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CRSA Sprint Tour Drivers Honored at NYSSCA

By Ed Kochersberger Albany, NY The 2017 Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Tour season has been over for three months. Even with this season in transition, some of its competitors and even a car owner took home awards at the annual New York State Stock Car Association Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Banquet. The CRSA Sprint Tour is the only sprint car organization aligned with the legendary New York stock car racing organization. Here are the honorees that took home awards on an unseasonably warm Saturday evening in Albany: NYSSCA Award of Excellence: Warren Alexson “He brought the band back together again.” Warren has spent many years committed to supporting sprint car racing in the Northeast. Whether it was racing the 360 tours, CRSA Tour, or even the national sprint car touring series that would visit our local tracks, you would very often see the 3A Warren’s Auto Body car in the middle of the fight. Warren and Jeff Trombley’s long-time relationship was re-inspired with a 2017 CRSA Championship run. This would be one of the biggest highlights of the CRSA Sprint Tour portion of the awards evening.

Driver of the Year Award: Jeff Trombley The driver of the iconic yellow Warren’s Auto Body 3A, from Altamont New York, has been a household name for many years in the modified racing community. He has years of experience and great success to his credit with Dirt Modifieds. He has championships to his credits and many wins to show. Jeff accomplished another feat in his tremendous career by taking home the NYSSCA Driver of the Year Award for the 2017 CRSA Sprint Tour. Jeff had an A-main feature win at the challenging surface of Utica Rome Speedway. He also had a barrage of consistency on his competition to help propel him to the 2017 CRSA Sprint Tour Championship. This was Jeff’s first title in an open-wheeled race car.

Oustanding Performance Award: Sydney Prince It was an outstanding sophomore season for Ms. Prince. This young lady from Killingsworth Connecticut brought her H & R Coal, Richie’s Auto Service Racesaver 305 ride to a fourth-place points finish in 2017. Sydney and her family have been loyal and faithful supporters of the CRSA Sprint Tour. Her podiums finish at two totally different speedways, Thunder Mountain and Orange County Fair Speedway, were a big season highlight in 2017. She will be back in 2018 for another run at the season championship.

Rookie of the Year: Jerry Sehn The cagy veteran from Deansboro New York came into 2017 with his first run at CRSA Sprint Tour competition. His hard work and dedication paid off immensely. He brought his 410 Checker Flag Maple Syrup ride to nearly every event on the schedule in 2017. Along with tending to his son’s quarter midget racing career, he was able to finish every A-main event he entered. Jerry Sehn was not only a stout rookie contender, he also proved to be one of the work horses of the pit area at every race. The 2018 Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Tour is still a few months away from their initial green flag on the season. But there are various race car shows that the series will be participating in before the season begins. More information will be released by Mike Emhof Motorsports and the team as the pre-season progresses. Fans and teams can find out more on the series by heading to crsasprints.com, @CRSAsprints on Twitter, and searching for crsa sprint cars on Facebook.

 

 

34TH ANNUAL PPB MOTORSPORTS RACE CAR & TRADE SHOW ENDS; THREE DAY RUN DRAWS BIG CROWD; ‘BEST IN SHOW’ EXHIBITOR AWARDS PRESENTED, LITTLE MS., TINY MS. PAGEANTS HELD; BIG WHEEL RACES RUN

OAKS, PA January 21, 2018 . . . The 34th Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show ended its run Sunday at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa., with awards presentations, pageants and indoor Big Wheels racing for the sport's younger set.

Outstanding booth awards were presented in eight categories. Best Open Cockpit car was the Gotshall Automotive No. 1A Super Sportsman car in the BAPS Speedway booth, Best Modified was the No. 19 Dirt Modified of Jared Umbenhauer in the Thunder On The Hill display, Best Commercial Booth was the Teo Pro Car exhibit, and the Kutztown Fairgrounds Speedway was judged Best Race Track Or Club booth.

Best Quarter Midget Club booth was Blackbird Speedway's Space Odyssey themed display, Best Vintage Club Display was the Tri State Racing Memorabilia layout, Best Vintage Stock Car was the restoration of the mid-seventies No. 17 driven by the late Dick Tobias that fronted the Coastal 181 booth, and the Best Vintage Open Cockpit car was the 1963 Watson Roadster Indy Car owned by Ken Keiholz of Cincinnati, Oh.

Brynn Klotzbach, 10, of Phoenixville, Pa., was named Little Ms. Motorsports with Gracyn Buckwalter and Kaitlyn Bailey first and second runners-up. Twenty-nine girls competed.

Jayde Pratt, 6, of Sewell, N.J., was named Tiny Ms. Motorsports with Kayla Glass and Madison Michael first and second runners-up. Jayde is the daughter of Dirt Modified driver Richie Pratt, Jr. There were eleven contestants.

Sixty exuberant youngsters, over three different age categories, competed in the Big Wheel races that concluded the organized events at the show.

As the 4:00 PM closing hour approached, exhibitors continued to do brisk business. Bob Hilbert Sportswear's Motorsports 2018 event shirt inventory was at less than ten odd-sized pieces. The 2018 Motorsports Show program sold out early Sunday afternoon.

Dates for the 2019 Motorsports Show will be announced shortly.

 

 

LESLIE DONEGAN IS CROWNED MS. MOTORSPORTS 2018; TONY STEWART, STEVE KINSER AND LARRY MCREYNOLDS GREET THRONGS OF FANS; TOP AARN 2018 NORTHEASTERN DRIVERS HONORED; ROGER GROVER NAMED JOE PRATT MEMORIAL AWARD WINNER

OAKS, PA Saturday, January 20, 2018 . . . Leslie Donegan was named Ms. Motorsports 2018 Saturday at the PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show. The 23-year old beauty from Macungie, Pa., won the competition over 19 others in the event sponsored by Oliver Construction. The new Ms. Motorsports was crowned by Taylor Albert, the 2017 Ms. Motorsports.

Taylor Fullin, 20, of Danielsville, Pa., was the first runner-up. Amanda Nance, 26, of Ronda, N.C., and Andrea Cap, 27, of York, Pa., were co-second runners-up.

Roger Grover, 57 of Bordentown, N.J., was presented the Joe Pratt Memorial Dedication Award by Show Organizer Len Sammons prior to the beginning of the pageant. Grover has been a Show staff member for the last 33 consecutive Motorsports Show.

“I learned a lot from Joe, who was a friend,” Grover said. “His people skills were amazing and his friendship meant a lot to me.”

Matt Sheppard, David Gravel, Matt Hirschman and Mike Sweeney were presented plaques and cash awards by Area Auto Racing News as the 2018 season’s biggest winners in Dirt Modifieds, Open Cockpit, Asphalt Modified and Asphalt Late Model. Sheppard, additionally, was acknowledged as the biggest winner of 2018 overall among all classes.

“It’s going to be difficult to have the same kind of year this year and I did last,” Sheppard admitted. “But that’s what I am going to try my best to achieve.”

Three-time NASCAR Monster Cup driving champion Tony Stewart, 20-time World Of Outlaws Sprint Car champion Steve Kinser and past NASCAR Crew Chief and current on-air personality Larry McReynolds were kept busy for hours signing autographs and posing for pictures with adoring fans.

Exhibitors were conducting a steady stream of business throughout the day and into the evening of the Show.

“We always do well at this show. This year is one of the best since we have been coming here,” Keith Hoffman, owner of Hoffman Speed Supplies in New Tripoli, Pa. “Friday was good, today was really good.”

ERK Wheel Repair, owned by Eric Kormann, was similarly impressed by the spending habits of the traffic flow.

“I’ve been doing this show for five years as an exhibitor, Kormann offered. “Today has been non-stop people. Some are my customers, but a lot of them just learned about ERK today.”

The third and final day of the PPB Motorsports 2018 Show will be given over to the younger race fans with Kids Big Wheel Racing and the Little Ms. Motorsports pageant. Ms. Motorsports 2018 will crown the Little Ms. winner.

Tickets for Sunday, the final day of the Show, are $15.00 daily with children under 12 admitted free.

Dates for the 2019 Motorsports Show will be announced shortly.

 

 

Champion Racing Oil Named Title Sponsor of BAPS Speedway Invitational

(Clinton, MO / 01.22.18) Champion, a recognized leader in racing and performance lubricants, will be the title sponsor of the “Champion Oil Night” BAPS Speedway Invitational on April 28th in York Haven, PA featuring Super Sportsman, PASS/IMCA Sprints & Extreme Stocks feature events.

BAPS Speedway (Formerly Susquehanna Speedway) is owned and managed by Scott Gobrecht and Kolten Gouse who took over the speedway at the end of 2015. The speedway has seen a strong upgrade in appearance, interest, and racing action this last year. The banked half mile has that old-school feel with a vintage cushion that challenges the stars of the Super Sportsman, Late Model, Street Stock, and Sprint Car divisions. For more information visit https://www.bapsmotorspeedway.com/

Champion Racing Oils are built specifically to meet the lubrication demands of racecar engines, especially those using flat tappet and roller cams operating at high RPMs and that require high-pressure valve springs. To meet these demands, Champion utilizes its premium ZDDP anti-wear protection package, which contains a unique balance of chemistry that includes high levels of zinc and phosphorus. In addition, all Champion Racing motor oils contain our exclusive TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) technology. This proprietary technology delivers unmatched film strength at high temperature, better piston ring seal for maximum compression, and increases the foot-pounds of torque in most engines.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion Brands, LLC also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Racing Motor Oils contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693 or 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Premier Speedway Classic Night 3 Information

After a trying night, where the competitors and teams need to be applauded for their resilience along with our loyal fans, the Night 2 program was unfortunately terminated due to rain, with just the 30-lap A-Main to run on Night 2 of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

The A-Main will be run tomorrow, proceeding the Night 3 program, which still isn’t finalised due to the all-important A-Main points and passing points.

The program of events will be:

Gate Opening: 1.30pm for ticket holders.

Tickets: Night Three Ticket Holders will be admitted to the venue.

Officials Meeting: 3.00pm

Sprintcar Drivers Briefing 3.20pm

Super Rods Drivers Briefing 3.40pm.

Cars on Track at 4.00pm for the conclusion of the Night 2 program.

It is anticipated that the usual Night 3 program will commence from 5.00pm as previously advertised.

Once again we thank everyone for their understanding and co-operation.

The 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is proudly supported by KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort, KFC and Performance Racegear.

The Best Presented Car and Crew of the Classic will receive $2,500.00 with thanks to R & M Security and The Premier Speedway Maintenance Committee,

The Skwid Signs Hard Charger in the A-Main on Sunday Night will receive a Free Sprintcar Design and Wrap courtesy of Skwid Signs in Mt. Gambier.

Thomo’s Race Graphix will present the Hard Luck Award.

The fastest qualifier on each night will receive $1000.00 with the Overall fastest qualifier to be names as the recipient of the Alan Pollard Memorial Award.

The Ian Sheppard award for the Highest Point Scorer over the President’s Cup, King’s Challenge and South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will also receive $1000.00.

 

 

34TH ANNUAL PIONEER POLE BUILDING MOTORSPORTS RACE CAR & TRADE SHOW OPENED IN OAKS, PA; GOOD FRIDAY CROWD MEANS BRISK BUSINESS FOR EXHIBITORS; BIG SATURDAY ANTICIPATED

OAKS, PA January 19, 2018 . . . The doors swung open in the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Friday afternoon at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 19 and by the end of day one, PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show exhibitors reported excellent sales and plenty of mingling with either existing business contacts or new ones.

“We like to be right at the center of the show,” commented Bridgeport Speedway promoter Brian Ramey. “And our location is right the middle of the show. All of our officials are here, a lot of our fans are here and we’re meeting people who have never before been to our track.”

At the Coastal 181 Booth, Lew Boyd and Cary Stratton had trouble keeping many of the books they were selling on their shelves.

“It’s been crazy busy this afternoon,” Boyd said. “I can’t imagine what tomorrow is going to be like.”

The main event of Day One was a racing themed rendition of ‘The Tonight Show’, featuring racing personalities Dino Oberto and Bob Marlow and produced by Gary Mondschein. The production, which featured drivers who had raced at the Pine Brook Speedway, played to an enthusiastic ‘studio audience’.

Day Two of the Motorsports Show will begin at 11:00 AM with the doors opening. At 12:00 Noon, NASCAR Superstar Tony Stewart will be “in the house” to sign autographs until 2:00 PM. NASCAR Crew Chief and on-air personality Larry McReynolds will be making an autograph signing appearance on Saturday afternoon starting at 1:30 PM while Steve Kinser, the winningest 410 Sprint Car driver of all time, will sign autographs and meet and greet fans from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.

Saturday’s events will reach its culmination with the crowning of Ms. Motorsports 2018, sponsored by Oliver Construction. Ms. Motorsports 2017, Taylor Albert, will crown her successor at the end of the competition.

The final day of Motorsports 2018, Sunday, Jan. 21, will be dedicated in large measure to the interests of the younger racing fans. Show doors swing open at 11:00 AM. Kids Big Wheel races, a tradition of the Motorsports Show, will be conducted on a special track while the Little Ms. Motorsports pageant will be held for ‘future Ms. Motorsports contestants’. One of the first official duties of Ms. Motorsports 2018 will be the crowning of Little Ms. Motorsports.

The 34th Motorsports Show will continue until 4:00 PM Sunday afternoon.

Dates for the 35th Motorsports Show will be announced shortly.

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (January 19, 2018) – It may be frigid outside, but things are warming up in the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP office as the 2018 season takes shape. Sponsorships are being renewed and race date contracts are being signed as SOD works to complete preparation for the 2018 schedule.

SOD has a long-standing practice of publicly releasing only race dates that have been agreed to, and we continue to do so. Dates considered to be tentative, TBA, TBD, etc. are not listed. With this in mind, these are the signed dates for 2018 at this time:

> Saturday, April 28 - Crystal Motor Speedway, Crystal, MI (May 5 rain date)

> Friday, May 18 - Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI

> Friday, June 8 - Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI

> Saturday, June 9 - Butler Speedway, Quincy, MI

> Friday, June 22 - Tri-City Motor Speedway, Auburn, MI

> Friday, July 6 - Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI

> Saturday, July 14 - Crystal Motor Speedway, Crystal, MI

> Friday, July 27 - Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI

> Friday, August 3 - Butler Speedway, Quincy, MI

> Saturday, August 4 - Butler Speedway, Quincy, MI

> Saturday, August 25 - Merritt Speedway, Lake City, MI

> Friday, August 31 - Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI

> Saturday, September 1 - Crystal Motor Speedway, Crystal, MI

Additional dates are under consideration and will be announced when finalized.

SOD’s numerous promotional and contingency programs are being finalized for 2018. The fast qualifier (Fast Master) in each heat, heat race top finishers, and the random draw (Lucky Dog) winners will receive cash awards. The crew chief and sportsman of the year will receive cash awards at the 2018 awards banquet. Other promotional and contingency programs are being worked on also.

Several major sponsorship partnerships have been finalized for 2018:

Engine Pro (www.enginepro.com) and ARP (www.arp-bolts.com) continue their long-time partnership with Sprints On Dirt as title sponsor partners once again.

Hoosier Racing Tire (www.hoosiertire.com) and Hoosier Tire Midwest (www.racetires.com)continue as major sponsor partners.

Engler Machine and Tool, Inc. (www.englermachine.com) returns as a primary heat race sponsor partner.

RockAuto.com (www.RockAuto.com)also returns as a primary heat race sponsor partner.

Lane Automotive (www.laneautomotive.com) is returning as Fast Masters co-sponsor.

MSD Ignition (www.msdperformance.com/brands/msd) is also returning as Fast Masters co-sponsor.

The Perfit Corporation (www.engineproparts.com) will once again sponsor the Lucky Dog Award.

XYZ Machining, Inc. (www.goo.gl/vUNns4) will recognize the Crew Chief of the Year.

XYZ Machining, Inc. will also recognize the Sportsman of the Year.

Hoosier Racing Tire will once again provide the SOD spec tires that have proven to equalize competition among various engine sizes and configurations and provide exciting side by side racing. The tires, utilized since the inaugural 2016 season of the SOD “beyond limits” format will remain unchanged through the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

Watch for more 2018 updates at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt. Also go to www.sprintsondirt.com for rules, schedule information, member forms, and other information.

 

 

Speedway Safety Solutions Prepared to Offer Expert Emergency Training

OSWEGO, NY (January 19, 2018) – Speedway Safety Solutions is an all-new service that is open to race track and series operators with the goal of helping to improve the knowledge and skills of speedway safety teams and to provide high quality on-track emergency response services where needed.

SSS Founder and lead instructor, Mark Kapuscinski, has assembled a team of experts with decades of track service experience.

“Speedway Safety Solutions is armed with some of the brightest minds in emergency track services throughout the country,” said Kapuscinski. “We’re hoping to be able to spread our team’s knowledge of track services and emergency response systems to other safety teams throughout the region with the overall goal of improving response times and the safety of all involved at motorsports events.”

In order to do this, Speedway Safety Solutions is prepared to offer high quality training courses for safety teams. From classroom tutorials to hand-on training, SSS can cover every need to help enhance a track or series safety squad.

“We have training programs built for everything from fire extinguishers to driver extrication,” said Kapuscinski. “With the experience our team has we take pride in being able to offer custom classes for our customers to assist them in whatever area they see fit.”

Recently SSS acquired a 2003 Bicknell racing chassis which they have retrofit to be used for driver extrication classes.

While Speedway Safety Solutions is armed to provide expert training, they are also available to help fill out an existing safety team for large event needs.

“SSS is able to provide extra manpower or equipment for teams that need added assistance for larger events,” said Kapuscinski. “If your track is looking to bring in a series that requires added safety, our team of professionals is your answer.”

To schedule a class or book SSS for event coverage call (315) 529-8126 or e-mail info@speedwaysafetysolutionsinc.com.

For more information visit online at www.speedwaysafetysolutionsinc.com.

 

 

Up and Down Chili Bowl for Paul Nienhiser

PETERSEN MEDIA: Climbing back aboard a midget for the first time in nearly three years, Paul Nienhiser would team up with Loyet Motorsports for the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, and admittedly have an up and down week.

“I was pretty rusty and had to re teach myself how to driver a midget during practice day, and I felt pretty comfortable after a couple of sessions, but was still nervous,” Paul Nienhiser said. “I really went to school watching teammates Gary Taylor and Brad Loyet run their prelim nights, so Thursday I actually felt pretty confident heading into the night.”

Lining up fourth in his heat race, Nienhiser would look very strong aboard the BP Fab No. o5N machine as he raced his way into the lead on the second lap. Out front, the Chaplin, IL pilot took care of business and grabbed the win, which successfully moved him into a qualifier.

Gridding the field fourth in his qualifier, Nienhiser would battle with some stout competition, and he forced himself to push his limits at times. While looking to keep pace and lock into the Thursday night feature event, Nienhiser would get into the wall and find himself in the preliminary night ‘B’ main event.

Taking the green flag form the fourth row in his ‘B’, Nienhiser just couldn’t get going forward as he chased after one of just four transfer positions. Slipping back a bit, Nienhiser would close his night out in the 14th spot, which put him deep in Saturday’s ‘Alphabet Soup’.

Picking up the win in Saturday’s ‘I’ Main, Nienhiser would advance into the ‘G’ Main, where he would again have a good run. Racing his way into a transfer position, Nienhiser would make a slight mistake and it would result in his machine spinning out and ultimately ending his Chili Bowl.

“I really have to thank Joe and Brad Loyet of Loyet Motorsports for the opportunity to have a ton of fun at the Chili Bowl,” Nienhiser added. “They have a great group of guys around them, and really made it enjoyable and they worked hard. It really makes me want to run a midget more often.”

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil, Mason Sound, Innovative Design, Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Wessler Bros. Agency, Bob Hawks Autobody, Littleton Storm & Timer, Fierce Herbicide, Sunstoppers Window Tinting, Engler Machine and Took, FK Indy, Rider Racing Engines, Kaeding Performance, and Steve Thomas Racing for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: With Sprint Car racing still a few weeks away, Nienhiser is still figuring out when his next race will be as he balances out his school schedule.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Paul Nienhiser by following him on Twitter @Paul_Nienhiser or by clicking over to www.paulnienhiser.com.

 

 

Offill’s Second Chili Bowl Is In The Books

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though his Chili Bowl ended as the 60th roll over victim of the week, Kyle Offill was still able to have some fun during the week of racing despite the tough results.

“Though we ended upside down on Saturday night, it was still really great to be back with Team RAYPRO for the week,” Kyle Offill said. “Davey has been so great to me, and I really have to thank him for having me back out.”

Tuesday night saw the Tracy, CA driver kick his Chili Bowl off, and it got off to a nice start as he found himself in a battle for second in heat race action. Trying to grab the spot and get the valuable points, Offill would end up losing the handle on his machine and end up finishing sixth.

By way of his finish, Offill would find himself in the sixth row of the ‘C’ Main and when the green flag was displayed to the field he was on the loud pedal as he worked his way toward a transfer position.

Getting within striking distance of the Top-Four, Offill would feel the rear end of his machine slide out from underneath him and his machine would spin to a stop before he finished 13th in the race.

Saturday night saw the 2017 Sprint Car Challenge Tour Rookie of the Year get things started by lining up eighth in the ‘K’ Main. Continuing to run hard as he did during his qualifying night, Offill was able to work his way up to a third place finish and move into a ‘J’ Main.

From the rear of the ‘J’, Offill continued to go forward on the Tulsa Expo Raceway, but as he worked into another transfer position a car in front of him would get out of shape and with nowhere to go Offill would make contact and become the 60th rollover victim of the week to close his Chili Bowl.

“I really have to thank everyone who made all of this possible,” Offill added. “My guys worked hard to give me a really good car. I also have to give a special thanks to Bacchetti Hay, Offill Family Farms, and Country Builders. This is a fun event, and I would love more time in a midget this year to hopefully help out for the next Chili Bowl.”

Team KO Racing would like to thank Ochoco West, Boise Cascade, Reliable Lumber, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, TMAC Motorsports, Offill Family Farms, Golden State Lumber, Inc., California TrusFrame, Lord & Sons, Inc., B&S Hacienda Auto Body, Country Builders Construction, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, HRP, Taco Bravo, and Bacchetti Hay Service for their support this year.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 2, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 0, Top 10’s: 0

ON TAP: Offill will be off for a couple of weeks before racing in California gets underway. Offill is scheduled to kick the sprint car season off on March 2nd and 3rd in Chico, CA.

 

 

MOVE-IN FOR PPB MOTORSPORTS 2018 RACE CAR & TRADE SHOW MOVING ALONG AT RAPID PACE; GREAT PHILA. EXPO CENTER’S 250,000 SQUARE FEET BEING TRANSFORMED INTO AUTO RACING EXTRAVAGANZA

OAKS, PA January 18 (Thursday), 2018 . . . The PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show, which officially opens on Friday, Jan. 19 inside the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa., is moving into the Center’s 250,000 square feet of exhibitor space.

As of Thursday afternoon, a little over twenty hours before the Show’s doors open to the public at 2:00 PM Friday, an estimated 75% of the more than 150 commercial exhibitors and a like percentage of the 250 race cars registered for the Show were in the building.

“The weather is good for move-in day and we’re seeing more and more of our exhibitors arriving earlier than usual,” Len Sammons, show organizer, said. “And with very nice weather forecast for the three days of the show, we are expecting very good crowds.”

At the lavish Pioneer Pole Building Display, PPB staff was vacuuming the carpet in its booth, after having placed the Modifieds of Billy Pauch, Sr., and Craig VonDohren and several others.

The Short Track Super Series and Georgetown Speedway booths were taking shape. Brick pavers and landscaping mulch featured the Georgetown Speedway featured car, the Super Late Model owned and driven by Ross Robinson. Robinson himself was helping promoter Brett Deyo and Deyo’s wife Heather even out the decorative material.

Preparations were in high gear at the Behrent’s Performance Warehouse booth were Jeff Behrent, Jeff Heotzler and others were pricing fire suits, helmets and related personal safety equipment. Behrent’s is among many exhibitors that have been in all 33 previous Motorsports Shows.

Booth building was also proceeding at a rapid pace Thursday afternoon at the Bridgeport Speedway display, the New Egypt booth, the Lincoln Speedway exhibit and dozens of others.

The 34th PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show officially opens Friday, January 19 at 2:00 PM. Featured Friday, beginning at 7:00 PM, is a racing themed reprise of television’s The Tonight Show, starring Dino Oberto, and featuring reflections of the Pine Brook Speedway, which raced from 1962 through the late eighties before it closed.

PPB Motorsports runs from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM Saturday, January 20. The full day will be highlighted by the personal appearances of three time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart, who will sign autographs from 12:00 Noon through 2:00 PM. Also making an appearance will be former NASCAR Crew Chief and current on air personality Larry MacReynolds, and The King, Steve Kinser, the all-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion.

Top northeastern race winners will appear throughout the day to sign autographs. And a gallery of former stars from Pine Brook Speedway will be on hand to swap stories with one another and with fans.

The festivities heat up beginning at 7:30 PM with the staging of the annual Ms. Motorsports Pageant, sponsored by Oliver Construction. Ms. Motorsports 2017, Taylor Albert will crown her successor at the end of the always well-attended event.

The show’s third and final day, Sunday, January 21, is dedicated to the younger race fans, featuring the Little Ms. Motorsports pageant and Kids Big Wheel Races. Doors on Sunday swing open at 11:00 AM.

For more information about the 2018 PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show, visit www.MOTORSPORTSTRADESHOW.com

 

 

 Must See Racing Awards

HOLLY, Mich. – The top performers from the 2017 Must See Racing Sprint Car Series season will be honored during the annual Must See Racing Awards Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 20 in Coldwater, Mich.

Returning to the Quality Inn at 1000 Orleans Blvd. in Coldwater, the night of celebration will be led by 2017 series champion Jimmy McCune, set to be honored for the third-straight year at the head table.

McCune put together a career season that included eight wins in 12 Must See Racing events (including one non-points victory at Birch Run Motor Speedway), locking up the title with one race remaining and securing the title by 114 points over nephew Anthony.

In addition to McCune’s laurels, Johnny Petrozelle III will be recognized as the inaugural Must See Racing South division champion, earning top honors for the southern contingent after a fourth-place finish in the season finale at Hickory Motor Speedway in November.

Petrozelle edged Anthony Linkenhoker by 39 points for the Southern crown.

Over $30,000 in points fund money, gift certificates, awards and other products will be presented during the program, which will feature keynote speaker Scott Junod, the Director of Racing from American Racer Tires.

Trophies for the top 15 in series points, as well as the top five in South division points, will be presented along with 24'' by 36'' profile posters commemorating the driver’s place in the season standings.

Multiple special awards and certificates, as well as championship jackets, will also be presented during the program, including honoring the series’ Driver of the Year, Crew Chief of the Year, Car Owner of the Year and Most Improved Driver.

North Carolina’s Bronzie Lawson IV will be honored as the 2017 Must See Racing Rookie of the Year after his ninth-place finish in the championship this season. Lawson participated in seven of the 11 points-paying features run during the year, traveling eight hours or more to several events in the process.

All factors added up to an exciting and memorable year, one that series officials hope can be built upon for an even stronger 2018 season.

“We are excited to honor our 2017 champions and special award winners this weekend and thank all our drivers and teams for their immense support throughout our last year,” said MSR President Jim Hanks. “We look forward to an exciting night and appreciate the Quality Inn Coldwater staff for their hospitality.”

Saturday’s banquet kicks off with a 5 p.m. social hour, with dinner being served at 6 p.m. and the awards presentations following at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Bricen James Returns To The Chili Bowl; Makes It Up To B Main

By Ben Deatherage  Albany, Oregon- In only his second ever appearance at Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, Bricen James would show much improvement after his 2017 debut. The Albany, Oregon driver would once again strap in the cockpit for car owner Johnny Herrera and managed to put the mount in the Second B-Main on Saturday, January 13th.

However, before Saturday James would take part in his qualifying night on Friday, the 12th. In his heat race he would start eighth and finish in third. In the qualifier later in the evening he would grab the fourth position which would start him fourteenth in the feature. After starting towards the back Bricen would climb up to eighth when the checkered flag dropped.

“I thought Friday was the best day to get qualified because all of the big names ran earlier in the week,” commented James, “I thought we had a really good car all week, I think we had a good shot at locking it into the show on Friday but wasn’t at the right place at the right time. “

On Saturday night Bricen James lined up tenth in the Second B-Main. He had to work his way to sixth to grab a transfer position into the main event but unfortunately, he would be caught up in an incident right off the bat. He was able to resume but would be scored sixteenth when everything was all said and done.

“I was really disappointed with how things turned out in the B Main. But it was a situation where I had nowhere to go and there was nothing I could do.”

Although he may have not competed in the grand finale James did improve off results the previous year. He also managed to be joined with two teammates over the course of the week, Harli White and Roger Crockett.

“It was funny that the only two Oregon guys ended up on the same team which was cool. I never knew Roger prior to Chili Bowl but I got to really get to know him during the whole week and I learned a bit from him. I really can’t thank the Herrera’s enough for this great opportunity as well as all the people that made it possible to get me out there.”

Bricen James would like to thank Performance Food Services, Go Plumbing and Heating, James Gang Pizza, Crocker’s Cars, Rhodes Warden Insurance, Linn-Benton Insurance, Big Sky Landscaping, Sign Express, and the many people that helped sponsor. James will get his IMCA Modified ready for the upcoming Arizona Modified Tour in the Canyon State before he returns for regular action in the Pacific Northwest in the spring.

Bricen James is a second-generation driver from the town of Albany, Oregon. James’ father, Charlie, was a two-time Willamette Speedway, in Lebanon, Oregon, track champion back in the 1990’s. Bricen won three titles in the same year at Willamette in 2014 as well as winning a championship at Salem Indoor Speedway earlier in his career. Other notable wins on his resume includes the 2015 triumph at the Big Sky Kartway’s Wild West Shootout in Missoula, Montana. In 2017 he would win the IMCA Modified portion of the Strawberry Cup at Willamette Speedway. Be sure and follow their Facebook page “James Gang Racing” for the latest information.

 

 

Consignments and Graphics Person Sought for Upcoming Wichita Falls Trade Show!

Wichita Falls, Texas – January 19, 2016 - The final 4 Speed Promotion event for the 2017-2018 off season is just two weeks away as Greg Deatherage is set to present the annual Texas Racer’s/High Performance Trade Show, Auction and Swap Meet on Friday and Saturday night, February 2-3, 2018. This event will once again take place at the MPEC Center in the JS Birdwell Arena in Wichita Falls, Texas. Since 1985 Deatherage has brought his Midwest Winter Race Show to Wichita Falls and despite a hiatus when the original Wichita Falls dirt track closed, is now back and growing in popularity in large part to Red River Speedway’s opening a couple years ago. Consignments and trade show booth space are still available, and you must call ahead to reserve. Also, all track promoters will have a free booth available to them to help promote their 2018 race season. 4 Speed Promotions is also looking for an on-site graphics person to be able to take care of drivers needs while attending this event. Set-up and consignment day is Friday, February 2, from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. One-day sale will be taking place on Saturday from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM. The JS Birdwell Arena is located 111 North Burnett in Wichita Falls. To reserve your booth space and consignments call Greg (580) 940-723-7241. You can also find more trade show information on the official Midwest Winter Race Show website www.raceshow.net.

 

 

SCHATZ TRIPLES DOWN IN AUSTRALIA Nine-Time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Champion Continues Winning Ways

McKENZIE, Tenn. (Jan. 18, 2018) – Donny Schatz picked up the 2018 season exactly where he left off in 2017 as he kicked-off the new year with a three-win run at Archerfield Speedway in Brisbane, Australia. Driving his iconic No. 15 entry overseas, Schatz picked up his first of three wins on Dec. 29, 2017, in Round Nine of the East Coast Logistics Series. Following suit on January 3 & 6, Schatz capped his down under campaign with a victory in the $20,000-to-win World Series Australian Sprintcar Open.

For a complete list of Schatz’s Australian victories, please see below:

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

12/29/17 Donny Schatz Archerfield Speedway/AUS ECLS Round 9

1/3/18 Donny Schatz Archerfield Speedway/AUS Sprintcar World Series

1/6/18 Donny Schatz Archerfield Speedway/AUS Sprintcar World Series

The McKenzie, Tenn., based shop is currently taking orders for 2018. Teams can contact the shop by calling 1-800-526-5406 or by emailing jjautoracing@bellsouth.net, or by ordering from numerous J&J Auto Racing dealers in the United States, New Zealand and Australia.

For a list of North American based dealers, visit: http://jandjautoracing.com/about/?Page=usa

For a list of Australian based dealers, visit: http://jandjautoracing.com/about/?Page=aus

For a list of New Zealand based dealers, visit: http://jandjautoracing.com/about/?Page=nz

J&J Auto Racing will also expand its social media presence in 2018, as fans can now keep up with the manufacturer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow J&J Auto Racing on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/JJAutoRacing, on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and Instagram @jj_auto_racing. Announcements regarding promotional contests and new products will be released as plans come to fruition.

 

 

Taylor Produces Best Chili Bowl Outing of His Young Career

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 17, 2018) - The little team that could sums up last week's experience for Zac Taylor at the 32 nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

In only his third ever Chili Bowl attempt, the teenager made it into a Saturday C Main, which is quite the accomplishment considering there were nearly 350 competitors at the event, including multi-car teams with NASCAR stars behind the wheel.

The marquee midget event, held inside the River Spirit Expo Center, divided competitors into four qualifying nights. Taylor competed last Wednesday, Jan. 10, against nearly 90 other drivers. A pill draw started him last in his heat race with passing points awarded in addition to the finishing position. Taylor stormed to a fourth-place showing, putting him in a qualifier where he earned more points.

"The heat was the key to the entire week," he said. "I concentrated on hitting my marks and keeping my nose clean. Todd (Henry, the car owner) gave me an outstanding car. I was able to make passes. My crew guys told me I was the second-fastest car on the track."

Taylor rolled off second in the qualifier and he held his own.

"The car was just so good," he said. "All I had to do was not make mistakes and at least hold on to second."

Taylor accumulated enough points to lock into Wednesday's A Main, a feat he had never accomplished.

"When I went up to the lineup board and saw I made the A .... it's a feeling I'll never forget," he said. "For a low-budget team like ours to make the feature against the equipment and talent that's here is amazing."

Taylor faded toward the back early before calming himself and focusing on hitting his marks. He stayed out of trouble while charging to a 12 th-place result, which locked him into a C Main on Saturday.

"To know I was in a C Main was such a confidence booster," he said. "Not to have to worry about having to get to the track first thing Saturday morning, that I would get to race in front of the TV cameras … what a feeling."

Taylor rolled off fourth in the C Main and he needed to finish in the top four to transfer to a B Main.

"I immediately got to third," he said. "Once again my car was outstanding. I went into a corner and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. checked up. I had nearly run over him several times. I hit the brakes and lost tire speed. I hit the cushion and packed the right rear with mud. It vibrated really bad and slowed me down. I was so angry with myself, I didn't perform the rest of the race like I should have.

"Still, it was really cool to get to race on TV. I had so many friends and family Snap Chatting my name from TV. Todd had people he hadn't talked to in years telling him congratulations. It was so encouraging having all the people rallying behind us."

Taylor ended eighth and he said the key to the great Chili Bowl performance was bringing the familiar Henry Motorsports car to the event. In past years Taylor leased a midget ride.

"To come here with Todd and my dad - those who have worked with me the past two summers - was such a comfort," he said. "When you are that comfortable and confident in the car good things are going to happen. It took so much pressure off me."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 10 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (8); Qualifier: 2 (2); Feature: 12 (13).

Jan. 13 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - C Main: 8 (4).

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zac-Taylor-Racing/176561235888527

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1su-PDXOb8wWUoLAw_POQ/videos

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SuperClean

SuperClean was formed on the foundation of two core values: 1. To help people keep the things they love clean and functional. 2. To supply a powerful product that saves time and energy so people can get back to doing the things they love. SuperClean products can be used on automotive parts like engines, underbodies, small parts, wheels and more; outdoor equipment, such as tools, grills and lawn equipment; recreation vehicles, including boats, RVs, bikes, fishing rods, golf clubs and more; and indoor appliances, such as carpets, showers and tubs and even laundry. For more information, visit http://www.SuperClean.com.

"We handed out a ton of SuperClean products during the Chili Bowl," Taylor said. "We are building a fantastic relationship and I look forward to carrying their banner throughout 2018."

Taylor would also like to thank H&H Resurfacing, GatorStake, Open Season Construction, Redline Performance Roofing & Roof Coating Systems, Unique Signs and Designs, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, the Kaiser Family, Pro Shocks, Triple X Racing Company and Hoosier Racing Tires for their continued support.

 

 

Race Car Driver Cale Conley Signs with Dave Jessup Racing for 2018 Tony Stewart Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions

Cale Conley Racing – Vienna, WV (January 15, 2018) Race car driver Cale Conley, of Vienna, WV, has announced his partnership with Dave Jessup Racing (DJR) to run Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions 2018 season. Conley is scheduled to race the DJR sprint car in 55 All-Star events, on 36 tracks in nine states. More races may be added, with a potential for up to 70 events as they participate in select World of Outlaw races as well.

Conley, 25, has been racing since the age of 6. He drove sprint cars in 2009-10, then went south to NASCAR from 2011 to 2015. In 2016 he raced dirt late models and five sprint car races. “I raced against Dave Jessup’s car at a race in ’16, and we made a plan to get together for the following season,” said Conley. “We exceeded expectations and won a couple of races in 2017, so this year we’re going to race the full All-Star season.”

The DJR shop is based in Dayton, Ohio, where Jessup just retired as an automotive instructor at a technical high school. He has always been involved in sprint car racing, building cars and engaging drivers. Cale is looking forward to the full experience with Jessup – with new cars, equipment, truck and trailer, and a lot of tracks he’s never seen before. “I’m excited to race this many times in one year,” said Conley. “Traveling with a small team takes me back to old-school racing, after my time in NASCAR. Of course, my eventual goal is to get back down south to NASCAR, but I’m grateful for the opportunity to drive a full season and get some All-Star wins under my belt.”

This will be a big year for Conley, recently engaged to marry Emma Blaney, who is already steeped in the racing world. Her father, Dave Blaney, running full All-Stars, her brother, NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney, and Uncle Dale are all well-known names in the sport. Cale is looking forward to racing against future in-laws Dave and Dale this season in this strong, up and coming series owned and managed by Tony Stewart. “I’m just excited for all the new adventures this year,” he laughs.

Conley’s 7K car will feature a black and white paint scheme, as chosen by an online vote by his followers on social media. Joe Cheuvront of Joe Cheuvront Originals, a Parkersburg, WV designer, has created the graphics for this and most of Cale’s past cars. Conley plans to spend a

good deal of time at the shop in Dayton when they’re not on the road, returning to his home in Vienna, WV, when he has down time.

Both a race car driver and a businessman, Conley is making his own way as he focuses on securing sponsors through a revolutionary new avenue. His official car sponsor is Merchant Services Ltd, a credit card processing company which allows businesses to dedicate their credit card processing fees to sponsoring Cale’s race car. “It’s a cool way for companies to support me without spending an extra dime,” Cale says, and he has been knocking on doors both locally and nationally to sign up those who want to be part of a successful race team. “I’ve brought on some old friends, and made some new ones, as I share the opportunity to use those unavoidable credit card fees to become part of my sponsorship package and get your business name on my car.”

Cale, with DJR racing, will make their All-Star debut in Florida on February 1-3, at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. The team will spend two weeks doing Florida Speed Weeks leading up to the Daytona 500, then will begin a rigorous schedule. More information and a complete race schedule can be found at caleconley.com, and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

2018 Sprint Car Bandits Rules & Registration Forms Posted; Visit Series Officials at Smiley's Racing Jan. 20 & 27

Mesquite, TX ( 1/17/18 ) by DarinShort.com. The 2018 season for the NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits Series (SCB) presented by Blaine's Motor Supply is just around the corner, and Series rules and driver registration forms are now available. Just go to the rules tab at www.SprintCarBandits.com and the two files are there for you to view/print.

Teams can also visit with officials at the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits vendor display during this weekend's Smiley's Racing Swap Meet Saturday, and at next weekend's Smiley's Racing Pre-Season Sale, January 27 (SCB will be on hand at 10AM-2PM each day).

Both events are held at the Mesquite Smiley's location, which is at 103 Gross Road. Click www.SmileysRacing.com for all additional event information.

All SCB drivers must fill out and return the driver registration forms prior to competing in SCB events. Drivers can turn in their registration forms at either of the Smiley's events, or upon arrival at the track on their first night of competition.

Rules changes for this season are very minor, but necessary. Pay special attention to the 'wheel cover' rules - if you happen to run them on your car.

Drivers are urged to just take a few moments to read through the 2018 rules, so they are better informed - and it will help reduce possible confusion on race night.

Thank you again to all of the race tracks, race teams and sponsors for the outpouring of support of the Series they have demonstrated during the off-season, 2018 is certainly going to be a FANtastic year!

Businesses looking to get involved as marketing partners, are urged to contact Steve Lang ASAP, at SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234.

The 2018 Sprint Car Bandits events schedule is now full. If your track is looking to book a Series event for the 2019 season, please contact Steve at the information posted above.

The first weekend of NCRA Sprint Car Bandits competition will be held March 23 with the running of the Gene Adamcik Memorial at Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX, and on March 24 at 105 Speedway in Cleveland, TX.

Well over 30 teams have been in contact with the SCB and have indicated their intent to run all, or the majority of, the SCB scheduled events in 2018.

Here is the 2018 NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits Schedule – as of 1/17/18:

March 23 - Gene Adamcik Memorial, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX
March 24 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX
March 31 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
April 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR
April 21 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX
April 28 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore, OK
May 11 - TBA
May 12 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX
May 26 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS
May 27 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS
June 9 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
June 16 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX
June 22 - Children’s Tumor Foundation Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX
June 23 - Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale, TX
June 30 - Firecracker 25, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX
July 7 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX (Elite Non-Winged Sprints also on event card)
July 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR
July 28 - Rose Bowl Speedway, Winona, TX
August 4 - Cotton Bowl Speedway, Paige, TX
August 18 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX
August 24 - Muscular Dystrophy Association Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX
August 25 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX
September 14 - TBA
September 15 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX
September 29 – SCB Series Championships LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX

See you at the races!

 

 

Taylor Produces Best Chili Bowl Outing of His Young Career

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 17, 2018) - The little team that could sums up last week's experience for Zac Taylor at the 32 nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

In only his third ever Chili Bowl attempt, the teenager made it into a Saturday C Main, which is quite the accomplishment considering there were nearly 350 competitors at the event, including multi-car teams with NASCAR stars behind the wheel.

The marquee midget event, held inside the River Spirit Expo Center, divided competitors into four qualifying nights. Taylor competed last Wednesday, Jan. 10, against nearly 90 other drivers. A pill draw started him last in his heat race with passing points awarded in addition to the finishing position. Taylor stormed to a fourth-place showing, putting him in a qualifier where he earned more points.

"The heat was the key to the entire week," he said. "I concentrated on hitting my marks and keeping my nose clean. Todd (Henry, the car owner) gave me an outstanding car. I was able to make passes. My crew guys told me I was the second-fastest car on the track."

Taylor rolled off second in the qualifier and he held his own.

"The car was just so good," he said. "All I had to do was not make mistakes and at least hold on to second."

Taylor accumulated enough points to lock into Wednesday's A Main, a feat he had never accomplished.

"When I went up to the lineup board and saw I made the A .... it's a feeling I'll never forget," he said. "For a low-budget team like ours to make the feature against the equipment and talent that's here is amazing."

Taylor faded toward the back early before calming himself and focusing on hitting his marks. He stayed out of trouble while charging to a 12 th-place result, which locked him into a C Main on Saturday.

"To know I was in a C Main was such a confidence booster," he said. "Not to have to worry about having to get to the track first thing Saturday morning, that I would get to race in front of the TV cameras … what a feeling."

Taylor rolled off fourth in the C Main and he needed to finish in the top four to transfer to a B Main.

"I immediately got to third," he said. "Once again my car was outstanding. I went into a corner and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. checked up. I had nearly run over him several times. I hit the brakes and lost tire speed. I hit the cushion and packed the right rear with mud. It vibrated really bad and slowed me down. I was so angry with myself, I didn't perform the rest of the race like I should have.

"Still, it was really cool to get to race on TV. I had so many friends and family Snap Chatting my name from TV. Todd had people he hadn't talked to in years telling him congratulations. It was so encouraging having all the people rallying behind us."

Taylor ended eighth and he said the key to the great Chili Bowl performance was bringing the familiar Henry Motorsports car to the event. In past years Taylor leased a midget ride.

"To come here with Todd and my dad - those who have worked with me the past two summers - was such a comfort," he said. "When you are that comfortable and confident in the car good things are going to happen. It took so much pressure off me."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 10 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (8); Qualifier: 2 (2); Feature: 12 (13).

Jan. 13 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - C Main: 8 (4).

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zac-Taylor-Racing/176561235888527

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1su-PDXOb8wWUoLAw_POQ/videos

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SuperClean

SuperClean was formed on the foundation of two core values: 1. To help people keep the things they love clean and functional. 2. To supply a powerful product that saves time and energy so people can get back to doing the things they love. SuperClean products can be used on automotive parts like engines, underbodies, small parts, wheels and more; outdoor equipment, such as tools, grills and lawn equipment; recreation vehicles, including boats, RVs, bikes, fishing rods, golf clubs and more; and indoor appliances, such as carpets, showers and tubs and even laundry. For more information, visit http://www.SuperClean.com.

"We handed out a ton of SuperClean products during the Chili Bowl," Taylor said. "We are building a fantastic relationship and I look forward to carrying their banner throughout 2018."

Taylor would also like to thank H&H Resurfacing, GatorStake, Open Season Construction, Redline Performance Roofing & Roof Coating Systems, Unique Signs and Designs, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, the Kaiser Family, Pro Shocks, Triple X Racing Company and Hoosier Racing Tires for their continued support.

 

 

Last Call for DCRP Awards Banquet Tickets

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (January 17, 2018) – Dodge City Raceway Park fans, racers and crew members can enjoy an evening filled with food, music and awards at the Saturday, January 27, DCRP Awards Banquet.

The festivities will take place at the Western Expo Center located adjacent to Dodge City Raceway Park at the intersection of US 56 and US 283 on the south edge of Dodge City, KS.

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., with dinner served at 7:00 p.m. and the awards ceremony to follow.

Tickets to the event are just $25 per person and must be ordered by January 20, 2018, to determine an accurate headcount. Tickets may be ordered by calling Gina Wilson at 620-339-9873 or Tommie Estes, Jr., at 405-238-8485. Fans and team members alike are encouraged to join in on the fun.

The top ten in points in all five divisions (Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks) that competed in at least 80% of the events will receive trophies and point fund money.

The 2017 season at Dodge City Raceway Park featured 14 scheduled nights of racing action with Taylor Velasquez (Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars), Clay Sellard (IMCA Modifieds), Jeff Kaup (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars) and Reagan Sellard (IMCA Hobby Stocks) each capturing track championships.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

Knoxville Raceway

Marion County Fair Board Makes Donation

The Marion County Fair Board has recently voted to make a $200,000 donation to the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower, the newest addition to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum. The board has also pledged to make $1000,000 in physical improvements to the property surrounding the new suite tower.

Progress on the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower has been steady over the winter and the plans remain consistent to be ready by the season opener on Saturday, April 14.

For more information on the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower and how to join the sprint car community in making a donation, please visit www.BCForever.com.

Checkered Flag Concessions Signs Three-Year Contract

Checkered Flag Concessions has recently signed a three-year contract to remain the manager of concessions at Knoxville Raceway.

Owned by Nick and Kirsti Peterson, Checkered Flag Concessions first joined Knoxville Raceway in 2017. The group instantly brought in new additions to Knoxville Raceway, including the loved Burrito Bowl, located at the west concession stand, as well as super pretzels, giant corn dogs and jumbo pickles.

For the 2018 season, Checkered Flag Concessions is planning a new catering menu for all suites and a rotating BBQ offering at concession stands.

Join Knoxville Raceway at the Des Moines RV & Outdoor Show

Plan a trip to this weekend's Des Moines RV & Outdoor Show and stop by the Knoxville Raceway display! Try out our new iRacing Simulator and pick up the 2018 pocket schedule.

The Des Moines RV & Outdoor Show starts this Friday, January 19 at Noon, local time, and is held at the Iowa Events Center. The show features more than 100,000 square feet of outdoor recreation. Tickets are $8.50. Children 16 and under are free.

For more information, visit www.iowaeventscenter.com.

$1 Busch Light Nights Set for 2018

Thanks to the long-time partnership with our friends at Doll Distributing and Budweiser, Knoxville Raceway will once again host $1 Busch Light Nights on select race nights in 2018.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 5 with $1 Busch Lights. Saturday, June 23 - Marion County Farm Bureau Night- will also feature $1 Busch Lights.

The Thirsty Thursday $1 Busch Lights tradition continues on Thursday, September 13 for the opening night of the Late Model Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores.

Tune-In to The Grand Annual Classic from Australia

The 2018 Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic from Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Aus., kicks-off this weekend!

Watch Australia's equivalent of the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores live online at www.clayperview.com. Live action begins on Thursday, January 18, and PPV starts at $29.99.

2017 Knoxville Raceway champion Ian Madsen will compete in the event, as well as Knoxville Raceway regulars Terry and Austin McCarl. 2016 Knoxville Nationals champion, Jason Johnson, will also race for The Classic title.

 

Clyde Knipp Racing and T-Rex Tape form a Ferociously Strong Partnership for 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Season

California, MO (January 17, 2018) – The offseason has been a very busy time for Clyde Knipp Racing. Set to begin his third season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series on February 9, 2018 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL, Clyde Knipp will feature a new primary marketing partner: T-Rex® Tape.

T-Rex® Tape is designed for those moments when you need intense holding power, no matter the application. The Ferociously Strong Tape® is ideal for homeowners, craftsman and outdoorsmen who demand the highest quality tools and gear. Unlike ordinary duct tapes, this Ferociously Strong Tape® is formulated with super-durable, extra-thick, UV-resistant materials to work longer and hold stronger than other utility tapes, on rough and dirty surfaces and through all-weather types and temperatures. Perfect for simple, around-the-house fixes, tough projects on seasonal to-do lists or moments in the great outdoors – there’s no project too big or too small for these ferociously strong products.

T-Rex Tape® is marketed by ShurTech Brands, LLC, based out of Avon, OH. ShurTech Brands markets DIY (Do It Yourself), EIY (Express It Yourself) and Home & Office consumer products under the Duck®, FrogTape®, T-Rex® Tape, Painter’s Mate Green® and Shurtape® brands.
“I am extremely excited to have T-Rex® Tape as our primary partner for the 2018 season,” said Knipp. “It’s exciting to have a Ferociously Strong brand like T-Rex® Tape join our team and our existing partners. It is truly a team effort to race full-time and to have T-Rex® join our team, it’s tremendous!”

Clyde Knipp Racing would like to thank T-Rex Tape, Korte Transportation, Roush Construction, Fischer Body Shop Inc., Mid-America Sign Works, Al and Diane’s Red Onion Lounge,Besty Motorsports, APEX Structures, Bob McAdam Racing, Jbc Transport Group LLC, K1 RaceGear, Simpson Race Products, AA Propane, Lucas Oil, Factory Kahne, Green’s Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, DMI Bulldog, Diversified Machine, Inc. / DMI / BullDog Rears, Maxim Chassis and Kistler Racing Engines, Jeff Knittel, Command 1, LLC,

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Caleb Armstrong qualifies for Chili Bowl Nationals A-main; ‘True Outlaw’ schedule ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NEW CASTLE, IN (January 17, 2018) - Although he was shy of obtaining his ultimate goal of winning a Chili Bowl Nationals title, Caleb Armstrong’s quest for the coveted Golden Driller ended within reach; qualifying for the 55-lap finale on Saturday night and bettering well over 300 entries who made the tow to Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Armstrong, a former preliminary night winner of the world-renowned, midget program, solidified his chance at a Chili Bowl Nationals title by winning the second of two B-mains. The New Castle, Indiana, native would race on to finish 17th.

“Things kinda started out rough, but it ended up really good,” Caleb Armstrong said, who finished fifth during his preliminary main event to set-up his B-main start on Saturday. “The car we ran was brand new from the tires up. And the team was new, also. It was the first time I worked with any of those guys except for Kevin [Besecker]. To go out and put results like that together says a lot. I’m truly proud of our results. Obviously we wanted to run closer to the front on Saturday night, but just making the show is a huge accomplishment. I owe it all to Brian Daugherty, Maria Melillo, Kevin Besecker, and Randy Hannagan.”

After two years of Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, Caleb Armstrong will take a small step back and reset his focus toward a ‘true outlaw’ schedule; hitting and missing local and regional events across much of the Midwest. The pilot of his family-owned, Baker Crop Insurance-backed, No. 7C sprinter will not attend any of the scheduled events in Florida.

“We won’t be heading back to Florida this year,” Armstrong stated. “The plan is to just do our own thing. We had a lot of fun racing with the All Stars the last few years, but our interest now is to hit and miss whatever we want. There are a lot of big races throughout the Midwest that we want to be a part of, All Star events included, but we won’t be following an exact schedule.”

Fans are invited to keep up with Caleb Armstrong online at www.calebarmstrong.com, as well as on all of his available social media networks including Twitter: @Armstrong7C

2017 Highlights: Finished seventh during Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon (OH) Speedway on July 8. Finished 10th during Arctic Cat All Star main event at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Monday, July 24. Charged from 25th to 15th at Eriez Speedway during I-79 Summer Shootout action. Finished second during Arctic Cat All Star main event at Lebanon Valley (NY) Speedway, as well as seventh during Arctic Cat All Star main event action at Outlaw (NY) Speedway. Finished fourth during Freedom 40 at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, August 5. Scored $15,000 FAST/OSCS victory during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield Motor Speedway. Charged from 12th to sixth during Wayne County Speedway’s Pete Jacobs Memorial on Sunday, September 3. Qualified for Tuscarora 50 main event at Port Royal (PA) Speedway. Finished eighth during Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway visit on Sunday, September 17. Charged from 22nd to ninth during Four Crown Nationals main event at Eldora Speedway on September 23.

2017 Wins: 1 (Mansfield Motor Speedway - Great Lakes Dirt Nationals - $15,000) 2017 Stats: 18 Arctic Cat All Star top-ten finishes in 46 feature starts; six top-five finishes. Ended year third in Arctic Cat All Star driver standings.

Armstrong is quick to thank his current marketing partners: Baker Crop Insurance, Neal Metal Recycling, All-Star Performance, Armstrong Farms, Specialty Fuels & Logistics, Beast Enterprise, Simpson Racing Products, Wilwood Brakes, Wings Unlimited, PAC Racing Springs, Penske Shocks, and Schoenfeld Headers.

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 / corini.anthony@yahoo.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com

 

 

Carl Bowser to Join All Star Circuit of Champions Tour in 2018 in Chiappelli Motorsports #98

Butler, PA (January 17, 2018) – After a successful season in 2017 in his first year in the Chiappelli Motorsports #98, Carl Bowser and the #98 team will launch the driver's rookie season with the All Star Sprint Circuit of Champions in 2018.

"To be able to take a car out on the All Star tour with Tom and Fran and our team means a lot," Bowser said. "We had been heading in this direction by adding more All Star races and travel in 2016 when we bought the #10 team out. When we decided to partner with Tom and Fran, we all sat down and decided to put one season of more aggressive traveling together before we committed to the All Star schedule."

The 2017 season was a year of growth for Bowser, running 43 races primarily in Central PA and putting the #98 car in victory lane three times. The 2018 season has more than 70 dates on the schedule between 50 races on the All Star schedule, local shows in Western PA and special events.

"We have taken more risks and raced tougher cars in preparation for a long future together with Tom and Fran," Bowser said. "We're confident that this is the right next step for us, especially with the caliber of cars that we're going to be up against with the All Stars. Our crew and sponsors have been really supportive of our goals, so we're excited to move forward together as a team because we couldn't do it without that."

Bowser will kick off the 2018 season in March in Central PA to prepare for the All Star points opener at Atomic Speedway on Friday, April 6th.

To learn more about Carl and the Carl Bowser Racing team, you can like the team’s page on Facebook, follow Carl on Twitter, subscribe to the YouTube channel or visit CarlBowser.com.

The Carl Bowser Racing team would like to thank their 2017 sponsors: Golden Flavor Sesame Sticks, Turner Dairy Farms, DirtyMouth Communications, Reeseman Body Shop, Ringer’s Pet Dog Training, Precise Tool and Die, Precise Racing Products/Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, and Alternative Power Sources. For more information, please contact Kristin at kristin@dirtymouthcommunications.com.

 

MOTORSPORTS EXECUTIVE JERRY GAPPENS
LEASES GAS CITY I-69 SPEEDWAY

GAS CITY, Indiana.........With a résumé that includes more than 25 years of successful motorsports promotion - including running the largest sports and entertainment facility in New England - well-respected racing executive Jerry Gappens has reached an agreement with track owner Jack Himelick to lease and promote Gas City I-69 Speedway effective immediately.

Located just off Interstate 69 between Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne, the semi-banked, quarter-mile dirt oval opened in the mid-1980s.

Known for his creative and effective marketing and promotional skills, Gappens enjoyed a 23-year career with Speedway Motorsports, Inc., owner and operator of eight major NASCAR venues, working for NASCAR Hall of Fame track owner O. Bruton Smith.

A native of Kokomo, Indiana, Gappens most recently served as executive vice-president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway for eight years. He developed marketing strategies that helped sell more than 1 million tickets to NASCAR, motorcycle and road course events during his tenure. In addition, he helped create new revenue streams, increased brand awareness of the multi-use facility and its events and implemented exciting pre-race entertainment, including concerts, game shows with prizes totaling $300,000 and a $1 million New Hampshire Educational Lottery promotional giveaway.

Before his promotion to oversee NHMS, Gappens spent 15 years in executive management at Charlotte Motor Speedway, working under the "P.T. Barnum" of motorsports promotion, H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler. His various roles included publicity, promotion and marketing events for the 1.5-mile superspeedway, quarter-mile and fifth-mile asphalt ovals and a four-tenths-mile dirt track. Gappens was honored as the inaugural recipient of the Most Outstanding PR/Marketing executive in the NASCAR industry during his time at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Additionally, Gappens worked as an on-air talent for ABC Sports' coverage of major motorsports events, including the Indianapolis 500, Monaco Grand Prix and various NASCAR races.

"Jerry brings a wealth of experience in motorsports promotion and event management," said Himelick. "I look forward to us working together in making Gas City I-69 Speedway one of the premier short tracks in the Midwest. "

Himelick purchased the facility, which was dormant at the time, in 1996 and has made significant upgrades during his ownership. He brought in Jiggs Thomason in 1997 to promote the track and the two enjoyed a successful 17-year run until Thomason's retirement. In recent years, various promoters have rented the facility for special events only. Gappens plans to restore a full schedule of events this season.

"This is a great opportunity," said Gappens. "I appreciate Jack's faith in me and allowing me to come on board and usher in a new era of racing and entertainment for this little gem of a facility. I think the fans, competitors and community are going to like what we have in store for them."

Gappens said the first priority is putting together a schedule of events for this season, including contacting various sanctioning bodies for date availability. Looking primarily at Friday night shows featuring non-wing sprint cars, Gappens added that special events could also be run on other days. Divisions being considered include midgets, late models, modifieds and additional local classes. Other non-racing dates could include flea markets, music, car shows and a Christian-themed festival.

"Race nights will include interactive activity for the fans with prize giveaways, unique racing platforms like school buses, lawn mowers, car-trailer tandem racing and anything else that will help make it an evening of fast, fun, family entertainment," Gappens noted. "Heck, we will race cheetahs down the frontstretch if I can find two!"

For more information and schedule updates, visit the track's website at www.gascityi69speedway.org.

 

 

Andrews Records His Career-Best Chili Bowl Nationals Result

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 17, 2018) - Chris Andrews took a big stride in his third career Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

The Sandusky, Ohio, native, who drives a 410ci winged sprint car in the summer, scored a heat race win and qualified for Saturday's D Main during the 32nd edition of the marquee midget event last week inside the River Spirit Expo Center. It marked a huge improvement over his first two attempts at arguably the world's biggest midget event.

"I just need more seat time," he said. "I have to rely on Brian and Tyler (Thomas, the car owner and fellow team driver) to set the car up with very little feedback from me. I'm getting closer to being able to give them more input to help make the car more comfortable for me. These cars are a completely different beast to drive."

Andrews drove the BT Machine No. 91A to his first ever Chili Bowl checkered flag in a heat race last Tuesday to open preliminary action. However, it wasn't easy as Andrews fell to fourth at the start of the race after lining up third.

"With limited hot laps, you really don't know how good your car is until the heat," he said. "I fell back at first, but knew right away I had a good car. I just needed to quit making mistakes. It seems to be hit or miss with me in a midget and I took a chance and got by two cars in turn one to take the lead."

The heat win put Andrews in a qualifier, which is an opportunity to earn more valuable points. He started and finished fifth, locking him into the 16th starting position for the night's A Main.

"I struggled to run the bottom with that berm," he said. "A lot of the really good guys have mastered it. I left a lot out there. I just need more laps to learn to run the slick and the bottom better."

Unfortunately, Andrews got caught up in someone else's crash, suffering front end damage and ending his night 24th.

"Just to make the A Main on your qualifying night when you race against nearly 90 other cars and the best midget racers in the world is a huge accomplishment," he said. "I really wish we would have gotten to finish the feature. I really feel like we could have passed some cars."

Andrews was locked into one of two D Mains during the Chili Bowl finale on Saturday because of his strong preliminary night performance.

"The track was very slick all day and I struggle with a midget on the slick," he said. "That's what I really need to work on. I appreciate all the coaching and help Tyler gives me. I need to race midgets more so I can give the team the information they need to make the car better. We finished 15th, but it was my best showing in three years of attempting the Chili Bowl."

Andrews, the 410ci sprint car track champion in 2017 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, will now concentrate on working with the Burmeister Racing team toward getting ready for the upcoming sprint car season.

"We are building cars to go after wins and championships again," he said. "We have our work cut out for us. Ohio has some of the toughest 410 competition out there."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 9 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (3); Qualifier: 5 (5); Feature: 24 (16).

Jan. 13 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - D Main: 15 (13).

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews19c

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.andrews.5059

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BT Machine Inc.

Located in Tulsa, Okla., BT Machine Inc. was founded in March of 1992 by Brian and Kristi Thomas. BT Machine Inc has grown to 26 employees and occupies a 27,000 square foot facility. Providing a full-service precision machine shop, fabrication shop and powder coating facility, BT Machine Inc. strives to meet customer demands for quality and on-time deliveries. For more information, visit http://www.BTMachineInc.com.

"I can't thank Brian, Kristi and Tyler enough for the opportunity they've given me," Andrews said. "They took a huge chance on a guy who had never driven a midget and have made me part of their family. I want to thank Courtney Barth and Andrew Barman for all their hard work during the week. I can't wait until next year."

Andrews would also like to thank Shawn Loken and DKW Transport for their support at the Chili Bowl.

 

 

Rilat Makes First Chili Bowl Nationals Start in a Decade

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 17, 2018) - Travis Rilat got off to a strong start last week during the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

Rilat, who was piloting an entry for BDS Motorsports during the marquee midget event located inside the River Spirit Expo Center, won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row during his first Chili Bowl start since 2008.

"I want to thank Bryan Sundby and BDS Motorsports for the opportunity to get back to the Chili Bowl," he said. "We caught a break in the heat race when the opening start was called back after I fell back a couple of positions. Someone stopped on the track so it was a complete restart, which benefitted me. I learned from my mistake and had a better start the second time. We took off into the lead and never looked back."

Unfortunately, a ninth-place result in a qualifier relegated him to a B Main. Rilat powered from seventh to fourth place to capture the final transfer into the main event.

"It's so much different racing in a pack versus starting on the front row," he said. "We had our ups and downs in the qualifier, B Main and A Main. We were always around other cars and it's close-quarters racing. We got caught up in a mess that ended our race a little earlier than we wanted."

Rilat finished 21st in the feature and he returned to the oval on Saturday, when he started seventh in a D Main.

"We raced around where we started for a bit before a mechanical problem ended our weekend," he said.

The DNF closed the event early for Rilat, who enjoyed the opportunity to return to midget competition.

"It's always a fun event and I had a great time being back," he said. "I'll try not to let it be 10 more years before I return the next time."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 9 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 9 (4); B Main: 4 (7); Feature: 21 (24).

Jan. 13 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - D Main: 14 (7).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

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 a few years ago," 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 Frio Chevrolet, MDS Boring & Drilling, Shop The BOSS, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks and All Star Auto Reconditioning for their continued support.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Releases Details and Pricing for Regular Season Events

OSWEGO, NY (January 17, 2018) - With season ticket packages on the way for the 2018 season, Oswego Speedway officials have released admission and pti pricing for the track’s 10 regular events set to take place between the months of May and September, beginning with the speedway’s 68th annual Opening Day on Saturday, May 26.

Returning in 2018, all kids 16 and under will remain FREE with a paid adult at Oswego Speedway. Fans can enter the ‘Home of the Supermodifieds’ in general admission seating for as little as $15 on regular weekly events, $25 for the season opening Twin 50’s, $20 for the Twin 35’s and Mr. Supermodified, $17 for Grand Prix and SBS Twin events, and for only $5 as part of the season ending Track Championship in August.

“Our goal is to create an affordable, fan friendly environment and we believe we’ve done that with our 2018 schedule,” said PR Director Camden Proud. “Reasonable admission prices and the continuation of our kids 16 and under free program plus the addition of Family Night and $5 Admission Track Championship Night at the end of the season are all important facets of keeping Oswego Speedway at the top of everyone’s entertainment choices for many years to come.”

The speedway will start its 68th season with a new trend, as the first ever running of the Jim Shampine Memorial Novelis Supermodified Twin 50’s and the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS will open the 2018 ‘Road to the Championship’ on Memorial Day Weekend.

Oswego then adds two additional events in the month of June this season, which will begin with a regular 50 and 30-lap showing for the Supers and Small Block Supers before the ‘Twins’ return to the Steel Palace one week later on June 16 in the form of Novelis Supermodified Twin 35’s before the first month of summer caps off with the Independence Weekend Grand Prix 75 and 35 lappers which will include the first fireworks show of the season at the conclusion of the program.

Two more regular shows will take place on July 7 and July 14 before the fan favorite 32nd annual $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified and $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS commence on Saturday, July 21 to lead drivers into a busy month of August.

On Saturday, August 4, ‘Retro Night’ returns with a 45-lap Novelis Supermodified main on the card plus a regular show for the Small Block Supers as well as the Old Timer’s Reunion, which will take place at Lighthouse Lanes before the races.

The first ever ‘Family Night’ will be held on Saturday, August 11 which will play host to the second and final fireworks show of the season plus a driver autograph session. Bounce houses will also be set up in turns three and four coupled with face painting, free popcorn and more for the kids during the races.

To cap off the regular season, the return of $5 Admission ‘Teal Palace’ Track Championship Night for Ovarian Cancer Awareness gets the green flag on Saturday, August 18. A 50-lap Novelis Supermodified feature and 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS Feature will decide series champions.

Season ticket and camping packages to go with Oswego Speedway’s 2018 event calendar will be made available in the coming days. To purchase tickets, stop in the speedway box office during winter hours of 11am to 4pm on Saturdays or phone the box office at (315)-342-0646.

Classic Weekend pricing and information is available at OswegoSpeedway.com on the schedule tab. All pricing for the 62nd running of the ‘Classic’ will remain the same for the 2018 season.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

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.

Oswego Speedway 2018 Regular Events and Pricing:

*ALL KIDS 16 AND UNDER FREE*

Saturday, May 26 - 68th Annual ‘Opening Day’

Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial Twins (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS Tony White Memorial (35)

GA: $25 - Res: $30 - Pits: $40 - VIP: $90

Saturday, June 9 - Supermodified and SBS 'Road to the Championship'

Novelis Supermodified (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30)

GA: $15 - Res: $20 - Pits: $30 - VIP: $75

Saturday, June 16 - Novelis Supermodified Twin 35's

Novelis Supermodified Twins (35), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30)

GA: $20 - Res: $22 - Pits: $35 - VIP: $90

Saturday, June 30 - Independence Weekend GRAND PRIX Special

Novelis Supermodified (75), Pathfinder Bank SBS (35)

GA: $17 - Res: $22 - Pits: $30 - VIP: $75

Saturday, July 7 - Oswego Speedway's 'Road to the Championship'

Novelis Supermodified (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30)

GA: $15 - Res: $20 - Pits: $30 - VIP: $75

Saturday, July 14 - Oswego Speedway's 'Road to the Championship'

Novelis Supermodified (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30)

GA: $15 - Res: $20 - Pits: $30 - VIP: $75

Saturday, July 21 - $10,000 to Win Mr. Novelis Supermodified plus $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS

Novelis Supermodified (75), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30)

GA: $20 - Res: $25 - Pits: $35 - VIP: $75

Saturday, August 4 - 'Retro Night'

Novelis Supermodified (45), Pathfinder Bank SBS Twins (20)

GA: $15 - Res: $20 - Pits: $30 - VIP: $75

Saturday, August 11 - Family Night - FIREWORKS!

Novelis Supermodified (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS Twins (20)

ALL KIDS FREE

Driver Autograph Session

Bounce House in Turns 3 and 4 Before the Races

Popcorn, Face Painting and Balloon Animals During the Races

Fireworks Conclude the Show

GA: $17 - Res: $22 - Pits; $30 - VIP: $75

Saturday, August 18 - $5 Admission 'Teal Palace' Track Championship Night

Paint the 'Palace' TEAL to help raise Ovarian Cancer Awareness!

Novelis Supermodified Championship (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS Championship (30)

GA ONLY: $5 - Res: $10 - Pits: $30 - VIP: $75

 

 

Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Piecing Together 2018 Events

OSWEGO, NY - With the new season just a few months away, officials with the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series have been busy coordinating potential 2018 event dates with tracks across the region ahead of the series’ second year of competition.

Already penciled in, the Small Block Supermodifieds will return to the Evans Mills Speedway in the North Country for the 2nd Annual Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series ‘Fall Brawl 50’ set to take place on Sunday, September 16. The decision by Evans Mills to race on Saturday nights this season will not affect this event.

“Before and after the holidays, we’ve been busy talking to several tracks across the region about nailing down our 2018 events,” said series president Mike Bruce. “Right now we have the return of the Fall Brawl 50 set go on September 16 with the hopes of at least one additional event at Evans Mills before the season gets started at Oswego.”

Opening Night at Evans Mills Speedway is set for Saturday, May 5 with another regular show taking place a week later on Saturday, May 12. The third event of the season will follow on Saturday, May 19 which also the date of Oswego Speedway’s season opening practice session.

“The goal is to not interfere with any of Oswego’s events,” noted series promoter and media director Camden Proud. “Mike (Bruce) has been chatting quite a bit with everyone at Evans Mills and while it looks like we may not be able to get an event nailed down for May 5, the second week of their season would be our goal. So hopefully we can be at Evans Mills on May 12 as well.”

The return of the 30-lap special for the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series to the Spencer Speedway on graduation weekend is also in the works. The Small Block Supers have appeared at the Williamson, N.Y. speed plant several times in the past with the NORA Tour, but this season would mark the first appearance for the division at Spencer in several years.

“I’ve been chatting with John White about bringing back our date from last season to Spencer Speedway and he is definitely interested,” Bruce said. “We’re going to keep working together with him to figure out what’s best for all of us and then get the rest of these dates finalized. The scheduling has been a bit more challenging this year, but none of our events are going to even remotely affect Oswego’s shows whatsoever. We want to make sure we keep this as competitor friendly as possible.”

Two more races have been discussed for this fall following the Fall Brawl 50 at Evans Mills. Both of these shows would see brand new tracks on the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series schedule. More information on any additional scheduling or dates will be available in the near future.

A fundraiser for the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series 2018 campaign will also take place prior to the tentative early May event at the Evans Mills Speedway. Details are still being worked out at this time, but the event will return to series namesake Lighthouse Lanes.

For more information on the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series, you can visit the all new official website online at LighthouseLanesSBSSeries.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @LHLSBSupers or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/LighthouseLanesSBSSeries.

2018 Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Overview:

May – Evans Mills Speedway (1 events)

June – Spencer Speedway (1 event)

September – Evans Mills Speedway / TBA (3 events)

About the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series: The Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series, the country’s only Small Block Supermodified touring series, was formed in March 2017 by drivers Mike Bruce and Camden Proud in association with the Evans Mills and Spencer Speedways. Set to be a five race venture in 2018, the series is made possible from the support of Lighthouse Lanes, Route 37 Building Supply, Cam’s NY Pizzeria, as well as the dedicated team owners, drivers, and fans of Small Block Supermodified racing.

 

 

Evans Mills Goes Saturday Night Racing; Fall Brawl 50 Unaffected by Schedule Change

EVANS MILLS, NY - With the 2018 racing season drawing closer, officials at Evans Mills Speedway have made the announcement that their planned 2018 race schedule has shifted, with events from May through the end of August being moved to Saturday nights. September races will still be held on Sundays, as originally scheduled.

After racing on Sunday afternoons for the past several seasons, the announcement had been made in late October that the 3/8-mile paved oval would switch to Friday nights for the upcoming season. However, the late December sale of neighboring Can-Am Speedway and the subsequent announcement that Can-Am would be racing on Fridays instead of Saturdays prompted Evans Mills management to reconsider their options and opt instead to race on Saturdays.

The Evans Mills Speedway schedule retains the special events that had been announced, including a visit from the Classic Asphalt Modifieds and the 50-lap New York Super Stock (NYSS) Series event. The Classic Asphalt Modifieds will now make their appearance on Saturday, May 19th; and the NYSS event will take place on Saturday, July 7th. The Oswego Small Block Supermodified race, scheduled for Sunday, September 16th, is unaffected by the change. All previously purchased season grandstand passes will be honored for the new race dates.

The 2018 schedule at Evans Mills Speedway is slated to kick off with two preseason practice sessions on April 21 and 28, followed by Opening Night on May 5th. A number of special events have already been planned, including two driver autograph sessions, on Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, September 2. The schedule also features four Enduro events on Saturday, May 26th; Saturday, June 30th; Saturday, August 4th; and Sunday, September 2nd.

The track will host a Firefighter Appreciation Night on May 19th, an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Appreciation Night on June 30th, and a Law Enforcement Officer Appreciation Night on August 25th. The track will once again play host to the "Battle at the Border" INEX Legends Asphalt Nationals Qualifier and Bandolero Championship race on Sunday, September 9th. There will be no racing on Saturday, June 23rd for Graduation Weekend.

On Saturday, June 9th, prior to the start of racing events, the Rusty Wallace Driving Experience will take place at the speedway. The program offers a choice of a "ride along" or driving experience, and gives the race fan or racer a chance to turn laps at the track. More details and booking is available online at www.racewithrusty.com, or by calling (855) 22-RUSTY.

The growing Mills Modified crate engine asphalt Modified class will continue to headline the schedule at Evans Mills Speedway in 2018. Several drivers have already purchased cars for the upcoming season, adding to the car count from the division's debut in 2017. The Legends and Bandoleros, nationally sanctioned by INEX, will also return to action in 2018; as will the Thunder Stock and 4 Cylinder Truck divisions. After a several-year hiatus, the Sport Compact class will once again be in action.

More information can be obtained by calling (315) 221-9180.

 

 

32nd Annual Syracuse Motorsports Expo Brought to you by Ferris and VP Racing Fuels set for March 10 and 11.

SYRACUSE, NY – The tradition continues! The 32nd Annual Syracuse Motorsports Expo is set for March 10th and 11th at the Center of Progress Building located on the New York State Fairgrounds. Under new promotions from Jeremie Corcoran, the successful Exposition and Trade Show is full steam ahead!.

“I approached the Patrick family about taking over the show several years ago and now they feel the time is right. I just can’t be more thankful to Joey, Norm, Donna and everyone else, they have been tremendous in the helping me,” Corcoran went on, “This is a great show, they have done such a good job with it for so long it makes it so much easier for me to continue on what they have set as the standard.”

Ferris Mowers and VP Racing Fuels has already signed on as title sponsors of the two-day event. Super Gen Products/Champion Generators will sponsor the best appearing display with more marketing partners being sought out to make the show even larger for 2018.

The show annually kicks off the racing season in Upstate NY and surrounding areas. Track schedules are ready to hand out at their various booths, new cars from the fans favorite drivers are debuted and so much more for the fans of all ages.

A brand new website has just been finished with all your information on https://www.syracusemotorsportsexpo.com/ . Track and Vendor booth space and car entry forms are all ready to look at and space registrations are being taken. Look for an all new Facebook page to be up and running within the next few days.

Corcoran is just coming off a hugely successful Northeast Racing Products Auction and Trade Show at the very same building in November where booth spaced was sold out. He is working hard to keep the momentum to the Motorsports Expo in March.

While cold temperatures are blanketing the entire Northeast, you can expect the racing season to be heating up very quickly! For over 32 years, the Syracuse Motorsports Expo has done just that and in 2018 and will be even hotter!

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN OFFERED IN VARIETY OF FREE SEMINARS AT PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2018 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA January 15, 2018 . . . School will be in session, sort of, at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Race Car and Trade Show taking place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA January 19-21.

In addition to the show, filling 250,000 square feet of show space with just about everything imaginable in motorsports, opportunities to learn are being offered. For just the price of an admission ticket to the show attendees will be able to attend seminars on the basics of racing, legal issues, Micro Sprint racing with Mike Dicely of Hyper Racing, Dirt Late Model Set-Ups with the Bernheisels, Basics of Sponsorship with John Snyder, Safety at the track with Warren Alston and more. Some highly respected people in the industry to be part of the long list of seminars.

Wingless open cock-pit racing has been growing in popularity in recent years. Levi Jones, a seven-time USAC national champion and current top runner Chad Boespflug will help guide local winged racers into the world of wingless Sprint Car racing at a Saturday seminar. They will talk about the changes needed for what will be a new journey for many planning to race the new regional USAC wingless 360 Sprint Car series this year as well as the annual Eastern Storm events for the National USAC Sprint division.

More than 250 racing vehicles and booth displays will be in place for the three day show with three time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart topping the list of participants. In addition former NASCAR Cup winning crew chief and FOX TV personality Larry MacReynolds will be there along with 20-time World of Outlaws Sprint Champion Steve Kinser and rising Sprint Car standout David Gravel along with a long list of local and regional racers.

A long list of speedways and sanctioning organizations will be offering information on their 2018 season plans.

The Pine Brook Speedway Reunion will be a big part of the show featuring cars and drivers from that era.

Show attendees will have many, many opportunities to meet racers and collect autographs, take photos and get up close with the many racing vehicles on display during the three days.

The show opens on Friday, January 19 at 2 p.m. and closes at 9. Doors open on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. The box office and D-Hall exhibit area open one hour earlier each day. Free parking is available.

Check out www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618 for further information.

MOTORSPORTS 2018 SEMINARS

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Friday, January 19: (Show Hours 2 to 9 p.m.)

5:00 - 6:00 PM: (Room 1) The Basics of Racing - Set-up, tire and general maintenance on Street/Pure/Factory Stock and Front Wheel-Drive (asphalt and dirt) “U-car” divisions. Presented by Roy Anderson of Anderson Race Cars.

6:30 -7:15 PM: (Room 2) Legal Issues in Racing, and with the Racing Business - Presented by attorney Meri Van Blarcom-Gupko of Wiley, Malehorn, Sirota and Raynes legal firm. A practicing lawyer with an auto racing background, she will answer racing-related legal questions that you may have, such as sponsor liability, insurance and what responsibilities you need to be aware of as a racer and/or track operator. Open to racers and promoters/track managers. (Note: Legal questions will be answered at no charge during the presentation).

Saturday, January 20: (Show Hours 11 Am To 9 P.M.)

11:30AM - 12:00PM: (Room 2): NEW DIVISION! The Pennsylvania 600 Restricted Micro Sprint class will make its debut in the area in 2018. Wayne Lesher and Mike Dicely will share their vision for the division from young racers ages 10-16 years old.

1:00 - 3:00 PM: (Room 2): INTRODUCTION TO 600cc SPRINT RACING AND 600cc SPRINT CHASSIS SETUP - An introduction to 600cc Sprint racing and 600cc Sprint chassis setups presented by Mike Dicely of Hyper Racing. The first 15 minutes will be dedicated to offer the basic information needed for a race team considering a move to 600cc Sprints. This is ideal for the beginner, someone moving from Quarter-Midgets or anyone interested in the sport. The next 45 minutes will be dedicated to an introduction to 600cc Sprint chassis setups. There will be a Q & A after.

1:15 - 2:15 PM: (Room 1) - Dirt Late Model Set-ups and Chassis Tuning - presented by Jim Bernheisel, and sons Brandon and Bryan, of Bernheisel Race Components/ Lazer Chassis. The Bernheisel family, one of the sport's experts in dirt Late Model chassis building and driving.

2:30 - 3:30 PM: (Room 1): BRIDGEPORT CRATE SPORTSMAN MEETING - Bridgeport Speedway will be allowing only 602 crate engines in their Sportsman division in 2018. At the meeting Pace Performance, KillerCrate, Bridgeport tech, and Bridgeport’s service centers will be present for comments and questions. All 602 Crate- Sportsman drivers who intend on competing at Bridgeport are encouraged to attend.

3:15 - 4:15 PM: (Room 2): The Basics of Race Team Sponsorship - Presented by race team Media Relations consultant and motorsports journalist John Snyder. The basics you need from writing proposals and who do send them to is covered from an expert who has had winning success for decades with several drivers including Brett Hearn.

3:45 - 4:45 PM: (Room 1) INTRODUCTION TO WINGLESS SPRINT CAR RACING - Levi Jones, one of the most decorated drivers in the history of the United States Auto Club (USAC) and current top series racer Chad Boespflug, will help guide local winged racers into the world of wingless Sprint Car racing. They will talk about the changes needed to your race car, help in set-up as well as what you need to be prepared for in what will be a new journey for many in the northeast with the new regional USAC wingless 360 Sprint Car group starting this year as well as the annual Eastern Storm events for the National USAC Sprint division.

