedway. Bowser went right to work in his No. 10 J&J and set a fast pace running the cushion around the half-mile dirt oval. Bowser's run to his fourth victory of the season was slowed by a pair of cautions, but he pulled away each time and raced to his 19th career win at Lernerville.

MERCER RACEWAY PARK

Adam Kekich scored Saturday's Auto Racers for Kids Charity 410 main event held at Mercer Raceway Park. Kekich wheeled his No. 5k J&J to victory after assuming the top spot on lap three.

"We got a win right off the bat there (to start the year), then we kinda struggled through the year," said Kekich. "We finally got things figured out. As soon as they dropped the green, I ripped around the top and passed a couple of cars. I knew we were good."

Carl Bowser followed Friday night's victory with a third-place finish in his No.10 J&J to give J&J two of the three podium positions.

CAROLINA RACESAVERS

Matt Hope completed the 2015 sweep of Carolina Racesaver feature events at East Lincoln Speedway. Hope raced Richard Wetmore's No. 28 J&J to victory Saturday in the 20-lap main event. Hope would follow early leader Mike Leraas (No. 77 J&J) and was in the perfect position when Leraas and Greg Smyre were battling for the lead on lap 16. Hope took advantage and held the lead for the final four laps. Leraas would race his way back to finish fifth.

SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY PARK

Doug Hammaker picked up his fifth win of the season Sunday night at Susquehanna Speedway Park. Hammaker drove his No. 66 J&J to victory in the 20-lap feature event.

SPRINTS ON DIRT

Dan McCarron picked up his first career win with the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt Saturday night at Merritt Speedway in Michigan. McCarron drove his No. 22 J&J from third to first on lap 20 to take the win.

OTHER WINNERS: Brad Haudenschild continued his winning ways at Wayne Co. Speedway on August 15. The driver of the No. 38k J&J won his sixth feature event of the season.

 

 

D’Arcy Summer Pavement Nationals Captured by Mario Clouser. Photographer Phil Rider injured.

By: Bob Guess

MORRIS, IL – August 22, 2015)—Mario Clouser, the native Auburn, Illinois driver, started on the pole of the D’Arcy GMC Short Track Auto Racing Series (STARS) feature race and led all 40 laps in claiming his second feature win of the season.

Billy Hulbert challenged on the opening lap, which had to be restarted due to debris that flew off the D’Arcy GMC sponsored car of four time champion Jim Anderson. On the restart Hulbert chose to stay on Clouser’s tail and wait for current track record holder to make a mistake. The second yellow flag appeared on lap 15 when rookie Austin Smith spun in turn three. On the restart Hulbert tried, again, to challenge Clouser but to no avail. The yellow flag came out again on lap 30 due to the second place Hulbert coasting to a stop on the track. Anderson took over the second spot and tried repeatedly to get by Clouser in the remaining 10 laps but came up short by about half a car length. Rounding out the top five were Tyler Baran, Brad Greenup and Derek Bischak.

Bischak and Anderson won the two National midget heat races and Greenup was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 14.564

During the Mini-Cup feature with two laps to go in the event, Alex Ertmann lost control of his racecar coming off turn and slid into the infield and struck photographer Phil Rider. The event was red flagged with Jamie Domski winning the shortened event. Rider was taken to Morris Hospital and was released to go home in the wee hours of Sunday morning. He suffered injuries to his right leg and back.

The other two feature events were run without any yellow flags and Nathan Bertino won the 15 lap Midwest Legacy feature followed by Tyler Brown and Jordan Caskey. Tom Schnabel captured the Classic Modified (Dwarf) feature with Darren Ihrke second and Greg Wills third.

Saturday, September 5th brings the D’Arcy GMC STARS series back to Grundy County Speedway for the Annual Hall of Fame Induction ceremony with the Bob Lockard Memorial to highlight the night’s action. All five divisions, National Midgets, Illinois Racing Series, Classic Modifieds, Midwest Legacy and the CSR Mini-Cup will be in action. Gates open at 4:30pm with the first race taking place at 6:00pm.

 

 

Bergman, Lasoski, Scelzi and Freeman Lead Team ILP into Winner's Circle

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Aug. 27, 2015) - Inside Line Promotions pilots Seth Bergman, Danny Lasoski, Giovanni Scelzi and Cody Freeman scored feature victories last weekend.

Bergman swept the ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and on Saturday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, to set a season high with 11 wins. He capped the weekend by finishing fifth on Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., during the High Roller Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Lasoski led Big Game Motorsports to its seventh FVP National Sprint League triumph of the season on Friday at Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minn. He also placed second with the series on Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

Scelzi picked up his third victory of the season on Friday at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif.

Freeman advanced to Victory Lane for the third time this season on Saturday at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, to extend his TOWR championship lead.

Other Team ILP drivers with at least one top-five finish include:

Ray Allen Kulhanek garnered a second-place finish on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway and a third-place result on Saturday at Cotton Bowl Speedway to take the points lead in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings with two races remaining.

Trey Starks maneuvered to a runner-up result last Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, during the Extreme Cup.

Dale Blaney finished third overall with his Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed team on Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

Jason Sides placed fourth on Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

Johnny Herrera rallied to end fourth on Sunday during the High Roller Classic at Missouri State Fair Speedway.

Cody Wampler captured his fourth straight top five with a fifth-place result on Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.

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Cory Haas Enters Weekend with Big Momentum Boost

Earns Runner-up Finish at Lincoln on August 22

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

York, PA (August 27, 2015) - The 2015 season will continue for Cory Haas this Friday and Saturday with a pair of events back on the central Pennsylvania circuit. Haas, driver of the familiar Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., #11C, will revisit Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway this Friday and Saturday; routine stops for the York native. Action begins at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, August 28, followed by a trek to the Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 29. Haas will enter the weekend with a recent top-ten finish at each of his upcoming destinations.

“We’ve been fast the last few weeks” said Cory Haas, “Still a few things we need to work on. We have some trouble getting the race started. Once we get rolling, we can pass cars and work our way toward the front...getting to that point is where we struggle. We had a great opportunity to earn three top-ten finishes last weekend but our msd box went bad on us while running fifth during the second feature at Williams Grove. We’ll keep working and try to end our season on a high note.”

Cory Haas finished sixth during the first of two, 20-lap main events at Williams Grove Speedway last Friday evening, August 21. While running inside the top-five during the second 20-lap program, Haas was forced to retire after an MSD box malfunction. The former “358” champ would highlight his recent weekend with a runner-up performance during “BAPS Night” at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 22; he started seventh.

The Barshinger/Haas #11C team currently sits inside the top-ten in two different track championship hunts. Six top-five and 12 top-ten finishes during “410” competition at Lincoln Speedway puts Haas third in their current track title chase. Haas will enter the weekend eighth in the Williams Grove Speedway point standings.

“Always ready to get back to the track” explained Cory Haas, “It’s hard to believe that we are already on the downhill portion of the season. Still plenty of racing left on our schedule and still plenty of time to get a few wins. Everyone works hard and I appreciate what this team does for me. They deserve a win soon so I’ll work to make that happen.”

Fans can learn more about the upcoming programs at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway by checking out each facility online at www.williamsgrove.com and www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Keep up with Cory Haas and the entire Barshinger ‘11C’ team right here at ‘FullyInjected.com.’ Be sure to also visit the official online home of Cory Haas at www.coryhaas.com.

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Cory Haas on Youtube: Here!

Recent Highlights: Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 22.

2015 Wins: 0

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Cory Haas would like to thank all of his current marketing partners including:

Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Stone Grille Taphouse, Classic Rock Custom Stone, Keizer Wheels, Darrah’s Automotive, Trone Outdoor, Tool Shed of America, and Fully Injected Motorsports

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About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

Champions will be crowned this Saturday night, August 29th at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. After a season that saw some of the best racing in the tracks history, drivers will have one last chance to come away with the point’s championship. In the Buckeye Machine Non Wings, Bradford, Ohio driver Luke Hall leads the standings by just 20 points over defending track champion Kyle Simon. Two-time track champion Zach Schroeder holds the second largest lead of any division with just 46 points separating himself from Brandon Vaughan in the Post Agri Service UMP Modified standings. In the Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprint standings, Rod “Hot Rod” Henning holds on by a thread as young driver Chase Dunham shrinks the 18 point gap. Veteran driver Chris Hicks holds the largest lead of all the classes with a 48 point spread between himself and other veteran driver Mike Sawmiller. A rematch between two brothers will decide the fate of the Indian Lake Outfitter Compact point standings. David Yoder, who picked up the championship last year, holds on to a 22 point lead over his brother Harvey, who also placed second one year ago. All five weekly divisions are on tap Saturday as drivers pull for those last minute points. The divisions include the Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprint Cars, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts. Block Insurance Agency of Waynesfield and Wapakoneta have partnered with the Tough Truck competitors to once again host a powderpuff event for the ladies of the racing community. The exhibition race will take place following the action Saturday. Pit gates swing open at 4PM; grandstands at 5PM. Cars begin to push off for hot laps at 6PM with racing following at 7PM. Adult general admission is just $12. Teens aged 11-15 years old are admitted for just $6 with everyone under the age of ten admitted for FREE. Pit admission is just $25.

Get the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT HOTEL & GRAND RIVER POWERSPORTS PRESENT RESCHEDULED ART HILL MEMORIAL THIS FRIDAY

by Tommy Goudge (August 25, 2015) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway's 20th season of racing continues this Friday, August 28 when Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel and Grand River Powersports present the rescheduled Art Hill Memorial Night. The event will feature the "Art Hill Memorial 42" for HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, plus Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

The annual "Art Hill Memorial 42" is the biggest, longest, and highest-paying event of the season for Ohsweken's Mini Stock racers, with a feature race more than twice the distance of their regular races, and a $1,000 winner's prize on the line.

The race honours Art Hill, who suffered a fatal brain aneurysm while competing in his No. 42 machine at Ohsweken in 1999. Past Art Hill Memorial winners include well-known Ohsweken names such as Rick Emberson, Lee Winger, Robbie Rounce, Marc Hallett, Dave Bailey, Mitch Brown, Trevor Goulding, Abel Castelein, and Karl Sault.

Mark Bazuin won the 2014 Art Hill Memorial 42, and will attempt to become the first back-to-back winner of the event since Mitch Brown accomplished the feat in 2008 and 2009.

This Friday's event will also serve as the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division's qualifying event for the Dave MacLeod Memorial Shootout coming up on Friday, September 18 during Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

An average of 130 drivers have signed in for each night of the 2015 season so far at Ohsweken, with the 5 weekly racing series divisions producing 32 different feature winners. Racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, August 28. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for ticket prices and more information.

CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS PRE-ENTRY DEADLINE – SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 The deadline for competitors to receive the half-price "Early Bird" discount on their Canadian Sprint Car Nationals entry fee is September 11, 2015. "Early Bird" entries also permit the driver free entry to the pit area on Saturday, September 19. Entries can be filed by contacting Office Administrator Lorraine Pedersen by phone at 519 750-4866 or e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com. Click on the “Competitors Info” link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, to print the entry form, and to view the rules, format, purse, and more.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 18, and Saturday, September 19. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson in Ticket Sales by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

About Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel: Located on Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls, Ontario, the Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel is one of the city’s most popular courtyard-style hotels. The Cade-family owned facility is located just minutes from many of Niagara Falls’ most popular attractions. Their enclosed courtyard is a tropical paradise featuring towering trees, gardens, and lush foliage. You’ll enjoy the heated indoor pool, gazebo, kids play park, and whirlpool hot tubs. A visit to this beautiful region is only enhanced by the comfort and hospitality extended by the Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel. For more information, please visit them at 6400 Lundy's Lane in Niagara Falls, call them at 1-800-263-2551, and visit their website at www.CairnCroft.com

About Grand River Powersports: A Kawasaki and Polaris dealership located in Brantford, Ontario, Grand River Powersports (GRPS) carries Kawasaki Motorcycles, ATV's, and UTV's, as well as Polaris Snowmobiles, ATV's, and UTV's. GRPS has a large selection of helmets, clothing, and accessories to get you going on your new toy, and licenced, factory-trained technicians who are able to repair or perform safety inspections on just about anything. Call GRPS at 1-855-767-3703, and visit them at www.GrandRiverPowersports.ca and 1264 Colborne Street East in Brantford, Ontario.

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used – whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Corr/Pak’s support of the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for an 8th consecutive season in 2015. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.

About Strickland’s GMC: Strickland’s is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same – they have always run their company based on the old proverb “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. Strickland’s is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland’s returns as the title sponsor of the Crate Sprint Car division for a second consecutive season in 2015. Strickland’s GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland’s GMC online at www.Stricklands.com or call them at 1-800-599-5558.

About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it’s located – from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock division for a third consecutive season in 2015. Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.Affordable-Towing.ca or call them at (519) 755-7526.

About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW’s friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Mini Stock division for a fifth consecutive season in 2015. Visit them on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!

About Gale’s Auto Aftermarket: All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years, and returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a third consecutive season in 2015. Gale’s also returns as the presenting sponsor of Brock Leonard Memorial night at Ohsweken again in 2015. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

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

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Sixth in Sedalia!

(Bill W) August 26, 2015 – Wayne Johnson has been suffering with an illness since the Knoxville Nationals, but he managed a solid sixth place finish last weekend in his #77x at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia. The Knoxville, Iowa driver has been suffering from bronchitis.

Wayne talked about racing at Sedalia. “The car was way better than me. I’ve been sick ever since Friday night of the Nationals. It’s just got worse and worse. That sucks. That’s all I can say…the car was better than me.”

A stroke of luck saw him draw the pole for his heat amongst the 35-car field. He made the most of his draw. “We were good in the heat,” says Wayne. “It helped to start up front, obviously. We got out in clean air and did what we had to do to win it.”

A special Dash was run and was lined up based on passing points. “That gave us enough points to start eighth in the Dash,” says Wayne. “We were able to pick up a couple of spots and get to sixth.”

Starting sixth, Wayne was able to maintain despite a tire issue. “We were able to get up as far as fourth,” he says. “We had a left rear tire shrink. We went out with ten inches of stagger and came in with 12 ¼. The car was a little free anyway, but with the tire, the car just got really loose. Like I said, the driver wasn’t up to par either.”

It was the first race in three years in Sedalia, and Wayne was impressed with the track conditions for the main event. “It didn’t look like the track was going to be much for the feature. It shocked me how good it really was. That’s part of the game.”

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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…

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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

Wayne is fourth on the all-time feature winners list with the ASCS National Series with 43. Gary Wright (127), Jason Johnson (79) and Tim Crawley (45) are the top three.

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"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!

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Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Townline Variety, Outlaw Wings, City Vending, Stone Mountain Access Systems and product sponsors The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Slade Shocks, Kustom Sprint Car, Fisher Racing Engines, Team Achieve, Speedway Graphics and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

FAST FOUR MEDIA TO OFFER LIVE STREAM OF KYLE LARSON'S OUTLAW KART SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY PARKERSTORE

CORNELIUS, N.C. (August 26, 2015) - Kyle Larson Racing is proud to announce that Fast Four Media will be the official live streaming partner of the inaugural Kyle Larson's Outlaw Kart Showcase Presented by ParkerStore. The race will air live on FastFourMedia.org starting at 5 p.m., ET on Tuesday, September 8.

The live pay-per-view video will cost $15 if purchased prior to 8:59pm, ET on September 5. If purchased after that time, the cost will increase to $20. Pay-per-view coverage will also feature Monday's live practice sessions.

"I rely a lot on live streaming to keep up with racing around the country while I'm traveling, so it was important to me to offer this so fans everywhere can tune in," Larson said. "Fast Four Media does a great job and I'm sure that will continue with this race, too."

Fast Four Media, owned and operated by Kyler Shaw, live streams most events from Cycleland Speedway near Chico, Calif. Shaw will also bring in video streaming veterans Dean Mills, Mike Truex and Brennan Rogers to help execute the broadcast. The announcing team will consist of Troy Hennig and Gary Thomas.

"This is going to be a great event for the karting community and I'm happy that Kyle chose Fast Four Media to stream his event," said Shaw. "We have a lot of experience with streaming from Cycleland Speedway and we'll do our best to give the fans at home a great show that makes them feel like they're here."

The event, featuring the 500cc Open Division, along with 250cc Intermediate and Box Stock divisions, is open to the public. General admission is $15 with pit passes costing $25. Pit gates open at 11 a.m., local time on Tuesday with grandstand gates opening at 1 p.m. Monday's practice session will feature all three divisions with gates opening at 2 p.m., local time and cars on track at 5 p.m. General admission for Monday's practice session is free.

Larson will be available to media members during Monday's practice session and following Tuesday's racing action. He will also host an autograph session at the Kyle Larson Merchandise trailer on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., local time.

More than 225 total entries have been recorded for the inaugural Kyle Larson's Outlaw Kart Showcase The entry list, headlined by Larson himself, boasts drivers from 15 states and Canada, ranging in age from six to 64 in the three divisions.

For more information about Kyle Larson's Outlaw Kart Showcase Presented by ParkerStore, including driver rosters, please visit www.outlawkartshowcase.com, like facebook.com/OutlawKartShowcase and follow @RaceTheShowcase on Twitter.

About Kyle Larson's Outlaw Kart Showcase Presented by ParkerStore: Kyle Larson's Outlaw Kart Showcase Presented by ParkerStore will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Cycleland Speedway in Chico, Calif. The more than $30,000 purse set for the event is the highest offered in outlaw kart racing history.

Official partners of Kyle Larson's Outlaw Kart Showcase Presented by ParkerStore include: ParkerStore, ENEOS, Abreu Vineyards, Bianchi Farms, Racers' Advantage Store-Phoenix, Arizona Open Wheel Racing Museum, QRC Factory Karts, Red Bluff Yamaha, Swimming Pool Perfections, All Star Performance, Ron Gorby's Howard Johnson Lima, Ohio, Riebe's Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Van Lare Steering Repair, Howard Tarter for the David Tarter Memorial, Chuck Wolf Sand and Gravel for the Tyler Wolf Memorial, Finley Farms, Probilt Construction, Straight Up Performance, Northstar Concrete Pumping, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Roseville Precision, AIC Amerikote Coatings, Alpinestars, Oakley, Big Al Kids and Motorsports Foundation, MANCAMP Motorsports, Lary's Good Time Garage, MAJ1K Motorsports, and Tillack Enterprises.

 

 

MWR/Bryan Clauson – NSL Top Tens Set up Another Busy Weekend!

(Bill W) August 26, 2015 – Bryan Clauson and the Matt Wood Racing #17w team racked up a pair of top tens last weekend with the FVP National Sprint League at Fairmont Raceway in Minnesota, and at the Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. This weekend, brings three nights of excitement and three vastly different venues. The series visits Randolph County Raceway near Moberly, Missouri on Friday, Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday, and Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on Sunday.

Last Friday at Fairmont, Bryan timed in seventh quick. “It was another little different place that we’d never seen,” says Bryan. “We qualified o.k. It wasn’t a great lap, but it gave us a shot at the redraw.”

Trouble struck in the heat race. “We had an issue where we lost a cylinder,” says Bryan. “You obviously don’t want that at a big place like that. We ran until we felt we fell out of the redraw. We pulled it in and swapped it out for the feature.”

Bryan would start eleventh in the 25-lap feature. “We felt like the track was still really fast, even in the feature,” he says. “We weren’t really sure how far we were going move. We were committed to running the top, especially in one and two to try and see if we couldn’t find something. We were able to get by three or four cars there until everyone saw where they needed to be. By that time, it was tough to move forward.”

He would checker seventh. “I think we ran the third fastest lap of the race, which is tough back where we were running,” says Bryan. “We had a really good car, but with the motor issue earlier, we couldn’t put ourselves in position to win.”

Coming out late in the order at Huset’s on Sunday, Bryan timed in tenth quick. “The track definitely went away,” he says. “It looked like it was going to be really wet early, and I think the extra hot laps may have killed it a little bit. Coming out late, we didn’t feel it would be a big issue. It hadn’t been all year at Huset’s. Obviously, the cushion got really big in one and two and it made it hard to get any speed off of two. We were tenth quick, and with the way we’ve run at Huset’s this year, that wasn’t good at all.”

A fifth place run in the heat race didn’t improve things. “It was a little bit of a product of a big invert,” says Bryan. “We got checked up by the pole-sitter a little bit and I was stuck in the middle of the racetrack. We lost a few spots and got a couple back, but it wasn’t what we needed.”

He would start 11th in the feature and finish eighth. “It felt like we were o.k.,” says Bryan of the car. “We got mired a little bit back there. I made a bad decision a couple times. I wasn’t able to make it back through there quite as fast as I needed to.”

The team is excited about the weekend ahead. “We’re looking forward to the weekend, especially Knoxville,” says Bryan. “We ran well there at the Nationals (winning the Friday night prelim). Angell Park is a place I’ve had a lot of success at in a midget. I’m looking forward to trying it out in a winged sprint car.”

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

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

Follow Bryan Clauson online at www.BryanClauson.com!

 

 

Trenca Garners Career-Best 410ci Sprint Car Result at Jersey Rush V

Inside Line Promotions - NEW EGYPT, N.J. (Aug. 26, 2015) - Joe Trenca captured a career-best result in a 410ci sprint car on Tuesday at New Egypt Speedway.

Trenca powered the Mucci Motorsports entry to a 13th-place result during the Jersey Rush V, which was only his fifth 410 event of the season.

"I've only ran a 410 a handful of times, but we like running it," he said. "It's a lot more challenging and the competition is a lot higher. It's a good learning experience. We just need to tweak the cars a little bit and I have to get used to driving the cars a little different."

Trenca kicked off the event by qualifying 10th quickest. That put him on the pole of a heat race, which locked the top two finishers into the feature redraw.

"We led most of the heat race and then (Danny) Dietrich got underneath us," he said. "After that I tried moving my line and that allowed (J.J.) Grasso to get by us coming to the white flag."

Trenca placed third in the heat race to garner the 10th starting position for the main event.

"We fell back to 16th or so early," he said. "The car didn't take well to the full fuel load. About five or six laps in I started moving up higher and higher. It started coming to me and we battled with good guys who raced with 410s a lot. We picked up a few positions and definitely learned more so it was a good night."

Trenca ended 13th, which was two positions better than his previous best result in the division.

He is taking this weekend off before returning to competition Sept. 4 at Brewerton Speedway in Brewerton, N.Y.; Sept. 5 at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y.; and Sept. 6 at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 25 - New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 13 (10).

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 4 at Brewerton Speedway in Brewerton, N.Y.; Sept. 5 at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y.; and Sept. 6 at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fast Axle

Located in Bristol, Conn., Fast Axle distributes axles and other racing parts for a variety of race cars. For more information, visit http://www.FastAxle.com.

"Eric with Fast Axle has been a long time member of Mucci Motorsports," Trenca said. "We're really happy to use his products and very thankful for the support."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., National Parts Peddler, Weld Wheels, Empire Sub Shop, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Seals-It, Schoenfeld Headers, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Wilwood Brakes, Shute's Water Systems, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Ken's Auto Body, Slade Shock Technology, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Trenca is seeking additional marketing partners to get more experience by traveling and taking advantage of opportunities in the 410ci sprint car ranks. To learn more about options to team up with Mucci Motorsports, call Joe at 315-481-6080.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Wampler Rebounds to Post Fourth Straight Top Five at Lawton

Inside Line Promotions - LAWTON, Okla. (Aug. 26, 2015) - Cody Wampler registered his fourth straight top-five finish last Saturday at Lawton Speedway.

"We fought for a top five," he said. "It was kind of a crazy night. For what transpired we were happy to get back to fifth."

The night began with Wampler and the Randall Buzbee team advancing from sixth to third place during a heat race.

"The track was pretty locked down," he said. "We got into third coming out of turn two on the opening lap and pretty much stayed there."

That lined Wampler up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We missed the setup," he said. "The previous week we were really good. We went a little further with it to see what we could get as far as tightening it up. The track was slick, but it was really rough and had a couple of big ruts."

Wampler remained around his starting position for the first third of the race.

"We just didn't get anything going," he said. "We were bouncing and jumping the cushion. Me and another car got together coming out of turn four. His right front got in my left rear. I thought I was going to turn it over. It knocked the left rear down and knocked the tire off the bead."

Wampler's team changed the tire in the work area and he restarted at the back of the pack.

"We came back out there and just fought tooth and nail for every spot because the car wasn't that great," he said. "We escaped a couple of other close calls. We wound up getting up to fifth on the last lap."

Wampler will return to competition this Saturday at Lawton Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 22 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 5 (7).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.WamplerMotorsports.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Cotton County Drug

Cotton County Drug is owned by Elizabeth Crew, DPH. Elizabeth rescued her small community of Walters, Okla., after the local pharmacy of 30 years closed. The community was left having to drive 30 miles for their pharmacy needs. Mrs. Crew opened the doors in late 2010. Cotton County Drug specializes in compounding and also have wide variety of gifts, clothing, etc. If you're in the area, check out their new store at 613 E. Missouri St.

"Cotton County Drug came on board last year and I really appreciate their support," Wampler said. "We look forward to the marketing partnership with them, which will benefit both sides."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Tankersley Closes "Eventful" Weekend with Top 10 at Cotton Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - PAIGE, Texas (Aug. 26, 2015) - Channin Tankersley described last weekend as "eventful."

Tankersley was involved in incidents each night during the ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader, which resulted in him dropping to third in the championship standings - 47 points out of the lead - with only two races remaining this season.

"It wasn't the weekend I wanted because we took a big hit in the points," he said. "We're not going to give up. Anything can happen. It's a long shot, but we still have a chance to win the championship."

Last weekend began at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on Friday, when Tankersley finished where he started - third - in a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the seventh row for the main event.

"On Friday night the track was super fast and getting rough," he said. "I started midpack and I was running seventh or eighth about halfway through the feature when we broke a fuel fitting. When it did it caught the car on fire. It was pretty sketchy. I was going into a corner and the car just died. I was looking at my gauges and I saw where the firewall was there were some flames coming into the cockpit so I ejected out of there."

Tankersley was unable to restart the race and he was credited with a 16th-place result.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Cotton Bowl Speedway, where he advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race. That put him 10th in overall points to start the feature on the outside of the fifth row.

"Going into the first corner I got bottled up," he said. "Somebody hit me in the front end, which flattened a tire and knocked the nose wing off. We put a new tire on, but didn't have time to put a nose wing on in the work area."

Tankersley restarted at the back of the field and he rallied to an eighth-place finish, which marked his 12th top 10 of the season.

"I was pretty happy with the hustle of the team," he said. "We came from 20th to eighth without a nose wing. We had a good car that would have been top two or three for sure if that accident hadn't happened."

Tankersley will take this weekend off before returning to action Sept. 4-5 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, for the 14th annual Gulf South Championship Weekend.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 21 - Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 16 (14).

Aug. 22 - Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 8 (10).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 3 wins, 10 top fives, 12 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 4-5 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, for the 14th annual Gulf South Championship Weekend with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

VIDEO -

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Challenger Drilling

Based in Tomball, Texas, Challenger Drilling specializes in providing quality Horizontal Directional Drilling services to a variety of markets, including Oil and Gas Transmission, Cathodic Protection, Water and Sewer. For more information, visit http://www.ChallengerDrilling.com.

"Jeff with Challenger Drilling has been helping me since 2012 and has been a great asset to our team," Tankersley said. "I really appreciate his support."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Insinger Performance Posts $1,500 Halfway Bonus for Budweiser International Classic 200

OSWEGO, NY (August 26, 2015) – The leader of lap 100 in this year’s 59th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds at Oswego Speedway will earn an extra $1,500 in cash thanks to Dushore, PA’s Insinger Performance.

Insinger Racing Alcohol has been powering top performers throughout the country for over 26 years. Insinger Performance powers everything from the hobby model airplane to today’s 3500 horespower motors used in NHRA drag competition, right to the Novelis Supermodifieds in action at the ‘Steel Palace.’

Each load of Insinger Performance Racing Alcohol must surpass all testing requirements to qualify it for the AA rating that is used by the ASTM testing institute. This insures that Insinger provides the purest alcohol available.

For more information on Insinger Performance you can visit their website online at www.insingerperformance.com.

With over $100,000 in purse and contingency prizes already on the line in the 59th annual Budweiser International Classic 200, the $1,500 Insinger Performance Halfway Bonus will only add to the already impressive list of winnings in 2015.

Since AMB scoring was put into effect for the 2005 running of the International Classic, only once has the leader at lap 100 gone on to win the Classic. Otto Sitterly broke the streak just last season, leading the event at halfway, going on to score the 200-lap main event win.

For more information on Oswego Speedway and Budweiser International Classic Weekend 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’.

To purchase tickets for this year’s Budweiser International Classic Weekend running from September 4-6 call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

International Classic Halfway Leaders Since 2005:

2005 – 97 Randy Ritskes

2006 – 08 Dave McKnight

2007 – 61 Doug Didero

2008 – 08 Dave McKnight

2009 – 3 Doug Didero

2010 – 7 Otto Sitterly

2011 – 88 Randy Ritskes

2012 – 00 Joe Gosek

2013 – 6 Davey Hamilton

2014 – 7 Otto Sitterly*

 

 

T.J. Michael Continues Impressive Top-Ten Streak Finishes Second at Wayne County on August 22

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Plano, TX (August 26, 2015) - “410” sprint car rookie T.J. Michael has been on a tear during the second half of 2015, recording multiple top-ten and top-five finishes at several different Ohio venues. Michael, a Plano, Texas native who settles in Fremont, Ohio during the summer months, recently added two more top-ten finishes, including one top-five performance, to his recent success stretch. The high school senior finished sixth during a $3,000-to-win program at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Friday night, August 21. Michael would improve that finish by four positions on Saturday night, August 22, at Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio. The driver of the Fremont Fence Company, Advanced Cast Stone, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, No. 8M finished second at the Orrville oval, giving Michael two total runner-up finishes thus far in 2015.

“We finally have things where they need to be and it feels great” said T.J. Michael, “We’ve had a lot of help from Andy Potter during the last few starts and he has done a terrific job with our team. Our confidence level is as high as ever. Unfortunately, we have to take this weekend off...I started school this week and I’ll need to get adjusted with everything at home before I can go back to Ohio and prep for our fall schedule. We still have a lot of racing left. I want to keep this going.”

The “Texas Traveler” plans to return to action during Labor Day weekend with a doubleheader UNOH All Star event at Attica Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday, September 4 - 5. The holiday weekend will continue on Sunday, September 6, with UNOH All Star action at Wayne County Speedway.

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

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Recent Highlights: Earned six consecutive top-ten finishes with F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Series

2015 Wins: 3 (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio)

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T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Fremont Fence Company, Advanced Cast Stone, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, Maxim Race Cars, Slade Shock Technology, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

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About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – Second at 34 Raceway Highlights Weekend!

 (Bill W) August 26, 2015 – After a tough Knoxville Nationals that saw an exciting ending, Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team got back in action with the three-night Sprint Invaders Nationals last weekend. The highlight was a second place finish at the 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday. This weekend, will see the team battling with the FVP National Sprint League on Season Championship Night at the Knoxville Raceway.

Though mechanical issues plagued the team at the Knoxville Nationals, Josh started dead last in the E main and passed a total of 19 cars before stalling out in the D. “The Nationals hasn’t been kind to us the last few years,” he says. “We haven’t had a lot of luck. We had some mechanical failures early in the week. We got it going on Saturday night. We were extremely fast the E, and extremely fast in the D. We just needed a few more cautions to bunch everyone up in the D.”

Last Friday night, the Sprint Invaders hit the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. “Donnellson was actually a little too fast early,” says Josh. “We started fourth and finished third in the heat. We were right on Randy Martin for second, but just couldn’t quite get around him.”

It was a tough start from inside row five in the main event for Josh. “We had a great car for the feature,” he says. “There were a couple guys who wanted to win it on the first lap. They spun out in front of us and I had nowhere to go and ran into them. We bent up the nose wing a little bit.”

Starting at the rear, he began a charge to the front. “We got back going o.k.,” says Josh. “We were back up to eighth. Third through seventh were sitting there in front of us. You can’t pass them by following them, so I hit the low groove a little bit. I clipped an infield tire and plowed into the fence. It made for a long, long night and a long, long morning at work.”

Josh would start seventh in his heat Saturday at 34 Raceway. “We drew pretty badly for the best heat race of the night,” he says. “The track was fast and we only made it up to fifth. We had a nice car.”

Starting 13th the #49 would roar to finish second behind Josh’s uncle, John Schulz. “We were good from the get-go,” he says. “We had a little trouble with some of the traffic. We made some moves and we were running third behind Jarrod (Schneiderman). We made some moves to get to second and I felt we had something for John. We just ran out of laps.”

The weekend ended Sunday in Illinois at Quincy Raceways. “It was gut slick from the start,” says Josh. “It was throwing dust in hot laps. We had to start in the back of the heat, and you couldn’t really tell where you were going because the dust was so bad. We managed to get up to fifth.”

Josh would checker 15th. “We tried some things with the car to work on the short track and dry conditions,” he says. “We just never really got going.”

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Universal Therapy Group offers comprehensive therapeutic care and support service. They offer a variety of services including; pre and post-surgery rehab, work-related injury prevention and rehab, sports enhancement, and personal training. With locations in Burlington, IA; Chesterfield, MO; Fort Madison, IA; and a new location coming to North Liberty, IA, they are here to help you with your health care needs. Universal Therapy Group has also recently added a new fitness facility, Universal Fitness located in Burlington, IA. Universal Fitness features state of the art training equipment, along with a knowledge staff to help you train properly and efficiently. Visit them today and let them show you how they can assist you with your health care goals. Visit their website at www.universaltherapygroup.com.

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Be sure to keep up with Josh and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team…

Twitter: @JSRACING49 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jsracing49?fref=ts

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Deuce Motorsports would like to extend thanks to all of their partners for the 2015 Season: World of Wheels, Universal Therapy Group, Universal Fitness, MD Orthopedics, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Kubota, Gear Heads for God, Trinity Archery, Ideal Ready Mix, Ted's Body Shop, Norm's Koestner Electric, Automotive Machine, J&J Auto Racing, Engler Injection, Hoosier Tire, Grand Strand Salon, Haircrafters, Matteson Marine, SignTec, Weld Wheels, Hepfner Race Products, and Mountain Dew Kick Start.

 

 

Andy Gregg Set To Bring No. 16x Machine Back To Life on Friday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: For years, Andy Gregg and the No. 16x machine were a staple in the Golden State. Teaming up with Bret Ervin full time in 2011, the 16x number was set aside, and Gregg moved forward with the No. 53 with Ervin and then with his own Personal car.

Friday night that changes, as Gregg will return to the track with his Vegas themed GUTS Racing No. 16x machine as he competes at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.

“I grew up racing the number 16x machine, and then after driving the 53 car I opted to stick with it over the years,” Gregg said. “I haven’t ran my own car all year and as we put it together, we decided to go back to 16x, and bring back a really popular scheme.”

Gregg will be back aboard the Vegas themed Guts Racing/A.R.T. Enterprises/Capitol Ace Hardware entry on Friday night as he makes his season debut at the Silver Dollar Speedway during the Tyler Wolfe Memorial.

“Aside from the new look, I am really excited to get up to the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night,” Gregg added. “I have had some success there in years past, and would love to get this car in victory lane. With this being the first night out in my car, I really have to thank the great companies that back me, and allowing me to make this possible.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, A.R.T Enterprises, Capitol Ace Hardware, K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, FK Shocks, Wilwood, , and Nail It Roofing for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Gregg will be in action aboard the GUTS Racing No. 16x machine on Friday night in Chico, CA

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-18, Wins-3, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-13

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

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Price Poised For Skagit After Grays Harbor Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to the dirt after a weekend of racing on the pavement, Robbie Price would pick up a Top-10 finish while competing at the Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA.

“It was a so-so night,” Price said. “I have certainly had much worse nights of racing, but I have also had better nights too.”

Time trials would set the tone for Price’s night as he admittedly timed in poorly as his Raylle Auto Sales/Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal/Tiger Towing No. 21 entry would end up 14th overall on the speed chart.

Buried in his heat race, a tough track to pass on would see the Cobble Hill, BC driver finish in the fifth spot, and line up for the feature event in the seventh row on this night.

With the preferred line right around the bottom of the speedway, Price was methodical in his moves as he slowly worked his way forward. Running a very patient race, Price would work his way up inside the Top-10.

Battling with Tyler Anderson late in the race, Price would get one final position as he took the checkered flag with a ninth place finish.

“Qualifying so bad really put us in a huge hole for the rest of the night,” Price said. “We were okay, but with the track being so narrow, and not really racy, starting that far back in our heat and our main was really challenging. I am looking forward to running Skagit this weekend.”

Price and his team would like to thank Raylle Auto Sales, Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal, Tiger Towing, Rod End Supply, Northwest School of Martial Arts, Shark Racing Engines, and Speedmart for their support during the 2015 season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-36, Wins-3, Top-5’s-10, Top 10’s-24

ON TAP: Price and his team will now head to the Skagit Speedway in Alger, WA this coming Saturday night.

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Harli White With Trio of Top-10’s During Freedom Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA- Shedding her wings last week, Harli White competed with the USAC Soutwest Region during the annual Freedom Tour, running through Oklahoma and Kansas.

“It felt great to be back running in a non-winged sprint car,” White said. “It is my favorite form of racing, and I was pleased with how we did.”

Kicking things off at the Lawton Speedway last Wednesday night, White would finish second in her heat race and find herself on the pole for the 30-lap A Main.

Getting the jump, White would lead the first 11-laps aboard her MVT/Jerry Tucker Roustabout/Lucas Oil No. 17w machine, as she battled with Charles Davis, Jr.

Losing the top spot, White would slip back to finish fourth during the opening event.

Heading the Creek County Speedway on Thursday night, White would also compete aboard her midget, and would have what she called another night of Creek County Bad Luck.

Lining up 16th in the midget main, the Lindsay, OK driver would race her way into the Top-10 only to have issues with her fuel cell sideline her for the rest of the race.

Starting 12th in the Sprint Car A Main, White would be the victim of a spinning competitor, as she along with many others would get collected and her night would come to an early end in this race as well.

Rebounding and heading to the 81 Speedway in Wichita, KS on Friday night, White would have a great night in her midget as he would line up in the sixth row of the feature event, and forge her way ahead as she finished in the fourth spot.

Gridding the field 12th aboard her Charlie’s Trucking/PXP Racewear/All Star Café USAC Southwest Sprint Car, White would battle inside the Top-10 much of the night and come away with an eighth place finish.

Saturday night at the Dodge City Raceway Park would be a trying night for White and the rest of her competitors. After finishing fifth in her heat race fellow racer, Patrick Stasa, was injured in an accident.

With a somber mood at the track, the show went on, but White admittedly raced with her fellow competitor on her mind.

Lining up in the eighth row of the A Main, the slick track would continue to go away, and eventually take rubber. Running in the ninth spot, White would find the rubber and get in line to close out her busy week.

“We had some bad luck, but overall I felt like we had some really good runs,” White said. “Saturday night was tough to race after seeing Patrick Stassa get hurt, and me and my team send our thoughts and prayers his way. We are getting closer to a win, and hopefully we can get one this weekend.”

Harli White Racing would like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, Lucas Oil, Charlie’s Trucking, PXP Racewear, All Star Cafe, Boyd’s Racing Engines, Race Chic, Crash Enterprises, Outlaw Wings, Super Flow Testers, Simpson, Classic Seagulls UK, Eagle Motorsports, and the Shriners Hospital For Children Gavelston for their support during the 2015 season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-27, Wins-0, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-10.

ON TAP: White will be in action this weekend at the Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, TX and at the Abilene Speedway in Abilene, TX.

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Brian Brown – Moberly up Next on Friday!

(Bill W) August 26, 2015 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team found some speed in a pair of strong finishes last weekend. Friday, the team placed fourth with the FVP National Sprint League at a fast Fairmont Raceway in Minnesota. On Sunday, the led much of the way in Lucas Oil ASCS National Series action before finishing second. This weekend will see a trio of races with the NSL. On Friday, the series visits the Randolph County Raceway near Moberly, Missouri, before moving on to the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday, and Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Sunday.

Fairmont was definitely a fast track on Friday. You were fifth quick.

It was good to get back to Fairmont. We hadn’t been there in a year or so, and it was a place we had success with in the 360. They had the track the best I’ve seen it. The previous couple times had laid rubber. We were off quick time a little, but I felt we made a pretty good lap. That started the night off on the right foot.

The draw for the Dash didn’t go your way.

We actually drew twice and had to have a redraw there. Originally, I had the two. It was looking good, but we had to throw them back in. Then we ended up with eight. I think we’ve been in the fourth row 90% of the times we’ve made the redraw with the NSL this year.

You moved up in both the Dash and the feature.

We were able to get to sixth in the Dash. We were able to go from sixth to fifth in the A. There really wasn’t a whole lot of passing that night. We were able to gain fourth when (Craig) Dollansky had a tire issue there. Overall, we had a pretty decent night. We felt like we were competitive enough to contend and that was good.

It’s been three years since they’ve raced at the Missouri State Fair Speedway.

I never thought I’d see the day that we’d race sprint cars again in Sedalia after what happened a couple years ago. It was kind of bittersweet for us. It’s where we ran our first race, and we had a huge, huge crowd there. I’m really proud of Casey’s General Stores, Impact Signs, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Oil and FVP who were all sponsors of the event. To race in front of that big a crowd was awesome.

You drove from eighth to third in your heat and that put you in the Dash.

We were able to win the Dash and collect another $1,000 from Impact and Tiger Towing. That set us up for a good spot in the A.

You got off to a fast start in the feature.

We were able to get the lead and set our own pace. I really felt like we were good enough to win. We were trapped late behind a couple of lapped cars and let Aaron (Reutzel) get a good run on us. Sometimes it’s better to be running second. In the lead, you don’t really know what’s behind you. We have no excuses. We plain got beat. We’ve won that way, and lost that way.

You had to feel good about the speed you showed last weekend.

It was good to lead a race, and we felt fast at Fairmont. After the last month and a half, it feels good to have a car capable of winning the race. It was a good sign for us going forward.

You’ve got another busy week ahead.

We’re looking forward to Friday night at Moberly. We haven’t been there in a 410, and they’ve worked really hard to reschedule this race and make sure we can race there. I hope the fans show their support! It’s always exciting to race at Knoxville, and it will be our first trip to Sun Prairie.

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Brian’s last win at Moberly came on September 1, 2013 with the ASCS-Warrior region. The win was worth $4,000 and came ahead of Jeff Swindell, Jonathan Cornell, Jason Johnson and Russ Hall.

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The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series invades Antioch Speedway for the final time in 2015 on Sunday September 13

By Gary Thomas

Antioch, CA - August 26, 2015…The always action packed & unpredictable Antioch Speedway will play host to the “Greatest Show on Dirt” in just a couple short weeks, when the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series converges at the track on Sunday September 13.

Tickets for the Sunday September 13 event are on sale and can be acquired by visiting http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=570&backurl=default.asp or by contacting 1-877-395-8606. General admission tickets cost $39, while reserved grandstand seats cost $45. Children 12 & under are $15 in general admission. A free fan pit pass will be available to those that purchase a reserved seat.

The night of racing will also be your final chance to catch the World of Outlaws in the Golden State this season, with it capping a big week of racing for the tour that begins in the state of Washington.

Last year’s September event at the Antioch Speedway produced the closest finish in World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series history when Australian Kerry Madsen edged out two-time King of the West Sprint Car Series champion Kyle Hirst by just .005 seconds.

"I felt like I was running comfortably and managing traffic pretty well, but I just got bottled up there and he got a run," Madsen said. "I was pretty lucky to get away with that one. You definitely had to maneuver through traffic well, because cars were everywhere during the main event."

The event earlier this year in Antioch was captured by Kasey Kahne Racing driver Daryn Pittman, who held off the advances of California native Paul McMahan. Madsen came home third in the feature, followed by California native Brad Sweet and current King of the West Sprint Car Series point leader Bud Kaeding.

Of all the tracks that the World of Outlaws compete at in the Golden State, Northern California drivers have seemed to make the most noise at Antioch Speedway against the Greatest Show on Dirt over the last handful of years.

In addition to Hirst’s near win last season, Nor Cal drivers swept the two events held at the speedway in 2013, with Elk Grove’s Kyle Larson claiming the fall event and Fremont’s Shane Golobic winning in the spring. Larson’s win led an all California top-four, as Chico’s Jonathan Allard, San Jose’s Tim Kaeding & Hirst ran second, third & fourth respectively. Golobic’s triumph was his first career World of Outlaws victory and came after holding off veteran Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, Indiana.

In the 2012 event Allard led the first 28-laps of the feature, only to have Donny Schatz sneak by on a green-white-checkered restart. Tim Kaeding however, executed a picture perfect slide job on Schatz in the final corner to claim a thrilling victory. Allard would round out the podium. The inaugural series event at Antioch in 2011 saw 20-time WOO champion Steve Kinser pick up the win, but only after holding off a hard-charging Larson, who blazed through the field from 14th starting.

As always it will be a tall order, with the World of Outlaws being led into town by Schatz, who is recently coming off his ninth career victory at the prestigious Knoxville Nationals. The Fargo, ND veteran has captured 25 wins as of press time. Bixby, OK driver Shane Stewart has also had a tremendous season, having claimed seven victories so far and currently ranking second in the standings. Madsen, Saldana and Sweet round out the top-five in points going into this weekend’s Oil City Cup in Canada.

More WOO regulars set to take on the Antioch bullring will include the top-two finishers from March, Daryn Pittman & Paul McMahan, along with Jason Sides, David Gravel, Jason Johnson, Kraig Kinser, Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen.

The Antioch Speedway is located on the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds at the corner of 10th and L Streets in Antioch, California. Take SR-4 East (Highway 4) to the Somersville Road North Exit. Follow Somersville Road to 10th Street. Turn Right on 10th Street. The address for the track is 1201 W. 10th Street Antioch, CA 94509. The track is located just a little over an hour from the capital city of Sacramento.

Information about the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series can be found at www.woosprint.com

Past World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series winners at Antioch Speedway

2015 Daryn Pittman & ? 2014- Kerry Madsen 2013- Kyle Larson and Shane Golobic 2012- Tim Kaeding 2011- Steve Kinser

Past winners of KWS Winged 410 events at the track since 2003

2013- Willie Croft and Jonathan Allard 2012- Tim Kaeding, Kyle Hirst & Craig Stidham 2011- Jonathan Allard and Tim Kaeding 2010- Jonathan Allard and Kyle Larson 2009- Tyler Walker and Brent Kaeding 2008- Tyler Walker and Tim Kaeding 2007- Brent Kaeding and Tim Kaeding 2006- Dennis Moore Jr. 2005- Lawrence Edlund and Robert Ballou 2004- Brent Kaeding and Brent Kaeding 2003- Jason Statler

 

 

Classic Drivers Countdown: Canadian Doug Didero Earned Classic Wins in Separate Decades

OSWEGO, NY (August 26, 2015) – As the countdown continues toward the 59th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 at Oswego Speedway on Sunday, September 6, we look back at the next historic Classic driver on our list – two-time Classic champion, Doug Didero

In a Classic driving career that dates back to 1985, Didero established himself as a Classic threat very early in his career, but did not manage to find victory lane until teaming with Skip Matczak.

After becoming only the second driver in Speedway history to win three consecutive track titles from 1994-1996, the only thing remaining on both Didero and Matczak’s resume was a Classic victory, and the 1996 edition of the race would be their finest hour.

Didero’s top competition in ’96 came from two sets of teams cars.

Mike Muldoon’s mounts driven by himself and Indy Car star Davey Hamilton as well as the Team Dunigan rides of Russ Wood and Mike Ordway.

Hamilton took the lead early on from Didero, who started the event from pole position in the red No. 3. At halfway Hamilton led Didero, Muldoon, Pat Abold, Danny Soule, Wood and Ordway.

A caution at lap 104 saw Hamilton, Didero, and Abold make stops, with none losing laps in the process.

Soule would emerge the race leader after the caution but soon the Dunigan machine of Wood would charge on taking the lead at lap 136 only to see Soule regain the point at lap 143.

While Soule led the field – Didero, Hamilton, Abold, and Muldoon were working their way back through the field following their pit stops.

Didero eventually worked his way back into the top five around lap 140 and later found the rear bumper of Wood in second.

Feeling the pressure from Didero behind, Wood took the lead back from Soule at lap 164 with Didero following him through.

After several laps of pressure on Wood, Didero finally found the opening he needed to complete lap 184. The Matczak/Didero No. 3 was now the leader and nothing would turn them back.

The final crown jewel on their list was no complete as Didero and Matczak were Classic champions.

The following year Didero returned to the Classic, this time driving the No. 4 for Matczak, placing the machine on the Classic pole position. But unfortunately a second consecutive Classic win was not in the cards, as Didero ran into fuel pickup issues while leading with only seven laps to go.

The 1998 Classic was most notably known as Bentley Warren’s sixth and final Classic victory, but yet again Didero was on his game driving the old Matczak No. 4 machine now owned by Bill Kovacs, coming home with a third place finish behind Hamilton.

After that podium run in ’98 it took Didero several years to find another Classic top ten, which would eventually come in 2005 driving for Gary Syrell. Winning a main event earlier in the season, Didero timed ninth quick in the ’05 200 and went on to finish as the runner-up to Greg Furlong.

The next season Didero debuted a brand new Xtreme chassis at the Classic with Paul Colloca, bringing the car to the track for the first time during Friday night time trials. Didero managed to put the car in the field on night one and once in the Classic charged through the pack on several occasions, to eventually battle Furlong for the race lead.

However, at lap 175 a broken bolt in the cars driveline sidelined Didero, who appeared poised to challenge Furlong for victory.

In 2007 Didero started the Classic from the pole once again, this time driving for Clyde Booth, but a 14th place finish did nothing to satisfy Didero’s craving for another Classic victory.

The 2008 Classic marked yet another debut run for a new Xtreme chassis, with Didero at the controls. Arriving late, Didero had to qualify the car in second day time trials, starting 15th, despite turning the fastest lap of the weekend at 16.514 seconds.

In ironic fashion Didero was driving the last car to be built for that year’s Classic, he was the last car to enter, the last car to take his initial time trial run, and was even the last car to roll onto the starting grid. But, he was the first car in the running order at lap 165 when he took the lead from Dave McKnight, and was never again challenged enroute to his second career Classic victory in ’08.

In 2009 Didero returned with the same ride yet again, this time finishing second to Otto Sitterly, who picked up his first career Classic victory.

That run was Didero’s final top ten Classic effort to date, with his career record showing two victories and an amazing ten top five runs in the International Classic.

Didero is one of just 12 drivers with multiple Classic crowns.

For more information on Oswego Speedway and Budweiser International Classic Weekend visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646.

 

 

Ninth Annual Oil City Cup Awaits the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Castrol Raceway

EDMONTON, Alberta— August 25, 2015 — The Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton has become a tradition for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. For the ninth consecutive year, the best sprint car drivers in the world will visit the three-eighths-mile clay oval in Alberta for the two-night event.

Leading the way will be six-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, who won both nights of the Oil City Cup last year. The North Dakota native, who drives for Tony Stewart Racing, has won three of the last four events the series has contested at Castrol Raceway and has a series-best four wins at the track in his career. In the opener of the Oil City Cup last season, he led all 30 laps, while in the finale, he wrestled the lead away from 2013 series titlist Daryn Pittman on lap-9 to take the top spot. Schatz, the current series point leader, has won 25 races this season through August 23. He is on pace to eclipse his personal-best win total of 26, that he set in 2014. Schatz is also closing in on 200 career A-Feature wins with the series, as he sits at 197 victories entering this weekend’s pair of events.

Kerry Madsen, who is third in the World of Outlaws championship standings, is the last driver other than Schatz to win at Castrol Raceway, picking up his first win at the track in 2013. Madsen, who hails from Australian and now calls Knoxville, Iowa home, has been one of the most consistent drivers on the World of Outlaws circuit this season. He earned his first win of the season last week in Nebraska, picking up the victory over Schatz.

Joey Saldana is the second-winningest driver with the series at Castrol Raceway, with three wins, including sweeping the 2009 Oil City Cup. The Indiana native has won two races this season and has climbed to fourth in the series standings, driving for the Motter Motorsports team based in Minnesota.

Shane Stewart, the driver of the No. 2 for the Larson Marks Racing team, which is co-owned by rising NASCAR star Kyle Larson, will be making his first trip to Edmonton in several years. The veteran driver is second in points on the strength of seven A-Feature wins and 44 top-10 finishes through August 23.

David Gravel, one of the young guns on the World of Outlaws tour, finished second and sixth in the Oil City Cup last year. The Connecticut native has seven career World of Outlaws wins and is chasing his first victory of 2015.

Also in action during the Oil City Cup will be Brad Sweet, who is teammates with Daryn Pittman at Kasey Kahne Racing. Sweet has won three races thus far in 2015 and sits fifth in points. Pittman also has three victories and is seventh in the standings.

Veteran drivers Paul McMahan, who has a pair of wins this year, Jason Sides, who has one victory thus far in 2015, and Kraig Kinser will be all be in action as well at Castrol Raceway, along with sophomore drivers Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen, who are teammates for the Shark Racing team.

Jason Johnson, the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, will be making his first trip to Castrol Raceway for the Oil City Cup. The five-time American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) champion returned last month after missing nearly three months due to fractured vertebrae suffered in an accident in California in the spring.

Tickets for the Ninth Annual Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway can be purchased online at http://castrolraceway.tix.com or by calling the track at 780-468-FAST (3278)

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Scotty Thiel – Double Podium Weekend!

8/25/15

Coming off a long break due to Mother Nature and the Knoxville Nationals, the Scott Thiel Motorsports team was more than anxious to get back racing! A three day weekend was set for the team as Friday night kicked off the Kenosha County Fair Special at Wilmot Raceway. Scotty charged his way to the top spot early on but fell short at the end and settled for a 2nd place finish. Saturday night was back at Wilmot and Scotty charged from 13th to 6th in the main and would then follow that performance up on Sunday night at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI for the annual Corn Fest event. Thiel would charge from the 4th spot to capture his second podium finish for the weekend with a 2nd place finish.

Friday night at Wilmot Raceway Scotty drew an 8 pill which set him to go out fifth in IRA qualifying. After putting down a 14.107 lap time, it was good enough for third quick overall out of the 34 cars in attendance. That would place Thiel to start 6th in the heat race event. At the drop of the green flag, Thiel took charge right away. He used the top side of the track to storm his way to the front. After three laps of green flag action, Thiel took command of the lead and never looked back. He would capture the heat race win and be eligible for the A-main redraw. The 2 pill was picked during the A-main invert draw which placed Thiel to start on the outside front row of the 30 lap main event. Thiel would take command of the A-main event on the first lap using the high groove. A mix of several caution came about in the first 18 laps of racing but that didn’t stop Thiel from charging away with this lead. On lap 20, Thiel began to enter into heavy lap traffic. He moved around when he could but would go on to jump the cushion in turn three with only 5 laps to go. He regrouped himself, still in the lead but would get slid going into turn three on the next lap and lose the lead. He charged back down the track but just did not have enough to take back the lead. After 30 laps of green flag action took place, Thiel would end up settling for a 2nd place podium finish. “2nd place is good but it’s not a win. We simply got beat tonight. I messed up in lap traffic and he slid me in three. I thought we had a chance back at it but the car just went away. You’re a sitting duck out front and don’t know where they are at times but overall it was still a good night for our team. We’ll charge hard for a win tomorrow” Thiel concluded after the main event.

Saturday evening brought the team back to Wilmot for the final night of the Kenosha County Fair and the Roger Iles Memorial event. Scotty drew a 16 pill which put him out 12th for IRA qualifying. He put down a 14.771 lap time which was 13th quick overall out of 33 cars. That placed him to start third in the heat race event. After going green, Thiel battled his way on the top side of the track but settled for the third position for majority of the race. With two laps to go he slid his way into the second spot and charged after the leader but would run out of laps to do so and settled for a second place finish. He would miss the A-main redraw inversion and would have to start in the 13th position. The track became very slick as the night went on but Scotty knew they would have a decent car to hopefully move up in the field. At the drop of the green flag Thiel worked the low line in turn one. He charged his way to the top side of turn three and began his venture forward. With the help of several cautions over the course of 36 laps, Thiel was able to get solid restarts and slowly pick off cars. He moved his way up to the 7th position with only three laps to go. The white flag flew and Scotty charged hard around the top side of turn one and two. He built up a good amount of momentum and slid his way into the sixth position in the final corner and would cross the line with a respectable top ten finish. “This was a pretty solid run for us honestly. The track was very difficult all night long but we managed to move up seven spots. I really wanted to pull off a win after last night’s upset but this was still a respectable run for us. We’ll try again tomorrow at Sun Prairie.” Scotty mentioned after the main event.

The third and final night of the weekend’s racing action took place 90 miles away in Sun Prairie, WI at Angell Park Speedway. This was annual CornFest event and it brought in a ton of spectators. 25 cars were on hand Sunday and Scotty would end up going out 24th in IRA Qualifying. He put down a solid 12.470 lap time which was 9th quick overall. He would start the heat race event in the fourth position. The field took the green and Scotty began his charge forward. He moved up into the second position after the first lap and would slide his way into the lead the very next lap and never look back. He checked away from the field and pull a full straight-a-way lead and would even go on to enter into lap traffic in just ten laps of racing action. That heat race win would mark the second one of the weekend along with being eligible for the A-main redraw. The lineup was decided and Scotty would end up starting the nights’ 30 lap main event in the fourth position. At the drop of the green flag, Thiel would continue his charge he created in the heat race event. He moved into the second spot in the first lap and began to create a battle for the top spot. In only a few short laps, lap traffic began to be an issue. Scotty went side by side for the lead before getting held up by a lap car and he settled back into the second position. On lap 13 a caution came out and Thiel would have two lap cars between himself and the leader on the restart. The field went back to green flag action and Scotty would be able to get by one lap car but struggled to clear the next one to chase his way back for the top spot. A few laps later, traffic became more of an issue but the leader was in sight. He continued his charge and would finally clear all lap traffic but there was only three laps to go. Scotty was close to a half a lap behind and applied every ounce of horsepower possible but fell short by only a half a straight and settled for a second place finish, earning his second top 5 of the weekend and third top 10. “We had a pretty good weekend for what it was worth. We gave one up Friday. This time we were chasing and I struggled through lapped cars a little bit. Jeremy (Schultz) got through them”, stated Thiel. “We were fast, I think we were one of the fastest cars on the racetrack. This thing was on rails and we ran him down there at the end which was exciting”, noted Thiel about closing the gap in the final laps. “It was a great racetrack”, concluded Thiel.

Next up on the Scott Thiel Motorsports schedule is Saturday night at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, IL for the Bill Waite Jr Memorial Classic and will finish the weekend back at Sun Prairie on Sunday with the National Sprint League and IRA.

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ESPN 92.3’s “THE INSIDE LANE” SPECIAL EDITION LIVE FROM LINCOLN SPEEDWAY THIS WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26 FOR THE FRED RAHMER PROMOTIONS “LEGENDS OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA” SPRINT CAR SHOW!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- This week’s edition of “The Inside Lane” on ESPN 92.3 FM presented by Custom Metal Coating with Steve Inch and Todd Steward will air a special broadcast live from Lincoln Speedway at 5 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Aug. 26, as part of the Fred Rahmer Promotions “Legends of Central Pennsylvania” Sprint Car Show!

Inch and Steward will provide live updates and interviews from 5-6 p.m. Listen on ESPN 92.3 FM (Selinsgrove, Pa.), or stream the show at 923espn.com or on the 92.3 ESPN App.

“The Inside Lane,” which also streams live on 923ESPN.com, was launched on May 1, 2014, to cover the exciting sport of auto racing on the regional and national scenes. The one-hour motorsports talk show has featured interviews with some of the sport’s most recognized names, including Indy 500 and Daytona 500 winner Mario Andretti, World of Outlaws sprint car champion Donny Schatz, the Motor Racing Network’s Steve Post, Hall of Fame sprint car champion Fred Rahmer, and Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood III, to name a few.

Inch is a long-time Pennsylvania race track announcer and publicist and Steward has more than 35 years of experience in the radio business.

 

 

Championships on the Line at Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA (August 25, 2015): Saturday night, August 29, at Mercer Raceway Park will be the final night of points, so the divisional champions will be announced at the conclusion of each feature event. The drivers will be going for broke, as each pass on the track will be worth twice as much/ And, before the green flag drops, the fans will get the chance to meet and greet their favorites and provide them with the needed encouragement. The Meet Your Heroes promotion is made possible by Herr's, the official snack food of Mercer Raceway Park. In the 410 Sprint Car division, the championship contenders are Jack Sodeman, Jr. and Brandon Matus. Sodeman has a 26 point margin going into the event as he is seeking another crown from 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels. The younger Matus is gunning for his first track title. The next three positions are also up for grabs. Adam Kekich, the winner of last week's non-point Auto Racers for Kids charity benefit race, has a 26 point lead over second-year Sprint Car driver A.J. Flick, and a 27 point bulge over Scott Priester. Brent Matus and Michael Bauer could switch positions, depending on how they perform this time out, Eric Williams, the defending champion, could join in that mix, too, but only if he brings his trusty number 7 to the track. If he drives the Jim Chappel number 8 instead, the points will go to that machine instead. Divisional rookie Jimmy Morris, John McCracken, Jr., and Gale Ruth, Sr. will fight for the tenth spot in the standings. But, in addition to those talented drivers, a dozen or more of the region's best are expected. Jimmy Holden must have heaved a sigh of relief when he was towed from the track following a crash in last week's Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified go. If he were to repeat that on Saturday, Lonny Riggs could steal the glory with a decent finish. Kyle Fink, Tommy kristyak, and J.R. McGinley will mix things up for the other spots in the top five. Kristyak may have the edge, coming off a win after getting airborne in the shunt with Holden. But, McGinley will be sporting a fresh powerplant in his car, so he could be a force to be reckoned with, too. Sid Unverzagtt, Jr. has a firm grip on sixth, ahead of the newest generation of Schaffer racers, jeff jr. and Brian. Shayne Izzo wants that first win to move ahead of them in the rankings, as does Rich Whitney. Teenager Kyle Holden could crash the top ten with a little luck. The Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors is another two horse race. Cody Bova is hoping that his 20 point margin will hold up, but George Hobaugh, Jr. could easily unseat him. Darin Gallagher picked up his second win last week, so momentum is on his side as he tries to hold down the third position. Evan Kornbau could sneak ahead if things go his way instead. Mike Marano, II, and Darren Pifer seem firm in fifth and sixth, respectively, but only five points separate George Englert and Kotie Kirkbride. Alex Paden and Devin Litwiler are safely in the top ten. In the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, Ryan Moyer will try to snare his first track championship. He has a lead of 136 points over Gary Miller, Jr. Curtis J. Bish and Pat Fielding could flip flop in the order, and Tim Burns could pass Andy Thompson. Garrett Calvert, Joe Stajnrajh, Dennis Clark, and Charlie Baptiste currently fill out the top ten in the standings. However, Terry Wheeler and Bobby Heim could earn invitations to the annual awards banquet with a break here or there. Mark Marcucci has a commanding lead of nearly 200 points over Shane Webb in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. Jacob Bova, Bill Stivason, Glenn Teeters, Dusty Frantz, Levi Spinneweber, Jason Johnson, Keith Smith, and Doug Jones populate the top ten, but Jason Darocha is within shooting distance of the tenth spot. Michael Thompson also has a substantial advantage over Steve Longwell, Sr. in the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles backed Mini Stock class. Tyler Fulton, Shane Shook, Russ Grossman, Todd Kougher, Steve Longwell, Jr., Rudy Troples, Karlee Longwell, and Jordan Ehrenberg currently are among the top ten, but Ed Haylett and Todd Hanlon are still in contention. Teenager Isaac Paden does not have a shot at them, but, after his remarkable second place run last week, he could challenge for that first career victory! The fun will start at 7 p.m., but the gates will open at the customary times of 4 p.m. for the pits and 5 p.m. for the grandstand. Practice will commence at 6:15.

Regular event ticket pricing will apply, so adults will experience it all for only $13, seniors (60+) for $11, and students (9-15) for $5. Children (8 and under) will be admitted for free. The Family Pass will be available for just $28, and that will apply to mom, dad, and up to four minors of any age. Pit Passes will be $30. There will be no oval track action planned for the bext tree weekends, but the USA East Regional Final Fall Nationals Truck and Tractor Pull will be held on September 19. Then the Park will convene the 16th Annual Little Guy Nationals on September 25 and 26. You will not want to miss either of these traditional season-ending affairs. Remember that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps. About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

 

 

Routine Weekend Ahead for “Jonestown Jet” Zearfoss Records Top-Ten Finish at Port Royal

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Jonestown, PA (August 25, 2015) - Brock Zearfoss will prepare for a routine weekend in the “Keystone State” this Friday and Saturday with planned reappearances at the Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway. The “Jonestown Jet” has been an active competitor at both Pennsylvania half-mile ovals and will continue to log laps in preparation for larger events later in the season. Zearfoss will visit Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, August 28, and Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 29.

Brock Zearfoss will enter the upcoming weekend with one top-ten finish to his recent credit. After his Williams Grove Speedway visit for “Twin 20’s” action on Friday, August 21, was cut short due to mechanical failure, the Jonestown, Pennsylvania native would persevere and register a tenth place performance at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal on Saturday, August 22.

“It was an ‘OK’ weekend for our team” explained Brock Zearfoss, “Friday, we were plagued with some issues with the car. We had a bad vibration and eventual driveline issues during the first feature...that kept us parked the rest of the night. On Saturday, things went a little better for us. The car was good all night...started tenth during the main and kept it there. We’ve had a lot of great finishes this season. We’ll work to use what we’ve learned and try to get our car up front during the bigger shows coming up.”

Zearfoss and the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leach’s Automotive Service, Meckley’s Limestone, #3Z team have a lot to prepare for during the remaining months of the 2015 season. The remaining schedule includes a full Labor Day weekend agenda, Tuscarora 50, Dirt Classic, and the historic National Open at Williams Grove Speedway.

Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire 2015 racing campaign - right here at www.fullyinjected.com, or at www.brockzearfoss.com. Be sure ‘follow’ the ‘Jonestown Jet’ on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing

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Recent Highlights: Earned podium finish during Port Royal Speedway “Living Legends Dream Race” on Saturday, August 8.