5:00 - 6:00 PM: (Room 1) SAFETY AT THE SPEEDWAY - Presented by Warren Alston, a veteran racing flagger and official; and by profession an Emergency Medical Services Chief and Occupational Health Technician. The first part of the seminar will cover what safety measures are, or should be, in place at local racetracks. Topics will include Safety Terms, Kinematics of Trauma, Scene Survey in an accident, Rapid Assessment (RPM) and Treatment Priorities. It will be followed by an actual demonstration, with a race car, of the “team approach” to remove an injured driver. A “must attend” for racetrack first responders, but also open to fans and track management/officials.

4:30 - 5:30 PM: (Room 2) WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RACING SHOCKS - Presented by Mike Walton and Bruce Harwood of Fox Shocks. Hear from the experts how you can tune your race car with shocks, what effect gas PSI has, linear vs. digressive valving, shock maintenance and how to read a dyno sheet. This informative seminar will conclude with a question and answer session.

5:45- 6:35 PM: (Room 2): Taking Photos at the Track - For the “amateur” or the person looking to enter the business, this seminar provides “the basics” of racing photography. One attendee will get a chance to take photos at the Ms. Motorsports competition, with the professionals! Hosted by award winning racing photographer Bob Yurko of Area Auto Racing News

6:15 - 7:15 PM: (Room 1): SPRINT CAR HELP - Greg Hodnett’s winning crew chief Ryan “Roach” Hand will share his knowledge of preparing a Sprint Car for dirt track competition from the work in the shop to pre-race jobs at the speedway. Hand will be open to answer questions from attendees as well.

Sunday, January 21: (Show Hours 11 Am To 4 P.M.)

Noon - 1:30 PM: (Room 1) - USAC Quarter-Midgets Regional Meeting - With the addition of several new quarter-midget clubs in the area, USAC will be conducting a meeting with new and old members to outline the exciting season ahead for the .25 Midgets both locally and nationally.

 

 

CIVIL WAR SCHEDULE UPDATE- 2018 Johnny Key Classic Pushed To August 25th at Ocean Speedway

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA, )- The month of August in Sprint Car racing can be challenging to schedule with big money up for grabs across the country. With two big prestigious 360 races scheduled for August 18thin California, Prentice Motorsports Group, in conjunction with Thunderbowl Raceway, has moved the 58th Annual Johnny Key Classic at Ocean Speedway from August 18th to August 25th to allow racers the opportunity to now compete at the Mark Forni Classic on 18th as well as the Key on the 25th.

“I really have to thank the staff at Thunderbowl Raceway for working with us and moving their scheduled race on August 25th to allow us to push the Johnny Key Classic back a week, and avoid a conflict. This will allow teams a chance to compete for really good money in consecutive weekends,” Prentice Motorsports Group President, John Prentice said. “Last year it went up against he Knoxville Nationals, so this year hopefully it works better for everyone, and we can have a healthy car count with the race moving back to the end of the month.”

The 2018 Johnny Key Classic will again feature the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster as well as the Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo. The race paying homage to the late Johnny Key will again offer up a cool $5000-to-win top prize, and will be the Civil War Series’ second and final event to Ocean Speedway in 2018.

Joining the Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster Series on August 25th for the 58th Johnny Key Classic will also be the Western States Race Saver 305’s making this a can’t miss open wheel event for the winged sprint car fan.

Like it did in 2017, each 2018 Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster race will offer a minimum of $2500 to win, and $400 to start.

2018 Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster Schedule

3/24 Marysville Raceway

4/21 Thunderbowl Raceway - with KWS-NARC 410’s

5/5 Thunderbowl Raceway

5/26 Marysville Raceway – Mel Hall Memorial

5/27 Silver Dollar Speedway- Silver Dollar Fair Race

6/23 Calistoga Speedway – with KWS-NARC 410’s

7/20 Ocean Speedway- Howard Kaeding Classic

8/25 Ocean Speedway- 58th Annual Johnny Key Classic

9/5 Silver Dollar Speedway- Gold Cup Opener

9/15 Calistoga Speedway- Season Finale with World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster will kick the 2018 season off on March 24th in Marysville, CA.

2017 WINNERS: Shane Golobic (March 11th Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (March 31st Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (May 27th Marysville Raceway), Kyle Hirst (May 28th Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (July 1st Marysville Raceway), Kyle Hirst (July 14th Ocean Speedway), Michael Kofoid (August 12th Ocean 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 2018, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 10 events at 5 different tracks around California.

 

 

White and CatSpot Team Up in 2018 Following Chili Bowl Partnership

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 16, 2018) - Harli White has great news following a successful partnership at the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

White, who drove a CatSpot sponsored midget for Johnny Herrera Racing at the marquee event inside the River Spirit Expo Center, is thrilled to announce that CatSpot has joined Harli White Racing for the 2018 season.

"It's huge," she said. "You pray for a sponsor to come along that helps you out and you become family with them. My whole family and I have been praying for a moment like this to happen. We're all excited to get the season going and I think it's going to be bigger and better things to come thanks to CatSpot."

White and the CatSpot sponsored race car had some bright moments during the Chili Bowl. She advanced from sixth to fifth place in a heat race on Wednesday to open preliminary competition. Unfortunately, that narrowly missed a spot in a qualifier and relegated her to a C Main.

White maneuvered from fourth to win the C Main and she charged from 13 th to fifth place in a B Main, which was only one position shy of transferring into the main event.

"We didn't get that many laps on practice day because of a mechanical issue so we entered qualifying night blind and didn't have a lot to go off in terms of the setup," she said. "We got behind the eight ball and tried to work our way up there, but got caught up in a crash in the heat race. That really put us behind, but I knew we were fast."

White returned to the bullring on Saturday and she powered from third to win an E Main before her event closed with a DNF in a D Main.

"The way the track conditions were there weren't a lot of passes going on," she said. "We did what we could. We didn't tear up anything and we moved forward almost every time we were on the track all week. It was a tough week, but any time you're not racing in the morning on Saturday it's been a good week.

"I want to thank Johnny Herrera Racing for the great car as well as CatSpot for their support through not only the Chili Bowl, but moving forward into the 2018 season."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 10 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 5 (6); C Main: 1 (4); B Main: 5 (13).

Jan. 13 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - E Main: 1 (3); D Main: 17 (15).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts

APPAREL -

White has various t-shirt designs ranging from youth small to adult 4XL available for purchase at her race trailer every time she competes and at http://www.harliwhiteracing.net/shopping/ .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CatSpot

CatSpot is an organic cat litter delivery service. The litter is all natural, which is odor eliminating and hypoallergenic. The product is sold online at http://www.CatSpotLitter.com and is delivered with free shipping.

"You pray for a sponsor to come along that helps you out and become family with them and CatSpot has been that for us," White said. "My whole family and I have been praying for a moment like this to happen. We're all excited to get the season going and I think it's going to have bigger and better things to come."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., The Mower Shop, The Body Works, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., Nattress Construction, C.R.A.S.H. Enterprises, Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

Swindell Posts Top Five During Chili Bowl Preliminary Night

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 16, 2018) - Sammy Swindell was on pace for his best Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in several years before a mechanical problem ended the event early during the main event on Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

"I think it's the best car I've had there in the last three years," he said.

Swindell kicked off the week on Tuesday by drawing the third-highest number - 17 - during the Vacuworx International Race of Champions draw. He then finished 18th in the 20-lap race after using it as a test session, which was beneficial for the remainder of the event.

"We wanted to see how the motor would do and that we didn't have any issues," he said. "I made a deal with myself if I didn't get in the top 10 by halfway I wouldn't push it after that. We got right there close, but there were some guys acting up. I felt it wasn't worth it so I pulled to the bottom and changed some things with the shocks and tried some different lines. I wasn't trying to pass people. I was trying to figure things out for the car. I think it helped for the next night."

Preliminary action kicked off on Wednesday for Swindell, who powered from third to win a heat race before advancing from fifth to fourth place in a qualifier.

"We had an SR11 motor, which is heavier than the previous one I had," he said. "The car made really good power. The way it set in the car changed some things. We had to move the oil tank back. We had a little too much left side weight. It was a progression all week.

"The car was really good early in the heat race and it went well. The car was good in the qualifier, but I think I could have been a little tighter. I got held up with a guy who was blocking for third. I tried to go around the top, but he didn't leave me enough room and I got put into the fence a couple of times. That's part of it."

Swindell ranked seventh in overall points out of more than 80 drivers and that started him on the inside of the fourth row for the 25-lap main event.

"I got to fourth and those guys in front of me were running the top," he said. "I was being easy on the car and easy on the tires. Then a yellow came out and the crews were trying to move everyone down. After that we'd only run about three laps at a time and have a yellow. That hurt our chances, but at the Chili Bowl you take whatever it gives you."

Swindell finished fourth, which was one spot shy of locking into Saturday's A Main. However, it marked his best preliminary night result since a runner-up finish in 2014.

Once four nights of preliminary competition were concluded and the points tabulated Swindell lined up on the outside of the front row for a B Main on Saturday. He ran second for most of the race before taking the lead with a few laps remaining. The consolation race victory locked him into the 13 th starting position for the 55-lap A Main.

"Starting on the front of a B Main I felt like it'd be a fairly easy transfer," he said. "It was making sure you'd get through it. We rode a few laps and then figured out where Tracy (Hines) was going to be. He started slowing down and I was getting quicker so I was able to pass him for the win."

Swindell advanced a handful of positions in the first dozen laps before a mechanical problem ended his A Main early.

"Where the wire goes onto the switch at the terminal broke," he said. "That just turns the car off. The car was really good. I was pacing myself a bit to not be hard on the tires. I was able to pass people when I got to them. The way we try to set it up is for our car to be really fast the second half of the race, but I never got to the second half. That's just the way it is."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 9 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Race of Champions: 18 (17).

Jan. 10 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (3); Qualifier: 4 (5); Feature: 4 (7).

Jan. 13 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - B Main: 1 (2): Feature: 23 (13).

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 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 Acme Graphix & Design, CP Pistons, High Performance Lubricants, Simpson Race Products, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Rossie Feed & Grain, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Hendricks Hampered by Misfortune During Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 16, 2018) - Zane Hendricks was hit with triple bad luck during his Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals heat race before a mechanical problem ended his weekend early during the 32 nd edition of the marquee midget event last week.

Hendricks drew a high pill draw last Friday to start at the back of a heat race that was stacked with top-notch talent. To top it off it was an early heat race on a heavy track, which made passing difficult inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

"Practice day went really well on Monday and we felt good going into our prelim night," he said. "But we drew a tough heat and the track was so heavy. It's one of those things that if you don't do well in your heat it's tough to overcome."

Hendricks started behind a pair of midget aces, including one who earned a podium that night, as well as World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Daryn Pittman and Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competitor Blake Hahn.

"It would be tough to pass many cars starting behind those guys any night, but the track wasn't conducive for passing so we took what we could get," he said.

Hendricks gained a position to finish sixth, which relegated him to the eighth starting position in a C Main.

"I was up to second and was running third or fourth when I lost oil pressure," he said. "The top four or five cars were right together in a pack for the transfer positions. I had to shut the engine down once I lost oil pressure and that was it for us."

The DNF ended the night and weekend early for Hendricks, who is looking on the bright side following the frustrating night.

"It was disappointing to say the least, but it was just unfortunate circumstances," he said. "We didn't get to race a lot, but when we were on the track and it wasn't locked down we were good. As far as the results go it wasn't better than last year, but we were a lot faster and more comfortable."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 12 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 6 (7); C Main: 11 (8).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneHendricks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hendricks_zane

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CK Power

CK Power is a leading manufacturer of power units and power generation solutions for a variety of markets and customers. CK Power is also a proud distributor and authorized service provider of Kohler Power Systems. Its mission is to continually expand and improve their power solutions product offering. For more information, visit http://www.ckpower.com.

"We're excited to have CK Power join us this year," Hendricks said. "We hope that we can build a good partnership with them that will continue in the years to come."

Hendricks would also like to thank Vacuworx, Shorty's Machine Shop, BP Fab, Esslinger, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Walker Performance Filtration, Eagle Motorsports, Intruder Chassis and Outlaw Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Scores Seventh-Place Finish During Scott Darley Challenge Prelim Night

Inside Line Promotions � CLYDE, New South Wales, Australia (Jan. 16, 2018) � Dominic Scelzi produced another strong weekend with Wormall Motorsport during the Scott Darley Challenge at Valvoline Raceway.

Scelzi kicked off the prestigious Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Series event, which featured several dozen drivers, last Friday by qualifying fifth quickest. He then advanced from third to second place to lock into the ninth starting position in the preliminary night A Main.

�I really enjoy racing at Valvoline Raceway,� he said. �It�s a track I get around really well and feel very comfortable at. Everything seemed to click well on Friday night. We timed in well and moved forward every time we hit the track.�

Scelzi gained a pair of positions in the main event to close with a seventh-place finish, which tied his best finish in Australia this year.

It also locked him into the dash on Saturday, when he placed 10 th to start the main event on the outside of the fifth row.

�We were in a good position, but I just never could get going,� he said. �It was frustrating to not move forward, but when you look at the roster of talented drivers there and the fact that we finished 11th it�s still a good showing.

�I want to thank everyone at Wormall Motorsport for the opportunity. We�re putting together some good runs.�

Scelzi is slated to return to action this Thursday at Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia, for the Kings Challenge.

QUICK RESULTS �

Jan. 12 � Valvoline Raceway in Clyde, New South Wales, Australia � Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 7 (9).

Jan. 13 � Valvoline Raceway in Clyde, New South Wales, Australia � Dash: 10 (-); Feature: 11 (10).

UP NEXT �

Thursday at Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia, for the Kings Challenge

MEDIA LINKS �

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

VIDEO �

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT � Red Line Oil

Since 1979, Red Line Synthetic Oil Corporation has grown to manufacture more than 100 quality products, including motor oils, gear oils, assembly lubes, fuel additives, and its popular WaterWetter cooling additive for the automotive, motorcycle, marine, and industrial markets. Based in Benicia, Calif., Red Line has a reputation with racers and enthusiasts alike for creating products that perform and protect better than any on the market, regardless of price. For more information, visithttp://www.RedLineOil.com.

�Red Line Oil is hands down the best oil in the racing industry,� Scelzi said. �They have supported my family for as long as I can remember and have been a big part of my career.�

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Roth Motorsports, Panella Trucking, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Sparco, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, Meridian Steel, Kenny�s Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

Pickens Passes 49 Cars During Chili Bowl Debut With Swindell Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 16, 2018) - Not many drivers passed more cars during the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals than Michael Pickens, who became the first driver since Kevin Swindell to pilot the Swindell Motorsports No. 39 at the premier midget event last week.

"I don't know how to describe it," said Kevin Swindell, whose car hadn't competed since he last raced it in 2015. "It's an odd thing to see, something that has been just me for so many years. It was good to get it out there. I think Michael did a good job for all the small issues we managed to have."

Pickens passed 49 cars during his preliminary night and the finale before closing the event in a B Main.

"I had a great time getting to know the Swindell Family better," he said. "They have a great team and it was fun getting to race for them."

The event began on Tuesday when Pickens competed in the Vacuworx International Race of Champions. He powered from 12th to a sixth-place result during the 20-lap exhibition race, which helped him adapt to the car prior to Thursday's preliminary night.

Unfortunately, the preliminary action didn't begin as well for the team as Pickens got upside down on the opening lap of a heat race. The DNF sent the team toward the back of a D Main.

"That's certainly not how you want to start your Chili Bowl," Pickens said. "The team gave me a great car and we worked hard to fight back all night."

Pickens powered from seventh to win the D Main. He then maneuvered from 15 th to second place in a C Main to transfer into the back of a B Main. Again, he rallied from 14th to fourth place to earn the final transfer into the back of the A Main.

Pickens capped the night by charging from 25th to 14 th in the main event.

"I think we did well to overcome the heat race and rally from the D Main to the A Main," he said.

That placed the team into a C Main on Saturday. Pickens advanced from seventh to third place while fighting a brake problem. The team scrambled to fix the problem prior to a B Main, but Pickens lost brakes early in the race. He still was able to drive from 17th to 11th.

"Michael did a good job all week," Sammy Swindell said. "It's different setting up the car for someone other than myself or Kevin for the first time. We made progress and still had a solid outcome.

"We also want to thank Tim Bertrand of Bertrand Motorsports for letting us use an engine during the event as well as all of our marketing partners. It was great to see the No. 39 back on the track."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 9 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Race of Champions: 6 (12).

Jan. 11 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 8 (5); D Main: 1 (7); C Main: 2 (15); B Main: 4 (14); Feature: 14 (24).

Jan. 13 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - C Main: 3 (7); B Main: 11 (17).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KevinSwindellRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

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 Trucking has been an integral part of our program at the Chili Bowl for a long time," Swindell said. "We appreciate the support and partnership that John and his team bring to our program."

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components, High Performance Lubricants and Swindell Speed Lab for their continued support.

 

 

Chase Johnson Earns Podium on Chili Bowl Prelim Night Before Scoring Top 10 During Finale

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 16, 2018) - Chase Johnson reached new heights last week during the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

"I didn't have too many goals or expectations because it was a new team," he said. "I felt confident going in because of the amount of races in different cars I ran last year. I knew they had good equipment and if I had a good car we could do a good job."

Johnson, who teamed up with Morris Motorsports for the premier midget event inside the River Spirit Expo Center, powered from sixth to win a heat race on Thursday. He then maneuvered from sixth to second place in a qualifier, which ranked him second in overall points out of more than 80 competitors.

"We had a good pill draw for the heat race," he said. "I had a game plan going in. I knew if we picked up two, three, four positions I'd lock into a qualifier. We were lucky enough to find ourselves passing for the lead, which was even better.

"We never had to force it in the heat or qualifier. I took things as they came and we found ourselves in a great spot in both the heat and then in the qualifier."

Johnson started the 25-lap main event on the outside of the front row.

"It was a little rocky in the beginning," he said. "I didn't have the best first five or 10 laps. I was shuffled back to fourth and was concerned I might fall back more while we were idling around under a yellow. I got my head together and figured out where I needed to be. We moved back into third and then back into second. I had a late-race battle for second with Shane Golobic. At that point it wasn't necessary to force the issue since three locked in."

Johnson's third-place result earned him one of the lock-in positions to Saturday's A Main, marking the first time he's reached that far in the event.

Saturday began with a pole shuffle. Johnson pulled the No. 9 and he won his first round after being able to select the favorable bottom lane for the three-lap shootout. The higher seed did the same thing the next round as Johnson finished ranked ninth in the shuffle to start the 55-lap main event on the inside of the fifth row.

"The shuffle gave us a good feeling on where the car was at and where we stacked up against some other guys," he said. "It was a good gauge for ourselves. It lined us up ninth for the A Main so that's always a positive when you can start that far forward in a race."

Johnson maintained a top 10 throughout the long race before finishing eighth.

"I knew we had a good car and we'd be good at the end," he said. "A couple of guys were better at the beginning and a driver or two got around us. I tried not to push myself where I'd make mistakes. I made sure we hit our lines and were keeping up with the groove. We picked up a couple of guys here and there and worked our way to eighth. It was a really fun race. Being out there and racing with those guys was a blast. To be in the Chili Bowl A Main and to get a top 10 was pretty cool.

"I want to thank everyone at Morris Motorsports for the great opportunity. It was a fun week."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 11 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (6); Qualifier: 2 (6); Feature: 3 (2).

Jan. 13 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Pole Shuffle: 9 (9): Feature: 8 (9).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chase.Johnson.Racing1

APPAREL -

Johnson has No. 68 t-shirts and sweatshirts as well as Chase Johnson shirts for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $25 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Safecraft Safety Equipment

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"A company like Safecraft is the perfect addition to the No. 68 team," Johnson said. "With their expansion of Fire Suppression Systems into the market of sprint car racing we plan to help expand their current marketing program."

Johnson would also like to thank Newman Freeman Racing, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, PitStopUSA.com, Flowmaster, Woodland Napa Auto Parts, VanLare Steering Repair, Wesmar Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, LRB Race Products, Champion Machine, Swift Metal Finishing, Shifty Illusions and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Nets Career-Best Chili Bowl Nationals Result Despite Mechanical Problem

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 16, 2018) - Derek Hagar produced his career-best Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals performance last week inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

The Hagar-Proctor Racing driver opened the 32nd edition of the famed event on Tuesday by advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race.

"We had some issues and broke a rocker arm, which hurt our weekend a bit," he said. "Then it got us again in the qualifier. When you only have four cylinders you need them all to work at the same time."

Hagar finished where he started - seventh - in a qualifier, which relegated him to a B Main. He battled for one of the four transfer positions for most of the race before ending eighth.

"We had a good run and got to fourth early," he said. "We were right there with the top three guys on the bottom and the top came in. It was like a freight train. I didn't get up to the top quick enough and we lost some ground."

Following the four preliminary nights Hagar lined up on the outside of the front row for an F Main on Saturday. He won the race before capping the event by advancing from 13th to 10th in an E Main, which marked his career-best finish at the Chili Bowl.

"We had a good car," he said. "There wasn't a whole lot of passing in the second main. I was running sixth or seventh behind some guys on the bottom. I was either going to not make it running there or try something so I went to the top and lost a few spots. If it worked it worked and if it didn't we still weren't going to transfer running where we were.

"It was a good week for us. We learned a lot the whole week, talking to different people and changing some stuff. I'm pretty excited about it because we were competitive with some good guys. We've made the car a whole lot better. I'm looking forward to our next midget race."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 9 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (4); Qualifier: 7 (7); B Main: 8 (5).

Jan. 13 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - F Main: 1 (2); E Main: 10 (13).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - B&D Towing

Since 2002, B&D Towing and Recovery, which is located in Marion, Ark., has been the exclusive source for professional towing, recovery and transport by major Memphis truck dealerships, parcel delivery companies, nationwide trucking firms and more. For more information, visit http://www.BnDTowing.com.

"B&D Towing supports racing," Hagar said. "They can help anyone in the Memphis area. For anyone who needs a hand, B&D is recommended to save the day."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, J&J Auto Racing, Xtreme Race Graphics, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Named Chili Bowl Rookie of the Year After Being Awarded 2017 North American 410 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 16, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi had a breakout performance on one of the biggest stages in motor sports last week.

Scelzi, who was piloting a NOS Energy Drink sponsored midget for Clauson-Marshall Racing during the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals inside the River Spirit Expo Center, earned the coveted Rookie of the Year Award as he advanced into the A Main - a feat only 24 out of nearly 350 competitors accomplished.

"I didn't feel like I was up to speed on Monday during practice, but I felt like I got a lot better on my prelim night," he said. "The more I raced, the better I got."

The event began on Tuesday for Scelzi, who finished second in his heat race after starting on the pole. That garnered enough points to catch the inversion of a qualifier, in which he again started on the pole. This time he scored the victory and his combined points total locked him into the 12 th starting position for the main event.

"In the heat I was next to Brad (Sweet)," he said. "He got the jump on me and I didn't have enough room to slide him.

"In the qualifier I knew I had to win to get in the show. We got the jump and I felt more comfortable there."

Scelzi battled for a top 10 for most of the 25-lap A Main, but it was a late-race restart that ignited him to record a sixth-place finish - his best-ever result in three midget starts. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/oP1ptS6-IAA.

"I stayed on the top too long and fell back to around 15th," he said. "We moved to the bottom. Once the top came back in with about 10 laps to go I moved back up there. I got moving on the cushion and started sliding guys. Once I started moving I was trying to get more and more. I was pleased with our finish."

Once preliminary points were tabulated Scelzi lined up fifth in a 20-lap B Main that transferred the top six to Saturday's main event. He methodically charged to a runner-up result to lock into the A Main.

"It was weird making it out of a B Main being an accomplishment," he said. "I knew I had to get out of the fifth or sixth area where I started because it'd be hectic. I jumped right into third place. I moved to the cushion and got up to second. I was within five or six car lengths of the leader and just rode there because I knew I was in a good spot."

Scelzi lined up on the outside of the eighth row for the 55-lap main event and he quickly moved forward. Scelzi was racing for 10th place a handful of laps into the race when a mechanical problem ended the event early.

"That was unfortunate, but I feel extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to compete with a top-notch team in the Chili Bowl," he said. "I want to thank Tim Clauson, Richard and Jennifer Marshall, and the entire Clauson-Marshall Racing once again for the tremendous opportunity and support."

Here is a link to watch the feature: https://youtu.be/QDb36quZEPo.

On top of the stout performance during the marquee event, Scelzi received more great news as he was honored as the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll Rookie of the Year by a voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers.

"Winning the 360 deal last year was big for me," he said. "My brother, Dominic, won the 410 award a few years ago and now that we've both won that award it is pretty special."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 9 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 2 (1); Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (12).

Jan. 13 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - B Main: 2 (5): Feature: 24 (16).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://youtu.be/RjDQszUzoe0

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fuel Delivery Services, Inc.

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"Mike with Fuel Delivery Services is a great guy who wants to see us do well and make it in racing," Scelzi said. "We really appreciate his support and look forward to the continued success with Fuel Delivery Services."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Roth Motorsports, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, K&N Filters, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Fights to Overcome High Pill Draw and Miscue During Chili Bowl Prelim Night

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 16, 2018) - Tony Bruce Jr. put himself in a good position to overcome a high draw last Tuesday during the opening night of the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

Bruce Jr. led Team Eights from seventh to fifth place in a heat race - only a few feet from fourth place - before maneuvering from 10th to sixth in a qualifier. That started him on the inside of the second row for a B Main, which transferred the top four into the back of the main event inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

"We moved forward from deep starting positions in both the heat race and qualifier so we were in a good position going into the B Main," he said. "Unfortunately, it was short-lived."

As the green flag was waved and the drivers took off into turn one, the polesitter got on the brakes harder than Bruce Jr. anticipated. He slammed on his and it stalled the engine, stopping him on the track. It forced Bruce Jr. to restart last.

"It was extremely frustrating because you know it has just gone from a great chance of transferring to the A Main to a slim chance," he said. "We worked hard to move through the field, but it wasn't enough."

Bruce Jr. maneuvered from the back of the pack to an eighth-place finish, which narrowly missed a transfer into the A Main.

The event concluded on Saturday, when Bruce Jr. won an F Main after starting on the outside of the front row. He then charged from 13 th to seventh in an E Main, but ran out of laps to secure one of the four transfer positions.

"The track isn't super racy in those mains because they want to set it up for later in the night," he said. "That helps when you start up front, like we did in the F Main. I was still pleased with our progress in the E Main even though we didn't transfer. Passing was tough and we did a lot of it in that race."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 9 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 5 (7); Qualifier: 6 (10); B Main: 8 (3).

Jan. 13 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - F Main: 1 (2); E Main: 7 (13).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

Established in 1968, Wheeler Metals is a sheet metal business that offers a variety of products for professional and amateur builders. Wheeler Metals has three locations in Muskogee, Okla., Rogers, Ark., and Springfield, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.WheelerMetals.com.

"When I moved to the Tulsa area a few years back we built a brand new shop," Bruce Jr. said. "We always strive as a race team to find the best products for the situation and that was no different selecting the company to build our building. Wheeler Metals was the perfect fit for our needs. From 10x10 pole barns to 100x100 full metal buildings, they have it all. I challenge anyone to find a building company that will work the customers' needs like they do."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Lubbock Wrecker Service, The Oil Medics, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Enjoys Chili Bowl Nationals and Midget Debut

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 16, 2018) - Brandon Hanks is all smiles following his Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals debut last week.

Hanks drove for Chris Chappue during the 32nd edition of the marquee event inside the River Spirit Expo Center, where he kicked off the racing action on Wednesday by advancing from sixth to fifth place in a heat race.

"We moved forward and were in a great battle for third and fourth," he said. "I was on the outside, but kept getting pinched off. For several laps in a row I felt so close to being able to get up to third, but I never had the room and we lost a spot late to finish fifth."

Hanks narrowly missed advancing into a qualifier and therefore started third in a C Main. He picked up a position to finish second and transfer into the back of a B Main.

"That was my first night of racing a midget so all the laps we could get were helpful," he said. "I felt like we made progress from the heat to the C Main to the B Main. For me, it's about learning as much as I could and trying to put those lessons to use the next time on the track."

An 11th-place result in the consolation race thanks to being caught up in someone else's crash lined Hanks up seventh in an H Main on Saturday's finale.

"We ended up finishing sixth in the H Main because there wasn't much passing," he said. "That put us right about midpack out of 345 drivers who tackled the event so that's not bad for our first time racing there and first time in a midget."

Hanks is optimistic about his chances in the future based on his growth throughout his first time ever racing a midget.

"I'm excited about our progression race by race and I'm hopeful I can race the Chili Bowl next year," he said. "I think the more midget experience I get will help and will show in the results.

"I want to thank Chris for the tremendous opportunity. It was a dream come true to race the Chili Bowl and I'm grateful for the opportunity."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 10 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 5 (6); C Main: 2 (3); B Main: 11 (12).

Jan. 13 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - H Main: 6 (7).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Penske Racing Shocks

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"I want to thank Dave Reedy and everyone at Penske Shocks for their hard work to give me the smoothest ride as possible," Hanks said.

Hanks would also like to thank D&B Farms, Performance Powder Coating, Acme Graphix, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, J-R1 and MyRacePass for their continued support.

 

 

Paul McMahan Kicks 2018 Off at Chili Bowl with Destiny Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: For the second consecutive year, Paul McMahan and Destiny Motorsports teamed up for the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, OK. Though the weekend didn’t go as planned for McMahan, the Nashville, TN driver was thankful for the opportunity.

“The weekend definitely wasn’t what we had hoped for, but we still had some fun getting in a midget, and hopefully we can get this thing out more this year,” Paul McMahan said. “We had some great people step up and support us for the Chili Bowl, and I truly have to thank them for everything.”

Lining up seventh in his heat race on Wednesday night, McMahan would pass some cars and earn valuable points early, as he was able to finish in fourth and earn enough to move into an all important qualifier.

Just missing out on a qualifier inversion, the Nashville, TN resident would line the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply/DKW Transport backed No. 4p machine up in the fourth row, where he would go on to finish sixth.

Finding himself in one of the twin ‘B Main’ events, McMahan would run into a little trouble which relegated him to a ninth place finish which brought his prelim night to an end.

Deep in Saturday’s alphabet soup, McMahan would open the finale up in the third row of the ‘F’ Main. Working into the third position, where he would finish, McMahan lived to see another main as he moved into the ‘E’ Main.

Lining up 15th in the ‘E’, McMahan would need to get his elbows up as just four cars would move into the ‘D’. When the race came to life, McMahan would pick up a few positions early, but as the field got strung out he find himself in 11th when the checkered flag was displayed, ending his Chili Bowl.

“It was a little disappointing, but I have to thank Rick and Barb Rogers for letting me come out and have some fun,” McMahan added. “Aside from all of our great partners, I also have to thank DKW Transport, Indy Race Parts, Apex Structures, Steve Soares, and Betsy Motorsports for the added support. I also have to thank the guys for all of their hard work.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Townline Variety, Agee Farms, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, CSI Race Shocks, HRP, Triple X, PPM Titanium, Chalk Stix, Wilwood, Keizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

 

 

Parker Price-Miller Works His Way to Chili Bowl C-Main

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of his USA vs. WA Speedweek Championship, Parker Price-Miller made the trip back to the United States to take part in the Chili Bowl Nationals where he worked his way to the ‘C’ Main event on Saturday night.

“Something about the building just seems to add pressure and make me nervous, and fortunately we were able to have a really good run in our “B” on Wednesday night and get into the ‘A’, but a part failure put us a little further back that we hoped we would be on Saturday.”

Taking to the Tulsa Expo Raceway Wednesday night looking to lock into Saturday night’s big show, Price-Miller would get things underway by advancing from fourth to third in heat race action.

Good enough to work into a qualifier, PPM would find himself in the fourth row and needing to put together a good run if he wanted to lock directly into the preliminary night feature event. Unable to get going, a ninth place finish would put the Kokomo, IN product deep in one of the night’s twin ‘B’ Main events.

From his 10th starting position, PPM had his elbows up as he worked around the ¼ mile raceway. Passing cars at will, the hard charger would get by some stiff competition as he worked his way to a second place finish and punched his ticket into the 25-lap feature event.

Lining up in the 19th spot, Price-Miller’s night would come to an early end as a part failure would cause him to head back to his pit area pre maturely as he would be credited with a 24th place finish.

Buried in a Saturday night ‘D’ Main, Price-Miller would take the green flag from the 14th starting position where he would need to make it inside the Top-Six to keep his Saturday going.

Just as he did in the Wednesday night ‘B’, Price-Miller continued to pick off cars left and right as he drover a very determined race. Getting into sixth, Price-Miller would grab a couple of insurance spots as his fourth place finish moved him into the night show.

Following opening ceremonies, PPM would roll off from the 18th starting spot with the MAVTV cameras rolling again needing to make his way inside the Top-Six to continue on.

The Destiny Motorsports driver again didn’t back down as he continued to move forward on the tight confines of the Tulsa Expo Raceway. Working up to 10th, PPM would see his Chili Bowl come to an end as 10th would not be enough to get him into the semi.

“We definitely gave it all we had on Saturday night, and it was a bummer to come up short, but I have to thank everyone for all of their hard work all week long with all of the cars that raced out of our camp,” Parker Price Miller added.

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank 360 Yield, Dupont, Pioneer, FlyingAG, Agee Farms, Encirca, Chalk Stix, Bell Helmets, and PPM Titanium for their support.

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

ON TAP: PPM will head back to Australia to take part in the Kings Challenge in Mt. Gambier on Thursday night before taking part in the Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night.

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

 

 

Liggett Lands In Chili Bowl C Main

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making the trip to Tulsa, OK to take part in the 32nd Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals for just the second time in his career, Tracy, CA driver, Austin Liggett, was pleased with how things went as he qualified for the Saturday night ‘C’ Main with over 350 cars entered.

“We had a really good prelim night, and it put us in a really good spot on Saturday night,” Austin Liggett said. “Obviously you always want to do better, but I really can’t complain how the week went.”

Hitting the Tulsa Expo Raceway on Wednesday night for his qualifying night, Liggett got off to a good start in the Finkenbinder Motorsports entry. Lining the No. 3F machine up in the second row of his heat race, the 2017 Hunt Series Champion earned valuable points as he raced his way up to finish second and move on to a qualifier race.

Gridding the field from the second row in his qualifier, Liggett would battle with Gary Taylor and Ryan Robinson before finishing fifth which forced him into on e of two ‘B’ Mains. Lining up on the pole, Liggett would lead the way from start to finish and work his way into the preliminary night feature event.

From his 18th starting position, Liggett would run into a couple of issues during the feature event, but he would not give in to the turbulence as each position on track was valuable to Saturday night line up position.

Finishing 14th when the checkered flag waived on the night, Liggett was in a decent position for Saturday night as he would be in the ‘C’ Main event.

Taking the green flag from ‘C’ No. 2 from the fourth row, Liggett would need to finish inside the Top-Six to keep his Chili Bowl going. Working his way up into the sixth and final transfer position at one time in the race, Liggett would get into the front stretch wall which resulted in a flat right rear tire, forcing him to the back.

Unable to bounce back, Liggett would close his week out with a 15th place finish.

“It was a frustrating way to end our week, but it was a solid performance for the team which I am very thankful to be a part of,” Liggett added. “I have to thank Ted and Rose Finkenbinder for the opportunity to get back to the Chili Bowl, and I also have to thank Dave Higgins and Landon Hurst for working hard to give me a good car. I also have to thank my parents, Angela, Ronnie Gardner, Walt Johnson, and Tim Barber for all of their help during the week.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Liggett Trucking, Lucas Oil, Tool Technology, Infinity Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, Brian Sperry Racing, and Jarrett Soares Racing for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: Liggett is slated to return to racing on March 9th and 10th in Tulare, CA with the USAC West Coast 360’s.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Austin Liggett on Twitter by following along @AustinLiggett

 

 

Dave Blaney Teams with Pete Grove to Launch 2018 All Star Campaign

High Point, N.C. - (January 15, 2018) - ‘The Buckeye Bullet’ Dave Blaney will return to full time sprint car racing in 2018 for the first time since 1997 with the All Star Sprint Circuit of Champions in the Pete Grove-owned No. 70.

Blaney, who earned his most recent victory with the All Star Sprint Circuit of Champions in August of 2017 at the $10,000-to-win Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway, will run the full All Star schedule along with select World of Outlaw shows and major events.

“I’m really excited to be partnering with Pete and racing more this year,” Blaney said. “It’s a good fit for both of us, in my opinion. We’re going to be taking care of the cars here in North Carolina, and that takes a lot of time off of his plate to focus on his businesses. And he’s got great equipment and the drive to go out and be competitive.”

Blaney and Grove will start their All Star campaign in Florida at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Raceway Park in February.

“It’s a short time to get it all ready for Florida but I’m excited enough to get back to a full time schedule that I’m not worried about the amount of work we have in front of us,” Blaney said. “I’ve been focused on working with Ryan over the last few years and that’s only allowed a part time schedule. The more you race, the better you’re going to be so I’m ready to take that on again. And Ryan’s going to be able to be involved in the team a bit, so he’s excited about that.”

Crew member Eric Bergen will be joining the team along with Blaney’s marketing partners Mohawk Northeast and Beltline Body Shop. Grove’s iconic blue No. 70 will continue to be supported by his long-time partners Lumber and Things, Linc Systems, River City Wood Products, Premier Pallet, Lutes Custom Cabinetry, Maria at FK Rod Ends and Winters Performance.

“Throughout the years, I’ve always gotten along well with Dave,” Grove said. “He ran a modified for me at some specials here and there and I always admired him as a racer. I’m really excited to be getting back to full time racing, especially with how we’re running the team. With two companies and 45 employees, it’s hard to take the time we needed for racing and run the businesses, too.”

Catch Dave Blaney and the Pete Grove No. 70 team next at Bubba Raceway Park on February 1-3, 2018 with the All Star Sprint Circuit of Champions.

About Dave Blaney Racing: One of the most respected and successful sprint car racers in the ranks, Dave Blaney won championships with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the USAC Silver Crown Series, along with marquee events like the Knoxville Nationals, the King’s Royal, the Historical Big One, the Chili Bowl and the Gold Cup, before committing to a full time NASCAR career in 1998. His 2018 All Star Sprint Circuit of Champions campaign will be his first full-time sprint car season since he began his NASCAR career. For more information, please contact Kristin at kristin@dirtymouthcommunications.com

 

 

DSR Fuel Systems power USCS drivers to series and National prominence in 2017

Atlanta, GA - January 15, 2018 - Just as during the last seventeen racing seasons, Daryl Saucier’s DSR Fuel Systems helped power a number of drivers to the top of the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters sprint car point standings in all four divisions. Those included the 2015 and 2016 USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who led the series in total 2017 feature wins with nine victories. She won the 2017 titles in both the USCS Mid-South and the USCS Deep South regional series as well, while also finishing in the third position in the 2017 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National point standings. She used DSR Fuel Systems to feed her power plants.

Turpen was recently ranked fifth in North America out of more than 3000 drivers considered by the pollsters of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 Sprint Car “Driver of the Year” for her 2017 efforts. The Terry Gray Racing team that she is half of was again nominated for National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 Sprint Car “Team of the Year” award.

Her team-mate and eleven-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee finished in the runner-up spot during the 2017 season in the USCS National title chase and in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series final standings as well.

The eleven-time USCS Champion and thirteen-time USCS championship car-owner, Terry Gray stated, “I have been using DSR Fuel Systems technology since Daryl Saucier started DSR in the early 90’s. I have won at least fifteen National Championships since then with DSR Fuel Systems.”

At least eight other drivers that finished in the top fifteen in USCS national and regional sprint series point standings used DSR Fuel Systems technology during the 2017 USCS racing season including five of the top ten drivers.

USCS Founder and President Pete Walton, stated that, “DSR is one of those companies that annually supports the USCS and has helped us to grow in the previously sprint car racing void area of the country we compete in. Much thanks goes to Daryl and Cindy Saucier for all they do to support the USCS and its race teams.” concluded Walton.

DSR Fuel Systems offers a full line of fuel pumps and fuel system products. DSR Fuel Systems is located at 3325 Salt Lake Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46214. The DSR Fuel Systems phone number is 317-490-3410. Their website can be found at www.dsrfuelsystems.com

For additional info on the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) and its three racing series the United Sprint Car Series, the K&N Filters USCS Modified Series and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series (winged mini sprints) please visit the official USCS website at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

WAGNER JOINS FAMED ZEMCO RACING TEAM FOR 2018 SEASON

HARRISONVILLE, PENN. – Logan Wagner will be teaming up with owners John and Peewee Zemaitis for the 2018 campaign, as he’s set to pilot the Zemco Racing No. 1 at Port Royal Speedway.

"My pursuit started in early October after approaching Mr. Zemaitis," said Wagner. "This opportunity became more prevalent in early January where we found ourselves leaning in the same direction on what we wanted to not only accomplish on the track but also as a schedule. Looking into 2018 there is no secret, we want to win.”

The second-generation driver scored four wins in Pennsylvania during the 2017 season, one at Susquehanna Speedway in York Haven, one at Pittsburgh Motor Speedway in Imperial, and two at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver. The Harrisonville, Penn., native’s biggest win of last year and the biggest of his career up to this point came at Lernerville Speedway with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on June 2, where he led all 30 laps to claim victory.

“We are looking forward to this season with Logan,” said team owner, John Zemaitis. “Our team feels he will be a perfect fit. Our goal is to make all the 410 races at Port Royal Speedway. It is absolutely amazing to watch all the improvements that are taking place there, not to mention the beauty of increased purses and larger events. Racing at our favorite track with a young talented driver like Logan has our team very excited.”

Zemco Racing enters their 30th year of competition this season. They have had numerous prestigious and well-known drivers behind the wheel of their machines including the late Kevin Gobrecht, Billy Pauch, Danny Lasoski and many more. The 27-year-old Wagner’s father, Mike Wagner, also ran a race with the Zemco team at The Speed Palace. The team will continue to be led by long-time crew chief, Tommy Carl.

“With Tommy returning as the crew chief and having an extensive background of 30 years on this team, it will be my job to adapt,” said Wagner. “Our success will be based off how quickly we can work together. To be honest, an opportunity like this comes to very few drivers in their career and I’m going into it with a deep desire to win.”

Zemco Racing will kick-off the 2018 season at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 10th for the track’s $4,000 to win Opening Day.

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (1/15/18) – Officials at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio have released the full 2018 schedule of events for the famed 1/3rd mile. The schedule, coupled with announcements of increased payouts for drivers, comes as the track takes a new approach to grass roots racing.

The 2018 season will open on April 21st with four divisions of racing. The Non Wing Sprints, Mini Sprints, Tough Trucks, and Compacts will greet fans on opening night.

The month of May will see two traveling series’ stop at WRP. The Modified Lite Stars will make an appearance on May 12th during the first ever “Modified Money” event with $1500 going to the winner of the UMP Modified A-main. The second will be a visit by the NRA Sprint Invaders on May 26th.

The All Star Circuit of Champions will return for their yearly appearance during Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Sunday, June 17th. The NRA Sprint Invaders will also join the program making a doubleheader of winged sprint car racing.

Independence Day weekend will be ushered in with the annual running of the Summer Sprint Sizzler on Tuesday night, July 3rd. The event will feature the FAST 410 and 305 sprint cars, NRA Sprint Invaders, and the Mini Sprints. The NRA Sprint Invaders will be competing for a $4000 to win payday.

The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) will make two stops at Waynesfield in 2018. The first will take place on July 7th as they headline the Dick Spencer Memorial. The event will serve as a tune-up for the Jack Hewitt Classic slated for August 4th.

Summer will come to an end with the first ever visit from the Vores Compact Touring Series on August 11th. The event will offer increased payouts for both the UMP Modifieds and the Tough Trucks. Off the track, the event will serve as the yearly backpack giveaway night where young fans in attendance will receive backpacks full of school supplies during driver autograph sessions.

The season will come to a close with back-to-back championship nights on August 25th and September 1st.

The fill schedule can be viewed online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net.

Get the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park information anytime online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook by liking Waynesfield Raceway Park, or on Twitter by following @OfficialWRP.

 

 

Brent Marks debuts new look for sophomore season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, PA (January 15, 2018) - The “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks will kick-off his 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series campaign in style, debuting a white ride featuring all major partners, most of which returning to Brent Marks Racing from years prior.

Headquartered in Ephrata, Buckwalter Trucking is the most recent partner to join Brent Marks and his Myerstown-based operation. Buckwalter Trucking will join other major contributors including M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC., Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, and Memtec Services.

“We have an overwhelming level of support for 2018. I can’t express enough how grateful I am to have the partners that I do. I’m proud of what my team has been able to accomplish. The only thing left to do is get this car to victory lane. I’m confident in saying we are one of the hardest working teams on the road. That hard work is going to pay off this year,” Marks said, who earned 23 top-ten finishes during World of Outlaws competition in 2017.

The “Myerstown Missile” will launch his sophomore season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. Headlining three days of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals, the Greatest Show On Dirt will take over the Volusia County half-mile on Friday through Sunday, February 9-11.

Marks earned his first World of Outlaws top-ten finish as a full-time traveler during his Volusia Speedway Park visit in 2017, finishing eighth during the first of two features on Sunday, February 19.

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire 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 encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks, https://twitter.com/brentmarks19?lang=en and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including – Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC., Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Memtec Services. Associate Sponsors: Wolfrun Landscapes, Buckwalter Trucking, Cajun Kennels, Road Runner Race Fuels. Product Sponsors: FK Shocks, HP Engines, Kistler Engines, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Maxim Chassis, Wings Unlimited, DMI, Walker Performance Filtration, High Performance Lubricants, Driven Racing Oil, K1 Race Gear, Bell Helmets, CR Graphics, RRi, Fully Injected Motorsports, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wilwood Brakes, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

2016 Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28. Earned Hard Charger award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on October 22.

2017 Highlights: Qualified for first World of Outlaws main event as a full-time traveler during DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, February 17. Finished eighth during World of Outlaws A-main at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Finished ninth with WoO in Stockton, California, on Saturday, March 25. Earned pair of World of Outlaws top-ten finishes at Devil’s Bowl (TX) Speedway on Friday/Saturday, April 14-15. Earned unsanctioned Port Royal win on Saturday, April 22. Finished sixth against WoO at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana. Finished tenth at 81 Speedway near Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, May 6. KSE Hard Charger Award winner at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, May 13, by charging 20th to 12th. Finished 10th at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19, during Morgan Cup preliminary main event. Tenth during New Egypt (NJ) Speedway appearance on Wednesday, May 24. Finished 11th at Knoxville (IA) Raceway on Friday, June 9. Finished eighth at River Cities (ND) Speedway on Friday, June 16. Drove from 15th to eighth at West Liberty Raceway in Iowa on Friday, June 23; KSE Hard Charger Award. Finished 10th at Dakota State Fair (SD) Speedway on Saturday, July 1. Finished sixth during Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on July 11. Earned pair of KSE Hard Charger awards at Eldora Speedway during Kings Royal weekend (July 13,14). Finished 23rd during $50,000-to-win Kings Royal A-Main on July 15. Finished fourth after starting 15th at Hartford (MI) Speedway on Friday, July 28. Finished tenth at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, July 29. Qualified for the 2017 Knoxville Nationals B-main. Scored 15th top-ten finish of the season Sunday, August 20, at the Nodak (ND) Speedway. KSE Hard Charger at the Black Hills Speedway (SD) on August 25. Moved forward from 23rd to finish eighth at Calistoga (CA) Speedway on Friday, September 15. Charged from 22nd to finish eighth at Eldora Speedway during Four Crown Nationals weekend (September 22). Finished sixth at Fulton (NY) Speedway on Saturday, October 7; Marks’ 20th top-ten finish of the season. Captured 21st top-ten finish (8th place) at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, New York, on Monday, October 16. Earned top-ten finish (eighth) at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Oklahoma, on October 21. Ended season tenth in the final World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series standings. Finished ninth after starting 14th during World of Outlaws finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park) 2017: Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway, non-sanctioned) WoO Top-10s: 23 WoO Top-5s: 1

 

 

PHILLIPSBURG MALL TO HOST AUTO RACING EVENT MARCH 4 – 10 APS POWDER COATING JOINS THE 11TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW

The Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is returning to the Phillipsburg Mall in March of 2018 and the management staff is hard at work to continuously reach out to the business community to promote and exercise another great event for the local area. The past, present and future of auto racing comes together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and the adrenaline rush for the event is already beginning to build up to exciting dimensions with this event being the eleventh year of the popular show.

The opening day for the show will begin on March 4th and run through March 10th with a full itinerary of interview and autograph sessions set to take place. The upcoming show is lining up sponsors to help showcase another great run at the Phillipsburg Mall. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special annual event. The show will once again feature a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the week long event. The always FREE of charge to the public racing event has continued to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled throughout the year and gives the loyal racing fans a chance to see and hear their favorite driving legends or one of the new upstart talents chat about their racing careers and sign autographs for them.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 11th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube, which opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014, signed on with the successful show three years ago and have been extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they have received from their partnership with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled.

Rejoining the Dirt Track Heroes Show in 2018 is Lehigh Valley businessman Mo Pagni. Mo, formerly with Mo Pagni's Outten Used Cars in Allentown, PA, has recently purchased the APS Powder coating Services located in Wind Gap, PA. Mo is no stranger to the Dirt Track Heroes Show scene as he has placed the former Budd Olsen replicar coupe and the "Spirit of Nazareth" Dirt Champ Car into the popular show in the past. Mo has kept and retained the shop at the 316 North Broadway address with the phone number to reach them at: 610-863-0570.

Contact Mo and his experienced staff to handle all of your powder coating needs. While APS specializes in race cars and race parts, they offer a multitude of services that includes restoration projects, outdoor furniture, metal surfaces and anything that can be restored to new glory. Offering a myriad of bright and staple colors to correspond with each project, allow APS the opportunity to assist in your project with their "American Pride" skills. Call them at 610-863-0570 or through email at: apspowdercoating@gmail.com

APS Powder coating joins Quaker Steak, IRCO, Upstate Auto, Smith Fabrications and Premio Sausages as sponsors for the eleventh edition of the show. Additional sponsors are being added on a daily basis.

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Entries are being accepted to display at the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456. The email address is: TOTHIILL98@aol.com<mailto:TOTHIILL98@aol.com>

The show is open to all divisions of racing including drag racing, go karts and quarter midgets as well as hot rods, street burners and trucks. All speedways in the local Tri State area have been invited to take part in the annual event. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Eleventh Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443 513 4456.> , via e-mail at: TOTHILL98@aol.com<mailto:TOTHILL98@aol.com<mailto:TOTHILL98@aol.com%3cmailto:TOTHILL98@aol.com>> or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com<http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com<http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com%3chttp:/www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com>>. or contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at:steveswp@ptd.net<mailto:steveswp@ptd.net>

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

 

 

2018 Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Tour Releases a Tentative Schedule

By Eddie Kochersberger (Sodus, NY) The 2018 open wheeled dirt racing season is officially underway with the completion of the Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It may be cold and miserable outside in the Northeast, but track and series officials are not far behind the indoor motorsports classic. The CRSA Sprint Tour, presented by Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, has built a 2018 tentative schedule for release. The schedule is tentative because there are still a few dates being worked out that could be added before the official schedule will be released on March 1st. So here you go race fans, drivers and teams! Here are your 2018 CRSA Sprint Tour locked-in dates:

April 28 – Fonda Speedway – Fonda, NY
May 5 – Orange County Fair Speedway – Middletown, NY
May 11 – Afton Motorsports Park – Afton, NY
May 26 – Land of Legends Raceway – Canandaigua, NY
June 9 – Woodhull Raceway – Woodhull, NY
June 22 – Land of Legends Raceway – Canandaigua, NY
June 23 – Land of Legends Raceway – Canandaigua, NY
June 29 – Afton Motorsports Park – Afton, NY
July 7 – Orange County Fair Speedway – Middletown, NY
July 21 – Land of Legends Raceway – Canandaigua, NY
August 3 – Afton Motorsports Park – Afton, NY
August 18 – Land of Legends Raceway – Canandaigua, NY
August 25 – Orange County Fair Speedway – Middletown, NY
September 15 – Fonda Speedway – Fonda, NY
October 5 – Afton Motorsports Park – Afton, NY
October 20 – Orange County Fair Speedway – Middletown, NY

The winged warriors open up the 2018 season with a familiar stop at The Track of Champions, Fonda Speedway, in Fultonville, New York. This will be the first of two stops at the famed half mile that sits right next to the Mohawk River. The Hard Clay of Orange County Fair Speedway will host the CRSA 305 cars a total of four times during the campaign, including the famed Eastern States 200 Weekend on October 20th.
Afton Motorsports Park, in Afton, New York, will also return to the schedule with four dates including the Brett Deyo, Super Short Track Series, American Racer Cup Short Track Supernationals 11 on Friday October 5th.
The High Banked Bullring of Woodhull Raceway once again returns to the CRSA Sprint Tour Schedule. It will be one event that fans want to mark down on their calendars as a must see race in the month of June. Sprint car racing at this unique facility has become a tradition that teams and fans share a great common interest for.
One of the greatest and noticeable changes is one that will positively affect history for the CRSA Sprint Tour. Land of Legends Raceway, in Canandaigua New York, will host a five-race series in the middle of the schedule. This is one addition that fans and teams in that area of the state have been anticipating for a long time. It should surely prove to be a competitive and entertaining addition to the schedule.
The CRSA Sprint Tour, owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports, is proud to continue the relationships that have been built with the New York dirt facilities on the 2018 series schedule. The tracks that continue to support the CRSA Sprint Tour truly contribute to the health and growth of open wheeled wing sprint car racing in the northeast.
The month of March will see the CRSA Sprint Tour supporting various motorsports shows throughout Central New York and the Southern Tier. These indoor events will start with the Finger Lakes Speed World event at the Finger Lakes Mall in Auburn, NY on March 3-4. Fans, drivers and teams can go to crsasprintcars.com or Facebook by searching for CRSA Sprints for continued updates on these events and driver stories leading up to the 2018 series kick-off.

 

 

JIMMY BLEWETT READIES FOR NAPA KNOW HOW WEEKEND INSIDE ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL FOR 16TH RUNNING OF THREE QUARTER MIDGET GAMBLER’S CLASSIC

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 15, 2018 . . . Versatile Jimmy Blewett, whose racing resume of 125 career feature wins includes victories on both asphalt and dirt, is ready to race in the NAPA Know How Weekend inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall over the January 26th and 27th weekend.

“I didn’t have my own car ready for the Allentown race and spent the weekend helping my friend Ryan Flores with his car,” Blewett, who races out of Howell, N.J., said. “Now, the red, white and blue No. 76 is ready to win.”

Blewett’s talent as Flores’ setup man in Allentown was evident when Flores moved to the front of the field in both races. A slow tire leak and a cracked oil filter took Flores out of the lead late in each of the two races.

Blewett and well over 70 other Three Quarter (TQ) Midget drivers will be seeking victory in the prestigious Gambler’s Classic, a race first run by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions in 2003.

Only eight men have won the Gambler’s Classic. Anthony Sesely and Erick Rudolph have dominated the recent event history, each winning three of the last six Classics.

Two time past winners are Joey Payne, Lou Cicconi, Jr., and the late Ted Christopher. Andy Mackereth, Jeff Heotzler and Mike Tidaback are the three single Classic winners.

Blewett won ten times in three different classes of race car this past season at Wall (NJ) Stadium en route to winning the Modified championship, his first at the speedway in 15 years.

The fiery speedstar, whose nickname is ‘Showtime’, will go to post in Atlantic City aboard a Lafler chassis TQ Midget with a Dave Orange-prepared engine.

Blewett’s quest for victory in an Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels race has been a five year chase. Despite several Series second and third place finishes, Blewett remains winless.

That’s a situation that could very well change, particularly in light of the fact that at the 2018 Indoor Auto Racing Series opener over January 5th and 6th, Justin Bonsignore, of Holtsville, N.Y., and Scott Kreutter, of Buffalo, N.Y., two drivers who had been trying for their first wins as long as Blewett has, each won for the first time.

Both Bonsignore and Kreutter are expected to provide Blewett with plenty of competition, as will Erick Rudolph, Ransomville, N.Y., an eight time Series past winner who didn’t score at Allentown but finished second and third in the pair of feature events.

The quest for victory in the prestigious NAPA Know How weekend will begin on Friday, January 26th, with TQ Midgets racing in four 20 lap events to determine the front end of the starting lineup for Saturday’s Gambler’s Classic.

The unpredictible Slingshots and agile Champ Karts will also run Friday night events that will also help set their line-ups for Saturday races.

NAPA Know How Weekend moves into high gear on Saturday, January 27th with the running of a full slate of qualifying races and the 16th annual Gambler’s Classic TQ Midget 40-lap main event. Champ Karts and Slingshots will also run 25-lap features on Saturday.

On Friday, January 26th doors will open for spectators at 6:00 PM with racing starting at 7:30.

The Saturday schedule calls for doors to open at 5:00 PM with racing starting at 7:00 PM.

The early opening of the Boardwalk Hall doors Saturday is to allow fans extra time to visit ‘Fan Fest’, a fun and exciting time for fans of all ages to meet the drivers and car owners, have their souvenir programs and event shirts autographed and have pictures taken with their favorites before the racing starts.

For tickets, contact Ticketmaster, the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, or the Area Auto Racing News office at 609-888-3618.

The finale Series will be a first annual event in New York State, on Friday and Saturday night February 9th and 10th in the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y. For choice tickets, contact the Times Union Center Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, or visit online at ticketmaster.com.

 

 

Pedal Down Promotions to be featured at Luxemburg Racing Show

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) January 15, 2018 – As the clock ticks steadily closer to the start of the 2018 racing season, Pedal Down Promotions is primed to shift its efforts into high gear with a major presence at the third annual Luxemburg Racing Show Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Exposition Building located at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds in Luxemburg.
Pedal Down Promotions will join a host of racing teams, tracks and equipment suppliers on hand during the vendor show, which is set to run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Pedal Down Promotions table will feature a selection of promotional materials for racing teams, including sponsor signs, photo cards and framed feature articles, as well as details about PDP’s press release and public relations packages aimed at assisting racing teams and tracks in connecting with targeted audiences throughout the upcoming 2018 racing season.
In addition, Pedal Down Promotions owner Jeff Pederson will be a featured presenter at a sponsorship seminar set to begin at noon in the classroom located within the Expo building. The seminar is free of charge with an admission ticket.
Pederson, who handles the public relations and race reporting duties for Plymouth Dirt Track Racing in Plymouth, heads up the public relations and marketing effort for Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 sprint car driver Paul Pokorski of West Bend, serves as a contributing writer for Full Throttle Magazine and is the racing correspondent for the WHBL 1330 radio website in Sheboygan, will offer tips and strategies for racing teams seeking ways to attract sponsors and expand their fan base.
He will also impart advice on how race teams can reach new fans through various promotional strategies related to digital marketing, printed materials and involvement in community events. In addition, Pederson’s presentation will feature an overview of social media dos and don’ts, which internet-savvy race teams will not want to miss.
Pederson will be joined by local racing author and Wisconsin International Raceway Public Relations Director Joe Verdegan, who will offer his own insights on marketing the sport of racing to potential sponsors.
Pederson is also making a special raffle prize package available to sponsorship seminar attendees, which includes a Pedal Down Promotions t-shirt, hat and $50 gift certificate toward any PDP product or service.
“This will be the first time that I have attended the Luxemburg Racing Show, and I am really looking forward to it,” Pederson said. “I’ve heard great things about the show and I think the sponsorship seminar will be a lot of fun and provide some good tips for racers to use when they are seeking sponsors and looking to promote their racing efforts and grow their fan base during the upcoming season.”
The show, which drew nearly 500 people in 2017, allows racers to buy/sell or trade new or used race parts, equipment and supplies. The heated expo building, located on the east end of the fairgrounds, provides ample space for tables, booths and exhibits.
Parking is free with food and beverages prepared and sold by the FFA Algoma Alumni. Adult admission is $3 (including vendors). Kids 12 and under are admitted free.
All up-to-date information regarding the show, including new vendors who sign up, will be released through the “Luxemburg Racing Show” Facebook page.
Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.
For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com or call 920-323-7970.

 

 

SUNOCO RACE FUELS/INSINGER PERFORMANCE WILL HAVE A HUGE PRESENCE AT THE PPB MOTORSPORTS 2018 RACE CAR & TRADE SHOW FUELED BY SUNOCO AND DISTRIBUTED BY INSINGER PERFORMANCE

OAKS, PA JANUARY 14, 2018 . . . Variety could be a word to describe the Sunoco Race Fuels/Insinger Performance display at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Race Car & Trade set to take place Friday, January 19th through Sunday, January 21st at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

Five different racing vehicles, representing a variety of divisions of motorsports, will be part of the display along with the popular Sunoco Race Fuels Prize Wheel that give all attendees a chance to participate and have the chance to win small apparel and other items by spinning the wheel.

Hurlock Auto & Speed Sports of Hurlock, MD will be using their participation in the show with Sunoco to announce their team plans for 2018. Their dirt Modified will be be part of the huge display at the front of B-Hall at the show.

Veteran Dirt Late Model racing talent Mark Pettyjohn will have his new Swartz by PJ1 race car on display. “We are really excited to have our new car on display,” said Pettyjohn. “We are proud to have Sunoco Race Fuel as a marketing partner, their products are the best in the industry and results show it.” In addition to be a winner at eight different tracks over the years, Pettyjohn was the 2013 Three State Flyers Dirt Late Model Series Champion and in 2017 won the Camp Barnes Benefit Race at Delaware International Speedway.”

Philadelphia Racing Engine/Products will have their National Hot Rod Association Competition Eliminator Drag Car there. The I/SM Chevy Cavalier is driven by Richard Schonberger who is a member of the Schonberger family that has been involved in the sport for several generations and operate Philadelphia Racing Engines. Richard also competes in the I/A class within the NHRA Competition Eliminator division driving an Oldsmobile Cutlass.

Alex Mayer will attract attention with his Mayer Motorsports North America Formula 1000 entry out of Harleysville, PA. He is fresh off his 2017 National Championship effort.

Another attention getter will be the two American Racing Mower Association modified mowers one with Insinger Performance sponsorship and the second one sporting the Sunoco Fuels sponsorship. The spec fuel for the series is Sunoco Optima, unleaded non-ethanol fuel for 4-cycle small engines in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. These machines are capable of reaching speeds of 70 mph. The Gas plus Oil Premixed fuel will be the featured product sponsor on the Insinger Performance mower. Also Insinger Performance is launching the Opitimal Premix Non Ethanol Fuel for 2 cycle small engines.

Teams involved with the display will have hero cards and handouts for attendees and will be able to sign them during the three day show.

More than 300 racing vehicles representing all forms of motorsports will be on display during the three days of Motorsports 2018, January 19-21 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

Headlining the show will be three time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart along with 20-time World of Outlaws title holder Steve Kinser, rising Sprint Car talent David GraveL, FOX TV personality Larry MacReynolds and a number of local and regional racing talents.

The show, the 33rd annual edition, offers just about everything imaginable in motorsports and includes free seminars, Oliver Construction Ms. Motorsports Pageant, autograph opportunities and a large number of speedways and sanctioning organizations showing what is new for 2018.

For more information check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com.

 

 

UMSS Traditional Sprints Expand to 33 Events in 2018
By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director
Stillwater, MN (1-14-18)

The Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) has seen continued growth each year since the inception of the very popular Traditional Sprint Car Series back in 2011. For 2018 that growth has exploded with a total of 33 events on the schedule with 27 of the races as point shows. "There is no doubt that the 8th Anniversary season for the Traditional non-winged sprints will see their biggest and best schedule yet along with more cars available than in any previous year," stated UMSS President Ron Bernhagen. Plenty of variety will give UMSS Traditional sprint car teams lots of opportunities in 2018.

No surprise compared with the previous two seasons, the Cedar Lake Speedway will once again provide the most race nights for the UMSS Traditional sprint cars leading the way with 15 shows (14 point races) for what many consider as the series "home track" at the legendary western Wisconsin speedway. The Traditional sprints will race at numerous other tracks in 2018 with two events each at the Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Ogilvie Raceway, and Jackson Motorplex (non-point shows). Single events dot the schedule with a return to the Princeton Speedway, another appearance at the Eagle Valley Speedway after a successful showing last season, a new event at the Spring Lake Speedway in Unity, Wisconsin, the "traditional" non-point shows on Labor Day Weekend at Wilmot Raceway and Angell Park Speedway, a non-point event at the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa and a full-point show at the Deer Creek Speedway. Still to be confirmed, the series is planning on returning in early May to the Red Cedar Speedway and to the Rice Lake Speedway on Memorial Day Weekend. The popular Northern Tour returns in 2018 in conjunction with the upstart Northern Renegade Sprints. A Thursday night June 21 date is confirmed at the Grand Rapids Speedway, a Friday night show is in the works but no official announcement can be made just yet, and although not 100% confirmed it looks likely that the ABC Raceway in Ashland will fill in the June 23 date to complete what will be known as the North-South Challenge Round 1.

There are several special events throughout the 2018 schedule. Seventeen nights will see the Traditional sprints pared up with the UMSS 360 winged sprints, but the opening weekend in early April belongs entirely to the non-winged division. Part of what will be called "The Legendary Opener" at the Cedar Lake Speedway, the UMSS Traditional sprints will race all three nights April 5-7 weather permitting. The Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint cars will also be part of this big season-opening event. Continuing on through the schedule the Traditional sprints return to the always-exciting Princeton Speedway 1/4 mile bullring for the 16th Annual Billy Anderson Memorial program on May 18. The aforementioned North-South Challenge Round 1 takes place June 21-23 while the North-South Challenge Round 2 is the following week at Granite City Speedway and Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29-30. The June 30 show at CLS is the hugely popular Fireworks Spectacular night. Once again part of the popular WoO weekend at CLS, the Traditional sprints get the Friday night July 6 show while the following Friday they will partner up again with the Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints for the first-time ever at the Spring Lake Speedway in Unity. The 7th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial will see the Traditional sprints race for increased purse money at the Ogilvie Raceway on August 18. Then comes what likely will be the biggest event on the 2018 schedule, the two-day Traditional Sprint Car Challenge at the Cedar Lake Speedway featuring non-winged sprints from five different sanctioning bodies in a two-day show that will see TWO complete feature races run each night. In addition to the UMSS Traditional Sprints, the Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints, the National Sprint League Non Winged Sprint Cars (formerly Heartland Racing Association), the Northern Renegades and the Black Hills Non Winged Sprints will all participate in this event which very likely will see 40-50+ non-winged sprint cars on hand at CLS for two big nights of topless sprint car racing action around the 3/8th mile high-banked track.

After a couple of non-point events in southern Wisconsin to kick off September, the 18th Annual Richert Memorial is another one of those must-see sprint car racing weekends with three different divisions on hand at CLS on September 8. A couple of non-point shows at Cedar Lake for the Legendary 100 and Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa will see the point battle culminate at the Deer Creek Speedway on September 15. Two more non-point shows remain on the schedule for the following weekend at the Jackson Motorplex for the inaugural NSL Non Wing Sprint Car Challenge at the premier sprint car racing track in Minnesota.

Building on the success of its six-race NASCAR Dash Series the past several seasons for their stock car divisions, the Cedar Lake Speedway has created the CLS Shootout in 2018 for the UMSS winged and Traditional sprints along with the limited late model division. The three divisions in the six-race CLS Shootout will be competing for point fund monies with the same point format as the NASCAR Dash. The CLS Shootout dates include April 21, May 19, June 2, June 30, July 14 and July 28. Also as part of both the CLS Shootout and NASCAR Dash Series in 2018, GRP Motorsports has come on board to help sponsor what will be known as the "GRP Motorsports CLS Loyalty Bonus" which will pay a $100 bonus to ALL drivers in both the CLS Shootout and NASCAR Dash Series who race ALL SIX events. Stated Greg Parent from GRP Motorsports, "I like the idea of paying a bit of bonus to those drivers who make the commitment to be at all six races in each series. Individually its a little extra "tow" money or whatever you want to think of it as, but collectively amongst all seven divisions its a fairly large sum of money that will be distributed to ALL drivers who compete in all six shows regardless of where they finish in the final point standings. That fits in perfectly with the thought process I have in helping reward those who show loyalty and help support a particular series, track or number of events."

The 2018 season is definitely shaping up to the best yet for the UMSS Traditional sprint car division. "I think our 2018 schedule is likely the strongest one I have put together for the UMSS non-winged sprint cars for our 8th Anniversary season and should give drivers numerous opportunities to race and earn some extra money along the way. I can't wait for the 2018 racing season to get underway in April," stated UMSS President Ron Bernhagen. Racers and fans alike will want to make plans to attend as many UMSS events as their schedules permit in order to be part of the always-exciting and entertaining racing generated by the ultra-popular UMSS Traditional sprint cars in 2018!

2018 UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series Schedule (First Edition):
April 5-7 - Cedar Lake Speedway (The Legendary Opener w/Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints)
April 21 - *Cedar Lake Speedway (2nd Annual Gale Patterson Memorial)
May 5 - Cedar Lake Speedway
May 11 - TBD (Tentatively Red Cedar Speedway)
May 18 - +Princeton Speedway (16th Annual Billy Anderson Memorial-Midwest Power Series)
May 19 - *+Cedar Lake Speedway
May 26 - TBD (Tentatively Rice Lake Speedway)
May 27 - Eagle Valley Speedway
June 2 - *Cedar Lake Speedway
June 9 - +Ogilvie Raceway (Big O Showdown)
June 21 - +Grand Rapids Speedway (North-South Challenge Round 1)
June 22 - +TBD (North-South Challenge Round 1)
June 23 - +TBD (Tentatively ABC Raceway / North-South Challenge Round 1)
June 29 - +Granite City Speedway (North-South Challenge Round 2)
June 30 - *+Cedar Lake Speedway (North-South Challenge Round 2)
July 6 - Cedar Lake Speedway (WoO weekend)
July 13 - Spring Lake Speedway w/Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints)
July 14 - *Cedar Lake Speedway
July 28 - *Cedar Lake Speedway
August 17 - +Granite City Speedway
August 18 - +Ogilvie Raceway (7th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial)
August 24-25 - +Cedar Lake Speedway (The Traditional Sprint Car Challenge)
September 1 - Wilmot Raceway (non-point w/Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints)
September 2 - Angell Park Speedway (non-point w/Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints)
September 8 - Cedar Lake Speedway (18th Annual Jerry Richert Memorial)
September 13 - Cedar Lake Speedway (Legendary 100 non-point show)
September 14 - Clay County Fair Speedway (non-point show)
September 15 - Deer Creek Speedway
September 21-22 Jackson Motorplex (non-point event NSL Non Wing Sprint Car Challenge)
*CLS Shootout event
+ With Northern Renegades

 

 

UMSS Announces 20-Event Wing Schedule for 2018
By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director
Stillwater, MN (1-14-18)

The Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) is pleased to announce their 2018 wing division schedule and has officially released the first edition of what is currently slated to be 20 events (19 point shows). All but one race have been confirmed, as the series celebrates its 10th Anniversary season this year. Many tracks return on an annual basis with events each season while others are back on board or have expanded their participation.

Leading the way for what some may describe in 2018 as the UMSS "home track" is none other than the legendary Cedar Lake Speedway. Cedar Lake has really stepped up their involvement in the wing division with nine shows slated to take place at the popular western Wisconsin speedway culminating with the prestigious 18th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial in September. With two events each, the Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, the Ogilvie Raceway and the Jackson Motorplex help bolster a strong schedule. Returning with single events from last season, the Eagle Valley Speedway in Jim Falls, Wisconsin will run on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend with what will likely be a show, not confirmed yet, the night before at the Rice Lake Speedway. The final weekend of the season will see the UMSS return to the Clay County Fair Speedway with a non-point event and round out the season with a full-point show at the Deer Creek Speedway. After an absence of one year, the Princeton Speedway returns for the 16th Annual Billy Anderson Memorial in May.

Special events highlight several nights throughout the season. The first one kicks off on the opening night of the season at the Cedar Lake Speedway for the running of the 2nd Annual Gale Patterson Memorial on April 21. As mentioned previously, the 16th Annual Billy Anderson Memorial returns to Princeton on May 18. The UMSS winged sprints once again will be part of the extremely popular World of Outlaws weekend at Cedar Lake with a July 7 date. The 7th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial returns to the Ogilvie Raceway for a big night on August 18. The Richert Memorial kicks off a couple of big weekends in September on the 8th while the series completes its season the following weekend at Spencer and Deer Creek on September 14-15.

For the fourth year since its inception, several Midwest Power Series events will utilize UMSS dates. In 2018, those shows will include Princeton, Cedar Lake on June 2, July 7, July 14 and September 8, Jackson on July 13, Ogilvie on August 18, and the final weekend at Spencer and Deer Creek. The Midwest Power Series will also race three additional shows at the Jackson Motorplex in 2018 for a total of twelve dates. Several Midwest Power Series events will have bonus money available for teams who race both shows on certain weekends that feature a couple of events.

The Cedar Lake Speedway, building on the success of its six-race NASCAR Dash Series the past several seasons for their stock car divisions, has created the CLS Shootout in 2018 for the UMSS winged and Traditional sprints along with the limited late model division. The three divisions in the six-race CLS Shootout will be competing for point fund monies with the same point format as the NASCAR Dash. The CLS Shootout dates include April 21, May 19, June 2, June 30, July 14 and July 28. Also as part of both the CLS Shootout and NASCAR Dash Series in 2018, GRP Motorsports has come on board to help sponsor what will be known as the "GRP Motorsports CLS Loyalty Bonus" which will pay a $100 bonus to ALL drivers in both the CLS Shootout and NASCAR Dash Series who race ALL SIX events. Stated Greg Parent from GRP Motorsports, "I like the idea of paying a bit of bonus to those drivers who make the commitment to be at all six races in each series. Individually its a little extra "tow" money or whatever you want to think of it as, but collectively amongst all seven divisions its a fairly large sum of money that will be distributed to ALL drivers who compete in all six shows regardless of where they finish in the final point standings. That fits in perfectly with the thought process I have in helping reward those who show loyalty and help support a particular series, track or number of events."

The 2018 season is certainly shaping up to be one of the best yet for the UMSS winged sprint car division. "I think our 2018 schedule is the strongest one I have put together for the UMSS winged sprint cars for our 10th Anniversary season and should give drivers several opportunities to earn some extra money along the way. I can't wait for the 2018 racing season to get underway in April," stated UMSS President Ron Bernhagen. Racers and fans alike will want to make plans to attend as many UMSS events as their schedules permit in order to be part of the always-exciting and high-powered entertainment generated by the winged sprint cars in 2018!

2018 UMSS Winged Sprint Schedule (First Edition):
April 21 - *Cedar Lake Speedway (2nd Annual Gale Patterson Memorial)
May 18 - Princeton Speedway (16th Annual Billy Anderson Memorial-Midwest Power Series)
May 19 - *Cedar Lake Speedway
May 26 - TBD (Tentatively Rice Lake Speedway)
May 27 - Eagle Valley Speedway
June 1 - Jackson Motorplex
June 2 - *Cedar Lake Speedway (Midwest Power Series)
June 9 - Ogilvie Raceway (Big O Showdown)
June 29 - Granite City Speedway
June 30 - *Cedar Lake Speedway
July 7 - Cedar Lake Speedway (Midwest Power Series)
July 13 - Jackson Motorplex (Midwest Power Series)
July 14 - *Cedar Lake Speedway (Midwest Power Series)
July 28 - *Cedar Lake Speedway
August 17 - Granite City Speedway
August 18 - Ogilvie Raceway (7th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial-Midwest Power Series)
August 25 - Cedar Lake Speedway
September 8 - Cedar Lake Speedway (18th Annual Jerry Richert Memorial-Midwest Power Series)
September 14 - Clay County Fair Speedway (Midwest Power Series)
September 15 - Deer Creek Speedway (Midwest Power Series)
*CLS Shootout event

 

 

The Challenge really was just that ‘a Challenge’

But not in the way we hoped for and the only winner on the night was probably the farmers in the region with rain constant on Saturday. After completing 6 heats back to back VA68 Jess Moulden lined up alongside US00 Cory Eliason on the front row of the A. It was shaping up to be a fantastic race before the rain hit again and unfortunately the 35Lap event was abandoned with only a few laps completed. A night like this leaves everyone disappointed and wondering what might or could have been. A very disappointed Mandy Searle tells us “I have to thank all of the Simpson Speedway Committee, the track crew and all their volunteers for the 110% effort they put in to getting our show completed. The commitment they show their club is amazing. They really wanted to make this show happen and worked so hard to try and achieve it. This is the third rain effected show they had had for the season and as this was only their third show so far for the season that’s pretty horrible odds for them. I want to thank my team, working under these difficult circumstances put so much pressure on them and they all take it on their shoulders and keep going. Thanks also to all the 30 teams that supported us. Everyone one of them wanted to get the show done working with us all night. The clean-up they all have after nights like this is mammoth. All our teams work hard to be able to compete in this show some making plans 12 months in advance to lock in lease engines, bring International drivers over or just be at their best for the night. Also we have to thank all our sponsors, supporters and spectators who came and stayed. While most of us have trucks to shelter in during the rain they sit out in the open with tarps and umbrellas and wait. They are a truly dedicated group. Cory Eliason came up to me in my office and made me laugh at about 1.30 in the morning and said – Mandy I really wanted to get my name back on that Perpetual Trophy but I guess now you will have to put 2017-2018 winner – Mother Nature, at that stage I really I needed a bright comment that made me smile.”

So now the Monday after there is really only one thing to do – get ready for our next show and start working on next year’s Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge.

 

 

INTERCHANGE FOR TEAM GREEN
By Jeff Pistola

Green Brothers Racing will feature a change of drivers for a busy upcoming fortnight of sprintcar racing in SA and Victoria.
Following a short stint which comprised seven meetings, Kayla Green has returned to her adopted USA home due to commitments.
The 18-year-old more than impressed in her maiden campaign piloting the #74 Maxim during appearances in SA and Sydney.
“Kayla’s performances were outstanding, given she had never driven a 410 sprintcar previously,” noted crew chief and uncle Trevor Green.
“She certainly displayed some of the skills honed racing winged midgets in California, and her potential ability in a race car is simply unquestionable.
“To qualify for A-mains in Whyalla and Murray Bridge as well as the NSW championship was testimony to her talent and ability to learn and adapt.
“It was quite humbling to have a number of people comment on the professional way she conducted herself on and off the track, and we certainly wish her all the best in her American endeavors this year.”
While one talented ‘young gun’ departs, another will step into the cockpit of the black and green #74, as exciting Sydneysider Max Johnston takes over driving duties for some of the biggest events of the current season.
The 24-year-old Johnston is no stranger to the competitive world of sprintcar racing, having raced on the Australian scene since the age of 18, while having also dabbled in American competition.
While having contested three Outlaws Canadian League meetings during 2017, he also made history in becoming just the fourth Australian to contest a NASCAR event, making his debut in the NASCAR feeder Truck Series at Eldora last July.
In an experience he described as ‘unreal’, having initially qualified 22nd, Johnston moved up to be running inside the top 10 before crashing out in his Chevy Silverado.
Having run a handful of Sydney sprintcar meetings earlier this season, Johnston is looking forward to contesting the Kings and 2018 Australian title meetings at Mt Gambier’s Borderline Speedway, with the Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool sandwiched between.
“I have always found Trevor Green a great guy to race against during my earlier days, and to be offered the chance to drive for him is something I’m really excited about,” Johnston suggested.
“There is plenty of respect for Trevor as a driver, and I’m certainly keen to draw on his experience and use him as a bit of a mentor over the next few weeks.
“Warrnambool is a familiar track to me, this will be my fifth Classic, with a best previous effort of 11th in the A-main.
“I have only run the Aussie title once before so I’m pretty keen to get out and have another crack.
“It’s a great opportunity and I must again thank Trevor, while Simmons Civil, Motoradco and Flair Dancewear have also been strong personal supporters of my racing career.”
The Kings event is set down for this Thursday night (January 18), with the Classic staged from January 19-21, while the 2018 Australian sprintcar championship will be held over January 25-27.
Supporting Green Brothers Racing 2017-18 campaign are: Natrad Radiators and Auto Air, SA Motorcycles, Active Vac, Vin’s Mini Buses, Steve Wicks Powder Coaters, Titan Garages And Sheds, Monster Slam, Go Left Designs, Florite Coatings, Freightmasters, Green Welding, Dennis and Dottie Farr, Murray Machining and Sheds, Vortex Wings, BJ Signs and GI Safety Solutions.


 

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Unveils 2018 Schedule

(Sodus, NY) The first of many exciting off-season announcements for the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour is the release of the 2018 tour schedule with 23 events at 14 different facilities covering New York, Pennsylvania, and Ontario, Canada. There will be just one overall champion this season with multiple series champions throughout the 2018 program.

The 2018 season will once again kick off at the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY, part of the Outlaw Spring Nationals paying $3,000 to win, on Friday, April 20. The series then crosses the border the following night where they will visit the Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, ONT for their annual Spring Sizzler.

After a one year hiatus, the tour will return to “Land of Legends” Raceway (formerly known as Canandaigua Motorsports Park) on Saturday May 5. We will then return for a special Wednesday night affair on August, 29 part of ‘Wednesday Night Bonanza.’

The Patriots will also be returning to the Clinton County Motor Speedway for the first time in several seasons on Friday, June 15 for a $2,000 to win affair. This compliments our traditional visit to Selinsgrove Speedway for the Joe Whitcomb Memorial paying $2,571 to win.

Traditional stops will be made at PST staple tracks such as Albany-Saratoga, Woodhull, Ransomville, Fulton, Outlaw and Selinsgrove once again in 2018.

New to 2018 is a three day race weekend in Ontario, Canada with an increased purse for all three shows. The weekend will begin at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, July 20, followed by a trip north to Brockville-Ontario Speedway on Saturday, July 21 with Cornwall Motor Speedway concluding the weekend on Sunday, July 22. All three events will be paying $3,333 to win and $333 to start!

Returning for the second straight season is “Labor Day Triple Play in Central PA” as the Patriots venture south to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, August 31. A debut visit to BAPS Motor Speedway (formerly Susquehanna Speedway) on Saturday September 1 with the weekend concluding on Sunday, September 2 at the Selinsgrove Speedway. All three shows will pay $3000 to win and $300 to start as it is a challenge event with the United Racing Club.