2015 Wins: N/A

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

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About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

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SALDANA AND MOTTER TEAM HOPE TRIP TO CANADA THIS WEEKEND IS RAIN FREE

EDMONTON, Alberta (Aug. 25, 2015) – As Joey Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team prepare to drive across the northern border into Canada to compete for the Oil City Cup, they hope that Mother Nature stands down. Approximately four weeks ago, the World of Outlaws teams were in Canada for three events, two of which rained out.

“That was a disappointing trip,” said Saldana. “Obviously we have no control over the weather but we hope our trip to Castrol Raceway this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28 and 29 is rain free, not just for the teams, but for the fans. We don’t get into Canada often, maybe five races or so a season, and we appreciate the enthusiasm the Canadian fans show for our sport.”

Saldana has three victories at Castrol Raceway. He won both events in 2009 and won again in 2010.

In four Castrol Raceway events in 2013 and 2014 with the Motter team, he finished in the top five three times, and crossed the finish line eighth in the fourth event.

The Motter team continues to gain consistency. In the last six events on the Outlaws circuit this year, Saldana has finished in the top 5 five times. A flat tire and an empty fuel tank ruined a promising run Sunday night at Minot, North Dakota.

Saldana is currently fourth in World of Outlaws point standings and is only 31 points out of third. He is the leading qualifier in the series with 13 quick times on his resume this season. The Brownsburg Bullet has driven to victory circle twice this year and is looking for his third this weekend.

 

 

Dover Only One Win Away from Earning 100th Sprint Car Victory Since 2006

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Aug. 25, 2015) - Jack Dover is headed to one of his favorite tracks this weekend while in command of the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints championship standings.

Dover owns an 11-point advantage with only five races remaining for the series entering this Friday's event at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

"I feel very comfortable and confident rolling into I-80 Speedway," he said. "Not only do we have a lot of laps at that track, we have a lot of laps leading the field there."

Dover has won three out of seven races at the high-banked track this year and he has 10 feature wins there since the start of the 2011 season. He also has 21 top fives and 27 top 10s in 31 races the past four-plus seasons at I-80 Speedway.

"It's a track that is close to home and I have been to many times so that's always an advantage," he said. "It gives you a lot of confidence returning to a track where you've run well for several years in a row."

Dover is seeking his 12th win of the season, which would be his 100th feature victory since moving into 360ci sprint cars in 2006.

The Nebraska 360 Sprints event last Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., was cancelled because of the weather.

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 11 wins, 19 top fives, 21 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Eagle Motorsports

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

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

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Ball Records Top 10s at Lee County Speedway and Quincy Raceways

Inside Line Promotions - QUINCY, Ill. (Aug. 25, 2015) - Jamie Ball powered to a pair of top 10s last weekend during a Sprint Invaders tripleheader.

"It was definitely a good team effort," he said. "We ran well. The results didn't show what we hoped for, but we had moments we were quick and found some areas we can work on."

The weekend began for White Lightning Motorsports last Friday at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. Ball won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row, which locked him into the dash. He then placed fifth in the dash to garner the fourth starting position for the main event.

"On the second attempt to start the feature another driver got into me," he said. "It caused a pileup and a melee of cars who spun into each other. My car wasn't damaged though and I had to restart at the back. I think I restarted 15th and was able to move up to eighth. I probably had a shot at a top five if I ran better laps at the end, but it was a nice recovery given the circumstances."

Ball maneuvered from the back to post an eighth-place result.

The team tackled 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, the ensuing night.

"It just wasn't a very good night," he said. "The car was good. I just made the wrong decisions and the wrong moves all night long. Burlington is a track I've struggled with lately. I just need to be better on my end. It was fairly disappointing."

Ball ended fifth in a heat race and 14th in the main event.

The weekend concluded on Sunday with Ball making his debut at Quincy Raceways. He advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race before rallying from his ninth starting position into the top five during the main event.

"I was working the bottom real well," he said. "I got up to fifth with a handful of laps left. Then rubber started coming in at the middle to the top of the track. I got passed by two guys before I got up there."

Ball's seventh-place result was his 12th top 10 of the season. He ranks third in the Sprint Invaders championship standings.

Ball and teammate Devin Kline are set to compete this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the season finale at the half-mile oval.

"I'm just hoping to build off our success at 360 Knoxville Nationals," Ball said. "I've had a terrible year there so far. We've got nothing to lose. We're gunning for a win."

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL:

Aug. 21 - Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa - Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 5 (3); Feature: 8 (4).

Aug. 22 - 34 Raceway in West Burlison, Iowa - Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 14 (15).

Aug. 23 - Quincy Raceways in Quincy, Ill. - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 7 (9).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL - 28 races, 2 wins, 5 top fives, 12 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 27 top 20s

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

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

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

VIDEO -

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

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Bell Helmets

Bell Racing USA LLC is the world's leading auto racing and karting helmet company. More champions in all forms of racing have worn Bell Helmets than any other brand. The Bell name is synonymous with innovation, technology, engineering excellence and superior helmet performance. For more information, visit http://www.BellRacing.com.

"Since my dad started racing sprint cars in 1998 he's been a Bell customer and I have been as well since I started," Jamie Ball said. "We not only love their helmets, but we love how safe they are. I value their craftsmanship and how strong their helmets are. I want to say thanks for keeping us safe throughout the years."

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

 

 

Bergman Sweeps ASCS Gulf South Doubleheader, Finishes Fifth at High Roller Classic

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (Aug. 25, 2015) - Seth Bergman swept last weekend's ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader to establish a new season-high for victories.

Bergman's pair of regional triumphs, which give him 11 trips to Victory Lane this year, also netted him a $1,000 bonus.

"To start the weekend we saw the ASCS Gulf South Region had back-to-back nights and they had a bonus if you swept both nights," he said. "My goal was to sweep both nights. The first step to do that is get through Night 1. We got a bad draw and had to overcome that, which we did and that put us in the redraw."

Bergman kicked off Friday's event by advancing from seventh to fourth place in a heat race at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas. That locked him into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 3 during the random draw to start the main event on the inside of the second row.

"I got to second right away," he said. "The track was pretty difficult to pass on. It was narrow. I just stayed with Ray (Allen Kulhanek). My original plan was to make something happen in traffic, but we never got in it much. We had a caution with about six or seven laps to go and I knew I was going to have to try something. Once we restarted I tried a line on the track where I wasn't sure it was going to work. It ended up working and we were able to get by Ray at the end. I went straight to the top in turns three and four and started working it in. I got a run in turns three and four coming to the white flag. We caught two lapped cars and I was able to sneak in front of Ray and got by those lapped cars in turns one and two, which secured the win."

Bergman officially led the final two laps en route to his 10th win of the season.

He returned to action the ensuing night by making his debut at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas. Bergman charged from eighth to win a heat race, which earned him a spot in the feature redraw. This time he drew the second-highest number - seven - to line up on the inside of the fourth row for the feature.

"The draw definitely makes it difficult," he said. "When you get a bad draw, you have to be attacking from the green flag. I knew it was 25 laps and it was a big track. You have some time to let things play out. I made sure I made good decisions and took it lap by lap. I think we took the race lead with eight or nine laps to go and checked out."

Bergman methodically maneuvered through the field and he led the final third of the race to score the triumph.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway, which hosted the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the High Roller Classic.

Bergman advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race, which earned him a spot in the dash. He finished fourth in the dash to line up on the outside of the second row for the 25-lap feature.

"I slid Aaron (Reutzel) for second a couple of times and we raced hard," he said. "I attacked early and made some moves when people were close. As the laps went on we faded. I feel like we had a fifth-place race car."

Bergman ended with a fifth-place result after a spirited battle in the closing laps.

He is slated to compete this Friday at Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, and Saturday at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, with the ASCS Red River Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 21 - Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 1 (3).

Aug. 22 - Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas - Heat race: 1 (8); Feature: 1 (7).

Aug. 23 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 5 (4).

SEASON STATS -

49 races, 11 wins, 25 top fives, 34 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, and Saturday at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, with the ASCS Red River Region

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

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, Young Tools, Eagle Motorsports, SpeedMart and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Ends Disappointing Weekend in Crash at Cotton Bowl Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PAIGE, Texas (Aug. 25, 2015) - Brandon Hanks had one of his most frustrating weekends of the season last Friday and Saturday in Texas.

"It wasn't a good weekend, but that's just part of racing," he said.

Hanks and the David Smith Racing team were plagued by a mechanical problem throughout Friday's ASCS Gulf South Region event at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco.

"We had motor problems all night," he said. "The car wouldn't run good at all. It got to where it was missing and popping. We changed a few things which helped, but we didn't fix the whole problem. We were down on power and didn't have anything for them."

Hanks finished where he started - sixth - in a heat race and ended ninth in the B Main.

The team replaced the mag prior to Saturday's ASCS Gulf South Region event at Cotton Bowl Speedway, where the engine ran much better. Hanks won his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That locked him into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 6 during the random draw to start the main event on the outside of the third row.

"We had a really good car all night," he said. "We were a little tight in the heat race. We tightened it up more for the feature thinking the track would be slick. It turned out that was not the right move. I was too left rear tight to run the bottom and I was too right rear tight to run the cushion. I was cheating the cushion trying to run the top."

Hanks battled for a top five throughout the first third of the main event before he was involved in a crash.

"I didn't cheat the cushion enough and when I got on the cushion the right rear caught a hole," he said. "I tried to drive out of it, but I went right into the wall and ended up crashing."

The impact bent the frame and Hanks was unable to resume racing. He was credited with an 18th-place result.

This weekend's plans are up in the air as the team is waiting on an engine to be freshened and a new car to be built.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 21 - Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas - Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 9 (8).

Aug. 22 - Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 18 (6).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 15 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wesmar Racing Engines

Since the inception of Wesmar Racing Engines in 1986, the company has grown from a small business to one of the top names in the sprint car engine building industry. For more information, visit http://www.WesmarRacing.com.

"I want to thank Dan and the team at Wesmar Racing Engines for giving us such great engines," Hanks said. "We have the best horsepower available."

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

 

 

VALVOLINE RACEWAY GEARS UP FOR BIGGEST EVER YEAR

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

August 25, 2015

This time last year the promise of a brand new era for the iconic once Parramatta City Raceway now Valvoline Raceway beckoned a new legion and an existing core base of fans into a new and exciting world.

With Made Too Go PL purchasing the ownership and management rights to the Speedway (in August 2014) and with only six weeks until the start of the 2014/2015 season it was hectic to say the least in the transition.

Still, somehow in all that eleventh hour craziness the season wound up being a landmark summer with the promise of a spectacular new dimension for the sport in the Harbour city.

This time around, with a substantially longer lead up time, the team at Valvoline Raceway are still wide open initiating and finalizing a raft of sweeping improvements and developments at “VR”.

“We haven’t stopped since the last season finished,” explains Managing Director Steven Green, “our track team and our administration team have been flat out on the season ahead from a range of perspectives. We feel confident that 2015/2016 will be even better than last season.”

Improvements and developments currently underway or being completely for the Speedway include:

· The completion of electronically secured Pit Garages that are available for lease for the season for teams. Teams interested in securing their own Pit Garage can phone the office on (02) 9637 0411 or email steve@sydneyspeedway.com.au

· Refurbishments and improvements to the Corporate Suites and Commentary box

· Creation of a 45 degree “Kick in” extension (on top of) to the main straight-turn one fence to further increase safety for spectators

· Continuation of the concrete driveway through the pit area – progress of this is currently governed by the wet weather

· Rebuilding and complete ‘fitting out’ of the Speedway Merchandise Shop inside the spectator main entrance to a newly styled ‘walk in and walk out’ facility

· Presence on October 3 of a newly created “USC Merchandise Trailer”

· Creation of a new range of Valvoline Raceway and USC Merchandise/apparel

· Negotiation of American Sprintcar teams for competition within the International Season at VR

· VR has commissioned sign writer Jeff Byron to construct a ‘mock’ podium for spectators to use in photographs and ‘selfies’ for sharing in social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to name a few. The “Everyone’s a champion” Podium will be positioned adjacent to the new Merchandise Shop.

· A new undercover compound has been created for the housing of maintenance vehicles and for VR team and race teams to work with the provision of cover and protection from the elements

· A new perimeter fence is being completed along Wentworth Street and along with it a specifically designed besser block entrance gate

· A comprehensive and substantial advertising and marketing campaign has been created with media partners including Channel Seven, Network TEN, Foxtel (including specifically targeted kids and sporting programming) Radio Triple M, Radio WSFM, The Daily Telegraph and various social media outlets

· A revolutionary and exciting new advertising campaign

· Opportunities have been created for several naming rights sponsorship to the wide variety of events held at Valvoline Raceway – for more information please phone (02) 9637 0411 or email wade@sydneyspeedway.com.au

· The pre-planning and completely revamped image styling and brand positioning for the Valvoline Raceway race teams and drivers and USC combatants for marketing, social media and television exposure

· The continued negotiation and planning for Television Exposure for Valvoline Raceway and the USC

All in all, when you throw in the individual logistics for the purchase and complete revamp of VR’s new sister track Hi Tec Oils Speedway Toowoomba and the creation of the spectacular new USC concept it’s been a massive ‘off-season’ for the team.

Work continues at a feverish pace as the October 3, 2015 season opener looms at Valvoline Raceway.

Rest assured, there’s more information coming soon!

 

 

Brent Marks Scores Four Consecutive Top-Ten Finishes Back to Work in Central PA on Friday and Saturday

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Myerstown, PA (August 25, 2015) - Brent Marks continues to display consistency in 2015, racking up four more consecutive top-ten finishes while in action in central Pennsylvania. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania native is pleased with performance, but still expresses some disappointment. The driver of the familiar Brent Marks Racing, BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Diamond Toyota, Russell Heller Builders, #19M has yet to find victory lane this season, but hopes to change that soon and add a few checks in the “W” column.

“We had another consistent weekend, but we need to find victory lane” expressed Brent Marks, “We are having a hard time figuring out the issue. I know we have the potential to get it done, but it just hasn’t happened yet...just having a hard time figuring out that missing piece. We’ll keep working until we get it done.”

The “Myerstown Missile” entered action at three different Pennsylvania ovals during the recent weekend, finishing no worse than eighth in the running order on each night. Marks finished seventh and sixth during “Twin-20’s” action at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, August 21, followed by an eighth place finish during “BAPS Night” at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 22. The recent weekend came to a close at Susquehanna Speedway Park on Sunday, August 23, where Brent Marks recorded his first top-five performance of the weekend. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania native finished fifth during the 25-lap Sunday sprint car special.

Up next on the schedule is a pair of events back in “Posse Country.” Brent Marks Racing will visit Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, August 28, followed by a trip to the “Speed Palace” at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 29.

“We stay close to home again this weekend” said Marks, “There are a lot of big shows coming up that are right in our own backyard. We want to be ready for them.”

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire 2015 campaign - right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

======================== Recent Highlights: Brent Marks finished third during Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-main action on Friday night, August 14; also finishing 17th during the Knoxville Nationals finale on Saturday, August 15

2015 Wins: 0

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

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About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

Bowser Makes History at Lernerville Speedway In Fifth Win of 2015

Sarver, PA (August 25, 2015) – While five wins on the season is an accomplishment, Carl Bowser reached a career milestone on Friday, August 21st with his victory at Lernerville Speedway. The win was Bowser’s 19th at the ‘Action Track’, moving him into a tie for 10th on Lernerville’s All Time Winner’s List with Mark Cassella and Ted Wise.

Starting from the pole after a second place heat race finish, Bowser rocketed to the lead on Friday before facing two cautions and restarts. Bowser was able to pull away from the field for his fifth win of 2015.

"We had a great car Friday night because this crew has been working hard all year,” Bowser said. "To be into the top 10 sprint winners list at only 28 is pretty awesome. A lot of those guys I watched growing up, or wasn't lucky enough to see them race at all, so we feel really lucky.”

Saturday, the team visited Mercer Raceway Park for the fourth time this season for the Auto Racers for Kids Charities event. With the extra money in the purse, the field was qualified instead of using the weekly pill draw format. Bowser timed sixth quick, placing him in the dash, which he was able to win.

Bowser and the #10 crew were hoping to double up on the weekend but had to settle for a third place finish.

Starting on the pole, Bowser and the #10 crew were hoping to double up on the weekend but was when the checkered flag flew at the end of the fetaure event Carl came home in 3rd. Disapointed in the results but overall a good weekend for the team.

"We just didn’t make enough changes from the dash to the feature and were too loose to stay with [Adam] Kekich,” Bowser said. “We were disappointed, but it was a good weekend overall and we learned some things about a track we haven’t visited much this year."

Bowser’s upcoming schedule includes the final weekly show at Lernerville Speedway, a weekly event at Mercer Raceway Park, and special events in Central Pennsylvania, Ohio and more to be announced.

Fans can check out marketing partner Turner's Premium Iced Tea's new television commercial featuring Bowser during upcoming NASCAR broadcasts and through both Turner’s and Bowser’s social media platforms or on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrGDmFkH2qs.

The Carl Bowser Racing team would like to thank their 2015 marketing partners: Terry Bowser Excavating, Turner Dairy Farms, Reeseman Body Shop, Ringer's Pet Dog Training, MSMDesigns, Precise Racing Products/Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, DirtyMouth Communications, Townsend Gas and Oil, Precise Tool and Die, and Trinity Jewelers.

To learn more about Carl and the CBR #10 team, you can like the team’s page on Facebook, follow Carl on Twitter as @CarlBowser, on Instagram, subscribe to the YouTube channel or visit CarlBowser.com. For more information, please contact Kristin at kristin@dirtymouthcommunications.com.

 

 

At a Glance: The Budweiser International Classic 200 Roster

OSWEGO, NY (August 25, 2015) – As preparations continue for the 59th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 on Sunday, September 6, a healthy list of Supermodified veterans and newcomers are looking to make their mark on the ‘Steel Palace’ come Labor Day Weekend.

0 – Tim Snyder (Northfield, NH): Tim Snyder’s first career Supermodified victory came in the Budweiser International Classic 200 back in 2001 and Snyder would no doubt like to relive that glory in 2015. Showing great speed at times this season; Snyder ranks 10th in the Speedway’s driver standings with five top ten finishes. A ninth place finish in the 2014 International Classic proves Snyder still has his long distance prowess, and if the ‘Zero Hero’ can again go the distance, he will no doubt be there again.

00 – Joe Gosek (Oswego, NY): A three-time champion of the International Classic in 1991, 1992, and 2002 – Joe Gosek has had an up and down season through 2015. Driving both his own No. 00 and a machine owned by John Nicotra this season, Gosek has mustered four top five finishes on the year. Gosek will return to the wheel of his own machine for the Classic and hopes to be in contention to score another top five run, as he did in 2014. Once Gosek qualifies for the 200, it will mark his 36th consecutive Classic drive.

01 – Dan Connors Jr. (Oswego, NY): Dan Connors Jr. will be a driver to watch come Classic Weekend as he continues to work the bugs out of a freshly reconstructed machine, redesigned by Hawk Jr. Fabrication. Battling some health issues in recent weeks, Connors has not been at wheel for quite some time, but the new orange Connors machine will no doubt have speed if Connors is up to the task. Still in search of his first career victory at Oswego, Connors has all the tools necessary to give the No. 01 a top five drive in the International Classic.

02 – Brandon Bellinger (Fulton, NY): Brandon Bellinger joined his grandfather Ed Sr. and father Ed Jr. as feature winners at Oswego Speedway this season, behind the wheel of the patented No. 02. New found speed befell the Bellinger crew at the midway point of the season and since that time Bellinger has been a threat week in and week out. Renewed confidence and a seventh place finish in last year’s 200 has Bellinger primed for a top five battle in this year’s International Classic.

05 – Jeff Abold (Baldwinsville, NY): Showing the same veteran abilities of his track champion father Pat, Jeff Abold fired a shot across the bow of the Novelis Supermodified division in 2015 driving his homebuilt No. 05 racer. Sitting seventh in the series standings heading to Classic, Abold has eight top ten finishes this season, tied with championship hopefuls Otto Sitterly and Bob Bond. While the No. 05 may not have front row speed, the Abold team has proven that reliability and a heady driver are what it takes to compete weekly in the Supermodified division. In many people’s eyes Abold, who took third in his first International Classic back in 2007, is a podium pick and potential upset winner of this year’s 200.

06 – Dave Cliff (Oswego, NY): Dave Cliff was initially registered to compete with his family owned No. 06 Supermodified in the 59th annual International Classic, but recent developments have placed the former SBS track champion in the Danzer Racing No. 72 Supermodified. With Cliff piloting the No. 72, the No. 06 will be kept solely as a back-up ride for Cliff should the No. 72 or No. 52 of Danzer run into issues.

1 – Shawn Muldoon (Oswego, NY): A former Oswego Speedway Novelis Supermodified track champion, Shawn Muldoon has been at the Speedway twice with the No. 1 in 2015. Firing issues plagued the team their first night out and on the second night Brian Sobus would drive the machine in the main event after developing issues with his No. 79. Muldoon missed the cut for the Classic one year ago by only one position and hopes to rebound this season, putting the No. 1 in the Classic for the first time in two years.

2 – Dave Shullick Jr. (North Ridgeville, OH): The current ISMA Supermodified point leader and defending champion of the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals, Dave Shullick Jr. will once again drive out of the John Nicotra Racing stables in 2015. Shullick has competed in non-wing action at the Big O a couple times this season in his brand new Hawk Supermodified, with limited results. Nicotra and Shullick hope that Classic Weekend will be their peak performance with Shullick battling teammates Sitterly and Davey Hamilton for victory. Shullick took 18th in the 2014 running of the Classic.

5 – Tim Devendorf (Brewerton, NY): Tim Devendorf has campaigned a new Hawk Supermodified in 2015 and showed tremendous speed at times with the No. 5. Riding twelfth in the current driver standings with three top five finishes this season, Devendorf hopes to crack the Fast 14 qualifiers this year and keep himself in a top ten battle all day long throughout the 200. A steady drive will see Devendorf as a lock in the top ten at day’s end, with a top five run certainly in the cards. Devendorf ended his 2014 Classic in 19th, just behind Shullick.

6 – Davey Hamilton (Boise, ID): The winner of the 1997 International Classic driving for Mike Muldoon, Davey Hamilton has knocked on the door step of victory yet again several times in the Classic, driving for John Nicotra. Hamilton took second in 2012, battled up front all day in 2013 before his rear wing came apart, and finished third in 2014. Despite only competing at the Speedway once this season back on May 9 with a dismal 19th place effort, Hamilton will be one of a handful of drivers with a sure shot at victory in the 200 come Sunday, September 6.

7 – Otto Sitterly (Canajoharie, NY): One of the other drivers with a sure shot at victory in the 59th International Classic is the defending champion and four-time winner of the great race, Otto Sitterly. Taking top honors in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2014 – Sitterly has five Novelis Supermodified wins at Oswego this season and may very well be the odds on favorite for another back to back triumph in the 200. Sitterly has made his career on big time wins at Oswego and a fifth Classic title would tie him with the legendary Ed Bellinger Jr. all-time.

9 – Stephen Gioia III (Oswego, NY): The second generation Gioia driver, Stephen Gioia III has been a weekly fixture at Oswego this season but has struggled to come up with the results he would like in 2015. In a car built by his father Steve Jr., the winner of the 1976 International Classic, Gioia has showed glimpses of speed in the No. 9 and hopes to see it return on Labor Day Weekend. Gioia will likely be a second round qualifier come Sunday and will look to better on his performance in the 2014 Classic which saw him complete just four circuits, in 34th position.

11 – Aric Iosue ® (Oswego, NY): One of the rookie competitors this season looking to make his first start in the Classic is ‘The Flying Pharmacist’, Aric Iosue. A longtime Supermodified crewman, Iosue strapped the helmet on in competition for the first time in 2015 and has showed his share of great speed in the No. 11 this season. Iosue finished sixth in the Speedway’s Summer championship back in July and has been in the 16-second bracket a number of times during the regular season. Driving the same car that took Bobby Santos to a fourth place finish in the 2014 Classic, Iosue should time into the field without issue on Sunday afternoon.

15 – Michael Muldoon (Baldwinsville, NY): Joining Brandon Bellinger as a first time winner in 2015, Michael Muldoon carries two main event wins into the 59th annual Classic, driving for his father Mike. Showing tremendous speed all year long, Muldoon should be a shoe in for a Fast 14 qualifying spot, and based on his feature runs this season, another driver with a look at victory in the 200. Muldoon took tenth in last year’s edition of the great race.

21 – Kody Graham (Liverpool, NY): For the second year in a row, Kody Graham won the final Novelis Supermodified main event of the season prior to the International Classic. Graham hopes that he can back that up with yet another front row qualifying spot for the 200 in the No. 21. Showing front row speed all year long, Graham is fifth in Oswego’s driver standings, and seems to have put all the pieces in place for a run at victory in the 2015 Classic. Since the newer Xtreme chassis debuted a few years back, reliability has been the question in the 200, but if the ride goes the distance, Graham will battle in the top five.

22 – Pat Lavery (Oswego, NY): Pat Lavery may have been the toast of the town in last year’s Classic, pitting for a new left rear tire and charging back through the pack for a career best second place run in the 200. Lavery has not been in contention for victory so far in 2015, but a well-paced racecar and smart driving has Lavery sixth in the driver standings, again listed as a favorite in the Classic. Chatter in the pit area has Lavery again tabbed for another pit stop in 2015, and if so, keep an eye on the No. 22 again working through the field with a podium finish in sight.

23 – Mike McVetta ® (Wellington, OH): Joining Aric Iosue as a rookie contender in 2015 is Ohio winged Supermodified veteran, Mike McVetta. McVetta, a NASA engineer who builds his own racecars, has been coming to the Oswego Classic for years as a fan and will finally give the 200 a go in ’15. McVetta has an ISMA and MSA Supermodified victory this season, each at Lorain County Speedway in Ohio. In a racecar that has never competed without a wing, McVetta will hope that all the pieces of the puzzle come into place on Sunday afternoon, helping him to park the No. 23 on the front stretch for the International Classic starting lineup.

24 – Jerry Curran (Oswego, NY): Like Shawn Muldoon, Supermodified veteran Jerry Curran has only been to the Speedway a couple times in 2015 with the Nuclear Banana No. 24. Always at the Speedway with a beautifully prepared machine, Curran hopes his 2015 Classic goes somewhat smoother than in 2014. Last year Curran hit the wall during Friday warmups, forcing him to the Bud Light B-Main, which he would go on to win. Curran would then drive masterfully from 29th position to 12th in the 200. If all goes well during warmups Friday and Sunday, Curran should likely time into the show, giving himself an easier shot at a top ten run come Sunday evening.

26 – Shaun Gosselin (Fox Lake, IL): Coming in from the Chicago area each week to compete at Oswego, Shaun Gosselin seems to be hitting his stride at the right time with the No. 26. A podium finish in the last race prior to the Classic has Gosselin and team eyeing another top notch run in the Classic. Finishes of sixth in 2012 and third in 2013 prove Gosselin and team have what it takes for another podium effort in 2015.

35 – Bob Magner (Oswego, NY): Each year the Classic draws one-off entries and one of those drivers in 2015 is Bob Magner, driving the No. 35 Supermodified piloted in recent years by Jeff Holbrook. The Allegresso built machine has shown Fast 14 speed as recently as 2012, and two-time Mr. Supermodified Magner is no doubt capable of giving it another great drive. Magner last competed in the Classic in 2013 with a finish of 22nd, and has spent the last couple seasons mixing it up on the ISMA Supermodified trail.

47 – Bob Bond (Mexico, NY): Two-time Classic champion and current Novelis Supermodified point leader at Oswego, Bob Bond is another of the drivers banking on victory in the International Classic. Once again driving the Four Sevens Motorsports No. 47 Hawk, Bond has one victory this season and multiple top five efforts to lead Sitterly in the overall drivers chase. With Fast 14 speed and a knack for long distance driving, Bond hopes to rebound from a disappointing 20th place run in last year’s 200, which saw him with a flat right rear and damaged racing machine.

50 – Dave Gruel (Fulton, NY): Yearly Oswego championship contender Dave Gruel is another driver eyeing Classic victory. Finishing third in 2012 and fifth in 2013, a rare stumble last season saw Gruel with a 16th place effort. With one feature victory in 2015 and a fourth place ranking in the current driver standings, Gruel hopes to be one of those dicing for victory at race’s end on Sunday.

51 – Joey Moriarty (Glendale, AZ): A familiar name is returning to Classic contention in 2015, driving a familiar number – Joey Moriarty will return in the No. 51 for his first International Classic since 1995. A rookie in the 1990 Classic, Moriarty started his Classic career in a big way with a fourth place finish behind only Bentley Warren, Dave Shullick Sr., and Pat Abold. A ninth place finish in 1991 and another top ten in 1994 made Moriarty a fan favorite in his early career. But, it has been 20 years since the Arizona driver has started the Classic, spending the last several years on the dirt out west. Moriarty returns this season driving a brand new Hawk chassis, which he has tested several times this year, displaying Fast 14 speed in the 16.4-second bracket. Moriarty will likely time in on day one and from there only time will tell if Moriarty can again return to the top ten of the Classic.

52 – Dave Danzer (Oswego, NY): Former Mr. Supermodified title holder Dave Danzer has one feature win in 2015 and is one of the fastest racers at the Speedway every Saturday night. Danzer was in the thick of the winning conversation in last year’s Classic, until spinning late in the going. The No. 52 did rebound for an eighth place finish, and will no doubt better that effort if the machine stays forward the entire distance. Danzer qualified fourth quick one year ago with a lap of 16.0-seconds, and is another of the favorites for Classic victory this season.

54 – Dalton Doyle ® (Fulton, NY): Unlike Aric Iosue and Mike McVetta, Classic rookie Dalton Doyle has zero laps of experience in a Supermodified heading into Classic Week. A three-time winner in the Pathfinder Bank SBS division, Doyle led the Small Block standings for much of 2014 and has landed a ride in the Tim Devendorf back-up Supermodified, formerly driven by Greg Furlong. Testing dates leading up to the Classic will help get Doyle up to speed as the lead fabricator at Hawk Jr. Fabrication looks to make his first Supermodified feature the biggest one there is, the International Classic 200.

55 – Keith Shampine (Concord, NC): Like Shaun Gosselin, Keith Shampine travels a great distance to be a part of Oswego Speedway and the Novelis Supermodified division, as the driver of the Chris Osetek No. 55 hauls from Concord, NC each week. Driving a machine designed and built by car owner Osetek, Shampine has been searching for consistent speed all year. Three top ten finishes in weekly action have seen Shampine competitive and a Fast 14 qualifying effort in 2013 bodes well for the No. 55 come Classic time. Shampine will likely be on the edge of a Fast 14 spot on Friday night of Classic and hopes to see the checkered flag in the Classic itself, something he has yet to do in the Osetek No. 55.

56 – Hal LaTulip (Oswego, NY): Hal LaTulip will once again drive through the Oswego gates on Classic Weekend with the No. 56. Driving a chassis of his own design, LaTulip has brought the No. 56 to Oswego every week this season, continuing to build speed toward qualifying for another 200. LaTulip fell short of the starting grid in 2014, but made the show as recently as 2013 with a 25th place run. The Classic would not be quite the same without the LaTulip No. 56 on the roster.

68 – Michael Barnes (Mexico, NY): Coming to many as a surprise, Michael Barnes has not yet reached victory lane at Oswego Speedway in 2015, driving the Syrell Racing No. 68. The first driver to officially crack the 15-second bracket in a Novelis Supermodified, one year ago during Classic time trials, Barnes is a threat for the Classic pole position again in 2015. Several podium finishes this season and two wins in 2014 make Barnes another favorite for the 200 victory as he looks to improve on his sixth place run one year ago, looking to score his first career Classic top five.

72 – Dave Cliff (Oswego, NY): Officially announced during the final Supermodified event of the regular season at Oswego, with a career best runner-up finish, Dave Cliff will indeed continue behind the wheel of the Danzer No. 72 for the 59th International Classic. Starting the season behind the wheel of his own No. 06 machine, Cliff opened eyes with a few fine attempts, before getting the call to drive on the Danzer team for the 200. The car that Cliff will pilot took Danzer to a fourth place finish in the 2011 Classic. Cliff, who ran the 2010 Classic for Pat and Terry Strong and the 2013 Classic in his own ride, will look to make his third start on September 6 for a third different car owner in Craig Danzer.

79 – Brian Sobus (Fulton, NY): Brian Sobus had his coming out party as a Novelis Supermodified car owner during last year’s International Classic Weekend, surprising the crowd with a 16.4-second lap, putting him in as the final of the Fast 14 qualifiers. Unfortunately Sobus would be one of the first cars out of last year’s 200, but Sobus bounced back in 2015 driving his No. 79 to two runner-up finishes this year, including the 75-lap Jim Shampine Memorial in May. Showing solid speed this season, Sobus will look to try and return to the front seven rows of the starting grid in 2015, and may well be one of the surprise contenders for victory if he makes it the distance.

83 – Lou LeVea Jr. (Fulton, NY): Another weekly runner at Oswego, Lou LeVea Jr. is one of the competitors working all season to better his program with a starting spot in the International Classic in mind. Driving an older Belfiore chassis, the LeVea crew has worked hard all season to put themselves in position to once again make the 200, which they have done each of the last two seasons with a best finish of 20th in 2013. Driving the No. 83, LeVea may have to race his way into the show, but another starting spot and the $1,000 prize that comes along with it, will be mighty satisfying for this crew.

88 – Ryan Litt (London, ONT): A veteran of winged Sprint Car racing, Ryan Litt stormed onto the Classic scene back in 2013 driving the Dave Lair Jet No. 88. The son of former Supermodified driver Wade Litt, Ryan qualified seventh fastest and finished with an amazing fourth in his first Classic two years ago. Last year, Litt struggled with the No. 88, running the Bud-Light B-Main and ending his day with a disappointing 28th place effort. Litt is scheduled to return yet again in 2015 and is looking to return to the form he first showed only two years ago in his rookie season.

91 – Bobby Santos (Indianapolis, IN): Driving for Graham Racing for the second consecutive season, Bobby Santos will return to Oswego for another shot at Classic victory in 2015. Santos first came to Oswego as a teenager in 2002, driving for Dave Lair. The young shoe made an immediate impact, time trialing into the show with a 15th place finish. One year later Santos timed in 6th quick, before dropping out. In 2004, driving for Craig Rayvals, Santos nearly won the Classic – crashing across the line with Greg Furlong. Despite excelling in various other racing series’, Santos continues to return to the Classic and as recently as last season scored another top five finish driving the Graham No. 11. This year Santos will pilot the No. 91, driven the majority of the season by his car owner Ray Graham, and will surely make himself known as a pole and winner threat in this year’s field.

96 – Lou LeVea Sr. (Volney, NY): Lou LeVea Sr. started the 2015 season driving the No. 66 Supermodified built by his car owner Steve Buske. Unfortunately, an accident earlier in the year sidelined that ride, moving LeVea to the former Kerfien Racing, Page Chassis, No. 96. Like his son Lou Jr., a starting spot in the Classic is a crucial result in the overall success of Lou Sr.’s season. Last year, LeVea wheeled his way into the 200 as the fifth and final qualifier out of a stacked Bud Light B-Main. This year, LeVea hopes he can muster the speed to qualify in day two time trials.

99 – Joey Payne (Fairlawn, NJ): One year removed from starting on the pole position for the International Classic with a new track record of 15.802 seconds, Joey Payne is reunited with his former Oswego team in Strong Racing. Payne and car owners Pat and Terry Strong competed at Oswego just once this season, in a shakedown of the No. 99. A veteran of the Classic, Payne hopes to find a Fast 14 qualifying spot and then put himself in position to finally win the Classic. The ride that Payne will chauffeur last ran in the International Classic in 2013, ending in the eighth position with Michael Barnes at the controls.

The cars listed above have contacted the Speedway in regards to running the 59th International Classic. The cars listed below are potential additions to the field.

3 – Brian Sweeney: Rumors have recently circulated that Brian Sweeney may bring his No. 3 Supermodified out of the garage for an attempt at the Classic. Sweeney qualified 15th fastest in last year’s Classic field, ending with a 24th place finish.

18 – Howard Page: Page has been to the Speedway a handful of times this season with the No. 18, but not in recent weeks. After time trialing 27th fastest one year ago, Page finished 32nd in the 2014 edition of the 200.

45 – Mike Barbera: The Mike Barbera owned No. 45 made a surprise visit to the Speedway on August 15 and is rumored to have one of two veteran drivers at the wheel come Classic Weekend. It is said that both Russ Wood and Tim Jedrzejek have been contacted to drive the Muldoon chassis No. 45 this Labor Day Weekend. The Barbera machine qualified for last year’s Classic through the Bud Light B-Main with Mike at the wheel, finishing 31st overall.

66 – Buske Racing: Car owner Steve Buske has declared intentions to potentially enter another machine for the Classic as No. 66. The car is said to be the twin to the No. 96 machine entered in the Classic by Lou LeVea Sr. A driver had not been discussed for this car.

70 – Dave McKnight: After failing to qualify for the 2014 International Classic, driving for Gary Morton, it is unclear if McKnight or Morton will return for the Classic in 2015.

75 – Gene Lee Gibson: Gibson failed to qualify for the Classic in 2014 driving his own No. 75. Earlier in the year Gibson was said to be coming to the Speedway for the August 8 Anniversary night, but never made it to the Speedway.

84 – Mike Lichty: Lichty qualified for last year’s Classic driving a former John Nicotra owned machine and looked stout in the No. 84 prior to dropping out of the event on lap 165. While Lichty has not filed an official entry, the word is that Lichty will indeed return with the same car in 2015.

94 – Logan Rayvals ®: Rookie Supermodified driver Logan Rayvals has been at the Speedway twice in 2015, qualifying for one main event. A former NEMA Lites shoe, Rayvals competes in the former Locke Racing machine driven in last year’s Classic by Randy Ritskes. While Rayvals has not filed an entry for the Classic he is expected to be one of four rookies competing for Total Seal Rookie of the Race honors, worth $500.

For more information on Oswego Speedway and Budweiser International Classic Weekend visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646.

 

 

Smith Nabs 15th Top 10 with All Stars During Debut at I-96 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - QUINCY, Mich. (Aug. 25, 2015) - Ryan Smith had a successful debut at a pair of tracks in Michigan last weekend with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

Smith opened the weekend on Friday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa by qualifying fifth quickest. Unfortunately, that put him in a tough spot.

"The transponder system wasn't working well," he said. "I went out for time trials and finished 11th, but only one lap clicked. An official came out and said to take another lap. I timed in three tenths quicker so that put me on the second row of a heat race. I didn't time good enough to lock in based on time, but I timed too good to start on the front row of a heat race."

Smith finished where he started - third - in a heat race to miss advancing into the dash by only one spot. That lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for the main event.

"It was hard to pass, but it was a good night," he said. "We got what we could and stayed in the top 10 throughout the feature."

Smith earned an eighth-place result, which marked his 15th top 10 of the season with the series.

The team then ventured to Butler Speedway the ensuing day, which began with Smith qualifying 25th quickest.

"We drew a real bad number and went out second to last," he said. "It didn't get much better the rest of the night. We made the main through our heat race, but the track was rubber down with no passing at all in the feature. I was happy to get out of there in one piece."

Smith, who finished fourth in a heat race, advanced from 17th to a 13th-place finish in the main event.

The weekend was slated to conclude on Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, where Smith got off to a strong start.

"I was the first car out to qualify and we laid a good lap down," he said. "About 15 cars went out and I was still quick time. I finally had a good shot to lock into the dash (through the heat race on time) and it was more my type of race track and then it rained out."

Sunday's event was cancelled following a rain storm midway through qualifying.

Smith will return to the site of his first career 410ci sprint car win on Tuesday at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J., for the Jersey Rush V before this weekend wraps up on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 21 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 8 (10).

Aug. 22 - Butler Speedway in Quincy, Mich. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 13 (17).

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 20 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 36 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J., for the Jersey Rush V and Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing

Twitter Race Updates: https://twitter.com/DeniseS_SS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid

Instagram: https://instagram.com/denises_ss

VIDEO -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - S&S Speedways

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"It's the best indoor slick track for go-karts in Eastern Pennsylvania," Smith said. "It really simulates dirt track racing. It's a fun place for a family to have a great time out."

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

 

 

Blaney Grabs Two Top 10s in Michigan with All Star Circuit of Champions

Inside Line Promotions - QUINCY, Mich. (Aug. 25, 2015) - Dale Blaney powered to a pair of top 10s last weekend during a UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader to maintain a sizeable lead in the championship standings.

Blaney and the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed CH Motorsports team hold a 213-point advantage with 10 races remaining this season following a sixth-place result last Friday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., and a ninth-place finish on Saturday at Butler Speedway.

The weekend began with Blaney qualifying fourth quickest - first in his group - on Friday at I-96 Speedway. He then finished where he started - fourth - in a heat race to lock into the main event.

"We didn't qualify good enough and then it was one lane in the heat races," he said. "That put us 12th in the A Main. It was hard to pass. We got to sixth, but didn't make too many passes. We made a decent night out of it. I-96 is a neat facility, but for whatever reason that night it didn't create a lot of good racing."

The team ventured to Butler Speedway the ensuing night and Blaney timed in ninth quickest overall - second in his group.

"I went out early and I didn't really cut a good lap," he said. "That place is tough. Sometimes it gets better as it goes. It was good enough to be second in our group, but I don't think there was a pass for position in the heat races. I needed to time better or else time worse to get myself on the front row of a heat."

Blaney placed third in a heat race to miss a spot in the dash by one position. That lined him up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.

"It was tough," he said. "I didn't pass one car. Sheldon (Haudenschild) blew a tire and another driver spun out. Track position was the key."

The Mainstream Holdings, Inc., sponsored sprint car ended ninth in the feature, which marked Blaney's 43rd top 10 this season.

Sunday's event at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, rained out midway through qualifying.

Blaney is set to return to action this Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 21 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 6 (12).

Aug. 22 - Butler Speedway in Quincy, Mich. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 9 (11).

SEASON STATS -

58 races, 14 wins, 28 top fives, 43 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 52 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

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

VIDEO -

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

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

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Wheatley Charges to Career-Best World of Outlaws Result at Nodak

Inside Line Promotions - MINOT, N.D. (Aug. 25, 2015) - Austen Wheatley posted his best-ever World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series result last Sunday to cap a busy week.

Wheatley garnered a seventh-place result at Nodak Speedway, which marked his first top 10 with the series since 2012.

"It's really good," he said. "I think we're figuring the new cars out. I took a bit to figure them out, but we're making progress."

Wheatley opened the night by qualifying seventh quickest around the fairgrounds track.

"Qualifying is really important and we did that," he said. "These cars like the high-speed places."

Wheatley then finished second in a heat race to earn the 10th starting position for the main event.

"Early in the feature we were really tight and weren't that good," he said. "I was struggling hitting the middle and the bottom early. The track slicked off and it came to me the longer it went. Everybody started ripping the top, which is where I prefer to race."

Wheatley maintained a top 10 throughout the feature, but his car started running out of fuel on the final restart. He barely made it across the line in seventh.

"There were a couple of cars who ran out in the end, too," he said. "If we had a little more left I think we could have got a top five."

Wheatley kicked off the week last Tuesday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., where he timed in 10th quickest during qualifying. He then finished sixth in a heat race and third in a qualifier to start the main event on the outside of the fifth row.

"It was around the top for the most part," he said. "It was slick with a big cushion. There were a lot of slide jobs. It was pretty fun. Aaron Reutzel ended up getting me in turn four on the last lap for 10th. It would have been cool to have two top 10s during the week, but it's still a good finish. I think on lap time we were the seventh quickest in that feature."

Wheatley finished 11th after spending almost the entire feature in the top 10.

He also competed on Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. Wheatley qualified 18th quickest and placed fifth in a heat race before he was caught up in a crash during the main event.

"I was really, really tight," he said. "I couldn't run the top. I couldn't run the bottom. Plus, you're around a lot of cars and you can't hustle it because guys are all around. We were running around 15th and a few guys got together, which collected us."

He was unable to resume the race and was credited with a 22nd-place result.

Wheatley will likely take this weekend off before returning to competition on Sept. 4-5 at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 18 - Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 6 (5); Qualifier: 3 (4); Feature: 11 (10).

Aug. 21 - River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 22 (15).

Aug. 23 - Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 7 (10).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 4-5 at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Astro Titanium

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

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

Wheatley would also like to thank Redlined Welding & Construction, Downforce Designs, 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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Hagar Aiming for First Win at I-30 Speedway This Season on Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Aug. 25, 2015) - Derek Hagar is seeking his first win of the season at one of his home tracks this weekend.

Hagar, who has eight feature victories overall this year, will tackle I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Saturday in an effort to return to Victory Lane there for the first time since registering two wins at the quarter-mile bullring in April 2014.

"We haven't picked up a win there this year so hopefully we can get our first one out of the way this weekend," he said. "We'll go there with the same mission to win, but it'll also be good to get more laps around that place and see if I can figure out anything different that will help me in October. We'll use it as a test session and we'll try to win the race."

Hagar has competed at the track three times this season. He charged from 12th to fifth place in April, placed third in June and rallied from 12 th to fourth in July.

Saturday presents one of the few remaining opportunities to compete at the track prior to this year's Short Track Nationals, which is a premier event held Oct. 21-24 at I-30 Speedway.

"One of our biggest goals each year is to win the Short Track Nationals," he said. "I think we have the talent to accomplish that dream, but we still need to show improvement. Hopefully this Saturday we can gain in the areas we need to and we can pick up a win. That would be a nice boost for when we return there in a couple months."

Hagar ended up taking last weekend off because of a high chance of rain throughout the USCS doubleheader at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Ga.

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 8 wins, 19 top fives, 22 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FSR Radiators

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

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

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Lasoski Capture NSL Win, Two Podiums

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Aug. 25, 2015) - Danny Lasoski continued his tear in the Midwest last weekend as he led Big Game Motorsports to its seventh FVP National Sprint League feature victory this season.

The win kicked off a two-race weekend that culminated in a pair of podium finishes for the Muddy backed team, which has earned 13 podiums in 18 races with the series. Lasoski holds an 888-point advantage in the championship standings with 10 races remaining.

"We were devastated after the Knoxville Nationals, but my guys kept their heads down and kept working hard," he said. "That shows their dedication."

Lasoski opened the weekend on Friday at Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minn., by qualifying second quickest. He then finished fourth in a heat race to advance into the dash, where a fan randomly selected the No. 2 during the redraw to start Lasoski on the outside of the front row for the dash.

"That was one hundred percent the key to victory," he said. "The race track was the darkest track I've driven on and it was really narrow. You were tip-toeing through traffic."

Lasoski won the dash and led all 25 laps of the main event to post the 11th feature victory of the year for the Muddy sponsored team, which wrapped up the weekend on Sunday at Huset's Speedway.

Lasoski timed in second quickest during qualifying and he advanced from sixth to fourth place during the heat race to make the feature redraw. This time he pulled the No. 5 to start the main event on the inside of the third row.

"They dropped the green and we came through the field pretty quick," he said. "(Dusty) Zomer got the lead early. I got beside him a couple of times, but the only way I'd win was to catch him in traffic. It didn't work out in our favor so we ran second."

The second-place result was the team's 33rd top five in 43 races this season.

Big Game Motorsports returns to competition this Friday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo.; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., with the FVP National Sprint League.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 21 - Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minn. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 4 (4); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (1).

Aug. 23 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 2 (5).

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 11 wins, 33 top fives, 38 top 10s, 40 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo.; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., with the FVP National Sprint League

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

VIDEO -

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

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

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

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

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Herrera Captures Top Five at ASCS National Tour's High Roller Classic

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (Aug. 25, 2015) - Johnny Herrera returned to Missouri State Fair Speedway last Sunday for the first time in a decade.

"It wasn't too bad," he said. "We drew decent and put ourselves in position to get in the redraw. I started on the outside of the front row with (Brad) Loyet. I think everybody that won a heat race won off the pole. It was hard to get a good start on the outside."

Herrera finished second in a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race to kick off the High Roller Classic, which ranked him 10th in heat race points. That lined Herrera up on the outside of the fifth row for the 25-lap main event, which was his first at the half-mile oval since a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event in 2005.

"We were really good in the feature on Sunday," he said. "We got to sixth in the first two laps. Then we bided our time. We had a restart and got by Wayne (Johnson). A lap or two later we got by Seth (Bergman). We kept pace with everybody up front."

Herrera maneuvered from his 10th starting position to garner a fourth-place result, which was his 12th top five of the season with the series.

"Passing was at a premium," he said. "Once everyone got strung out it was hard to pass. We're happy with a top five there."

Herrera, who remains second in the ASCS National Tour championship standings, is scheduled to compete on Friday at Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, and Saturday at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, with the ASCS Red River Region.

He finished third during an event at Red River Speedway earlier this season and hasn't competed at Abilene Speedway since winning a race there in April 2014.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 23 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 4 (10).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 5 wins, 19 top fives, 27 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, and Saturday at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, with the ASCS Red River Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

LIVE COVERAGE -

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APPAREL -

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"Royal Jones (who owns Mesilla Valley Transportation) has been a big supporter of mine for many years," Herrera said. "He's a great person and Mesilla Valley Transportation is a great company. Royal has been a huge supporter of not only me, but of a lot of racers. He's a genuinely wonderful guy."

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

 

 

Mark Burch Motorsports and Lasoski Earn Best World of Outlaws Result Together

Inside Line Promotions - McCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. (Aug. 25, 2015) - Mark Burch Motorsports and Danny Lasoski recorded their best World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature result together last week at Junction Motor Speedway.

The duo scored a ninth-place result on Tuesday at the ultra-fast track, which was their first top 10 with the series since September 2013.

"That's one thing you can rest assured is whenever Mark comes out to race, whether it's with a 410 or a 360, it's going to be competitive," Lasoski said. "We can go anywhere in the country and be competitive. We didn't get the result we wanted, but it was a good performance."

The night began with Lasoski qualifying seventh quickest. He then finished second in a heat race to miss locking into the dash by only one spot.

"(Daryn) Pittman just got me on the start," he said. "The same thing happened in the qualifier. Kraig Kinser beat me on the start, but we got by him at the end."

Lasoski won a qualifier with a late-race pass to advance into the dash, where he finished eighth to start the main event on the outside of the fourth row.

"The race track was wide open around the top," he said. "There wasn't a lot of passing all night. You just held the pedal down and hit your marks."

Lasoski battled inside the top 10 throughout the feature before ending with a ninth-place finish. It marked the sixth top 10 in eight races this season for Mark Burch Motorsports.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 18 - Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 2 (1); Qualifier: 1 (1); Dash: 8 (7); Feature: 9 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbmotorspt

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55th Annual Johnny Key Classic Pits Civil War Series Vs. Ocean Sprints

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Placerville, CA)- With all qualifying races completed, the stage is set for Saturday night as the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster invades the Ocean Speedway to take on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo during the 55th Annual Johnny Key Classic.

Heading into Saturday night’s event, Civil War regulars, Andy Forsberg, Shane Golobic, and Justin Sanders have locked into the A Main event as well as the Dash along with outsiders Jonathan Allard and Greg DeCaires.

Those five drivers will watch the night unfold in front of them until they are called upon to hot lap, and compete in the five-car Dash the set the first two and ½ rows for the 50-lap feature event.

With drivers locked in to Saturday’s race already, there is still room for 19 cars to race their way into the $6000 to win-$300 to start feature event.

With time trials lining up Heat Races, B Mains, and a Last Chance Showdown, the 2015 Johnny Key Classic offers drivers numerous chances to get into the race as the field will expand to 24 starters, with the 25th spot reserved for a past champion of the race should they not race their way in.

Saturday night’s event is one of the most unique events of the year as the feature event is split into two 25-lap segments. At the end of the first segment, drivers will stop on the front stretch, and crews will have 10 minutes to make whatever changes they are able to do in that time frame, and it gives fans a chance to see what goes on in it pit area on a nightly basis.

Heading into the 55th Annual Johnny Key Classic, Justin Sanders looks to continue what has been an extraordinary for him and his team. Already with eight wins at the Ocean Speedway to his credit, Sanders comes into this event as the series’ last winner at the speedway back in July and will look to pick up his first career Johnny Key Classic triumph.

After winning with the series back in March, Sebastopol, CA wheel-man, Bradley Terrell currently sits second in series standings and his hungry for his second series win of the season, and first at the Ocean Speedway.

Fellow lock in drivers, Andy Forsberg and Shane Golobic have had strong seasons to date, and both have always performed well at the Ocean Speedway over the course of their careers. Being locked into the Dash is an advantage for both drivers as they will be tough from the first tow rows.

So far in 2015, Jonathan Allard has been blazing fast at the Ocean Speedway aboard his Clyde and Marion Lamar No. 3c machine, but bad luck has knocked him out of contention on two occasions thus far. Though he hasn’t done well at the Ocean Speedway in recent years, Greg DeCaires will climb aboard the Shaw Motorsports No. 92 machine and look for a big win on Sataurday. In a car normally piloted by Kyler Shaw, this combo should be one to watch.

Other drivers expected to be in action on Saturday night include Koen Shaw, Sean Becker, Cody Lamar, Kyle Hirst, Brad Furr, Jason Statler, Bud Kaeding, Brent Kaeding, Kurt Nelson, Ryan Robinson, DJ Netto, Scott Parker, Toby Bellbowen, and many more of the region’s top drivers.

Please note that with this being a special Saturday night event at the Ocean Speedway, the program will operate under the Saturday night time frame. The front grandstand gate will opening up at 3:30pm, while the pit board meeting will be held at 3:45pm with track packing at 4pm and qualifying & racing to follow.

The pit gate opens at 1pm. This is the same time frame used during all Saturday shows at the Ocean Speedway. All seating will be general admission with adult tickets $20, $15 for kids 6-12 and children five & under free.

Aside from the race on Saturday night, Ocean Speedway & Taco Bravo will be hosting a Johnny Key Classic Pre-Party at the Taco Bravo location at 1950 South Bascom Avenue, Campbell, CA from 5pm to 8:30pm on Friday August 28, 2015. All pre-qualified cars and other teams are welcome to come and display their race cars at the event. Help us sell 3055 Taco’s. Tickets for Saturday will also be available at the party.

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster is now set for another big night of racing on Saturday night at the Ocean Speedway for the 55th Annual Johnny Key Classic.

WINNERS: Shane Golobic (March 20th, Marysville Raceway), Bradley Terrell (March 28th, Petaluma Speedway), Sean Becker (April 11th, Calistoga Speedway), Andy Forsberg (May 23rd Marysville Raceway), Jonathan Allard (May 24th Silver Dollar Speedway), Greg DeCaires (May 30th Placerville Speedway), Jonathan Allard (June 20th, Petaluma Speedway), Justin Sanders (July 10th, Ocean Speedway), Carson Macedo (August 8th, Placerville Speedway).

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

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

 

 

New Campsites, Roadway Upgrades Improve Camping Experience At Eldora Speedway

Gravel Roads Added to Eldora Village and Northside Camp and Park For World 100; 350 New Campsites Also Included

ROSSBURG, Ohio (August 25, 2015) – Improved roadways and 350 new campsites have been added to Eldora Village in time for the 45th World 100 on September 10-11-12 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The gravel roads were also added for the Northside Camp and Park.

The roads will make it easier for the thousands of campers Eldora attracts throughout the year.

“We had so much rain this summer. Especially, in July, it was the wettest one on record since 1875,” said Roger Slack, general manager of Eldora. “Our team and our community came together to pull off the Kings Royal and the Mud Summer Classic within five days. We laid gravel down that week to help our campers and our fans really appreciated it. Since then, we’ve gone though and redone much of that, building proper roadways, improving drainage and reworking the landscape. Our campers are our most dedicated fans and we want to take care of them.”

The World 100 is Eldora’s biggest race and campsites are filling up so fast that 350 campsites were added to Eldora Village just last week, which sits just to the west of the half-mile clay oval.

“Drivers are filing their entries. People are seeing commercials on TV and hearing them on the radio. Travelers are seeing billboards throughout the Midwest. Social media is buzzing. The demand for tickets and camping is unprecedented,” Slack said. “Earl Baltes made this the biggest dirt late model race in 1971 and it’s kept growing. We are stewards of this race and we also want our fans to be happy as well.”

Baltes made Eldora a special place and Tony Stewart and staff have upgraded it since buying it in 2004.

A video board, now with high definition has been added, along with new catch fencing, suites in turn three and a new media center, care center and concession stand in the infield. Little Eldora was also added in the last 10 years.

“We have made upgrades in the last few years and this was part of it,” Slack said. “We hear from our fans via social media, letters, phone calls and we respond to them. We want the whole weekend to be a good experience for them.”

The World 100 will have the largest dirt late model purse since The Million in 2001 at Eldora.

A total of $318,580 will be available with $48,000 going to the winner of the 100-lap race. Baltes posted $4,000 for the winner of the first World 100 in 1971 and then added $1,000 each year following.

The race set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 10, 11, and 12 and entry blanks are posted at http://www.eldoraspeedway.com/races/entry-forms-rules/.

Tickets for the World 100 or any other event can be purchased at www.EldoraSpeedway.com or by calling (937) 338-3815.

About Eldora Speedway:

Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Celebrating its 62nd season in 2015, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 21st annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the 32nd annual Kings Royal Weekend; the third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic; and the 45th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 62nd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. The Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android is available for free download via iTunes and Google Play.

 

 

Bernal Brings Home Three Top-Fives During Freedom Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ryan Bernal and his Mike Phulps Motorsports team participated with the USAC Southwest Series during the Freedom Tour last week, and after having mechanical issues during the opener, Bernal would pick up three top-five finishes including a pair of second place efforts.

“After having bad luck on Wednesday night, we came back and had three really good night’s of racing,” Ryan Bernal said.

With mechanical issues knocking him out of competition following his heat race at the Lawton Speedway on Wednesday night, Bernal and company would then head to the Creek County Speedway on Thursday.

Picking up the heat race win aboard the Keizer Wheels/DMI/S&S Automotive No. 56 machine, Bernal would find himself on the pole for the feature event. Getting off to a slow start, Bernal would fall back to fourth, but would still be a factor on this night.

Working his way back up to the third spot, Bernal would chase after Blake Hahn and Brady Bacon for much of the race, and would make a late race pass on Bacon to claim the second spot at the finish line.

Heading to Wichita, KS on Friday night, Bernal and his team would again pick up the heat race win at the 81 Speedway and he would line up in the second row of the 30-lap A Main event.

On an extremely fast racing surface, Bernal would battle with Brady Bacon during much of the race as passing on this night was at a premium. Taking fifth at the line, Bernal would head to the Dodge City Raceway Park looking to end his week on a high note.

Finishing fourth in heat race action, the Holister, CA driver would line the King Racing Products/Metal Works/Hoosier Racing Tires entry up in the 12th position on an extremely slick and racy DCRP surface.

Getting off to a great start, Bernal could put his entry anywhere he needed as he worked his way forward. Seemingly passing cars at will, Bernal would get into the second spot as he went to work on RJ Johnson.

As the track started to take rubber, Bernal was forced to get in line, and his bid for a win would come up short as he would settle for the second spot.

“We definitely had the car to win on Saturday night, but as I got to the lead, the track started to lay rubber and we had to get in line,” Bernal said. “I have to thank all of my guys and everyone who made these last three weeks possible.”

Bernal and the Mike Phulps Motorsports team would like to thank Keizer Wheels, DMI, S&S Automotive, King Racing Products, Metal Works, Hoosier Racing Tires, Core Power, ART Chassis, Tri-L Mandarin Ranch, Tel-Tac, Willwood, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Permatex, Alan Kaiser Construction, Outlaw Graphics, BR Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, STIDA, Rockwell Security, ButlerBuilt, GoScope, 4 Alarm Promotions, and Dean Dealy Motorsports for their support during the 2014 season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-38, Wins-8, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-22.

ON TAP: Bernal will head to the Kokomo Speedway this weekend before returning home to CA to reunite with his MPM team.

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

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The Big Guy Second at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of a Silver Dollar Speedway Top-Five, Jason Stater and his DF Rios Motorsports team made a return trip to the speedway on Friday night and picked up a second place finish.

“My guys gave me a great car all night long, and I was pleased with our second place finish,” Jason Statler explained.

Lining up on the front row for the feature event alongside Carson Macedo, Statler would lose the drag race into turn one, and that would prove pivotal as the track was exceptionally fast on this night.

Chasing after Macedo, passing would be tough on this night as cars got strung out and clicked off lightening fast laps. Continuing to turn in very strong lap times, Statler would hang on to his position and tally a second place finish as the checkered flag flew on the event.

“It stayed pretty fast all night, so we did what we could do, and hoped for a mistake which didn’t happen,” Statler said. “It is two very good races for us in a row and now we will look to see what we can do this weekend at the Johnny Key Classic in Watsonville, CA.”

Statler would kick his night off by timing the DF Rios Motorsports/Amerikote/Riley Collins Auto Body No. 00 machine in third quickest in time trials, before picking a third place finish during his heat race.

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

ON TAP: Statler and his team will bolt their 360ci power plant into the frame rails of his No. 00 machine and head to the Ocean Speedway for the 55th Annual Johnny Key Classic on Saturday night.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-23, Wins-0, Top-5’s-6, Top-10’s-11

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

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Mason Moore 7th at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Still working on getting back into racing shape after being out for a little over two months, Mason Moore raced his way to a seventh place finish at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night.

“I am enjoying being back racing, but I am falling out of the seat at times as I try to get back into racing shape,” Moore said.

Timing the ITC Service Group/Coors Light/LRB Race Products No. 22 machine in sixth fastest, the Princeton, CA driver would line up on the front row of his heat race.

Getting the jump on Chase Majdic, Moore would lead every lap and earn the win, as he would move into the feature event and line up in the third row after participating in the redraw.

On a fast Silver Dollar Speedway racing surface, Moore held his own in the fifth spot as he chased after Sean Becker. As the laps clicked down, Moore would soon feel pressure from Keith Bloom and Michael Ing.

With Bloom getting the better of Moore, ‘Primetime’ would continue to run in the sixth spot as he fended off Ing’s advances.

As the race came to a close, Moore would lose another position as he fell back to the seventh spot where he would go on to finish.

“I had a good car, but I just made a couple of mistakes late in the race and gave up a Top-Five finish,” Moore said. “I feel like I am getting stronger week after week, so we will come back and see what we can do during the Tyler Wolfe Memorial this weekend.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-33, Wins-0, Top-5’s-2, Top 10’s-11

ON TAP: Moore and his team will be back in action on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway for what will be the regular season finale at the track.

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

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Brad Loyet – Podium at Sedalia Sets up Busy Weekend with NSL/IRA/MOWA!

(Bill W) August 25, 2015 – It was a rough Knoxville Nationals for Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global #o5 team, but they bounced back with a podium finish with the Lucas Oil ASCS Series at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia last Sunday. This weekend, the Sunset Hills, Missouri driver is planning a trio of events including FVP National Sprint League events in Moberly, Missouri Friday and Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Sunday. Those events sandwich the MOWA/IRA Bill Waite Jr. Memorial at LaSalle Speedway in Illinois Saturday.

Things started with a good draw in Sedalia. “We were really good at Sedalia” says Brad. “I hadn’t really run in a 360 since Florida. I had some notes from 2011 when we ran there. We started on the pole in the heat and won it. There wasn’t too much exciting to say about that. We set sail in clean air.”

Brad would carry his momentum into a special Dash. “Our points in the heat set us up seventh in the Dash,” he says. “That determined our lineup for the feature. Luckily, we were able to get up to third. That set us up in good position for the feature.”

The progress continued in the main event, and the car was in contention for a big win. “We didn’t get the greatest start,” says Brad. “We were fourth coming off turn two. We were able to get by (Seth) Bergman once the race started clicking off and we were in third. I had a really good car. Honestly, I think we had a better car than (Brian) Brown or (Aaron) Reutzel.”

Brad tried to make a move in traffic. “We got in lapped traffic there and got up on them,” he says. “I was a lot better than them in three and four. I was able to make the bottom stick and keep my momentum up. Every time we hit lapped traffic we’d hit it wrong and it would be on the bottom of three and four.”

He would checker third. “I drag raced Brown to the checkered and I thought I had him,” says Brad. “We ended up third though. The race was supposed to be 30 laps, but they cut it down to 25 because they were worried about tire wear. If we would have had those five more laps, I think we could have gotten it done.”

Brad and the team enjoyed their good finish. “After the tough week we had, it was needed to have a good night like that,” he says. “Our plan this week is Moberly on Friday, LaSalle on Saturday and Angell Park on Sunday.”

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

 

 

Kaeding Third With NSL at Huset’s Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- San Jose, CA driver, Tim Kaeding, had a strong showing with the Nationals Sprint League over the weekend that culminated with a third place effort at the Huset’s Speedway on Sunday night.

“We had great speed Friday and Sunday night, and I am very happy we landed on the podium at Huset’s,” Tim Kaeding said.

Timing the Dammer Trucking/Folkens Bros. Trucking/Sioux Falls Ford No. 3 machine in 11th fastest at the Huset’s Speedway, TK would then race his way to a heat race win from his second row starting position.

Finding himself in the Top-8 redraw, Kaeding would pull the four-pill and would line up in the second row for the 35-lap A Main. Getting off to a nice start, Kaeding would jump on the loud pedal as he moved into the third spot by the fourth lap.

Chasing after Dusty Zomer and Danny Lasoski, the early part of the race would be slowed by cautions. With the race’s final caution coming on the ninth circuit, the final 26 laps would run nonstop, and fans would be treated to some great racing as TK and Lynton Jeffrey exchanged the third spot on a pair of occasions before Kaeding honed in on second running Lasoski.

Grabbing the position on the 28th lap, Lasoski would return the favor on the 29th lap while battling in dense traffic. The final six laps saw Kaeding make a valiant effort for the second spot, but would come home short though he would stay on the podium.

“I think we had a car capable to win, but the driver fell out of the seat trying to hard,” Kaeding said. “I have got to thank everyone who works on this thing, and was hoping to get the win for them, but I came up short.”

While in action at the Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, MN on Friday night, Kaeding would rebound from an early issue that saw him bring out the yellow flag and battle back through the field to finish in the 12th spot.

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

ON TAP: TK and the Lunstra Motorsports team will be back racing with the NSL this weekend as they will be at the Randolph County Raceway on Friday, Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, and Angell Park Speedway on Sunday.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-52, Wins-3, Top-5’s-15, Top-10’s-31

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Tim by following him on Twitter at @TKaedingracing, or by clicking over to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lunstra-Motorsports/127617420603580.

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Madsen Makes It Four Straight NSL Top-5’s

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to the NSL schedule over the weekend, Ian Madsen would finish in the second spot on Friday night at the Fairmont Raceway before finishing fifth during a make up race at the Huset’s Speedway on Sunday night, making it four consecutive Top-Five finishes with the NSL Series.

“We were disappointed with our Nationals performance, so we really wanted to come out strong over the weekend, and I think we did,” Ian Madsen said.

Taking part in 410 racing’s returning to the Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, MN on Friday night, Madsen would set a new track record during time trials aboard the Nehring Construction/Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply No. 18 machine.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the St Marys, NSW driver would finish in the second spot before picking up a second place finish in the night’s Dash.

Gridding the field from the front row for the 25-lap feature event, Madsen would settle into the second spot as he chased after Danny Lasoski, pressuring him as traffic became a factor, the race’s lone caution would fly on the ninth lap.

Back underway, Madsen would continue his pursuit of the race leader, but was unable to get to him and mount a challenge, and would take the checkered flag in the second spot.

Saturday’s scheduled event would succumb to rain, and the series would take to the Huset’s Speedway on Sunday night for a make-up race. After timing the Greenland Homes of IA/Royal Flooring/Aspen Aire backed No. 18 machine in seventh quickest in time trials, Madsen would again finish second in his heat and earn a spot in the redraw that was in place on this night.

With luck not going his way, Madsen’s representative would pull the eight pill, placing him in the fourth row of the 35-lap feature event.

With the opening laps being plagued by cautions, the final 26-markers would go caution free, and Madsen was able to get moving forward. Racing through traffic, the 2014 Knoxville Raceway Track Champion would move into the fifth spot as he made it four consecutive Top-Five finishes with the series.

“We were really good both nights, and I think we would have had an even better finish had the pill draw gone our way,” Madsen said. “My guys did not get down after our struggles, and we came out strong, and will look to stay strong with the NSL this weekend.”

Ian and his KCP acing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Greenland Homes of Iowa, Royal Flooring, Aspen Aire Inc. Heating and Cooling, Bobcat, The Stone Shop, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Van Gorp Construction, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Speck USA, Kustom Concrete Pumping, Lucas Oil, Revolution Race Gear, INSPRO Insurance, Monarchs Restaurant and Lounge, Climate Master- Geothermal Heating and Cooling, XXX Race Co., Wings Unlimited for their support this season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-80, Wins-6, Top-5’s- 35, Top 10’s-50

ON TAP: Madsen and his KCP Racing team will be at the Randolph County Raceway on Friday night, the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night, and the Angell Park Speedway on Sunday night all with the NSL Series.

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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Gravel 7th at River Cities Speedway Before Late Issue Hampers Strong Run at Nodak Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Competing in the home state of his Destiny Motorsports car owners, David Gravel picked up a seventh place finish on Friday night at the River Cities Speedway, and was well on his way to a podium finish on Sunday night at the Nodak Speedway until he became a fuel victim during a caution plagued feature event.

“It was cool to run well in North Dakota with so many of Rick and Barb Rogers (car owners) friends and supporters watching,” David Gravel said.

Checking in at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND on Friday night, Gravel timed the MonDak Portables/Champion Brand Lubricants/Ft. Union Supply and Trading in fifth fastest.

Finishing third during his heat race, Gravel would move into the Dash where a seventh place finish would place the Benic Enterprises/Rick Rogers Construction/Maxim Chassis No. 7 machine in the fourth row for the 40-lap A Main event.

Gravel’s feature event did not get off to a good start as he would lose several positions in the opening portion of the race and he would find himself back in the 15th position.

Staying cool under the collar, Gravel would get his machine working on the racy speedway, and get moving in the right direction. Putting on a nice charge in the closing laps, the Watertown, CT pilot would work back up to finish in the seventh spot.

Sunday night the scene would shift to the Nodak Speedway in Minot, ND and Gravel would time in 11th fastest. Starting on the pole of his heat race, he would seize the opportunity as he picked up the win and moved into the Dash.

Starting in the last row, an eighth place finish would put Gravel in the fourth row of what would be a very wild feature event.

When the race came to life, Gravel would work his way inside the Top-Five as he battled with Kerry Madsen, Paul McMahan, and Brad Sweet at times.

As the laps clicked off, things would start to get crazy as cars would cut tires, and start slipping off the track causing numerous caution flags. Getting into to third spot late in the race, Gravel would feel the effects of the extended race as his machine would sputter and come to a stop with no more fuel. He would officially be scored 18th.

“We were decent in the feature, and had some things go our way on Sunday night that allowed us to be in a prime spot late in the race,’ Gravel said. “Our good fortune came to a close late in the race and we ended up running out of fuel and losing what would have been a very good finish. I have to thank my guys for all their hard work this week, and as he continue west, hopefully we can keep getting into the Dash, and picking up good finishes.”

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

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports and David Gravel will now head north of the border for two nights of action at the Castrol Speedway on Friday and Saturday night.

2015 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-69, Wins-0, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-21

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS7. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with David, you can follow him on twitter @DavidGravel, or by clicking over to www.davidgravel89.com.

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Kerry Madsen Earns First World of Outlaws Win Of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA- Riding the momentum from a very strong showing at the Knoxville Nationals, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing/American Racing team earned their first World of Outlaws win of the season on Tuesday night at the Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, NE.

“It was a relief to finally get our first series win of 2015,” Madsen said. “The guys have worked so hard all year and we have been very close, so this feels great. I am happy to get this for our car owners back home as well as for all the people at American Racing Custom Wheels and all of our product sponsors and manufacturers.”

Getting off to a great start on Tuesday night, the St. Marys, NSW driver timed the American Racing Custom Wheels backed No. 29 machine in third fastest before finishing fifth in his heat race, and fourth in his qualifier.

By way of his qualifying efforts, ‘The Mad Man’ would get in the Dash, and get the jump on Donny Schatz as he earned the right to start the feature event on pole as he raced to the Dash win.

When the green flag waived on the 30-lap feature event, Madsen was hard on the throttle as he built an early advantage until the race’s lone caution flew on the 11th lap.

Keeping his composure under the stoppage, Madsen would not skip a beat when the action resumed as he went on to lead the remainder of the race as he fended off Joey Saldana and Donny Schatz to do so.

Heading to the River Cites Speedway on Friday night a 15th best qualifying effort would turn into a heat race win and a Dash berth for Madsen and his Keneric Racing/American Racing team.

Finishing fifth in the Dash, Madsen would grid the field from the third row for the feature event. Turning in another strong run, Madsen ran in the fifth spot for much of the feature event.

A late restart would go south for Madsen, and he would lose a few positions and fall back to the eighth spot where he went on to finish.

Sunday night close a three-race week, and it would be the wildest night of racing of the three.

After setting the standard in qualifying time-trials, Madsen would finish fourth in his heat race and again move into both the Dash and Feature Event.

A third place feature in the six-lap Dash would place Madsen in the second row for the “A” Main.

Running inside the Top-Five during much of the race, Madsen would get out of shape and nearly spin his American Racing/Keneric Racing entry out, but would save it though he fell back to the eighth spot.

With cars seeming blowing tires every other lap, Madsen would work his way back up inside the Top-Five late in the race.

The final restart of the night saw ‘The Mad Man’ make a move for the second spot, but like other’s, his machine would sputter as it was low on fuel and he would end the night in the sixth spot.

“We had tremendous speed all week long, and I was certainly happy with that,” Madsen said. “We had a Top-Five car on Friday but a late restart hurt us, and on Sunday night we had a car capable of a podium but an extremely wild race saw us run out of fuel. I have to thank all of my guys for their continued hard work, the Gavranich family back home in Australia, as well as the people at American Racing wheels for their continued support.”

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-79, Wins-7, Top-5’s-39, Top 10’s-66

ON TAP: Madsen and the Keneric Racing/American Racing team will quickly get back to racing as they will be in McCool Junction, NE on Tuesday night, the River Cities Speedway on Friday night and the NoDak Speedway on Sunday night.

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

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Facebook- www.facebook.com/KenericRacing

Twitter- @KenericRacing

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Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Official-Fan-Page-for-Kerry-Madsen/101145169933686

Twitter- @KMR29

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URSS Rebels Make Final 2015 Appearance At RPM Speedway Saturday Night

The United Rebel Sprint Series will make its final appearance of the 2015 racing season at Rolling Plains Motor Speedway this Saturday night as the action heats up in the Kansas Region Points races. Zach Blurton currently holds a slim ten point lead over Luke Cranston for the Kansas Region Title. As the season winds down every race is important for scoring points towards the Championship

The points battles go on all through the standings with Brain Herbert just fourteen points ahead of Huish for the fourth spot with Zac Taylor forty points behind them in the sixth spot. Jake Bubak, Lance Davis and Tracey Hill are only separated by thirty points battling for the seventh through ninth positions. Behind them tenth through twelfth spots are being contested by Steven Richardson, Koby Walters and Jordan Randles with forty points separating the trio.

Hays is one of the Rebels favorite tracks to run at with Koby Walters, Steven Richardson and Zach Blurton picking up victories at the 3/8’s mile oval in the first three events this season. The high banks always provide two and three wide racing action that is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat all night long. It looks to be a great night of racing action as the 2015 URSS racing season winds down and the drivers look to move up or work on solidifying their point positions.

Joining the URSS Sprint Cars on the racing program will be IMCA Hobby Stocks, IMCA Sport Compacts, The Wacky Cruisers and the always fun to watch School Buses. The Pits open at 4:00 pm, Grandstands at 5:00 pm and the racing action kicks off at 7:00 pm sharp.

If you cannot make it to the race this weekend you can tune into www.racinboys.com and join Kyler Fetters with all of the racing action. If you have questions about the United Rebel Sprint Series you can visit www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com for information, updated points, driver bios, race results and much more 24/7.

Remember you are invited to visit the pits after the races to visit with the drivers and team. Many of the Drivers have t-shirts and autograph cards and they are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the series or to take pictures with the kids. Visit the URSS merchandise trailer for your URSS 10th Anniversary T-shirt, coloring book and various driver shirts as well.

 

 

Total Seal ‘Total Package’ Bulks International Classic 200 Purse and Contingency Listing by $4,000

OSWEGO, NY (August 25, 2015) – When Budweiser International Classic Weekend kicks-off on Friday, September 4, drivers in the Novelis Supermodified division will be vying for an additional $4,000 in Budweiser International Classic purse and contingency listings thanks to partner Total Seal High Performance Piston Rings.

The leader in piston ring technology, Total Seal High Performance Piston Rings can meet whatever special needs its customers may have. From IMCA Modifieds, to Sprint Cup and Indy Car, and Supermodifieds – Total Seal can fit rings into your piston.

Featuring their patented Gapless ® piston rings, which provide increased performance through unmatched sealing of the cylinder and combustion gasses in the combustion chamber, making increased horsepower and torque with longer engine life – Total Seal will go above and beyond to helps its customers and will make customs sets of rings for any piston you may have.

Located in Pheonix, AZ, Total Seal High Performance Piston Rings can be contacted toll free at (800) 874-2753 or through their technical line at (623) 587-7400. To view their expansive website, visit online at www.totalseal.com.

For the 59th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200, Total Seal has stepped up in a big way, providing the first Total Seal ‘Total Package’ contingency program.

Total Seal will provide a set of eight $500 bonuses for this year’s Novelis Supermodified Budweiser International Classic roster, for a total of $4,000 of additional money going to Classic entrants.

A total of three time trial bonuses will be provided in 2015.

The Total Seal ‘Fast 14th’ qualifier, Total Seal ‘Last Driver In’, and the Total Seal ‘Round Two-Fast Time Award’, will all provide $500 bonuses.

The ‘Last Driver In’ Award will go to the 24th or 28th fastest time trialer in Round 2 qualifying, depending on car count.

In a last attempt to qualify for the International Classic, winning the Bud-Light B-Main has been a highlight of many drivers careers over the years, and in 2015 the B-Main winner will also earn $500 as the winner of the Total Seal Bud-Light B-Main Bonus.

Missing the Classic by one position and sitting on the Bubble is never a comfortable feeling, but Total Seal will try and make it slightly better with another $500 bonus being awarded to the Bubble car in 2015.

Once the International Classic 200 takes the green on Sunday, September 6, another set of bonuses will be awarded including the Total Seal Hard Charger, the Total Seal Hard Luck Award, and the Total Seal Rookie of the Race – each awarding $500 prizes.

In total the $4,000 set of Total Seal ‘Total Package’ bonuses will be generously spread throughout the Classic roster, in an attempt to place some extra cash in as many pockets as possible this coming Budweiser Classic Weekend.

For more information on Oswego Speedway and Budweiser International Classic Weekend 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’.

To purchase tickets for this year’s Budweiser International Classic Weekend running from September 4-6 call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

Bettenhausen 100 Post-Race Notes

(Springfield, IL August 24, 2015) By Jay Hardin

• Although Mother Nature tried to throw a little rain toward the Illinois State Fairgrounds Saturday she wasn’t able to stop the 54th Bettenhausen 100 nor the continued hot streak of Kingsburg, California’s Kody Swanson who won his second consecutive race on the Illinois mile and 5 of the last 6 USAC Silver Crown races held on one-mile dirt tracks, the only one he failed to capture was last year’s Ted Horn 100 at DuQuoin, the next stop on the schedule.

• The championship dirt cars have been said to be going the way of the dinosaur many times in their history. During the 50’s roadsters and the paving of fairground tracks at Milwaukee and Trenton led many to believe the dirt car was history. In the 60’s, paving Langhorne and small car counts (18 at Springfield in 1965) once again brought predictions of their demise. When the cars were removed from the National Championship in 1971 a number of insiders predicted their demise and again when there were only three races on the schedule. Their future looked bleak after the new pavement car didn’t catch on and combined with a bad economy led many owners to leave the sport. Amazingly, the car whose existence can be traced to the early days of automobile racing continues to endure.

• Andy Hillenburg deserves a lot of credit, along with the teams, drivers, promoters and die hard fans for what could be a breakthrough day Saturday. For the first time since 2007 a full field was on the grounds plus three. The Silver Crown cars, unlike many other series across the country, appear to have momentum and growth on their side. One can only hope that the positive direction continues and the series grows for 2016.

• Thirty three cars did sign in, the 18 car of Kenny Gentry rumored to be on the way never arrived. Surprisingly neither did the entry of hometown driver J.C. Bland. Rich Tobias broke an engine part while doing a test and tune but should be at DuQuoin. Another surprise no-show was the former Capie 153 of Tyler “Sunshine” Courtney.

• Surprise entrants included the “Hurricane” Randy Hannagan in the Swanson 21, veteran Terry Babb putting together a car for the first time in years, and Casey Shuman keeping the seat warm for a still healing Randy Bateman.

• Cloud cover early on kept the track moist and hot laps were an absolute blast. Quick time in hot laps was still about .5 seconds off the track record but the cushion was eventually pushed out all the way to the wall in turns 3 and 4, something that hasn’t been seen in a long long time. During practice Shane Cockrum and A.J. Fike put on a spectacular show each riding the cushion just a few feet apart and Fike trying to pass Cockrum numerous times. During the hot lap session a few cars experienced problems including Shane Cottle who had an oil line come loose and Aaron Pierce who had an engine give way big time. Pierce would be done for the day, a shame for the Muncie, Indiana driver who had a podium finish at the Indy fairgrounds and was blazing fast in Springfield practice.

• Rain came during qualifications in the form of a light sprinkle and hit turn 4 pretty good as Rick Hood came to the green flag. Rick’s veteran skill kept the car off the fence and qualifying was halted while promoter Bob Sargent brought the big orange trucks out and ran in the groove. A decision was made to let the first three times stand, but everyone 4th through Hood requalified.

• Justin Grant was the first to break the 31 second barrier in time trials with a 30.616 as the 12th scheduled qualifier. Fike and Cockrum got close and just when it appeared Grant’s time was safe, Kody Swanson went out dead last and put a 30.532 on the board. However, Swanson required a push start and the penalty is starting in the back half of the field which meant a 16th place start for the defending winner, something that was sure to make the 100 miler more interesting.

• By the time the scheduled 2 p.m. start came the sun had broken through and it would not take long for the track to dry out. The opening lap or two was spectacular with two distinct grooves, Cockrum shooting out to a lead using the cushion and Fike running right with him on the bottom. However within 10 circuits the track took rubber

• Fike began to experience problems after lap 10 (handling) and Windom took second with Swanson on the move. Windom and Cockrum were putting on quite a battle with the two inches apart and Windom trying several times to get around the new Benton, Illinois fire chief. On lap 41 Windom made the pass but 17 laps later Swanson took the lead and was never headed.

• Kody once again joined legends in the Springfield history books. Since 1934 there have been 8 back to back championship race winners at Springfield. Billy Winn, Tony Bettenhausen, Jimmy Bryan, A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Jack Hewitt, Brian Tyler, A.J. Fike and now Swanson. Kody becomes the 14th driver with more than one championship race win on the Springfield mile and the 11th with more than one Bettenhausen win. Car number 63 goes to victory lane for the 4th time as does Bob Hampshire as a chief wrench. Swanson moved to 17th on the all-time laps led list at Springfield.

• Other milestones include starts 23 and 22 for Russ Gamester and Dave Darland respectively, while Darland added to his total as the all-time mileage leader at Springfield.

• Tires were a big story at Springfield, the blistering pace took its toll on the right rears of Cockrum and Windom by halfway as well as Justin Grant.

• Shane Cottle had a fine run to third as did Steve Buckwalter who was strong at Indianapolis as well. Casey Shuman gave Bateman’s ride a great run to 7th and Rick Hood finished a solid 9th for Galen Fox.

• History was written again on Sunday when Fike won the SuperChevyStores.com Allen Crowe 100 ARCA race joining Len Sutton, A.J. Foyt, AL Unser and Roger McCluskey as the only drivers to win a race at Springfield in both a dirt car and a stock car.

• Kudos to Bob Sargent and the track crew for battling the changing conditions all day.

• DuQuoin is up next on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.

 

 

Cody Bova Races for Mercer Title on Saturday!

Enters Final Weekend Ahead by 20 Points

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Struthers, Ohio (August 24, 2015) - Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania will crown division champions for the 2015 season on Saturday evening, August 29, and Struthers, Ohio native Cody Bova intends to be one of them. Bova, a four-time main event winner at Mercer in 2015 aboard his familiar Bova Racing, J.S. Bova Excavating, #20B, 305ci sprint car, will enter the final weekend of points at Mercer Raceway Park with a 20 point advantage in the “Outlaw Sprint Warriors” standings. With double points on the line this Saturday night, Bova will need to finish ahead of championship rival George Hobaugh during main event competition. A Mercer Raceway Park title in 2015 would be a career-first achievement for Cody Bova and Bova Racing.

“This is something we have been working for all year long” said Cody Bova, “We have the advantage going into the final night of points, but we’ll still need to finish up front. We have the potential to do so. I just want to thank everyone who makes this race team possible; my family, all of my sponsors, our crew. They made this year happen so hopefully I can win a title for them this weekend.”

Cody Bova will enter the weekend will a recent podium finish at Mercer Raceway Park. “Auto Racers for Kids Night” was featured at the Mercer short track on Saturday, August 22, highlighted with a non-points, $1,000-to-win main event for the “Outlaw Sprint Warriors.” Bova finished second on Saturday night; improving from a outside second row starting position.

“Bonzai” had his first true taste of “410” sprint car competition on Friday night, August 21, at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. Bova piloted the Skip Dougherty Racing #27 on Friday evening at “The Action Track.” Despite the evening being cut short due to mechanical woes, Bova still gained valuable seat time and looks forward to returning to the driver seat.

“We had a few issues with the car, but overall had a pretty good night” said Cody Bova, “My goal is to gain as much seat time as possible. I learned a lot about racing a ‘410’ on Friday and I learned a lot about Lernerville. I just want to thank Skip Dougherty for giving me the opportunity. Hopefully we can schedule in a few more ‘410’ shows this season. I am excited to see what the future holds.”

Fans can keep up with Cody Bova during his entire 2015 campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Follow Bova Racing on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @codybracing and Facebook: Here!

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2015 Highlights: Earned fifth victory of 2015 season on Saturday, August 15, at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, PA

2015 Wins: 5 (4 - Mercer Raceway Park - PA - 305ci; 1 - Thunder Mountain Speedway - PA - 305ci)

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Cody Bova and Bova Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: J.S. Bova Excavating, AIMI Product Imagining, LLC., Richardson Tree Service, BC Contracting, J.S. Paris Excavating, KAPtured by Kirstie Photography, Welding Tech, Fully Injected Motorsports

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World Series of Dirt Set for Sept. 12 at Plymouth Speedway

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) The World Series of Dirt will feature the fastest five classes of racing in the Midwest on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Plymouth Speedway, and it will also benefit a fellow driver.

The 30-lap, 410/360 Winged Sprint event that evening will also be known as the #BulldogStrong30 as fans and drivers will be urged to gather donations for Sprint Car driver Kevin Swindell. The popular driver and four-time Chili Bowl National winner experienced injuries sustained in a crash during a qualifying heat race for the Knoxville Nationals. According to published reports, Swindell flipped his Winged Sprint at the start of the heat race on Aug. 13. The 26-year-old driver has since undergone two back surgeries at an Iowa hospital. He has reportedly been discharged from hospital care.

Swindell also started in 30 NASCAR XFINITY Series races. He has two ARCA race wins as part of his career statistics.

Helmets will be passed around on Sept. 12 at the Playground of Power to aid Swindell on his road to recovery.

In addition to the 410/360 Sprints, the Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds, WTCA Super Streets, Walmart Thunder Stocks, and Dickies Restaurant 600 Open Sprints will take to the track in fashion for the last time in 2015. The gates will open at 4 p.m., hot laps begin at 6 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. ET.

Before that, the G.A.R.S. (Great American Racing Series) will get “Down-N-Dirty” at the Playground of Power on Saturday, Aug. 29 for a 125-lap contest while the World of Outlaws will participate in the last event of the year on Oct. 17. For more information, visit plymouthspeedway.net.

 

 

Near Podium Finish at Fairmont With the NSL

For the first time in a long time, 410 sprinters returned to Fairmont Raceway this past weekend as Craig Dollansky and the TKS Motorsports team took to the ½-mile with the National Sprint League as part of the Martin County Fair.

With a beautiful, sunny day and a large crowd on hand, the race program got underway with hotlaps where Dollansky got his first feel for the track and then turned the 10th fastest lap in qualifying at 14.729 seconds. On the pole for heat three, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ capitalized on the starting spot leading all eight circuits claiming the win and more importantly a spot in the dash redraw. Drawing the four pill, the Aggressive Hydraulics #2KS started outside row two and gained one spot in the dash finishing 3rd.

In the 25-lap A-Main the Casey’s General Stores backed entry lined up insider row two on the starting grid. When the field rumbled into turn one at the wave of the green flag, Dollansky battled Ian Madsen for the runner-up before a caution on lap 8. When action resumed, the Vahlco Wheels Maxim held third on a very fast and narrow racing surface with passing becoming very limited. As the field worked through lapped traffic and laps wound down, a flat left rear tire on the last go-around slowed the Elk River, Minnesota as he limped across the finish line in 8th.

“We had a good car all night long unfortunately we broke a left rear shock eight laps into the feature,” commented Dollansky. “After taking the white flag we blew a left rear tire but I was able to drive half way around the track on the rim to at least finish eighth.

“We have a good team that we need to keep ramping up and building. We have a few areas to strengthen that we’re working on. We’re looking forward to Knoxville this coming week and then the Jackson Nationals.”

All-in-all, car owner and crew chief Troy Renfro was also encouraged by the strong run the team had in Fairmont.

"It was a good night trying a few different things with the car and we were a third place car until the last lap but that’s racing, stuff happens,” explained Renfro. “We don’t dwell on it and will move on. It could have been better but it could have been a lot worse too."

The TKS Motorsports team will head to Knoxville Raceway this coming Saturday as the historic ½-mile puts a wrap on their 2015 season.

 

 

Richard Vander Weerd Fights For Fourth at Santa Maria Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Battling with the USAC West Coast 360 Series on Saturday night at the Santa Maria Speedway, Richard Vander Weerd worked hard en route to a fourth place finish.

“We started up front, but I struggled early in the feature event,” Vander Weerd said. “As the race went on, the car got better and I was able to work back up to the fourth spot.”

Timing his Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Battery Worx No. 10 machine in sixth fastest, the Visalia, CA product would race his way to a second place finish during his heat race.

Putting his Mid-Valley Pipe/Basic Industries/SWE backed machine on the front row of the A Main, Vander Weerd fought a tight racecar during the early goings of the race as he would fall all the way back to the sixth spot.

“We really were unsure of what the track was going to do, and we went a little too snug for the early laps of the race, but it did get better,” Vander Weerd added.

As the track freed up and Vander Weerd found the line that suited him, his car came alive and he was able to get going in the right direction. Working his way back forward from the sixth spot, Vander Weerd would get back into fourth and take the checkered flag with a his 17th Top-Five finish of the 2015 season.

“You hate to go backwards after starting on the front row, but I was pleased we were able to get going the right direction late in the race,” Vander Weerd added.

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-34, Wins-6, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-21.

ON TAP: Richard and the Vander Weerd Racing team will take this weekend off as they gear up for the upcoming California Sprint Week that kicks off September 5th and 6th at the Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, CA.

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

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"The Law Firm" Fifth With All Stars

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to action after a long Iowa Speedweek, Parker Price-Miller picked up a fifth place finish with the All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday night at the Butler Speedway.

“We ran at Attica on Friday night and struggled, but Saturday we were really fast all night, we just didn’t get through traffic very well,” Price-Miller said.

Checking in at the Butler Speedway, Price-Miller got off to a very nice start as he timed his PPM Titanium Products/Indy Race Parts/Keizer Wheels No. 9p machine timed in 12th fastest overall and third fastest in his group.

Jumping out to the lead during his heat race, Price-Miller flexed his muscle as he simply checked out from the field and won the race, earning his way into the night’s Dash.

Drawing the two pill in the dash redraw, “The Law Firm” would chase after Steve Kinser, but would end up finishing in the second spot, putting his machine on the front row of the 30-lap feature event.

The start of the race saw Price-Miller and Kinser drag race into turn one, but it was Kinser getting the better of Price-Miller as he had to check up, and settle into the second spot.

Continuing to chase after “The King”, lapped traffic would soon come into play, and Price-Miller would have his hands full at times. Not catching slower cars at opportune times, the Kokomo, IN wheelman would eventually slip back to fifth where he would go on to finish.

Taking to the Attica Raceway Park on Friday night, Price-Miller would have a tough night as he got off the edge of the track during heat race action while running in the fourth spot, and found himself lining up in the eight row of the feature.

Putting together a nice run in the A Main, Price-Miller would come back to salvage his night with a 10th place finish.

“Overall it was a nice weekend for us as we picked up two Top-10 finishes,” Price-Miller said. “It felt good to have a strong run with the All Stars, and I am confident we can continue to run well this weekend.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank PPM Titanium Products, Indy Race Parts, Keizer Wheels, CSI Shocks, Select Equipment, Wesmar Racing Engines, Esslinger, and Triple X Race Components for their continued support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 57, Wins- 7, Top 5’s- 15, Top 10’s- 20

ON TAP: Price-Miller will take on the USAC National Sprint Car Series this Thursday and Friday during the Kokomo Smackdown at the Kokomo Speedway before climbing aboard the Agee No. 2 machine at the Lasalle Speedway on Saturday and at the Angell Park Speedway on Sunday night.

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

 

 

Becker Fourth at Silver Dollar Speedway; Eyes 4th Consecutive Track Championship

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though his season has not been full of wins as he would have hoped, Sean Becker will look to lock up his fourth consecutive Silver Dollar Speedway Track Championship, fifth overall, this coming Friday night on the heels of a fourth place finish at the Speedway.

“We have been struggling to get over the hump to pick up some wins, but we have been very consistent this year, and are in a great spot going into this Friday’s regular season finale at the Silver Dollar Speedway,” Becker said.

Timing his Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch Hay Inc. No. 75 machine in fourth fastest on Friday night, the driver known as ‘The Shark’ would finish fourth during heat race action.

Moving into the feature event, the Roseville, CA resident would like the Astro Titanium/Ponybracket.com/Hunt’s Race World backed entry up in the second row for the 25-lap A Main event.

When the green flag dropped on the event, Becker would shoot into the third spot as he chased after the lead duo of Jason Statler and Carson Macedo. Holding down the third spot, Becker would soon feel pressure from Silver Dollar Speedway rival, Andy Forsberg as the duo battled for the third spot.

With Forsberg getting the spot, Becker would hold tough and hang right with Forsberg as he battled for his spot back on the podium. In the closing laps, Forsberg would get away from Becker and he would hold on to the fourth spot as he took the checkered flag.

“I really have to thank my guys for continuing to give me a great car,” Becker said. “We are in a good spot going into this weekend’s race and hopefully we can close the championship out and win the race in the same night.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 35, Wins- 4, Top 5’s- 26, Top 10’s- 29

ON TAP: Friday night Becker will look for his fifth overall Silver Dollar Speedway Track Championship before piloting the F&F Racing No. x1 machine on Saturday night in Watsonville, CA during the Johnny Key Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, and become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

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Rilat Invading 9th annual Oil City Cup with World of Outlaws This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (Aug. 24, 2015) - Travis Rilat is heading back to Canada this weekend to compete at the 9th annual Oil City Cup.

Rilat will team up with Richard Saumure this Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series doubleheader. It will be the duo's first trip back to the 3/8-mile oval since winning a race there in July.

"It's always a fun time to head to Castrol Raceway with the team," Rilat said. "Plus, I know I'll have a great car and that's what you need to produce results whenever you face the World of Outlaws."

Rilat earned results of 11th and 14th, respectively, during the event last year. He placed 17th in both features in 2013 and recorded a pair of top 10s at Castrol Raceway in 2012 with finishes of ninth and 10th, respectively.

"We've won races there during the Gold Cup and we've run well there during the World of Outlaws doubleheader," he said. "I'm looking forward to having a car that can contend for a top 10 each night. The key is to put down a good qualifying lap and set yourself up for an opportunity to make the dash."

Rilat and Saumure have combined to earn four feature victories this season. All four wins have come in the last eight races, when the team has scored seven podium finishes.

"We are running well lately and feel like we have momentum on our side," Rilat said. "Momentum and confidence go a long way in racing."

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 5 wins, 17 top fives, 18 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, for the 9th annual Oil City Cup with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to watch highlights of Rilat's victory at the Tyson Perez Memorial in Australia on Feb. 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPYKg2nfSNw

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Xtreme Oilfield Technology

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

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

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

 

 

Starks Posts Runner-Up Result During Castrol Raceway Debut at Extreme Cup

Inside Line Promotions - EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (Aug. 24, 2015) - Trey Starks put together a solid outing during his debut at Castrol Raceway last weekend.

Starks drove for Doug Rutz during the Extreme Cup at the 3/8-mile oval, where the action began on Friday with a seventh-place qualifying effort. Starks then maneuvered from fifth to second place in a heat race to advance into the dash, which he won to garner the pole for the preliminary night main event.

"In the main we led from the opening lap until about 10 to go when we had a caution," he said. "About 10 laps into the race I felt the car starting to act weird. The track was super rough and I felt something hit the car. The tie rod got bent so the tires were going two different ways. The car was a handful to drive. We pulled it in during the caution and tried to straighten the tire rod. We went back out to salvage as many points as we could."

Starks gave up the lead to allow the team to adjust the car in the work area. He restarted at the back of the field and rallied to post a 14th -place effort, which snapped a streak of 11 straight top-10 finishes. It ranked him 10th in overall points heading into Saturday's finale.

"We were the last car to qualify on Saturday," he said. "The track had slicked off quite a bit."

Starks qualified 11th quickest before advancing from third to second place in a heat race. That kept him 10th in overall points to start the feature on the outside of the fifth row.

"We got into second by around Lap 5 I think," he said. "It was a matter of chasing down the leader. The motor wasn't running as good as it could have been on restarts so we had to wait for him to get to lapped traffic. In clean air he was faster than us. But every time we got to traffic there was a caution so we didn't get a chance to race with him very much. We had a great car, just a few things went wrong."

Starks ended with a runner-up result, which marked his sixth podium finish in the last seven races.

"We got a lot of laps for when the Outlaws come this weekend so that was a positive," he said.

Starks will drive for Rutz this Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway during the 9th annual Oil City Cup with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 21 - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 2 (5); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 14 (1).

Aug. 22 - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 2 (10).

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 3 wins, 22 top fives, 26 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, for the 9th annual Oil City Cup with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Starks Timber Processing

Starks Timber Processing is a logging business owned by Trey's father, John, who is a third-generation logger. It has been based out of Washington for more than 15 years.

"Starks Timber Processing is what provides me the opportunity to race," Trey said. "It has played a huge role in my life, both on the track and away from it."

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

 

 

Sides Caps Busy Week with Top-Five Finish at Nodak Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MINOT, N.D. (Aug. 24, 2015) - Jason Sides captured his 11th top five of the season with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Sunday to wrap up a busy week.

Sides earned a fourth-place result at Nodak Speedway, which marked his first top five since July 4.

"It's a really nice facility and a nice track," he said. "There was a top and a bottom to really race well there. I enjoy going there. It's like our track at home where I grew up on."

That comfort level showed up from the start of the night as Sides qualified 10th quickest, which started him on the pole of a heat race.

"Just getting yourself in the position to be on the front row to give yourself the opportunity to win the heat race and get in the dash is important," he said. "Once you're in the dash you're that much closer to the front in the feature."

Sides won a heat race to lock into the dash, where a seventh-place finish lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"It was plagued with cautions," he said. "There were a couple of guys who had flats. At the very end three guys ran out of fuel. At the same time it's the same race for everybody. The rest of the cars made it on fuel. We were right there with the leaders the whole time. The leaders would get away in open track and we'd get to traffic and everybody would get caught back up."

The fourth-place finish was the first top five for Sides in 17 races.

"It really is a boost to run well," he said. "It takes a lot to get up and down the road and we have a lot of traveling in the next couple of weeks so it means a lot to run near the front."

Sides also scored a pair of 13th-place results last week.

He timed in sixth quickest, placed third in a heat race and second in a qualifier on Tuesday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. That was good enough to lock him in the dash, where he finished seventh.

"In those two heat races it really wore on the tires a lot," he said. "They didn't do anything to the track and I figured it was going to lay rubber. We put a harder tire on for the feature and that was not the way to go. We couldn't get a hold of it. We did nothing but spin. We were terrible."

On Friday, Sides qualified 14th quickest and ended second in a heat race at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. He then battled just outside the top 10 for most of the feature before ending 13th.

"We talked about it and talked about it not wanting to get too tight," he said. "It seems like River Cities gets wetter as the night goes on. We put a little gear into it and we ended up too tight. It kept bicycling up on two tires when we got to running behind everybody else."

Sides returns to competition this Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, for the 9th annual Oil City Cup with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 18 - Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (2); Qualifier: 2 (2); Dash: 7 (6); Feature: 13 (7).

Aug. 21 - River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 13 (13).

Aug. 23 - Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 7 (6); Feature: 4 (7).

SEASON STATS -

66 races, 2 wins, 12 top fives, 32 top 10s, 51 top 15s, 57 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, for the 9th annual Oil City Cup with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sides-Motorsports/283833970847?ref=br_tf

LIVE AUDIO -

Keep up with Sides Motorsports via free, live audio from DIRTVision at every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event throughout the season. Select events also include live Pay-Per-View video. For more information, click http://www.DIRTVision.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Jim Schuhknecht

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

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

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Rolls to a Top 10 During High Roller Classic with ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (Aug. 24, 2015) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. capped last weekend with a top-10 finish during the High Roller Classic.

Hafertepe Jr. piloted the Keith Dobbs entry to a seventh-place result at the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at Missouri State Fair Speedway on Sunday to garner his sixth top 10 of the season.

"It was really tough to pass with how fast the place is and how the track played out," he said.

Hafertepe Jr. opened the night by finishing where he started - second - during a heat race, which ranked him 11th in overall points heading into the feature.

"Whoever went into turn one first was going to win the heat," he said. "Wayne (Johnson) got the jump on the start and beat us into turn one. We reeled him in at the end, but couldn't do anything with him."

That lined Hafertepe Jr. up on the inside of the sixth row for the 25-lap main event.

"We got a few cars at the start and jumped to eighth," he said. "We had a caution about six laps in and we got one guy on a restart. I got beside Wayne and Seth (Bergman) a couple of times, but it was tough to pass. I'd get beside them coming off two, but couldn't get the run going into turn three. There were a few guys who could make the top work in turns three and four, but most guys were around the bottom."

Hafertepe Jr. ended seventh, which marked his third top 10 in four starts with Dobbs this season.

The duo also competed on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, during an ASCS Gulf South event. Hafertepe Jr. finished sixth in a heat race and fourth in the B Main before closing the night with a 20th-place result after pulling off the track early during the feature.

Hafertepe Jr. and Dobbs will return to competition this Friday at Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, and Saturday at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, with the ASCS Red River Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 21 - Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas - Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 4 (7); Feature: 20 (18).

Aug. 23 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 7 (11).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 2 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, and Saturday at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, with the ASCS Red River 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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wells Racing Engines

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

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

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

 

 

Hendrickson 15th at Huset’s

PETERSEN MEDIA: Climbing back aboard the Van Dyke Motorsports No. 5h entry for two nights of NSL action, Dakota Hendrickson would finish 15th at the Huset’s Speedway after battling a throttle linkage issue, and would finish 16th at the Fairmont Speedway.

“It was an okay weekend, but we certainly would like to be fighting for better finishes,” Hendrickson said.

Hitting the Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, MN on Friday night, Hendrickson would time the Lucas Oil/K&N Products/JRI Shocks No. 5h machine in 16th fastest.

Starting sixth in his heat race, Hendrickson would take advantage of some misfortune and race his way to a third place finish as he would then line up in the eighth row of the feature event.

Racing with Skylar Prochaska and Travis Whitney during the feature event, the Omaha, NE driver would bring his night to a close with a 16th place effort.

With Saturday night’s program raining out, Hendrickson and his Van Dyke Motorsports team would head to the Huset’s Speedway on Sunday night in Brandon, SD.

With 25 cars on hand for the Sunday night program, Hendrickson would time the NAAKE Suspension/FSR Radiators backed entry in 17th fastest. Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Hendrickson would have some tough company in the name of Tim Kaeding and Dusty Zomer as he slipped back to finish third.

Moving into the 35-lap A Main, Hendrickson would grid the field from the ninth row. When the fast moving race got underway, Hendrickson was able to work his way forward a few spots as he found himself in the 14th spot.

Having some throttle issues, Hendrickson would bring his machine to a stop on the backstretch, and take a quick trip to the work area.

Able to restart the race, the Omaha, NE driver would work his way back to a 15th place finish.

“I have to thank my team for their hard work all weekend,” Hendrickson added. “I am looking forward to this coming weekend, and I am hopeful we can pick up some better results.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 43, Wins-0, Top-5’s-2, Top-10’s-7

ON TAP: Hendrickson and the Van Dyke Motorsports team will be in action at the Randolph County Raceway on Friday night and the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI on Sunday night.

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Andy Gregg 5th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: On a lightening fast Placerville Speedway surface on Saturday night, Andy Gregg picked up his ninth Top-Five finish of the season as he raced his way to a fifth place finish.

“We were really fast all night, but the track stayed too good in the feature, and passing was extremely difficult,” Andy Gregg explained. “My guys did a great job and we were able to grab a few spots.”

Laying down a great lap during qualifying time-trials, Gregg would time the Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Toyota/New Gen Landscape No. 14r machine in second fastest, placing him in the second row of his heat race.

Finishing third during his heat, Gregg would find himself in the fourth row of the 25-lap feature on a surface that stayed hooked up and extremely fast. As the race went green, Gregg would work into the sixth spot, before taking advantage of a spin on the third lap of the race.

Running fifth, Gregg would search the ¼ mile bullring as he looked for an opportunity to get another position. Chasing after Matt Peterson and Jimmy Trulli, neither competitor bobbled on this night, and Gregg would end his night with a fifth place finish aboard the Nail It Roofing/Carroll Russell Bookkeeping/Arnold’s For Awards machine.

“The way the track was you really had to rely on someone making a mistake to get position, and unfortunately the guys I was chasing after did a good job all night and kept us in the fifth spot,” Gregg said. “We are happy with fifth, and still have a couple more shots to get back into victory lane this year.”

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

ON TAP: Gregg will be back in action on Friday night as heads to the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-18, Wins-3, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-13

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

 

 

Peterson Pockets Another Fourth Place Finish At Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA- For the second consecutive weekend, Matt Peterson raced his way to a fourth place finish at the high-banked Placerville Speedway.

“Things have gone very well for our team the last few weekends, and I am very thankful to everyone that helps us out,” Matt Peterson said.

Getting off to a slower start than he would have liked on Saturday night, Peterson would time the Miller Lite/V&H Fresh/Inventory Sales Company No. p37 machine in ninth fastest during qualifying time trials.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, the Wilton, CA product would take the green flag on Saturday night from the third row. Losing a couple of positions at the start of the race, Peterson would come right back and get by Jake Morgan and Carson Macedo to get back into the fifth spot.

Getting by Logan Seavey for the fourth spot, Peterson would then set his sights on Jimmy Trulli during the remainder of the race. Getting close on a couple of occasions, Peterson would not get the opening that he needed and would hang on to fourth as he took the checkered flag.

“The track was really fast, but we were able to move forward, and it was not an easy task,” Peterson said. “We have been running very well as of late, and hopefully we can continue it as there are some big races on the horizon.”

Matt and his team would like to thank V&H Fresh, Miller Lite, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Future Energy Savers, Transportation Services, The Oil Medics, Shell Shock, Vahlco Wheels, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Races-18, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-11

ON TAP: As of now, Matt Peterson will be back in action on Wednesday, September 9th with the Civil War Series in the annual Gold Cup kick off event.

 

 

Steven Tiner Eighth At Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making a last minute decision to head to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Steven Tiner picked up an eighth place finish on a very fast and hooked up Placerville Speedway.

“We went out early in time trials, and ended up timing in mid-pack, and that put us in a bit of a hole especially with the track staying as fast as it did,” Tiner said.

Going out early in time trials, Tiner would lay down a strong lap, but as the track continued to come in he would slip back to 11th overall on the speed chart.

From the third row of his heat race, the Visalia, CA resident would pick up a fifth place finish aboard his Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Deli Delicious No. 94 machine putting him in the fifth row of the feature event.

On a lightening fast surface, Tiner had his work cut out for himself from his 10th starting spot as passing was at an extreme premium on this night. Taking advantage of an early spin by another competitor, Tiner would move into the ninth spot before he took over the eighth spot on a restart.

Trying everything in his arsenal to pick up more track position, Tiner would have to settle for an eighth place finish aboard the Harvest Supply/Powder Coat-It/SRP backed No. 94 machine.

“It really is not that fun racing where everyone is the same speed, and you have to hope for mistakes,” Tiner added. “I have to thank my guys for working hard, and hopefully this weekend we can build on this Top-10.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-24, Wins-2, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-17

ON TAP: Tiner returns to action this Saturday night for the Johnny Key Classic in Watsonville, CA.

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DeCaires Celebrates Birthday With Sixth Win of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA- Elk Grove, CA product, Greg DeCaires, celebrated in 48th birthday in style on Saturday night as he picked up his sixth win of the season aboard the Dale and Tara Miller owned No. 4SA machine.

“I have a lot of people to thank for giving me the opportunity to do this, with the sponsors we have backing us, the crew, and especially Dale and Tara Miller,” DeCaires said.

Timing the Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Foothill 7 TV/RedHawk No. 4SA machine in sixth fastest, DeCaires would capitalize on his front row starting position in his heat race as he picked up the win and earned a place in the Top-Eight redraw.

Pulling the ‘Two’, DeCaires would line up on the front row of the 25-lap A Main event alongside Kirt Organ. With Organ getting the jump, DeCaires would chase after him, though Organ would build up a sizeable advantage during the race.

With Jimmy Trulli pressuring DeCaires for the second spot, DeCaires was able to fend off the challenge, as he closed in on the race leader on the 16th lap and took advantage of a slight bobble to power his way to the front.

With Organ staying with him for a lap, DeCaires would finally clear him and go on to pick up his sixth win of the 2015 season.

“He was pretty checked out, and I did not think the moment was going to come where I was going to able to get around him,” admitted DeCaires. “He ended up bobbling just enough that I was able to get under him and we raced side by side for a lap until I was able to clear him. That was fun.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 16, Wins- 6, Top-5’s-13, Top-10’s-15

ON TAP: While DeCaires heads to the Ocean Speedway on Saturday night, the Miller Motorsports team will not compete again until September 5th for Big Trophy Night at the Placerville Speedway.

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17 Wins and Counting For Sanders

PETERSEN MEDIA: 2015 has been quite the season for Justin Sanders, and he still has races left. Over the weekend, Sanders completed yet another Ocean Speedway/Marysville Raceway weekend sweep has he now has 17 wins to his credit.

“When have been in a groove all year long, and things seem to just be going our way,” Sanders said. “Saturday night we had some good fortune, and on Friday night we started up front and took care of business.”

In his final tune up for the 55th Annual Johnny Key Classic at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night, Sanders would time his JSR No. 17 machine in second fastest, putting him in the second row of his heat race.

Racing his way to a third place finish, the Prunedale, CA driver turned Watsonville, CA resident would move into the Dash, where the four-pill would put him in the second row of the six-lap shootout.

Working up into the second spot, Sanders would find himself on the front row of the 30-lap A Main, as he looked to capture his eighth main event win of the season at his home track.

When the green lights flashed, Sanders was hard on the throttle as he jumped into the early lead over Kurt Nelson. Though Nelson would challenge Sanders in the early stages of the race, Sanders would slowly extend his lead lap after lap.

Putting together another brilliant performance, Sanders would grab the win and make history at Ocean Speedway by setting the single season all-time wins mark at 8.

Heading to the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night, Sanders and the F&W Racing team would open the night up by timing in third fastest before finishing third in his heat race.

In the feature event, Sanders would run in the third spot as he fought a racecar that was a little too tight for his liking. Chasing after Cody Lamar and Kenny Allen, Sanders would be in the right spot at the right time as the lead duo tangled on the 16th lap.

Assuming the race lead, Sanders was flawless over the final nine laps as he kept Brad Bumgarner at bay and picked up his ninth win of the season at the Marysville Raceway.

“We were definitely lucky on Saturday night because I don’t know if we had anything to get by Kenny (Allen) or Cody (Lamar),” Sanders explained. “Fortunately for us, we were able to stay clear of them and pick up another win.”

ON TAP: Sanders will look to grab another Civil War Series win at his home track, the Ocean Speedway, on Saturday night during the 55th Running of the Johnny Key Classic.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-41, Wins-17, Top-5’s-30, Top-10’s-37

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Ocean Speedway hosts the prestigious $6,000-to-win Johnny Key Classic this Saturday featuring the Ocean Sprints vs Civil War Series

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – August 24, 2015…An exciting season of racing at the Ocean Speedway has all been an appetizer leading up to this Saturday August 29, when the 55th running of the Johnny Key Classic takes place at the quarter-mile bullring. The night of action also marks the second & final Ocean Sprints vs Civil War Series event of the season at the track.

Please note an earlier start time is also scheduled for Saturday, with the front grandstand gate opening up at 3:30pm. The pit board meeting will be held at 3:45pm with track packing at 4pm and qualifying & racing to follow. The pit gate opens at 1pm. This is the same time frame used during all Saturday shows at the Ocean Speedway. All seating will be general admission with adult tickets $20, $15 for kids 6-12 and children five & under free.

The Johnny Key Classic originally started out at the paved San Jose Speedway following the passing of driver Johnny Key during a racing crash in 1954, before moving to the fairgrounds dirt track in 1978. The event had been a staple at the speedway until the closing of the dirt oval in 1999. After a number of years sitting idle, John Prentice & Ocean Speedway decided to bring the event back in 2007 and this year will mark the ninth consecutive season that it’s held at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds facility.

The Key Classic will pay $6,000-to-win & $300-to-start on Saturday. A special thanks goes out to Jason Newton of 35 Industries, who donated extra money to the winner’s share, along with $500 for fast time & $500 for the hard charger in the A-main. With the weekly support of Ray Scheidts Electric added in, fast time will pay $600 on Saturday, while hard charger will also pay $600 with the support of weekly sponsor High Five Pizza.

The Key Classic A-main will consist of 50-laps. There will be two 25-lap segments. At the conclusion of the first segment the cars will be stopped on the front straight in front of the grandstands. There will be a 10-minute intermission in which cars can refuel, change tires, and make whatever adjustments the crews can do on the front straight, before teams are signaled to leave the track and cars are pushed off. Cars will be lined up to resume the race in the order in which they finished the first segment.

With Justin Sanders winning last Friday that means there will be just five drivers locked into the six-lap dash on Saturday, which sets the first five starting spots in the 50-lap feature. The drivers locked into the dash are Sanders, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Chico’s Jonathan Allard, Elk Grove’s Greg Decaires and Auburn’s Andy Forsberg. This means that the sixth starting spot will be available to the driver who sets fast time among the cars not already locked-in and transfers through their heat, or earns their time back in the B-main.

This Saturday’s event is also the penultimate race of the season for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo. Sanders has extended his lead in the standings to a large 114-markers following his record breaking eighth win of the year last week. The 22-year-old also sits atop the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster points going into the Johnny Key Classic. When the tour last competed at Ocean Speedway on July 10 it was Sanders who took the checkered flag.

Shane Golobic has been the driver that has battled Sanders all season at Ocean Speedway and is likely to do so once again on Saturday. The now 24-year-old has scored three Ocean Sprints wins this year and also claimed the season-opener with the Civil War Series back in March. Golobic earned his lock-in position by winning the July 17 Taco Bravo event, with Sanders earning his during the July 24 outing. Allard, Decaires & Forsberg claimed their lock-in spots during Civil War events in Petaluma, Placerville & Marysville respectively.

Going into the penultimate Ocean Sprints event of the season Stockton’s Brad Furr, Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Salinas’ Jeremy Chisum & Fremont’s Dustin Golobic round out the top-five in the standings. Nelson is fresh off a season-best runner up finish last week, while Golobic has moved into the top-five by just five-points over Jason Chisum. More Taco Bravo regulars ready to do battle at the Key will include Koen Shaw, Nicholas Ringo, Jerry Bonnema, Danny Malfatti, Austin Liggett, Nick Ringo Jr., Tony Gualda and others.

A solid field of Winged 360 Sprint Cars are expected to tackle the Ocean Speedway at the 55th Johnny Key Classic on Saturday, including Pombo/Sargent Classic winner DJ Netto of Hanford & Howard Kaeding Classic winner Kyle Hirst of Chico, along with Campbell’s Bud & Brent Kaeding, Sebastopol’s Bradley Terrell, Lemoore’s Carson Macedo, Wilton’s Matt Peterson, Foresthill’s Ryan Robinson, Grass Valley’s Jason Statler, Fresno’s Craig Stidham, Roseville’s Sean Becker & Colby Copeland, Visalia’s Steven Tiner, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Laton’s Heath Duinkerken, Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Coarsegold’s Scott Parker and more.

Ocean Speedway & Taco Bravo will be hosting a Johnny Key Classic Pre-Party at the Taco Bravo location at 1950 South Bascom Avenue, Campbell, CA from 5pm to 8:30pm on Friday August 28, 2015. All pre-qualified cars and other teams are welcome to come and display their race cars at the event. Help us sell 3055 Taco’s. Tickets for Saturday will also be available at the party.

The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076. Ocean Speedway & the Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West, Bullet Proof Energy Drink, Flowmaster and Kaeding Performance for their support. For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto www.racepmg.com

Upcoming Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo events

Saturday August 29: 55th Johnny Key Classic (Civil War vs Ocean Sprints) Friday October 9 Championship Night

 

 

AHG Sprintcar Series to be launched on September 20

MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015

THE Sprintcar Entrants Group will officially launch the 2015-16 AHG Sprintcar Series at Burswood on Swan on Sunday, September 20 from 9am to 2pm.

Plenty of planning has been done on the back of the successful 2014-15 season and the SEG wants to give all drivers and team owners who plan on contesting rounds of the series a heads-up.

Not only will the SEG outline the highlights of the series and how it will work but they are keen to get feedback from drivers and team owners to help build on the already-strong foundations.

Team owners and/or drivers must attend the day to receive 150 points that will go towards the 2015-16 championship (equivalent to a feature race win).

Drivers have been asked to attend in their crew shirts as they will be video interviewed and have photographs taken on the day.

A barbecue and drinks will follow the formal part of the day.

Drivers and/or team must confirm their attendance by calling Lisa on 9242 1313 by Friday, September 11.

The season gets underway at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, October 17.

 

 

A CHANGE IS COMING…

Official Release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport August 25, 2015

Toby Bellbowen will make a significant change for the new season as he will race under a new number.

Up until last season, Toby raced with number 70, however, with older brother Roddy stepping away from the sport, Toby will now be seen aboard the number 7 Hogs Breath Café Maxim.

It is no easy decision to make to change car numbers as drivers usually stay with the same number for their career, but a significant reason to change to the number 7 made the decision appropriate.

Skip Jackson made his debut for the Bowen Motorsport team in December 2004 and did a stellar job. Older brother Roddy then made his debut in Sprintcars at the end of the 2004/2005 season and proudly carried the number 7 for ten years before stepping away last season. It is interesting to note that Skip raced the majority of his career with the number 7 emblazoned on the tail tank of his car.

"We've had the 7 as a bit of a family number for over 10 years now,” Toby explains, “and I am honoured to carry on the with the rich history of it.

"It'll be a little odd not stepping into a car with a 70 on it, and I'm disappointed I didn't get my first feature with a 70 either, but I'm excited for what is to come with the 7."

Along with the change of numbers comes the new range of merchandise that will be available this season.

"We're working on some merchandise for fans with a 7 on it, which we should have around the time I am back from the states"

This announcement comes as Toby begins his USA campaign, driving for Peter Murphy.

His first race will be this weekend at Silver Dollar Raceway in Chico on Friday night and at Ocean Speedway, Watsonville on Saturday night for the Johnny Key Classic.

There will be regular updates throughout the USA tour and you can also keep up to date on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

Swindell Set for 2016 Dream Schedule with CJB Motorsports and Mainstream Holdings

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (Aug. 24, 2015) - Sammy Swindell has his ideal situation in place for next season.

Swindell will return to the CJB Motorsports No. 1 for approximately 40-to-50 races and the team has announced that Mainstream Holdings, Inc., has been signed as the primary partner.

"It's a great team with really good people," Swindell said. "Jumping in the car this year we really haven't had any problems other than the one motor problem at Knoxville. To be able to run near the front almost every time, I don't know how you could ask for anything more."

Swindell said the team won't run for points with any series or tracks and is set up to tackle marquee events, where the goal is simple.

"Our goal is to go run these big races and win them," he said. "There's a lot we have to put together to run this team. We've been running both cars out of one trailer so there's a lot of things we have to put together for next year. With Tod (Quiring) and Mainstream Holdings, Inc., coming on it's going to make it real easy to be able to do what we need. It's going to give us the opportunity to have new motors, a truck and trailer and everything first class to let us go race the way we need to."

Swindell, who has garnered five top fives and six top 10s in 10 features with CJB Motorsports this season, is currently scheduled to return to action with the team Oct. 1-3 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the National Open with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

Swindell is coming off a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at Missouri State Fair Speedway, where he drove for Donnie Cooper during Sunday's High Roller Classic.

"The track was pretty hard to pass on and we were in the heat that had most of the good cars," he said. "Plus we just didn't start in the right lane so I got held up on the start. If I started near the front I could have held them off. That's the downfall to this format."

Swindell ended where he started - seventh - in a heat race, which relegated him into the B Main. He then maneuvered from 10th to a fifth-place result to earn a transfer into the back of the 25-lap main event, where he lined up on the inside of the 11th row.

"The car was good enough to be as quick as most the cars, but passing other cars was really hard," he said. "You spend so much time trying to get by some of the cars it ate up laps. We were capable of running further up. There just wasn't a lot to work with there."

Swindell rallied from 21st to capture a 13th-place finish.

His plan now is to join his family in Louisville, Ky., where his son, Kevin, will spend at least the next month at a rehabilitation facility following a violent crash during the 55th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Store on Aug. 13.

"My plan is to go to Louisville and be with Kevin," he said. "He has a four week in-patient program there. The break before my next race will give me this time to be there when we need to get this part rolling for him."

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7540 Bartlett Corp Cove

Bartlett, TN 38133

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 23 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 5 (10); Feature: 13 (21).

SEASON STATS -

33 races, 2 wins, 13 top fives, 20 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 1-3 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the National Open with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

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Boespflug Returns for Smackdown

Plainfield, IN - Monday August 24th, 2015- Chad Boespflug has been released following the removal of stitches from the injury he sustained August 8th while racing at Amsoil Speedway in Superior, WI. He is scheduled to return behind the wheel of the Amati Racing, Inc. #66 Amsoil USAC Sprint Car Wednesday August 26th at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, IN.

Chad and the Amati Racing Team will travel north midweek to what some may call the best dirt track in the state of Indiana. A track that typically races on Sunday evenings hosts a three day event bringing the best of the best in nonwing sprint car racing together to compete in the “Kokomo Smackdown”. An event that most USAC teams look forward to just as much as if not more than USAC Indiana Sprint Week. Kokomo Smackdown has grown over the last few years to become one of the largest USAC Racing events hosted in none other than USAC Racing’s home state of Indiana. Boespflug will first compete Wednesday in a makeup feature event that he is already locked into from the USAC Indiana Sprint Week rain out. He and the Amati Team will then switch their focus over to Smackdown for the next three days.

Boespflug says, “I look forward to Smackdown every year not only for the racing but because it’s a big weekend for the fans too. The O’Connor's, Kokomo Speedway Track Promoter's, do a great job preparing the track for us, but they also do a lot to benefit the fans as well.” This weekend Kokomo Speedway is offering free general admission to Wednesday nights makeup event. Live music and entertainment for the drivers and fans following Thursday and Friday’s races. Kokomo Speedway and Melinda Stanbrough will also host a charity kickball game in the tracks infield on Saturday afternoon. Following the kickball game a driver autograph session is also scheduled to offer fans a chance to meet and greet with drivers before Saturday nights races begin.

The Kick-it For Children's Cancer Event has been hosted by Kokomo Speedway & Melinda Stanbrough for the past few year during Smackdown. Boespflug looks forward to playing in the event again this year as well as donating items to be auctioned off as all of the proceeds go to help kids fighting cancer. Jeff Gordon teamed up with the Kick-it organization a few years back and it has grown and become an event that the sprint car community hosts at various venues across the country. Kokomo Smackdown has become the host for the Indiana Kick-it Game. This year’s Kick-it Game will take place Saturday August 29th from 12-2pm in the tracks infield prior to the start of all racing events.

Chad will be a participant in both the Kick-it For Children's Cancer Game as well as the Driver Autograph Session. For those fans that aren’t able to make Saturday’s Kick-it Game or Autograph Session Chad will be signing autographs at his merchandise trailer before each nights events as well.

A full schedule of this weekends events is listed below. For updates and race results follow along to Chad's Facebook Fanpage.

Upcoming Events: Wednesday August 26th - Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, IN ISW Makeup Event - USAC Thursday August 27th - Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, IN Kokomo Smackdown IV - USAC Friday August 28th - Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, IN Kokomo Smackdown IV - USAC Saturday August 29th - Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, IN Kokomo Smackdown IV - USAC Saturday August 29th- 12pm-2pm Kick-It For Children's Cancer / 4:15pm-5pm Driver Autograph Session

 

 

410 SPRINT ROSTER FILLED WITH VARIETY FOR NAPA AUTO PARTS/PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS JERSEY RUSH TUESDAY NIGHT AT NEW EGYPT

The countdown is underway for the NAPA Auto Parts/Pioneer Pole Buildings JERSEY RUSH V coming to New Egypt Speedway Tuesday night, August 25. This wildly popular event will showcase the 410 Sprints and the Modifieds in a doubleheader racing program that will get underway at 7:30 PM. A big part of this show is the pre-race pit party taking place from 5 PM to 6 PM. Race fans with general admission grandstand tickets are invited to the pits to meet their favorite drivers prior to start of the fifth running of the JERSEY RUSH. After entering the main grandstands, race fans should head to pit gate behind the turn four grandstands where they may enter the pit area. At 6 PM, race fans will be asked to return to the grandstands as the competitors attend the drivers meeting and get ready for the big night of racing.

The 410 sprints will be chasing a hefty payoff of $5,000 to the winner, $1,000 for tenth and $400 just to start the main event. This payoff is attracting a lot of driver interest to include Greg Hodnett, Danny Dietrich, Lance Dewease, Lucas Wolfe, Ryan Smith, JJ Grasso, Freddie Rahmer, Brandon Rahmer, Steve Buckwalter, Davey Sammons, Rick Lafferty, Robbie Stillwaggon, Davie Franek, Mark Bitner, Brian Carber, Kyle Reinhart, Kevin Nagy, Troy Betts and Ed Aikin just to name a few that have indicated that they plan to be part of the JERSEY RUSH V.

The modifieds will battle for a $3,000 first place prize in their feature event that will follow a series of qualifying heat race events to determine the twenty-four car starting field.

General Admission ticket pricing for Tuesday, August 25 is $30 for Adults, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids 5 & under are FREE! Pit Admission pricing is $35 and no license is required.

For Advance Tickets, call 443 513 4456. Leave your name and the number of tickets you need. Tickets can be paid for and picked-up on race day at the will-call window after 4 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter at 5 PM.

Pit Gates open at 3:00 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 5:00 PM, Pre-Race Meet & Greet is from 5-6 PM, Driver’s meeting is at 6:15, Hot Laps begin at 6:45 PM and Time Trials start at 7:30 PM

The JERSEY RUSH V is a co-promotion between Lenny, Danny and Davey Sammons, along with, special events organizer Bob Miller

NAPA Auto Parts & Pioneer Pole Building presents…

JERSEY RUSH V

410 Sprint Cars + Big-Block/Small-Block Modifieds

Tuesday, August 25 7:30 PM

New Egypt Speedway

720 Route 539

New Egypt, NJ 08533

Event Information: Len Sammons: 609-888-3618 or Bob Miller 443-513-4456

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With state-of-the-art facilities, New Egypt Speedway feature daylight-quality lighting system, excellent sightlines – from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheel-chair accessible with wide, clear and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from sausage sandwiches to ice cream treats at family-style prices. On the track, the racy 7/16-mile D-shaped clay oval serves the Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country.

 

 

FLAT TIRES AND EMPTY GAS TANKS WREAK HAVOC

WITH WORLD OF OUTLAWS TEAMS AT NODAK SPEEDWAY

MINOT, N.D. (Aug. 23, 2015) – Tonight the World of Outlaws continued their fall trek back to the West Coast making a stop at Nodak Speedway.

Joey Saldana, who was one of the final three to take to the track for time trials, drove the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to the No. 9 qualifying position with a 13.608-second lap.

In heat racing action, Saldana pushed off from the outside of the first row next to polesitter Daryn Pittman. When the green flag waved, Pittman assumed the lead followed by Saldana. Though Saldana was giving Pittman a run for the money, he wasn’t able to track him down in the short 8-lap event. Pittman and Saldana finished one, two.

Saldana earned the 12th starting berth in the 35-lap A Main that was destined to be plagued by a series of tire issues and cars running out of fuel.

When the field was unleashed for the start, polesitter Paul McMahan topped the leaderboard with Donny Schatz in pursuit. Kerry Madsen was third and Saldana was 11th. On the second lap, Saldana gained another position and was running 10th. On lap 12, Schatz got by McMahan to commandeer the lead. A yellow flag on lap 15 slowed the field. Schatz restarted as the leader, then McMahan and Brad Sweet. Saldana was eighth and the Brownsburg Bullet had worked his way up to seventh when another caution flew on lap 17 for Paul McMahan, the leader of the first 12 laps, who now had a flat tire. McMahan’s crew made a tire change and sent him back out to take the 15th position in the field, the last car on the lead lap.

There was another caution on lap 17 but when the field went back to racing, Brad Sweet showed up at the party and reeled in Schatz for the lead on lap 18.

A flat tire on Saldana’s 71M caused a yellow on lap 27. The Motter crew made a quick change and got the Bullet back out despite the fact that there was no guaranteed time for them to make repairs since the race was past the half way mark. Saldana restarted 14, the last car on the lead lap.

On the restart, Pittman made a great move that won him the top position, but it was short lived. Austin Pierce lost an engine before a lap could be completed and the start was called back. Back to green and Sweet continued to lead the field, followed by Schatz and Shane Stewart.

Then on lap 32, competition was slowed for Stewart who exploded a tire, followed by Sweet who suffered the same malfunction, and then before the field could get underway again, David Gravel rolled to a stop (out of fuel). Stewart and Sweet’s teams changed tires and the drivers rejoined the field.

Back to green flag racing and Schatz inherited the lead on lap 33 by virtue of Sweet’s tire issue. Daryn Pittman was second and Paul McMahan third. Saldana, who had made a valiant driving effort, had worked his way back to seventh but ran out of fuel on the last lap, ultimately finishing 12th.

Schatz was the winner at his hometown track, Pittman finished second and McMahan third.

With no provision for an open red flag for refueling coupled with plenty of caution laps, there were four cars that ran out of fuel.

Between tire and fuel issues, it was a disappointing night for the Motter team and others.

The Outlaws will cross the border into Canada for a doubleheader in Edmonton, Alberta, Aug. 28-29.

 

Kulhanek Uses Pair of Podiums to Take ASCS Gulf South Championship Lead

Inside Line Promotions - PAIGE, Texas (Aug. 23, 2015) - Ray Allen Kulhanek is in a comfortable position after a standout weekend in Texas.

The five-time ASCS Gulf South Region champion used a pair of podium finishes to take an 11-point lead in the championship standings heading into the final weekend, which is set for Sept. 4-5 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, for the 14th annual Gulf South Championship Weekend.

"It was definitely a good weekend," he said. "My mindset was to go out to win. I was on attack-mode all weekend long."

Kulhanek kicked off the action last Friday on a rough note at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, where he was forced to swap engines between hot laps and a heat race. However, the task was completed on time and Kulhanek advanced from fourth to second place during his heat to earn a spot in the feature redraw. He then pulled the No. 2 during the random draw to line up on the outside of the front row for the 25-lap main event.