The month of September will once again hold two marquee events for 360 sprint car drivers of the northeast with the 14th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at the Ohsweken Speedway on September 14 and 15 which pays $12,000 (USD) to win. With the following weekend will be the third annual Outlaw Fall Nationals which paying $5000 to win and $400 to start on Saturday, September 22.

More events could be possibly added prior the Syracuse Motorsports Exposition show when a hard copy will be available. Be sure to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com as well as liking ‘Patriot Sprint Tour’ on facebook and following @PatirotSprints on twitter.

Tentative Schedule

Patriot Sprint Tour (PST)

Friday-April 20 Outlaw with ESS $3000 to win $300 to start (Patriot Points)

Saturday-April 21 Merrittville $2000 to win (Show Up Points Overall & Patriot Points for Canada Top Five)

Saturday-May 5 Land of Legends Raceway

Saturday- May 12 Woodhull Raceway

Friday- May 25 Albany-Saratoga Speedway $2000 to win

Friday- June 1 Ransomville Speedway

Saturday-June 2 Fulton Speedway

Friday- June 15 Clinton County Motor Speedway $2000 to win

Saturday- June 16 Selinsgrove Speedway Joe Whitcomb Memorial $2571 to win

Saturday- July 14 Woodhull Raceway

Friday- July 20 Ohsweken Speedway $3333 to win $333 to start (Show Up Points Overall & Patriot Points for Canada Top Five)

Saturday- July 21 Brockville- Ontario Speedway $3333 to win $333 to start (Show Up Points Overall & Patriot Points for Canada Top Five)

Sunday- July 22 Cornwall Motor Speedway $3333 to win $333 to start (Show Up Points Overall & Patriot Points for Canada Top Five)

Friday- July 27 Outlaw 360 Summer Nationals

Saturday- July 28 Outlaw 360 Summer Nationals

Friday- August 3 Outlaw Speedway $2000 to win

Wednesday-August 29 Land of Legends Raceway

Friday- August 31 Williams Grove $3000 to win $300 to start Patriot Points

Saturday- September 1 BAPS Motor Speedway Susquehanna $3000 to win $300 to start Patriot Points

Saturday- September 2 Selinsgrove $3000 to win $300 to start Patriot Points

Friday- September 14 CSCN Ohsweken Show Up Points

Saturday- September 15 CSCN Ohsweken Show Up Points

Saturday- September 22 Outlaw Fall Nationals $5000 to win $400 to start Show Up Points

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Airing Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Finale All Day Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 13, 2018) - Four fantastic preliminary nights have set the stage for the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire finale on Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will provide live Pay-Per-View video, which features multiple cameras, replays, interviews and more, throughout an action-packed day filled with features. The broadcast is slated to begin at 9:30 a.m. (Central).

A total of 345 drivers competed in preliminary action with the podium finishers each night locked into Saturday's A Main. That leaves more than 325 competitors vying for one of the final eight lock-in positions to the 55-lap main event.

The action is scheduled to start with twin N Mains. In fact, there are approximately two dozen features and the pole shuffle to determine the first six rows of the A Main lineup available to watch via the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network.

Scott Traylor will anchor the Pay-Per-View broadcast with Justin Zoch, Bryan Gapinski, Brian Ward and Kaleb Hart sharing the announcing booth. Brandon Hahn will serve as a pit reporter and four-time Chili Bowl winner Kevin Swindell will offer his expert analysis.

The price to watch the finale is only $29.99.

The live broadcast of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals finale on the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will show the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will have live audio for the remainder of the night for those who purchased Saturday's broadcast.

To purchase any RBN broadcast, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on RacinBoys is brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group, Schoenfeld Headers, Spire Sports + Entertainment, Lucas Oil Products, Hyper Racing, Rod End Supply, MyRacePass, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Lawton Speedway, RPM Speedway, Indiana Donor Network, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum and Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events."

Buy links are available for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $124.99 ($114.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 13 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 9-13. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.kccars.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Watch for the new "Prime Time Live Coast-to-Coast" beginning in April 2018. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

TWO TONY STEWART RACING TREASURES TO BE ON DISPLAY AT PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW JANUARY 19-21 IN OAKS, PA

OAKS, PA January 12, 2018 . . . Three time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will have two of his most prized possessions on display at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Race Car & Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco and Distributed by Insinger Performance taking place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA January 19-21, 2018.

The car with which he won the 1997 IndyCar Championship will be a featured attraction, as well as Stewart’s Home Depot #20 NASCAR Cup Series entry with which he won the 2005 Brickyard 400. Both cars are sure to attract a huge amount of attention from the large number of show attendees.

Both cars will be on display during the entire three days of the show while Stewart will be making an appearance on Saturday. He will be interviewed, chat with fans and sign autographs during his show visit that will run from noon until 2 PM.

Another car on display that is sure to catch the attention of the crowd is the NAPA Auto Parts Hendrick Motorsports No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro that will be driven by rising star Chase Elliott during the 2018 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season.

More than 300 racing vehicles representing all forms of motorsports will be displayed throughout the 250,000 square feet of show space.

Many speedways and sanctioning organizations will be part of the 33rd annual show along with a variety of businesses that offer just about everything imaginable in auto racing.

Also appearing at the show will be former NASCAR Cup crew chief and current FOX TV personality Larry MacReynolds along with 20-time World of Outlaws Sprint champion Steve Kinser and rising Outlaw talent David Gravel.

Many local and regional racing talents will be on hand.

Attendees will be able to participate in a number of free seminars, attend a variety of events including the Oliver Construction Ms. Motorsports Pageant, the Pine Brook Speedway Reunion, presentation of Area Auto Racing News Top Winner Awards and so much more.

One day adult admission is $15 while a three day ticket is priced at $30. For children 6 thru 12 a done day ticket is just $5 while a three day pass is $10. Children under 6 are admitted free.

The show opens on Friday, January 19th at 2 PM and goes until 10 PM. On Saturday the doors open at 11 AM and the show runs until 9 PM and on Sunday the hours are 11 AM to 4 PM.

For additional information check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com.

 

 

Park Jefferson Speedway

The Park Jefferson Speedway will host the return of 410 outlaw sprint cars on Saturday, August 18th when it hosts its first ever “Nationals Hangover” event. Taking place one week after the famed Knoxville Nationals, the Park Jefferson Speedway will open its doors to the 900 horsepower 410 sprint cars for a thrilling night of racing. The evening will start with time trials, followed by heat races, a trophy dash, and feature events. The format, purse and rules will mirror the popular All Star Sprints by having drivers time trial against the other drivers in their heat, and the lineups will be set using their rules.
In addition, the event will pay the same purse as the All Star Sprints with $5,000 to the winner and $500 to start the A Main Event.
“We are very excited to see the return of 410 sprint car racing to Park Jefferson for the first time since 2015. I made it a goal of mine to host a 410 show this year. I decided I wanted to follow the same rules, format and purse as the All Stars. The All Stars used to run the Thunder through the Plains after Knoxville and we hope this 410 race will draw some of the same caliber of cars. Tony Stewart has done some great things with the All Star format and purse they offer. Even though they don't come this far west, we wanted drivers to have a chance to run the same format, and pay the same purse. We are introducing this event to give all the 410 drivers in the Midwest and West Coast a place to run for a great purse and a laid back atmosphere to cure the hangover of The Nationals” stated track General Manager Rod Olson.
This exciting night of racing will also serve as Season Championship night for the Park Jefferson IMCA RACESaver Sprint Cars. The IMCA RACESavers will be wrapping up the season championship this evening which will serve as both the track season championship and the final scheduled event of the new Miniakota RACESaver Series presented by Keizer Wheels. In addition, there will be an IMCA Modified Special awarding state, regional and national points.
Adult tickets will be $18 with seniors 70+ $10 and kids 6-16 just $5. For more information, go to www.parkjeff.com or call 712-202-5540. Follow Park Jefferson on social media at www.facebook.com/parkjeffersonsd and www.twitter.com/parkjeffersonsd.
 

 

Donny Schatz is North American 410 Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” for Tenth Time!

Friday, January 12, 2018 - For the tenth time in his career, Donny Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota, was voted the “Driver of the Year” by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. The 2017 World of Outlaws (WoO) champion earned seventeen (17) of the twenty (20) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. David Gravel earned the other three first place votes.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are David Gravel of Connecticut, Brad Sweet of California, Shane Stewart of Oklahoma and Kerry Madsen of New South Wales, Australia. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ for the season, respectively, are Daryn Pittman, Lance Dewease, All Star Circuit of Champions titlist Chad Kemenah, Kyle Larson and Jason Johnson.

For the first time, the CJB Motorsports #5 team will receive the “Team of the Year Award” based on their strong season with David Gravel behind the wheel.

Kyle Larson will receive the “Wild Card Award” (his sixth overall between 410, 360 and Non-wing categories) for his exciting ‘410’ sprint car performances in 2017. California’s Giovanni Scelzi joins his brother Dominic (2013) as a “Rookie of the Year” Award recipient in the ‘410’ division of the North American Sprint Car Poll. Giovanni was the 360 “Rookie of the Year” in 2016.

Steve O’Neal of Port Royal Speedway earned “Promoter of the Year” honors for the second time in a row. Max Papis of Max Papis Innovations and Jack and Bonnie Elam of J&J Enterprises (their thirteenth such award) will share “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors for the ‘410’ poll. The “Media Member of the Year” award will again go to Steve Post of the MAV-TV/MRN “Winged Nation” show. This is the sixth consecutive season that Post has been honored either in the 410 or 360 Polls.

The North American 410 Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. All awards will be distributed in 2018 at tracks throughout North America. The awards were announced at the 2018 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

410 Sprint Car Poll Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points (First Place Votes)

1. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 1825 (17)
2. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 1250 (3)
3. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 637
4. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 422
5. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 370
6. Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 299
7. Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, PA, 268
8. Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 212
9. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 200
10. Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 179
11. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 148
12. Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, 144
13. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 130
14. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 127
15. Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 122
16. Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 108
17. Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 77
18. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 62
19. Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 61
20. Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 60
(tie) Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 60

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
One Sprint Capital Place
Knoxville, IA 50138
Phone: 641-842-6176
Fax: 641-842-6177
E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com
Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

Dave Pusateri Named 2017 Recipient of “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport” by North American Sprint Car Poll!

Friday, January 12, 2018 - Dave Pusateri of California has been named the recipient of the 2017 “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport” by all three voting panels of the North American Sprint Car Poll. Over the past 24 years, Pusateri and his team at Tulare (California) Thunderbowl’s Trophy Cup have raised around $1,500,000 for the “Make A Wish” Foundation.

In 1994, Dave Pusateri came up with the idea of an event that featured a main event that was fully inverted, putting the fastest cars at the rear for a passing filled race. The 24th edition of the Trophy Cup last October was bigger than ever, as the event continues to grow as one of the crown jewels of winged 360 sprint car racing.

Past recipients of the North American Sprint Car Poll’s “Outstanding Contribution to the Sport Award” are as follows: Bryan Clauson, Dave Darland, Sammy Swindell, Fred Rahmer, Johnny Gibson, the late Jerry Reigle, Steve Sinclair, Kasey Kahne, Tom Schmeh, Dick Jordan, the late Fred Brownfield, Doug Auld, the late Hank Gentzler, Tony Stewart, Emmett Hahn, Allan Holland, Dave Argabright, Ron Shuman, the late Kevin Gobrecht, Jack Hewitt, the late Jack Miller, Brad Doty, Art & Carol Malies, Dave Bowman, Ralph Capitani, the late Ted Johnson, Mark Kuchan, Steve Kinser, the late Don Martin, Steve Beitler, Lee Brewer, Jr., Mark Kinser, Frank Lewis, the late Earl Baltes, Casey & Beverly Luna, Elayne Hoff, Jean Lynch, the late J.W. Hunt, and Bert Emick.

The North American Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. All awards will be distributed in 2018 at tracks throughout North America. This award was announced at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
One Sprint Capital Place
Knoxville, IA 50138
Phone: 641-842-6176
Fax: 641-842-6177
E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com
Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

Austin McCarl Subs In… Sure To Be A Skwid Signs Hard Charger

The 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, already has the iconic Dumesny Family Father and Son combinations, as well as the Brazier’s with Garry and Jordyn in addition to Steve as Crew Chief, but now the Classic will welcome an American Father-Son combination with Austin McCarl set to join his father Terry in the field next week.

McCarl, replaces Travis Rilat in the Phil Seymour owned USA29 entry, after it was revealed this week that Rilat was unable to make the trip to Australia.

Austin, who in 2017 finished a very impressive third in the Knoxville Raceway Track Championship, driving the TKS Motorsport 2KS Maxim, will be one of the many drivers hungry to claim not only the Classic win, but also the Skwid Signs Hard Charger Award!

The award, which is now a long running part of the Classic weekend, rewards the driver who passes the most cars in the Sunday night A-Main, a feat which was achieved by Cory Eliason in 2017.

The prize on offer is a complete Sprintcar design and wrap courtesy of the Mt. Gambier based Skwid Signs including one top and one front wing to the value of $2,500.00, which is to be claimed ahead of the 2018-19 season.

“To be honest we can’t thank Newton Bradley and the guys at Skwid Signs enough for their continued support of the Classic, we are very fortunate to again have them on board as we look forward to rewarding someone for putting on a show in the 40-lap Classic finale”, Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills said.

McCarl who will arrive in Australia on Monday, having hastily arranged his travel plans for his maiden visit to the Classic, enjoyed not only strong performances in the Knoxville Raceway Track Championship, but also during the famed Knoxville Nationals, where he qualified strongly on his qualifying night (11th) and managed to transfer through his heat and directly qualify for the A-Main.

Having a clot of mud, dislodge a plug wire as well as breaking the plug, saw McCarl wrestle with an ailing car, which despite being on only seven cylinders, was still good enough to record a fifth- place finish behind Kyle Larson, Donny Schatz, Greg Hodnett and Brad Sweet, all of whom Austin will now join as drivers to have contested the Classic.

In the Saturday night Knoxville Nationals finale, the 50 lap feature would eventually see a part failure resulting in McCarl’s 2017 National’s Dream go up in smoke, thus recording a 22nd place finish.

Arguably one of McCarl’s best performances of the season, came on the Sunday prior to the Knoxville Nationals when he placed fifth of the 70 cars that entered the Capitani Classic. The only drivers to place better than McCarl were the winner Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen, Brad Sweet and Greg Hodnett.

For his first visit to the Classic, Austin McCarl will be aboard the USA 29 with support coming from car owner Phil Seymour and his loyal sponsors Lumley Special Vehicles, A Plus Powder Coating and Proctor Accounting.

The 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is proudly supported by KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort, KFC and Performance Racegear.

The Best Presented Car and Crew of the Classic will receive $2,500.00 with thanks to R & M Security and The Premier Speedway Maintenance Committee,

The Skwid Signs Hard Charger in the A-Main on Sunday Night will receive a Free Sprintcar Design and Wrap courtesy of Skwid Signs in Mt. Gambier.

Thomo’s Race Graphix will present the Hard Luck Award.

The fastest qualifier on each night will receive $1000.00 with the Overall fastest qualifier to be names as the recipient of the Alan Pollard Memorial Award.

The Ian Sheppard award for the Highest Point Scorer over the President’s Cup, King’s Challenge and South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will also receive $1000.00.

 

 

Kevin Thomas Jr. Named North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” for 2017!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Alabama, today was named the 2017 “Driver of the Year” by the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time. The 2017 Indiana Sprintweek champion and Perris (CA) Oval Nationals winner earned seven first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are USAC National Sprint Car champion Chris Windom (four first place votes), Justin Grant (one first place vote), Tyler Courtney and USAC/California Racing Association (CRA) champion Damion Gardner. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ drivers are CJ Leary, Chase Stockon, Thomas Meseraull, Brody Roa and Robert Ballou and RJ Johnson (tied for tenth), respectively.
Sam McGhee, owner of the Sam McGhee Motorsports #11 earned the 2017 non-winged sprint car “Team of the Year” award.

Tyler Courtney will receive the “Wild Card Award” for his exciting non-winged sprint car performances in 2017, while Sutter, California’s Logan Seavey will receive the 2017 non-winged sprint car “Rookie of the Year” award.

Indiana’s Pat Sullivan will receive the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll “Media Member of the Year” honors for the fourth time in his career. Jim O’Connor of the Kokomo Speedway (his fifth time) and USAC’s Levi Jones (his first such honor) will each receive the “Promoter of the Year” Award.

Jeff Swindell of Swindell Bleeders will receive the “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors for the first time.

The North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., of Knoxville, Iowa. All awards will be distributed in 2018 at tracks and other locations throughout North America. The awards were announced at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points (First Place Votes)

1. Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 930 (7)
2. Chris Windom, Canton, IL, 799 (4)
3. Justin Grant, Ione, CA, 610 (1)
4. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 335
5. Damion Gardner, Concord, CA, 253
6. CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN, 197
7. Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN, 166
8. Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 141
9. Brody Roa, Buena Park, CA, 127
10. Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, 103
(tie) RJ Johnson, Phoenix, AZ, 103
12. Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 95
13. Brady Short, Mitchell, IN, 80
14. Chad Boespflug, Hanford, CA, 74
15. Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN, 60
16. Jake Swanson, Anaheim, CA, 54
17. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 42
18. Kyle Cummins, Princeton, IN, 40
19. Dustin Smith, Russiaville, IN, 22
20. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 20
(tie) Richard Vander Weerd, Visalia, CA, 20

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
One Sprint Capital Place
Knoxville, IA 50138
Phone: 641-842-6176
Fax: 641-842-6177
E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com
Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

Night 3 of Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Set for Live Pay-Per-View Video Via RacinBoys Broadcasting Network on Thursday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 11, 2018) - Half of the four preliminary nights have been completed at the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

Two-time event champion Rico Abreu outlasted Tyler Thomas in an epic slide fest on Wednesday evening to lock into Saturday's A Main - along with third-place finisher Kevin Thomas Jr. The three join Tuesday's podium finishers of Kyle Larson, Brad Sweet and Tyler Courtney as A Main starters in Saturday's finale.

Approximately 85 additional competitors will take part in Thursday's preliminary night inside the River Spirit Expo Center. Defending Chili Bowl champion Christopher Bell, Paul McMahan, Jerry Coons Jr., former Chili Bowl champion Cory Kruseman, Shane Stewart, Ryan Bernal, Tanner Thorson and David Gravel are among a stacked list of drivers set to compete.

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will continue to provide live Pay-Per-View video, which features multiple cameras, replays, interviews and more. Hot laps are scheduled for 4 p.m. (Central).

Scott Traylor will anchor the broadcast with Justin Zoch, Bryan Gapinski, Brian Ward and Kaleb Hart sharing the announcing booth this week. Brandon Hahn will serve as a pit reporter and four-time Chili Bowl winner Kevin Swindell will offer his expert analysis.

The price to watch the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is only $29.99 per day.

Important to note, the live broadcast of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals finale on Jan. 13 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the B Mains.

To purchase the events, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on RacinBoys is brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group, Schoenfeld Headers, Spire Sports + Entertainment, Lucas Oil Products, Hyper Racing, Rod End Supply, MyRacePass, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Lawton Speedway, RPM Speedway, Indiana Donor Network, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum and Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events."

Buy links are available for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $124.99 ($114.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 13 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 9-13. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.kccars.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Watch for the new "Prime Time Live Coast-to-Coast" beginning in April 2018. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Classic Qualifying Nights, Ladies and Gents Take Your Partners…..

Two action packed qualifying nights are all but guaranteed with each-and-every entrant of the 46th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic now having been allocated their respective qualifying night.

With 55 drawn to qualify on night one and a further 56 scheduled to roll out for Saturday night’s second night of competition it will be cut action aplenty with only 96 cars being taken to the final night of competition on Sunday January 21, 2018.

The lists of competitors for each night are as follows:

Night One, Friday January 19, 2018:

A1 Kerry Madsen
2D Ben Atkinson
V2 Domain Ramsay
W2 Jamie Veal
V3 Shaun Dobson
S4 Lisa Walker
V5 Max Dumesny
Q6 Steve Rowell
VA6 Tim Kaeding
Q7 Robbie Farr
T7 Tim Hutchins
USA11 Buddy Kofoid
V12 Kristy Ellis
W12 Daniel Harding
S19 Brad Keller
VA19 Daniel Newnham
S20 Glen Sutherland
N21 Garry Brazier
USA24 Terry McCarl
W25 Taylor Milling
V28 Andrew Hughes
N36 Eddie Lumbar
Q36 Mitchell Gee
Q37 Geoff Ensign
S37 Terry Kelly
V38 Jarrod Woolstencroft
V40 Rusty Hickman
V42 Jye O'Keeffe
N45 Matthew Thomas
V47 Tim Rankin
N48 Jackson Delamont
V48 Adam King
V51 Peter Milnes
N53 Jessie Attard
V55 Brooke Tatnell
Q59 Kevin Titman
V60 Jordyn Charge
S63 Ryan Jones
V64 David Aldersley
V67 Luke Walker
V68 Brett Milburn
S72 Chad Ely
V72 Jacob Smith
V73 Charles Hunter
Q78 Andrew Corbet
N78 Andrew Wright
S78 Keke Falland
N79 Peter Bourke
S81 Luke Dillon
Q83 David Murcott
S83 Shannon Barry
ACT89 Brayden Willmington
V89 Jamie Heyen
V90 Corey McCullagh
W96 Aldo De Paoli

Night Two, Saturday January 20, 2018:

USA00 Cory Eliason
NT2 Damien Thorne
Q2 Brent Kratzmann
USA2 Parker Price-Miller
NQ3 Steven Lines
NQ5 Danny Reidy
S13 Brock Hallett
V14 Chris Rodda
W14 Jason Pryde
S15 Aidan Hall
N16 Daniel Sayre
NQ17 Luke Oldfield
V17 Dennis Jones
W17 James McFadden
NS21 Jordyn Brazier
N22 James Thompson
T22 Jock Goodyer
W22 Brodie Minchin
Q23 Lachlan McHugh
S24 Ricky Maiolo
V25 Jack Lee
W26 Jason Johnson
USA29 TBA
V32 Stephen Spark
V36 Tim Van Ginneken
V37 Grant Anderson
N40 Chris McInerney
W41 Darren Mollenoyux
S44 Daniel Evans
S45 Jake Tranter
V45 Daniel Pestka
Q46 Dylan Menz
N47 Marcus Dumesny
N49 Ian Madsen
N57 Matt Dumesny
V58 Rhiannon Burleigh
V61 Robert Nicholas
USA63 Lawrance Kirkham
V70 John Vogels
S71 Sam Putland
N74 Max Johnston
Q75 Darren Jensen
V78 Christopher Campbell
W80 James Inglis
V81 Robbie Paton
VA81 Rhys Baxter
VA83 David McKay
VA88 Grant Stansfield
V91 Bradley Warren
N92 Sammy Walsh
S96 Brendan Guerin
S97 Matt Egel
USA97 Dominic Scelzi
W97 Mitchell Wormall
V98 Peter Doukas
N99 Carson Macedo

The 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is proudly supported by KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort, KFC and Performance Racegear.

The Best Presented Car and Crew of the Classic will receive $2,500.00 with thanks to R & M Security and The Premier Speedway Maintenance Committee,

The Skwid Signs Hard Charger in the A-Main on Sunday Night will receive a Free Sprintcar Design and Wrap courtesy of Skwid Signs in Mt. Gambier.

Thomo’s Race Graphix will present the Hard Luck Award.

The fastest qualifier on each night will receive $1000.00 with the Overall fastest qualifier to be names as the recipient of the Alan Pollard Memorial Award.

The Ian Sheppard award for the Highest Point Scorer over the President’s Cup, King’s Challenge and South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will also receive $1000.00.

 

 

ELDORA AWARDS BANQUET SET FOR JANUARY 20

 Deadline for ordering tickets is Monday, January 15, 2018.

ROSSBURG, Ohio (January 11) - Eldora Speedway’s 64th season of racing will be feted Saturday, January 20, 2018 when the top drivers from the DIRTcar UMP Late Models, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, Eldora Stocks and Sunoco American Late Model Series are honored in the legendary Eldora Ballroom.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. with ceremonies and dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Kent Robinson (DIRTcar UMP Late Model), Jerry Bowersock (DIRTcar UMP Modified) and Gary Rahe Jr (Eldora Stocks) will receive their Eldora championship accolades as they reigned over the balance of the top-15 drivers from the cumulative points chase. Jon Henry will accept the Sunoco ALMS championship hardware.

In addition to over $50,000 in point fund monies and commemorative trophies, numerous specialty awards will be distributed. Honors for Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Driver, Hard Luck and Best Appearing Car will be announced for Eldora’s three mainstay divisions. The esteemed Chick Hale Sportsman of the Year trophy will be presented as well.

Tickets to the affair remain value-priced at $23 per person and may be purchased online at EldoraSpeedway.com and by phone at (937) 338-3815 during normal business hours. The deadline for ordering is Monday, January 15, 2018.

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY WORLD OF OUTLAWS ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

(Perris, CA, January 11, 2018) Advance tickets for the March 3rd “SoCal Showdown,” featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars and the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, at Perris Auto Speedway are on sale now. The race will be the only time the World of Outlaws will be competing in the greater Los Angeles and San Diego areas in 2018.

Fans who purchase reserved seats in advance will receive a free “World of Outlaws Fan Pit Pass.” The pit pass will allow fans access to the World of Outlaws pit area located outside of turn one throughout the night of action. Fans will be able to see the cars up close, watch the crews at work, meet the drivers, obtain autographs, take photos and purchase merchandise directly from the teams.

“The World of Outlaws Fan Pit Pass puts the fans in the heat of the action,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “They can see the cars on the track and then watch the teams make necessary adjustments seconds later when they return to the pits. It also allows them to interact with all of their favorite drivers. There is nothing like it in the NBA, NHL, NFL or Major League Baseball.”

In addition to the headlining World of Outlaws and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, The PAS Young Gun and Senior Sprint Cars will also be on the quadruple header open wheel program. Fans can purchase tickets 24 hours a day from the World of Outlaws website by clicking on the following link: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=52711&agency=WRG_SNG&pid=8525909

 

 

Max Stambaugh will begin new year with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ELIDA, OH (January 11, 2018) - In hopes of jumpstarting the new year with a victory lane appearance in the Sunshine State, “Mad Max” Stambaugh will kick-off his 2018 campaign by joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in sunny, northern Florida.

Stambaugh, the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year, will pilot his family-owned, Hampshire Racing Engines-powered, No. 5 sprinter during his trip south of the Mason-Dixon, visiting Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville. The Elida, Ohio, native hopes to pick up right where he left off and add to an Arctic Cat All Star resume that includes one top-five and 13 top-ten finishes.

“The intent is to run the All Stars full-time again in 2018,” Stambaugh said, who highlighted his 2017 All Star campaign with a podium run at Eldora Speedway in September. “We are going to start the year with the All Stars and see how things unfold week by week. Florida will set the tone for us. If we can come out of there with a handful of positive finishes, I think we’ll have a much better mindset moving forward.”

Tentatively, Stambaugh’s 2018 Florida campaign will consist of five events in eight days; three at Bubba Raceway Park stretching from February 1-3, and two consecutive at Volusia Speedway Park on February 7-8. All five events will award $5,000 top prizes.

“I can’t thank my dad, Tim Stambaugh, and my uncle, Ted Stambaugh, enough for making all of this possible for me,” Stambaugh continued. “David Diller has stepped up and will be helping us turn the wrenches. I think we have a lot of potential and the experience necessary to be competitive. A full year on the All Star tour in 2017 helped us prepare during the last few months. I’m ready to go.”

Those interested in developing a marketing partnership with Max Stambaugh should contact him immediately at mad.max5@hotmail.com.

Fans can keep up with Max Stambaugh during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at www.maxstambaugh.com. Follow “Mad Max” on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @MaxStambaugh5 and Facebook.

2015 Wins: 5 (2 - Limaland Motorsports Park (OH) - NRA 360s; 1 - Butler Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - I-96 Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - Ohsweken Speedway (Canada) - 360ci)

2016 Wins: 2 (Waynesfield Raceway Park, I-96 Speedway)

2017 Highlights: Qualified for all three main events at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL.) with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Opened year with Ray Marshall Motorsports with top-five at Attica Raceway Park on March 24. Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on April 9. Finished sixth against NRA Sprint Invaders at Limaland on April 21. Earned two consecutive top-five finishes in Michigan on May 5-6; third against GLSS Sprints at I-96 Speedway and fourth against SOD Sprints at Crystal Motor Speedway. Third against NRA Sprint Invaders at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday, May 27. Earned 12th place finish against Arctic Cat All Stars at Mercer Raceway Park on June 3. Finished ninth at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10; won respective race heat race. Finished ninth at Muskingum County Speedway during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Finished ninth at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, July 1. Charged from 17th to seventh at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Monday, July 24. Finished ninth at Lebanon Valley (NY) Speedway on Sunday, July 30. Climbed from 11th to finish sixth during Open Wheel Championships preliminary at Atomic Speedway on August 25. Earned top-ten finish (ninth) during Attica Raceway Park’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek make-up feature on Saturday, September 2. Finished third during 4-Crown Nationals main event at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, September 23. Finished sixth during action at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, October 7. Finished seventh at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway during May 28 make-up feature. Hard charged from 20th to finish tenth at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, October 14; All Star finale. Clinched Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year honors.

2017 All Star Stats: Clinched Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year honors. Earned 13 top-ten finishes in 40 Arctic Cat All Star starts. Ended year fourth in All Star driver standings.

Max Stambaugh would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Lima Cadillac Chevrolet, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Dale’s Concrete, Fully Injected Motorsports, and Specialized Therapy

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.

 

 

Brock Zearfoss will debut new look during Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (January 11, 2018) - Officially taking his first step into the new racing season, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will debut his 2018 ride during the Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show in Oaks, Pennsylvania, on January 19-21. Scheduled to be in two booths during the annual showcase, Zearfoss will have his sprint cars on display in the Port Royal Speedway booth, as well as the BAPS Motor Speedway booth.

“We wanted to take a different approach this season and attempt to involve the entire racing community when we unveil the new car,” Zearfoss explained, the 2017 Port Royal Speedway track champion. “We normally have a party and do the unveiling that way, but we were approached by the tracks and figured this was a much better way to gain some extra exposure. We have a lot of great partners who dedicate a lot of time and resources into this race team. The very least we can do is attract some extra attention when we unveil the new color scheme.”

With the 2018 season officially in reach, Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will debut an official schedule during the next few weeks.

“I think most of it is ready to go,” Zearfoss added about his 2018 schedule. “We lay out all of the possible scenarios and put together what makes sense for our team. I think our fans will be happy with what we have in store.”

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

2016 Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished second in final Port Royal Speedway 410 sprint car track championship.

2017 Highlights: Started year with back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on March 24-25. Finished fourth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, April 9. Earned first victory of 2017 at Port Royal on April 15. Charged from 13th to finish fifth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, May 7. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 13. Seventh during Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 27. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 3. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Earned pair of top-ten finishes on June 16-17 at Selinsgrove Speedway (second) and Port Royal Speedway (eighth). Finished fifth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 24. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway Park and Williams Grove Speedway during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek. Finished eighth during weekly action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 15. Finished third at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, July 16, during BAPS Paint Night. Earned first ever World of Outlaws victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 21. Hard charged from 21st to 10th during Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal Speedway on July 29. Earned third victory of the season, second at Port Royal, at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 5. Finished fifth at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals. Earned third Port Royal Speedway victory of season on Saturday, August 19. Finished fifth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, August 20. Earned a third place finish at Williams Grove Speedway on August 25, followed by a victory at Port Royal Speedway on August 26; fifth victory of the season/fourth at Port Royal. Earned victory during the Williams Grove Speedway Billy Kimmel Memorial. Finished second during Labor Day Classic at Port Royal Speedway. Finished third during 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. Finished second against the Arctic Cat All Stars at Selinsgrove Speedway on September 16. Finished fourth during Thursday Night Thunder at Susquehanna Speedway on September 21. Finished ninth during Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, September 30. Finished second during the “Run What You Brung” program at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, October 6. Earned seventh win of the season during Port Royal Speedway’s finale, Open Wheel Madness. Rallied from ninth to finish fourth during Susquehanna Speedway’s Final Showdown. Ended 2017 season with a pair of WoO main event starts at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (NC).

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway)

2017 Wins: 7 (Port Royal Speedway x5 including Open Wheel Madness)(Williams Grove Speedway - World of Outlaws; Billy Kimmel Memorial). 2017 Port Royal Speedway Track Champion.

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Roofing and Siding, Invisible Glass, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, RRI Graphics, AL Driveline, Stouffer Equipment Company, Leahys Auto Body/Towing.

 

 

PREMIO SAUSAGES SIZZLE FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW

The Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is returning to the Phillipsburg Mall in March of 2018 and the management staff is hard at work to continuously reach out to the business community to promote and exercise another great event for the local area. The past, present and future of auto racing comes together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and the adrenaline rush for the event is already beginning to build up to exciting dimensions with this event being the eleventh year of the popular show.

The opening day for the show will begin on March 4th and run through March 10th with a full itinerary of interview and autograph sessions set to take place. The upcoming show is lining up sponsors to help showcase another great run at the Phillipsburg Mall. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special annual event. The show will once again feature a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the week long event. The always FREE of charge to the public racing event has continued to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled throughout the year and gives the loyal racing fans a chance to see and hear their favorite driving legends or one of the new upstart talents chat about their racing careers and sign autographs for them.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 11th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube, which opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014, signed on with the successful show three years ago and have been extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they have received from their partnership with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled.

Joining the show for the third consecutive year will be the fine folks at Premio Foods. Premio Foods, a traditional and family run business, is one of the nation's largest sausage producers. For more than 40 years, Premio has provided quality sausages for all occasions. Premio's fine products are available at your local grocery store, supercenters and warehouse clubs.

Premio is not interested in the ordinary as they want their sausages to be the very best. Their blend of passion, skill, authenticity and commitment to quality creates recipes like no other. They find the perfect blend of meat, seasoning and spices. Crafted to perfection. Premio sausages make your family feel like guests of honor. Whether grilling for the big game, gathered around the Sunday dinner table or heading out to tailgate at the weekend

races, the perfectly blended flavors lift any occasion. Crafted from tradition, the taste is familiar, fresh and authentically Italian, "THE WAY SAUSAGE SHOULD BE." The Premio Foods website has countless recipes, money saving coupons and information about their full line of products, please visit www.premiofoods.com

Premio Foods has signed on to sponsor at the show and and is proudly sponsoring the Willie Osmun Modified race cars and the Steve Davis race cars in 2018 and information regarding Premio's extensive line of authentic Italian Sausage will be available at the Osmun race car display throughout the course of the show. The Premio Sausage Wagon will be on hand offering up samples of their popular products.

Premio Sausages joins Quaker Steak, IRCO, Upstate Auto and Smith Fabrications as sponsors for the eleventh edition of the show. Additional sponsors are being added on a daily basis.

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Entries are being accepted to display at the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456. The email address is: TOTHIILL98@aol.com

The show is open to all divisions of racing including drag racing as well as hot rods, street burners and trucks. All speedways in the local Tri State area have been invited to take part in the annual event. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Eleventh Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443 513 4456.> , via e-mail at: TOTHILL98@aol.com<mailto:TOTHILL98@aol.com> or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com<http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com>. or contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at:steveswp@ptd.net<mailto:steveswp@ptd.net>

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

 

 

The Challenge brings the best of the best to Simpson

With USA & Aussie Stars the magnitude of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge increases every year and with $10 on the nose makes the event the richest A Main for 360’s in Australia. The 8th running of this event is a highlight for the season. Series regulars get to mix it with the best in the world and line up alongside their heroes.

Defending Champ Cory Eliason has teamed up again with Adam Curry’s Maxwill Engines/Devil Race Karts USA00. Eliason cleaned up last year in his first Australian visit and will looking for a repeat performance.

Terry McCarl is back driving for the Hutchins Team. This will be the first 2018 outing in Australia for T-Mac and his second trip to the Bungador Bullring. McCarl is a past winner of the 360 Knoxville Nationals and regular 360 runner in the States. McCarl managed a 2nd last year and has come back to take out the big money.

Travis Rilat has just flown in from Forney, Texas. Rilat is driving the PJS Motorsport USA29. Rilat is multiple winner of the Tyson Perez Memorial event but this will be his first trip to Simpson track. Rilat always put’s on a show and we expect nothing less from him this trip. We wonder if anyone has warned him about the flies!

“What a cool honour it will be our All Star contracted teams – Caruso, Farrer, Tancredi, Lock, Solomon’s, Gartner, Evans, Atkins, Wren, Dalitz & Forrell to race with these guys. A life time experience for them and all of them are capable of winning.” says Mandy Searle.

This is also RD 6 of the Series with Championship points starting to become important our All Stars will not only want to take the money from the yanks but also secure top points towards their championship battle.

If you’re looking for an action packed Saturday night the place to be is Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway for the All Star Challenge where the racing will hard and fast. Time Trials kick off at 5.00 and racing at 6.00pm,

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Confident Entering Scott Darley Challenge This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - ACACIA RIDGE, Queensland, Australia (Jan. 10, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi is focused on improving his qualifying results entering a marquee event this weekend.

Scelzi and the Wormall Motorsport team are slated to compete on Friday and Saturday at Valvoline Raceway in Clyde, New South Wales, Australia, for the Scott Darley Challenge.

"It's a track I really enjoy racing at and it's a big event so I'm excited," he said. "I set quick time and won my heat race to earn the pole for last year's finale. We battled for the lead the first half of the race before I had a tire start to go down. It ended up blowing on the last lap and we had a DNF, but that night gave me a lot of confidence running at that track. Hopefully we can start out strong with a good qualifying run this weekend."

Scelzi is coming off a busy week of action at Archerfield Speedway, where he competed in a trio of events. The racing began on Jan. 3 when he qualified 17th quickest in his group. Scelzi maneuvered from third to win a heat race before advancing from fourth to second place in the second heat. A fifth-place finish in the B Main transferred Scelzi into the back of the main event.

"We were able to charge from 19th to 14th in the A Main," he said. "We were good most of the night, but just were buried too deep from qualifying. That seemed like the story of our week."

Scelzi returned to Archerfield Speedway last Friday to kick off the two-day Australian Open, which he began by timing in 20th quickest in his group. He won both heat races and powered from 10th to third place in the B Main to lock into the A Main. Scelzi then rallied from 17 th to 13th in the main event.

The event wrapped up on Saturday with Scelzi maneuvering from fifth to third place in his first heat race and from sixth to second place in his second heat. That locked him into the 12th starting position for the main event.

Scelzi battled for a top 10 throughout the race before finishing where he started.

"We didn't get the final result we wanted, but the whole Wormall Motorsport team worked hard all week," he said. "I'm grateful for their dedication and support, and I can't wait for us to tackle the Scott Darley Challenge this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 3 - Archerfield Speedway in Acacia Ridge, Queensland, Australia - Qualifying: 17; Heat race #1: 1 (3); Heat race #2: 2 (4); B Main: 5 (4); Feature: 14 (19).

Jan. 5 - Archerfield Speedway in Acacia Ridge, Queensland, Australia - Qualifying: 20; Heat race #1: 1 (1); Heat race #2: 1 (2); B Main: 3 (10); Feature: 13 (17).

Jan. 6 - Archerfield Speedway in Acacia Ridge, Queensland, Australia - Heat race #1: 3 (5); Heat race #2: 2 (6); Feature: 12 (12).

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Valvoline Raceway in Clyde, New South Wales, Australia, for the Scott Darley Challenge

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Panella Trucking

Panella Trucking, which started in 1934 as Ralph Panella Trucking, has grown to become one of the largest specialized agricultural trucking firms in the country and employs several hundred people during its busiest seasons hauling a variety of agricultural products. While the majority of its business is confined to California and Nevada, Panella Trucking also operates in Oregon, Washington and Arizona hauling for such Fortune 500 companies as Unilever (Ragu), Diamond Foods and Gilroy Foods (a division of Con Agra). For more information, visit http://www.PanellaTrucking.com .

"I want to thank everyone at Panella Trucking for all of their support for the race team as well as their great service for all of the tomato farmers," Scelzi said.

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Roth Motorsports, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Sparco, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

Osky Challenges Return in 2018 with Two Big Nights of Racing!

(Bill W) January 10, 2018 – For the first time since 2013, the Osky Challenges at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa will feature two big nights of racing! On Monday, August 6, the Musco Lighting Front Row Challenge will again pay $20,000 to win to the 410 sprint cars headlining the event! The IMCA Racesaver division will again be in action on Monday night.

A return to racing on Tuesday, August 7 will see the Searsboro Telephone Company Ultimate ASCS Challenge featuring the ASCS National Sprint Car Series. The supporting class on Tuesday will be announced soon! Hot laps will be at 7 p.m. both nights.

Last year may have marked the most exciting Front Row Challenge in history. Shane Stewart topped a three-way battle for the $20,000 victory ahead of Brad Sweet, and Kyle Larson, who started in row seven. Larson won the Ultimate Challenge at Oskaloosa back in 2011 and 2012. Jon Stanbrough won the last UC held in 2013, and was followed to the line by Larson.

“We are beyond excited to be back racing two nights in Oskaloosa,” says TMAC Promotions Terry McCarl. “We’re bringing a number of open wheel divisions to Oskaloosa, and we’re working on putting the last pieces of the puzzle in for Tuesday. Sprint car fans should be excited for August 6 and 7 again!”

Changes in Ticket Sales

The top three rows in every section will be reserved. Previously, all seats were reserved in the grandstands. If you had tickets in 2017, you can renew starting Tuesday, February 6 by calling 515 957-0020. Those fans have until Tuesday, April 17 to reserve their tickets.

“It was turning into a real mess at the ticket office with all reserved seats the day of the show,” says Terry. “This will help everything flow smoother in the ticket line on race day, and give fans the option of where they’d like to sit.”

Tickets will be $30 for Monday and $25 for Tuesday. Children’s tickets will be $15.

Infield Party Passes will be $25, with children admitted for $5 there. No vehicles over eight feet tall are admitted in the infield. Production vehicles only are allowed, and there is no scaffolding allowed.

If tickets for both days are purchased by Monday, July 30, grandstand tickets will be $50 for both days.

For more information on the Front Row Challenge, visit www.OskyChallenges.com!

 

 

Dobson Picks Up WSS Podium

A podium result in the sixth World Series Sprintcar Championship round at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway in Queensland recently has turned into a new 2017-18 season highlight for Shaun Dobson.

Up against some of the world’s best 410 Sprintcar drivers, the Hobart, Tasmania native managed to upstage many of his more fancied rivals and score a third-place finish behind winner Donny Schatz and fellow American Lucas Wolfe.

As one would expect, the pilot of the VA # 21 Albert Road Store / Powerstroke Automotive-supported Cool car was thrilled with the result in what was just his second-career WSS podium finish.

“To be the first Australian driver home was a fantastic honour and a huge confidence booster, as the two drivers who finished ahead of me, well, one is the best driver in the world and the other is someone who races for a living,” said the 25-year-old, who spends his weekdays working in his family-owned business: Dobson Granite and Marble.

“The car was strong all night, and full credit must go to my crew chief Shane Finch and the rest of our small team. To share the front row of the feature race alongside Donny Schatz was a big thrill, and to be able to bring home a podium finish just topped the night off.”

Coming off the high of a WSS podium finish, Dobson contested the two-night seventh WSS round, which doubled as the Australian Open, back at Archerfield Speedway last Friday and Saturday night.

In what was a tale of two differing nights, the opening night saw Dobson finish 10th in the preliminary feature race and 10th in the point standings heading into the second and final night, while it was an early crash that affected the rest of Dobson’s campaign on night two. Due to heavy contact with another rival on the opening lap of his opening heat race, it caused substantial damage to the car and resulted in a DNF.

In his second heat race, running a patched-up car from the earlier crash, he was running seventh before recording another DNF after pulling to the infield on the penultimate lap. Due to dropping both his heat races, he started from position seven in the B main, but struggled to move forward with a damaged car and finished in a disappointing 12th.

With last weekend’s WSS Championship round now out of the way, Dobson and his team are now focused on defending their Scott Darley Challenge at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway this Friday and Saturday night.

Regarded as one of his career highlights, alongside side his Australian Championship runner-up finish of the 2011-12 season, the Scott Darley Challenge victory saw Dobson create history by becoming the first Tasmanian-based racer to taste feature race success there in a Sprintcar, and he heads into the event full of confidence.

“It was great to have a shakedown of the family-owned VA # 21 car last weekend, having not raced it (the car) for over two months, and we were back on the pace straight away which is testament to my crew chief Shane and the rest of the team,” commented Dobson, whose team has a busy lead up to this weekend’s event by having to repair the heavy damage to the car following Saturday night’s crash.

“I’ve enjoyed a lot of pleasing performances in Sydney in recent seasons and I’m heading into this weekend’s Scott Darley Challenge with nothing less than winning intentions.”

Dobson would like to thank the following 2017-18 season sponsors for their support: Albert Road Store, Powerstroke Automotive, Motoradco Industrial Radiators, SpeedMaster/Stand 21 Australia, Cool Chassis, KRE Race Engines, Thomo's Race Graphix, Big Wheels Truck Alignment, and Mooch Designs.

To find out more about Dobson, or to purchase team merchandise, visit his website at www.shaundobson.com.au. You can also follow Dobson on social media via Facebook by searching Shaun Dobson Racing or follow him on Twitter by searching @DobsonShaun or Instagram by searching Shaun Dobson Racing.

 

 

Caleb Armstrong will hunt for Chili Bowl Nationals title beginning Thursday on John Christner Trucking Night

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

TULSA, OK (January 10, 2018) - New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong will attempt to capture Chili Bowl Nationals gold in 2018, launching his campaign atop one of dirt’s biggest stages on Thursday afternoon, January 11, during John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night. Over 350 midget sprint car entries will make the call over four nights of preliminary action, all seeking an opportunity to start in the coveted, 55-lap A-main on Saturday night.

Armstrong, a former preliminary night winner during Chili Bowl Nationals competition, had an opportunity to test and tune his BM Motorsports/FK Rod Ends/King Brothers Concrete/Integra Shocks/No. 49ER machine on Monday during Chili Bowl Nationals practice. Despite an early tumble, resulting in no permanent damage nor issues, practice session results were motivating for the Indiana native.

“The car was fine. I just forgot it didn't have a wing on it,” Armstrong chuckled regarding his practice roll over. “I tried to get a little too much out of the car right away. No big deal. The car is fine and we were fast during our last practice session. I can’t thank this entire team enough for the opportunity to do this. It all comes down to our performance on Thursday.”

For the fourth year, the Chili Bowl Nationals will be shown online via http://www.racinboys.com. All four nights of qualifying action (Jan 9-12) will be available for pay-per-view purchase. Saturday night’s finale (Jan 13) will be shown Live on the MAVTV Motorsports Network. For a complete listing of channels, and to request MAVTV, log onto http://www.mavtv.com.

Fans are invited to keep up with Caleb Armstrong online at www.calebarmstrong.com, as well as on all of his available social media networks including Twitter: @Armstrong7C

2017 Highlights: Finished seventh during Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon (OH) Speedway on July 8. Finished 10th during Arctic Cat All Star main event at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Monday, July 24. Charged from 25th to 15th at Eriez Speedway during I-79 Summer Shootout action. Finished second during Arctic Cat All Star main event at Lebanon Valley (NY) Speedway, as well as seventh during Arctic Cat All Star main event action at Outlaw (NY) Speedway. Finished fourth during Freedom 40 at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, August 5. Scored $15,000 FAST/OSCS victory during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield Motor Speedway. Charged from 12th to sixth during Wayne County Speedway’s Pete Jacobs Memorial on Sunday, September 3. Qualified for Tuscarora 50 main event at Port Royal (PA) Speedway. Finished eighth during Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway visit on Sunday, September 17. Charged from 22nd to ninth during Four Crown Nationals main event at Eldora Speedway on September 23.

2017 Wins: 1 (Mansfield Motor Speedway - Great Lakes Dirt Nationals - $15,000) 2017 Stats: 18 Arctic Cat All Star top-ten finishes in 46 feature starts; six top-five finishes. Ended year third in Arctic Cat All Star driver standings.

Armstrong is quick to thank his current marketing partners: Baker Crop Insurance, Neal Metal Recycling, All-Star Performance, Armstrong Farms, Specialty Fuels & Logistics, Beast Enterprise, Simpson Racing Products, Wilwood Brakes, Wings Unlimited, PAC Racing Springs, Penske Shocks, and Schoenfeld Headers.

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 / corini.anthony@yahoo.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com

 

 

EVERNHAM CREATION SURE TO BE AN ATTENTION GRABBER AT PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2018 RACE CAR & TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA January 10, 2018 . . . One car that is sure to gain a lot of attention out of the more than 300 set to be on display at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Race Car & Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco and Distributed by Insinger Performance is the 1936 Chevrolet Sedan Modified Stock Car created by former NASCAR Cup Series crew chief Ray Evernham.

The pearl-white, blue and red creation started as a sheet of paper and ideas in Evernham’s head.

“We did it the old-school way with modern technology, but without computer-aided drafting and simulation,” said the 60-year-old Evernham who will be being inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC the same weekend of the Motorsports 2018 show.

The former New Jersey resident who was a racer at Flemington, NJ Speedway and Wall Stadium Speedway in Belmar, NJ is often given credit for much of Jeff Gordon’s success in NASCAR. He was Gordon’s crew chief when he won the NASCAR Cup titles in 1995, 1997 and 1998.

“The 1936 Chevy Sedan was my favorite car when I was a kid watching the races in New Jersey,” said Evernham. “I just wanted to see what I could do building a car without regard to any rules or specifics, something that was neat.”

As Ray sees it, “The Ghost”---which got that name due to the pearl while Axalta-provided paint scheme—is what a modern-day Modified Stock Car would look like it is combined his admiration for old-school automotive styling and aesthetics with his knowledge and access to modern-day technology and performance.

Primarily funded by Valvoline, the car was built on a small budget by Evernham, along with lead mechanic Eddie Bohn and lead fabricator and painter Dan Baker as his Big Iron Garage in Mooresville, NC. Plans call for Ray to compete in some Sportscar Vintage Racing Association events at Road Atlanta, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pikes Peak and some other places just to see how his ideas turned out.

Anyone who sees the car on display at Motorsports 2018 and would like to have one for his or her own, that can be arranged as Evernham is interested in building some others.

“I think it is dang cool,” said Evernham. “It’s something I want to drive, and I hope that others feel the same way and want one, too after seeing it on display.”

“The Ghost” is one of more than 300 racing vehicles representing all forms of motorsports that will be on display during the three days of Motorsports 2018, January 19-21 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

Headining the show will be three time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart along with 20-time World of Outlaws title holder Steve Kinser, rising Sprint Car talent David GraveL, FOX TV personality Larry MacReynolds and a number of local and regional racing talents.

The show, the 33rd annual edition, offers just about everything imaginable in motorsports and includes free seminars, Oliver Construction Ms. Motorsports Pageant, autograph opportunities and a large number of speedways and sanctioning organizations showing what is new for 2018.

For more information check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com.

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Continuing Live Pay-Per-View Coverage of Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals on Wednesday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 10, 2018) - The 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire got off to a rousing start on Tuesday inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

NASCAR sensation Kyle Larson held off World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitor Brad Sweet for the preliminary night victory with Tyler Courtney rounding out the podium. Those three drivers locked into Saturday's A Main after besting more than 80 fellow racers.

Round 2 of the marquee midget event is slated for Wednesday and the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will continue to provide live Pay-Per-View video, which features multiple cameras, replays, interviews and more. Hot laps are scheduled for 4 p.m. (Central).

Five-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell, nine-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz, NASCAR driver J.J. Yeley and two-time Chili Bowl champion Rico Abreu are among the nearly 90 drivers slated to compete on Wednesday.

Scott Traylor will anchor the broadcast with Justin Zoch, Bryan Gapinski, Brian Ward and Kaleb Hart sharing the announcing booth. Brandon Hahn will serve as a pit reporter and four-time Chili Bowl winner Kevin Swindell will offer his expert analysis.

The price to watch the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is only $29.99 per day.

Important to note, the live broadcast of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals finale on Jan. 13 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the B Mains.

To purchase the events, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on RacinBoys is brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group, Schoenfeld Headers, Spire Sports + Entertainment, Lucas Oil Products, Hyper Racing, Rod End Supply, MyRacePass, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Lawton Speedway, RPM Speedway, Indiana Donor Network, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum and Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events."

Buy links are available for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $124.99 ($114.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 13 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 9-13. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.kccars.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Watch for the new "Prime Time Live Coast-to-Coast" beginning in April 2018. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Eight Inductees Announced as “Class of 2018” for National Sprint Car Hall of Fame!

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the names of its eight inductees for 2018. Those that will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 2, during the twenty-ninth annual ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa, are:

Drivers

Bryan Clauson - Despite passing at the age of 27, Bryan's impact on sprint car racing was already indelible. He was a two-time USAC sprint car champion and Driver of the Year. He won 36 USAC National sprint car features, and was a two-time Indiana Sprint Week Champion. After switching to wing racing, he held wins with the All Stars, the National Sprint League, ASCS and on Friday night at the Knoxville Nationals, one of the two years that he put himself in the Knoxville Nationals championship race.

Lance Dewease - One of the legends of the central Pennsylvania circuit, Lance Dewease is still going strong. In limited action, he posted 12 wins in 2017 alone, including the $50,000 to win Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal, and the Kasey Kahne "Dirt Classic" at Lincoln Speedway in September. Lance has over 320 wins in a career that has been rejuvenated by teaming with fellow Hall of Famers Don Kreitz Jr. and Davey Brown Sr. Lance has won at least one sprint car feature since 1986 (32 years)! He is a six-time champion at both Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway.

David Steele - David Steele may well have been Florida's most accomplished short-track racer before his passing in 2017. The two-time USAC Silver Crown champ started with wing racing, taking the 1994 Florida 500 at Charlotte County Speedway at the age of 19. Dave racked up 60 USAC National wins, including 26 in sprint cars. Dave also won the prestigious "Little 500" in Anderson, Indiana twice. Closer to home, he won an even 100 feature wins in Florida alone, and was a three-time Tampa Bay Area Auto Racing Association (TBARA) champion.

Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Builders

Scott Gerkin - Scott began his mechanical career in sprint cars in 1977. He would work under the tutelage of Hall of Famer Karl Kinser and his drivers, Mark and Steve Kinser. With Steve Kinser Racing, Scott helped to build the team from the ground up in 1995, winning eighteen features including the Historical Big One at Eldora, at Syracuse, New York on the mile and the Knoxville Nationals that year. The next twenty years would see the team win six World of Outlaws championships, two Knoxville Nationals, four King's Royal titles and well over 150 WoO feature wins with Scott as crew chief. Scott was awarded the Ted Johnson Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sprint Car Racing in 2014. Scott is currently the head engine builder at One Way Technologies.

Emmett J. Malloy - After hopping a train west from his home in New Hampton, Iowa at the age of 17, Emmett eventually settled in Inglewood, California. An excavator, Emmett would build and operate the famous "Gardena Bowl", home to first the California Roadster Association, which morphed into the California Racing Association (CRA). Emmett would also become a championship car owner. He hired legendary builder and mechanic Bob Pankratz and Hall of Fame driver Troy Ruttman. After winning 26 features in two years, Emmett concentrated on Indianapolis, and was competitive despite a lower budget than many of his competitors. From track builder/operator to car owner, Emmett left a permanent imprint on the history of sprint car racing in the United States.

Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors

Steve Beitler - Steve has dedicated over 40 years to the sport of sprint car racing, over 22 as an owner/driver. The past two decades has seen Steve owning and promoting Skagit Speedway near Alger, Washington. Steve has also promoted at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA and State Fair Speedway in Yakima, WA. Skagit was special to Steve as his father Harold raced in the first events there, and he sold programs and National Speed Sport News there at the age of eight. Despite its location in the Pacific Northwest, Skagit hosts some of the major events in the country including the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup. The World of Outlaws and the ASCS National Series are annual visitors as well. Steve has been the recipient of over twenty promoter and community service awards.

Bob Mays - Bob's interest in racing began at the age of three when his father took him to Capitol Beach Speedway in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska. After racing for a few seasons in a micro-midget, fortunately, Bob picked up a camera. Bob would travel and shoot, becoming the track photographer at Midwest Speedway in Lincoln, and shooting for several publications including Open Wheel, Hawkeye Racing news, Western Racing News, National Speed Sport News and many more. Bob has contributed to many publications over the years both with photos and with print. He has authored "High Plains Thunder", Supermodified Racing in the Midlands, Valley County Thunder: The History of Racing at Ord, Nebraska, Big Car Thunder: Volumes One and Two, Competition Portraits, and last year's "The High Banks! Belleville's Amazing Track and the Men Who Tried to Tame Her". In 2006, Bob was an inductee in the Belleville Highbanks Hall of Fame.

Pre-1945

Oscar Dwain "Red" Garnant - Born in 1904 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Red followed his older brother and fellow Hall of Famer Russ to California and into racing. He learned the mechanical end of the "Big Cars" at Ascot Legion Speedway in the 1920's. At pit mechanic under his brother, he wrenched on the famous "Garnant" Simplex Piston Ring Special driven by Stubby Stubblefield and Mel Kenealy among others. In 1929, the team took 13 races at Ascot, including eight in a row with Kenealy. The team won eight straight in 1930 with Stubblefield at the wheel. The wins and great drivers such as Rex Mays just kept coming for the Garnant's. After World War II, Red stepped away from racing, but used his mechanical prowess to build the original molds of the Frisbee and the Hula Hoop in the 1950's. The Frisbee was the size of a small steering wheel and the Hula Hoop a car's wheel.

According to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation executive director Bob Baker, “This year’s inductee group is another testament to the hard work put in by our 72-member National Induction Committee! We are really looking forward to our twenty-ninth induction banquet on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa on Saturday, June 2.”

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
One Sprint Capital Place
Knoxville, IA 50138
Phone: 641-842-6176
Fax: 641-842-6177
E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com
Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

Steve Beitler Funtime Promotions owner elected to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame

Funtime Promotions Owner / GM Steve Beitler has spent his life participating in dirt track racing and that dedication was recognized at the opening night of the 32nd Annual Chili Bowl Nationals when it was announced that Beitler has been elected into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. “I am honored beyond words” commented Beitler, “To be on the same stage with the many great promoters that I looked up to when I started is very humbling. Getting voted into the hall of fame certainly validates my life work”.

Ever since he was a young child all Steve Beitler ever wanted to do was be a race car driver. He attended his first race at 3 months old and has been a fan and participant from that day forward. After 21years as an owner/driver, including 7years with the World of Outlaws, Beitler opened Beitler Performance Center in Burlington Washington. Over the next 5 years, he and his team built the store inLto one of the top selling parts stores in the country.

His real calling came in 2001 when Beitler purchased the famed Skagit Speedway and Funtime Promotions was born. From the first day there, major improvements began to the facility and assembling the best team he could find, together they transformed Skagit Speedway into a nationally recognized racing facility. Traditional events are the Dirt Cup, Summer Nationals, ASCS Tour and the World of Outlaws.

In 2014, Funtime Promotions took over the lease of the Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma WA and another dedicated team was assembled that has seen Grays Harbor Raceway return to the prominence it was at the turn of the century.

The Funtime Promotions group wasn’t done. In 2015, Funtime Promotions branched out to the east and leased the State Fair Park in Yakima for several special events each year.

The next project was the formation of the Summer Thunder Sprint Car Series (STSS) and The Washington Modified Tour (WMT) that compete at all three tracks and in central Oregon.

With three race tracks and two traveling series managed under the Funtime Promotions umbrella, over 60+ events are held annually.

“Steve has been a big supporter of sprint car racing and a great ambassador of the sport” said National Sprint Car Hall of Fame director Bob Baker, “He is widely regarded as one of the hardest working promoters in the country. All of us here at the hall of fame are happy to see he was elected in this year”.

In addition to being elected into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, Beitler was also voted by his fellow promoters as the Region 6 Promoter of the year which includes the 9 western states. He will travel to Daytona for the National Promoters Conference in February where he is one of the six finalists for the (RPM) National Promoter of the Year award. “The past 2 weeks have been pretty amazing. Sometimes, you wonder if people even notice what you’re trying to do. I am so proud of the team at Funtime Promotions and all of our tracks. They are dedicated and loyal, and a lot of fun to work with” said Beitler

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Providing Live Pay-Per-View Coverage of Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Beginning Tuesday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 9, 2018) - The opening round of the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire kicks off Tuesday afternoon inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

Approximately 90 competitors are slated to participate in each of four preliminary nights prior to Saturday's finale. The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will showcase live Pay-Per-View video, which features multiple cameras, replays and more, of the side-by-side action throughout the week. Hot laps are slated to begin at 4 p.m. (Central) during each of the four preliminary nights. Saturday's show is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. (Central).

Tuesday's preliminary night includes NASCAR sensation Kyle Larson, NASCAR driver Justin Allgaier, Tyler Courtney, Brad Sweet, Zach Daum and dozens of other top-notch competitors. In addition to the full preliminary night, Tuesday will showcase the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions - featuring 18 champions dueling it out for the $6,363.36 top prize in a 20-lap main event.

Scott Traylor will anchor the broadcasts with Justin Zoch and Bryan Gapinski the featured announcers in the booth while Brian Ward and Brandon Hahn will be pit reporters. Kaleb Hart will also be on the announcing crew and four-time Chili Bowl winner Kevin Swindell is slated to offer expert analysis.

The price to watch the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is only $124.99 ($114.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day.

Important to note, the live broadcast of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals finale on Jan. 13 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the B Mains.

To purchase the events, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on RacinBoys is brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group, Schoenfeld Headers, Spire Sports + Entertainment, Lucas Oil Products, Hyper Racing, Rod End Supply, MyRacePass, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Lawton Speedway, RPM Speedway, Indiana Donor Network, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum and Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events."

Buy links are available for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $124.99 ($114.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 13 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 9-13. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.kccars.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Watch for the new "Prime Time Live Coast-to-Coast" beginning in April 2018. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Taylor Filled With Confidence Following Chili Bowl Nationals Practice

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 9, 2018) - Zac Taylor is carrying a ton of confidence into the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals this week inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

In past years Taylor leased a midget ride, but this year he teamed up with Todd Henry, who Taylor has driven for the past two seasons, to bring a familiar machine to the event. The team practiced on Monday and will participate in a preliminary night on Wednesday prior to Saturday's finale.

"I can say after practice Monday this is one of the best years out here for me," Taylor said. "I'm real comfortable in the car. I've got Todd and my dad and the whole crew I'm used to working with. I'm very excited about our chances."

The Chili Bowl has more than 350 entries this year with teams being split into four nights of competition, which means Taylor will battle with approximately 90 other drivers on Wednesday.

"Every night there are a ton of talented, experienced drivers competing," he said. "It's a fine line between driving too aggressive and not aggressive enough. I plan to watch Tuesday and see what other drivers are doing and hopefully pick up on some things that will help me Wednesday."

Taylor said the Henry Motorsports machine was fast right out of the trailer on Monday.

"We tightened the car up after the first practice and it helped me get around the bottom," he said. "I was also able to run through the middle and get off the turns better. Todd was happy about that because that's the worst part of the track and I was good there."

After the Chili Bowl, Taylor, who is coming off a year that saw him claim three championships in 305ci sprint car racing, plans to move into 360ci winged sprint cars along with some pavement modified racing as well as piloting Henry's midget.

UP NEXT -

Wednesday and Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zac-Taylor-Racing/176561235888527

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1su-PDXOb8wWUoLAw_POQ/videos

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"SuperClean continues to be a huge help to us and keeps our equipment looking good for the Chili Bowl," Taylor said.

Taylor would also like to thank H&H Resurfacing, GatorStake, Open Season Construction, Redline Performance Roofing & Roof Coating Systems, Unique Signs and Designs, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, the Kaiser Family, Pro Shocks, Triple X Racing Company and Hoosier Racing Tires for their continued support.

 

 

2018 Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster Slated For 10 Events at Five Tracks

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA, )- With 2018 off and running, the Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster is gearing up for an exciting season that will see the series in action on 10 nights at five different venues through the state of California offering some traditional series events, as well as some new co-sanctioned events with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series.

“I am really excited for what 2018 has in store for the Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster,” Series Promoter, John Prentice said. “We are excited to return to Calistoga Speedway after being away for a few years, and are excited to make our debut at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA as well as get back to Ocean Speedway, Silver Dollar Speedway, and Marysville Raceway. Mix in some new tracks with a couple of co sanctioned events with the King of the West-NARC Series, and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, and it should be a fun season ahead.”

The 2018 campaign will get underway on March 24th with the first of two events at Marysville Raceway in Marysville, CA, before the series heads south and races alongside the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series on April 21st in Tulare, CA in what will be the first ever visit to Thunderbowl Raceway for the Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster.

The series quickly makes it’s second visit to Thunderbowl Raceway on Cinco De Mayo, May 5th, before the annual North State Double taking place over the Memorial Day Weekend at Marysville Raceway for the Mel Hall Memorial on May 26th, and as the main attraction of the Silver Dollar Fair in Chico, CA on Sunday May 27th.

June 23rd marks a new event for the Civil War Series in 2018, and that is the first of two visits to the beautiful Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, CA where the series will share the spotlight for the second time with the KWS-NARC Series.

The month of July brings the Howard Kaeding Classic at Ocean Speedway on Friday July 20th, before the 58th Annual Johnny Key Classic on August 18th again at Ocean Speedway.

Wednesday September 5th brings on the annual Gold Cup Race of Champions opener as the stars and cars of the Civil War Series kick off the fastest four-days of racing in Chico, CA before the season finale on September 15th at Calistoga Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Like it did in 2017, each 2018 Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster race will offer a minimum of $2500 to win, and $400 to start.

“I know my staff is looking forward to things getting underway again, and I can’t wait until March 24th for our first show,” Prentice added.

2018 Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster Schedule

3/24 Marysville Raceway

4/21 Thunderbowl Raceway - with KWS-NARC 410’s

5/5 Thunderbowl Raceway

5/26 Marysville Raceway – Mel Hall Memorial

5/27 Silver Dollar Speedway- Silver Dollar Fair Race

6/23 Calistoga Speedway – with KWS-NARC 410’s

7/20 Ocean Speedway- Howard Kaeding Classic

8/18 Ocean Speedway- 58th Annual Johnny Key Classic

9/5 Silver Dollar Speedway- Gold Cup Opener

9/15 Calistoga Speedway- Season Finale with World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster will kick the 2018 season off on March 24th in Marysville, CA.

2017 WINNERS: Shane Golobic (March 11th Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (March 31st Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (May 27th Marysville Raceway), Kyle Hirst (May 28th Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (July 1st Marysville Raceway), Kyle Hirst (July 14th Ocean Speedway), Michael Kofoid (August 12th Ocean Speedway), Michael Kofoid (Sept. 6th Silver Dollar 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.

 

 

$10,000 to win South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals April 27-28 at Park Jefferson
The Park Jefferson Speedway is pleased to announce that it will host the South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals this coming April 27th & 28th. Featuring a $10,000 to win first place prize, the South Dakota Sprint Nationals are an opportunity for drivers across the Upper Midwest to come together for a huge purse. Featuring the Midwest Sprint Touring Series (MSTS) the South Dakota Sprint Nationals will serve as a launching pad to the 2018 season for sprint car fans. In addition, invitations have been extended to other sanctions around the Midwest for their support of the event.
“We have been discussing hosting either a higher dollar sprint car show or modified show. With all of the IMCA Modified events that have been started paying $10,000 to win, we decided to look at the sprint car world and saw that there are only a handful of $10,000 to win events for sprint cars with ASCS type engines and none in the Upper Midwest” stated track owner Adam Adamson.
The format for the South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals will follow along the very successful format used by Joe Kosiski for the Late Model Silver Dollar Nationals at the I 80 Speedway. The event does not have any time trials, but instead puts a premium on passing cars. On Friday night, two rounds of heat races will be run, with the first set of heat races determined by draw. The second set of heat races will be run with a complete inversion of the heats from round 1. Each heat will feature a $300 purse. With the top 16 locked into the feature event, Saturday will feature twin consolation races to set the final 8 positions in the A Main which will feature a $10,000 to win $700 to start purse. In addition, the track will be working on additional heat race sponsors to raise the heat race purse to $500.
Each night will also feature IMCA classes that compete at Park Jefferson Speedway allowing for weekly competitors a chance to join in the hot racing action that the championship sprint cars will host. The IMCA Sprint Cars will be competing both days, with the remaining classes split between Friday and Saturday. Adult tickets for the event will be $15 Friday, $20 Saturday and a $30 2-day grandstand ticket will be available. Pit passes will be $30.
For more information, entry form and full purse, go to http://www.parkjeff.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=421653. For questions, please contact General Manager Rod Olson at 712-202-5540 or Adam Adamson at 712-202-5540.

 

The “Kunkletown Kid” victorious in Australia, third in final USA/Western Australia Speedweek standings

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KUNKLETOWN, PA (January 9, 2018) - The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith represented his Pennsylvania fanbase well during his inaugural trip Down Under, participating in a series of Western Australia Speedweek events stretching from December 26 until January 6. Smith, who piloted an entry under the Kendrick Racing banner, earned three podium finishes during his stint across the globe, which included a victory at Quit Bunbury City Speedway in Bunbury, Western Australia.

In addition to his first-ever Australian triumph, Smith finished second to teammate, Jason Kendrick, during a start at Perth Motorplex in Perth, capping off his trip with a third place finish back at Quit Bunbury City Speedway on Saturday, January 6. Smith’s trio of podium performances was enough to solidify a third place finish in the final Western Australia vs. USA Sprint Car Speedweek standings.

“What a trip. That was an experience i’ll never forget,” Ryan Smith explained, who will return to the United States just in time to participate in the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. “Kendrick Racing gave me an opportunity of a lifetime and I am most grateful for it. Kicking off the 2018 season with great finishes is Australia is just what I needed. There is no better way to prepare for the rest of the year.”

Ryan Smith will continue his 2018 campaign with Chili Bowl Midget Nationals competition in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The pilot of the SFH Racing Development/Harding Group/Beast Chassis/Speedway Mopar/Speedway Indoor Karting/1911 Grill/Speedway Customs/No. 69F midget sprint car will begin his Chili Bowl Nationals championship quest with preliminary action on Wednesday evening, January 10.

For the fourth year, the Chili Bowl Nationals will be shown online via http://www.racinboys.com. All four nights of qualifying action (Jan 9-12) will be available for pay-per-view purchase. Saturday night’s finale (Jan 13) will be shown Live on the MAVTV Motorsports Network. For a complete listing of channels, and to request MAVTV, log onto http://www.mavtv.com.

Fans are encouraged to stay up to date with everything Ryan Smith at his official online home: www.ryansmithracing.com. Be sure to also follow Ryan Smith on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @RyanSmithRacing and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid/?ref=br_rs

2017 Highlights: Finished fourth during All Star competition at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on July 1. During Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, Ryan Smith finished fourth at Hagerstown (MD) Speedway, sixth at Williams Grove Speedway and tenth at Selinsgrove Speedway, each for Coldren Motorsports. Charged from 24th to fifth during Kings Royal main event on July 15. Earned a trio of top-ten finishes during 2017 I-79 Summer Shootout; fifth at Eriez (PA) Speedway, ninth at Tri-City Raceway Park (Hard Charger), and fifth at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Earned pair of All Star top five finishes at Outlaw Speedway (first) and Orange County Fair Speedway (ninth) on July 28-29. Finished 11th during inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway. Finished second during All Star action at Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 17. Earned a pair of top-ten finishes in Ohio on September 2-3; eighth during Ohio Sprint Speedweek make-up event at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a seventh place finish during Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway. Earned two top-ten finishes during Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal (PA) Speedway; 10th on Friday and second during 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 finale. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes on September 16-17 including an eighth place finish during the Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove Speedway/ninth place finish at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway. Finished ninth at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on Saturday, October 7. Swept Double Down at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway on Friday, October 13; won both features. Finished seventh during #LastCallForMethanol at Eldora Speedway. Finished 10th during World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte to end 2017 season.

2017 All Star Wins: 3 (1 at Outlaw [NY] Speedway; 2 at Mansfield [OH] Motor Speedway) 2017 Stats: Earned 29 top-ten finishes in 46 Arctic Cat All Star starts. Ended year second in Arctic Cat All Star driver standings.

2018 Victories: 1 (1 at Quit Bunbury City Speedway in Bunbury, Western Australia)

Ryan Smith Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: The Warko Group/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Rick’s Auto Body/Trent Gower Photography/Specialty Rigging/HP Engines/X-1 Race Cars/S&S Speedways/Quality Roofing Supply Company, Inc./C&B Chubby/Vahlco Wheels/GLT Electrical/Thunder on the Hill Racing Series/Armbruster Racing Photos

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.

 

 

Lucas Oil Returns to Celebrate Its 10th Anniversary as title sponsor of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

SYRACUSE, NY – As the 2018 and the 35th Anniversary Tour gets ready to kick off in April, Lucas Oil from Corona, California is back to celebrate its 10th Anniversary as the tour sponsor for the Empire Super Sprints (ESS). Lucas Oil ESS is ready to tackle over 30 events and 18 different race tracks from the Northeastern United States and Canada.

“We are so fortunate to have such as dedicated sponsor as Lucas Oil with us and now for over 10 years,” said ESS President Chuck Miller, “Last year we handed out over $55,000 in cash for our point fund and it wouldn’t have been possible without Lucas Oil’s tremendous help. We hope it will be a relationship that will continue for many more years as well.”

Forrest and Charlotte started Lucas Oil Products with the simple philosophy of producing only the best line of lubricants and additives available anywhere. Since its inception, Lucas has steadfastly adhered to this corporate objective. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry.

Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace.

Last season Jason Barney won his first ever Lucas Oil ESS Championship and is getting his familiar #87 ready for his title defense. A who’s who list of challengers are also preparing for the upcoming season such as Matt Tanner, Paul Kinney, Paulie Colagiovanni, Matt Billings, Jeff Cook, Coleman Gulick, Shawn Donath, Jonathan Preston, Chad Miller, Brett Wright, Dave Axton, Alex Vigneault and a few surprises that will be announced on the very near future are looking at following the tour.

Throw in Danny Varin, Steve Poirier, Chuck Hebing and others fans can expect some of the very best 360 sprint car action in the 35 year history of ESS.

Opening night and the start of the run for the championship will begin at the Outlaw Speedway on Friday night April 20th followed by a trip to the Fulton Speedway seven days later before the tour kicks into full gear.

Lucas Oil and the Empire Super Sprints, a paring for over 10 years ready to bring in 2018 where it will be tradition of excitement guaranteed!

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, Scorpion Security Products, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Engler Machine and Tool, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 Racegear, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Ford/Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Swindell Seeking Sixth Chili Bowl Nationals Victory

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Jan. 8, 2018) - Sammy Swindell is hungry to return to Victory Lane at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

Swindell has recorded the most events wins - five - and has earned the most Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions victories - four - and he's heading to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., this week in search of a couple more trips into the Winner's Circle during the 32nd edition of the famed event.

"It's like going to any other place you've gone a lot and run well," he said. "It's easier because you know you have the setups pretty close. Things have to change depending on the way the race track is, but that's the same way it is at any dirt track. I can go in there and feel pretty confident the car will be pretty close every time."

Swindell will participate in the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions on Tuesday prior to his preliminary night on Wednesday. The event concludes on Saturday.

"This winter I haven't had to be occupied with anything else and I've been able to take time to concentrate on the cars and everything," he said. "This year I'm a little ahead of a lot of things because I've had time to fine-tune things. I think I'm as prepared as I've ever been and we're in the best shape as we've been in. You can't do anything about the way the races play out, where you draw or who you're racing. We've always had cars capable of winning, but things have taken us out. The last few years we've gone from the back to the front. We have to have some of the breaks go our way and the wins will come."

Swindell claimed the event title in 1989, 1992, 1996, 1998 and 2009 and he wants to add an unprecedented sixth victory to his list, which would be astounding given this is the only midget race he runs each year.

"It's a different feel," he said. "Sometimes it takes a corner or a lap. It seems like my hands are in the wrong place because I'm used to running the sprint car. These things you turn to the right quite a bit more. The first corner I'm having to replace my hands and start over. Once I've got through the first practice everything is fine."

UP NEXT -

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

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 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 Acme Graphix & Design, CP Pistons, High Performance Lubricants, Simpson Race Products, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Rossie Feed & Grain, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Veal and KMS Building Momentum

After a challenging start to their 2017-18 season World Series Sprintcars Championship campaign, the Krikke Motorsport team and their driver Jamie Veal came away from last weekend’s seventh round at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway in Queensland with a pleasing result.

While this season has delivered the team with a mixture of results, despite their speed never being questionable, last weekend’s performance has shown their feature-race fortunes taking a turn for the better, with the team backing up their recent runner-up finish in the fifth WSS Championship round with a fourth in round seven, which doubled as the Australian Open.

Placing fourth and fifth in his heat races on the final night of competition, Veal qualified for the pole shootout, winning the bronze and eventually placing third in the silver to line the WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire / Pumpa Manufacturing supported Maxim car up in fifth place for the 50-lap feature race.

Slipping back to sixth place off the start, the Warrnambool, Victoria-based driver maintained his composure on track where passing opportunities were limited, holding his position for the opening half of the feature race, before launching himself forward into fourth place in the middle stages. Defending his line throughout the remainder of the distance, Veal went on to come home in a pleasing fourth place behind two of the world’s best drivers in Donny Schatz and Kerry Madsen.

“We just missed out on a podium spot, but we finished our weekend on a strong note which was very pleasing,” commented the current Western Australian Champion, who recorded the third fastest lap in Flight 1 of time trials on the opening night of competition, before placing third and sixth in his heat races and going on to finish inside the top 10 of the 20-lap non-stop preliminary feature race.

“It’s great to come away with another strong result heading into what’s going to once again be a busy couple of weeks with some of the biggest events on the season calendar. Hopefully we can continue to build on this form as a team and convert our hard work into winning results.”

At the completion of the seventh round of WSS, Veal sits third in the current WSS point standings.

Veal and the Krikke Motorsport team will next be in action this Friday and Saturday night for the Scott Darley Challenge at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway (NSW).

Following the Scott Darley Challenge, the team returns to Veal’s home state for the President’s Cup at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway on the Wednesday night of January 17. The team will then head back to Veal’s home track – Premier Speedway – for the prestigious Grand Annual Classic from January 19-21, before contesting the Australian Title at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway (SA) over the Australia Day long weekend (January 25-27).

The Krikke Motorsport team’s 2017-18 season team merchandise, including t-shirts, hoodies and hats which are available in a range of sizes, can be purchased through the team’s online store via the following link: www.krikkemotorsport.store. Fans can also purchase merchandise at the track with cash or directly from the Bunbury Subaru dealership.

Krikke Motorsport would like to thank the following 2017-18 season sponsors: Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, Valvoline Oils, Orrcon Steel, Darby’s Paints, Bunbury Toyota, BR Motorsports, Vortex Racing Products, A. Lucas Spraypainters, Skwid Signs, and Redline Media.

To find out more about the Krikke Motorsport team and to keep up to date with current news and results, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

Walker’s Impressive Return

Making a return to the track after spending last season on the sidelines due to injury, Luke Walker has come back better than ever in the 2017-18 season, having recently achieved his maiden 410 Sprintcar feature-race victory, amongst other encouraging results.

Having been involved in a crash at Moama’s Heartland Raceway in his first meeting of the 2016-17 season, which resulted in fractured T3 and T4 vertebrae, the Timboon, Victoria-based racer underwent a long and gruelling recovery before returning to the track earlier this season, quickly proving that he hadn’t forgotten his race craft.

Travelling to Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway in mid-December to contest the annual Max’s Race, Walker did well to qualify 13th for the feature race amongst some world-class competition, going on to score an impressive top-10 result.

Backing up his strong form at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway on Boxing Night in the Gold Cup, which doubled as the seventh Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round, Walker lined up on the outside of the second row for the 30-lap feature race, by virtue of a victory and fifth in his heat races and placing fourth in the pole shootout.

Dropping back in the early stages of the feature race, Walker quickly recovered, gaining more confidence in his car and progressing into second place at the completion of the 10th lap. Setting his sights on race leader Shaun Dobson, Walker continued to reel his rival in as he ran around the top of the track, eventually managing to pip Dobson for the lead with 12 laps to go and surviving an ensuing restart, before claiming his first career victory.

“The nerves definitely set in when I saw the white flag and those last two laps were the longest of my life, but I was able to hit my marks and go on to take the win, which was an amazing feeling,” admitted the quietly spoken 22-year-old racer, who is still working towards regaining his race fitness, as well as getting himself in the right headspace following last season’s crash.

“I’m both excited and relived to have finally achieved the milestone, after spending a lot of hours in the shed and putting in a lot of hard work to get there and especially coming back from last season’s injuries.

“I have to say a huge thanks to my team. A driver can’t win without a strong team behind them and it really is a team effort, so it was great to be able to reward them with the best possible result.”

Initially joining the competitive racing circuit at the age of 12 in go karts, Walker raced a number of classes throughout the next four years, before trading asphalt for dirt, joining the Wingless Sprints class and making his speedway debut in the 2012-13 season, collecting a number of podium results over the next one and a half seasons.

Walker then received an opportunity to pilot a 410 Sprintcar, proving competitive from the outset, contesting the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series, along with the prestigious Grand Annual Classic, where he performed well in only his second ever visit to Premier Speedway. He was also named the 2013-14 season Rookie of the Year by the Victorian Sprintcar Association.

Purchasing the ex-Colin Bulmer owned ART car, which had been driven by American racer Terry McCarl in the 2013-14 season Grand Annual Classic, the following season, Walker fitted most of the car’s components to a new Cool Chassis, along with a 410ci KRE engine, and continued to improve throughout the next two seasons, scoring three fourth-place finishes in 2015-16.

With his 2016-17 season brought to a crashing halt in his opening race meeting, Walker was forced to spend 10 weeks full-time in a back brace and another two weeks attempting to slowly stop using it, with his fitness level pre-crash thankfully helping his recovery. He also had to undergo the slow process of building his muscle back up, having lost the surrounding muscles while wearing the back brace.

Being unable to race himself, Walker, who last year completed his mechanical engineering university course, took the opportunity to crew for fellow 410 Sprintcar driver Ian Loudoun in the latter stages of last season, gaining some valuable experience.