"We had that race won," he said. "There was not a doubt in my mind we had it won. Unfortunately we blew the in-board brake line with about seven laps to go. The track was really heavy and rough. It was a cowboy-up track and was hard to pass. I got into the back of a lapped car accidentally and spun him. At that time it gave me a caution to have breathing room. When we took back off I was like, 'I need to slow my pace down and maybe we won't catch traffic in seven laps.' I guess I didn't slow up enough. I ended up catching them and was pinned to the bottom. I couldn't move out toward the middle or the outside because it was so heavy and rough without having the breaks to calm the car down. I caught a lapped car at the wrong time and Seth (Bergman) got a good run on the outside and got around me."

Kulhanek led the first 23 laps before he was passed in turn four coming to the white flag. He then held on for a runner-up result.

Saturday's event at Cotton Bowl Speedway featured a similar performance as Kulhanek finished second in a heat race to lock into the feature redraw. This time he pulled the No. 1 to garner the pole position.

"I led past halfway and had been running the bottom the whole race," he said. "We'd get cautions and I'd look at my guys. They were telling me I was good. We got a caution later in the race and I was told to go to the top in turns three and four and stay on the bottom in turns one and two. I heard Seth on the outside of me in turns one and two. We went into turns three and four and he went to slide me, but the caution was already out. I was like, 'I better start railing the top.' I did that and we got in a heated battle for about three laps, sliding each other back and forth. Ultimately he had a better car than I did."

Kulhanek said he led the first 17 or 18 laps before Bergman took the lead with a handful of laps remaining. Kulhanek lost another position in the closing laps trying to make the top work. However, his third-place finish was good enough to gain the championship lead with two races remaining.

"I know what I have to do as a driver," he said. "I went into the last race of the season battling Aaron Reutzel for the championship in 2013 with a tighter points battle than I am in now. I know what to expect. We're going to do our work in the shop to make sure all of our ducks are in a row."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 21 - Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (2).

Aug. 22 - Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 3 (1).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 3 wins, 12 top fives, 14 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 4-5 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, for the 14th annual Gulf South Championship Weekend with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems

Based in Concord, N.C., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems manufactures custom seats and distributes a variety of racing accessories, including seat mounts, padding, belts and restraints, steering wheels and helmets. For additional information, visit http://www.ButlerBuilt.net.

"ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems are definitely the safest seats on the market," Kulhanek said. "I've had a couple of bad crashes and I definitely didn't move because the seat did its job."

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

 

Van Dam Places Sixth while Testing New Setup at Grays Harbor Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Aug. 23, 2015) - Henry Van Dam was in test-mode last Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway.

"We went there with a completely new setup," he said. "We wanted to try to improve. We feel like we don't drive well enough in traffic so we've been trying to go to areas where we can move around the race track without giving up any speed. When we've been able to start up front and have the preferred line we've been pretty good, but we're not good enough in traffic."

Van Dam kicked off the night by qualifying eighth quickest around the 3/8-mile oval.

"It was one lap and with the track being rough it was more about not dumping the car than it was going out there for a fast lap," he said.

He then finished fourth in a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row.

"We started on the outside and the bottom was the preferred groove," he said. "We were third from the start and just wasn't able to get going. We tried the top a couple more laps and I got passed again. We settled in to everybody else's line after that."

That lined Van Dam up on the outside of the fourth row for the 25-lap feature.

"I thought there was potential the top might come in," he said. "I tried a good three or four laps to get the top working and ended up falling back to 12 th. Then I had to start working my way back up through there. There was one preferred groove on the track so it made it a little tougher. We were able to get up to sixth. We just weren't competitive enough to pass cars."

Van Dam was credited with a sixth-place finish. He remains the leader of the Grays Harbor Raceway championship standings with only two 360ci events left at the track this season.

"It didn't work out like we wanted to, but we gained a lot of information from it," he said. "The challenge of getting better always produces better results. We'll stay aggressive on learning. I feel like we exhausted the setup we had. We tried multiple little things to make it better. We'll stay aggressive on trying to get better no matter what that takes."

Van Dam will return to competition on Sept. 6 at Grays Harbor Raceway with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 22 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 4 (2); Feature: 6 (8).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 4 wins, 9 top fives, 14 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 6 at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HenryVanDam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanDamRacing

APPAREL -

Van Dam has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at Enumclaw Xpress Lube.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Clems Enumclaw Powersports

Located in Enumclaw, Wash., Clems Enumclaw Powersports has been family owned and operated since 1974. Clems has been a one-stop shop for all powersports needs for nearly 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.EnumclawSuzuki.com.

"Clems Enumclaw Powersports makes sure our needs are taken care of getting around the pit area," Van Dam said. "I'm very grateful for their support of the race team."

Van Dam would also like to thank Kovash Logging, Johansen Excavating, Enumclaw Xpress Lube, Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Van Dam Dairy, Village Green Resort, Factory Kahne, 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, Rich Van Dam Dairy and Northwest Welding & Fabrication for their continued support.

 

 

Stillwaggon's Streak Continues with 5th at Orange County

Robbie Stillwaggon's hot streak in the 89 Quality Auto Body 360 Sprint car continued on Saturday night with a 5th place finish at the 1/2 mile facility in Middletown NY. For the first time since 2008, the United Racing Club visited the historic racetrack. Stillwaggon who started on the pole for the 2nd heat, easily ran away with the heat win.

A 6 invert pill put Stillwaggon starting in the 5th position for the feature event. At the drop of the green, Stillwaggon along with the 22 other competitors ran the bottom of the track. A late race bobble enabled Stillwaggon to get by Scott Flammer and finish in the 5th position.

Stillwaggon who entered the race just 75 points back of 8 Time URC Champion Curt Michael lost a little ground with Michael finishing in the 2nd position. Stillwaggon now has 2 remaining points races left at Delaware International Speedway this Saturday night August 22nd and then the final points race to decide the 2015 URC Points Championship on Saturday night October 17th. Stillwaggon traditionally runs very well at the Delaware 1/2 mile speedway.

Before Stillwaggon and crew head south next weekend, look for the 89 410 Sprint Car piloted by Stillwaggon to make a stop at the New Egypt Speedway on Tuesday Night August 25th for the annual running of the Jersey Rush.

 

 

Michael Settles for Runner Up Spot at Orange County

Curt Michael brought the potent Bill Gallagher owned 5G to the Orange County Fair Speedway for the first time since 2008. The last time Michael and crew left with the winners check. Starting 6th in the 3rd heat race, Michael battled during the 8 laps and on the last lap overtook then 2nd position from Josh Weller. That pass proved to be a difference of 8 position for the feature line up. With the 6 invert pill drawn, Michael and the GEI Enterprises, Valley Forge Inc. sprint car started on the pole. Had Michael not passed Weller on the last lap, Weller would have started on the pole and Michael in the 9th position.

During the entire 25 lap feature event, Michael ran 2nd to eventual race winner Justin Barger. Although Michael didn't win the battle he increased his chances of winning the war. With Robbie Stillwaggon finishing in the 5th position, Michael who entered Orange County with a 75 point lead, left with a 92 point lead. There are just 2 remaining points races that will decide the 2015 United Racing Club championship. This Saturday night August 29th, the United Racing Club will head to the Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, DE. The points will conclude at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday October 17th, and the 2015 URC Champion will be crowned.

 

 

Nolen Racing's Coons Comes on Strong at End

To Finish Fourth at Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Aug. 23 — Nolen Racing's Jerry Coons Jr. posted another top-five finish in USAC Silver Crown competition Saturday afternoon at the mile dirt track at the Illinois State Fairgrounds and remains second in the series' point standings with three races remaining in 2015.

Saturday's Tony Bettenhausen 100 attracted the biggest Silver Crown field in eight years, as USAC included 37 cars on the event's roster. The day didn't get off to a rousing start for the Whiteland, Ind.-based team when Coons qualified ninth in what turned out to be a 32-car field. That was 0.927 of a second slower than Kody Swanson ran to top qualifying, although Swanson was relegated back to 16th for the start for needing the use of a push truck during time trials.

Swanson, the defending champion and current point leader, came on like a freight train to win the 100-lap race, while Coons' rise to fourth at the checkered was more like a Stealth bomber. Although he was always in the top 10, he didn't crack the top five until the last lap, as he vaulted from sixth to fourth working lap 99 by passing Steve Buckwalter and a fading Chris Windom, who had led from laps 41 through 57.

Prior to the rousing finish Coons played a waiting game with the yellow #20 that is sponsored in part by KECO Coatings and Columbus Container, trying to save his Hoosier tires.

He moved from ninth to eighth on lap nine by passing Jacob Wilson, but then he stayed in eighth place until he reverted back to ninth on lap 31 when Buckwalter passed both Coons and A.J. Fike. Coons and Wilson both passed Fike on the next lap, however, which put Coons back in eighth place.

He was still in eighth, embroiled in a fierce battle with Buckwalter and Wilson, as the race neared the halfway point. Right before halfway Wilson got by him so he was ninth again on lap 50. Twenty cars were still on the lead lap at halfway.

Coons bounced back into eighth after Wilson ended up in the Turn 3 wall on lap 68. He got seventh when the driver right ahead of him, Justin Grant, slowed with a flat right-rear tire on lap 75. Sixth place came a little later when Shane Cockrum faded. Cockrum had led the first 40 laps.

Coons was still in sixth place with five to go, but he had been able to conserve his tires enough to allow him to advance to fourth at the very end.

"I was trying to conserve my tires early," Coons said afterwards. "It paid off, as we had a good car at the end, but it was very hard to pass. I should of qualified better; I just left some on the track."

With the victory Swanson was able to increase his point advantage to 79 points over Coons. Fike is third, 48 points behind him.

The next race is Sept. 6 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in DuQuoin, Ill. The final two stops on the circuit are Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Sept. 26 and the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y. on Oct. 10.

More information is available on the series' Web site at usacracing.com.

For more information on Nolen Racing, see NolenRacing.com and follow the team on Facebook and Twitter.

The team is looking for marketing partners; for more information, call (317) 201-0729 or e-mail LKMRestart@gmail.com.

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Bellm Ready for High Roller after Top-Five Wingless Run

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (August 22, 2015) – Kyle Bellm’s maiden voyage of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour continues close to home with Sunday’s $12,000-to-win High Roller Classic at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fair Speedway.

The current leader in the ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year race comes off an impromptu non-wing start last Saturday night with the WAR series at Missouri’s Springfield Raceway that resulted in a fifth-place finish after starting 18th.

“It was a last minute thing, Adam Jones was bringing his other car and said I could drive it,” Bellm said. “We got rolling pretty good in the feature, we probably could have got up to at least second or third with another few laps.”

With some solid wingless laps in the books, it’s back aboard the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision No. 14k Sprint Car since Knoxville’s recent 360 Nationals in Iowa.

It was a Nationals event that started off in promising fashion for the driver of the Schure Built Suspensions/Christian County Collision Repair Sprint Car.

“We went out pretty late and still put down a good enough lap to qualify tenth, so we were happy with that,” Bellm said of his qualifying effort on the Friday preliminary.

Missing the feature cut in the heat after a deep invert, Bellm was in good position with a second row outside start in the “B” Main.

“I was actually kind of glad to be in the “B”, I felt like it would give us some more good laps to get dialed in better for the feature,” Bellm explained.

That plan didn’t pan out though when another car spun directly in front of Bellm in the opening pair of corners. “There was nowhere to go at all,” Bellm said.

The mishap landed Bellm deep in a Saturday “C” Main where he rode out the weekend aboard the Bybee Lawn Care/Dynotech Racing Engines machine. “There was little chance of going anywhere after starting that deep, we were just getting some laps.”

Bellm will be looking for some quality laps in the Scheaffer’s Oil machine when ASCS National Tour action continues with a return to Sedalia’s Missouri State Fair Speedway on Sunday.

“I was at the last race there a couple of years ago,” Bellm recalls. “We won our heat race that night but then the feature never happened.”

Bellm will hope to be the first to see another checkered flag or two with $12,000 on the line tomorrow at the Missouri State Fair.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action on Sunday with the $12,000-to-win High Roller Classic at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fair Speedway.

Keep Track: Keep track of Kyle Bellm’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.kylebellm.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KyleBellmRacing?fref=ts or on Twitter at @kylebellmracing.

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

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

 

 

Greatness, Kindness to be Showcased at Millstream Speedway

Findlay, OH, August 21, 2015 – It’s no secret that whenever the All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series signs in the pit area, race fans know they’ll be seeing some of the best drivers to ever strap in. But the fans attending at Millstream Speedway this Sunday will be seeing something beyond just that. Defending series champion, Dale Blaney, is having a phenomenal season, with 11 ASCoC wins, including a streak of five in a row that was just broken this week. His record career series wins total stands at 126, towering over the 2nd place total of 98, held by the legendary Kenny Jacobs.

This high level of performance is all the more impressive considering the level of competition in the ASCoC this season. Blaney holds a commanding point lead over a stellar field that includes former World of Outlaws star, Cody Darrah, 4-time series champion, Chad Kemenah, 2-time champ, Greg Wilson, and 4-time champion (and former Knoxville Nationals champion), Tim Shaffer. While a tight points battle does not appear likely this year, Dale Blaney’s season (and career!) will be talked about by race fans for years to come.

Millstream Speedway will also feature an opportunity to help Kevin Swindell, who recently suffered serious injuries at Knoxville Raceway. The evening’s festivities will include fundraising efforts, with silent and live auctions of racing memorabilia. Series drivers and teams have pledged to get involved and Millstream fans are encouraged to, as well.

All gates will open this week at 3pm, with on-track action beginning a little earlier than last time, with hot laps now at 5:30pm and race time at 6:30pm.

Millstream Motorsports Complex, home of Millstream Speedway, is located 3 miles west of Findlay. Take US-224 West to TR-136, turn right, just 2 blocks to the corner of TR-136 and TR-95. Please do not park in areas marked as “no parking,” as you could be towed at your expense. Tailgating with a grill is welcomed, but please no fires on the ground. Stakes may not be used to mark hillside spots, but spray paint is OK. No tape on the bleachers, please. General admission is $20, Military w/ID $18, Seniors (65 & older) $15, Youth 11-15 $10, 10yrs and under are FREE. Coolers up to 14" permitted. No glass, please. No beer carried in but can be purchased on-site.

 

 

PODIUM FINISH FOR SALDANA AT RIVER CITIES SPEEDWAY

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Aug. 21, 2015) – The World of Outlaws made a stop at River Cities Speedway tonight on the second leg of their Northern tour.

Two-time River Cities Speedway winner Joey Saldana began the evening in solid form, driving the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to the No. 3 qualifying spot with a best lap of 10.402 seconds.

In heat racing action, Saldana rolled off fourth in the starting lineup in the third heat. Polesitter Kerry Madsen led the field when the green flag waved, followed by Logan Schuchart and Saldana. A caution on lap 3 bunched the field and when they went back to green flag racing there was a three-way battle for the lead between Madsen, Saldana and Schuchart. Madsen continued to lead but Saldana wrangled the second spot. It was Madsen, Saldana and Schuchart, one, two, three, but on the final lap, Schuchart got a run on Saldana and passed him on the back straight. Madsen won the heat, Schuchart was second and Saldana was third. The Brownsburg Bullet earned a spot in the dash.

“I love racing at this track,” said Saldana in a pre-dash interview. “I started out my career back home racing at Bloomington, Indiana, and Bloomington is a lot like this.”

The ‘zero’ pill was pulled in the dash inversion draw signaling a straight up start. Saldana pushed off third. The running order on lap one was the same as it was at the checkered flag. After a hard eight-lap run it was Paul McMahan with the dash win, Donny Schatz second, Daryn Pittman, third and Saldana fourth. The way the drivers finished the dash was the way they started the feature.

Prior to the feature, Saldana joined many of the other winged sprint car drivers in a helmet pass in the grandstands to raise money to assist Kevin Swindell with ongoing medical expenses incurred following his accident at Knoxville Raceway.

After the four-wide salute to the fans, the drivers assembled in two-by-two formation for the start of the 40-lap event. Polesitter Paul McMahan brought the field down for the green flag and maintained the lead. Donny Schatz was second and Saldana was third. With the restart after a yellow flag on lap 4, McMahan continued to lead but Saldana drove inside to overtake Schatz and grab second. A few more laps of green flag racing led to another yellow flag and again Saldana was able to fend off Schatz to maintain his second position. But on the restart after a yellow on lap 17, Schatz got the advantage and was running second to leader Paul McMahan. Mark Dobmeier also moved forward and Saldana was fourth.

Shane Stewart drove over the banking on lap 24, triggering another yellow flag. Back to racing with McMahan still at the helm, then Schatz, Dobmeier and Saldana.

A multi-car accident with no injuries brought out the red flag on lap 27. When racing resumed, the running order was McMahan, Schatz, now, Jason Johnson in third, and Saldana fourth.

Schatz lassoed the lead on lap 33. McMahan was second, and the Brownsburg Bullet advanced to third. The running order for the top three remained the same to the checkered flag.

“I think every time we got to lapped traffic it just ruined the whole race,” said Saldana. “We had a really good car and I gave it away on the restart. I don’t know what I was thinking. I’m running the bottom and then, no, I’m going to try sliding across the top. That was a total mistake on my part. Then I had to work my way back up there and had a shot at second but didn’t run a smart race the whole 40 laps. But it was definitely a good solid effort by the whole team and any time you can be on the front straightaway (celebrating a podium finish) after a World of Outlaws race you accomplish something.”

“Joey could run the bottom tonight like he was on a string,” said team owner Dan Motter. “Joey almost got by Paul (McMahan) at the end. I am very pleased with the working relationship Joey and Randy (Wolfe crew chief) have. There’s a mutual respect there and the communication has helped us be very competitive.”

Tomorrow is a rare Saturday with no racing card, but the Outlaws will be back in action Sunday night at Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D.

 

 

TWO-TIME CHAMPION DAMION GARDNER ENTERS BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS!

(Perris, CA, August 21, 2015) The “World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver,” Damion Gardner of Concord, California, has submitted his entry for the historic 20th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway on November 12th, 13th and 14th. More than 50 of the nation’s top sprint car drivers are expected to vie for the event record purse of more than $120,000.00.

Gardner, who won his third USAC/CRA main event in a row and took over the series point lead last Saturday at The PAS, won the Oval Nationals in 2009 and 2011. A third win this November would tie “The Demon” with all-time leaders Bud Kaeding of Campbell, California and Lincoln, Indiana’s Dave Darland. As well as trying to win his third Oval Nationals, Gardner will be trying to put the wraps on his fourth USAC/CRA championship and the three races at the Oval Nationals could go a long way towards achieving that goal. At the Ovals, Gardner will be driving his familiar silver #4 for three-time USAC/CRA champion car owner Mark Alexander.

2009 & 2011 Oval Nationals winner Damion Gardner has entered November’s 20th running of the famous race. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Another of the latest entries is Ione, California native Justin Grant. Grant, who spends all of the racing season in Indiana, will be steering the Baldwin Brothers #5 at the Oval Nationals. With a win at Eldora Speedway on May 9th, Grant is ranked 10th in USAC National Series points. He also has a pair of wins and leads the points at Indiana’s Kokomo Speedway. In addition, the California native has two wins in three starts and is ranked sixth in points in the jackslash.com Indiana Sprint Car Series that can be seen on MAVTV’s “Dirty 30.”

Lake Elsinore’s Parker Colston, the leader in the “Rookie of the Year” standings in the Amsoil USAC/CRA Series, has entered his second Oval Nationals. The Temascal Canyon High School senior entered the Oval Nationals last year, but was eliminated in a spectacular crash on the first night. Last Saturday, the impressive rookie, who is currently 13th overall in USAC/CRA points, qualified 7th fast in the 26 car field at Perris Auto Speedway and finished 11th in the 30-lap main event.

Temascal Canyon High School senior Parker Colston of Lake Elsinore, the rookie point leader in the USAC/CRA Series, has entered November’s Oval Nationals for the second time. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

First place will pay $25,000.00 at the Saturday finale of the Oval Nationals and $1,000.00 to start. The two preliminary nights, Thursday and Friday, will each pay $5,000.00 to win and $500.00 to start. All three nights of intense racing action will be full-points paying races for the USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series.’

Teams wishing to enter the historic running of the 20th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction can download the entry blank at the following link: http://perrisautospeedway.com/forms/15ovalform.html

Advanced tickets for the Oval Nationals are on sale now at: http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7

Camping on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds will be available for the Oval Nationals for $25.00 per night beginning on Wednesday, November 11th. Tailgating is encouraged in the spectator parking lot as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2015 season. AA Lynco Painting, All Coast Construction, All Seasons Tree Repair, Amsoil, Archibald’s Restaurants, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rentals, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Perris Com Ecco, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Drop Zone, Edelbrock, Engine Pro, Harry’s Café, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Horizon Solar, K&N Engineering, Livingwaters Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moon Nursery, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pizza Factory, Red Lion Inns and Suites, Robert Dempster, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Stassines Cross, Square H, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, US Foods and Valley News.

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

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

 

 

Swindell Will Race This Sunday at ASCS National Tour High Roller Classic

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Aug. 21, 2015) - Sammy Swindell will compete this Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo.

He has confirmed his commitment to drive for Donnie Cooper during the High Roller Classic following positive news that Swindell's son, Kevin, was released from a hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday after a violent crash last week during the 55th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Store.

"I've made a commitment to them and the recovery is going well for Kevin so we are going to go ahead and race on Sunday," he said. "I'm looking forward to getting back to Sedalia."

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour will mark Swindell's first race at the half-mile oval since winning a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event there in 2012.

"It's a big, fast half mile," he said. "The faster they are the more I like them."

Swindell has registered three straight top-five finishes with Cooper, including his first winged sprint car victory of the season on Aug. 1.

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 2 wins, 13 top fives, 20 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., for the High Roller Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - John Christner Trucking

Established in 1986, John Christner Trucking has grown into a giant in the trucking industry. For more information, visit http://www.JohnChristner.com.

"John Christner has been huge," Swindell said. "If it hadn't been for him coming along we wouldn't be able to do much of this (at the Chili Bowl) at all. He's been a great supporter for us and he's been a great friend. It was nice of him to do all the things he's done for us and continues to do for us."

Swindell would also like to thank J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, Energy Release, Sweet Manufacturing, FK Rod Ends, High Performance Lubricants, Simpson Race Products, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Kistler Racing Engines and Driver Websites for their continued support.

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

 

 

Statement from Swindell Family Regarding Kevin Swindell's Release

Des Moines, IA - Kevin has been released from Des Moines Mercy Hospital today after an eight-day stay at the hospital following last week's accident at Knoxville Raceway.

The doctors and staff at Des Moines Mercy have been generous to us, both in their care for Kevin and their patience and understanding to all of us throughout our time here. We will forever be grateful to them.

We cannot begin to thank everyone in the racing community for the support that you've shown to Kevin. The thoughtfulness of all of you is seen and felt and we feel stronger each day because of you. Kevin feels the power of your prayers and they are working. Our motto is: God showed up and showed out!

We're also grateful for the donations that have come in and the continued fundraisers that race fans, organizations and tracks have started to help Kevin. We know there is a long road ahead for him and the donations will help ease the burden of the medical expenses we'll have and allow Kevin to focus solely on his health.

Bank of America has set up an account for donations to Kevin. If you'd like to make a donation or are getting questions of where someone can donate, the information is below.

To make a donation to Kevin's Recovery Fund, please make check out to Kevin Swindell and write "Recovery Fund" on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to:

Kevin Swindell Recovery Fund c/o Spire Sports + Entertainment P.O. Box 638 Cornelius, NC 28031

If you'd prefer to wire funds, please call Spire Sports + Entertainment at 704-897-2880 for information on how to do so.

Donations can be made online at www.stevekingfoundation.org. Please be sure to type "Kevin Swindell Recovery Fund" in the comment section to ensure your donation goes to Kevin.

Again, from all of us, thank you.

Kevin, Sammy and Amy Swindell and Jordan Armstrong

 

 

Kalib Henry Makes Debut in a Winged 360 Sprint Car This Friday at Ocean Speedway

By: Troy Hennig

SACRAMENTO, CA – (August 19, 2015)…Sacramento’s Kalib Henry is hoping to follow in the footsteps of previous teenage drivers who have successfully transitioned from Outlaw Go-Karts into winged sprint cars. Henry’s journey begins this Friday night at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville. The soon to be 16 year old, will race the JKB Financial/Konnected/Intents Racing/Royal Lagoon Pools #56k. “Racing a sprint car is something that I have wanted to do for a long time,” said Henry. “I am thankful to get the opportunity from the Hall brothers and look forward to making a strong debut.”

Henry has a long list of racing achievements up to this point. Between Cycleland Speedway, Lakeport Indoor Winter Series and running with the winter Red Bluff Outlaw series, Henry has amassed 38 feature wins. He is a three-time outlaw kart champion who showed driving talent right out of the box. At age seven he started in the box stock division and went on to win six of his first 10 main events. While his stats are impressive, they might have been even better if for not a major ankle injury that sidelined him for most of the summer racing in 2014. Showing the heart of a champion, Henry won in his first race back from the accident, the highly competitive perpetual night QRC Cup at Cycleland. Henry is currently third in the Open division points at Cycleland with one win and eight top three main event finishes in 2015.

It also doesn’t hurt to have your father Mike, a two-time Civil War sprint car champion, be your biggest supporter. Mike has assisted his son throughout Kalib’s racing career. “My wins and championships were great but there is nothing like the feeling of watching my son excelling in the sport I love,” said Henry. “Hopefully he is able to mold his own path and whatever I can do to help that I am willing to sacrifice.”

Henry will make his maiden voyage at the quarter-mile clay oval Ocean Speedway this Friday night. Henry is set to get a ton of seat time with hot laps, qualifying laps, an eight lap heat race and a 25-lap main event. Other supporters of Kalib’s racing include Rick Fowzer Racing, MTFX Graphics, Mafara Motorsports, COG, Kevin Sharrah Designs and MJ Group LLC.

 

 

Northwest Wingless Tour Goes Back To Cottage Grove Speedway On Saturday August 22nd

By Ben Deatherage Cottage Grove, Oregon- It has been three weeks since the Northwest Wingless Tour have been in action. On Saturday August 22nd they will visit Cottage Grove Speedway for the third time in 2015. CGS has hosted some very entertaining events this year when the NWWT has come to town.

The only driver to win more than one race with the Northwest Wingless Tour in the current campaign is Tim Alberding with two trips to victory lane. Kyle Miller, Mike Romig, Cooper Desbiens, Jonathan Jorgenson, and Wayne Van Raden all have gotten the job once. All drivers, except for Kyle Miller, have been first time winners with the tour this year.

Twenty-two total NWWT sanctioned races have occurred at CGS since the series was formed in 2009. Kyle Miller has a firm grip of the win list with fourteen triumphs. Kyler Barraza is the only other multi-race winner with two while Roger Crockett, Dale Smith, Kyle Mehner, Colin Baker, Jesse Thistle, Cooper Desbiens have won once.

Admission prices are Adults $13.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $10.00, Youths (Ages 6-12) $5.00, and 5 & Under FREE. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, Qualifying 5:30, and Racing begins right around 6:45. Be sure and keep up to date with the latest news and information on CGS by logging on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or call the Northwest Track Hotline at (360)-699-RACE. Don't miss out on the Facebook fan page by logging on to your account, search Cottage Grove Speedway, and hitting “Like”.

For the latest news and information regarding the Northwest Wingless Tour log on to wingless.nwextremeseries.com. Also be sure and “Like” the Northwest Wingless Tour Facebook page.

Additional Information: 2015 Northwest Wingless Tour Schedule May 9th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon Kyle Miller May 16th Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington Tim Alberding June 13th Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington Mike Romig June 20th Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon Tim Alberding June 27th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon Cooper Desbiens July 18th Coos Bay Speedway Coos Bay, Oregon Jonathan Jorgenson August 1st Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon Wayne Van Raden August 22nd Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon September 12th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

Former Northwest Wingless Tour Champions 2009- Kyle Miller 2010- Theo McCarty 2011- Corey Esteban 2012- Bill Winsley 2013- Rob Lindsey 2014- Brad Rhodes

Northwest Wingless Tour All-Time Win List (2009-Current) Kyle Miller- 20 Bill Winsley- 4 Gary Davis- 3 Reece Goetz Steve Vague Tim Alberding- 2 Colin Baker Kyler Barraza Roger Crockett Cooper Desbiens Mitch Hoffses Sterling Kane Evan Margeson Theo McCarty Mark Nichols Mike Romig Jeff Bell- 1 Seth Bergman Ryan Bothwell Shane Forté Jake Gilman J.J. Hickle Sean Johnson Jonathan Jorgenson Kyle Mehner Shawn Rice Travis Rilat Dale Smith Jesse Thistle Tony Thomas Wayne Van Raden Guy Weedman

Previous Northwest Wingless Tour Winners At Cottage Grove Speedway: 2015- Kyle Miller on May 9th, Cooper Desbiens on June 27th 2014- Colin Baker on May 3rd, Jesse Thistle on July 12th, Kyle Miller on September 6th 2013- Kyle Mehner on April 20th, Kyle Miller on May 4th, Kyle Miller on June 8th, Kyle Miller on July 19th, Kyle Miller on July 20th, Kyle Miller on August 31st, Kyle Miller on September 1st 2012- Kyle Miller on September 22nd 2011- Kyle Miller on April 30th, Kyle Miller on July 30th, Kyle Miller on September 24th 2009- Kyler Barraza on April 25th, Kyler Barraza on May 23rd, Roger Crockett on June 6th, Dale Smith on July 18th, Kyle Miller on August 15th, Kyle Miller on September 12th

 

 

Wing Off and Wing On: Randy Hannagan to race both this weekend

Pittsboro, Indiana – August 20, 2015 - The mark of a true sprint car driver is being able to race both with and without a wing. Randy Hannagan will be accomplishing both this weekend as he steps in the No. 21 USAC Traxas Silver Crown Series car owned by Mark Swanson at the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 22, before returning to Ed Neumeister’s No. 11N with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at Millstream Speedway in Ohio on August, 23.

“I am honored I got the call to race this car,” said Hannagan. “I appreciate the opportunity to drive for Mark Swanson and Kent Wolters. It's always great to go do a little different type of racing. The history of Silver Crown cars is legendary in both Illinois and Indiana, so I am happy that I will be able to be a part of this Midwest tradition this weekend.”

The last time “The Hurricane” piloted a Silver Crown car was in 1998 at the Sacramento Mile in his native California. While known for his talents behind the wheel of a winged 410s-sprint car, Hannagan last drove without a wing in a USAC Sprint Car at Eldora Speedway in 2011, where he did make the feature with a very competitive group of cars.

Hannagan will have a USAC legend at his side as Jack Hewitt, the winningest USAC Silver Crown driver of all-time, serves as his team manager. Also, wrenching on the car will be crew chief Kent Wolters and crew member Josh Carpenter.

“This weekend should be a wonderful experience getting to race with and without the wing back-to-back,” Hannagan stated. “I am truly lucky to be able to work with such a great group on both cars. This is what sprint car racing is really about.”

 

 

Annual Earl Halaquist Memorial This Tuesday at I88 Speedway.

Event sponsored by Mach 1 Chassis pays $2,500 to win!

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – It will be the 12th running of the Earl Halaquist Memorial this Tuesday night (Aug. 25th) at the I88 Speedway in Afton, NY. Mere minutes from the Halaquist family home in Sidney. This years event is presented by Mach 1 Chassis and will pay $2,500 to win, $1,500 for second and $1,000 for third.

Chuck Hebing won a very exciting event in 2014 over a stout field of 27 cars on the 1/3rd mile oval. Hebing will be back to defend his solid run from last year. The competition however will see some of the very best in the pits which includes Weedsport winner Jason Barney, Matt Tanner, Paul Kinney, Tommy Wickham, Shawn Donath, Paulie Colagiovanni, Jeff Cook, Dylan Swiernik, Parker Evans, Mike Stelter, Cory Sparks, Tim Axton, Jordan Thomas and more.

I88 fans will be in for a special treat as Friday night modified regular Mike Mahaney will be behind the wheel of Doug Emery’s #33/.

The Halaquist Family will be sponsoring the Cobra Coaches dash on this night as well.

Earl Halaquist is an inductee at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa. The many-time champion with the United Racing Club was enshrined in 2000.

The event will be a vital part of the Lucas Oil overall tour as well as the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour 2015. Not to mention $2,500 awaiting the winner of the 25 lap finale.

I88 and the Earl Halaquist Memorial, a tradition and in ESS fashion it will be excitement guaranteed!

I88 Speedway – August 25 – Racing at 7:00

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Max Stambaugh Set for Three Events in Three Days “Mad Max” Ends 2015 NRA Season Second Overall Earns Career First "410" Win

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Elida, Ohio (August 20, 2015) - With the 2015 K&L Ready Mix NRA “360” Sprint Invaders season officially complete, Elida, Ohio’s Max Stambaugh will have the opportunity to turn his focus towards a select number of high profile events in the region, including those sanctioned by the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. Stambaugh, the 2015 NRA Sprint Invaders series runner-up, will jump-start his late summer schedule with a triple-header weekend in Michigan and Ohio. “Mad Max” will enter three consecutive events this Friday through Sunday, hunting for season win #4 and his second during “410” competition.

“We have a lot of plans for the second half of the year” said Max Stambaugh, “With our NRA season already finished up, we can now go out and race our own deal and not have to worry about being committed to any type of schedule. There are a lot of big weekends ahead so we want to make sure we enter those. We’ve been pretty good this year. I’m happy to be a part of this Ron Hammons team.”

“Mad Max” Stambaugh will activate the upcoming weekend on Friday night, August 21, at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. A top prize of $3,000 is up for grabs at the Attica oval; a perfect warm up for the upcoming UNOH All Star doubleheader on September 4 and September 5.

After his Attica visit, Stambaugh will move ahead and join the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at the Butler Speedway in Quincy, Michigan on Saturday, August 22. Stambaugh is a recent winner at the Quincy oval; earning the “410” sprint car victory on Saturday, August 8. It was Stambaugh’s first “410” victory of the 2015 season, and the first of his young career.

The upcoming weekend will come to a close on Sunday evening, August 23, at the Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio. Once again, “Mad Max” will join the UNOH All Star travelers, seeking another $5,000 top prize. The Millstream Speedway visit will be a first for the Elida, Ohio native.

Stambaugh, pilot of the Specialized Therapy, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Tim Hogan's Carpet, Texas Roadhouse, Dale’s Concrete, K & L Ready Mix, Robb Avenue Body Shop, Radio Hospital, #6M, ended his 2015 NRA Sprint Invaders season second in the final championship standings. Stambaugh tied Jared Horstman for the top spot in the final standings, but was eventually scored second after the series utilized the win total criterion. “Mad Max” earned two NRA “360” sprint car main event victories in 2015; both occurring at the Limaland Motorsports Park near Lima, Ohio.

“We were happy with how our NRA season ended” said Max Stambaugh, “Came up just a little short, but that’s how it goes sometimes. We had a few bad finishes during the season that really hurt us. Take those out of the picture and we may have won the title. Regardless, I’m proud of our team. Everyone works hard and it shows. I just want to thank everyone for the opportunity. Hopefully we can turn some heads this weekend and get the #6M up front.”

Fans can keep up with Max Stambaugh during his entire 2015 campaign, right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Follow ‘Mad Max’ on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @MaxStambaugh5 and Facebook: Here!

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2015 Highlights: Earned “410” victory at Butler Speedway on Saturday, August 8

2015 Wins: 3 (2 - Limaland Motorsports Park (OH) - NRA 360s; 1 - Butler Speedway (MI) - 410ci)

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Max Stambaugh would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Specialized Therapy, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Tim Hogan's Carpet, Texas Roadhouse, Dale’s Concrete, K & L Ready Mix, Robb Avenue Body Shop, Radio Hospital

 

 

Classic Drivers Countdown: Steve Gioia Jr. Started Fast with 1976 Classic Win

OSWEGO, NY (August 20, 2015) – As the countdown continues toward the 59th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 at Oswego Speedway on Sunday, September 6, we look back at the next historic Classic driver on our list – the first Oswegonian to win the Classic, Steve Gioia Jr.

The Gioia family had been fielding racecars at Oswego Speedway for several seasons before Steve Jr. finally climbed behind the wheel of Steve Sr.’s No. 9 in 1973.

Right from the start the young Gioia had a feel for the Classic, nailing a tenth place finish in ’73 and backing it up with runs of ninth in 1974 and second in 1975.

Like in ’75, the story of the 1976 Classic was again Fred Graves in the Hite four-wheel drive No. 39. But again, as in previous years, the machine would not see the finish.

Until Graves dropped out at lap 165, it was a three horse race in ’76 between Graves, defending champion Gary Allbritain and Gioia.

As Graves pulled pit side with engine issues, the field now bunched up with Allbritain leading Gioia, Bentley Warren, Johnny Logan, Ed Bellinger Jr., Jim Shampine, and Chuck Ciprich.

In the closing laps of the race, Allbritain tried all he could to hold off the hard charging Gioia, but with only six laps to go – he gave way. Gioia used an outside move on the front stretch to grab the race lead and held on to become the first Oswego native to win the Classic and the youngest to do so at the time, at just 23 years of age.

As had happened the previous season for the Classic winner, Gioia would come back in 1977 with another great run, finishing second to Warren Coniam.

Following his amazing three year stretch from 1975-1977, Gioia would finish in the top five of the International Classic another eight times.

In 1980 and 1981 Gioia had finishes of third and fourth as Jim Shampine and Doug Heveron drove to victory. Heveron’s win in ’81 beat Gioia’s record as the youngest Classic winner, with Heveron taking the checkers at just 21 years of age.

The 1982 Classic will go down as one lost for Gioia.

After starting seventh on the grid, the ’82 event shaped up to be a two car battle between Gioia and rookie Mike McLaughlin.

With the two setting a torid pace, Gioia took the lead at lap 116 and was in control until lap 145 when both he and McLaughlin were caught in an oil spill from another car, sending both into the outside wall and out of the event.

Heveron went onto his second consecutive Classic win in ’82, in memory of Shampine.

Gioia bounced back in 1984 with a third place effort behind Warren and Dave Shullick Sr. before finishing second yet again in 1986.

Gioia’s hot streak continued from 1987 to 1990 with finishes of fifth, fourth, sixth, and seventh.

Another Classic within Gioia’s grasp came in 1992 as the No. 9 chased down a fuel starved Joe Gosek in the closing laps, to finish in the runner-up position yet again.

The final top five run for Gioia came in 1994 as he took another podium result behind Bellinger and Pat Abold.

Gioia’s 11 top five finishes in the Budweiser International Classic 200 rank third all-time behind only Nolan Swift (13) and Warren (12).

For more information on Oswego Speedway and Budweiser International Classic Weekend visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646.

 

 

Hagar, Rilat and Wampler Headline Banner Week for Team ILP with Wins

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Aug. 20, 2015) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Derek Hagar, Travis Rilat and Cody Wampler scored victories last weekend.

Hagar swept the USCS doubleheader in Mississippi by winning on Friday at Greenville Speedway in Greenville and Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram.

Rilat recorded an ASCS Frontier Region triumph on Saturday at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. He also advanced from eighth to second place on Friday at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont.

Wampler maneuvered from ninth to earn his second victory in the last three races on Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.

Other Team ILP competitors with at least one top-five finish include:

Trey Starks captured a second-place result on Friday at Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, Calif., and a third-place finish on Saturday at Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore., with the Western Sprint Tour.

Big Game Motorsports driver Danny Lasoski finished second during a 55th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store preliminary night last Thursday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

Ryan Smith garnered a third-place finish on Sunday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa.

Jack Dover maneuvered to fourth on Tuesday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., to take the lead in the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints championship standings.

Zach Blurton rallied from 15th to fourth on Friday at Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo.

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Southern Oklahoma Speedway Ready for Sprint Series of Texas!

Ardmore, Oklahoma – August 20, 2015 - The Sprint Series of Texas will be making their second and final appearance of the season at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma this coming Saturday night, August 22.

When the tour last made their appearance atop the John and Nicky Webb owned facility back on July 24, Jason Howell took home the victory over a strong 26 car field.

Currently, Dustin Woods of Forney, Texas is the current SST point leader coming into the night, followed by Jerry Hammock, Mike Herring, Adam Barr, Gary Kelly, Howell, Reagan Reed, Mark Klis, Jr., Joshua Hanna and Drew Wright.

The SST utilizes the Racesaver IMCA Sprint Car rules and this Southern Oklahoma Speedway event will be the tours last before the annual Racesaver IMCA Sprint Car Nationals at Eagle Raceway in Nebraska over the Labor Day weekend so this event will be a tune-up, of sorts, for the drivers who will be heading North for their huge event.

Also running will be the tracks modified, limited modifids, economy limited modifieds, hobby stocks and stock car divisions.

Pit gates open at 5:00 PM with racing slated for a 7:30 PM start time. Adult grandstand admission is $20; $15 for children ages 6-12 and all seniors. All pit passes are $30.

Southern Oklahoma Speedway is located off of I-35 to exit 29, then head east on Hwy 70 approximately 0.7 miles then two miles south on Hwy 77. More race and track information can be obtained by accessing the tracks official website www.southernoklahomaspeedway.com, their official facebook page Southern Oklahoma Speedway or call the track (405) 627-1766.

 

 

Dover Drives to Top of Nebraska 360 Sprints Championship Standings

Inside Line Promotions - McCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. (Aug. 20, 2015) - Jack Dover took the lead in the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints championship standings this week thanks to his 10th top five of the season with the series.

Dover earned a fourth-place result on Tuesday at Junction Motor Speedway to power into the series lead by 11 points with six races remaining.

The night began with Dover advancing from fifth to third place during a heat race, which moved him into the feature redraw. Unfortunately, he pulled the second-highest number - seven - during the random draw to line up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"The track was almost too good," he said. "Everybody was fast. It took a while to get to fourth. With about three laps to go we slid for third back and forth with Ryan Roberts. It wasn't worth wrecking my car over third place so I didn't push the issue too hard."

The fourth-place finish marked Dover's 19th total top five of the season and added momentum heading into this weekend when Dover will make his season debut at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on Saturday with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints.

Dover was victorious at Park Jefferson International Speedway last season after starting 10th. He was also in contention to win his most recent event at the track - last August - before being involved in a late-race crash while in third place.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 18 - Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 4 (7).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 11 wins, 19 top fives, 21 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Home Pride Companies, Inc.

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

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

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Madsen Eager To Return To Racing After Disappointing Knoxville Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- After a less than desirable Knoxville Nationals, Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team are eager to get back to work this weekend during an NSL double-header.

“It was a trying week, but it built character for myself and our team,” Madsen said. “We had great speed, but our results do not show that unfortunately.”

Kicking the week off at the KCP Capitani Classic last Sunday night, Madsen would qualify eighth fastest and pick up a heat race win to move into the A Main. In the fast and furious race, Madsen would finish in the 14th spot as his team headed to the Southern Iowa Speedway on Monday night.

Competing in the NSL’s Front Row Challenge, Madsen would turn in a nice performance that saw him land on the podium with a third place finish in his final tune up before the Knoxville Nationals.

Hitting the famed Knoxville Raceway on Wednesday night to qualify for the 55th Annual Knoxville Nationals, Madsen would make the most of a late pill draw, as he timed the Nehring Construction/Team Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply No. 18 machine in 11th fastest amongst the 52 cars taking time on this night.

Starting in the third row of his heat race, Madsen rose to the occasion as he worked his way forward and finished in the second position, locking himself into the preliminary night A Main event.

Lining up in the second row of the feature event, Madsen had a very nice run going as he ran in the Top-Five much of the night. On the 15th lap, things would go south for the St. Marys, NSW driver as he would make contact with the wall and cause sever damage to his racecar, and his night would come to a close.

Forced to partake in the Friday night program, Madsen would time the Greenland Homes of IA/Royal Flooring/Aspen Aire Inc. backed No. 18 machine in third fastest his 40-car qualifying flight.

Finishing second in his heat race, Madsen would move into the feature event where he looked to be one of the top-four finishes to lock into the Saturday night feature event.

Getting a strong start in the A, Madsen would work into the fifth spot as he then hooked up in an entertaining battle with Mark Dobmeier for the fourth spot. Getting the spot, Madsen looked for more.

Going after the third position, Madsen would lose the handle on his machine with just a few laps to go, and spin out trying to pass for third. Though he kept his machine fired, he would benefit from the “blend” rule and restart the race from the eighth spot. In the final few laps, Madsen would finish seventh putting him in the seventh row of the Saturday night B Main.

Having issues in the B, Madsen would retire early, and his Nationals would end with a 19th place finish in the B.

“We are already building for the 2016 Nationals,” Madsen said. “I really have to thank this team and our partners for sticking with me. I really wanted to have a better showing for all involved, but it did not happen. We are disappointed, but we will look to pick up a couple of wins this weekend.”

Ian and his KCP acing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Greenland Homes of Iowa, Royal Flooring, Aspen Aire Inc. Heating and Cooling, Bobcat, The Stone Shop, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Van Gorp Construction, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Speck USA, Kustom Concrete Pumping, Lucas Oil, Revolution Race Gear, INSPRO Insurance, Monarchs Restaurant and Lounge, Climate Master- Geothermal Heating and Cooling, XXX Race Co., Wings Unlimited for their support this season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-78, Wins-6, Top-5’s- 33, Top 10’s-48

ON TAP: Madsen and company will resume the NSL schedule on Friday night at the Fairmont Raceway, and on Saturday night at the Clay County Fairgrounds.

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All Four NCRA Divisions on One Huge Night!

Park City, Kansas – August 20, 2015 - It will be one huge night of National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products racing action as 81 Speedway in Park City will host all four of the series divisions on one night to kick off the Labor Day weekend.

It all happens on Saturday night, September 5, as the series sprint car, modified, late model and mod lite divisions as drivers competing in those four divisions continue their battle for the 2015 season championships in their respective divisions.

More information will be forthcoming in the next week so keep viewed to the official NCRA website www.racencra.com and their official facebook page NCRA Racing Series.

The season is winding down so make sure to gather the family, call your friends and make your co-workers proud for inviting them out to 81 Speedway, the “Playground of Power.”

 

 

Remaining 2015 NCRA Sprint Car Schedule!

Park City, Kansas – August 20, 2015 - A couple adjustments have been made to the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division schedule as the tour looks to close out their 26th consecutive season under the series banner.

The next event that is scheduled for the “winged warriors” is slated for 81 Speedway in Park City on Saturday night, September 5, as part of a single Labor Day weekend event. The originally scheduled Sunday night show for the Belleville High Banks Speedway in Belleville, Kansas has been nixed from the schedule.

To close out the 2015 schedule, the tour will make their fifth and final appearance of the season at 81 Speedway on Saturday night, October 10.

Five time and defending co-series champion C.J. Johnson currently holds a 120 point lead over former two-time and defending co-champion Jeremy Campbell. Both Campbell and Johnson have one feature victory on the season.

For more information on the 2015 NCRA Sprint Car schedule, check out their newly revamped website www.racencra.com, their official facebook page NCRA Racing Series and any questions contact the series office (316) 755-1781.

Remaining 2015 NCRA Sprint Car Schedule:

September 5 81 Speedway

October 10 81 Speedway

 

 

Scotland County Fairgrounds

Scotland County Fair Board is bringing sprint car racing to Northeast Missouri and the Tri-State area at the Memphis, MO fairgrounds on Friday, September 4. Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region winged sprint cars will be joined with the Impact Signs WAR non-wing sprints for two classes of open wheel race cars. Action gets underway at 7:30 p.m. with hot laps, which will be followed by racing events. Over 40 cars are expected to be in competition in qualifying events for the two 25 lap features that will conclude the program. Sprint cars have not competed on the Scotland County Speedway since 2001.
Jonathan Cornell of Sedalia MO leads the point standings of the ASCS Warrior Region coming into the Memphis race. Cornell will be challenged by a strong contingency of drivers from Missouri and the surrounding states. Rounding out the top five in Warrior season points are Evan Martin - Lohman, MO, Austin Alumbaugh - Higginsville, MO, Ricky Stangl – Lee’s Summit, MO, and Jay Russell – Elwood, KS.
WAR non-winged sprint car point standings is led by Casey Shuman of Rattlesnake Bend, AZ. Chasing Shuman in the season point battle are Chris Parkinson – Gladstone, MO, Riley Kreisel – Warsaw, MO, Kenny Potter – Harrisonville, MO, and Mitchell Moore – Edgerton, KS.
The Friday night racing at Scotland County Speedway begins three consecutive nights of racing for both series. Saturday and Sunday the sprint cars move on to Randolph County Raceway near Moberly, MO. The three night series is expected to attract cars to the area.
The Scotland County Fairgrounds is located near the intersection of highways MO 15 and US 136. The speedway is a semi-banked 3/8 mile oval. Grandstand gates are scheduled to open at 6:00 pm the day of the race.

 

Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Creates Big Al Sportsmanship Award

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Aug. 19, 2015) - The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will feature the Big Al Sportsmanship Award, which will include a custom plaque for an outstanding individual.

A driver, car owner or team representative who demonstrates the values shown by Al Tschider - known as Big Al in the racing community - will be selected as the recipient during the final night of the premier 410ci sprint car event at Cocopah Speedway on Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016.

"Big Al was a selfless person who wanted to make the world a better place," Cocopah Speedway Director of Operations Greg Burgess said. "I was honored to know Big Al and was touched by his graciousness to others, especially children who were going through tough times."

Big Al founded the Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation, which was created to provide motor sports trips and racing opportunities for children battling life-threatening conditions and illnesses. He helped a number of children and their families throughout the past several years before his sudden passing in early August.

"We have created the Big Al Sportsmanship Award to show our respect to him and to promote selflessness, generosity and love, which are qualities that Big Al showed us all," Burgess said. "The award recipient will be someone who demonstrates those same traits throughout the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown."

Big Al had plans to attend the 2016 Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. The event will work hard to preserve his memory.

2016 WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

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

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

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

Type: 410ci sprint cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

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

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

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

COMETIC GASKET -

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

JE PISTONS -

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

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

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

 

 

Big Week Nets Big Results For KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: The Knoxville Nationals proved to be very successful for drivers using KSE Racing Products, as both the 360 Nationals and 410 Nationals champions steered to victory lane with the help of KSE.

Kicking off the festivities in Knoxville, IA, Terry McCarl dominated the 360 Nationals. Proving it was no fluke, TMac came back on Thursday night during the 410ci Nationals and charged from his ninth starting spot to claim the preliminary night feature event with KSE Racing Products.

Shane Stewart too had a big week in Knoxville, IA. After claiming the Ironman 55 win, Stewart showed up and claimed the Capitani Classic before racing his way to the Knoxville Nationals opening night feature event win.

Brad Sweet and Lynton Jeffery also found victory lane during Iowa Speedweek as Sweet took top honors during the Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway, and Jeffery picked up the Speed Sport World Challenge, earning a starting spot in the Saturday night feature event by doing so.

Nobody had a bigger week than Donny Schatz. After setting quick time during his qualifying night, Schatz used his KSE Racing Products Black Series HPD Pump to charge his way from eighth to second during the preliminary night feature event. Earning the right to start on the Saturday night pole, Schatz did not disappoint as he led all 50-laps using his Black Series Gen2, and Black Series Stingray Wing Valve and Cylinder to collect his 9th Knoxville Nationals Championship.

Steering The Best From East To West: KSE Racing Products continues to prove their steering performance all across the country. You want the best? Visit www.kse-racing.com to find a dealer in your area and get your hands on KSE’s new lightweight, Black Series Gen2 Power Steering Gear, Black Series HPD Power Steering Pump, and Stingray Wing Valve & Cylinder.

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Beierle Set for National Sprint League Doubleheader at Fairmont, Clay County

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 19, 2015) - Andee Beierle returns to FVP National Sprint League competition this weekend with a Midwest doubleheader.

Beierle will make her debut at Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minn., on Friday and at Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa, on Saturday.

"It's always exciting to go to new tracks to test yourself and to learn," she said. "I'll go into both races with the same goal I've had this year, which is to get as many laps as possible and gain valuable seat time."

Beierle has only been able to compete in four 410ci sprint car races this season. However, she has improved her result during each race, capped with a 17 th-place result during her last outing.

"I try not to focus on results since I'm competing against drivers who have raced 10 times as much as I have this season and who have been racing for many years," she said. "We want to concentrate on getting better and gaining comfort each time we hit the track."

Following the doubleheader Beierle will begin her first semester at Iowa State University, where she transferred this year, next Monday.

"School is extremely important to me and will be the priority," she said. "We'll try to race as often as possible, but when it comes down to it school will win."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minn., and Saturday at Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa, with the FVP National Sprint League

MEDIA LINKS -

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndeeBeierle

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

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"Turn 1 Tavern is a completely remodeled bar that promotes safe and clean entertainment," Beierle said. "It's a great place for people to hang out after the races."

Beierle would also like to thank Northern Coatings, Inc., Lone Mountain Truck Leasing, Arienco, Inc., AB Auto Detail, Harmony Stables, Vahlco Racing Wheels, 1015 Steak Company, Simpson Race Products, Simple Website Creations and IETF for their continued support.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Successful Nationals Week and Tribute to the 12x!

(Bill W) August 19, 2015 – Wayne Johnson’s Southern Iowa Sprintweek was a success. After finishing fourth in the 360 Nationals, he put the retro Beaver Drill & Tool #12x in the main event on Saturday night of the Knoxville Nationals. It’s back to Lucas Oil ASCS National Series action this Sunday night, when the series invades the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia with the winner going home with $12,000.

Wayne’s qualifying night at the 360 Nationals saw him qualify fifth quick. He would roar to victory in his heat after starting sixth, but he faded from fourth to sixth in the feature. “We were way too tight,” he says. “We thought the racetrack was going to be a lot slicker than it was. We just messed up.”

Still, he earned enough points to start fourth in Saturday’s 360 Nationals championship. He would finish fourth. “Saturday, the racetrack looked a lot slicker than the night before,” says Wayne. “We freed it up a little bit, but we were still too tight. The racetrack was kind of one-lane around the top once everyone got settled in. We were just chasing everyone.”

The three-time 360 Nationals champ was still pleased with the outcome. “We were happy with our finishes,” says Wayne. “We felt like we had better than a fourth place car on Saturday night, but anytime you can go in there a finish fourth with a hundred cars, you’re alright.”

Wayne competed Sunday, August 9 in Knoxville’s Capitani Classic. “We started in the back, because we qualified back there,” he says. “We use that race as a mockup for the Nationals. We just wanted to make sure the motor ran. We had been having some issues where the motor has heated up. We didn’t want to run it too hard, and pulled it in.”

The Beaver Drill & Tool #12x paint scheme was a hit on and off the track last Wednesday of the Knoxville Nationals. Wayne would time in 14th quick, before getting through his heat race with a fourth place finish. That set him up inside row two for the feature. “We were really good on our qualifying night,” he says. “I was able to get by (Daryn) Pittman there and we were running second. I actually felt like I was gaining on (Shane) Stewart a bit. The caution came out, and the motor was getting hot. That thing starts to wheeze when it gets really hot. I think we would have been o.k. if the thing had went green.”

Still, he was able to finish. “Normally, the water temperature cools a little under caution, but it just kept creeping up,” says Wayne. “We lost a lot of water and I knew we were in trouble. On the restart, it sounded sick and I knew I was in trouble. I was just trying to hang on at the end, and luckily we were able to finish sixth. I didn’t think we’d finish at all.”

That was enough to secure the pole for Saturday’s B, but the team was unsure about their motor issue. “We put a completely different motor in,” says Wayne. “We tore the car apart. We had time to do that between Wednesday and Saturday. We tore the tail tank and fuel lines out, and went over everything. The motor we put in has a smaller head. It’s a good motor, it’s just not a Knoxville motor. I even put a bigger radiator on.”

Despite the smaller power plant, things went well and Wayne took the 22-lap B main, locking himself into the Knoxville Naitonals championship. “We thought we might be in trouble, but we went out and won the B,” he says. “We thought this little motor’s pretty good! It got to 250 degrees though too. Rob Hart was there to help us, and we took time out of it, changed a mag box, and we did a ton of things.”

Unfortunately, a mistake in the pits led to an early exit. “That all helped, but unfortunately, the stupid driver changed some weight in the car,” admits Wayne. “I forgot to tighten the jam nut on the stops. I went out for driver introductions, and forgot about it. I just screwed up! Man, I was no good. I barely held on the first 25 laps. I came in and the tie rod was bent. They replaced that, but when I went back out, it was still bad. I pulled in after a couple laps. I was already a lap down. I came in a found the jam nut on the stop was loose and the adjuster had unscrewed all the way.”

Wayne was pleased with his week. “All in all, it was a good Nationals,” he says. “To be honest, with money earned, it was my second best Nationals. I didn’t feel too bad about that.”

He was also happy to have the Vielhauer family as a part of the Nationals, including Bob and his son Billy. “It was awesome to have them around,” says Wayne. “The bad part was Bob being sick and going to the hospital. He had to watch Saturday night on the internet there, but he’s home now. I saw him tear up a little Wednesday when we showed him the car, so that was all worth it to me. It was all a little inspirational for me. We stumbled on some things in the Capitani that worked, and we just stayed with it. It sure gave me some confidence that the car was working as well as it was.”

Not only was the car retro, but so were the crew uniforms. The team took second place for “Best Appearing crew”. “I thought that was really cool,” says Wayne. “Those were the old shirts from back in the day! Billy (Vielhauer) did all that. I also have to thank the guys at Speedway Graphics. They could not have nailed that car any better! All they had was a picture of the car!”

Follow Updates on Facebook!

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

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

Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

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

Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne finished fifth in 1998 in ASCS National action at Sedalia. None other than Billy Vielhauer was the winner that night, followed by Danny Wood, Garry Lee Maier, Travis Rilat and Wayne.

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Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Townline Variety, Outlaw Wings, City Vending, Stone Mountain Access Systems and product sponsors The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Slade Shocks, Kustom Sprint Car, Fisher Racing Engines, Team Achieve, Speedway Graphics and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

ESPN 92.3’s “THE INSIDE LANE” ANNOUNCES THURSDAY, AUG. 20, LINEUP: SCHATZ, HEIMBACH & PARKER

SPECIAL EDITION LIVE SHOW WILL AIR AS A PART OF THE FRED RAHMER PROMOTIONS “LEGENDS OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA” SPRINT CAR RACE AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- This week’s edition of “The Inside Lane” on ESPN 92.3 FM presented by Custom Metal Coating with Steve Inch and Todd Steward will air at 5 p.m. (EST) Thursday, Aug. 20, featuring interviews with Donny Schatz, Blane Heimbach, and Eric Parker.

World of Outlaws sprint car points leader Schatz will talk about his ninth victory in ten years in last weekend’s 55th Knoxville Nationals as well as his spectacular 23-win season to date on the national tour.

Heimbach will discuss his breakthrough win in last Saturday’s sprint car main event at Port Royal, overcoming a challenging first half to the 2015 racing season.

Former 305 sprint car racer Parker will tell us how he is making strides racing a 358-powered sprint car against the 360’s at Selinsgrove Speedway this season.

Inch and Steward will host a special edition of “The Inside Lane” live from Lincoln Speedway Wednesday, Aug. 26, to cover the Fred Rahmer Promotions “Legends of Central Pennsylvania” sprint car show. “The Inside Lane,” which also streams live on 923ESPN.com, was launched on May 1, 2014, to cover the exciting sport of auto racing on the regional and national scenes. The one-hour motorsports talk show has featured interviews with some of the sport’s most recognized names, including Indy 500 and Daytona 500 winner Mario Andretti, World of Outlaws sprint car champion Donny Schatz, the Motor Racing Network’s Steve Post, Hall of Fame sprint car champion Fred Rahmer, and Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood III, to name a few.

Inch is a long-time Pennsylvania race track announcer and publicist and Steward has more than 35 years of experience in the radio business.

 

 

Tiner Sixth in Medford, OR

PETERSEN MEDIA: Teaming up with Doug Rutz to compete in the Northwest over the weekend, Steven Tiner would put a tough Friday night behind him before racing his way to a sixth place finish at the Southern Oregon Speedway on Saturday night.

“I really have to thank Doug Rutz for the opportunity to drive his car,” Tiner said. “We did not quite have the weekend we were hoping for, but it was a pleasure to work with him and his team.”

Taking to the Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, CA on Friday night, Tiner and company would time in seventh fastest in time trials before Tiner raced his way to a second pace finish in heat race action.

Lining up fourth in the feature event on Friday night, Tiner would get off to a nice start before a brake issue would force him pit side, and his night would come to a close.

Heading to Medford, OR on Saturday night to take to the Southern Oregon Speedway, Tiner would time in sixth fastest on this night before finishing third in his heat race.

Moving into the feature event, Tiner would line up in the third row. From his sixth starting spot, Tiner would try to get moving forward, but would find himself holding down the sixth spot for much of the race.

Pressuring for the fifth spot late in the race, Tiner would not get the opening he needed, and he would close his weekend out by finish sixth aboard the Rutz Racing No. 8r machine.

“I thought we worked well together, but we had some gremlins hamper us a bit,” Tiner added. “Again, I want to thank Doug Rutz and everyone who made this weekend possible.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-23, Wins-2, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-16

ON TAP: Tiner will be back in action on August 29th at the Ocean Speedway for the Mark Forni Classic.

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Jace Vander Weerd Charges To Third During King of Kings 360ci Event

PETERSEN MEDIA- After a week off, Jace Vander Weerd returned to action and picked up his best winged sprint car finish to date, as he charged to third on Friday night at the Keller Auto Speedway.

“My guys have done a great job getting me more comfortable each winged race, and Friday night was a great night for us,” Vander Weerd said.

Getting his night started off by timing the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Battery Worx backed No. 88v machine in 10th fastest during the qualifying session, Vander Weerd would line up on the front row of his heat race.

Finishing second during his heat, Vander Weerd would miss out on the Dash berth and would grid the field from the sixth row for the 30-lap feature event. Getting off to a nice start, Vander Weerd would get his machine moving forward as the track seemed to get more racy lap after lap.

Working his way into the Top-Five late in the race, Vander Weerd looked for more as he carved his way up into the third spot when the checkered flag flew.

Heading to the Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night with the USAC/CRA series, Vander Weerd would again get his Mid-Valley Pipe/Basic Enterprises/Basic Industries backed entry in 10th fastest.

Failing to get out of his heat, the Visalia, CA driver would put together a good run during the night’s B-Main and would transfer into the A-Main event.

Lining up in the ninth spot for the A Main, Vander Weerd would experience issues with his brakes during the race, and would eventually turn in early, and end his night.

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-28, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-18.

ON TAP: Jace and his team return to action this Saturday night at the Santa Maria Speedway with the USAC West Coast 360 Series.

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

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Chalk Up Yet Another Win For Justin Sanders

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justin Sanders is forming a good habit. Week after week the Watsonville, CA driver seems to end a night in victory lane, and that was the case on Saturday night as he picked up his 15th win of the season while in action at the Marysville Raceway.

“We had a really good night on Saturday,” Sanders said. “We did what we needed to do, and were fortunate enough to start on the pole and pick up the win.”

Sanders would get his night started off by timing the F&W Racing No. 18 machine in third quickest during qualifying time trials. Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Sanders would finish in the third spot, and qualify for the Top-8 A Main redraw.

With luck on his side, Sanders would find himself with the one pill, and be in prime position for the 25-lap feature event. With Jeremy Burt alongside of him as the race went green, Sanders would get the early advantage and lead the first four markers until a pair of red flags slowed the race’s progress.

When the race came back to life, Sanders was strong out front, though he was unable to shake off a pesky Burt, who ran behind him in the second spot. Though unable to check out from the field, Sanders would keep Burt at bay as he picked up his 15th win of the season and eighth overall at the Marysville Raceway in 2015.

“This is beyond a dream season, but I sure hope we can keep it going,” Sanders said. “I would love nothing more than to get our total up to 20 this year, and I definitely think that it is within our grasp.”

ON TAP: Sanders will again be in action on Friday night in Watsonville, CA as well as back at the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night as he looks for another weekend sweep.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-39, Wins-15, Top-5’s-28, Top-10’s-35

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

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Cox’s Return To Knoxville Ends With Mechanical Issues

PETERSEN MEDIA: Unfortunately for Justyn Cox, his Midwest trip ended just like it started, and that was with mechanical issues during the Friday night program of the Knoxville Nationals.

“It was disappointing to have our week end like that,” Cox said. “During our qualifying night we laid down a great lap in time trials but we struggled a bit racing, and then on Friday we had issues end our weekend.”

Timing in third fastest on Wednesday night at the Nationals, Cox could not get moving forward in his heat race, as he would slip from his eighth starting spot to finish ninth, and be forced into the night’s C Main.

After missing a transfer to the B out of his heat by just one position, Cox would run second in the C to Jac Haudenschild, and move into the night’s B Main event. From the back of the pack, the Sacramento, CA driver would finish in the 20th spot aboard his Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31c machine.

Heading back to the Knoxville Raceway on Friday night to see where he would line up on Saturday night, Cox would have a nice draw for his qualifying flight, and would end up sixth fastest.

Slipping back to finish eighth in his Friday night heat, Cox and company discovered an issue under the hood of their entry, and it would prove terminal for the weekend, and Cox’s Nationals would come to a disappointing close.

“It was just bad luck for our team, and it is just unfortunate it had to happen during the biggest week of the year,” Cox said. “I am really thankful to have had this opportunity and really need to thank Rod, Kyle, Dan, Eric, and my dad for taking the trip and working so hard. I also have to thank all of our partners for making this trip possible.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-42, Wins-3, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-17

ON TAP: Cox will be back in action on August 29th during the Johnny Key Classic.

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Brian Brown – Pulling One Out of the Fire!

(Bill W) August 19, 2015 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team turned in another successful Knoxville Nationals last week. After a shaky start, the Grain Valley, Missouri driver came through in Saturday night’s finale with a charge from 14th to sixth. Brian has three races planned this weekend. The FVP National Sprint League will compete at Fairmont Raceway in Minnesota Friday and at the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa Saturday. For the first time in three years, he will be back at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia Sunday for a $12,000 to win ASCS event.

Your draw for qualifying on Thursday was middle of the road.

You’re hoping for twenty or less and you don’t want fifty or more. So forty (29th out of 57) was kind of middle of the road. At that point, you’re looking for fifth to tenth quick, and we ended up ninth, which was good.

The heat race did not go well.