Heading into the 2017-18 season, Walker’s plan was to take each race meeting as it comes, racing predominantly at Premier Speedway, Avalon Raceway, Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway and Simpson Speedway.

For his next appearance, Walker will return to Avalon Raceway on the Wednesday night of January 17, where he’ll hope to come away with another strong result in the Presidents Cup, followed by the Grand Annual Classic at Premier Speedway from January 19-21 and the Australian Title at Borderline Speedway from January 25-27.

Walker would like to thank the following 2017-18 season sponsors: Total Dairy Services, Engineer It, Rob Hamilton Bearings, Coast FM, Illuminator Race Wings, Skiold Disc Mill, NRG3, and Battery World - Warrnambool. Special thanks go to his mum and dad Shirley and Bevan, his uncle Ian, and his girlfriend Mikayla Hein.

To find out more about Walker and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Luke Walker Racing V67, or visit their website at www.67motorsport.com.au.

 

 

White Eyeing First Career Chili Bowl Nationals A Main Start

Inside Line Promotions - LINDSAY, Okla. (Jan. 8, 2018) - Harli White is focused on making the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals A Main for the first time in her career.

White will drive for Johnny Herrera Racing in a CatSpot sponsored midget during the 32nd edition of the marquee event, which is held inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Her preliminary night is slated for Wednesday with the event finale on Saturday.

" It's the best opportunity, car, people to work with, that I've ever had," she said. "It's a huge opportunity for me. I've always said if I had just a little better car I could make it to the Saturday A Main. Now I have to live up to my expectations."

White produced her career-best performance at the event in 2016 when she placed 10th in her preliminary night main event before making a B Main during the finale.

"People ask me my strategy," she said. "For one, stay out of trouble. Two, you have to move forward in every race. Three, the draw is important. All the stars have to align, yet you have to be on your 'A' game. You have to be in the A Main on your qualifying night to have any sort of chance on Saturday so that's the first focus."

In addition to racing, White will participate in a variety of events. Her primary sponsor, CatSpot, will have a booth in the tradeshow and White will make appearances there. Follow her social media accounts for more information throughout the week.

"I'm super excited to be a part of what CatSpot stands for and what they offer," she said. "I got to hang out with Tommy Thompson and his CatSpot team at the Tulsa Shootout to cheer them on. They are great people who are down to earth."

White will also play in the Kick-It game on Wednesday morning and she has donated a drivers suit to be in a silent auction benefitting the Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation.

Additionally, she will have special event t-shirts, hoodies and hats for sale in the pit area next to her race car.

UP NEXT -

Wednesday and Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts

APPAREL -

White has various t-shirt designs ranging from youth small to adult 4XL available for purchase at her race trailer every time she competes and at http://www.harliwhiteracing.net/shopping/ .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CatSpot

CatSpot is an organic cat litter delivery service. The litter is all natural, which is odor eliminating and hypoallergenic. The product is sold online at http://www.CatSpotLitter.com and is delivered with free shipping.

�Subscriptions are a big thing in today�s society and CatSpot provides its customers with not only a great product, but an ideal way to receive it," White said. "We're very pleased to work with everyone at CatSpot and we appreciate their support."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., The Mower Shop, The Body Works, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., Nattress Construction, C.R.A.S.H. Enterprises, Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Pushing to Reach New Heights at Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Jan. 8, 2018) - Tony Bruce Jr. is out for vengeance during the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals this week.

The Team Eights driver was in contention for a top-10 finish and a career-best performance during the marquee event inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., last year before a parts failure midway through his preliminary night main event resulted in a DNF.

"Each year we are getting better and better so I have high hopes heading into the Chili Bowl this year," he said. "We ran into some bad luck last year that really cost us, but that's part of how this event plays out. You have to have a certain amount of good luck and breaks go your way to be a contender."

Bruce Jr., who is slated to compete on Tuesday during preliminary action prior to Saturday's finale, posted an 11th-place result last month during his most recent race. It was a good event to knock the rust off, he said.

"I think we gained on some things and I feel better climbing back in the car for the Chili Bowl with some laps last month," he said. "I think we're in a good position to have a successful Chili Bowl."

His best outing at the Chili Bowl came in 2016 when he placed 12 th in a preliminary night A Main before ending 13th in a B Main during the finale.

"This is my fifth year at the Chili Bowl and I feel as good as I ever have going in," he said. "We did really well in 2016 and were on pace to top that last year. I believe we are capable of earning a top 10 during our preliminary night to put ourselves in position to make Saturday's A Main, which would be a huge accomplishment."

UP NEXT -

Tuesday and Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

Established in 1968, Wheeler Metals is a sheet metal business that offers a variety of products for professional and amateur builders. Wheeler Metals has three locations in Muskogee, Okla., Rogers, Ark., and Springfield, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.WheelerMetals.com.

"When I moved to the Tulsa area a few years back we built a brand new shop," Bruce Jr. said. "We always strive as a race team to find the best products for the situation and that was no different selecting the company to build our building. Wheeler Metals was the perfect fit for our needs. From 10x10 pole barns to 100x100 full metal buildings, they have it all. I challenge anyone to find a building company that will work the customers' needs like they do."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Lubbock Wrecker Service, The Oil Medics, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network's Live Pay-Per-View Coverage of Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Runs Tuesday Through Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 8, 2018) - One of the most exciting events of the season is here and the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will offer live Pay-Per-View video of the action.

The 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire, which is held Tuesday through Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., will feature more than 350 entries comprised of drivers from a variety of motor sports classes.

NASCAR stars Kyle Larson, Kasey Kahne, Christopher Bell and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., nine-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz, two-time Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion Sam Hafertepe Jr., micro sprint ace Frank Flud, two-time event champion Rico Abreu and five-time event champion Sammy Swindell are among a long list of marquee names tackling the event.

The qualifying nights are posted at https://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx .

All four preliminary nights and most of Saturday's finale will be shown by the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network, which will provide multiple cameras, replays and more. Hot laps are slated to open the action at 4 p.m. (Central) during each of the four preliminary nights. Saturday's show is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. (Central).

Scott Traylor will anchor the broadcasts with Justin Zoch and Bryan Gapinski the featured announcers in the booth while Brian Ward and Brandon Hahn will be pit reporters. Kaleb Hart will also be on the announcing crew and four-time Chili Bowl winner Kevin Swindell is slated to offer expert analysis.

The price to watch the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is only $124.99 ($114.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day.

Important to note, the live broadcast of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals finale on Jan. 13 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the B Mains.

To purchase the events, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on RacinBoys is brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group, Schoenfeld Headers, Spire Sports + Entertainment, Lucas Oil Products, Hyper Racing, Rod End Supply, MyRacePass, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Lawton Speedway, RPM Speedway, Indiana Donor Network, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum and Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events."

Buy links are available for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $124.99 ($114.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 13 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 9-13. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.kccars.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Watch for the new "Prime Time Live Coast-to-Coast" beginning in April 2018. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Lawrence Tackling Chili Bowl Nationals for Third Time

Inside Line Promotions - LILLIAN, Texas (Jan. 8, 2018) - Zane Lawrence is looking forward to living on Tulsa time this week to compete in the 32 nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals for the third time in his career.

He is slated to race on Friday during preliminary action before Saturday's finale inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

"I'm excited to be running the Chili Bowl again this year," he said. "It's such a prestigious race that everybody wants to get the opportunity to run at least once in their career. Plus, the atmosphere of the week-long event is incredible. It's an awesome race to kick off the season.

"Normally I like racing earlier in the week because you have more time to fix any damage you may have before Saturday, but I opted to go later in the week this year so we will see how it plays out."

During the 2017 Chili Bowl Nationals, Lawrence earned a third-place result in his heat race before working his way through the C Main to transfer into the B Main. He finished 12th in that race on his preliminary night before transferring through a G Main and advancing from 16 th to 11th in an F Main during the finale.

It was a big improvement from his debut in 2016 when he endured a DNF in a heat race to end the event early.

"Hopefully we can continue to improve our results each year and take another step forward this year," he said. "It's such a tough event that you have to race well and catch a break or two along the way to be successful."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneLawrenceRacing.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Zane-Lawrence-Racing-1770208319967876

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lawrence Towing

Lawrence Towing, which is located in Lillian, Texas, is family owned and operated since 1996. The experienced drivers at Lawrence Towing can help drivers when stranded and also help businesses deal with illegally parked vehicles. For more information, visit http://www.LawrenceTowingTX.com .

"Lawrence Towing is our family business that tows all around the Dallas-Fort Worth area," Lawrence said. "It's owned by my parents and really if it wasn't for them and the business I wouldn't be racing. I have a lot to be thankful for when it comes to that."

Lawrence would also like to thank WR Roofing, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Pediatric Eye Specialist, Astro Titanium and Mark Burch Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Hendricks Returning to Chili Bowl Nationals With Experience

Inside Line Promotions - STILLWATER, Okla. (Jan. 8, 2018) - Zane Hendricks is a lot more comfortable entering the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals this year.

Hendricks made his debut at the event, which is hosted inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., last year.

"It was my third race ever in a midget," he said. "This year I have a lot more confidence going in."

Hendricks is slated to compete on Friday during preliminary action prior to Saturday's finale. He enters the event on the heels a successful rookie season racing a midget. Hendricks posted a top-five finish in the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series championship standings along with earning his first career midget win in 2017.

With experience on his side, Hendricks is now seeking a little luck.

"Last year's Chili Bowl started out really well and then went really bad really quick," he said. "I had a really good heat race going and was leading. Then we had a fuel pump issue so I didn't get to finish it. It was a strange deal. You have to have a little bit of luck there."

The first goal this year is to make the preliminary night A Main.

"The ultimate goal is to make the feature on Saturday night, too," he said. "First off, I want to put myself in a position to do well Saturday night and that means running well on Friday."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneHendricks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hendricks_zane

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Vacuworx

Vacuworx, which is based in Tulsa, Okla., has been engineering and manufacturing the highest quality heavy-duty lifting equipment for the oil and gas, water and sewer, highway and heavy construction, concrete construction, landscaping and manufacturing industries since 1999. For more information, visit http://www.Vacuworx.com.

"Vacuworx has been helping us since I started racing," Hendricks said. "Their support has been incredible and without them I wouldn't have the opportunities I do."

Hendricks would also like to thank Shorty's Machine Shop, BP Fab, Esslinger, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Walker Performance Filtration, Eagle Motorsports, Intruder Chassis and Outlaw Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Hungry to Hit the Track for Chili Bowl Nationals Debut

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (Jan. 8, 2018) - Brandon Hanks can hardly wait to make his Chili Bowl Midget Nationals debut this week.

Hanks will drive for Chris Chappue during the 32nd edition of the marquee event, which features his preliminary night on Wednesday leading into Saturday's finale inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

"I can't even focus at work I'm ready to get there," Hanks said. "Ever since we got the news the days get slower and slower. Thankfully it's almost here. I'm ready to get there and get unloaded and practice to get some laps under my belt."

Hanks hasn't piloted a midget in real life, but has tried to make the most of racing one online via iRacing.

"I've been going home and running 100 laps every night on the shortest track that iRacing offers," he said. "I've also been watching videos trying to learn."

Hanks said he is entering the event with an open mind and hopes to progress each time he hits the track.

"It's tough going to an event like this, especially when you haven't driven a midget before," he said. "There are a lot of things to overcome. I want to thank Chris for the opportunity. Hopefully we can put together a solid week and have a good time."

UP NEXT -

Wednesday and Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Performance Powder Coating

Performance Powder Coating is a powder coating business owned by the Hanks family. Located in Burlison, Tenn., Performance Powder Coating works on everything from race cars to street vehicles.

"My family owns Performance Powder Coating," Hanks said. "Without this business and my family I wouldn't be able to race sprint cars and I wouldn't know all of the great friends that I have met through racing."

Hanks would also like to thank D&B Farms, Penske Racing Shocks, Acme Graphix, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, J-R1 and MyRacePass for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Aiming for A Main Start During Fourth Appearance at Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Jan. 8, 2018) - Derek Hagar and the Hagar-Proctor Racing team will be invading the River Spirit Expo Center this week during the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

It will mark Hagar's fourth time competing at the marquee event in Tulsa, Okla.

"It's a good, fun week, but it's a long week," he said. "We'll go out there and try to do the best we can. There's 350 entries so you have to have luck on your side. It's one of those deals where it's luck of the draw, luck of the heat race and you have to pass cars every time you hit the track."

Hagar returned to the event last year for the first time since 2009. Mechanical problems hampered him throughout the event as he endured a DNF during the preliminary night B Main before capping the weekend in a G Main during the finale.

This year he enters the event with his team, which competed last month in Illinois with mixed results.

"Hopefully we got some bugs worked out," he said. "We had a break issue. On a positive note the motor ran fine. We just need to stay on top of everything and make every time we hit the track count."

Hagar said his focus is to reach new heights.

"My goal is to make the A Main on the preliminary night and Saturday night," he said. "It's a tough task, but that'd be a big accomplishment for our team."

UP NEXT -

Tuesday and Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fragola Performance Systems

Housed in Southington, Conn., Fragola Performance Systems manufactures fittings, lines and hoses for the racing industry. For more information, visit http://www.FragolaPerformanceSystems.com .

"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

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

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Excited for Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Debut

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi is eagerly awaiting his Chili Bowl Midget Nationals debut this week.

Scelzi is one of eight drivers selected to pilot a NOS Energy Drink sponsored midget for Clauson-Marshall Racing at the 32nd edition of the marquee event, which is held inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Scelzi will compete on Tuesday during preliminary action prior to Saturday's finale.

"I'm really excited," he said. "I've had quite a bit of experience there on that track with micro sprints. Hopefully I can carry that over to midgets. I have the best equipment so there's no excuses there. I just have to do my job."

Scelzi has two midget starts under his belt, including one with Clauson-Marshall Racing last month in Illinois. While his midget experience isn't vast, he is familiar with the indoor bullring where he will be competing this week.

Scelzi scored a Golden Driller in 2015, when he captured the winged 'A' class micro sprint main event out of nearly 200 competitors during the Tulsa Shootout. He posted a runner-up result at the event the following year.

The goal this week is to make his preliminary night A Main and go from there.

"If I can put it in the show on the prelim night and run in the top half I'd be pretty happy with that," he said. "I think we'll have a good opportunity to do that if a break or two goes our way.

"I want to thank the Tim Clauson, Richard and Jennifer Marshall, and the entire Clauson-Marshall Racing organization for giving me this amazing opportunity. I can't wait to get there and start racing."

UP NEXT -

Tuesday and Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

Based in Fresno, Calif., Whipple Superchargers manufactures superchargers for all types of cars. Whipple's dedication to innovative thinking, hard work, attention to detail and outstanding product performance has led to a better, American made product for the performance industry. For more information, visit http://www.WhippleSuperchargers.com .

"Whipple Superchargers are known worldwide for their business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. He loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

Scelzi would also like to thank Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Roth Motorsports, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, K&N Filters, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

Parker Price-Miller Claims USA vs. WA Speedweek Crown

PETERSEN MEDIA- Attacking the Quit Bunbury Speedway for the WA vs. USA Speedweek finale on Saturday night in Australia, Parker Price-Miller made a late race bid for his second win of the trip, but would come up just short and finish second, though it would be good enough to give him Speedweek Championship honors.

“We had a really good car, and I think we were better than he was at the end,” Parker Price-Miller said. “They (Jamie Maiolo) did a great job on getting the win, and it is pretty cool to finish second and win the points deal.”

Timing in fourth quickest in qualifying time trials, Price-Miller would score second and fourth place finishes during heat race action, and line the USA2 entry up in the second row of the 30-lap feature event.

Jumping into second when the race came to life, Price-Miller would begin working on Jason Kendrick for the second position just before the first caution of the night flew.

When the race came back to life, Price-Miller would feel pressure from fellow American, Ryan Smith, for third but the Kokomo, IN driver was able to fend him off and begin to chase back after Kendrick who ran in second.

Continuing to run the cushion, PPM would keep Kendrick within striking distance as the race hit the halfway point. With 10-to-go, Price-Miller would surge into the second spot as he set his sights on Maiolo who had built up a sizeable lead.

As the race drew to a close, Price-Miller continued to pound the cushion as he cut into Maiolo’s lead. In traffic with five to go, PPM would cut the lead down from a straightaway and they would take the white flag side by side.

With a lap car in front of the lead pack, PPM would dive low as Maiolo used his momentum to run the top, and that would prove to be a race winning move as he got off turn two in the lead and beat PPM back to the checkered flag.

By way of his second place finish, PPM and Maiolo would end the week with the same amount of points, but PPM would win the tie breaker and be crowned the USA vs. WA Speedweek Champ.

“I have to thank all of these guys for working so hard, and giving me a fast car all four nights,” PPM said. “It’s cool to win this USA vs. WA Speedweek to open the year up.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank 360 Yield, Dupont, Pioneer, FlyingAG, Agee Farms, Encirca, Chalk Stix, Bell Helmets, and PPM Titanium for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 2, Top-10’s: 2.

ON TAP: PPM will return home to take part in the Chili Bowl where he will hit the track on Wednesday night.

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

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Cotton Bowl Speedway & Sprint Car Bandits Weave Together August 4th Event Date

Paige, TX (1/8/18) by DarinShort.com. Cotton Bowl Speedway officials are pleased to announce that on Saturday August 4th, they will be hosting the NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series presented by Blaine's Motor Supply at the modern semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval.

Cotton Bowl Speedway is located at 1172 County Road 202 in Paige, TX (At the corner of HWY 290 & County Road 202.), and is promoted by MAN Racing Promotions, LLC. Click www.CottonBowlSpeedway.com for complete information on the speedway.

There are some additional tracks that are not prepared to release their schedule for 2018 at this moment, yet plan to run the SCB; those two events are shown as TBA below as a part of the complete SCB schedule, making for a total of 25 events.

The DFW-based series saw 70 different drivers compete in 2017, including the states of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Missouri and South Australia represented.

Well over 30 teams have been in contact with the SCB and have indicated their intent to run all, or the majority of, the SCB scheduled events in 2018.

2018 NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits Schedule – as of 1/8/18:

March 23 - Gene Adamcik Memorial, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX
March 24 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX
March 31 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
April 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR
April 21 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX
April 28 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore, OK
May 11 - TBA
May 12 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX
May 26 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS
May 27 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS
June 9 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
June 16 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX
June 22 - Children’s Tumor Foundation Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX
June 23 - Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale, TX
June 30 - Firecracker 25, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX
July 7 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX (Elite Non-Winged Sprints also on event card)
July 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR
July 28 - Rose Bowl Speedway, Winona, TX
August 4 - Cotton Bowl Speedway, Paige, TX
August 18 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX
August 24 - Muscular Dystrophy Association Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX
August 25 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX
September 14 - TBA
September 15 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX
September 29 – SCB Series Championships LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX

Again, this schedule is likely to change, so please visit the series website www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to traveling. New dates will be published when they become available.

With the help of Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Southwest and company owner Tom Lorenz, the SCB will have guaranteed points fund in 2018 for top performing drivers that support the Series.

The 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series points fund is a no fuss, no muss arrangement, with no hoops and hurdles for teams to become eligible.

There are no license or association fees involved. There is no minimum attendance requirement. Drivers simply show up and compete in SCB events, earn points, and the top eight point getters at the end of the season will receive the following cash awards:

1st - $1,200
2nd - $1,000
3rd - $800
4th - $600
5th - $500
6th - $400
7th - $300
8th - $200

We would like to thank the 2017 sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Blaine's Motor Supply, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, The Oil Medics, Mow Time in Farmersville, Griffith Trucking Equipment, PRO-TECH Service Company, Simpson Race Products, Ultra Shield Race Products, Lightning Wings, Rod End Supply, Spellbound Boutiques of Rockwall and DarinShort.com.

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series in 2018, please contact Steve Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

The Sprint Car Bandits series is dedicated to helping bring back some of the old-time fun of sprint car racing, yet incorporating some much-needed basic adjustments that help the teams stay on track with their budget - and fans not having to pay excessively high ticket prices to enjoy watching them.

The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment), yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition with teams of varying budget sizes, while still competing for excellent competitor purses.

For the third season in a row, there are no new planned rules changes to the Series; as we have developed a formula that works great for everyone, from fans, to teams, the race tracks and sponsors. Note to teams: in the weeks to come, there will be a rules updates regarding the use of wheel covers.

2016 SCB runner-up in series points, Junior Jenkins comments: "We are a budget conscious team, and since we started racing with the Sprint Car Bandits at the beginning of last year, we have noticed a sizable difference in our net nightly cost vs. earnings, and it has helped keep us on the track. Plus I feel it has substantially closed the gap in the competition, giving more drivers a fighting chance."

Tracks wishing to book a 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series event, or businesses looking to get involved as marketing partners, are urged to contact Steve Lang ASAP, at SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. Remaining available event dates are quickly running out of supply.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com or @SprintCarBandits on Facebook to catch up on the latest Series news and happenings.

Until then, please mark your calendars for Saturday August 4th, when the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits 360C.I. series makes their first ever visit to Cotton Bowl Speedway, for a night sure to be ‘woven’ with thrills and excitement!

 

 

Teenager Tyler Thompson Impresses in Indoor TQ Midget Debut at Allentown

OSWEGO, NY (January 8, 2018) – Teenage up and comer Tyler Thompson had never driven a TQ Midget before arriving at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA on Friday, January, 5. By the end of the weekend, Thompson earned the right to battle wheel to wheel with some of the biggest names in short track racing as a part of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship fueled by VP Racing Fuels.

A New York State karting champion and a regular on the northeast’s DIRTcar Sportsman circuit, Thompson quickly adapted to the close quarters concrete action which is accustom to indoor TQ racing, walking away with ease in the Saturday night B-Main over Steve Kemery and Andy Jankowiak to earn a starting spot in the weekend’s $2,000 win, 40-lap finale.

Starting deep in the A-Main, Thompson appeared certain for a top then finish in his TQ debut, but the Fulton, NY driver was sidelined due to overheating issues with his Team Tapout Racing No. 98T machine, settling for a 17th place finish.

“I can’t thank everyone enough for their support and efforts,” said Thompson. “This was a big undertaking to bring the car down to Allentown and go up against the best with no experience in this type of racing. The crew worked very hard, we learned the entire time, and by the end of the weekend we were certainly competitive. I’m thrilled to have qualified for the A-Main and look forward to getting to Atlantic City at the end of the month to keep the momentum going.”

Thompson will next travel to Atlantic City, NJ for the prestigious NAPA Know How Atlantic City Indoor Midget Car Race, competing for a qualifying spot in the $5,000 to win Gambler’s Classic.

The annual crown jewel of indoor TQ racing will take place over the course of three days from January 25-27 in the historic Boardwalk Hall.

Known for his abilities across several racing platforms, Thompson pulled double-duty in Allentown as he also finished second in the Friday night companion Champ Kart event as the night’s Hard Charger.

Thompson will again run two divisions in Atlantic City.

“We struggled early in the day at Allentown with the Champ, but found our way after qualifying through the B-Main,” said Thompson. “Thanks to Slack Karts and Performance Manufacturing we got ourselves dialed in and drove from 19th to 2nd. It was a fun event and I think we have a good shot at victory lane in AC.”

To learn more about the Indoor Auto Racing Championship fueled by VP Racing Fuels as well as the upcoming NAPA Know How Atlantic City Indoor Midget Car Race, visit online at www.indoorautoracing.com.

Visit www.facebook.com/TeamTapoutRacing to keep up to date with Thompson’s racing efforts through the season.

If interested in team information, or to contact Tyler, please consult team owner Jason Simmons at (315) 591-4303 or dnslandscaping@yahoo.com.

Team Tapout Partners: Ashley Lynn Winery, CNY Power Equipment, D&S Landscaping, Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions, JCB, Liftech, Lindsey Aggregates, Morrison Performance, Nice Price Auto Sales, Performance Manufacturing, Rolfe Schnur Motorsports Marketing, S&W Firewood, Slack Kar

 

 

Squizzy Mills scores his second Victorian Speedcar Championship.

Despite a slight electrical issue and a blistered tyre Echuca’s Travis “Squizzy” Mills put in a storming drive to win the 73rd Victorian Speedcar Championship at Warrnambool’s Sungold Milk Stadium Sunday night January 7th.

Mills proudly joined his illustrious John and set history as the only father and son duo to have both won dual titles.

Michael Stewart, who’d flown in from New Zealand earlier in the day also put in an awesome drive and even threw in a shot at taking the lead following a late race restart but was unable to run down the race long leader.

A couple of Troy’s came next with Troy Jenkins working hard after an almost race long battle with pole sitter Reagan Angel and then in fourth was the other Troy, Troy Ware, whose top 4 result was outstanding considering he rolled during hot laps and then failed to complete his first heat. Wares charge from 18th to 4th also earned him the Permatex Hard Charger Award.

The previous night’s Super Series round at nearby Mt Gambier unfortunately culled a few cars from the entry list but it was still a great field of local and interstate racers champing at the bit to cut some quick laps around the high-banked venue.

Engine starts and hot laps caused some issues with Queenlander Ware the biggest casualty when he tagged the turn 3 wall and rolled. Ash Booker (i-Saw concrete) also had an engine miss-fire and Domain Ramsey had an issue with a push car and his rear nerf bar.

The opening heat however proved to be a great start to the night’s racing with Nick Rowe running the bottom groove while Stewart was on the wall with Ben Hall also in the mix in an awesome 3 car dice until Stewart made a slight error on the last lap that allowed Todd Wigzell to grab 3rd behind Rowe and Hall.

Heat 2 saw a couple of non-finishers but it was rising star Angel who took the win from Brett Ireland and Grant Patton.

As mentioned before, Ware dropped out of heat 3 on lap 1 but nothing was as dramatic as Adam Wallis (Boss Chassis) leading for the duration only to slow to a stop on the final lap allowing Mills to win from Andy Pearce, Ramsey and Jenkins with no other finishers.

Heat 4 saw another roll over when Luke Ferguson who’d spun in his earlier heat, spun again but this time added a roll over to the scenario. Wares’ fraught night continued when unbelievably while leading comfortably on lap 6 he spun!! Jenkins assumed the lead but Ireland was able to pass him for the win with Ramsey and Nick Parker in a close fight for third.

Nick Rowe tried to race heat 5 with a flat front right tyre before giving it up as Pearce took a nice win from Mills and the tight pairing of Stewart and Matt Jackson.

Tasmanian Champion Joe Lostitch looked good for the win in the final heat until Angel (UniCote/Tuff Buckets Aust) grabbed the victory off the last corner with Wigzell back in third.

Angel’s two wings, I mean wins, secured pole position for the 30 lap feature with Mills (Sacrifice Sccoters/Dutton Garage) alongside ahead of Pearce (Lucas Oil), Ireland (The Speedway Shop), Jenkins (BOC/Pirtek), Wigzell GJ Earthwork/Breakaway Concrete Cutting), Hall, Lostitch (Kerby Kerb), Stewart Kelley Body Works), Ramsey (Indy Race Parts), Parker (Permatex), Patton (Mech-N-Air), Rowe (lightning Karts), Jackson (Quick Time Titanium), Chris Nankiville (50fifty co), Dillon Ghent (Abrasive blasting service & supplies), Jack Day, Ware (Troy Ware Constructions), Brad Day (Cazberg), Justin McMinn, Ferguson (Bass River Motors), Robert Heard (Devil Race Parts) and Scott Doyle (Beestons/MudBuddy) whose car had refused to fire all night and would do the same for the feature leaving 22 cars to take the green.

Mills made the best start and set off on his course to victory slowly leaving Angel and Jenkins behind in their own battle as Stewart and Ware started their climb towards the podium.

Within 7 laps Mills running the top of the track was into lapped traffic which was predominantly running the bottom groove. By this time Stewart had worked his way to 2nd and looked to be marginally quicker through turn 1 and 2 than Mills running even higher on the track than the race leader. The time sheets however would reflect that Mills set the fastest lap being the only driver to go sub 14 seconds.

Just as the race was looking like going a scintillating 30 laps non-stop, Pearce and Heard brought things to a halt with a clash in turn 4.

On the restart with 11 laps to run Mills was leading Stewart, Angel, Jenkins Wigzell, Hall, Parker, Ware and the rest of the runners.

As the field tore into turn 1 Stewart drove to the bottom pulling almost evenly alongside Mills but couldn’t hold the car on the bottom and get the drive off the corner to move into the lead leaving Mills at the front and that was as close as he got even through another restart just 4 laps later when Parker stopped.

Over the final seven laps Stewart pursued Mills but to no avail finishing a mere 0.408 seconds behind with Jenkins next ahead of a relatively satisfied Ware, Angel, Wigzell, Jackson, Lostitch and Hall all on the lead lap. A lap down came Patton, Nankiville, Jack Day, Ghent, Brad Day, Heard and Ferguson.

Mill’s title capped off a great weekend having won the SSS round the previous night at Mt Gambier and now leading that series as well.

Keep up to date with any late nominations or changes via the Victorian Speedcar Drivers Association Inc Facebook page or the club’s website – www.vsdaspeedcars.com

VSDA 2018 race calendar (subject to change)

January 13 Avalon - G-Town Rumble/Rd 4 Track Championship

February 9/10 Murray Bridge SA – Australian Speedcar Championship 24 Bairnsdale

March 17 Avalon – Skips Race/Rd 5 Track Championship. 24 Redline – Bill Evans Classic

April 7 Wangaratta 21 Avalon – Round 6 Track Championship.

Further details and a complete list of nominations can be found on the VSDA Facebook page – Victorian Speedcar Drivers Association Inc.

 

 

Macedo, Madsen and Co Add To Classic Talent

The number of entrants continue to grow with the talented duo of Carson Macedo and Ian Madsen amongst those to have beaten the nomination deadline as the list now exceeds 110 cars.

Having become a regular visitor to Australia over the past couple of seasons, Carson Macedo returns to our shores to drive for Sean and Felicity Dyson at the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Having raced since the age of four, Carson was always going to put his talents to good use and at just a tender 21 years of age, he has the racing world at his feet, having already campaigned for legendary American Car Owners or Teams including Keith Kunz, Tarlton Motorsports and Joe Gaerte Racing. In 2017 Macedo kicked things off in the days prior to the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, by claiming what is arguably Australia’s toughest single night of competition, Avalon Raceway’s President’s Cup.

The 2017 Classic saw Dyson Motorsports finish 13th in the star-studded A-Main, before a return to the United States netted Macedo 11 feature race wins across a diverse range of tracks and series, even switching disciplines at times from Winged Sprints to Midgets.

His Knoxville Nationals saw him place 13th in the World Challenge on the Friday night program, also missing a transfer into the Friday night A-Main by just one spot. This meant he was confined to the C-Main on the final night of the Nationals, keeping pretty good company with the likes of Jamie Veal, James McFadden, Jordyn Brazier, Danny Lasoski and Jac Haudenschild amongst others.

His best World of Outlaws result for the season came at Silver Dollar Speedway where he finished 7th, having previously recorded his first WOO win in 2016.

Sean and Felicity Dyson know what it takes to win the Classic, having saluted with Tim Kaeding in 2014 and with the support of Dyson Motorsports, Roberts Meats, Compete Parts and Equipment and Kawasaki Motors, they will have all the ingredients to do it again in 2018.

Ian Madsen is coming off a stellar American season, where he captured the coveted Knoxville Raceway Track Championship s well as recording top ten finish in the 40 lap finale to the Knoxville Nationals.

With success comes opportunity and Madsen will now also be looking forward to a full-time tour with the World of Outlaws upon his return to the United States.

For the Classic Sydney based car owner James Matherson will join forces with the younger of the Madsen’s as he wheels the N49 entry for the teams supporters City Access Scaffolding, Mattrans Refrigerated Transport, Watsons Transport Express, Pinnacle Graphix, White’s Crane Service and American Race Tyre Services.

Madsen will be joined in the field by another New South Welshman, Peter Bourke.

Bourke campaigns the N79 entry and managed to qualify for the C-Main at the 2017 Classic, eventually being scored as 17th.

Carline Automotive, Penrite Oil and PBR Auto Spares will assist Bourke in his quest for big things at the 2018 Classic.

Queensland’s list of Classic entrants has also grown with regular Classic entrant Darren Jensen once again signaling his intent to be a part of the field.

The always immaculately presented Q75 will carry the livery of KRE Race Engines, Cometic, Thermal Edge Coating, BHR, Bolt King, Valvoline and Par Electrical.

The in-flux of South Aussies in the field has also grown with Sam Putland, in the MJS Tree & Stump, Murray Bridge Auto Pro, Chooks Custom Graphix, Local Sprintcar Photography, Stihl Shop of Mt. Barker and RV Trailer S71, and Daniel Evans in the S44 Maxim as backed by Chris Evans Transport and Scott’s Electrical also joining the field.

Terry Kelly, who hails from Cardross in Victoria will compete in the South Australian registered S27 Maxim, for Kamstra Drilling, Inland Crane Hire, Sunraysia Pipes and Products, Snap-On Tools Mildura, Bridgestone East Mildura, R & L Auto Electrics and Artworx Mildura.

Victorian, Adam King will also aim to improve on his 2017 result at the Classic, when he rolls into town aboard the Port City Engines, All-Star Graphics and Tri-Tech Lubricants V48 Triple X.

Robert Nicholas, another of the Victorian drivers, will also contest the Classic with his Benalla Bus Lines sponsored Cool Chassis.

Copies of the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

The 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is proudly supported by KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort, KFC and Performance Racegear.

 

 

Sprint Series of Oklahoma Releases 2018 Schedule!

Oklahoma City – Oklahoma – January 7, 2018 - An ambitious schedule consisting of seventeen events in two different states await the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products/Hoosier Racing Tires Southwest as officials released their 2018 slate on Saturday.

The first of four scheduled events at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma is slated for Saturday night, March 3. Other events slated for the quarter-mile, red-clay oval are Friday night – April 27; Friday night – June 29 as part of the second annual “Freedom 40); and the series season finale on Saturday night – September 22 and the third annual “Pat Suchy Classic.”

Six days later will be a double-header weekend at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore on March 9-10. Other events at the Southern Oklahoma speed plant are Friday night – April 20; Friday night – May 18; Friday night – June 15; Friday night – July 20; Friday night – August 17; Friday night – September 14.

The Garfield County Fairgrounds in Enid, Oklahoma has one event slated thus far and will take place on Saturday night, March 31.

Lawton Speedway, which will run IMCA RaceSaver 305-ci Sprint Cars weekly in 2018, will host three SSO events. Those dates are Saturday night – April 14; Saturday night – July 7 and Saturday night – August 8.

A pending date of Saturday night – May 5, will see the SSO make their inaugural appearance at the beautiful Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas.

SSO officials are still awaiting a confirmed date at Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada.

This upcoming 2018 race season will be year three for the Oklahoma City based SSO and will see Smiley’s Racing Products once again pay $1000 to the season point champion while Hoosier Tire Southwest will be giving away a complete set (four) of Hoosier tires, via random draw, at the year-end 2018 season banquet. Drivers must finish in positions 2-10 to be eligible to participate in random draw. Also, $250 will be awarded to the 2018 Rookie of the Year champion.

Along with Smiley’s Racing Products and Hoosier Racing Tires Southwest as presenting partners, officials would like to thank Rod End Supply, Super Shox and Messmer Racing LLC. for their involvement for 2018. More contingency partners and official series cash partners will be announced soon.

More information can be obtained by SSO director Jim Messmer (405) 417-2202 and for technical inquires call Ernie Messmer (405) 818-9007. Keep track of daily updates from the SSO on the series official facebook page: Sprint Series of Oklahoma.

 

 

 

 

$AVE BIG During SMILEY'S RACING Pre-Season Sales Events!

Mesquite, TX (1/06/18) by DarinShort.com. 24 years ago, Smiley's Racing Products (SRP) began hosting a Pre-Season Sales event, where race teams throughout the region could take advantage of fantastic deals on hardcore racing parts and tires. The event has now grown into a multi-day, multi-location blockbuster sales event that all racers can enjoy...whether you're able to make it in person, or not!

The marquee of the Smiley's Racing Products Pre-Season Sales event is the biggest Hoosier Tire special of the year:

• 10% OFF all Hoosier Tires (In Stores Only, during their respective sales dates listed below)!

• or choose FREE Shipping* on ALL Hoosier Tires (Web Orders Only, at www.SmileysRacing.com from Monday January 22nd through Monday January 29th)!

Again, if you can’t make it in person to receive the 10% off tire sale pricing at your Smiley’s location, you can choose to receive FREE Shipping on ALL TIRES during the 7-Day Only Website Sale (Web Orders Only).

*FREE Shipping offer includes ALL Hoosier Tires (including SPEC Tires, such as IMCA). There will be a $15 Oversized Handling Fee on most extra-large Drag Slicks and Sprint Rears. All Drag Racing, Road Racing, Pro Street, ATV, and Kart tires can be shipped to any state in the Continental U.S. Note: Hoosier Tire Distributor policy only allows us to ship Oval Track Dirt and Oval Track Asphalt tires to states in our Region – TX, OK, LA, AR, or NM. FREE Shipping offer is for Ground shipping to Continental U.S. only; not valid on Freight shipments.

And that's just the start of the Smiley's Racing Products Pre-Season Sale! Almost Everything is on Sale. Here are additional sales highlights:

• 25% OFF all SRP Fittings

• 20% OFF most SRP Products, Mudd Off, Smiley’s Apparel, Countrywide Rubber

• 15% off Gates Hoses, Dynamic Racewear, Koul Tools, Wix Filters, Axle Exchange, most Ultrashield, Eibach, Integra, Titan Tools, Zamp Helmets, Port City Racing, Racing Optics, Nitrobee, Fast Shafts, Magnafuel, NGK Plugs, Outerwears, ButlerBuilt, POP Rivets, Speedmaster, A1 Cardone, Rhoads Lifters, ProBlend, Caplugs and more

• 12% off Schoenfeld Headers, Wilwood Brakes, Crow Enterprizes, QuickCar, Elgin, RCI Fuel Cells, ISC Racer’s Tape and more

• 10% off Bassett Wheels, Bilstein, Longacre, QA1, QuickFuel, Schoenfeld, Triple X, A & A Mfg., Moroso, Crow, DEI, CVR, Elgin, FelPro, FSR Radiators, Brad Penn Oil, Flex-a-Lite, Hawk Pads, KRC Steering, Motive, Richmond Gears, Winters, Oval Craft, Quickfuel, Quickcar, RACEceiver, Ram, R2C, Powermaster, Tilton, Wilwood, Performance Distributors, Wehr's Machine, PowerPlus Fuel Scents, Sunoco Fuel Jugs, and much, much more

• FREE Shipping, PLUS FREE Gift Cards with purchase of Helmets, Driver Suits, and Driver Shoes from Alpinestars, Bell Helmets, G-Force, and Oakley

• DEEP DISCOUNTS ON INVENTORY CLEARANCE! Smiley’s is adding inventory closeout items (in brand new condition) in the ‘Garage Sale’ on the website and in Store Clearance areas

• Meet Industry leading vendors at the Mesquite location on Friday January 26th from noon – 4pm and Saturday January 27th from 9am-2pm.! Check out the latest racing products and get answers to your tech questions straight from the manufacturer.

• FREE LUNCH will be served on Saturday January 27th as a part of the Mesquite location Pre-Season Sales event.

The Website Pre-Season Sales event at www.SmileysRacing.com is 7 days only (Mon. Jan. 22 – Mon. Jan. 29). The store sales are shown below, so mark your calendar now. As always, feel free to call us at 1-866-959-7223 if you have any questions.

PLUS! The annual Smiley's Racing Products Annual Swap Meet is scheduled for Saturday, January 20th, 2018. The Swap Meet will be held at the Mesquite, TX store location. Gates will open at 8:00 am and trading spots are available for $35.00 each on a first come, first serve basis. From parts and pieces to complete race cars, it is a great time for racers to clear out inventory no longer needed and to pick up those needed parts for the 2018 racing season. This annual event draws a big crowd so race teams need to get there early to shop, swap, or sell and get the best deals! Click www.SmileysRacing.com for details.

EVENT LISTING by SMILEY’S RACING LOCATION:

Website Pre-Season Sale – www.SmileysRacing.com

7 Days Only

Monday, January 22, 2018 through Monday, January 29, 2018

Houston, TX Store Location

Thursday, January 18, 2018 … 9am - 6pm

Friday, January 19, 2018 … 9am - 4pm

Saturday, January 20, 2018 … 9am - 2pm

1622 Sawdust Road

Woodlands, TX 77380

(281) 362-7872

Mesquite, TX Store Location Events

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 Annual Swap Meet, Gates open 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Thursday, January 25, 2018 Pre-Season Sale … 9am - 6pm

Friday, January 26, 2018 Pre-Season Sale … 9am - 4pm

Saturday, January 27, 2018 Pre-Season Sale … 9am - 2pm

103 Gross Road

Mesquite, TX 75149

(972) 289-7223

Kennedale, TX (Ft. Worth) Store Location

Friday, January 26, 2018 … 9am - 4pm

Saturday, January 27, 2018 … 9am - 2pm

700 West Kennedale Parkway

Kennedale, TX 76060

(817) 572-7467

Oklahoma City, OK Store Location

Thursday, February 1, 2018 … 9am - 6pm

Friday, February 2, 2018 … 9am - 4pm

Saturday, February 3, 2018 … 9am - 2pm

3208 SW 59, Suite A

Oklahoma City, OK 73119

(405) 686-7112

Sherman, TX Store Location

Friday, February 2, 2018 … 9am - 4pm

Saturday, February 3, 2018 … 9am - 2pm

19053 US Highway 82 West

Sherman, TX 75092

(903) 891-8300

BEST OF LUCK to all racers in the upcoming season, and DON'T MISS OUT on getting rock bottom prices on Hoosier Tires – and your hardcore racing parts and components – at the Smiley's Racing Products Pre-Season Sales events!

 

 

 

JUSTIN BONSIGNORE CLAIMS OPENING NIGHT ALLENTOWN INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES THREE QUARTER MIDGET CHECKERED; CALE ROSS IS CHAMP KART WINNER

ALLENTOWN, PA January 6, 2018 . . . NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series competitor Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, Long Island, N.Y., raced his way to the win in the first Ironton Telephone Allentown, Pa., Three Quarter (TQ) Midget feature of the weekend Friday night.

The race was the first of the three event Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels.

Bonsigore also earned the E.F. Schneider & Son Hard Charger Of The Race award, worth an additional $150. Bonsignore started 20th in the 25-car field.

“I had to start way back when the front end of my car broke in my heat race,” Bonsignore said. “I had to win the B Main to even start 20th. But the car was always fast. It was just a matter of having the luck to get through the wrecks.”

Attrition claimed several front runners early in the competition. Bobby Holmes led early until his car suffered mechanical problems while leading, under yellow. Erick Rudolph, an eight-time career Indoor Auto Racing Series past winner, got airborne and spun to a stop, and went to the back of the field as a result. He charged back through the pack to finish third.

Ryan Flores was the leader at mid-race, chased by Matt Janisch. But Flores, winner of the last two Allentown Indoor Auto Racing Series events, slowed as the laps unreeled, eventually pulling off with what proved to be a slowly deflating tire.

Bonsignore took the lead with fourteen laps left in the race after Flores dropped out. Matt Janisch gained second spot and finished there, while a late race tangle between Jon Reid and Scott Kreutter cost both a top five finish. Instead, Rudolph shot to third and 2017 ATQMRA Outdoor TQ driving champion Ryan Tidman assumed fourth. Earl Paules gained fifth.

Rounding out the top ten in the event were Timmy Catalano, Joey Payne, Kreutter, Geoffrey Sutton and Billy Whittaker.

In the companion race, Cale Ross of Lambertville, N.J., was the winner of the Champ Kart feature.

Ross led the entire distance challenged initially by EJ Holz. When Holz faded at mid-distance, Mike Perry and Richie Davidowitz took up the chase. Back in the field, Tyler Thompson, who had lined up in the eighth row initially, had also clawed his way into the top five.

Despite some seven caution flags and restarts, Ross was never passed. Perry held for second, Thompson grabbed third late after Davidowitz’s car proved balky on the next-to-last restart, and Ryan Kendall moved to fourth at the checkered. James Shutt was fifth. Davidowitz was seventh.

“Every one of the restarts concerned me because you never know if somebody will drive under you,” Ross said. “That and lapped traffic. But no problems with either one in this race,” Ross smiled.

The win was Ross’s third Indoor Auto Racing Series Champ Kart career victory. Previous scores were registered in Atlantic City, N.J. and Trenton, N.J.

Tommy Catalano and Bobby Holmes led the field into the first turn for the start of the 40-lapper with Erick Rudolph, Earl Paules, Tim Buckwalter and Andy Jankowiak in tow.

Six ten- lap TQ Midget heat races were won by Rudolph, Holmes, Buckwalter, Jankiowiak, Catalano and Paules. Three 12-lap TQ B-Mains were run to complete the 24-car starting field. Timmy Catalano, Justin Bonsignore and Bobby Butler won these frenetic affairs.

Ronnie Mullen escaped injury in a wild flip into the outside fence during the third TQ Midget B-Main. “I flew through the air, that’s all I know,” Mullen quipped in a post-crash on-the-spot interview. Mullen’s crash was of sufficient velocity to temporarily dislodge the concrete barrier.

Three eight-lap Champ Kart prelims were earned by Ed Holz, William Davis and Cale Ross. The 10-lap Champ Kart B Main was snared by Eric Zeh.

The first of the two-day Ironton Telephone Indoor Auto Racing Series races drew a 51-car TQ Midget race and a 27-car field of Champ Karts.

TQ Midgets will return tonight Saturday night, January 6, for another 40 lap feature race paired with the Slingshot division that will run a 20 lap event.

TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Justin Bonsignore, 2. Matt Janisch, 3. Erick Rudolph, 4. Ryan Tidman, 5. Earl Paules, 6. Timmy Catalano, 7. Joey Payne, 8. Scott Kreutter, 9. Geoffrey Sutton, 10. Billy Whittaker, 11. Jon Reid, 12. Matt Roselli, 13. Bobby Butler, 14. Bfret Conkling, 15. Ryan Flores, 16. Ryan Flores, 17. Andy Jankowiak, 18. Bobby Holmes, 19. Anthony Sesely, 20. Tim Buckwalter, 21. Shawn Nye, 22. Tommy Catalano, 23. Zane Zeiner, 24. Ryan Preece, 25. Tim Nye.

Champ Kart Feature (20 Laps): 1. Cale Ross, 2. Mike Perry, 3. Tyler Thompson, 4. Ryan Kendall, 5. James Shutt, 6. TJ Reed, 7. Richie Davidowitz, 8. Matt Jarosz, 9. EJ Holz, 10. Anthony Colandro, 11. Ron Midford Jr., 12. Chris Hirt, 13. Stephen Beattie, 14. Gene Gregoric, 15. William Davis, 16. Tyler Tank, 17. Dominic Roselli, 18. Ryan Swartz, 19. Eric Zeh, 20. Dalton Rivera.

 

 

DAN MOTTER STEPS AWAY FROM SPRINT CAR RACING

PENGILLY, Minn. (Jan. 6, 2018) -- Dan Motter, who has had a lifelong love for sprint cars dating back to his early days of driving in 1973, announced that effective today Motter Motorsports will cease operations.

“I will never lose my passion for sprint car racing,” said Motter, “but my Motter Equipment business has kept me out of the country for the past year and a half. Last season I was unable to attend even one race.

“At this time, I have neither the time or the resources to continue fielding a team.

“I especially want to thank Dave Blaney for running the team last year without our involvement. That was a lot for Dave to shoulder and I truly missed being out on the circuit with him.

“Through the years we have enjoyed success and graced winners’ circles across the United States and Canada. We just want to give a tip of the helmet and a heartfelt thanks to the drivers who we have enjoyed working with through the years. In chronological order those drivers were: Jimmy Evans, Randy Smith, Kenny Jacobs, Stevie Smith, Doug Wolfgang, Joey Saldana and Dave Blaney.

“We also want to thank Mark Kinser and Gary Lee Meier for wheeling some special events for us years ago.

“Additionally we want to acknowledge a few of the sponsors who have helped us through the years that include Beltline Body Shop, EcoWater Systems, HE&M Saw and Mohawk Northeast. We also owe a debt of gratitude to the many product sponsors who have helped our team through the years who are too numerous to list. Everyone has a special place in our heart and each played a role in the success our team had.

“We leave with a treasure trove of memories.

“Though we might not be actively involved, we will continue to monitor the races from afar.

It’s been a good ride and if an opportunity presents itself down the road, then we will never say ‘never’.”

 

 

 

Kyle Offill Set to Kick Off 2018 at Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: After he accepts his 2017 Garth E. Moore Insurance Services Rookie of the Year award with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night, Kyle Offill will make his way to Tulsa, OK to kick off his 2018 season during the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

“I really have to thank Davey Ray and Team Raypro for another opportunity to run the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals,” Kyle Offill said. “I really want to try and build off last year and have another good run.”

Following a strong 2017 season that saw the Tracy, CA driver compete in his rookie season aboard a winged 360 Sprint Car, Offill was able to pick up two feature event victories and seven Top-10 finishes while competing with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, as well as making appearances at Antioch Speedway, Ocean Speedway, and Placerville Speedway for weekly shows.

Much like his 2018 season, Offill opened his 2017 season up at the Chili Bowl and put together a respectable rookie outing. During his qualifying night, the youngster would finish third in his heat race before moving up to an eighth place finish in his qualifier.

Finishing 10th in his qualifying night, ‘B’, Offill would find himself in the sixth row of a Saturday night ‘F’ Main where he would move forward and cap his week off with a seventh place finish.

With another year under his belt, Offill will climb back aboard a Team Raypro Midget and give it another shot kicking off with practice on Monday night before hitting the track at the Tulsa Expo Center for his qualifying night on Tuesday.

For those that can’t make it to Tulsa, make sure to tune in via Live PPV via www.racinboys.com.

“Aside from Team Raypro, I also have to thank Bachetti Hay Service, Offill Family Farms, and Country Builders Construction for all of their support as well,” Offill added. “I am excited, and looking forward to starting 2018 off on a positive note.”

Team KO Racing would like to thank Ochoco West, Boise Cascade, Reliable Lumber, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, TMAC Motorsports, Offill Family Farms, Golden State Lumber, Inc., California TrusFrame, Lord & Sons, Inc., B&S Hacienda Auto Body, Country Builders Construction, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, HRP, Taco Bravo, and Bacchetti Hay Service for their support this year.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 0, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 0, Top 10’s: 0

ON TAP: Offill will be on the track in Tulsa, OK on Tuesday night for his Chili Bowl Prelim night.

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PPM Headlines Big Batch of Classic Entries, 100 Plus Now Entered

The 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic has once again broken into the rare air that is a 100 plus car entry list, with Parker Price-Miller headlining a big batch of drivers who nominated today.

With more entries still expected the Classic will again be one of, if not the biggest Sprintcar field of the year once again, as it becomes the sole qualifier for the Speed Sport News Challenge as held annually as an integral part of the Knoxville Nationals.

Price-Miller who hails from Kokomo, Indiana, which is located a short distance from the Motorsport Capital of the World, Indianapolis, and also home to the famed Kokomo Speedway spent the early portion of the World of Outlaws Tour as a teammate to Paul McMahan at Destiny Motorsports. After leaving the tour full-time at the end of April, the now 18 year-old , eventually re-joined the World of Outlaws full time in September replacing McMahan in a mutually agreed change.

Overall Price Miller finished 19th in World of Outlaws points, claiming one win along the way, in his home state of Indiana at the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Overall along with that win, the youngster finished with a further top 5 finish and another 4 top ten results.

In 2016 he stamped his class all over the Canadian Nationals , where he would claim the win and pocket a cool $12,000.00 for his efforts, a result that certainly shot him to prominence.

His 2017 Knoxville Nationals campaign ended after a positive start on his qualifying night, he finished 16th in the A-Main. After being forced to pull in during his heat, after earlier setting a strong qualifying time in the last chance Friday night portion of the Nationals, he was unable to partake in any of the Main events, effectively ending his campaign.

Price-Miller will be a teammate to West Australian Daniel Harding, having already completed a strong run of races over the hectic Christmas period at the Perth Motorplex, where he produced some strong results including a win on Boxing Night.

Sure to be a fan favourite, Price-Miller will make the trek to Warrnambool, after taking a break from his Australian racing duties to return home to contest the famed Chili Bowl, an event he did very well at in 2017.

His trip will be supported by HRP Specialties, Jolly Good Car Audio and Chalk Stix Torsion Bars.

Another of the 2017 Classic A-Main starters, Matt Egel, is also aiming to improve on his result when the green flag drops in two weeks time.

Egel, who claimed a World Series Sprintcars Speedweek win at Avalon on December 30, will again team up with the Downing Brothers as they shoot to improve on their 17th place finish of last year.

The Inglis Race Engines powered S97 Cool Chassis will have support from Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers, Vin’s Coaches and Moore Machining.

A pair of hard charging Victorians will also be on show with John Vogels aboard the V70 Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers, Ace Body Corporate, Vogels Motors, Warrnambool Auto Recyclers and Simpson Takeaway Cool and Brett Milburn in the Parr Motorsports, B&B Retaining Walls, IDIGIT and Midwest Imports number 68 entry.

Vogels finished 11th in B-Main 2 in 2017, while Milburn went from driver to car-owner for American Star Shane Stewart, who qualified into the A-Main.

Another of the South Aussies to impress during Speedweek was Brock Hallett with the exciting former Formula 500 star using his preferred high groove with aplomb whenever the opportunity arose.

For the Classic, Hallett has support from Allan Miller Transport Training, Castrol, Triple X Race Co, Parra Hills Fresh Cut Butchers, Finish Line Media, Taylor Made Wings, Allansford Hotel and KJR Racewear,

He will be joined in the field by another of the South Aussie’s with Chad Ely again securing the drive for Jamie Stark aboard the S72 Maxim.

Ely is another to have logged some laps during Speedweek and come the Classic will be ultra sharp as he looks to improve on his seventh place in C-Main 1 from 2017.

Former World Series Sprintcars contracted driver, Muswellbrook, New South Wales based Andrew Wright returns to the Classic having missed the 2017 edition through injury.

His welcome return to Sungold Stadium will be made with the backing of Eliminator Race Wings, Hitachi, Osborn’s Transport, Muswellbrook Landscape Supplies abd Ubeaut Signs.

Wright won’t be alone in the trip down the Hume Highway, with a pair of Classic debutants, Matthew Thomas and Chris McInerney also making the journey to Warrnambool.

Thomas, the driver of the N45 Maxim, will be campaigning for Western Sydney Mechanical, Thomas Fibreglass and Arthur Johnstone Engineering.

McInerney, who will follow literally in the tyre tracks of another Young, NSW resident Jackson Delamont, will get his first taste of the Classic aboard the Mad Harry’s Powerhouse, Young Powdercoating, C-Mac Concrete and JD Shock Repair N40 KPC Chassis as powered by KRE Race Engines.

Eddie Lumbar who by his own admission had a disappointing 2017 Classic is back after having found some gremlins within his N36 Maxim, as powered by a Scotty Inglis powerplant.

The popular resident of Deniliquin, New South Wales has Steelpipes Australia and Austbrokers on board.

Young Victorian Jordyn Charge finished 13th in C-Main 1 in 2017, and he will be looking to improve on that, with his childhood dream of a Classic final start not out of his reach.

Having gained the support of world reknowned Car Owner and Racer, Tasmanian Robin Dawkins over the past off-season, Charge has shown considerable speed at times already this year.

His sponsors, Western Nissan of Caroline Springs, Kart Magic, Mr Electrics, Adam Brand, Will’s Auto and Feedrite will give him all the go fast equipment to ensure he gives the Classic his best shot.

Charge will also be joined by a trio of his fellow Garden State Gasmen with Brad Warren, driving for Bruce Stevens in the Big Lloyd’s Used Cars, John Sidney Racing, D & F Race Products, Autobarn of Narre Warren, Ultimate Mobile Mechanic, Pakenham Towing and Heytesbury Stockfeeds V91.

Daniel Newnham has made a comeback after previously not having turned a lap since the 2016 Australian Championship at Sungold Stadium, as he preps his Boyles Livestock Transport of Mepunga and Eastern Auto Paint of Bayswater VA19 J&J Racing entry for the Classic. He will be joined by Werribee’s David Aldersley who will be at the wheel of his familiar FTW Transport, Total Tools backed V64, which will utilize a Foster Chassis.

Rounding out the century breaking list of entries is another New South Welshman, Guy Stanshall, who has entered aboard the N18 Triple XXX for PASS Powdercoating and First Class Aluminium, interestingly N18 is the car number that Ian Loudoun ran with great distinction including a Classic victory.

The 2018 46th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

BRUCE AND THERESA ROGERS TO BE INDUCTED INTO EASTERN MOTORSPORT PRESS ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME

BECHTELSVILLE, PA January 5, 2017 . . . Two of the most respected people in the short track auto racing business will be honored by the Eastern Motorsport Press Association on January 13th. Theresa Rogers along with her late husband Bruce will be inducted into the EMPA Hall of Fame joining other major figures in the sport.

Bruce helped his father, Forrest, build the one-third-mile, banked Grandview Speedway which opened in 1963. The popular track will be kicking off its 56th consecutive season of stock car racing with the running of the first annual Bruce Rogers Memorial on Saturday, April 7th.

The track has come to be recognized as one of the most successful short track racing facilities in the nation and continues their relationship with NASCAR that goes back to 1992.

“I can remember when I was first hired to handle publicity for the track,” said track marketing director Ernie Saxton. “The first visit to the track caught me by surprise. Bruce’s mom was selling tickets off a kitchen table for $2 each. It has been a fantastic journey for me. It is over 50 years that I have been with the Rogers family. It is so great to see them being honored by a press organization that I helped start many years ago.”

The Bechtelsville, PA racing facility is operated by Tina and Ken Rogers with Tina’s son Brad, who is quickly learning the ropes. Theresa backed off the day-to-day involvement but can still be found in the track office on race nights.

“I know Bruce would be as thrilled by this honor as I am,” said Theresa Rogers. “It has always been our goal to present the best possible racing and keep the cost of racing and the cost for fans attending under control.” Unfortunately Theresa will not be able to attend to accept the award as she will be recovering from an operation. Tina Rogers will be in attendance to accept the award.

Also being inducted into the Hall of Fame at the EMPA Convention taking place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia, PA will be IndyCar owner and former driver Michael Andretti, drag racer Shirley Muldowney, NASCAR standout Randy LaJoie and retired Sprint car racer Fred Rahmer who was also a standout Modified racing talent at Grandview Speedway.

The track is in good hands and the future looks bright at the popular speedway with NASCAR sanctioned stock car racing being presented each Saturday night. In addition there are a number of special events presented as Thunder on the Hill promotions in partnership with Bob Miller.

Over the years the well-respected track has seen the likes of A.J. Foyt, Richard Petty, Kyle Petty, Michael Waltrip, Ken Schrader, Rusty Wallace, Geoff Bodine, Harry Gant, Jimmy Spencer, and a few other well-known names in the sport perform.

 

 

Belleville, DCRP Highlight URSS 2018 Schedule

The Myers Engines sponsored United Rebel Sprint Series will go into their 13th Season in 2018 with a tentative schedule paying more money than any other season in the past. “We’ve tried to concentrate more on quality shows this year with most races paying a minimum of $1000 to win” said founder Rick Salem. Salem also said additional races are still in the works and as soon as verified will be added to the schedule.

Highlighting the season will be the Belleville 305 Nationals on August 3rd and 4th with the preliminary night on the 3rd paying $2500 to the winner with $350 the minimum to start the 24 car A feature. Then it’s the “Big One” on Aug 4th with the winner of the 30 lap A feature paying a whopping $7000 to win with $1000 minimum to start the 24 car finale. Non qualifiers will receive $100 on Friday night and $250 on Saturday. This will likely be the largest payout for 305’s in the nation with a purse of over $42,000 for Saturday nights A feature alone. To make the weekend even sweeter the Rebels will visit, for the first time, the Thayer Co. Speedway in Deshler, NE for $1000 to win on Thursday night Aug 2nd to make a great three day weekend.

Also to highlight the 2018 schedule with be the DCRP 305 Nationals in Dodge City, KS on June 15th and 16th with the winner taking home a cool $3000 with $600 to start the Saturday nights A feature.

RPM Speedway in Hays, KS will once again host the 10th Annual Wheatshocker Nationals on July 14th and 15th, which will once again pay $2000 to the winner of the 2 day event. Lance Pittmann will once again provide a custom smoker/pellet grill courtesy of S&W Supply/Federated Auto Parts out of Hays to the overall point leader for the 2 day event.

The Rebels will also return to the state of Colorado with races scheduled for April 14th at Phillips Co Raceway in Holyoke CO and El Paso Co. Speedway in Calhan, CO on June 23rd. Both races will pay $1000 to win with $200 to start.

Other notables are two races at C Ray Halls 81 Speedway on May 27 and Oct 13th for $1000 to win both nights.

UNITED REBEL SPRINT SERIES 2018 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

APRIL 14 PHILLIPS CO. RACEWAY HOLYOKE, CO

MAY 26 DODGE CITY RACEWAY PARK DODGE CITY, KS

MAY 27 81 SPEEDWAY WICHITA, KS

JUNE 15 DODGE CITY RACEWAY PARK DODGE CITY, KS

JUNE 16 DODGE CITY RACEWAY PARK DODGE CITY, KS

JUNE 23 EL PASO CO SPEEDWAY CALHAN, CO

JULY 3 BELLEVILLE HIGH BANKS BELLEVILLE, KS

JULY 6 THOMAS CO. SPEEDWAY (T) COLBY, KS

JULY 7 LINCOLN CO. SPEEDWAY NORTH PLATTE, NE

JULY 14 RPM SPEEDWAY HAYS, KS

JULY 15 RPM SPEEDWAY HAYS, KS

JULY 29 RUSH CO. SPEEDWAY (T) LACROSSE, KS

AUG 2 THAYER CO. SPEEDWAY DESHLER, NE

AUG 3 BELLEVILLE 305 NATIONALS BELLEVILLE, KS

AUG 4 BELLEVILLE 305 NATIONALS BELLEVILLE, KS

AUG 17 OBERLIN SPEEDWAY OBERLIN, KS

AUG 18 OBERLIN SPEEDWAY OBERLIN, KS

SEPT 15 DODGE CITY RACEWAY PARK DODGE CITY, KS

OCT 13 81 SPEEDWAY WICHITA, KS

Note….This schedule is tentative and some dates may be changed and additional races may be added

 

 

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS HONORS TOP PERFORMING RACERS AT PPB MOTORSPORTS 2018 RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW

MATT SHEPPARD’S 41 FEATURE WINS IN 2017 IS BEST IN THE NORTHEAST

OAKS, PA January 5, 2018 . . . Waterloo, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard will be honored by national trade publication Area Auto Racing News as the top 2017 Northeast feature race winner at Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 presented by Sunoco and fueled by Insinger Performance. Sheppard, who won 41 dirt Modified feature events will be in the spotlight on that Saturday of the show held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa., on January 19-21.

On his way to the AARN’s top honors, Sheppard became the first driver since Brett Hearn to win more than 40 features in a season. Hearn, the veteran driver from Sussex, N.J., won 42 features in 2002 and reached 900 career victories this past season.

Sheppard was also the top AARN winner in 2016 when he won 29 times. For his 2017 accomplishment, he will receive a beautiful painting by Ken Frantz, a plaque for winning the most in the dirt Modified division and $700.

Sheppard and other divisional top 2017 winners will be honored at the stage prior to the Oliver Construction Ms. Motorsports competition. Others receiving divisional awards are David Gravel (Open-Cockpit, 20 wins) Matt Hirschman (Asphalt Modifieds, 17 wins), Mike Sweeney (Asphalt Late Model, 10 wins), Max Blair (dirt Late Model, 23 wins) and Tyler Walton (600 Micro-Sprints, 10 wins).

Despite living in Watertown, Ct., an area rich in asphalt racing, David Gravel has become a super star in dirt Sprint Car competition. In 2017 he won 20 features, including 18 on the World of Outlaws tour where he finished third in points. At the Motorsports Show, Gravel’s CJB Motorsports Muddy No. 5 team will have both their new car and its hauler on display for the fans.

Hirschman, a second-generation racer from Northampton, Pa. won 17 feature events last year despite racing less. Like Sheppard, he won over 50% of the asphalt Modified feature races he entered.

For the second straight year Max Blair and Mike Sweeney topped the dirt and asphalt Late Model division respectively. Blair was a big winner at many Western Pa. dirt tracks. Sweeney dominated at his home track, Pa.’s Mahoning Valley Speedway, where he won the championship.

Tyler Walton of Mifflintown, Pa. was a big winner in 600cc Micro-Sprint competition for the second straight year as well.

All the award winners will participate in an autograph session signing a special colored poster available free only at the show to fans at the AARN booth display from 5 to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Going back to 1978 when Area Auto Racing News started keeping track of the most wins in a Northeast season, the record is 52 jointly held by three drivers. Former NASCAR star Geoff Bodine won 52 mains in 1978, NASCAR Hall of Famer Richie Evans did so in 1979 and Sprint Car racer Doug Wolfgang tied the mark in 1985 while battling Central Pa. competition. There has not been another driver to reach the 50 win mark since.

The most wins recorded since 1978 by a dirt Modified racer such as Sheppard was 48 by Billy Pauch Sr. in 1990. Bob McCreadie took 47 wins in 1994.

Also headlining the show on Saturday, January 20, will be three time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart who is now turning his racing efforts to the Sprint Cars. Former NASCAR Cup Series crew chief and FOX TV personality Larry MacReynolds will also be part of the Saturday activities along with 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve “King” Kinser.

More than 250 racing vehicles and booth displays will make up the three day event that fills 250,000 square feet of show space.

The show opens on Friday, January 19 at 2 p.m. and closes at 9. Doors open on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. The box office and D-Hall exhibit area open one hour earlier each day.

Check out www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618 for further information.

 

 

California racer Frankie Guerrini to drive for Tucker-Boat Motorsports at 32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals next week

San Rafael, CA – January 5, 2018…San Rafael, California’s Frankie Guerrini is geared up for one of the biggest opportunities of his career next week at the annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, piloting a car for Tucker-Boat Motorsports during the prestigious event.

Guerrini, the 2015 Bay Cities Racing Association champion and western midget driver of the year, is excited for the chance to compete with the team at what is considered the “Super Bowl” of midget racing in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is slated to hit the track during Thursday’s John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night.

“I’m definitely thrilled for the opportunity to drive the Tucker-Boat Motorsports 15x next week in Tulsa,” Guerrini commented. “They are a great team and always have a fast race car, so I can’t wait. The Chili Bowl is one of the biggest events all season long and I’m looking forward to competing in it for the second time.”

This past season saw Guerrini finish runner up in the Light up the World Beverage USAC Western States Midget standings, which included a charge from 15th to fifth at the prestigious Louie Vermeil Classic in Calistoga. He made his only previous start at the Chili Bowl Nationals in 2016.

Guerrini would like to thank Tucker-Boat Motorsports, East Peak Tools Inc., Brian Madden and Phil Reilly Co., Couch Plumbing, Mountanos Coffee and Tea, Phil and Kathy Reilly and F&F Racing for their support of his endeavor at the 2018 Chili Bowl.

The 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire takes place on January 9-13 at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, located inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For updates on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, fans can follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with @CBNationals. All official press, updates, and results on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire can be found online at http://www.chilibowl.com

The Chili Bowl Nationals will be shown online at http://www.racinboys.com. The online PPV will run from Tuesday through Saturday’s qualifiers. At the time of opening ceremonies on Saturday, Racinboys PPV coverage will end and the final features will be shown live on the MAVTV. For a complete listing of channels, and to request MAVTV, log onto http://www.mavtv.com

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THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

29TH THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES RELEASES 2018 DATES;

NAPA AUTO PARTS, LEVAN MACHINE AND TRUCK EQUIPMENT, PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS RETURN AS SPONSORS

In the early summer of 1990, Modified and Sprint Car driving sensation Dave Kelly brought together Grandview Speedway owners Bruce and Theresa Rogers with local racing publicist Bob Miller, with the idea of presenting a 410 sprint car event at the popular track "on the hill".

In August of that year, the very first Thunder on the Hill event took place, a stand-alone, one division 410 sprint car event. A full grandstand and a field of over forty sprints were on hand as Stevie Smith and his Black Bandit #19 took the victory. In September of that year, a second Thunder event took place with Smith again claiming the victory.

What started as a 'Let's take it one race at a time" approach, finds the Thunder Series entering its twenty-ninth season of special events. To date, the Series presented 128 events and paid over $4.4 million dollars to the competitors.

Without a doubt, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series has presented the most diversified variety of dirt track racing, hosting the most premier series and divisions including: the 410 Sprints, DIRTCar Modifieds, World of Outlaws Late Models and Sprint Cars, ROC Modifieds, CRA and SCRA non-wing Sprints , All Star Sprints, USAC non-wing Sprints, URC Sprints, Sportsman, 358 Sprints, ARDC Midgets and MASS Sprints.

These top divisions were all part of some of the most exciting special events in the region. Including such Pennsylvania crown jewel events, like the twenty-third year of the Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speed Week Series -- won last year by Kyle Larson, the twentieth year running of the Modified Traffic Jam won by Brett Kressley in 2017, and the eleventh year presentation of the USAC Eastern Storm, won last year by Brady Bacon.

The Thunder Series grew as a result of event name recognition like the Traffic Jam, Smoke on the Hill, Mods at the Mad House, the Thunder Cup, the Grandview Thunder Five 25's and the House of Thunder Halloween Party. These special event names made these races much more than just another show.

Once you arrive at a Thunder Series event, you sense the specialty of it all. From accommodating fans to advance tickets and early grandstand entry -- at no extra charge, the pre-race interviews, pit tours and the very popular Inside/Out promotion where race fans are invited to watch warm-ups from the infield, to special fan giveaways courtesy of GALCO Business Communications and NAPA Auto Parts.

Thunder on the Hill is proud to announce the return of sponsors NAPA Auto Parts, Pioneer Pole Buildings and Levan Machine and Truck Equipment for 2018. NAPA returns as the official series sponsor, joining the Thunder Series way back in 1991. One of the strongest supporters of short track racing, Bob Greene and Pioneer Pole Buildings return as an associate series sponsor, along with Levan Machine and Truck Equipment -- who joined our series in 2017.

For the 2018 season, the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will open with the 21st Annual Big Block Modified/358 Modified TRAFFIC JAM on Sunday Night, May 27. The Modifieds will be joined by the Sportsman and MASS Sprints with the first green flag waving at 7:30 PM as we celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend.

The USAC Non-Wing National Sprint Car Series races into Grandview Speedway on Thursday, June 14 for the 12th running of the Eastern Storm -- dubbed the Jesse Hockett Classic. The Non-Wing Sprints will be joined by the 358 Modifieds -- forming an exciting double main event, with a 7:30 PM start time.

Tuesday night, July 3 will be the 24th running of Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speed Week Series sharing the program with the 358 Modifieds with action getting underway at 7:30 PM.

The All Stars 410 Sprints Thunder Cup Classic will hit 'The Hill' on Thursday night, August 23rd and for the first time, the 358 Modifieds will join the All Stars. This show will start at 7:30 PM

The Thunder Series will close out 2018 with the Annual Mods at the Madhouse, where the Big Block Modifieds/358 Modifieds will be joined by the Sportsman and the MASS Sprints on Saturday night, October 13, all part of the House of Thunder Halloween Party. Mods at the Madhouse has a 6:30 start time.

The staff of Thunder on the Hill and Grandview Speedway look forward to busy 2018 and hope that you continue to enjoy these very special events. Please visit our website and as always, feel free to provide any suggestions on making our events even better in the future.

2018 Race Dates

Sunday, May 27 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 7:30 PM

21st Annual Traffic Jam Big Block/358 Modifieds*, Sportsman, MASS Sprints

Thursday, June 14 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 7:30 PM

12th Annual USAC Non-Wing Sprints Jesse Hockett Classic Plus 358 Modifieds*

Tuesday, July 3 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 7:30 PM

24th Annual 410 Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series Plus 358 Modifieds*

Thursday, August 23 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 7:30 PM

All Star 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds*

Saturday, October 13 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 6 PM

Mods at the MADHOUSE Halloween Party

Big Block/358 Modifieds, Sportsman, MASS Sprints

 

 

Mr. Novelis Supermodified Returning to 75-lap Distance in 2018

OSWEGO, NY (January 5, 2018) - For the past 31 years, the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified has become a trademark at Oswego Speedway as one of the must see events on the track’s schedule. To add to the excitement, in 2018, Mr. Supermodified will return to a unique distance of 75-laps for only the fifth time in speedway history.

Starting as a 50-lap venture in July of 1987 when the ‘original’ Mr. Supermodified Gene Lee Gibson went to victory lane with his No. 0, this highly anticipated Supermodified spectacular has been a part of Oswego Speedway’s schedule every year since. Although remaining at 50-laps in distance for 25 straight seasons, some of the most exciting action in the event’s storied history has been provided in the 75 lappers.

“We are excited to share that Mr. Supermodified will be going back to 75 laps for the 2018 season,” said track owner John Torrese. “We feel the 75 lap shows have provided some of the best racing this event has seen. Increasing the length of the show allows the chance for a lot more racing towards the front of the pack. We hope the fans enjoy it.”

All doing so in 50-lap events, many recognizable names have seen victory in the first 25 years of Mr. Supermodified including that of Mike Muldoon Sr, Doug Heveron, Mike Ordway, Pat Abold, Steve Gioia, Doug Didero, Tim Gareau, Bob Goutermout, Greg Furlong, Otto Sitterly, Bobby Magner, and Ray Graham, who have all won the race at least once from 1987 to 2011 in 50-lap events. Ordway, Muldoon, Goutermout, Furlong, Sitterly, Magner Ray Graham and most recently Dave Danzer in 2016 are the only repeat winners in Mr. Supermodified history while Dave Gruel became the latest first time winner of the race this past year.

It was the 2012 season when officials decided to increase the lap count of Mr. Supermodified to 75, and ironically, it was second generation driver Kody Graham who drove to victory in the first ever extra distance version of Mr. Supermodified that same year, allowing the Graham name to go back to back to back as champions with his father Ray winning in both 2010 and 2011 and then Kody in 2012.

By 2013, it was finally Otto Sitterly’s turn to win his first Mr. Supermodified title since 2006 and his first for car owner John Nicotra in a race that started with a wild lap 1 stack up in turn four, taking several potential front runners out of the race. Sitterly went on to battle early leader Brian Sweeney for what ended up being a dominating win in his No. 7.

The race returned to 75-laps in length for the third year in a row come 2014 and Dave Danzer absolutely dominated, leading nearly every lap to dismantle the competition and lap up to sixth place Gruel to score the victory over Michael Barnes and Bobby Bond.

Despite three wild years of 75-lap action, nothing compared to the show that was produced in 2015, a race considered to be one of the best Mr. Supermodified events in history as it all came down to the final five laps which saw Sitterly, Barnes, and Ray Graham trade the top spot a total of seven different times before Sitterly used the lapped car of his teammate DJ Shullick to set a pick on Graham and go on to one of the most exciting Mr. Supermodified victories in history.

A tradition in the months of July and August, Mr. Supermodified is sure to pack the grandstands and continue to provide plenty of thrills and spills with the big money on the line. Second to only the $15,000 top prize for the Budweiser International Classic 200 in winnings, Mr. Supermodified has been known to bring new faces as well as different race cars through the speedway’s steel gates with more cars competing in this particular race than any other regular season event for the past several seasons.

2018 will see the opportunity for several first time Mr. Supermodified winners that include some of the most respected names in class history including the legendary Joe Gosek, who has never won Mr. Supermodified despite competing in it every year since the event began in 1987.

Other notable names yet to earn the right to the title include defending track champion Dave Shullick Jr, 2016 track champion Michael Barnes, 2017 Bud Classic 200 polesitter Keith Shampine, second generation driver Brandon Bellinger, 2001 Budweiser International Classic 200 winner Timmy Snyder, multi-time feature winner and current track record holder Joey Payne, and more.

Interestingly, both Jeff Abold and Michael Muldoon will have the opportunity to become only the second and third second generation drivers to win Mr. Supermodified with Jeff’s father Pat as well as Mike Muldoon Sr. winning the event on more than one occasion from 1988 to to 1998.

Ticket prices for the 32nd annual Mr. Novelis Supermodified will be unveiled in the near future.

For those interested in purchasing tickets, winter office hours at Oswego Speedway are 11am-4pm on Saturdays, with special weekday hours posted frequently on the speedway’s social media outlets. You can also phone a representative at the box office by dialing (315)-342-0646.

The full 2018 schedule for Oswego Speedway, set to open with the first ever running of the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s on Saturday, May 26, has been posted online at OswegoSpeedway.com. Season ticket information, pricing, and time schedules will be added in the coming days. All kids 16 and under will remain FREE with a paid adult in the new year.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

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.

All-Time 75-lap Mr. Supermodified Champions:

2012 Kody Graham

2013 Otto Sitterly

2014 Dave Danzer

2015 Otto Sitterly

All-Time Mr. Supermodified Champions:

1987 Gene Lee Gibson

1988 Mike Muldoon

1989 Doug Heveron

1990 Mike Ordway

1991 Mike Ordway

1992 Pat Abold

1993 Mike Ordway

1994 Steve Gioia Jr.

1995 Doug Didero

1996 Pat Abold

1997 Tim Gareau

1998 Mike Muldoon

1999 Bob Goutermout

2000 Bob Goutermout

2001 Greg Furlong

2002 Mike Ordway

2003 Mike Ordway

2004 Mike Ordway

2005 Greg Furlong

2006 Otto Sitterly

2007 Greg Furlong

2008 Bobby Magner

2009 Bobby Magner

2010 Ray Graham

2011 Ray Graham

2012 Kody Graham

2013 Otto Sitterly

2014 Dave Danzer

2015 Otto Sitterly

2016 Dave Danzer

2017 Dave Gruel

 

 

MSCS RELEASES THE 2018 SCHEDULE

Haubstadt, IN - Jan. 5, 2018. Today the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint
Car Series officials released the schedule of the various events set
to be held in 2018. There are eighteen MSCS sanctioned events
listed. Seven different dirt tracks will host events for the 410 non
wing sprint car series.
A balanced MSCS schedule has events for each month starting in early
April and not ending until October. Racing begins on Saturday night
April 7th at the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN. The
occasion is the annual �Indiana Open Wheel . Com Racin� Fest.� The
winner will receive $3,000.
Next, MSCS and USAC will race together in the �Spring Showdown� at
Tri-State Speedway on April 28th. This annual co-sanctioned event
will pay $5,000 to win! MSCS and USAC also competes together on
September 15th for the �Haubstadt Hustler.� That event offers the
biggest pay-out of the season with $10,000 going to the winner.
The �Midwest Madness� show at Tri-State Speedway on May 12th will
also include an appearance of the MOWA Wing Sprints. The two series
will provide separate shows at Haubstadt again on July 14th. These
crowd pleasers are both on Saturday nights!
Memorial Day weekend beginning on May 25th, MSCS will race at
Bloomington Speedway on Friday, Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday,
and Tri-State Speedway on Sunday. That weekend rates as the only
�Triple Trek� of the season. It all begins with the �Josh Burton
Memorial� on Friday. All 3 feature events will pay $2,500 to win.
June kicks off with the first head to head meeting of the MSCS
sprints and the POWRi WAR sprints. The two series will compete
together in a �Summer Showdown� at Tri-State Speedway on June 9th.
The Winner will bank $5,000! Then Brownstown Speedway will host an
MSCS sanctioned sprint car event on Saturday June 23rd. The Jackson
County Fairgrounds always provides a unique and pivotal stop for the
series.
There are two �Double Header� weekends later in the season. MSCS
will go back to back with appearances at Daugherty Speedway and
Kickapoo Speedway on June 29th and 30th. It should be a great
match-up of Indiana and Illinois drivers!
The other big weekend is August 11th and 12th. MSCS will follow up
on an appearance for the �Hoosier Sprint Nationals� paying $5,000 to
win at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday with a visit to the legendary
Terre Haute Action Track Sunday.
MSCS will also provide the second round of action during the �Bill
Gardner Sprintacular� on Saturday July 7th. The Sprintacular drew 40
entries in 2017. MSCS will also return to Putnamville�s Lincoln
Park Speedway for a 4th visit on August 18th.
The Labor Day Weekend Challenge on Sunday September 2nd at
Tri-State Speedway will pay $3,000 to win. It is a great
opportunity for crews to get set for the upcoming �Haubstadt
Hustler.� Following the Hustler, Tri-State Speedway will host
the MSCS Season Finale on October 13th. The feature winner will
receive 5,000 and the coveted �Harvest Cup.� A continuing
tradition will have the new MSCS Champion and Rookie of the Year
being honored at the track.
With each new season there are new races, new faces, different
tracks, increased challenges, and all the suspense that follows each
green flag! Any changes or late additions to the schedule will be
outlined with a news release at that time. Everyone can follow
breaking news for the series by visiting mscssprints.com or on
facebook.
…Provided as News and Information for MSCS…

 

 

2018 Camden Proud Chicken BBQ Fundraiser Set for Sunday, April 8

OSWEGO, NY (January 4, 2018) - Proud Motorsports has announced the date for the fifth annual Camden Proud Chicken BBQ Fundraiser which will return to Lighthouse Lanes on Sunday, April 8th.

Banking off his best season yet at Oswego Speedway which was highlighted by three second place finishes, third in the championship standings, and a third place time trial and fifth place effort in the Bud Light Classic 75 this past September, 19 year-old Proud is looking forward to his fifth full-time season at the Steel Palace.

“We are looking forward to the upcoming season as well as getting things started for the fifth annual Camden Proud Chicken BBQ Fundraiser,” he said. “Our team has been fortunate to welcome back several returning sponsors ahead of 2018, but the barbecue continues to be a huge part of funding our program. I’m hoping for another successful event this April and we’re happy to announce its return to Lighthouse Lanes.”

Once again in 2018, either Chicken BBQ or Pulled Pork dinners will be available for a $10 donation to Proud Motorsports. The dinners come with two sides and a dessert. New this year, entertainment is planned as part of the fundraiser coupled with the return of some of the popular raffle items that we’ve seen in the past.