If you look at all the heats, there was some luck going on. Some of the quickest guys had cars in front of them that didn’t even start. We felt we had the toughest heat in the Nationals. We were starting on the inside too, which can make it tougher. We didn’t get going, and I made some bad laps early. That got us behind further and we never recuperated. At that point, you have to get your head screwed on and keep fighting.

You knew the B main was going to make you or break you.

It was nerve-wracking. We started fourth and we were able to get to third. There’s a guy on the bottom and a guy on the top, so there’s no clear-cut path by them. You don’t want to make a mistake. All of a sudden, here comes Tim Shaffer passing you. Now you’re fourth (the final transfer) and there’s still two laps to go. Stuff is happening! You have to be patiently aggressive and hopefully, no one is coming behind you. Brent Marks was coming. It definitely isn’t the position you want to be at the Knoxville Nationals…I can guarantee you that. It worked out though.

You knew you had to make some hay in the feature as well.

In our opinion, 23rd to tenth was going to be a good run. It was going to be close to getting us in the show or the first couple rows of the B. We stayed patient the first couple of laps to make sure we didn’t get caught up in a mess or do something dumb. Once things cleared up, the car was unbelievable. It was probably the best car we’ve had all year long. If they were on the top, I could run the bottom. If they were on the bottom, I could go up top. If they couldn’t decide, I could go in the middle.

You were able to get into the top ten quickly.

We were ninth in the first six or eight laps. Once you get there, it gets a lot harder. We were able to get to fifth, and once we were there, I felt we were just as good as the guys in front of us. I think we had used our tires a little more though. It felt like a win. The fans who came down noticed us, and I needed that as a driver to build some confidence for myself.

That set you up in row seven for Saturday. You got into the top ten quickly, but kind of maintained there the first half of the race.

If I had to grade ourselves in the first segment, I’d say we were a five or six out of ten. Still, we were hovering around ninth or tenth. At the break, we didn’t feel we were good enough to just drive up there and win it, so we swung for the fences and did some things with the car that had worked in the past.

Those changes must have worked for you.

It definitely hurt us in the first phase, but definitely helped us late in the race. We were a little tight early, but once the fuel load came off, here we came. We were ahead of Shane (Stewart) at one time, and he ended up fourth. We felt we could have had a top five, but overall, not knowing what we had all year long…I was excited to run sixth. We’re excited about the rest of the season with the NSL, the World of Outlaws and the ASCS. We’ve learned a lot.

The growth of FVP at the Nationals has been phenomenal!

When we first had our hospitality there eight years ago, we had 140 customers show up. This year, Saturday at 5:00, we had over 600. It shows what FVP has done for the sport, and the people that they’ve brought to it. I’m proud that FVP sponsors the Nationals and Casey’s is a presenting sponsor. It’s a win/win for everyone. Our team and our partners get a lot of exposure all week long.

What do you think of when you look back at the Knoxville Nationals?

Mostly, I want to thank the fans. It seems every year, they get more and more supportive of us. To have them cheer for us, buy our shirts and do the things that fans do, we’re very lucky to have them. I appreciate their support all week long. Without them spending their hard-earned money, none of us could do this.

How about the 360 Nationals?

Obviously, we were going in wanting to win again. We just didn’t have the speed that we needed. We were able to move from 11th to seventh on the final night.

You finished 13th at the Capitani Classic and 12th at the Front Row Challenge in Oskaloosa.

We didn’t qualify well at either show. That kind of buried us back in the features both nights. Overall, Oskaloosa wasn’t good results-wise, but we found something with the car that had caused us problems for a month and a half. It definitely wasn’t a lost cause. These are all great events that we’re looking forward to coming back to next year.

There is no rest this weekend. You have three shows lined up.

I’m excited to get back to Sedalia Sunday. Casey’s General Stores and Impact are both sponsoring that race. I’m just excited to get back in the car for the FVP National Sprint League races this weekend too and tackle this deal!

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

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

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

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

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FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brown’s Bits

Brian has a great career record at Sedalia. In 38 career feature starts there, he has won fourteen times including beating the ASCS National series. He has also claimed the Michael Ross, Tom Wilson and Bob Ramey Memorials. In all, he has recorded 26 top fives (68%) and 33 top tens (87%). He has won nine of the last nineteen races he has competed in at Sedalia.

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About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,850 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 5th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution.

Marketing Partner of the Week – Housby Trucks

Brian says, “Jack, Kelly and Kevin Housby have been great to me since I was in the Casey’s #6 car. They have provided our truck, and they do great service on trucks in the Des Moines area.”

Since 1969, Housby has been known for the quality of new and used trucks they sell and their excellent customer service. What started out primarily as a Mack Truck dealership has grown into a conglomerate of vertically integrated businesses that share synergy by bringing multiple services to their customers. Businesses include Housby Mack, Inc., Housby Mixer Group, Housby Truck Lube, Vocon Remarketing, Second Generation and Housby Motorsports. Visit www.Housby.com for more information!

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

 

 

TKS Motorsports Learning in First Knoxville Nationals

The sprint car world converged on Knoxville, Iowa this past week for the 55th Annual Knoxville Nationals. For TKS Motosports team it was their first ever run at the prestigious event with this season being their first year in action with veteran driver Craig Dollansky behind the wheel.

Set to go on a hot and sunny day in southern Iowa, a late draw for qualifying put the Casey’s General Stores Maxim in an early hole as the track dropped off as time trials progressed. Eight cars inverted into each of five heats put Dollansky inside row five where the Elk River, Minnesota native held the same spot finishing 9th. Relegated to the C-Main, the Vahlco Wheels #2KS transferred through the 10-lap feature and then advanced from the final spot in the B-Main up to 18th before the checkered flag flew.

“We had a couple of issues qualifying that just put us too far behind for the rest of the night,” commented crew chief Troy Renfro. "We never gave up and just put it behind us. Thursday I went back to the shop and completely gutted the car making sure every single thing was right.”

With Wednesday in the rear view mirror and not looking back, the team regrouped for Friday’s program that got off to a much better start qualifying 9th in the 2nd flight. With attention then shifted to heat race competition, the Aggressive Hydraulics backed entry started outside pole of heat six and finished 2nd to secure a top-three transfer.

Starting outside row seven for the 25-lap A-Main, Dollansky worked his way into the top-ten by lap 7 waging a great battle with Tim Shaffer. As the feature resumed, the Des Moines Industrial Products #2KS raced inside the top-ten until taking the checkered flag in 10th.

“We had a good lap for going out at the end of qualifying and we made the best of it fighting our way back,” explained Renfro. “No one gave up. Not the guys that help us and not the people that support us. We’re focused on figuring things out and getting better.”

With points tabulated and feature line-ups set for Saturday, the TKS Motorsports team prepared for competition on another hot, sunny day at Knoxville Raceway in front of a huge crowd. Inside row eight for the 22-lap B-Main, Dollansky gained a couple spots just three laps into the feature until the field began stringing out running the cushion around the ½-mile. As laps wound down, the Stone Mountain Access Maxim made more progress but ran out of laps finishing just outside the top-ten in 11th.

“We didn’t have the Knoxville Nationals that we all had wanted,” commented Dollansky. “There are still positives we can take away from it and continue to build as a team.”

Craig Dollansky Racing and TKS Motorsports are made possible with great support from Casey's General Stores, Aggressive Hydraulics, DMIP (Des Moines Industrial Products), Stone Mountain Access, Vahlco Wheels, Volcano Joe’s Coffee, Indy Race Parts, Allstar Performance, Maxim Chassis, Don Ott Racing Engines, AO Designs, Hoosier Tires, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Mag Tech Ignition, Fuel Safe, SWE (Steve Watts Engineering), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Wilwood, Winters Performance Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Competition Suspension Inc., Simpson Race Products, Webb Family Farms, and HRP.

 

 

RON SHUMAN NAMED GRAND MARSHAL OF THE TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX!

(Perris, CA, August 19, 2015) The greatest driver in the history of the prestigious Turkey Night Grand Prix, Mesa, Arizona’s Ron Shuman, has been named grand marshal of the historic running of the 75th edition of the race at Perris Auto Speedway on Thanksgiving Night. The race will match the Honda USAC National and Western Midgets.

The announcement was made to an appreciative crowd last Saturday night when infield announcer Chris Holt interviewed Shuman at the USAC/CRA Sprint Car race at the famous Riverside County racing facility. About an hour earlier promoter Don Kazarian asked Shuman if he would be grand marshal while he was signing autographs in the track sports bar and the racing legend gladly accepted.

“Some of the greatest drivers in racing history have won the Turkey Night Grand Prix including A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Tony Stewart, Bill Vukovich and Kyle Larson just to name a few,” Kazarian said. “However, no driver with the exception of Ron Shuman has won it more than three times and he won it an amazing eight times. And, if it had not been for a flat tire on a last lap, he would have won it nine times. To show how impressive he was at Turkey Night, you can take all of the other drivers who won it and you cannot combine three of them to get as many wins as Ron Shuman had.”

Ron Shuman hoists the trophy after winning the 1981 Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ascot. Please give photo credit to Scott Daloisio.

Shuman won his first ever Turkey Night Grand Prix at J.C. Agajanian’s legendary Ascot Park in Gardena in 1979. He then proceeded to win the next three years after that as well. After a one-year hiatus from victory circle on Thanksgiving in 1983, Shuman again won at Ascot in 1984. His last win in the race at Ascot came in 1987. After Ascot closed in 1990, the Turkey Night Grand Prix hit the road at a number of different tracks and Shuman visited victory at Bakersfield in 1992 and 1993.

When Shuman presides over the Turkey Night Grand Prix on Thanksgiving, it will mark the fourth straight year the race has been back on dirt at The PAS after 13 successive years on the pavement at Irwindale. Kyle Larson, Dave Darland and Christopher Bell have won the races at The PAS since 2012. The first time the race was ever staged at The PAS in 1996, Billy Boat scored his second of three Turkey Night Grand Prix wins. With the exception of Shuman, he is the only other driver to have won the holiday classic more than two-times.

On his way to the win in the 1981 Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ascot, Ron Shuman races to the inside of 1974 Turkey Night Grand Prix winner Danny McKnight. Scott Daloisio Photo.

Advance tickets for the historic 75th Turkey Night Grand Prix are available 24-hours a day online at the following link http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849.

Camping is available for $25.00 per night for all PAS events. The campground opens at noon the day before each event. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2015 season. AA Lynco Painting, All Coast Construction, All Seasons Tree Repair, Amsoil, Archibald’s Restaurants, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rentals, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Perris Com Ecco, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Drop Zone, Edelbrock, Engine Pro, Harry’s Café, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Horizon Solar, K&N Engineering, Livingwaters Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moon Nursery, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pizza Factory, Red Lion Inns and Suites, Robert Dempster, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Stassines Cross, Square H, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, US Foods and Valley News.

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

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

 

 

NATIONALS SUCCESS CONTINUES FOR J&J AUTO RACING

McKENZIE, TN - For the 10th consecutive year a J&J Auto Racing car found victory lane in Sprint car racing's biggest event. Donny Schatz led a J&J brigade at the Knoxville Nationals picking up his ninth Nationals victory in the past 10 years. Schatz wasn't the only J&J winner in Knoxville. Bryan Clauson and Lynton Jeffrey were also winners during the Nationals adding to the success J&J had during the week long event. Derek Hagar also had a good weekend winning twice while Brandon McMullen and Kyle Sauder also were victorious in J&J machines.

KNOXVILLE NATIONALS

Donny Schatz continued his mastery of the Knoxville Nationals and was fast all week using a brand new J&J. Schatz set fast time in Wednesday's qualifying program in the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J and finished second in Wednesday's feature. The result was the pole position for Saturday's 50-lap Nationals A-Main. The six-time World of Outlaws champion took the lead at the start of the main event and held off all challengers to win his ninth Knoxville Nationals.

WORLD CHALLENGE

Lynton Jeffery took complete advantage of Friday's opportunity at the Knoxville Nationals winning the Speed Sport World Challenge and gaining the 25th starting spot in the Knoxville Nationals A-Main. Jeffrey wheeled the No. 12 J&J into the lead on lap two in the 20-lap race featuring a number of international stars. Jeffrey led the until lap 17 when James McFadden got by, but Jeffrey returned to the top spot shortly after when McFadden lost an engine. Jeffrey was not challenged the final few laps and took the win.

FRIDAY

Bryan Clauson earned his first career feature event win at Knoxville Raceway during Friday's Knoxville Nationals non-qualifier feature in Matt Wood Racing's No. 17 J&J. He started third and took the lead on lap nine. Clauson was in command the rest of the way and not only earned the win, but also a spot in Saturday's Nationals field.

USCS

Derek Hagar swept a pair of USCS feature events last weekend racing his familiar No. 9jr J&J to victory on Friday night at Greenville Speedway and Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway. The victories moved his 2015 total to eight and his recent string of success includes five wins in his previous nine starts.

"We had a good weekend," said Hagar. "We knew as a team we had a good car. It was up to me to perform and try to win the race. It worked out at both tracks."

KING OF THE QUARTER-MILE

Kyle Sauder took home the $3,000 top prize at Limaland Motorsports Park during the season-ending Reineke Family of Dealerships King of the Quarter Mile races. Sauder wheeled the CH Motorsports No. 83 J&J into the lead on lap six and led the rest of the way to take the win.

"My car owner said I was either going to win it or we would carry this car into the trailer," said Sauder. "This is for my 10-year-old buddy Jace. I wish we would race for about two more months as this thing is really going good for us. We'll come back next year and be ready."

SHEBOYGAN CO. FAIRGROUNDS

Brandon McMullen scored his fourth feature victory of the season Saturday night. McMullen's win came in the No. 98 J&J.

Other recent winners… Doug Hammaker won his fourth feature event of the season on Friday, Aug. 7. He raced his No. 66 J&J to victory at "The Grove" for the second time this season and also has two wins at Lincoln Speedway.

 

 

T.J. Michael Ready for Three-Race Weekend in “Buckeye State”

Three Events on Tap During Upcoming Weekend

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Fremont, Ohio (August 19, 2015) - The last month has been good for “410” sprint car rookie T.J. Michael. The Plano, Texas native, who relocates to Fremont, Ohio during the summer months for the purpose of racing, has earned six consecutive top-ten finishes during “410” sprint car competition; all of which occurring during Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series feature action. Michael, pilot of the Fremont Fence Company, Advanced Cast Stone, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, #8M sprint car, has finished as high as second during his recent hot streak; a career-high performance for the division rookie. T.J. Michael hopes to continue his top-ten streak this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as the Texas native prepares for a three day swing through the state of Ohio, eventually ending with UNOH All Star action.

“Things have been going well and we are very happy about it” said T.J. Michael, “We made some changes to our operation and I think they worked out for the better. It took us a while to get to this point, but I am happy about the direction that things are going. I go into the weekends with a lot more confidence than before and that plays a huge part in our results, also. We want to keep things going. We are up against some tough company this weekend. Hopefully we can get ourselves in a great position all three nights and work for those top-ten finishes.”

T.J. Michael will kick off his three day trek through the “Buckeye State” on Friday evening, August 21, at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The home of “Ohio’s Finest Racing” will host a $3,000-to-win main event for the “410” sprinters on Friday evening. Michael has one “305” sprint car victory at “A.R.P.” in 2015; occurring during the HD Supply “Spring Nationals” in early April.

Michael will turn his attention towards the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio on Saturday, August 22. The Texan recently visited Wayne County Speedway during the 2015 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek in late June. Unfortunately, Michael missed qualifying for the UNOH All Star main event; finishing ninth during the evening’s B-main.

The three-race weekend will come to a close on Sunday night, August 23, at the Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio. Racers will compete for a top prize of $5,000 during the Sunday night spectacle. T.J. Michael hopes to outduel the regional travelers and secure a career-first “410” sprint car victory, as well as a career-first UNOH All Star victory.

“I’m definitely excited for the weekend” said T.J. Michael, “Anytime we get to travel a little bit and visit tracks we wouldn’t normally go to is great. I actually head back to Texas on Monday morning for school, so hopefully I can go home for the week with a positive attitude. We’ll see how everything plays out.”

Learn more about the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions live on the web at www.allstarsprint.com

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

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Recent Highlights: Earned six consecutive top-ten finishes with F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Series

2015 Wins: 3 (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio)

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T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Fremont Fence Company, Advanced Cast Stone, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, Maxim Race Cars, Slade Shock Technology, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

MSCS TO BROWNSTOWN FOR THE NEXT ROUND

OF NON-WING 410 SPRINT CAR RACING

August 19, 2015 - Haubstadt, IN - This upcoming weekend will present a long awaited opportunity for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series to compete at the Brownstown Speedway. The series will be making its first ever appearance at the quarter mile track. Previous attempts by the series to race there were rained out. This year the series has completed all 15 races on the schedule on the dates they were originally set for.

There are just 5 race dates on the schedule. The event at Brownstown concludes the Accelerated August schedule which offered five race dates this season. All five were at different tracks. Brady Short has already won the first four in a demonstration of dirt track mastery and versatility wherever the series unloaded. He and the Potorff sprint have been race ready to capitalize on every opportunity!

Brady Short’s win at Route 45 Raceway in Illinois broke a year old record set by Robert Ballou. Ballou won three consecutive races in June and early July last year. His third win was at Flora, IL. Brady’s mark of four wins in a row this year is a new series record and it too was established at Flora, IL. Ironically the last driver to win a MSCS feature event in 2015 other than Brady Short was Robert Ballou back on July 3rd. Short has eight MSCS feature wins for the season and is now second on the MSCS All Time Feature Wins List and closing in on Jon Stanbrough’s top mark of 20.

Saturday night’s feature at Brownstown will pay $2,000 to win. Drivers will be competing for 25 laps around the semi-banked clay oval. The program will include heat races and a B to set the field for the feature. MSCS starts 20 or 21 cars depending on the use of a provisional starter. Series driver provisionals have been used six times this year.

The program will also include MMSA Mini Sprints, Modifieds, Indiana Pro Late Models, plus the super stocks. So besides the three classes of open wheel cars there will be full bodied stock cars to which the track’s regular fans are more accustomed to watching. Racing will follow hot laps which begin at 6 P.M.

The Hoosier Tire MSCS Points Standings have shown movement throughout the top ten drivers all season. Currently Brady Short leads Carson short by 21 points as the two continue to chase the title. Robert Ballou remains in third spot. James Lyerla and Donny Brackett have moved up into the top five in the standings. Jon Stanbrough sits in sixth followed by Brandon Mattox, rookie Brandon Morin, Chase Stockon, and Jeff Bland Jr.

The countdown is now on! Five…., four…., three…, two.., and one. Then the season will end! The first of those five rounds of championship racing will be this Saturday August 22nd at the renowned Brownstown Speedway promoted by Jim Price. The speedway is located a mile southeast of town on State Route 250.

PROVIDED AS NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR MSCS.

 

 

Classic Drivers Countdown: Gary Allbritain’s 1975 Classic Victory Earned Him a Shot at Indianapolis

OSWEGO, NY (August 17, 2015) – As the countdown continues toward the 59th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 at Oswego Speedway on Sunday, September 6, we look back at the next historic Classic driver on our list, Ohio Classic champion - Gary Allbritain.

From the first time Allbritain appeared at Oswego, it was clear to the veterans at the Speedway that the young ace, “had it,” despite running his first three Classics from 1972-1974 with little fanfare and a best finish of 13th in ‘73.

In 1975 however, Allbritain returned to Oswego in the Todd Gibson built Routh Packing Co. No. 75, and timed on the outside of row three for the 200.

The story of the 1975 Classic was Fred Graves in the Bill Hite built four-wheel drive No. 39. The faithful on hand wondered if Graves could say out of trouble, and if the machine that was so much faster than the rest of the competition, could go the distance?

As it turned out the Graves No. 39 was the first car out of the race on lap 14 handing the lead to Jim shampine who was chased by Kempton Dates and Allbritain.

Just prior to the lap 100 mark, Allbritain would steal the lead away from Shampine and before the Green Machine could try and snap back, caution lights would come on for ’76 track champion Ron Wallace.

When the race restarted, Shampine then ran into trouble with a broken fuel pump pulley, leaving Allbritain alone out front.

As the race wore on Allbritain had to contend with both Johnny Logan and Steve Gioia Jr., but the young Midwestern racer held on to collect his only Classic win, and later turned it into a chance at the Indianapolis 500.

Just one year later Allbritain returned to the Classic, this time driving for Doug Duncan in the familiar No. 07, after a stint in the USAC ranks.

Looking to be on his way to a second consecutive Classic title in 1976, Gioia – who finished second to Allbritain in ’75 – roared by Allbritain with less than ten laps to go on the outside of the front stretch to take the lead and the win.

Allbritain would have to settle for a runner-up drive.

In 1979 Allbritain took on the Classic driving for Ed Bowley in the Flying 5. Allbritain timed in fifth quick with the machine and would go on to a seventh place finish as Chuck Ciprich rode to his second consecutive Classic triumph.

Allbritain’s next top ten run in the Classic would not come until 1985, this time wheeling the Tobin owned No. 21. Time trialing fifth fastest in the field, Allbritain finished tenth in the order.

Still with Tobin, Allbritain returned to the Classic podium two years in a row in 1988 and 1989.

A third place finish in ’88 behind Eddie Bellinger and AJ Michaels propelled Allbritain to another runner-up finish in ‘89 as Bentley Warren charged to the win in the Mazur No. 61.

Allbritain’s stretch of good luck continued in 1990, now driving for Skip Matczak in the No. 3, with an outside second row starting spot and a sixth place finish.

Perhaps one of Allbritain’s most remembered Classic drives came in 1992, driving the Bobby Witkum owned No. 35 machine. Renumbered from its usual No. 85, Allbritain started 16th on this day but would wind up challenging Joe Gosek for the lead with 40-laps to go. Unfortunately for Allbritain the engine seized on the Witkum machine at lap 174.

Another year later Allbritain returned yet again with another new car owner, this time Jim and Danny Soule.

Once again starting from the 8th row in the lineup, Allbritain worked his way through the field to again finish the 200-lap grind in sixth position.

To add to his already expansive cast of car owners, Allbritain came to the 1995 Classic driving the Ed Shea No. 27. Allbritain would just miss a podium finish, driving for Shea, with a fourth place run behind Mike Muldoon, Mike Ordway, and Doug Didero.

That ’95 Classic run would be Allbritain’s final top five effort, in a run which began all the way back in 1976.

Allbritain scored a total of five top five finishes in the International Classic driving for four different car owners, quite the feat.

For more information on Oswego Speedway and Budweiser International Classic Weekend visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646.

 

 

TI22 Performance Part of the Lucky Giveaway Program.

By Dean Reynolds

Company Name: TI22 Performance

Website: http://ti22performance.com/

Contact #: (724) 453-2507 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ti22performance?fref=ts

Twitter: @ti22performance

Part of the Program Since: 2011

SYRACUSE, NY – TI22 Performance from Zelienople, Pa. has been a part of the Lucky Giveaway Program since 2011. The company that produces fine sprint car parts made in America also builds the very popular GF1 sprint cars used by many on the ESS Tour.

TI22's product line is optimized with the highest quality, lightweight components that will enable optimal performance. A full line is available online or by the more than 20 dealers located in the United States orWorld Wide.

GF1 Race Cars have been or currently used by drivers such as Matt Tanner, Steve Poirier, Joe Trenca and others.

The winner of a full box of TI22 components for the 2014 Lucky Giveaway Program was Chuck Hebing.

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The Lucky Giveaway Program was developed on 2007 to reward race teams that faithfully follow the ESS tour for that particular year. Teams that complete at least 2/3rds of the tour will receive from the main Lucas Oil Point Fund as well as products from the Giveaway Program.

Companies interested in the Program can contact Dean Reynolds at DeanR@empiresupersprints.com or can call the ESS office at (315) 391-6965.

The Lucky Program in 2014 was participated by: Brodix Cylinder Heads, JE Pistons, Fox Shocks/Fastline Performance, Nouse Sign and Graphics/K1 Racegear, Simpson Safety, Panchos Racing Products, Aero Wings, Vahlco Wheels, M&W Aluminum Products, Zamp Helmets, TI22 Performance, SST Shock Technology, Beyea Headers, Five Star Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, ATL Fuel Cells, Maxim Racing.

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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

Android App: Empire Super Sprints

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Camara Slate, Engler Machine and Tool, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Beard Sewer and Drain, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Reutzel Earns Knoxville Nationals "Rookie of the Year" Honors

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (August 19, 2015) – A banner season continues on for Clute, Texas racer Aaron Reutzel. And this time it was on the biggest of Sprint Car racing stages.

After the current Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points leader raced to the podium in Knoxville’s 360 Nationals the previous weekend, Reutzel made the most of his first Knoxville Nationals by earning Rookie of the Year honors this past weekend.

Following a week of progressively finding speed aboard the Roth Motorsports No. 83 atop Iowa’s ½-mile Knoxville Raceway, it will be back to business in the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car with ASCS National Tour action at Sedalia’s State Fair Speedway this Sunday.

The Knoxville Nationals proved to be a learning experience for Reutzel and the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle entry as he made his first start in Sprint Car racing’s premier event.

“We weren’t that good when we started, but we kept working at it and got a little better every time out,” Reutzel explained. “We didn’t give up, it was a learning experience for both of us, overall it ended up pretty good.”

By the end of the Nationals, Reutzel had emerged as the event’s top rookie competitor with a 17th place finish in Saturday night’s championship “B” Main event among the field of 112 entries.

“We didn’t quite get to the big show like we would have liked, but we improved throughout the week and got Rookie of the Year,” Reutzel said. “For the first time there, we can’t complain at all.”

After missing out on his Wednesday preliminary feature, Reutzel laid down a lap that was second quick among his Friday night qualifying group.

“We finally put down a good lap in qualifying, but didn’t capitalize in the heat,” Reutzel said after missing the transfer by one position.

Reutzel still made his way into Friday’s feature through the “B” Main and then finished 18th to earn the fourth starting position in Saturday night’s “C” Main.

And that “C” Main ultimately offered up some of the most intense racing action of the weekend for the final transfer with Reutzel ultimately crossing the stripe third to move on to the “B” Main.

“I think we had a bleeder go down or something, after that second start it got so tight,” Reutzel recalls as he lost ground to ‘King of the Outlaws’ Steve Kinser in the race for the fourth and final transfer position.

But Reutzel got the top of the track to work to his liking, reeling Kinser back in and then outdueling both ‘The King’ and Sam Hafertepe, Jr., over the closing laps for the position and then gaining one more to get up to third when the race leader lost power on the last lap.

“It built up a little air running the top and got us going just enough,” Reutzel said.

That moved Reutzel on to the “B” Main, where he gained a half dozen positions to finish out the weekend 17th after starting 23rd. Among those cars he passed was Logan Wagner, the only other rookie contender to earn a spot in the “B” Main, thus earning Reutzel Rookie of the Year honors.

“I probably stayed up top a little too long, I probably should have gone to the bottom sooner when the top went away,” Reutzel explained. “It was going to be tough either way with that many good cars.”

With a successful Knoxville Nationals in the books, Reutzel jumped back into the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions No. 87 Sprint Car for an impromptu World of Outlaws start at Nebraska’s Junction Motor Speedway on Tuesday night.

“It was definitely a last minute decision,” Reutzel said of the trip to McCool Junction.

After some early struggles, Reutzel rebounded by rallying forward from 17th to post a top-ten finish aboard the Dissolvealloy Frac Ball Revolution/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine.

Following on the heels of a couple of intense weeks at the world’s most famous half-mile dirt track in Iowa, another fairgrounds half-mile is on the docket with Reutzel and the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics team carrying a 73-point lead in the $60,000 Lucas Oil ASCS National championship chase into Sunday’s event at Sedalia, MO.

2015 Quick Stats: 54 races, 10 wins, 27 top-fives, 37 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Sedalia’s State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, MO, on Sunday.

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

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

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

 

 

Final Qualifying Race for the $6,000-to-win Johnny Key Classic on deck this Friday at Ocean Speedway

By Gary Thomas Watsonville, CA – August 19, 2015…With the big show fast approaching the final Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo Qualifying Race for the prestigious 55th Johnny Key Classic will take place this Friday night at Ocean Speedway.

So far there have been five Key Qualifiers held going into Friday night. Drivers already earning lock-in spots have been Auburn’s Andy Forsberg on May 23 in Marysville, Elk Grove’s Greg Decaires on May 30 in Placerville, Chico’s Jonathan Allard on June 20 in Petaluma, as well as Fremont’s Shane Golobic & Watsonville’s Justin Sanders at Ocean Speedway.

The Johnny Key Classic will be held on Saturday August 29 and pays $6,000-to-win & $300-to-start. Big thanks to Jason Newton of 35 Industries, who donated $1,000 to the winners share, along with $500 for fast time & $500 for the hard charger in the A-main.

Justin Sanders has been the man to beat this year and brings a large 97-point lead into this Friday night. The 22-year-old picked up his seventh victory of the year with the Ocean Sprints last time out, which tied Brent Kaeding for the most all-time in one season. He will look to make history on Friday in what is the third last event of the season.

Stockton’s Brad Furr goes into Friday looking to lock his way into the Johnny Key Classic. The former World of Outlaws regular ranks second in points and has one victory on the year. Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson and Salinas brothers Jeremy & Jason Chisum round out the top-five in points going into this Friday’s event.

Morgan Hill’s Nicholas Ringo has been fast in recent events and is coming off his first career Sprint Car victory last weekend in Petaluma. Ringo will look to push his way forward on Friday.

More drivers expected this Friday include Fremont’s Shane & Dustin Golobic, Fresno’s Kyler & Koen Shaw, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema, Gilroy’s Ken Fredenburg, Tracy’s Austin Liggett, Laton’s Heath Duinkerken, Forest Hill’s Ryan Robinson, Morgan Hill’s Nick Ringo JR. and others.

A-main winners so far this year: Justin Sanders (7), Shane Golobic (3), Tommy Tarlton (2), Brad Furr (1)

The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076.

Ocean Speedway & the Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West, Bullet Proof Energy Drink, Flowmaster and Kaeding Performance for their support. For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto www.racepmg.com

Upcoming Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo events

Friday August 21: (Johnny Key Classic Qualifying Race) Saturday August 29: 55th Johnny Key Classic (Civil War vs Ocean Sprints)

 

 

Following Four Championship Lead Changes, Sitterly Leads Bond by Narrowest of Margins Heading to the Weekend

OSWEGO, NY (August 19, 2015) – The Road to the Championship for Oswego Speedway’s Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers continues to tighten leading to this weekend’s action featuring the Pathfinder Bank SBS Twin 20’s and a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main presented by AirGas and the Woodchuck Saloon.

The final event of the season prior to Budweiser International Classic Weekend September 4-6 should prove pivotal in the race for the title in each division, with only one point show to follow on September 19 as a part of the Fall Championship 125.

Despite winning five main events this season, Otto Sitterly has been in a yearlong seesaw battle with two-time International Classic champion, Bob Bond in the Novelis Supermodified division.

The duo has swapped the point lead an incredible four times this season, with two point shows remaining.

Sitterly dominated the early portion of the season, leading the standings from May 9 through July 4.

Bond was able to snag the lead away after the July 18 Summer Championship, with Sitterly regaining the lead following the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified.

A 21st place finish for Sitterly on August 8 would hand the lead back to Bond, but last week’s runner-up finish for the Nicotra Racing shoe was enough to pull Sitterly back into the lead by only 3.5 points with this weekend’s 50-lapper on the horizon.

Sitterly and Bond will continue their yearlong dual this weekend at Oswego with young hard charger Dave Danzer nipping at their heels.

With one feature win this season, Danzer trails Sitterly by only 49.5 points going into the weekend. Danzer has more top ten finishes than any driver this season and may very well be able to keep Sitterly and Bond honest following the August 22 50-lap main.

Dave Gruel and Jeff Abold finish the top five in the current Novelis Supermodified standings with Pat Lavery, Kody Graham, Brandon Bellinger, Tim Devendorf, and Tim Snyder filling the top ten.

Even closer is the race for the championship in the Pathfinder Bank SBS division as the top four runners are separated by only 16 points.

Dalton Doyle continues to lead the way, as he has done all season, but two-time feature winner Dave Cliff has moved into the title discussion, just five points out of the lead.

Cliff, who pulls double duty on Saturday nights, has won two main events in the month of August, as he is looking to earn his second series championship, now driving for Tim Barbeau.

Defending series champion Andrew Schartner has not won a main event this season, but sits in the third spot only 14 points from the lead while three-time 2015 feature winner Mike Bond is fourth only 16 points back.

Kreig Heroth, who nearly won his first feature of the season on August 15, rides fifth in the standings, 34 points off the mark.

Jack Patrick, Mike Bruce, Anthony Losurdo, Matt Magner, and Camden Proud are the top ten runners in the SBS division this season.

The battle for each championship will go a long way this Saturday, August 22 with the Pathfinder Bank SBS Twin 20’s and Novelis Supermodified 50 taking place presented by AirGas and the Woodchuck Saloon.

Grandstand gates will open on August 22 with the beginning of hot laps at 4pm. Racing action will get underway at 6:30 p.m.

Price Chopper Tickets to Go are available for Saturday’s event at any Price Chopper Supermarkets location for only $14.

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’.

To purchase tickets for the 2015 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

2015 Oswego Speedway - Pathfinder Bank - Hoosier Tire - SUNOCO

Small Block Supermodified Driver's Championship

POS. ## DRIVER PTS.

1 O1 DALTON DOYLE* 819

2 50 DAVE CLIFF** 814

3 18 ANDREW SCHARTNER 805

4 74 MIKE BOND*** 803

5 O4 KREIG HEROTH 785

6 9 JACK PATRICK 776

7 22 MIKE BRUCE 760

8 1 ANTHONY LOSURDO* 758

9 87 MATT MAGNER 756

10 54 CAMDEN PROUD 755

2015 Oswego Speedway - Novelis - Hoosier Tire - SUNOCO

Supermodified Driver's Championship

POS. ## DRIVER PTS.

1 7 OTTO SITTERLY***** 860.5

2 47 BOB BOND* 857

3 52 DAVE DANZER* 811

4 50 DAVID GRUEL* 763

5 O5 JEFF ABOLD 758

6 22 PAT LAVERY 754

7 21 KODY GRAHAM 746

8 O2 BRANDON BELLINGER* 727

9 5 TIM DEVENDORF 718

10 0 TIM SNYDER 717

 

 

SUN PRAIRIE, WISCONSIN, TO HOST “MUSEUM MADNESS” ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, AS PART OF NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE (NSL) & INTERSTATE RACING ASSOCIATION (IRA) SHOW

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 19, 2015) – The Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, will host the “National Sprint Car Museum Madness” program on Sunday, August 30, in conjunction with that night’s co-sanctioned National Sprint League (NSL) and Interstate Racing Association (IRA) sprint car race. The museum will be giving away sprint car-related prizes from its museum store to many lucky fans in attendance.

Said museum curator Tom Schmeh today, “For me personally, it is going to be fun to go back to Wisconsin in less than two weeks for this IRA/NSL shoot-out. I went to a lot of Sunday night Badger midget car races at Sun Prairie in the late 1980’s, prior to joining the non-profit museum foundation. Grant Rankin and I will bring our brand-new GF1-Ti22/Shaver ‘410’ sprint raffle car and we will be joined by long-time museum volunteer Larry Janicsek at this event. We will be giving away a lot of neat prizes to many of those on-hand for this special event. If you are a sprint car fan in Wisconsin, you will want to be at Sun Prairie next Sunday night, August 30, for the IRA/NSL-sanctioned winged 410-cubic-inch sprint car races and Museum Madness.”

The museum booth at Angell Park Speedway will feature the 2015-16 raffle car and a table with the following informational brochures: museum membership program, Racers at Rest program, Stay in School program, Expand the Dream program, A Brick at a Time program, and museum store catalog. In addition, over thirty museum-related special prizes will be given away to lucky fans that night.

The “National Sprint Car Museum Madness” promotional program will take place at the following NSL races this late summer and fall:

August 28 – Moberly, Missouri,

August 30 – Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (with Interstate Racing Association),

September 4 – Jackson, Minnesota,

September 6 – Brandon, South Dakota, and

October 2 – Greenwood, Nebraska.

Those individuals interested in learning more about the “National Sprint Car Museum Madness” special events are urged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com, while those interested in the National Sprint League should visit www.nationalsprintleague.com.

 

 

Danny Holtgraver Ready for Full All Star Weekend I-96, Butler and Millstream All On Deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Pittsburgh, PA (August 19, 2015) - Since earning his first win of the 2015 season, western Pennsylvania’s Danny Holtgraver has been anxious to get back in the driver seat. Holtgraver, driver of the Phoenix Racing, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DKW Transport, Auto Electric of Jupiter, Southern Pacific Farms, #59, will have that opportunity this weekend, as he prepares for three consecutive events with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. The recent “Putzy Kekich Memorial” champion at Mercer Raceway Park will join the UNOH All Stars in Michigan and Ohio this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, chasing the $5,000 top prize on all three occasions.

“Always ready to get back to work” said Danny Holtgraver, “We’ve had a weekend off since we won at Mercer so it’s time to get back at it. I just want to thank Tom and Sherry Leidig again for this opportunity. Things have been tough on us this year, but we’ll keep working hard and keep moving forward. Getting a win last week has done a lot for our confidence. We have a big weekend ahead so we’ll work to find victory lane again.”

Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing will open up their weekend with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at the I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan on Friday evening, August 21. UNOH All Star competition will move ahead to the Butler Speedway near Quincy, Michigan on Saturday, August 22. Danny Holtgraver is a former UNOH All Star main event winner at the Butler “Battlegrounds” Speedway; earning the $5,000 victory during the 2014 season. The Butler Speedway win was one of three UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victories for “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver in 2014.

The upcoming weekend will come to a close on Sunday evening, August 23, at the Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio. Danny Holtgraver finished fourth during his most recent UNOH All Star appearance at the Millstream Speedway half-mile. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native charged forward from a 14th starting position to earn the top-five finish.

“The upcoming weekend could do great things for our season” said Danny Holtgraver, “We had a great night at Millstream Speedway the last time we were there and we’ve won at Butler. We want to make the most of this weekend and get that first All Star win of the year.”

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

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Recent Highlights - Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing earned the “Putzy Kekich Memorial” title at Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday, August 8

2015 Wins: 1

Danny Holtgraver on YouTube: Here!

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

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

 

 

Spitzbarth Continues to Improve

When it comes to 360 Sprintcars, they are a tough beast to maintain, but Simon Spitzbarth’s debut season is seeing him to continue to gain experience and improve.

The Darwin-based racer has just under a dozen 360 Sprintcar race meetings to his name and is enjoying his steady improvement.

“I’m learning every time I hit the track and my results are improving as a result of that,” commented the NT # 43 Blumax NT Building Systems / Top End Training supported Eagle driver.

“When it comes to Sprintcars, the learning curve is ongoing, and I’ve been able to see lots of positives so far this season but at the same time I’m learning from the mistakes I make.”

One of those positives for Spitzbarth came in his most recent race meeting at his home track – Northline Speedway – for the running of the Darwin Title. Despite not being able to qualify into the Darwin Title deciding feature race, he did manage to record the second fastest lap in time trials behind current Australian Champion Chad Ely at the beginning of the night.

“It was disappointing to miss out on qualifying into the feature race due to battling a few mechanical issues in my heat races, but I was still able to draw a number of positives from the night,” the 26-year-old enthused.

“Qualifying so well earlier in the night was a major confidence because there was so many quality interstate drivers like Ryan Farrell and Luke Dillon in the field, and now I just need to find that speed on a more consistent basis.”

Spitzbarth is now looking forward to the two-night Northern Territory Title at Northline Speedway on the Friday and Saturday night of August 28 and 29. Apart from wanting to continue the learning curve, he is aiming to qualify into the feature races on both nights – anything after that will be a bonus.

Spitzbarth would like to thank Allan, Shane, Sally, John and Dale for all of their support, along with sponsors: Blumax NT Building Systems, Top End Training, El Cheapo Cars, Streamline Collision Repair Centre, OPM Logistics, Atlantic Oils and AB Racing.

To find out more about Spitzbarth and his team, check them out on Facebook by searching Blumax Motorsport # 43.

 

 

SALDANA EARNS 13TH QUICK TIME OF THE SEASON, SETS TRACK RECORD

AND IS RUNNER-UP AT JUNCTION MOTOR SPEEDWAY

MCCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. (Aug. 18, 2015) – Joey Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team raised the bar in preliminary action at Junction Motor Speedway tonight where the World of Outlaws participated in their fifth ever event.

Saldana powered to a new track record and his (lucky) 13th quick time of the season with a 13.528-second lap around the 3/8-mile oval.

“We have a great engine program with Rick Long at Speedway Engines. It’s a pleasure to drive the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body with those engines and we hope we can add to our No. 1 qualifying effort by getting a win tonight,” said Saldana.

In the first heat, the Brownsburg Bullet fired from the fourth position. When the track went green, front row starter Daryn Pittman assumed the lead followed by Danny Lasoski and Saldana. Lasoski and Saldana engaged in a raging side-by-side battle during the eight-lap event. At the checkered flag it was Pittman with the win and Saldana third. Both drivers transferred to the dash.

With the ‘four’ ping pong ball pulled in the dash inversion draw, Saldana went from the pole to the outside of the second row in terms of starting position.

Kerry Madsen and Donny Schatz fought for the lead when the green flag flew on the dash with Madsen taking command at lap one. Saldana was third, behind Schatz. The top three maintained their positions to the finish stripe. The dash finish determined the starting positions for the A Main. Madsen and Schatz were on the front row of the feature and Saldana would roll off third.

When the green flag waved to unleash the field for the 30-lap A Main, Kerry Madsen gained the lead, with Schatz giving chase. Saldana was running a strong third. The top three maintained their positions until the yellow flag came out on lap 11 to slow competition. Back to green. Madsen continued to lead but a bold, perfectly timed and executed slide job by Saldana moved him past Schatz. While Saldana was trying to hunt down Madsen, Schatz was trying to squeeze Saldana to gain second. At the checkered flag, it was Madsen with the victory, Saldana in second and Schatz third.

“Another great driving job by Joey tonight backed by a strong performance by Randy (Wolfe, crew chief), Sean (Strausbaugh car chief) and Gunner (Cummings). I am very proud of the team effort,” said owner Dan Motter.

The World of Outlaws head to Grand Forks, North Dakota for a Friday event at River Cities Speedway.

 

Auto Racers for Kids Benefit Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA (August 18. 2015): Mercer Raceway Park will host the sixth running of the Auto Racers for Kids charity event this Saturday, August 22. The program was postponed from June 13 due to inclement weather. The list of previous winners reads like a who's who in the 410 Sprint Car World, and the current edition promises to be bigger and better than before. All of the regular classes that comprise the Saturday Night Live! racing card will be on hand, and the racers can all go for broke because the finishes will not affect the season point championship contests. Those will be decided next week on Meet Your Heroes Night, presented by Herr's.

The Auto Racers for Kids foundation was founded by Erie-area businessmen to benefit disadvantaged children and youth in the region. Since then, it has come under the leadership of Fairview, PA's Scott Bonnell. Bonnell remains active in the sport despite suffering career-ending injuries in a crash at another regional speedway. Yet, he proudly supports several race cars, and he is the title sponsor of racing divisions at the Park and at Eriez Speedway, another facility that also presents an Auto Racers for Kids program.

All of the proceeds from this event, and the companion program for Late Models held annually at Eriez, benefit disadvantaged children and youths in Northwestern PA.

In 2010, the Auto Racers for Kids presented three Sprint Car races, one of which was presented at Mercer. The winner that night was Jack Sodeman, Jr., who donated his entire earnings to the cause! Other winners that first year were current World of Outlaws star Daryn Pittman and Danny Mumaw. Since then, there has been but one Sprint Car race held, and it has been an annual affair at the Park. Brian Ellenberger scored in 2011, current All Stars racer Danny Holtgraver prevailed in 2012, Rod George took the honors in 2013, and Ed Lynch, Jr. topped the 2014 edition. Who will it be in 2015?

A hidden stat is that C.J. Jones has won the last two contests of the charity race for the Outlaw Sprint Warrior division. Jeff Teeters has done the same in the Modified Lite class.

In addition to the two classes of Sprint Cars, and the Mod Lites, the 358 Modifieds, Stock Cars, and Mini Stocks will also be on hand.

The 410 Sprint Car portion of the program will pay $3,000 to the winner, while a cool grand awaits each of the winners in the Outlaw Sprint Warriors and 358 Modifieds. The happiest Stock Car pilot will grab $500. Should Teeters get his third Mod Lite win in a row, it would be worth $375. The Minis will chase after $200.

The gates will open at 5, practice will start at 6:30, and racing will commence at 7. Please come out early, as a large crowd is expected for this popular event. Another reason to get to the track early is the auctions that will take place behind the grandstands. There will be silent auctions and Chinese auctions. Racing memorabilia and other exciting prizes will be available. Fans and racers wishing to donate merchandise should come early and bring their items to the rear of the main grandstands.

The adult admission for this charity inspired event will be $15. Seniors (60+) will be admitted for $13, students (9-15) for $7, and children (8 and under) will be free. The Family Pass will apply for two adults and up to four minors of any age. That will be $35. Pit Passes will also be $35. If you cannot make it to the track for this one, please remember that the Season Championships will be held on Saturday, August 29. Double points will be on the line. That will also be Meet Your Heroes Night, and that will be presented by Herr's, the official snack food sponsor at Mercer Raceway Park.

Remember, too, that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

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

 

 

Price Wins Daffodil Cup Preliminary Night Feature

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making another start aboard a winged pavement sprint car, Robbie Price continued to find success as he picked up the preliminary night win at the Daffodil Cup before finishing ninth during the finale.

“I really have to thank the Rendell-Mansell Motorsports team for giving me another opportunity,” Price said. “I was glad to get them a win.”

Friday night at the Western Speedway in Victoria, BC, Price got his Daffodil Cup off to a great start as he was able to time in second fastest and finish in the second spot during heat race action.

Lining up on the front row of the 18-car feature event, Price was able to jump into the early lead and never look back. With many NSRA Champions in the field, Price was challenged on a few occasions, but he was able to hold onto the top spot, and earn his first career win on pavement in what has been an impressive 2015 season to date.

Heading back to the track on Saturday night for the finale, the Cobble Hill, BC driver would time in sixth fastest before finishing sixth in heat race competition after an early spin.

Moving into the feature event, Price would roll off the grid in the eighth spot. Working his way up into the sixth position in the running order, Price looked to be on his way to a sixth place finish until something with south on the final lap.

Losing power aboard his machine, Price would coast across the finish line with a ninth place finish.

“The second night did not go nearly as well as the first night did, but we had pretty good speed and probably had a Top-Five car I think,” Price said. “We had some bad luck on the final lap, and ended up slipping back to finish ninth.”

Price and his team would like to thank Raylle Auto Sales, Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal, Tiger Towing, Rod End Supply, Northwest School of Martial Arts, Shark Racing Engines, and Speedmart for their support during the 2015 season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-35, Wins-4, Top-5’s-10, Top 10’s-23

ON TAP: At this time, Price is unsure of his racing plans this coming weekend.

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

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

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Gremlins Haunt Richard Vander Weerd’s Winged Car; Runs Second With USAC/CRA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Richard Vander Weerd and his Vander Weerd Racing team had another weekend of both winged and non-winged action. Though Vander Weerd would have issues on Friday night with his winged car, he would bounce back on Saturday and finish second with the USAC/CRA Series at the Perris Auto Speedway.

“We had really good speed with both cars, but unfortunately we had some issues on Friday night, and on Saturday we had to play catch up after early contact in the feature event,” Richard Vander Weerd said.

Hitting the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Friday night, Vander Weerd would get off to a slow start as he timed his Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Battery Worx No. 10 machine in 18th fastest.

Staring near the back of his heat race, Vander Weerd got off to a great start as he worked his way forward into the fourth spot, until having issues with his steering gear and pulling off the speedway.

Lining up at the tail end of the feature event, the Visalia, CA driver was able to make some good laps on the racy Keller Auto Speedway surface, as he worked his way inside the Top-10.

Getting into the seventh spot, Vander Weerd’s machine began to get too hot for his liking, so he opted to make a safe decision and pull off the speedway and bring his night to an early end.

Loading up his non-wing entry and heading to the Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night, Vander Weerd got off to a great start as he timed in fourth quickest during time trials and went on to win the Dash.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, Vander Weerd had his elbows up as he surged forward and picked up the win, as he took his qualifying time into the feature event.

Lining up fourth in the feature, Vander Weerd would have a huge run as the race went green but he would make contact with another competitor and fall back to the eighth spot.

Settling down, Vander Weerd would get going in the right direction as he was able to work his back up to the second spot. The closing laps of the race saw Vander Weerd make a serious run for the race lead, but as he made contact with the wall on two consecutive laps, he would play it safe and nurse his car to the finish line with a bent wheel as he was able to hang on to the second spot.

“Saturday I made a mistake early, but the guys gave me a good enough car to work my way back up, and we were a threat to win the race,” Vander Weerd added. “I really thank everyone that continues to give me a strong car weekly.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-33, Wins-6, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-20.

ON TAP: Richard and the Vander Weerd Racing team will be at the Santa Maria Speedway this Saturday night with the USAC West Coast 360 Series.

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

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

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Statler Shakes Down Engine At Silver Dollar Speedway; Runs Fifth

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking a problematic engine to the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, Jason Statler and his DF Rios Motorsports team played with some different things under the hood and on their car and ended up finishing in the fifth spot.

“We used Friday night as a test session essentially,” Jason Statler said. “We wanted to figure out this engine that had been giving us some grief, and wanted to try some things on our car.”

Timing the DF Rios Motorsports/Amerikote/Riley Collins Auto Body No. 00 entry in sixth fastest in qualifying time trials, Statler would pick up a second place finish during heat race action.

By way of his time trial effort, Statler would end up in the nightly redraw, where the six-pill would line him up in the third row of the 25-lap feature event.

“With our engine running well, and doing what we wanted it to with the changes we threw at it, we then decided to try some things on our car for the A-Main,” Statler added.

On a track that still stayed pretty fast, Statler would battle much of the night with Bobby McMahan as they fought for position inside the Top-Five. With everyone staying the same speed, Statler was happy with his car as he finished in the fifth spot.

“I thought we had a good car, we just have a little more tuning to do, and we will see if we can be better this Friday night back in Chico, CA,” Statler noted.

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

ON TAP: Statler and his team will again make the trip to the Silver Dollar Speedway this Friday night.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-22, Wins-0, Top-5’s-5, Top-10’s-10

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

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

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Price-Miller Gains Knoxville Experience

PETERSEN MEDIA- Coming into Knoxville Nationals week after a rough crash in the 360 Nationals finale, Parker Price-Miller would end his rookie attempt in the C Main.

“It was eventful, that is for sure, but I am happy with the experience I gained during the Nationals,” Price-Miller stated.

Looking to just shake his car down during the Capitani Classic last Sunday night, Price-Miller would time the PPM Titanium Products/Indy Race Parts/Keizer Wheels No. 9p machine in 12th fastest during qualifying time trials.

Starting on the front row of his heat race, the Kokomo, IN driver would get the jump and race his way to the win and earn a spot in the Main event, though he was sore from his wreck the night before.

Still a little sore, and with the Knoxville Nationals on the horizon, Price-Miller would opt just to make a few more laps and call it an early night in the feature event.

Returning home for a few days of his senior year in high school, Price-Miller would return to the track on Thursday night for his Knoxville Nationals qualifying night.

Timing in 20th fastest against he 57 cars checked in to take time, Price-Miller would slip back to finish sixth in his heat after taking the green in the fifth starting position.

Lining up eighth in the B, Price-Miller would struggle during the first few laps and slip back to finish in the 10th spot forcing his team to return to action for another qualifying night on Friday.

With 80 cars checked to see where they would line up during the Saturday night program, Price-Miller would lay down a great lap in time trials as he timed in eighth fastest amongst the 40-cars in his flight.

Finishing second in his heat, ’The Law Firm' would line up 11th in the night’s A-Main event. Looking at a chance to lock into the Saturday night A Main with a top-four finish, Price-Miller would go the wrong direction as he just could not get going.

Taking the checkered flag in the 20th spot, Price-Miller would find himself in the fourth row of the Saturday night C Main event.

As the Saturday night program rolled around, Price-Miller fought his car the first few laps, but as he settled down, and settled into the race he got to making some really good laps though he would end his first attempt at the Knoxville Nationals with a 17th place effort.

“We would have like to turn in a strong performance, but at the end of it all it was a really good learning experience for myself,” Price-Miller said. “I have to thank my team for all of their hard work and we are all looking forward to the final months of the season.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank PPM Titanium Products, Indy Race Parts, Keizer Wheels, CSI Shocks, Select Equipment, Wesmar Racing Engines, Esslinger, and Triple X Race Components for their continued support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 55, Wins- 7, Top 5’s- 14, Top 10’s- 18

ON TAP: Price-Miller will be in action this weekend at the Fremont Speedway, Attica Raceway Park, and Millsream Speedway.

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

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Netto Debuts In Knoxville

PETERSEN MEDIA: Heading back to Knoxville, IA for the first time in his career, DJ Netto didn’t let his results get him down, as he was happy with how he and his team progressed each time they hit the track.

“We came back here just looking to get some experience to build on, and I truly thing we got better as a team night in and night out during the 360 and 410ci Nationals,” DJ Netto said.

Getting off to a really rocky start during the 360 Nationals, Netto would end up finishing in the Saturday night D Main event.

Getting his 410ci engine bolted into the Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Bogies Auto Parts No. 88n entry for the Capitani Classic, Netto would make his first laps in a 410 on the historic ½ mile as he picked up a 14th place finish during his B Main event after transferring from the C Main.

Heading into his Knoxville Nationals qualifying night, the Hanford, CA driver would go out line in the time trial session and time in 46th fastest.

Finishing his qualifying night in the B Main with a 15th place finish, Netto and company would return to the track on Friday night to determine where exactly they would start during the Saturday night program.

With exactly 80 cars in action on Friday, Netto would time in 17th fastest in his time trial flight, and race his way to a fifth place finish during heat races.

Lining up sixth in his B main, Netto would battle with the likes of Bronson Maeschen, Tim Kaeding, and Austin McCarl as he held his own and finished in the sixth spot, putting him in the Saturday night C main event.

“With all of the preliminary stuff out of the way, I felt pretty good heading in Saturday’s show,” Netto added. “Friday we were able to hang with some guys who have a ton of laps at Knoxville, so I was looking forward to Saturday.”

Lining up in the eighth row of the 15-lap C Main, Netto would continue to get better on the ½ mile facility as he worked his way forward, and inside the Top-10. Though he wasn’t in contention for a transfer spot, a car would run out of fuel ahead of him, and forced to check up he would fall back to finish in the 14th spot.

“Overall I think getting to the C in our first Nationals is respectable,” Netto said. “I am hoping that running against some of the best in the world the last couple weeks will translate back to some positive when we get back to racing at home. I am really thankful to have had this opportunity, and want to thank everyone that made it possible.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, King Racing Products, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Netto is off this weekend, but will be back in action on August 29th at the Ocean Speedway for the Johnny Key Classic.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-39, Wins-3, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-10

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

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Tuesdays with TMAC – “Mr. Sprint Car”!

 (Bill W) August 18, 2015 – The whirlwind of Southern Iowa Sprintweek is a lot for everyone racing. When you add promoting a race to the list, things get even more hectic. It couldn’t have gone much better for Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team! He was able to win his second Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” title, the 360 Nationals and his qualifying night feature at the Knoxville Nationals. In addition, the Front Row Challenge was a rousing success. This weekend will find the team competing with the FVP National Sprint League at Fairmont Raceway in Minnesota Friday and in Spencer, Iowa Saturday.

The Altoona, Iowa driver had not even planned on racing in the 360 Nationals. “The whole thing is a crazy story,” says TMAC. “Don Long from Searsboro Telephone Company called me at the last minute to see if I’d run one of Jaymie Moyle’s engines. I’ve known Don for a long time. He is a great guy and an ambassador for the sport. He’s been involved with so many people. Jaymie and I have been friends for over twenty years, so I said, Heck yea.’”

TMAC saw success with the engine right away. “We put it in and were quick time on the local show and driver error kept us from winning I think,” he says. “We rolled out at the 360 Nationals and set quick time again. We started eighth in the (prelim) feature, and we were catching Danny (Lasoski) and Sammy (Swindell) the last few laps. Every time we ran, I learned a little bit more about our ART chassis with the 360. It’s a little different setup.”

As the high point earner, he started on the pole of the 360 Nationals. He would lead every lap to win his fourth 360 Nationals, and in turn, broke his own 25-lap record. “Saturday night, the car was just running like a Cadillac,” says TMAC. “It was fun. I really wanted to win bad for myself and the history of it, but I really wanted it more for Don Long and Jaymie Moyle. It worked out well on such short notice.”

The Capitani Classic was next up on Sunday, August 9. “No matter what format you run with that many cars, it’s going to be tough to make the show,” says TMAC of the Cappy. “We got a really bad start in the heat and that took us out of the Match races. I was looking forward to doing that. We have so much fun with that at the Front Row Challenge.”

TMAC would checker twelfth in the feature after going through the B. “We were decent in the feature,” he says. “We were putting our heads together with the setup like we’ve been doing lately. That night we just missed it a little bit. We learn every time out though.”

Monday, the Front Row Challenge went off without a hitch. “The Front Row Challenge was great,” says TMAC. “As a promoter, if there are no red flags all night long and one caution, that’s a win no matter what. We had a great crowd and some great racing. We had a lot of new fans this year who got a chance to see the things we do. Thanks to Sea Foam Motor Treatment and Monarch’s Restaurant for giving out TV’s. The event went smooth and we were done at 10:23. It was fun to watch someone like Brad Sweet win $20,000. The sponsors, fans and racers were happy, so it was a success from top to bottom. We’re looking forward to next year.”

Thursday was TMAC’s qualifying night at the Knoxville Nationals. He came out 36th in the order, and timed in 15th quick. “We did our best for when we went out,” he says. “We had a new Rider in, and we knew we were good at 15th quick at that point. I probably should have won the heat. I was just off on the car a bit. It was actually good that that happened. We kind of did something for the feature that we never do.”

He would miss the inversion by one spot and start ninth in the feature. “I really didn’t pay attention to the lineup too much,” says TMAC. “I knew I had to get to around fifth to make it. When I got on the track, I looked at the eight cars in front of me. They were such incredible cars and drivers. I didn’t know if I could get to the top five, but the car was unbelievable.”

TMAC would slice his way through the field and pass pole-sitter Danny Lasoski for the win. “It was one of those nights…maybe Donny Schatz gets that feeling often…I could just roll anywhere and it was so much fun,” he says. “For me, it may have been my greatest win ever. The Offill family from Country Builder’s was there, Jeff and Stacy from Snowplow.com were there, all of our sponsors, family and friends. The way it played out with Danny starting on the pole and us starting ninth…I couldn’t have scripted it any better.”

His win would lock him into Saturday night’s A main, and he would line up 12th for the World Challenge on Friday night. “That track is always different than any all week,” says TMAC. “You run a full program with 80 cars before that. The Dunkin’s do a good job, but it’s tough. We tried a little different setup and we were good at times and not so good at times. We tried to learn a little something for Saturday if we could.”

Starting eighth Saturday night, TMAC ran sixth for much of the finale. “I made a few bad choices,” he says. “There wasn’t quite as much juice on the bottom as there had been Thursday. We had more coming off the corners on our qualifying night. We were getting really good restarts. The car was actually better in the second half than the first.”

He was mixing it up and trying to move into the top five. “We were running right there with Joey (Saldana) and we got by Paul McMahan,” says TMAC. “I had Joey there on the restart, and he was indecisive on where he was going and so was I. He kept me guessing for a couple of laps. He slid in front of me and Shane (Stewart) got us both. I ended up packing the right front full of mud. I was just hanging on after that. I couldn’t really hit my marks with the vibration. The week turned out well. I think we had a top five car, but we had the problem and we finished 11th. It is what it is, and it’s no one’s fault.”

TMAC’s consistency earned him the Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” title for the second time. “That means a lot to me,” he says. “Jesse Hockett was one of the McCarl household’s favorite drivers. To win something with his name on it means a lot. We left the week with that title and a couple ‘Happy Gilmore’ checks, so for me that’s a good few days!”

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This Week in TMAC History!

TMAC won this week in 1991 in Weldon Offill’s #88 at the Johnny Key Classic 100 at the San Jose Fairgrounds in California. Brent Kaeding was second, followed by Rick Martin, Nick Rescino and Mike Henry. TMAC also won at Huset’s Speedway on this day in 1997 driving the Holbrook #8H. Danny Lasoski was second, ahead of Doug Wolfgang, Garry Brazier and Dennis Moore Jr.

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Defending Winner, Large Bettenhausen Entry List Head for Illinois State Fair

Entry List Bolstered by ILLINI PRIDE

Springfield, IL August 18, 2015 (By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises)-

The largest entry list in 8 years for the Tony Bettenhausen 100 USAC Silver Crown Series event Saturday at the Illinois State Fairgrounds has the racing scene buzzing as does the fact that the 37 car entry list contains no less than 10 drivers from the home state. “Illini Pride” includes a past two-time winner of the Tony Bettenhausen 100, a past series champion and winner of the Hoosier Hundred, two past winners of the Ted Horn 100 and three pilots from the capitol city itself!

Defending Tony Bettenhausen 100 winner and 2014 USAC Silver Crown champion Kody Swanson of California heads to the Illinois State Fair looking for a repeat victory and title. Last year Swanson showed the kind of dominance his predecessor Jack Hewitt displayed when he drove the famous number 63 wrenched by Bob Hampshire, winning on the dirt miles of Indianapolis, Springfield and Syracuse on his way to the 2014 crown. Swanson won the Toledo opener and repeated at the May Hoosier 100 helping him to a 58 point leader over Aaron Pierce of Indiana at press time.

Since the first 100-mile national championship race in 1934, Illinois drivers have usually been a part of the program. Six winners come from the home state with a good possibility of number seven being added to the list in 2015. The size of the entry list and the local participation is a further sign that the mighty uprights and their series continue to move in the right direction.

The series momentum has been helped in part due to support from Illinois teams and drivers. One of those is two-time Bettenhausen (2012-13) winner A.J. Fike of Galesburg who tries for the ninth time to do what only Al Unser has done, win both the Bettenhausen 100 and the Sunday Allen Crowe 100 stock car race on the same weekend. Swansea driver Levi Jones, a native of Olney, won two USAC Silver Crown titles and the Hoosier Hundred in 2013. Jones is still in search of a 100-mile win on home turf. Second generation driver Shane Cockrum of Benton won last September at DuQuoin and his win in the Sumar Classic at Terre Haute in July indicated he is a force to be reckoned with. Chris Urish of nearby Elkhart missed the Hoosier Hundred due to the birth of a child but returns to Springfield having won at DuQuoin in 2013.

Springfield sends three hometown drivers to the World’s Fastest Mile Dirt Track Saturday. Rochester High School grad Steven Russell follows in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps as does Joey Moughan. J.C. Bland is the third Capitol City driver and a Bettenhausen rookie. Other Illini pilots include Chris Windom of Canton, Terry Babb of Decatur, Patrick Lawson of Edwardsville and Tad Roach of Granite City. Chris Fetter and Terry James come from just beyond the Illinois border, Missouri.

Previous Bettenhausen winners expected at Springfield include Lincoln Indiana’s Dave Darland (1997,99,2003), Peru, Indiana’s Russ Gamester (1998), New Castle, Indiana’s Tracy Hines (2006) and Parma, Michigan’s Brian Tyler (2004, 05, 08, 2011). Tyler, Darland and Hines are in the top ten in money earned in championship cars at the Illinois State Fairgrounds while Darland displaced George Snider in 2014 as the driver with the most miles in championship competition at the Springfield Mile.

The mighty uprights known as championship dirt cars have endured talk of their demise since the mid-1950’s. When the Silver Crown machines were given their own series in 1971, many thought the cars would not survive. However, the unique nature of the machines and the tracks they compete on, the history associated with the big cars and the love shown to them by fans and competitors have seen them through some very tough times.

With series director Andy Hillenburg leading the way, a positive ‘buzz’ was felt in the pit area at Silver Crown events in 2014 and that has carried over to 2015. The series has seen an influx of new teams and drivers, as well as some well-known former owners who have returned or are preparing to return to the series.

C.J. Leary, Shane Cottle, Brady Bacon and Justin Grant have all been terrors in sprint cars and have picked up well earned rides with car owners new to the series. Former winner Brian Tyler returned to the series in May with legendary owner Junior Kurtz, while indications are that past car owners Robert Galas and Gary Zarounian may be considering returns to the series in 2015 or 2016. Past series champ Rick Hood made his series return in May with owner Galen Fox.

One of the current group of Bettenhausen entrants has a chance to place their name alongside legends such as Foyt, Andretti, Unser, Ward and Bryan this coming Saturday. Practice for the 54th Bettenhausen 100 is slated for 10 a.m. August 22, with qualifying at approximately 11:15 and the 100-mile race taking the green flag at about 2:00. Tickets are available at the Illinois State Fair Box office or by calling 217-764-3200.

 

 

Zearfoss Prepares for High Dollar Weekend in Central Pennsylvania Earns Top-Ten at Port on August 15

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Jonestown, PA (August 18, 2015) - Brock Zearfoss will attempt to score multiple high dollar paydays during the upcoming weekend; competing for no less than $4,000 during his two-day venture. Zearfoss, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leach’s Automotive Service, Meckley’s Limestone, #3Z sprint car, will make routine visits this Friday and Saturday, beginning with action at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday, August 21, followed by a visit to the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, August 22. Despite each facility being labeled as a “normal” destination for Zearfoss, the “Jonestown Jet” will have an opportunity to pocket a hefty $5,000 on Friday and $4,000 on Saturday.

“Always ready for busy weekends” said Brock Zearfoss, “We are lucky enough to live in an area where we can race two or three nights almost every weekend. We’ll take advantage of that opportunity as long as we can. This team works hard. We’ve been long overdue for a win. We want to make that happen this weekend.”

Williams Grove Speedway will host “Twin 20’s” action on Friday night, August 21. Each 20-lap feature event will award $2,500; allowing the potential for a $5,000 sweep by night’s end. In addition, Williams Grove Speedway will be distributing $5,000 worth of tires on Friday night, adding more to the overall value of the “Diamond Series” program.