“The community has been very generous in their support of the fundraiser for the past four years,” Proud added. “This has given us a very nice boost in the amount of attention the event has been getting. We’ve had gift cards, t-shirts, power tools, wine baskets, pretty much everything the past several years and we will have a similar setup in 2018. There will be something for everyone.”

Pre-sale tickets for the 2018 Camden Proud Chicken BBQ Fundraiser are on order and will soon be made available by stopping at Step One Creative or Ken’s Body Shop in Oswego. You can email a team representative at proudmotorsports@gmail.com to setup ticket pre-sale and pick up. The fundraiser will run from 1pm until sold out on April 8th, but all pre-sale orders must be picked up by 2pm.

Opening Day at Oswego Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, May 26th which will see the lid lifter Jim Shampine and Tony White Memorial events for the Supermodifieds and SBS featuring Jim Shampine Memorial ‘Twin 50’s’ for the Supers. The speedway’s annual open practice session will commence a week earlier on Saturday, May 19.

For the latest updates from Proud Motorsports, you can visit the team’s website online at www.ProudMotorsports.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @ProudMtrsports or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/ProudMotorsports.

Proud Motorsports is PROUD to be sponsored by: Step One Creative, Ken’s Body Shop, GJP Italian Eatery of Oswego, Beacon Hotel, Oswego Quality Carpet, Budget Signs, Dino’s House of Burgers, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, Premier Living Suites, and Lighthouse Lanes.

 

 

O’Connor, Pisa to join forces for newly formed G.O. Premiere Motorsports in 2018

Courtesy of G.O. Premier Motorsports

OSWEGO, NY - A newly formed two car team is preparing for competition at Oswego Speedway in 2018, however the names and faces will be familiar to anyone who follows the Pathfinder Bank SBS series. Greg O’Connor and Tony Pisa will handle the driving duties for the G.O. Premiere Motorsports team, co-owned by O’Connor and Stephen Flack.

Driving the Flack owned Premiere Motorsports No. 90, O’Connor raced to a 9th place points finish in the 2017 Pathfinder Bank SBS Series Driver’s Championship following his first career victory in the coveted Grand Prix special on July 1. At season’s end, O’Connor was also recognized as the division’s Most Improved Driver.

Meanwhile, teammate Pisa drove the O’Connor Racing No. 89 to a 13th place finish in points and collected the Rookie of the Year title along with the Mike Kapuscinski SBS Classic Rookie of the Race award for 2017.

The two teams will now officially join forces, with Flack recently acquiring the former Alex McRae No. 14 machine with the intention of having Pisa pilot the ride for the 2018 season.

Look for Pisa to wheel the Hedger chassis, which will be renumbered No. 32 this year in competition, while O’Connor will remain behind the wheel of his familiar No. 90. The team merger means that both machines will get their horsepower from O’Connor owned powerplants.

“I’m really excited to be teamed up with Greg (O’Connor) and Stephen (Flack) for this season and hopeful that some newer equipment will be beneficial for both the team overall as well as myself,” said Pisa. “With Greg and I both driving Hedger cars this year, we should be able to help each other out a bit more as far as setups go.”

O’Connor added, “I’m excited about this year as well, especially with having a full year under my belt in the new car. I’m hopeful that we can keep running up front and getting good finishes. I think it’s great that Flack was able to put Tony into a newer car with some better parts. Us having similar cars should make it more fun for the both of us. I can’t wait to see both cars out on the track and get the season going and I would like to thank Premiere Landscaping and Munski Automotive for their continued support of our team.”

For the latest updates from G.O. Premiere Motorsports, you can LIKE us on Facebook at Facebook.com/GOPremiereMotorsports3290. The team can be contacted for sponsorship inquiries via email at GOPremiereMotorsports@gmail.com.

 

 

LANDON SIMON TO FIELD TWO CARS AT 2018 CHILI BOWL NATIONALS

Backed by Mt Baker Vapor and Dave and Busters

INDIANAPOLIS (January 3, 2018)— Landon Simon Racing will field two cars this year at the 32nd annual running of the Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, Jan. 9-13 in Tulsa, Okla. Team owner and Sprint Car driver Landon Simon, 28, will pilot the Mt. Baker Vapor, Dave and Busters sponsored, Toyota-powered XXX chassis at the Chili Bowl along with Hall of Fame Sprint Car driver and Chilicothe, Ohio native Danny Smith in the second team car.

The team is operated out of the Landon Simon Racing stable in Speedway, Ind. The current Indianapolis-based driver will represent his home state of Ohio for his seventh consecutive Chili Bowl Nationals; his fourth with Mt Baker Vapor on board and his second as a midget car owner.

Simon's car has a new look to it this year, featuring Mt Baker Vapor's new line “Make the Switch,” which encourages tobacco users to make healthier choices and utilize vaping as an alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes.

“NASCAR calls the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals the 'the Super Bowl of midget car racing,' considering it to be the biggest midget race of the year. In the spirit of resolutions, 'Make the Switch' understands that Americans across the country will put forth great effort in getting in better shape, eating healthier food and living a healthier lifestyle, which for some will entail breaking old smoking habits. There’s no better place to start off the new year and spread the word about making the switch from smoking than the Chili Bowl,” said James Thompson, co-owner of Mt. Baker Vapor.

Smith, although a Hall of Fame race car driver who has been in competition for over 40 years, is a Chili Bowl Rookie, making his first ever appearance at the widely recognized event.

Held at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa. The Chili Bowl is one of the largest indoor racing events in the world. The list of entries stands at 342, spread out across four qualifying nights, with the feature event taking place Saturday, January 13.

For the second year in a row, Mt. Baker Vapor will showcase their products as a vendor in the trade show all week. Apparel will be on sale and prizes will be available at their booth.

Along with primary sponsor Mt. Baker Vapor, the team is partnering with Dave and Busters Tulsa for the five-day event, conveniently located a short drive from the Tulsa Expo Center where the Chili Bowl will take place. This is their second year as an associate sponsor for Landon Simon Racing.

“I’m excited to start our 2018 season at Chili Bowl with Mt Baker Vapor and Dave and Busters,” said Simon. “I gained some midget seat time in 2017 and feel better than ever about my chances in Tulsa. Adding Hall of Famer Danny Smith to our stable this year is a dream come true. Smith is a legend and I'm honored to have the opportunity to be his car owner for his Chili Bowl debut.”

 

 

Steve Beitler Named Region 6 Promoter of the Year and Finalist RPM National Promoter of Year Award)

Skagit Speedway and Grays Harbor Raceway General Manager Steve Beitler has been awarded the Region 6 Promoter of the Year Award by the Racing Promoters Monthly organization. Region 6, The Southwest and Western Region consists of the 9 western states. "I am quite pleased to win this award. I am surrounded by great workers.This really shows what an awesome team we have at both tracks", said Beitler, "Between the fans and the racers and the workers we really have a good thing going in this region".

This marks the 5th time in the past 10 years that Beitler has received the Regional honor. He will travel to Daytona Beach Florida in February during Speed Weeks to attend the National RPM Promoters Conference where one of the six regional promoters will be awarded the prestigious 'National Promoter of the Year Award'.

The nominees are: In Region One, Eastern Region: Lyle Devore, Albany-Saratoga (NY) Speedway; Region Two, Southeastern Region: Paul Purvis, Swainsboro (GA) Raceway; Region Three, Central Region: Ron Flinn, Crystal (MI) Motor Speedway; Region Four, Northern Region: Gregg McKarns, Madison International (WI) Speedway; Region Five, Great Plains Region: John McCoy, Knoxville (IA) Raceway; Region Six, Southwest and Western Region: Steve Beitler, Skagit (WA) Speedway, and Grays Harbor (WA) Raceway. Devore, Purvis, Flinn, McKarns, and McCoy received first-time nominations, and Beitler his fifth nomination.

Dan Robinson of Lucas Oil (Missouri) Speedway received this award last year.

 

 

GREEN FLAG FOR BRIDGE

By Jeff Pistola

Teenage female sprintcar driver Kayla Green is set to make her debut appearance at Murray Bridge Speedway this Saturday.

Now based in California, Green has continued to impress in her short stint back Down Under, piloting the Green Brothers Racing #74 Maxim, with her uncle and past Grand Annual Classic winner Trevor Green wielding the spanners.

She was again under notice in her most recent meeting at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway on December 30 .. just her sixth in a 410 sprintcar.

Facing a strong field for the NSW championship event, Kayla qualified 11th on a very demanding track and lined up in P6 for her heat, just ahead of long time idols Garry Brazier and Max Dumesny.

She turned in a great drive to finish in fifth place and quality for her first NSW title final.

Starting from P17, Kayla drove a steady and smooth race and was running 15th when a shifter cable broke, forcing her withdrawal and a 18th place credited.

Unfortunately a stomach bug prevented her from competing in the New Year’s Day meeting, but Kayla is raring to get back in action this Saturday.

“Kayla has shown great composure up in Sydney, the toughest track of all to race on,” assessed Trevor Green.

“ We are all incredibly stoked with her performances.

“Coming to Murray Bridge will be yet another new challenge that Kayla and I are looking forward to.”

Due to commitments back in the US, it will be Kayla’s final run here for the summer before returning to California to chase her dreams.

Supporting Green Brothers Racing 2017-18 campaign are: Natrad Radiators and Auto Air, SA Motorcycles, Active Vac, Vin’s Mini Buses, Steve Wicks Powder Coaters, Titan Garages And Sheds, Monster Slam, Go Left Designs, Florite Coatings, Freightmasters, Green Welding, Dennis and Dottie Farr, Murray Machining and Sheds, Vortex Wings, BJ Signs and GI Safety Solutions.

 

 

Classic Timetable, Ticket and Entry Information

The 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic may only be two short weeks away, however the car count continues to spike with a field of 100 plus cars again expected to greet the starter.

For those travelling to Warrnambool the following is a proposed list of events and information that may prove to be useful both during and in the lead up to the Classic which will be held on Friday January 19 through to Sunday January 21, 2018.

Tickets for the Classic remain on sale with 3 Day Passes as well as Single Night entry tickets available via www.premierspeedway.com.au.

While there are many General Admission Tickets available, patrons are advised that the best way to avoid having to endure the ‘rush’ for prime General Admission viewing, is to purchase Terrace Seating, which includes a plastic reserved seat in turn two.

It should also be noted that these are selling fast with under 200 remaining available for the Classic weekend.

With regard to accessing the venue, the following points are to be noted:

• All patrons are asked to take note of signage, as located at the gates, which will identify queues for Members and Season’s Pass Holders, Pre-Paid Ticket Holders and those wishing to purchase tickets. • Chairs may be placed in an orderly manner in the correct queue on either side of the venue, however they are not to be tied, chained or affixed in any way to the gates, fence etc. • Patrons are asked to return to their chairs, no more than 30 minutes prior to gates opening at 1.30pm. Any unattended chairs will be removed from the line. • No additional party members, with or without chairs can join the queue at any place other than the rear. For example if two persons have reserved their place with two chairs in the line, any other members of their party are to join the line at the back. • Once admitted to the venue, patrons can set-up their chairs etc, naturally they can wait for the remainder of their group in their chosen viewing position and/or then seek a pass-out should they desire. • Anyone choosing to obtain a pass-out will need to re-present the pass-out with their original admission ticket to gain re-entry. • The reserving of areas on the spectator mounds using tarps, large blankets etc. will not be allowed. Place your chair and that is your position. • These changes have been implemented to avoid any unnecessary discussion or confrontation on race day and will be supervised by Security Staff. • In short, by-all-means reserve you place, don’t try and push in, be considerate and respectful of other patrons and the needs of venue officials with regards to vehicle access etc. This will result in everyone gaining access to the venue as quick as we possibly can as well attending the other Classic related events such as the Classic Breakfast and the Fan Appreciations day – which is for you the Fans!

Friday January 19, 2018: 9.00am – Public one-night ticket sales commence at Warrnambool side ticket boxes. 9.00am – Pit Ticket Sales Commence, from Pit Ticket Box. 9.30am – The Classic Brunch at the Flying Horse Bar and Brewery between 9.30am and 11.30am featuring MC Wade Aunger and a Star-Studded Panel of Guests. 1.30pm: Gates open at venue for pre-paid ticket holders and pass holders – one-night sales cease until 2.00pm. 2.00pm: Walk Up Sales gates re-open. 4.30pm: Drivers Briefing. 5.00pm: Sprintcars to in-field –Engines Start, Hot Laps and Qualifying. Heat Racing C, B and A-Main. –

Saturday January 20, 2018: 9.00am – Public one-night ticket sales commence at Warrnambool side ticket boxes. 9.00am – Pit Ticket Sales Commence, from Pit Ticket Box. 10.00am – The Standard Fan Appreciation Day at the Flying Horse Bar and Brewery between 10.00am and 12 noon. Key Events: Driver Interviews, Big Screen etc. 1.30pm: Gates open at venue for pre-paid ticket holders – one-night sales cease until 2.00pm. 2.00pm: Walk Up Sales gates re-open. 2.00pm: Band Begins in South West Conveyancing Live Site (behind Grandstand). 4.30pm: Drivers Briefing. 5.00pm: Band Completes Session 5.00pm: Sprintcars to in-field –Engines Start, Hot Laps and Qualifying. Heat Racing C, B and A-Main

Sunday January 21, 2018: 9.00am – Public one-night ticket sales commence at Warrnambool side ticket boxes. 12.00pm – Pit Gates Open 1.30pm: Gates open at venue for pre-paid ticket holders – one-night sales cease until 2.00pm. 2.00pm: Walk Up Sales gates re-open. 2.00pm: Band Begins in Lucas Oil Live Site (behind Grandstand). 4.00pm: Helicopter to arrive on-site. 4.30pm: Sprintcar Drivers Briefing. 4.50pm – Presentation prior to hot laps of Best Presented Car and Crew – Premier Speedway Maintenance Committee award – sponsored by R & M Security. And overall fastest qualifier over the two nights. Presentation of Alan Pollard Memorial. 5.00pm: Sprintcars to in-field –Engines Start. 5.50pm: National Anthem 6.10pm: Heat Racing D Main, C Main and B Main’s. Driver Intro’s from In-Field Stage. A-Main: Presentations:

The Classic will again act as a qualifying event for the Speed Sport News World Challenge which will be held during the Knoxville Nationals next August.

The 2018 46th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Web: www.premierspeedway.com.au Twitter: @sungoldstadium Facebook: Premier Speedway Instagram: @premierspeedway

 

 

Classic Nomination Deadlines Draws Near as TK Returns!

The return of 2014 GASC Champion Tim Kaeding is sure to be one of the highlights of the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, with the popular Californian set to return for a tilt at a second Classic crown.

Kaeding will drive for Victorian based car-owners Colin Bulmer and Wayne Cole, who provided Shane Stewart with his 2010 Classic winning ride, with Kaeding having previously won, while representing the NSW based Dyson Motorsport Team.

Throughout 2017, Kaeding ran predominantly through the Mid-West of the United States, spending considerable time at Knoxville Raceway. TK would again prove tough to beat on any given night with a plethora of top ten performances amidst some formidable competition. TK’s was exceptionally good in 360 competitions at Rock Rapids in Iowa, where he claimed a pair of wins while also registering a 410 Sprintcar win at the Jackson Motorplex, again amongst an ultra-tough field.

The enormity of the challenge, that is the Knoxville Nationals, saw Kaeding again challenge for a coveted A-Main starting sport, with he and his Lunstra Motorsports team being forced to settle for an 11th place finish in the B-Main. They all but mirrored his 360 Nationals campaign the week prior where he again finished in the B-Main, this time in 16th.

For his trip to the Classic, Kaeding will be at the wheel of the VA6 entry, with support coming from Yarra Valley Towing, Fitzgerald Builders, Loose Cannon, Rae Line and CDB Industries.

Another pair. of South Aussie’s are also nominated for the Classic, with the hard charging Ryan Jones looking to take his Murray Machining and Sheds, Lewiston Haulage, Rowe Aluminum, ULX110 Engine Oil, Elite Electrical and Triple X Race Co SA63 entry to the promised land that is the Classic finale.

Having been a strong performer in the past at the Classic, and being a solid time trialist, it wouldn’t surprise to see Jones well and truly at the pointy end of the Classic program.

Lisa Walker is another of the South Aussies on Classic duty and with an ever-increasing fan base, the hard charging Walker will be one to watch as she wheels the Action Line Marking, Murray Bridge Toyota, Devil Karts, Ennis Flint and Kynoch Produce.

Whilst hailing from Broken Hill in NSW, Brendan Guerin is another of the South Aussie domiciled drivers. Guerin, who finished 13th in C-Main 2 in 2017, also returns to the Classic, this time representing his supporters in Century Batteries, Hi-Tec Oils, FK Australia, Fast Print Studio, Mocare Australia, 7-Day Spares and Silver City Motorcycles.

Rhiannon Burleigh and Jarrod Woolstencroft add to the list of Victorian drivers with Rhiannon set to drive her familiar V58 for Bob Jane T-Marts, Sakura Mancine Professional, Hawkesdale Hotel, Leahy Art Design, Hornet and Larner Engines, while Woolstencroft, who recently made a return to racing, will drive his V38 Cabworx Kitchens, Southwest Powdercoating, Vapour Chassis, Glassworks, Warrnambool machine.

Copies of the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

The 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is proudly supported by KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort, KFC and Performance Racegear.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Makes First Tulsa Shootout Appearance with Factor 1 Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA: Like any racer, Tanner Carrick jumped at the opportunity to spend the last days of 2017 at a racetrack. Teaming up with Factor 1 Racing, Carrick closed the year out by making his first ever appearance at the Tulsa Shootout in Tulsa, OK where he competed in three divisions over the course of the four-day extravaganza.

“I have to thank everyone at Factor 1 Racing for making this possible,” Carrick said. “It was great to cut my first laps at the Tulsa Expo Center, and run against some strong competition.”

Carrick would take part in Winged A Class, Non Wing Outlaw, and Non Wing Stock competition at an event that offered over 1000 competitors.

Winged A Class action would see the Lincoln, CA pilot get off to a very nice start as he was able to overcome a tough pill draw and charge from his seventh starting position and earn a ton of points as he finished in the second spot.

Moving into a qualifier, Carrick would face some stiff competition in Frank Flud, Trey Robb, and Joey Ancona. Holding his own, Carrick would finish in the second position before a second place finish in his ‘B’ Main moved him within one race of the Feature event.

Lining up in the fifth row of the Last Chance Qualifier, Carrick would fight hard for the final spot in the feature event. Coming oh so close to moving into the feature event, Carrick would close his A Class Tulsa Shootout out with a ninth place finish in the LCQ.

Non Wing Outlaw action also got off to a really good start for the USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year. In his heat race, Carrick would do as he did in his Winged A Class Heat, and that was move forward. Lining up in the eighth starting position, Carrick would work his way up to a third place finish and move into a qualifier.

Lining up on the front row of his qualifier, Carrick would settle into the third spot as he worked the low groove on the Tulsa Expo Center racing surface. Bouncing off the inside berm too hard, Carrick would lose the handle on his machine, and he would end up with an 11th place finish.

Moving into a ‘B’ Main event, Carrick would have his work cut out for himself as he would take the green flag from the ninth starting position, with only the Top-Two moving into the ‘A’. Able to pick up a spot early in the race, Carrick would end his Shootout in this class with an eighth place finish in the semi.

The final of his three-class run at the Tulsa Shootout would be in the Non-Wing Stock Division. Lining up seventh in heat race action, Carrick would only be able to gain one position as a sixth place finish placed him in the ‘C’ Main.

Making something happen in the ‘C’, Carrick would advance from his fifth starting spot to tally a second place finish and keep his Shootout going.

Lining up 16th in his ‘B’ Main, Carrick would give it a valiant effort as he chased after one of two transfer positions. Picking up spots lap after lap, Carrick’s run from the ‘C’, would end with a seventh place finish in the ‘B’.

“It was a good experience, and again I have to thank Factor One Racing, Jason, Jim, Kristy, Rick, and Momos Racing Engines for everything,” Carrick said. “2017 was a fun year, and I am looking forward to see what 2018 has in store for me.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, and Timberworks Construction for their support.

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick’s 2017 has come to a close. Stay Tuned for his 2018 schedule.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.

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, and boost awareness.

 

 

Price-Miller Off To Strong Start in Australia

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending the end of 2017 and the start of 2018 competing in Western Australia, Parker Price-Miller has been very strong in his first tour down under as he has picked up a win, a second, and a fifth place finish as he leads the WA vs. USA Speedweek Points with one final night of action left on the docket.

“We have been really good all three nights, and hopefully we can have another strong night on Saturday and win this deal,” Parker Price-Miller said.

The Kokomo, IN driver’s journey down under kicked off on Boxing Day at the Perth Motorplex. Timing in fifth quickest in qualifying time trials, Price-Miller would score a pair of second place finishes during heat race action.

Finding himself in the fifth starting spot in the feature event, Price-Miller would get off to a nice start as he worked his way into the lead pack before taking over the race lead on the 12th circuit.

Running hard in traffic, Price-Miller would become involved in a tangle, though he would keep his machine under power and would retain the top spot. With some damage to his suspension, as well as struggling with his brakes after the incident, Price-Miller would hang on to score his first win in Australia in his first start in the country.

Traveling to Bunbury on December 29th, PPM would time in seventh quickest before finishing fourth in his first heat race. Making some adjustments to his machine before his second heat, ‘The Law Firm’ would score valuable points as he won his heat out of the third starting position.

Lining up in the fifth spot for the second consecutive night, Price Miller would quickly move into third as he set his sights on Jason Kendrick and Ryan Smith who ran in front of him.

Price-Miller would move into second with just eight laps to go as he tried feverishly to reel in Smith. Getting to Smith’s rear bumper late in the race, PPM could not get around him and would hang on to score a second place finish.

Ringing in 2018 back at the Motorplex in Perth, Price Miler would again time the Harding Motorsports entry in fifth quickest before picking up third and fourth place finishes in his heat race on a track that was tricky to make up ground on.

Lining up 11th in the ‘A’, the track still proved to be tricky, but the American driver was able to make the most of it and gain valuable speedweek points in doing so. Working his way forward, Price-Miller would finish in the fifth spot at the finish line.

With three out of four WA vs. USA Speedweek points completed, Price-Miller will head into Saturday night’s finale as the point leader with a four point cushion.

“We have had a lot of good speed thus far, and it is pretty cool to head into the finale as the point leader,” Price-Miller added. “I think if we can qualify a little better, it will put us in a really good position to finish this deal off. I have to thank everyone involved down here who has made this all possible.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank 360 Yield, Dupont, Pioneer, FlyingAG, Agee Farms, Encirca, Chalk Stix, Bell Helmets, and PPM Titanium for their support.

ON TAP: PPM will be in action on Saturday night at Quit Bunbury Speedway.

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

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

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Producing PPV From RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl This Weekend Leading Into Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 3, 2018) - Racing fans don't have to take a long break between the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals as the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will showcase live Pay-Per-View video this weekend from the RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire.

The two-day event, which features 15 classes encompassing children just beginning in the sport to adults, is Friday and Saturday inside the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. The finale pays $2,000 to win the 500 Outlaws main event with lap money on the line as well.

Hot laps are slated to begin at 3 p.m. on Friday with Saturday's time to be determined.

Following this weekend's event is the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire, which is Jan. 9-13 inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. More than 340 entries have been submitted and the qualifying nights are posted at https://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx .

Scott Traylor will anchor the broadcasts with Justin Zoch and Bryan Gapinski the featured announcers in the booth for the Chili Bowl while Brian Ward and Brandon Hahn will be pit reporters. Kaleb Hart will also be on the announcing crew and four-time Chili Bowl winner Kevin Swindell is slated to offer expert analysis.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will provide lap-by-lap coverage featuring multiple cameras, replays and more throughout both events.

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire is $24.99 per day ($19.99 for RacinBoys premium members) and the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is only $124.99 ($114.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day.

Important to note, the live broadcast of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals finale on Jan. 13 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the B Mains.

To purchase the events, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl and Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on RacinBoys is brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group, Schoenfeld Headers, Spire Sports + Entertainment, Lucas Oil Products, Hyper Racing, Rod End Supply, MyRacePass, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Lawton Speedway, RPM Speedway, Indiana Donor Network, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum and Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events."

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl is $24.99 per day ($19.99 for premium members).

Buy links are also available for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $124.99 ($114.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 13 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

RFC OUTLAW KART SUPERBOWL -

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire is a two-day dirt kart event Jan. 5-6 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. The event will pay $2,000 to win in the 500cc Outlaw class. For more information, visit http://www.OutlawSuperbowl.com .

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 9-13. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.kccars.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Watch for the new "Prime Time Live Coast-to-Coast" beginning in April 2018. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

PHILLIPSBURG MALL TO AGAIN HOST BIG RACING EVENT, MARCH 4 T0 MARCH 10 SMITH FABRICATIONS/STAGE ONE MODIFIEDS BACK ON BOARD ON FOR 11TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

The defining details and preparations for the Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continue to fall into place on a daily basis as the holiday period is now complete. The management staff has been working diligently to put the many pieces in place for what is expected to be another successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof at the Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The show will begin on March 4th and run through March 10th with a full itinerary of interview sessions and activities set to take place.

The upcoming event is signing on sponsors to showcase another great run at the Phillipsburg Mall. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special annual event. The show will once again feature a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the week long event. The always FREE of charge to the public racing event continues to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled throughout the year and gives the loyal racing fans a chance to see their favorite driving legends or one of the new upstart talents chat about their racing careers and sign autographs for them.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the upcoming event. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled.

For the eleventh consecutive year, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union will once again lend their solid support to the popular show. IRCO was formed in1966 and has grown in leaps and bounds to it's present state today. IRCO remains a locally-owned and staffed community financial institution. Information regarding IRCO's various financial services and products is available at www.ircocu.com<http://www.ircocu.com/>, by telephone toll free at 800-538-1572 or stop by their offices located at 450 Hillcrest Blvd in Phillipsburg NJ and 2240 Northampton St in Easton PA.

Joining the list of sponsors for the event in 2018 is our good friends at Upstate Auto. Upstate Auto is a welcome addition to the show and they are located at 4895 Route 9G in Germantown, New York. The number to reach them is: 518-537-2277 or through their website at:www.upstateautoinc.com<http://www.upstateautoinc.com>

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show. The Smith name has remained synonymous to the local racing scene for the past six decades as father Roy Smith was a pioneer in the golden era of racing with his signature numbered 555 race cars that had many top drivers wheeling the equipment such as Freddy Adam, Bobby Bottcher, Billy Tanzosh and Richie Smith among them. "Rapid Rich" has utilized his years of knowledge while steering a race car to come up with a scaled version of the full sized Modified cars he drove to many wins in his driving career. The cutting edge, sleek looking Stage One Modified is the finished product from Smith Fabrications and the cars are real eye-catchers when on display or at speed.

The Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds return for their eighth season as a nightly sponsor for the event and have participated in all of the Mall events to date. For additional information regarding the purchase or rental of a Stage One Modified, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com<http://www.smithfabrications.com> or contact Richie by phone at: 610 462 4302.

The show is open to all divisions of racing as well as drag racers, hot rods, street burners and trucks. All speedways in the local Tri State area have been invited to take part in the annual event. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a large crowd.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Eleventh Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

For additional Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443- 513-4456, via e-mail at: TOTHILL98@aol.com<mailto:TOTHILL98@aol.com> or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com<http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com>. or contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at:steveswp@ptd.net<mailto:steveswp@ptd.net>

 

 

Clash of the Titans

After breaking for Christmas the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series returns to Timmis Speedway this Saturday night 6thJanuary and with another good car count of 23 cars teams are prepping to battle the heat and kick off their 2018 season. With teams travelling from Adelaide, Melbourne and surrounding areas Mildura is half way for all our teams and like a home base to them. “One thing we can always guarantee at Mildura is plenty of hard and fast action and this Saturday will be exactly the same. Our teams always race hard and they all love the venue” Searle says.

Mark Caruso’s SA33 has a one point lead on Championship points over defending Series champ Chris Solomon. Solomon is driving the family owned FMG V83. Caruso is also a past Series Champ and the duo will put on some great racing. Currently sitting in third in the Series is Paul Solomon just 35 points behind his younger brother who will also be looking at locking in another A Main win for the season. Jarman Dalitz’s SA95 has been showing improvement this season and with guru spanner man Tony Bartlett occasionally helping the team will continue to do so.

Young gun Brayden Parr makes a return to the Series for the first time this season. Parr is driving for the Skidmore - Parr Racing V77 and is always exciting to watch. Parr has been racing 410’s all season and its fantastic to have him return to the Series. Hard charging SA77 Dan Evans, SA96 Brendan Guerin, V34 Brenten Farrer, SA69 Cody Atkins, all have their own goals for this Saturday. Then we have the under 20’s talent of VA15 Corey Lincoln, SA16 Jack Gartner, SA32 Ben Gartner, VA55 Georgia McLeod, SA98 Cheian Perrett trying to beat the “oldies” or “veterans” for want of a better word - V4 Lock, NS38 Forrell, V11 Foster just to name a few.

With the forecast of hot weather in Mildura on Saturday there will be a later than normal start at 7.00pm. Time Trials have been cancelled in an attempt to look after all the teams and the race track. Come along and be part of the family friendly action. Timmis Speedway, 3342 Deakin Ave, Mildura.

 

 

ALLENTOWN PPL CENTER INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES WEEKEND FORECAST: TOASTY IN THE SEATS, RED HOT ACTION ON THE TRACK

ALLENTOWN, PA January 3, 2018 . . . “Warm and comfortable, with no chance of snow.” That’s the forecast for inside Allentown’s PPL Center for this weekend’s Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP season opener on Friday and Saturday, January 5th and 6th.

“There will be no place better to be this weekend in the northeast than inside the PPL Center to watch some great racing action,” said Len Sammons, event promoter for the Ironton auto racing events this weekend in Allentown, Pa.

While temperatures outside the arena are expected to be very cold, there is no snow predicted. What is certain, however, is some red-hot racing action inside the PPL Center with over 50 TQ Midget car teams battling in two complete shows. Champ Karts are booked for Friday night and Slingshots are the support class for the Saturday night program.

The PPL Center is a state-of-the-art building that opened in 2016. With a well-engineered and effective ventilation system, inside air quality is easily maintained without compromising temperature.

Ryan Flores, of Mooresville, N.C., who swept both races in Allentown in December, 2016 and parlayed that sweep to win the 2016-2017 Indoor Series championship is one of the pre-race favorites.

Erick Rudolph, of Ransomville, N.Y., who won in Allentown in January of 2016, will one of Flores top competitors. Anthony Sesely, of Matawan, N.J., a three time Atlantic City winner and Canadian Super Modified ace Mike Lichty will certainly be in the mix as well.

Tim Buckwalter of Royersford, Pa. enters the event as one of many local favorites. Buckwalter won both the SpeedSTR and 600cc Micro Sprint title in 2017 at the Kutztown Action Track and was a Modified feature winner at the nearby Grandview Speedway.

Top asphalt Modified drivers entered include local favorites Earl Paules and Zane Zeiner. Nationally known drivers in the field include Conn. NASCAR stars Ryan Preece, Justin Bonsignore and Keith Rocco as well as New York star Andy Jankowiak.

Dirt Modified ace Danny Bouc of Pipersville, Pa., a three time dirt Modified Stock Car feature winner at New Egypt Speedway in 2017 and the third ranked driver in season standings, has filed an entry for the Indoor Auto Racing Series. Mike Iles, a former series winner and like Bouc a Dirt Modified talent, will also be in the field in his always sharp No. 711.

Eight talented teenagers are among the TQ Midget competitors as well.

They include Briggs Danner, 16, of Allentown, Andrew Molleur, 15, of Shelton, Ct., Tyler Thompson, 17, from Fulton, N.Y., Cole Mullen, 17, from Brick, N.J., the Catalano brothers, Tommy. 19 and Timmy. 17, out of Ontario N.Y., and second generation entrant, Anthony Payne, 18. of Fair Lawn, N.J. who will run as a teammate with his father Joey.

The Saturday race includes a Fan Fest pre-race party. Fans who have selected the free Fan Fest option when purchasing their tickets are allowed on to the racing floor to mingle and interact with competitors before the drop of the first green flag. Marco Andretti, who plans to test a TQ Midget over the weekend, is expected to sign autographs to fans during this session.

Good seats are available for both nights at the Box Office. Advance ticket and other information is available through the series web-site www.indoorautoracing.com.

 

 

Season First Podium for Dobson

It has been a mixed start to the 2017-18 season for Shaun Dobson, but over the Christmas-New Year period he has turned in some pleasing results, including a podium finish during the most recent Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series round at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway.

In what was his best result since stepping into the Vic # 3 David Dickson Motorsport Cool car, Dobson showed good pace at Avalon Raceway on Boxing Night by leading the opening half of the feature race before going on to finish in second place.

Two nights later at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway for the third World Series Sprintcars Championship round, Dobson continued his impressive speed to bring home a fifth-place finish at the feature race’s conclusion.

Despite showing good speed at the following WSS Championship rounds at Avalon Raceway (December 30) and Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway (January 1), Dobson was unable to come away with a result.

“First of all, I can’t thank David and Gayle Dickson enough for their support and understanding this season, especially when I had to take a month’s break due to birth of my first child with my partner Bree,” commented Dobson.

“I have been pretty strong throughout the Christmas-New Year period and the highlights were getting on the podium at Avalon and then backing it up with a good World Series round result at Borderline Speedway.

“Huge thanks must go out to my team for all of their continual hard work, and I’m looking forward to returning behind the wheel of the Vic # 3 car for the Grand Annual Classic and Australian Championship later this month, and I’m confident that we can deliver a strong showing.”

The focus for Dobson now over the next fortnight will be to step back into the family-owned VA # 21 Albert Road Store / Powerstroke Automotive-supported Cool car. Dobson and the team recently arrived in Queensland in readiness for tonight’s sixth WSS Championship round at Brisbane Archerfield Speedway. The seventh WSS Championship will be held back at Archerfield Speedway over two nights this Friday and Saturday night. After that, Dobson will travel to Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway to defend the Scott Darley Challenge on the following Friday and Saturday night.

“It’s been a couple of months since I’ve driven the family-owned car, but I’m really looking forward to hopefully putting in some strong performances,” Dobson said.

Dobson would like to thank the following 2017-18 season sponsors for their support: Albert Road Store, Powerstroke Automotive, Motoradco Industrial Radiators, SpeedMaster/Stand 21 Australia, Cool Chassis, KRE Race Engines, Thomo's Race Graphix, Big Wheels Truck Alignment, and Mooch Designs.

To find out more about Dobson, or to purchase team merchandise, visit his website at www.shaundobson.com.au. You can also follow Dobson on social media via Facebook by searching Shaun Dobson Racing or follow him on Twitter by searching @DobsonShaun or Instagram by searching Shaun Dobson Racing.

 

 

KMS Close Speedweek on a High

Despite experiencing a mixture of fortunes throughout the opening rounds of the 2017-18 season World Series Sprintcars Championship over the Christmas-New Year period, the Krikke Motorsport team and their driver Jamie Veal managed to turn things around with an encouraging result in the fifth round.

Travelling to his home track Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway last night, Veal showed good pace aboard the WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire / Pumpa Manufacturing supported Maxim car from the outset, recording the fourth fastest lap in Flight 1 of qualifying time trials, before powering from ninth to second in his opening heat race and finishing fifth in heat-race two.

Starting from the inside of the second row for the 30-lap feature race, after he had placed third in the Silver Shootout, Veal made his way into the runner-up spot in the opening five laps, before in the latter stages launching a successful attack on Kerry Madsen for the lead, only to be forced back to second when the yellow lights came on and then going on to have to settle for the runner-up spot.

This result came off the back of a 14th-place finish in the opening round at Murray Bridge Speedway in South Australia after an unfortunate spin while battling for a top-five spot, followed by a disappointing DNS in the following night’s feature race, also at Murray Bridge Speedway, due to an electrical issue.

Veal and the team then travelled to Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway where they qualified third for the feature race, but recorded a DNF after being involved in an opening lap spin, which saw them sent rear of field before later retiring to the infield.

In the fourth round at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway, a flat left-rear tyre and subsequent DNF in his opening heat race put Veal in the Bronze Shootout where he finished seventh, going on to place fifth in the feature race.

Veal, who now sits fourth in the current WSS Championship point standings after five completed rounds, was pleased to finish the Speedweek Series with a podium result.

“Despite our backs being against the wall, our dedicated team has never stopped trying and the morale amongst the team has never been down,” enthused Veal.

“It’s been a pretty unlucky start to our World Series campaign, but one thing is for sure we have great pace and that’s never been an issue.

“Although it was disappointing to miss out on the win last night, we are pleased to come away with a result and we’re now looking forward to achieving similar results for the rest of the season in our hunt for World Series Championship success.”

The Krikke Motorsport team will now set their sights on tomorrow night’s sixth World Series Sprintcars Championship round at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway in Queensland, where they will be hoping to bank some more valuable points. Following that, they will return to Archerfield Speedway for the seventh round on Friday and Saturday night, which will double as the annual Australian Open.

The Krikke Motorsport team’s 2017-18 season team merchandise, including t-shirts, hoodies and hats which are available in a range of sizes, can be purchased through the team’s online store via the following link: www.krikkemotorsport.store. Fans can also purchase merchandise at the track with cash or directly from the Bunbury Subaru dealership.

Krikke Motorsport would like to thank the following 2017-18 season sponsors: Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, Valvoline Oils, Orrcon Steel, Darby’s Paints, Bunbury Toyota, BR Motorsports, Vortex Racing Products, A. Lucas Spraypainters, Skwid Signs, and Redline Media.

To find out more about the Krikke Motorsport team and to keep up to date with current news and results, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

Champion Named Official Oil at BAPS Motor Speedway

(York Haven, PA / 01.03.18) Champion Oil, an industry leader in racing and performance lubricants, has recently been named the official racing oil of the BAPS Motor Speedway.

BAPS Motor Speedway (BMS), formerly Susquehanna Raceway Park; Susquehanna Speedway, was founded in 1954 and still runs today as a 0.400 mi./0.644 km. dirt oval. Located in York Haven PA, BMS runs 50+ races a year supporting numerous racing series such as: 410 Sprints, 360 Sprints, Late Models, Super Sportsman, Street Stocks, Legends, Modifieds, Midgets, Micros, Road Warriors, etc. For more information visit http://www.susquehannaspeedway.net/

Champion Racing Oils are built specifically to meet the lubrication demands of racecar engines, especially those using flat tappet and roller cams operating at high RPMs and that require high-pressure valve springs. To meet these demands, Champion utilizes its premium ZDDP anti-wear protection package, which contains a unique balance of chemistry that includes high levels of zinc and phosphorus. In addition, all Champion Racing motor oils contain our exclusive TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) technology. This proprietary technology delivers unmatched film strength at high temperature, better piston ring seal for maximum compression, and increases the foot-pounds of torque in most engines.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion Brands, LLC also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Racing Motor Oils contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693 or 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

IRONTON/AVAYA ALLENTOWN INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES JAN. 5-6, 2018 HAS HUGE ENTRY LIST FOR TQS, SLINGSHOTS, CHAMP KARTS, HEAVY HITTERS, YOUNG GUNS TO BATTLE TWO NIGHTS

ALLENTOWN, PA January 3, 2018. . . Full fields of (Three Quarter) TQ Midgets, Slingshots and Champ Karts are entered for the Ironton Telephone/ Avaya Indoor Auto Racing fueled by VP events at PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., on Friday, January 5 and Saturday, January 6, 2018.

Over 50 TQ Midget teams are entered for two nights of competition. Ryan Flores, of Mooresville, N.C., who swept both races in Allentown last year on route to the Indoor Series championship is among the favorites.

Erick Rudolph, of Ransomville, N.Y., a three time Series champion and winner of eight A Main Indoor TQ feature wins, cannot be counted out as well. Rudolph, coming off a 17 win season and dirt Modified Touring Series title, was the winner of the Allentown inaugural in January of 2016.

Canadian Super Modified ace Mike Lichty is a former series winner who rejoins the series this year with a brand new car Dart chassis TQ Midget. Tim Buckwalter of Royersford, Pa. comes to Allentown driving Lou Cicconi’s famed No. 75 after winning both the SpeedSTR and 600cc Micro Sprint title in 2017 at the Kutztown Action Track.

Top asphalt Modified drivers entered include local favorites Earl Paules and Zane Zeiner. Nationally known drivers in the field include NASCAR stars Ryan Preece, Justin Bonsignore and Keith Rocco as well as Race of Champions series favorite Andy Jankowiak.

Anthony Sesely, of Matawan, N.J., three time Atlantic City winner, will return to his own No. 16 600cc Micro Sprint full-time this season. Despite racing against 750cc powered cars, Sesely has proven to be very successful with the combination.

Dirt Modified ace Danny Bouc of Pipersville, Pa., a three time dirt Modified Stock Car feature winner at New Egypt Speedway in 2017 and the third ranked driver in season standings, has filed an entry.  Bouc is experienced in Indoor racing, but with Champ Karts. This will be his first TQ event. His car is identical to Sesely’s Hyper 600 car.

New York state DIRTcar drivers Ryan Bartlett, Mike Maresca and Billy Whittaker are entered. Mike Iles, a former series winner, will also be full-time in his always sharp No. 711.

Eight talented teenagers are among the TQ Midget competitors as well.

They include Briggs Danner, 16, of Allentown, Andrew Molleur, 15, of Shelton, Ct., Tyler Thompson, 17, from Fulton, N.Y., Cole Mullen, 17, from Brick, N.J., the Catalano brothers, Tommy. 19 and Timmy. 17, out of Ontario N.Y., and second generation entrant, Anthony Payne, 18, of Fair Lawn, N.J. who will run as a teammate with his father Joey.

The elder Payne, is a two-time Indoor Auto Racing Series winner, in the Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic.

In addition to the diversity of driving talent entered from across the entire spectrum of short track racing, many new cars, some wholly different others new tweaks on existing, proven designs, have been built.

The January 5-6, 2018 Ironton Telephone Allentown event schedule calls for racing to start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets will run a full program of racing with feature events both nights.

On Friday, the TQs will be joined by Champ Karts who will be racing in a complete show.  Well over 30 entries have been filed for the first of three Indoor Series events for the Champ Karts sponsored by Hoosier Tire.

On Saturday, the Slingshot class backed by the Action Track, USA Kutztown Fairgrounds, will join the TQ Midgets. A full field of over 30 entrants is poised for the PPL Center Ironton Telephone/ Avaya Slingshot opener.  

For choice Ironton Telephone Allentown Indoor race tickets, contact the PPL Center Box Office by phone at 610-347-TIXX (8499), online at pplcenter.com. Those wishing to avoid online fees may purchase directly at the Box Office, but are encouraged to do so in advance to avoid possible box office lines the day of the event.

The series moves next to the NAPA Auto Parts Indoor Auto Racing Weekend in Atlantic City January 26-27. For tickets, contact Ticketmaster, the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, or the Area Auto Racing News office at 609-888-3618.

The finale will be a first annual event in New York State, on February 9-10, 2018 in the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y. For choice tickets, contact the Times Union Center Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, or visit online at ticketmaster.com.

Information including ticket and hotel links is available at indoorautoracing.com

 

 

Big Entry Lists For Speedcars and Wingless As Dumesny Clan Join Classic Field

The 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic continues to prove popular amongst Sprintcar competitors from right around the country with entries continuing to flood in.

The trend of entries being strong in numbers is also evident for this coming Sunday nights Open Wheel Mayhem Night as presented by Chittick’s Bakery with 69 Wingless Sprint teams entered for a round of their Victorian Series, while extremely healthy Speedcar number has 30 plus cars set to contest their Victorian Championship on the same program.

The Formula 500’s will also be on track in a different format, which not only condenses their schedule but adds an exciting element to the event. All told well over 100 cars will compete at Sungold Stadium, this Sunday night, with gates set to open at 4pm with cars on track from 5pm.

For pricing and ticketing information please see www.premierspeedway.com.au

The 2018 46th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic which will be supported by Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC, continues to grow, with many drivers signaling their intention to compete.

Headlining the latest group of entrants is Max, Matt and Marcus Dumesny.

Three time (1992, 1994 and 2004) Classic Champion Max, will be a crowd favorite as he pilots the distinctive V5 Valvoline Maxim with support from GKR Transport, Red Ed’s Sheds, PWR and Blackshaw’s.

Continuing the Dumesny legacy at the Classic, will be Matt and Marcus with both young guns qualifying for the B-main portion of the 2017 Classic with Matt scored as 9th in B-Main 1, while Marcus impressed many good judges again with a 14th place finish in B-Main 2.

In 2018 Matt will enjoy the support of Simmons Civil and Valvoline Synpower while Marcus will campaign the N47 entry for Valvoline, Fineline Fabrications, Sheridan Road and Civil, Red Ed’s Sheds and Blackshaws.

Another of the talented Sydneysiders to make the pilgrimage to the Classic will be Jackson Delamont.

The likeable grandson of the Legendary “Mad” Harry Delamont, will be aboard his KRE powered Maxim with support from Mad Harry’s Steel and Orange Car Carriers, as he aims to improve on a 2017 Classic that he would rather forget.

West Australian Daniel Harding will again return to Premier Speedway aboard his HRP Specialties, Jolly Good Auto Electrics Kistler powered Maxim for another shot at the Classic.

Harding finished 10th in B-Main 1 in 2017 and would dearly love to be a amongst the top 24 cars come A-Main time on the Sunday of the Classic.

A pair of Queenslanders will also make the trek south, with neither having contested the Classic in 2017.

Dylan Menz will make his Classic debut aboard the sharp looking Q46, KRE Powered Maxim.

For the Classic Menz will enjoy the support of Auzprint, Auzsigns, Platinum Towing Service, Barellan Freighters, Nupave Asphalt, Real Air, Mud Mafia and Beenleigh Muffler and Brakes.

Steve Rowell will join his fellow Queenslander in the field for the Classic, with KRE providing the horsepower for the Q6 Maxim.

Rowell will be campaigning for his loyal band of supporters including Pacific Petroleum, Advanced Technology Grease, Valvoline, Carrols Tyres, Haulmax, Fleet Imaging and Rowell Logistics.

Rounding out the latest batch of entrants is a quintet of Victorians, with Charles Hunter set to try and recapture the excellent run he experienced during the 2017 Classic which saw him finish a very impressive 7th in B-Main in his family backed V73 entry.

In 2018 Hunter returns with support from SRJB Roofing, Pengally Earthmoving, Main Street Café, Winchelsea, ROC Constructions, RAK Davis Contracting and Paintworx.

The experienced Peter Milnes will also be back at the Classic, running the Upack Removals and Moving Containers backed V51 Cool.

Milnes finished 9th in C-Main 1 in 2017 and will be joined in the Classic field by David McKay who is another of the Eureka Sprintcar Series regulars. McKay didn’t contest the Classic in 2017.

Warrnambool’s Flying Plumber Robbie Paton is another of the local entrants aiming for a strong performance over the three nights of Classic competition. His campaign will be supported by Ab-Tech Plumbing and Excavation.

Jamie Heyen is also nominated for the Classic weekend. Jamie will be aboard his Maxwill Race Engines, Cool with support coming from Golden EADI Acres, Cobram Panel Works, CBL Flooring, Yarra Valley Towing, Katunga General Store, Ag Parts, Peninsula Commodore Wreckers, Extreme Sprintcar Experience and Fun City.

Copies of the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Caps World Series Sprintcars Speedweek With Top-10 Finish

Inside Line Promotions - WARRNAMBOOL, Victoria, Australia (Jan. 2, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi improved his results throughout each of the five World Series Sprintcars Speedweek races to kick off his second trip to compete in Australia.

The busy week began on Dec. 26, when Scelzi and the Wormall Motorsport team ran into tough luck to open the action at Murray Bridge Speedway in Murray Bridge, South Australia. After qualifying 18th quickest, Scelzi was in contention to win his first heat race. Unfortunately, contact with the wall damaged the rear end and he was unable to race the remainder of the night.

Scelzi timed in 18th quickest again the following night at Murray Bridge Speedway. He then placed second in the first heat race before winning the second heat. Scelzi rallied from eighth to fifth place in the B Main to transfer into the back of the main event.

"We started 19th and got up to 11th in about nine laps," he said. "I was about to break into the top 10 when someone drove through me. It broke the steering box so we had another DNF."

Scelzi was credited with an 18th-place finish.

He and the Wormall Motorsport team ventured to Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, last Thursday. Scelzi qualified 10th quickest in his group. Contact in the first corner of the first heat race resulted in a DNF before Scelzi rebounded to place third in the second heat. He recorded a third-place finish in the B Main to transfer into the main event.

"I started 17th and got to ninth really quickly," he said. "Unfortunately, someone spun out right in front of me and I had nowhere to go. We ended up flipping."

Scelzi finished 17th after the early exit to the event.

Following a day off, the team tackled Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, on Saturday. Scelzi timed in eighth quickest in his group before results of eighth and second, respectively, in his heat races locked him into the ninth starting position in the A Main.

"The track was rubber down from Lap 1 so passing was at a premium," he said. "We ran inside the top 10 almost the entire race. I was in ninth and tried to gain some positions on a late-race restart, but it didn't work out and we ended up 11th."

Speedweek wrapped up on Monday at Premier Speedway, where Scelzi improved his qualifying effort again to time in fifth quickest in his group. He charged from eighth to third place in the first heat race and from seventh to fourth in the second heat. Scelzi placed eighth in the bronze dash to garner another starting position inside the top 10.

"In the main event I got up to fourth, but just burned my tires off," he said. "We had a late restart and I was able to hang onto seventh. It was a bummer to back up so late in the race because we had great speed all night long, but it was a great learning moment and gave our team momentum following the tough start to Speedweek."

Scelzi's seventh-place result boosted him to a 17th-place finish out of 74 drivers in the final World Series Sprintcars Speedweek standings.

He is slated to return to action Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at Archerfield Speedway in Acacia Ridge, Queensland, Australia, with the World Series Sprintcars.

"I want to thank everyone at Wormall Motorsport for the opportunity," Scelzi said. "We've improved every time out so now we're aiming to earn our first top five and to move closer to our first win."

QUICK RESULTS -

Dec. 26 - Murray Bridge Speedway in Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia - Qualifying: 18; Heat race #1: DNF (-); Heat race #2: DNS (-); B Main: DNS (-).

Dec. 27 - Murray Bridge Speedway in Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia - Qualifying: 18; Heat race #1: 2 (-); Heat race #2: 1 (-); B Main: 5 (8); Feature: 18 (19).

Dec. 28 - Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia - Qualifying: 10; Heat race #1: DNF (4); Heat race #2: 3 (5); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 17 (17).

Dec. 30 - Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia - Qualifying: 8; Heat race #1: 8 (7); Heat race #2: 2 (8); Feature: 11 (9).

Jan. 1 - Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - Qualifying: 5; Heat race #1: 3 (8); Heat race #2: 4 (7); Bronze dash: 8 (-); Feature: 7 (8).

UP NEXT -

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at Archerfield Speedway in Acacia Ridge, Queensland, Australia, with the World Series Sprintcars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149

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"My mom and uncle started the business in 1996," Scelzi said. "It's been a huge part of our race program since Day 1. Everyone there has been a big part of the team."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Scelzi Enterprises, Roth Motorsports, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Sparco, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

2018 Marysville Raceway CA Schedule

2018 Tentative Schedule-Subject to Change 12/29-Year round rentals
Jan 1 New Year’s Day Playday All Divisions 12-4
Feb 10 Valentines Playday All Divisions 12-4
Feb 17 President’s Playnight-6 to 10
Feb 24 Loree and Sherm Toller Memorial winged 360, Hunt Wingless Sprints, 305 Racesaver sprints
March 3 No Races-Silver Cup Chico
March 10 Pt race #1 360 winged sprints, 305 racesaver sprints, hobby stocks, Sport Modifieds-Toller Rain Date
March 17 Play Night-6 to 10
March 24 Pt race #2 California Civil War Sprint Car Series, 305 racesaver sprints, Sport modifieds
March 31 Pt race #3 360 winged sprints, crate sprints, super stock, dwarf cars
April 7 No races-Monster trucks Chico
April 14 Pt. race #4 360 winged sprints, Hobby stock, dwarf cars, Vintage Hardtops
April 21 Pt. race #5 360 winged sprints, Crate sprints, sport modifieds, super stocks
April 27 Monster Trucks
April 28 Monster Trucks
May 5 No races-Bradway Memorial Chico
May 12 Pt race #6 360 winged sprints, Crate sprints, sport mods, Dwarf cars (Mother’s $9)
May 19 Pt race #7 360 winged sprints, sport mods, hobby stocks, 305 Racesaver Sprints
May 26 Mel Hall Memorial/California Civil War Sprint Car series/305 Racesaver Sprints/sport modifieds
June 2 No Races-Pioneer Day
June 9 Pt race #8 360 winged sprints, Crate sprints, sport mods, super stock, hobby stocks
June 16 Pt race #9 360 winged sprints, hobby stock, sport mods, Crate sprints, super stocks (Father’s $9)
June 23 No races-Civil War Calistoga
June 30 No race moved to July 3
July 3 Freedom Tues Pt race #10 Giant Fireworks Display-360 winged sprints, Crate sprint, sport mods, super stocks
July 7 No Race moved to July 3
July 14 Pt race #11 Dollar Night all tickets 360 winged sprints, hobby stocks, super stocks, sport mods.
July 21 No race-river expo
July 28 Pt race #12 360 winged sprints, 305 Racesaver sprints, dwarf cars, super stocks
Aug 4 No races-Yuba Sutter Fair
Aug 11 Pt race #13 Kids Night-360 winged sprints, sport mods, Vintage Hardtops, 305 Racesaver Sp. (Bike races)
Aug 18 No races-Key Civil War Ocean
Aug 25 Pt race #14 360 winged sprints, Crate sprints, Hobby Stocks, super stocks $1 hot dogs, $2 beer
Sept 1 Pt race #15 Championship night 360 winged sprints, hobby stock, sport mods, Crate sprint
Sept 8 No races- Gold Cup Chico
Sept 15 No races-WoO
Sept 21 Dollar night all tickets Dwarf Car Nationals
Sept 22 Dwarf Car Nationals-Super Stock-Final
Sept 29 No Races- Fall Nationals Chico
Oct 6 No Races- Adobe Cup
Oct 12 Monster Trucks
Oct 13 Monster Trucks
Oct 20 Gold Fever Taxi Cab Open-Lm late models, super stocks, st. stk, pure stocks, hobby stocks
Oct 27 Gold Fever H & H Tr. Sprint Spooktacular 360 sprint, w’less, crate sprint, 305 Racesaver Sprints
Nov 17 Awards Banquet
Jan 1 2019 New Years Playday

 

Silver Dollar Speedway Unveils 30 Events for 2018
by: Troy Hennig

CHICO, CA – (January 2, 2018) … For the 70th year, racing at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds will continue with the release of an action-packed schedule of events for 2018. Thirty events are scheduled from March 2nd through September 29th. “Once again, we are offering all kinds of diverse motorsports entertainment for the fans at Silver Dollar Speedway,” said promoter Dennis Gage.

The 2018 racing season will officially open on March 2nd and 3rd with the annual Silver Cup. This two-day show will feature 360-winged sprint cars, wingless sprints and dwarf cars.

There are 15 weekly point championship races scheduled. The first point race will take place on March 23rd. The weekly point season will conclude on August 24th. It was announced in November that the Silver Dollar Speedway is switching from winged 410 sprint cars to winged 360 sprint cars during the championship season. The other weekly mainstays include the Sport Mods, Street Stocks, Wingless Sprints and Hobby Stocks.

Even though the switch from 410 sprint cars to 360 sprint cars took place, there will still be two 410 Friday night shows. The Bill Brownell Memorial, the night before the Dave Bradway Memorial, will feature 410 winged sprints on May 4th. The Tyler Wolf Memorial on August 17th will also serve as a 410-sprint car race. Both races will pay bonus money to attract the 410 sprint cars.

The traditional Gold Cup Race of Champions continues September 5th through the 8th. The Wednesday night opener will be a combo show with the Civil War Series and the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series presented by C & H Veteran Enterprises. The USAC/CRA sprint cars return on Thursday night accompanied by an open show for winged 360 sprint cars. Friday and Saturday the World of Outlaws return to the famed quarter-mile clay oval. The Dwarf Cars will also be on hand with the Outlaws.

Unique events include the Monster Truck weekend of April 6th, Arena/Supercross on May 25th, 200-lap Enduro on May 26th and Destruction Derby on May 28th. The speedway will host racing and fireworks on July 4th. The popular dollar night for the grandstand crowd is scheduled for July 13th. Kids bike night is slated for August 3rd.
The King of the West – NARC Sprint Car Series is scheduled for May 5th. The race will once again pay tribute to Dave Bradway Jr. The Civil War Series will hit the track two times. First event is during the Silver Dollar Fair on May 27th. The second date is during the Gold Cup on September 5th.

The season will conclude on the weekend of September 28th with the annual running of the Fall Nationals. The race will feature winged 360 sprint cars and the Northwest Ford Focus Midgets.

For more information about the track please visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com

February 25 Play Day-Noon to 4
March 2 Silver Cup 360 Sprints $2,000 to win, Wingless Sprints, Dwarf Cars
March 3 Silver Cup 360 Sprints $3,500 to win, Hunt Wingless Sprints, Dwarf Cars
March 9 Rain Date Silver Cup
March 10 Rain Date Silver Cup
March 16 Play Night 6 to 10
March 23 Pt. race #1 360 Sprints, Sport Modified, Hobby Stocks, Wingless Sprints
March 30 Pt. race #2 360 Sprints, Sport Modified, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks (Easter)
April 6 No Races-Monster Trucks
April 13 Pt. race #3 360 Sprints, Sport Mod, Street Stock, Wingless sprints, Vintage Hardtops
April 20 Pt. race #4 360 Sprints, Wingless, Street Stock, Sport Mod. Hobby Stock
April 27 Monster Trucks Marysville
May 4 Pt. race #5 Bill Brownell Mem. 410 Sprints, W’less, Street Stock, Sport Mod (Frys)
May 5 Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial/KWS, Sport Modified
May 11 Pt. race #6 360 Sprints, Wingless, Sport Mod, Hobby Stock, Street Stocks (Mother’s $9)
May 18 No Races-Fair setup
May 25 Arena/Super Cross
May 26 200 Lap Enduro-Out House Race
May 27 Civil War Sprints
May 28 Destruction Derby/Kids Power Wheel Derby
June 1 No Races-Fair teardown
June 8 Pt. race #7 360 Sprints, Street Stocks, Hobby Stock, Sport Mod.
June 15 Pt. race #8 David Tarter Mem. 360 Sprints, Wingless, Street Stock, Sport Mods
June 22 NO Races-NASCAR Sonoma
June 29 Pt race #9 360 Sprints, Wingless, Sport mod, Street Stock
July 4 Pt race #10 Giant Fireworks Display 360 Sprints, Street Stock, Sport Mod, Hobby Stock
July 6 Moved to July 4th
July 13 Pt race #11-Dollar Night all tickets-360 sprints, Street Stock, Hobby Stock, Sport Mods
July 20 No races-Civil War Ocean
July 27 Pt race #12 360 sprints, Wingless, Sport Mod, Street Stocks
Aug 3 Pt race #13 Kids Night 360 Sprints, Street Stock, Sport Mod, Hobby stocks (Kids Bike Races)
Aug 10 No Races-Knoxville
Aug 17 Pt race #14 Tyler Wolf Mem. 410 Sprints, St. Stocks, Hobby Stock, Wingless, Vintage Hardtops
Aug 24 Pt race #15 360 Sprints, Street Stocks, Sport Mod., Hobby Stock (Pepsi Trophy Night)
Aug 31 No race-Gold Cup Setup
Sept 5 Gold Cup Civil War, Hunt Magneto Series
Sept 6 Gold Cup USAC/CRA, 360 Winged Sprints
Sept 7 Gold Cup WoO 410 Winged Sprints, Dwarf Cars
Sept 8 Gold Cup WoO 410 Winged Sprints, Dwarf Cars
Sept 28 Fall Nationals 360/Northwest Ford Focus
Sept 29 Fall Nationals 360/Northwest Ford Focus
Nov 17 Awards Banquet
Points kept from April 14 thru August for divisions with more than 6 races. Subject to Change

 

(FIVE FIRST-TIME NOMINEES AUTO RACING PROMOTER OF THE YEAR)

(Merrill, WI--January 2, 2018) Five of six promoters nominated for Racing Promotion Monthly's Auto Racing Promoter of the Year (ARPY) are first-time nominees. The nominees’ selected by readers of the "Idea Newsletter For Auto Racing Promoters," include five that promote dirt tracks, and one that promotes a paved track. One is affiliated with NASCAR, one with IMCA, one with DIRTcar, and three that operate independently while sanctioning special events with multiple series.

The nominees are: In Region One, Eastern Region: Lyle Devore, Albany-Saratoga (NY) Speedway; Region Two, Southeastern Region: Paul Purvis, Swainsboro (GA) Raceway; Region Three, Central Region: Ron Flinn, Crystal (MI) Motor Speedway; Region Four, Northern Region: Gregg McKarns, Madison International (WI) Speedway; Region Five, Great Plains Region: John McCoy, Knoxville (IA) Raceway; Region Six, Southwest and Western Region: Steve Beitler, Skagit (WA) Speedway, and Grays Harbor (WA) Raceway. Devore, Purvis, Flinn, McKarns, and McCoy received first-time nominations, and Beitler his fourth nomination.

Dan Robinson, Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway received the award last year. Previous winners are: Hugh Deery, 1976/1984; J.C. Agajanian, 1977; D. Anthony Venditti, 1978; Jack Gunn, 1979; George Eisenhart, 1980; Dick O'Brien, 1981; Howard Tiedt, 1982; Don Martin, 1983; Glenn Donnelly, 1985; Cary Agajanian, 1986; Bud Lunsford, 1987; Bob Daniels, 1988; Howard Commander, 1989; Ray Wilkings, 1990; Paul Kuhl, 1991; Robert Lawton; 1992; Earl Baltes, 1993; Jody Deery, 1994; Andy Vertrees, 1995; Charles Powell, 1996; C-Ray Hall, 1997; Larry Kemp, 1998; Charles Cathell, 1999; Charles Deery, 2000; Ralph Capitani, 2001; Lanny Edwards, 2002; Bob & Nadine Strauss, 2003; Tom Curley, 2004, Steve York, 2005; John Padjen, 2006; Lynn Phillips, 2007; Joe & Walt Doellefeld, 2008; the Nuckles family, 2009; the Queensland family, Deer Creek (MN) Speedway, 2010; and Robert Sargent, Track Enterprises, Macon (IL), Paducah (KY) Speedways, 2011; Ron Drager and Scott Schultz, Flat Rock (MI) and Toledo (OH) Speedways, 2012; Roger Hadan, Eagle (NE) Raceway, 2013, Gary & Donna Howe, Kalamazoo Speedway, 2014, and Gray Garrison and the Hawkins Family, 2015.

The Auto Racing Promoter of the Year is short track racing’s most prestigious award. It is awarded each year after voting by promoters. The award was originated in 1976 by the editor of Racing Promotion Monthly. Voting is conducted in two phases: a preliminary ballot in the newsletter nominates candidates in six regions. The six candidates become Regional Promoters of the Year and then appear on a second ballot for final voting. It is the only national award recognizing promotional excellence selected by peers. The award is for the 28th year sponsored by Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The Auto Racing Promoter of the Year ballot will soon reach readers of Racing Promotion Monthly via the U.S. Postal Service. The Forty-second Auto Racing Promoter of the Year will be revealed during the 45th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshop at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, Daytona Beach, FL, February 12, 2018.

Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, and the Workshops, are produced with the year-round support of K&K Insurance Group, Inc., Hoosier Racing Tire. The RPM Promoters Workshops are produced with additional support from: INEX, Chevrolet Performance, Moffett Productions, Raceceiver, Lucas Oil, Simes Graphic Designs, Sunoco Race Fuels, Firethorn Marketing, and IMCA. The Speedweek Workshop is the 117th produced by Racing Promotion Monthly since 1974. More than 900 track operators, their employees, and industry leaders attended last year’s Workshops. More information is available from RacingPromotionMonthly.Com or by phone at 715-536-1067.

 

 

20 TIME WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR CHAMPION STEVE KINSER TO BE A PART OF PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2018 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA January 2, 2017 . . . When legendary Sprint car racer Steve Kinser announced his retirement last season after racing in an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event at Lebanon Valley, New York Speedway it caught most by surprise. Kinser, winner of 876 Sprint car feature races during this career, will be talking about his retirement and more when he appears at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Racecar and Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco and Distributed by Insinger Performance at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA on Saturday, January 20. The popular show runs January 19 through 21st.

The 20-time World of Outlaws champion will do a one hour one-on-one interview, take questions from the audience and sign autographs at the stage area starting at 3 p.m.

Kinser, 63 years old, will talk about life on the road, his big wins, the hardest challenges and his 577 WoO victories earned during his five decades of racing.

The most successful Sprint car driver in the history of the sport earned victories in the Knoxville Nationals (twelve times) and had seven Kings Royal victories.

In addition to success in Sprint cars he also was a winner at Talladega Superspeedway in a 1994 International Race of Champions along with finishing 40th in the 1995 Daytona 500 and 14th in the 1997 Indianapolis 500.

Much like Richard Petty has been named the “King” in NASCAR, Kinser has been labeled the “King” in Sprint cars.

Kinser will be joining three time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart at the Motorsports show along with former NASCAR Cup crew chief and FOX TV personality Larry MacReynolds, World of Outlaw standout David Gravel and a number of local and regional racing talents.

The three day show offering just about everything imaginable in motorsports is set for January 19-21 and will offer more than 250 racing vehicles and displays filling the 250,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

The 33rd annual show opens on Friday, January 19th at 2 p.m. and closes at 9. Doors open on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. The box office and D-Hall exhibit area opens one hour earlier each day.

Check out www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618 for further information

 

 

 

Recapping the 2017 Season at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (January 1, 2018) - Opened up with a triple header of Supermodified, Race of Champions Modified and Small Block Supermodified action back on May 13, Oswego Speedway’s 2017 campaign did not disappoint as fans were treated to fantastic racing each and every Saturday night.

All in all, there was a brand new champion plus six new feature winners throughout the course of the season including a brand new Budweiser International Classic champion.

The season began with sheer redemption for Ohio native Dave Shullick Jr, who announced prior to the new year that he would embark on a full-time campaign for the 2017 track championship with car owner John Nicotra after coming within just laps of his first Bud Classic 200 win in 2016. Shullick drove to a dominating victory on Opening Night to start the season at the top of the points race.

Also a part of the season opener, the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour joined the speedway’s two championship divisions for 75-laps of action and it was not Matt Hirschman or Chuck Hossfeld going to victory lane, but first time winner Bryan Sherwood who kept Andy Jankowiak and Patrick Emerling at bay to do so.

Andrew Schartner also started his year with a win, but the former track champion was by no means a first-time feature winner when he grabbed his 13th career victory driving his father Karl’s Schartner Racing Chassis to victory lane in its maiden voyage.

Perhaps one of the more remarkable events of the season took place one week later in the form of the ‘Super Spectacle’ featuring both the winged and non-wing Supermodifieds alongside the Small Block Supers for the Jack Murphy Memorial ‘King of Wings’ plus the Jim Shampine Memorial 75 and Tony White Memorial 35.

Feature action was started off by none other than the speedway’s all-time winged Supermodified wins leader Chris Perley putting on a dominating drive to victory, this time in a Hawk Chassis fielded by longtime car owner Vic Miller. It was the ‘Rowley Rocket’s’ ninth career Oswego win.

All-time series wins leader Mike Bond held off a hard charging Cameron Rowe for the Pathfinder Bank SBS feature win on May 27 before the night was capped off by longtime Novelis Supermodified campaigner Keith Shampine taking advantage of misfortune for early race leader Shullick to not only win the race named after his uncle, but to also get the first Oswego win for himself, car owner Chris Osetek, and the team’s homebuilt Osetek Racing Chassis making for a historic night at the ‘Steel Palace’ as a Shampine returned to victory for the first time since 1982.

The month of June started with a bang in the case of the popular Twin 35’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds held on June 11th. Although a nasty crash at the start of the first twin sidelined many pre-race favorites early on, the twins were put on hold to allow drivers and teams to fix their race cars. When this happened, fourth year driver Jesse Bearup drove to victory for the first feature win of his career in the Pathfinder Bank SBS division. Shampine and Shullick were back in victory lane when the Supermodifieds returned trackside, splitting the Twin 35’s for what would turn out to be the second win of the season as well as the second career non-wing victory for both drivers.

Off for the remainder of June, the track went quiet until the return of the Independence Weekend Grand Prix special on July 1 which, as always, featured fireworks both on and off the race track.

Veteran Small Block Super driver Greg O’Connor held off speedway public relations director Camden Proud as the two drivers each battled for their first career victories with O’Connor coming out victorious. Shullick continued his domination into the second month of the season, dismantling the competition in the 75-lap Grand Prix event to increase his points lead in the championship standings over teammate and chief mechanic Otto Sitterly, who remained winless all season long.

July was certainly a grueling summer stretch with four straight shows that included the return of the Race of Champions Series on July 8 and this time it was none other than ‘Big Money’ Matt Hirschman returning to victory lane at Oswego before a strong crowd. Small Block veteran Jack Patrick grabbed his first win of the season and the 7th of his impressive career on that same evening, while it was second generation driver Michael Muldoon holding off yet another top five push from Joe Gosek to capture his third feature win in the division. The speedway’s $1,000 to win Demolition Derby served as the night cap, with over a dozen cars bringing the crowd to its feet in the front grandstands.

There were no surprise winners in the Summer Championship on July 15 with Shullick driving to victory number four on the year in a 1-2 finish over Sitterly while Bond added to his career win total picking up another checkered flag ahead of a hard charging Schartner in the SBS ranks.

Always sure to provide some of the best action of the year, the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified feature event saw a driver who had otherwise battled bad luck for much of the year grab the big payday. No one had anything for 2016 championship runner-up Dave Gruel in the 50-lapper as he ran away with 10 G’s over Brandon Bellinger and Michael Muldoon while Shullick, Sitterly and Barnes were never able to crack the top five following an intense battle throughout the duration of the event. Bearup, who joined Schartner as the second driver of the season to win in a homebuilt chassis back on June 11, returned to victory in the $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS event for an exciting second career win.

With July in the books, the championship came down to the three week stretch in August which as drivers and teams know can make or break you no matter how much momentum you carry into the final month of the season. At that point in time, Shullick lead the Supermodified standings, never trailing all season long thus far and managing around a sixty point lead over Sitterly and at some times as much of an eighty point lead over third place contender Shampine.

On the Small Block Super side, despite going winless all season, defending track champion Dave Cliff Jr. quietly snuck into the top five nearly every single week in the potent Barbeau Racing No. 50 to lead the points for practically the entire year as well, establishing himself as the clear-cut favorite for the SBS championship while hopefuls Schartner, Proud and Dalton Doyle did everything they could to keep pace heading into the final month of the year.

Although no one was stopping Shullick or Cliff in the race for the Supermodified track championship, ‘Retro Night’ action on August 6 would prove to be very special as fan favorite Gosek was able to drive to a fitting victory in the evening’s 45-lap main event over defending Budweiser International Classic 200 champion Jeff Abold. The crowd roared when Gosek’s No. 00 crossed the start finish line for career win 44 with three more of the most high-profile names in Supermodified racing not far behind the top two in Shampine, Sitterly and Shullick making for a finish and season for the ages which saw both a ‘Shampine’ and Gosek reaching victory lane. After a nasty crash and blown engine made for an early season horror story for Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series president Mike Bruce, the veteran drive of the Bruce Racing No. 22 Small Block Super lead green to checkered for his fifth career win in advance of Gosek’s triumph.

With two leeks left in the regular season, the Pathfinder Bank SBS Twin 20’s on August 12 again proved vital in the outcome of the championship with 2012 track champ Kreig Heroth driving to his first win since 2014 in the first twin while Bond ran away with his third win of the year in the second one. Yet another historic name in Oswego history drove to a popular win one week after Gosek did so, as this time it was third generation wheelman Bellinger holding off Nicotra Racing teammates Shullick and Sitterly for victory in the iconic yellow No. 02 made famous by his father Eddie. Fittingly, Gosek and Shampine completed the top five.

Although it will always be difficult to top Michael Barnes’ drive from last to the win along with the track championship all at once back in August of 2016, $5 admission Track Championship Night on August 19 did not disappoint this past season. Cliff put the exclamation point on his banner year with a win after an exciting battle with Proud in SBS action to win the race and his third championship while it was Abold’s turn for victory to finish off the points race as defending champ Barnes got his best finish of the year in 2nd. Despite a fourth place finish with Sitterly ahead of him and Shampine not far behind, Shullick’s remarkable first full-time season at Oswego was too much for anyone else to contest with, sealing a seventh track championship for car owner John Nicotra.

With the 67th season otherwise complete approaching Labor Day Weekend, fans know what that means; it was time for the 61st annual Budweiser International Classic Weekend which started off with a regular exciting Central NY Chevy Dealers Classic Qualifying Night on Friday, September 1. Shampine continued his tremendous season by winning the pole award for the Bud Classic 200 at a lap of 16.104 seconds, showing just how fast the Osetek racing No. 55 machine really is as Keith bested 32 of the best Supermodifieds in the world for the rights to the pole award. A Shampine had not lead the field to green in the Classic since the ‘8-ball’ was on the pole for the 1979 running at a lap of 17.914 seconds.

Always a threat anytime he returns to the track, the first champion of the SBS division Russ Brown was back in action for Classic Weekend, grabbing quick time for the Small Block Supers for the second year in a row at a blistering lap of 18.535 seconds with the Ray Hedger built No. 13. This was Brown’s fourth Classic quick-time in a row.

Both pole award winners struggled in their respective races however, with Brown out by lap 1 after a hard crash into the turn four inside wall while Shampine was forced pitside with a fuel leak. Although the Small Block Super portion of Classic Sunday was completely dominated by Bond, who notched career win 41 in the Bud Light Classic 75, the International Classic for the Supermodifieds was very different with the lead changing hands several times in the early going. Despite mid-race promise for Sitterly, Tim Snyder and Tim Devendorf in the top five, hard crashes for all three of these drivers plus a late spin by Muldoon allowed Shullick, Barnes, Bellinger, Chris Perley and Gosek to capitalize on the top spots. To one’s surprise, Shullick ended his season where he started it; on top after losing the race one year earlier due to fuel problems.

Saturday of Classic Weekend saw another new winner at Oswego in rising NASCAR Xfinity Series star Ryan Preece dominating the return of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Toyota Mod Classic 150 while nobody had anything for Mike Lichty in the popular Bud Light ISMA Supernationals 60 for the Winged Supermodifieds.

On track action at Oswego concluded with NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week 46 from October 5-9 with the speedway’s championship awards banquet being held on November 4 at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center and marking the induction of new hall of famers Russ Wood, Jan Leaty, Bill Abold, Don Forbes and Jerry Kritzman.

The full 2018 schedule for Oswego Speedway, set to open with the first ever running of the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s on Saturday, May 26, has been posted online at OswegoSpeedway.com. Season ticket information, pricing, and time schedules will be added in the coming days. All kids 16 and under will remain FREE with a paid adult in the new year.

For those interested in purchasing season tickets, winter office hours at Oswego Speedway are 11am-4pm on Saturdays, with special week hours posted frequently on the speedway’s social media outlets. You can also phone a representative at the box office by dialing (315)-342-0646.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

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.

 

 

TED CHRISTOPHER TRIBUTE PLANNED FOR ALLENTOWN, SPECIAL TC CUP TO BE PRESENTED TO INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES CHAMPIONS

ALLENTOWN, PA January 1, 2018 . . . Drivers entered in this weekend’s Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP 2018 opener at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. will have extra incentives to succeed.

Drivers in three divisions who will be running over two days in the Ironton Telephone/ Avaya sponsored events, Friday and Saturday January 5 and 6, will be racing not only for purse money offered but also special bonus incentives and season ending series awards.

The racing world lost a true champion in September 2017 when Ted Christopher of Plainville, Conn. was killed in a plane crash enroute to a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event. Christopher, the first and second Indoor Series champion in 2010 and 2011, will now be remembered each year with the awarding of the TC Cup to that year’s TQ Midget Indoor Series champion.

A special glass “TC Cup" mounted on a wooden base has been designed. The first of these TC Cups will be presented to 2017 champion Ryan Flores. The 2018 TC Cup will go to the high point driver after the two events in Allentown, the NAPA Know How Weekend inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall (January 26 and 27) and the series finale at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY on February 9 and 10 have been completed.

Over 50 TQ Midget teams are entered for the two nights of Allentown competition. Flores, of Mooresville, N.C., who swept both races in Allentown last year on the way to the championship is among the favorites.

The TQ Midgets headline the card both nights with racing starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Prior to the start of the event a special memorial tribute to TC, a winner of eight Indoor Series events, will be conducted involving all of the competitors. Saturday’s program begins with a Fan Fest on the speedway to fans who have selected the free ticket option to attend this restricted event.

When racing begins there will be plenty of incentives on the line right from the start.

Doggy Style Hot Dogs, a new eatery in the Allentown area, will give the TQ driver with the best overall combined finish of both days $500.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear of nearby Boyertown, Pa., has posted $250 to the driver who leads the TQ Midget feature event each night at half-way.

E. Schneider & Sons, Inc. of Allentown will present $150 to Friday and Saturday night’s TQ Midget Hard Charger.

Dr. William Lowe, a long-time supporter of TQ Midget racing has posted several bonuses. Friday’s TQ Midget fast qualifier will get $200. Each Friday night TQ Midget heat race winner will collect $100 from Dr. Lowe. He will also give Friday’s TQ Midget driver that is the highest point earner $100.

Saturday heat winners will get $50 each thanks to sponsorship by Leindecker Racing Engines of Center Valley, Pa.

On Friday, the Champ Karts invade for a complete show.  Well over 30 entries have been filed for events sponsored by Hoosier Tire. The Champ Kart Hard Charger will get $150 from E. Schneider & Sons, Inc. Four Hoosier tires will also be given away.

On Saturday, the Slingshot division backed by the Action Track USA at the Kutztown Fairgrounds, will join the TQ Midgets. A full field of over 30 entrants is poised for action.  The Slingshot Hard Charger will get $150 thanks to E. Schneider & Sons, Inc.

For choice tickets, contact the PPL Center Box Office by phone at 610-347-TIXX (8499), online at pplcenter.com. Those wishing to avoid online fees may purchase directly at the Box Office, but are encouraged to do so in advance to avoid possible box office lines the day of the event.

Information including ticket and hotel links is available at indoorautoracing.com.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Adds ‘Family Night’ to 68th Season Schedule

OSWEGO, NY (December 29, 2017) - For the first time, Oswego Speedway is excited to announce the addition of a ‘Family Night’ program to the track’s schedule for the 68th season of racing at the ‘Steel Palace.’

Set to take place on Saturday, August 11, the speedway will reserve this ‘Road to the Championship’ program as an action-packed evening full of family friendly events for all ages in an effort to help fans interact with drivers and teams while introducing the Supermodifieds to new generations of young race fans.

On top of nearly 150-laps of racing between feature and preliminary action for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS, two off-track bonus events in the pre-race driver autograph session and post-race fireworks will highlight the activities planned for the fans that evening.

“At Oswego Speedway, we want to make a valiant effort in creating an environment that involves kids and their families as much as possible with the idea in mind of creating new generations of Supermodified fans for many years to come,” said public relations director Camden Proud. “This packed program is a great way to keep driving that idea home in a special event that offers a little something for everyone.”

In conjunction with autographs and fireworks, which will eventually mark the third show featuring one or both of these two bonus features on the 2018 calendar, several more activities for kids in particular are set to be added as part of Family Night.

During the autograph session prior to the first heat race of the night, the grassy area in turns three and four will be transformed into a playground area which will see bounce houses and blow ups for all children in attendance to enjoy. Before and during the races, food specials will be offered, plus face painting, balloon animals, and more.

Similar to years past, all patrons on the track or in the infield without a pit pass prior to the start of racing will be asked to promptly evacuate the area to allow drivers to return to their pit stalls and get in position for racing.

As is the case for all regular events on Oswego Speedway’s 2018 schedule, kids 16 and under will remain FREE with a paid adult for the August 11 program. Adult general admission and reserved seat packages will be announced after the 1st of the year as well as season ticket options for the full ten race ‘Road to the Championship’ along with the 62nd running of Budweiser International Classic Weekend.

For more information and to view Oswego Speedway’s 2018 schedule in full, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

2008 WINNER DAMION GARDNER HEADED TO CHILI BOWL MIDGET NATIONALS!

(Concord, CA, December 30, 2017) Concord, California racing star Damion Gardner is headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma to contest one of midget racing’s crown jewels, the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, in the second week of January. The 2008 winner of the prestigious event and six-time USAC/CRA Sprint Car Champion will be teaming up with Terry Klatt, Bob East and longtime open wheel car owner Doug Schloss in the prestigious event.

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Schloss, whose name is familiar to race fans from his son Tighe’s days driving quarter midgets through sprint cars in the famous “Family Flaming #8,” is the newcomer to the Gardner/Klatt/East trio on the #71 that is being raced in honor of Jason Leffler at the 32nd annual race inside the River City Expo Center in Tulsa. Schloss was no stranger to Leffler as he worked for Kyle Busch when Leffler was driving one of his trucks in NASCAR.

“I am excited to have Doug Schloss as part of our Chili Bowl team,” Gardner said. “He will be a big addition to our effort and he is excited to join in as well. I have been talking to Doug since the last Chili Bowl and we plan on making a concerted effort to bring home the 2018 Golden Driller trophy. It is a lot of work, but we have a great team and I feel we have a great chance of getting it done. With Doug joining Terry, Bob and myself, it makes our effort even stronger.”

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In addition to Schloss, the team also welcomes Eric Carman and Carman Trucking onto the team.

“Eric is a big fan of the Chili Bowl and he brings his dad, boys and family every year,” Gardner said. “I hung out with Eric at the Chili Bowl last year and he is excited about the new relationship and so are we. We are planning on some big things happening in Tulsa this year.”