Port Royal Speedway will award $4,000 on Saturday evening, August 22, to honor late track worker Bill Long. Brock Zearfoss has been regular at the “Speed Palace” in 2015 and recently scored a top-ten finish during feature competition. The “Jonestown Jet” finished ninth last Saturday evening, August 15. Zearfoss also finished on the podium at Port Royal Speedway during the annual “Living Legends Dream Race” on August 8.

“We’ll see what we can do this weekend” said Zearfoss, “When we get things rolling, we can be tough to beat. Finding that right level of consistency has been the hard part for us. We’ll work as hard as we can to get up front this weekend.”

Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire 2015 racing campaign - right here at www.fullyinjected.com, or at www.brockzearfoss.com. Be sure ‘follow’ the ‘Jonestown Jet’ on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing

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Recent Highlights: Earned podium finish during Port Royal Speedway “Living Legends Dream Race” on Saturday, August 8.

2015 Wins: N/A

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

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XXX Stays Hot Through August

Team XXX raced its way through Knoxville Nationals weekend with wins across the country and strong finishes at the biggest event in Sprint Car Racing. All of us at Triple X Race Components congratulate our weekend winners and nationals performers. Drivers hitting victory lane with their XXX chassis included Jack Sodeman Jr, Jimmy Seger, Chase Dietz, Mike Vollbrecht, Tony Rossi, Ty Sampair and Johnny Parsons III. Three drivers using XXX chassis made an impact in the Knoxville Nationals A Main event, including Greg Hodnett who earned hard charger honors after racing from 23rd to 10th, Brent Marks who set fast time on Friday, and Sheldon Haudenschild who was 4th in points after night one. Congratulations as well to our other Knoxville competitors who included Tim Shaffer, Stevie Smith, Kraig Kinser, Jacob Allen, Logan Schuchart, Brady Bacon, Matt Covington, Glen Saville, Glenndon Forsythe, Kevin Ingle and Parker Price-Miller. Congratulations as well to Aaron Reutzel, who was the Rookie of the Year at the 410 Nationals after taking second in the 360 show in his XXX chassis.

Join these drivers who choose XXX chassis and components for speed today by visiting us at www.xxxraceco.com or by calling us at 866.632.9925. Our experienced staff welcomes your questions and is ready to customize a package to your exact needs. We also have a huge network of dealers with chassis and components in stock and ready to ship. Triple X Race Components – Race Hard!

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: JIBS ACTION SPORTS PRESENTS CNAF NIGHT & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT THIS FRIDAY

by Tommy Goudge (August 18, 2015) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway's 20th season of racing continues this Friday, August 21 when presents Canadian National Autism Foundation Night and Autograph Night. The event features the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers, plus the final Autograph Night of the season.

The Canadian National Autism Foundation promotes the positive enhancement and quality of life for people with autism in Canada. The CNAF was formed to provide funding for educating the general public and professionals, providing information and resources to families of children with autism, providing funding for Canadian-based research and development, and promoting national autism awareness.

Ohsweken Speedway is honoured to host the Canadian National Autism Foundation for the 5th annual benefit race night. Please visit www.CNAF.net to learn more about the Canadian National Autism Foundation, and find out how you can help.

An average of 129 drivers have signed in each night of the 2015 season so far at Ohsweken, with the 5 weekly racing series divisions producing 31 different feature winners. Racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, August 21. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for ticket prices and more information.

CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS PRE-ENTRY DEADLINE – SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 The deadline for competitors to receive the half-price "Early Bird" discount on their Canadian Sprint Car Nationals entry fee is September 11, 2015. "Early Bird" entries also permit the driver free entry to the pit area on Saturday, September 19. Entries can be filed by contacting Office Administrator Lorraine Pedersen by phone at 519 750-4866 or e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com. Click on the “Competitors Info” link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, to print the entry form, and to view the rules, format, purse, and more.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 18, and Saturday, September 19. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson in Ticket Sales by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

About Jibs Action Sports: Jibs Action Sports opened in 2010 to supply customers with a great choice of freestyle skate park equiment. Jibs is now one of Canada’s best suppliers of BMX bikes, freestyle scooters, and skateboards. Visit Jibs Action Sports at 425 Guelph Line in Burlington, and Scooter Pro Shops at 362 Lakeshore Road West in Mississauga, or shop from the comfort of home at www.jibsactionsports.com

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used – whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Corr/Pak’s support of the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for an 8th consecutive season in 2015. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.

About Strickland’s GMC: Strickland’s is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same – they have always run their company based on the old proverb “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. Strickland’s is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland’s returns as the title sponsor of the Crate Sprint Car division for a second consecutive season in 2015. Strickland’s GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland’s GMC online at www.Stricklands.com, or call them at 1-800-599-5558.

About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it’s located – from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock division for a third consecutive season in 2015. Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.

About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW’s friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Mini Stock division for a fifth consecutive season in 2015. Visit them on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!

About Gale’s Auto Aftermarket: All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years, and returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a third consecutive season in 2015. Gale’s also returns as the presenting sponsor of Brock Leonard Memorial night at Ohsweken again in 2015. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

 

 

Yorba Linda’s Matt Mitchell 10th in USAC/CRA feature at Perris Auto Speedway

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif., finished 10th in the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car feature Saturday at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

Saturday’s feature was the first Mitchell has finished out of the top-six in seven events at Perris this season.

Mitchell has top-six finishes in nine of the 11 of the USAC/CRA features including a pair of seconds. He’s fifth in the championship with 585 points with 15 events remaining. Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif., is the leader with 663.

The USAC/CRA series will race on eight tracks in the final 15 events, starting with half-mile Calistoga Speedway on Sept. 5-6 in the California Sprint Week opening events. The remainder of the California Sprint Week events are at Petaluma Speedway on Sept. 7, Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico on Sept. 10, Kings Speedway in Hanford on Sept. 11 and Santa Maria Speedway on Sept. 12.

The rest of the USAC/CRA schedule has four events at Perris, two at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., and three at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz.

Mitchell enjoys the challenge of adapting to different tracks.

“I think it’s good, it levels the playing field,” he said. “I like going up north to Calistoga. I’ve had some good success there. I’ve never won, but I was in the hunt for a top three last year when I ran out of fuel with two laps to go. We’ll put a larger fuel cell this year. You get some good local drivers at the different tracks and it’s always nice to compete with them, too.

“The California Sprint Week can be grueling depending upon how the races run and I’m adding a couple of more crew guys to come with (crew chief) Terry James and I.”

Mitchell’s team is sponsored by Pit Boss Jacks of Orange, Calif., Campbell Brothers Storage of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., ART Enterprises Speed Equipment, MPD Racing and Keith Chrisco Racing Engines of Huntington Beach. Calif.

Matt Mitchell’s 2015 feature results in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series:

March 7—5. Perris, Calif.; March 20—6. Tucson USA Raceway; March 21—4. Tucson USA Raceway; April 18—6. Perris; May 2—6. Perris; May 9—2. Ventura, Calif.; May 23—2. Perris.; June 13—4. Perris; July 3—3. Santa Maria, Calif.; July 4—21. Perris; Aug. 15—10. Perris.

 

 

GREENUP JOINS ELITE STARS GROUP WITH 4TH WIN OF THE SEASON

By: Michael J Guglielmucci

Morris, IL—On Saturday night, the D’Arcy GMC STARS series gained another member to its 4-win club. Channahon, Illinois native Brad Greenup joined the short list of drivers to win four times in a season, but it didn’t come easy. Billy Hulbert was hungry to go back to back and collect his second win of the season, giving Greenup one final challenge on the final lap. He had everyone on the edge of their seats as he took the high side around Greenup at the exit of turn two and the two were dead even down the backstretch. Hulbert stayed high with the advantage heading into the final two corners but a small wiggle in turn four would be the deciding factor that allowed Greenup to pull ahead and collect the win. Greenup joins Jimmy Anderson, Kyle Hamilton, and Austin Prock as the only drivers to win four times in a season. Hamilton holds the record with five victories, which he posted last season. “To be in the same category as those guys means a lot because they have been the cars we all chased for the last few seasons,” said Greenup. He also added, “I’ve looked up to Jimmy for my whole career and to join him means a lot to me.” Greenup extended his points lead to 55 over Tyler Baran who finished fourth on the evening, behind Ryan Probst. Probst said his 3rd place felt like a win after he and his Lucas Oil team fought mechanical issues all night long. Probst was unable to practice or qualify because of the issue. Nick Baran rounded out the top five. Max Pozsgai picked up his first career win at the Grundy County Speedway in the Illini Racing Series division, edging out his teammate Patrick Bruns. Ed Ensor was victorious once again in the Classic Modifieds. Amanda Bohn won her second race of the season in the CSR SuperCup series and Jordan Caskey came out on top in the Midwest Legacy feature event. Saturday, August 22nd marks the annual D’Arcy GMC Pavement Nationals. Last year Kyle Hamilton took home the hardware. It was his second victory in the Pavement Nationals, winning in 2012. Gates open to the Grundy County Speedway at 4:30pm with the first race taking place at 6:00.

 

Swindell Advances into 33rd Career Knoxville Nationals A Main During Difficult Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 18, 2015) - Sammy Swindell qualified for his 33rd career Knoxville Nationals A Main last Saturday during arguably the toughest weekend of his life.

Swindell piloted a CJB Motorsports sprint car to a 19th-place finish during the 55th edition of the premier sprint car event at Knoxville Raceway only two days after his son, Kevin, was severely injured in a wreck at the half-mile oval in Central Iowa.

"We made a family decision to race," Sammy Swindell said. "We all decided that was the right thing to do at that time. I want to thank everybody from the track staff to everyone for giving me the space and respect to let me come do this job and get back to Kevin."

The weekend began on a positive note as Swindell qualified fifth quickest out of more than 55 competitors during Thursday's preliminary night. He was preparing for his heat race when Kevin's crash prompted a lengthy delay and a trip to a hospital. Sammy Swindell elected to stay at the track after the urging of Kevin to continue racing.

"It was very difficult to do," he said. "I'm not sure I did the best job, but I did the best I could under the circumstances. It was tough for me to let him go, but he asked me to stay. His mom was there to go with him. It was really difficult to concentrate."

Once racing resumed Swindell powered from his eighth starting position to use a late-race move on Steve Kinser to win a heat race, which locked Swindell into the feature redraw. He started the 25-lap main event on the outside of the second row.

"We had a pretty good car and was running good there in the main until we had the motor issue," he said. "I think we broke a part in the valve train. We'd had something like that happen at Eldora and it made it to the finish. I was hoping it was the same, but it didn't make it. It broke right after we took back off (from an early caution). I thought maybe we could hang on. If I could hold on to a top 10 it might put me in the first three rows (for Saturday's main event)."

Unfortunately, the mechanical problem forced Swindell into the pits on Lap 9. He was credited with a 23rd-place result.

Swindell lined up on the inside of the second row for Saturday's B Main, which transferred the top four into the $150,000-to-win main event. He battled in the first three positions throughout the race before ending second, which earned a transfer into the 50-lap feature as the 21st starter.

"At times we made some good moves in the feature," he said. "Some of the restarts I'd gain positions. We just didn't have the car quite right. On the red (at the halfway point) we didn't help it any and that's where I lost three or four spots. I probably wasn't 100 percent in the game so I'll blame myself for a lot of it."

Swindell ended 19th, which marked his best finish at the event since 2011.

He is tentatively scheduled to drive for Donnie Cooper this Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., for the High Roller Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Additionally, Swindell said anyone wanting to send cards or donations to Kevin Swindell who feel uncomfortable with third-party organizations can send to:

Swindell Motorsports

7540 Bartlett Corp Cove

Bartlett, TN 38133

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 1 (8); Feature: 23 (4).

Aug. 15 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 2 (3); Feature: 19 (21).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 2 wins, 13 top fives, 20 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., for the High Roller Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

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"I've run Brown & Miller Racing Solutions products for quite a few years and they've always been first class," Swindell said. "They are always innovating and trying to make their products better."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, Energy Release, Sweet Manufacturing, FK Rod Ends, High Performance Lubricants, Simpson Race Products, HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Kistler Racing Engines and Driver Websites for their continued support.

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Lasoski Scores Top 10 During His 25th Career Knoxville Nationals A Main Start

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 18, 2015) - Danny Lasoski guided Big Game Treestands to a top 10 during the 55th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store last weekend at Knoxville Raceway.

However, he is anything but satisfied.

"We had one goal, which was to win," he said. "This year was really different for me. I wasn't racing for anything but to get that trophy for Tod (Quiring) and Guy (Forbrook). I put out 110 percent effort every time I hit the track. I'm devastated about the end result, but we're not going to bury our heads. We're going to try to win every race from here on out."

The Muddy sponsored team kicked off the event last Thursday with Lasoski qualifying 14th quickest out of more than 55 competitors despite going out late to qualify.

"When you roll into the city limits your luck has to start there," he said. "When you draw that little pill you have to have luck on your side. Unfortunately we drew a 54, which is the back row."

Lasoski then maneuvered from sixth to win a heat race, which locked him into the main event.

"We've really got our heat race program where the car has been mobile," he said. "Guy has done a great job of making it to where I can take it to the top and bottom and pass. It's made my job a lot easier. That helped us get some points."

Lasoski was the final driver to make the eight-car feature inversion, which lined him up on the pole for the 25-lap feature.

"We took off and the race car was able to go anywhere," he said. "After a caution about halfway I felt like there was water under the tires. All I did was slip and slide. When the race was over you could shave in them. We sealed them up."

Lasoski led the first 14 laps before he ended with a runner-up finish. However, the Muddy backed team earned the sixth-most points through preliminary competition to garner the sixth starting position for Saturday's $150,000-to-win, 50-lap feature. It marked the 25th Knoxville Nationals A Main start for Lasoski.

"The calmness level for our team was phenomenal," he said. "We were all very positive. We knew we'd have to be on top of our game to run with (Donny Schatz). His team has been about unbeatable. We were really confident, but knew our work was cut out for us."

Lasoski quickly maneuvered into the runner-up position by racing through the middle of the track. He closed in on Schatz for the lead when the planned halfway caution came out, sending the teams into the infield for a five-minute caution.

"That's the benefit of having a veteran crew chief," he said. "You can't beat somebody if you have to follow them. The first 25 laps the wheels never slipped. It was a phenomenal sight to see the No. 15 (of Schatz) get closer and closer. When we came in for our five minutes pit stop we put on two new tires and fuel in it. For whatever reason it wasn't the same car. I was in trouble from the drop of the green."

Lasoski held on to second place for several laps before he gradually faded to an eighth-place finish, which marked his 18th career top 10 during the event.

The Muddy sponsored team will return to FVP National Sprint League competition this Friday at Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minn., and Saturday at Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 1 (6); Feature: 2 (1).

Aug. 15 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 8 (6).

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 10 wins, 31 top fives, 36 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 39 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minn., and Saturday at Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa, with the FVP National Sprint League

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

VIDEO -

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

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

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

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

MUDDY -

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Starks Uses Pair of Podiums to Extend Championship Lead During WST Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - WHITE CITY, Ore. (Aug. 18, 2015) - Trey Starks garnered a pair of podium finishes with the Western Sprint Tour last weekend to extend his lead to 209 points in the championship standings with only two races remaining.

"We had a solid weekend," he said. "We had good runs every night. We were a little short each night, but overall it was a good weekend."

Starks kicked off the weekend last Friday at Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, Calif., by qualifying second quickest. He then advanced from sixth to second place during a heat race, which locked him into the feature redraw. However, he pulled the second-highest number - five - to start the dash on the inside of the third row.

Starks ended fifth in the dash to line up in that position for the feature.

"In the main we were really good," he said. "We were passing cars left and right and moving forward. We got into second with about 10 laps to go. We were running down Kyle Hirst for the lead. The track was a little tricky. In turns three and four the cushion was pretty big. You had to be real careful. I kept pushing it and we got within a couple car lengths of him. He jumped the cushion in turn four and I followed him. We jumped it really bad and I almost got upside down. We gathered it back up and ran the last couple of laps conservatively to come home with a second-place finish."

Starks followed that performance with another solid run on Saturday at Southern Oregon Speedway, where he set quick time during qualifying before maneuvering from sixth to second place during a heat race. He locked into the dash, but pulled the highest number - six - to start on the outside of the third row.

Starks picked up two positions in the dash to line up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"On the initial start I got around Kyle and had Jared Peterson in my sights, but they had a caution," he said. "That put us back and on the second start we got in line in third. At that point the track was a little slick, but it was mostly one lane on the top in turns three and four and on the bottom in turns one and two. There wasn't a lot of passing to be done. We rode it out and took what we could."

Starks ended with a third-place finish, which marked his fifth straight podium and 11th consecutive top 10.

He will drive for Doug Rutz this Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where Starks will make his debut.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 14 - Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (6); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: 2 (5).

Aug. 15 - Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (6); Dash: 4 (6); Feature: 3 (4).

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 3 wins, 21 top fives, 25 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Southstar Equipment

Southstar Equipment was launched three years ago by Dave Cochrane, founder of the Waratah Group. His goal is to bring new, innovative products to the logging industry. With good old fashion 'know how' Dave has engineered a series of processors that meet the need of today's logging contractors. By focusing on reliability and production, Southstar has developed some of the most innovative harvesting equipment today. For more information, visit http://www.SouthstarEquipment.com.

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

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

 

 

Smith Facing Two New Tracks During All Star Tripleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KUTZTOWN, Pa. (Aug. 18, 2015) - Ryan Smith enters a UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions tripleheader this weekend ranked seventh in the championship standings.

Smith will make his debut at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., on Friday and at Butler Speedway in Quincy, Mich., on Saturday before attempting his second career race at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, on Sunday.

"I'm taking the hauler down to a freightliner shop to get it worked on this week," he said. "As long as we have that back it shouldn't be a problem."

Smith said he's watched videos of races at I-96 Speedway and Butler Speedway to prepare.

"They look like normal slick tracks that you'd see in Ohio or Western Pennsylvania," he said. "I'm looking forward to the challenge."

Smith earned a top-10 result during his only event at Millstream Speedway last month.

"We've been a lot better the second time at every track," he said. "We've learned pretty quickly at each place so I'd anticipate we'll have a better grasp when we return to Millstream this weekend."

Smith is coming off a podium finish on Sunday at Action Track USA, where he piloted a SpeedSTR for Lamar Shaffer.

"I want to thank Lamar and Brian for the opportunity," he said. "We were within striking distance the last two shows. We just couldn't seal the deal. I had a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to racing again with those guys."

Smith opened the night by qualifying 11th quickest before he advanced from third to second place during a heat race. The feature redraw lined Smith up on the inside of the second row for the 75-lap feature.

"I ran second and was pretty much all over the leader when we had a break about halfway," he said. "I said to the crew chief it was so good right now why change it. I got the lead on the restart and led about five to 10 laps before we had a yellow. Another driver had a good restart and we went back and forth a couple of laps, but it seemed like my tires went away. I ended up third. It was a good, solid run for us."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 16 - Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 3 (3).

SEASON STATS -

45 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 19 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 34 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., Saturday at Butler Speedway in Quincy, Mich., and Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing

Twitter Race Updates: https://twitter.com/DeniseS_SS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid

Instagram: https://instagram.com/denises_ss

VIDEO -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - G.L.T. Electrical

G.L.T. Electrical is an electrical contracting business based in the Reading, Pa., area.

"Jerry and everyone at G.L.T. Electrical have been a big support for our race team," Smith said. "We appreciate all of their help and look forward to future success together."

Smith would also like to thank Warko Group, S&S Speedways, Quality Roofing Supply, CnB Chubby, Fighting Angels Foundation, Armbruster Racing Photos, Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, HP Engines, Pancho's Racing Products, GME Steering and Vahlco Racing Wheels for their continued support.

 

 

Wampler Charges from Ninth to Record Second Victory at Lawton

Inside Line Promotions - LAWTON, Okla. (Aug. 18, 2015) - Cody Wampler registered his third straight podium finish and his second win during the last three weeks on Saturday at Lawton Speedway.

"It was another good night," he said. "Things are definitely turning around and we're getting a handle on the car. We were really good all night."

Wampler advanced from fifth to win his heat race in the Randall Buzbee owned champ sprint. That lined him up on the inside of the fifth row for the main event at the bullring.

"The track was really slick with a cushion up top," he said. "We made some adjustments on the car with the shocks and a gear change. It really calmed it down on the cushion, which wasn't quite as rough as it was the previous week."

Wampler was running 10th during an early caution around Lap 4.

"After that caution I was able to get to the top and I think we picked off three cars and had another caution on Lap 7," he said. "Then it felt like we just got better and really started making moves. Everybody else was struggling to get ahold of the track.

"The cushion was getting really high and the harder we drove it in there the better we got. We were into second around Lap 12 or 13. Then I started reeling in the leader. We had a caution on Lap 15 or 16. I had a plan and felt like I was good enough to pass him. The bottom in turns one and two was not very good, but in turns three and four it looked like it was getting better in the middle. My plan was to get momentum and be on his tail in turns one and two and make a move in turns three and four. On the restart he dove down in turn one and I was able to pick up more momentum and I came up on him out of turn two. Going into turn three I took the lead."

Wampler led the final circuits to score his second victory of the season.

"It was just a fun night of driving," he said. "That was a good win for us."

Wampler returns to competition this Saturday at Lawton Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 15 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (5); Feature: 1 (9).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.WamplerMotorsports.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 5th Avenue Processing & Retail

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"If you want good quality meat and great customer service give 5th Avenue Processing & Retail a try," Wampler said. "My family tries to eat pretty healthy and we buy our meat from them. They have a great business. I appreciate Teddy and Brooke coming on board and supporting us."

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

 

 

“MUSEUM MADNESS” HEADS BACK TO MOBERLY, MISSOURI, ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, WITH TWO VINTAGE CARS

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 18, 2015) – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will head back to Moberly, Missouri, on Friday, August 28, with its “Museum Madness” program, in conjunction with that night’s FVP National Sprint League (NSL) sprint car race. Headlining the museum display will be NSCHoF inductee Bill Utz of Sedalia, Missouri, his famed Ol’ Yeller number 56 sprint car, and the late Ken Taylor’s restored number 96 super-modified.

Said museum curator Tom Schmeh today, “I can’t thank Chuck Hines and Bill Utz enough for their support of our efforts. They were both at the originally-scheduled event in May, which was postponed due to rainy weather, with the vintage cars. Also, our Museum Madness event at the Britt, Iowa, NSL show went very well, so we are excited to be bringing some really special prizes to Moberly late next week. If you are sprint car fan in Missouri, you will want to be at Moberly next Friday night, August 28, for the NSL-sanctioned winged 410-cubic-inch sprint car races and Museum Madness.”

The museum booth at Moberly will feature both restored cars and a table with the following informational brochures: museum membership program, Racers at Rest program, Stay in School program, Expand the Dream program, A Brick at a Time program, museum store catalog and www.missourisprintcarracing.com. In addition, thirty museum-related special prizes will be given away to lucky fans that night.

The “National Sprint Car Museum Madness” promotional program will take place at the following NSL races this late summer and fall:

August 28 – Moberly, Missouri,

August 30 – Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (with Interstate Racing Association),

September 4 – Jackson, Minnesota,

September 6 – Brandon, South Dakota, and

October 2 – Greenwood, Nebraska.

Those individuals interested in learning more about the “National Sprint Car Museum Madness” special events are urged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com, while those interested in the National Sprint League should visit www.nationalsprintleague.com.

 

 

Hanks Set for ASCS Gulf South Region Doubleheader This Weekend in Texas

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (Aug. 18, 2015) - Brandon Hanks is slated to tackle an ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader this weekend in Texas.

Hanks and his David Smith Racing team will compete on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, before making his debut at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Saturday.

"I enjoyed racing at Heart O' Texas earlier this season and it's always fun going to a new track," he said. "We've had some consistent runs with the ASCS Gulf South this season so hopefully we can put together two good nights of racing in Texas."

Hanks maneuvered from 14th to an eighth-place result in June during his only event this season at Heart O' Texas Speedway, which is a high-banked bullring.

"The track took rubber so it was pretty hard to pass around there," he said. "We managed to pick up a half-dozen positions and that was a good night."

Hanks earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars that night.

"It's always a boost to have had success at a track you are returning to," he said. "I don't know much about Cotton Bowl Speedway, but we've been running well lately so hopefully we'll continue that from the time we unload there."

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 15 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - D&B Farms

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

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

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

 

 

Tankersley Enters ASCS Gulf South Doubleheader Within Striking Distance of Title

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Aug. 18, 2015) - Following a month-long break from action Channin Tankersley enters this weekend's ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader only two points out of the lead in the championship standings.

"Unfortunately we've had a lot of rainouts so we've already had a lot of down time," he said. "It was a nice little break though. I wish it wouldn't have been four weeks, but I did some mod lite racing now and then to stay a little fresh."

Tankersley returns to sprint car competition this Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, where he was victorious the last time out.

"As small as the track is it gets pretty racy in the A Main," he said. "I've been there maybe two dozen times in my career and I think every night it's been multi-groove and racy. It's a great place to race. You can run two or three wide if you need to. It usually has a good bottom and a good top."

The weekend wraps up on Saturday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas. Tankersley finished fourth at the track last year in his most recent appearance.

"That's a place I'm not very familiar with," he said. "I've run two races in total. One night we ran fourth and the other night we were taken out in a crash on the first lap. Every time I've been there it's been fast. It has decently long straightaways and sharper corners."

Tankersley said his goal is consistency with a second straight championship on the line.

"We're going out there to keep our nose clean and produce like we have been," he said. "If we can run top three every night I'd be tickled to death."

Tankersley has earned five consecutive top-five finishes, including three straight runner-up results.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

VIDEO -

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - G3 Boats

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"G3 Boats are the best aluminum boats out there," Tankersley said. "I've had my eye on buying one long before they became a partner of mine."

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

 

 

Rilat Claims ASCS Frontier Region Victory at Billings Motorsports Park

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (Aug. 18, 2015) - Travis Rilat scored his second ASCS Frontier Region victory in the past four races last Saturday at Billings Motorsports Park.

It marked Rilat's fifth victory of the year and his fourth with car owner Richard Saumure, who is also known as Frenchie.

"Frenchie called and figured out we weren't racing anywhere," Rilat said. "Montana is about the closest place for him to go race and they were racing so we decided to head there. We had a great car both nights and a successful trip."

Rilat kicked off the weekend on Friday at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont., where he powered from seventh to third place during a heat race. That locked him into the feature redraw where he pulled the highest number - eight - to start the main event on the outside of the fourth row.

"We were able to maneuver in the heat to get us in the redraw," he said. "But the track rubbered up. I was able to make some moves in the first two laps to get myself into second. That was where she laid. It was locked down."

Rilat's runner-up result was his 16th top five of the season and gave the team momentum entering Saturday's event at Billings Motorsports Park, which began with Rilat advancing from third to second place during a heat race.

He once again made the feature redraw and this time pulled the No. 3 to start the main event on the inside of the second row.

"I took the lead about eight or nine laps into the race on a restart," he said. "The leader went to the bottom on the restart and I sailed around the top. I pulled away after that."

The win extended Rilat's podium streak to six straight races with Saumure.

Rilat is scheduled to compete this Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 14 - Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. - Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 2 (8).

Aug. 15 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (3).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 5 wins, 17 top fives, 18 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to watch highlights of Rilat's victory at the Tyson Perez Memorial in Australia on Feb. 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPYKg2nfSNw

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shark Racing Engines

Located in Sedro-Woolley, Wash., Shark Racing Engines has been building high-performance racing engines for more than two decades. For more information, visit http://www.SharkRacingEngines.com.

"It's kind of funny how I met (Shark owner) Marc Huson when I went up there to Washington for an ASCS National Tour race and Triple X Race Co. was next door," Rilat said. "I was wandering around talking on my cell phone and saw a sprint car next door. I walked over, looked around and introduced myself.

"He's been a great friend. He was instrumental with a support group for me and my family when I was in the hospital up there. He and his wife helped us out in a hard time. As far as his engine skills go, he's one of the best in the country. There's only a handful of great engine builders across the country and I consider him one of the best."

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

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Blaney Lands Spot in His 10th Career Knoxville Nationals Main Event

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 18, 2015) - Dale Blaney advanced into his 10th career Knoxville Nationals main event last weekend during the 55th edition of the famed event at Knoxville Raceway.

"Going in our goal was to get into the A Main on our preliminary night and we got that accomplished," he said. "We drew a good number and that helped start us on the right track."

Blaney and the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed CH Motorsports team went out early to qualify around the half-mile oval last Thursday and capitalized by timing in third quickest. He then maneuvered from his eighth starting position to a third-place result during a heat race to lock into the main event.

"We got fortunate in our heat race," he said. "Sam Hafertepe Jr. was going to start sixth and he scratched so that moved us up a row. I jumped to fourth the first lap and got to third the second lap. That was a huge relief getting that out of the way."

Blaney made the feature inversion, which lined him up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"I knew before I lined up in the feature I had to run 12th to 15th and I'd probably be locked into the top 16 for Saturday's main event," he said. "I felt like I had an opportunity to run in the top five and if I did I could start in the top two or three rows."

Blaney maintained a top five for the first handful of laps before he lost a couple of positions following a restart.

"I got myself in a couple of bad spots," he said. "Then Brad Sweet came across my nose going into turn one. It took the air off it. I was up in the curb at that point. It packed the right front full of mud and bent the right rear wheel. It tore the tail tank out of it. It hurt the car enough where I didn't feel very good. I knew I had to get back to about 15th and we did somehow."

Blaney, who was running in the top 10 when the incident occurred, went to the work area during the caution. He restarted the race 22nd and rallied to earn a 15th-place result, which was good enough for 11th in overall points out of more than 110 competitors.

That started the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., sponsored sprint car on the inside of the sixth row for Saturday's $150,000-to-win, 50-lap feature.

"I was a little snug the first 25 laps," he said. "It was just enough where I couldn't keep the speed up as much as I wanted to getting into the corner. That's a tough race on Saturday. We just weren't very good. That type of track is our worst track that we race on. I felt like we got worse and worse as the race went on."

Blaney held on for an 18th-place finish, which was his eighth career top 20 during the event.

He is scheduled to compete this Friday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., Saturday at Butler Speedway in Quincy, Mich., and Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (8); Feature: 15 (6).

Aug. 15 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 18 (11).

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 14 wins, 28 top fives, 41 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., Saturday at Butler Speedway in Quincy, Mich., and Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

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

VIDEO -

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

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

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Hagar Sweeps USCS Weekend with Twin Wins in Mississippi

Inside Line Promotions - BYRAM, Miss. (Aug. 18, 2015) - Derek Hagar swept a USCS doubleheader last weekend to give him eight feature victories this season and five wins in his last nine races.

Hagar, who now has 35 career USCS triumphs, also extended his winning streak to three consecutive years at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., and two straight at Jackson Motor Speedway.

"We had a good weekend," he said. "We knew as a team we had a good car. It was up to me to perform and try to win the race. It worked out at both race tracks."

The weekend began last Friday at Greenville Speedway, where Hagar won his heat race from the pole. That locked him into the feature, which he started on the inside of the front row.

"I think (Tim) Crawley got by me early with a slide job during a restart," he said. "I rode around behind him for several laps. On a restart before halfway I slid him back and took the lead back. We threw some slide jobs and I overcame that. He threw a slider on me on a late-race restart in turns three and four, but I got back by him."

Momentum continued on Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway. Hagar finished where he started - fourth - during the dash, which gave him extra laps on the track. He then rallied from sixth to third place in a heat race. The six-car feature inversion lined Hagar up on the inside of the second row for the 30-lap main event.

"We got up to second pretty quick," he said. "I believe we took the lead on Lap 10 and led the rest of the race. The lapped cars were real thick and some didn't know where they wanted to go. We had a caution and about two or three laps later we got in traffic and I threw a hail mary slide job on the leader in turns three and four and cleared him. We never had any issues after that."

The win was Hagar's sixth with the USCS this season.

He will race with the series this Friday and Saturday at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Ga.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 14 - Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (1).

Aug. 15 - Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. - Dash: 4 (4); Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 1 (3).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 8 wins, 19 top fives, 22 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Ga., with the USCS

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Xtreme Race Graphics

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

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

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

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Runs into Several Obstacles During Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 18, 2015) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. battled through several obstacles last week during the 55th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store at Knoxville Raceway.

Hafertepe, who piloted a sprint car for Hill's Racing Team, got off to a rough start when a tire blew on the final lap during the 4th annual Capitani Classic a week ago Sunday. That sent his race car from a top-10 finish into the wall, which forced the team to use a backup car during the Knoxville Nationals.

"On Sunday at the Capitani we hurt our primary car and that put us behind the eight ball," he said. "We went over everything, but didn't realize going into Thursday night we hurt the primary motor as well. We didn't realize it until qualifying was over."

Hafertepe Jr. qualified 23rd quickest during his preliminary night, but the team elected to scratch for the remainder of the night because of the mechanical problem.

They returned to the half-mile oval on Friday when Hafertepe Jr. timed in 13th quickest in his group, which was only one position out of the heat race inversion.

"We were a little down on power and trying to figure out a new car as well," he said. "We tried some things with the new car as well. I honestly probably could have got a better lap in during qualifying, but with only one lap you don't want to mess up. We left a little on the table. In the heat race I got a really bad start and got shuffled back."

Hafertepe Jr. ended ninth in a heat race to land in a B Main, where a runner-up result locked him into the feature.

"I felt really good in the B Main," he said. "However, we were hurting for power to get the most out of the race car. The track was pretty good all night and it was hard to get through there."

Hafertepe Jr. capped the night with a 19th-place result in the main event. That lined him up on the outside of the second row for Saturday's C Main.

"We got shuffled back there early and I kept fighting on the bottom and pounding my marks," he said. "I reeled the guys back in the last few laps. I got the final transfer on the last lap. However, we felt like we were hurting a motor so in the B Main we elected to take a lap and pull off so we didn't hurt anything worse."

Hafertepe Jr., who finished fourth in the C Main, was credited with a 22nd-place result in the B Main after exiting the track early.

He will return to action with car owner Keith Dobbs this weekend on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region and Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., for the High Roller Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"He gave me a good opportunity this year and stuck beside me even when I broke my arm," Hafertepe Jr. said. "We went out last time and swept both nights. I'm excited to get back in his car. I feel like we have a good piece."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: DNS (4); C Main: DNS (12).

Aug. 14 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 9 (5); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 19 (22).

Aug. 15 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 4 (4); B Main: 22 (24).

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 2 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region and Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., for the High Roller Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lone Star Speedway

A high-banked, 3/8-mile oval located in Kilgore, Texas, Lone Star Speedway was reopened in 2009 by the Hafertepe family. For more information, visit http://www.LoneStarSpeedway.com.

"Lone Star Speedway is owned by a racing family who wants to make it into a premier facility in the country," Hafertepe Jr. said.

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

 

 

Fuel Issues Sideline Mason Moore

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his first start at the Silver Dollar Speedway since May, Mason Moore’s reunion was cut short as a fuel issue left him sidelined from the night’s feature event.

“It felt good to be back at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, but unfortunately we had a fuel leak develop as we were lining up and we could not get it fixed in time,” Moore said.

Laying down a very nice lap in qualifying time trials, Moore would time the Coors Light/ITC Service Group/LRB Race Products No. 22 machine in fifth fastest.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Princeton, CA driver would battle with Andy Forsberg during the opening stages of the race. With Forsberg getting away, Moore would hang on to finish in the second position and earn a spot in the nightly A Main redraw.

Pulling the four-pill, Moore was scheduled to line up on the outside of the second row for the 25-lap feature event. With cars firing, Moore noticed fuel getting all over his leg. Opting to go to the work area, the race would go green before Moore’s team could make repairs, and his night would come to an early end.

“It was one of those deals where I needed to be safe, and we just did not have time to get the issue resolved,” Moore added. “We were really fast all night long, and hopefully we can be just as fast this week.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-32, Wins-0, Top-5’s-2, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Moore and his team will be back in action on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

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

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Sean Becker Scores Two Podiums

PETERSEN MEDIA- Sean Becker claimed two podium finishes over the weekend as he picked up a third place finish on Friday night aboard his Menne Motorsports entry, before charging to a second place finish on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway with the Dan Monhoff Motorsports team.

“It was a really good weekend in both cars, and I thank both teams for working hard to give such strong racecar’s,” Sean Becker said.

Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Becker would kick his night off by timing the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch Hay Inc. No. 75 machine in fastest in time trials.

Finishing third in his heat race, the Roseville, CA driver would find himself with the eight pill at the redraw, and would line up in the fourth row for the 25-lap A Main event.

Getting off to a slow start, Becker would chase after Jason Statler and Bobby McMahan in the early goings of the race as he looked to get to the front. Finally working into the third position, Becker would pressure Andy Forsberg in the race’s closing laps, but would run out of time as he took the checkered flag in the third position.

Heading to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Becker would climb back aboard the Monhoff No. 35 machine for the first time since winning two consecutive races at the speedway.

Timing in fourth fastest on the ¼ mile bullring, Becker would have issues in his heat race and finish in the seventh spot. Lining up seventh in the feature event, Becker would find himself working past Greg DeCaires and Matt Peterson in his for the race lead.

Using traffic to his advantage late in the race, Becker would move into the second spot as he chased after race leader, Andy Gregg. Running in traffic, Becker could not get the opening he needed to battle for the win, and ended his night with a second place finish.

“We had to pass some quality cars both nights to get to the front, and it is a testament to how good both of these teams are,” Becker added. “Saturday night traffic was both good and bad to us. It was good as it helped us get into the second spot, but it got a little dicey when we tried to chase after Andy Gregg. I really have to thank Dan Menne and Dan Monhoff for a great weekend.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 34, Wins- 4, Top 5’s- 25, Top 10’s- 28

ON TAP: Becker be in action on Friday night aboard the Menne Motorsports No. 75 machine in Chico, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, and become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

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SCHOOL SPIRIT NIGHT AT WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT

 Orrville, Ohio

As schools begin to go back into session, Wayne County Speedway wants all Wayne County and surrounding area schools to come out to the races Saturday night to show their school spirit. All students 18 and under will receive free admission to the races by wearing their schools colors , be it a t-shirt, sweatshirt, jersey’s and even uniforms. The school who has the most spirit, in attendance, will earn their school’s athletic department $250. The winning school will be announced at intermission of Saturday’s races. This Saturday’s races will see the final race of the Wayne County Speedway/Attica Raceway Park Super Late Model series which pays $1,500 to win and on top of that, a $1,000 bounty has been set on Doug Drown. The Wooster driver has piled up 8 feature wins at WCS and leads the WCS/ARP series. If Drown wins, he will get $500 and if he is beat, the winner will take home $2,500. The Aamco Transmission Super Stocks will have their biggest race of the season as their 20 lap feature will pay the winner $1,000. The Fisher Performance Sprints, the Harriger Towing Rush Late Models, the WQKT Mini Stocks and the Flat Track Carts and the Wedges will all be in action beginning with Hot Laps at 6 pm and racing goes green at 7 pm. For the latest happenings at the track, go to the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com

 

 

USAC Southwest Freedom Tour Finale Saturday at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 18, 2015) – It happens just one time each year. And that one time is this Saturday, as “traditional” Sprint Cars takes to the Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval this Saturday night.

Saturday’s card that fires off at 7:30 p.m. marks the final round of the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars Third Annual “Freedom Tour” for non-wing Sprint Cars.

It’s a four-race set of events that culminates at the 3/8-mile DCRP facility after kicking off at Oklahoma’s Lawton Speedway on Wednesday night before moving on to Creek County Speedway near Tulsa on Thursday and then Wichita’s 81 Speedway on Friday.

The USAC Southwest forces will be accompanied on Saturday night by the Kansas Antique Racers Evart Isaac Tribute along with DCRP championship chase action for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Michael Bonneau reigns as the defending USAC Southwest “Freedom Tour” winner at DCRP after Rick Ziehl ran afoul of lapped traffic in the late going. Ziehl topped a “Freedom Tour” of action at DCRP in 2013 along with Charles Davis, Jr.

Two-time and reigning series champion R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, AZ, is the current series points leader entering “Freedom Tour” action with a 64-point advantage over Davis, Jr., with Matt Rossi, Stevie Sussex and Josh Pelkey also among the top five for the Arizona-based series.

While Bonneau won last year’s “Freedom Tour” finale at Dodge City Raceway Park, other winners included R.J. Johnson in the opener at Lawton, Brady Bacon at Creek County Speedway and Mike Martin at 81 Speedway.

In the inaugural edition of USAC Southwest “Freedom Tour” competition in 2013, Tulsa-area racer Danny Smith fought off the invading forces to win the first event at Creek County Speedway with Rick Ziehl victorious at Wichita before splitting DCRP honors with Davis, Jr.

The K.A.R. Evart Isaac Tribute will include tailgating from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with music from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the cars on display and then a brisket and pulled pork dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with donations going to the Steve King Foundation.

In DCRP championship chase action, Austin Allen’s IMCA Modified points lead has been cut 46 points by Clay Sellard, Michael Pepper holds an 89-point advantage over Ron Hartman in the IMCA Stock Car title chase and Cody Davis is 122 points ahead of Reagan Sellard in the IMCA Hobby Stock battle.

General admission for Saturday’s USAC Southwest non-wing Sprint Car “Freedom Tour” event is just $20 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

The 2015 slate of events at Dodge City Raceway Park includes 15 nights of competition with a number of special events along the way. The track’s full slate of events is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

Illinois State Fair USAC/ARCA “Double” Difficult and Unique

August 17, 2015 Springfield, IL (By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises)

The task of driving two different types of race cars at the same track on different days happens frequently but it is usually two different types of open wheel or stock cars. The task of driving an open wheel championship car and a full bodied stock car on the same weekend isn’t as frequent, especially when it is being attempted on the dirt fairground miles of Illinois. Since 1965, stock cars and championship dirt cars have shared the last weekend of the afternoon grandstand entertainment at the Illinois State Fair. In the last fifty years, just 14 drivers have managed to make the starting lineup for both the Tony Bettenhausen 100 and the Allen Crowe 100 on the last weekend of the fair, and only one has gone to victory lane in both races.

When stock cars joined the Illinois State Fair lineup on Friday, August 20, 1965 young Mario Andretti slid behind the wheel of a Ford for the third running of the Allen Crowe Memorial while his Dean Van Lines Kuzma championship dirt car waited for Saturday’s Bettenhausen 100. Mario finished 11th in the Zecol Ford, then ran third to A.J. Foyt on Saturday. Six years would pass before another driver would try the ‘double’ and it was none other than Foyt himself. For the first time the stock cars ran Saturday and Foyt finished 14th, on Sunday he won the dirt car event.

Al Unser and Ralph Ligouri were the next to make both main events in 1972 with Al becoming the first driver to win both races on the same weekend. Al tried again in 1973 but was unable to take a checkered flag in either event. Larry Moore (’76), Ken Schrader (’81, ’82, ’83), Gary Bettenhausen (’85, ’87) and Tom Bigelow (’87, ’89) also made both races. In fact, Bigelow became the first to run three races in the same weekend making the feature for the Rex Easton midget race as well.

Sixteen years would pass before anyone would make both races again. Young Justin Allgaier put his name in the history books in 2005 and started a trend of open wheel racers crossing over into ARCA stock cars for the Sunday show. A.J. Fike, Ricky Stenhouse, Brian Tyler, Chris Windom and Shane Cockrum all followed Allgaier’s lead.

While Allgaier won the 2006 Allen Crowe 100, he did not experience similar success in the dirt cars. Tyler had a chance to join Al Unser after he won the 2008 Bettenhausen yet he just missed the double with a third place finish in Sunday’s Crowe Memorial.

Two-time Bettenhausen winner A.J. Fike may have come the closest of anyone in the last fifty years to joining Al Unser. After winning the Bettenhausen 100 for the second time in 2013, his Ford led 18 laps and was running among the leaders when a caution flag came out late in the 2013 Crowe 100. Before a national television audience both Fike had Springfield’s Kelly Kovski passed leader Brennan Poole on a late race restart and Fike made it to the checkered flag first setting off a celebration in the grandstands, pits and TV booth. However, ARCA officials reviewed the footage and ruled both he and Kovski violated the restart rules. A.J. was relegated to 14th.

Fike is the driver with the most starts in both races in the last fifty years, with eight, the last seven consecutive. The Galesburg native will try the double again this weekend and at press time is the only driver to appear on both entry lists.

The 54th Tony Bettenhausen 100 takes place Saturday August 22 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, with the 53rd Allen Crowe 100 Sunday August 23.

 

 

Matt Peterson Fourth at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Wilton, CA driver, Matt Peterson raced his way to a fourth place finish.

“It was a great night overall for this team, and I was really pleased with how we raced and how we finished,” Matt Peterson said.

Timing his Miller Lite/V&H Fresh/Inventory Sales Company No. p37 in fifth fastest during qualifying time trials, Peterson would hook up in a very entertaining battle with Greg DeCaires during heat race action.

Battling back and forth lap after lap, Peterson would settle for second but still qualified for the nightly A Main redraw. Pulling the four pill, Peterson would grid the field from the second row for the 25-lap feature event.

When things got underway, Peterson would slip back to the sixth spot but a spinning car in front of him would move him back into the Top-Five. As the action resumed, Peterson would go to work on the bottom as he ran very clean laps as he chased after some of the region’s top drivers.

In the closing stages of the race, Peterson would close in on fourth running Cory Eliason. Pressuring Eliason on the last lap, Peterson would get under him and take the fourth spot when the checkered flag flew on the event.

“It was a good night to work on something, and we got to rolling the bottom really well,” Peterson added. “I was able to chase down some really good cars, and make a nice late race move to put us in the fourth spot.”

Matt and his team would like to thank V&H Fresh, Miller Lite, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Future Energy Savers, Transportation Services, The Oil Medics, Shell Shock, Vahlco Wheels, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Races-17, Wins-0, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Peterson is hoping to be at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night but his plans are not yet set.

 

 

DeCaires Back On Podium

PETERSEN MEDIA- A week after experiencing his first finish outside of the Top-10 all season long, Greg DeCaires rebounded nicely as he picked up a third place effort at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

“It was a good night for this team, and I was glad we were able to come back strong after a rough weekend,” DeCaries said.

Going out early in time trials, DeCaires would end up timing his Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Foothill 7 TV/RedHawk Casino No. 4SA machine in seventh fastest, putting him on the front row of his heat race.

Starting the heat alongside Matt Peterson, the Elk Grove, CA driver would make a big move on a restart to slide up in front of his competitor and take the race lead. Able to fend off Peterson, DeCaires would pick up the win and earn a spot in the redraw.

Pulling the five pill, DeCaires would line the Halk Equipment Rentals/NAAKE Suspension/A.R.T. Speed Equipment No. 4SA machine up in the third row for the 25-lap A Main event.

The long caution of the night would fly very early in the night, and fans would be treated to a near non-stop feature event. From his fifth starting position, DeCaires would race his way forward, as he battled with the likes of Sean Becker and Cory Eliason.

Getting into the third spot, DeCaires would pressure Becker for second in the closing laps, but with traffic becoming an issue at times, DeCaires would hold on to finish third.

“I have to thank everyone on this team for all of their hard work and dedication,” DeCaires said. “We have been strong all year, and hopefully we can get back to victory lane soon.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 15, Wins- 5, Top-5’s-12, Top-10’s-14

ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will return to the Placerville Speedway this coming Saturday night.

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Gregg Grabs Popular Kids Night Victory

PETERSEN MEDIA: Andy Gregg and his Russell Motorsports picked up their third win in 2015 as Gregg wired the field on Saturday night to win during the always-popular Kids Night at Placerville Speedway.

“This night is always so cool to win at with all of the young fans in attendance, but now being a father myself it makes it even more special,” Gregg said.

Getting his Saturday night off to a great start, Gregg would time the Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Toyota/New Gen Landscape Management No. 14r machine in second fastest in time trials, before racing his way to a second place finish in his heat race.

Pulling the two-pill in the nightly redraw, Gregg would line up on the outside front row of the 25-lap feature event alongside pole sitter, Cory Eliason.

When the green flag waived on the race, Gregg was hard on the loud pedal as he jumped into the early lead with Eliason in tow. Getting into lapped traffic very quick on this night, Gregg was able to carve through with ease as the race for second heated up behind him.

Continuing to set a torrid pace around the ¼ mile bullring, Gregg would not feel any serious pressure from any challengers on this night as he would take the checkered flag first for the third time this year with his Russell Motorsports team.

“It has been and up and down year for this team, but nobody has given up and makes these wins that much more meaningful,” Andy Gregg added. “We have been really fast all year but things have not gone our way, so we will enjoy this one and try to get another one this weekend. I really have to thank Scott and Kami Russell for their continued support as well as all the great partners that have aligned themselves with us.”

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

ON TAP: Gregg and the Russell Motorsports No. 14r will be back in action this Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-17, Wins-3, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-12

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

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Bernal Takes on Huge Knoxville Challenge

PETERSEN MEDIA- In what is his first season aboard a winged sprint car, Ryan Bernal and his Mike Phulps Motorsports team took on the daunting task of heading to Knoxville, IA and competing in both the 360ci and 410ci Knoxville Nationals.

“It was a very tough trip, but we knew it was going to be tough going into it,” Bernal said. “I am very proud of my team’s effort, and very thankful to have had such a great opportunity.”

Coming off of a D to C transfer effort in the 360 Nationals, the Hollister, CA pilot would then set his focus on the 410ci portion of the Nationals.

Getting off to a rough start at the Capitani Classic, Bernal would make some adjustments, and work his way forward during the C, as he finished 10th in his first 410ci racing action on the famed Knoxville Raceway.

Coming back to the speedway on Thursday night for his qualifying attempt for the Knoxville Nationals, Bernal would struggle a bit as he found himself in the fifth row of the night’s C Main event.

After a pair of poor time trial efforts, Bernal again raced well on the historic ½ mile as he was able to work his way up to the third spot and move into the Thursday night B Main event at the Knoxville Nationals.

Starting 23rd in the 12-lap affair, Bernal again was able to move forward as he continued to hit his marks as he raced his way to a 16th place finish.

Making his way back to the Knoxville Raceway for the Friday night program, Bernal would get the Ohsweken Speedway/Rockwell Security/Metal Works No. 56 machine timed in 35th fastest.

Heat race action would prove terminal for Bernal and his rookie attempt at the Knoxville Nationals as he would have issues under the hood getting into turn one.

“It was disappointing to not be able to come back on Saturday, but it is part of it,” Bernal added. “It was a huge learning experience for my team and myself and I think we will be much better the next time we come out.”

Bernal and the Mike Phulps Motorsports team would like to thank Keizer Wheels, DMI, S&S Automotive, King Racing Products, Metal Works, Hoosier Racing Tires, Core Power, ART Chassis, Tri-L Mandarin Ranch, Tel-Tac, Willwood, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Permatex, Alan Kaiser Construction, Outlaw Graphics, BR Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, STIDA, Rockwell Security, ButlerBuilt, GoScope, 4 Alarm Promotions, and Dean Dealy Motorsports for their support during the 2014 season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-34, Wins-8, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-19.

ON TAP: Bernal and the Mike Phulps Motorsports team will now shed the wings and compete in the Freedom Tour that kicks off tomorrow night at the Lawton Speedway, Thursday at the Creek County Speedway, Friday at the 81 Speedway, and Saturday at the Dodge City Raceway Park.

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

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A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND FRIENDS FOR HELPING TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN

With the Louie Vermeil Classic less than three weeks away, Smitty Boys Racing is gearing up for a run at making history. Sponsors, friends and race fans have joined with car owner Darin Smith and driver Geoff Ensign to attempt to add their names to the list of Vermeil winners this upcoming Labor Day Weekend at the famed Calistoga half-mile.

With the Smitty Boys 14s nearing completion, we’d be remiss in not thanking those that have come onboard and extended a helping hand. Smitty Boys Racing wishes to thank the following for their help and generosity in making this happen:

Wright Motorsports and Wright Process Systems, Shawn Thomas Racing, Shaw Structures, Sylvia Racing, Hall Brothers Racing, PT Shocks, VanLare Steering Repair, Konnected Clothing, Ray Alter, Citrus Heights Mower, Dirt Solutions, Mark Ross Transport, Matt Coates Inc., Mole and the Boys

Without you, there is no racing on Labor Day Weekend for us. Thank you all.

There is still room for more who want to jump on with us! Call Darin Smith at 916-254-1375 to join in with Smitty Boys Racing and the Chasing Louie Tour 2k15!

 

 

Fan Vote Sets the Field for $10,000 Winner-Takes-All Shootout as Part of Legends of Central Pennsylvania at Lincoln Speedway

Abbottstown, Pa. (August 18, 2015) -- The field of current fan favorites has been set for the $10,000 Winner-Takes-All Shootout that will take place at the Fred Rahmer Promotions Legends of Central Pennsylvania event presented by Apple Chevrolet on Wednesday, August 26 (Raindate: August 27) at the Lincoln Speedway. These six competitors will join a group of Legends and the 358 Sprint Cars as participants in the three-division spectacle.

Over 1,000 votes were cast for 88 different drivers in a write-in ballot on the Fred Rahmer Promotions website. The drivers with the most votes, in order, were: Danny Dietrich (Gettysburg, PA), Brian Montieth (Phoenixville, PA), Dale Blaney (Fowler, OH), Greg Hodnett (Thomasville, PA), Alan Krimes (Denver, PA) and Lucas Wolfe (Mechanicsburg, PA).

These drivers will compete in six 5-lap segments. Each driver will have the opportunity to start in each position from 1-6 in the six segments. Drivers will be awarded points for the individual segments. The points accumulation will determine the winner of the $10,000 top prize.

All this sets the stage for the highlight of the evening -- for one night only, driving greats from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s will compete in 410 Sprint Cars with heat races and a special 20-lap feature event. Participating legends include: Doug Wolfgang, Steve Smith Sr., Steve Stambaugh, Lynn Paxton, Keith Kauffman, Cris Eash, Kenny Adams, Billy Pauch, Todd Shaffer, Steve Siegel, Bobby Weaver, and Jeff Shepard.

These tenacious veterans have amassed over 1500 victories at Central Pennsylvania’s famed dirt ovals and are anxious to strap back into these 800 horsepower race cars – which will be painted up with vintage graphics in the style of the cars they made famous.

The evening of nostalgia will feature interviews and anecdotes with yesterday’s star drivers, led by Motor Racing Network radio personality Steve Post.

Also, the 358 Sprint Cars will be on hand competing in a full program, including a 25-lap main with an increased special event purse structure.

The action takes place on Wednesday, August 26 (raindate: August 27). General Admission Adult tickets are $20, Students 12-17 are $15, and Children 11 years old and under are FREE! Pit Admission is $30.

Tickets are currently available for purchase at the Lincoln Speedway office or by calling 717-624-2755; major credit cards are accepted. Fans that purchase advance tickets will be able to enter the speedway one hour earlier than those purchasing tickets the day of the event. Fans can use this time to secure their seats and participate in a special autograph session with the Legend drivers. Advance ticket holders arriving early will receive a special edition poster featuring all of the Legends, while supplies last.

For fans unable to attend the live event, a live pay-per-view broadcast will be available on DirtStation.com. The broadcast will feature vintage racing highlights, driver interviews, and in-depth career retrospectives.

Fans are encouraged to get involved with all of the Fred Rahmer Promotions events by following @RahmerRacing on Twitter, liking us on Facebook at facebook.com/FredRahmerPromotions, and by using the hashtag #LegendsatLincoln.

The Legends of Central Pennsylvania event is brought to the fans by many important partners including: Apple Chevrolet Cadillac of York, Pennsylvania, and Aran Trading

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Lincoln Speedway Speedway Address: 800 Racetrack Road, Abbottstown, PA 17301 Just minutes off of Route 30 just west of York, PA Speedway Phone: 717-624-2755 Fred Rahmer Promotions Address: 2131 North Ridge Road, Perkasie, PA 18944 Series E-Mail: info@fredrahmerpromotions.com Series Website: www.fredrahmerpromotions.com Speedway Website: www.lincolnspeedway.com Twitter: @RahmerRacing Facebook: www.facebook.com/fredrahmerpromotions

2015 Fred Rahmer Promotions Race Dates: Wednesday, August 26 (raindate: August 27) – Legends of Central Pennsylvania at Lincoln Speedway: 410 Sprint Car Legends Race, $10,000 Winner-Takes-All Today’s Star Shootout, & 358 Sprint Cars!

Sunday, October 18 - 6:00 PM: 410 Sprint Cars & 600cc Micro Sprints PLUS! 410 Sprint Car “Fans Choice Feature” for an additional $6,000 winner's share.

Lincoln Speedway LINCOLN SPEEDWAY is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval known for its tight wheel-to-wheel racing action and some of the toughest weekly sprint car racing in the country. Located in Central Pennsylvania’s “Pigeon Hills”, Lincoln Speedway offers great sight lines from every seat, free parking, and quality food at a reasonable price.

Fred Rahmer Promotions After an inaugural 2014 event at the Path Valley Speedway that boasted a standing-room-only crowd and the largest car count of the nine events during Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week, Fred Rahmer Promotions returns for an expanded three event series featuring 410 Sprint Cars and 600cc Winged Micro Sprints, on Sunday April 26, Sunday June 28, and Sunday October 18. Also added to the Fred Rahmer Promotions card the Legends of Central Pennsylvania event at the Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, August 26 (raindate: August 27).

 

 

Better Luck Showing for Dewease and Crew

08/14/15-08/15/15

It was a rough weekend for the entire racing community as we lost another racer to an unfortunate accident. Friday night's events at Williams Grove Speedway were cancelled due to this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jim Campbell Jr. and to all the spectators, fans, and teams that were in attendance that night.

The Dietz Motorsports #14 team headed to a regular show at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night in hopes of bringing home the win. Due to the pill draw, LD headed out to start the first heat in the fifth position where he would then work his way into second and the feature's handicap.

The handicap placed him on the outside of the second row for that night's 25 lap feature event. After a rough start, he climbed his way up to the front, working through lap traffic for most of the race. He made it to second and held strong until the wave of the checkered flag, bringing home a podium finish to a happy team.

LD would like to thank C.C. Dietz Builders, Conduit Connections, Hess Ornamental Iron, Wings Unlimited, Hank's Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, DMI Racing Components, Astro Titanium, Tom Shockey Collision, WRT Web Designs, WRT Speedwerx, Pro Shocks by LD Shocks, Bell Helmets, Schoenfeld Headers, SightScapes Pond and Garden, Fastener Specialties, Kelly Racing Fuels, GME Steerings, XXX Race Company, and Rider Race Engines.

WHAT'S UP NEXT: LD and the Dietz Motorsports team will be at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, and Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night. LIVE race updates will be posted to LD's Twitter page.

SO FAR IN 2015: Starts - 45, Wins - 1, Top 5's - 11, Top 10's - 17.

CONNECT WITH LD: Keep yourself up to date on all the LD Motorsports happenings by checking out LD's website (www.lancedewease.com), liking Lance Dewease Motorsports on Facebook, or following along on Twitter at @LDmotorsports.

 

 

USAC Sprints and POWRi Midgets Friday Night at 81 Speedway!

Park City, Kansas – August 17, 2015 - 81 Speedway is all set to host the 3rd annual “Freedom Tour” this coming Friday night (August 21) featuring the “wingless” USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series and the POWRi West midget series as they are the headliners for the second annual Harold Leep Memorial at the Park City, Kansas famed dirt track.

It will also kick off the first of two night’s of dirt track racing at the speedway as the annual “Wix Filters/ Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts” weekend is now upon us.

The event will be race number two on the four race tour which will see stops at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma on Wednesday night, Creek County Speedway in Kellyville, Oklahoma (Thursday night) and wrap up at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas on Saturday night. Each race pays $2500 to win and $250 just to start the night’s feature finale.

Among the USAC Southwest Sprint Car touring regulars who will make the trip from the Arizona and New Mexico areas include current series point leader R.J. Johnson, Charles Davis, Jr., Matt Rossi, Sihon Deskins, Mike Martin, Mike Bonneau, Chris Bonneau, Tye Mihocko, Dennis Giles, Steve Sussex and Josh Hodges.

Non-touring regulars that will be making an appearance include two-time “Freedom Tour” winner Zeihl, Fort Worth Texas driver Patrick Stasa, Harli White, Michelle Decker, Koby Barksdale, Oklahoma’s Danny Smith and Wyatt Burks. Close to thirty drivers from at least five states are once again expected to compete.

Last year it was Arizona’s Martin picking up the victory while New Mexico veteran Zeihl took home the victory in 2013.

With identical rules to the local ASCS and NCRA contenders minus the wings, a number of local and regional stars are expected to defend “home” turf against the invading forces over the course of the four race mini-series.

To add to the excitement of non-wing sprint car racing, the ever popular midgets of the POWERi West series will also be in competition. A tight point’s battle between Arlington, Texas driver Anton Hernandez and “The Owasso Outlaw” Ty Hulsey will continue for the series with a fast closing Matt Sherrell making up ground as the series is close to wrapping up their 2015 race season. Other stand out drivers scheduled include; Bakersfield, California's Shannon McQueen, Michelle Decker, Hannah Adair, Kyle Keeler, Cody Brewer and AJ Burns in the Sooner 1 midget. The series is expecting between 25-30 midgets for their 81 Speedway appearance.

Gates will open at 5:30 PM with racing slated for a 7:30 PM start time. Grandstand admission Friday night’s second annual “Harold Leep Memorial: for adults are $15 and just $5 for kids with all pit passes just $30.

81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then .7 mile west on 77th St. in Park City. For more race and ticket information contact the 81 Speedway office (316) 755-1781 or check out their official website www.81speedway.org.

 

 

Wingless Sprints and Midgets Highlight Huge Two Nights at 81 Speedway!

It’s Wix Filters/Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts Time

Park City, Kansas – August 17, 2015 - Wingless sprints and midgets highlight a huge two nights of exciting dirt track action at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas as the annual “Wix Filters/Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts” night at the speedway is now upon us.

It all kicks off this coming Friday night (August 21) with the 2nd annual Harold Leep Memorial as the Arizona based USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series brings some of the best non-wing 360 drivers in the southwest to the three-eighths mile clay oval to do battle with top drivers in the region for the $2500 to win, $250 to start championship event. Also competing will the POWERi West midget series with some of the best midget drivers in the region expected.

Then on Saturday night it is Cancer Society Nite with the tracks weekly divisions of modifieds, rookie modifieds, street stocks, thumpers, hornets and mod-lites all on the race card in a night filled with activities and donations with all proceeds going to cancer research.

Grandstand admission Friday night’s second annual “Harold Leep Memorial: for adults are $15 and just $5 for kids with all pit passes just $30. Cancer Society Saturday Nite adult general admission tickets are just $12 and $5 for kids. All pit passes on Saturday night are $25.

On Tuesday, keep viewed to the official track facebook page 81 Speedway for your chance to win one of four pairs of tickets for each event this weekend.

81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then .7 mile west on 77th St. in Park City. For more race and ticket information contact the 81 Speedway office (316) 755-1781 or check out their official website www.81speedway.org.

 

 

Lawton Speedway to Host USAC Wingless Sprints Wednesday Night!

Lawton, Oklahoma – August 17, 2015 - Exciting non-wing sprint car racing action returns to Lawton Speedway this coming Wednesday night, August 19, as the track will host the opening night of the third annual “Freedom Tour” featuring the USAC Southwest sprint car series. Also competing will be the tracks limited modified division.

The event will be race number one on the four race tour which will see stops at Creek County Speedway in Kellyville, Oklahoma (Thursday night), 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas (Friday night) and will wrap up at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas on Saturday night. Each race pays $2500 to win and $250 just to start the night’s feature finale.

In last year’s inaugural event atop the quarter mile, red-clay oval it was Arizona’s R.J. Johnson holding off a race long battle with Brady Bacon to pick up his first “Freedom Tour” victory with over thirty drivers from six different states pit side.

Among the touring regulars who will make the trip from the Arizona and New Mexico areas including current series point leader R.J. Johnson, Charles Davis, Jr., Matt Rossi, Sihon Deskins, Mike Martin, Mike Bonneau, Chris Bonneau, Tye Mihocko and Dennis Giles.

Non-touring regulars that will be making an appearance include two-time “Freedom Tour” winner Rick Zeihl, Indiana’s Casey Shuman, defending USAC sprint car champion Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, OKC’s Joe Wood, Jr., Fort Worth Texas driver Patrick Stasa, Harli White, Michelle Decker, Koby Barksdale, Oklahoma’s Danny Smith and local Lawton Speedway track regular Kyle Ezell. Over thirty drivers from at least five states are once again expected to compete.

With identical rules to the local ASCS and NCRA contenders minus the wings, a number of local and regional stars are expected to defend “home” turf against the invading forces over the course of the four race mini-series.

Gates will open at 6:00 PM with race action slated for an 8:00 PM start time. Adult general admission price is $15; students ages 12-15 and seniors are just $10; ages 6-11 is $2 and children ages 5 and under will be admitted to the grandstands for free. All pit passes are $30.

There are two ways to get to Lawton Speedway:

From OKC: Take Interstate 44 to Lee Boulevard and then go west onto Lee Boulevard to Sheridan Road. Turn south (left) and go 1.5 miles to the race track Go west onto Lee Boulevard to Sheridan Road.

If coming from the south of Lawton: Exit Highway 36 and take the Faxon exit. Then go north onto Sheridan Road and the race track will be approximately five miles on your left.

For more race information contact Lawton Speedway (580) 355-6417 and you can also check out their official website www.lawtonspeedway.com.

 

TK Disappointed With Nationals Showing

PETERSEN MEDIA- Running all year at the Knoxville Raceway, Tim Kaeding had high hopes going into his Knoxville Nationals, but unfortunately things did not go as he had hoped and he would finish ninth in the C Main.

“We had a tough draw in our qualifying night, and we came up short of making the feature on Friday night, and we really put ourselves in a hole,” Tim Kaeding said.

Going out in the middle of the 57-car time trial session on Thursday night, TK would time the Dammer Trucking/Folkens Bros. Trucking/Sioux Falls Ford no. 3 machine in 29th quickest.

Lining up third during his heat race, TK would slip back to finish in the fifth spot relegating him to the night’s B Main event. Only making nine-laps in the semi, Kaeding would pull into his pit area, and his team would regroup for the Friday night qualifying program.

With 80 cars back for a final shot to lock into the Saturday night A Main event, TK would time in 19th fastest amongst his 40-car qualifying flight putting him in the fourth row of his heat race.