The largest midget race in the world, the Chili Bowl attracts more than 300 cars annually with drivers from NASCAR, Indy Cars, World of Outlaws, NHRA, USAC and more. 2018 will be Gardner’s 16th appearance at the famous race. Of the first 15 attempts, amazingly Gardner has qualified for the Saturday A Main nine times including the last five years in a row. His best finish was the win in 2008. His other podium finish came in 2015 when he finished third. Last January he took 10th in the A Main.

The race will be spread over five nights commencing on Tuesday, January 9th, and will culminate with the finals on Saturday, January 13th. Gardner will be on the track for one of the preliminary night and the Saturday finals. The race will be televised nationally on MAVTV.

To show how serious the team is in its effort for 2018, Gardner is currently shaking down the car at Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, North Carolina. After the team feels the car is dialed in and set for battle, it will journey west to Tulsa for the big week of racing.

Heading into the 2018 Chili Bowl, Gardner, who is affectionately known to his legion of racing fans as “The Demon,” is coming off of his fifth straight USAC/CRA Sprint Car championship. Along the way he won five main events, was fast qualifier six times and won 11 heat races. In addition, he had 16 top 10 finishes, led 150 main event laps and won the “California Sprint Week” championship. He plans on carrying that 2017 prowess to Tulsa as he seeks his second “Golden Driller” A Main event trophy

The 2018 Chili Bowl effort in Tulsa is sponsored by Terry Klatt, Beast Racing, Doug Schloss-Dougie Fresh LLC, Carman Trucking, Schoenfeld Headers, Great Clips, Penske Shocks, Aurora, Hoosier Tires, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Willwood Brakes, Simpson Safety, Saldana Race Products, Mobil 1, Stanton, PJ1, Weld Wheels and Yak Graphics.

This release was produced by Scott Daloisio. mailto:sdaloisiosports@aol.com

 

 

Divisions and Laps Revealed for Oswego Speedway’s 2018 ‘Road to the Championship’

OSWEGO, NY (December 30, 2017) - With the New Year just a day away, Oswego Speedway officials are ready to reveal the divisions and race distances for the track’s 2018 schedule set to begin with the speedway’s 68th season opener on Saturday, May 26.

To start the season, for the first time since 1972, the speedway will hold Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50 events for the Novelis Supermodifieds alongside a 35-lap Tony White Memorial lid lifter for the Pathfinder Bank SBS division on Opening Day. These two races on Memorial Day Weekend will kick off the speedway’s 2018 ‘Road to the Championship’ points campaign on a rather exciting note.

Following one week off to start the month of June in observation of the International Supermodified Association show at Lancaster Speedway, the first month of the summer will be opened up by a regular Novelis Supermodified 50 and Pathfinder Bank SBS 30 event on June 9.

A week later on June 16, the speedway will return to action once again with twin features for the Novelis Supermodifieds, this time at a 35-lap distance alongside a regular Pathfinder Bank SBS 30-lap main. The first driver autograph session of the season is also planned as part of the Twin 35’s.

The track will go quiet once more on June 23 for high school graduation across the area, before entering the month of July with a bang on June 30, which this year will see the Independence Weekend ‘Grand Prix’ special added as another addition. An extra distance Novelis Supermodified 75 and Pathfinder Bank SBS 35 plus fireworks are all planned as part of the event.

Teams will then have a quick turn around for the busy month of July which will see three straight weeks of action leading up to one of the most highly anticipated events on the season’s schedule at the end of the month.

Two regular Novelis Supermodified 50 and Pathfinder Bank SBS 30 programs will be ran on July 7 and July 14, before the 32nd annual $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified and 27th annual $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS feature events go green on July 21.

Back by popular demand in 2018, the Mr. Supermodified main will return to a 75-lap distance for the first time since August of 2015. The SBS portion of the event will remain at 30 laps.

As done for the past several years, the final week in July will be another week off for fans and teams to either enjoy Harborfest festivities in the City of Oswego, or head west to the Sandusky Speedway ‘Hy-Miler’ before a busy month of August kicks off at the ‘Steel Palace.’

August will see three special events at Oswego Speedway, beginning with ‘Retro Night’ on the 4th which will also be the same day as the 13th annual ‘Old Timer’s Reunion’ to be held at Lighthouse Lanes adjacent to the track. A ‘retro’ 45-lap Novelis Supermodified main event will return as part of the program joining a Pathfinder Bank SBS 30.

August 11 will mark the first ever ‘Family Night’ at Oswego and perhaps one of the most jam-packed programs on the 2018 schedule seeing a Novelis Supermodified 50, Twin 20 events for the Pathfinder Bank SBS, plus driver autographs, bounce houses, giveaways, face painting, balloon animals and more for families before and during the race program.

Fun in the month of August will continue one week later on the 18th when the speedway’s regular season comes to a close with the return of $5 Admission ‘Teal Palace’ Track Championship night featuring championship 50 and 30-lap events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS.

The 62nd running of Budweiser International Classic Weekend at Oswego will commence from Friday, August 31 through Sunday, September 2 this season featuring the Budweiser International Classic 200 for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Bud Light Classic 75 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS on Sunday plus the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour ‘Classic’ 150 and the ISMA Supernationals 60 for the Winged Supermodifieds the day prior. Friday, August 31 will serve as Classic Qualifying Night for the Supermodifieds and SBS plus the ‘Party in the Pits’ featuring another live band performance on the stage in turn 1.

The first track time at Oswego Speedway in 2018 will be the annual Open Practice session to be held from 1-5pm on Saturday, May 19 before the official start to the season gets underway on Memorial Day Weekend just seven days later.

All kids 16 and under will be admitted FREE with a paid adult for all speedway events in 2018 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend. Weekly general admission and reserved seat pricing plus season ticket and camping packages for the regular season as well as special events will be revealed after the first of the year.

To purchase tickets, stop in the speedway box office during winters hours of 11am-4pm on Saturdays, call (315)-342-0646, or email jreebel@oswegospeedway.com.

For more information and to view Oswego Speedway’s 2018 schedule in full, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

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.

Oswego Speedway’s 2018 Championship Schedule - Divisions and Laps (Subject to Change):

5/26 - 68th Annual Opening Day (Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s, Pathfinder Bank SBS Tony White Memorial 35)

6/09 - Novelis Supermodified 50, Pathfinder Bank SBS 30

6/16 - Novelis Supermodified Twin 35’s, Pathfinder Bank SBS 30

6/30 - Independence Weekend ‘Grand Prix’ (Novelis Supermodified 75, Pathfinder Bank SBS 35)

7/07 - Novelis Supermodified 50, Pathfinder Bank SBS 30

7/14 - Novelis Supermodified 50, Pathfinder Bank SBS 30

7/21 - $10,000 to Win Mr. Novelis Supermodified 75, $1,500 to Win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS 30

8/04 - ‘Retro Night’ (Novelis Supermodified 45, Pathfinder Bank SBS 30)

8/11 - ‘Family Night’ (Novelis Supermodified 50, Pathfinder Bank SBS Twin 20’s)

8/18 - $5 Admission ‘Teal Palace’ Track Championship Night (Novelis Supermodified 50, Pathfinder Bank SBS 30)

 

 

NCRA Sprint Season Opener Now Paying $13,000 to Win!

Park City, Kansas – December 31, 2017 – Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products have officially announced the dates for the eighth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” for the series 360-ci sprint car division as well as an increase in championship Saturday night’s winners share.

Dates are Friday and Saturday night, March 30-31, 2018 and will once again be held at 81 Speedway in Park City. This years’ event will pay $13,000 to win on championship Saturday night.

After three unsuccessful attempts, last years running was washed out by Mother Nature.

Past winners of the “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” are: Danny Lasoski (2011, 2015); Jason Johnson (2012, 2013); Kevin Swindell (2014) and Dereck Hagar (2016).

This annual event will open the 29th consecutive season for the series sprint car division and more information will be released in the coming months.

To keep up-to-date on all things NCRA, check out their official website www.racencra.com and their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series. Any questions regarding this event or information concerning the series modified, crate late model and mod-lite divisions can be answered by calling (316) 755-1781.

 

 

Consignment and Booth Space for This Weekends Annual OKC Trade Show!

Geary, Oklahoma – December 31, 2017 – Consignment and trade show booth space is available for the 21st annual OKC Racers/High Performance Auction, Trade Show and Swap Meet, scheduled to take place this Friday and Saturday night, January 5 - 6, 2018, located at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds and inside the Oklahoma Expo Hall. Consignments are wanted and you must call early for pre-consignment lot numbers as this show will sell out early.

Also, trade show exhibit and swap meet space are available now for reservation and you will want to obtain your booth now before it is too late. Friday the 6th from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM are the setup times for consignments and vendors.

Everything including Sprint Cars*Drag Cars*Trailers*Engines*Tow Rigs*Go-Karts*New & Used Parts*Race Cars*Tools*Shop Equipment*, etc. will be represented to the public during this show, which will be held on Saturday the 7th from 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM.

Please note there will be NO Buyers PREMIUM AT ALL SALES EXCEPT CREDIT CARD SALES.

To find out more information on the 21st annual Oklahoma Racers/High Performance Trade Show, Swap Meet and Auction check out their website www.raceshow.net. There you will find all you need to know for this annual event, as well as other 4 Speed Promotions shows in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Wichita Falls, Texas.

To reserve your booth space, consignment lot numbers and “promoters row” call (940) 733-8937.

 

 

Live Pay-Per View Video From Sunday's Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout Finale Offered by RacinBoys Broadcasting Network

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Dec. 31, 2017) - The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout wraps up on Sunday inside the River Spirit Expo Center, where hundreds of drivers totaling more than 1,100 entries have competed the last three days in search of a Golden Driller.

A total of 34 B Mains and five Last Chance Qualifiers remain prior to the A Main in each of the eight classes at the marquee micro sprint event. Sunday's action begins at 9 a.m. (Central) with Opening Ceremonies for the LCQs and A Mains set for 2 p.m. (Central).

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will continue to offer live Pay-Per-View video featuring multiple cameras, replays and more throughout the remainder of the event. The price is only $24.99.

Scott Traylor anchors the coverage with Brian Ward and Kaleb Hart the featured announcers and Clinton Boyles providing expert commentary.

Oklahoma native Jason McDougal leads the way as he's locked into four A Mains, including the pole position in two classes. A total of 110 drivers have locked into at least one main event with 16 drivers locked into multiple A Mains.

NASCAR star Christopher Bell and Chris Andrews - both from Oklahoma - along with Missouri's Ayrton Gennetten are each locked into three main events.

Following the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout, RBN will provide live Pay-Per-View video from the RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire - Jan. 5-6 inside the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. - and from the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire - Jan. 9-13 inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire is $24.99 per day ($19.99 for RacinBoys premium members) and the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is only $124.99 ($114.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day.

To purchase any of the events, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Tulsa Shootout, RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl and Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

The Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group. Hyper Racing, Lucas Oil Products, Spire Sports + Entertainment, Schoenfeld Headers, Driven Performance, Rod End Supply, MyRacePass, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Lawton Speedway, RPM Speedway, Indiana Donor Network, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum are also partners for the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout broadcasts.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl is $24.99 per day ($19.99 for premium members).

Buy links are also available for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $124.99 ($114.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 13 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 33rd edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 28-31. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, stock non-wing, restricted 'A' class, JR sprint, ECOtec midgets and 1200cc winged mini sprints. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

RFC OUTLAW KART SUPERBOWL -

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire is a two-day dirt kart event Jan. 5-6 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. The event will pay $2,000 to win in the 500cc Outlaw class. For more information, visit http://www.OutlawSuperbowl.com .

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 9-13. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.kccars.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Watch for the new "Prime Time Live Coast-to-Coast" beginning in April 2018. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program 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.

 

 

Russell Motorsports Inc. releases 2018 schedule of events for the Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – December 30, 2017…Set to enter year three under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway has released its tentative schedule of events for the upcoming 53rd season of competition.

Since opening in 1965 the Placerville Speedway has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California. Well known for its steep banks, distinctive red clay, loyal fan base and extremely close action, the track is located just 40-minutes up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.

“We’re definitely looking forward to our third season in charge of Placerville Speedway,” commented track promoter Scott Russell. “Kami (Arnold) and I have certainly learned a lot during our first two seasons and will no doubt use that to our advantage as we enter year three. We believe the schedule came out great and the fans are really going to enjoy the year ahead. After a test and tune on March 17 it will be full speed ahead following that.”

The 2018 season fires-off with the national traveling World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series making their annual appearance on Wednesday March 21 for the Brad Sweet Placerville Short Track Showdown presented by NAPA Auto Parts. Also on hand that night will be the Light up the World USAC Western States Midgets.

A total of 16 Red Hawk Casino weekly point races will be held throughout the season, with points paying divisions comprised of Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models & Pure Stocks. Last season saw Steven Tiner, Matt Michelli and Jason Palmer bring home track championships in their respective classes. The weekly action will open on Saturday March 24 and conclude on Saturday September 15.

One of the most anticipated nights during the 2018 season will be on Saturday June 30 when the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards and King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series come together for the first ever “Salute to the Fans.” The best of the best in Winged 410 and 360 Sprint Car racing from around the Golden State will be on hand in one huge evening of competition.

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards will also kick-off their season at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday March 31, while the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series returns to the venue for the Summer Nationals on July 28.

Another can’t miss returning event will be the second annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout, set for this coming season on Friday and Saturday September 21 and 22. Winged 360 Sprint Cars and BCRA Midget Lites are geared up to be on hand each night at the lucrative event. More information about the weekend will be available as the year progresses. Last season’s edition of the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout received rave reviews and hopes are that it will continue to grow bigger and better in 2018.

Something new and sure to add excitement for the 2018 season will be themed night’s featuring special priced tickets during those events. They will include Student Night on March 24 featuring $5 tickets with student ID; First Responders Night on April 7 with $10 tickets for first responders; Law Enforcement/ Big Trophy Night with $10 tickets for law enforcement on May 5; Dads and Grads Night with $10 tickets for dads and graduates on June 2; Thompson’s Auto Fan Appreciation Night with $5 tickets for all on June 9; Mountain Democrat Kids Bike Night with those 11 and under free on July 14; Military Night with $10 tickets for military on August 4 and Ladies Night featuring $10 tickets for ladies on September 15.

Other special events that highlight the schedule include the 15th annual Tribute to Al Hinds on April 21, the Tilford Tribute on May 19, the Carnett Clash on June 23, the annual Freedom Fireworks showcase on Independence Day and the 13th annual Mark Forni Classic on August 18.

Season passes will be available starting January 1 by either calling the speedway office or downloading the form at www.placervillespeedway.com

Join over 9600 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2018 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The Placerville Speedway is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2018 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

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Placerville Speedway 2018 Schedule

March 17, 2018 - Test and Tune

March 21, 2018 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series - Brad Sweet Presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaws Showdown, USAC Western Midgets March 24, 2018 - Points Race #1: 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars | Student Night March 31, 2018 - Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards, Midget Lites | SCCT Opener

April 7, 2018 - Points Race #2: 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Sport Mods, Mini Trucks | First Responders Night April 21, 2018 - Points Race #3: 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites, Vintage Hardtops | 15th Annual Tribute to Al Hinds April 28, 2018 - Points Race #4: C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Dwarf Cars

May 5, 2018 - Points Race #5: 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites | Law Enforcement - Big Trophy Night May 12, 2018 - Mother’s Day Weekend (NO RACES) May 19, 2018 - Points Race #6: West Coast Sport Mods, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Vintage Hardtops | Tilford Tribute

June 2, 2018 - Points Race #7: 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites | Dads & Grads Night June 9, 2018 - Points Race #8: 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Dwarf Cars | Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night June 17, 2018 - El Dorado County Fair (NO RACES) June 23, 2018 - Points Race #9: 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks | The Carnett Clash June 30, 2018 - King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards | Salute to the Fans

July 4, 2018 - Points Race #10: 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks | Freedom Fireworks July 14, 2018 - Points Race #11: 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars | Mtn. Democrat Bike Night July 21, 2018 - Points Race #12: 360 Sprint Cars, C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks July 28, 2016 - King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series, Midget Lites, Vintage Hardtops | Summer Nationals

August 4, 2018 - Points Race #13: 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Wingless Spec Sprints, Midget lites | Military Night August 11, 2018 - Points Race #14: 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Wingless Spec Sprints August 18, 2018 - Points Race #15: 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars | 13th Annual Mark Forni Classic

September 15, 2018 - Points Race #16: 360 Sprints, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Dwarf Cars | Ladies Night September 21, 2018 – Nor-Cal Posse Shootout Winged 360 Sprint Cars, BCRA Midget Lites September 22, 2018 – Nor-Cal Posse Shootout Winged 360 Sprint Cars, BCRA Midget Lites September 29, 2018 - MLM Motorsports Tractor -Truck Pulls

November 17, 2018 - Night of Champions Awards Banquet

December 15, 2018 - Annual Racers Swap Meet

 

 

Up For the Challenge

By Jeff Pistola

Promising Sydney expat Kayla Green continues to gain experience during her current racing return Down Under. Now based in California, the teenager is undertaking a short racing tour in Australia, piloting the Green Brothers Racing #74 Maxim. The Valvoline Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix on Boxing Night was run under some inclement conditions with rain hitting the Sydney clayway just before Kayla was due to time trial so it was a tough gig for the remaining timing brackets. She started P11 in a heat and ran seventh, then started P10 in the 20-car C-main and grabbed a top-four spot to ensure a transfer to the B-main. From P20 in the B-main, Kayla worked up to 13th place before another dose of rain resulted in the race being called at that point. Difficult track conditions again presented a challenge in the next meeting and she just missed a heat transfer spot with a sixth place finish. Starting from P16 in the B-main, Kayla advanced up to sit just inside the top 10 before falling back at a restart and running around 15th. Despite a few tough challenges, Kayla has displayed great persistence and a willingness to master the difficult skill of driving a 410 sprintcar ... something foreign to her before the start of this tour. The next outing for Kayla will be on December 30 in the NSW title, before the 50-lap event on January 1. She will then return to SA for a meeting at Murray Bridge on January 6, before closing her tour with the prestigious Scott Darley Memorial on January 12-13. Green Brothers Racing would like to wish all sponsors, supporters and fans a happy and safe New Year and look forward to catching you all trackside. Supporting Green Brothers Racing 2017-18 campaign are: Natrad Radiators and Auto Air, SA Motorcycles, Active Vac, Vin’s Mini Buses, Steve Wicks Powder Coaters, Titan Garages And Sheds, Monster Slam, Go Left Designs, Florite Coatings, Freightmasters, Green Welding, Dennis and Dottie Farr, Murray Machining and Sheds, Vortex Wings, BJ Signs and GI Safety Solutions.

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Showcasing Live Pay-Per-View Video From Day 3 of Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Dec. 30, 2017) - Heat races are complete at the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout, which resumes action on Saturday morning for Day 3 of the four-day spectacle inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

More than 80 races encompassing C Mains, qualifiers and B Mains are slated for Saturday's action beginning at 9 a.m. (Central).

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will provide live Pay-Per-View video featuring multiple cameras, replays and more lap by lap until the event concludes on Sunday, when the winner in each class earns a coveted Golden Driller trophy.

Scott Traylor anchors the coverage of the event with Brian Ward and Kaleb Hart the featured announcers and Clinton Boyles providing expert commentary.

The price is only $24.99 per day.

Ninety heat races, four qualifiers and 12 B Mains were run on Friday as the event reached its midpoint.

A total of 123 drivers have at least one win during the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout with Chris Andrews, Cole Bodine, Jason McDougal and Chase Porter leading the way with three victories a piece.

Following the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout, RBN will provide live Pay-Per-View video from the RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire - Jan. 5-6 inside the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. - and from the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire - Jan. 9-13 inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire is $24.99 per day ($19.99 for RacinBoys premium members) and the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is only $124.99 ($114.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day.

To purchase any of the events, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Tulsa Shootout, RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl and Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

The Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group. Hyper Racing, Lucas Oil Products, Spire Sports + Entertainment, Schoenfeld Headers, Driven Performance, Rod End Supply, MyRacePass, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Lawton Speedway, RPM Speedway, Indiana Donor Network, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum are also partners for the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout broadcasts.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl is $24.99 per day ($19.99 for premium members).

Buy links are also available for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $124.99 ($114.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 13 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 33rd edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 28-31. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, stock non-wing, restricted 'A' class, JR sprint, ECOtec midgets and 1200cc winged mini sprints. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

RFC OUTLAW KART SUPERBOWL -

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire is a two-day dirt kart event Jan. 5-6 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. The event will pay $2,000 to win in the 500cc Outlaw class. For more information, visit http://www.OutlawSuperbowl.com .

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 9-13. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.kccars.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Watch for the new "Prime Time Live Coast-to-Coast" beginning in April 2018. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Baughman Scaling Back His Number of Races as He Forms Alliance With Reutzel

Inside Line Promotions - ODESSA, Texas (Dec. 29, 2017) - Josh Baughman is making a big change in 2018.

Baughman will compete in approximately two dozen sprint car races while shifting his focus to his family and business.

"My kids are growing and are at an age where I want to be able to attend their school and sporting events as well as spend more time at home as a family," he said. "Also, my business is taking off and it's important that I'm prioritizing that so for those two reasons I'm going to scale back the number of races I run."

While Baughman said he will compete in a mixture of 410ci and 360ci winged sprint car events when his schedule allows, he will still have a presence on a weekly basis. Baughman has teamed up with 2015 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion Aaron Reutzel to form Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports.

Reutzel will pilot the No. 87 in approximately 80-to-90 races, including tackling the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions tour and participating in select World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events.

"My dad (Mike) and I want to still be really involved in racing so we're excited to team up with Aaron, who will focus on 410 racing next season," Baughman said. "I have full confidence he will be able to compete for the All Stars championship and win some races."

Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports will combine marketing partners from both teams, including Fischer Body Shop, Beard Equipment, Precision Catalyst, Hollywood Blasting & Coating, Dissolvalloy, Nattress Construction, Triple X Race Co. and Momentum Racing Suspensions.

"We also want to announce Folkens Brothers Trucking will be a big part of our team so we're thrilled about that," Reutzel said. "I'm beyond excited for next season. Josh and Mike have become great friends of mine and I'm really looking forward to continuing our partnership."

More information about the team, its partners and the plan for 2018 will be released in the near future.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his apparel trailer throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hollywood Blasting & Coating

Hollywood Blasting & Coating, which is based in Midland, Texas, is renowned as the most affordable and reliable show in town for their industrial coatings, industrial painting and oilfield sandblasting. For more information, visit http://www.HollywoodCoating.com .

"I want to thank the employees at Hollywood Blasting & Coating for their support of our race team," Baughman said.

Baughman would also like to thank Fischer Body Shop, Beard Equipment, Precision Catalyst, B&H Industrial Supplies, Bombshell Designs, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, HMS Motorsports, Schroth Racing, Indy Race Parts, Schoenfeld Headers, Engler Machine & Tool, Bosch, Car & Fleet, Kistler Racing Engines and Moss Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

Thomas Jr. Tabbed as Heffner Racing Driver for Chili Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 29, 2017) – As 2017 come to a close, Kevin Thomas Jr. is just a mere ten days away from kicking off his 2018 season. Thomas will pilot the Heffner Racing Enterprises No. 27 at the 32nd Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

“I’m excited to be in a strong car this year,” explained Thomas. “Sean Michael and last year’s driver, Larry Wight, put this car in the A-main on Saturday night, and I’m looking to repeat that for them. I got the chance to work with Sean Strausbaugh at Knoxville, and we work really well together. I’ve known Sean Michael for several years, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to race for him. He’s a great guy.”

Sean Michael is tabbed as crew chief on the No.27, with help from Sean Strausbaugh turning the wrenches. This will be Heffner Racing’s fifth consecutive Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals entry.

“This is my 7th Chili Bowl appearance, and I’ve yet to make the feature on Saturday,” stated Thomas. “So many things have to fall your way, and then you have to be able to race too. It’s a tough week. I’ve come close a couple times, and I’m hoping with this combination of sponsors, crew, car, and driver, that’ll we’ll be able to get it done.”

Thomas brought S.P. Beagle Plumbing, located in California, on board as the primary sponsor for the Heffner Racing No.27. Unique Breedz also hails from California, and can usually be seen aboard the No.12 of former USAC National Sprint Car Champion, Robert Ballou. Jordan Angle, with Angle Buildings (Indiana), will also be riding along with the No.27. Angle is a long-time supporter of sprint car racing in the Midwest.

“S.P. Beagle has sponsored my sprint car a few times this year, during California Sprint Week, and the Oval Nationals,” explained Thomas. “My friend, and crew member, Brad Alexander, has a family relationship with the company, and they have been over the top great to my team. I’m really excited to represent Unique Breedz. We had the opportunity to meet them at Haubstadt earlier this year. They put up some extra money in the purse, and are just all around really good guys. Jordan Angle has always supported sprint cars where I do most of my racing, so I’m happy to have his company on board. Hopefully, we can get these guys some TV time on Saturday.”

Although qualifying nights have not officially been released, Thomas is a probable for Wednesday night’s festivities. The 32nd Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals can be viewed online throughout the week at RacinBoys.com, as well as Saturday on MAVTV.

Kevin Thomas Jr. would like to thank the following sponsors: S.P. Beagle Plumbing, Unique Breedz, and Jordan Angle with Angle Buildings.

Heffner Racing Enterprises would like to thank the following sponsors: Penske Racing Shocks, FK Rod Ends, Diversified Machine, BMRS, Wilwood Disc Brakes, HTMA, Weld Racing, High Performance Lubricants, TI 64, Blazers Body Shop, and Triple X.

Contact: Whitney Thomas Owner Dub Publications & Media (901) 237-5652 Whitney@DubPubMedia.com www.dubpubmedia.com

 

 

Round 2 of Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout Begins Friday Morning With Live Pay-Per-View Video on RacinBoys Broadcasting Network

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Dec. 29, 2017) - The first 41 heat races are in the books as the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout got off to a fast start on Thursday night inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

Day 2 of the marquee micro sprint event begins at 9 a.m. (Central) on Friday with 90 heat races, four qualifiers and two C Mains on tap.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will showcase live Pay-Per-View video featuring multiple cameras, replays and more of each lap throughout the day as well as the remainder of the four-day event.

All eight classes will hit the track at some point on Friday, setting the stage in the chase for the Golden Driller.

Scott Traylor anchors the coverage of the event with Brian Ward and Kaleb Hart the featured announcers and Clinton Boyles providing expert commentary.

The price is only $24.99 per day.

The Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout got off to a rousing start on Thursday as 17 of the 31 outlaw non-wing heat races were won from drivers starting in the second row or further. In fact, three drivers were victorious after starting in the third row, four in the fourth row and one - Johnny B. - in the fifth row.

Garth Kasiner powered from eighth to win a heat race to lead the way in the Restricted 'A' Class division.

Following the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout, RBN will provide live Pay-Per-View video from the RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire - Jan. 5-6 inside the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. - and from the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire - Jan. 9-13 inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire is $24.99 per day ($19.99 for RacinBoys premium members) and the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is only $124.99 ($114.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day.

To purchase any of the events, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Tulsa Shootout, RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl and Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

The Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group. Hyper Racing, Lucas Oil Products, Spire Sports + Entertainment, Schoenfeld Headers, Driven Performance, Rod End Supply, MyRacePass, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Lawton Speedway, RPM Speedway, Indiana Donor Network, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum are also partners for the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout broadcasts.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl is $24.99 per day ($19.99 for premium members).

Buy links are also available for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $124.99 ($114.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 13 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 33rd edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 28-31. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, stock non-wing, restricted 'A' class, JR sprint, ECOtec midgets and 1200cc winged mini sprints. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

RFC OUTLAW KART SUPERBOWL -

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire is a two-day dirt kart event Jan. 5-6 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. The event will pay $2,000 to win in the 500cc Outlaw class. For more information, visit http://www.OutlawSuperbowl.com .

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 9-13. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.kccars.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Watch for the new "Prime Time Live Coast-to-Coast" beginning in April 2018. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 


 

Dooling Hayward Motorsports/ RCR Announces Over Kill Motorsports as

New 2018 Chili Bowl Sponsor for Tanner Thorson

Morrison, IL (Dec. 29, 2017) – Dooling Hayward Motorsports/RCR is excited to partner with Over Kill Motorsports for the 2018 32nd Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.

Through humble beginnings for father and son team Mich and Mitchell Clary whom started their business out of their back yard, have become one of the most successful grass roots, motorcoach, trailer and golf cart dealers located in Jacksonville Beach, FL.

Through hard work and dedication coupled with quality products and commitment to excellent customer service Over Kill Motorsports has earned a spot as one of the most trusted dealers in the United States with customers extending abroad.

Tanner Thorson, the 21-year-old Minden, Nevada native has proved he is more than ready to continue to advance through the ranks in 2018. As a 2016 USAC National Midget Champion with 61 starts under his belt in 2017 he’s ready for his first start of the 2018 season at the Chili Bowl Nationals.

“A company like Over Kill Motorsports is a perfect addition to the No. 63 team,” Tanner stated. “I have confidence we can help gain awareness for their company, and I am proud to welcome them as a partner to our Motorsports team. With my Chief Mechanic, Rusty Kunz’s hard work as well as all the effort from my team at Dooling Hayward Motorsports/RCR along with all of our sponsors makes this a very unique opportunity. It has me determined and really looking forward to a successful start to our season,” Thorson concluded.

 

PINE BROOK SPEEDWAY REUNION TO HIGHLIGHT PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2018

PRESENTED BY SUNOCO AND FUELED BY INSINGER PERFORMANCE

Oaks, PA December 29, 2017 . . . Pine Brook Speedway, the purpose-built race track in northern New Jersey where drivers ranging from World Champion Mario Andretti and NASCAR Hall of Fame member Ray Evernham to current stars “Liquid Lou” Cicconi and “Jersey Jet” Joey Payne cut their racing teeth, will be the focus of this year’s speedway reunion during the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Racecar and Trade Show Presented by Sunoco and Fueled by Insinger Performance at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA January 19-20-21.

Each year a different regional track from racing’s past is highlighted at the show, and this year a special display dedicated to Pine Brook will be erected in Hall D of the spacious Expo Center, which will offer more than a quarter million square feet – some six acres – of racing related exhibits over the three day period.

Activities at the Pine Brook display will include interviews and autograph sessions with drivers who raced at the tight and highly-competitive speedway, and attractions will include a lineup of race cars representing the evolution of the machinery through the three decades that the track was in operation.

A special added attraction will be a live taped for television production on Friday evening, January 19, where in a one-hour late-night talk-show format personalities from the track’s history will tell their stories. Among those scheduled to appear on the stage in Hall E are Bob Dini, winner of the very first race at Pine Brook in 1962, brothers Drew and Noki Fornoro, prolific winners at the track through the years, Jack Duffy, who raced at Pine Brook in each of the track’s 28 seasons, Lenny Boyd, a championship driver in TQs, Midgets, and Modifieds, and Johnny Coy, Jr., who raced at Pine Brook against both his father and his brothers.

Music and additional entertainment will be part of the show.

Pine Brook Speedway, originally named Pine Brook Stadium, opened in Montville Township, New Jersey, in 1962, having been built specifically for the open-cockpit TQ Midgets of the American TQ Midget Racing Association. The TQs raced weekly at Pine Brook through the track’s closure at the end of the 1989 racing season, and Micro-Stocks were added to the weekly program in the early 80s.

Pine Brook Speedway, which sat on leased land, closed when the property was earmarked for retail development. A Home Depot occupies the site today.

In addition to the drivers already mentioned, a virtual Who’s Who of racing in the northeast raced at Pine Brook, including early Modified stars Jim Hendrickson and Al DeAngelo, “The Old Master” Frankie Schneider, and Syracuse winner Gary Balough. Pine Brook racers who made it to Indianapolis include Andretti of course, but also Wally Dallenbach, Al Loquasto, Jerry Karl, and others.

But Pine Brook grew its own stars, too. Drivers such as TQ champions Doug Craig, Tony Romit, Larry Michaels, and Jack Bertling became household names in racing on the strength of their Pine Brook successes. Still others, including the innovative Jerry Wall and the outgoing Bob Cicconi, made their mark at Pine Brook before gaining the attention of race fans nationally.

Additional information concerning The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Racecar and Trade Show, Presented by Sunoco and Fueled by Insinger Performance at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, can be found at http://www.motorsportstradeshow.com.

 

 

POWRi Lucas Oil Pavement Midget Series Set to Debut in 2018


Belleville, IL - POWRi and Grundy County Speedway officials have entered into a multi-year agreement to sanction pavement midget racing at the Morris, Illinois Grundy County Speedway under the POWRi Pavement Midget Series banner.

"I have been working on putting this together for the last couple of years with Bob Guess," said Neil Gacke, POWRi Pavement Series Director. "This is a great opportunity because we are going to start out strong right out of the box, implementing ideas to maintain parity and costs."

The series will start with a 10-event schedule with races being held on either a Friday or Saturday. A complete schedule will be released at a later date. The purse will feature a progressive payout, ranging from $700 to $1500 to win in the initial phases of the series, with payouts increasing as the series grows.

"This will give pavement midget racing a much needed shot in the arm," commented Jason McCord, POWRi Director of Competition. "There are several competitors with cars just sitting around. With the open engine rule, teams can't afford not to show up."
The official rules for the series will be released by February, however POWRi and Grundy County Speedway officials wanted to debut this news as soon as possible to help teams, drivers, and fans start preparing for 2018. Open practice at the Speedway is slated for April 2018.

"With the structure POWRi has suggested, we are confident that the track will operate in the black," said Bob Guess, Grundy County Speedway Treasurer. "We already have several sponsors that have come aboard to keep pavement midget racing alive."
The rules that are readily available include:

-All engines must be normally aspirated, internal combustion, four cycle reciprocating piston-type, incorporating a maximum of six cylinders. Only one spark plug per cylinder will be allowed. This is an open engine rule.

-POWRi is a Hoosier Tire League and entrants will be required to run Hoosier Tires. POWRi is working with Hoosier on an economical tire that will survive multiple heat cycles.

-The series will be a setup as a "come one, come all" organization in order to bolster car counts in the initial phase.

-There will be a year-end point fund and a POWRi membership is required to compete for points and the championship point fund.

"After meeting with POWRi, we feel very confident that if anyone can get this off the ground and up and running, that it is POWRi," said Scott Carter, Grundy County Speedway Board General Manager. "They have some really good ideas on how to make this work and bring back fans and teams who enjoy pavement midget racing."

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow "POWRi_Racing" on Twitter.

 

 

Pricing Announced for 62nd Budweiser International Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (December 28, 2017) - Twenty Saturdays away from the 68th consecutive season of racing at Oswego Speedway, track officials have announced the schedule and pricing for the 62nd running of Budweiser International Classic Weekend to be held Friday, August 31 through Sunday, September 2.

For the third year in a row, $5 admission ‘Pole Day’ qualifying for the Budweiser International Classic 200 for Supermodifieds as well as time trials and semi-finals races for the Bud Light SBS Classic 75 will kickstart on-track activity on Friday, August 31 ahead of the ‘Party in the Pits’ later that evening to feature fireworks, live music, plus the top 6 redraw for the Small Block Supers. The popular Party in the Pits will remain FREE to all patrons in 2018 while Saturday and Sunday ticket holders for International Classic Weekend will also be admitted free to view time trials and the 10-lap qualifying races.

Another tradition that will see its third year in the running come this September is that of the return of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour for the Toyota Mod ‘Classic’ 150 to be contested on Saturday, September 1 alongside the fan favorite Bud Light ISMA Supernationals 60 for the Winged Supermodifieds. Fans can catch this action-packed, can’t miss combination event for as little as $45 seating in general admission areas with reserved seating available for $50.

On Sunday, September 2, Oswego’s 68th season will come to a close with the 62nd running of the $15,000 to win Budweiser International Classic 200 for the Novelis Supermodifieds plus the Bud Light SBS Classic 75 as well as round 2 of time trials and semi-final events for the Supers to be held in advance of the Small Block main event. Ticket prices for the richest and most prestigious Supermodified race in the world will remain at a reasonable $55 for general admission seating or $60 for reserved seats.

Although remaining free with a paid adult for all regular speedway events in 2018, ticket prices for kids 16 and under will change come Labor Day Weekend. All weekend long, Kids 5 and Under will be admitted FREE with the price for Kids 6 to 16 being raised to the $5 GA amount on Friday, $20 on Saturday and $15 on Sunday.

The popular ticket combo options will return for the 62nd edition of Classic Weekend as well. Three day general admission seating is priced at $90 for general admission or $95 for reserved seats, while a three-day pit pass will be set at $125 with the Saturday and Sunday ONLY pit pass option also returning at the price of $100.

As done for the past several years, the first track time of the week will take place on Monday, August 27 and continue through Thursday, August 30 when Supermodified, ISMA and SBS teams will have the opportunity to take to the track for testing with sessions being held each day.

Off-track action includes the popular ‘Racing Rolling’ Classic Bowling to take place at Lighthouse Lanes adjacent to the speedway as well as the 12th annual Oswego Kartway Classic at the dirt ‘bullring’ located behind the back grandstands.

The long lasting tradition of move-in day for campers one week before the International Classic gets the green flag will continue this season with speedway grounds opening for motorhomes and campers on Sunday, August 26. Camping and season ticket packages for Budweiser International Classic Weekend as well as the entire 2018 season will be announced in the near future. The speedway office remains open from 11am-4pm on Saturdays throughout the offseason for merchandise, gift certificate, or Classic Weekend ticket purchases.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

The full 2018 schedule for Oswego Speedway, set to open with the first ever running of the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s on Saturday, May 26, has been posted online at OswegoSpeedway.com. Pricing and time schedules will be added after the 1st of the year. All kids 16 and under will remain FREE with a paid adult this coming season.

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.

Schedule and Pricing Guide for 62nd Budweiser International Classic Weekend:

Wednesday, 8/29 - ‘Racing Rolling’ Classic Bowling at Lighthouse Lanes

Thursday, 8/30 - Oswego Kartway Classic (behind speedway)

Friday, 8/31 - $5 Admission ‘Classic Qualifying Night’

Party in the Pits

Budweiser International Classic 200 ‘Pole Day’ Time Trials for Novelis Supermodifieds

Pathfinder Bank SBS Bud Light Classic 75 Time Trials and Semi-Final Races

Pricing - Front Grandstand Admission ONLY: $5 - Saturday/Sunday Ticket Holders: FREE - Pit Pass: $30 - Kids 5 and Under: FREE - Kids 16 to 16: $5

Saturday, 9/1 - ‘Super Saturday’

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Mod ‘Classic’ 150

Bud Light ISMA Supernationals 60

Pricing - General Admission: $45 - Reserved Seating: $50 - Pit Pass: $55 - Kids 5 and Under GA: FREE - Kids 6 to 16 GA: $20

Sunday, 9/2 - 62nd ‘Classic Sunday’

62nd Annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds

27th Bud Light Classic 75 for Pathfinder Bank SBS

Pricing - General Admission: $55 - Reserved Seating: $60 - Pit Pass: $65 - Kids 5 and Under General Admission: FREE - Kids 6 to 16 GA: $15

Monday, 9/3 - Weekend Rain Date

Ticket Combos - 3-Day GA Seating: $90 - 3-Day Reserved Seating: $95 - 3-Day Pit Pass: $125 - Saturday and Sunday Pit Pass: $100

 

 

Brazier’s In For Classic As Mad Man Continues Strong WSS Form

When round five of World Series Sprintcars rolls into Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway on Monday January 1 for the finale to the Speedweek component, all eyes will be on the defending Australian Champion Kerry Madsen after he collected his second feature race victory in the past three nights, last night at Borderline Speedway in Mt. Gambier.

Madsen proved to be an unstoppable force during the Gold Shoot-Out to claim pole position and from there he was able lead from flag-to-flag to take the win from James McFadden and the hard-charging Carson Macedo who wheeled the Sean Dyson owned N99 to third after qualifying for the A-Main via the B-Main.

What this adds up to is that we will be in for a bumper night of racing on Monday as the 16 contracted World Series Sprintcars teams attempt to set themselves up for a run at not only the Speedweek Championship but also the overall World Series Sprintcars Championship of which McFadden is the defending Champion.

Tickets for Monday’s huge night of racing which also features the Formula 500 Speedweek Series are available on-line up until midnight on December 31, 2017 with tickets then available at the gate from 3.00pm on Race Day.

The pits will be open to all General Admission ticket holders between 3 and 4pm, which provides race fans of all ages a chance to come down and meet the drivers and teams.

In the latest Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic news, 1993 Classic Champion Garry Brazier and son Jordyn are amongst the latest batch of entrants for the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Garry who essentially opted out of the final night of coemption in 2017 after son Jordyn performed strongly on his qualifying night, will, as always, be out to prove that he can match it the huge field of talent both old and new on the Classic stage.

Jordyn who was eventually scored as 24th in the A-Main last January, again spent a considerable amount of time racing in the off-season in the United States and will be looking for that break through win in a big event as he rolls into Warrnambool in his NS21 J&J.

For their trip South, both Garry and Jordyn will enjoy the support of Castrol Edge, Cobra Skip Bins, Walkabout Lodge, Adidas, GP Racegear, PWR Radiators, Racing Optics, C Drive Fitness, Camden Neon Signs, Vortex Wings, Scott’s of Mt. Gambier and Blackshaws.

The dynamic Sydney duo will be joined at the Classic by Strathalbyn, South Australia’s Daniel Pestka who after having missed the 2017 Classic with injury will return to action in the V45 entry as owned by Dave Challons.

Pestka who has spent the more recent part of the 2017-18 in his family backed S27 since recovering from a broken leg, will enjoy some strong support from Camden Signage and Building Services, Maxwill Motors, McKinnon Quarries & Civil, Auto Action, BR Motorsports, J&J Auto Racing, Premier Pallet and Apex Roof Trusses when the Classic rolls around.

Tim Rankin is a driver that needs no introduction to Premier Speedway’s strong fan base with the Simpson based driver looking to recapture the Classic form of 2016, which saw him make the 24-car-field for the Sunday night A-Main. In 2017 he was just off the pace a fraction, eventually securing a 15th place run in B-Main 1.

In 2018, Rankin will be aboard his familiar V47 Cool Chassis as powered by a KRE powerplant with support from Riverbank Stockfeeds, Mark Benton Farm Machinery Repairs and Gulf Western Oil.

Having finished 9th in the C-Main in 2017, Domain Ramsay will be aboard the Indy Race Parts V2 for another tilt at the Classic, with the often-spectacular Geelong based driver looking to put his best foot forward with the aim of securing a coveted A-Main starting spot.

Ramsay will utilise a KRE Race Engine and a Maxim Chassis for his tilt at the Classic.

One of the genuine rookies in the Classic field will be Warrnambool’s Grant Stansfield who this time 12 months ago was forging a solid string of results in the Formula 500 ranks.

For his first Classic as a fully fledged Sprintcar driver, Stansfield will be aboard the VA88 Maxim which will be powered by a Kistler 410 with plenty of home town support coming via Spikin’s Engineering, Classique Homes, P.A Bahl Cartage Contractor, Giblin Family Homes and Premium Paint Works.

Rounding out the current batch of entrants which takes the current list to 71 is the driver of the V78 J&J – Chris Campbell.

Campbell has been somewhat of a regular on the Eureka Sprintcar Series tour this season, giving himself arguably the best preparation he has had for the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

The Victorian based driver will be sponsored by S & S Tyquin and MAC Fire Systems.

The 2018 46th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

Tickets for the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic from January 19 to 21, 2018 are also available on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au or at the gate on race day.

 

 

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY SERIES CHAMPIONS COLLECT, SHOP AND DONATE TO LOCAL FOOD BANKS – OVER $4300 IN FOOD DONATED

For the third year, Skagit Speedway has made great success with the Champions 4 Community Food Drive. The Champions 4 Community Food Drive is a combined effort of the drivers, owners, teams and fans coming together to raise funds to purchase food for our local food banks.

In mid-December, our series Champions set out on a special shopping day at Costco. This year they had an amazing $4300 to spend on food and staples for local families.

Food was delivered to the Helping Hands Food Bank for distribution to additional food banks the week of Christmas.

We are honored to help in making the holiday time a little brighter and put some extra food on tables of our local families. We would also like to say thank you to everyone who contributed to the Champions 4 Community Food Drive.

Skagit Speedway will resume action Saturday, April 21 with our 2018 season opener! Gates open at 5:30, racing at 7:00pm. Please visit www.SkagitSpeedway.com for complete schedule.

 

 

ANDRETTI SET TO TEST A THREE QUARTER MIDGET AT ALLENTOWN PPL CENTER

ALLENTOWN, PA December 28, 2017 . . . IndyCar star Marco Andretti will be an interested spectator at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., on Friday, January 5 and Saturday, January 6 when the Ironton Telephone/ Avaya Indoor Auto Racing fueled by VP events are held.

Marco, a third-generation racer from the legendary Andretti family from nearby Nazareth, will be a spectator for the Indoor Auto Racing Series event but plans to test drive a Three Quarter (TQ) Midget during the weekend. The 30 year-old has been offered the chance to drive a car that will be in competition at the event by one of his friends, Kyle Lick of Lehighton, Pa.

While fans won’t get a chance to see him compete against a field of 50 other drivers in the TQ Midget division, they will have an opportunity to get his autograph. Marco has volunteered to join all the weekend competitors to meet fans and sign free autographs during Fan Fest which opens the Saturday evening program from 5:30 to 6:30.

At that time, those with free Fan Fest tickets will allowed on to the racing floor of the center to get a close up look at all the race cars competing that night as well as collect autographs. These free Fan Fest tickets are available by clicking the “Fan Fest option” when ordering tickets on-line or when purchasing them at the box office.

TQ Midget racing and Indoor Auto Racing competition are nothing new to the Andretti family. Marco’s grandfather Mario Andretti won a TQ event inside N.J.’s Teaneck Armory in 1962. He also won in the TQ Midgets outdoors at N.J.’s Pine Brook Stadium before embarking on his legendary, internationally known Hall of Fame career.

Marco began racing in Go-karts at the former Flemington, N.J. Speedway, on an infield road course. He quickly advanced to become the youngest ever IndyCar driver at the age of 19 as a teammate to his father Michael.

Since then, Marco has won two IndyCar events. He’ll be driving again next year for the Andretti Herta Autosports team. While he is restricted by contract not to compete in the TQ Midget events, he is allowed to test that car and is eager for the opportunity.

The January 5-6, 2018 Ironton Telephone Allentown event schedule calls for racing to start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday. TQ Midgets will run a full program of racing with feature events both nights.

On Friday, the Slingshot division backed by the Action Track, USA Kutztown (Pa.) Fairgrounds, will join the TQ Midgets. On Saturday, the TQs will be joined by Champ Karts who will be racing in a complete show.  

For tickets, contact the PPL Center Box Office by phone at 610-347-TIXX (8499), online at pplcenter.com. Those wishing to avoid online fees may purchase directly at the Box Office, but are encouraged to do so in advance to avoid possible box office lines the day of the event.

The series moves next to the NAPA Auto Parts Indoor Auto Racing Weekend at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. For tickets, contact Ticketmaster, the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, or the Area Auto Racing News office at 609-888-3618.

The finale will be a first annual event in New York State, on February 9-10, 2018 in the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y. For choice tickets, contact the Times Union Center Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, or visit online at ticketmaster.com.

Information including ticket and hotel links is available at indoorautoracing.com.

 

 

Live Pay-Per-View Video of Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout Starts Thursday on RacinBoys Broadcasting Network

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Dec. 28, 2017) - More than 1,100 entries have been filed for the 33rd edition of the famed Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout, which starts Thursday afternoon inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

Heat races are slated to begin at 4:30 p.m. (Central) and the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will showcase live Pay-Per-View video, which features multiple cameras, replays and more, from the first lap of the marquee micro sprint event until the checkered flag is waved on the final A Main on Sunday.

Entering the Thursday morning practice session, the breakdown of entries per class are: 600cc winged outlaw (177 entries), 600cc non-wing outlaw (264 entries), "A" class winged (248 entries), stock non-wing (287 entries), restricted "A" class (91 entries), JR sprint (51 entries), ECOtec midgets (12 entries) and 1200cc winged mini sprints (25 entries) with more potential entries and drivers on tap.

Several drivers are competing in a handful of classes, including NASCAR's newest sensation and dirt star Christopher Bell. The 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion is entered in five of the eight classes.

Scott Traylor anchors the coverage of the event with Brian Ward and Kaleb Hart the featured announcers and Clinton Boyles providing expert commentary.

The price is only $84.99 ($74.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $24.99 per day.

Additionally, RBN will provide live Pay-Per-View video from the RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire - Jan. 5-6 inside the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. - and from the 32 nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire - Jan. 9-13 inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire is $24.99 per day ($19.99 for RacinBoys premium members) and the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is only $124.99 ($114.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day.

To purchase any of the events, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Tulsa Shootout, RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl and Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl is $24.99 per day ($19.99 for premium members).

Buy links are also available for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $124.99 ($114.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 13 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 33rd edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 28-31. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, "A" class winged, stock non-wing, restricted "A" class, JR sprint, ECOtec midgets and 1200cc winged mini sprints. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

RFC OUTLAW KART SUPERBOWL -

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire is a two-day dirt kart event Jan. 5-6 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. The event will pay $2,000 to win in the 500cc Outlaw class. For more information, visit http://www.OutlawSuperbowl.com .

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 9-13. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MAVTV -

MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It's a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high-octane motor sports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut-busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. For more information, visit http://www.MAVTV.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Watch for the new "Prime Time Live Coast-to-Coast" beginning in April 2018. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Champion Racing Oil to Become Title Sponsor of Interstate Sprint Car Series SpeedWeek

(Clinton, MO / 12.26.17) Champion Oil, a recognized leader in racing and performance lubricants, announced today that they will be the title sponsor of the Interstate Sprint Car Series SpeedWeek (ISCS) for the 2018 Season. https://www.facebook.com/ISCSsprints/

The Interstate Sprint Car Series is a regional touring Winged Sprint Car series in the Pacific Northwest. It collects the most talented Limited, Sportsman, Crate/Spec, and 305 Sprint pilots in the area under one banner. A major highlight of the 2018 season will be Speedweek from August 11t to August 18th. It will feature six races in seven nights at five different race tracks.

2018 ISCS SpeedWeek

August 11 / Southern Oregon Speedway; Central Point, OR

August 12 / TBA/off

August 13 / Coos Bay Speedway; Coos Bay, OR

August 14 / Cottage Grove Speedway; Cottage Grove, OR

August 15 / Willamette Speedway; Lebanon, OR

August 16 / Sunset Speedway; Banks, OR

August 17 / Grays Harbor Raceway; Elma, WA

August 18 / Grays Harbor Raceway; Elma, WA

Champion Racing Oils are built specifically to meet the lubrication demands of race car engines, especially those using flat tappet and roller cams operating at high RPMs and that require high-pressure valve springs. To meet these demands, Champion utilizes its premium ZDDP anti-wear protection package, which contains a unique balance of chemistry that includes high levels of zinc and phosphorus. In addition, all Champion Racing motor oils contain our exclusive TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) technology. This proprietary technology delivers unmatched film strength at high temperature, better piston ring seal for maximum compression, and increases the foot-pounds of torque in most engines.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion Brands, LLC also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Racing Motor Oils contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693 or 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

2017 All HammerDown! Team

 December 28, 2017 Rocklin, CA. HammerDownUSA.com, today, named the 2017 All-HammerDown! Team. Led by Racer’s Racing Series Champion, Donny Schatz, the 40 driver “team” is comprised of the drivers that finished in the top 40 in HammerDownUSA.com’s Racers’ Racing Series point standings. Points are awarded for a 60-race schedule of big-race events. You have to finish in the top 15 in an A-Feature to score points. This year there were 223 drivers that earned points but only the top 40 receive All-HammerDown! status.

Three drivers continued their streak of making the All-HammerDown! Team in each of the 15 years since the honor was created in 2003. The legendary trio is: Daryn Pittman, Joey Saldana, and Donny Schatz. Nine drivers made the All-HammerDown! team for the first time in their careers: Bill Balog, Tyler Courtney, Cole Duncan, Cory Eliason, Shane Golobic, Justin Grant, C.J. Leary, James McFadden, and Tanner Thorson. The age range of the 40 driver team goes from Leary, Carson Macedo and Thorson at age 21 to Lance Dewease at age 52.

“I like to use the All-HammerDown! Team as a snapshot of a year in American grass-roots racing.” said Bobby Gerould, editor of HammerDownUSA.com. “We sought the help and expertise of Mike Larson and Kirk Spridgeon to fine tune the 2017 schedule of events that would count as points races. The results yielded a diverse group of 40 drivers that, I think, any race fan would love to see in action.” Gerould continued, “From the beginning, in 2003, when we started this deal, it was meant to shine light on the highest paying races and at the same time encourage drivers to challenge themselves by traveling to different tracks across the country.”

The 15th annual All-HammerDown! Team, in alphabetical order:

· Rico Abreu – St. Helena, CA. – Age 25. Abreu won ten feature events in a variety of divisions in 2017. He swept the final night of the Vermeil Classic at Calistoga Speedway (Calistoga, CA.), winning both the midget and non-wing sprint car feature events. In a winged sprint car, Rico finished eighth in the Knoxville Nationals (Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA.), and he beat the World of Outlaws at Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, AZ.). He won a Pennsylvania Speedweek event at Selinsgrove, and he snared his third Dave Bradway Memorial checkered flag at Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, CA.).

· Robert Ballou – Rocklin, CA. – Age 29. Ballou won three feature events across Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Flexing his muscles as a non-wing sprint car expert, Ballou was runner-up in Indiana Sprint Week points, as well as a second place finisher at the USAC event at Knoxville. Ballou was on the podium at the Sprint Car Smackdown at Kokomo (Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo, IN.), and he finished fifth in the Oval Nationals (Perris, CA.).

· Bill Balog – Hartland, WI. – Age 38. Originally from Alaska, “The North Pole Nightmare”, earned his first career All-HammerDown! nod. Balog finished fourth in the Short Track Nationals (I-30 Speedway, Little Rock, AR.), and he posted back-to-back top six finishes at the World Finals versus the World of Outlaws (Charlotte Dirt Track, Concord, NC.). Balog was tenth on his preliminary night at the Knoxville Nationals. Balog won 13 A-Mains in 2017.

· Christopher Bell – Norman, OK. - Age 23. Bell’s incredible 2017 “part-time schedule” included BIG wins at the Chili Bowl (Tulsa Expo Raceway, Tulsa, OK.), the Lou Blaney Memorial (Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH.), the Knight Before the Kings Royal (Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH.), and Turkey Night (Ventura Raceway, Ventura, CA.). Bell finished second in the Kings Royal after starting 20th. And oh ya, Bell won the NASCAR Truck championship too.

· Brian Brown – Grain Valley, MO. – Age 39. Brown captured ten wins in 2017, including the Capitani Classic at Knoxville. He was runner-up in the 360 Nationals as well as second to the flag on his Knoxville Nationals preliminary night. Brown capped his seventh consecutive season as an All-HammerDown! Team member by standing on the podium at the World Finals.

· Tyler Courtney – Indianapolis, IN. Age 23. Courtney burst onto the National scene in 2017, winning 13 features in seven states. His terrific season started with a Chili Bowl preliminary night victory and a sixth place finish on the final night of the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Courtney backed up his stellar Tulsa run with a non-wing sprint car win at the Smack Down at Kokomo. “Sunshine” was runner-up in Indiana Midget Week points, and he finished third in Indiana Sprint Week points.

· Lance Dewease – Fayetteville, PA. – Age 52. Dewease won 12 feature events in 2017, driving for Donnie Kreitz Jr. The biggest wins came in the Tuscarora 50 (Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA.), and the Dirt Classic (Lincoln Speedway, Abbottstown, PA.). The sweep in the Tuscarora 50 weekend earned Dewease over $56,000. Dewease now has 327 career sprint car A-Main wins.

· Danny Dietrich – Gettysburg, PA. – Age 28. Dietrich earned All-HammerDown! status for the fifth year in a row. Among his 13 A-main triumphs in 2017 were two sanctioned by the All-Star Circuit of Champions. All of Dietrich’s wins came in Pennsylvania and New York. He was runner-up at the Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway in September.

· Cole Duncan – Lockbourne, OH. – Age 25. Duncan made the All-HammerDown! Team for the first time in his career after a 2017 season that saw him win the Ohio Speedweek finale (Atomic Speedway, Chillicothe, OH.), be runner-up in the Dirt Classic at Attica (Attica Raceway Park, Attica, OH.), and finish third in the Pete Jacobs Memorial (Wayne County Speedway, Orrville, OH.). His most impressive run may have been a fourth place result in the Kings Royal.

· Cory Eliason – Selma, CA. – Age 26. Eliason had his best season to date in 2017, earning All-HammerDown! status for the first time in his career. He won ten A-Mains, and had a fourth place finish on the opening night of the Gold Cup Race of Champions (Chico, CA.). Eliason helped secure his All-HammerDown! selection by traveling to Iowa in August. He finished in the top-15 at both the Capitani Classic, and the Front Row Challenge (Southern Iowa Speedway, Oskaloosa, IA.).

· Shane Golobic – Fremont, CA. - Age 26. “Sugar Shane” had a sweet season! Golobic won the Indiana Midget Week championship, and the overall Trophy Cup points title (Thunderbowl Raceway, Tulare, CA.). He completed 2017 with ten feature wins (eight in a winged sprint car, and two in a midget). He finished third at the Turkey Night Grand Prix. Amazingly, in 82 starts, Golobic had 71 top-ten finishes!

· Justin Grant – Ione, CA. – Age - 27. Grant started the season strongly with a third place finish in a midget at the Chili Bowl. His versatility was showcased as he won the USAC National Sprint Car event at Knoxville. In August he captured the winner’s check at the Bettenhausen 100 Silver Crown race (Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL.). Grant joined Tyler Courtney as one of only two drivers to win a National USAC race in all three of their premier divisions. Grant was runner-up in the USAC National Sprint Car standings.

· David Gravel – Watertown, CT. – Age 25. Gravel made the All-HammerDown! Team for the sixth consecutive year. In a season to envy, Gravel found the winner’s circle 18 times in World of Outlaws competition. Gravel scored BIG wins in the Williams Grove National Open (Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA.), The Brad Doty Classic (Attica, OH.), and the World Finals at Charlotte. Gravel also scored a perfect 500 points with a clean sweep of his preliminary night of the Knoxville Nationals.

· Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, TX. – Age 32. “Sunnyvale Sam” won his second consecutive ASCS National points championship after tying Gary Wright’s record for most ASCS National wins in one season with 15. Among his biggest wins were the Dirt Cup (Skagit Speedway, Alger, WA.), and the Hockett/McMillin Memorial (Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, MO.).

· Sheldon Haudenschild – Wooster, OH. – Age 24. Haudenschild earned the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year award as a full-time World of Outlaws driver in 2017. His best run in Racer’s Racing Series events was a fourth place finish at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA. in March. He wrapped the season with a dozen top-five WoO finishes.

· Greg Hodnett – Spring Grove, PA. – Age 48. Hodnett’s biggest 2017 win came against the World of Outlaws in Williams Grove’s Summer Nationals (a race completed in late September). He was on the podium on his Knoxville Nationals preliminary night, and at Port Royal’s Dream Race (Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA.). Hodnett earned his eleventh career All-HammerDown! Team nod.

· Jason Johnson – Eunice, LA. – Age 41. Johnson won four World of Outlaws A-Mains in 2017 en route to finishing sixth in WoO points. Among Johnson’s best Racer’s Racing Series finishes were a fifth at the Nittany Showdown at Port Royal, and an eleventh place run on Saturday night at the Knoxville Nationals. Johnson also won the World Challenge at Knoxville. 2017 marks the 12th career All-HammerDown! Team selection for Johnson.

· Tim Kaeding – San Jose, CA. – Age 39. Bouncing between the Midwest and his home state of California, Tim won four features in 2017 (two in Iowa, two in Minnesota). He finished fifth in the 2017 Trophy Cup points, and had a seventh place result in WoO action at Cedar Lake, WI. This is Kaeding’s 14th All-HammerDown! selection.

· Chad Kemenah – Findlay, OH. – Age 46. Kemenah won his sixth All-Star Circuit of Champions title in the Rob and Rita Hunter 10H. He won three A-Mains in three different states (Iowa, Ohio, and Pennsylvania). Kemenah was runner-up in the late August $10,000 to-win event at Atomic Speedway. He finished fifth in the Front Row Challenge. This is Kemenah’s eleventh All-HammerDown! selection.

· Kraig Kinser – Bloomington, IN. – Age 33. Kinser secured his 12th All-HammerDown! Team honor. He scored a World of Outlaws feature event win (Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, MN.), during a hot-stretch in late June through mid-July where he ripped off ten straight top-ten WoO finishes. Kinser finished eighth in 2017 WoO points, posting seven top-five finishes.

· Kyle Larson – Elk Grove, CA. Age 25. When he wasn’t competing for a NASCAR Cup championship, Larson dazzled fans with his midget and winged sprint car driving skills. Larson won nine A-Mains including his Knoxville Nationals preliminary night. He finished second in the Saturday A-Main. He was also runner-up in the Turkey Night Grand Prix, and he was on the podium at the Front Row Challenge. Larson won in California, Canada, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio and he won three in-a-row during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek.

· C.J. Leary – Greenfield, IN. – Age 21. Leary won eight A-Mains in 2017 on his way to his first All-HammerDown! selection. He is one of three 21 year-olds to make the All-HammerDown! Team. Leary won the USAC National Sprint Car portion of the Four Crown Nationals (Eldora Speedway.) He finished 14th in the A-Main at the Chili Bowl, and had a fourth place finish in the Ted Horn 100 Silver Crown event at DuQuoin, IL.

· Carson Macedo – Lemoore, CA. – Age 21. Macedo won a dozen feature events, nine on USA soil, in 2017. Macedo’s wins came in Australia, California, Canada, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. His best run in RRS points earning events was a runner-up finish in the Peter Murphy Classic (Tulare, CA.). This is his second All-HammerDown! Team selection.

· Ian Madsen – Saint Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia. – Age 33. Ian won the 2017 Knoxville Raceway track championship (his second), earning All-HammerDown! status for the third straight year. Madsen won eleven A-Mains on the season that saw him start 90 events. He finished tenth in the Knoxville Nationals A-Main, and he was runner-up on night one of the World Finals at Charlotte.

· Kerry Madsen – Saint Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia. – Age 46. Madsen finished as the highest ranked international driver in the Racer’s Racing Series in 2017. His best runs included a third place finish in the Knoxville Nationals, and a World of Outlaws win at Cedar Lake, WI. He won eight features in the United States. “The Madman” has made the All-HammerDown! Team eleven times, more than any other international driver.

· Brent Marks – Myerstown, PA. – Age 27. Marks earned All-HammerDown! status for the fourth year in a row. Marks raced full-time in 2017 as a rookie World of Outlaws member. He completed the season tenth in the series point standings, with 23 top-ten finishes. Marks won an unsanctioned feature event at Port Royal Speedway in April. His best RRS points earning night was a sixth place finish in the Brad Doty Classic.

· James McFadden – Ormeau, Queensland, Australia. - Age 28. McFadden made the All-HammerDown! for the first time, joining the Madsen brothers as Australia’s best. McFadden was especially good at one of the biggest USA events, the Williams Grove National Open. “J-Mac” won the second preliminary night of the National Open, and he was on the podium on the final night. McFadden finished fifth in the Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway.

· Paul McMahan – Hendersonville, TN. – Age 47. McMahan finished 13th in the Knoxville Nationals A-Main, after finishing eighth on his preliminary night. He had three top-five runs and 18 top-ten finishes in World of Outlaws competition. McMahan, through his consistent finishes, accumulated enough points to secure his 14th career All-HammerDown! selection.

· Daryn Pittman – Owasso, OK. – Age 39. Pittman is one of just three drivers to make every All-HammerDown! Team. He started the season by finishing second in the Chili Bowl, and he finished 2017 fourth in the World of Outlaws point standings. He was in the top-ten at the three biggest Sprint Car races; eighth in the Kings Royal, ninth in the Knoxville Nationals, and fifth in the National Open.

· Joey Saldana – Brownsburg, IN. – Age 45. …Saldana won the Dirt Classic at Attica as the best of his four A-Main triumphs in 2017. His rim-riding performance in an October, All-Star, Eldora win was dominant. Saldana closed his season with two podium finishes (including a win) at Cocopah, AZ in ASCS National action. Joey is one of three to make each All-HammerDown! team (15).

· Donny Schatz – Fargo, ND. - Age 40. Schatz won 23 A-mains in a Sprint Car, and earned his ninth World of Outlaws championship in 2017. Among his biggest wins were the Knoxville Nationals (his tenth), the Kings Royal, The Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup (Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA.), and the opening night of the World Finals. The Kings Royal victory made him the first driver in the 34 years of the event to win it back-to-back. Schatz even tried the Chili Bowl in a midget, earning Rookie of the Year honors.

· Logan Schuchart – Hanover, PA. – Age 25. Schuchart’s third consecutive All-HammerDown! nod comes after a ninth place finish in the 2017 World of Outlaws point standings. Schuchart won four WoO A-Mains, and posted eleven top-five finishes. His best Racer’s Racing Series points night was a third place finish in the WoO visit to the Las Vegas Dirt Track (Las Vegas, NV.). He finished fourth in the Williams Grove National Open.

· Tim Shaffer – Aliquippa, PA. – Age 50. Shaffer had an outstanding 2017 season, winning eleven feature events in four states (Iowa, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania). Shaffer’s “true outlaw” schedule included four wins on the All-Star Circuit which tied him for the series best with Lance Dewease. Shaffer was runner-up in the Brad Doty Classic.

· Jason Sides – Bartlett, TN. – Age 44. Sides earned his 14th straight All-HammerDown! Team selection in 2017. Sides had eight top-five finishes and 23 top-ten results on the grueling World of Outlaws tour. Sides finished tenth in the Williams Grove National Open, and he was fifth in the WoO visit to Cedar Lake, WI. His best stretch of the year was from late March through April when he had eight consecutive top-tens.

· Ryan Smith – Kunkletown, PA. – Age 29. The “Kunkletown Kid” made the All-HammerDown! Team for the second time in his career. He won A-Mains in New York and Ohio in 2017. Smith was runner-up in the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal, and he charged from the back of the field to fifth at the Kings Royal.

· Shane Stewart – Bixby, OK. – Age 41. Stewart won BIG races including the Morgan Cup (Williams Grove Speedway), the Front Row Challenge, and the Gold Cup Race of Champions. He finished fourth in the 2017 Knoxville Nationals, and he was fifth in the season-long World of Outlaws standings. Stewart won eight WoO A-Mains, and had 30 top-five finishes in the series.

· Brad Sweet – Grass Valley, CA. – Age 31. Sweet finished second in World of Outlaws points, winning five A-Mains. He scored home state victories at Calistoga Speedway (Calistoga, CA.), and at the Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, CA.). Sweet also captured the Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex (Jackson, MN), and the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devils Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX.). He was fifth in the Knoxville Nationals, and third in the Kings Royal.

· Kevin Thomas Jr. – Cullman, AL. – Age 26. Thomas earned his third career All-HammerDown! selection following a great 2017 season. “KTJ” won the Indiana Sprint Week championship, the Haubstadt Hustler (Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN.), and the Perris Oval Nationals (Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, CA.). He had 20 victories on the year including the USAC National Sprint Car return to Williams Grove. Thomas even won a winged 360 Sprint Car event in Arizona.

· Tanner Thorson – Minden, NV. – Age 21. Thorson won seven midget A-Mains across California, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania. He earned his first All-HammerDown! selection on the strength of his versatility. He finished fourth in the Chili Bowl in a midget, and fourth in the Ohio Speedweek finale in a winged 410 Sprint Car. He was eighth in the final Trophy Cup points in a winged 360 Sprint Car, and he closed the year with a fourth place midget finish at Turkey Night.

· Lucas Wolfe – Mechanicsburg, PA. - Age 31. Wolfe won eleven A-Mains in 2017. He captured feature wins in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. He started the season with a fourth place finish in the World of Outlaws February visit to Volusia (Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL.). He finished second in the Williams Grove Summer Nationals, also sanctioned by WoO. This is Wolfe’s tenth All-HammerDown! selection.

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Sources: Doug Elkins, Bryan Householder, Lance Jennings, Bill Klingbeil, Shawn Miller, Richie Murray, National Speed Sport News, Petersen Media, SprintSource.com, Gary Thomas, USACRacing.com, Bill W., Lonnie Wheatley, WoOSprint.com, York Dispatch.com.

 

MOTORSPORTS RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW SPONSOR PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS TO OFFER HUGE DISPLAY

OAKS, PA December 27, 2017 . . . Pioneer Pole Buildings continues to be a huge supporter of motorsports on a number of levels reaping the benefits of marketing in the sport. When the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Racecar and Trade Show Presented by Sunoco and Distributed by Insinger Performance takes place January 19-21 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA Pioneer will have a major presence.

When show visitors make their way through the main entrance of the 250,000 square feet of the Expo Center, a huge Pioneer display will be what they see first.

Included in the display will be race cars driven by Billy Pauch Sr. and Jr., Craig VonDohren, Freddie Rahmer, Trevor Kolbyarz, Jon Swanson, Jesse Hirthler, Jon Swanson, Blake Kramer, Brett Bieber along with Matt and Trent Warner.

As a special attraction, from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, popular magician Kevin Shelly will be showing off his talents.

Autograph sessions featuring Pioneer sponsored drivers will take place at the display area throughout show hours on Saturday.

From 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. attendees will be able to meet Hall of Fame racer Billy Pauch Sr. who continues to add to his more than 700 career wins. In addition, rising star, Billy Pauch Jr., who won the New Egypt Speedway title this year will be meeting with fans. Both will be signing autographs.

Autographs will be available from Hall of Famer Fred Rahmer Sr., his son Freddie Rahmer Jr., who won the Williams Grove Speedway Sprint Car title this year and his twin brother Brandon Rahmer from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

And at 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Kevin, Jesse and Brian Hirthler will be meeting fans and signing autographs.

Showing their support of auto racing, Pioneer Pole Buildings, Inc. advertises in a number of track program books, sponsors a variety of events and has their name on a large number of race cars.

Located in Schuylkill Haven, PA Pioneer is a builder of post frame buildings in PA, NJ, DE, MD, WV, VA and NY. Founded in 1998 they continue to offer the most structurally sound buildings, able to withstand 90 mph winds.

More than 250 racing vehicles will be on display.

Three time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart will headline the PPB Motorsports show with a Saturday appearance. FOX-TV personality and former NASCAR crew chief Larry McReynolds and a number of regional racers will be on hand along with more than 250 racing vehicles and displays.

The show opens on Friday, January 19th at 2 p.m. and closes at 9. Doors open on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. The box office and D-Hall exhibit area opens one hour earlier each day.

Check out www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618 for further information.

 

 

OUTLAW SPRINT STANDOUT DAVID GRAVEL AT PPB MOTORSPORTS SHOW, CJB MOTORSPORTS SPRINT CAR AND HAULER READY FOR FAN INSPECTION

OAKS, PA December 28, 2017 . . . David Gravel’s Sprint car racing season went from very good to outstanding in 2017. The rising star of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series kicked off his season with a win in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint car race at Volusia Speedway Park in Barbourville, Florida and then closed it out with a huge win in the in the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track in Charlotte.

Gravel and his CJB Motorsports team, owned by Chad and Jenn Clemens, will part of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Racecar and Trade Show Presented by Sunoco and Fueled by Insinger Performance at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA January 19-21.

The win at Charlotte put Gravel third in the final World of Outlaw standings. Overall during the season he won 18 WoO features and a total of 20 features. The Connecticut racer, a fast rising star in Sprint car racing, earned 72 top-10 finishes out of 86 races entered. He led a total of 421 laps.

One of the team’s rare disappointments came on Sprint Car racing’s biggest stage. While leading this year’s $150,000 to win Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals the motor blew. The team rebounded quickly by winning the Williams Grove (PA) Speedway National Open to pocket $50,000.

“We obviously still have the goals of winning an Outlaws championship, a Knoxville Nationals title and a Kings Royal. We have identified areas where we can do better,” said Gravel recently

Unique will be the opportunity for show attendees to meet Gravel on Saturday afternoon and collect an autograph while hearing him talk about his great season and plans for 2018 in a casual setting near the team display. CJB Motorsports will have one of their new GoMuddy.com. Big Game Treestands sponsored No. 5 410 Sprint Cars and their hauler on display and will be open for tours. The team will be debuting a new sponsor, Wiekert’s Livestock, who will join C&S Lawn & Landscape, Nyce Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, Bair’s Tree Service, J.R.C. Transportation and Ecynbro Trucking on his year’s race cars.

Gravel will be honored by the Area Auto Racing News on Saturday along with other top Northeast winners. The group will include top Northeast dirt Modified and overall biggest winner Matt Sheppard at the stage prior to the evening’s Oliver Construction sponsored Ms. Motorsports competition at 6:30 p.m. along with overall top winner and top Modified winner Matt Sheppard at the stage prior to the Saturday evening Mr. Motorsports competition.

Gravel, the top 2017 Northeast driver in open cockpit racing, will also be part of a group autograph session at 5 p.m. at the Area Auto Racing News display. Drivers will be signing a special full-color poster depicting all the top divisional winners during the season that will be given away only at the show.

Top winners that are scheduled to be part of the signing include Sheppard who won 41 events, Matt Hirschman (tops in Asphalt Modified wins with 17), Mike Sweeney (winner of 10 Asphalt Late Model victories) and Tyler Warren (top winner in 600 Micro Sprints with 16).

Also headlining the show on Saturday will be three time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart who is now turning his racing efforts to the Sprint cars. Former NASCAR Cup Series crew chief and FOX TV personality Larry MacReynolds will also be part of the Saturday activities.

More than 250 racing vehicles and booth displays will make up the three day show that fills 250,000 square feet of show space.

The show opens on Friday, January 19th at 2 p.m. and closes at 9. Doors open on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. The box office and D-Hall exhibit area opens one hour earlier each day.

Check out www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618 for further information.

 

 

As World Series Approaches, More Classic Entries Roll In

With less than a week now until Round 5 of World Series Sprintcars rolls into Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool, a number of the World Series teams have joined the rapidly growing list of entrants for January’s South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

World Series 2017-18 contracted driver Darren Mollenoyux has hit the road in his familiar Warrnambool Crane Hire backed V52, essentially with the same machinery and crew that saw him finish a gallant second behind James McFadden in the 2017 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

However, in a case of success breeding opportunity, Mollenoyux has been signed as the hired gun for the West Australian based Cowara Motorsport team, with the schedule to include several of the East Coasts major events including the Classic from January 19 to 21, 2018.

Mollenoyux will have a Maxim chassis beneath him and plenty of support via JAK Civil, Australind Premix, MJB Industries, J & S Drilling, Perkins Builders, Penrite Oils, LEDGE Finance, Inglis Race Engines, Range Equipment, McMahon Services and City & Regional Fuels as he aims to go one better in 2018.

Another of the drivers to have qualified for the 2017 Classic A-Main was David Murcott, and like Mollenoyux, Murcott will find himself contesting the entire World Series Sprintcars schedule for car owner Mathew Eastham before competing in the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic for his car owner of the past few seasons Dave Horrell.

Murcott was on the pace in 2017, eventually finishing tenth in the 40-lap Sunday night Classic finale.

In 2018, he will again be on the pace with Inglis Race Engines providing the horsepower for the teams Maxim Chassis.

Long time Horrell Motorsport supporters including Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers, East Coast Logistics, Inglis race Engines, Oval Express Magazine, Vortex Express and Dryden Signs will again be right behind Murcott and the team, which in a recent development has grown to include Steven Lines who will now also contest the Classic under the Horrell Motorsport banner, in the newly re-badged NQ3 entry.

In one of the more opportunistic car-owner – driver combinations, 23-year-old American Lawrance Kirkham will team with Victorian based car owner Kevin Reeves for a first up attempt at the Classic.

Kirkham who hails from Stanwood in the state of Washington in the far North West of the country, plies his craft predominantly at Skagit Speedway which is only a short drive from his home. He has one feature race win at Skagit, which came on September 3, 2015.

It is here that he races predominantly in 360 Sprintcar competition, while also being a very accomplished karter as well, competing in indoor dirt karts with some considerable success during the off-season.

For his first trip to Australia, the team is the first to admit that they have no expectations as to how they will go, although it wouldn’t surprise to see Kirkham bob up with a strong performance for his sponsors Truck Bras, KPro Auto, Action RV and The Coffee Barn.

The Titan Garages and Carports, ARD Doors, OvenU and Torco Oils Q36 has been a regular part of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic with some of the sports great names such as Daryn Pittman and Robbie Farr all producing strong results for car owner Reeve Kruck.

For the 2018 Classic, Mitchell Gee will return to Warrnambool and aim to break into the top 24 drivers who will contest the Sunday night final. In 2017 Gee was officially credited with a 13th place finish in B-Main 2.

Like Murcott and Mollenoyux, World Series Sprintcars is currently on the agenda for another of the West Australian based drivers in Jason Pryde.

Pryde is growing in experience and confidence with every race and despite enduring a horror run at the 2017 Classic, he will be looking to log as many laps as he can during World Series Sprintcars, especially Round 5 on January 1st at Sungold Stadium as he prepares for the Classic some three weeks later.

For his trip across the Nullabor and up and down the East Coast of Australia Jason Pryde will be supported by Austwide Communications, IBRP, Industor, AMPT Services, Scardifelds Smash Repairs, MM Electrical, Suncity Plumbing, Miniquip and Grays Online.

The 2018 46th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

Tickets for both January 1 being round 5 of the World Series Sprintcars tournament and the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic from January 19 to 21, 2018 are also available on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au or at the gate on race day.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Adds Special IMCA Events to 2018 Schedule

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Dec. 26, 2017) - Jackson Motorplex has added four nights of IMCA action to the 2018 slate.

The recently renovated 4/10-mile oval welcomes five IMCA classes - a mods, sport mods, stock cars, hobby stocks and sport compacts - for a trio of events and four dates next season.

The classes will compete on Saturday, April 28; on Wednesday, July 25, during the Jackson County Fair; and on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29.

Payouts and other details will be released in the future.

Additionally, Jackson Motorplex will host a test-n-tune session for all classes on Friday, April 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The first sprint car show of the season is slated for May 11, when the track will host 410 outlaw sprints, Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 sprints and NSL 360 non-wing sprints during the Iowa Great Lakes Shootout.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars and NSL non-wing sprint cars among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Beginning Busy Month of PPVs With Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Dec. 26, 2017) - Teams have started moving into the River Spirit Expo Center to kick off the marquee micro sprint event of the year.

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout begins on Thursday when the first round of four straight days of competition starts. More than 1,000 entries are slated compete for the coveted Golden Driller in the eight different classes, cultivating action that will produce side-by-side racing, slide jobs and quite possibly some last-lap passes.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will showcase all of the competition via live Pay-Per-View video, which features multiple cameras, replays and more.

Scott Traylor anchors the coverage with Brian Ward and Kaleb Hart the featured announcers and Clinton Boyles providing expert commentary.

The price is only $84.99 ($74.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $24.99 per day.

Additionally, RBN will provide live Pay-Per-View video from the RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire - Jan. 5-6 inside the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. - and from the 32 nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire - Jan. 9-13 inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire is $24.99 per day ($19.99 for RacinBoys premium members) and the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is only $124.99 ($114.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day.

To purchase any of the events, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Tulsa Shootout, RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl and Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl is $24.99 per day ($19.99 for premium members).

Buy links are also available for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $124.99 ($114.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 13 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 33rd edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 28-31. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, "A" class winged, stock non-wing, restricted "A" class, JR sprint, ECOtec Ford Focus midgets and 1200cc winged mini sprints. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

RFC OUTLAW KART SUPERBOWL -

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire is a two-day dirt kart event Jan. 5-6 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. The event will pay $2,000 to win in the 500cc Outlaw class. For more information, visit http://www.OutlawSuperbowl.com .

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 9-13. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MAVTV -

MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It's a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high-octane motor sports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut-busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. For more information, visit http://www.MAVTV.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Watch for the new "Prime Time Live Coast-to-Coast" beginning in April 2018. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series and RockAuto Continue Partnership

From: Ron Bernhagen, UMSS President

RockAuto, the number 1 online auto and truck parts supplier in the United States, will once again partner with the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) as their official Victory Lane sponsor in both the wing and traditional programs in 2018. RockAuto will use assets provided by the UMSS to continue to reach its loyal fan base which largely consists of racing fans. The RockAuto brand will be featured at all UMSS Victory Lane celebrations.

“RockAuto is pleased to announce our continued support of the UMSS as their Victory Lane sponsor for the wing and traditional programs. We have had great success reaching our loyal racing customers through our relationship with the series,” said Cynthia Krueger of RockAuto.

RockAuto.com ships thousands of auto parts from over 300 manufacturers to millions of customers worldwide. Order auto parts online from RockAuto.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have them conveniently delivered to your door. The www.RockAuto.com catalog includes a full line of mechanical parts, from small items like filters and wiper blades to complete remanufactured transmissions; all at reliably low prices. Visit www.RockAuto.com and find all the parts your car or truck will ever need!

 

 

Tarlton’s Tab Shane Golobic To Go After 2018 King of the West Championship

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking the year off from competing full time with the King of the West Series after winning the series title in 2015 and 2016, Tarlton Motorsports is gearing up to go after the series crown in 2018 with Fremont, CA hot shoe Shane Golobic in the seat.

“I’m really excited and honored to run for the KWS/NARC Championship in 2018 with Tarlton Motorsports,” Shane Golobic said. “I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of Tom and Tommy Tarlton’s team, and I look forward to working alongside Paul Baines through the year. I really feel like we will be a tough team to beat. I am eager to get things started, and am very lucky to be a part of two of the best teams on the West Coast.”

Golobic takes over the wheel of the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino No. 21x machine fresh off of an amazing 2017 season that saw the versatile driver compete 81 times, record 10 wins, 18 second place finishes, and a total of 46 Top-5’s while competing in winged and non winged sprint cars, as well as on the USAC National Midget Tour.

The early plan for Golobic and Tarlton Motorpsorts is to follow the 15 King of the West-NARC Schedule and go after the series title allowing the Fremont , CA driver to fill in his schedule again with the Clauson-Marshall USAC Midget, as well as with the Keith Day Racing No. 22 team.

The 2018 King of the West schedule kicks off on April 7th in Bakersfield, CA at Kern County Raceway Park, and spends a lot of time near Tarlton Motorsports’ home base out of the gate with a stop of Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA on April 20th, and at the nearby Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on April 21st. Following a trip to Chico, CA for the Bradway Memorial on May 5th, the team will be on display in Tulare, CA again on May 19th and June 2nd, before traveling more north.

Spending the Summer months in cooler climate, the Championship battle will return close to home for the team with a return trip to Kern County Raceway Park on October 6th, the Cotton Classic in Hanford, CA on October 13th, and the series finale in Stockton, CA on November 3rd.

“I think Shane Golobic’s track record speaks for itself, and I am excited to work with him in 2018,” Tarlton Motorpsorts Crew Chief, Paul Baines said. “Our goal as it is with any driver we have is to win races and win championships, and I think we should be pretty tough. Huge thanks to Tom and Tommy Tarlton for getting us back on the KWS trail again.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 0, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 0, Top 10’s: 0.

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

 

 

 

MADERA SPEEDWAY RELEASES SCHEDULE FOR 47TH SEASON OF RACING

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (December 24, 2017) – MAVTV-televised Madera Speedway has announced the schedule for its 47th season of competition, as the fastest one-third mile in the west gears up for a busy campaign. The 2017 season saw the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series average nearly 30 cars per race event while the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series continued to grow in its second season.

The fourth season of MAVTV television coverage at the speedway will expand with the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Models and 51FIFTY Jr. Late Models each getting nine races in 2018. The two divisions headline the season opener for the track on March 10th with the 100 lap RPM race paying $5000 to win while the Jr. Late Models will race for 80 laps. The inaugural round of the Mini Cup vs. Bandolero series will also be on March 10th.

RPM Mortgage Pro Late Models roll back to 80 laps for each of their six $2,000 to win races on April 7th, April 28th, May 26th, June 30th, August 25th, and September 22nd. The shorter races will better fit the TV window while sharing the card with the 80 lap Jr. Late Model races. The July 28th race will be 100 laps and $5000 to win, while the sixth annual Short Track Shootout on October 6th will pay $10,000 to win with a 150 lap feature.

“I feel 2018 will be the strongest year we have ever seen at the Madera Speedway,” Promoter Kenny Shepherd said. “The depth of talent competing in both of our MAVTV series is going to provide fans with some of the best racing in the nation!”

Super Late Models appear at the speedway four times as well with the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com on March 17th and August 11th while the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour visits March 24th and September 29th. The Lucas Oil Modified Series visits Madera twice as well with the Summertime Horsepower Nationals on June 9th paired with North State Modifieds along with racing during the Short Track Shootout October 6th.

The Madera Late Models anchor the local shows with seven points races total. Other points paying divisions at Madera in 2018 will be the Madera Hobby Stocks, Toyota Sedans, and Modified Super Toyotas.

Open wheel traditions continue in 2018 with the Western Winged Super Sprints racing three times, BCRA Midgets four times, and USAC HPD Midgets nearly ten times. Major open wheel races include the Pombo/Sargent Classic in March, Vukovich Classic in May, Gerhardt Classic with three-wide Midgets in July, and the Harvest Classic in September. The popular spec series Legends of the Pacific and the historic Legends of Kearney Bowl will also be staples on the ambitious schedule.

For more information about Madera Racing on MAVTV please visit www.racemadera.com or www.mavtv.com. For more information about RPM Mortgage and to obtain loan information please visit www.rpmwins.com and for more information about 51FIFTY Energy Drink visit www.51fiftyenergydrink.com

Madera Racing on MAVTV airs Thursdays with the 51FIFTY Energy Drink Jr. Late Model Series finale airing December 28th. The show airs at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. PST and is also available on the Lucas Oil Racing TV app.

Madera Speedway 2018 Schedule Celebrating 47 years of Racing!

February 24th - Practice Day and Member sign up, this is open to all cars (set up at 11:00am, track will be hot from 1-5pm)

March 3rd - Practice Day and Member sign up, this is open to all cars (set up at 11:00am, track will be hot from 1-5pm)

March 10th - Madera Speed Fest! Race #1 of the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series $5,000 to win 100 Lap main Event (Split 50s), Race #1 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then the final 30 laps), , Toyota Sedans, Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

March 17th - 75 Lap PCS Super Late Model Series , Western Winged Super Sprints, HPD Midgets, MST, 30 Lap Jr Late Model Exhibition race, F4 Beater Cross

March 24th – The Smokey Classic / Spears Southwest Tour, Madera Late Models, Madera Hobby Stocks, MST, Toyota Sedans, Legends of the Pacific

March 31st - Pombo/Sargent Classic presented by Allied Storage & Containers, Senior Open Vintage Super Modifieds, BCRA Midgets, USAC Western Midgets, NCMA Sprints, Vintage Super Modifieds, Legends of Kearney Bowl, BCRA Vintage Midgets, the CSS/360 Super Modifieds, and a 30 Lap Jr Late Model Exhibition race

April 7th - The BIG EGG HUNT for the Kids Presented by the Hampton Inn and Suites, Race #2 of the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series $2,000 to win 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), Race #2 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then the final 30 laps), MSTs, Toyota Sedans, , Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

April 14th – Closed

April 21st - Closed, NO RACES / The Rusty Wallace Driving Experience

April 28th - $15 Ticket Night! Race #3 of the MAVTV televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 80 laps ( 50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), Race #3 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), Madera Hobby Stocks, Toyota Sedans, , Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

May 5th - $15 Ticket Night! Vukovich Classic / The BCRA Midgets, NCMA Sprints, CSS/360 Super Modifieds, Legends of Kearney Bowl, Senior Open Vintage Super Modifieds, California Hard Tops, Vintage BCRA, USAC Western Midgets, Legends of the Pacific

May 12th - The Madera Late Model 40 lap race and Jr. Late Model Exhibition 30 Lap Race! Madera Hobby Stocks, plus the Toyota Sedans and Mini Super Toyotas, F4 Beater Cross

May 19th – Closed

May 26th- $15 Ticket Night! Military Tribute Night presented by 51FIFTY ENERGY DRINK (All active and retired military get in the grandstands for FREE!) Race #4 of the MAVTV televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Model Series 80 Laps (50 Laps then a break, then 30 laps), Race #4 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), Toyota Sedans, MST , Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

June 2nd - Closed

June 9th - Lucas Oil Summertime Horsepower Nationals presented by Protect the Harvest & Hoosier Tires! Lucas Oil Modifieds in the Protect the Harvest 75 MAVTV SHOW, North State Modified Tour , USAC HPD Midgets, Legends of Kearney Bowl, CSS 360 Super mods

June 16th – Madera Late Models Series 40 laps, Jr. Late Model Series 30 lap exhibition race, Madera Hobby Stocks, Southwest Truck Series, Toyota Sedans, MSTs, Legends of the Pacific , F4 Beater Cross

June 23rd - Closed

June 30th - Reverend Ron Spencer's Red, White and Blue Classic and BIG FIREWORKS SHOW! !) Race #5 of the MAVTV televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Model Series 80 Laps (50 Laps then a break, then 30 laps), Race #5 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), MST (48 lap main spilt 24’s) , Toyota Sedans (48 lap main, split 24's), Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

July 7th - Gerhardt Classic 100 Lap Three wide start BCRA Midget Race, The Western Winged Super Sprint Series, USAC Western Midgets, NCMA Sprints, CSS/360 Super Modifieds, Vintage BCRA, Legends of Kearney Bowl,

July 14th - Madera Late Models, Madera Hobby Stocks, MST, Toyota Sedans, and the Jr, Late Model 30 lap exhibition race

July 21st - Closed

July 28th - Summer Speed Fest $5,000 to win Race #6 of the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 100 laps (split 50’s), Race #6 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), MSTs, Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

August 4th - Children's Hospital Kids Night - Madera Late Models, Madera Hobby Stocks, F4 Beater Cross, Toyota Sedans, MST, Jr Late Model 30 lap exhibition race, Southwest Tour Truck Series

August 11th - PCS Super Late Model Series (Pacific Challenge Series), Madera Hobby Stocks, CSS/360 Super Modifieds, USAC HPD Midgets, MST, Legends of the Pacific, F4 Beater Cross

August 18th - Closed

August 25th - Race # 7 of the MAVTV Televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Model Series 80 laps (50 then 30), Race #7 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series , Legends of the Pacific, Toyota Sedans

September 1st - Hampton Inn and Suites Night at the Speedway, Madera Late Models, Madera Hobby Stocks, MST's, Toyota Sedans, F4 Beater Cross, and the Jr, Late Model 30 lap exhibition race

September 8th - Closed for the Madera Fair

September 14th - 46th Annual Harvest Classic Night #1 presented by ($5 Ticket Night!) for everyone on night one. Madera Late Models, Madera Hobby Stocks, F4 Beater Cross , MST, Toyota Sedans, USAC Western Midgets and Modified Truck Pulls!

September 15th - 46th Annual Harvest Classic presented by Midland Tractor and John Deere! The Western Winged Super Sprint Series, BCRA Midgets, USAC Western Midgets, NCMA Sprints, CSS/360 Super Modifieds, Legends of Kearney Bowl, California Hard Tops, Plus the Blown, Injected multi engine Pulling Tractors!

September 22nd - Race #8 of the MAVTV televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then 30), Race #8 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, the 30 laps), MST, Toyota Sedans, Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

September 29th – Spears SRL Southwest Tour 125, the USAC Western Midgets, CSS/360 Super Modifieds, Legends of the Pacific, Madera Hobby Stocks, and the Legends of Kearney Bowl

October 5th -Practice for the RPM Mortgage Short Track "Best of the West" $10,000.00 to win Shootout Event open to Lucas Oil Modifieds, Late Models, Jr. Late Models, and the Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

October 6th - 150 Lap $10,000.00 to WIN SHORT TRACK SHOOTOUT for the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 150 laps! (race #9 of the televised championship), Lucas Oil Modifieds 75 lap TV race! Race #9 of the 80 lap 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series and the Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

October 13th - Closed, NO RACES /

October 20th - 11th Annual Pumpkin Smash Halloween Bash and Blow Up and Monster Trucks!, Madera Hobby Stocks, MST's, Toyota Sedans, $2,000 to Win 200 lap Enduro, the Extreme Barrel Racing Series, a Trick or Treat thru the Pits and on Track PUMPKIN SMASH for the KIDS!

October 27th - Closed

November 10th - 2018 Championship Awards Banquet

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (December 23, 2017) – Building on its successful Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash series in 2017, Butler Motor Speedway will once again host Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP for three dates in 2018. The first Butler Motor Speedway Sprints On Dirt race will be June 9th. The 2nd and 3rd races will be part of the annual Butler Bash on Friday, August 3rd and Saturday, August 4th.

The 2017 Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash series was hallmarked by exciting racing. Chad Blonde picked up the win on June 17 over Ryan Ruhl and Thomas Schinderle. On July 22, Joe Swanson took the lead with two laps to go and won over Jay Steinebach and Ryan Ruhl. On August 12th , Thomas Schinderle won his first SOD feature after passing early leader Joe Swanson. Swanson held on for 2nd and Butler’s Rookie of the Year Boston Mead finished 3rd.

The partnership between Butler Motor Speedway and Sprints On Dirt goes far beyond the SOD races at Butler to ensure a strong future for sprint car racing in Michigan as exemplified in the recent announcement implementing a common rule for the Butler sprint car class and Sprints On Dirt competitors requiring full containment seats in 2018.

Butler Motor Speedway has undergone several major changes over the years. One was moving the pit area out of the infield; another was replacing the racy oiled dirt track with the current watered clay surface. When racing begins at the speedway in the spring there will be another change, the track banking will be reduced by about one-third.

For more information about Butler Motor Speedway, go to www.butlerspeedway.net and the speedway’s Facebook page at https://goo.gl/csxUkX. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

 

 

Aaron Willison Wins First Career Royal Purple NSRA Sprintcar Series Title; Third Ever Canadian To Do So

By Ben Deatherage

Langley, British Columbia- Going into 2017 Royal Purple NSRA Sprintcar Series season Aaron Willison just wanted to do the best he could do. By the end of the campaign the Langley, British Columbian topped the points table to win his first ever championship with the tour. It would be the largest accomplishment of the young and rising star’s career thus far.

“We had a really good year,” said Willison, “I went into it with an open mind and wanted to be a contender and we came out bigger than we could have ever hoped. Even though we weren’t dominant all year we had good speed when we needed it. Our good runs at the Rory Price and first night of the Daffodil Cup are really what got us to the top.”

Aaron would score two victories and finish among the top five on five occasions in nine starts. Wins would come at the Rory Price Memorial at Washington’s Evergreen Speedway in late July and the very next race in early August at Western Speedway just outside of Victoria. Towards the end of the season he would step out of his own equipment and run the potent Rendle Brothers Racing entry, for Rod and Gord Rendle, in the last couple of races.

“I ended up talking to Rod and Gord about running their car and talked out a deal to where I would drive for them after Daffodil Cup. It went so well that I’ll be back in their car next year running for the NSRA championship.”

In addition to looking to make it two years in a row with the Royal Purple NSRA Sprintcar Series he will also embark on collecting the title with the Winged Super Sprints at Western Speedway. Willison joined Trevor and Jeff Montgomery as the third ever driver from Canada to win the NSRA crown in it’s twenty-plus year history.

“It’s a huge deal to win this with the list of guys that have won this deal. I never could have imagined we would have had so much success so early in my career.”

Be sure and stay up to date with the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series by visiting the series website at www.nsraracing.com. Also, check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.

Royal Purple is the proud title sponsor of the NSRA Pavement Sprint Car Series. Royal Purple manufactures high-performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. It is considered the best synthetic motor oil by many end users. For more information or to find a store that carries these wonderful products log on to www.royalpurpleconsumer.com.

 

 

2018 NCRA SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES EXPANDS TO FIVE NEW TRACKS!

Mesquite, TX (12/24/17) by DarinShort.com. On the heels of highly successful 2017 racing season for the NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series presented by Blaine's Motor Supply, Series officials are pleased to announce that five new race tracks have booked SCB series events for 2018, in addition to the five tracks that held SCB series events in 2017.

There are some additional tracks that are not prepared to release their track schedule for 2018 at this moment, yet plan to run the SCB; those three events are shown as TBA below as a part of the complete SCB schedule, making for a total of 25 events.

The DFW-based series saw 70 different drivers compete in 2017, including the states of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Missouri and South Australia represented.

Well over 30 teams have been in contact with the SCB and have indicated their intent to run all, or the majority of, the SCB scheduled events in 2018.

2018 NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits Schedule – as of 12/24/18:

March 23 - Gene Adamcik Memorial, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX March 24 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX March 31 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX April 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR April 21 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX April 28 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore, OK May 11 - TBA May 12 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX May 26 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS May 27 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS June 9 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX June 16 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX June 22 - Children’s Tumor Foundation Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX June 23 - Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale, TX June 30 - Firecracker 25, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX July 7 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX (Elite Non-Winged Sprints also on event card) July 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR July 28 - Rose Bowl Speedway, Winona, TX August 4 - TBA August 18 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX August 24 - Muscular Dystrophy Association Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX August 25 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX September 14 - TBA September 15 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX September 29 – SCB Series Championships LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX

Again, this schedule is subject to change, so please visit the series website www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to traveling. New dates will be published when they become available.

With the help of Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Southwest and company owner Tom Lorenz, the SCB will have guaranteed points fund in 2018 for top performing drivers that support the Series.

The 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series points fund is a no fuss, no muss arrangement, with no hoops and hurdles for teams to become eligible.

There are no license or association fees involved. There is no minimum attendance requirement. Drivers simply show up and compete in SCB events, earn points, and the top eight point getters at the end of the season will receive the following cash awards:

1st - $1,200 2nd - $1,000 3rd - $800 4th - $600 5th - $500 6th - $400 7th - $300 8th - $200

We would like to thank the 2017 sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Blaine's Motor Supply, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, The Oil Medics, Mow Time in Farmersville, Griffith Trucking Equipment, PRO-TECH Service Company, Simpson Race Products, Ultra Shield Race Products, Lightning Wings, Rod End Supply, Spellbound Boutiques of Rockwall and DarinShort.com.

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series in 2018, please contact Steve Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

The Sprint Car Bandits series is dedicated to helping bring back some of the old-time fun of sprint car racing, yet incorporating some much-needed basic adjustments that help the teams stay on track with their budget - and fans not having to pay excessively high ticket prices to enjoy watching them.

The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment), yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition with teams of varying budget sizes, while still competing for excellent competitor purses.

For the third season in a row, there are no new planned rules changes to the Series; as we have developed a formula that works great for everyone, from fans, to teams, the race tracks and sponsors.

25+year veteran sprint car driver, Claud Estes III comments: "The Sprint Car Bandits rules have kept the competitiveness level much more in check between sprint teams of nearly all budgets. Plus it has made 360C.I. racing much more affordable, and that's why our family supports the series. I think it's been fantastic, and we get to compete for excellent purses at every event. Guys feel like they have a fighting chance at a good performance from track to track because they're not being out-budgeted thanks to the Sprint Car Bandits series rear tire rules and wing angle rules. We saved a lot of money just in tires competing with the Series the past two season."

Estes continues: "As a matter of fact we recently picked up two more 360C.I. engines, as even my brother Daniel plans to resume racing sprint cars because of what he's seen in the Series. So there will be nights when there will be four Estes cars in the pits at Sprint Car Bandits events in 2018."

Tracks wishing to book a 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series event, or businesses looking to get involved as marketing partners, are urged to contact Steve Lang ASAP, at SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. Remaining available event dates are quickly running out of supply.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com or @SprintCarBandits on Facebook to catch up on the latest Series news and happenings.

Until then, have a safe and enjoyable Christmas & Holiday season and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2018!

 

 

RMMRA partners with POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

Belleville, IL - Debuting in early 2018, POWRi has partnered with the Denver, Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association (RMMRA) to create the POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Midget Series. The goal of POWRi and RMMRA's partnership is to continue the growth of midget racing in the Western portion of the United States. This will also allow the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League to co-sanction more events together, like the two-day weekend at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kansas.

The POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Midget Series will continue to operate in similar fashion, with Keith Rauch (President) and Chris Sheil (Vice President) in charge, but this partnership will leverage the tools and resources of POWRi to strengthen their presence in Colorado and the surrounding states. "We are excited to come under the POWRi banner," commented Keith Rauch, President of RMMRA. "This will allow for strengthened support on both sides of the Colorado border."

The POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Midget Series is part of the National Midget Racing League and is invited to compete in the Mid-Season and Season Championship races being held at Valley Speedway and Kennedale Speedway, respectively. The top seven in points amongst the National, West, Allstar, and RMMRA midgets will compete in a championship feature event at the Mid-Season and Season Championship events. "This is an outstanding opportunity to promote the growth of midget racing out West," said Eric Fenton, POWRi West Director. "Both of our series already work together and this ensures that we can grow in a mutually beneficial way."

RMMRA has a rich history, formed in 1940 by a group of Denver, Colorado-based drivers and car owners. After a brief gap in history due to World War II, RMMRA picked back up in 1946 and has held strong since. "POWRi is very supportive of RMMRA's rich history," stated Chris Sheil, Vice President of RMMRA. "This mutually beneficial partnership is necessary for RMMRA to continue growing and to reach the next level for the series."

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (12/22/17) – Officials at the famed 1/3rd mile in Waynesfield, Ohio have announced two additional events in advance of the official 2018 schedule release. The annual Memorial Classic featuring the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders has been slated for Saturday, May 26th. The Memorial Day weekend event will also see appearances from the weekly 410 Non Wing sprint cars and the UMP Modifieds.

The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series returns to headline the 8th running of the Dick Spencer Memorial in July. The event, honoring racer and community member Dick Spencer, is slated for Saturday, July 7th. The Non Wing special will pay $1500 to win. The AMSA Mini Sprints also join the program running for $700 to win and $100 to start.

Full schedule, including all events slated for the 2018 season, will be released soon.

The Waynesfield Raceway Park leadership team would like to wish all race fans a safe holiday season.

Get the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park information anytime online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook by liking Waynesfield Raceway Park, or on Twitter by following @OfficialWRP.

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SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CAR SERIES RELEASE INAUGURAL 2018 SCHEDULE; CURRENTLY 23 BONNELL'S ROD SHOP WEEKLY SERIES EVENTS CONFIRMED

December 22, 2017 (By Mike Leone)

(Pulaski, PA)...With the inaugural season for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance less than four months away, Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are excited to release the schedule of events to date for the 2018 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship. Currently 23 events at seven different speedways make up the inaugural slate of events with the possibility of a few more events to be added.

The RUSH Sprint Cars are traditional, non-wing Sprint Cars utilizing the cost-effective Pace Performance GM 602 Crate Sprint Car engine package developed by Pace's Director of Circle Track Engine Development, Don Blackshear, $135 sealed, spec RUSH Bilstein Bandits Shocks, affordable spec Hoosier Tires, and RUSH "Visual" Methanol spec fuel produced by Insinger Performance, a Sunoco Race Fuel Distributor.

Lernerville Speedway came on to anchor the RUSH Sprint Cars with 10 events including the inaugural event part of the Sarver, Pa. track's season opener on Friday, April 20. The RUSH Sprints will join with Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars on May 4, Sprint Spectacular events on June 29 and August 31 along with the season ending "Steel City Stampede" October 12-13. Tentatively the inaugural "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance is slated for August 31.

In addition, the RUSH Sprint Cars will headline Lernerville's new monthly "RK Virgilie Wednesday Night Can't Wait For The Weekend Mayhem Series" beginning in May and will feature the "Wednesday Night Lightning Series"; five exciting non-wing Sprint Car events with a $3,000 point fund! These events will also count toward the Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship.

"Dirt's Monster Half-Mile" at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway will hold monthly Bonnell's Rod Shop events from June through September. Three of the four events are paired with "410" Sprint Cars including the All Star event on July 21. The RUSH Late Models headline action at Pittsburgh on a weekly basis, and the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds make numerous appearances at the track.

Another big western Pa. half-mile to host the RUSH Sprint Cars is Tri-City Raceway Park. The Sunday night facility will again hold monthly specials-only programs. The RUSH Sprints have dates on June 17 and July 15.

Two northwestern Pennsylvania tracks and another right across the border that host weekly RUSH Late Model action have stepped up to offer events for the RUSH Sprint Cars. Eriez Speedway will be the first track outside of Lernerville to have the RUSH Sprint Cars, which will take place on Sunday, May 13. The Sunday night 1/4-mile bullring of Old Bradford Speedway hasn't had a Sprint Car race of any kind in many years. That will change in 2018 with a pair of $600 to-win, $150 to-star events on May 20 and August 5. The RUSH Sprint Cars will again join up with the All Stars on June 9 at New Stateline Speedway then return on June 30 part of "Open Wheel Mania" as both events will pay $600 to-win, $150 to-start. Stateline is located almost right on the PA/NY border in Busti, NY.

The most recent announcement was that the RUSH Sprint Cars will be part of Genesee Speedway's second annual "Topless Nationals" on September 15-16. The Batavia, NY 1/3-mile is one RUSH's most successful weekly Late Model tracks as track promoter Jim Johnson has completed his second year at the helm. The RUSH Sprint Cars will run a complete show paying $800 to-win, $160 to-start each day with the overall top point driver receiving a $300 bonus from RUSH for the "Empire State Classic". The last time full size Sprint Cars raced at Genesee was 2009 when "360" Sprint Cars were part of the weekly program.

"To have seven regional tracks to date commit to helping us put together a 23-event schedule before we've even officially turned a wheel on a RUSH Sprint Car means a lot to not only us, but the numerous racers who are already preparing to compete in the inaugural season," expressed Emig. "We cannot thank our RUSH partner speedways enough. We've had talks with a few other speedways that may host an event or two, but we felt it was important to get this confirmed schedule of events out to the public now. I think the fans are really going to be surprised at what great racing the RUSH Sprint Cars produce. The cars that we tested at Lernerville turned times very comparable to our fastest 604 Late Model Touring cars at Lernerville events. Running them wingless is going to produce great side-by-side racing."

All events in 2018 will be part of the $20,000+ Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship that will pay $5,000 to-win down 20 spots. Like all of RUSH's other divisions, drivers' best 12 point finishes will be utilized. There will also be a "Futures Cup" Championship for eligible teenage racers and combined with the "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series will bring the 2018 championship point funds to over $23,700 (see breakdown below).

The GM 602 Sprint Car engine can be purchased directly at Pace Performance in Boardman, Ohio by calling 888-748-4655. Don Blackshear, a former RUSH Authorized Engine Rebuilder, is the director of Circle Track Operations at Pace. The printable color flyer with this information is available online at www.rushsprintcars.com/Sprint-Engine-Flyer.pdf. Know that financing options are available. You can also check out their website at www.paceperformance.com.

In addition, the engine can be purchased through RUSH's Authorized Engine Rebuilders. The complete list with contact info can be found under the Engine tab on the website or directly at the following link www.rushsprintcars.com/engines.html.

2018 Sweeney RUSH Sprint Car Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Schedule*

Fri, April 20 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA)

Fri, May 4 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA)

Sun., May 13 Eriez Speedway (Erie, PA)

Wed, May 16 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) - "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series Kickoff

Sun, May 20 Old Bradford Speedway (Bradford, PA) - $600 to-win, $150 to-start

Sat, May 26 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA)

Sat, June 9 New Stateline Speedway (Busti, NY) - $600 to-win, $150 to-start

Sun, June 17 Tri-City Raceway Park (Franklin, PA)

Wed, June 20 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) - "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series

Fri, June 29 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA)

Sat, June 30 New Stateline Speedway (Busti, NY) - $600 to-win, $150 to-start

Sun, July 15 Tri-City Raceway Park (Franklin, PA)

Wed, July 18 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) - "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series

Sat, July 21 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA)

Sun, August 5 Old Bradford Speedway (Bradford, PA) - $600 to-win, $150 to-start

Wed, August 15 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) - "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series

Sat, August 25 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA)

Fri, August 31 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) - "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance

Sat, September 15 Genesee Speedway (Batavia, NY) - "Empire State Classic" -$800 to-win, $160 to-start (3 p.m. start)

Sun, September 16 Genesee Speedway (Batavia, NY) - "Empire State Classic" -$800 to-win, $160 to-start with a $300 bonus for top point car over the two days (3 p.m. start)

Wed, September 19 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) - "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series Finale

Sat, September 22 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA)

Fri-Sat, October 12-13 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) - "Steel City Stampede"

*Schedule is subject to change. Additional dates may be added.

2018 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Point Fund ($20,075): 1. $5,000 2. $2,500 3. $1,750 4. $1,500 5. $1,200 6. $1,000 7. $800 8. $750 9. $700 10. $650 11. $600 12. $500 13. $450 14. $425 15. $400 16. $390 17. $380 18. $370 19. $360 20. $350.

2018 "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series Point Fund ($3,000): 1. $1,000 2. $500 3. $350 4. $225 5. $200 6. $180 7. $150 8. $140 9. $130 10. $125.

2018 "Futures Cup" Point Fund ($650 minimum): 1. $300 2. $200 3. $100 4. $50.

2018 RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Sprint Car website is www.rushsprintcars.com. "Like" our Facebook page at ww.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints for the latest news and updates.

 

 

CLAUSON-MARSHALL RACING AND NOS® ENERGY DRINK BRING ALL-STAR LINEUP TO 2018 CHILI BOWL NATIONALS

The eight-driver NOS Energy Drink Team Includes Midget Winners, a NASCAR Champion, a World of Outlaws Champion, Knoxville Nationals Winners

FISHERS, IND. (December 22, 2017) - Clauson-Marshall Racing will field a team of eight cars in the 2018 Chili Bowl Nationals. The all-star lineup of drivers from both non-wing and winged dirt track racing backgrounds, will be sponsored by NOS Energy Drink.

"NOS Energy Drink is very revved up to head into the 2018 Chili Bowl Nationals with the Clauson-Marshall Racing team," said Lauren Albano, Marketing Director for NOS Energy. "The Chili Bowl Nationals are nationally known as the "Super Bowl of midget racing" and attract some of the very best drivers from USAC, World of Outlaws, NASCAR and IndyCar. For NOS Energy Drink to head into this epic event with such an all-star roster of non-wing and winged dirt track racing stars shows an incredible amount of horsepower and horsepower is what NOS Energy is all about!"

The Clauson-Marshall Racing Team NOS Energy Drink 2018 Chili Bowl Line-Up:

Ryan Bernal, driver of the No. 87 NOS Energy Drink midget. Bernal, 24, has been crowned both a California Sprint Car champion and a California Midget Champion. He has 24 career wins in the USAC West Coast Series. Bernal will enter the Chili Bowl for the fourth time in his career. He posted a career-best Chili Bowl finish of 15th in 2015.

Tyler Courtney, driver of the No. 7BC NOS Energy Drink midget. Courtney, 23, competed full-time on the USAC National Midget Tour in 2018 for Clauson-Marshall Racing. He earned three wins en route to a sixth-place finish in the season standings. Courtney finished sixth in the 2017 Chili Bowl and was the 2011 Rookie of the Year.

Shane Golobic, driver of the No. 17W NOS Energy Drink midget. Golobic, 26, competed for Clauson-Marshall Racing throughout the 2017 USAC National Midget Tour season, finishing second in the series final point standings. He's a two-time Trophy Cup champion and was the 2017 USAC Indiana Midget Week champion. He made his Chili Bowl debut in 2010, has five Chili Bowl A-Main starts and finished 15th in the 2017 Chili Bowl.

Justin Grant, driver of the No. 39BC NOS Energy Drink midget. Grant, 27, started the 2017 USAC National Midget Series season with a victory for Clauson-Marshall Racing in DuQuoin, Ill. He went on to earn one more win en route to a fifth-place finish in the standings. He also garnered 13 feature wins across all three USAC series. Grant earned the pole position for the 2015 Chili Bowl Nationals and finished third in the 2017 event.

Giovanni "Gio" Scelzi, driver of the No. 57 NOS Energy Drink midget. Scelzi, 16, will enter the Chili Bowl for the first time in 2018. The 2016 North American 360 Sprint Car Poll Rookie of the Year finished second in the final King of the West-NARC standings, missing the championship by one point.

Donny Schatz, driver of the No. 15 NOS Energy Drink midget. The seven-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion will be making just his second-career Chili Bowl start in 2018. Schatz, 40, made his Chili Bowl debut in 2017 where he finished seventh in the B-Main and earned Rookie of the Year honors.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the No. 17BC NOS Energy Drink midget. Stenhouse Jr., 30, will enter his 12th Chili Bowl Nationals in January. The two-time NASCAR Cup Series winner and two-time NASCAR XFINITY Series champion has five Chili Bowl A-Main starts and finished 16th in the 2017 Chili Bowl for Clauson-Marshall Racing.

Chris Windom, driver of the No. 35TE NOS Energy Drink midget. Windom, 26, is the current USAC National Sprint Car Series champion, winning four events in 2017. Windom has four Chili Bowl A-Main starts and finished a Chili Bowl career-best fifth in 2010.

"Bryan had a vision that thanks to Richard and all the guys at Clauson Marshall Racing, we were able to make a reality in 2017 with our BC's Dream Team." Tim Clauson said. "What it allowed us to do is really prove to ourselves that he was right that if you build great cars, hire the best drivers, the rest of the program will take care of itself. Here we are again and getting to expand on the dream by adding 2 more cars with some of the absolute best race car drivers in the world and to get to partner with NOS Energy Drink, a company who not so long ago was a partner of Bryan's, just proves that his vision was on point. I want to personally thank all of the drivers and our partners who also believed in the dream enough to be a part of it."

Team NOS Energy Drink will host a media availability and photo opportunity - including all eight cars and drivers with team owners Tim Clauson and Richard Marshall - at its pit area on Tuesday, January 9, at 2pm, local time.

The 2018 Chili Bowl will kick-off on with an open practice session on Monday, January 8 inside the River Spirit Expo Center at Tulsa's Expo Square. The race concludes with the A-Main feature event on Saturday, January 13. Preliminary night racing and all Saturday qualifying races will be broadcast on RacinBoys.com. Opening ceremonies and the A-Main will air live on MAVtv.

For more information on Clauson-Marshall Racing, please visit www.ClausonMarshallRacing.com, like them on facebook.com/ClausonMarshall, and follow @ClausonMarshall on Twitter.

For more information on NOS Energy Drinks, please visit www.drinknos.com, like them on facebook.com/NosEnergyDrink/, and instagram.com/nosenergydrink/.

 

 

Sitterly, Lavery and LaTulip Crack Top 25 in Oswego's All-Time Points

OSWEGO, NY (December 19, 2017) - Following a six year hiatus, all-time points for Oswego Speedway’s trademark 900 horsepower Supermodifieds have finally been completed and posted up to date ahead of the track’s 68th consecutive season of action set to begin on Saturday, May 26.

Besting a total of 588 drivers who have competed in the Supermodified division at Oswego since 1962, Joe Gosek has officially emerged as the speedway’s new all-time points leader with an impressive total of 32,606 career points. Scoring more top 5 finishes than any other driver at the track in 2017 played a key role in allowing Gosek to pass Jim Shampine, Steve Gioia Jr, and Eddie Bellinger Jr. all within the past six seasons.

Joining Gosek are several other current Supermodified campaigners who have moved as far up as inside the top 15. Tim Snyder, the 2001 Budweiser International Classic 200 champion, moved up one spot to 12th at 16,732. The top ten is now in reach for the ‘Zero Hero.’

Just behind Snyder is 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Supermodified track champion Otto Sitterly, who soared from 31st on the list to all the way up inside the top 15 after a half dozen more stout years with car owner John Nicotra.

Further back in the top 20, longtime campaigner Pat Lavery, who scored his first win in more than 15 years of trying with Hoefer/Samuels Racing in June of 2013, has made his way up to 17th on the all-time list.

Howard Page, who returned to Supermodified racing in 2014, was able to move up two spots to crack the top 20, while veteran Hal LaTulip improved from 39th to 23rd to mark the last active driver inside the illustrious top 25.

Sitting just outside that top 25 are Dave McKnight and Bobby Bond, who each competed at the speedway this year as well as Randy Ritskes, who last saw action at Oswego back in 2014 when he drove to three victories on the season for car owner Ken Locke.

Despite making his Oswego return for the first time in over a decade in 2017, Jeff West has dropped four spots down to 36th all-time, just ahead of current car owner Jerry Curran, who has now moved into the top 40 all-time surpassing Pat Abold, Fred Graves, Bob Goutermout, and more. Eight-time feature winner Ray Graham Jr. finishes the list of drivers who have competed since 2011 to make the top 50.

Five of the division’s current stars sit closely knit together within twelve spots as 2016 track champion Michael Barnes, defending Mr. Supermodified Dave Gruel, first time winner in 2017 Keith Shampine, another recent feature winner in Brandon Bellinger, and ten-time winner in the past six years Dave Danzer are now 57th, 58th, 61st, 67th, and 69th in all-time points, respectively. Dan Connors Jr, who has been almost an entirely full-time driver since 2011, is still looking for his first win after several second place finishes, but has still been able to move to 72nd in all-time points.

Driving for Strong, Graham and Penix Racing all within the past six years, the ‘Jersey Jet’ Joey Payne has made the top 75 at just over 5,000 points with more Oswego appearances expected for Payne in 2018 that could see the Fairlawn, N.J. driver move up as far as ten more spots.

Remaining drivers to compete in the past six years that sit within the top 100 include second generation driver and now three-time feature winner Michael Muldoon (82nd), fourteen-time top five finisher Stephen Gioia III (84th), three-time feature winner Jeff Holbrook (85th), 2002 track champion Shawn Muldoon (86th), another second generation driver and many time winner in Kody Graham (89th), the ‘original’ Mr. Supermodified Gene Lee Gibson (91st), recent breakout driver Tim Devendorf (92nd), 2016 International Classic Champion Jeff Abold (97th), returning competitor and many time feature winner Shaun Gosselin, who rounds out the top 100.

Other notables on the list include father and son Lou LeVea Sr. and Lou LeVea Jr. who are within sixty points of each other at 117th and 118th as well as defending track champion Dave Shullick Jr. who moved up more spots than anyone from 396th to 160th.

2015 rookie Aric Iosue has managed to start at the bottom of the list, but still crack the top 200 after just two full seasons of competition now see the two-time winner sitting at 183rd. Fellow newcomer Logan Rayvals is 258th after only one full season.

The full 2018 schedule for Oswego Speedway, set to open with the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s on Saturday, May 26, has been posted online at OswegoSpeedway.com. Season ticket information, pricing, and time schedules will be added after the 1st of the year. All kids 16 and under will remain FREE with a paid adult this coming season.

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.

All-Time Oswego Speedway Non-Wing Supermodified Points (1962-2017):

As of September 2017

Includes heat and feature races using original points system. Timed warm ups and semi-final races are not factored into final points.

1 Joe Gosek 32,606

2 Eddie Bellinger Jr. 32,405

3 Steve Gioia Jr. 29,806

4 Jim Shampine 28,317

5 Bentley Warren 25,993

6 Warren Coniam 21,792

7 Jamie Moore 18,575

8 Norm Mackereth 17,548

9 Nolan Swift 17,213

10 Mike Muldoon Sr. 17,147

11 Ron Wallace Sr. 16,958

12 Timmy Snyder 16,732

13 Otto Sitterly 14,912

14 Mark Letcher 13,687

15 Doug Didero 13,156

16 Bobby Stelter 12,805

17 Pat Lavery 12,344

18 Dan Soule 11,858

19 Todd Stowell 11,752

20 Howard Page 11,356

21 Brian Herb 11,345

22 Kempton Dates 11,146

23 Hal LaTulup 11,146

24 Gary Allbritan 10,891

25 Mike Ordway 10,860

26 Timmy Gareau 10,338

27 Dave McKnight Jr. 10,333

28 Bobby Bond 10,300

29 Randy Ritskes 10,260

30 Denny Wheeler 10,186

31 Tom Lesson 10,157

32 Chuck CIprich 9,963

33 Ken Andrews 9,952

34 Doug Heveron 9,881

35 Greg Furlong 9,870

36 Jeff West 9,601

37 Jerry Curran 9,433

38 Pat Abold 9,281

39 Fred Graves 9,262

40 Gary Morton 9,231

41 Dean Hoag 8,806

42 Mike Rizzo 8,333

43 Bob Goutermout 7,979

44 Jim Winks 7,761

45 Ray Graham Jr. 7,707

46 Jim Muldoon 7,692

47 Wayne Landon 7,565

48 Timmy Nelson 7,367

49 Cliff Graves 7,239

50 Terry Johnson 7,142

51 Joe Paeno 7,142

52 Jim Gary 7,069

53 Bill Sharkey 7,054

54 Joe Hawksby Sr. 7,054

55 Jim Cheney 6,877

56 Todd Gibson 6,772

57 Michael Barnes 6,726

58 Dave Gruel 6,650

59 John Spencer 6,603

60 Sam Carista 6,178

61 Keith Shampine 6,128

62 Jack Murphy 6,051

63 Kenny Bell 5,947

64 Ed Thompson 5,927

65 Baldy Baker 5,641

66 Russ Wood 5,461

67 Brandon Bellinger 5,375

68 Jim Gresey 5,361

69 Dave Danzer 5,340

70 Red Barnhardt 5,331

71 Mike Brubaker 5,270

72 Dan Connors Jr. 5,221

73 Don Rammage 5,210

74 Joey Payne 5,143

75 Dave Shullick Sr. 5,141

76 Dave Trytek 5,106

77 Craig Rayvals 4,984

78 Kenny Williamson 4,944

79 Keith Gilliam 4,912

80 Art Bennett 4,874

81 John Logan 4,844

82 Michael Muldoon 4,755

83 Shannon Groves 4,665

84 Stephen Gioia III 4,631

85 Jeff Holbrook 4,517

86 Shawn Muldoon 4,383

87 John Torrese Jr. 4,348

88 AJ Michaels 4,343

89 Kody Graham 4,244

90 Doug Syer 4,140

91 Gene Lee Gibson 4,127

92 Tim Devendorf 4,059

93 Don MacLaren 3,972

94 Eric Lewis 3,954

95 Jim Thompson 3,891

96 Bob Smith 3,876

97 Jeff Abold 3,790

98 Gary Syrell 3,767

99 Lew Bannister 3,731

100 Shaun Gosselin 3,692

 

 

Quarter Midget Champion Sokolic an Oswego Small Block Super Rookie in 2018

OSWEGO, NY (December 19, 2017) - The 2018 Small Block Supermodified class at Oswego Speedway will see yet another quarter midget racer move up to full-size competition and take aim at the coveted SBS ‘Rookie of the Year’ honors handed out at the end of the season.

Josh Sokolic, a 15 year-old student at West Genesee High School, will join the likes of Michael Barnes, Dan Connors Jr, Dalton Doyle, Josh Kerr, Anthony Losurdo, Camden Proud, and more as active Oswego drivers who made the step up from the Syracuse and Oswego County Quarter Midget Clubs to the fast 5/8ths mile that is the ‘Steel Palace.’

Despite preparing to now be the youngest competitor at the track, Sokolic has been racing for a solid 8 years and has collected five quarter midget championships, over 100 feature wins and multiple USAC Northeast Series regional wins along the way.

As longtime Oswego fans, this will certainly be a family effort for Josh and his father John, who recently purchased what originally was a potent creation put together by former SBS driver and car owner Ed Horne that received its latest updates from Ray Hedger. This car, to now be numbered 26, has seen a good amount of success over the years at Oswego driven most recently by Chris Lupa and Shannon Jones. It has also seen some trips to victory lane in its day courtesy of series all-time wins leader Mike Bond.

This past September, Sokolic made his Small Block Supermodified debut at the Evans Mills Speedway. After laying down dozens of practice laps in pre-race testing, ‘Stosh’ entered his first event which was the ‘Fall Brawl 50’ as part of the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series. It was a learning experience that saw the No. 26 click off several more laps that proved to be vital seat time for the up and coming young driver.

With his first SBS start out of the way, Sokolic now turns to a full-time Oswego campaign in 2018 with a goal of no more than to simply get acclimated to what is a very different type of race car for the quarter midget graduate.

“My goals this year are to get used to the different size and speed of the car, stay out of trouble and finish races,” Sokolic said. “We want to get as much practice and learning time in as possible, but compete when we can and also learn what I can from the veteran drivers. Hopefully that allows me to get better every time out.”

With a great support system already formed thanks to sponsors All Weather Power Equipment, Lakeland Auto Repair, Northern Property Services, and The First Tee Syracuse as well as presence on social media at Facebook.com/Joshua-Sokolic-Racing and on Instagram @joshua_sokolic_racing, there is no question that the Camillus native is ready for a full-scale assault on the Small Block Super class this coming season.

At least one other driver is expected to contend with Sokolic for Small Block Supermodified Rookie of the Year honors in 2018. To keep tabs on driver registrations as well as future announcements, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

The full 2018 schedule for Oswego Speedway, set to open with the first ever running of the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s on Saturday, May 26, has been posted online at OswegoSpeedway.com. Season ticket information, pricing, and time schedules will be added after the 1st of the year. All kids 16 and under will remain FREE with a paid adult this coming season.

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.

All-Time Oswego Speedway Small Block Supermodified Rookie of the Year Winners (1993-2017):

2017 - Tony Pisa

2016 - None

2015 - Alex McRae

2014 - Camden Proud

2013 - Jeremy Pitcher

2012 - Jon Tesoriero

2011 - David LaTulip

2010 - Michael Bruce

2009 - Andrew Schartner

2008 - Kreig Heroth

2007 - Rick Zeigler

2006 - Larry Muroski

2005 - Josh LaRochelle

2004 - Ryan Coleman

2003 - Dave Gruel

2002 - Tony White

2001 - Dan Kapuscinski

2000 - Chris Proud

1999 - Dan Ferlito

1998 - Bod Andrews

1997 - Mark VanLuven

1996 - Billy Izyk

1995 - Charlie Pike

1994 - Bobby Bond

1993 - Scott Landers

 

 

“TRADE SHOW 101” HELPFUL HINTS FOR EXHIBITORS AND RACERS AT PPB MOTORSPORTS 2018

OAKS, PA December 21, 2017 . . . Auto racing fans and racers will be filling the aisles of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Racecar and Trade Show powered by Sunoco and delivered by Insinger Performance set to take place January 19 through 2lst at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. And there will be thousands filling the aisles.

Exhibitors will be looking to attract the show attendees spreading awareness of their brand. It is a great way for businesses to demonstrate the benefits of their products and services. It is also a great way for speedways and sanctioning organizations to gain exposure.

As pointed out in an article titled “Trade Show 101” in a recent edition of Lehigh Valley Business, do it right, and you’ll make connections that lead to sales and long-term client relationships.

Make you show display engaging. The more appeal you can convey the more attendees will be attracted to your display. Make sure your staff is friendly and outgoing with display visitors, without being too pushy or forceful.

And have your staff dress with professional attire. That does not mean a suit and tie. Just be neat and clean.

Try offering free promo items or hold a raffle to win prizes. A raffle gives you the opportunity to collect names and contact information to add to your promotional list.

Speedways and sanctioning organizations should be offering schedules. Have people working the display that can answer questions from visitors. Get visitors to the display to give you names and contact info so you can add it to your mailing/social media lists. Perhaps offer a discount coupon to visitors that can be used for an event. A good way to get them out to the track.

Businesses offering products and services should have their promotional information available including catalogs. And offer a special for show attendees only that expires a short time after the show is over.

Engage your booth visitors. Don’t simply hand out promotional material. This is the time to show off your company and set yourself above the competition.

And if you are a racer seeking sponsorship come to the show prepared with a brochure offering details of what you have to offer a business. Dress to present a good image to a potential sponsor. However keep in mind that exhibitors at a show are there to do business so don’t take up too much of their time. Make an appointment to talk with them away from the show at a later time.

Motorsports 2018 is the most popular show of its type on the East Coast and attracts huge crowds.

An expanded hardcore racing section will include speed equipment suppliers, parts manufacturers, engine builders, chassis builders, apparel companies and much, much more. Not only will the latest products be on display but great at the show prices for cash and carry will be available to those looking to build their inventory while saving money.

Many of the 150 race tracks located within 200 miles of the show will have displays and will offer the latest information on plans for 2018. The show will also include the display over of over 200 race cars of all kinds. The former Pine Brook Speedway in northern New Jersey will be remembered in a special display of race cars. A Pine Brook reunion which will include a special Friday night stage show and driver autographs on Saturday afternoon will be held.

A variety of seminars will be offered free to attendees on subjects of interest to racers.

On Saturday night the very popular annual Oliver Construction sponsored Ms. Motorsports will be held.

Sunday is Kid’s Day at the show highlighted by the Tiny (4 to 7 years old) and Little (8 to 11) Miss Motorsports Competitions and the annual RAACE Big Wheel Races. All children 12 and under are admitted free of charge on Sunday.

Applications and rules for the competitions can be found along with all other show information at www.motorsportstradeshow.com. Children who wish to enter the Big Wheel races need to only enter before noon at the event stage area.

Time is running out to arrange to display or to have your race car on display at the show.

Check out www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618 for further information.

 

 

Three More Classic Entrants!

The seemingly almost daily update on entrants for the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic continues with three more drivers coming on board and committing to making the pilgrimage to Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool from January 19 to 21.

South Australian young gun Jake Tranter will be at the wheel of his familiar S45 Maxwill which will again utilise the horsepower as provided by Maxwill Race Engines.

After failing to make his way into the feature events at the 2017 Classic last January Tranter has already shown this season that he is ready to make some giant in-roads at the 46th edition Classic.

For his trip to Warrnambool Sunnyside Instant Lawn are back on board for Tranter along with Murdoch Insurance. Naracoorte Freight Centre, Uneed Towing, Lake City Taxi’s, Mitch Thomson Tiling, Scope Imagery and East Coast Logistics.

Former World Series Sprintcars Contracted Driver and another of the strong South Aussie Posse, Ricky Maiolo will also be out to right some wrongs from the 2017 Classic.

The popular Maiolo managed to bring his S24 entry home in 7th place in C-Main 2 in 2017, so a stronger performance can be expected with the support of TRG Transport, Oval Track Imports, M.A.N and Active Motor Wreckers.

The final for today, taking the list of current entrants to 59, is Queensland’s Andrew Corbet.

Corbet will make his debut South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic appearance aboard the Q78 Cool Chassis, with assistance under the hood from KRE Race Engines.

Corbet, who hails from Gympie in Queensland, will be supported by Lincom, Corbet’s Group and Arrow Transport Repairs at his maiden Classic appearance.

The 2018 46th edition of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2018 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Paul Nienhiser To Pilot Loyet Motorsports Midget at Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking a phone call from Joe Loyet at the beginning of December proved to be beneficial for Chapin, IL driver, Paul Nienhiser. When the conversation ended, Nienhiser was excited to say that he would be in a potent Loyet Motorsports midget for the 2018 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

“When Joe Loyet called me at the beginning of December and asked if I would drive one of his midgets at the Chili Bowl, it was an easy decision to say ‘yes’,” Paul Nienhiser said. “I have two previous Chili Bowl appearances, and I am very much looking forward to getting back after being away for a couple of years.”

Nienhiser, who is a regular aboard the Paul Nienhiser Racing No. 9 winged sprint car is set to make his third attempt at the Chili Bowl Midget nationals. His first two appearances came in 2014 and 2015, so after a few years away he is set to climb aboard one of midget racing’s most noticeable entries in 2018.

With limited seat time in a midget, the plan for Nienhiser and Loyet Motorsports is to test and tune a Belle-Claire Speedway to shake down a new No. o5 machine, and also get the Illinois pilot acclimated the a midget before making the trip to Tulsa, OK where he will hit the track on Thursday January 11th for his qualifying night aboard the BP Fab No. o5.

“I am really looking forward to this opportunity to run with the Loyet’s,” Nienhiser added. “We have a great group of drivers in our stable with Brad Loyet, Gary Taylor, Zane Hendricks, and myself, and hopefully we can all work well together and have a great showing at this year’s event.”

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil, Mason Sound, Innovative Design, Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Wessler Bros. Agency, Bob Hawks Autobody, Littleton Storm & Timer, Fierce Herbicide, Sunstoppers Window Tinting, Engler Machine and Took, FK Indy, Rider Racing Engines, Kaeding Performance, and Steve Thomas Racing for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-0, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: Nienhiser will hit the dirt in Tulsa, OK on January 11th during the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Paul Nienhiser by following him on Twitter @Paul_Nienhiser or by clicking over to www.paulnienhiser.com.

 

 

Hanks Lands Ride to Compete in First Career Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISTON, Tenn. (Dec. 21, 2017) - Brandon Hanks is thrilled to announce he is tackling the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals for the first time in his career.

Hanks landed a ride with Chris Chappue for the 32nd edition of the marquee event, which is Jan. 9-13 inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. The five-day event will feature approximately 350 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports divisions.

"I'm just really excited," Hanks said. "I've been wanting to race the Chili Bowl ever since I first went there in 2012 to watch. I've been going almost every year since. What other race do you have more than 300 entries for one class? It's pretty impressive. You have NASCAR drivers, NHRA drivers and people from all different series. In my opinion it's the biggest race in the world. I can't thank Chris enough for this opportunity."

Not only will it be the first Chili Bowl for Hanks, it will also mark his midget debut.

"I've heard winged sprint car drivers making good midget drivers and vice versa," he said. "I'm hoping they are right.

"If you make the C Main or D Main in your first year at the Chili Bowl that's pretty impressive. I won't set a goal until after practice on Monday. I want to try to get comfortable and then see how it goes. I'll probably be happy to make a C Main or a D Main, but I want more than that."

UP NEXT -

Jan. 9-13 at Spirit River Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 32 nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Penske Racing Shocks

Penske Racing Shocks was formed in 1988 when the need for a higher performing shock absorber was identified by the Penske Racing Indy Car team. The company has continued to expand ever since. For more information, visit http://www.PenskeShocks.com .

"I want to thank Dave Reedy and everyone at Penske Shocks for their hard work to give me the smoothest ride as possible," Hanks said.

Hanks would also like to thank D&B Farms, Performance Powder Coating, Acme Graphix, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, J-R1 and MyRacePass for their continued support.

 

 

TOP NAMES ROLL IN FOR THE CHALLENGE

In the richest 360 A Main in Australia names are already starting to roll in for the show and with $10K on the line for the winner it is no wonder. USA’s Cory Eliason winner of last years All Star Challenge is back in Australia and will be looking for a back to back win in this year’s 8th running of the show. Eliason is again driving for the SA based Currie Racing Devil Race Karts USA00. Terry McCarl has also locked in and will want to step it up one position on last year’s 2nd. McCarl is driving the Melbourne Stainless Team USA24 ART based in Bacchus Marsh for the show and will also be competing in the Classic the weekend after. McCarl is looking forward to running at the ‘Avocado shaped’ track as he affectionately named it last year.

West Australian based newcomer to the Series WA96 Aldo DePaoli is another to nominated early. DePaoli has been running a 410 in Victoria this season but is no newcomer to 360’s being a regular competitor with 360s back in W.A. Ex Series Champ Mark Caruso’s SA33 and recent winner of the JSR King of the Rivers has indicated his intent to run back at Simpson after a few season absence.

With $10,000 for 1st, $2600 -2nd, $1800-3rd, $1500-4th, $1200-5th, $1000-6th back to $600 just to start the A this is a fantastic payout for 360 teams. A total of $27K being paid out on the show. Any competitor interested in competing is welcome and we would love to have you be a part of the 8th Annual Challenge.

“This is pretty exciting for both the All Stars and Simpson and puts us right up there with other major sprintcar events in January. It is the first $10K to win show we have run and shows our dedication to the annual event which is held the weekend before the Grand Annual Classic. It kicks off a week of major race meetings in the state with the Presidents Cup being held at Avalon and the Kings Challenge at Mt Gambier then finishing at Warrnambool with 3 nights for the Classic.” says Mandy Searle.

Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers Annual All Star Challenge is being held at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway January 13 2018 and to help celebrate the series.

Nomination Forms are available from www.sprintcarallstars.com.au and can be emailed to mandyallstars@bigpond.com or faxed to 03 9338 7476.

2017 All Star Challenge top 3 – Tim Van Ginnekin, Cory Eliason, Terry McCarl

 

 

Major partners return to Brock Zearfoss Racing for 2018

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (December 21, 2017) - Port Royal Speedway sprint car champion and seven-time Central Pennsylvania winner, Brock Zearfoss, is pleased to announce that all major partners affiliated with Brock Zearfoss Racing will return for the 2018 season. The “Jonestown Jet” will ring in the New Year with major support from Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, and BAPS Auto Paint & Supply.

“I know for a fact that we wouldn’t have had the success that we did without their help,” Zearfoss said regarding aforementioned sponsors. “There are a lot of others affiliated with this race team that shouldn’t go unrecognized. Our contingency partners and product sponsors work just as hard and provide me with the equipment and products necessary to be successful. 2017 was a dream season for my race team. All we can do now and head into 2018 with the intent to keep that momentum alive and keep winning races.”

Zearfoss will release his schedule for the 2018 season just after the New Year. Tentatively, the plan is to travel frequently, also making time for higher paying programs, such as World of Outlaws and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions events, in the surrounding region.

“We don’t have our entire schedule set in stone just yet, but we do have something special in the works for early February,” continued Zearfoss. “We should have a full schedule released just after the New Year. I have a few more schedules to check over, then we should be good to go. Hopefully the fans enjoy what we come up with. They fuel our sport and I appreciate their support and loyalty.”

On a special note, 2018 Brock Zearfoss Racing merchandise will be available in the coming weeks. Stay tuned online and on social media for more information.

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

2016 Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished second in final Port Royal Speedway 410 sprint car track championship.

2017 Highlights: Started year with back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on March 24-25. Finished fourth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, April 9. Earned first victory of 2017 at Port Royal on April 15. Charged from 13th to finish fifth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, May 7. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 13. Seventh during Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 27. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 3. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Earned pair of top-ten finishes on June 16-17 at Selinsgrove Speedway (second) and Port Royal Speedway (eighth). Finished fifth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 24. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway Park and Williams Grove Speedway during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek. Finished eighth during weekly action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 15. Finished third at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, July 16, during BAPS Paint Night. Earned first ever World of Outlaws victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 21. Hard charged from 21st to 10th during Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal Speedway on July 29. Earned third victory of the season, second at Port Royal, at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 5. Finished fifth at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals. Earned third Port Royal Speedway victory of season on Saturday, August 19. Finished fifth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, August 20. Earned a third place finish at Williams Grove Speedway on August 25, followed by a victory at Port Royal Speedway on August 26; fifth victory of the season/fourth at Port Royal. Earned victory during the Williams Grove Speedway Billy Kimmel Memorial. Finished second during Labor Day Classic at Port Royal Speedway. Finished third during 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. Finished second against the Arctic Cat All Stars at Selinsgrove Speedway on September 16. Finished fourth during Thursday Night Thunder at Susquehanna Speedway on September 21. Finished ninth during Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, September 30. Finished second during the “Run What You Brung” program at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, October 6. Earned seventh win of the season during Port Royal Speedway’s finale, Open Wheel Madness. Rallied from ninth to finish fourth during Susquehanna Speedway’s Final Showdown. Ended 2017 season with a pair of WoO main event starts at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (NC).

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway)

2017 Wins: 7 (Port Royal Speedway x5 including Open Wheel Madness)(Williams Grove Speedway - World of Outlaws; Billy Kimmel Memorial). 2017 Port Royal Speedway Track Champion.

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Invisible Glass, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, RRI Graphics, AL Driveline, Stouffer Equipment Company, Leahys Auto Body/Towing.

 

 

Dodge City Raceway Park Crowns Five Champions in 2017

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (December 21, 2017) – Another year of white-knuckle racing action atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in 2017 culminated with a handful of drivers earning track championships.

Ten intense nights of championship chase action attracted in excess of 200 total competitors with 214 taking in at least one night of competition over the course of the year. When the final checkered flag flew on the Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event in September, it was Taylor Velasquez, Clay Sellard, Jeff Kaup, Angel Munoz and Reagan Sellard emerging as champions.

Those five along with the balance of the top ten in final points in all five classes (Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks) will be honored at the DCRP Awards Banquet to be held at the Western Expo Center adjacent to the track on Saturday, January 27.

The event is open to all fans and teams with tickets just $25 per person. Available until January 20, tickets may be ordered by calling Gina Wilson at 620-339-9873 or Tommie Estes, Jr., at 405-238-8485.

A look at the top ten in final 2017 points in each division is as follows…

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Taylor Velasquez made it two track championships in a row with a wins on July 15 and then the season finale on September 16 among his seven top-fives and nine top-tens in ten events. It was enough for Velasquez to take the crown by 93 points over Tyler Knight.

Winner of the first two races out, Ty Williams ranked as the only other driver to post multiple wins as eight different drivers scored victories in ten outings. Fort Worth, Texas, invader took the big money in June’s DCRP Sprint Car Nationals.

Feature Winners: Taylor Velasquez 2, Ty Williams 2, Zach Blurton 1, Jake Bubak 1, Luke Cranston 1, Tyler Knight 1, Jake Martens 1, Kevin Ramey 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Taylor Velasquez (Turpin, OK) 1,415, 2. Tyler Knight (Wright, KS) 1,322, 3. Kris Moore (Dodge City, KS) 1,255, 4. Jordan Knight (Wright, KS) 1,222, 5. Brandy Jones (Dodge City, KS) 1,195, 6. Ross Essenburg (Wichita, KS) 1,154, 7. Brian Herbert (Dodge City, KS) 1,038, 8. Brandon Sprott (Dodge City, KS) 968, 9. Ray Seemann (Jetmore, KS) 946, 10. Craig Jecha (Timken, KS) 789.

Total Competitors: 48

Perfect Attendance (10 of 10): Taylor Velasquez, Tyler Knight, Kris Moore, Jordan Knight, Brandy Jones, Ross Essenburg.

IMCA Modifieds:

Clay Sellard put together nine top-tens in ten starts to add a Dodge City Raceway Park IMCA Modified title to a previous track IMCA Sport Mod crown. A May 28 win for Sellard was among his division-best five top-five runs on the year.

Sellard took the title by a healthy 136-point margin over Randy Wilson, who edged 2016 track champ Nick Link by just one point for runner-up honors. A mere 17 points separated the handful of drivers ranked from second to sixth.

The IMCA Modifieds offered up eight winners in ten events with Cole Traugott and William Nusser the only ones able to post multiple wins.

Feature Winners: William Nusser 2, Cole Traugott 2, Kale Beavers 1, Brendon Gemmill 1, Tracy Link 1, Randle McRoberts 1, Mike Petersilie 1, Clay Sellard 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Clay Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 1,347, 2. Randy Wilson (Wichita, KS) 1,201, 3. Nick Link (Rolla, KS) 1,200, 4. Kevin Gray (Ulysses, KS) 1,197, 5. Mike Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 1,193, 6. Kale Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 1,184, 7. Jack Kirchoff (Garden City, KS) 1,155, 8. Joel Lane (Ulysses, KS) 1,111, 9. Jesse Smith (Dodge City, KS) 1,110, 10. Tracy Link (Rolla, KS) 1,109.

Total Competitors: 45

Perfect Attendance (10 of 10): Clay Sellard, Randy Wilson, Nick Link, Kevin Gray, Mike Lunow, Kale Beavers, Jack Kirchoff, Jesse Smith, Tracy Link, Tom Beavers, Travis Simmons.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Denied the title in 2016, Woodward’s Jeff Kaup got his vengeance by winning four of eight features en route to snaring his fourth track title in the past five years.

With seven podium finishes and nothing worse than fourth, Kaup blitzed out to a 160-point margin over the duo of Brian May and Kyle Wiens, who tied for runner-up honors.

Feature Winners: Jeff Kaup 4, Dustin Daniels 1, Brian Davidson 1, Brandon Kenny 1, Dakota Sproul 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jeff Kaup (Woodward, OK) 1,173, 2. (tie) Brian May (Spearville, KS) and Kyle Wiens (Newton, KS) 1,013, 4. Alex Wiens (Newton, KS) 1,009, 5. Joey Maupin (Dodge City, KS) 966, 6. Jarett Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 946, 7. Kohl Ricke (Spearville, KS) 896, 8. Tanner Brunson (Dodge City, KS) 783, 9. Dan Rogers (Buffalo, OK) 729, 10. Bart Baker (Dodge City, KS) 715.

Total Competitors: 55

Perfect Attendance (8 of 8): Jeff Kaup, Brian May, Kyle Wiens, Alex Wiens, Joey Maupin, Jarett Lunow, Kohl Ricke.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Angel Munoz made the frequent 300-mile roundtrip from Lamar, CO, worth the effort by dominating the IMCA Stock Cars with six wins in eight outings to take the title by 154 points over Ondre Rexford. Rexford made a big jump in points from eighth in 2016 to take runner-up honors this year.

Feature Winners: Angel Munoz 6, Michael Pepper 1, Tyler Tipton 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Angel Munoz (Lamar, CO) 1,190 2. Ondre Rexford (Parts Unknown) 1,046, 3. Marlin Hogie (Ulysses, KS) 984, 4. Gregg Schell (Cheney, KS) 774, 5. Chris Oliver (Holcomb, KS) 671, 6. Travis Baird (Chester, OK) 657, 7. Dusty Witthuhn (Bazine, KS) 641, 8. Jack Pepper (Lakin, KS) 511, 9. Michael Pepper (Lakin, KS) 508, 10. Shannon Maughlin 481.

Total Competitors: 38

Perfect Attendance (8 of 8): Angel Munoz, Ondre Rexford, Marlin Hogie.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

A flip-and-win night early in the season proved to be the difference, as Reagan Sellard edged Duane Wahrman by just ten points for the IMCA Hobby Stock crown.

Sellard and Wahrman combined to win six of eight feature events with 2016 champ Matt O’Hair posting a win as well to finish a close third in points.

Feature Winners: Reagan Sellard 3, Duane Wahrman 3, Brett Copeland 1, Matt O’Hair 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Reagan Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 1,160, 2. Duane Wahrman (Pratt, KS) 1,150, 3. Matt O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 1,098, 4. Tyler Walker (Dighton, KS) 1,090, 5. Brett Copeland (Fowler, KS) 1,038, 6. Gerald Walker (Dighton, KS) 927, 7. Danny Schulte 881, 8. Tom Reed (Kalvesta, KS) 870, 9. Bryan Habiger (Ingalls, KS) 781, 10. Jacob Huse 740.

Total Competitors: 28

Perfect Attendance (8 of 8): Reagan Sellard, Duane Wahrman, Matt O’Hair, Tyler Walker, Brett Copeland, Gerald Walker, Tom Reed.

Next Up: DCRP Awards Banquet at the Western Expo Center in Dodge City, KS, on Saturday, January 27.

Comfort Suites located at 2700 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard in Dodge City, KS, is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. The Comfort Suites official internet site is located at https://www.choicehotels.com/kansas/dodge-city/comfort-suites-hotels/ks193. Those staying at the Comfort Suites will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit.

The 2018 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park 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.

 

 

Tatnell, Walsh, Dillon and Co Up For Classic Challenge

The 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic nomination list continues to grow with three-time Champion Brooke Tatnell amongst the latest list of drivers and teams preparing to descend on Sungold Stadium for the three-night spectacular from January 19 to 21.

Tatnell, who now resides in Forest Lake, Minnesota, is arguably one of Australia’s greatest Sprintcar drivers, with his three Classic triumphs coming in 1995, 1999 and again in 2009.

Add to that five Australian Sprintcars Championships and an amazing nine World Series Sprintcar Titles and you see why Tatnell is regarded so highly.

In 2017 Brooke was a regular competitor at Knoxville Raceway, while also recording A-Main wins in both 360 and 410-Winged Sprint Car competition, while finishing fourth in the 2017 Knoxville Raceway Track Championship behind Ian Madsen, Brian Brown and Austin McCarl.

During the Knoxville Nationals Brooke, rode a roller coaster all week long! He qualified a very respectable 10th fastest on his Thursday Qualifying night, before transferring directly into the A-Main with a fourth place run in his heat.

The A-Main would see Tatnell start from position 3, with a direct transfer into the Nationals finale on the cards before a flat tyre intervened while he was running third – thus resulting in a final classification of 23rd and relegating him to Friday nights “School of Hard Knocks” program where he would move from 15th in the A to an 8th place finish.

On the Saturday night, Tatnell started 13th in the B-Main before driving impressively to make the transfer in to the Nationals final with a third-place finish. He would continue this barnstorming run moving from 23rd to 14th in the 50-lap feature event.

In 2018 Tatnell will team up with Ray and Ashley Scott in the V55 Cool Chassis, which will be powered by a KRE engine, with the team including Ray Scott Transport, Shell Lubricants, Sign Depot and Ray Scott Pastoral hoping Brooke can repeat his 2017 Classic run, where he won his qualifying night before finishing third behind James McFadden and Darren Mollenoyux – perhaps even setting their sights on a fourth Classic win!

South Australian Hard Charger Luke Dillon finished 6th in the Classic final in 2017 and despite having been somewhat conspicuous by his absence in the early part of the 2017-18 season, is another force to be reckoned with.

For his run at the Classic, the 2002-2003 Australian Sprintcar Poll Rookie of the Year, will again enjoy some great support from the likes of Action Line Marking, South West Conveyancing, National Karate Academies, Maxwill Race Engines and Scotcher Race Oils and Fuels.

Leading into the 2017 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, Sydney based racer Sammy Walsh was seemingly at the top of his game, regular featuring on the podium at his home venue Sydney Speedway.

Come the Classic, as can quite often happen, lady luck failed to get the memo and Sammy’s weekend became something he would rather forget, officially being credited with a 16th place finish in C-Main 1!

In 2018 Sammy is keen to atone for last year and again Graeme Cowin and the team at Rocket Industries along with Fleck Earthmoving and Aeroflow Performance Products will give him everything he needs to ensure the N92 is super-fast.

No matter what the end result, Sammy Walsh certainly adds another high calibre racer to the entry list.

Warrnambool’s Jye O’Keeffe will be in the midst of his maiden World Series Sprintcars campaign when the Classic hits town and one would expect that the talented former Formula 500 stand-out will be in super sharp form.

Running his beautifully presented KRE powered Maxim, O’Keeffe will again enjoy the support of a host of local sponsors including GJ Gardner Homes, Morton Power Services, API Plumbing, Willie’s Manufacturing Industries, Warrnambool Powdercoating, SHR Rubber, Gulf Western Oil, G & H Distributors, Mortlake Roadhouse, KRE Race Engines, Westvic Sheds, Merri Aluminium, Viplex, Thomo’s Race Graphix, O’Shannassy Motorsport, Autosmart, G & C Forestry, Okely Contracting and T&D Race Parts.

Having claimed the 2016 Victorian Sprintcar Title at Premier Speedway, Aidan Hall is another competitor who will be looking to improve on his 2017 Classic result.

The driver of the S15 Eagle always appears fast and is a terrific qualifier, which can go a long way towards setting up a solid run on the Classic weekend.

With Automotive On-Site, Sailun Tires, L & M Paint and Panel, Speedliner. M S Flooring, Seagrims Mechanical Services and Steve Wickes Powder Coaters all on board be sure to keep an eye on Aidan Hall whenever he hits the track.

Another of the Victorian’s to have produced some strong performances of recent times is Morwell’s Dennis Jones.

Jones who will be at the wheel of the V17 KRE powered Maxim, will again contest the Classic with support from DJE CNC machining, Gatts Panel Works, Transall Motors, Brad Penn Race Oil, OMT, Weldtek, Interlloy and ISCAR.

Jones was another of the C-Main qualifiers in 2017 with an 11th place run, something he will be looking to better come the Classic in January.

Having missed the 2017 Classic with a serious spinal injury, Luke Walker is another of the competitors to engage the popular KRE engine between the down tubes of his Cool Chassis.

With sponsorship coming from Total Dairy Service, Engineer IT, Oh3, Skiold, Rob Hamilton Bearings and Coast FM, the young Mechanical Engineering Student will be out to show he is back and means business.

Joining the list of entrants that now exceeds fifty, with many more to come, are Damien Thorne, who will pilot the Thinwall Trailers Australia, Andrew Thorne’s Signs, Motorsports NT Triple X Chassis at the Classic along with the V32 entry of Riddells Creek’s Stephen Spark who will strap into the teams J&J for the Classic weekend.

Rounding out the list of entrants is another of the South Aussie’s with the S83 Maxwill Race Engines J&J to be driven by Shannon Barry.

Shannon didn’t contest the Classic in 2017, however he will enjoy strong support from Signarama Melrose Park, ULX110 Custom Blend Oil, Maxwill Race Engines, J&J Auto Racing, Step Into Life West Lakes and Scotcher Race Fuels.

The 2018 46th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

ZANE COOPER WINS IN NEW ZEALAND Last Call To Enter #WinWithJ&J Twitter Contest

McKENZIE, Tenn. (Dec. 20, 2017) – Zane Cooper struck racing gold on December 16 as he took the checkered flag in the non-wing Six Shooter feature event at Prestige Pools Waikaraka Family Speedway in Auckland, New Zealand. Crossing the finish line first, Cooper won his race of the season in a J&J Auto Racing entry.

The McKenzie, Tenn., based shop is currently taking orders for 2018. Teams can contact the shop by calling 1-800-526-5406 or by emailing jjautoracing@bellsouth.net.

Just a reminder… LAST CALL to enter this year’s #WinWithJ&J Twitter photo contest! Final winner of 2017 will be chosen on December 31, 2017!

Earlier this season, J&J Auto Racing announced a Twitter contest open to both race teams competing under the brand’s banner as well as the public. For a chance to win a free J&J Auto Racing T-shirt, entrants must follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and post an appropriate racing-related image with J&J Auto Racing’s Twitter account tagged and using the hashtag #WinWithJ&J within the post.

A winner from tagged photos will be selected monthly and announced via J&J Auto Racing’s social media pages. All those submitting photos agree to allow J&J Auto Racing usage rights with photo credit. The contest will run through December 31, 2017. Monthly winners will be selected the last day of each month and announced accordingly.

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sam Teams with Hill’s Racing for 2018!

(Bill W) December 20, 2017 – Sam Hafertepe Jr. put himself in the record books in 2017 in winning his second consecutive Lucas Oil ASCS National Series title. The Sunnyvale, Texas native tied Gary Wright’s record with fifteen wins in a season with the series. For 2018, the beat will go on for Sam, but with a new team. He’ll be partnering with the Canada based Hill’s Racing team.

The team is owned by Six Nations, Ontario native Miles Hill. The team has been around for years, and last season, driver Alex Hill ventured out with the ASCS series for the first full year in the #77x. Part of Sam’s responsibilities this year will be as a mentor to the eighteen-year-old driver. “It’s really exciting to be a part of this new team,” he says. “I’m looking forward to having a two-car team where we can bounce things off each other, and I can help Alex along in her development as a driver. I’m excited about taking her under my wing and helping her out.”

The team is busy preparing for the upcoming season. “Our focus will obviously remain on the ASCS championship,” says Sam. “We’ll have some new equipment too. We’ll be utilizing Cool Chassis, and Fisher Racing Engines will be back on board as well.”

Sam is very appreciative of car owner Keith Dobbs, who he partnered with to win $60,000 ASCS championships in both 2016 and 2017. “Keith and I have had a lot of success together, and I can’t thank him enough for what he did for me the last couple of years winning those championships,” he says. “Keith is stepping back a little, but he’ll still be a part of our team next year.”

Sam drove for Hill’s racing on a few occasions in 2017. The team partnered to win a preliminary at the Canadian Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway, finished second at the Short Track Nationals in Little Rock, Arkansas, and made both finales at the World Finals with the World of Outlaws in Charlotte. Daryl Turford serves as the team’s crew chief. “Daryl and I have been friends for a long time,” says Sam. “We’ve worked together both on a full-time and part-time basis for years. So that familiarity going in will be huge for our team. I couldn’t be more excited for 2018!”

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Sam would like to thank Highway 79 Collision Center, the Sparks Family, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Champion Oil, NAPA Auto Parts of Franklin and Sherwin Williams, FK Rod Ends, 21R Youth Racing League, Huggins Cams, CP Carrillo, Callie’s, Vortex Wings, Simpson Racing Products, Kinsler Injection, Barnes Oil Systems, DMI, Fisher Racing Engines, Moose Blocks, J&J Auto Racing, KSE, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions.

 

 

Millstream Speedway Reopens and Welcomes All Stars for Trio of Events in 2018

Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (Dec. 20, 2017) - Millstream Speedway will reopen in 2018 under the direction of the Helms Family.

Sprint car veterans and Findlay residents Larry and Shane Helms have booked a trio of marquee Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races at the half-mile dirt oval.

The tour, which is known as "America's Series," will visit on May 27 during Memorial Day Weekend, on June 23 for the final night of Ohio Speedweek and on Sept. 3 during Labor Day Weekend.

"We're thrilled to reopen Millstream Speedway next season and showcase three All Star shows," Shane Helms said. "We believe Millstream can be a premier facility that can provide entertaining races for the fans and racing teams."

Both Larry and Shane Helms earned victories at the track during their racing careers and their local ties helped facilitate the move to promoter.

"Millstream Speedway is an important part of our racing careers and our community," Shane Helms said. "We want to see Millstream Speedway thrive and we want to pay homage to the local greats, including Bob Hampshire and Rick Ferkel."

The May 27 show will be called the Bob Hampshire Classic and the June 23 event, which pays $10,000 to win, is titled the Rick Ferkel Classic.

"Bob and Rick are two veterans of sprint car racing who have great ties to Findlay and we're excited to be able to honor them," Helms said. "There has been great racing at Millstream Speedway for many decades and we're going to work hard to continue that tradition in 2018."

Additional details for the three races and the 2018 plan for Millstream Speedway will be released in the near future.

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Website: http://www.MillstreamSpeedway.net

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Millstream.Speedway

MILLSTREAM SPEEDWAY -

Millstream Speedway is a semi-banked, half-mile oval located in Findlay, Ohio. The track will reopen in 2018 and will feature three Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races on May 27 (Memorial Day Weekend), June 23 (Ohio Speedweek) and Sept. 3 (Labor Day Weekend).

 

 

Bradley Terrell Seeks Opportunity in 2018

PETERSEN MEDIA: The 2017 season for Bradley Terrell did not end well for Bradley Terrell. Enduring a couple of tough engine failures, the Sebastopol, CA driver is behind the eight ball for the 2018 season and is hoping to find an opportunity to team up with a car owner.

“Our season did not end well, and I am behind the eight ball trying to get my engine put back together,” Terrell said. “I am hoping to find something to run at Placerville Speedway weekly, chase the SCCT title, really open to anything.”

Terrell is no stranger to the Northern California racing scene. A fixture at Petaluma Speedway for much of his career, “BT” has three career track titles to his credit, but has not been afraid to get out and run at different tracks over the years.

Competing with the Civil War Series, and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour as well, ‘BT’ has ran well with the best of the best, and as logged laps all over the state against some of the best competition around.

Though 2017 was turbulent at times for Terrell, he was still able to pick up feature event wins at Petaluma Speedway and Marysville Raceway through the course of the year.

“We are definitely in a tough spot right now, so hopefully there is a car owner out there who wants to team up and go racing in 2018,” Terrell said. “I do have to thank everyone that has stood behind me and helped me out over the years.”

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DIRT TRACK MODIFIED ACE DANNY BOUC ENTERS 2018 INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES THREE QUARTER MIDGET EVENTS STARTING WITH ALLENTOWN, PA ON JANUARY 5-6, 2018

ALLENTOWN, PA December 20, 2017 . . . Danny Bouc, a three time dirt Modified Stock Car feature winner at New Egypt Speedway in 2017 and the third ranked driver in season standings, has filed an entry for the Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP. Bouc will be in the Three Quarter (TQ) Midget field beginning with the Ironton Telephone Allentown races on January 5-6, 2018 at the PPL Center.

“It’s a new challenge that I’m looking forward to,” Bouc, 27, of Pipersville, Pa., said. “I’ll be driving one of Lou Cicconi’s cars, the ‘Hyper Hugger,’ 600 Micro. It’s the only one of his cars I can fit in,” Bouc laughed.

The 600 Micro that Bouc will be driving was fast in a recent Atlantic City Boardwalk effort with driver Tim Iulg behind the wheel.

While Bouc is a novice to TQ Midget racing in general, he is not a newcomer to Indoor Auto Racing. For seven years, Bouc was a perennial contender in the Champ Kart Indoor events. Though he sold all of his Kart equipment, he savors the chance to race indoors again as a Cicconi driver.

Bouc and Cicconi became close at New Egypt Speedway when Cicconi was dabbling in Modified racing at the same time Bouc was coming into his own.

“Lou knows a lot more about indoor racing than I do, that’s for sure,” Bouc said.

Bouc will not have an easy time of it in the Indoor Auto Racing Series. A formidable mix of established, proven Indoor Auto Racing stars coupled with an impressive array of teenage sensations, most with top notch equipment and limitless desire are in Bouc’s way.

Defending series champion Ryan Flores of Mooresville, N.C. won both events in Allentown last year. Erick Rudolph, whose 2017 Atlantic City win gave the Ransomville, N.Y., driver a series high eight indoor victories can never been counted out. His win total also includes a win in Allentown the previous season.

Anthony Sesely, three time Atlantic City winner, will return to his own No. 16 “Hyper Hugger” 600 Micro Sprint full-time this season. It is a car and driver combination that proven: Sesely has earned three Indoor Racing Series wins,

Canadian Super Modified ace Mike Lichty is a former series winner who rejoins the series this year with a brand new car. Tim Buckwalter of Royersford, Pa. comes to Allentown after winning both the SpeedSTR and 600cc Micro Sprint title in 2017 at the Kutztown Action Track.

Top asphalt Modified drivers entered include local favorites Earl Paules and Zane Zeiner. Nationally known drivers in the field include Conn. NASCAR stars Ryan Preece, Justin Bonsignore and Keith Rocco as well as New York star Andy Jankowiak.

Preece, a NASCAR Xfinity series winner this year for Joe Gibbs Racing, will be driving the same car that was designed and built by Donnie Preece and the late Ted Christopher. .

Bouc won’t be the only Dirt Modified racer. New York state DIRTcar drivers Ryan Bartlett, Mike Maresca and Billy Whittaker are entered. Mike Iles, a former series winner, will also be full-time in his always sharp No. 711.

Eight talented teenagers are among the TQ Midget competitors as well.

They include Briggs Danner, 16, of Allentown, Andrew Molleur, 15, of Shelton, Ct., Tyler Thompson, 17, from Fulton, N.Y., Cole Mullen, 17, from Brick, N.J., the Catalano brothers, Tommy. 19 and Timmy. 17, out of Ontario N.Y., and second generation entrant, Anthony Payne, 18. of Fair Lawn, N.J. who will run as a teammate with his father Joey. The elder Payne, is a two-time Indoor Auto Auto Racing Series winner, in the Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic (2004, 2007).

The Ironton Telephone Allentown race is the first of three Indoor Auto Racing Series events under the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions auspices.

The January 5-6, 2018 Ironton Telephone Allentown event schedule calls for racing to start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets will run a full program of racing with feature events both nights. Champ Karts will be racing in a complete show on Friday night, with the Slingshots on Saturday night.

For choice Ironton Telephone Allentown Indoor race tickets, contact the PPL Center Box Office by phone at 610-347-TIXX (8499), online at pplcenter.com. Those wishing to avoid online fees may purchase directly at the Box Office, but are encouraged to do so in advance, as the 2016 event was a sell-out.

The series moves next to the NAPA Auto Parts Indoor Auto Racing Weekend in Atlantic City. For tickets, contact Ticketmaster, the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, or the Area Auto Racing News office at 609-888-3618.

The finale will be a first annual event in New York State, on February 9-10, 2018 in the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y. For choice tickets, contact the Times Union Center Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, or visit online at ticketmaster.com

 

 

PHILLIPSBURG MALL, MARCH 4 TO 10 PRESENTS. . . . .

NEW YORK BASED UPSTATE AUTO JOINS 11TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW

The dates for the popular eleventh edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show have been confirmed for 2018 and the hard-working staff and historical groups and speedways are putting all of

the necessary pieces in place to once again produce another top-flight show. The successful annual event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey

beginning on Sunday, March 4th and will run through March 10th. The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and has become a must go to event for the local Tri-State area. Quaker Steak and Lube has taken on the lead sponsor role for the fourth consecutive season.