With his elbows up, TK would put on a valiant effort in his heat as he worked into the fourth spot and challenged Dustin Selvage for the third and final transfer spot. Making it close at the line, TK would come up just short and be forced into the B Main event.

Lining up in the third row of the B, again needing to finish in the top-three, the San Jose, CA driver would get up into the fourth spot in the closing laps as he chased after Davey Heskin.

With Heskin getting away on the last lap, Austen Wheatley would sneak by Kaeding, and a fifth place finish in the B would put Kaeding in the Saturday night C Main event.

Lining up in the seventh row of the C, TK would pick up a few spots in the early goings of the 15-lap race. Getting inside the Top-10, Kaeding would chase after Austin McCarl and Jason sides, though the battle would not be for a transfer spot. Finish ninth in the C, Kaeding’s Knoxville Nationals would come to a close.

“We just came up short during a couple of key races during preliminary nights, but it buried us on Saturday,” Kaeding said. “The Lunstra family and this team worked hard all year for this week of racing, and I am bummed we did not do better. Now we will focus on winning as many races as we can as the season winds down in the Midwest.”

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

ON TAP: TK and the Lunstra Motorsports team will be back in action this weekend with the NSL Series as they battle on Friday night at the Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, MN, and on Saturday at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, IA.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-50, Wins-3, Top-5’s-14, Top-10’s-30

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Tim by following him on Twitter at @TKaedingracing, or by clicking over to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lunstra-Motorsports/127617420603580.

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Croft Thankful For Nationals Opportunity

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading from the bullrings of California to the Knoxville Raceway ½ mile is no easy feat, and though he did not have the success he had hoped for, Willie Croft is extremely thankful for everyone who made his trip possible.

“It was a dream of mine to compete at the Knoxville Raceway, and though we did not run how we had hoped, I cannot thank everyone who made this trip possible enough,” Willie Croft said.

Though he would pick up a heat race win, and make the feature event during his preliminary night, Croft’s 21st place finish would not give him enough points to lock into the Saturday program, and his team would return to action on Friday night.

“I was really happy to make the A on Wednesday night and wish we could have taken that total into the Saturday program, but with the format they have been running the last few years we were at it again on Friday night.”

A tough draw on Friday night saw Croft go out late in his 40-car qualifying flight and he would end up timing in 32nd fastest.

Needing to finish in the Top-Three of his heat to make the feature event, Croft would finish ninth from his 11th starting position and start at the rear of a B-Main event, where he would finish 20th.

“I was disappointed because that put us in the E Main on Saturday night, and I think we were much better than that,” Croft said. “It is a tough race for sure, and I was glad to be a part of it,”

Running comfortably in a transfer spot during the E, Croft would have an oil pressure gauge fail on him, and seeing low oil pressure, Croft would pull into the work area as he thought he had an engine issue at the time.

“I have to thank Kevin, Tony, Zach, and Fez for everything they did during our trip,” Croft said. “They sacrificed a lot to back with with me, and I really could not have done it without them.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, K&N, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-38, Wins-0, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-14.

ON TAP: Croft will now return to California and is unsure at this time of his next race.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

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Reutzel Races Way To Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year

PETERSEN MEDIA- Teaming with Roth Motorsports for his first ever Knoxville Nationals attempt, Aaron Reutzel would race his way to Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year by way of his 17th place effort in the Saturday night B Main event.

“We may not have put it in the big show like we had hoped, but we learned a ton as a team, and got better day-by-day,” Aaron Reutzel said.

Kicking his Iowa Speedweek off with the Roth Motorsports team on Sunday night during the Capitani Classic, Reutzel and company would take their lumps as he would pick up a 16th place finish during the B Main event aboard the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83 entry.

Heading to Oskaloosa, IA on Monday night for the Front Row Challenge, Reutzel and company would continue to get things sorted as he would finish seventh in the B during his final tune up before the Knoxville Nationals.

Hitting the Knoxville Raceway on Wednesday night for his qualifying attempt, Reutzel would time in 19th fastest of the 55 drivers taking a time on this night.

Following a fifth place finish in his heat, Reutzel would move into the B Main, where he would start and finish 10th meaning his team would be back in action on Friday night.

With the 80-car field on Friday night being split into two groups, Reutzel would lay down a great lap during his qualifying flight and end up second fastest. Starting and finishing fourth during his heat, Reutzel would be forced into a B Main on this night, though he would start on the pole and pick up the win and move into the 25-lap A Main event.

With his Saturday night starting position dictated on his Friday night effort, the Clute, TX driver would finish in the 18th spot, and find himself in the front of the C Main on Saturday night.

Picking up a third place finish during the Saturday night C Main, Reutzel would move to the B Main where he would have a tall task to move into the feature event. Able to work his way forward a few positions, Reutzel was able to make a late race move around Logan Wagner to take the 17th spot, where he would finish.

What made the pass so important was, Wagner was also a Knoxville Nationals Rookie and Retuzel’s pass earned his Rookie of the Year honors.

“I really have to thank Dennis and Theresa Roth for giving me such a great opportunity to make my first Knoxville Nationals start, and earn Rookie of the Year Honors,” Reutzel said. “From where we were on Sunday to where we were on Saturday night was night and a night and day difference, and I thank the guys for working so hard all week.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2015.

2015 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3.

ON TAP: With Reutzel still chasing after the Lucas Oil ASCS National Championship, it is unknown at this time the team will compete together anymore in 2015.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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Gravel and Destiny Motorsports Finish 13th at Knoxville Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: David Gravel and his Destiny Motorsports team did some really good things during the 55th Annual Knoxville Nationals. Looking to put a tough Summer behind them, Gravel and company showed up to the biggest races of the year and earned a podium finish during their qualifying night before finishing 13th during the Saturday night feature event.

“It was disappointing for everyone to finish where we did on Saturday, but we accomplished some good things over the course of the week, and I am proud of this team,” David Gravel said.

After a tough Capitani Classic kicked the week off on Sunday night, Gravel and company headed to the Southern Iowa Speedway on Monday night for the Front Row Challenge where Gravel would finish 11th aboard the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Benic Enterprises No. 7 machine.

With Tuesday night a day of preparation, Gravel and company would kick the 55th Annual Knoxville Nationals off on Wednesday night as they would look to accumulate as many points as they could.

Gravel would get off to a great start as he timed the Rick Rogers Construction/Champion Brand Lubricants/Maxim Chassis in second fastest during time trials, putting him in the fourth row of his heat race.

Needing a top-four finish to transfer into the feature, the Watertown, CT driver would answer the bell as he worked his way up into the fourth spot, and moved into the fourth row of the feature event.

When the green flag dropped, Gravel would work his way forward into the top-five as he chased after Daryn Pittman and Donny Schatz when the yellow flew on the 15th lap.

Getting off to a slow restart, Gravel would fall back to the sixth spot before getting a full head of steam and surging his way to third where he would go on to finish.

Sitting second overall in points after his qualifying night, Gravel and company would watch how the Thursday night program unfolded and would find themselves third overall in points and starting in the second row of the 55th Annual Knoxville Nationals.

When the Saturday feature rolled around, Gravel would race with Joey Saldana and Danny Lasoski in the early laps as they jockeyed for position inside the Top-Five.

Slipping back to seventh when the red flag flew for the scheduled stop, Gravel and his team would make changes as they looked to get moving in the right direction.

Staying committed to the bottom of the speedway, Gravel would drop a few more positions as he raced with Bryan Clauson and Terry McCarl. When Doug Clark’s checkered flag flew, Gravel would close his Nationals with a 13th place finish.

“We just could not get going on Saturday,” Gravel said. “We did everything right to put ourselves in position, but like I said we were all disappointed that we couldn’t capitalize on a great starting spot. I really have to thank my team for continuing to work so hard, and hopefully we can build off this week and continue to put ourselves in position over the final couple months of the season.”

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

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports and David Gravel are quickly back in action on Tuesday night in McCool Juncition, NE, Friday night at the River Cites Speedway, and Sunday night at the NoDak Speedway.

2015 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-66, Wins-0, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-20

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS7. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with David, you can follow him on twitter @DavidGravel83, or by clicking over to www.davidgravel89.com.

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‘The Mad Man’ Finishes a Career Best 2nd at Knoxville Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing/American Racing No. 29 team put together a very strong Southern Iowa Speedweek that culminated with Madsen’s career best finish at the 55th Annual Knoxville Nationals, a second place effort.

“I cannot say enough about this entire team,” Kerry Madsen said. “We went into Nationals week after a tough Ironman weekend and we had great speed starting at the Capitani Classic, and we continued to run very well through the Nationals A-Main.”

During his Thursday night qualifying run at the Knoxville Raceway, Madsen would time the Keneric Racing/American Racing entry in second fastest, putting him in the fourth row of his heat race.

Racing his way to the heat-race win, ‘The Mad Man’ would line up in the fourth row for the 25-lap preliminary feature event. Working his way forward in typical ‘Mad Man’ fashion, the St. Marys, NSW driver would finish in the fourth spot and his point total would put him on the front row of the 50-lap Saturday night A-Main event.

When the green flag dropped on the season’s biggest event of the year, Madsen fell into the second position as he chased after the early race leader, Donny Schatz. With the first 15-laps of the feature event going non-stop, Madsen looked to capitalize on a restart as he found his Keneric Racing/American Racing entry on Schatz’s rear bumper.

With Schatz able to get away, Madsen would battle with Danny Lasoski for the second position, and would fall to third just before the red-flag waived for the scheduled stop.

Restarting from the third position, Madsen would hook up in a battle with Brad Sweet as the exchanged the third spot for a few laps, but the Australian wheel-man would maintain his position and then make a big move on lap 31 to put the Keneric Racing/American Racing entry back in the second spot.

As the laps clicked down, Madsen did everything he could to chase after Schatz, but in the end he would come up short as he would up his career best finish from a year ago, as he finished in the second spot.

“Being that close the winning this race is tough, but we didn’t come up due to lack of effort or speed, we just got beat,” Madsen said. “I stayed committed to the top and was hoping Donny (Schatz) would wiggle and we could pounce but it didn’t work out that way. I really just have to thank everyone associated with this team, the Gavranich family, and everyone at American Racing Custom Wheels for continuing to support us, and let us compete.”

Aside from the Knoxville Nationals, Madsen finished third at the Capitani Classic, second during the Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway, and finished 10th during the Speed Sport World Challenge.

Madsen’s crew also took home some hardware on Saturday night as the Keneric Racing/American Racing team was named the ‘Best Dressed’ at the Nationals.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-76, Wins-6, Top-5’s-38, Top 10’s-63

ON TAP: Madsen and the Keneric Racing/American Racing team will quickly get back to racing as they will be in McCool Junction, NE on Tuesday night, the River Cities Speedway on Friday night and the NoDak Speedway on Sunday night.

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Three Races in Pennsylvania for Tracy Hines with Honda USAC National Midget Series

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—August 17, 2015— Tracy Hines is getting to know Pennsylvania pretty well. The veteran driver has raced in the Keystone State with the Amsoil USAC Sprint Car Series each of the last seven years, including earlier this season. He’ll make a second trip to Pennsylvania this week as the Honda USAC National Midget Series heads east for a three-race stretch that will play a key role in determining the 2015 champion.

The Eastern Swing, which is being co-sanctioned by the Honda USAC National Midget Series and ARDC midgets opens for Hines, who drives the Parker Machinery/Powered by Toyota Spike, on Tuesday, August 18 at Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run, Pennsylvania. The three-race mini-series then heads to Lincoln Speedway in New Oxford, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, August 19 and concludes on Thursday, August 20 at Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pennsylvania.

“With only a handful of midget races left after this trip, these races are crucial,” said Hines. “We’ve been fast in the midget all year and close to winning on a number of occasions. The consistency has been paying off in terms of points, but we want to get some wins. When you win races, the points take care of themselves.”

Hines will be making his first start the quarter-mile Path Valley Speedway. He was scheduled to race there in 2013 with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series, but that event fell to rain.

The native of New Castle, Indiana finished second at Lincoln Speedway in 2014 with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series. He has made three starts at the three-eighths-mile at the Pigeon Hills oval. He finished fourth in 2011 and was 12th in his debut at the track in 2010. Hines ran 14th at Susquehanna Speedway Park earlier this season with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series. He has made three-career starts at the four-tenths-mile, finishing third in his first visit to the track in 2003 and was 12th last year at the track.

“The fans in Pennsylvania have been really receptive to the USAC Sprint Cars, so hopefully that trend continues with the Midgets,” he noted. “We have a good mix of tracks, with one smaller one, one in the middle and one big. Having run at a couple of the places in the sprint car should help us with the direction we need to go throughout the night.”

Last weekend, Hines raced with the B.O.S.S. Series at Fremont Speedway in Ohio. He opened the night by turning the quickest lap in time trials of the 40-plus drivers in attendance, aboard the Carolina Nut Company DRC. Hines proceed to win his heat and started eighth in the feature. He would cross the finish line fourth on a very slick track.

“With how much the track slicked off, we had a bit too much power,” said Hines. “The third-place finisher had a 360 (cubic inch) engine under the hood, and at a small place like Fremont, on a slick track, less power was better. To finish fourth was still a good night for us and to get some laps in on an off weekend for USAC helps you stay sharp as well.”

Entering the trio of races in Pennsylvania, Hines holds a seven point lead in the Honda USAC National Midget Series standings as he chases his first midget title, which would complete a career “Triple Crown.” In 10 midget starts this season, Hines has eight top-10 finishes, of which six are top-five performances.

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

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

 

 

Brent Marks Finishes 17th in Knoxville Nationals “A” Three Central PA Events Next for “BMR”

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Myerstown, PA (August 17, 2015) - Despite recently returning home from a busy stretch in the midwest, complete with seven events during a nine day time period, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks will waste no time and begin preparations for three events in central Pennsylvania. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania native will join the “Pennsylvania Posse” at three different facilities this Friday, Saturday and Sunday; beginning with “Twin 20’s” action at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday, August 21. Each 20-lap feature will award $2,500 to the main event winner.

“The trip was long, but it was worth it” said Brent Marks, “We had a great week at the Knoxville Nationals and we are proud of ourselves. Our plan is to stay busy and jump right back into things with a busy weekend this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hopefully we can use up some of our Knoxville momentum and finally get this 19M in victory lane.”

The Brent Marks Racing, BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Diamond Toyota, Russell Heller Builders, #19M team will visit the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on Saturday night, August 22 for “BAPS Night.” A full card of “410” sprint car competition is scheduled in the Pigeon Hills for Saturday evening. Marks will join the field in hopes of earning a victory in front of BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies representatives; long time supporters of Brent Marks Racing.

The upcoming weekend will conclude on Sunday evening, August 23, with “410” sprint car action at the Susquehanna Speedway Park near York Haven, Pennsylvania. “S.S.P.” hosts the “410” sprinters on select Sundays throughout the season. $3,500 will be awarded on Sunday night after 25-laps of green flag competition.

Brent Marks will enter the three-race weekend coming off of a stellar performance at the 55th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores at the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. The pilot of the familiar #19M finished 17th during the $150,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals “A” on Saturday night, August 15; bettering most of roughly 120 drivers and teams from across the world entered for the entire four-day spectacle. Marks qualified for the prestigious fifty lapper after finishing third during preliminary competition on Friday night, August 14.

After missing feature competition during his qualifying night on Thursday, August 13, by one position, and failing to earn enough points to lock himself into Saturday night’s A main, Marks would be forced to enter one last preliminary event on Friday night, August 14. The “Pennsylvania Posse” representative earned the fastest time of the night during qualifying time trials on Friday evening; eventually finishing third during heat race competition and third during the 25-lap main event. There were 80 cars entered for the final night of preliminary action at Knoxville Raceway.

“The week started off kinda tough on us, but we were able to bounce back” said Marks, “To qualify for the ‘A’ was really special. I’m still in a little bit of shock. It’s the biggest race in the world for our sport and to make the main event is incredible. So many people I need to thank including my family, team and all of my loyal sponsors. We had a goal this year to better our results from last year and that is exactly what we did. Hopefully we can go back next year and do the same.”

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire 2015 campaign - right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

======================== Recent Highlights: Brent Marks finished third during Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-main action on Friday night, August 14; also finishing 17th during the Knoxville Nationals finale on Saturday, August 15

2015 Wins: 0

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

 

 

MOTTER TEAM PRIMED FOR COMPETITION IN NEBRASKA AND NORTH DAKOTA

MCCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. (Aug. 17, 2015) – The next three races on the World of Outlaws tour take the winged sprint car drivers to Nebraska and North Dakota.

After spending nearly a week in one location during the Knoxville Nationals, it is time for the Outlaws to return to the gypsy lifestyle, racing one night in one location and then heading on down the road to the next track.

Tuesday, August 18, will find the Outlaws at the 3/8-mile Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska. Last year, Joey Saldana drove the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to the No. 1 qualifying spot, his 20th of the season, and finished sixth in the feature.

From Nebraska, the circuit heads to the 3/10-mile oval at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. for a Friday, Aug. 21 event. Last year, Saldana kept his qualifying streak alive once again snagging the No. 1 qualifying position and racked up another top 10 finish, crossing the finish stripe seventh.

On Sunday, Donny Schatz’s home track, Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D., hosts the Outlaws. Last year the Motter team qualified third. Saldana gave the hometown hero a run for the trophy in a crowd-pleasing, nail biting 35-lap feature.

Saldana led the first 26 laps of the 35-lap feature, holding off Schatz who made continuous bids for the lead but couldn’t get past the Brownsburg Bullet until he seized an opportunity to go to the cushion to take the lead and ultimately the victory.

Perhaps team owner Dan Motter summed up the night best: “Donny Schatz was like a Russian MiG with a heat-seeking missile going after Joey.”

In a Friday night Winged Nation interview with hosts Kendra Jacobs and Steve Post from Knoxville Raceway, Schatz, sitting next to Saldana, said he had the secret to winning the Knoxville Nationals but wasn’t going to spill the beans. Maybe he does have a heat seeking missile onboard that locks onto a target.

Though Schatz is arguably the guy to beat, Saldana is up for the game and the challenge that Schatz throws down every race. Saldana says that there is a tremendous feeling of accomplishment any time you win an Outlaws race because the competition is so steep, but if you can beat Schatz then you really deserve to celebrate.

The Bullet, fourth in point standings, is looking for his third victory of the season and feels the Motter team is capable of winning any time they put four tires on the dirt.

 

 

Schatz Continues Knoxville Nationals Mastery

Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance Team Reign Supreme in Sport’s Biggest Event

Date: August 15, 2015

Series: World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series Event: 55th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals

Location: Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway

Winner: Donny Schatz of Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing

TSR Results: Started 1st, Finished 1st / Running, completed 50 of 50 laps

TSR Points: Donny Schatz – (1st with 7,661 points, 365 ahead of second)

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and the Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team continued their remarkable 2015 campaign with Saturday’s flag-to-flag victory in Sprint-car-racing’s marquee event: the Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals. Schatz was flawless in Saturday’s pressure-packed main event on the sport’s biggest stage, racing to his fifth consecutive Knoxville Nationals triumph and ninth in the previous 10 Nationals. And the victory brought with it plenty of emotion.

“The minute I took that checkered flag, I was teary-eyed,” Schatz said. “To see the race team, to see the excitement in their eyes, the manufacturers, all the people we get to work with, that makes this so much more special than me just getting the biggest check and the biggest trophy in the most prestigious race of the year. It was awesome having (car owner) Tony (Stewart) here with us. It’s the people who get to go along with you – when you can get them all in one spot and enjoy something like that, it makes it worth living.”

Schatz, who turned 38 last Monday, was the driver to beat to start the week and underscored the point by earning his sixth career pole position for Saturday’s A-Main by qualifying first, running third in his heat and finishing second in Wednesday night’s qualifying-night feature. After the traditional four-abreast salute, Schatz surged the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J into the lead at the start and proceeded to set a torrid pace. The six-time and reigning World of Outlaws champion made all the right decisions on the track, and his crew – Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman – made the right ones in the pits before sending Schatz out for the first half of the feature and during the midway stoppage.

“What else can I say about this race team?” Schatz said. “This is like nothing we have run in the past, and these guys adapted to the track and the changes. Knoxville Raceway did a phenomenal job with the racetrack all week and I’m just glad to come out on top.”

The early laps of Saturday’s A-Main saw Schatz work the bottom grooves in both corners as he searched for maximum speed around the half-mile, dirt oval. Kerry Madsen started outside of Schatz and was pounding the cushion in both ends trying to keep pace. Five laps into the contest, Schatz moved to the top in turns three and four and began to distance himself. While Schatz pulled away, Madsen dealt with challenges from Brad Sweet and Danny Lasoski. When the race was stopped at lap 25 for a competition red, Schatz led Lasoski and Madsen.

The second half of the race was chopped up by several cautions. Schatz led the field to green each time and would resume his quest for a ninth Nationals, riding the cushion all the way around the famed dirt oval. Five laps at a time, Schatz kept his focus. Madsen worked his way back to second but wasn’t able to close in and make a move on Schatz. The final caution came on lap 40 and Schatz was perfect during the final 10 laps en route to his 195th career World of Outlaws victory and 23rd of the season.

“I was ready to race at six o’clock tonight and we didn’t get to get on the racetrack until nine-something,” Schatz said. “I was ready to go and, when I was able to get in the car, we were able to get solid laps in right away. The racecar was underneath me from the word go, it was fast, and that gives you a lot of confidence going through that 50-lap race.”

After coming up short in the Kings Royal, Silver Cup, Summer Nationals and Ironman, Schatz was determined to complete the mission Saturday at Knoxville and take home the $150,000 prize.

“We came in here with a lot of seconds, thirds and just haven’t won a lot of races in the last month,” Schatz said. “It’s been my mistakes. Tonight, I didn't make any, thank goodness, and we were able to get a Nationals win.”

With the dust settling on another Nationals, the trek for a seventh World of Outlaws championship for Schatz continues. Action resumes this week for the TSR teams beginning with Tuesday’s stop Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska. Following Tuesday’s race, Schatz leads the Outlaws back to his home state of North Dakota for races Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks and Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot. Schatz holds a 365-point advantage over Shane Stewart and tops the series in wins with 23, top-fives with 43, top-10s with 51 and laps led with 510.

 

 

Mark Burch Motorsports and Lasoski Headed to Nebraska and Missouri This Week

Inside Line Promotions - LINCOLN, Neb. (Aug. 17, 2015) - Mark Burch Motorsports is tackling a pair of marquee events this week with Danny Lasoski behind the wheel.

The team will compete on Tuesday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and on Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., for the High Roller Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"Mark works extremely hard to give me a great car night in and night out," Lasoski said. "We're excited to go test ourselves with the best of the business from the World of Outlaws and ASCS National Tour this week."

Lasoski finished fourth during his most recent event at Junction Motor Speedway last year.

"That's a nice facility out in the corn fields of Nebraska," he said. "It can be a fast track so it will be important to time in well during qualifying and set ourselves up to start near the front the rest of the night."

The week concludes at Missouri State Fair Speedway, where Lasoski hasn't competed since 2012.

"I grew up going to that track in Sedalia," he said. "It's not far from home and we've had success there. It's a big, fairgrounds track and we're looking forward to the challenge it presents."

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 2 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., for the High Roller Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbmotorspt

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - AFCO Gas Shocks by Speedway Motors

Offered by Speedway Motors in Lincoln, Neb., AFCO Gas Shocks are engineered using the latest data acquisition to analyze the forces and motions experienced in various conditions. For more information, visit http://www.speedwaymotors.com/afco-gas-shocks-th.html.

"I would like to thank AFCO Shocks for providing us with a great product to run on our cars," Burch said. "Whether it's our 360 or 410 both of our shock packages have been extremely consistent and right on when we needed it. The consistency in the AFCO Gas Bulb Shock program has been there from Day 1 when we won our first race with them at Devil's Bowl in 2013. The proof is obviously in the pudding as the same base shock package won at Knoxville last week. The consistency in our AFCO premium gas shocks enable us to find the balance in our car with great success."

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

 

 

Wheatley Salvages Career-Best Knoxville Nationals Finish After Slow Start

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 17, 2015) - Austen Wheatley earned his best Knoxville Nationals result last weekend.

"As bad as I thought it went, I can pinpoint everything I did wrong and that we could have did better," he said. "It seemed worse, but it was the best result I've had. It's a place you have to go quite a bit to do well. The successful guys have like 10-to-15 years of experience there."

Wheatley kicked off the 55th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store at Knoxville Raceway last Thursday by qualifying 50th quickest.

"We didn't have the right gear in and I screwed up a little bit, too," he said. "We struggled with the car racing-wise in the heat race as well, but the B Main was a lot better."

Wheatley advanced from 10th to seventh place in a heat race before he ended 19th in the B Main. However, the team began to build momentum starting on Friday at the half-mile oval.

Wheatley qualified 10th quickest in his group - his best time trial result at Knoxville Raceway - to earn the pole position of a heat race. Unfortunately, he clipped the infield berm on the start, which prompted a wheelie down the first half of the frontstretch. It cost Wheatley several position and he ended sixth, which relegated him to the B Main.

Wheatley maintained the third-and-final transfer for most of the consolation race before another driver made a last-lap pass to claim the position.

"That's the best I've probably ever felt there," he said. "It was a really good starting point for next time. I wish we could have started Nationals then."

Wheatley lined up on the inside of the sixth row during Saturday's C Main.

"The track felt really heavy," he said. "The bottom was sticky and the middle was sticky. Everyone was pretty much the same speed. I fell to 15 th or 16th and then about halfway got back going again. I had to search around because I was so tight. It was the tightest we'd been all week."

Wheatley ended 11th in the C Main to better his previous Knoxville Nationals career-best finish by three positions.

He is slated to compete this week with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Tuesday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., and Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 50; Heat race: 7 (10); B Main: 19 (20).

Aug. 14 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 6 (1); B Main: 4 (3).

Aug. 15 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 11 (11).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., and Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Downforce Designs

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

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

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

 

 

Trenca Ends 15th After Running Out of Fuel Late in Race at Weedsport

Inside Line Promotions - WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (Aug. 17, 2015) - Joe Trenca was on pace for a great night last Sunday before his Mucci Motorsports sprint car ran out of fuel in the closing laps.

"We were running seventh with three laps to go and we ran out of fuel," he said. "I'm disappointed they didn't do a fuel stop after they went over the window by a pretty big number. It was sputtering with about five to go and then it shut off with three to go."

Trenca had kicked off the night at Weedsport Speedway by maneuvering from ninth to fifth place during his Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints heat race. That locked him in the dash, where he finished in the same spot he started - third - to line up on the inside of the eighth row for the 25-lap main event.

"The track was a lot different than when we were there with the World of Outlaws," he said. "It was very narrow, rough and had a curb. It was tough to pass."

Trenca stayed near the position he started for the first two thirds of the race before he began to advance in the final stage.

"We didn't make any moves until about Lap 18," he said. "We were still 14th or 15th. Once the fuel load burned off we got good at the top of the track and started picking them off one or two a lap. We were really, really good. We were getting ready to pass for sixth when we ran out of fuel. I'm bummed because I know we were a top-five car."

He was credited with a 15th-place result.

Trenca, whose race last Friday at Brewerton Speedway in Brewerton, N.Y., was rained out, is slated to compete this Saturday at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., with the URC.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 16 - Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y. - Heat race: 5 (9); Dash: 3 (3); Feature: 15 (15).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., with the URC

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - National Parts Peddler

National Parts Peddler is a publication that has served the racing industry for more than 37 years. For more information, visit http://www.PartsPeddlerNews.net.

"They've really been helpful throughout the years," Trenca said. "Corky Stockham, the owner of National Parts Peddler, and my grandpa have known each other from a young age and are lifelong friends."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Fast Axle, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Weld Wheels, Empire Sub Shop, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Seals-It, Schoenfeld Headers, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Wilwood Brakes, Shute's Water Systems, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Ken's Auto Body, Slade Shock Technology, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Trenca is seeking additional marketing partners to get more experience by traveling and taking advantage of opportunities in the 410ci sprint car ranks. To learn more about options to team up with Mucci Motorsports, call Joe at 315-481-6080.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Sides Slated for World of Outlaws Tripleheader Following Sour Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 17, 2015) - Jason Sides is set for a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series tripleheader this week after a dissatisfying Knoxville Nationals.

Sides missed a transfer into the main event during two preliminary nights before he ended the 55th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store by finishing seventh in the C Main on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

"We made some progress, but it seemed like we didn't get going until late in the race each night and by then we ran out of laps," he said.

Sides opened the event last Wednesday by qualifying 13th quickest. However, he finished where he started - sixth - in a heat race, which relegated him to the B Main. Sides picked up a pair of positions to end fifth, which was one spot out of advancing into the main event.

Sides returned to the half-mile oval on Friday when he timed in 16th quickest during qualifying before maneuvering from sixth to fourth place in a heat race, which put him one spot out of locking into the feature.

"We just didn't make it through the heat race each night," he said. "There's good cars that may not qualify as well and they'll start in front of you. It makes it tough."

Sides ended the night by finishing fifth in the B Main, which was one spot out of a transfer.

The event wrapped up on Saturday with Sides rallying from 12th to seventh place during the C Main to cap his weekend.

Sides returns to action with the World of Outlaws this Tuesday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., and Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D.

"Junction is a really nice place somewhat in the middle of nowhere," he said. "It seems to be pretty fast. River Cities, even though it's small, races really well with a top and bottom. It's always a fun track to go to. And Minot is a nice track as well. I'm looking forward to this week's events."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 5 (7).

Aug. 14 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 4 (6); B Main: 5 (4).

Aug. 15 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 7 (12).

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 31 top 10s, 48 top 15s, 54 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., and Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sides-Motorsports/283833970847?ref=br_tf

LIVE AUDIO -

Keep up with Sides Motorsports via free, live audio from DIRTVision at every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event throughout the season. Select events also include live Pay-Per-View video. For more information, click http://www.DIRTVision.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dancer Logistics, Inc.

Dancer Logistics, Inc., is a full-service transportation logistics provider specializing in dedicated fleet, brokerage and warehousing. For more information, visit http://www.DancerLogistics.com.

"Shawn Dancer of Dancer Logistics has been with us for many years and he's helped us a ton," Sides said. "It's grown to be more of a friendship than a partnership."

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

 

Mike Hensel

Mike Hensel loved auto racing, but foremost non-wing, open wheel racing.

He grew up in Genoa, Ohio and him and his wife of 44 years, Shirley, lived in Elmore, Ohio before his passing in 2010.

Mike and Shirley had two sons, Bob and Troy and three grandchildren, Faith, Jack and Evan.

Mike’s father raced cars and motorcycles and as a youngster Mike started to attend racing and his love affair with the sport began.

Mike worked for 33 years and retired fro the Chrysler Corporation. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam Veteran.

Mike drove sprints at Fremont, Findlay, Lima and Orrville from 1970-75. He was one of the last to leave the track after the races and enjoyed having a few cold beers and hanging out with his friends. He attended many USAC events throughout the U.S. and upon retirement he ran his 1947 midget with the AARA, North Coast Vintage Oval Racers and VARC.

When not on the track you could find Mike “bench racing” and sharing his vast knowledge and history of the sport and its drivers.

“For every Jim Linder, Harold McGilton and Al Franks racing there was a Mike Hensel…a guy who showed up every week and tried his best on a shoestring budget and fought to make the feature,” said Mike’s son, Bob.

“Dad put this family first before racing but he loved to be around all the fans and fellow drivers and race teams,” added Troy.

Mike’s racing heroes were Jimmy Bryan, Troy Ruttman, A.J. Foyt and Jan Opperman.

The Hensel Family is honoring Mike by sponsoring the Second Annual Mike Hensel Memorial featuring the Mo Vaughn Transportation Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series at Fremont Speedway.

 

 

Cody Bova Earns Win #5 of 2015 Takes Command of Mercer “305” Point Chase

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Struthers, Ohio (August 17, 2015) - For the fifth time in 2015, and for the fourth time at Mercer Raceway Park, Cody Bova earned his way into “305” sprint car victory lane. Bova, a Struthers, Ohio native who competes regularly at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, earned the “Outlaw Sprint Warriors” main event victory on Saturday night, August 15, at the Mercer short track. “Bonzai” dominated the entire 20-lap main event; leading by a near half-track advantage during certain points of the contest.

After factoring in the recent victory, the driver of the Bova Racing, J.S. Bova Excavating, AIMI Product Imagining, LLC., Richardson Tree Service, BC Contracting, J.S. Paris Excavating, #20B officially reclaimed the top spot in the current Mercer Raceway Park track championship chase. Bova, who now holds a 20 point advantage in the “Outlaw Sprint Warriors” standings, will attempt to earn a career-first championship during the final night of regular season racing on Saturday, August 29.

“That was big” said Cody Bova, “We’ve been on the championship hunt all year, so to be in this position is important. We’ve been up and down this year a little bit, but right now things are going in the right direction. Everyone works really hard and that shows when we have nights like Saturday. The car was great from the start...made my job really easy. I just want to thank my family, my sponsors and everyone who helps our team. Our goal is to win a championship. We’ll see what happens later this month.”

Before entering the final Mercer Raceway Park point race on Saturday, August 29, the familiar Bova Racing #20B team will enter the “Auto Racing For Kids” program at the Mercer venue on Saturday, August 22; featuring multiple weekly divisions racing for large paydays and no points. The 305ci powered “Outlaw Sprint Warriors” will battle for a $1,000 top prize this Saturday night; a perfect segway into the final night of championship point racing on Saturday, August 29.

In addition, Cody Bova will experiment with “410” sprint car competition this Friday night, August 21, at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. “Bonzai” will pilot the Skip Dougherty Racing #27 this Friday night at “The Action Track.” It will be Bova’s second attempt in the “410” ranks; failing to start any form of action last Friday at Lernerville Speedway due to driveline issues. Bova and “S.D.R.” teamed up for multiple “305” sprint car events during the course of the season, while earning one victory in the process. Cody Bova hopes to continue that chemistry this Friday at Lernerville Speedway.

“Can’t thank Skip enough for this opportunity” said Cody Bova, “This is a big step and I couldn’t be more excited. The plan right now is to gain some seat time. We’ll get some laps on Friday and work a little further up the ladder each and every week. Skip and I work well together and I’m sure that will continue with the “410” stuff.”

Fans can keep up with Cody Bova during his entire 2015 campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Follow Bova Racing on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @codybracing and Facebook: Here!

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2015 Highlights: Earned fifth victory of 2015 season on Saturday, August 15, at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, PA

2015 Wins: 5 (4 - Mercer Raceway Park - PA - 305ci; 1 - Thunder Mountain Speedway - PA - 305ci)

 

 

Classic Drivers Countdown: In Only His Second Start, Johnny Benson Sr. Walked Away with the 1966 International Classic

OSWEGO, NY (August 11, 2015) – As the countdown continues toward the 59th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 at Oswego Speedway on Sunday, September 6, we look back at the next historic Classic driver on our list, Michigan speed merchant – Johnny Benson Sr.

Benson was known far and wide as the fastest driver on four wheels in the Midwestern states during the mid-1960’s, and in 1964 he brought that speed to Oswego’s Port City oval.

Benson started the ’64 Classic from the 5th position, but ended with a lackluster 30th place effort.

The Michigan ace would not return to Oswego until the ’66 edition of the race and he no doubt made his mark.

A record 81 entries were on hand to attempt to qualify for the International Classic 200 in 1966, only the second year in which the Classic would go 200-circuits.

Benson timed trailed fastest of the record entries in his No. 21 upright, with a lap of 19.81 seconds, some three tenths of a second faster than his next closest competitor, Bentley Warren.

Warren, a young upstart at this time - now driving the Howard Purdy Deuce, would be Benson’s closest competition for much of the weekend.

As the 200 went green, Benson edged out to the early lead before Warren would take the point on lap three, driving the machine made famous by the late Ron Lux one year prior at Oswego.

Benson eventually charged on to take the top spot back at lap 102, and not long after Warren dropped out of the event with brake issues.

With Warren out of the picture this now set up a battle between Benson and defending Classic champion, Gordon Dukes. Dukes took the lead at lap 154 and held a slight edge until Benson came back on at lap 180 to steal the lead for good on this way to his only Classic triumph, in just his second start in the legendary Supermodified event.

“The biggest thing about the 1966 Classic was the fact that I wasn’t used to running 200 laps,” said Benson, in the 50 years of the International Classic book, published by Speedway Press. “In Michigan we ran 50 to 100, but not 200. It was a whole new experience. The hardest thing for me to do was to pace myself and not burn up the car. There was no power steering and I wasn’t ready for that race. I was fortunate to win it.”

Benson returned for the 1967 Classic, qualifying on the front row with his ’66 rival Warren.

The ’67 Classic however was a battle between Jack Lindhout and Nolan Swift, with Lindhout appearing to have the win well in hand after qualifying out of the semi-final to start 30th.

Benson led laps 1-53 and again from laps 71-81 before Lindhout stormed to the point.

The Behnke Trucking No. 60 of Lindhout looked to be well on his way to victory until being tagged while lapping slower cars and spinning out on lap 173. That mishap handed the lead over to second running Swift, who would go on to the victory.

After starting second, Benson would go on to finish second, a full lap behind champion Swift.

Benson would run his final Classic in 1968, once again starting from the front row, unfortunately ending the night 27th.

For more information on Oswego Speedway and Budweiser International Classic Weekend visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

Chase Dietz Earns Career-First "410" Victory Action Continues Saturday and Sunday at Lincoln and Susquehanna

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

York, PA (August 17, 2015) - Central Pennsylvania youngster Chase Dietz etched his name into Lincoln Speedway history on Saturday evening, August 15, by adding his name to the long and prestigious list of sprint car feature winners in the Pigeon Hills of Pennsylvania. Dietz, pilot of the Scott Gobrecht owned, Golf Cart Services, Bad Boy Buggies, ServiceMaster Clean Janitorial Service of York and Lancaster, Gettysburg Rental Company, #44, earned a career-first “410” sprint car feature victory on Saturday evening, August 15, at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. The recent high school graduate and “410” sprint car rookie started fifth during the 25-lap feature program, taking command officially with 11 laps already recorded. Dietz would hold on to win by nearly 1.5 seconds. The win was his third of the season; adding his career-first accomplishment to a pair of “358” sprint car victories at Williams Grove Speedway.

“This is incredible” said Chase Dietz, “We’ve been working all year for this. I don’t even know where to start...Scott Gobrecht gave me a great opportunity this year. It has been an absolute privilege racing for him and his family. He gives me a perfect race car each and every night we go out. We’ve struggled some this year, but that was to be expected. Experience was obviously limited on my part, but I was confident that we would eventually find our comfort zone and get things rolling. I just want to thank everyone involved with this race team. We still have a lot of racing left this year, so we’ll see if we can repeat soon.”

Chase Dietz and the Scott Gobrecht #44 team will return to Abbottstown on Saturday evening, August 22, for BAPS Night. Dietz has one victory and a total of three top-ten finishes thus far in 2015 at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway. The third generation sprint car driver entered the August 15 program 15th in the track championship standings.

If all goes well on Saturday night, Chase Dietz will return to competition with Scott Gobrecht on Sunday evening, August 23, at the Susquehanna Speedway Park near Newberrytown, Pennsylvania. The York, Pennsylvania native finished third during his most recent "410" start at “S.S.P.” back on Sunday, July 19th; at the time, a season-high finish for Chase Dietz during “410” competition.

“We’ll head into the weekend with a lot of confidence” said Dietz, “We are all very excited to get back to Lincoln and Susquehanna this weekend. Hopefully we can use what we’ve learned and make another visit to victory lane.”

Race fans can keep up with Chase Dietz during his entire 2015 racing campaign at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Follow Chase on all of the available social networks including Facebook: Chase Dietz Racing and Twitter: Chase Dietz Racing.

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Recent Highlights: Earned career-first “410” sprint car victory on Saturday, August 15, at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA

2015 Wins: 3 (2 ‘358’ wins - Williams Grove - PA; 1 “410” win - Lincoln Speedway - PA)

Catch Chase Dietz on YouTube: https://youtu.be/c9k0Z_F9qrY

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Chase Dietz would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Golf Cart Services, Bad Boy Buggies, Service Master Clean Janitorial Service of York and Lancaster, Gettysburg Rental Company, Baker Door Company, Gardy Enterprises, Miller Fabrication Inc., Pancho's Racing Products, Moose Blocks, Cheryl Rohrbaugh's Cleaning Service Inc., Case Beer & Beverage, Godfrey Racing Engines, Kleffels of Hanover, Nevin’s Automotive, H&H General Excavating, McSherrystown Moose #720 Family Center, Direct 2Tee Printing, and Aero Wings.

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About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

NE 360 vs. MSTS at Park Jefferson Speedway Saturday, Aug 22

Jefferson, SD-This Saturday, Park Jefferson Speedway will be host to the North v.South Sprint Car Shootout presented by Bekins Fire& Safety. This special back to school event will allow all students the chance to get in free to the event with a student i.d. including all college students. Students of all ages will have the opportunity to win special prizes throughout the night.

The event will pit the drivers of the Nebraska 360 Series vs. the Midwest Sprint Touring Series. The Nebraska 360 series will be led by Billy Alley, who is coming off a top 20 finish in the A Main at the Knoxville Nationals. Other drivers expected are “The Gasman” Jack Dover, Cody Ledger and Jordan Boston. The Midwest Sprint Touring Series will be led by point leader Eric Lutz along with “Flyin” Ryan Bickett and Gregg Bakker. Over 30 sprint cars are expected at the South Dakota oval.

Gates will open at 5pm with hotlaps at 6:30 and racing at 7:00. Tickets for adults are $17. Park Jefferson Speedway is offering FREE grandstand admission to all students 22 and under with a school or college ID. Bring your student ID to the races and present it at the main gate for a free ticket. Park Jefferson Speedway is located 10 miles north of Sioux City off exit 4 on I-29. Lodging is available at the Days in North Sioux City, the closest hotel to the track. You can call 650-232-3366 and ask for the racers rate. Further information about the North/South Sprint Car Shootout can be found at http://parkjeffersonspeedway.myracepass.com or by calling the track at 712-202-5540. Please follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ParkJeffersonSD and Twitter at https://twitter.com/ParkJeffersonSD. Follow the series on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MSTS360 and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nebraska-360-Sprints/137252736438504

 

 

Macedo Tops King of Kings At Keller Auto Speedway

Hurt, Spainhoward, and Laney Also Score Wins

Hanford, CA- Former Keller Auto Speedway Champion, Carson Macedo picked up an exciting win on Friday night with the Duinkerken Farms King of Kings 360 Series, while Ron Hurt, Nick Spainhoward, and Cody Laney also picked up wins.

Sharing the front row with Cory Eliason, Macedo would jump out into the early lead on the well-prepared Keller Auto Speedway surface. Macedo set a very nice pace as Cory Eliason and Ronnie Day chased after him.

With Macedo out front, the battle would heat up for the lead as Eliason pressured the early leader. On the sixth lap, Eliason would charge to the front and take command of the race lead. Eliason would lead the way for five laps until the caution flew and re-racked the field.

The restart would go in Macedo’s favor as he got back into the race lead as Eliason followed suit. While the battle up front waged on, Jace Vander Weerd was working his way forward from a deep starting position as he fund himself battling for a top-five position.

Macedo would check out from the field, before another caution flag flew just after the race reached the halfway point. This would be the break that Eliason needed as the duo would entertain the fans during the closing laps with a very entertaining battle for the lead.

Exchanging the lead back and forth, Macedo would hang on to the top spot while Eliason finished third, Vander Weerd would work his way to third, Craig Stidham third, and Michael Faccinto would round out the Top-Five.

In McAlister’s Auto IMCA Modified action, Cody Laney and Bryan Burnes would duel for the race win. When the checkered flag flew on the event, it was Laney earning the top spot, as Burnes finished second, Chad Reichenbach third and Brad Pounds fourth.

Nick Spainhoward continued his hot summer with the RaceChic IMCA Sport Mods as he held off Matt Mayo, Bryon Holder, and Kelly Wilkinson to grab another win with the division.

The IMCA Stock Car race again went to Ron Hurt as he was absolutely dominant on Friday night. Chasing Hurt across the line was Troy Patee, and Dylan Hagar.

ON TAP- The Keller Auto Speedway will take a late summer break before returning to action for the Jim Tuner Memorial on September 11th. On the card that night will be the USA/CRA 410’s, the McAlister’s Auto IMCA Mods, the RaceChic IMCA Sport Mods, as well as the Western States RaceSaver 305’s.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay up to speed with all things Keller Auto Speedway by visiting the website at www.kellerautospeedway.com, by following us on Twitter @KellerAutoSpeed, or by liking us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KingsSpeedwayOfficialSite. The Keller Auto Speedway is located at 801 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93230.

 

 

Justin Miller

[PLYMOUTH, WIS]-August 17, 2015- The Arbor Green Contractors, KenJay Fiedler Excavating, In Motion Dance Studio, Meyer Motors, BMG Designs, Glacier Transit and Storage, Richard Wirtz Attorney at Law, CJ Salon, Curve In Bar, Bane Nelson, Meyer Farms and R&H Enterprises,Triple X Racing Chassis powered by Tiry Engines 360, Afco Shocks, Velocity Wings, and American Racer Tires #15M was back in action on Friday night at the Manitowoc Expo and Saturday evening at the Plymouth Dirt Track.

Miller started 2nd in heat race number one of the evening and finished 2nd and would capture a 5th place starting position in the night’s 25-lap A-main event.

The night's 25-lap A-main took the track and Miller quickly hit his marks and on lap 17 challenged for the lead and took it coming down the backstretch. Miller continued to lead through lap traffic and on lap 23 of 25, Miller would slow on the back stretch with a mechanical failure when the rear axle broke and would not finish.

Miller and the crew began to work on switching the rear-ends and several other broken parts to get ready for Saturday night’s show at the Plymouth Dirt Track.

After several hours of work, Miller would push off for Saturday’s racing action and this week they were able to qualify for their starting heat race positions. Miller qualified 3rd out of his heat group and would start 2nd in the heat race. After the green flag dropped for heat race action, Miller would take the lead and capture the WIN! This heat race win placed Miller starting 4th in the A-main event.

The MFM team made changes to the #15m and Miller was set to take the green flag for the night’s A-main event. Miller had several cautions and red-flag conditions during the A-main event and would finish 8th and capture another top 10 finish on the year.

The team rebounded nicely after Friday night and are looking forward to this week Saturday night’s action at the Plymouth Dirt Track

Follow Justin on Facebook at Miller Family Motorsports (Justin Miller) or on Twitter: @JustinMiller15m or @CamishaDirtDiva: www.millerfamilymotorsports.com

 

 

Millstream Speedway Welcomes Back the All Stars

Findlay, OH, August 17, 2015 – It’s been nearly two months since the All Star Circuit of Champions headlined the grand re-opening of Millstream Speedway and left the large excited crowd wanting more. This Sunday, August 23, promoters Randy and Lisa Hammer will deliver just that, with a return of the popular winged sprint car series to the ½ mile oval, paying $5,000 to win the feature event. A full program of 305 cubic inch sprint cars will share the night’s schedule.

Race fans can expect a program similar to the July event, with a few changes. They’ll certainly see fast race cars – last month’s event saw top speeds clocked at over 120 mph! An autograph session and race car display will take place in front of the spectator area prior to the racing action, followed by racing trivia and other prize contests. New this time around is the Millstream Water Balloon Challenge, with divisions for all ages – including the adults! All gates will open a little later, at 3pm, with on-track action beginning a little earlier, with hot laps now at 5:30pm and race time at 6:30pm.

Millstream Motorsports Complex, home of Millstream Speedway, is located 3 miles west of Findlay. Take US-224 West to TR-136, turn right, just 2 blocks to the corner of TR-136 and TR-95. Please do not park in areas marked as “no parking,” as you could be towed at your expense. Tailgating with a grill is welcomed, but please no fires on the ground. Stakes may not be used to mark hillside spots, but spray paint is OK. No tape on the bleachers, please. General admission is $20, Military w/ID $18, Seniors (65 & older) $15, Youth 11-15 $10, 10yrs and under are FREE. Coolers up to 14" permitted. No glass, please. No beer carried in but can be purchased on-site.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING FINISHES FOURTH IN 55TH RUNNING OF THE KNOXVILLE NATIONALS

WINS PRELIMINARY NIGHT FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
Mooresville, N.C. (August 16, 2015) -- Driver Shane Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team charged from a 12th-place starting position in the 55th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals to a fourth-place finish.

"I'm so proud of Scotty (Martin), Andrew (Seamans), Heath (Moyle) and everyone else on the Larson Marks team," Stewart said. "We've had a great past month of racing. Of course we'd love to be standing at the top of podium (at Knoxville), butwe just started too far back. We've had a fast race car and hopefully we can keep that rolling."

Stewart qualified 18th Wednesday after drawing a late qualifying number and finished third in his heat race. Together, the results earned the LMR throwback Kick-It for Children's Cancer No. 16 the pole position for the night's feature.

At the drop of the green flag, Stewart jumped out to a commanding lead. He maneuvered through traffic without any pressure. When the caution flag waved, however, with 10 laps to go, the then eight-time Knoxville Nationals champion Donny Schatz was on his bumper. Stewart held off the hard-charging Schatz throughout the remaining 10 laps to earn his ninth win of the 2015 season.

"I knew I had a fast car, and in the final 10 laps, I just had to make sure I hit my marks to get the win," Stewart said in victory lane. "To share this moment with Jeff (Gordon) and everyone with Kick-It here and all of our partners from ENEOS here as well, means a lot to me. It's just a really good night."

When the both qualifying nights had concluded, Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team had earned the 12th most points and thus the 12th starting position for the Knoxville Nationals A-Main.

Stewart dropped to 15th in the opening laps of the race but began to work his way back through the field. At the Lap 26 fuel stop, he had driven the No. 16 into the ninth position.

When the race resumed, the adjustments the team had made during the stop greatly improved the car's handling. Stewart immediately moved into eighth place and then into seventh when the red flag waved for an accident with 15 laps remaining.

In the final laps, Stewart charged into the top-five and then into fourth with seven laps to go. He reeled in third-place running Brad Sweet, but settled for the fourth-place finish right at the line. The finish was the team's fifth top-five finish in the last five races.

The Larson Marks Racing team will next compete at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on Tuesday, August 18.
QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: Knoxville Raceway DATE: August 12, 2015
SERIES: World of Outlaws QUALIFIED: 18th
HEAT FINISH: 3rd DASH FINISH: N/A
STARTING POSITION: 1st FEATURE FINISH: 1st

TRACK: Knoxville Raceway DATE: August 15, 2015
RACE: Knoxville Nation QUALIFIED: 12th
HEAT FINISH: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A
STARTING POSITION: 12th FEATURE FINISH: 4th
SEASON STATISTICS:
STARTS: 58
WINS: 9
TOP-FIVES: 30
TOP-10s: 44
FAST TIME: 4
NEXT RACE:
The Larson Marks Racing team will next compete at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on Tuesday, August 18.
SOCIAL MEDIA:
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Twitter: @LarsonMarks

 

 

SALDANA OVERCOMES STEERING ISSUES TO BRING HOME A TOP FIVE

FINISH IN THE KNOXVILLE NATIONALS

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 15, 2015) – It was the night of the “Granddaddy” of them all: the Knoxville Nationals. After three nights of preliminary qualifying action, the big night arrived.

With the final four positions being set tonight, there were still E, D, C, and B Mains left to fill the field before the A Main rolled off.

Joey Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team qualified Thursday night and procured the No. 4 starting position for tonight’s big event.

The team had Friday to prepare for tonight’s event, but Saldana made an appearance on the sprint car specific radio show, Motor Racing Network’s Winged Nation, hosted by Kendra Jacobs and Steve Post. On the air with Saldana was Donny Schatz, winner of the Knoxville Nationals eight of the last nine years.

“Getting into the Knoxville Nationals Saturday night show is a hard process for the whole team,” said Saldana. “But for me, my mindset is to approach it as just another race. It has a lot of prestige and pays a lot of money. You have to do the best you can do and hope this is your night. This guy ruined my night for three years when I ran second to him,” continued Saldana in a good-natured jab referring to Schatz who was sitting next to him on the Winged Nation set.

Saldana’s dad, Lil’ Joe, won this race 45 years ago, and Joey was looking to inscribe his name in the history books this year.

The 25 competitors in the 50-lap A Main were sent to the green flag by a packed, cheering house giving the field a lighted cell phone salute! It was no surprise that polesitter Donny Schatz led the field after the green waved. Kerry Madsen was second and Saldana was third. On lap 15, Lasoski went underneath Saldana to claim third.

The drivers were informed in a meeting earlier today that there would be an open red flag on lap 26. When that occurred, the running order was Schatz, Madsen, Lasoski, Brad Sweet and Saldana. Crews were allowed to make changes, including tire changes, on the car.

A rock was the suspected culprit that broke a wing cylinder hose which is run by the power steering pump. When he pulled to the infield during the open red flag, there was oil everywhere, including a well oiled driver. The Motter team went to work, and replaced the wing cylinder and new hoses and filled the power steering fluid, but when the green came out again, the Brownsburg Bullet was wrestling with power steering that locked up. Despite having to feather his driving technique, he did a great job fending off predators that were on the attack.

At the checkered flag, it was Schatz with a flag to flag victory, his ninth in 10 years.

Kerry Madsen was second, and Brad Sweet was third. Saldana was fifth.

“Joey did a great job overcoming the mechanical issues that plagued him during the event,” said team owner Dan Motter. “Randy (Wolfe, crew chief), Sean (Strausbaugh) and Gunner (Cummings) gave Joey a fast car. It’s the old ‘woulda coulda shoulda’ but

without the issues we probably would have been on the podium.

“This is the best finish we’ve had in the Knoxville Nationals so we will take it.”

There is little time for rest as the Motter team and the World of Outlaws will be back in action Tuesday, Aug. 18 in McCool Junction, Nebraska.

 

 

TERRY McCARL IS 2015 JESSE HOCKETT “MR. SPRINT CAR”

AFTER 9-NIGHT COX DESIGN IOWA SPEED WEEK

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 15, 2015) – Following the Cox Design Iowa Speed Week, Terry McCarl of Iowa is the 2015 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” titlist for his second time by just two points (or two positions) over Danny Lasoski, 277-275.

The official top ten in the 2015 Cox Design Iowa Speed Week points after nine nights is as follows: 1., Terry McCarl, 277 points; 2., Danny Lasoski, 275 points; 3., Brian Brown, 259 points; 4., Sammy Swindell, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, 234 points; 6., Ian Madsen, 210 points; 7., Sheldon Haudenschild, 203 points; 8., Bryan Clauson, 198 points; 9., Brad Sweet, 195 points; 10., Wayne Johnson, 193 points..

This year, the Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week included nine points-paying sprint car feature races in ten days, August 6-15, between the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville and the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The top three places pay $2,500, $1,000, and $500, respectively, with the winner declared the Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” titlist.

Past “Mr. Sprint Car” titlists include Ricky Logan (2002) of Arkansas, Shane Stewart (2003, ’04) of Oklahoma, Billy Alley (2005) of Nebraska, Jason Johnson (2006) of Louisiana, Wayne Johnson (2007, ‘08) of Oklahoma, Terry McCarl (2009) of Iowa, Sammy Swindell (2010, ‘11) of Tennessee, Kyle Larson (2012) of California, Kevin Swindell (2013) of Tennessee, and Brian Brown (2014) of Missouri.

 

 

BAPS NIGHT BRINGS SECOND CHANCE TO HELP GRIEVING CHILDREN

 York, PA – August 14, 2015. On Saturday, August 22nd beginning at 5:30pm at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA, BAPS will be joining sprint car fans for it’s second night of family fun for a great cause. BAPS team, fans, families and our 2015 partner agency, Olivia's House, are anxious to join in the festivities and receive the proceeds from BAPS t-shirt sales plus special raffles including a 2016 track season pass and a custom designed race helmet. Lincoln Speedway itself will be supporting this grief center for children by donating a portion of their half of the 50/50 drawings from the evening. In addition to fundraising efforts, BAPS will be providing children's games all evening long after featuring a photograph and autograph session with BAPS sponsored 410 Sprint Car driver, Brent Marks and 358 driver Chris Frank. Brent is a professional driver who has celebrated much success up and down the eastern coast. During BAPS Night, BAPS and their drivers will be giving children from Olivia’s House who are grieving from the loss of a loved one, the chance to experience the feel behind the wheel and to personally meet the drivers. “Our goal is to provide an evening of “edge of your seat” racing while giving the Olivia’s House children the chance, if only for one night, to be able to put aside their grief and enjoy the moment”, says BAPS co-owner, Dean Berkheimer. The first BAPS Night at Lincoln held in early July, generated over $4,000 for Olivia’s House’s remarkable programs. This second events promises to be just as exciting and will generate additional donations to this local organization that does so much for so many. BAPS asks everyone to join us for BAPS Night at Lincoln as we celebrate our family of drivers along with our partner families from Olivia's House. Giving back to others is just one of the ways that BAPS supports the community that has contributed to its ongoing success. BAPS, a, family-owned business whose modest beginnings were in 1979 from a small roadside store on Lewisberry Road in York, PA, is currently owned by a third generation brother and sister team from the Berkheimer family with the fourth generation already heavily involved in the company operations. BAPS now provides superior products and outstanding customer service through six company-owned stores in three states. Giving back to others is just one of the ways that BAPS supports the community that has contributed to its ongoing success. For more information, contact Debbie Krout-Althoff at (717)793-2102 ext 1004 or Debbie@bapspaint.com

 

WITH ONE NIGHT TO GO, TERRY McCARL TAKES THE LEAD IN THE 2015 COX DESIGN IOWA SPEED WEEK POINTS

 By Bob Baker

 KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 15, 2015) – Following the twenty-second annual SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge on Friday night, Terry McCarl of Iowa leads the 2015 Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week point standings. The final night of the nine-night title is Saturday, August 15, with the fifty-fifth annual FVP Knoxville Nationals, presented by Casey’s General Stores. The $2,500 first-place money and title of Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” will be won after Saturday night’s National Championship feature by one of four drivers: Terry McCarl, Danny Lasoski, Brian Brown, Sammy Swindell.

The unofficial top ten in the 2015 Cox Design Iowa Speed Week points after seven nights is as follows: 1., Terry McCarl, 237 points; 2., Danny Lasoski, 232 points; 3., Brian Brown, Sammy Swindell, 214 points (tied); 5., Ian Madsen, 200 points; 6., Kerry Madsen, 185 points; 7., Sheldon Haudenschild, Wayne Johnson, 166 points (tied); 9., Bryan Clauson, 159 points; 10., Justin Henderson, 150 points.

This year, the Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week includes nine points-paying sprint car feature races in ten days, August 6-15, between the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville and the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The top three places pay $2,500, $1,000, and $500, respectively, with the winner declared the Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” titlist.

Past “Mr. Sprint Car” titlists include Ricky Logan (2002) of Arkansas, Shane Stewart (2003, ’04) of Oklahoma, Billy Alley (2005) of Nebraska, Jason Johnson (2006) of Louisiana, Wayne Johnson (2007, ‘08) of Oklahoma, Terry McCarl (2009) of Iowa, Sammy Swindell (2010, ‘11) of Tennessee, Kyle Larson (2012) of California, Kevin Swindell (2013) of Tennessee, and Brian Brown (2014) of Missouri.

 

 

Sprintcars SA Announce Scotcher 360ci Series

Over the winter months the Committee of Sprintcars SA have been working extremely hard to plan the upcoming season and after a series of discussions the club is proud to announce that Scotcher Race Fuels and Oils have agreed to be the naming rights sponsor for a statewide 360 Sprintcar series. The series will be contested over 8 rounds at 4 venues across the state and it will be known as the "Scotcher Race Fuels and Oils Sprintcar Series".

The Club has announced that the series will include substantial prize money per round with a season point fund to be awarded to the drivers at the season ending presentation dinner. Details on the prize money and point fund will be released shortly once all of the sponsorship packages have finalised. Currently the committee is in discussions with a number of potential associate sponsors.

The aim of the “Scotcher Race Fuels and Oils Sprintcar Series” is to help build a strong domestic 360ci Sprintcar class in South Australia therefore all participating drivers from across the country will be eligible for the end of season prize pool and any prizes on offer without a signed series contract.

The Series will kick off on October 10 with the running of the 2015 South Australian 360ci Sprintcar Championship at the Westline Speedway at Whyalla before round 2 will be held at the same venue on November 14. November 21 will see the series move to the Murray Bridge Speedway with a co-sanctioned race with the All-stars.

After a short break the series will return early in the New Year with round 4 at the Riverland Speedway at Renmark on January 2. The following two rounds will conducted at the Murray Bridge Speedway (January 16 and March 19), with the March event being run in conjunction with the Ross Wright Memorial.

The final two rounds of the series will be held at the tight Sunline Speedway at Waikerie. Round 7 will be staged on April 23 with the Grand Final to be run on May 14, 2016.

Scotcher Race Fuels and Oils provides quality methanol and is a proud distributor of Lubri Maxx Oils and Lubricants. Scotcher Race Fuels and Oils are located at 3 Senna Road Wingfield South Australia. Any queries regarding your needs please contact Peter Venn on 0417 869 419 or visit www.scotcherracefuels.com.au.

For further details on the "Scotcher Race Fuels and Oils Sprintcar Series" please contact the Sprintcars SA President Danny Holden at president@sprintcarssa.com.au.

 

 

AFTER NIGHT SEVEN, DANNY LASOSKI LEADS THE

2015 COX DESIGN IOWA SPEED WEEK POINTS

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 14, 2015) – Following the first two preliminary mains of the FVP Knoxville Nationals, presented by Casey’s General Stores, Danny Lasoski of Missouri leads the 2015 Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week point standings. Night number eight is Friday, August 14, with the twenty-second annual SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville. Although the top three point leaders (Danny Lasoski, Brian Brown, Sammy Swindell) have not qualified for tonight’s Knoxville World Challenge, fourth-placed Terry McCarl is set for the international race and he could take over the Iowa Speed Week point lead with a finish of fifteenth or better.

The unofficial top ten in the 2015 Cox Design Iowa Speed Week points after seven nights is as follows: 1., Danny Lasoski, 232 points; 2., Brian Brown, Sammy Swindell, 214 points (tied); 4., Terry McCarl 197 points; 5., Wayne Johnson, 166 points; 6., Bryan Clauson, 159 points; 7., Ian Madsen, 156 points; 8., Justin Henderson, 150 points; 9., Kerry Madsen, 144 points; 10., Dusty Zomer, 139 points.

This year, the Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week includes nine points-paying sprint car feature races in ten days, August 6-15, between the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville and the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The top three places pay $2,500, $1,000, and $500, respectively, with the winner declared the Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” titlist.

Past “Mr. Sprint Car” titlists include Ricky Logan (2002) of Arkansas, Shane Stewart (2003, ’04) of Oklahoma, Billy Alley (2005) of Nebraska, Jason Johnson (2006) of Louisiana, Wayne Johnson (2007, ‘08) of Oklahoma, Terry McCarl (2009) of Iowa, Sammy Swindell (2010, ‘11) of Tennessee, Kyle Larson (2012) of California, Kevin Swindell (2013) of Tennessee, and Brian Brown (2014) of Missouri.

 

 

SALDANA’S THURSDAY NIGHT PERFORMANCE LOCKS HIM INTO

THE FOURTH PLACE STARTING POSITION FOR SATURDAY’S

KNOXVILLE NATIONALS

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 13, 2015) – Yesterday (Wed., Aug. 12) marked the 45th anniversary of Lil’ Joe Saldana’s Knoxville Nationals victory. He won this race in 1970.

Tonight his son Joey Saldana, participating in Thursday qualifying activities, was hoping to be among the top eight drivers to earn enough points to transfer to Saturday’s big $150,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals.

Driving the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to the No. 4 qualifying position (15.358 seconds), Saldana earned 194 points out of a possible 200, to start the evening.

Knoxville National heats inverted eight and the top four finishers transferred to the Friday night A Main. Rolling off eighth on the grid, Saldana got a good start moving up to fourth on the first lap. Dean Jacobs led, then James McFadden topped the leaderboard the next time around. On lap six, Danny Lasoski paced the field and Saldana moved up to third. At the checkered flag it was Lasoski with the heat win, McFadden second, and Saldana third. Those three plus Dean Jacobs earned a starting position in the Friday feature.

The start for tonight’s 25-lap feature inverted the top eight; therefore Saldana pushed off sixth in the starting lineup. Polesitter Danny Lasoski assumed the lead and Saldana was seventh. By the second lap, Saldana had advanced to sixth. There was a caution on lap four and on the restart, Saldana was fifth and Lasoski continued to lead. Dale Blaney and Sammy Swindell brought out the yellow on lap eight. Blaney had gotten into the wall, initially kept going, then slowed. Swindell lost an engine and was done for the night. Back to green and Kerry Madsen was able to sneak by Saldana for fifth.

On lap 15 Terry McCarl passed Lasoski for the lead and held it to the checkered flag.

Lasoski finished second and Jason Johnson third. Saldana’s sixth place finish in this preliminary race locked him into the fourth starting position for Saturday’s Knoxville Nationals.

The team will have tomorrow to prepare for Saturday’s big show!

 

 

Bryan Clauson To Attempt Unprecedented 2016 Racing Schedule

Knoxville, IA - Bryan Clauson, with support from Jonathan Byrd's Racing and in partnership with Matt Wood Racing, Joe Dooling, Bryan Clauson Inc, and Mike Martin Racing, is thrilled to present "The Chasing 200 Tour: Circular Insanity".

Already recognized as one of the busiest and most successful racers in the world with 2 Indy 500 appearances and 4 USAC championships under his belt, along with an annual schedule that routinely features more than 120 races, in 2016 Bryan Clauson will attempt a wholly unprecedented motorsports feat, as he will run a schedule consisting of 200 races.

With the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in the Jonathan Byrd's Racing #88 as its centerpiece, "The Chasing 200 Tour: Circular Insanity" will see Bryan competing in winged sprint cars with the Matt Wood Racing Elk Grove Ford 17w, non-winged sprint car races in the Bryan Clauson Inc/Dooling Machine 63 and the Mike Martin Racing 16bc, and midget races in the Rusty Kunz prepared Dooling Machine/B&H Contractors 63. Additionally, Bryan's schedule will see him contesting a limited Silver Crown and pavement winged sprint car schedule. Jonathan Byrd's Racing, in partnership with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, will provide support across the entire program.

Talking about his unprecedented and never before attempted schedule, Bryan says: "I'm not sure if this is awesome or crazy, but I'm beyond excited for our plans for 'The Chasing 200 Tour'. As a race car driver, you dream of racing on the biggest stages, and this tour gives me the opportunity to race on every big stage in dirt track racing along with the biggest stage of them all, the Indianapolis 500. I always say I have the best job in the world, and I think it's pretty cool that I get to try to do it 200 times! The amount of time and effort that has gone into planning this adventure has been immense, and I can't thank everyone enough for getting this deal put together."

David Byrd, a principal member of Jonathan Byrd's Racing, offered his thoughts, saying "Nearly a year ago, Bryan told me that he had always dreamed of running a 200 race schedule. In fact, he prefaced it by saying that it was crazy. I told him that I like crazy, so when he told me what he wanted to do, I said 'let's make it happen!'. We went to work putting all of the pieces and partners together, and now here we are today turning dreams into reality. I can't thank Matt Wood, Joe Dooling, Mike Martin, and Tim Clauson enough for joining in the insanity, and I couldn't be more excited to be partnering with so many quality people and teams, and extending the Jonathan Byrd's Racing and Cancer Treatment Centers of America program and partnership in this way."

Matt Wood, owner of Matt Wood Racing and the Elk Grove Ford 17w, added "After years of admiring Bryan as a driver and talking to him about the possibility of racing for us, I was finally able to get him in one of our cars. He hasn't disappointed. While he works to find his way under a wing, we've built a solid program this year with good people, good equipment, and good results while looking towards the future. When David and Bryan came to me with this plan for 2016, I was all in. There's no doubt that Bryan is a special talent, and with what he has already accomplished in his career he could easily be satisfied; but he continues to push and challenge himself, as evidenced by his increased focus on wing racing and now these incredibly ambitious plans for next year. Working with BC has been fantastic and he has made us better as a team. Being able to be part of something extra special like 'The Chasing 200 Tour' will make us even better, and I feel like we have laid a tremendous foundation for success the rest of this season that we will be able to carry forward into 2016. Between both 410 and 360 sprint cars, and maybe even some midget races, we expect Bryan to be in the seat of the Elk Grove Ford 17w at least 100 times next year. Based on our results in our first few months of working together, that's a very exciting proposition."

Joe Dooling, owner of the Dooling Machine/B&H Contractors 63 midget and sprint car, added his thoughts: "Me and Rusty's relationship with Bryan began with a win at the Chili Bowl in 2014, and with our Belleville Nationals win a couple of weeks ago, I'd have to say it's just continued to get better. We've been racing for decades, and the last 2 seasons with Bryan have been our best by far. BC's the type of driver that makes you want to do more for him, so continuing with Bryan in our midget and growing our relationship with him by adding a sprint car to our operation in partnership with Brodie Hayward and the multiple USAC championship winning team at Bryan Clauson Inc led by Tim Clauson, and doing so in order to help BC pursue a lifelong dream by partnering with Jonathan Byrd's Racing for a big chunk of 'The Chasing 200 Tour' was a no-brainer. Naturally, it takes a lot of people to make something like this happen, and we're only able to do our part due to our fantastic engine program with Gary Stanton and the support of John Godfrey and Spike Chassis. We have some more winning to do with Bryan yet this year, and I can't wait for 2016!"

Mike Martin, whose Mike Martin Racing team will handle a portion of the western and southwestern sprint car races on 'The Chasing 200 Tour' schedule, added: "Bryan and I have had a great deal of success together, and I'm honored to have a role in this program. Being able to put a driver like BC in my car, and to have him put his trust in me and my team means a lot to me. Frankly, I just think this is a very cool deal, and it's awesome to see the level of passion and commitment that it takes to want to do something like this and to take the steps to make it happen. I know that Matt and Joe and Tim give Bryan the best equipment and effort to go out and compete at a high level every time he straps in the cockpit, and we're looking forward to doing the same on a more regular basis and continuing our winning tradition with BC".

Jonathan Byrd II, another principal of Jonathan Byrd's Racing, offered up his thoughts: "Last year, when we announced that Bryan would be driving the Jonathan Byrd's Racing car in the Indy 500, we told people that we planned on being in 'the BC business' for a long time. With this announcement, it's safe to say that we're increasing our investment in Bryan, as we embark on our family's most ambitious racing program to date. We're looking forward to BC representing the Jonathan Byrd's brand on tracks across America, and are thrilled to be able to fly our banner nationwide in association with a brand like the Cancer Treatment Centers of America while Bryan chases what many might think is the insane goal of 200 races in one season and attempts to make motorsports history."

"The Chasing 200 Tour: Circular Insanity" will kick off in January of 2016. Race fans will be able to follow the tour via the web at www.jonathanbyrdsracing.com and www.bryanclauson.com, and via social media at the Jonathan Byrd's Racing and Bryan Clauson Facebook pages and Twitter: @ByrdRacing and @BryanClausonInc.

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Bryan Clauson has been one of the most prolific drivers to come through USAC in his short career. Racking up 69 career USAC wins and several championships, Clauson has cemented his place in USAC history. Clauson has captured over 150 total career feature wins in the Sprint Car (Winged and Non-Wing), Midget, and Silver Crown ranks.

Jonathan Byrd's Racing was founded by the late Jonathan Byrd in 1982. In its various forms, Jonathan Byrd's Racing has successfully fielded 17 entries in the Indianapolis 500 beginning in 1985, scoring 6 top ten finishes, with a best finish of 5th in 2005. A Jonathan Byrd's Racing car currently holds the all-time Indianapolis 500 1 and 4 lap qualifying records (Luyendyk '96). Jonathan Byrd's Racing has won 2 IndyCar races (Luyendyk - Phoenix '96, Paul Jr - Texas '98), along with 2 United States Auto Club National Midget Championships ('86,'87).

Matt Wood Racing campaigns the Elk Grove Ford 17w in National Sprint League, Knoxville Raceway, and World of Outlaws competition. Matt Wood Racing currently sits in 2nd place in NSL points, with 7 top 5 finishes on the season.

 

 

TSR, CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE WANT TO SHARE YOUR KNOXVILLLE NATIONALS EXPERIENCE

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug.12, 2015) –Tony Stewart Racing announced today an Instagram contest in conjunction with Knoxville Raceway and Chevrolet Performance. Race fans who are attending the 2015 Knoxville Nationals are encouraged to capture images of their Chevrolet vehicles being utilized during the four-day event and tag the photos on Instagram using the hashtag #ShowUsYourChevy.

One winner will be chosen following the 2015 Knoxville Nationals to receive a prize package from Tony Stewart Racing. Fans are reminded that images must be respectful and in good taste to be eligible to win.

To enter, simply follow the steps below:

• Take a photo of your Chevrolet vehicle being utilized during the 2015 Knoxville Nationals on August 12-15, 2015.

• Tag @TonyStewart_Rcg, @KnoxvilleRaceway and @TeamChevy when posting the image on Instagram.

• Be sure to include the hashtag #ShowUsYourChevy to be eligible to win.

• Winner will be announced following the event on or about Aug. 17, 2015.

Chevrolet Performance is the co-primary sponsor of the No. 15 World of Outlaws Sprint Series entry driven by six-time series champion, Donny Schatz. Schatz is the eight-time and reigning Knoxville Nationals champion and seeking a ninth victory this weekend.

About Chevrolet Performance®

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

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

About Tony Stewart Racing

Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) is the title-winning World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series team owned by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. TSR fields teams for six-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz and 20-time World of Outlaws Sprint car Series champion Steve Kinser. Based in Brownsburg, Indiana, TSR operates out of a 25,000-square-foot facility. For more information please visit us on the Web at www.TonyStewartRacing.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing, on Instagram at @TonyStewart_rcg and on Twitter at @TonyStewart_rcg.

 

 

BIG WEEK OF MIDGET ACTION SET FOR PENNSYLVANIA IS JUST A FEW DAYS

The time has arrived!

In just a few short days, the stars of USAC will arrive in Pennsylvania for three nights of racing with the competitors of the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC).

In just a few short days, drivers like Rico Abreu and his team mates, Christopher Bell and Tanner Thorson, Kevin Thomas, Jr., Bryan Clauson, Tracey Hines, Jerry Coons, Jr., Zach Daum, Spenser Bayston, Darren Hagen and more will arrive at the Path Valley Speedway for the first of three nights of racing along with the drivers from ARDC.

It's been more than twenty years since fans have been treated to an event like this!

Racing action gets underway at 7pm at Tuesday night at Path Valley for a double header of wingless midgets along with the wingless super sportsman. Action moves to the Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday night with a 7:30 race time. The midgets will be paired with the Central PA Legends. And then on Thursday night, the action moves to the Susquehanna Speedway Park for the final night of racing. Thursday night racing gets underway at 7:30

This event is a racer's dream! The names and reputations combined with the history of the two organizations - USAC & ARDC - promises three nights of plenty of side by side and three wide racing.

So far this season, Ryan Greth and Tim Buckwalter have captured three wins a piece in ARDC action while Danny Stratton, Brett Wanner, PJ Gargiulo, Steve Buckwalter, Jim Radney, Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., and Brenden Bright have each one win a piece. And 2014 ARDC Champion and current point leader, Steven Drevicki and 2013 ARDC Champion, Trevor Kobylarz, are both in search of their first wins of the season.

Alex Bright, who led all competitors in wins last season, will make his return to eastern midget competition behind the wheel of the popular Lightcap Electric #77 for this three race event.

Jerry Coons, Jr. will represent both USAC and ARDC as he competes in the Mike Heffner owned, Sean Michael wrenched, Lelands.com #27.

It's a one of a kind event that you won't want to miss!!

 

 

2015 Ore-Cal Challenge Wraps Up At Southern Oregon Speedway; Kids 12 And Under Get In For FREE

By Ben Deatherage  White City, Oregon- On Saturday August 15th the Western Sprint Tour will visit Southern Oregon Speedway for the final time this year. The WST will be in action for the second and final night of the Ore-Cal Challenge after racing at Siskiyou Motor Speedway the night before. The best part of this race is that children ages TWELVE AND UNDER GET INTO THE RACES FOR FREE.

The Western Sprint Tour has paid two visits two SOS resulting in two different winners. Roger Crockett was victorious in the trip during Memorial Day weekend while Colby Copeland scored the triumph during Speedweek Northwest. Will a new winner emerge?

The Western Sprint Tour is the Pacific Northwest region's most premier touring 360 Sprint car series. Visiting some of the nation's best facilities it is a series that offers some of the best racing you can find anywhere around. For the latest news and information log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com. Also check out the WST Facebook page and be sure to “Like” it.

Additional Information: 2015 Western Sprint Tour Schedule April 24th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR Trey Starks April 25th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR Rained Out May 23rd Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR Roger Crockett May 24th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR Roger Crockett June 28th Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, CA (Speedweek Northwest) Colby Copeland June 29th Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR (Speedweek Northwest) Colby Copeland June 30th Coos Bay Speedway Coos Bay, OR (Speedweek Northwest) Colby Copeland July 1st Travel Day July 2nd Willamette Speedway Lebanon, OR (Speedweek Northwest) Seth Bergman July 3rd Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR (Speedweek Northwest) Justyn Cox July 4th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR (Speedweek Northwest) Roger Crockett August 14th Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, CA August 15th Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR September 25th State Fair Raceway Yakima, WA September 26th State Fair Raceway Yakima, WA

Past Western Sprint Tour Results At Southern Oregon Speedway: June 29th, 2015 A Feature: 1. 5V-Colby Copeland; 2. 11-Roger Crockett; 3. 77-Kyle Hirst; 4. 75-Sean Becker; 5. 94-Steven Tiner; 6. 87-Kyler Barraza; 7. 35-Dominic Scelzi; 8. 1R-Ryan Robinson; 9. 22-Garen Linder; 10. 72-Phil Dietz; 11. 23-Seth Bergman; 12. 31C-Justyn Cox; 13. 55-Trey Starks; 14. 1NZ-Jamie Duff; 15. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 16. 5N-Seth Nunes; 17. 21-Colby Wiesz; 18. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson; 19. 5D-Patrick Dills; 20. 21W-Vern Wheeler

May 23rd, 2015 A Feature: 1. 11-Roger Crockett; 2. 7N-Jared Peterson; 3. 55-Trey Starks; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox; 5. 51-Kyle Miller; 6. 22-Garen Linder; 7. 5N-Seth Nunes; 8. 45-Brent McGrath; 9. 2Z-Todd Zeitler; 10. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 11. 96-Greg Hamilton; 12. 23-Rob Lindsey; 13. 21W-Jake Wheeler; DNS 04-Todd Whipple

Past Western Sprint Tour Winners At Southern Oregon Speedway: 2015- Roger Crockett on May 23rd, Colby Copeland on June 29th

Former Ore-Cal Challenge Winners: 2012- Kyle Hirst 2011- Garen Linder

 

 

Single Race Weekend Ahead for Chase Dietz Continues Podium Streak at Williams Grove

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

York, PA (August 13, 2015) - Chase Dietz will return to “410” sprint car competition this Saturday night, August 15, back at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. The division rookie will enter “Premier Auto Works/Auto Locator Night” currently 15th in the “410” track championship chase; earning two top-ten finishes thus far in 2015. Chase Dietz has displayed plenty of potential during the first half of 2015 and eagerly looks forward to piloting the Scott Gobrecht owned, Golf Cart Services, Bad Boy Buggies, ServiceMaster Clean Janitorial Service of York and Lancaster, Gettysburg Rental Company, Baker Door Company, Gardy Enterprises, #44, for the remainder of the season; working hard to secure that career-first “410” sprint car victory.

“It has been an amazing year so far” said Dietz, “I have been gaining valuable experience. The entire Gobrecht team has been amazing to work with. We’ve learned a lot about each other during the last few months and we’ll continue to capitalize on that. Central Pennsylvania is a tough place to race. I feel like we’ll be in the hunt every single night eventually, but for now, we’ll keep logging laps and track time. We have the potential. I am very excited for the rest of the year.”

Between “410” sprint car starts, Chase Dietz has been entering “358” sprint car competition; making select appearances at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania for car owner Troy Godfrey. Dietz, the 2014 Lincoln Speedway “358” track champion, has recorded six consecutive podium finishes in his last six starts, which includes two victories. The Godfrey/Dietz duo recently entered action at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, August 7, and finished second during the 20-lap main event.

“Troy Godfrey gives me a perfect car every single night we race” said Chase Dietz, “To be this consistent is special. Hopefully we can park ourselves in victory lane again here soon. We’ll continue to benefit local charities around us.”

Race fans can keep up with Chase Dietz during his entire 2015 racing campaign at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Follow Chase on all of the available social networks including Facebook: Chase Dietz Racing and Twitter: Chase Dietz Racing.

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Recent Highlights: Earned a third place finish during ‘410’ sprint car competition at the Susquehanna Speedway Park (PA) on Sunday, July 19th

2015 Wins: 2 (2 ‘358’ wins - Williams Grove - PA)

Catch Chase Dietz on YouTube: https://youtu.be/c9k0Z_F9qrY

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Chase Dietz would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Golf Cart Services, Bad Boy Buggies, Service Master Clean Janitorial Service of York and Lancaster, Gettysburg Rental Company, Baker Door Company, Gardy Enterprises, Miller Fabrication Inc., Pancho's Racing Products, Moose Blocks, Cheryl Rohrbaugh's Cleaning Service Inc., Case Beer & Beverage, Godfrey Racing Engines, Kleffels of Hanover, Nevin’s Automotive, H&H General Excavating, McSherrystown Moose #720 Family Center, Direct 2Tee Printing, and Aero Wings.

 

 

TEAM TURNER RACING PR: IN THE WIN COLUMN!

by Tommy Goudge (August 13, 2015) – Caistor Centre, Ontario – Team Turner Racing saw their hard work pay off with strong finishes in all 3 races last weekend, and celebrated the team's first ever Sprint Car feature win!

AUGUST 7 - OHSWEKEN The weekend began at Ohsweken Speedway with Jamie Turner and sons Cory and Ryan defending home turf along with other local drivers in a challenge event with the Empire Super Sprints tour.

"It was one of the toughest fields we had seen all year," noted Cory.

Cory and Ryan were happy to finish well enough in their heat races to qualify for the redraw for feature starting positions. Jamie wasn't able to advance in his heat race, resulting in a 14th starting spot for him in the feature. Ryan drew the 4th starting spot in the feature, but scratched from the race due to mechanical problems.

"I was the last guy to redraw and was left with the number 3 pill - not a bad deal!" Cory said. "Early in the feature my car was great! I was really good in the low groove, and I was able to get to 2nd and challenge for the lead. I was catching the leader, and as we approached lap traffic Mitch Brown made a great move and drove from 3rd to the lead in one corner. I lost the side board from my front wing on the next lap and caused a caution. After the caution, the car was definitely a handful and I was able to hang on to finish 5th."

While losing a piece of his wing was unfortunate, Cory was lucky that the race was run under ESS rules, and he wasn't penalized for causing the debris caution.

"My dad had a great run coming from the 14th starting spot to finish 7th!" Cory said. "He was really happy with his car, which gave us some momentum heading into the rest of the weekend."

AUGUST 8 - BRIGHTON Saturday night found Team Turner 250 kilometres east of Ohsweken at Brighton Speedway for the 8th round of the Southern Ontario Sprints season.

All three TTR drivers ended up in the same heat race, which Jamie won, while Cory also gained a redraw spot. Cory drew the 3rd starting spot for the feature, while Jamie started 8th, and Ryan started 11th.

"Early in the race I had a great car and it only got better as the race went on," Cory said. "With about 10 laps to go I was able to get a great drive off of the bottom and pass Glenn Stryes for the lead! Traffic made things a little bit more difficult, but I was able to hold on for my first career Sprint Car win!"

Ryan's bad luck continued as his left rear tire went flat just 6 laps into the race, while Jamie advanced to 4th by lap 7, and finished the race there.

"It was a great night for our team as this is not only my first win in a Sprint Car but also our team's first," Cory noted. "Hopefully this will lead to a couple more (wins) before the end of the year!"

AUGUST 9 - HUMBERSTONE The team didn't have much time to celebrate their win at Brighton, as they made the trip back to race with SOS again at Humberstone Speedway near Port Colborne, Ontario on Sunday night, 300 kilometres from Brighton.

Each TTR driver advanced 2 in their respective heat race, but only Cory and Ryan were able to gain redraw spots. Ryan drew the pole position for the feature, while Cory started 6th, and Jamie started 15th.

"My brother got out to the early lead before I drove in a little too hard into turn 3 and spun out causing a caution that my brother definitely didn't want to see," Cory said. "I restarted 22nd and really had to get moving if I didn't want to get lapped in a very strung out field. The race went caution-free the rest of the way, and my brother led the first few laps before being passed by the eventual winner. (Ryan) was able to get his best career Sprint Car finish - a 4th! My dad drove up to finish 8th, and I was able to get back to 10th after having to go tail. This was by far our best weekend of the year!

UP NEXT "This weekend we only have one race planned, and that is Friday night with the Corr/Pak Sprints at Ohsweken," Cory said. "We will have our cars on display at Gale's Auto Aftermarket on Saturday from 11am to 5pm."

August 14 - Ohsweken Speedway (Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars)

POINTS CHASING The TTR drivers are chasing points towards a pair of championships in 2015 – Ohsweken’s weekly Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division, and the Southern Ontario Sprints tour:

-#11 Jamie Turner: SOS 5th, Ohsweken 6th -#19 Cory Turner: Ohsweken 4th, SOS 6th -#91 Ryan Turner: SOS 7th*, Ohsweken 8th*

*Leads Rookie of the Year standings

SEASON STATS -#11 Jamie Turner: 21 Races, 0 Wins, 2 Top Fives, 15 Top Tens -#19 Cory Turner: 20 Races, 1 Win, 7 Top Fives, 17 Top Tens -#91 Ryan Turner: 21 Races, 0 Wins, 2 Top Fives, 9 Top Tens

TEAM TURNER LINKS Website: www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca Twitter: @11teamturner19 Facebook: search “Team Turner Racing” YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/racingteamturner

TEAM TURNER TROOPS Team Turner Racing would like to thank all their sponsors and supporters for their support during the 2015 season, including KT Gas & Convenience, Aces Bar & Grill, Braemar Building Systems, Alliance Concrete & Interlock, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Pyett Spring & Alignment, V&R Recycling, Booster Juice, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Tetra-Chem Industries, The Truck Toppers, Champion Brands Canada, Total Coatings, JNE Recovery, Multiplex Manufacturing, www.HausersPharmacy.com, Jerome Bros. Farm & Market, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Six Nations Bingo, Beamer Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, JB Mechanical, Barlow Farms, Bryan’s Farm Supply, Fine Lines Signs, DSE Performance, The Powerhouse, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Digital Detail, The Audible Difference, 5 Star Fitness & Nutrition, GF1 Chassis, Wings Unlimited, Wix Filters, and Ti22 Performance.

Visit www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca to find out how you can join the Team Turner Troops!

BECOME A TEAM TURNER INSIDER E-mail racingteamturner@gmail.com to get Team Turner Racing news delivered straight to your inbox. Got a question for one of the Team Turner drivers? Just send us an e-mail and we’ll do the rest.

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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: GRAND RIVER POWERSPORTS PRESENTS ART HILL MEMORIAL NIGHT THIS FRIDAY

by Tommy Goudge (August 13, 2015) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway's 20th season of racing continues this Friday, August 14 when Grand River Powersports presents Art Hill Memorial Night. The event features the "Art Hill Memorial 42" for HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, plus Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, and the TUSA Canada Mod Lite series.

The annual "Art Hill Memorial 42" is the biggest, longest, and highest-paying event of the season for Ohsweken's Mini Stock racers, with a feature race more than twice the distance of their regular races, and a $1,000 winner's prize on the line. The race honours Art Hill, who suffered a fatal brain aneurysm while competing in his #42 machine at Ohsweken in 1999. Past Art Hill Memorial winners include well-known Ohsweken names such as Rick Emberson, Lee Winger, Robbie Rounce, Marc Hallett, Dave Bailey, Mitch Brown, Trevor Goulding, Abel Castelein, and Karl Sault. Mark Bazuin won the 2014 Art Hill Memorial 42, and will attempt to become the first back-to-back winner of the event since Mitch Brown accomplished the feat in 2008 and 2009.

The Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bomber division has this Friday night off, as the TUSA Canada Mod Lite series will make its only visit of the season. Paul Klager and Rob Misener were the winners of the two Mod Lite events at Ohsweken in 2014.

An average of 129 drivers have signed in each night of the 2015 season so far at Ohsweken, with the 5 weekly racing series divisions producing 31 different feature winners. Racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, August 14. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for ticket prices and more information.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals on September 18, and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 19! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

About Grand River Powersports: A Kawasaki and Polaris dealership located in Brantford, Ontario, Grand River Powersports (GRPS) carries Kawasaki Motorcycles, ATV's, and UTV's, as well as Polaris Snowmobiles, ATV's, and UTV's. GRPS has a large selection of helmets, clothing, and accessories to get you going on your new toy, and licenced, factory-trained technicians who are able to repair or perform safety inspections on just about anything. Call GRPS at 1-855-767-3703, and visit them at www.GrandRiverPowersports.ca and 1264 Colborne Street East in Brantford, Ontario.

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used – whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Corr/Pak’s support of the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for an 8th consecutive season in 2015. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.

About Strickland’s GMC: Strickland’s is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same – they have always run their company based on the old proverb “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. Strickland’s is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland’s returns as the title sponsor of the Crate Sprint Car division for a second consecutive season in 2015. Strickland’s GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland’s GMC online at www.Stricklands.com, or call them at 1-800-599-5558.

About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it’s located – from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock division for a third consecutive season in 2015. Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.

About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW’s friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Mini Stock division for a fifth consecutive season in 2015. Visit them on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!

About Gale’s Auto Aftermarket: All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years, and returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a third consecutive season in 2015. Gale’s also returns as the presenting sponsor of Brock Leonard Memorial night at Ohsweken again in 2015. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

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

 

 

Short Track Nationals To Hit TheCushion.ComLIVE Airwaves in October

PETERSEN MEDIA: T2 Digital is very excited to announce they have reached an agreement with the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, AR to stream this year’s Short Track Nationals LIVE for fans around the world to tune into.

The shorttracknationals.comwebsite has hosted the Short Track Nationals the past 3 years. Produced by Michael Rigsby and his dirtondirt.com PPV crew, they have done a great job of covering the event and will be working with thecushion.com to provide live coverage of this years STN.

“We are very honored to team up with the staff at the I-30 Speedway to bring fans a great event,” Ian Marvuglio, President of T2 Digital said. “There are certain events year after year that fans look forward to, and this is by far one of them. To win this race brings a ton of prestige, and we are excited to watch it unfold LIVE on thecushion.com in October.”

Taking to the high-banked I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, AR in late October for a four-night extravaganza, TheCushion.Comwill kick their coverage off on October 28th for the Third Annual Short Track Nationals Open, before qualifying for the $15,000 to-win event takes place the 29th and 30th, with the big show taking center stage on Halloween.

The unique I-30 Speedway is notorious for putting on tight, wheel-to-wheel action, and year after year, the Short Track Nationals often gets rave reviews. Drivers to claim Short Track National’s gold over the years past include the likes of Sammy Swindell, Paul McMahan, Jason Meyers, Brad Sweet, Tony Bruce, Jr, Tim Crawley, Steve Kinser and so many of the sport’s greats.

This year, a star studded field is expected again be on hand vying for the lion’s share of the purse and for the first time, thecushion.com will stream all of the action LIVE for all to see.

With logistics still being finalized, make sure to visit thecushion.com for pricing later this fall, and make sure you stop by and take a look at some of the other content that is available to view in our vault.

THECUSHION.COM- Launched in 2013, TheCushion.com strives to become Open Wheel racing’s destination website for On-Demand Video, and Live Pay-Per-View race broadcasts. In 2015, the website strives to provide over 40 live broadcasts, and over 200 On-Demand videos.

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

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.
For more information visit www.petersenmediainc.com, email sales@petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia or follow @Petersen_Media on twitter.

 

 

Jason Johnson Looks to use Experience at Junction Motor Speedway in NAPA Sprint Car Extravaganza

McCool Junction, Neb. — August 13, 2015 — Jason Johnson is one of just three drivers competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series that has won at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska. When the World of Outlaws visit Junction Motor Speedway on Tuesday, August 18 for the NAPA Auto Parts Sprint Car Extravaganza Presented by Mid-Nebraska Land Developers, Henderson Irrigation, Friesen Auto Group and Bill Otto, Johnson will look to use his past success at the track to his advantage.

The five-time ASCS (American Sprint Car Series) champion, who is the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, scored his first victory at Junction Motor Speedway in 2004 with the NCRA (National Championship Racing Association) and followed that up with another win at the track later that same year with the All Star Circuit of Champions. Johnson also picked up a win at Junction in 2010 in an ASCS Midwest region event. He was runner-up with that same series in 2011 at the three-eighths-mile.

“We’ve always run pretty well at Junction (Motor Speedway) and it’s certainly a place I enjoy racing at,” said Johnson. “Racing with the World of Outlaws the last couple of times they’ve been at the track gives us a measuring stick of what we need this time when we get there. The competition is so tough out here right now that you have to have just about a perfect night to be in contention at the end of the main event.”

Johnson has competed in each of the last two World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events at Junction Motor Speedway. He finished 12th in last season’s race and was 16th in 2013. Last year, he was 11th-fastest in time trials, which put him on the pole of the second heat race. Johnson would finish second in that heat race and lined up 12th in the 30-lap main event.

Earlier this season, the native of Eunice, Louisiana, missed nearly three months of competition due to a back injury. During his recovery, he kept his team on the road and utilized a trio of drivers. First, he had two-time World of Outlaws champion Jason Meyers in the seat for a total of four races in his home state of California. Australian Jamie Veal then took the reins for a dozen events. Finally, three-time World of Outlaws champion Sammy Swindell, climbed behind the wheel of the No. 41 for 10 races, earning four top-10 finishes.

“From a driver’s standpoint, I gained a lot of respect for the guys out here, even my fellow competitors.” explained Johnson of the time he was out of the seat. “What Donny (Schatz) has pulled off the last few months has been pretty phenomenal. As a champion of another series, I know how tough it is to accomplish that. Watching from the outside, he makes it look easier, but believe me, from the inside, I know how tough it is.”

In just his second race back on July 3, Johnson earned a third-place finish at Dodge City Raceway Park in Kansas and followed that up with another top-five the next night. He recorded his best finish of the second in the historic Kings Royal at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio in mid-July, finishing second. Since his return last month, Johnson has four top-10 finishes, of which three are the aforementioned top-five performances.

“I enjoy being behind the wheel and the competitiveness of it,” said Johnson. “The biggest thing I learned going through what we did this year, is that if we have a bad, night, it’s really not that bad of a night. There will be unfortunate situations, where things won’t go ideally, but we are out here, getting to travel the country and race at all of these venues for the first time and we have to make the most of every night.”

Johnson, who owns his race team with his wife Bobbi, is currently ninth in owner points with the World of Outlaws and 12th in the driver standings, with around 30 race nights remaining in 2015. Johnson’s team has earned 16 top-10 finishes this season, which is their first full year on the road with the series.

“Being out of the car for such a long time was certainly eye-opening,” said Johnson. “I never envisioned being a car owner (and not being out there racing). My wife and I started the team to control our own destiny and to surround ourselves with other people who believe in us. We were surrounded by great people while I was out of the car and they stood by us during a difficult time.”

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Lasoski Headlines Solid Weekend for Team ILP with Victory and Track Title

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 13, 2015) - Inside Line Promotions driver Danny Lasoski achieved a pair of feats last weekend.

Lasoski and Mark Burch Motorsports captured their third 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary win in the past four years on Thursday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. Lasoski then secured his record 10th track championship at Knoxville Raceway with a runner-up finish on Sunday during the 4 th annual Capitani Classic driving for Big Game Motorsports.

Other Team ILP drivers with at least one top-five finish include:

Sammy Swindell recorded a trio of top fives at Knoxville Raceway. He placed second on Friday at the half-mile oval to kick off the 25th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals before finishing fifth on Saturday during the finale. Swindell also guided CJB Motorsports to a fourth-place result on Sunday during the Capitani Classic.

Giovanni Scelzi garnered a second-place finish on Friday at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., and a third-place result on Saturday at Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif.

Trey Starks rallied from last to third place on Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

Cody Wampler scored a third-place result on Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.

Chase Johnson charged from 17th to third in a micro sprint on Saturday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. He also picked up a fourth-place finish in a wingless sprint.

Cody Freeman continues to lead the TOWR championship standings following a fifth-place result on Saturday at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas.

Kevin Swindell advanced to a fifth-place finish on Friday at Knoxville Raceway during 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary competition.

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TEAM ILP WINS IN 2015 -

Dale Blaney - 14 (Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on April 11, June 24, July 31 and August 1; Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on May 1 and July 21; Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., on May 22; Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on May 29 and June 19; Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Canandaigua, N.Y., on June 11; Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on June 23; Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, Mich., on July 24; Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., on July 25 and Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa., on Aug. 2); Danny Lasoski - 14 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 9; 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 28; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 9, June 6, June 20, June 27, July 25 and Aug. 6; Saint Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., on May 28; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on June 5, July 30 and July 31; Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on July 3 and Sioux Speedway in Sioux Center, Iowa, on July 15); Jack Dover - 11 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 24, July 16 and July 31; Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on June 13; Dawson County Raceway in Lexington, Neb., on June 14; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on June 19, June 20 and July 11; Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., on June 21; Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Mo., on July 3 and Double X Speedway in California, Mo., on July 5); Seth Bergman - 9 (Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., on March 7; Super Bowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, on April 11; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on May 2; Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock, Texas, on May 15; 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on May 17; Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on May 30; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 26 and July 25 and Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., on July 2); Derek Hagar - 6 (Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on May 23; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on June 6 and Aug. 2; Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn., on June 13; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on July 9 and Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Ark., on July 10); Johnny Herrera - 5 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on April 10; Timberline Speedway in Corley, Texas, on May 22; Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on July 4; Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., on July 18 and Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on July 24); Devin Kline - 4 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 9, May 23, June 20 and July 25); Travis Rilat - 4 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, Glenburnie, South Australia, on Feb. 7; Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on July 3; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on July 24 and Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont., on July 31); Henry Van Dam - 4 (Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on May 23, June 20, July 11 and Aug. 2); Zach Blurton - 3 (WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., on June 28; RPM Speedway in Hays, Kan., on July 12 and Dirtona Raceway in Hugoton, Kan., on July 25); Tony Bruce Jr. - 3 (Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on June 20; Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on June 27 and 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on June 28); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 3 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on May 22; Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on June 27 and Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas, on July 24); Trey Starks - 3 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on April 24 and May 29 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on April 25); Channin Tankersley - 3 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on June 20 and Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on June 26 and July 10); Jamie Ball - 2 (Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on May 6 and Dubuque County Fair in Dubuque, Iowa, on July 30); Cody Freeman - 2 (Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on March 14 and Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, on March 28); Sam Hafertepe Jr. - 2 (Outlaw Motor Speedway in Wainwright, Okla., on July 24 and Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Okla., on July 25); Giovanni Scelzi - 2 (Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on Jan. 3 and Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on July 4); Jason Sides - 2 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 20 and Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on July 3); Ryan Smith - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 4 and Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pa., on July 4); Sammy Swindell - 2 (Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on Jan. 13 and Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on Aug. 2); Dominic Scelzi - 1 (Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on June 13); and Cody Wampler - 1 (Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on Aug. 2).

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Lance Dewease    Bad Luck Continues to Haunt Dewease and Team

08/07/15-08/08/15

This past weekend of racing was yet another weekend of ups and downs. Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway started off with a good pill draw that started LD on the front row of the first heat and lead to him winning it as well. The handicap had him set to start the 25 lap feature in seventh where he finished the night right outside the top five in sixth.

Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway for the Living Legend Dream Race is where the bad luck returned. The night had been set up perfectly for LD. He timed well and had been leading his qualifying race when a severe vibration caused him to pull off into the infield. The crew pulled together and LD made it out for the B-Main, but he pulled in after a few laps with the vibration continuing. The team decided to call it a night and plan to continue to work out the issues this week.

LD would like to thank C.C. Dietz Builders, Conduit Connections, Hess Ornamental Iron, Wings Unlimited, Hank's Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, DMI Racing Components, Astro Titanium, Tom Shockey Collision, WRT Web Designs, WRT Speedwerx, Pro Shocks by LD Shocks, Bell Helmets, Schoenfeld Headers, SightScapes Pond and Garden, Fastener Specialties, Kelly Racing Fuels, GME Steerings, XXX Race Company, and Rider Race Engines.

WHAT'S UP NEXT: LD and the Dietz Motorsports team will be at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, and Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night. LIVE race updates will be posted to LD's Twitter page.

SO FAR IN 2015: Starts - 44, Wins - 1, Top 5's - 10, Top 10's - 17.

CONNECT WITH LD: Keep yourself up to date on all the LD Motorsports happenings by checking out LD's website (www.lancedewease.com), liking Lance Dewease Motorsports on Facebook, or following along on Twitter at @LDmotorsports.

 

 

Oklahoma/Kansas Gearing for USAC SW Non-Wing Sprints!

August 12, 2015 – Geary, Oklahoma - We are just one week away from the start of the 3rd annual “Freedom Tour” featuring the USAC Southwest non-wing sprint car series as four straight nights of “wingless” sprint car racing will take place at four different venues for this 2015 version. It all begins next Wednesday through Saturday night, August 19-22, 2015.

It all kicks off next Wednesday night, August 19, at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma, where the second year in a row, the quarter mile, red clay oval will kick off the tour. Last year it was Arizona’s R.J. Johnson holding off a race long battle with Brady Bacon to pick up his first “Freedom Tour” victory. Also running will be the tracks limited modified division. Gates will open at 6:00 PM with race action slated for an 8:00 PM start time.

There are two ways to get to Lawton Speedway:

From OKC: Take Interstate 44 to Lee Boulevard and then go west onto Lee Boulevard to Sheridan Road. Turn south (left) and go 1.5 miles to the race track Go west onto Lee Boulevard to Sheridan Road.

If coming from the south of Lawton: Exit Highway 36 and take the Faxon exit. Then go north onto Sheridan Road and the race track will be approximately five miles on your left. For more race information contact Lawton Speedway (580) 355-6417 and you can also check out their official website www.lawtonspeedway.com.

“Topless Thursday” will be next on the docket as Creek County Speedway in Kellyville will host their third consecutive tour event. Last year it was Brady Bacon taking home the victory while the 2013 version saw Tulsa’s Danny Smith win one for the locals. Also running will be the POWERi West midget series as well as the NOW600 non-wing micros. Pit gates will open at 4:30 PM with race action slated for an 8:00 PM start time. Creek County Speedway is located off of the Turner Turnpike to exit 211 (Kellyville exit), Turn right at stop light (Hwy 66) and track is one mile and located on left side of the road. For more race information call (918) 693 7223 or check out their website www.creekcountyspeedway.com.

The state of Kansas will host the final two events on the tour, beginning with 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas as the tour will headline the tracks WIX Filters/Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts “Harold Leep Memorial”. Last year it was Arizona’s Mike Martin picking up the victory while New Mexico veteran Rick Zeihl took home the victory in 2013. For the second night in a row the POWERi West Midgets will join the non-wing sprinters in yet another night of open wheel action. Gates will open at 5:30 PM with racing slated for a 7:30 PM start time. 81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then .7 mile west on 77th St. in Park City. For more race and ticket information contact the 81 Speedway office (316) 755-1781 or check out their official website www.81speedway.org.

For the third year in a row, the “wingless warriors” will close out the 2015 “Freedom Tour” at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas. Michael Bonneau topped last year’s “Freedom Tour” final for the non-wing Sprint Cars at Dodge City Raceway Park after Charles Davis, Jr., and Rick Ziehl split DCRP honors in 2013. The finale will also include the K.A.R. vintage cars Eavert Isaac Tribute along with championship chase action for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks. Gates open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:30 PM start time.

With identical rules to the local ASCS and NCRA contenders minus the wings, a number of local and regional stars are expected to defend “home” turf against the invading forces over the course of the four race mini-series. Each event pays $2500 to win and $250 to start the night’s championship feature finale.

To learn more about the USAC South West Sprint Car series including up-to-date point standings, the touring regulars and more check out their website www.southwestsprintcars.com.

Freedom Tour Feature Winners:

Rick Zeihl (2): 81 Speedway (2013), Dodge City Raceway Park (2013)

Danny Smith (1): Creek County Speedway (2013)

Charles Davis, Jr. (1) Dodge City Raceway Park (2013)

R.J. Johnson (1) Lawton Speedway (2014)

Brady Bacon (1): Creek County Speedway (2014)

Mike Martin (1): 81 Speedway (2014)

Mike Bonneau (1): Dodge City Raceway Park (2014)

 

 

Badlands to make major announcements about future of Motor Speedway on September 13

Speedway will host Rock N Roll Gold Cup after Knoxville Nationals in 2016

Contact: Tom Savage PH: 605-809-6494

Sioux Falls (August 13, 2015) At a press conference scheduled for the last day of the 2015 season on September 13, Badlands Motor Speedway will announce its plans for the 2016 season. Announcements will include details of next season’s weekly $50,000+ purse, the largest of any short track in the country.

Badlands Motor Speedway will also announce the purse for the $250,000 Rock N Roll Gold Cup, which will take place the week following the famed Knoxville Nationals August 18-21, 2016. With the top 410-sprint car drivers in the country, Badlands will award $50,000 to the winner of the Gold Cup in both the winged and non-winged discipline of sprint car racing. If a driver can win both events, an additional $25,000 bonus will be given for a potential $125,000 record setting pay day.

The Gold Cup will open on August 18, 2016 with a major concert followed by three nights of racing. The event’s first night will feature the winged qualifying night followed by the non-winged qualifying night on the second night. The Gold Cup’s third night will feature the championship races.

“Badlands welcomes all national sanctioning bodies to attend and participate in the Gold Cup, fly their flags high and join in on the $250,000 prize money,” said CEO Chuck Brennan.

WHAT: Badlands Motor Speedway 2016 season announcements

WATCH LIVE AT www.badlandsmotorspeedway.com

WHERE: Badlands Motor Speedway (Huset’s Speedway)

2012 S. Splitrock Blvd. – Brandon, South Dakota

WHEN: Sunday, September 15, 2015

3 p.m. with VIP media seating available

WHY: Preview the speedway’s new facility upgrades and get detailed information about the increased purses for the2016 regular weekend shows and Rock N Roll Gold Cup.

Find out more about:

· Days, dates, and times the Speedway will be open and operating

· Improvements that will be complete by opening day in 2016

· Race Classes that will be running weekly on Saturday and Sunday nights

· Payouts for the Saturday and Sunday night programs

· Reserving seats for the 2016 Season

· Pricing for reserved seating and suites

· Dates of specialty programs including the World of Outlaws, National Sprint League, Monster Trucks, Moto-Cross and concerts

· Details and purse structure of the $250,000 Rock N Roll Gold Cup

· Information on the 2016 Opening Night Spectacular

· Key personnel hires and changes for Badlands Motor Speedway

· Details of sponsorship opportunities, pricing, and packages

· Details on all three phases of construction at the Speedway

· Food and Beverage announcements

“Next year’s weekly Saturday night program, consisting of 410-sprint cars, 305-sprint cars and the street stock class, will total over $35,000,” said Brennan. “The winner of the 410-sprint car class will receive $5,000, doubling the winning amount this season. The payback throughout the field is also bigger than it’s ever been at the speedway, with a $700 payday to start.”

The 410-sprint car purse will also add something new as a $2,000 qualifying purse has been added for 2016. The top five qualifiers will all receive prize money for their efforts with $1,000 going to the driver with the fastest lap during qualifications.

Heat race winners will be awarded gift certificates for the first time and both the 305-sprint and street stock class will be racing for a top prize of $1,000, a significant increase over the current schedule.

“I said earlier this year that next season is going to be over-the-top, and this payout for our big show on Saturday night reflects that,” said Brennan. “We want key figures in racing today to run at Badlands Motor Speedway, and we’re confident our new payout schedule will bring them in.”

The 2016 season will bring half price Sunday night events and consist of 360-sprint cars, micro-sprint cars and Hobby Stocks. The winner of the 360-sprint car feature will receive $2,500, an unprecedented weekly payout for that sprint car class.

 

 

AFTER NIGHT SIX, SAMMY SWINDELL STILL LEADS THE

2015 COX DESIGN IOWA SPEED WEEK POINTS

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 12, 2015) – Following the first preliminary RacingJunk.com-sponsored night of the FVP Knoxville Nationals, presented by Casey’s General Stores, Sammy Swindell of Tennessee continues to lead the 2015 Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week point standings. Night number seven is Thursday, August 13, with the second Lucas Oil-sponsored preliminary night of the FVP Knoxville Nationals, presented by Casey’s General Stores, at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville. Sammy Swindell, Danny Lasoski and Brian Brown will all compete on Thursday night, strengthening their respective ‘top three’ point positions.

The unofficial top fifteen in the 2015 Cox Design Iowa Speed Week points after six nights is as follows: 1., Sammy Swindell, 186 points; 2., Danny Lasoski, 183 points; 3., Brian Brown, 168 points; 4., Wayne Johnson, 166 points; 5., Bryan Clauson, 159 points; 6., Ian Madsen, 156 points; 7., Justin Henderson, 150 points; 8., Terry McCarl, 147 points; 9., Paul McMahan, 138 points; 10., Sheldon Haudenschild, 133 points; 11., Aaron Reutzel, 127 points; 12., Tony Schilling, 125 points; 13., Davey Heskin, 122 points; 14., Jon Agan, 112 points; 15., Bronson Maeschen, 106 points.

This year, the Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week includes nine points-paying sprint car feature races in ten days, August 6-15, between the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville and the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The top three places pay $2,500, $1,000, and $500, respectively, with the winner declared the Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” titlist.

Past “Mr. Sprint Car” titlists include Ricky Logan (2002) of Arkansas, Shane Stewart (2003, ’04) of Oklahoma, Billy Alley (2005) of Nebraska, Jason Johnson (2006) of Louisiana, Wayne Johnson (2007, ‘08) of Oklahoma, Terry McCarl (2009) of Iowa, Sammy Swindell (2010, ‘11) of Tennessee, Kyle Larson (2012) of California, Kevin Swindell (2013) of Tennessee, and Brian Brown (2014) of Missouri.

 

 

Longtime Springfield, DuQuoin Race Announcer Jim Childers Turning Off Microphone

Springfield, IL August 3, 2015 (By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises)-Racing fans throughout the country will be saddened to learn that one of the premier motorsports announcers has decided to retire from full-time duties. Jim Childers of Metropolis, Illinois has spent the last 36 seasons entertaining and informing race fans about a wide variety of action. The southern Illinois native made what he termed ‘a difficult’ decision over the winter to step back from a career that began across the Ohio River in 1980.

A long time race fan, Childers secured the job as the announcer at Paducah International Raceway in 1980, a job that ultimately led him to the announcing position for the Midget Auto Racing Association (MARA) series in 1983. A chance meeting with the Director of Motorsports at the Illinois State Fair, the late Bill Oldani, opened the door for Childers to become the long time public address voice at both Springfield and the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. While Childers called midget action for MARA and the USAC and ARCA action at both fairgrounds his resume continued to grow, calling late model, modified and sprint car races at a variety of locations across the Midwest. Childers tenure at Springfield and DuQuoin is the longest of any announcer who has called auto races at the historic race tracks.

Jim Childers

Jim’s career leaves virtually no stone unturned in announcing circles. He has announced races for NASCAR, USAC, the World of Outlaws, ARCA, UMP, ASCoC, ASCS, NDRA, Hav-A_Tampa, AIS, IRA and the Northern All Stars and many other sanctioning bodies. The list of venues that Jim has worked at is equally impressive, including the Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, the Knoxville Nationals, DuQuoin, Springfield, the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Terre Haute, Angel Park, Memphis Motorsports Park, Nashville Speedway and Gateway International Raceway.

While Jim would not rule out completely working a race or two in the future, the majority of his traveling will conclude at the end of 2015 including his current role as the voice of the Lucas Oil Powri Midget Series.

“I owe a lot to many people, including the late Bill Oldani, Bob Sargent and Kenny Brown among them.” “I really want to thank the fans, the racers and the people I’ve worked with and for during the last 36 years.” “They made it fun and kept me coming back year after year.”

Childers with Shane Cockrum at DuQuoin

Jim won’t be away from the track completely as he plans to bring his young grandson to the races. Fans can catch him in action at both the Illinois State Fair and DuQuoin State Fair, as well as the remainder of the 2015 Powri schedule.

 

 

WST Set For $5,000.00 To Win Show At Siskiyou Motor Speedway

 By Ben Deatherage

Yreka, California- On Friday August 14th some of the top teams in the Western United States will head to Siskiyou Motor Speedway in beautiful Yreka, California with the Western Sprint Tour. The WST visited the 1/4-mile clay oval earlier this year back in late June. Colby Copeland was the winner of that race and it looks like a new winner will emerge as Copeland will be absent and racing in Knoxville.

The best part of this race is that it is held during the annual Siskiyou Golden Fair. A race has been held during the fair from 2011-13. Kyle Larson won in 2011 and Kyle Hirst won in 2012 and 2013. Hirst will look to put the Finley Farms team back in victory lane. In the last five Sprint Car races Scott and Jason Finley have won four of them as car owners with both Larson and Hirst.

The next night the fans are in for a real treat at Southern Oregon Speedway especially the young fans. SOS will be offering a Kids Night promotion which will get fans TWELVE YEARS OLD AND YOUNGER INTO THE RACES FOR FREE. It's a great way to take the whole family out to watch some great races and spend time together.

The Western Sprint Tour is the Pacific Northwest region's most premier touring 360 Sprint car series. Visiting some of the nation's best facilities it is a series that offers some of the best racing you can find anywhere around. For the latest news and information log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com. Also check out the WST Facebook page and be sure to “Like” it.

Additional Information: 2015 Western Sprint Tour Schedule April 24th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR Trey Starks April 25th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR Rained Out May 23rd Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR Roger Crockett May 24th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR Roger Crockett June 28th Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, CA (Speedweek Northwest) Colby Copeland June 29th Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR (Speedweek Northwest) Colby Copeland June 30th Coos Bay Speedway Coos Bay, OR (Speedweek Northwest) Colby Copeland July 1st Travel Day July 2nd Willamette Speedway Lebanon, OR (Speedweek Northwest) Seth Bergman July 3rd Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR (Speedweek Northwest) Justyn Cox July 4th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR (Speedweek Northwest) Roger Crockett August 14th Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, CA August 15th Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR September 25th State Fair Raceway Yakima, WA September 26th State Fair Raceway Yakima, WA

Past Western Sprint Tour Results At Siskiyou Motor Speedway: June 28th, 2015 A Feature: 1. 5V-Colby Copeland; 2. 77-Kyle Hirst; 3. 94-Steven Tiner; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox; 5. 75-Sean Becker; 6. 11-Roger Crockett; 7. 35-Dominic Scelzi; 8. 1R-Ryan Robinson; 9. 22-Garen Linder; 10. 45-Brent McGrath; 11. 72-Phil Dietz; 12. 55-Trey Starks; 13. 5D-Patrick Dills; 14. 11K-Michael Kofoid; 15. 96-Greg Hamilton; 16. 70-Raquel Ivie; 17. 3AU-Daniel Sayre; 18. 87-Kyler Barraza; 19. 29-Willie Croft; 20. 21-Colby Wiesz

Past Western Sprint Tour Winners At Siskiyou Motor Speedway: 2015- Colby Copeland on June 28th

Former Ore-Cal Challenge Winners: 2012- Kyle Hirst 2011- Garen Linder

 

 

Danny Holtgraver Earns First Victory of 2015 Grabs $4,000 “Putzy Kekich Memorial” Title

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Pittsburgh, PA (August 12, 2015) - After a very frustrating first half of the year, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Danny Holtgraver may have finally reached the turning point. Holtgraver, pilot of the Phoenix Racing, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DKW Transport, Auto Electric of Jupiter, Southern Pacific Farms, #59, “410” sprint car, earned his first victory of the 2015 season on Saturday evening, August 8; capturing the 2nd annual “Putzy Kekich Memorial” worth $4,000 at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. The victory was not only the first of the year for Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing, but also the first since joining forces near the end of 2014. Holtgraver held off former Mercer Raceway Park track champion Eric Williams and former Lernerville Speedway track champion Brandon Spithaler during the “Putzy Kekich Memorial” main event.

“We had an off week on our schedule so we decided to race close to home” said Danny Holtgraver, “We’ve been having a tough year. To finally get a win feels amazing. I just want to thank everyone who has stood behind this entire season. It’s easy to get down on yourself and want to give up, but we didn’t. We kept moving forward and kept trying to find ways to get ourselves out of a rut. Our goal is to keep this going for the rest of the season.”

An upcoming schedule is still uncertain for Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing. Holtgraver has been an active member on the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions trail in 2015; currently eighth in the series standings. UNOH All Star competition will resume with action in Michigan and Ohio on Friday through Sunday, August 21-23.

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

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Recent Highlights - Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing earned the “Putzy Kekich Memorial” title at Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday, August 8

2015 Wins: 1

Danny Holtgraver on YouTube: Here!

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

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

 

 

First Knoxville Nationals for Reutzel after 360 Nationals Podium!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (August 12, 2015) – It was exactly the Knoxville Raceway turnaround Aaron Reutzel was looking for; a podium finish amongst a field of 102 competitors for the driver of the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car.

No time for resting on any laurels though for the driver from Clute, TX, as he embarks upon his rookie FVP Knoxville Nationals effort with Wednesday night’s qualifying event after a pair of nights on Sunday and Monday to get the Roth Motorsport No. 83 dialed in.

Short of an 11th win of the year, last weekend’s Arnold Motor Supply Knoxville 360 Nationals was all the driver of the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions Sprint Car could have hoped for with a runner-up finish in his Thursday night qualifier and then a third-place run in Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win finale.

And it was in an event where luck has been non-existent for Reutzel in past years.

“We’ve never made it out of the ‘C’ on a qualifying night at 360 Nationals before, so we were pretty pumped with our performance all week,” Reutzel said.

While ill luck has plagued Reutzel at the storied, half-mile Knoxville Raceway atop Iowa’s Marion County Fairgrounds in the past, the strong weekend performance aboard the Dissolvealloy Frac Ball Revolution machine for the current Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points leader came as little surprise to most.

“We were really good all weekend with the 360’s,” Reutzel said. “We hurt our primary motor a little before, so I can’t thank Scottie McDonald enough for loaning us an engine, it worked out great.”

The loaner motor came into play right away.

“We drew a bad number and still turned a good lap and got some points,” Reutzel said.

For the Thursday feature, Reutzel said, “We missed the gear a little.” A red flag proved beneficial.

“We changed gears under the red and picked up three-tenths per lap, but the other guys picked up the same,” Reutzel explained.

A second-place finish on Thursday night aboard the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine was good enough to put Reutzel sixth in overall points to put him third row outside of Saturday’s championship feature.

“We probably overthought it a little,” Reutzel reflects. “We went for broke and tightened it up a little too much.”

“We watched what everyone was doing on Friday night, (Dusty) Zomer was killing it on the bottom and we thought that would be the way to go,” Reutzel explains.

And he made it work in the early going of the 25-lap feature.

“We were good on the bottom, we got by Wayne (Johnson) and were up to third,” Reutzel explains. “But it was too much risk and not enough reward to stay down there. We went up top, but we were too tight to run it the way we needed to.”

Still, Reutzel kept the lead duo in sight en route to capturing a third-place finish aboard the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics machine.

“I could catch Zomer, but I couldn’t do anything when I got to the dirty air,” Reutzel wraps up.

Less than 24 hours later, Reutzel was back in the seat of the Roth Motorsports No. 83 for Sunday night’s Capitani Classic at Knoxville and then again on Monday for the “Front Row Challenge” at Oskaloosa’s Southern Iowa Speedway.

The two nights proved valuable to prepare for Reutzel’s maiden voyage at the biggest Sprint Car event of all, the Knoxville Nationals.

“We fought the car a little bit, but we’ve thrown a few things at it and made some changes,” Reutzel explains. “Hopefully it works, we’ll find out tonight.”

Reutzel will be among Wednesday night’s scheduled field of qualifiers as he vies for Knoxville Nationals “Rookie of the Year” honors.

2015 Quick Stats: 50 races, 10 wins, 27 top-fives, 36 top-tens.

Up Next: The 55th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway on Wednesday through Saturday, August 12-15.

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

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

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

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Respecting the Magnitude of Knoxville

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug.12, 2015) – Words can’t justify the kind of legacy Donny Schatz is building at the Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals, Sprint car racing’s biggest event. For 20 consecutive years, Schatz has spent one week every August participating in “The Granddaddy of Them All” and, for the past 15 years, he’s been blazing an extremely bright trail. This week, the Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver is focused on one thing, and that’s continuing what’s been a phenomenal run on the sport’s biggest stage.

Last year, after winning his eighth Knoxville Nationals crown, he expressed great appreciation for the opportunity to simply take part in the event, let alone stand on the top step of the podium. Winning the Nationals “means everything to me – a guy can only dream so big,” Schatz said during the celebration.

The Fargo, North Dakota racer is in the midst of a dream season, having already won 22 World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series A-Features aboard the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J. One of those triumphs came in June at Knoxville. It continued his prowess at the famed half-mile, dirt oval where he has 22 career victories and ranks 11th all-time in wins.

His consistency both this season and during the Nationals is the result of hard work put in by his TSR Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance crew made up of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman. Schatz has finished inside the top-three in 20 consecutive WoO points races and 36 on the season, and he’s finished first or second in 13 of the past 15 Nationals. That consistency and the hunger to capture Sprint-car racing’s most coveted trophy this week has the team primed to chase Nationals victory number nine beginning Wednesday night.

 

During this week’s event, Schatz will be looking to continue his incredible run of success at the famed Marion County Fairgrounds and he’ll do so wearing an “Onslaught” branded firesuit. Co-primary sponsor Bad Boy Buggies will be releasing a new vehicle soon and is using Schatz and the Knoxville Nationals to build momentum toward the product launch. The company says that after years of silence, it’s time to make some noise. It’s not an attack on normal. It’s an Onslaught™.

With his run of eight wins in the past nine Nationals and top-10 qualifying-night finishes in 16 of the last 17 Nationals, Schatz has been anything but normal, and he’s certainly been in attack mode. Within those numbers are some truly incredible runs, like his drive from 13th to first in 2011 and his epic charge from 21st to first two years ago on his 36th birthday. Last season, he earned his fifth Nationals pole position and led 49 of 50 laps. The victory was his fourth consecutive and, this week, he’ll look to become only the second driver to win five consecutive Nationals. Steve Kinser accomplished the feat from 1991 through 1995.

Schatz will hit the track Wednesday for his qualifying night, which includes a complete program. The Nationals’ unique format puts emphasis on all phases. Points are awarded for qualifying, heat finishes and qualifying feature finishes. The maximum points available for any driver is 500, and Saturday’s race lineups are set by points earned during qualifying nights.  

 

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


Everyone wants to know the magic formula for winning the Nationals. Is there such a thing?


“Nothing can beat hard work. We’ve spent a lot of years working on our program and we’re never done trying to make it better and finding ways to improve. It has to start with the team Tony Stewart has assembled. Being surrounded by incredible people and having tremendous partners like Bad Boy Buggies and Chevrolet Performance is a huge factor. As far the event itself, consistency really helps – the way you run all year long leading into that race. It’s obviously the granddaddy of our whole season, so you want to make sure that you capitalize on every opportunity you have. This race team has done a great job of doing that over the years, but things change every day, so you have to adapt to the changes. We’re hoping we can do that better than everybody else. It’s something these guys have always been good at. We’ll see what’s in front of us and hope we have a little luck on our side, as well. It’s not just one thing, it’s a lot of things.”


You’ve said in the past that just being part of the Knoxville Nationals is like a dream come true. But what does it mean for you as a driver to have won the Nationals, and has that changed over the years?


“Not winning it is probably one of the hardest things. It really doesn’t owe anybody anything. You have to earn its respect. I firmly believe you have to lose it before you learn how to win it. I’ve done that several times. It’s a whole different mindset at that place. At certain times of the week, it’s just like any other race. You have to be prepared to be in the right position at the right time. That’s what it’s all about. We’ve got to prepare the best we can to put ourselves in the best position we can.”


With the success you’ve had up front this season, it’s been a little different than years past, where you’ve hit your stride in the summer. Does that change your perspective, or the team’s perspective, heading into Nationals?


“It doesn’t change our perspective. I’m sure it changes other teams’ perspectives. I don’t really pay attention to what anybody else is doing or has going on. I know that if we do our job the way we’re supposed to and doing everything right, we’re going to be in a position to be competitive and win the race. It doesn’t put us in any different position. It seems lately our bad nights where we’ve felt like we’ve been really terrible, we’ve run second, so a guy can’t shake a stick at that. We finally put ourselves back in a place to win a race, so that’s huge and that really helps these guys feel like they’re doing the right thing.”

 

Tony Stewart Racing’s Donny Schatz: Career Results at The Knoxville Nationals

 

 

Qualifying Night

Nationals Final Night

Year

Car No.

Qualifying

Heat Finish

“A” Finish

“A” Finish

2014

15

2

1

4

1

2013

15

8

7

10

1

2012

15

12

4

3

1

2011

15

2

1

24

1

2010

15

7

2

5

2

2009

15

3

7

7

1

2008

15

1

6

8

1

2007

15

3

2

2

1

2006

15

5

3

2

1

2005

15

2

7

6

2

2004

15

15

4

2

12

2003

15

3

2

1

2

2002

15

9

4

1

2

2001

15

5

1

1

23

2000

15

6

1

2

2

1999

15

6

1

2

9

1998

15

9

1

2

4

1997

15

2

9

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1996

15

18

5

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1995

15

38

4

11

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1993

15

63

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BUSY MID-AUGST WEEKEND OF 410 SPRINT CAR RACING AHEAD

Haubstadt, IN - August 11, 2015 - This weekends races scheduled for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series has the potential to produce incredible action that could surpass those from the most memorable weekends already embedded in the minds of the most ardent and dedicated race fans.

The series will make its final appearance of the season on the red clay of the Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, IN, on Friday night August 14th. The race is being promoted as the IU Surplus Store Summer Doubler. Drivers will be competing over the fast quarter mile oval for a distance of 30 laps in the feature. First place in the feature will pay $3,000! In addition to the purse that everyone will be racing for, there is the added points incentive. Sprint car drivers who run at the speedway on a regular basis will also benefit by receiving double show up points. Just two races remain on the track?s season schedule. Drivers racing that are licensed with MSCS will receive regular series points since all sanctioned races award an equal amount of points. Seven races remain on the MSCS season schedule. A number of drivers can use the race to their advantage and perhaps gain positions in both standings.

Saturday night August 15th MSCS will be racing at the Route 45 Raceway in Flora, IL. The date was recently added to the series schedule. This is a special racing program to be presented by Last Chance Promotions. The event itself is the first ever Laura Stockon Memorial Race. Drivers will be racing for 32 laps. The Stockon family has been involved in sprint car racing for three generations. Laura Stockon was involved in sprint car racing as the car owner of the 32 entry until her untimely death three years ago. Her son Chase is currently in the top ten in the MSCS standings. This event is one of those that further defines the ongoing human spirit and family involvement in auto racing. Saturday night?s main event will pay $3,232 to win. The purse is symbolic in nature. The pay-off is the standard MSCS purse which normally pays $2,000 to win. A sponsor has added $1,232 to the purse and the entire bonus will go to the winner. There are other special prizes and awards in addition to the purse money. As these change from day to day, please check for updates on the Route 45 Raceway website.

Success or failure on the race course this weekend could have a remarkable effect on the MSCS Points Standings. After last weekend?s race Brady Short reassumed the series points lead over Carson Short. His feature win propelled him to the top of the standings. But it is not a comfortable lead by any means! Brady has a 2 point edge. These two drivers were also 2 points apart back in early May. Then Carson Short led the standings. It has been a competitive and interesting year. Chase Stockon won the first event and lead the points after the first three stops in April. Since then Brady Short has held the points lead six times in leaving a track. Carson Short has been atop the standings four times. Other drivers in and out of the runner-up spots in points have been Robert Ballou, Jon Stanbrough, and Daron Clayton. Brady Short is already setting new records this year. His most recent feature win at Lincoln Park Speedway was number six this season. That breaks the all time record for the most series wins in a season for an MSCS driver. A review of 15 years of records revealed that two drivers had won five features in a single season. Those two drivers were Mitch Wissmiller in 2002 and Jon Stanbrough eight years later in 2010. Ironically Wissmiller was running amongst the leaders last Saturday night as Short moved past to establish the new record.

This weekend the racing season continues with a double dose of excitement MSCS style. Surprises could surpass expectations! Racing begins at 7:30 P.M Friday night and at 7 P.M. on Saturday night. The tracks are in different time zones - Eastern and Central.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: 11TH ANNUAL CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS QUICKLY APPROACHING!

by Tommy Goudge (August 12, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – The 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend at Ohsweken Speedway is coming up in less than 6 weeks, and preparations are well underway for the track’s signature event.

The 2015 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will kick off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 17, while racing will commence Friday, September 18 with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and finish with the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 19.

The 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will include group time trials for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus 6 heat races, 3 B-Feature races, a dash race for heat race winners to determine the top 6 starting positions in the A-Feature, the 15 lap “Little Feature”, and the 35 lap A-Feature which will pay the winner $12,000 from the lucrative purse. The Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 19.

While the Saturday night 360 Sprint Car format remains largely the same as in recent years, one small change has been made, as the field will be split into 3 flights for the group time trials as opposed to 6. Each of the 3 flights will then be divided evenly into 2 heat races based on their time trial results.

This year’s Night Before the Nationals again includes Twin 15 lap features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car and HRW Automotive Mini Stock divisions. Each Twin 15 winner will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature.

The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout features qualified drivers from the Empire Super Sprints, Patriot Sprint Tour, and Southern Ontario Sprints challenge events held at Ohsweken in 2015, the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division feature on August 28, plus the top drivers from Sprints on Dirt and the National Racing Alliance, and two "Wild Card" entries.

The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the 13 lap Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge” presented by TJSlideways.com.

PRE-ENTRY DEADLINE – SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 The deadline for competitors to receive the (half-price) "Early Bird" discount on their Canadian Sprint Car Nationals entry fee is September 11, 2015. "Early Bird" entries also permit the driver free entry to the pit area on Saturday, September 19.

Entries can be filed by contacting Office Administrator Lorraine Pedersen by phone at 519 750-4866 or e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com. Click on the “Competitors Info” link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, to print the entry form, and to view the rules, format, and more.

CSCN HISTORY The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 10 previous editions, with a total of 224 different drivers from 16 American states, 5 Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

Kenny Jacobs of Holmesville, Ohio won the first Canadian Sprint Car Nationals feature in 2005, followed by Steve Poirier from Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec in 2006 and 2007, Mustang, Oklahoma’s Wayne Johnson in 2008, Shane Stewart of Bixby, Oklahoma in 2009 and 2010, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. from Sunnyvale, Texas in 2011, while Poirier became the first 3-time winner in 2012, Stewart also became a 3-time winner in 2013, and Jessica Zemken went to victory lane in 2014.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are on sale now for the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 18, and Saturday, September 19. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

About Arrow Express: Arrow Express Sports is a sports and entertainment company that is dedicated to preserving and teaching Native American Indian sports, culture, music, and languages. Based at the Arrow Express Sports Entertainment Arena, the company owns and operates the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League, and the Hamilton Nationals of Major League Lacrosse. Arrow Express owns and operates the multipurpose 3,000 spectator capacity arena which hosts lacrosse, music, and festival events. The mission of Arrow Express Sports is to help children by advocating healthy lifestyle choices. Visit the Arrow Express Sports website at www.ArrowExpressSports.com.

About Burger Barn: Since opening in 2011, Burger Barn has quickly gained a reputation for large portions, friendly staff, great food, and fair prices. Tips from satisfied customers even led Food Network Canada to feature Burger Barn on their show “You Gotta Eat Here”. Burger Barn takes pride in their product, and they never get tired of hearing “That was the best burger I’ve ever had”. Their menu also includes all-day breakfast, wings, chicken burgers, fish and chips, pulled pork, daily specials, and much more! Burger Barn is located at 3000 Fourth Line in Ohsweken, just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Call them at 519-445-0088, and visit www.BurgerBarn.ca for more information.

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Pur