Quaker Steak & Lube is an award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the trend setting 11th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car

Show set to take place at the Phillipsburg, NJ Mall. The original Quaker Steak restaurant was built in 1974 in an abandoned gas station, has grown in stature ever since and now highlights their fabulous chicken wings and the

wide variety of signature sauces used to season them. There are more than 55 restaurant locations, operating in eastern Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Colorado, Louisiana and Florida as well as western and central Pennsylvania.

The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to get

re-charged and re-fueled, whether taking in the Dirt Track Heroes show or stopping by whenever in the area.

Joining the list of sponsors for the event in 2018 is our good friends at Upstate Auto. "The Godfather of Racing" Marty Dibble has graciously lent his support to the show after speaking with show organizer Steve Pados. Marty

has been a longtime sponsor to the excellent racing at the Accord Speedway, heading up the sponsorship for the affordable Pure Stock division competing at the speedway and assisting at many other speedway events during the

season. While Upstate Auto is coming onboard as a first time sponsor for the show, Marty has helped many racers in recent years including, Ed Dachenhausen, Mark Pullen, Josh Marcus, Jimmy Wells and Heidi Hedin to

mention just a few. Upstate Auto is a welcome addition to the show and they are located at 4895 Route 9G in Germantown, New York. The number to reach them is: 518-537-2277 or through their website at:

www.upstateautoinc.com<http://www.upstateautoinc.com>.

On site they have a great selection of quality pre-owned cars as they are the number one source

for quality used cars in New York State. The automobiles are available in a price range that is easy on the wallet. They specialize in easy financing. Good credit, no credit, bad credit, it isn't a problem for the Upstate Auto

Team if you have proof of income and residence, "BINGO", you will be approved. Family owned and operated with more than sixty years in the automobile business, make Upstate Auto your go to place when seeking a

quality vehicle for transportation purposes. Thanks to Marty and Upstate Auto for becoming a part of the Dirt Track Heroes Team. Just as his friends will say, "Marty has hot deals, those real deals those super steals, Marty

has great cars, their whistle clean their shining stars."

For the eleventh consecutive year, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union will once again lend their solid support to the popular show. IRCO was formed in 1966 and has grown in leaps and bounds to it's present state today. IRCO

remains a locally-owned and staffed community financial institution. IRCO Credit Union serves over 8,000 members offering a wide variety of financial products and services and serves the towns of Phillipsburg and Alpha as well

as the townships of Franklin, Greenwich, Lopatcong and Pohatcong in New Jersey and the counties of Northampton and Lehigh in Pennsylvania. IRCO membership is open to individuals who live, work, shop, attend school,

worship or volunteer in any of those communities. As a community based financial institution, all loan decisions are promptly made in their offices by onsite lending personnel. Information about IRCO's various financial

services and products is available at www.ircocu.com<http://www.ircocu.com/>, by telephone toll free at

800-538-1572 or stop by their offices located at 450 Hillcrest Blvd in Phillipsburg, NJ and 2240 Northampton St in Easton, PA.

The schedule of events for the eleventh edition of the Dirt Track Heroes Show will be released shortly and this great local event will remain focused on the past, present and future of the sport with special recognition to the

many legendary stars the racing fans cheered on from the grandstands to the new wave of stars and the future stars who are now cutting their teeth in the entry levels of racing in quarter midget, go kart or junior slingshot

ranks and determined to be the next driving stars in the sport..

The Phillipsburg Mall has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will once again offer many varieties of new and vintage race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the Mall

for the duration of the show's run. The ten previous shows have brought out race cars from all divisions of motorsports filling the Mall space as the past, present and future of racing have been highlighted in a week long show celebrating the love each of us has found in attending races and meeting so many wonderful people associated with the sport. Last year's event broke many of the existing records as 162 cars made their way into the Mall walkways. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to flock to the show to fill the wide aisles of the Phillipsburg Mall for the upcoming

tenth edition of the show. This event is truly the Mall favorite and one of the leading attractions, continuously drawing outstanding crowds and successful events promoter Bob Miller and his wife Donna spearhead the hard

working staff of individuals responsible for the continued success of the show.

The restored and original race cars represent racing's past or what many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of auto racing. The great spirit of the event takes the great fan base of racing back to a special time in their

lives when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement and spectacle of a night at the races.

Some of the cars in attendance will be original works, some of the race cars are replicas of famous cars re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted

racing events. The great cars and the preserved memories gain far more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the legendary drivers who will be making special appearances at the Mall during the week-long event. All historical racing groups including Tri State, Nazareth, Harmony and Reading will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of

racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Current day race cars are displayed by race teams to gain fan exposure and Interest for themselves and their sponsors and create the "buzz" for the mall walkers to visit a race track in their immediate area. The cars are

displayed to also exhibit the new and changing technology associated with racing and with the many restored race cars on site, depicts the evolution of the many eras of racing ingenuity. The fans can visit the Dirt Track

Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the guys and gal drivers who pilot these four-wheel high-powered race cars.

Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their yearly racing schedules for the

upcoming season and to meet and greet their loyal fans and hopefully win over some new fans to attend racing events at their respective facilities. The show remains FREE to the public as it has been since first landing at

the Phillipsburg Mall eleven years ago.

In previous events, cars on display included big block and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, all divisions of Micro-Sprints, all divisions of Sprint Cars, Drag Racing cars, Slingshots, Stage One Modifieds, X-Cel Modifieds, Late Models, SpeedSTRS, Go-Karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Many speedways will be involved with the 2018 edition of the show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many of the youngsters will be giving their first ever interviews to a large crowd.

For the eleventh consecutive year, former Gasoline Alley show hosts Ed and Steve Pados will host the nightly events and interviews along with longtime racing personality Bobby Stull and former Lake Mocatek Speedway co-announcer Justin Beltrame. Snydersville Speedway Announcer Alex Greezweig has also

signed on for the event.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great tribute keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443- 513-4456, via e-mail at: TOTHILL98@aol.com<mailto:TOTHILL98@aol.com> or at their website:

www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com<http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com>.

or contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net<mailto:steveswp@ptd.net

 

 

Western Australia Speedweek and Chili Bowl Nationals ahead for Ryan Smith

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PERTH, Australia (December 19, 2017) - The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith will stay active during the winter months, first tackling five events in Western Australia between December 26 and January 6, all before making a last-minute trek back across the Pacific Ocean for the Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For Smith, the trip Down Under will be a first-ever for the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star runner-up, joining Kendrick Racing for five races in 11 days at three different facilities.

“Earning the opportunity to drive a sprint car in Australia is something I’ve been working toward since I started. I’m excited to finally have that chance,” Ryan Smith said. “I can’t thank Kendrick Racing and the entire team enough for this opportunity. I’m sure it will take some time to get acclimated with the equipment and race tracks, but we’re going to work as hard as we can and push for solid results.”

Smith will take part in the USA vs Western Australia Speedweek during his visit to Australia’s west coast, entering events at Perth Motorplex (December 26 and January 1), Avon Valley Speedway (December 27), and Quit Bunbury Speedway (December 30, January 6).

With little time to spare, Smith will leave Western Australia on January 7, ultimately flying into Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he will join car owner, Sarah Fisher, and teammate, Joey Saldana, for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at River Spirit Expo Center. Smith is certainly no stranger to Chili Bowl Nationals competition, highlighting recent Chili Bowl starts with a 13th place finish during the first of two finale B-mains a year ago. Well over 300 entries will make the call once again in 2018.

“I've been close, so I think we have it in us to make the big dance,” Smith continued about the Chili Bowl, which will take over racing headlines from January 8-13. “It’s a big deal, definitely one of dirt’s biggest stages. I’m privileged to be able to race for Sarah Fisher, and have Joey Saldana as a teammate. Hopefully we can get rolling right away and set ourselves up during our qualifying night. I’m excited to get there.”

Fans are encouraged to stay up to date with everything Ryan Smith at his official online home: www.ryansmithracing.com. Be sure to also follow Ryan Smith on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @RyanSmithRacing and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid/?ref=br_rs

2017 Highlights: Finished fourth during All Star competition at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on July 1. During Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, Ryan Smith finished fourth at Hagerstown (MD) Speedway, sixth at Williams Grove Speedway and tenth at Selinsgrove Speedway, each for Coldren Motorsports. Charged from 24th to fifth during Kings Royal main event on July 15. Earned a trio of top-ten finishes during 2017 I-79 Summer Shootout; fifth at Eriez (PA) Speedway, ninth at Tri-City Raceway Park (Hard Charger), and fifth at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Earned pair of All Star top five finishes at Outlaw Speedway (first) and Orange County Fair Speedway (ninth) on July 28-29. Finished 11th during inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway. Finished second during All Star action at Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 17. Earned a pair of top-ten finishes in Ohio on September 2-3; eighth during Ohio Sprint Speedweek make-up event at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a seventh place finish during Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway. Earned two top-ten finishes during Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal (PA) Speedway; 10th on Friday and second during 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 finale. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes on September 16-17 including an eighth place finish during the Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove Speedway/ninth place finish at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway. Finished ninth at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on Saturday, October 7. Swept Double Down at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway on Friday, October 13; won both features. Finished seventh during #LastCallForMethanol at Eldora Speedway. Finished 10th during World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte to end 2017 season.

2017 All Star Wins: 3 (1 at Outlaw [NY] Speedway; 2 at Mansfield [OH] Motor Speedway) 2017 Stats: Earned 29 top-ten finishes in 46 Arctic Cat All Star starts. Ended year second in Arctic Cat All Star driver standings.

Ryan Smith Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: The Warko Group/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Rick’s Auto Body/Trent Gower Photography/Specialty Rigging/HP Engines/X-1 Race Cars/S&S Speedways/Quality Roofing Supply Company, Inc./C&B Chubby/Vahlco Wheels/GLT Electrical/Thunder on the Hill Racing Series/Armbruster Racing Photos

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 / corini.anthony@yahoo.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

Hagar Rallies During Junior Knepper 55 After DNF in Heat Race

Inside Line Promotions - DU QUOIN, Ill. (Dec. 19, 2017) - Derek Hagar faced misfortune from the start of the Junior Knepper 55 last Saturday inside the Southern Illinois Center.

"We had to hot lap on the track before our heat race because they over watered it," he said. "We made about 20 laps and then we had a problem. The master cylinder locked up and kept pressure on the brakes. The motor just wouldn't pull it. It wouldn't go so I had to watch from the infield."

Hagar and the Hagar-Proctor Racing team opened the USAC National Midget Series event with a DNF in the heat race. That relegated them toward the back of the C Main.

"We had a good handling car and were able to drive into a transfer position," Hagar said. "It doesn't take long to run 10 laps on that short of a track. The same thing played out in the B Main."

Hagar charged from 14th to fifth place in the C Main to transfer into the back of the B Main.

"The B Main was like a demolition derby," he said. "We got caught up in other people's messes a couple of times and had to restart at the back. We made some good laps and got some good notes though."

Hagar finished the night with a rally to ninth place in the consolation race to miss transferring into the A Main by only five positions.

"We have to work more bugs out of the car, but we're pretty confident," he said. "We don't get to race this car very often so we learn a lot whenever we do. We can't wait for the Chili Bowl."

Hagar will return to action Jan. 9-13 at the Spirit River Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

Dec. 16 - Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill. - Heat race: DNF (2); C Main: 5 (14): B Main: 9 (17).

UP NEXT -

Jan. 9-13 at Spirit River Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 32 nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

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, B&D Towing, J&J Auto Racing, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Strong Throughout USAC's Junior Knepper 55

Inside Line Promotions - DU QUOIN, Ill. (Dec. 19, 2017) - Tony Bruce Jr. made his first start in a midget in approximately 11 months last Saturday during the Junior Knepper 55.

"We don't get to race the midget very often, but each time we do we gain on it," he said. "We were pretty good to start the night and I was able to get back in the swing of things fairly quickly."

Bruce Jr. guided his Team Eights entry from sixth to second place during a heat race inside the Southern Illinois Center, which hosted the USAC National Midget Series event. He then placed fourth after starting sixth in a qualifier to rank fifth in overall points out of more than 50 competitors.

"We put up a good result in the heat race and in the qualifier to lock ourselves into the A Main on points, which is the first goal," he said. "I felt like we were in a good position. The main event was 55 laps and starting on the third row anything can happen."

Bruce Jr. battled for a top five throughout the opening stage of the race before a couple of restarts bit him.

"We were really tight at the beginning of the race," he said. "One of the things we've struggled with is not getting the car tight enough at the end of the race. We got really aggressive with the setup and honestly went too far. It was one of those deals where we were trying to learn."

Bruce Jr. hung inside the top 10 until the final restart of the race with only a couple of laps remaining. He ended with an 11th-place result, which was his second-best finish in the event.

"We had someone run out of fuel in front of us and it bottled us up," he said. "I was running seventh and got into the back of someone, which shoved us up the track. The results don't show how good we were. We would like to have finished better in the main event, but we had a good night and learned more that we can apply at the Chili Bowl next month. That was our ultimate goal and I think we succeeded."

Bruce Jr. will return to midget competition Jan. 9-13 at the Spirit River Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

Dec. 16 - Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill. - Heat race: 2 (6); Qualifier: 4 (6); Feature: 11 (5).

UP NEXT -

Jan. 9-13 at Spirit River Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 32 nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hinchman Racewear

With more than 80 years in the industry, Hinchman Racewear prides itself on safety, experience, innovation, quality and customer service. For more information on how Hinchman Racewear can protect you, visit http://www.HinchmanRacewear.com .

"When looking for safety and innovation, look no further than Hinchman Racewear," Bruce Jr. said. "With great customer service and a passion for keeping drivers protected, it's no wonder why they are the leaders in the custom suit industry. I choose Hinchman to keep me safe and I encourage all drivers to do the same."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Wheeler Metals, Lubbock Wrecker Service, The Oil Medics, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Parker Price-Miller Kicks Winter Season Off With Eighth Place Finish in DuQuoin, IL

PETERSEN MEDIA- After some time away from racing to regroup and rebuild for 2018, Parker Price-Miller kicked off his busy Winter on Saturday night in DuQuoin, IL as he picked up an eighth place finish during the annual Junior Knepper 55.

“It felt good to get back in the midget after being away so long, and having good speed right out of the box,” Parker Price-Miller said. “I think we learned some things that will help us for Chili Bowl in a couple of weeks, so overall a really nice start to the Winter.”

Lining up third in his heat race, Price-Miller showed he had a very strong Valvoline/Chalk Stix backed No. 9P. Chasing down teammate, Dillon Welch, PPM was able to sneak underneath him and pick up the win and move into a qualifier.

Sitting fifth in points following heat race action, the Kokomo, IN pilot lined up fifth in his qualifier where he would look to add to his point total and improve on his feature event starting position.

Unable to make much happen, Price-Miller would finish fifth which dropped him to 12th in event points and lined him up in the sixth row of the 55-lap feature event.

When the green flag was displayed to the field, a pile up occurred in front of PPM and with nowhere to go the youngster would get in on the action and find himself at the back of the pack.

Though mired deep in traffic, Price-Miller was able to work his way back forward on the very racy Southern Illinois Center surface. Carving his way back forward, Price-Miller would find himself back inside the Top-Five in the races closing laps.

Looking secure a Top-Five against some of the best Midget drivers in the world, Price-Miller would admittedly make a mistake which cost him a few spots as he would take the checkered flag in the eighth position.

“We had a really good car, and I think that showed by us racing from the back like we did,” PPM noted. “I made a mistake late that cost us a little, but to battle back and get a Top-10 was a good and something to build on heading to Chili Bowl in January.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank 360 Yield, Dupont, Pioneer, FlyingAG, Agee Farms, Encirca, Chalk Stix, Bell Helmets, and PPM Titanium for their support.

ON TAP: PPM will now head to Australia, as he begins to race ‘Down Under’ on December 26th.

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Focused on World Series Sprintcars Title as Trip to Australia Looms

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Dec. 18, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi will begin his first-ever quest to become the World Series Sprintcars champion when he leaves for Australia later this week.

Scelzi is spending his second straight season overseas driving for Wormall Motorsport, but this time he is competing for a championship against the top drivers in Australia.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity the Wormall Family is providing me and I can't wait to get over there and start racing," he said. "I have high hopes. We have a great team of guys assembled and I feel really confident in their ability to give me a fast race car."

Scelzi will tackle the 14-race series, which includes 10 tracks in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and West Australia, along with other marquee events, including the Kings Challenge, President's Cup and Scott Darley Classic to name a few.

"To me this is almost like a compact season," he said. "You've got an entire points championship across a country during the course of approximately one month. It's like a highlighted season. A lot can happen in 20-something races."

Scelzi cut his teeth at several of the tracks last December and January when he made his debut in Australia, where he captured three podium finishes, four top fives and eight top 10s. He helped Team USA win the Origin of Speed event, which showcased eight states and territories along with the United States, and Scelzi tied for third place in the USA vs. WA Sprintcar Speedweek standings.

"I have a lot of confidence from the team standpoint," he said. "Being able to work with Brandon Hickman and Liam Spiccia, who are more than qualified, is a confidence boost. We have the equipment. The ball is in my court to produce results. I feel like I've been on a hot streak personally since the Knoxville Nationals so I'm excited to get over there and hopefully keep this momentum going."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

Based in Fresno, Calif., Whipple Superchargers manufactures superchargers for all types of cars. Whipple's dedication to innovative thinking, hard work, attention to detail and outstanding product performance has led to a better, American made product for the performance industry. For more information, visit http://www.WhippleSuperchargers.com .

"Whipple Superchargers is known worldwide for its business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. He loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

Scelzi would also like to thank Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Roth Motorsports, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Sparco, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Progresses Throughout Second Career Midget Race

Inside Line Promotions - DU QUOIN, Ill. (Dec. 18, 2017) - Giovanni Scelzi became reacquainted with a different kind of race car last Saturday during the Junior Knepper 55.

Scelzi, who has spent the last two seasons racing a winged sprint car, made his driving debut with Clauson-Marshall Racing during the USAC National Midget Series event at the Southern Illinois Center, where he made his second career start in a midget.

"It was definitely a learning night," he said. "It was good to be physically in a midget. We got some laps and that's the most important thing I got out of it. It was a different feel than I'm used to, but the Clauson-Marshall Racing cars are so nice and handle so well it helped with the transition."

Scelzi started fifth in his heat race and he was forced to rebound from an opening-lap incident, which restarted him at the back of the field, to finish fifth. He then advanced from ninth to seventh place in a qualifier.

"It's a really small track," he said. "Everyone was fighting for the bottom at the start of the heat and a couple of cars got together. I think we got better each time we got on the track. We moved forward after restarting at the back of the heat and then picked up a couple of positions in the qualifier."

Scelzi continued to move forward in a B Main as he rallied from eighth to fifth place before being caught up in a late-race crash. Scelzi was vying for the fourth-and-final transfer position into the main event when a car spun in front of him.

"It's so hard to pass at that place," he said. "I got more aggressive in the B Main. I was up to fifth and with one lap to go the guy in fourth spun in front of me and I nailed him. Stuff happens quickly on a small track like that and we had nowhere to go."

The race ended with a DNF, but Scelzi said he is happy with the progress made throughout the night.

"We got better each time out and I felt more comfortable each time out," he said. "I can't thank Tim Clauson and the Marshalls enough for the opportunity. Also, I want to thank everyone on the team for their help."

QUICK RESULTS -

Dec. 16 - Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill. - Heat race: 5 (5); Qualifier: 7 (9); B Main: DNF (8).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://youtu.be/RjDQszUzoe0

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Simpson Race Products

Simpson Race Products is an American motor sports parts business that supplies gloves, helmets, harness systems, driver's suits, head restraints, shoes and more ranging from racers at local tracks to international teams. For more information, visit http://www.SimpsonRaceProducts.com .

"We run Simpson Race Products helmets because they are the best thing out there," Scelzi said. "It's a light helmet that is not only safe, it's really comfortable."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Roth Motorsports, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Sparco, K&N Filters, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

HOME COMING

By Jeff Pistola Last

Saturday night provided something of a homecoming for native Sydney sprintcar prodigy Kayla Green. Having cut her teeth in the northern California winged midget category during the US season, Kayla has returned home for a limited campaign driving the Green Brothers Racing #74 Maxim. Following an impressive first up effort at a meeting in South Australia, Kayla ventured to Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway where she had competed in other categories in the initial stages of her speedway racing career. Despite being her first appearance in a 410 sprintcar around the clayway, the talented teenager again displayed impressive signs as she raced in the track’s development series. Conditions were very difficult for all drivers, with brutal heat and a very slick technical track surface providing plenty of challenges for the developing drivers. However, Kayla turned in steady performances, claiming fourth and sixth in her heat races, before launching the A-main from P10, and ultmately finishing in seventh place with another composed drive. “Kayla pretty much didn’t put a foot wrong all night and continues to impress each time she hits the track,” noted team crew chief, her uncle and past Sydney track champion Trevor Green. “It’s very encouraging that when there is something wrong with the car she knows it, as was the case in her second heat last Saturday. “I have struggled to find the perfect balance with the car due to her slender weight of only 52kg but we did get it better for the A-main and hope to improve further on that.” The next outing for Kayla will be on December 26 when she contests the Valvoline Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix which commences the busy international program of racing at the Sydney venue. Green Brothers Racing would like to wish all sponsors, supporters and fans a happy and safe festive season. Supporting Green Brothers Racing 2017-18 campaign are: Natrad Radiators and Auto Air, SA Motorcycles, Active Vac, Vin’s Mini Buses, Steve Wicks Powder Coaters, Titan Garages And Sheds, Monster Slam, Go Left Designs, Florite Coatings, Freightmasters, Green Welding, Dennis and Dottie Farr, Murray Machining and Sheds, Vortex Wings, BJ Signs and GI Safety Solutions.

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Showcasing Trio of Superb Pay-Per-View Options Throughout Next Month

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Dec. 18, 2017) - The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network has a perfect holiday gift for racing fans suffering from withdrawal.

The media company is showcasing three marquee events via live Pay-Per-View video during the next month, beginning Dec. 28-31 with the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout. More than 1,000 entries spanning eight different micro sprint classes will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., in search of a coveted Golden Driller.

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire is the following weekend - Jan. 5-6 - inside the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. The premier dirt kart event will be broadcast by The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network for the first time.

The action concludes Jan. 9-13 with the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire, which welcomes more than 300 of the top drivers from multiple classes of motor sports for a five-night showdown inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will have live video feeds featuring multiple cameras, replays and more on the RacinBoys website throughout all three events.

The Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is only $84.99 ($74.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $24.99 per day.

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire is $24.99 per day ($19.99 for RacinBoys premium members).

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is only $124.99 ($114.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day.

To purchase any of the events, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Tulsa Shootout, RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl and Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl is $24.99 per day ($19.99 for premium members).

Buy links are also available for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $124.99 ($114.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 13 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 33rd edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 28-31. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, "A" class winged, stock non-wing, restricted "A" class, JR sprint, ECOtec Ford Focus midgets and 1200cc winged mini sprints. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

RFC OUTLAW KART SUPERBOWL -

The RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire is a two-day dirt kart event Jan. 5-6 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. The event will pay $2,000 to win in the 500cc Outlaw class. For more information, visit http://www.OutlawSuperbowl.com .

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 9-13. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MAVTV -

MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It's a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high-octane motor sports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut-busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. For more information, visit http://www.MAVTV.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Watch for the new "Prime Time Live Coast-to-Coast" beginning in April 2018. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Young Gun Kofoid Adds More American Flavour To The Classic

Hailing from Penngrove California, Michael “Buddy” Kofoid may have only just turn 16, rendering him eligible to race a Sprintcar in Australia, but his addition to the entry list for the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic from January 19 to 21 is certainly exciting.

Having already raced for 11 years and first practicing in a 360 Sprintcar at the age of 9, Kofoid has drawn comparisons to his fellow Californian’s Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell after becoming the youngest winner of the Johnny Key Classic at Ocean Speedway when he outlasted Andy Forsberg to take the 50-lap feature event.

Over the past couple of seasons respected Sydney based car owner Peter Gordon has worked closely with Buddy and his family and is now faced with the exciting prospect of bringing Kofoid to Australia for whirlwind month of racing which includes the 46th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

For his visit to Australia Kofoid will be in familiar equipment with his own Maxim Chassis and Don Ott Racing prepared engine set to provide him with a competitive and comfortable car right out of the box.

The team will be supported by his American based car owner Gary Silva and Gary Silva Ranches, Essential Fabrication and Maintenance, Eliminator Race Wings, The Sign Centre and Blackshaw’s.

Joining Buddy Kofoid in another healthy batch of entries is West Australian Taylor Milling.

Milling who is no stranger to Sungold Stadium, having competed in Warrnambool for many seasons and will return aboard the familiar Totally Work Wear Midland and Vic Park backed, KRE Race Engines powered Maxim with further support coming from Westralian Diamond Drillers.

Milling finished with a 5th place run in C-Main 1 at the 2017 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Tasmania’s Tim Hutchins is always an exciting prospect on the track and being another of the competitors to finish his Classic campaign in the C-Main in 2017, he will be looking to improve significantly on that result, especially given his strong early season form at Sungold Stadium.

Hutchins will be at the wheel of his T7 Cool Chassis, with Inglis race Engines providing the horsepower as he looks for a strong result for his partners GBE Maintenance and Warrnambool Locksmith’s.

Another of the South Australian competitors set to join the Classic line-up is Keke Falland.

Falland drives the S78 Cool with the unique Ford Roush Yates 410 beneath the hood and having missed the 2017 Classic will be looking for a strong run for his long list of supporters including Shadetec, Ronco Motors, New Holland, Rivergraphics, Cool Chassis, Loxton Pizza Bar, Riverland Ford, Castrol, Ken’s Exhaust, Ruston Engineering and Steven Falland Electrical.

A trio of Classic Rookies rounds out the latest batch of entrants with Tasmania’s Jock Goodyer set to take the wheel of the D & B Goodyer Developments, DM Tiling T22 Maxim, James Inglis aboard the Holdfast, MechTech, Curtis Electrical, Waterboy, F45 Lockburn, LJS Equipment and Scardifield’s Smash Repairs W80 entry and De Paoli in the National Lubrication and Hydraulic Systems W96 J&J will all make their Classic debuts.

The 2018 46th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

JASON JOHNSON RACING (JJR) TURNS THE PAGE AS THEY RETURN AS A PRIVATE OWNER FOR THE UPCOMING 2018 RACING SEASON

ROCKY MOUNT, Missouri (December 20, 2017) - One of the things about racing that makes it such a great sport is that it is constantly evolving, ultra-competitive, and is filled with a lot of innovative and great people on and off the track. With that being said, change is also an inevitable part of the growth process. Effective today, Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) and Marshall Racing (MR) have amicably and on a mutual basis withdrawn from the Jason Johnson Racing (JJR)/Marshall Racing (MR) partnership that was formed and announced back in December 2016. Jason and Bobbi Johnson will return as sole owners of the JJR #41 racing team entry as they prepare for the 2018 racing season.

Regarding the ownership change, Jason stated, "I appreciate the support and time we have had with Richard and Jennifer Marshall since they joined our team as sponsors initially, which eventually grew into a partnership for the 2017 season." He continued, "They are both influential people that have a passion for the sport and supported and encouraged us to make us better on and off the track. I wish them only continued success as they move forward with their racing endeavors." A career highlight that will always shine during their time together happened on that August night in 2016 when Jason raced under the checkered flag to win the Knoxville Nationals. "We will never forget that night as it was rewarding to celebrate with Richard, Jennifer, and all of our sponsorship partners and supporters as we came together to win the biggest race in sprint car racing - the Knoxville Nationals."

Jason and Bobbi, along with long-time crew chief Philip Dietz and crewman Jeff Bingaman, are busy preparing for the upcoming season. They are looking forward to carrying their speed and success into the 2018 season and look forward to seeing everyone at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in February. No additional media releases will be forthcoming as Jason is headed over to Australia to race and the team is focused and preparing the JJR #41 team for the upcoming season.

The team will use the same tenacity of purpose and focus in the upcoming season that has become a hallmark along their proven success journey resulting in 5 ASCS National Tour Championships as owners (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014), being recognized as the World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year (2015), winning the Knoxville Nationals (2016), and driving to two back-to-back top ten finishes in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season long point standings (7th in 2016 and 6th in 2017).

Follow Jason and the team on the Website, Twitter and Facebook!

Website: For race results, schedule, race-by-race stories and merchandise, follow Jason and the JJR #41 team at www.jasonjohnsonracing.com.

Twitter: Jason Johnson (@JasonJohnsonRac) and Jason Johnson Racing (@JJR41Updates)

Facebook: Jason Johnson Racing

JJR would like to thank the following sponsorship partners for their continued support as we move forward in 2018: Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT); Fischer Body Shop; Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution; Saich Family; Maxim Racing; Valvoline; Jonestown KOA; Pro Powder Coating (PPC); Waco Metal; Engler Machine and Tool; All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Inc.; Bell Racing; Brown & Miller Racing Solutions (BMRS); Crow Enterprizes; FK Rod Ends; Factory Kahne Shocks; Hoosier Racing Tire; ISC Racers Tape; K&N Filters; Kenny's Components; Kistler Racing Engines; KSE Racing Products; Max Papis Innovation (MPI); MSD Performance; Schoenfeld Headers; Shell Shock; Weld Racing; Wilwood; Winters Performance Products; and, Racediecast.com!

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

Erie, MI (December 19, 2017) – Hartford Speedway will host Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP for five races in 2018.

The 2018 SOD Hartford events, all Friday dates, are May 18, June 8, July 6, July 27, and August 31.

Sprints On Dirt has been a fan favorite at Hartford Speedway, drawing the best crowd for several years now. Track owner/promoter Tim Dibble’s reconfiguration of the track before the 2017 season has proven to be a big hit, blending perfectly with SOD’s beyond limits format. Fans and competitors alike are reaping the benefits.

Hartford Speedway formally became a race track 86 years ago, but there are records of racing there dating back twenty years earlier. The speedway began as the Van Buren County Fair race track before Hartford Motor Speedway was born from a vision of Betty Lue Cross.

Click here to follow Hartford Speedway on Facebook and check out its website at www.hartfordspeedway.net.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt/.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Oldfield Hungry for Success

It’s been a consistent start to the 2017-18 season for Luke Oldfield, but there’s one thing that he’s wanting more than anything, and sooner rather than later, in 410 Sprintcar competition, and that’s success.

Off the back of a breakout season in 2016-17 following his sudden departure from the Titan Racing team on the eve of that season, where he, driving his family-owned car, picked up a total of 10 feature-race wins which included a maiden World Series round win, Oldfield has yet to open his 2017-18 season winning account. However, he has finished in second on four occasions – the most recent being at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway in last Saturday night’s third round of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Qld.

“My season so far has been consistent, and it has seen us finish on the podium in minor positions in five out of our six race meetings (the other meeting was a sixth),” explained the 32-year-old racer from the Gold Coast in Queensland.

“I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t disappointed to not have a win in the books yet this season, because we’ve been close on so many occasions. We’ve had solid speed, which has seen us claim four qualifying quick times in a row at Archerfield Speedway and start feature races from pole position on a few occasions, but we haven’t been able to convert that into a winning result just yet.”

Oldfield, who drives the Qld # 17 Mud Buddy supported Cool car, continued by saying that he’s really looking forward to the upcoming busy Christmas-New Year period, along with the hectic month of January on the road down south.

“Despite not picking up a win yet, I’m happy with our consistent form heading into the busy period of the season,” enthused the ex-V8 Dirt Modified racer, who stepped into 410 Sprintcars five seasons ago.

“Our team will be running the Christmas-New Year shows at Archerfield Speedway up against the world’s best Sprintcar racer Donny Schatz, and then we’ll be doing the World Series rounds up here and then head down south to do the Grand Annual Classic at Premier Speedway (Vic) and the Australian Title at Borderline Speedway (SA).

“The goal is to continue our current form, but hopefully we can crack it for a few wins. However, it’s certainly not going to be easy, whether it’s up against the world’s best on home soil or taking on the country’s best racers down south, but we’re aiming to be a front-running contender.”

Following the Australian Title, Oldfield plans to run the rest of the season in his home state, competing between Archerfield Speedway and Hi-Tec Oils Speedway tracks.

For the 2017-18 season, Oldfield and his team are proudly sponsored by: Mud Buddy, Revolution Racegear - Brisbane, Advanced Mobility, KRE Race Engines, The Shock Shack, Barnes Drilling, and Kingaroy Equipment Sales.

To find out more about Oldfield and to keep up to date with his 410 Sprintcar racing activities, LIKE him on Facebook by searching Oldfield Motorsport.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Scores Hard Fought Top-10 at Junior Knepper 55

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting in one final midget race before the calendar switches to 2018, Tanner Carrick was impressive during the Junior Knepper 55 on Saturday night in Duquoin, IL as he rallied to finish ninth after being involved in multi car pile up on the race’s opening lap.

“I was really happy with how Saturday night went,” Tanner Carrick said. “The last time I ran Duqoin (IL) it was a little rough, so to have really good speed and be in the mix was a good feeling.”

Kicking his night off in heat race action, Carrick made an early statement as he wired the field from the second row and picked up the win aboard the potent Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71K. By way of the victory, the 2017 USAC National Midget Series Rookie of the Year would move into a qualifier.

Looking to continue to make points and lock himself into the 55-lap feature event, the Lincoln, CA driver would finish fifth in his qualifier, which put him ninth in event points and lined him up in the fifth row of the ‘A’.

When the ‘A’ main came to life, trouble would strike in the first turn and Carrick would have nowhere to go on the tight confines of the Southern Illinois Center, and he would become involved and be forced to the tail end of the field.

From the back of the pack, Carrick showed patience as passing was at a premium in the opening laps. As the track began to widen out Carrick would begin his charge back forward picking up positions in bunches.

With scattered cautions slowing his progress at times, Carrick remained locked in under green flag conditions and found himself battling inside the Top-10 late in the feature event.

Working his way up to ninth after the race’s final restart, Carrick would take the checkered flag with a ninth place finish.

“I have to thank all of the Keith Kunz Motorsports guys for their hard work all night long,” Tanner Carrick added. “We had a really good car, and I feel like we would have been in the thick of things in the feature had it not have been for the first lap pile up.”

Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank TRD, Curb Records, IPC, Walker Performance Filtration, Cemex, CVC, and Shell Shock for their support.

ON TAP: Carrick will enjoy the holiday with his family this week before getting back to racing action as he is set for the Tulsa Shootout in Tulsa, OK December 28th-31st.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.

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, and boost awareness.

 

 

Potent Combo Reunited; Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing Together Again To Chase after Sprint Car Challenge Tour and Placerville Speedway Championships

PETERSEN MEDIA- With offseason moves being finalized from coast to coast, F&F Racing is pleased to announced that Auburn, CA standout Andy Forsberg will return to the seat of the No. x1 machine in 2018 to chase after both the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour pres. by Abreu Vineyards and Placerville Speedway championships.

“I am really excited to team up with Alan, Tooch, and everyone associated with F&F Racing again,” Andy Forsberg said. “When we parted ways following the 2014 season everyone was on really good terms, and I always thought there would be a chance to run with them again and that looks to be the case in 2018.”

Forsberg and F&F Racing each bring a championship pedigree with them as the Sacramento based race team has racked up an astounding 10 Championships mixed between Placerville Speedway and the Civil War Series, while Forsberg himself is an 18 time champion with 10 Civil War Championships, Five Placerville Speedway Championships, and four track championships at Silver Dollar Speedway.

In 2018 Forsberg and F&F Racing will both be in search of their first Sprint Car Challenge Tour title, in a tough series that spans from March-November making 12 stops at six different race tracks, and will look for their fifth Placerville Speedway championship together.

“Placerville Speedway and the SCCT were both tough programs on any given night last year, and hopefully we can come out of the box with the speed we had when we last ran together,” Forsberg added. “I am really thankful they thought enough about me to bring me back in 2018, and I am hopeful we can have success.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank Geico, Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, CRV Carbon Solutions, Autism Awareness, Pacific Highway Rentals, PitStopUSA, Twisted Tea, Levin’s Auto Supply, LRB Race Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Sierra Single Ply, Lucas Oil, RPI, and Encore Catering for their continued support.

ON TAP: The 2018 Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour pres. by Abreu Vineyards Schedule kicks off on March 31st at Placerville Speedway.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-0, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

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, and boost awareness.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (December 18, 2017) – Another piece of the 2018 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP season is now in place as RockAuto.com has announced its return as a SOD primary heat race sponsor next season.

RockAuto.com’s heat race partnership with SOD, and Engler Machine & Tool’s recently announced partnership, make it possible for SOD to continue rewarding drivers for heat race performances throughout the 2018 season. Typical of SOD’s highly competitive “beyond limits” format, 2017 SOD Champion Steve Irwin, in his Flying Zero, led all competitors with just three RockAuto.com heat race wins last season.

RockAuto.com ships thousands of auto parts from over 300 manufacturers to millions of customers worldwide. RockAuto.com has everything from maintenance parts like filters and wiper blades to completely remanufactured transmissions and engines. RockAuto.com carries bumpers, door handles, engine computers, headlight assemblies, carpet and other parts that traditionally were only available from car dealers.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. To follow Sprints on Dirt, visit www.sprintsondirt.com and the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt/.

 

 

GENESEE TO HOST "EMPIRE STATE CLASSIC" FOR SWEENEY RUSH SPRINTS WITH 2 COMPLETE SPECIAL SHOWS PART OF "TOPLESS NATIONALS" SEPTEMBER 15-16

December 16, 2017 (By Mike Leone)

(Pulaski, PA)...As the inaugural slate of events for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Cars gets closer to being finalized, Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are excited to announce the addition of Genesee Speedway to the 2018 schedule. The Batavia, New York 1/3-mile oval at the Genesee County Fairgrounds has added the RUSH Sprint Cars to their "Topless Nationals" on September 15-16. The "Empire State Classic" will feature a Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series special event paying $800 to-win, $160 to-start on both Saturday and Sunday! In addition, RUSH will post a $300 bonus to the top point earner over the two days.

Genesee completed their second year under the promotion of local businessman and longtime racer, Jim Johnson. The RUSH Late Models have headlined the weekly program each season and have grown from an average car count of just over 12 in their inaugural season in 2016 to nearly 20 cars on average over their 16 completed events in 2017! Genesee has been in the process of putting a new clay surface down and changing the banking to provide more side-by-side racing.

The 2017 "Topless Nationals", headlined by the RUSH Late Models along with Genesee's Sportsman Modifieds, was considered to be one of the biggest events in the history of the speedway. The joining of the non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars will make this event even bigger event and bring an entirely new group of fans, as it's been nine years since full-size Sprint Cars competed at Genesee! The second annual "Topless Nationals" will have a 3 p.m. start time each day.

"Since we announced the formation of the RUSH Sprint Car division back in February, we've continually received a lot of interest from New York," explained Emig. "We've had several New York racers state their intention of participating in 2018, and we've talked to many that are hoping the division takes off in New York so they can compete in the future. We feel the Topless Nationals is a great event to showcase the non-wing Sprint Cars and perfect timing to introduce them to the New York region. Jimmy has expressed a lot of interest in this division, and we are hopeful that he will have them on his schedule at least a half-dozen times in 2019 to become our anchor track in New York. We can't thank Jimmy Johnson enough for scheduling them both days with increased payoffs."

The Genesee events now gives racers in the northern part of the region six special events to compete in with two shows also at both Bradford and Stateline Speedways along with a single event at Eriez Speedway. The complete 2018 schedule will be released soon. The Genesee events will be part of the $20,000+ Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship that will see the inaugural champion win $5,000. Like all of RUSH's other divisions, the Weekly Championship will be based off drivers' best 12 finishes. The RUSH Sprint Car program also includes the $3,000 "Wednesday Night Lightning" program (counts towards Weekly points) at Lernerville Speedway and the "Futures Cup".

Genesee Speedway is located off Route 5 at the Genesee County Fairgrounds at 5056 E Main Street Rd, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information, check out their website at genesee-speedway.com. "Like" them on Facebook by searching Genesee Speedway and follow them on Twitter @GeneseeSpeedway.

2018 RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Sprint Car website is www.rushsprintcars.com. "Like" our Facebook page at ww.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints for the latest news and updates.

 

 

Jim Shampine Memorial Supermodified Twin 50’s to Open Oswego’s 68th Season of Racing on Saturday, May 26

OSWEGO, NY (December 15, 2017) - For the first time in Oswego Speedway’s rich history, a new tradition will take place on Memorial Day Weekend which this season will play host to the Opening Night of racing set to mark 68 consecutive seasons of on track action at the ‘Steel Palace.’

In 2018, two 50-lap Jim Shampine Memorial feature events will be contested on Saturday, May 26 in conjunction with a 35-lap Small Block Supermodified Tony White Memorial to be ran in between the two Supermodified mains. With the establishment of this new format, Opening Weekend marks another opportunity for fans to flock to the speedway’s steel gates with the chance to catch 100-plus laps of Super action.

A tradition that began in 1970, ‘twin’ feature races have been an integral part of Oswego’s Supermodified history. It all started with ironically, Shampine, in 1970 when the ‘8-Ball’ swept Twin 50 events in May of that year. This format stuck around for two more seasons, before track officials adapted ‘Triple 33’s’ in 1973 and 1974, a format in which Shampineswept as well, winning six out of six total races.

‘Shampine,’ now the namesake of the Twin 50’s, has more wins than any other driver in Twin competition at Oswego sitting at 17 total victories and sitting alone as the only driver to have double digit wins in twin events while Steve Gioia Jr. and Bentley Warren each have 9.

The ‘Twin 30’ format was ran just once in 1975, before the Twin 35 races got the green light from 1976 through 1998, often running twice a year, before a two year break took place in 1999 and 2000 which would later see the return of the twins in 2001 at 30-laps in distance before on and off contention up until the 2011 season.

In 2014, Twin 35’s returned once again and they have come to stay thus far, with the event being held for the past four years and taking place for a fifth season in a row in 2018 when the second twin event in as many months will be held on June 16, making this the first time since 2004 that two prior scheduled twin events have helped in deciding a Supermodified track champion. A rainout set up a Twin 45 and Twin 30 combination in 2010 as well as the latest ‘Twin 50’ event contested in 2013 which saw Pat Lavery and Kody Graham go to victory lane.

Not only will an overall champion be crowned at the speedway’s popular $5 admission Track Championship Night on August 18, but the Twin 50’s will decide two Jim Shampine Memorial Champions for the first time since the race began in 1991, creating a unique opportunity for drivers who have never earned the right to stand in victory lane on one of the most special night’s of the season at Oswego Speedway.

There’s no question that this year’s Memorial Day Weekend extravaganza will be exciting as ever, with a full field of Supermodifieds expected on Opening Night including that of defending JIm Shampine Memorial champion Keith Shampine, who is the nephew of the race’s namesake.

With a throwback ‘8-Ball’ scheme rumored to be a possibility for the Osetek Racing team as part of this special event, there’s no doubt that Supermodified fans will want to make their plans early to be a part of another key moment in Oswego’s storied history.

The full 2018 schedule for Oswego Speedway, set to open with the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s on Saturday, May 26, has been posted online at OswegoSpeedway.com. Season ticket information, pricing, and time schedules will be added after the 1st of the year. All kids 16 and under will remain FREE with a paid adult this coming season.

2018 rule changes have been sent to all Small Block Supermodified competitors with Supermodified rule adjustments being readied for distribution this coming weekend. Full rulebooks will be available online in PDF format in early January.

Payout and full race format for the Twin 50’s will be announced to teams in the coming weeks via email, with that information also set to be included on the speedway’s website.

Winter office hours at Oswego Speedway are 11am-4pm on Saturdays, with special week hours posted frequently on the speedway’s social media outlets.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

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.

All-Time Oswego Speedway ‘Twin’ Event History:

May 1970 (Twin 50’s): Jim Shampine - Both

May 1971 (Twin 50’s): Jim Shampine, Nolan Swift

May 1972 (Twin 50’s): Baldy Baker, Fred Graves

May 1973 (Triple 33’s): Jim Shampine – All 3

July 1973 (Twin 30’s): Baldy Baker, Bobby Stelter

May 1974 (Triple 33’s): Jim Shampine – All 3

June 1975 (Twin 30’s): Jim Shampine - Both

July 1975 (Twin 30’s): Kempton Dates, Gary Allbritain

June 1976 (Twin 35’s): Fred Graves – Both

July 1976 (Twin 35’s): Fred Graves, Ron Wallace

June 1977 (Twin 35’s): Warren Coniam, Kempton Dates

July 1977 (Twin 35’s): Kempton Dates – Both

June 1978 (Twin 35’s): Jim Shampine – Both

July 1978 (Twin 35’s): Jim Shampine – Both

June 1979 (Twin 35’s): Steve Gioia Jr, Jim Shampine

July 1979 (Twin 35’s): Jim Shampine, Chuck Ciprich

June 1980 (Twin 35’s): Warren Coniam, Steve Gioia Jr.

July 1980 (Twin 35’s): Warren Coniam, Doug Heveron

June 1981 (Twin 35’s): Doug Heveron – Both

July 1981 (Twin 35’s): Doug Heveron, Steve Gioia Jr.

June 1982 (Twin 35’s): Doug Heveron, Brian Herb

July 1982 (Twin 35’s): Doug Heveron, Mike McLaughlin

June 1983 (Twin 35’s): Warren Coniam, Steve Gioia Jr.

July 1983 (Twin 35’s): Eddie Bellinger Jr. – Both

June 1984 (Twin 35’s): Bentley Warren – Both

July 1984 (Twin 35’s): – Steve Gioia Jr, Dean Hoag

July 1985 (Twin 35’s): Eddie Bellinger Jr, Steve Gioia Jr.

August 1985 (Twin 35’s): Bentley Warren – Both

June 1986 (Twin 35’s): Joe Gosek, Steve Gioia Jr.

August 1986 (Twin 35’s): Bentley Warren – Both

June 1987 (Twin 35’s): Doug Heveron – Both

August 1987 (Twin 35’s): Gary Morton, Bentley Warren

August 1988 (Twin 35’s): Mike Ordway – Both

August 1989 (Twin 35’s): Bentley Warren, Eddie Bellinger Jr.

June 1990 (Twin 35’s): Eddie Bellinger Jr, Steve Gioia Jr.

August 1990 (Twin 35’s): Doug Didero, Joe Gosek

June 1991 (Twin 35’s): Joe Gosek, Mike Ordway

August 1991 (Twin 35’s): Mike Ordway, Pat Abold

June 1992 (Twin 35’s): Pat Abold – Both

August 1992 (Twin 35’s): Pat Abold – Both

June 1993 (Twin 35’s): Russ Wood, Bentley Warren

August 1993 (Twin 35’s): Steve Gioia Jr, Dave McKnight

June 1994 (Twin 35’s): Pat Abold, Russ Wood

August 1994 (Twin 35’s): Eddie Bellinger Jr., Doug Didero

June 1995 (Twin 35’s): Mike Muldoon – Both

August 1995 (Twin 35’s): Doug Didero – Both

June 1996 (Twin 35’s): Doug Didero, Mike Muldoon

August 1996 (Twin 35’s): Doug Didero, Pat Abold

June 1997 (Twin 35’s): Howard Page, Mike Muldoon

August 1997 (Twin 35’s): Pat Abold, Doug Didero

June 1998 (Twin 35’s): Mike Muldoon, Greg Furlong

August 2002 (Twin 30’s): Tim Gareau, Jeff Holbrook

August 2003 (Twin 30’s): Tim Snyder – Both

June 2004 (Twin 30’s): Tim Snyder, Gary Morton

August 2004 (Twin 30’s): Greg Furlong – Both

June 2005 (Twin 30’s): Greg Furlong – Both

August 2005 (Twin 30’s): Greg Furlong, Bob Goutermout

August 2008 (Twin 45’s): Tim Snyder, Craig Rayvals

August 2008 (Twin 30’s): Jerry Curran, Bobby Magner

August 2009 (Twin 30’s): Joe Gosek, Tim Snyder

July 2010 (Twin 45’s): Ray Graham, Jeff Holbrook

June 2013 (Twin 50’s): Pat Lavery, Kody Graham

June 2014 (Twin 35’s): Randy Ritskes, Michael Barnes

June 2015 (Twin 35’s): Otto Sitterly, Michael Muldoon/Sitterly - Dead Heat

June 2016 (Twin 35’s): Dave Danzer, Jeff Abold

June 2017 (Twin 35’s): Keith Shampine, Dave Shullick Jr.

All-Time Oswego ‘Twin’ Event Wins List:

Jim Shampine - 17

Steve Gioia Jr - 9

Bentley Warren - 9

Doug Heveron - 8

Pat Abold - 8

Eddie Bellinger Jr - 6

Doug Didero - 6

Greg Furlong - 6

Tim Snyder - 5

Fred Graves - 4

Kempton Dates - 4

Warren Coniam - 4

Joe Gosek - 4

Mike Ordway Sr - 4

Mike Muldoon Sr. - 4

Baldy Baker - 2

Gary Morton -2

Russ Wood - 2

Jeff Holbrook - 2

Otto Sitterly - 2*

Nolan Swift - 1

Bobby Stelter - 1

Gary Allbritain - 1

Ronnie Wallace - 1

Chuck Ciprich - 1

Brian Herb - 1

Mike McLaughlin - 1

Dean Hoag - 1

Dave McKnight - 1

Howard Page - 1

Tim Gareau - 1

Bob Goutermout - 1

Craig Ryavals - 1

Jerry Curran - 1

Bobby Magner - 1

Ray Graham - 1

Pat Lavery - 1

Kody Graham - 1

Randy Ritskes - 1

Michael Barnes - 1

Michael Muldoon - 1*

Dave Danzer - 1

Jeff Abold - 1

Keith Shampine - 1

Dave Shullick Jr. - 1

*Denotes Dead Heat Finish

All-Time Oswego Speedway Jim Shampine Memorial Champions:

1991 - Bentley Warren 1992 - Doug Didero 1993 - Pat Abold 1994 - Cliff Graves 1995 - Ed Bellinger Jr. 1996 - Doug Didero 1997 - Doug Didero 1998 - Ed Bellinger Jr. 1999 - Bob Goutermout 2000 - Greg Furlong 2001 - Mike Ordway 2002 - Mike Ordway 2003 - RAIN 2004 - Craig Rayvals 2005 - Greg Furlong 2006 - Otto Sitterly 2007 - Randy Ritskes 2008 - Greg Furlong 2009 - Otto Sitterly 2010 - Otto SItterly 2011 - Randy Ritskes 2012 - Otto Sitterly 2013 - Otto Sitterly 2014 - Otto Sitterly 2015 - Otto Sitterly 2016 - Dave Danzer 2017 - Keith Shampine

 

 

2018 Rule Changes Announced for Oswego's Supermodifieds

OSWEGO, NY (December 16, 2017) - Ahead of Oswego’s Speedway’s 68th season opener featuring Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Supermodifieds on Saturday, May 26, track officials have announced a small number of rule changes for the division in anticipation of the 2018 season.

The only Supermodified rule adjustments for this coming season will consist of a shock change as well as a new outline for shovel type tails on the rear section of the race cars.

Supermodifieds must have 4 shock absorbers, one for each wheel. If adjustable shocks are used, the shock (body and/or canister) can have no more than two adjustments, one for compression and one for rebound. If a 3 or 4-way shock is converted to a 2-way it must be done in a manner approved by the shock manufacturer and verified by speedway tech.

No internal bleed adjusters will be allowed on shocks, however any shock absorber manufacturer is permitted. No knee action or rotary shocks will be allowed, and once again, all shock and spring combinations must be approved by tech.

Notably, the 26.5” left rear tire will not be available for Oswego Speedway competitors in 2018 due to construction and compound changes for the International Supermodified Association. There will no longer be a smaller version of the same tire.

The second and final rule adjustment for the Supermodifieds will be that of altering the make of shovel type tail sections. Shovel type tails must be single thickness, single plane sheet, and aluminum design. No additional air directing devices may be installed above or below the main tail surface while the center portion of the tail must be attached to the outer side panels in a manner so that the tail section is an integrated unit.

Additionally, the tail and side panels may have a height of 38” which includes all lips or flaps. The main tail may extend to the centerline of the rear axle and the side panels may extend forward only to the back of the roll cage. The continuation of the 38” side panels must not obstruct the driver’s vision. The same 50 ¾” width, which includes any stiffeners or bends, and 40” from the center of the rear axle rear ward rules still apply. Both types of tail design must be attached to the frame or bumper and remain in a fixed, non-adjustable position while on the track.

The expectations of tech remain the same for the 2018 season. The minimum 2 ½” helmet clearance and flat belly pan rules still apply. The belly pans must be parallel to the ground from front to rear with no aero properties. All additional areas discussed in 2017 will remain the same.

A full 2018 rule book for Oswego Speedway’s Supermodified and SBS divisions will be made available in January. Should any questions arise, please email tech director Steve Gioia Jr. at sgioiajr@gmail.com.

The full 2018 schedule for Oswego Speedway, set to open with the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s on Saturday, May 26, has been posted online at OswegoSpeedway.com. Season ticket information, pricing, and time schedules will be added after the 1st of the year. All kids 16 and under will remain FREE with a paid adult this coming season.

Winter office hours at Oswego Speedway are 11am-4pm on Saturdays, with special week hours posted frequently on the speedway’s social media outlets.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

CARSON McCARL TO PILOT THE MIKE SANDVIG #7 IN 2018

Altoona, IA- December 14, 2017- Carson McCarl will pilot the number seven, owned by Mike Sandvig, in 2018. The Spencer, IA, based team plans to make its debut at Eastbay Raceway Park with the ASCS series on February 15th. The team plans to compete with the ASCS series starting at the end of March for a few races. For the summer months, Carson McCarl and the team will race locally in the Midwest with the MSTS series. They will also be running at Jackson Motorplex, with occasional appearances at the famous half-mile, Knoxville Raceway, competing in a 410 Sprint Car. Driver Carson McCarl says, “I’m looking forward to a fresh start with a new team in 2018!” The third-generation driver out of Altoona, IA, found success in not only a 360, but also a 410 Sprint Car last year. Carson had no problem finding victory lane last season, as he picked up a Sprint Invaders win at Burlington, IA, early on in the season. He then carried that success into a 410 Sprint Car, setting a new track record at Tri City Speedway with the MOWA series. The new track record was set in just his third full night in a 410, in Pontoon Beach, IL. Also, Carson had an impressive lap time in his 410 debut, ending up third quick with the World of Outlaws in West Liberty, IA. The owner, Mike Sandvig, spoke on this upcoming season, “We’re excited to have a younger, up and coming driver, who has shown much success in the past. Carson is able to adapt to new facilities quickly, which is crucial for our schedule this year.” Carson McCarl and Mike Sandvig would like to thank the following sponsors: A+ Power Washing and Paint Stripping, Deberg Flooring, Morton Buildings, and Deberg Concrete. The team is planning on a rigorous schedule of 50-60 races in 2018. Marketing opportunities are currently available on all levels by contacting Mike Sandvig. Contact information: Mikensandvig@yahoo.com or (712)-260-8823.

Be sure to follow Carson on social media! Personal Twitter: @CarsonMcCarl Team Twitter: @McCarl_Racing Website: Carsonmccarl.com

Lex Mills

 

 

WILL YOUTH BE SERVED? SEVEN ASPIRING TEENAGE INDOOR THREE QUARTER MIDGET DRIVERS SET TO CHALLENGE FOR VICTORY AT ALLENTOWN JANUARY 5-6,2018

ALLENTOWN, PA December 15, 2017 . . . Eight talented teenagers are among the 50 TQ Midget competitors who have entered the 2018 Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP that will begin it’s season on Friday and Saturday, January 5th and 6th inside Allentown, Pa.’s PPL Center.

Each of these young drivers are confident of success - despite what is certain to be the toughest competition they will have yet faced in their budding careers.

Local driver Briggs Danner, 16, of Allentown parlayed a Quarter Midget driving career into a fourth place finish in his rookie season at Kutztown’s Action Track, USA in the tough SpeedSTR class. The third generation driver also made his debut this year in the Sportsman division at nearby Grandview Speedway.

Danner, with support from Ironton Telephone, the sponsor of the Allentown Indoor race, will be making his first ever start indoor and in a TQ Midget.

Cerubic Andrew Molleur, at age 15, is even younger. Molleur also graduated from Quarter Midgets. The Shelton, CT high-school student moved into the the asphalt SK Modified division this season at Waterford Speedbowl where he was a three time feature winner and just missed out on the championship.

Tyler Thompson, 17, from Fulton, N.Y., spent the 2017 season racing dirt Sportsman cars throughout New York State and at Canada under the Team Tapout Race Team auspices. Thompson made a late season start at N.J.’s Bridgeport Speedway and was a contender for victory. Thompson’s family has purchased the second of two Jimmy Blewett Lafler chassis cars for hisTQ debut. Thompson was fast in his indoor series debut last January in a Champ Kart inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

Cole Mullen, 17, was a contender for the 2017 ATQMRA Rookie of the Year honors during the outdoor season. The second-generation driver from Brick, N.J. finished one spot behind the top rookie in the tenth spot in the standings. Cole finished one position ahead of his father, Ronnie, who was also an ATQMRA rookie this past year.

The Catalano brothers, Tommy. 19 and Timmy. 17, are third generation runners out of Ontario N.Y. The brothers compete weekly during the outdoor season against their mother Amy in asphalt Modified competition in western New York. Tommy, a regular on the Race of Champions series, won the Spencer and Holland Speedway track championships this season.

Tommy nearly won the 2017 Ironton Telephone Allentown TQ Midget race before settling for a hard earned podium finish. Timmy made his debut in the 2017 Atlantic City event and proved to be a quick study.

Another second generation entrant, Anthony Payne 18. of Fair Lawn, N.J., also has prior Indoor Auto Racing Series experience. As an entrant in the 2017 races, Payne learned the intracacies of driving TQ Midgets on tight concrete courses from his father Joey, an accomplished TQ Midget and Full Size Midget multi-time champion.

The Paynes, father-and-son, are a formidable team. Joey Payne, in fact, is a two-time Indoor Auto Auto Racing Series winner, in the Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic (2004, 2007).

For one of the teenage-sensations to win on the series they’ll have to beat experienced, proven winners including defending series champion Ryan Flores of Mooresville, N.C. who won both events in Allentown last year. Erick Rudolph, whose 2017 Atlantic City win gave the Ransomville, NY driver a series high eight indoor victories can never ben counted out. His win total also includes a win in Allentown the previous season.

Anthony Sesely, three time Atlantic City winner, will return to his own No. 16 full-time this season. Canadian Super Modified ace Mike Lichty is a former series winner who rejoins the series this year with a brand new car. Tim Buckwalter of Royersford, Pa. comes to Allentown after winning both the SpeedSTR and 600cc Micro Sprint title in 2017 at the Kutztown Action Track.

Top asphalt Modified drivers entered includes local favorites Earl Paules and Zane Zeiner. Nationally known drivers in the field includes Conn. NASCAR stars Ryan Preece, Justin Bonsignore and Keith Rocco as well as New York star Andy Jankowiak.

Preece, a NASCAR Xfinity series winner this year for Joe Gibbs Racing, wlll be driving the same car that was designed and built by Donnie Preece and the late Ted Christopher. It will be repainted white and will carry the same number 6 that Preece for Ed Partridge to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series car owner title. Bonsignore finished second to the team in the NASCAR standings.

Dirt Modified racing will be well represented as well. New York state DIRTcar drivers Ryan Bartlett, Mike Maresca and Billy Whittaker. New Jersey dirt Modified driver Danny Bouc, a winner at New Egypt Speedway this year, will be moving up indoors from Champ Kart to TQ Midget competition. Mike Iles, a former series winner, will also be full-time in his always sharp No. 711.

The Ironton Telephone Allentown event schedule calls for racing to start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets will run a full program of racing with feature events both nights. Champ Karts will be racing in a complete show on Friday night, with the Slingshots on Saturday night.

For choice tickets, contact the PPL Center Box Office by phone at 610-347-TIXX (8499), online at pplcenter.com. Those wishing to avoid online fees may purchased directly at the Box Office, but are encouraged to do so in advacen, the 2016 event was a sell-out.

It is the first of a three-race Indoor Auto Racing Series. The series moves next to the NAPA Auto Parts Indoor Auto Racing Weekend in Atlantic City. For tickets, contact Ticketmaster, the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, or the Area Auto Racing News office at 609-888-3618.

The finale will be a first annual event in New York State, on February 9-10, 2018 in the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, N.Y. For choice tickets, contact the Times Union Center Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, or visit online at ticketmaster.com.

 

 

SPEED SPORT Announces Fifth Season of “Suzuki Presents SPEED SPORT” on MAVTV

The 2018 lineup will feature some of the biggest short track events of the year on dirt and pavement. MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 15, 2017) — MAVTV, available in more than 50 million households in the U.S., has renewed SPEED SPORT’s multi-award winning program “Suzuki Presents SPEED SPORT” for 2018. Twenty-six new episodes are on the docket, with the possibility for more.

SPEED SPORT, America’s Motorsports Authority since 1934, produces a broad portfolio of motorsport media content, including its authoritative monthly magazine SPEED SPORT Magazine, its motorsports news website SPEEDSPORT.com, the popular “SPEED SPORT News Center” and “Short Track Roundup” digital news programs — and award-winning television productions including “Suzuki Presents SPEED SPORT.”

The 2018 television lineup includes some of the biggest short-track events of the year on dirt and pavement, including the 70th running of the Little 500 from Indiana’s Anderson Speedway, the 47th DIRTcar Nationals from Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park, the Hall of Fame 100 from Weedsport (N .Y.) Speedway, and the 62nd International Classic 200 and 47th Super DIRT Week from the New York’s Oswego Speedway.

In addition, “Suzuki Presents SPEED SPORT” will showcase winged sprint cars from Must See Racing and the Empire Super Sprints, as well as DIRTcar Late Models, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, Novelis Supermodifieds and the fast-paced and always-entertaining winged karts from the Red Bluff Outlaws in Red Bluff, Calif.

“We are very proud of our relationship with MAVTV,” said Ralph Sheheen, SPEED SPORT President. “Together, we have worked hard to turn ‘Suzuki Presents SPEED SPORT’ into the benchmark of short-track racing television. Now in our fifth season, our award-winning productions will continue to thrill fans with exciting racing from legendary venues and the story telling that SPEED SPORT is famous for.”

"The team at Speed Sport has consistently brought MAVTV high-quality motorsports programming that our viewers really enjoy,” said Jason Patison, Director of Programming at MAVTV. “I'm looking forward to another great season and I'm confident that Speed Sport will continue delivering some of the best racing action on MAVTV."

Suzuki Presents SPEED SPORT airs Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. and again at 9 p.m. Eastern and Pacific on MAVTV. MAVTV is available on DirecTV, Verizon FIOS and many other providers. Visit http://MAVTV.com to find out how to get MAVTV where you live. The program is also available on-demand at LucasOilRacingTV.com and SPEEDSPORT.tv.

About SPEED SPORT

SPEED SPORT (SPEEDSPORT.com) is America’s Trusted Motorsports Authority. Since 1934, SPEED SPORT has been the destination for all things motorsports news and information…from NASCAR to Formula 1, Sprint Cars to Top Fuel dragsters, Supercross to Superbikes. From its venerable print publications SPEED SPORT and Sprint Car and Midget Magazines, to its awarding winning television productions, digital media and news services, SPEED SPORT is leads the way in creating credible, authentic motorsports media.

Follow: SPEED SPORT: https://facebook.com/speedsport https://twitter.com/speedsport Watch: https://SPEEDSPORT.tv

About MAVTV

Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV Motorsports Network is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and NHRA Drag Racing. But MAVTV also covers multitudes of grassroots series' from across the globe including drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between plus a package of automotive reality and custom build shows. If it has a motor, it's on MAVTV.

For more information, visit http://mavtv.com

 

 

DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

NEW YORK BASED UPSTATE AUTO SIGNS ON FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW

The dates for the popular eleventh edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show have been confirmed for 2018 and the hard-working staff and historical groups and speedways are putting all of the necessary pieces in place to once again produce another top-flight show. The successful annual event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey beginning on Sunday, March 4th and will run through March 10th. The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and has become a must go to event for the local Tri-State area. Quaker Steak and Lube has taken on the lead sponsor role for the fourth consecutive season.

Quaker Steak & Lube is an award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the trend setting 11th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show set to take place at the Phillipsburg, NJ Mall. The original Quaker Steak restaurant was built in 1974 in an abandoned gas station, has grown in stature ever since and now highlights their fabulous chicken wings and the wide variety of signature sauces used to season them. There are more than 55 restaurant locations, operating in eastern Ohio, New Jersey, NewYork, Colorado, Louisiana and Florida as well as western and central Pennsylvania. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to get re-charged and re-fueled, whether taking in the Dirt Track Heroes show or stopping by whenever in the area.

Joining the list of sponsors for the event in 2018 is our good friends at Upstate Auto. "The Godfather of Racing" Marty Dibble has graciously lent his support to the show after speaking with show organizer Steve Pados. Marty has been a longtime sponsor to the excellent racing at the Accord Speedway, heading up the sponsorship for the affordable Pure Stock division competing at the speedway and assisting at many other speedway events during the season. While Upstate Auto is coming onboard as a first time sponsor for the show, Marty has helped many racers in recent years including, Ed Dachenhausen, Mark Pullen, Josh Marcus, Jimmy Wells and Heidi Hedin to mention just a few. Upstate Auto is a welcome addition to the show and they are located at 4895 Route 9G in Germantown, New York. The number to reach them is: 518-537-2277 or through their website at: www.upstateautoinc.com<http://www.upstateautoinc.com>. On site they have a great selection of quality pre-owned cars as they are the number one source for quality used cars in New York State. The automobiles are available in a price range that is easy on the wallet. They specialize in easy financing. Good credit, no credit, bad credit, it isn't a problem for the Upstate Auto Team if you have proof of income and residence, "BINGO", you will be approved. Family owned and operated with more than sixty years in the automobile business, make Upstate Auto your go to place when seeking a quality vehicle for transportation purposes. Thanks to Marty and Upstate Auto for becoming a part of the Dirt Track Heroes Team. Just as his friends will say, "Marty has hot deals, those real deals those super steals, Marty has great cars, their whistle clean their shining stars."

For the eleventh consecutive year, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union will once again lend their solid support to the popular show. IRCO was formed in 1966 and has grown in leaps and bounds to it's present state today. IRCO remains a locally-owned and staffed community financial institution. IRCO Credit Union serves over 8,000 members offering a wide variety of financial products and services and serves the towns of Phillipsburg and Alpha as well as the townships of Franklin, Greenwich, Lopatcong and Pohatcong in New Jersey and the counties of Northampton and Lehigh in Pennsylvania. IRCO membership us open to individuals who live, work, shop, attend school, worship or volunteer in any of those communities. As a community based financial institution, all loan decisions are promptly made in their offices by onsite lending personnel. Information about IRCO's various financial services and products is available at www.ircocu.com<http://www.ircocu.com/>, by telephone toll free at 800-538-1572 or stop by their offices located at 450 Hillcrest Blvd in Phillipsburg, NJ and 2240 Northampton St in Easton, PA.

The schedule of events for the eleventh edition of the Dirt Track Heroes Show will be released shortly and this great local event will remain focused on the past, present and future of the sport with special recognition to the many legendary stars the racing fans cheered on from the grandstands to the new wave of stars and the future stars who are now cutting their teeth in the entry levels of racing in quarter midget, go kart or junior slingshot ranks and determined to be the next driving stars in the sport..

The Phillipsburg Mall has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will once again offer many varieties of new and vintage race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the Mall for the duration of the show's run. The ten previous shows have brought out race cars from all divisions of motorsports filling the Mall space as the past, present and future of racing have been highlighted in a week long show celebrating the love each of us has found in attending races and meeting so many wonderful people associated with the sport. Last year's event broke many of the existing records as 162 cars made their way into the Mall walkways. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to flock to the show to fill the wide aisles of the Phillipsburg Mall for the upcoming tenth edition of the show. This event is truly the Mall favorite and one of the leading attractions, continuously drawing outstanding crowds and successful events promoter Bob Miller and his wife Donna spearhead the hard working staff of individuals responsible for the continued success of the show.

The restored and original race cars represent racing's past or what many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of auto racing. The great spirit of the event takes the great fan base of racing back to a special time in their lives when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement and spectacle of a night at the races. Some of the cars in attendance will be original works, some of the race cars are replicars of famous cars re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted racing events. The great cars and the preserved memories gain far more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the legendary drivers who will be making special appearances at the Mall during the week long event. All historical racing groups including Tri State, Nazareth, Harmony and Reading will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Current day race cars are displayed by race teams to gain fan exposure and interest for themselves and their sponsors and create the "buzz" for the mall walkers to visit a race track in their immediate area. The cars are displayed to also exhibit the new and changing technology associated with racing and with the many restored race cars on site, depicts the evolution of the many eras of racing ingenuity. The fans can visit the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the guys and gal drivers who pilot these four-wheel high-powered race cars. Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their yearly racing schedules for the upcoming season and to meet and greet their loyal fans and hopefully win over some new fans to attend racing events at their respective facilities. The show remains FREE to the public as it has been since first landing at the Phillipsburg Mall eleven years ago.

In previous events, cars on display included big block and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, all divisions of Micro-Sprints, all divisions of Sprint Cars, Drag Racing cars, Slingshots, Stage One Modifieds, X-Cel Modifieds, Late Models, SpeedSTRS, Go-Karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Many speedways will be involved with the 2018 edition of the show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many of the youngsters will be giving their first ever interviews to a large crowd.

For the eleventh consecutive year, former Gasoline Alley show hosts Ed and Steve Pados will host the nightly events and interviews along with longtime racing personality Bobby Stull and former Lake Mocatek Speedway co-announcer Justin Beltrame. Snydersville Speedway Announcer Alex Greezweig has also signed on for the event.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great tribute keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443- 513-4456, via e-mail at: TOTHILL98@aol.com<mailto:TOTHILL98@aol.com> or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com<http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com>. or contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net<mailto:steveswp@ptd.net>

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (December 15, 2017) - Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is proud to announce that Engler Machine & Tool is returning as a primary heat race sponsor in 2018.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP continues to be an innovative leader in sprint car racing and one of only a few sanctioning bodies that pays its competitors for winning heat races; sponsor partner Engler Machine and Tool makes it happen.

Tim Engler opened Engler Machine & Tool in 1980. Tim raced winged sprint cars in the 90s, and with his racing roots deep in open wheel racing, Engler Machine & Tool is recognized today for its championship-winning fuel injection systems powering the top names in sprint cars, micro sprints, and midgets. Tim is equally well known in tractor pulling and holds 13 national titles in the sport.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP has enjoyed a long partnership with Engler Machine and Tool, and looks forward to representing Engler for many more years to come. For more information about Engler Machine & Tool, go to www.englermachine.com.

For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. For more information about Sprints On Dirt, go to www.sprintsondirt.com.

 

 

NEW YORK BASED UPSTATE AUTO SIGNS ON FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW

The dates for the popular eleventh edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show have been confirmed for 2018 and the hard-working staff and historical groups and speedways are putting all of the necessary pieces in place to once again produce another top-flight show. The successful annual event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey beginning on Sunday, March 4th and will run through March 10th. The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and has become a must go to event for the local Tri-State area. Quaker Steak and Lube has taken on the lead sponsor role for the fourth consecutive season.

Quaker Steak & Lube is an award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the trend setting 11th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show set to take place at the Phillipsburg, NJ Mall. The original Quaker Steak restaurant was built in 1974 in an abandoned gas station, has grown in stature ever since and now highlights their fabulous chicken wings and the wide variety of signature sauces used to season them. There are more than 55 restaurant locations, operating in eastern Ohio, New Jersey, NewYork, Colorado, Louisiana and Florida as well as western and central Pennsylvania. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to get re-charged and re-fueled, whether taking in the Dirt Track Heroes show or stopping by whenever in the area.

Joining the list of sponsors for the event in 2018 is our good friends at Upstate Auto. "The Godfather of Racing" Marty Dibble has graciously lent his support to the show after speaking with show organizer Steve Pados. Marty has been a longtime sponsor to the excellent racing at the Accord Speedway, heading up the sponsorship for the affordable Pure Stock division competing at the speedway and assisting at many other speedway events during the season. While Upstate Auto is coming onboard as a first time sponsor for the show, Marty has helped many racers in recent years including, Ed Dachenhausen, Mark Pullen, Josh Marcus, Jimmy Wells and Heidi Hedin to mention just a few. Upstate Auto is a welcome addition to the show and they are located at 4895 Route 9G in Germantown, New York. The number to reach them is: 518-537-2277 or through their website at: www.upstateautoinc.com. On site they have a great selection of quality pre-owned cars as they are the number one source for quality used cars in New York State. The automobiles are available in a price range that is easy on the wallet. They specialize in easy financing. Good credit, no credit, bad credit, it isn't a problem for the Upstate Auto Team if you have proof of income and residence, "BINGO", you will be approved. Family owned and operated with more than sixty years in the automobile business, make Upstate Auto your go to place when seeking a quality vehicle for transportation purposes. Thanks to Marty and Upstate Auto for becoming a part of the Dirt Track Heroes Team. Just as his friends will say, "Marty has hot deals, those real deals those super steals, Marty has great cars, their whistle clean their shining stars."

For the eleventh consecutive year, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union will once again lend their solid support to the popular show. IRCO was formed in 1966 and has grown in leaps and bounds to it's present state today. IRCO remains a locally-owned and staffed community financial institution. IRCO Credit Union serves over 8,000 members offering a wide variety of financial products and services and serves the towns of Phillipsburg and Alpha as well as the townships of Franklin, Greenwich, Lopatcong and Pohatcong in New Jersey and the counties of Northampton and Lehigh in Pennsylvania. IRCO membership us open to individuals who live, work, shop, attend school, worship or volunteer in any of those communities. As a community based financial institution, all loan decisions are promptly made in their offices by onsite lending personnel. Information about IRCO’s various financial services and products is available at www.ircocu.com, by telephone toll free at 800-538-1572 or stop by their offices located at 450 Hillcrest Blvd in Phillipsburg, NJ and 2240 Northampton St in Easton, PA.

The schedule of events for the eleventh edition of the Dirt Track Heroes Show will be released shortly and this great local event will remain focused on the past, present and future of the sport with special recognition to the many legendary stars the racing fans cheered on from the grandstands to the new wave of stars and the future stars who are now cutting their teeth in the entry levels of racing in quarter midget, go kart or junior slingshot ranks and determined to be the next driving stars in the sport..

The Phillipsburg Mall has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will once again offer many varieties of new and vintage race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the Mall for the duration of the show's run. The ten previous shows have brought out race cars from all divisions of motorsports filling the Mall space as the past, present and future of racing have been highlighted in a week long show celebrating the love each of us has found in attending races and meeting so many wonderful people associated with the sport. Last year's event broke many of the existing records as 162 cars made their way into the Mall walkways. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to flock to the show to fill the wide aisles of the Phillipsburg Mall for the upcoming tenth edition of the show. This event is truly the Mall favorite and one of the leading attractions, continuously drawing outstanding crowds and successful events promoter Bob Miller and his wife Donna spearhead the hard working staff of individuals responsible for the continued success of the show.

The restored and original race cars represent racing's past or what many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of auto racing. The great spirit of the event takes the great fan base of racing back to a special time in their lives when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement and spectacle of a night at the races. Some of the cars in attendance will be original works, some of the race cars are replicars of famous cars re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted racing events. The great cars and the preserved memories gain far more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the legendary drivers who will be making special appearances at the Mall during the week long event. All historical racing groups including Tri State, Nazareth, Harmony and Reading will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Current day race cars are displayed by race teams to gain fan exposure and interest for themselves and their sponsors and create the "buzz" for the mall walkers to visit a race track in their immediate area. The cars are displayed to also exhibit the new and changing technology associated with racing and with the many restored race cars on site, depicts the evolution of the many eras of racing ingenuity. The fans can visit the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the guys and gal drivers who pilot these four-wheel high-powered race cars. Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their yearly racing schedules for the upcoming season and to meet and greet their loyal fans and hopefully win over some new fans to attend racing events at their respective facilities. The show remains FREE to the public as it has been since first landing at the Phillipsburg Mall eleven years ago.

In previous events, cars on display included big block and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, all divisions of Micro-Sprints, all divisions of Sprint Cars, Drag Racing cars, Slingshots, Stage One Modifieds, X-Cel Modifieds, Late Models, SpeedSTRS, Go-Karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. Many speedways will be involved with the 2018 edition of the show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many of the youngsters will be giving their first ever interviews to a large crowd.

For the eleventh consecutive year, former Gasoline Alley show hosts Ed and Steve Pados will host the nightly events and interviews along with longtime racing personality Bobby Stull and former Lake Mocatek Speedway co-announcer Justin Beltrame. Snydersville Speedway Announcer Alex Greezweig has also signed on for the event.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great tribute keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443- 513-4456, via e-mail at: TOTHILL98@aol.com or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. or contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net

 

 

Oswego Speedway Offering Mix and Match Special on Hall of Fame Legends Series T-Shirts

OSWEGO, NY (December 12, 2017) - As part of Oswego Speedway’s Saturday ‘Super Sales’ this week, track management will offer a mix and match discount sale on the speedway’s Hall of Fame Legends series t-shirts consisting of hall of fame drivers Jim Shampine, Nolan Swift, Eddie Bellinger Jr, Steve Gioia Jr, and Joe Gosek.

Until this Saturday, December 16, you can mix and match Shampine, Swift, Bellinger, Gioia and Gosek shirts at for 2 for $25 or 3 for $30. The speedway office will be open for its winter hours of 11am to 4pm that day, with merchandise and gift certificates available.

For those unable to purchase speedway merchandise at the track, those interested in having items shipped for an extra charge can email Jenn Reebel at jreebel@oswegospeedway.com to request the shipment of any items.

Sizes for the Hall of Fame Legends series t-shirts include an inventory of S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL for Swift and Gioia, YM, S, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL for Gosek, M, L, XL and 4XL for Bellinger, as well as S for Shampine.

Any further questions or concerns about merchandise can be directed to Camden Proud at cproud@oswegospeedway.com.

The list of all 2018 significant rule changes for the SBS division has been sent to team emails, with Supermodified rule changes expected to be revealed this coming weekend weekend. The full 2018 rule book will be available as a print copy as well as online following the 1st of the year.

Oswego Speedway’s 2018 schedule has been announced in full, with pricing and time schedules to be added in the near future. The speedway kicks off its 68th consecutive season of action with Open Practice on Saturday, May 19 before Opening Day takes place the following week, May 26, which will feature the Jim Shampine Memorial 75 for Supermodifieds as well as the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Small Block Supers.

Season ticket packages will be made available to fans after the new year as well, with the speedway office remaining open in the winter on Saturdays during the hours of 11am to 4pm for merchandise sales, gift certificate pick ups, and more.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

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.

 

 

Track Enterprises Releases 2018 Special Event Schedule
ARCA, USAC, WoO & UMP To Race At Many Top Venues

(Macon, IL) Track Enterprises, a racing promotion company based in Macon, IL, has announced its 2018 special event schedule. The new slate includes the traditional stops for ARCA at the Illinois dirt miles, in addition to Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis and a fourth year visit to Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. Track Enterprises added a fifth ARCA event last season, in Elko, MN, which makes a return to the schedule. This season, a sixth ARCA race will be promoted by the company at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis, MO. Other series that are part of this year’s events include the USAC Silver Crown Series and Sprint Cars, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the Southern Super Series, the CARS Tour, World Of Outlaws, along with UMP Modifieds and Sportsman.

The first event of the season is a fourth year stop at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards on Saturday, April 7. The ARCA Racing Series will be on track for the Music City 200 plus a huge combo event for the ARCA/CRA Super Series, Southern Super Series, and the CARS Super Late Model tour. With ARCA as well as three of the best touring Super Late Model tours in the country, this is a can’t miss event in a fun destination city.

Next up will be "The Week Of Indy", a series of events promoted by Track Enterprises that were highly successful in 2016 but took a hit from Mother Nature this past season. It all begins on Wednesday, May 23 with the Tony Hulman Classic at the Terre Haute IN Action Track, featuring the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and UMP Modifieds. On Thursday, May 24, the annual Hoosier Hundred for the USAC Silver Crown cars is on tap at Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. Joining the Champ Cars will be the UMP Modifieds for a $2,000 to win special event. Wrapping up "The Week Of Indy" for TEI, will be the Carb Night Classic at Lucas Oil Raceway, featuring the USAC Silver Crown cars and the USF2000/Pro Mazda combo.

On Friday, June 22, ARCA heads back to the St. Louis, MO area for the first time in 10 years. It will be the seventh time that the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has visited Gateway Motorsports Park but the first time since 2007, when the late Bryan Clauson claimed victory. 10-time ARCA champion, Frank Kimmel, has also found victory lane at the track. It's part of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series weekend at the track, with truck practice part of the Friday ARCA schedule.

In late June and early July, Track Enterprises’ officials turn their attention to three of the tracks that they promote on a weekly basis, Lincoln and Macon Speedways in Central Illinois as well as the Terre Haute Action Track in Indiana. On Friday, June 29, the Terre Haute Action Track is a stop for not only the Summer Nationals Hell Tour Late Models but also the World Of Outlaw Craftsman Late Models. Last year, the attempt at that event was rained out. On Sunday, July 1, the Summer Nationals, will be thrilling fans at the Lincoln Speedway ¼-mile, much like one season ago as the Late Models will be joined by Midgets and Modifieds. The series will then visit Mighty Macon Speedway on Thursday, July 5 for the Herald & Review 100.

Returning to the Track Enterprises schedule for the second straight year is the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event at Elko Speedway in Elko New Market, MN. The 2017 event was as exciting as it gets with drivers racing to the line four-wide, while crashing, vying for the top prize. New York's Christian Eckes claimed the victory in a photo finish. Brennan Poole, Frank Kimmel, and Grant Enfinger also have victories at the track. The 2018 edition of the race will be on Saturday, July 14.

Arguably the biggest event on the Track Enterprises season takes place on Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19 at the Illinois State Fair. It’s the annual stop for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and the USAC Silver Crown Series. The UMP Sportsman are back on for another season of racing